Archives for March 2009

Watch This If Confused About “Social Networks”

socialnetworks As Lee LeFever says at the beginning of this great 1 minute, 48 second video “Networks get things done.”

In less than two minutes, he clearly describes how networks evolve and why they’re so important to us in our personal and professional lives.

I really admire teachers who can reduce complicated concepts to their simple essence.  This video is easy to understand and I encourage you to pass it along to others who may be still be confused by the “social networking” revolution.

If you look up the term, Social Network, in Wikipedia, here are the most help 250 words you’ll find in their very detailed definition:

Social networks are social structures made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, relationships, kinship, dislikes or trade.

In its simplest form, a social network is a map of all of the relevant ties between the nodes being studied. The network can also be used to determine the social capital of individual actors. These concepts are often displayed in a social network diagram, where nodes are the points and ties are the lines.

Just for fun, see if you can correctly answer these [Read more…]

“Little Voice Mastery”

Blair Singer

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Blair Singer is an author, speaker and sales trainer who provides a passionate in-depth view on a topic many thought leaders turn their backs on. His new book “Little Voice Mastery” reveals 21 ways to change your life by simply changing that “little voice” that shapes your future

During this 65-minute Virtual Book Tour, Blair takes you through a candid self awareness to help you “Win the battle between your ears.” From his own dark depths of despair, Blair decided to not give up and master his subconscious “Little Voice” that was preventing his happiness. Listen so you can do it too!

Click here to add this book to your library.

The AM TeleSeminar Club – 5 Success Factors

jeff herring, article marketingBy now you are familiar with the Student-Affiliate-Partner Process that is available to students of Alex Mandossian.

The typical process takes three years. Some do it in less time – the shortest so far is 3 weeks. By taking action on what I learned in Teleseminar Secrets I was able to do it in 3 quarters and now Alex Mandossian and I are Strategic Alliance Partners.

On Wednesday night March 25th at 6pm PT/9pm ET Alex and I will be holding our second Affiliate Rebate Teleseminar.

Click here to get the Phone number and Passcode and you may tell up to two friends.  You can also and enter #AMTClub … even if you’re not registered with Twitter.

What’s an Affiliate Rebate Teleseminar? [Read more…]

What Makes Good Trusted Advisors Great?

jay-blog-post We are no longer in the Information Age.  We are at dawn of the Recommendation Age and what Entrepreneurial CEOs need most these days are trusted advisors.

And if you want to become the most recommended (and wealthiest) trusted advisor on your topic of expertise, then I encourage you to adopt the Thought Leadership (TL) Mindset.

As soon as Jay Abraham decided to adopt his TL Mindset, he quickly became the world’s highest paid marketing consultant … almost overnight!

I can’t guarantee that you’ll achieve the same revenue or status results that Jay has enjoyed over the past 30 years, but I can guarantee to educate you to make an intelligent decision on which TL Mindset is ideal for you.

The TL Mindset I discovered about myself was my unique ability to conduct Teleseminar expert interviews back in 2002. Since then I have been acknowledged by my colleagues, friends, mentors and students as “The Larry King of Teleseminars.”

I am now a trusted advisor for many of the world’s greatest Thought Leaders within the Human Potential Movement.

Now it wasn’t easy to get leaders such as [Read more…]

The “BIG IDEA” Whose Time Has Come

vsu-logo1Impossibility only defines a task’s degree of difficulty. Do you  believe in that premise? I know I do …

The truth is, I only look for strategic alliance partners who believe that difficult tasks can be done immediately and seemingly impossible tasks take a little longer ;-)

The VSU Story: In the Spring of 2008, a strategic alliance partner of mine, who also shares the impossiblity premise above, chose me to help her execute a BIG IDEA.  It was truly an idea “whose time had come” and one we had both independently thought about many years earlier.

The BIG IDEA was to find and secure a new and sustainable distance learning channel to teach micro- entrepreneurs (0 – 10 employees) how to boost their productivity and profits with practical, duplicable and low-cost tactics that are easy-to-implement regardless of economic conditions.

