Archive for January, 2010

how to live before you die

January 19th, 2010

At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks – including death itself.  I urge you to listen to this speech given several years ago. You may have already seen it and all I can say is, it is worth watching again. How apropos for the beginning of 2010.

I invite you to look at what you want to accomplish this year. What are your goals? What are your aspirations? What motivates you?  What drives you?   We all face changes and this year is the year of shifting how we think and do things.  What once worked in business will no longer be enough.  We must take the initiative and lead with new innovative ideas.

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top 10 reasons to incorporate social media networking into your marketing plan

January 14th, 2010

Let’s be real here. I could probably come up with 101 reasons but then you probably wouldn’t read past the first five or ten reasons as to why make Social Media marketing/Networking an integral part of your overall marketing strategy. If you don’t get it after reading the first ten reasons then I’ve either failed at showing you the importance of Social Networking or you just don’t get it. I know, pretty blunt, but there you have it.  There really is no point in beating around the bush on this.

Do you have a LinkedIn account? What about Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo or any other social site that is available for access on the internet today? Where are you blogging? have figured out a way to reach millions of consumers or perhaps hundreds of thousands of other businesses that may require your products or services?

This is where Social Media comes into play. So enough babbling on my part and here is a partial list of what could be 101 reasons to incorporate Social Media Networking into your Marketing plan; » Read more: top 10 reasons to incorporate social media networking into your marketing plan