Monthly Archives: September 2012

And the Way Forward is…


Ron Fricke did it again.

For a long time his visual poem, “Baraka,” filmed in in 26 countries, was my favorite flick.

Now, he has released “Samsara.” And it feels similar but slightly different. For more info see http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/samsara

Lately I’ve been taking in a LOT of information.

That’s probably true for you, isn’t it?

Do you feel like something takes too much of your time and attention or you’re stuck? Mary Jaksch of the A-List Blogging Bootcamp shared a tip for moving on, whether it be if you’re stuck on someone, something, or somewhere.

Practice saying “And the way forward is . . .”

And surely enough, as you keep saying it, the way shows up.

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4 Tips for Effective Conference Note-Taking

Improv Writing by Mary Gow

Improv Writing, Digital Image by Mary Gow

Do you go to a lot of conferences and take a lot of notes?

Don Crowther is an internet marketing expert and creator of the Social Profit Formula. I haven’t enrolled in his workshops yet but in a one of his many generously informative webinars he shared tips on effective conference note-taking. Here’s some points I thought were worth remembering:

1) Write down as much as you can. Later type up your notes. Something registers when you use you write rather than type.

2) Write all your notes in one place. He takes all his notes in the 5.2” wide Moleskine ruled.

3) Teach the content you just learned within 24 hours of receiving it.

4) Develop your own code for key take away points, like putting dashes one quarter inch closer to the left margin as an action item.

As an aside, there was a whole segment about business cards.

Put your photo on your business card. People at conferences will remember you better.

Don’t get business cards that are glossy on both sides. It makes writing notes on the back too difficult.

Do you like to type your notes instead of write them? How do you register names with faces of people you meet at conferences?

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Startling Statistics Reveal a Video Revolution


I hope you enjoy this fun informative short video I got from James Wedmore.

Mind boggling,isn’t it, that in ONE minute online, 2.8 million videos are viewed on YouTube?

I signed up for Wedmore’s Video Traffic Academy. He offers an on-line set of modules which take you step-by-step on how to use YouTube to drive more traffic to your business.

I’m still going through the material and I just found out he’s produced a new version of his course! The course unbelievably priced at only $97. As you may know I rarely promote a product on my blog. And I am recommending Video Traffic Academy if you want to learn how to drive your business to the top of Google rankings.

To sign up, click on this link to sign up. Just so you know in advance, that is an affiliate link. If you sign up from that link, I would receive a commission at no added expense to you.

Are you part of the video revolution or want to be?

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Awaken to Your Dream
Five Minutes of Gratitude
4 Quick Tips from a Speedy Reader

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