Struggling with Debt? Uncover Your Options

If you struggle with debt, you have lots of company. According to a CNBC report, debt is a way of life, with more than 80% of Americans carrying some level of debt and much of it related to home mortgages. “Some 69 percent of the survey respondents indicated that while non-mortgage debt was a necessity for them, they preferred not to have it—but 68 percent said loans and credit cards had enabled them to make purchases or investments that expanded their opportunities,” the report stated.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2007, we interviewed attorney Alec Solomita, Esq., founder of Solomita Law in Orlando, FL. Mr. Solomita shared insights to debt relief and bankruptcy options. Hear what he had to say:

Bankruptcy Attorney Alec Solomita, Solomita Law
Bankruptcy Attorney Alec Solomita, founder, Solomita Law, Orlando, FL

Bold Talk Business Radio Adds a New Platform for Listeners

Exciting news! BOLD TALK Business Radio is thrilled to announce our new affiliation with Talk Network Radio (TNR), an Internet radio platform that spreads our news each week to a new audience of global listeners. Our new show starts today, August 17, 2016, and will air on Wednesdays between 1:00 and 2:00 PM EST—following the news. Join Us!

Tune in at 1 PM today (08.17.16)  for BOLD TALK’S  Space Talk segment with’s founding editor and space journalist JASON RHIAN.

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We will continue our regular weekly broadcasts on AM 1060 WMEL—the terrestrial radio station, based in Cocoa, FL, where we launched BOLD TALK in 2008 and continue our regular format on Tuesdays at 1:06 PM EST. (Speaking of launch, both WMEL (The Talk to Me Station) and the TNR  studio are located within a few miles of the space launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, hence the inspiration for our Space Talk segments.)

Upcoming shows include tips for building powerful, more satisfying relationships in business and life with DR. DIANE KRAMER  psychologist and professor emeritus—airing August 24, 2016. The joyful KATHY KING life coach will join us on Wednesday, August 31 at 1 PM EST to share her thoughts on getting rid of emotional baggage and making the most of every day.

Expanding Programming, Extending Reach

The move to’s lively Internet platform allows us to expand our Space Talk segments, while continuing our ability to deliver premium business and professional content each week. Look for our all new insights, strategies, tips and tools for success every week on both stations!

JEFF HEISER, founder of Talk Network Radio, believes radio listening should be more of an experience than simply tuning into a station’s scheduled lineup. TNR offers On Demand radio through your computer, cell phone, or other personal device, as well as iPhone and Android apps so you can listen on the go! Stay tuned to learn about the new technology TNR is launching that will make listening on your chosen device easier than ever. You can download current APPS for easy listening on portable devices at both the TNR and WMEL websites. Check them out at: and

We look forward to knowing you are listening!



RADIO RECAP: AeroSTEM Education Introduces Students to Space Industry

Greg Cecil poses in front of his own photo at the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center


BOLD TALK BUSINESS RADIO produces Space Talk Tuesday at AM 1060 WMEL every first Tuesday to recognize the amazing people and work contributing to advances in the space industry. Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S., our guest expert on August 2, 2016, provides Aerospace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs) consulting for schools and companies, conducts workshops for STEM teachers, and gives presentations on subjects related to STEM and Human Space Flight. Building on  his experience and education in the space industry, Greg is able to draw connections between industry and academia.

Passionate about his roles as the CEO of AeroSTEM Consulting LLC and the Schools-to-Space Coordinator for SpaceTec, this former Space Shuttle Aerocomposite Technician is the only Florida State Certified Educator and Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician in the nation. We think that’s pretty cool. You can hear his story in our radio show archive at  Want to know why Greg’s photo hangs in the Atlantis Space Shuttle museum at the Kennedy Space Center? Listen to our interview.

Want to Keep Internal Customers Happy the Estée Lauder Way?

Laure Toscano, Head, Global End User Services, The Estée Lauder Companies.

Laurie Toscano, Head, Global End User Services, The Estée Lauder Companies.

TUNE IN TO BOLD TALK BUSINESS RADIO—Tuesday, August 9 at 1 PM—for customer service wisdom from Laurie Toscano, Head, Global End User Services for The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.  Laurie oversees world-class technical support and delivery of IT Services to more than 35,000 internal users working in 30+ global brands in 4 regions, including 52 countries, by speaking 16 languages—and her team achieves industry-leading metrics.

If you’re wondering what’s behind that world-class service, tune in to Donna Anselmo’s BOLD TALK Business Radio—with Pete Anselmo as co-host—for the inside scoop! Find us at and select “Listen Live” in the menu bar. Or if you are in Central Florida, tune your radio to AM 1060 WMEL. Let’s talk!

