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Mark Baratto has over 15 years of marketing and sales experience specializing in Psychological based Sales & Marketing, Story Creation, and Customer Acquisition. His expertise lies in understanding people’s psyche, what motivates them, and the behavioral science behind what drives their actions - using 30 years of tested & proven persuasion principles. He provides proven psychological skills that help his clients capture the attention of their dream customer, turning them into life-long raving fans.

How Artist Anna Sweet is Making Waves in the Art Community

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with artist, gallery and studio owner, Anna Sweet. We talk about how she went from photographer to artist and hit pay dirt, her humble upbringing (1 of 9 kids), and how her competitive nature keeps her humble, yet drives her harder than ever to continue to grow. More…

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Key West Bed & Breakfast Talk With Rich Pesce

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Rich Pesce to talk about how he started his construction management business in Lower Manhattan months before September 11th, and how he became a real estate investor in three Key West Bed & Breakfast Inns: The Inn on Fleming, Coco Plum Inn Bed & Breakfast, and Key…

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The Smokin’ Tuna’s Menu Gets a Five Star Overhaul With Celebrity Chef B

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with famed Chef Bill Hunt, the new head chef at the even more famous Smokin’ Tuna Saloon. We talk about big changes happening at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon when it comes to their menu and how his Boston work ethic mixed with his trust in the people that…

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How The Perry Hotel Key West, Went From Idea, To Boutique Hotel Juggernaut

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Jenny Lorenz, the Director of Marketing at The Perry Hotel Key West. We go over why the Hotel chose Stock Island to call itself home, all of the expansion plans happening in November (2019), and the truth about booking your hotel with an online company, compared to…

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Food Truck Talk with Taco Grilla

Have you ever seen the movie “Chef” and dreamed of selling it all, buying a food truck and hitting the open road? In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down, (right outside the food truck) with Amy Clarke-Van Schoor, one of the co-owners of the highly addicting, Taco Grilla. We talk about how they got started…

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Key West Pottery Talk with Artist Adam Russell

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Adam Russell, one half of the successful Key West Pottery, in his famed gallery on the doubly famed, Duval Street. The audio is a bit dodgy on this episode, but there were too many brain nuggets to not publish it. We talked about the artist journey and…

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Tricia Coyne Talks Southern Eats with a Twist at Firefly Restaurant

In the episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Tricia Coyne, the owner of the modern chef-driven Firefly restaurant. We talk about Fireball shots, Great White sharks, her Bubba Award, and how she took her restaurant idea from a college dream into a successful Key West hotspot. More About Firefly Restaurant Firefly is a modern, chef-driven…

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How Keith St. Peter is keeping the bar scene cool with GlitchCraft

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Keith St. Peter, the owner of Kojin Noodle Bar and once famed, “The Porch,” on his new venture, GlitchCraft. We talk about why he and his partners are keeping the bar scene cool and scratching their itch by creating a place they love hanging out at themselves. It’s…

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Love In Bloom with Kristy Geary

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Kristy Geary, the owner of Love In Bloom flower shop.  We talk about her days as a youngster at Sloppy Joes, how she took a leap of faith and jumped head first into a brand new business, and all her secret spots in Key West. MORE ABOUT…

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Hotel Talk with Carol Wightman of the Marquesa Hotel

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Carol Wightman, one of the owners of the famed Marquesa Hotel to discuss, what it takes to run a successful hotel, some famed guests that have stayed at the hotel, and what the “hotel life” in Key West really looks like. Be on the listen for Carol’s…

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Landscape Design Talk with Craig Reynolds

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Craig Reynolds to discuss how he created a widely successful landscape architect business on our small 2×4 mile island. Craig’s one of a kind hardscape and landscape design has set him up as HGTV’s Ultimate Outdoor Winner 2019. MORE ON CRAIG via HGTV’s Interview Craig Reynolds has 22…

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Fantasy Fest & Event Planning with Nadene Grossman Or

In our first episode, Mark Baratto speaks with Nadene Grossman Orr who handles all of the planning for Fantasy Fest, the Annual Key West Songwriters Festival, and many more events through her company We’ve Got The Keys. We go deep into why she moved to Key West and what she loves about living and working…

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Episode 24: Do You Have The Will to Put in the Work?

In this episode, Cameron Shayne and Mark Baratto discuss how this one little thing you can do every day that will create extraordinary results over time.

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Episode 23: The Wall, an Instagram Egg, & a Ton of Laughs

In the episode, Mark Baratto and Cameron Shayne discuss current events happening in the world and how you can apply this way of thinking into positively impacting your life.

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Episode 22: F#$K Budokon – The Fight Focus Podcast

In this episode, Cameron is interviewed by Buck Grant on his informative show, “The Fight Focus Podcast.” Cameron Shayne is the founder of Budokon, a Mixed Movement Art that includes martial arts, calisthenics, Mobility, and yoga. I trained with him over a month ago during a 5-day immersion for mobility work and got to know…

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Episode 21: What Kind of Leader are You?

In this episode, Cameron Shayne & Mark Baratto discuss and define what it means to be a strong leader and how you may need to be disagreeable in the short term in order to make long-term change.

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Episode 1: The Modern Man & His Relationship with Modern-Day Yoga

In this first episode, Cameron Shayne & Mark Baratto discuss the modern man and his relationship with modern-day yoga.

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Episode 19: The Secrets to Success of High-Level Athletes

Have you ever wondered how professional athletes perform at such high levels?  In this episode, Cameron Shayne & Mark Baratto reveals the secrets Cameron has learned from training these athletes, and how we can all apply them to our lives.

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