Deb Shaw is that strategic alliance partner and co-founder of VSU.  For her, the BIG IDEA meant to democratize business intelligence and make marketing  best practices available to all entrepreneurs … without having any bias to their ethnicity, creed or socio-economic status.

For me, the BIG IDEA meant [Read more…]

Add Your “Gravatar” to Blog Comments

alex-head-shot1What is a GravatarGravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar and it’s an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things.

Gravatars help identify your posts on blogs – such as when you comment on this one – on web forums and other types of social media types of sites.

How do you get one?  Click here to sign up for a free account.  All that’s required is your email address.  Once you’ve signed up, you can upload your image and in less than 10 minutes, you’ll start seeing it on gravatar enabled sites – such as this one.

Click on the GOLD COMMENTS button (upper-right) and then scroll down to the Reply section of this blog post to see my Gravatar.  Once you get your own Gravatar, your picture will accompany every one of your blog post replies. 

Hey, if a tech-challenged entrepreneur like me can do it, so can you!

How to Gravatar-enable your site:  Setting up Gravatars on your own site is easy and you don’t even need a account.

Plugins are available for leading blog software and content management systems you can click here now to get answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

What To Do Now:  Click here to sign-up for your Gravatar and then post a comment on this blog to see your picture automatically appear right next to it in the Reply section.

“From Here To Having It All”

Ken Dunn

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Ken Dunn is an author, speaker and entrepreneur who provides inspiration and leadership in his new book, “From Here To Having It All.” The book is dedicated to his father, Allen Dunn, who lost a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 54.

During this 1-hour Virtual Book Tour, Ken talks about the three types of leaders, how to find a mentor and why “prospecting” must be your core task in business. He is donating all of the proceeds from book sales to the Canadian ALS society in memory of his dad.

Click here to add this book to your library.

“Outer Circle Marketing” Target Exposed

bow-and-arrowPicture yourself with a bow and quiver full of arrows.  You aim at one of the five circles or rings on your target that graduate inward from WHITE to BLACK to BLUE to RED and finally, YELLOW.

The biggest outer circle is WHITE and directly surrounds the smaller BLACK ring closer to the middle.  (Please refer to the picture to the left to see the five colored rings).

The BLACK circle surrounds a smaller BLUE circle, which in turn, surrounds an even smaller RED circle.  That RED circle surrounds the fifth circle which is YELLOW and in the center of the target known as the “bull’s-eye.”

Why am I telling you this?

I’m telling you this because it is a useful analogy of how your prospects take aim at your marketing offers, whether they want to become first-time customers or multi-buyers.

The way I see it, the WHITE outermost ring represents your “get-to-know-you” offer such as a free Teleseminar, eBook, audio eCourse or video.

This is your opt-in email offer.  To continue the analogy, it is that defining moment when a new prospect has successfully hit your target by aiming and shooting their imaginary arrow at your outermost WHITE circle.

“Outer Circle Marketing” is Time-Tested: Please realize that what I’m talking about here is not just another clever marketing analogy that’s untested.  It is tested and it is time-proven.

OCM = “Outer Circle Marketing” and that’s also the formal name I’ve given to this new breakthrough strategy.  If you want to experience it first hand, join my AskAlexToday Teleseminars scheduled on the first Thursday of each month.

I’ve utilized OCM for the past 2 years with [Read more…]

History Of The “Entrepreneurial Revolution”

barack-obama1In his February 24th State of the Union Address, Barack Obama publicly declared that “The future of our economy relies on the imagination of our Entrepreneurs.” 

That twelve-word sentence in President Obama’s speech isn’t about politics as much as it is about business.  Your business. My business.  And the dawn of a brighter new future of the “Entrepreneurial Interdependence” era that’s now upon us.

Quick History Lesson: In the 20th century, Americans traded their Entrepreneurial Independence (which they enjoyed for the previous 200 years), and began a 50-year stint of dependence on the modern-day Corporation.

Think back to that famous scene that happened on September 17th, 1787 during the Signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The central figures who were present included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and America’s first millionaire, Benjamin Franklin.  These Founding Fathers were opposed by [Read more…]