P.S.  If you miss our live broadcast, feel free to visit our blog archive at later in the week, when you can listen to the recording.


Preparing to Launch the Next Gen of Aerospace Techs

Greg Cecil poses in front of his own photo at the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center


At BOLD TALK Business Radio, we designate the first Tuesday of every month to Space Talk. This week’s Space Talk Tuesday segment  goes live at 1:06 PM, as we welcome Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S., author and former Space Shuttle Aerocomposite Technician, to our interview format. CEO of Aerostem Consulting, Greg is the only Florida State Certified Educator and Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician in the nation.

You might wonder why a Business Talk Show dedicates so much time to Space Talk. Consider this: Space is big business! Industry trends show a robust satellite launch market and our national space program’s imminent return to human spaceflight. We are committed to keeping listeners informed about space project initiatives and progress, as well as the link between space exploration, industry and business results.

During our interview, you’ll hear facts that underscore the need for training a labor force—particularly aerospace technicians—to support growing aerospace endeavors. Did you know that by 2022, projections predict there will be FIVE Human Space Flight programs, both government and commercial, launching from Kennedy Space Center? Cool beans! especially for those of us living on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of an aerospace technician was $62,680 in 2013;  In April of 2015, SpaceTEC®, the National Science Foundation’s National Resource Center—which promotes and educates candidates for technical employment—launched a nationwide outreach program called Schools-to-Space®. The program is designed to provide secondary school STEM educators the tools to teach space, with an emphasis on the role of a Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician®. We believe this effort will lead to growth and advances in the aerospace and aviation industry. And that’s good news for job seekers, the Space Coast regional economy, and the U.S. economy, as well.

Tune in Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:06 PM, for a peek behind the scenes at issues involved with preparing the next generation of aerospace technicians, and other cool news about the aerospace industry. You can listen live from anywhere at by clicking the LISTEN LIVE button at the top menu bar. If you miss the live broadcast, visit the Bold Talk Business Radio Archive for on-demand listening at your convenience. We’re here for you!

Let’s talk!



Talking with Florida Today Business Editor Wayne Price

Wayne Price at WMEL StudioFLORIDA TODAY BUSINESS EDITOR WAYNE PRICE in the WMEL broadcasting studio. (Note this photo was taken when Wayne appeared for a previous interview on another show at WMEL.  Photo credit: Laurene Trent)

635597717291353192-WaynePrice-CroppedFlorida Today Business Editor Wayne Price joined Bold Talk Business Radio July 19th, 2016, to discuss trending news in Central Florida and issues of concern in the news media, such as the interplay of digital media and print media when it comes to article selection.

Wayne says his passion for small business leaders, business issues, and entrepreneurs developed while growing up in a family of small business owners. Wayne writes copy, produces video, and covers a variety of business topics every week in Florida Today. If you have business news of interest, email Wayne at with your story and your thoughts on why your news belongs in his publication. Also, pitch business story ideas to Bold Talk Business Radio by emailing: Let’s talk!

Hear Wayne’s interview:

Our Content Experts Bless Our Listeners with Deep Insight

We are grateful to our guests for the wonderful insight and spirit they share with us and our listeners. Below are the names of each of our guests and the dates of their appearances. You can hear their interviews by clicking on our Radio Archive. There’s a link in the navigation bar and the image in the side bar.   Several guests have joined us on several occasions. (Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your time and wisdom.) While these interviews are each noted on the Archive page, placing the names of our content experts in this blog article makes them searchable on our site. (It seems the search widget only searches blog articles, not static pages. We learn something new every day.)

BOLD TALK Business Radio is pleased to provide a dynamic archive of past broadcasts. Sadly, not every interview was recorded and saved. Still, you now can find close to 100 interviews (actually 89 had been posted in our Archive at the time of this writing) with a few recent shows waiting to enter our Archive and more to come). Check back for updates on who appears on future editions of our educational broadcast.

Below is a list of content contributors and the dates their show aired. See guests you’d like to hear from? Listen On Demand to interviews in the Archive. That page is  organized by show date, most current interview appears at top.

