Multi-Creative Entrepreneur: Producer and Juggler, both figuratively and literally. TV, Film and Radio Producer. Host of "DavidKamatoy.com Show" Entertainment, E-Marketing, Jugglemail.com CRM, Content Marketing, Musician, Tenor
San Diego, CA (For Release) - The DavidKamatoy.com Show will feature a special Black-Owned Business Round Table discussion on a special live stream on Monday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. pst. Hosts David Kamatoy and Mark Christopher Lawrence will chair the round table discussion, which will feature Black business owners and entrepreneurs. The Discussion will revolve around how Black-owned businesses can grow as the nation begins to move out of heavy Covid-19 restrictions.
“We felt that this was a good way to cap off Black History Month,” says Kamatoy, who has produced nationally syndicated television and radio programs. “But it is also an excellent opportunity for Black business owners and entrepreneurs to share how they have managed to survive, and sometimes thrive, through the Covid-19 lockdowns. Then, looking forward, how can we help support other small businesses moving out of the heavy restrictions we have been under in California and other locations.”
As co-host, actor, comedian and producer Mark Christopher Lawrence, best known as Big Mike on the NBC series “Chuck,” will join the panel to discuss the effects the pandemic has had on the entertainment industry and how he and others are trying to help struggling actors and related businesses. In addition to his noteworthy entertainment career, Lawrence is an entrepreneur with several projects currently in the works.
Panelist Stephen “Steph” Groce is an entrepreneur and business and education advocate with strong ties to the San Diego community. In addition to his business activities, Groce has been the Chairman of the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission, a San Diego Unified School Board candidate, and California State Assessment Coordinator for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. He brings a unique perspective to the discussion.
Del Lewis, another member of the panel, is the founder of TriClare Business Holdings, a “venturepreneur” company that provides advisory services relating to business management and business operations. The company provides intellectual, and experience/expertise capital in exchange for a portion of equity in the client’s business venture.
Also joining the panel will be Tinicia Smith, President and Founder of Black San Diego: Empowering Our Community. Smith, who began the organization with a simple question on Facebook, is a business development professional with experience in the non-profit organization management industry. Her organization’s goal is to provide a platform for Black business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals to empower and strengthen the community.
Other invited guests to the panel, pending confirmation, include artist Tony Washington and San Diego entrepreneur and community leader Carlton Overstreet. The panel will air live via Restream on DavidKamatoy.com as well as multiple Facebook and YouTube accounts.
For more information, contact David Kamatoy at DavidKamatoy.com or DavidKamatoy.guru.
I have the honor to participate as presenter this year along side my good friends Mark Christopher Lawrence and Christian Hoff. Great to inspire the next generation of entertainers. Hoff and I used to run around the halls of San Diego Junior Theatre as kids and it's great we are still running around the halls. lol.
San Diego, CA (For Release) - The 41st annual Young Artist Academy™ Awards presenters will include NBC star and comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence, Tony Award winner Christian Hoff and television producer David Kamatoy on Saturday, November 21. This year, because of the ongoing restrictions for the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be presented virtually with live audience engagement via Zoom and YouTube Premieres beginning at 2:30 p.m. Hollywood time. (YoungArtistAcademy.org)
Mark Christopher Lawrence is the recipient of the 2012 San Diego Critics Circle’s Craig Noel Award – Outstanding Actor Of The Year. He is an international headliner who has worked with the likes of Sinbad, Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, and Jeff Foxworthy. Mark is best known for his series regular role as Big Mike on the NBC TV series CHUCK and has a recurring role on The PureFlix.com comedy hit, Malibu Dan, The Family Man. A strong supporter of youth actors and previous host of the 38th Young Artist Academy™ Awards, Mark will present the award for Supporting Role by a Young Artist in a Feature Film.
Christian Hoff is a Tony Award-winning native San Diego entertainer whose early training through the San Diego Junior Theater program set a course to Hollywood and Broadway. He has recorded two Grammy Award-Winning original cast albums for “Jersey Boys” and “The Who’s Tommy.” Christian’s resume is highlighted with originating the voice of Hanna-Barbera cartoon “Richie Rich.” This will be Christian’s first invitation by the Young Artist Academy™ where he will present the award for Supporting Role by a Teen Artist in a Feature Film.
