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A worldwide social media competition to discover and promote
a game-changing leader and influencer

GhostTweeting.com has launched a worldwide search to discover the Next Global Thought Leader. We were seeking a unique individual with a powerful, inspirational message or movement that will positively impact people’s lives.


See the Top 25 Quarter-Finalists here. Follow along as we move to the next phase of the competition.

CHANGE THE WORLD is an exciting, high-profile competition that pits Thought Leader against Thought Leader to determine whose message resonates with the most people. Will it be you? Do you have what it takes to Change the World?

The Winner of Season One will receive thousands of dollars worth of social media PR and other resources to spread their message and build a strong global following.

If there was ever a time to think big,
to take action, to dare to make a difference…
it is NOW.


Our Grand Prize Winner will receive:Thought Leader Winner

  • THOUSANDS of dollars worth of prizes

  • MASSIVE online exposure
  • RECOGNITION from leading publications
  • POWERFUL Social Media support to INFLUENCE CHANGE

In June, Finalists will participate in challenges designed to inspire engagement and increase visibility across multiple social media platforms.

Gain visibility, connect with other influential leaders, and win big prizes.

Leverage the awesome power of social media to reach hundreds of thousands of people in this interactive, high-profile campaign that targets top online influencers, business leaders, and innovators.

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CHANGE THE WORLD Mission Statement:

Our purpose is to locate and promote The Next Global Thought Leader by leveraging the massive reach of social media in a powerful way. We seek people with groundbreaking and forward-thinking ideas that will positively impact the lives of others globally.


Why You Should Apply:

You have a brilliant message or mission that will better our world and improve lives.  By entering this competition, you will benefit from substantial publicity, helping you raise awareness and generate support for your mission.

Although only one contestant will win the GRAND prize award, each of our 25 quarter-finalists will receive significant social media exposure – reaching hundreds of thousands of accounts.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to crystallize your message, generate widespread support, get in front of influential people, and participate in an exciting forward-thinking campaign with other aspiring and established Thought Leaders.


How it Works:

  • The GhostTweeting team reviews all applications and selects the top 25 quarter-finalists.
  • Our esteemed panel of judges selects the 10 semi-finalists.
  • The social media community narrows the field to five finalists.
  • Finalists participate in online challenges. The social media community chooses The Next Global Thought Leader!


Your Participation:

  • Complete an application that clearly and persuasively conveys your message.
  • Participate in online competitions (example: create and post a video on our site explaining your cause and background; raise money for a national charity; motivate people to spread your message online).



Spread your message

Every aspiring thought leader needs a support network to help spread their message and gainmomentum. GhostTweeting.com has secured commitments from world-class professionals toassist the Next Global Thought Leader in his or her quest to Change the World!

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:


Comprehensive Social Media Management Program:

GhostTweeting.com creates Celebrity-Status Social Media for Thought Leaders.  The Grand Prize Winner receives three months of GhostTweeting.com’s Thought Leader program – a VIP-level social media campaign spanning across multiple platforms. ($3,000 value)

Book Proposal Review / Consultation:

Celeste Fine is a renowned publishing agent who represents top-tier thought leaders and high-profile authors. She represents expert, celebrity, and corporate clients with strong national and international platforms, particularly in the health, science, self-help, food, business, academic, and lifestyle fields. Celeste manages her clients’ careers, and has negotiated six- and seven-figure deals with top publishers.

Celeste has agreed to review the book proposal of The Next Global Thought Leader competition’s overall winner. If no book proposal is available, she will offer a consultation to guide the winner in authoring a book to spread his or her message.

20 Hours of Virtual Admin Support

You can’t change the world without high-level support! Hand over tasks to your virtual assistant and watch your work get done faster and easier. Worldwide101 Virtual Professional Services is donating a $500 voucher to the Grand Prize winner to use for any of their virtual support services.

Highlighted in a major online publication:

Thought Leaders require publicity in high-profile publications to raise awareness on a large scale. Melody Stevens, the “Time Millionaire” and Huffington Post contributor has agreed to highlight the winner and message of Season One’s Next Global Thought Leader competition in an article on the Huffington Post.

Social Media Profiles Professionally Written:

Social media is one of the most important communication vehicles available to Thought Leaders. Their social media presence must be powerful, positive, and on-target with their message and brand. To ensure the winner is positioned properly, Robert Mandelberg – author and social media expert – has agreed to create profiles for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Branding Assessment:

Laura Garnett, branding expert and high-level thought-leader consultant, will conduct a comprehensive assessment with you to identify your “Zone of Genius.” Your assessment includes a Myers-Briggs personality test, 100+ minutes of 1-on-1 phone time with Laura, and a customized Zone of Genius Report, filled with fresh and clear language about who you are, what makes you extraordinary, and how to talk about your message or mission. ($1,000 value)

Professional Coaching: Sell Your Message

Thought Leaders need to be able to understand and communicate their message and value in clear, persuasive terms. Carolyn Herfurth, expert Business Development Strategist and national Speaker, offers the Grand Prize winner her renowned Art of the Ask(TM) Essentials program, which includes a 60-minute private coaching session, a complimentary ticket to her invite-only Truth & Dare Retreat in NYC on 6/21/13, and a self-paced version of her high-impact live sales training course for entrepreneurs. (Value: $1,495)


Publicity and networking opportunities with people who can help spread your message on a large scale.

