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Friday, November 30, 2012

What makes a difference- Words and Actions!

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I just viewed this video from a meeting last week I was at and because I loved it so much I thought I would share to others. I like viewing videos that give a message and really get to the heart of the matter. Words mean so much and using the right words will help you and your business. Let it come from the heart, not the head.

I do apologize for not getting out this blogs in a bi-weekly postings, I have been busy with our team and our up-coming launch for business owners and professionals like you and have neglected to produce a blog for you. So I had carved out some time now, I hope you like and pass on to others.

As we approach Christmas season, we need to show those who are less fortunate, give them a kind word, help them any way you can. You will feel better and they will turn that frown upside down.

Please comment on what you think of this video, I am sure you will like it. Even I , as a guy , cried.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Business around the Globe



I can't believe how fast the world has changed. In just 22 years, I have seen the big telephones that they called cell phones shrink down to something you can put in your pocket. That was unheard of back then. A computer that actually is on a cell phone called a Tablet or smart phone, I am sure the thought was there by some, but the technology was not. 

With this advancement in technology, people have learned that the place they live is small in comparison to the rest of the globe. We are learning to accept people for who they are and what they do and why they do what they do based on custom and where they live.

I look at my small business and I see that I am getting clients from all over the World, - Thialand, India, Italy, England and many more locations. It is great to have conversations with business people who think like you do, but they do thigs different, they see things from a different perspective, and I think that is healthy.

The challenge that I found is that I have to figure out what time zone they are in before I call or even email them. While I am awake, they are asleep. When I am planning to go to bed and rest for the day, I need to stay up just a bit longer to be able to talk to them.

We even have technology that is going to be released soon that will allow us to meet in our video conference room with up to 16 or more people on video and have unlimited amount of people can be in on the call.. This will be great for anyone that does webinars already, but are limited or have to pay a small  fortune to have more participants. 

People can even attend if they are on the beach with a good internet connection while holding in their hands their tablet or smart phone. What is amazing and I believe a game changer is that each one of the participants can speak their own language so there is no "lost in translation" issues- With 140 languages that will be automatically translated with a 1/2 second delay, it looks like the world is getting smaller.

I hope I will be one of the limited individuals that will be selected as a Beta Tester, cause I could sure use this before it gets released. I got the email yesterday that I might just have that oppportunity. If I do, do you want to test it with me? Looking for participants around the globe. Just contact me or leave comments here.

If you want to know how to tie all of this into your business or your profession, you also need to check out a site a business portal that my team is building. I think once you see this, you will want more information and just for you we will not charge you a dime to use it. 

Future Marketing 101 - Ready to be Blown Away!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

What is the best source for your leads?

LEADS

Is that not what every business needs? In order to survive you need to constantly have prospects in a lead bucket. Where do you find the most leads right now? I just did an analysis of my social media postings and because I do spend my time on G+, Facebook, Linked in and some other forums. I tried to measure what is the most effective form of leads. Now that I am blogging or attempting to do weekly, I wonder if that will create more then my top social media sites?  I am also going to be creating a video series ( my new video camera arrives next week- Can't wait ) that will address ideas for business owners and tools that are free to use that you may not be aware of.

What I found in my analysis is that most of my leads are coming from a site called Empire Avenue. It is a game of sorts, where people invest in you, you invest in them and get to meet people from all over the world. You follow the top leaders and invest as much as you can in hopes that they will invest in you. When they do, WOW do they invest a lot. Probably cause they have extra virtual cash or E's to do so. Here is my latest mission I posted 1/2 hour ago, and only have 8 left out of 20 available. http://www.empireavenue.com/missions/view?id=113451

I have found that spending time here, gives me the best return on my time spent. According to what I have heard is that there is over 2,000 social media sites out there. I don't belong to that many but I do have my favorites. I also discovered a tool that I am totally excited about and I hope you are too. It will help me keep organized and keep all these tools into one location instead of in multiple windows and multiple programs that are running simutaneously.

Would like to know, what do you use, what have you found to be most effective and why, and look at this tool that will be released soon. It is free, no cost and it already has over 21 million people that have viewed it along with another site they own in just less then 10 weeks when they announced it in a webinar with 60 people attending. I don't know about you, but that is some fast growth in such as short time.

Check it out and let me know what you think- http://www.smashsolutions101.com - comments are most appreciated. Have a great Weekend.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Marketing Ideas- for Small Business Retail

I am going to be publishing information on how to use technlology tools and help with simple marketing for small businesses: I hope I will give you value for your business as I will be using real examples from clients that I work with.

I was talking to my client, who has been in business for over 20 years (multiple locations). I was suprised and shocked when I asked them one simple question. Are you maketing to your current customers via some type of email program. She said, NO... What shocked me is that many of her customers are high school students, parents of high school kids, teachers of high schools in the local areas and high school athletic directors.

They have not started a email campaign to their current base. Probably because they think that they have been in business for a while they don't need to look into this, besides people don't like being bombarded with email as I am sure the owner thought.

I told them, we need to meet so we can discuss further on why this is very important if they want to stay in business for the next 20 years. The landscape has shifted. Young people expecially are using their mobile phones and watching videos like crazy. The numbers are through the roof and major companies are realizing that if they don't include video in their marketing they are going to be out of business. If a company who is established doesn't realize this, they will go away like companies such as Kodak and others.

We are getting together next week to discuss this in further detail and how for a very affordable cost, less then they are spending on advertising/ month in traditional advertising methods. They will get some insight on how many customers they could have if they do this the right way. I will keep you posted.

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