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If you’re a modern man, you truly value the prime real estate between your ears. Too often the world smashes your eardrums with noise of irrelevant info, obnoxious attitudes and superficial fluff. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL, you know.

So, I invite you to give me a shot. Join me on the PURE SOAPBOX channel launching within the next week.  PURE SOAPBOX: Motivation for the Modern Man, gives you a DOUBLE SHOT of the fuel you need as an Executive or Entrepreneur who runs at full throttle every damn day.  Have a listen to the teaser below.:

Together, these two series, SOAPBOX® shot in the arm and EVOLVE or Decay, deliver down-to-earth stories, powerful insights, industry specific strategies and wit that get you fired up about the choices and changes you can make to regain influence over your circumstances to become a better man, sharper leader, more communicative spouse, more compassionate friend, more inspiring father and overall more courageous human being.

SUBSCRIBE and receive both shows “SOAPBOX® shot in the arm” and “EVOLVE or Decay”.

Never Stop EVOLVING

~KD

Kimberlie Dykeman ART: the perfect, original holiday gift

The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do.”   ~ Pablo Picassopage-0

ART REFLECTS LIFE- BUY SOME!!! I know so many folks who, like me, attend art shows and market events and rarely pick up a piece for their own homes or as gifts. Over the years I have added to my own collection with prints, etchings, ceramics, glasswork-you name it. I have also GIVEN art (and not just my works!)- and the reaction from friends and family is priceless every time. ART REFLECTS LIFE- and touches people’s hearts like nothing else.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Gift cards are crap. Anyone can give an Amazon card or sweater or restaurant certificate. BE MEMORABLE! Invest in some art! I’ll help you! Here’s a coupon to my current listed completed works… I’ll even apply it to a commissioned piece you may elect to have me create.

HOLIDAYGIFTSALE2014 15% off $100 or more.  Peruse and get creative!   www.etsy.com/shop/kimberliedykeman

Happy Holidays!

etsy

Getting back to business: on the road to recovery

In a recent post I chose to spill the beans about my battle with mercury poisoning, wherein toxic levels of mercury from fish (and God knows what else) have taken have taken their toll on my physical health and mental capabilities.  The journey to reclaiming my total wellbeing is still an uphill challenge but I am happy to feel so much more engaged with LIFE!  And that includes my CAREER!  (After all, KD ain’t a trust-fund-baby nor lottery winner… plus I love being an entrepreneur!)

Reevaluating the important things in life and what I want to accomplish next though my business as a whole was a recurring effort last year that had me spinning in circles much of the time.  It wasn’t until just a few months ago that I felt a new awakening and slow-growing clarity around what I really want NOW and how do things a little differently.  Admittedly, this is still on-going, and I’m sure you can dig why… there’s a boatload of mossed-over stuff to sift out when you step back!  All this said, I am committed to being an active, connected and (hopefully) inspiring citizen again and look forward to sharing the results both in the virtual and real world.  (There are a few surprises just around the corner!)  Thanks to everyone who was there for me and who continue to support me!  Here’s a little reminder to those who are also going through rough times…

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.”     ~ Gospel of Thomas, the Bible

 Our entire lives, we’re consumed with acquiring “the right gear” to survive “the game of life.”  We prepare for rough terrain, erratic weather, restless natives, and, of course, limited supplies!  Then we create safe havens in which to hide and hoard our gear.  It’s always all about “the stuff’ you can “stuff” around you.  Yet, when it comes down to brass tacks, the toys and tools aren’t your saving grace.  What is…is the “stuff” within you.  Gut instincts, a sense of humor, personal faith, the drive to succeed, integrity and the ability to love.  Trust that it’s exactly what you need to navigate safely, and your abundant stash will never run out.   ~ KD

Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman

About Kimberlie Dykeman: Kimberlie Dykeman is an on-camera personality, marketing buzzsaw, producer, media coach… and entrepreneur for OPTIMISM.

Dykeman is back in the art studio- making a fabulous mess with…doors?

So, when I first started created my 3D art (ala my crosses), it was an extension of the oil and acrylic canvass painting I have done on and off since college.  Plus an expression of my faith and love for nature.  When I found the courage to call on galleries and show them my larger pieces…they were a little worried (meaning off-put) about a collection with the bulk of pieces being crosses.  Of course…I get it, because gas masks on animal sculptures and profanity in images is what society is more comfortable with!   THAT SAID… I have realized that I love being creative regardless of the damn shape of the finished product!  And so the challenge to find unique foundations to my technique began.  My last few were 1930s frames from a home… and I loved creating them!