David Kamatoy is host of The DavidKamatoy.com Show. As a television producer, he has been responsible for hundreds of episodes of business and lifestyle talk shows seen on BizTV and Youtoo America. David has worked closely with both Mark Christopher Lawrence and Christian Hoff over the years on a variety of entertainment and business projects. While he has been involved behind the scenes with the Young Artist Academy™, this will be David’s first invitation as a presenter. He will present the award for Leading Teen in a Web Series.
Established in 1978, the Young Artist Academy™ is Hollywood’s first and longest running youth awards and has honored many young artists who have gone on to become internationally acclaimed adult actors. This list includes such luminaries as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Ryan Reynolds, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The list of presenters this year will include Daily Show Host Trevor Noah, academy alumni Scarlett Johannson and Mario Lopez, Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men), Star Trek legend George Takei, and creature character actor Doug Jones (Shape of Water, Star Trek: Discovery). For more information about Young Artist Academy visit YoungArtistAcademy.org.
Here are a few personal takeaways from this interview...
Steven David Elliot and Rockstar connect reinforce the importance of being an extrovert at times in order to promote yourself, your brand and your business. This is hard in a pandemic and even harder for introverts. But Steven David Elliot and I both are introverts and extroverts. The trick is to just do it, fake it even if its just for 20 minutes or a networking event or a social media post.
Relationships, Building relationships is extremely important for business but also for referrals. Helping and connecting people creates a Karma like effect. Relationships in and out of Covid can be reinforced now by picking up the phone, sending an email and just checking in with people.
(Press Release) Multi-creative entrepreneur and television host and producer David Kamatoy has released his latest video from The DavidKamatoy.com Show on networking in the era of Covid 19 with author and entrepreneur Steven David Elliot. In the segment, “Networking in Covid-19 with Steven David Elliot,” the two discuss the creation of Elliot’s networking program, Rockstar Connect, and the challenges of networking in the coronavirus era.
After beginning a career in social work with the elderly, Steven David Elliot became interested in marketing after learning sales technique from a cousin. Remembering what his elderly clients had often said to him while in social work about regrets for things they had not done, Elliot decided to follow a dream and open up a bookstore. Eventually he had four successful bookstores, two each in North Carolina and Miami , Florida, which he ran for 15 years. Even in an era of growing online book sales, Elliot’s stores thrived because of his emphasis on networking.
“It’s not about what you sell; it’s about the people,” Elliot explains in the interview. “I would help people, and they would reward me by doing business with me.” This focus on networking continued to grow and developed into a consistent networking event that provided the help he needed in his business. “I’m not a small business when I have a networking event, because I have that big tribe, a nation of people who are around me.”
Elliot goes on in the interview to explain how this networking event then grew into what today is the Rockstar Connect series of networking events. His theory, which he has shown to be quite successful, is that if people did a consistent networking event every month, they would never have to do any other form of prospecting. This is the power behind Rockstar Connect events which focus around an event host who is featured through social media pushes. By building an event designed to provide attendees with what they need to be successful, the host earns their gratitude and their connections. Many times a person who was never at the event is inspired by an attendee to connect and do business with the host.
The interview concludes with a discussion on the continued importance of connections and networking during the current Covid-19 era and beyond. Kamatoy points out the challenges of the new generation placing an inordinate emphasis on social media connections in contrast to tried-and-true methods such as phone calls. “That’s something we need to reinforce again, that it’s so strongly about relationships first.” David Kamatoy is a multi-creative entrepreneur - a juggler both literally and figuratively. His mission is to support and inspire like-minded multi-creatives in taking their projects to the next level. With a background in entrepreneurship and entertainment, he has produced hundreds of nationally syndicated Radio and TV episodes. He works in media and business development for clients via KamatoyMedia Group and is co-founder of Jugglemail.com, a CRM, Email Marketing Web Platform. Juggle your business with jugglemail.com
For more information about David Kamatoy, visit DavidKamatoy.com or DavidKamatoy.guru
(Blog) Many of you have Googled yourselves, but most of you have been doing it wrong. Not wrong, necessarily, just not optimally. Googling or searching for yourself is basically typing your own name into a search engine like Google, Yahoo, Bing and seeing what comes up.
Most of us do this from a skewed perspective because we use the same search engine that we work from. The same site we do social media on, build our websites on and search for ourselves and related projects and brands. Your search history affects your results.
In order to Google yourself or search for yourself correctly, you should use an Incognito window in Chrome, an Inprivate window in Edge, or a private window in Opera. Your search is still most likely affected by your location, and for most of us that’s perfect. However, by using a VPN service you could see how you trend in another country.
Opera private has a built in VPN and I am happy to say that DavidKamatoy.com comes up #1 in Google in the Nederlands when searching for David Kamatoy.
Why should you Google Yourself?
Are you working on your personal brand as an Artist, Entrepreneur, Entertainer, A
uthor, Actor, Singer, or Media Personality? Maybe trying to apply for that next job?
If you are looking to blow it up on social media and the internet, the best thing you can do is to start by “Googling yours
elf” or searching for yourself, your brand, or your company to see what comes up. Study what comes up, compare that to the top searched sites, and then optimize accordingly.
We often base our branding decisions “on what we want,” but that has to be balanced with the reality of how people actually see you on the internet.
Google is the #1 Website in the United States according to Alexa.com.
ACTION: Open an “Incognito” Browser in Chrome or your favorite browser and search for yourself or your brand: “Your Name” “Your Brand” “Your Company Name.”
Tip: You want to type in your name or, if your name is not unique, then most likely your name + your occupation or company.
You want an incognito window so that your own search history does not bias the results.
You can also use a VPN to try to check results in other countries or areas.
If you can’t find your name because it’s generic, then that’s when you want to get a yourname.com URL, or you may consider changing your name or creating a stage name. (Just ask Michael Douglass aka Michael Keaton).
So the question is, what comes up? Does your website come up? Your Facebook account? Your IMDB?
Whatever you see is most likely what other people are seeing when they search for you. If someone meets you or does research on you, this becomes the first, second or third impression.
If you are using Chrome and Google, then you have technically Googled yourself.
Let’s dig deeper.
Within the world of Google we suggest looking at...
Other Search Engines
Follow a similar path on other search engines and browsers
Bing, Yahoo, Opera
Dogpile is a great search engine because it returns all the best results from the leading search engines.
YouTube.com is the #2 website in the United States according to Alexa.com.
Whatever or however you are searching for yourself, type it into YouTube.com
What videos show up? Do you have your own channel? Does someone else have a name or brand like yours? If you don't come up, then what does?
This is why Video is such a powerful tool. Google owns YouTube, and YouTube results feed into Google. A well-viewed, optimized video typically comes up in the Google Search.
Facebook.com is the #5 website in the United States according to Alexa.com
Search for your name, your brands, your company, and your hashtags on Facebook and other social media sites.
Top social media sites, and how you trend or rank in those sites, will show up not only on those sites but also in the search engines based on traffic.
Build your own name .com Website Yournameasabrand.com
Grabbing your name url as a .com, . net etc. is the top strategy that helps you to control your own message. Your own consistent blogging and content should be placed here, in addition to social media sites. Remember, you most likely do not own or control Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and your profiles can disappear or be banned overnight.
On that same point. Remember to build your own database using a system like jugglemail.com (Shameless Plug) to build, control and communicate with your fans or database.
Summary: Googling yourself or searching for yourself properly using private windows is the best place to start when trying to create and control your personal brand, your brands and your projects. Take note of what comes up and then strategize on how to optimize your presence using that information.
CTA: Call to Action, Action Action
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David Kamatoy, Multi-Creative Entrepreneur is a juggler figuratively and literally. Working in the fields of entrepreneurship and entertainment, the DavidKamatoy.com show is about his crazy journey as Jack of all Trades, Master of Some while working professionally in multiple fields. He and his team are often tasked by other entrepreneurs to help build their projects because of their eclectic backgrounds.