In Alphabetical Order,  Content Contributors  Over the Year have Included (but are not limited to) …

MICHELLE ANTON, Author, The Weekend Entrepreneur: July 27, 2009

ELIZABETH ANSELMO, Direct marketer at the time of her interview. She now teaches high school students:  June 20, 2009

ELAINE BARTLETT, Interior designer, feng shui expert and spiritual coach:  April 23, 2016

CAROL BESS, ESQ, Attorney specializing in foreclosure defense and bankruptcy:  December 6, 2009

GARY RYAN BLAIR, Sales consultant:  August 22, 2009

ALLISON BOGART, Certified internal auditor, information technology auditor, and fraud examiner:  October 17, 2009

EDWARD G. BROWN, Co-founder, Cohen Brown Management Group, author of The Time Bandit:  February 16, 2016

LUZ CHOUI, Founder, Sojourns Travel:  April 25, 2015

JAY CHANDRAMANI, Co-founder, Jaycon Systems:  May 2, 2015

ELAINE CHRISTINE, Ph.D., Author, Peace Prophecy 2013 (part of the Star Child Trilogy) and Spiritual Entrepreneur bringing Peace to Every MindTM:  May 2, 2009

Director of center planning and development, Kennedy Space Center:  May 3, 2016

GRACE CONTE—Executive vice president, Portnoy Messenger, Pearl & Associates:  March 22, 2016

ELLEN COOPERPERSON, Founder, Corporate Performance Consultants: J une 26, 2010, and June 6, 2009

PAUL F. DALEY, bankruptcy attorney, Viera, FL

SCOTT DENNISON, Internet marketing strategist:  August 14, 2009

FRANK DiBELLO, President, Space Florida:  January 19, 2016

JOSEPH DiPRIMA, Founder, DiPrima Construction Corporation:  March 7, 2015

GARY DOUGLAS, Founder, Access Consciousness:  April 12, 2016

DEBBIE FEATHERSTON, Founder, Your Workplace Partners and Host, Your Career (EFS-TV):  January 12, 2016 (and other dates not available in this archive.)

ANDREA FEINBERG, Master business coach:  February 15, 2015

GRACE FREEDSON, Literary agent:  July 25, 2009

BETH GITLIN, Founder, Global Passages:  July 19, 2011

JEFF GOINS, Author and blogger:  April 4, 2015

MICHAEL GOLD, Director of operations and business growth, Bigelow Aerospace:  April 5, 2016

ALEXANDER GORDIN, International business expert:  September 1, 2011

EVAN HACKEL, Leadership consultant and author, Ingaging Leadership author:  March 1, 2016

JOHN HARPER, President, AM 1060 WMEL Talk Radio:  August 19, 2009

CAROLYN HEWITT, Franchise consultant:  March 30, 2009

NADIA LINDA HOLE,  M.D., Qi Gong Master and Doctor of Oriental Medicine:
May 2, 2015

MATTHEW HORN, Attorney, Legal Services Link:  June 28, 2016

BEN HOWARD, Senior vice president of Provident Films:  February 23, 2016

DR. DIANE KRAMER, Professor emeritus, clinical psychologist, president, Peak Skills Learning Systems, Inc.: June 21, 2016,  March 15, 2016, April 4, 2015, December 27, 2015, October 23, 2010, and July 17, 2010

STEPHANIE LEIBOWITZ, Business and cultural anthropologist, and founder, Cultural Insights:  January 16, 2010

STACY LUFT, Founder, CF Grow:  September 5, 2010

JONATHAN LACK, Attorney, real estate broker (Waterview Realty) and title company owner:  April 12, 2016

ROZ LANTHORNE, The Zen of Clean: July 11, 2009

DR. PAUL LEE, Founder, Curely: January 26, 2016

KARL LIEB, Ph.D., Management Consultant: March 21, 2015

ALEX MOSOIU, Director of national marketing, Family Christian Stores nationwide:  February 23, 2016

TIM MUTH, Instructor, Florida Institute of Technology,  July 20, 2011

JEAN NEWELL, RADIO REALTOR®, and Founder, Your Hometown Solution:  January 12, 2016, April 11, 2015, July 18, 2009

CHARLES NEWMAN, Expert in international business development:  September 8, 2011

DANA OLIVER, Author, Mantra Design! Innovate, Buy or Die:  March 8, 2016

EDNA PATTEN, Personal image consultant:  August 3, 2009

LISA RENEE POMERANTZ, ESQ., Business/Corporate Attorney:  February 9, 2016

WAYNE PRICE, Business editor, Florida Today:  March 22, 2016

LORI READER, Designer, Loveable Look-A-Like Dolls:  July 18, 2009

JASON RHIAN, Senior Editor,, an online space journal: June 7, 2016, March 1, 2016, February 2, 2016, January 17, 2015 (and other segments not saved to this archive)

LHEA SCOTTO-LAUB, Founder, Quantum Career Resources:  October 24, 2009

JOSEPH D. SERIO, Ph.D., Author and leadership consultant to law enforcement agencies, among others:  December 20, 2014

