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Off-the-cuff with Machete Kills actor Billy Blair

Machete Kills actor, Billy Blair talks with Ashley Berges about life, film, & anger.

Part I:  What’s up Billy Blair?

Part II:  Machete Kills, Revenge, and Blair

Machete Kills actor Billy Blair talks with Ashley Berges Perspectives

Perspectives aired for several months on Perspectives with Ashley Berges. 

Catch the latest sensation, The Perspectives Pulse every Sunday beginning at 8:28pm CST.

The Perspectives Pulse is hosted by  J.R. Atkins & Ashley Berges.  

Each week, Perspectives listeners will hear about upcoming networking events on the “Perspectives Pulse” by J.R. Atkins.  As an author, speaker and consultant, J.R. makes us aware of events where we can meet others and learn about issues that will help us become the people we are called to be.

The only difference between ourselves today and years from now are the books we read and the people we meet. Lets get out of our comfort zone and reach for the stars by attending events sponsored by: businesses, non-profit its, and organizations, by attending events such as happy hours, Meet-ups, showcases, book releases, author talks, leadership conferences, and other viable activities where quality people can be found. In addition to the Perspectives Pulse weekly broadcast, you can find event information at J.R.’s company website at:


Don’t miss every Sunday when The Perspectives Pulse gives you the 411 on where to go and what to attend when it comes to networking, socializing, attending world renowned leadership conferences, and getting more Perspective.  Every week we will be giving away tickets & prices to our listening audience.  Keep the AM dial on 570AM, or your computer, iPad, iPhone, or Droid phone on (enter KLIF in search and you have us live every Sunday.) The direct link is:

Catch The Perspectives Pulse every Sunday at 8:28Pm.  J.R. & Ashley discuss the latest events for you to network, make new friends, spend time with people with similar interests, and most importantly be yourself.  Tickets to upcoming social and networking events are given away to callers every Sunday.

CALL IN @ 888-787-5543 on Sundays between 8-9pm CST to WIN tickets and prizes!


Perspectives with Ashley Berges


Perspectives with Ashley Berges

Events Worth Considering

9/3   Will Your Biz Idea Work?

9/3   The First Tuesday Networking Group

9/4   The CXO Collective of Dallas

9/5   American Marketing Association Happy Hour

9/6   1st Friday Urban Professional Happy Hour

9/9   Social Media Overview with J.R. Atkins

9/9   HootUp with SEO/SEM Group

9/12 DFW ATW Exec Leadership Forum

9/13 From Social Media to Mobile Apps with J.R. Atkins

9/13 Friday Night Salon with Dallas Humanities & Culture

9/14 Kollaboration Dallas 2013

9/15 DFW Independent Publishers Meetup

9/16 Social Media Overview with J.R. Atkins

9/16 Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Benghazi Attack

9/17 D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2013

9/18 The Marketing of the Ford F-150

9/18 Can Brick & Mortar Stores Survive?

9/19 ArtOfficial

9/20 TEDxCity2.0 Simulcast

9/21 Opening of Dallas Arboretum Children’s Garden

9/23 Facebook Basics & Why with J.R. Atkins

9/24 Last Tuesday Happy Hour at The Ritz Carlton

9/25 Network After Work ~ Dallas

9/25 George Packer…History of the New America

9/26 Membership in the Digital Age

9/28 Dallas PMI Workshop with J.R. Atkins

9/30 Facebook Basics & Why with J.R. Atkins



Tech Titans Awards Gala Friday August 23rd 

The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the largest technology trade association in Texas and will host the 13th annual Tech Titans gala on Friday, August 23, at the InterContinental Dallas Hotel, sponsored by Ericsson.

The Tech Titans awards gala is a black-tie event celebrating the achievements of cutting-edge leaders whose ideas have elevated technology in North Texas. Categories include:

 Fast Tech

 Emerging Company Innovation & CEO

 Corporate Innovation, CEO & CTO

 Tech Inventors and Investors

 Future Tech titans from High School and College

Cost: $195

(RSVP & More info:


Tip of the week: Prepare before you go: Who will be there, what do they do, how can you help them?


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Building LinkedIn for Business, Monday August 12th


LinkedIn continues to grow as a business building social media tool. It starts with setting up a profile, continues through building out the company page to running a campaign.

This workshop will start with the “why” and quickly move through the “how” of using LinkedIn to grow your business. Some of the topics to be addressed:

 Building a Successful Profile

 Sharing your Subject Matter expertise

 3 Keys to success with Social Media

 Driving business via relationships

 Resources to learn more

 LinkedIn & Outlook/Google+

 In Mail

* This is a hands-on workshop. Bring your laptop and set up your LinkedIn profile and we will take it from there.

Price includes light food and beverages.

Cost: $75 with coupon code JR4DRT

More info: 

(Ticket Sales:


J.R.’s Tip of the week: How to evaluate a networking event? The most important element? Is there an environment of giving and sharing? Does the group act from the principal of “Give to Get”? In not, be careful.

