On The C Spot last Thursday was Fritz Coleman, Southern California’s “Best Weathercaster” – [NBC] Channel 4 News since 1982; a stand up comedian and  serious humanitarian, Fritz has been honored for his dedication to community service many times.  In 1999 the City of Los Angeles named Fritz Coleman the “Treasure of Los Angeles.” He received the  Humanitarian of the Year Award from the US House of Representatives for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the American Red Cross.  In 2004 Fritz received two Humanitarian Awards, one from the Shelter Partnership and the other from the California Hospital Medical Center.  Fritz’s love for life and family is his nature.   No wonder he also loves to be a stand-up comic.  Fritz has performed at The Improv and The Ice House, and on September 28, 2013 he’ll bring his act,  “Fritz and Friends an Evening of Comedy” to VIC (Valley Interfaith Council), in support of its assistance program for the elderly.  What drives Fritz Coleman?  What’s it like to be on TV for 31 years talking about the weather? How did Fritz inspire me to get closer to the open mic?    You may be thinking, “what has this got to do with marketing?”   It has everything to do with marketing! Whenever I can use my show to bring attention to serious and worthy causes then The C Spot IS the marketing tool.  Internet radio reaches around the world.  Internet radio lives online in podcasts forever.  It’s available to share and download 24/7 365!   What better way to keep a cause alive than to do so through Internet Radio?  It’s the smartest marketing tool today!   It is our responsibility as humans to use our voice to make this world a better place.  Of course, in true Cooper style, I reveal secret Fritz sightings as far back as 1989 on Sunset Blvd., and bring to light 3 degrees of separation that we share on many levels.  Remember, September 28, 2013 at 6PM at VIC 818-880-4842 ext 3002 for donations, tickets and VIP seating and reception – it’s sure to be Fritzmania! – delivering over 350,000 meals on wheels a year and so much more!  Thanks for listening!

Listen to the podcast of the show here:!/id513363396?i=165178133&mt=2

2,000 Cheese Cakes…really?

Holding gift boxes full of delicious cookies from I Baked it Myself after the show.
Holding gift boxes full of delicious cookies from I Baked it Myself after the show.

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Cheryl Canter-Valesella, Owner of “Baked it Myself” Event and Catering company is in the house and I am loving it!  What an inspiration – we totally rocked it today.

It’s not easy – it’s hard work to start to have your own business, never mind how scary it is!  But what do you do when the light goes on and the door opens?   Do you take it?   Or do you say, “Next year…”  14 years ago Cheryl’s 4th of July cake would change her life and… catering in Hollywood.  Forever.  In fact, Lisa Kudrow, Cheryl’s friend; and Phoebe Buffay on the sitcom Friends said, “You can name it “I Baked it Myself” because I won’t have to lie if someone asks me.”  Love it!

After the show I got to thinking – what was the message today?   What if Cheryl didn’t go to that BBQ on 4th of July?  Or brought the cake?  What’s it really about?  Is it being in the right place at the right time?  Or is it realizing that you are always in the right place?  So, are you still waiting to bake your cake for the BBQ?  It’s said that entrepreneurs aren’t made, they’re born.  It couldn’t be more true than with Cheryl.   In 50 minutes she manages to be organically inspiring about how hard work, long hours, and lot’s of sugar – makes the medicine go down!  It’s conversation as usual at The C Spot – so press play and enjoy.

BTW – You have to check out and see who in Hollywood is eating brownies, snicker doodles, lemon bars, cheese cake, banana coconut pudding, prosciutto and pears, brie and catsup, mac and cheese, Jell-O shots, bread pudding, raw tuna, cooked tuna, blue tuna…   Make sure to leave us a review if listening on iTunes, or C Spot Talk  [FB] or 140 @cspottalk