Excelsior Journeys with George Sirois

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Jacqueline Yeung Has a Map for You to Navigate Clubhouse

It's Part 3 of our Clubhouse miniseries, and like all social media apps, Clubhouse has its share of positives and negatives. Fortunately, author Jacqueline Yeung is here to sit down with host & producer George Sirois about her new book The Clubhouse Phenomenon. In addition to helping you identify various pitfalls and possibilities, this book is for entrepreneurs who want to understand more about behavioral marketing, and for those who want to maximize the benefits without sacrificing your mental health.

Get your copy of The Clubhouse Phenomenon here: https://www.amazon.com/Clubhouse-Phenomenon-JacQueline-Yeung-ebook/dp/B092TKS3S6

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Podcaster and Clubpod Rep Melissa Bright Wants to Celebrate Your Wins on Clubhouse

It's Part 2 of the Excelsior Journeys Clubhouse miniseries, and this week host & producer George Sirois sits down with fellow podcaster Melissa Bright. Melissa tells her story of how she got into podcasting with her show "The Bright Side of Life," how Clubhouse opened the door to being a representative for ClubPod - the best podcast-related group on the app - and much more.

UPDATE: Clubhouse is now available to Android users! So if you would like an invite, please send a screenshot of your subscription to Excelsior Journeys (on Apple Podcasts or any of the other dozen platforms) to george@hesgotit.com

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Voice Actors Ellie Rodz and Aly Del Vee Have Opened Their Clubhouse to You!

It is Part 1 of the Clubhouse mini-series for Excelsior Journeys, and to celebrate this audio-based app - and get the Android users acquainted with it - host & producer George Sirois welcomes voice actors Ellie Rodz and Aly Del Vee. The two share their experiences with getting into VO, discovering Clubhouse and quickly falling in love with it, collaborating on their own club within the app, the 529 Voice Over Competition (where Ellie, Aly, and George made the Top 16 semi-finals after over a hundred competitors), and more!

This episode has been sponsored by the anthology All Things Weird and Strange. Get your copy on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3nU1TPz), Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3eJXMkM), and other major booksellers.

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Jessica Marie Baumgartner Writes Up Some Chicken Soup for Your Soul!

Jessica Marie Baumgartner's writing can be seen all over your bookstore: in the children's section, in speculative fiction, even non-fiction in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book! And now, with her participation in the All Things Weird and Strange anthology coming out May 4, she sits down with Excelsior Journeys host & producer George Sirois to discuss her history in this wonderful world of writing.

Pre-order the All Things Weird and Strange Anthology before May 4: https://amzn.to/2QUtTpE

Visit Jessica's website here: https://jessicamariebaumgartner.com/

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Dr Melissa Hurt is Ready to Take On Imposter Syndrome

More often than not, creative people deal with the crippling self-doubt and self-defeating voices that make up Imposter Syndrome, the belief that you are a fraud and you don't deserve your success. This week's episode of Excelsior Journeys introduces the latest adversary to Imposter Syndrome: author/teacher/communications coach Dr. Melissa Hurt. This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Melissa, an old friend from their Godwin High School days, and hears her story of how she reached her own personal milestones and how she has committed herself to helping others reach theirs.

Jeffrey Deskovic Fought to Overturn His Own Conviction and is Now Fighting for Others

Arrested at 16 and wrongfully convicted at 17, Jeffrey Deskovic spent 16 years in a men's maximum security prison fighting to prove his innocence. After a re-run of DNA overturned his conviction, Jeffrey went back to school to get his Bachelor's degree, then his Masters, then his law degree while founding the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice. This week, host & producer George Sirois has the privilege to sit down with Jeffrey and hear his complete story.

Donate to the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice by clicking here: https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/

Watch the documentary short Conviction, which tells Jeffrey's story, by clicking here: https://amzn.to/3wPLNdI

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Britney Spears Guitarist Zach Comtois Has Some Non-Toxic Stories to Tell

More than twenty years after meeting him, host & producer George Sirois sits down with acclaimed musician Zach Comtois, who has lots of stories to tell about working with blues legend Keb' Mo', rapper Bryce Vine, and - for the full run of her Las Vegas residency - Britney Spears! 

Check out Zach's Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/zachcomtois/?hl=en

See Zach in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upBJSHX-_FI

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Actress Jen Eldridge and Emmy Award Winner Carl Hansen are Right at Home in Hollywood!

For the latest episode of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois speaks with actress Jen Eldridge - his high school Drama I, II, and III classmate from 1991-1994 - and her husband, writer / producer / director / Emmy Award-winner Carl Hansen. This creative duo have been in the film & television industry for more than 20 years now, and they have lots of inspiring stories to share about how they made their opportunities happen rather than just let them come, how they collaborated on various award-winning short films, their latest productions for the Easter Seals Disability Film Challenge, and much more!

Jen's 2021 Easter Seals film "The Over 40 Files" can be seen here: https://youtu.be/CDZNCVJjJ0k

Carl's 2021 Easter Seals film "Archaic Intergalactic Extraterrestrials" can be seen here: https://youtu.be/CDZNCVJjJ0k

See more of their work at the Beverly Entertainment Vimeo page: https://vimeopro.com/beverlyentertainment/films/video/479742277

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Host and Producer George Sirois Has an Excelsior Journey to Share

In February of 2021, host & producer George Sirois sat down with bestselling author (and previous guest) Amy Hale on her YouTube show Creative As Hale (Best. Title. Ever.) to discuss his own journey as an international bestselling author, voice actor, audiobook narrator, and podcaster. To celebrate Episode 80, here is the complete audio from that conversation, which included a Q&A from YouTube Live viewers (George's mother and aunt were among the viewers). 

Creative As Hale is part of The Rising Tide Broadcast Network: https://www.facebook.com/RisingTideBroadcastNetwork

Amy's show Creative As Hale can be found here: https://youtu.be/lSUt63GbDGs

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Actress Catia Ojeda and Writer/Director Alex Goldberg Gave Us Closure

With several film festival official selections and awards given to the dark comedy Closure, it's safe to say that actress Catia Ojeda and writer/director Alex Goldberg make a terrific team, both professionally and personally. And this week, they both sat down with host & producer George Sirois to discuss their respective Excelsior Journeys in both theatre and film. 

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