The shots below are my largest works thus far- this is the first of a set of old doors that I just dig, if I do say so myself!  Here is a play-by-play of the whole creation process.

FYI:  You can peruse my latest creations and past works (many are sold) here: Facebook Albums

And invest in pieces for your home, office, large space or as a gift:  www.etsy.com/shop/kimberliedykeman

Including hearts, crosses, large composites, frames plus prints and cards of the works are also available… they are close-up shots that reveal the brilliance from paint seeping through the crevasses of the plaster!

Each piece is truly one of a kind and goes through several stages of creation.  Solid woods are rough sanded then a layering and drying process is repeated with 2-4 different types of plasters and other compounds.  When painted with layers of colorful of oils and acrylics, the result is a gorgeous, weathered neoclassical, abstract or Renaissance look.  Varnish seals the work with a stunning high gloss and adds long lasting protection. All are ready for display and hanging and are signed, titled and dated.   Included with each piece of art is a note from yours truly and one of my signature, published motivational vignettes that personally delivers perspective, optimism and purpose!

As for what’s in the studio under construction now…. OOOOHHH just you wait!

Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman

About Kimberlie Dykeman: Kimberlie Dykeman is an on-camera personality, marketing buzzsaw, producer, media coach… and entrepreneur for OPTIMISM.

Kimberlie Dykeman Launches First Host & Spokesperson Bootcamp

Host & Spokesperson Bootcamp:

Learn the ropes to becoming a Memorable On-Camera Personality!

 Do you want to be a TV Host or Spokesperson?  Think you’ve got the personality and potential to shine ON-CAMERA …just being YOU?  Want to increase your value to your Agent, grab the attention of Casting Directors and get more bookings?  Or maybe, you’ve realized that you just don’t have the actor “chops”?  (Hey, we all can’t be DeNiro or Streep!)  If you said YES to any of these, perhaps, it’s time to get focused and get to work.

Kimberlie Dykeman’s Bootcamp is a FRESH, NEW offering for Texas talent!  Whether you’re seeking to hone your skills or just diving into this special craft of being a host, spokesperson and interviewer…this intensive Bootcamp will empower you with just the right guidance, tools, motivation and realistic strategy to confidently jump into the race and become a successful On-Camera Personality.

“Her talents as a spokesperson, host or emcee cannot be surpassed.”  ~ Cynthia Baker, President, Accolades PR      

“I was blown away by her contagious energy, boundless curiosity and natural warmth. Kimberlie had an incredible way of connecting with the audience and me… she brought out insights that people really want to know and inspired them in ways that not many can!”  ~ Anil Jagtiani, VP Marketing, QVC

 Take-aways include:

  • Realistic overview of the diverse Hosting world
  • Purpose and responsibility of a Host vs. Spokesperson vs. Interviewer
  • Discovering/developing your Brand and Expertise
  • Coexisting (co-hosting, sharing the camera)
  • Working with/writing copy and improvising
  • Killer auditioning techniques and reel tips
  • Biggest Mistakes to avoid!
  • Prospecting and Marketing  yourself

One full, non-stop day to build your stand-up, interviewing and auditioning skills; define your brand and role, think on your feet (hello, adlib!), work with scripts and simple bullet points, master the Teleprompter, and put your personal stamp on just how you connect with any audience.    Read more: tinyurl.com/8flv7t6

WHEN:  Saturday, November 10th,  10am – 5pm
WHERESoma Vida 1210 Rosewood Ave.  Austin, TX 

COST:   $265       

RESERVATIONSLimited to 20.  Email  info@puresoapbox.com  or call 310-500-9587 to immediately reserve a spot and ask questions.  Credit card, check and cash accepted.

About KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN:  For the past 10 years, Kimberlie has built a successful career on as a host, spokesperson, interviewer and producer…working in Austin, L.A., N.Y., and internationally.  She has appeared in and helped produce a collection of hundreds of TV and radio programs, infomercials, commercials, live events, red carpets and online videos…working with companies like FOX, ABC, NBC, Triage Ent., Emmis, Compass Learning, Jordan Direct, Creative Nations, AMS Pictures.  She has interviewed hundreds of folks including celebs like Elton John, Guy Kawasaki, Andy Roddick & John Legend.

 www.youtube.com/kimberliedykeman   www.puresoapbox.com

Résumé: tinyurl.com/7vfv5yk

 

“This woman is nothing short of a powerhouse.” Lucy Frost, BestFit Media

Kimberlie Dykeman Books Gig on Investigation Discovery’s New Series

                                                               The producers of the brand new show titled “Pretty Bad Girls” on the Investigation Discovery  channel have signed on Kimberlie Dykeman to co-host two episodes of the newly greenlit series.   “Pretty Bad Girls” is a true-crime series that channels the glamour of “Sex and the City,” and reveals the (often literal) skeletons in the closets of beautiful, sexy criminals who use their looks and any means to get what they want.   Kimberlie will interview several controversial women who have committed acts that filled the headlines across the country.    M2 Pictures, based in Hampton, VA, are the edgy creators and producers who also who provide Discovery with several other brilliantly eerie shows including “Wicked Attraction”, “FBI: Criminal Pursuit”, “The Bureau” and “Happily Never After”.  Kimberlie will be working side-by-side with a familiar face on the ID channel- the renowned true crime author  M. William Phelps.

About Investigation Discovery:
Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on dynamic stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery’s in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world. Just four years old, ID is the fastest-growing network in television and headed by former CEO of the Hallmark Channel Henry Schleiff.

About Kimberlie Dykeman:  Kimberlie Dykeman is a TV Host, International Spokesperson, Producer, Published Author, Entrepreneur for OPTIMISM!   KD Video Channel    PureSoapbox Site    Personal Blog

Kimberlie Dykeman Teams Up with Successories to Motivate the Masses!

successories logoThe folks at the world-renowned marketplace motivation hub,  Successories  have engaged Kimberlie Dykeman  to help them motivate the masses!  Successories, the celebrated originators of motivational posters and the “authority of recognition”, have been tapping the power of social media and  video-loaded e-newsletters to keep close communications with its growing client base.  Showcasing Dykeman’s gift for infusing vignettes with jolts of poignant wisdom, Successories is now adding another layer to its offerings of bringing perspective, optimism and purpose to each company’s work environment and to each employee’s individual home life.  Here is a first installment of Dykeman’s SOAPBOX® mini-motivation in the Successories latest update.  Keep tuned to see more developments from the new relationship between Successories and Kimberlie Dykeman Enterprises.

SUCCESSORIES meets KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN’S SOAPBOX!

About Successories:   Successories was founded in 1985 in Aurora, Illinois and started as a catalog based company featuring motivational and recognition items targeted primarily at businesses. Since then, the company has steadily grown to a multi-faceted brand with over 10 million business and consumer customers. The first Successories retail store opened in 1991 with the Successories.com website launching in 2000.   Successories is uniquely positioned as the leading source of motivational media. Under the leadership of its new and dynamic owners, business icons Ted & Warren Struhl, Successorieswill continue motivating employees, lifting spirits, and spreading positive social messages throughout the work and home environment. Successories products are designed specifically to promote important organizational values that recognize and inspire the people who make a difference, and to encourage excellence in every endeavor. The Successories team is committed to continuous innovation and improvement to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers.

About Kimberlie Dykeman:  Kimberlie Dykeman is a TV Host, International Spokesperson, Producer, Marketing Maven, Published Author, Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur for OPTIMISM!   YouTube Channel www.puresoapbox.com

Kimberlie Dykeman Books Commercial with Bank of Oklahoma

Kimberlie Dykeman was booked by Casting Director Brenda Ambrize for upcoming regional commercial campaign for the Bank of Oklahoma, to be aired in Albuquerque, NM; Fayettevile and Bentonville, AK; Pheonix, AZ; Kansas City, KS; Kansas City, MO; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK; Dallas, Ft. Worth and Houston, TX; and Denver, CO.  The commercials are produced by NY powerhouse production company Collective NY.

