Miked Up Marchev

Miked Up Marchev

Regardless of your desire, industry knowledge or willingness to succeed, as soon as you hang out your “Open For Business” sign you soon realize that there are a few pieces of the puzzle you may have overlooked. If it is true that nothing ever happens until you sell something, it becomes apparent that a little sales training coupled to a few consistent marketing strategies might have been a good idea. It has been proven over time that hit and miss marketing efforts fail to achieve the desired and sought after business objectives. In his Podcast, Mike Marchev will provide ideas, tips, strategies and personal experiences designed to fuel your creative juices and keep you focused on the job at hand. Your success will not come by accident, but by improving your sales and marketing acumen by design and with a purpose. This Podcast is being produced for you.

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Recent Podcasts from Miked Up Marchev

Guaranteed Failure
July 26th, 2021 | Length 00:05:25

There are many ways to succeed and there are just as many ways to fail when it comes to growing a business in today's competitive environment. In today's episode, Mike is going to remind you of a guaranteed path to failure. The reference in today's episode is that a failure…
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First Impressions Are Very Important
July 16th, 2021 | Length 00:05:30

It has been said that first impressions are lasting. I believe that fist impressions are VERY important but it is the last impression that is lasting. That being said, in today's episode I want to give two examples of how easy it is to make a good first impression. Then it…
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July-8th, 2021- How To Become More Interesting
July 9th, 2021 | Length 00:07:17

In today's episode of Mike to my shed, Mike is going to clearly show you how to become a more interesting person my leaving your self interest behind and pouring a little fuel on other peoples stories. He will also call your attention to the fact that talk is very…
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It May Be Time To Simply "Back Off"
June 26th, 2021 | Length 00:05:04

Sometimes we can accomplish more by doing less. Sometimes we need to give ourselves a little space to better prepare ourselves for the challenges that confront us on a daily basis. In today's episode of Mike up Marchev I will be introduced to the sage advice that it is perhaps…
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Confidence. You have to dance like nobody's watching.
June 18th, 2021 | Length 00:09:09

Today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev  focuses on the very important concept of confidence. In today's session Mike will bring you full circle from the experience he had watching a children's dance recital to the importance of having confidence in your abilities when building a business. Very few things are more debilitating…
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Enthusiasm
June 13th, 2021 | Length 00:06:23

There is no question about it. Enthusiasm is an important ingredient for success in a watered down, "whoa is me" world. Give me a person with a bounce in their step over the guy or gal who walks around as if they feel they are being persecuted. Take a few…
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Someday
June 1st, 2021 | Length 00:06:04

Putting off important tasks until "someday" is a recipe for disaster. If not disaster, it certainly is not the shortest path to a successful future. I will agree it is the easiest response for scheduling a difficult assignment. In this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev . you will be given…
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Ironman 70.3 Lessons
May 21st, 2021 | Length 00:10:25

In this weeks podcast Mike is going to share with you a few lessons he learned while competing in the Gulf Coast 70.3 Ironman Triathlon competition. The good news is that Mike finished the swim and the bike elements of the race at age 72. The bad news is that…
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Moving On Without Being Scared
May 7th, 2021 | Length 00:09:18

What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail? That is the main topic of today's Mike'd Up Marchev episode. The answer is that you would attempt and accomplish a great deal if you removed the fear factor from your daily thought process. Mike also reminds you today that you…
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Leverage Your Already Good Ideas.
May 3rd, 2021 | Length 00:06:43

This week's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev reminds the listeners that it is okay to use ideas, proposals, presentations and past products again. By simply bringing them up to date and perhaps making a few pertinent edits, you can avoid reinventing the wheel while attempting to land a few new…
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You Had Me At Good-Bye
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:08:04

First impressions are very important. It is the last impression we make however, that sticks in the mind of our audience. Don't get lazy and let your guard down until you are out of sight and it is time to move on. Also, as a bonus reminder in this episode,…
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Listen - Internalize - Act
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:10:11

This week's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev introduces you to the acronym "LIA." These three letters stand for listening, internalizing and acting.Two additional messages follow Mike's take on "LIA" reminding you that each second/minute counts and is important in and of itself. The necessity for learning to say "no" wraps…
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You've Got This
April 9th, 2021 | Length 00:06:20

There is no better feeling than knowing that you were the right person for the job at this very moment. Where a lot of travel professionals go wrong is when they spend too much time wishing, hoping, dreaming, and praying that their future will be kind to them. As cozy…
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Balance Is The Key To A Well-Oiled "Machine"
April 2nd, 2021 | Length 00:08:39

A recent injury was the catalyst for this weeks episode of Mike'd UP Marchev. Trying to get back in shape too quickly in order to compete in an upcoming 70.3 Ironman Triathlon created a situation which I can say is most unpleasant at best. While seeking professional guidance in attempt…
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Don't Pet The Puppy
March 30th, 2021 | Length 00:51:05

Fasten your seat belts because today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev has over 50 minutes of solid, entertaining and career changing information. From petting puppy dogs to celebrating your accomplishments, Mike is going to have you riveted to your chair in anticipation of his next thought track.  From press release ideas…
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100 Bedtime Stories For Travel Professionals... and more
March 18th, 2021 | Length 00:06:41

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev Mike is going to share two ideas that surfaced in the past week. The first stems from a gift he recently received. It was a book that stimulated his thinking as it relates to his "next" book. His new title will sound something…
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When Procrastination Raises Its Ugly Head
March 14th, 2021 | Length 00:13:07

Mike has just returned from conducting a 10-day Mastermind Retreat in Cancun, Mexico. Along with Stuart Cohen, the boys met with 22 proactive travel professionals for two separate sessions of three days each to zero in on the challenges, issues, problems and concerns of travel entrepreneurs as they begin to…
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The "Spinnaker" Phenomenon
March 5th, 2021 | Length 00:06:33

Today's episode is coming to you from Cancun, Mexico. After a year of cancellations our Mastermind Owners Retreat is finally taking place at The Grand at Moon Palace. And what a beautiful place it is. Our group of professional travel agents is in our third day of collaboration and although…
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feb 25
February 25th, 2021 | Length 00:19:23

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev you are going to be introduced to a number of individual reminders which will have you thinking in the right direction. From thinking before you speak, to getting other people talking, in his easy to listen to down to earth delivery Mike is…
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A Number of Reminders ...
March 14th, 2021 | Length 00:19:23

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev you are going to be introduced to a number of individual reminders which will have you thinking in the right direction. From thinking before you speak, to getting other people talking, in his easy to listen to down to earth delivery Mike is…
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Getting Into Position To Win
February 18th, 2021 | Length 00:05:51

Michael McDowell was the winner of this year's Daytona 500 NASCAR race after fourteen tries. It took all 200 laps coupled with a last minute pile up. But he finally won by being in position to win. We have come to understand that the "favorite" does not always win. But in…
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It Is Opportunity Time
February 11th, 2021 | Length 00:08:08

In this episode Mike Marchev Mike is going to call your attention to the huge opportunity that exist today as a result of the fast-paced world we are living it. People have become frazzled, irritated, disoriented, and fed up with what has transpired in the last 12-months. You can blame…
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An Interview With Royal Caribbean's Vicki Freed, CTC
February 4th, 2021 | Length 00:42:06

Today's episode features a candid interview with Royal Caribbean's Vicki Freed who happens to be one of the most refreshing voices in the industry. As you will soon realize, Vicki is the "real deal." Among her sage advice was the reminder that all "red" lights eventually turn "green" and that…
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Authenticity and "Bogus" Excuses
January 28th, 2021 | Length 00:07:31

In this week's episode I decided to share my thoughts on the first two letters of the Salesman's Alphabet. Letter "A" stands for authenticity and Letter "B" stands for bogus. There are more reminders like these as we work through the alphabet. Let me know if you want to move…
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Training (And Practice) Works Wonders
January 21st, 2021 | Length 00:06:00

In this episode Mike shares his candid thoughts on how proper and diligent training builds confidence which leads to polished and highly respected skills. The sad truth is that too many good people allow their mind to entertain negative self-talk resulting in their quitting too soon. Mike underscores the absolute need…
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Sales Lessons From Watching The Queen's Gambit
January 14th, 2021 | Length 00:42:21

In this episode I chatted with Dr. Rob Gilbert from Montclair State University. We discussed various sales lessons gleaned from watching this Netflix "best watched" program. The story involves a young girl who later becomes more than just proficient at the game of chess. (Watch it if you can.) The…
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Your Mindset & Your Potential
January 7th, 2021 | Length 00:09:09

It has been said many times over the years that it is not as much what happens as it is how you respond to what happens. It is important during times of change and challenge that we keep things in perspective. In today's episode Mike features Scotland's famous Tattoo Military…
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Work Hard Today To Avoid Disappointment Tomorrow
January 1st, 2021 | Length 00:06:11

There will be no "Magic Pill" attached to the New Year. 2021 will be exactly what you make it. And this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev, Mike reminds us of the wisdom of Yankee coach Casey Stengel. Waiting and hoping everything will turn out for the best is a game…
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Mike'd Up Marchev-Distance Per Stroke
December 24th, 2020 | Length 00:14:10

Today's episode reminds us that "these are the good ole days" regardless of the shenanigans going on in the world. It appears that there is finally some light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and people will soon be planning their next get-away. Mike draws your attention to the…
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Delay Your Launch. Enjoy The Benefits.
December 16th, 2020 | Length 00:06:36

