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002: What’s a bottle (or three) among friends?

The day after this show was conceived, hosts Melanie Benson (of Amplify Your Success Podcast) and Michael Neeley (of Consciously Speaking and Buy This – Not That), grabbed a bunch of friends at the New Media Summit and rolled out the first episode. Here it is, uncut and barely edited (please excuse the volume levels as we had six people and one microphone). Join Michael and Melanie, along with Richard Otey, Debbi Dachinger, Mellissa Seaman and Adam Barker, as they wined their way through topic after topic.  Key Takeaways  Why Wine?  A taste test challenge Great wine memories How to join our wine

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001: An Introduction to Something to Wine About

If you love wine as much as Melanie Benson, Host of Amplify Your Success Podcast, and Michael Neeley, Host of Consciously Speaking and Buy This – Not That, do, then it makes perfect sense to grab your fellow wine lovers and start a podcast!  In our introduction episode, grab a glass of vino and sip your way through why two very busy entrepreneurs followed the spark of passion to create a community about wine.  Key Takeaways  What the Something to Wine About Podcast will feature  The inspiring dinner where the podcast was “born”  What happens when inspiration meets fast action (we literally recorded

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Meet Your Hosts

Melanie Benson


Melanie Benson (formerly Melanie Strick), is a guide for conscious entrepreneurs ready to accelerate their impact and income by making their business perform 10 times better. With over 12 years experience in corporate America, Melanie specializes in aligning visionary, game-changing entrepreneurs who are emerging as leaders with the most powerful mindset, actions and strategies that propel them to a level of success they never knew they could achieve. She also hosts the Amplify Your Success podcast.

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Michael Neeley


As the founder of The Authority Academy, Michael supports visionary entrepreneurs in taking their message to the world in a BIG way. He is a former professional actor and Medieval Knight, and the host of the podcasts Consciously Speaking, Buy This - Not That!, and The PodQuest Show. His 3-day event, PodQuest Live, is designed to launch up and coming solopreneurs onto the scene through podcasts, virtual summits, speaking from stage, and getting published.

JJ Flizanes


As the Director of Invisible Fitness AND best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight, JJ helps her clients on all levels of wellness. She is also the host of several other podcasts, including People’s Choice Awards nominee Spirit, Purpose & Energy.

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