LIFT Your Story with Music Junkies Podcast’s Fun and Entertaining Host Annette Smith

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This was a fun Podcast getting to know Annette Smith and why she started her podcast Music Junkies. 

LaurieAnn was a guest and also had the opportunity to listen to many of Annette’s Podcasts, and they are so entertaining because she asks very interesting questions.  And Annette did say she can make Roy’s dream come true to be a guest on a podcast.  Hers.

Annette has her own business in the Financial Industry, and her desire was to have a Podcast that was upbeat.  At the onset, when she was searching for people who loved music and asked them to share, she said their stories were quite intense, and already dealing with clients during the day who struggled, she knew this was not the direction she was looking for.

So Music Junkies brings many different people with different backgrounds on her show where she says she takes time to pick from the playlist they provide to her, knowing the direction she wants to take her guest.  And Annette is good at that.

You feel so comfortable with her you might end up saying something you never knew you wanted to share before.  LOL.

A must listen to for great fun and entertainment, and connecting to the guests whose songs, quite often, will also take you back to that one experience that is connected to music.

Annette’s Podcast can be found by searching Music Junkies Podcast or Music Junkies with Annette Smith.  The direct link on Buzzsprout  is https://musicjunkies.buzzsprout.com

More about Annette:

I have been a financial planner for 15 years and own my own business during Covid I started a Music podcast. This podcast is all about stories from amazing people and extraordinary ways music has influenced their lives. With provocative conversations, filthy humor, and outrageous questions.  I am a mother of two beautiful children, 26 and 24, wife of 21 years and we have a dog LOL who is our new child.

(What a fantastic and simple bio! <3)


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LIFT Your Story with Travis Yee Country Music Artist about the face not matching the voice and learning about his love for music

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This was fun!  We randomly found Travis Yee on TikTok and were so impressed we asked him to be a guest on the show.  And we are honored we were his first Podcast!  Although he did have an interview on Good Morning America that will be airing soon!  We just hope he doesn’t forget us when he becomes famous. 🙂

Travis Yee, also known as Travis Yeehaw and The Asian Country Singer told of his not growing up with music.  It was in his teens he started listening to it and he tells the story of how he found Country Music.

Fun and inspiring story of following a dream that Travis didn’t even expect he would at the age of 10 when he started his first Ebay online business.  This changed when he started creating websites for American Idol Contestants at the age of 14.

Listen to learn more about this really interesting transition in Travis’ life.

Thank you, Travis.  We really enjoyed getting to know you.

You can find Travis on at his website https://www.travisyeehaw.com on Youtube @travisyeehaw  and on TikTok @asiancountrysinger and  Instagram @travisyeehaw  where you can pre-save his first single!  



More about Travis Yee:

Country singer / songwriter Travis Yee from Las Vegas, NV, has quickly amassed an impressive social media following, and has fans from all over the world that enjoy his music.

Travis Yee introduced his unique sound to the world with cover songs and was immediately welcomed with positive feedback from a diverse range of listeners. Some of his fans have even mentioned that Travis has become their most favorite vocalist, which speaks to how valued Travis’ music is to the world. 

Now, after sharing his unique style and tone through cover songs, Travis has embarked on the next step in his musical journey – original music, which is sure to further captivate audiences across the globe. Make sure to follow Travis to get updates on his original music releases. His debut original single EVERYTHING, BUT COUNTRY is out now and follow-up single, EYES LIKE MINE, coming out June 11, 2021.


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LIFT Your Story with Alan Stevens International Profiling and Communications Specialist

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We almost turned off our ZOOM cameras! 🙂

What a fascinating field Alan is in.  And it’s wonderful how he says he looks for the lies.

As an Internation Profiling Specialist (and Communications), Alan has learned how to read people’s character simply by looking at their faces, and further to that their body language.

He tells people he can clear a room.  No, not “clean” a room out, CLEAR a room out.  Understandably, particularly for people who are very private, the one thing they don’t want is to be standing in front of someone who can tell them things about themselves from facial profiling that they try to conceal.

Fascinating interview, including the discussion about Alan’s Camp Fire Project.  A must listen to.

You can reach Alan at https://www.alanstevens.com or .au for Australia.  You can also go to https://alanstevens.thinkific.com/courses/Free-Course for, yes, a free”hyper class”  course on profiling. 

For the Camp Fire Project, search on Facebook and make sure you separate the word “Camp Fire”.

More about Alan Stevens:

Alan Stevens is an International Profiling and Communications Specialist regularly featured on National TV, Radio and in the World’s Press, profiling the likes of our leading politicians, TV and sports stars as well as Britain’s Royalty. He’s been referred to by the UK Guardian as the leading authority on reading people, globally and the mentalist meets Dr Phil by the Herald.

 Alan has worked with international clients, the likes of Disney Films and Gillette, and high-profile organisations like the Australian Federal Police to help them to understand how people tick. Alan works with business owners and executives, helping them to understand and engage their clients and prospects, enhancing their presentations and negotiation skills. And with parents and teachers to help them enhance the ability of their children to reach their full potential while improving the experience of parents, teacher, and student.