Announcing an upcoming event too early can often result in a less-than-attractive registration. In this episode Mike introduces the benefits of delaying the launch of your program's registration until "the table has been adequately set." There is a book written by Jeff Walker titled LAUNCH that walks the reader through…
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12.10.20-The Power of Your Voice
December 10th, 2020 | Length 00:07:39

There is an old saying that reminds us that first impressions are lasting. Well I happened believe that first impressions are very important but it is the last impression that is lasting. That being said, your first impression often is that of your voice without any body language to support your…
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Sales-Letter
December 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:11:08

The sales letter has become a lost art. But not unlike many business-building tools, it just might be time to reintroduce this strategy back into your arsenal of selling tools. A good letter is one that gets opened, gets read and induces some form of action or response. In short,…
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Come On In. My Restrooms Are Clean
November 26th, 2020 | Length 00:08:30

Mike is going to share a true experience with you that underscores the importance of making a good first impression. Although today's example deals with a restroom in a coffee shop, the lesson transcends all industries and most businesses. The first step is to "get them in the door." A second…
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Are You Chasing The Nose of Your Business Enterprise?
November 19th, 2020 | Length 00:05:26

In today's episode, Mike uses his personal experiences with flying airplanes and captaining sailboats as model pictures reminding us of the importance of planning, thinking and preparing for what is to come next. Chasing the nose is a strategy of futility. Getting out in front, and sculpting a "what's next"…
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Do You Want To Pay The Price?
November 12th, 2020 | Length 00:05:37

Mike touches on two important topics today. The first reminds us of the simple 4-step system for accomplishing more. You will soon see that this is not rocket science but the logic behind this 4-step approach will soon have you achieving more in very short order. Mike will also throw a…
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Knowing vs Doing
November 4th, 2020 | Length 00:05:39

In today's episode, Mike reminds his audience that they probably already know everything they need to know in order to succeed. The human short-coming involves forgetting what has worked in the past and continuing to provide the basic tenants to your daily activities. Mike equates our lives to the swinging motion…
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Bubble Group Travel: Today's Opportunity
October 29th, 2020 | Length 00:14:45

In this special episode Mike interviews old time friend and industry magazine editor Jeff Gayduk. Always respected, always candid but honest as the day is long, Jeff shares his personal experiences regarding group travel as it is picking up momentum again. This interview was short, on point and meaningful. Tune…
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Interview
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:07:05

Heaven knows there is not a shortage of ways to go to market these days. But perhaps one overlooked, low stress and high return method is the personal interview. In this week's episode Mike shares a recent tip from a professionals speaking coach and suggests that you consider sampling this…
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The Interview As a Marketing Strategy
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:07:05

Heaven knows there is not a shortage of ways to go to market these days. But perhaps one overlooked, low stress and high return method is the personal interview. In this week's episode Mike shares a recent tip from a professionals speaking coach and suggests that you consider sampling this…
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Power of Words
October 16th, 2020 | Length 00:08:07

In this week's episode Mike will share his thoughts on the power of words. By simply changing a word, or adding a few more your sincerity and meaningful relationship development can be significantly enhanced. "Luv ya," "No problem," "How ya doing?" "Thanks," and "Yeah" can be improved upon with very…
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Fly vs Screen
October 8th, 2020 | Length 00:07:17

Sometimes shear tenacity and old fashion grit and determination aren't enough to get the job done. Many of today's worthwhile accomplishments come as a result of doing the right things at the right time. "Timing" is as important today as ever. In this episode, Mike will share a true story…
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Three Possible Outcomes With New Acquaintances
October 8th, 2020 | Length 00:05:44

When you meet people for the first time only three outcomes can result. People can feel better having met you. People can feel worse having met you. And people have no feelings one way or the other; you make no impact whatsoever. The obvious strategy for starting new and meaningful…
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People Like People Who Like Them
October 1st, 2020 | Length 00:08:37

There is a natural reciprocal phenomenon that we all have a tendency to like the people who like us. In this episode, Mike shares his experiences with his first girlfriend. His biggest challenge was to find out who she was once he found out he had a girlfriend. Sixty-one years…
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Business Lessons From The Morning Crossword Puzzle
September 24th, 2020 | Length 00:05:31

Some answers come more easily than others.  While many initial unknowns simply require a little more information. In this episode Mike uses his early morning crossword puzzle ritual as a business model you can take to the bank. With no clear explanation at hand, some problems simply require a little…
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Why You?
September 23rd, 2020 | Length 00:04:13

We often assume prospects understand the benefits we bring to the relationship. In most instances, this is simply not the case. A little reflection now and then helps clarify our value in our own minds first. Then, and only then can we present the true picture to prospects. In this…
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The Only Two Types of People You Will Ever Come In Contact With
September 17th, 2020 | Length 00:04:57

