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UgluuKimberlie Dykeman is this week’s featured contributor for the online site Ugluu.com, which is garnering the tremendous interest of the web community as the “stickitivity” site, teaching folks how to simply stick-with-it, when it comes to relationships.  Dykeman selected and highlighted one of her favorite SOAPBOX® vignettes which is wrapped around the omnipotent spoken words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who exemplified this principle.

 

In April of this year Dykeman was selected to participate in The Personality Project and in turn showcased in Rohit Bhargava’s e-book “Women of Personality,” featuring the success stories of twenty female entrepreneurs who intuitively use their personalities to better their business ventures.  Among the other lauded women was Kare Anderson

Emmy-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter, Obama campaign consultant, speaker, and author.  The two relentless networking marketers were soon conversing about how they could further engage and help one another. 

 

Come full circle, amongst other initiatives the two are brewing up, Anderson invited the SOAPBOX® Queen to contribute to the Ugluu site, one of the ex-reporter’s own manifestations which she founded with Guy Harris, Certified human behavior specialist, conflict resolution expert and managing partner of The International Broadcast Group.  Ugluu.com is about people learning to build relationships that, in a word, STICK.  It’s a place where you have learning access from people who are dedicating themselves to finding ways to make their relationships more powerful, more dynamic, and more fulfilling, every day.  Each week new, actionable insights are shared by extraordinary guest blogger, with fantastic accomplishments in business, literature, education and media, including Brian Vaszily, Jane Pollak, Dr. Jordan Paul, Leah Komaiko, and Mark Goulston.

 

happines-isMotivate, entertain educate…the three words that Kimberlie Dykeman eats, sleeps, and breathes every day!  With her own SOAPBOX® brand of motivation brewing up TV, book, and online creations for future launch, Dykeman is literally sniffing out opportunities to connect with and learn from people who are also making a difference in the proverbial bigger picture.  So when she heard that the renowned photographer and documentarian Andrew Shapter had a new film coming out, entitled “HAPPINESS IS”, the SOAPBOX® Queen pounced on the opportunity to see the premiere.  But upon discovering that the doc is philanthropically-driven, raising money for charities at each and every city on the slated national tour…Dykeman immediately got on the horn with Shapter himself to donate her time and expertise! 

 

The result?  Kimberlie Dykeman will be the On-Camera Host at the red carpet premiere of critically-acclaimed film “HAPPINESS IS”, launching its nationwide screening tour right in her own backyard of Austin, TX.  Bringing her signature in-the-moment interviewing style and authentically charismatic presence, Dykeman will be capturing VIP interviews, audience reactions, and helping drive DVD release sales for the benefit of the night’s beneficiary, Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

 

“This opportunity is such an honor and resonates with my very own mission as well, in all I do as a personality, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist,” says Dykeman.  “Andrew Shapter has raised the bar in thinking outside the box both for creating vital works that uplift the human spirit and organically drive awareness for the greater good of society.” 

 

“HAPPINESS IS”  a cinematic road trip that explores the myths and the truths of the “pursuit of happiness” in America. It is the second film from Andrew Shapter, Director of the critically acclaimed documentary, Before the Music Dies. The film journeys through history–without boundaries or prejudices–in an attempt to understand what Happiness truly is, in the face of what the definition of Happiness has become. 

 

DVD RELEASE PARTY: Waterloo Records, 600 North Lamar, Austin, TX, JULY 30th   TIME:  5pm – 7pm.     PREMIERE SCREENING: Alamo Draft House Cinema, 1120 South Lamar, Austin, TX.   TIMES:  July 30th  9:30 pm (includes HUGE TWEET-UP lead by Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) and Alan Graham (@MLFNOW) &  9:50pm     Both events are free and open to the public. For any remaining tickets to screening, go to www.happinessisthemovie.com. 

 

BENEFITTING: Mobile Loaves & Fishes  www.mlfnow.org  

EVENING’S SPONSOR: Stubb’s Legendary Kitchens www.stubbsaustin.com

 

ABOUT “HAPPINESS IS” :   Andrew Shapter and his small team spent two years crisscrossing the country, speaking to all sorts of Americans they encountered along the way in an attempt to discover what it means to be happy. In addition to examining the phrase “the pursuit of happiness,” the film guides us through the eyes of spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama, philanthropists, scholars, and the occasional celebrity (including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dan Millman), and a wide range of happiness “experts” as they describe their experiences and definitions of Happiness. Understanding what it means to be happy and the goal of obtaining happiness is an individual journey protected by our forefathers in the Constitution. “HAPPINESS IS”, your road map to happiness!

 

ABOUT KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN: TV Personality and Producer, Lifestyle Coach and Motivation Speaker, International Spokesperson, and Author.   Dykeman has pioneered a groundbreaking system of coaching, emerged as a multi-faceted on-camera host, released her first book, “Pure Soapbox, and launched SOAPBOX® motivation as a trademarked brand of that leverages famous quotes to promote living life to its fullest.  Combining these backgrounds with unmatched street smarts and unyielding determination, Dykeman has evolved her vast goals into a full-fledged, enterprising conglomerate that develops mass-media programming, products, live events and web-based communication that have universal impact.  Dykeman uniquely combines personal development, education, and charity to touch audiences worldwide with positive messaging. She is indeed a woman on a mission!  The SOAPBOX® Queen!

 

Kimberlie Dykeman joins fellow authors of Austin’s own Dalton Publishing for its third annual “Dalton Gang Book Reading”. Dykeman will be sharing excerpts from “Pure Soapbox” (released July ’08) as well as her favorite signature SOAPBOX(R) vignettes from her internationally-subscribed “SOAPBOX of the week” blog series. Indeed, the fabulous engagement is certain to be filled with jolts of perspective, motivation, humor and priceless audience interaction! Book People opens its doors to yet another event for the Austin community.

 

The evening also includes the poetry of Lyman Grant (/The Road Home/) and W. Joe Hoppe (/Galvanized/); the Grimm-inspired tales from Ric Williams (/Woman in the Tower/); the refreshing and incisive fiction crafted by Robert Stikmanz (/Sleeper Awakes/), Gary Kent’s unbelievable, yet all true, reminiscences of the indie film revolution (/Shadows & Light/); Joe O’Connell’s award-winning fiction (/Evacuation Plan/); and the always hilarious and entertaining Les McGehee (/Plays Well With Others/).

 

Wednesday August 12, 2009 at 7:00pm

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About Kimberlie Dykeman: www.puresoapbox.com  and www.kimberliedykeman.com  
Contact: info@puresoapbox.com  Kimberlie is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo. 

Kimberlie Dykeman has been courted and finally brought on-board as an Associate Producer for the upcoming network TV show entitled “Live 2B 100”, slated for broadcast Fall ’09.  Executive Producers from L.A. and Dallas are excited to tap Dykeman’s expertise both in front of and behind the camera, as an organizer, scriptwriter and on-camera consultant, as well as to connect with media and book national guests.  Dykeman, fellow production leaders and crew members head into the Studios 121 in Fort Worth, Texas this month to begin shooting initial episodes. 

 

About the show:    “Live 2B 100”  featuring Host Dr. Ted Gambordella is a health and wellness show for ages 40 and up, slated for broadcast Fall ’09 on a major cable network.  The central theme of the show addresses the frightening fact that in the year 2009, 33% of the population will be over the age of 65. That is 105 Million people!  Media outlets today are not doing enough to provide the correct information and positive support for that demographic.  It’s time that we communicate an effective design for living people ages 40 and up who strive for a well-balanced, healthy, LONG life.  Daily fitness, nutritional info, self-defense techniques, yoga, mental health and many other areas related to extending the quality of life will be addressed in this daily show.  Dr. Ted Gambordella is the fitness and self-defense expert who has the knowledge and inspiration to do just that.   He and his guests will teach America how to LIVE 2BE 100!    Broadcasting network to be revealed at a later date.

About Kimberlie Dykeman:  www.kimberliedykeman.com , www.puresoapbox.com .  Kimberlie is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo.

 

Memorial Day is an incredibly moving day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.  For generations, our peers, partners, pals and parents have stood with dignity, integrity and the uttermost courage to make the United States of America what it is today: a land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  I challenge you to set your political party preferences aside and simply let this thought sink in.  It’s not about what did right or wrong; should or shouldn’t have done; will or won’t do.   It’s bigger than that, folks.  Purposefully join together to honor those who gave their all for our collective rights, and simply pay mindful appreciation to all you have, all you get to do each day, and all your future might just hold.  Your memories are the magic of life.  Cherish them, share them…and make more!          – KD

 “What you memorize, you memorialize.”     – Anonymous   (often credited to ND Walsch, author)

Whether your first sweetheart’s phone number, your favorite song, or big acceptance speech, you’ve chosen to etch these things into your mind for timely safe-keeping.  Yet years later, buried convolutions release their imprints your call, and elicit surprising delight.  But it’s not the content, nor the fact that you remember it verbatim that elates your spirit.  Instead, your smile, laugh and peaceful pause for reflection evolve from the unfolding of the celebration surrounding such snippets.  When you commit anything to mind, you emphasize its importance to your heart.  Honor the influential people, places, experiences, and messages that graciously fill your moments and pay tribute to yourself by tapping the enlightening power of those memories.

Copyright 2000-2009 by Kimberlie Dykeman

Pure Soapbox available nationwide online and where books are sold.
A portion of the proceeds of all book sales is donated to LIVESTRONG.
 

COMING in late ‘09:  SOAPBOX® video subscriptions for mobile & Kimberlie’s own network talk show!

Kimberlie Dykeman interviews the Brazilian-born couple, Coach Pedro and Susan Rita, about their English/Spanish children’s book aimed at teaching kids how to “go green” while learning a new language.  “20 EASY WAYS to SAVE the EARTH” is the latest release from Coach Pedro, a soccer coach who has 9 other kid’s books published on the topic of soccer, and his wife, who have taken to speaking at schools to motivate the youth to embrace change, understand diversity, and take care of the environment. 

