Microdosing | The New Smart Drug?

Recently, while out to dinner with a few Silicon Valley Senior Management types ( Startup / Enterprise ), the question of how one could about achieving the “Limitless Effect” was brought up. Of course referring to the film Limitless, where Bradley Cooper’s character taps into his full potential by using a performance-enhancing smart drug that…

SwagSam’s First Book!

In January of 2017, I wrote down a goal to publish my first book by May 1st, 2018. On May 1st of 2018, Success with Swag(ger) my very first book was published. Honestly, this book I just completed was not the first topic I had in mind. Originally, I wanted to write a guide geared…

2018 SWAG Guide (Part 1: Public Speaking)

2018 SWAG Guide (Part 1: Public Speaking) I hope your 2018 is off to a great start! Every year, the largest SWAG Show of the year takes place right after CES in Mandalay Bay. I’ll tell you – 6 days in Vegas is too long! However, I’m more fired up for the new year than…

WhatUp, NOW DAILY.

People often ask how did the WhatUp Silicon Valley Podcast come about… Well, the truth is Sam is a huge fantasy football fan and after an early exit in the 2016 playoffs Sam substituted his listening of SiriusXM Fantasy Football shows for podcasts. First he saw that friends both in and outside of his SWAG…

Using your network to grow collectively

Earlier this year I was asked to write a monthly blog post for the promotional products (SWAG) leader in digital marketing services (PromoCorner). I just wrote a post about how to get started working with Virtual Assistants (VA’s) and it got me thinking… Why don’t I share these posts on my social network or with…

3 Easy Event Planning Tips

As a Recreation Major at Chico State I thought I might “grow up” to be going to work in board shorts and sandals doing something around boats, wakeboarding or something along those lines. Never did I ever think that all the wedding planning presentations I sat through would help me with professional career. Okay, so…

SWAG Done Right (with “BADASS Queen” Pia Silva)

Pia Silva is an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and even a contributor for Forbes Magazine. In her book “Badass Your Brand”, Pia teaches small service based businesses how to be more profitable by niching down on ideal clients while charging a premium price. I recently had the pleasure of recording a Podcast with Pia for the SwagSam…

It’s About Gen Z, not about Millennials

Millennials are a hot topic, but if you’re not preparing for Generation Z; then you’re missing out. I’m a millennial; and I first remember hearing about “marketing to millennials” back around 2006 or so at an Office Supply Conference in Las Vegas.  I remember our rep at the time being so pumped up that the…

The CHICO FEET Story (Change the Conversation)

Here’s a quick story of how you can change the conversation to “get noticed” and a few actionable steps to get started. I’ll start with the back story, but the point remains… The CHICO FEET business concept is more compelling than Sam Kabert selling office supplies/promotional products from Value Business Products. Not just a Sandal…

01: Hey, or as we like to say… WhatUp!

Welcome to our BLOG! Here you can expect to hear about random thoughts, upcoming events and everything in between. We began podcasting in January 2017 and the rest has been history! A new podcast is released weekly and we’ll send email updates from time to time.   Til next time, Sam & Serg