His latest community initiative is The Campfire Project. The Campfire Project is a safe place for men and women to give themselves permission to tell their stories. To share their experiences and wisdom from around the world. This is his #WeTogether initiative.



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LIFT Your Story with Hosts for the Total Nonsense with Josh and Bosch Podcast

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This was fun!  Four podcast hosts just chatting about anything and everything.  We learned how Josh and Mike started their podcast, their Instagram ordeal, Mike’s first idea of his podcast, and we even spoke about Roy’s upcoming book Before It’s Too Late.

We all agreed that being a part of the podcast community is really fun, because it is so positive and podcasters are very open to supporting each other.

You can find Josh and Mike’s podcast on any platform simply by searching Total Nonsense with Josh and Bosch.

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LIFT Your Story with Rob Anspach Founder of Anspach Media Author Podcaster About Sarcasm

What a concept!  Rob Anspach loves sarcasm.  One would think that this may cause him to lose friends.  However he doesn’t.

Rob uses sarcasm as rejection marketing.  In other words, he wants the clients he represents to understand the value of sarcasm and humor.

Rob shares about his carpet cleaning service, and how he transitioned into media, and what inspired him to start his series of Rob Versus….

The first one Rob Versus The Scammers, and we even spoke to this at the end of the show about how they still find new ways.  Rob sends a message to NOT post your vaccination of COVID certificates… find out why.  And the value of sarcasm…

Rob does share a softer side of his sarcastic world about his daughter being diabetic and her recent new life thanks to her transplants, and about his concern for people and being scammed. 

His latest book is Rob Versus The Entitled.  You can purchase it on Amazon, and you can find out more about Rob at https://www.anspachmedia.com.

More about Rob Anspach:

Rob is an experienced Social Media Strategist, SEO Expert, Author, Corporate Ghostwriter, Speaker and Trust Creator who can transform and monetize your brand.

He’s the author of “Social Media Debunked“, “Share: 27 Ways To Boost Your Social Media Experience, Build Trust and Attract Followers” and “Lessons From The Dojo: 101 Ways To Improve Your Life, Business and Relationships“, “Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls and Downright Phony Scams“,”Rob Versus The Morons: Overcoming Idiotic Customers  With Wit, Sarcasm and a Take No Bullshit Attitude” and the coauthor of “Optimize This: How Two Carpet Cleaners Consistently Beat Web Designers On The Search Engines“, “The #AskDrA Book Series: Easy & Practical Answers To Enjoying Life As A New Sleever“, “No Experience Necessary: Social Media For The Boomers, Gen X-ers & The Over 50 Entrepreneur” and “Power Guesting: Insider Secrets To Profit From Being A Great Podcasting Guest.” and contributor to “The Wise Guys Copywriting Handbook“.

Rob has helped many professionals publish their books which in turn has boosted their authority in their niche.

Rob is also host of The E-Heroes Interview Series available on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn and Apple TV.

Rob works inside corporations across the globe, helping companies generate new revenue and capture online business.


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LIFT Your Story Duel Podcast with John Davis and Tyler Foley Top 2 Podmatch Guests and Stuntmen

What can we say?  John and Tyler say it all!  Great podcast with two very talented men in the film and entertainment industry.  Those are not their only skills.  They are authors and coaches as well.

We really did enjoy this information about those who do stunt work and learning more about the variance and the science.

A special thank you to Podmatch.com for bringing us together.  Both John and Tyler were also separate guests on our Podcast.  We hope you take time to listen to their individual stories as well.

Great “Dual” and “Duel”. 🙂

Enjoy this episode.  It was a lot of fun!

If you are a speaker or a host of a podcast, please do go to podmatch.com to sign up.  It’s not only a great matching service for podcasters and guests, it also provides a great community engagement.  As you can tell.  This “duel” was born from the chats on our community at Podmatch.

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LIFT Your Story with Mark Breslin CEO of Yuk Yuks

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One of our FIRST 10 guests on our show when it was called That Gal with That Guy. 🙂

Interesting conversation about changes over the years in comedy, including, of course, the COVID impact. From political correctness changes, to venue changes, to even how comedians are taking their profession seriously as a business.


Mark Breslin. Not only the CEO of Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Clubs for 44 years but also my mentor 20 years ago when he accepted to be the Chair of the Canadian Federation of Executive Entrepreneurs with Rodney De Freitas and me, presented at my Gala Dinner when I became the President of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and supported #entrepreneurship across Canada. Inspirational and fun interview with my friend, my supporter, my mentor. THANK YOU so much for your time!

We really appreciate Mark’s time at #thatgalwiththatguy #liftyourstory

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LIFT Your Story with John Davis the Corporate Action Hero

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We had a great time with John in this episode.  John is full of energy and laughs.  There were so many subjects we could have touched on,  however our time is limited, so we decided we would invite him back at some point to continue with new topics.

