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The PR Maven Podcast

The PR Maven® Podcast is the combination of traditional networking techniques combined with the power of social media to build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

Dec 22, 2020

About the guest:    

Shane Leketa is a Navy veteran of 11 years and is currently working full time as an area manager for a cell phone company acting as a business consultant to private owners. He has a wife of 18 years, a son of 15 and a dog of 7.

Shane started his podcast about three years ago as he was working on the mental side of losing weight through blogging and journaling and then recording his audio thoughts. His podcast, CoffeeTalk with Liquidshano1973, has gained a hearty following, surpassing 175k downloads and over 1.75 million plays.

Shane’s vision and mission are to inspire, motivate and encourage others to truly become their authentic and true selves. Believe in yourself, see your self-worth and then, at the end of the day, put the work in going for your goals and dreams.


In the episode:    

Shane Leketa, also known as Liquidshano, shares how he passes along positivity in this episode. Shane talks about each of the ways he is trying to make a positive impact and how doing so has increased his podcast and social media followings. From waking up in the morning, looking in the mirror and describing what he is grateful for to joining TikTok to share positivity and creating avatars for people in exchange for donations that he uses to tip restaurant and bar workers, Shane is always spreading the power of positivity.

3:38 – Share explains what motivates him to motivate others.

5:04 – Shane talks about being able to share his message around the world, right from his living room.

6:05 – Shane defines the Oprah Effect.

10:31 – Nancy and Shane talk about building your network around your authentic self.

15:58 – In addition to his podcast, Shane shares where you can find him on the internet.

24:27 – Nancy asks where the name for Shane’s podcast came from.

27:22 – Shane talks about some new projects he is working on.

33:43 – Shane describes what he attributes his success to.

37:53 – Shane shares how COVID-19 has impacted his life and how he is trying to positively impact others.

43:35 – Shane describes where he sees himself in five years.

45:29 – Shane shares some resources that have helped him.



“Whether it's through brand recognition, whether it's just trying to build a business or whether it's just spreading positivity, it doesn't matter. Just go out there and be a positive influence. That's all we need to do in this world. We need it right now.” - Shane Leketa, host of CoffeeTalk with Liquidshano1973



CoffeeTalk with Liquidshano1973:


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No Finish Line Nation:

Weight Watchers:

Grow Your Audience, Grow Your Brand by Nancy Marshall:


The Portland Pod:

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Cowbell Grill & Tap:

O’Reilly's Cure Restaurant & Bar:

Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven:  



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Twitter: @liquidshano1973

TikTok: @liquidshano

Instagram: @liquidshano1973