There are over 7 billion people on our plant and you and I can segment them into just two categories. In this episode, Mike will share with you his most often repeated message from over 35 years of sharing sales and marketing reminders. This is a deep as Mike gets…
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Three Questions Needing Answers Sooner Rather Than Later
September 11th, 2020 | Length 00:05:54

Meeting people for the first time can either help or hinder future relationships. In this week's episode, Mike will call your attention to the three questions "strangers" will be asking themselves having been introduced to you for the first time. Once you prepare yourself for these three questions you will…
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Drop Your Rock
September 7th, 2020 | Length 00:08:23

Today's podcast has two messages. The first one reminds us of the importance of shedding our useless baggage. Mike refers to this as "Dropping our rocks." We can't afford to put up with any negative behaviors that are not contributing to our success. In Part Two Mike reminds us that more…
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Are You Making a Difference?
September 7th, 2020 | Length 00:04:58

In this episode, Mike puts his heart on his sleeve and shares a moment of realization that came to light during a memorial service of all places. I guess the hidden message here is to live life like you are dying but as long as you are here, why not…
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It All Begins With Digging a Hole
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:18

The analogy of digging a hole in order to find oil is highly pertinent to any industry. There comes a time were the planning must come to a rest and action take its place. In this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev Mike reminds us that sometimes it is wise to…
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The Secret To Your Success: Stop Trying To Sell
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:42

The truth is that nobody likes to be sold. Salespeople over the years have earned a poor reputation described with words like manipulative, aggressive, dishonest, pushy, fast-talking, and self-centered. For us true sales professionals nothing could be further from the truth. Our one and only objective is to help people.…
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Connection
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:04:38

We oftentimes overlook the obvious. Pursuing opportunities at the expense of focusing on what is important is an error too many entrepreneurs make on a daily basis. Take a moment to reintroduce yourself to clients who may begin feeling that you are taking them for granted. Listen to a major…
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Consistent "Connection" Is The Key
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:38

We oftentimes overlook the obvious. Pursuing opportunities at the expense of focusing on what is important is an error too many entrepreneurs make on a daily basis. Take a moment to reintroduce yourself to clients who may begin feeling that you are taking them for granted. Listen to a major…
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Notre Dame: Take Three
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:06:57

Today's episode features the effectiveness of "second effort." Listen to how Mike became accepted to the University of Notre Dame with poor SAT scores and low class ranking. After being officially rejected, Mike wrote three letters before receiving a spot in ND's 1968 freshmen class. This is a lesson worth…
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My Notre Dame Story: Three Times a Charm
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:57

Today's episode features the effectiveness of "second effort." Listen to how Mike gained acceptance to the University of Notre Dame with poor SAT scores and a poor class rank. After being officially rejected, Mike wrote three letters before receiving an invitation to join Notre Dames' clas of '71.This is a…
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The "Likeability" Factor
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:21

Service excellence is a given in these competitive times. But competence alone does not ensure a profitable future. Do not sell likeability short. People will continue to gravitate towards those they feel comfortable around. All things being equal, people will do business with people they like. In this week's short reminder…
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Likability
August 31st, 2020 | Length 00:06:21

Service excellence is a given in these competitive times. But competence alone does not ensure a profitable future. Do not sell likability short. People will continue to gravitate towards those they feel comfortable around. All things being equal, people will do business with people they like. In this week's short reminder…
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Three Key Business-Building Percentages
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:44

Once you understand the importance of these three percentages as they relate to establishing business relationships you will be lightyears ahead of your competition. The truth is you will soon be riding these percentages straight to the bank.…
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The Importance of Visibility And The Rule of 7
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:38

It is your responsibility to remain visible in the eyes of your prospects and clients without coming across as being too aggressive, pushy, or manipulative. The Rule of 7 is a good guide to ensure you remain top-of-mind without overdoing it. This simple rule will position you as the go-to…
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The Times Are Changing
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:57

You will be the same person you are a year from now except for the people you hang out with and the books you read. Bobby Dylan sang it in the '60s and it is just as true today. If you don't start swimming you will soon sink like a…
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Eye Contact
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:08:56

Mike's introductory marketing lesson on the power of eye contact and how you may not be as good at it as you think!…
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Mike Marchev- Meet the Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:01:06

Introducing Mike Marchev's newest media outlet for his quick, practical business and marketing skills.  Get to know Mike briefly and what to expect from his weekly dose of encouragement and business pointers. …
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Mike Marchev

Mike Marchev


Mike Marchev chose to take a circuitous route through the first 71-years of his life. His experiences, successes, failures and unwavering sense of humor qualify him as a guy worth listening to. Perhaps of more importance, he is a practicing practitioner you can actually learn something from.

Mike has earned a…

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