John explains the difference between the action hero and the super hero.  We won’t give the answer away here.  You will have to listen to find out. 🙂

John had a career as a fight director, stunt man, a fight choreographer, and over the years decided he wanted to inspire people.  He had a comedy tour called Hack and Slash, and says he enjoyed the after show talking to the people more than his time on stage.  From there he decided he wanted to help people and play with his cool stuff, so he created the Corporate Action Hero and is an inspirational speaker, working with corporations and “help them take their people from “ground hogs day” and turn them into people who are achieving more in their present moment”.

John, who wanted to be a stuntman, was injured and was told he would never be a stuntman, yet took this and created a stunman comedy show that he took across the world.

John speaks to stacking successful present moments.  Not to look at the future as a negative.  “You can’t get to the future, it’s coming to you”.

John also shares his most impactful  experience of his life.  Listen and find out what it was.

We had fun.  Thank you, John.


You can find John at www.corporateactionhero.com.  You can also find him on LinkedIn.

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About John:

John’s Background as a Stuntman, Fight Director, College Professor, Artistic Director, and Comedian makes him an intriguing guest that draws your audience in and delivers real world techniques for overcoming self imposed limitations and achieving maximum potential even in times of adversity.
After a serious back injury that left him paralyzed, John developed his “5F” system of achievement. The system hacks the fight or flight response shortening learning curves, and increasing successful outcomes. Using the system, he went on to perform over 4000 live comedy sword-fighting shows in 28 countries around the world.  On six USO tours, John took his show to the front lines of both Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001-2006.

John now is a highly sought after keynote speaker known as The Corporate Action Hero. He delivers empowering programs to organizations globally. His programs are unique, out of the box, and use bullwhips and nunchucks to deliver his message. His website is: http://www.corporateactionhero.com.

John Has a studio set up with professional camera and studio microphone and is available for both audio and video broadcasts.

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LIFT Your Story with Tyler Foley Best Selling Author & Director of Total Buy In on Public Speaking

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We had such a good time with Tyler, from his complimenting Roy’s accent, to sharing his moment of blanking out during a performance when he was younger.

We discussed mostly public speaking, which was quite interesting.  Tyler tells us that people are not really afraid of Public Speaking in itself.  This usually stems from the mindset.

Listen to find out more!

We would put more in these notes, however it is more fun to listen… 🙂

You can find Tyler at https://www.seantylerfoley.com.  There you can also download a free worksheet called The Method, (at the top right of his site),  five insider tricks on how to be a better public speaker.

More about Tyler Foley:

Sean Tyler Foley has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old and is an accomplished film and stage performer. He has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie, and the musical Ragtime.  Tyler is passionate about helping others confidently take the stage and impact an audience with their stories. He is currently the Managing Director of Total Buy In and author of the #1 best-selling book The Power to Speak Naked.


Leveraging his experience as a consultant and keynote speaker in the Health and Safety industry, Tyler brings a unique perspective to the realm of coaching and mentoring. Having made a vocation of forging strong, sustainable relationships, Tyler has been able to facilitate consensus and harmony among disparate groups, relying on his background in highly pressurized and demanding environments.

Tyler brings an undeniable gravitas to the conferences and workshops he leads, feeling equally at home whether among an intimate group or in front of a crowd of hundreds. With his distinct and direct style, Sean Tyler Foley is emerging as one of Canada’s sought-after leaders in the field of public speaking for personal and professional development.

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LIFT Your Story with Mike Montague Global Head of Content at Sandler Training and Founder of Playful Humans Podcast and Community

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“Can You Come Out And Play?” … a line we forget about when we become adults.  Sometimes I think that when we have children, for some of us, it’s an excuse to buy all the toys we wanted ourselves as children because we miss playing too.

To Mike it’s been a passion project for him to help adults rediscover the power of play.  He speaks to the “creative nerdery”, a term he and his cousins came up with which related to being playful.  Thinking back on that reminded him how much fun it was to play.

Mike shares that once he became an adult he started taking himself too seriously and although he realized this two years ago, it ramped up during the pandemic.  Working remotely became harder to have fun. 

Although his career, which was in radio and in advertising, did provide some playful moments, he still felt that he was still losing touch with having fun. 

Mike has done a lot of research over the past year, and interviewed several people who live in the “play for a living” world on his podcast Playful Humans.  He has also done scientific research, interviewing experts around play, creativity and innovation.  He says that those who play more are more attractive because they smile more, are more physically fit, more productive, more successful and have less stress.

Our culture still talks about working and grinding and having to put in the hours to be successful, yet research proves this not to be true. 

So are you ready to come out and play?  Then visit https://www.playfulhumans.com, become part of the community and take the quiz to find out what kind of playful human you are!  And be sure to listen to the Podcast by the same name.

More about Mike’s other world that we didn’t touch on because we were so intrigued by the playfulness!

Mike is also the author of LinkedIn the Sandler Way and an international social selling expert for Sandler Training, the world’s largest sales training organization. He also hosts the very popular How to Succeed podcast with over 450 episodes and over 1.75 Million total downloads!  You can also find Mike at www.mikemontague.com.


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