 

 

For more information, visit www.coachpedro.com

 

www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A7DF9A37BEEEEC90

Kimberlie is the Host and Executive Producer of ShelfLife.  All author interviews available here.

 

Kimberlie Dykeman’s book “Pure Soapbox”  has earned her an upcoming interview on British radio! Host John Levine has invited Kimberlie Dykeman as his special guest on his show “Happy & Healthy Hour” at 209 radio Cambridge. The conversation will focus on the author’s launched book, “Pure Soapbox”, and its relevance to folks of all walks of life. Topics include: How to pull yourself out of a rut and survive major life transitions, why a positive, yet realistic attitude leads to success, and how to find balance from finding your own innerstrength. Both the book and blog have garnered national attention. Dykeman is also currently shopping a new book series in hopes for a 2010 publishing.

Kimberlie’s interview airing show dates Tuesday, June 2nd and 9th, 12-1pm UK (6am CST in USA)

About “Happy & Healthy Hour”:  John Levine, a composer known as the expert on Alphamusic, has brought together a gifted team of experts to answer our health questions whilst being interesting, informative, with the aim of providing us all with positive practical tips how to be Happy and Healthy. Our team includes: Professor Peter Curtis-Prior, a research scientist working with metabolic diseases; Dr Susan Goodrich, a Chartered Psychologist; Sue Homer, a qualified homeopath; Caroline Griffith, an animal complementary therapist; Keith Benwell, director of Cambridge Complementary Healthcare and John Levine, Alphamusic composer and meditation master.

For more info about Author and On-Camera Personality Kimberlie Dykeman, visit: www.kimberliedykeman.com www.puresoapbox.com www.puresoapboxsoapbox.com

SOAPBOX of the week: til death do us part. Time for your reality check, folks! www.puresoapbox.com -KD

Kimberlie Dykeman appeared today on San Antonio’s Great Day SA morning show on KENS 5, promoting her book PURE SOAPBOX  as a motivational tool for corporations to invest in and individuals to tap for inspiration without the candy-coating.  Dykeman emphasized the ultimate mission of the growing SOAPBOX® enterprise:  to motivate, entertain and educate people to live life to its fullest by leveraging the wisdom of famous quotes.  
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The latest of the SOAPBOX® motivational offerings includes speaking engagements and  live events, which, in tandem with the published book, yield more extensive  fundraising opportunities.  Through Dykeman’s charity division, entitled Motivation for Donation™, LIVESTRONG  already benefits from the sales of PURE SOAPBOX.  Today Dykeman announced that she will donate a portion of her speaking fees to the charity of choice of the hiring organization.  Additionally, through a live SOAPBOX® community event coordinated with a charity, a portion of net proceeds of entry fees will benefit that charity, on top of whatever other funds are raised around the event itself.
Please call with questions, book orders, speaking inquiries, and fresh ideas to be considered.  310-500-9587
Kimberlie closes out March with another interview on San Antonio’s Great Day SA morning show on KENS 5. Producers had the newly published author on just days after her long-awaited book, PURE SOAPBOX, hit the shelves this past July!  The book is a compilation of bite-sized jolts of colorful, motivational commentary wrapped around the famous quotes of thought leaders and artists.  This time around, Dykeman will talk about the growing divisions of the SOAPBOX(R) brand and devoted fundraising efforts through her Motivation for Donation(TM) officially launching later this year. Other immediate developments include more books in the series, original mobile content, a radio show, online TV talk show, and a product line that is sure to motivate with a swift kick in the pants! PURE SOAPBOX  has earned national distribution, is published by Wiggy Press, an imprint of Dalton Publishing.
Show info::  Tuesday March 31, 2009 from 9:00am – 10:00am

Kens 5 Tv  San Antonio, Texas    www.kens5.com/greatday
About  Kimberlie Dykeman’s Motivation for Donation™ division of the SOAPBOX® brand:  As a Grassroots Fundraiser for the LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION, a portion of proceeds from book sales is donated to LIVESTRONG™.  Individuals, companies and other charities can further earn a portion of proceeds from sales when they make a large purchase or become an affiliate.    A SOAPBOX® Live Event  include fundraisers, VIP Toasts and speaking engagements. 
For more info:  www.puresoapbox.com or info@puresoapbox.com  regarding corporate purchases, speaking engagements, Motivation for Donation™ info, etc.

Indeed SXSW 2009 is in full force!! Austin is bubbling with the energy of a veritable mixed grill of artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, producers, performers, innovators, inventors and techies…all hoping to meet folks, share info, learn something, get discovered…and party! SXSW has brilliantly, albeit slowly, demonstrated and spotlighted what the future holds for these interactive, music and film worlds.

The reality :: the convergence of digital media and marketing, entertainment and technology is upon us and life is gooood if you can embrace the truths that come from this blending. To look forward, it’s essential to revisit the past, yes? So if you want to review the innovations, trends, predictions from thought leaders …take a peek of some of the fantastic, enlightening interviews I hosted at SXSW Interactive 2008, InnoTech Austin 2008, and Future of Television Conference NY 2008.

Also available at www.youtube.com/KimberlieDykeman and www.Web2point0.tv.