About Kimberlie Dykeman:  TV Host, International Spokesperson, Commercial Talent, Producer, Marketing Maven, Author  YouTube Channel  www.puresoapbox.com

TX Booking Agent for Kimberlie: Wilhelmina Brown

Latest Commercials Airing Featuring Kimberlie Dykeman

Take a peek! My latest Nissan & Honda regional commercials for GUNN Automotive now airing:

youtu.be/xpAsMRwq_Cw  (Nissan) & youtu.be/lgTDwhx1cmw  (Honda)

Kimberlie Dykeman Books Commercials with Top U.S. Auto Dealer

Kimberlie Dykeman was booked by Casting Director Brenda Ambrize for upcoming commercials  for the renowned GUNN Automotive Group, based in San Antonio, Texas.  Dykeman represents both Nissan and Honda, two of the dealer’s seven vehicle brands, in a campaign produced by powerhouse production company Geomedia

 

 

About GUNN:  The Gunn Automotive Group was founded by C.C. “Pop” Gunn and started with one Oldsmobile dealership in 1955. Incorporated as Curtis C. Gunn, Inc. in 1957, it is known today as Gunn GP, LLC, and is one of the Top 100 automotive dealer groups in the United States. Identified annually for the last five years as one of the fastest growing companies in San Antonio, Gunn also has the distinction of being one of the city’s largest privately-held companies.

About Kimberlie Dykeman: TV Host, International Spokesperson, Producer, Marketing Maven, Author  www.puresoapbox.com

Kimberlie Dykeman Focuses on Our Next Generation of Leaders!

2011 began with a bang, as Kimberlie Dykeman achieved her goal of attaining a literary agency to represent her future SOAPBOX® publications.  A latest update from her agent Chip MacGregor, founder of Oregon-based MacGregor Literary, has close to a dozen leading New York publishing houses reading and considering her manuscripts for her next books.  On top of it, next month the MacGregor team is heading to the world-renowned annual Book Expo America (BEA) held in NYC with strong faith in securing a book deal for the SOAPBOX® Queen! 

Kimberlie will follow her freshman book, “PURE SOAPBOX”, with the SOAPBOX® mini-series of motivation… a small-book series that speaks to and delivers realistic optimism to folks based on their phase of life.  With manuscripts completed for both stressed-out entrepreneurs and burned-out 9-to-5ers, she is hard at work penning her signature SOAPBOX® vignettes specifically for wet-behind-the-ears graduates!  This year Kimberlie re-crafted her speaking platform to address the educational and emotional needs of college students and has witnessed a warm-welcome to her seize-the-day bite-sized gems of forward-thinking, optimistic life lessons…making this a viable category of readers for her next book.

“We all started off as frazzled freshmen at one time, leaving the safe hub of home for campus life, and ended up college grads facing the reality-check of a lifetime!”  says Kimberlie.  “This generation’s experience of entering “today’s real working world” is a downright grueling transition without the right support, attitude, and tools.  I feel a string calling to be catalytic in the lives of our next generation of leaders, teaching students to think, work, learn and live with more purpose, less anxiety and unshakable optimism for their futures.”

As Kimberlie’s scope and capabilities continue to grow, Kimberlie Dykeman Enterprises has sought to establish key relationships, mentors and inside help.  A solid new addition to the  team is Texas-born Jessica Cain, whose background is as diverse as her boss’s, including experience in the realms of real estate, video production and marketing.  Jessica serves the key role of executive assistant, with a keen focus on building relationships with Texas colleges and universities and mid-to-large-sized companies to secure Kimberlie as their go-to resource to create an ongoing culture of optimism!  

 

More about Kimberlie Dykeman: kimberliedykeman.com / puresoapbox.com  

Kimberlie Dykeman Invited to Speak at Texas Women in Business (TWIB) Luncheon

 

Texas Women in Business has invited Kimberlie Dykeman to speak at one of their famously-filled Friday luncheons in March!  Kimberlie will present “SOAPBOX® Motivation . . . for the Overwhelmed, Do-It-All Woman!   Sparks of optimism and enlightenment to brave the roller-coaster of life”

About SOAPBOX® presentation:  FINALLY! Down-to-earth motivation without the recycled cheerleading or CANDY-COATING! Kimberlie delivers real meat-n-potatoes optimism by leveraging the wisdom of thought leaders from Andrew Carnegie to Lily Tomlin. SOAPBOX® Motivation is the true catalyst to help you face challenges, change your perspective, embrace the kid in you, eliminate obstacles, and seize the day! A swift kick of perspective, OPTIMISM, and purpose!

About TWIB: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things and Changing the World. Founded 2010.  www.texaswomeninbusiness.org 

Register and read more event details on Facebook!