The five finalists receive three months of GhostTweeting.com’s Twitter Buzz program, a $750.00 value.

Those who make it to the quarter-final level will receive massive social media exposure. The exposure increases as the competition progresses.

More prizes TBA

See full contest rules and disclaimers

Applications are due April 26.


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What is a Thought Leader?

Qualified applicants will have:

  • A message, idea, or movement that solves a problem, challenges the status quo, or fills a need on a large scale.
  • The passion and commitment to turn their idea into reality.
  • A motivational leadership style that inspires others to take action.
  • The ability to build consensus, influence change, and gain enthusiastic support.
  • A growing community of followers.

Is this you?  Are you our next Global Thought Leader?


Here is how some of the Change the World Judges describe a Thought Leader:

Mike Michalowicz“Thought leadership is something we are all capable of and in fact need to do. Yet many of us are fearful to put our true expertise out there in fear of the challenge and resistance we will get. Ironically, the more resistance you get to your insights, the more likely you are to change the world. Just ask Galileo.”
– Mike Michalowicz, CHANGE THE WORLD judge

Challenge Act Inspire

Fabienne Fredrickson“Every once in a while, there comes a person with big, bold ideas for making the world a better place. When that person makes the decision to step up and summon the courage to stop playing small, to step outside of his or her comfort zone, that’s when they fully step into their potential of being a catalyst in the world, leaving a legacy for the good of all. This is the mark of a true Thought Leader.”
– Fabienne Fredrickson, CHANGE THE WORLD judge


An effective Thought Leader challenges long-held assumptions with innovative ideas that inspire others to ACT.

Do you have an extraordinary message or mission?


MELANIE BENSON STRICK, Change The World Judge“When you are a thought leader, you must leave behind the old paradigm approach to getting your ideas out in the world. New ideas don’t fit into a blueprints, cookie-cutter systems or ‘do what I did’ models. You must be brave and courageous enough to listen to your intuition while synthesizing lots of success strategies into the ONE that will work for you.”
-Melanie Strick, CHANGE THE WORLD judge


Ted Rubin
“Welcome to the ‘Age of Influence,’ where anyone can build an audience and effect change, advocate brands, build relationships and make a difference.”
-Ted Rubin, CHANGE THE WORLD judge


SIMON T. BAILEY, Change The World Judge
“Thought Leaders are original voices instead of annoying echoes.”  – Simon T. Bailey, CHANGE THE WORLD judge



Improve ONE life, and you improve the world!

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Meet the CHANGE THE WORLD Panel of Esteemed Judges

Good Morning America contributor, New York Times bestselling author, contributing editor to SUCCESS magazine, multi-million-dollar business starter, founder of Women For Hire and Spark & Hustle

Tory Johnson is wild about small business success, which she traces to being unexpectedly fired from a job she loved. The permanent scar from that pink slip led Tory to shift from employee to entrepreneur. She’s built two multi-million-dollar businesses—Women For Hire and Spark & Hustle—while serving as a Good Morning America contributor, New York Times bestselling author, contributing editor to SUCCESS magazine and a popular speaker. Her sixth book, Spark & Hustle, is now available nationwide.

Website: www.toryjohnson.com

Connect with Tory on Social Networks: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram


National spokesperson featured on NBC’s The Today Show, MSNBC, Cosmopolitan, Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business News. CEO & Founder of Savor Spa, Savor the Success, & Om Aroma organic skincare

Lifestyle expert Angela Jia Kim is dedicated to providing simple tips to creating a better life. She pulls from her experiences as a serial entrepreneur, jet-setting concert pianist, and New York City wife and mom to share how people can have it all – family, career, and happiness.

Her charismatic and down-to-earth style make her a sought-after expert to comment on living the life you desire – whether it’s effortless beauty tips; high-level, empire-building business advice; or savoring your best life.

Website: www.savorthesuccess.com

Connect with Angela on Social Networks: Facebook  |  Twitter


Founder of ClientAttraction.com, ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in both 2011 and 2012

Fabienne Fredrickson is a highly-respected thought-leader and mentor to thousands of entrepreneurs globally. She founded ClientAttraction.com, repeatedly ranked on Inc. Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Companies and received the 2012 Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Fabienne believes that entrepreneurs are catalysts for change and that it’s their duty to play bigger in service to others. By developing and inspiring entrepreneurs to multiply their reach, Fabienne helps them realize their fullest potential and achieve their dreams.

