Last night, I had the privilege of speaking to a fun group about internet marketing. They wanted to learn about e-zines, blogs, audio postcards, etc. I was really surprised when during introductions, several people mentioned that they came because they wanted to learn more about the subject. Wow..no pressure!
Actually, I was very excited because I enjoy helping improve the condition of my clients and audience. That’s a term that Alan Weiss (www.summitconsulting.com) uses all the time in his coaching and mentoring. I believe in it. If you’re in business just to make a buck, people will know it. Yes…you need to eat. Me, too! In fact, with two kids in college next year, I really hope people like me ;-]
But, by improving the condition of your client will not only make them better, it will make their clients and audiences better. And, they might buy from you, too. Now that’s a great ripple effect.
Focus on what’s good for your client and the rest will take care of itself. Just think if we all do that!
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Backing up your data has become more important than ever in this technological business world. It’s an issue I constantly discuss with my clients. If you do any speaking, consulting, or maybe you’re an author, you know the survivability of your business may depend on your backup.
Of course, I need to practice what I preach so I’m always looking for more efficient and inexpensive ways to do this. My friend and mentor Scott Simmonds has devoted two recent blog posts about data backup. You can read his blogs by clicking here. He mentions a new service he has been using that’s Internet based and costs only $50 per year. I’m interested, especially with a free 30-day trial. I know what my homework tonight is going to be!
Make sure you are doing all you can to protect your valuable computer media. In the end, it’s far more valuable than the hardware.
P.S. If you live in the Greater Seattle area, you have the opportunity to take part in my next live The Bull Stops Here workshop. It’s all about disaster – how to avoid it and how to survive it. To learn more and to register, click here…
I was at a meeting today where the guest speaker was giving strategies to effectively writing blogs. As a person who juggles four (yes, four) blogs, I was an interested participant. I learned something I never knew…
When I copy and paste my post that I wrote in a Word document into this template, if I don’t save that document into a plain text or notebook format, I can pick up some crazy characters on my blog post. You may have noticed some either here or on my newsletters. I never knew how that happened.
My instructor gave me the solution, which I detailed above. Here it is again. If you type out your blog first on a Word document, when you save it, make sure instead of saving it as a word document, you save it as plain text or notebook format. There is a drop down button at the bottom of the “Save As” box. This will keep you crazy character free. A big thanks to her for that useful information.
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It’s been over a week since I’ve posted a blog and that’s a BAD thing. One of my goals is to make sure I’m posting an article at least twice a week. I found time now to do it because…well…it’s been one of those days!
Are you dependent on your e-mail to work? If you’re like me, it’s a vital form of communication. As a consultant, my ability to respond to my clients e-mails is critical. Today, for some reason, my Outlook on e-maul has changed (pun intended).
I am able to receive e-mails, I just can’t send them out. It’s kind of like being able to talk, but no one can hear you. You can SCREAM, but the message is silence. Frustration has been the word of the day to say the least.
I’ve spent time talking to all the experts and I’ve stumped them. Great! That’s just what I needed with all the other “stuff” I have to do.
What I’ve done in the past few minutes is realize that I need to get over being angry and be productive. I turned off the e-mail so I wouldn’t have to see the error messages that were just making me mad. I decided to post my blog and vent a little to you, while at the same time getting a “to-do” checked off.
If your like me, there are times when you let things that you can’t control, control you. When that happens, do like I did this afternoon. Take a step back and find another “to-do” that needs to be checked off and control what you can. In the end, you’ll feel better and gain a feeling of accomplishment. The problem will be there when your done and you may be in a better frame of mind to deal with it.
Wish me luck with my e-mail…
I was reading my favorite blogs on Google Reader the other day and I saw my friend and mentor Scott Simmonds posted an article about pet insurance. As you may know, I’m also an insurance consultant (http://www.toroic.com/
) so I keep track of current events in the industry. I thought you might find this of value.
Here’s the deal – Progressive Insurance has come out with protection to cover your pet if they are hurt in an accident. Now that’s creative thinking! The coverage will come from your Collision insurance and cover up to $500 for vet bills and medicine associated with an accident. To learn more go to:
Scott Simmonds is my guest on Thursday, January 10 at 6:00pm PST as part of my Toro Teleconference Series. By being a participant, you will walk away with seven (7) questions you MUST ask your insurance agent today. To register now, go to:http://www.toroic.com/store_2008tcs_jan.htm
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