Sharing Resources – Twitter and RebelMouse

Sharing a Signal of Resources

Twitter can be a noisy place. There are ways to find a signal, such as using lists or hashtags to find what is important to you and your business. Sharing resources is simply a part of the Why and How I Use Twitter. To cut down on the noise, I try to segment the shared resources into two accounts. Occasionally, I'll email something I see that isn't really something I'd … [Read more...]

Too Many Carrots?

Big Bunch of Carrots

We recently found ourselves with too many carrots. Pounds of them. With several family gatherings coming up, along with the weather changes bringing up reasons to cook plenty of soups and stews, putting the carrots to work wasn't going to be a problem. Much like when Bubba and Gump talked about the different ways to re-purpose shrimp, I consulted with some of the best and … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Posts and Podcasts Nov 3 – Nov 8, 2014

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Week in Review November 3 – November 8: Posts and Podcasts from ConverStations and SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcasts The repurposing of content to reach new audiences and extend the shelf life of your efforts is something we always coach. One way to do this is by combining your blog posts or other content into a week in review on SlideShare. SmallBiz Tracks Week in … [Read more...]

Complaining is Draining; Comparing is Wearing

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Like a reflex, some business owners begin complaining or comparing when asked hard questions about improving their business. Complaining is Draining and Comparing is Wearing.   I recently heard this on a James Altucher podcast, "How to Be Grateful."  Gratitude is a muscle that needs exercise. The more you exercise it, the more likely it is to be the reflex. Photo from … [Read more...]

Seeing, Thriving, and Watching – LIFT Slides 11/08/14

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As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few decks on SlideShare that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN - The Power of Visuals The Power of Visuals from Ethos3 | Presentation Design and Training IMPROVE - How to … [Read more...]

Things and Thinks – LIFT Clips 11-08-14

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As we approach our customers and the content we publish, we always look for ways to give our people a boost using the LIFT acronym. Here are a few videos that might help you in building a better business presence and a smoother work flow. LEARN - What is the Internet of Things? [tentblogger-youtube wL34vK-On3o] IMPROVE - Tell Better Stories [tentblogger-youtube … [Read more...]

Blogging (Effectively) During the Holiday Season

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Written by Larry Alton Everything seems to change when the holiday season rolls around – and we are officially entering that time of the year. As the beginning of November leads to Thanksgiving, followed by December and Christmas, and capped off by ringing in New Years on January 1st, it’s important to think about the effects of the holiday season on the business landscape. … [Read more...]

Short Hops and News Stops for Nov. 7, 2014

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A lot can happen in a few days. With the pace of change in business and technology, it can be hard to keep up. Here are some short hops and news stops that may have gone by too fast to catch them this week: Feedly Pro Goes Beyond If you're a practitioner of Search Once and Subscribe, Feedly, an aggregator of your favorite blogs, news, and search strings has upgraded their … [Read more...]

Start Small and Sustain Huge

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Big ideas and grandiose plans are great fun. Almost always. White boards, Post-it notes, drawings on napkins, value proposition sketches, cold pizza ... . Invigorating! There's work to be done once the pizza is gone. I've had the privilege of start-ups and launches, grand openings and opening nights. Between Ideation and Introduction - there are a lot of instances of hard … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Finish Strong in 2014 and Accelerate into 2015

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This time of year, many business owners are pushing to reach goals and planning ahead to next year. Whether you've reached all, some or none of your 2014 goals, the end of the year push is crucial for your business!  Want to start 2015 strong?  Then it’s time to end 2014 strong! I am excited and honored to be participating in a special event with some of the world's top rock … [Read more...]