ALEC SOLOMITA, ESQ., Bankruptcy attorney:  February 23, 2016

ADAM TIMM, Stress management consultant:  January 10, 2015

STEVEN C. THOMAS, ESQ., Business attorney:  November 14, 2009

DR. DAVE WORRELLS, Professor of aeronautics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide:  June 7, 2016

JOHN VILLINGER, Founder and vice president, TechShot Inc.:  July 5, 2016

CHUCK VOLLMER, Author, Jobonomics:  July 24, 2010

RUSSELL WEIGEL, Author, Capital for Keeps: Limit Litigation Risk while Raising Capital:  March 29, 2016, April 25, 2015, March 28, 2015, February 28, 2015, January 1, 2015

TREVOR WRY, Founder, Inflow Health Systems:  May 9, 2015

JAY YADON, Founder, Resort Share, and other multi-million-dollar companies: February 9, 2016

THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS ALSO APPEARED ON BOLD TALK BUSINESS RADIO AND ARE MUCH APPRECIATED. Their interviews were stored for this archive, and we miss their content!

PAUL F. DALEY, ESQ, Bankruptcy Attorney, Viera, FL:  2014 and 2015

CAROL HEUSER, Virtual Assistant, Founder CMA Services: 2014

NELSON GARCIA, Engineer: 2015

DR. JEANNE MAGUIRE, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and licensed acupuncturist: 2015

BRENDA MULBERRY, President and Founder, Pike Products/Space Shirts®: 2014, 2015

WILLIAM R. NORRIS, President and CEO, Florida Business Bank: September 2015

BRUCE REEDER, Senior Vice President, Senior Lender, Florida Business Bank: September 2015

And many other wonderful expert contributors  🙂


Gratitude is Our Attitude

It’s always the right time to say Thank You. So today, we thank AM 1060 WMEL for our “On Air” access across Central Florida every Tuesday starting at 1:06 PM EST.  It’s our privilege to serve radio listeners with educational broadcasts on a wide variety of business topics. And to be able to reach beyond Central Florida’s 4+ million people by streaming live on the Web, too. We’re grateful to our listeners across the nation and across the globe. You are the reason we’re on the air!

We also are grateful to our many expert contributors for the information they freely share; and we are grateful that we were finally able to make time to create this blog space for us to share right here.

Speaking of space—be sure to tune in for Space Talk Tuesday, the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 1:06 PM EST. You’ll hear about space news, views and events from key experts in the aerospace and aviation industries. We are based on Florida’s Space Coast, after all! If you love the space industry as much as we do, consider visiting some of our favorite websites:, an exceptional independent online space journal chock full of space mission, launch info, videos, photos and live streams. And, if you love space stuff, visit, where you can find cool space tees, hats, polos, souvenirs and more. Space Shirts also will customize products for you and help you market yourself. Tell them you heard about them right here at BOLD TALK Business Radio!

Like Mental Magnets, Patterns Can Pull Us On or Off Track

Have you ever started a project all gung ho?  You go Rah! Rah! for a day or a week or a month, and as time goes by, your enthusiasm wanes and you find yourself focused on other stuff instead? Do you ever wonder why that happens? Do you let go of your new dreams and find yourself mired in the same old, same old? If you’ve been wondering why you lose motivation and what you can do about it, here are a few thoughts for you:

Most behavior is tied to beliefs, thoughts, and actions we’ve witnessed and/or repeated for ourselves many times since childhood. Over time, those thoughts, beliefs and actions become an automatic way of responding because they have been reinforced in our brains each time we repeat them. Patterns build up strength like a muscle; the more you work a belief, thought or behavior through your mind and body, the stronger it becomes. From infancy, the human mind has been cued to remember patterns. Patterns, by definition, are meant to be noticed and followed. In many ways, patterns create a base for speedy action and survival. Because they are efficient in some way for us (they get the same result over and over—even if its an undesired result), patterns  have staying power. Mental patterns automatically draw us, like a magnet, back to older ways of believing, thinking and acting. That’s why people get to feeling stuck in life and work.


Practice Mindfulness as a Pattern. Work on developing more awareness of your thoughts and feelings as they happen. Practice noticing them because when you aren’t aware of what’s going on inside your mind, it’s hard to change it.  That’s important because what’s happening inside your mind influences what you are doing outside in your world.

Perhaps you believe you could be crazy successful if you would just stay focused. Build that focus by consciously making an effort to tune into the thoughts, feelings and events that knock you off track. Begin noticing your feelings and your responses to them. When you catch yourself in a pattern such as procrastination or worry or fear or rebellion or a quick rise to anger, ask yourself what meaning that pattern holds for you? What story is lurking in your mind that makes you respond almost without thinking. What are you believing about what’s happening that locks you into an automatic response?