If you have to jump through to many hoops, be careful. Example: Attend 7 times, hold 7 individual meetings, bring 7 guest, … this could be a red flag that the networking sponsors are more into getting than giving.

Look for mutual respect and examples of how business is done. If there are good, value based business relationships created, then you have found a good group to network with.


J.R. Atkins –– 214-707-1705 –


August 4 – August 10, 2013

The Small Business Start-up Workshop Friday August 9th 

This three hour workshop will help you explore whether or not you fit the entrepreneurial model. Also, a detailed discussion examining the different business format options there are, and which is best for you. 6:00-9:00pm at the Dallas Small Business Development Center, just South of Down Town Dallas

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is currently the largest management assistance program serving the business sector in the United States. Implementation of the program, upon completion of the annual cooperative Agreement, rests with each SBDC State or Region Director and the sponsoring organization (in Dallas county, the Dallas County Community College District).

The SBDC counsels and trains business people in managing, financing and operating small businesses, providing comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. Each SBDC encourages unique local efforts to meet small business needs in its area. SBDC’s develop and maintain partnerships among community organizations and agencies: local, state and federal, to provide a focal point for broad networks of public and private resources at the community level, SBDC partnership programs and activities have contributed significantly to economic growth in each state.

Tickets at $25.00 (


J.R.’s Perspectives Pulse Tip of the week: Prepare before you go: What to say about how your business and what you’re looking for.

For example, I might say something about a new project and some help I’m looking for. If I was a banker, I might say something about a new home mortgage product we just released and I’m looking to connect with residential realtors.

Or, if I’m a business broker, I might talk about the number of baby boomers who are maturing and how they are looking to sell their business and I’m looking to connect with people who have left corporate America and are looking for a business venture.

I’m not suggesting you to be slick or over prepared but I am suggesting that if you are “on purpose” you


July 28- August 3, 2013

2013 Governors Small Business Forum & Expo Thursday August 1st 

Governor’s Small Business Forum for the North Texas region will be held at the Irving Convention Center, sponsored by the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Division, Texas Workforce Commission and Allstate.

The forum is designed to promote and foster growth for entrepreneurships and small businesses. As one of nearly 20 Governor’s Small Business Forums held throughout Texas all year, each one is meant to encourage more Texan small businesses to develop needed skills to thrive.

Topics include: Business start-up essentials, Workforce skills development, Social media training, Export opportunities and logistics, Access to capital, Networking and B2B connections

Cost: $45.00 includes breakfast & lunch


July 15- July 20, 2013

1. Learning from Iraq with Stuart Bowen Tuesday July 16th 

Could the creation of a single post-war office solve diplomatic and practical issues before they happen in war-torn nations? Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen believes such an office is the answer to many nation re-building problems.

Bowen believes that office would provide careful monitoring and leadership in order to eliminate duplicated efforts and inspire efficiency with the added advantage of bolstering America’s diplomatic image in a region.

Current conflicts, such as the Syrian situation, would be prime beneficiaries of the strengthened system of careful rebuilding.

Cost: $15 or $30

RSVP & More info: Look for “Upcoming Events”


2. The Digital Dallas DUMBO Launch Party Wednesday July 17th 

Digital Dallas has been operating since 2009 and now gets a boost by joining forces with Digital Dumbo out of New York. If you are into the digital realm, then this is the place to be on Wednesday night. Attendees will receive an NFC powered nametag that are linked to your LinkedIn Profile. The colors on the badge indicate what you do. Use the badges to mix and mingle, try to figure out what all the colors mean.

Cost: $30.00

RSVP & More info: 

(J.R. and Ashley will be attending the DUMBO event.)  Come join us!  

3. The Society of Women Who Love Shoes Friday July 18 or Saturday July 20th 

The Society of Women Who LOVE Shoes is a non-profit organization focused on making a measurable difference in the lives of women and families of abuse. We began with a goal of creating fun networking events where women and men can come out, give back and have an enjoyable evening all at the same time.

Thursday, July 18th, 6:00-9:00 pm at Vee Lounge and Restaurant, 500 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

$20.00 and a Donation of New or Gently Used Shoes/ Boots, Handbags, Clothes, etc. to benefit Families of Abuse.

Saturday, July 20th Blue Martini 5th Annual “Little Black Dress” Event Featuring Designer Giveaways & Live Entertainment at The Blue Martini Lounge, 7301 Lone Star Drive, #A-110, Plano, Texas 75024

Ladies Wearing Black Dress Will Receive Complimentary Admission and a Cocktail. Remember we’ll be collecting those New or gently used Shoes Boots, Handbags, Clothes, etc. Benefitting Families of Abuse.

Cost: $20.00

More info: 

J.R.’S Networking Tip of the week: Manage your time with your goal.


***If you have an event that you feel is Perspectives worthy, contact JR Atkins & Ashley Berges.


Ashley Berges