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Terry Torok Works With Influencers & A List Artists Who Have 'Causes'

The Debbie Nigro Show

Release Date: 02/09/2024

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Once a week I cover trends and trending topics on my radio show. On this show I cover "fluting" as a hot 2024 design trend and "grounding shoes," as a current meta trend. Oh and how 98% of influencers are making less than 100K not millions as you might have been led to believe.

Yet these days everybody and their mother and grandmother too, wants to be an influencer, which would be fine if everybody had a good cause they were trying to influence. 

Terry Torok who joined me in the studio this week has a company called 'Creative Intelligence Agency' and represents rising Influencers & A-List Artists with Causes. People like George Clooney, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Jamie Fox, Kevin Bacon, and Deepak Chopra. His focus is on creating films and projects of positive impact. 

Terry has worked in Entertainment Media for 30 years, including brand sponsorships for the Super Bowl 1/2-time show, 4 Olympics and 3 World Cups. He was also one of the original pioneers of Esports, creating the first world competitions, tours, TV series and the first Esports arenas in Times Square. Terry is also the Executive Producer at Live from Earth Entertainment.

Terry and Deepak Chopra just collaborated on a new game called 'Graticube'. They’ve gamified a way to more meaningful conversations for people interested in connecting deeper with others. 

Graticube is a game that aligns with my own personal mission to inspire more authentic connections and conversation between perfect strangers, best friends, family, and co-workers. It's the same reason I wrote a book called "How To Talk To Strangers Advice from a Professional Stranger Talker" that just debuted on Amazon.

The Graticube game involves dice and cards that prompt players to share stories and foster deeper connections during gameplay.

 Terry and I discussed the importance of establishing trust for meaningful  interactions and we talked about how social media platforms like LinkedIn often lack genuine conversation, even though you’d assume a platform for connecting in business would see a higher rate of returned messages after you’ve reached out to someone.

 Fortunately, Terry and I are the kind of people who respond! LOL We originally met on LinkedIn, and established the trust and connection which led to this warm and wonderful in-person catch up. 

 Enjoy this podcast of our live inspiring conversation on The Debbie Nigro Show .