Remember—a pattern is an automatic response triggered beneath conscious awareness based on thoughts, beliefs, experiences and learning you’ve taken in along the way. As you become more mindful of what’s lurking behind your patterns, you can take steps to change them. As you do, remember to celebrate each little step along the way, even if it only gets you a little way toward your goal. Rewards (and a clear vision) strengthen and prolong motivation.

Take a Moment Now to Get Really Clear on What’s  Important to You. What do you really want to accomplish?  Consider why you want that and how important it is to you.

Remind Yourself several times a day, of why you want it and what you will do to make it happen. Reminders can take the form of sticky notes, letters to yourself in a journal, a prayer you repeat, or a mantra.

Talk About It as You Do It. Tell a friend, family member, or business associate the goal you’ve set and ask him/her to periodically check on how you’re progressing. Talking about your goal puts the world on notice that your plan is in the birthing process and your desire will soon become real in this world. It’s also a way of keeping you accountable and on track for making that happen.

Get going now while you feel motivated! (You took the time to read this article for a reason. What was that?) What do you want most in your life? Why is it so important to you? What do you need to do to make it real? How will you stay committed and on track? Sign up below for our BoldHeart Newsletter, and we’ll send you our Bold Heart Action Planning Guide. Yours for free! We think you’ll love it.



A Perfect Time for Change

Lunching on the deck at River Rocks after our radio show.

Co-Host Pete Anselmo joined me on the deck at River Rocks for lunch after a recent radio show. He looks so serious, doesn’t he? Actually, we had a lot of laughs that day.

We all make adjustments in business, and it’s no different in radio. Change helps us grow. The great thing we learn from change—whether in life or work—is that we actually can cope with it, even when change may be unexpected. We strengthen our resilience each time we navigate change, and we often learn a helpful lesson in the process.

Recently, WMEL’s station owner called me with a request to change my time slot so he could accommodate the needs of another radio host. BOLD TALK Business Radio was just one of many shows in the lineup affected by this programming change. The good news is after a brief discussion, we found a way to keep BOLD TALK Business Radio in its regular Tuesday time slot at 1 PM. For the time being, however, we will be airing 30 minute segments instead of the full hour.  You’ll definitely have to listen in Tuesdays from 1 – 1:30 to see if we are talking faster to fit all our news, insights, tips and tools for success  into our shorter time slot 🙂 We’ll do our best for you!

How did we weather the change? By asking the right questions. There’s great advice in one of my favorite books (The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz) and I regularly take it. Mr. Ruiz advises, “Don’t Make Assumptions!” Many relationships and deals go awry because people attribute the wrong meaning or motivation to events and actions.  For example, when asked to cut my time slot, I might have assumed that the station owner didn’t appreciate my show or didn’t care about my own business needs (Neither is true!). To avoid erroneous assumptions and jumping to the wrong conclusions, I’ve learned to counter assumptions by asking questions. In this case, it was simple enough.

I asked questions such as:

  • Why are you making this change?
  • What’s the reasoning behind that?
  • What if we moved the person you planned to move into my time slot into the 1:30 slot instead and left BOLD TALK Business Radio its regular start time because that’s when our listeners expect to find us, since no one is expecting to find that other show at 1 PM Tuesdays, anyway?
  • Is that possible? Can you work it out?
  • Will that be okay for [another host] who would be shifted into the 1:30 PM time slot?

Asking questions and exploring options helped us find a compromise that worked for the station and for our show. I like when we find a win-win solution. In this case, we gave up a bit of on-air time, but we gained valuable time off the air instead. The station owner and I enjoyed a helpful discussion, and other hosts were able to access time needed, too.

What Could be Better than Perfection?
I like to believe change happens in perfect time. What could be better than a break in your schedule just as summer begins? I now have an extra 30 minutes a week to  support our clients, plan upcoming radio shows, just breathe for a bit, or take a leisurely lunch break on Tuesday afternoons. After our show, Pete and I love to head toward Melbourne’s beautiful Intercoastal Waterway and enjoy lunch on the outside decks at River Rocks or Grills restaurants along the Indian River. In fact, I’m heading to River Rocks with a client friend, too. Time for lunch outdoors near the water is restorative for my soul. Summer is the perfect time for watching the sun sparkle dance across the river and (hopefully) feeling a light ocean breeze cool the summer spot where we’ve chosen to dine. Crab cakes, anyone?