Website: www.clientattraction.com

Connect with Fabienne on Social Networks: Facebook  |  Twitter


Author of “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur” & “The Pumpkin Plan,” former small business columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Host of the business make-over segment on MSNBC’s Your Business

Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-KAL-o-wits) started his first business at the age of 24, moving his young family to the only safe place he could afford – a retirement building. With no experience, no contacts and no savings he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar business. Then he did it again. And again. Now he is doing it for other entrepreneurs. Mike is the CEO of Provendus Group, a consulting firm that ignites explosive growth in companies that have plateaued.  He is MSNBC’s  business make-over expert, a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, and the author of the cult classic book, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. His newest book, The Pumpkin Plan has already been called “the next E-myth!”

Website: www.mikemichalowicz.com

Connect with Mike on Social Networks: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Google+


International Speaker & Thought Leader, cited as “One of the best keynote speakers ever,” putting him in the same category as Bill Gates, General Colin Powell and Tony Robbins

Simon T. Bailey is a compelling Business Thought Leader who you equips individuals and organizations with practical tools and solutions. His fresh content is based on his work with 1,000 organizations on six continents.

After working as Sales Director at the world-renowned Disney Institute, Simon founded Brilliance Institute, which designs and delivers its own proprietary curriculum on leadership, employee, and customer experience.

Website: www.simontbailey.com

Connect with Simon on Social Networks: LinkedIn  |  Twitter


America’s Leading Authority on Optimum Performance, co-author of Entrepreneur.com’s Start Up Guide to Starting an Information Marketing Business

Melanie Benson Strick, known as America’s Leading Authority on Optimum Performance, has a gift for guiding fast-paced, overwhelmed, driven visionary entrepreneurs to thrive in their small business. With over 11 years mentoring thought leaders and big thinking entrepreneurs, Melanie is liberator – uncovering costly breakdowns and de-railers while re-energizing profits– ultimately freeing the entrepreneur to do more of what they do best.

Melanie has been on faculty with StomperNet as their delegation expert, spoke on stages across the globe, is co-author of Entrepreneur.com’s Start Up Guide to Starting an Information Marketing Business and has her success tips featured in magazines such as American Express OPEN Forum, Woman’s Day, Parenting Magazine and the LA Times. Melanie is a proud lifestyle enthusiast and spends her free time in search of the best spas and beaches in the world.

Website: www.successconnections.com

Connect with Melanie on Social Networks: Facebook  |  Twitter


Chief Social Marketing Officer of Collective Bias, a Social Shopper Media Company that drives retail sales through the coordinated creation of social media stories. He is a leading social marketing strategist and in March 2009 started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship™.

Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; and one of the most interesting CMOs on Twitter according to Say Media. ROR is the basis of his philosophy…It’s All About Relationships! His book, Return on Relationship was officially released January 29th. Read Ted’s blog.

Website: www.tedrubin.tv

Connect with Ted on Social Networks: Facebook | TwitterLinkedIn  |  Pinterest  |  Tumblr


Online visibility expert, founder of the Laptop Mom® Movement, and CEO of GhostTweeting.com

Nika Stewart is a lifestyle entrepreneur: A professional who has seamlessly integrated her career into her life.  She loves working with aspiring and renowned thought leaders. Nika specializes in generating “buzz” and excitement for her clients through high-impact social media campaigns.

As an early adopter of social media (legend has it that Nika’s Facebook account dates back to the Truman administration), Nika has expertly used multiple social media platforms to build an enormous following and catapult her brand image. She now manages the social media presence for a diverse clientele including best-selling authors, television hosts, international speakers, and renowned entrepreneurs.

Website: www.GhostTweeting.com

Connect with Nika on Social Networks: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn



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W H A T ’ S   T H E   B U Z Z ?

A far-reaching global competition to discover
The Next Global Thought Leader
sponsored by GhostTweeting.com

The CHANGE THE WORLD campaign leverages the awesome power of social media to reach hundreds of thousands of people in a highly interactive, high-profile campaign that targets top online influencers, business leaders, and innovators.

If you are looking to get more online visibility in front of an audience of infuencers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, partner with GhostTweeting.com in their search for the Next Global Thought Leader.  We create a Win-Win collaboration.
Contact us for a Sponsorship brochure.


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  • 40 million+ impressions / month

  • Average Re-tweets: 3700 in 60 days

  • Combined 100,000+ Twitter Followers

  • 7000+ Facebook connections

How can you sponsor CHANGE THE WORLD?

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