Hi, I’m Pat Patton. I am happy to be back hosting interviews for the Guidry News Service again. I have a fascinating guest today, Dayna Steele, Award Winning Rock Radio personality, successful entrepreneur, popular speaker and emcee, and author of “Rock to the Top: What I learned About Success From the World’s Greatest Rock Stars”. Listen: RealPlayer MP3
Pat Patton Interviews
Interview with Dayna Steele
Sunday, April 20, 2008
As one of the top female rock and roll radio personalities in the country Dayna was Houston’s First Lady of Rock N Roll and traveled the world with some of the most famous Rock N Roll Bands. She was nominated as the Local Radio Personality of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 1996, and was also included in Talkers Magazine's 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in 1998. In addition to her award-winning radio career, she has also worked as a freelance entertainment news anchor; television reporter and fill-in morning show television co-host. Dayna hosted Great Day Houston prior to our interview.
Dayna is also a successful businesswoman. In addition to the TheSpaceStore, she created, produced, and hosted the Art of Doing Business on the BizRadio Network in Houston and Dallas, and is CEO of Steele Media Services. Two of Dayna’s latest projects are smartgirlsrock.com and operationnationalanthem.com.
Dayna has been named one of "35 People Who Inspire Us" by Reader's Digest and will appear on the cover of Reader's Digest’s May 2008 "Best of America" issue. Reader's Digest has also identified Dayna's website Operation National Anthem (www.operationnationalanthem.com) as the "Best Patriotic Pitch."
Dayna has had numerous book signings events and parties including Houston, LA, New York City and Brooklyn, and she will be speaking at a variety of upcoming events. For more information, click on http://www.daynasteele.com/planners.htm.
Reading about rock stars is a fun way to learn about confidence, passion, appreciation, networking and branding. Whether you are learning to be an entrepreneur, or have been in business for many years, this is a fun, fascinating, and motivating book. You can order “Rock to the Top. What I learned About Success From the World’s Greatest Rock Stars” from www.daynasteele.com or amazon.com.
To me, one of the most important aspects of Dayna’s ongoing life adventures is her focus on her sons and her family life. She has gone from “Rock Chick” to “Soccer Coach” and loves it. With all the fun she is experiencing with “Rock to the Top”, the most important thing in her life is her family.
Dayna is one of the most creative people I have ever met. She continually reinvents herself, and thrives on changes and challenges. Dayna uses her many skills, talents and creativity to create new businesses, new adventures, and to inspire and make a difference in people’s lives.
One of my favorite comments in Dayna’s book is “Passion. You can’t buy it, borrow it or fake it. Passion is found within. And it is, plain and simply, one of the keys to one’s success”. Dayna feels that everyone has an “Inner Rock Star” and that no matter what your calling, you can adopt that same “Rock Star” confidence in business or life. Dayna said, “Everybody can be a rock star, to me a Rock Star is anyone who is successful and happy. You just have to be willing to do the work it takes to be a star”. I hope all of you listening to this interview will be inspired to find your own “Inner Rock Star”.