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From the arts to local ballot initiatives to global social issue activism, these are just a few of the potentially transforming projects and grand ideas I take an interest in. This is more than a casual consideration. I've adopted approaches using intentional dialogue to engage people in community organizing and advocacy which also empowers youth led activism.   

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PODCAST CHANNEL Podcast Production Portal - Launching (beta) Summer 2023

The Podcast Channel envisions itself as a growing a group of podcasts that work together on things like getting sponsorship deals and marketing their shows. If you join us, you can stand out from the crowd by being identified with the network and in the future we can help get advertisers interested in your show. The Podcast Channel also intends on offering production and distribution services for podcasts in both audio and video formats and as a group helping to market the channel working together we should also see our entire following and audience increase substantially to make us a go to name to find innovative podcast shows.


Mike's Mastermind   Milwaukee Mastermind / New York Mastermind /  LA Mastermind / CEO Invite

Want to join or start a Mastermind Group?  Mastermind groups are relatively new to most people, even though Napoleon Hill promoted the concept around 75 years ago with his book, Think and Grow Rich. A mastermind group is designed to help participants utilize the synergy of energy, focus and excitement all members bring. The beauty of mastermind groups is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Doctorial Graduate Project: Community Conversations

I'm currently researching empowered Community Conversations and Citizen Dialogues which are localized, small-group topical gatherings where participants open up, identifying what they want for their community, what needs to change to reach those goals with ways to face challenges they face in moving ideals forward.


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I'm excited about LUNCH WEBINARS as an opportunity to brand the two concepts where everyone has either heard about or watched a Lunch Webinar or two with the hope thousands will be regular viewers.  I believe its about time someone branded a webinar and combining the opportunity to eat lunch at work sitting in a cube offers a regular activity that will be geared to be both educational and informative with a sales pitch at the end

GRAND OPENING PR: Green Events & Promotion

With businesses recovering in a post-pandemic world I have a long history of helping restaurants, bars, retail outlets, clinics and stores open or re-open.  This type of launch PR includes new book releases, movies and any other celebratory event.  Grand Openings take a lot of serious planning and it entails many moving parts that have to be scrutinized and done in-sync.   You only have one chance to get it right and if you want to make a serious entry to your market with a Grand Opening - then talk to me ASAP!

FUTURE PLANNER: Helping people prepare for tomorrow: 

Scenario planning (sometimes called “scenario and contingency planning”) is a structured way for organisations to think about the future. A group of executives sets out to develop a small number of scenarios—stories about how the future might unfold and how this might affect an issue that confronts them.  Planners use a strategic planning method that some organizations use to make flexible long-term plans. It is in large part an adaptation and generalization of classic methods used by military intelligence.

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PRESS BREAKFASTS: Helping get the word out to your media community:

PRESS BREAKFAST is an effective PR tool and one of many that I innovated and perfected at trade shows and expos.  Having produced dozens of successful Press Breakfasts among other media events around the world I am happy to work with your organization on your getting the 'story out' to news outlets.  Lets talk about how we can help create memorable virtual experiences for local journalists they will be more than happy to write about.

​“I have known Dr. Ratner for many, many years and we have worked on as many fun and interesting projects together. We met when he was the seminar media manager for Anthony Robbins.  Mike is the top gun!”

​​Brian Harris, President, Net-Zero Energy, San Francisco

“Wanting PR that works and expert advice, then Mike is who you should be calling. As Managing Editor of a very busy newsroom I receive requests all of the time but Mike is one of the few who brings what I can use.”

Tom Shields, Executive Producer CBS Radio

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