To the writers of this world: Whether you write fiction, biography, historical facts or whatever, there are a few 'ingredients' which are an integral part of your being which come into play each time you dip pen in ink. No two people are alike once these 'ingredients' begin to manifest. One of the quotations I use that I credit to Jasper T. Nicoli says: "Only through opposites do we experience the contrasts in life."
He also says: "Desire is a mathematical predisposition…Continue
Sally at a church event in her rolling chair walker with Carrie…
Added by Sally K Witt on April 30, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments
While many, many, MANY people still blame Nigeria for scams and spam, isolating Nigeria as the main source of spam is trying to solve spam based only upon reputation and not on fact. Take a look at this post for Consumer Affairs:
It shows that the USA is the biggest source of spam...
Spam originates where there are the most…Continue
Added by Vincent Wright on April 30, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments
Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 3!!!
So this post is Part 3 on different pre constructed boolean search strings. Today search strings are designed to find Technical Product Managers and our general resume/CV and people searches. Of course the strings below can easily be modified to find any Marketing person. Keep in mind these strings can be combined with others to form larger more specific search strings. Also keep in mind there are several ways to construct a…
Added by Sally K Witt on April 28, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments
I am one of the lucky ones. I have been in some form of marketing and advertising all my life and did not let all that get in my way of grabbing hold of Social Media Marketing and doing it as if it were a traditional marketing/advertising channel. Not so easy. Many of my comrades-in-arms cannot make the leap from formal channel advertising to informal.
But it is here, Social Media Marketing and it is here as a major player in many companies, be it B2C or B2B, be a player of a…Continue
Added by Howard Larson on April 28, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments
It is a common strategy for small businesses is to undercut the competition by charging lower prices. Especially true for new businesses, those looking to expand quickly or those who see sales deteration and loss. Don’t do it!
Think about it. If every graphic artist charges $100 an hour, you figure you'll gobble up the business by charging $50 an hour. Don’t do it!
Charging low prices or "low-balling," as it is commonly known is a terrible business strategy…Continue
In his book "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Growing Your Business With Google", I was happy to see that our own Dave Taylor included a section on "The Importance of Signatures" (pp 204-205).
In that section, Dave mentions that "A good signature block contains your name, contact e-mail address, website address, phone number, and a one- or…Continue
Added by Vincent Wright on April 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Whether you need $100 or $1,000 or $10,000 or $100,000 or $1,000,000, you've got to CRUNCH THE NUMBERS to get what you need! #NoMoreGuessWork
(I'm going to intentionally let the above serve as a complete micro-essay post.)
Added by Vincent Wright on April 26, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
+Thanks, and Keep STRONG!!…
Added by Vincent Wright on April 26, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
Added by Vincent Wright on April 25, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
One of the oddest things about the beautiful human mind is that it can trick us out of getting what we need. And we can come up with an endless number of reasons why we haven't addressed a need but, the troublesome thing about "needs" is that they don't go away - on their own, that is.
Recently, I've been having some terrific conversations with some of the most intelligent men and women I've ever met.
Yet, there seems to be this common thread among many of them: many…
Added by Gil Pizano on April 23, 2011 at 11:55pm — No Comments
The online company is saying goodbye to consumers and hello to big (paying) companies.
At a time when the hottest tech giants (Apple (AAPL)) and startups (Zynga) are focused on serving consumers, social-media company Ning is going in the opposite…Continue
Added by Vincent Wright on April 22, 2011 at 7:35pm — No Comments
For those of you who have sites to promote, I strongly encourage you to join Promote Your Site here on My Linking Power Forum at: http://bit.ly/PromoteYourSite
By the way: though you can make comments on any or all of the groups here on the Power Forum, you'll get much more coverage for your site if you were to start a DISCUSSION to discuss your site:…Continue
Added by Vincent Wright on April 21, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments
So how do the “pros” score their social media efforts?
Today's top marketers are starting factor social interactions into their lead scoring. Why? Because that is where the action is! These conversations often can indicate buying signals and behavior and allow marketers to bring leads to a sale or the sales department faster, and beating out the competition that is using traditional lead scoring or dare I say no lead scoring at all.
So what is sales ready…Continue
Added by Howard Larson on April 21, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Which L.I.S.A. are you like?:
1.) Living In Suspended Animation or
2.) Living In Spiritual Activation?
Think about something: Are you sure you've living life to your fullest capacity, TODAY?
Are you doing your very best, throwing yourself FULLY into life, TODAY?
The Spirit present in you says that Life is not to be waited for but, rather, to be LIVED! So, LIVE Life, TODAY!!
Thanks, and Keep STRONG!
Added by Vincent Wright on April 21, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"In the beginning I would have said that Jasper T. Nicoli is the alter ego of Mike O’Hare, co-author of “The Meadow“. However, due to many strange experiences over the last few years, I’m convinced that this is a person, albeit no longer existing as a living and breathing human being."
Please read on at my blog page …Continue
Added by Mike O'Hare on April 21, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments
Because Brandergy.com is arranged a little bit differently than some of the other Ning groups you may belong to, finding your personal homepage can also seem to be a little bit different.
However, across all Ning sites, the easiest way to locate your personal page is to click on your name in the uppermost right hand side of the site.
For example, when I want to access my profile page for a status update, I…Continue
Added by Vincent Wright on April 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments