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Visnja Zeljeznjak (luckyisgood) has been at 7 events

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Jason T. Wiser20,541*Storytelling for Business Building with Chris Brogan* There’s a lot of talk lately about storytelling in business and for good reason. Stories help people to understand and relate to your business journey. Where did you get the idea? What was the first thing you did when you realized that you had a good idea? what worked? what was your biggest mistake?  This program is produced by http://ontracktips.com/storytelling-business-building-chris-brogan/ It’s the answers to these questions that interviewers love to ask because viewers want to experience the journey of the successful business owner. They want to imagine themselves walking this path and living this dream. But aside from telling your rise to the top story, what other stories can we tell as business owners? what other stories do people want to hear? That’s why I have invited @118320665823821681206  to “Get on Track, Stay on Track” because Chris is passionate about small business and he understands the value of telling story for branding, for marketing, for business. *Chris is the Author of* "Trust Agents", "Google+ for Business" "The Impact Equation" "Social Media 101" and the soon to be released "The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth" http://jtw.bz/ChrisBr (affiliate link) Some of the questions I’m going to be asking Chris are: ⇒ Other than your rise to the top story, what day to day stories can we tell in marketing? ⇒ What are some of the best examples of companies that are using storytelling in business today? ⇒ How much of your personal life do you share in your business story? If this interests you, start asking questions now AND Invite 2 friends! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Did you click "Yes" on the event invite? Catch past interviews  http://ontracktips.com and *look for the big RED button.* Upcoming Guests: ⇒ Andrea Vahl "How to Find clients" ⇒ Phyllis Khare "Time Management for Small Business Owners" Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube -http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT  Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT  Join us on Twitter using the hashtag   #OnTrackTips   ========================================­============== If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends. Visit Chris Brogan at http://www.chrisbrogan.com/  Read his books also http://jtw.bz/ChrisBr   ========================================­============== #chrisbrogan #storytelling #smallbusiness #marketing #socialmedia #blogging  Storytelling for Business Building with Chris Brogan2014-03-06 19:00:00239  
Ronnie Bincer107,845*Introducing the New and Improved Circloscope* On Monday, February 17th, @108210288375340023376 and @117778937939543425499 will be joined by @112472587150551442541 of @109096245971703802400. Craig is a former product manager for Microsoft and now a co-founder at @109096245971703802400 along with @117778937939543425499 and @115932955064831083806. Circloscope is in the final phases of redevelopment; Christine and Craig will give us a sneak peek of Circloscope's new features, will tell you how it can be used to help you *identify engagers and influencers in your area of interest*, and will discuss the _*importance of circle management*_ so you can filter through the noise and focus in on the conversations that really matter to you. *Helpful articles on Using/Getting the most out of the current version of Circloscope:* *Circloscope A to Z* by the developer @115932955064831083806  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EhsanAhmadiGharacheh/posts/MQznXkSJbAR *Circloscope Recipes* by @114918475211209783081  http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/circloscope-recipe-list/ *Introduction to Circloscope* by @100172216890994354180   https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ceijk9piqlmiv3ffkkgdi7nuqo4 Christine & Ronnie launched *Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques* aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members:http://bit.ly/MhiA4x _Upcoming Shows in the Series_ *Monday, February 17th* -www.circloscope.com @112472587150551442541, former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at @109096245971703802400, discusses how @109096245971703802400 is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool. *Monday, March 3rd* -www.steadydemand.com/tool/ @102572320061138442096 from @116266498226740184904 discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period. *Monday, March 17th* -http://www.NOD3x.com Dive into data mining with @100034828195835575273 from @108883357423682942734 to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence. _*Previous Episodes*_ First, Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x Second, @11148754#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - Circloscope2014-02-17 20:30:00180  
Peter H. Diamandis331,900Join Peter H. Diamandis to discuss Abundance, exponential technologies and anything else. THE HANGOUT IS HERE:  https://plus.google.com/102564912330648182355/posts/HpGtQb2UQKr THANK YOU for joining us! The recording of the Hangout is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19K8-NSfOWgHangout With Peter Diamandis2013-06-20 18:00:00763  
martin shervington1,082,588*Want to ask questions about publishing YOUR book?* Well, next week I will be joined by Shawn Welch, co-author of 'APE: author, publisher, entrepreneur'. I am sure he will have a lot of answers for you as well. *When.* Sunday at 7pm GMT; 11am PST; 2pm EST. *What it is all about.* Since reading Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch's book 'APE: Authors Publisher and Entrepreneur' I felt inspired to help more people follow their dream. I've motivated people for years to find their enthusiasm of writing, and published a few books myself along the way (both traditional and self-publishing). *The Plan:* Guy has launched the FREE 4 session course and Shawn will take us into Session two. So get yourself ready with some interesting questions! Then, in the following two on-air hangout sessions, I will help you get some structure in place that will help motivate you to become a successful author - I've gone down the publishing and self publishing route myself.  There may also have additional guests to the subsequent hangouts to get you focused and inspire your inner author! *Next Dates:* 17th Feb 17th March *Interested in getting involved?* Click ‘YES’ on the event, read Guy’s book and I’ll see you at the launch! Want to know more about Guy and Shawn’s book check out this post on my blog: http://www.martinshervington.com/getting-books-published-with-ape-author-publisher-entrepreneur-self-publishing/Going 'APE' with Shawn Welch!2013-01-20 20:00:0060  
martin shervington1,082,588*Are you ready to publish your book in 2013?* _After all, everyone has at least one book in them!_ This event will get you more inspired, focused and motivated than ever before. *When.* _Sunday at 7pm GMT; 11am PST; 2pm EST._ *What it is all about.* Since reading Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch's book 'APE: Authors Publisher and Entrepreneur' I felt inspired to help more people follow their dream. I've motivated people for years to find their enthusiasm of writing, and published a few books myself along the way (both traditional and self-publishing). *The Plan:* Guy will launch the FREE 4 session course on Sunday 13th January. So get yourself ready with some interesting questions! Then, in the following three on-air hangout sessions, I will help you get some structure in place that will help motivate you to become a successful author.  _We will also have additional guests to the subsequent hangouts to get you focused and inspire your inner author!_ *Next Dates:* 20th January (same time) 17th Feb 17th March *Interesting in getting involved?* Click ‘YES’ on the event, read Guy’s book and I’ll see you at the launch! Want to know more about Guy and Shawn’s book check out this post on my blog: http://www.martinshervington.com/getting-books-published-with-ape-author-publisher-entrepreneur-self-publishing/Live hangout on-air with Guy Kawasaki! Going 'APE'.2013-01-13 20:00:00372  
Trever McGhee92,238Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  
pio dal cin82,490Larry Page is slowly recovering from the illness that prevented him from attending to the shareholders meeting a couple weeks ago and other public events. Eric Schmidt reports that he is now slowly recovering and beginning to go back to his office. I though I made this Event for everyone like me who want to wish him a total and quick recovery. So write your message here below to express Larry your Gplusser's supportLarry Page is Back to Work -Virtual welcome back card2012-07-14 04:00:0014  

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Мысля от Эдгара2,769Активные пользователи Google+Приятно встретить кого-то, кто не знаком с моим прошлым.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past .)Instagram ➤ https://instagram.com/mredgarcross/➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤ Дайте себе немного разнообразия и добавьте этих людей  в свои круги.➤ Следуйте этим простым шагам:   1) Добавить в круг 2) Plus оригинальный пост 3) Поделиться круг публично (и с ваших кругах / расширенный кружки) 4) Комментарий на исходное сообщение .Наслождайтесь общением с новыми интересными людьми !)И этоВам интересно кто я То ссылки тут :➤Мой канал на ютуб | My channel on YouTube  : http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Семьый канал на ютуб | Family Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Игровой канал на ютуб | Game Channel on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~Active users of Google+It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)It's nice to meet someone who is not familiar with my past.)Give yourself a bit of variety and add these people to your circles.➤ Follow these simple steps: 1) Add a circle 2) plus the original post 3) Share circle publicly (and with your circles / extended circles) 4) Comment on the original post.Naslozhdaytes socializing with new people!)And I wonder who Etowah What links here:➤My channel on YouTube | My channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrEdgarcross➤Semy channel on YouTube | Family channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OlgaNise➤Gaming channel on YouTube | Games channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchf3TnpVQr8ECWXowuT1A➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤➤#googleplustools #googleplusanalyticstools #googleplusanalytics #internetmarketingtools #googleplusmarketingtools #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers 2015-05-04 19:44:11388001
Mamy Shimomatsu5,566【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.10Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-05-04 01:37:21439000
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Mamy Shimomatsu5,426【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.1Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-28 06:58:43442329
Mamy Shimomatsu5,368【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.1Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-27 01:55:57442016
Colin Wilson24,271This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife States #United #States #State #Abbr #Capital #Largest #cityA #Statehood2015-04-25 11:42:30478012
Mamy Shimomatsu5,257【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No2.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-24 05:02:12286015
Dusan Vrban11,459Spring clearance on my TheBest circle done which includes some of the first geek users around G+.I haven't been to this for a while. So just thought it might be a good idea to do it. Let's see the stream now with my best friends from the G+ start. :)Have fun dear friends.2015-04-20 12:42:0359000
Mamy Shimomatsu4,942【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.9.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-20 03:32:30283327
Ruta a la Patagonia27,970┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v42 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Great Friends v42 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-04-17 13:30:50500565567
Allan watson25,572Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#small #communities #other #parts #of #especially #Southeast #Confucianism #found #predominantly #Mainland #South #Korea #Taiwan #overseas #Chinese #populations #confrontationThe #Bangladesh #Liberation #WarThe #Yom #Kippur #WarThe #Iranian #RevolutionThe #Soviet #war #AfghanistanThe #Iran–Iraq #W #Indonesian #occupation #of #TimorThe #Cambodian #Killing #Field2015-04-14 07:41:14424000
Ruta a la Patagonia25,609┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v21 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v21 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of:   +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen: +Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-04-03 22:17:39464121013
Михаил Пушкарев973#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-03-30 16:23:07499415
Kenneth Nicholson22,706This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your #circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#western #border #of #which #allowed #them #to #keep #the #south #by #the #Arabian #and #Indian #Plate #and #with #the #easternmost #part #of #Siberia #east #of #the #Chersky #Range #on #the #North #American #Plate§EtymologyPtolemy's #AsiaThe 2015-03-24 11:42:05361011
Bonnie Clydes29,361BNC POWER CIRCLE SHARE VOL 9Circle of Friends WorldwidePLEASE RE-SHARE THIS CIRCLE THANK YOU1. Add us to your circles:https://plus.google.com/u/1/+BonnieClydes2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.2015-03-22 00:49:39501001
Bonnie Clydes29,450BNC POWER CIRCLE SHARE VOL 9Circle of Friends WorldwidePLEASE RE-SHARE THIS CIRCLE THANK YOU1. Add us to your circles:https://plus.google.com/u/1/+BonnieClydes2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.2015-03-22 00:49:09501011
Benjamin Davis8,895This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!2015-03-20 17:32:39498151234
Colin Wilson21,691This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Carson #City #Las #Vegas #October #New #Hampshire #NH #Concord #Manchester #June #New #Jersey #NJ #Trenton #Newark #December #New #Mexico #NM #Santa #Fe #Albuquerque #January #New #York #NY #Albany #New #York #July #North #Carolina #NC #Raleigh #Charlotte #November #North #Dakota #ND 2015-03-20 10:10:32376121327
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 2.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:21:32274014
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Ercan Çakir4,966Elite Team AG Friends Circle 100Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.*************************************************************In the "Special Circle No. 100" will be people who share these three parts, each own circuit. So there will be only one "Special Circle"...I apologize if I made any mistake, I will correct it... Thanks again for your SUPPORT !!!***************************************************************#circle  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #circles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #shared   #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   2015-01-18 17:38:352110111
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Cacilda Machado2,725HERE'S VERSION 89 OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLEUPDATED WEDNESDAY 1/7/2014▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔Let's break 500 shares again and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-08 21:23:52501244
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Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:24:08197232
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2015-02-06 21:22:16 (259 comments, 134 reshares, 876 +1s)Open 

Love this song, "Somewhere over the rainbow" sung by this man and his lovely ukulele. He had the most magnificent voice.

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2015-02-06 21:22:16 (259 comments, 134 reshares, 876 +1s)Open 

Love this song, "Somewhere over the rainbow" sung by this man and his lovely ukulele. He had the most magnificent voice.

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Love this song, "Somewhere over the rainbow" sung by this man and his lovely ukulele. He had the most magnificent voice.

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2015-05-15 09:34:25 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Do you let your clients call you on a Friday night? Do you answer their calls? [MY NEW ARTICLE ABOUT THE WEB AGENCY BUSINESS, 3 min read]

I bet the clients who make a habit of interrupting you outside regular business hours aren't your most profitable clients.

I wrote this article because I hear about this over and over and over again: "I do everything for them, but my clients just don't respect me."

I see smart web professionals sit at their computers on weekends because they are mistaking "excellence" for "amateurish attitude". 

I also firmly believe that clients should be paying extra for getting guaranteed access to us when we're not in the office.

And there is a way to let the clients know about it politely. Details in the article.

How come web professionals get LESS respect when they make themselves available almost 24/7? [NEW BLOG ARTICLE]
It's because what we think is professional behavior, isn't.

In this article we're raising awareness that web professionals, especially freelancers, must set some rules and boundaries about how and when their clients can contact them.

BDSM metaphors included :)

However, your experience might be completely different, and in that case, do comment here.___Do you let your clients call you on a Friday night? Do you answer their calls? [MY NEW ARTICLE ABOUT THE WEB AGENCY BUSINESS, 3 min read]

I bet the clients who make a habit of interrupting you outside regular business hours aren't your most profitable clients.

I wrote this article because I hear about this over and over and over again: "I do everything for them, but my clients just don't respect me."

I see smart web professionals sit at their computers on weekends because they are mistaking "excellence" for "amateurish attitude". 

I also firmly believe that clients should be paying extra for getting guaranteed access to us when we're not in the office.

And there is a way to let the clients know about it politely. Details in the article.

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2015-05-13 10:24:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Kind Of Content I Can't Stand: All Flash, No Photo. Aka, beautiful eye candy, but zero education and information, plus my time has been wasted.

I love slide decks. Sometimes when I'm in a waiting room or in some queue, I take out my smartphone and look at slide decks on Slideshare. It's like looking at picture books for adults. 

Every now and then, I stumble upon a promising presentation, such as this one. And then I'm quickly disappointed: short, clever text on beautiful images, but I can't learn a damn thing from it. 

What can you learn from the following content on one slide? 

Slide 1
"BRAIN"
"Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and investment"

Slide 2
"GUTS"
"Shows strong instincts & confidence"

What on this good Earth can I learn from thatco... mehr »

The Kind Of Content I Can't Stand: All Flash, No Photo. Aka, beautiful eye candy, but zero education and information, plus my time has been wasted.

I love slide decks. Sometimes when I'm in a waiting room or in some queue, I take out my smartphone and look at slide decks on Slideshare. It's like looking at picture books for adults. 

Every now and then, I stumble upon a promising presentation, such as this one. And then I'm quickly disappointed: short, clever text on beautiful images, but I can't learn a damn thing from it. 

What can you learn from the following content on one slide? 

Slide 1
"BRAIN"
"Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and investment"

Slide 2
"GUTS"
"Shows strong instincts & confidence"

What on this good Earth can I learn from that content?

I hear it all the time: "People just don't read online. You gotta give them pretty pictures. It's a visual world now." 

I beg to differ. Let me show you the kind of presentation I love: 
http://www.slideshare.net/marketingexperiments/the-most-effective-calls-toaction-5-principles-discovered-for-increasing-customer-response

It's 47 slides by Marketing Experiments, rich in information, text, data, science, and practical examples. You could argue that their visual style could be better. That their presentations lack the visual candy. But I'd much rather flip through their slides, than through pretty images.

Why are we creating content, at all? What are the stories that we tell ourselves about our roles in marketing? If we could choose between being an educator or an entertainer in digital marketing, what do we believe would get us more ROI on our content, in our industry?

I just feel that this particular content piece totally missed the opportunity to educate. While it does serve as an example of well created visual candy, it totally lacks "meat", aka "I didn't get what I was promised".___

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2015-05-12 18:55:27 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Uber for everything, aka "on-demand concierge economy based on apps". One reason to love San Francisco, where most of this economy exists. I wish there was something like this where I live.

This is one great trend that is reshaping how people think about services and their free time. There will always be people who value their free time more than their money, but who just won't pay too much to professional service companies. There's a gap between what professional services charge and the perceived value of their services. 

Uber for everything, aka "on-demand concierge economy based on apps". One reason to love San Francisco, where most of this economy exists. I wish there was something like this where I live.

This is one great trend that is reshaping how people think about services and their free time. There will always be people who value their free time more than their money, but who just won't pay too much to professional service companies. There's a gap between what professional services charge and the perceived value of their services. ___

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2015-05-11 17:00:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Don't mess with the Bosnians :)

//via +Damir Mujić on Facebook

Don't mess with the Bosnians :)

//via +Damir Mujić on Facebook___

2015-05-04 18:39:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Please (Un)subscribe to/from my newest collections
Finally, a feature worth spending more time on Google+ (I've been absent a lot lately). Here are the topical collections I will be posting to (and have been posting about since ever), so feel free to (un)subscribe from the ones that do (not) interest you. This way you get the best from me and none of my stuff that annoys you.

BUSINESS TOPIC COLLECTIONS

Business of Web Dev & Marketing - https://plus.google.com/collection/8PLYX - follow if you own a web development company, digital agency, marketing consultancy, or similar. Here I post my experience in running one such business, and related topics.

Sales & Selling - https://plus.google.com/collection/4DWXX - I love sales, I've been working in sales for the past 13 years, and I'm good at it. I also love talking about sales... mehr »

Please (Un)subscribe to/from my newest collections
Finally, a feature worth spending more time on Google+ (I've been absent a lot lately). Here are the topical collections I will be posting to (and have been posting about since ever), so feel free to (un)subscribe from the ones that do (not) interest you. This way you get the best from me and none of my stuff that annoys you.

BUSINESS TOPIC COLLECTIONS

Business of Web Dev & Marketing - https://plus.google.com/collection/8PLYX - follow if you own a web development company, digital agency, marketing consultancy, or similar. Here I post my experience in running one such business, and related topics.

Sales & Selling - https://plus.google.com/collection/4DWXX - I love sales, I've been working in sales for the past 13 years, and I'm good at it. I also love talking about sales and here is where I'll post about it.

Digital Marketing - https://plus.google.com/collection/kuBXX - self-explanatory. 

Business & Entrepreneurship - https://plus.google.com/collection/E-EXX - a general business topic. Follow if you own a business or want to read business advice.

Writing, Books & Publishing - https://plus.google.com/collection/IKEXX - I'm a writer, I published a book, and I love everything about that. Connect with me via my posts.

MY PRIVATE INTEREST COLLECTIONS

Abundance & Better Future - https://plus.google.com/collection/M27WX - lots of new technology, exponential tech, ways to improve our lives now and create a better future together. I mostly share links with my personal comments about abundant proof that we're living in a ever-improving world.

Science & Sci-Fi - https://plus.google.com/collection/QS_WX -  I mostly share links with my personal comments about science. An occasional scifi joke. 

Health, Without the BS - https://plus.google.com/collection/4aXXX - I filter all the health & fitness advice online and ignore all the bullshit. And sometimes I post about it.

Caturday - https://plus.google.com/collection/AQ5WX - you'll want to unsubscribe from this if you don't like me posting a cat picture ten times a year :)___

2015-05-04 18:26:06 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A tip about creating #Collections: Think in terms "what would people want to subscribe to" and not in terms "what I want to post about"

I think of collections = subscription lists. It's like subscribing to email newsletters, but better: you don't have to read all of them and the collections you subscribe to won't nag for your attention until you mark them as read.

Google+, what the hell were you waiting for all these years? This is the feature we've been craving. Please make it work well. 

//ping +Rob Gordon I bet you're excited about this :)

A tip about creating #Collections: Think in terms "what would people want to subscribe to" and not in terms "what I want to post about"

I think of collections = subscription lists. It's like subscribing to email newsletters, but better: you don't have to read all of them and the collections you subscribe to won't nag for your attention until you mark them as read.

Google+, what the hell were you waiting for all these years? This is the feature we've been craving. Please make it work well. 

//ping +Rob Gordon I bet you're excited about this :)___

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2015-05-01 07:05:19 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." ~ Maya Angelou

This is a little thought I visualized for you on this day. This is a tribute to all human progress in which I believe. As a civilization, I can see that we constantly do better, even when things move too slowly for our human senses.

Image source: SpaceX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacexphotos/16661753958/)

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." ~ Maya Angelou

This is a little thought I visualized for you on this day. This is a tribute to all human progress in which I believe. As a civilization, I can see that we constantly do better, even when things move too slowly for our human senses.

Image source: SpaceX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacexphotos/16661753958/)___

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2015-04-25 08:14:36 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Exercise causes your brain to grow and form new brain cells and other fine facts in this short and sweet 3-min TED talk. Don't miss it!

___Exercise causes your brain to grow and form new brain cells and other fine facts in this short and sweet 3-min TED talk. Don't miss it!

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2015-04-23 13:04:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How to build the culture of social in a company? (open question)

I want to hear good ideas on this topic too. Being the champion / pioneer / advocate of anything new in a company is hard, frustrating, and time consuming. I've had limited success in my company (not everyone is a scribbler like me!) and I would love to hear success stories from small companies. 

Does everyone in the company need to be social these days?

What if you have an awesome expert who just does not care about social?

Is true digital citizenship really a prerequisite for landing a job in the 21. century? If no, when? If yes, what do you do with non-digital citizens?

Discuss on the original thread, I've disabled comments in mine.

How do you motivate people internally? (open question)
Yesterday, a friend of mine asked me about ways to motivate people internally about social. A big brand wanted to get their employees to have a more social media culture in general, but struggling to figure out how.

They are thinking about doing some kind of gimmick, you know, doing something they could put on each desk, but I cannot imagine what that could be. 

Back when I was working at a big company, the way I motivated people were though really time-intensive internal lobbying. I would talk with people, promote ideas, suggest concepts and plans over and over and over again. 

And I usually did this on a one-to-one basis. And every single time someone did something good, I would highlight it. I might send out an email to the entire department, praising that person for doing something ‘social’. 

And it worked. 

I tried to do many other things as well. I published short blog posts on our intranet when something interesting had happened on our social channels. I published an internal newsletter. These may have contributed to the change in culture as well, but nowhere near as effective as the lobbying. 

Of course, all of this was 7 years ago, back when many people didn’t even know what Facebook was. So part of my challenge was not just to get people to see the value for the business, but also to get each employee to be social themselves (which our corporate IT department completely ruined by blocking all access to social sites/tools, unless you had been whitelisted. They even blocked me from using Tweetdeck). 

But basically, I approached it as an on-going internal PR campaign. I would lobby the people I considered to be the smartest, most influential, and most important to change. I would lobby everyone around them each time these influencers did something useful. I would use mass communications to let the rest of the company know when something was achieved (big and small wins). 

Basically, advocating, advocating and advocating. 

The problem with this approach is that it’s incredibly time-intensive, and you are only influencing a small part of the business (which you then hope will also influence others). 

A problem is also that it only worked for me because I had the ‘power’ to work across departments. If you have a very rigid corporate structure, I’m not sure you could have done it that way. 

So, how would you do this? Remember, we are talking about big companies here (1,000+ employees). Do you have any good ideas for motivating people internally in big companies about social (and I don’t just mean Facebook, but the social culture)?___How to build the culture of social in a company? (open question)

I want to hear good ideas on this topic too. Being the champion / pioneer / advocate of anything new in a company is hard, frustrating, and time consuming. I've had limited success in my company (not everyone is a scribbler like me!) and I would love to hear success stories from small companies. 

Does everyone in the company need to be social these days?

What if you have an awesome expert who just does not care about social?

Is true digital citizenship really a prerequisite for landing a job in the 21. century? If no, when? If yes, what do you do with non-digital citizens?

Discuss on the original thread, I've disabled comments in mine.

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2015-04-22 17:54:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Internet of Everything: recent Cisco study placing the value of IoE as a $19 trillion opportunity

The Biggest Business Opportunities Will Be in Making Systems More Efficient.

"50+ billion connected devices, loaded with a dozen or more sensors, will create a trillion-sensor ecosystem.

These devices will create what I call a state of perfect knowledge, where we'll be able to know what we want, where we want, when we want."

~Peter Diamandis___The Internet of Everything: recent Cisco study placing the value of IoE as a $19 trillion opportunity

The Biggest Business Opportunities Will Be in Making Systems More Efficient.

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2015-04-19 07:34:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Justness + Profit = Capitalism 2.0: Rethinking Capitalism. Wonderful 10-min VIDEO by a hedge fund manager who wants to do something about inequality. I totally agree with him when he says that capitalism is responsible for some of the most important innovations and breakthroughs in our history, therefore we should not destroy capitalism, we should build upon it. Capitalism is a stepping stone and we should step on it to see further, to build something better. 

//via +Firas Hermez 

Justness + Profit = Capitalism 2.0: Rethinking Capitalism. Wonderful 10-min VIDEO by a hedge fund manager who wants to do something about inequality. I totally agree with him when he says that capitalism is responsible for some of the most important innovations and breakthroughs in our history, therefore we should not destroy capitalism, we should build upon it. Capitalism is a stepping stone and we should step on it to see further, to build something better. 

//via +Firas Hermez ___

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2015-04-19 06:57:23 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Star Trek show had a political agenda for doing good in the world
George Takei tells Bill Maher how Gene Roddenberry was dealing with political issues in their time and how they used metaphors on the show to change the minds of American people. I did not know that Uhura kissing Kirk was one of the first interracial kisses in the history of American TV. Love that show, love what they did for humanity!

The Star Trek show had a political agenda for doing good in the world
George Takei tells Bill Maher how Gene Roddenberry was dealing with political issues in their time and how they used metaphors on the show to change the minds of American people. I did not know that Uhura kissing Kirk was one of the first interracial kisses in the history of American TV. Love that show, love what they did for humanity!___

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2015-04-16 18:17:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no going back. The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 gigawatts in new plants that burn fossil fuels."

//via +Radoslav Dejanović​

BREAKING NEWS: e pa kada i Bloomberg kaže... HALO, VRDOLJAK, HALO ! ! !

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-14/fossil-fuels-just-lost-the-race-against-renewables?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Energy%20Revolution&utm_campaign=Climate&__surl__=IgD76&__ots__=1429169582839&__step__=1___"The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no going back. The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 gigawatts in new plants that burn fossil fuels."

//via +Radoslav Dejanović​

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2015-04-11 09:54:52 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Cat plays dead to avoid going for a walk: https://youtu.be/5sy1MDHZ27M (3 min video)

Just leave the poor kitty at home :)

#caturday 

Cat plays dead to avoid going for a walk: https://youtu.be/5sy1MDHZ27M (3 min video)

Just leave the poor kitty at home :)

#caturday ___

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2015-04-10 10:07:18 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What's Twitter's problem? 
Quote from the article: "The fact that such rumors are even floating is just another small sign of growing impatience among investors, particularly with Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo. After he overhauled much of the company’s top ranks last year, there aren’t many heads left to roll besides his own. I have to believe Twitter’s board believes it’s worth letting at least one more seasoned CEO see if they can fix the company’s struggles to develop products that will drive user growth and engagement, and of course more revenue."

I don't understand what's going on in the minds of people at the helm of Twitter. They only need to model what two other most successful advertising companies are doing: Google and Facebook. The difference between Google/Facebook and Twitter is in self-serve advertising platforms,available ... mehr »

What's Twitter's problem? 
Quote from the article: "The fact that such rumors are even floating is just another small sign of growing impatience among investors, particularly with Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo. After he overhauled much of the company’s top ranks last year, there aren’t many heads left to roll besides his own. I have to believe Twitter’s board believes it’s worth letting at least one more seasoned CEO see if they can fix the company’s struggles to develop products that will drive user growth and engagement, and of course more revenue."

I don't understand what's going on in the minds of people at the helm of Twitter. They only need to model what two other most successful advertising companies are doing: Google and Facebook. The difference between Google/Facebook and Twitter is in self-serve advertising platforms, available worldwide. I believe this is the single most important reason why Google and Facebook are loaded with cash, and Twitter isn't. 

What's Twitter doing? It's not letting small businesses in on their advertising platform. It's not available in the most of the world. It requires only certain agencies to advertise online. Twitter did not develop their platform to be agency-friendly. 

For the record, another network, Linkedin, is doing the same: not letting businesses throughout the world advertise. But if I'm not mistaken, Linkedin is profitable, unlike Twitter. I may be frustrated with what Linkedin is doing, but at least their actions have positive results. (For now.)___

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2015-04-09 08:18:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I improved my sales skills when I stopped saying YES to most leads I got. In my newest article for +Simpfinity I explain why digital agencies and web professionals need to create an avalanche of leads: because when all you've got is one lead, that lead becomes the center of your universe. This lead may not be the perfect client, but we pursue it as if it was.

The case for attracting more leads than your digital agency can handle [NEW BLOG ARTICLE]. When your agency is attracting too many leads, something great happens: you naturally start prequalifying leads. 

You learn how valuable your time is, and you start treating it like it deserves, i.e. you make it your mission to recognize that one perfect client who will buy from you. 

A good salesperson juggling fifty leads can drop most of those leads and still feel good about it. Learning how not to feel bad about dropping leads in sales is how become great in sales.

#sales #website #web #dev #design___I improved my sales skills when I stopped saying YES to most leads I got. In my newest article for +Simpfinity I explain why digital agencies and web professionals need to create an avalanche of leads: because when all you've got is one lead, that lead becomes the center of your universe. This lead may not be the perfect client, but we pursue it as if it was.

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2015-04-07 08:17:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The value of US B2B e-commerce sales will be $1.132 trillion by 2020, Forrester Research urges companies to get to work now on a digital strategy for dealing with customers.

This comes as no surprise: B2C eCommerce may be sexier, but B2B eCommerce is where the money's at. 

This huge opportunity is being driven by "channel-shifting" B2B buyers who are buying more online than through phone and other offline channels. More than 60% of all buying decisions in B2B sales is now being made before the buyer has chosen to come in first contact with the B2B supplier. 

Good news for those of us consultancies who chose to focus on ramping up B2B companies to the online world!

The value of US B2B e-commerce sales will be $1.132 trillion by 2020, Forrester Research urges companies to get to work now on a digital strategy for dealing with customers.

This comes as no surprise: B2C eCommerce may be sexier, but B2B eCommerce is where the money's at. 

This huge opportunity is being driven by "channel-shifting" B2B buyers who are buying more online than through phone and other offline channels. More than 60% of all buying decisions in B2B sales is now being made before the buyer has chosen to come in first contact with the B2B supplier. 

Good news for those of us consultancies who chose to focus on ramping up B2B companies to the online world!___

2015-03-27 12:07:07 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I like what +Sasha Matijasic did with his Consulting Services page: http://selectnull.com/consulting

#developerhumor  

I like what +Sasha Matijasic did with his Consulting Services page: http://selectnull.com/consulting

#developerhumor  ___

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2015-03-15 20:41:39 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is the app I use for tracking what I eat and how I exercise. Use an app to gain awareness, it'll do you good

Since I started exercising regularly and eating more mindfully in September 2014, I've had great results:

1) Running (1x week) and swimming (4x week) are now my new habits. 
2) I've been able to fine-tune my nutrition for my special health needs (vegan, problems with hypoglycemia), without gaining weight or getting sick.
3) I lost 14 kilos in the process, losing more as we speak. 

This Enquos app has been a tremendous help. It made me aware of the caloric intake values of the foods I eat regularly, and as a result, I was able to cut back on stuff that hurt me and increase stuff that helps my health.

For example, I was shocked the other day when I learned that I ate 4x the allowed daily dose od sodium, and Ir... mehr »

enquos is the first comprehensive system to track, organize and securely share your nutrition, fitness and health data, while providing tools to optimize your choices with ease. Register today at www.enquos.com.

#QuantifiedSelf #mHealth #DigitalHealth #fitnessapps #nutritionapps #trackingapps___This is the app I use for tracking what I eat and how I exercise. Use an app to gain awareness, it'll do you good

Since I started exercising regularly and eating more mindfully in September 2014, I've had great results:

1) Running (1x week) and swimming (4x week) are now my new habits. 
2) I've been able to fine-tune my nutrition for my special health needs (vegan, problems with hypoglycemia), without gaining weight or getting sick.
3) I lost 14 kilos in the process, losing more as we speak. 

This Enquos app has been a tremendous help. It made me aware of the caloric intake values of the foods I eat regularly, and as a result, I was able to cut back on stuff that hurt me and increase stuff that helps my health.

For example, I was shocked the other day when I learned that I ate 4x the allowed daily dose od sodium, and I realized that particular foods I've been eating every day contain huge amounts of sodium. Nobody needs that much salt. 

Another example: humans are soooo bad at estimating how much calories their food contains. That's why we get fat. When Enquos encouraged me to start counting calories, I was shocked to see how little food I am allowed to eat for dinner (if I'm to follow my weight loss plan that Enquos calculated for me).

Another surprise came when I realized that my body does not need the mountains of food I used to eat for dinner, lunch, breakfast. I run and swim regularly, and I do not need that much more food!

And then, as a vegan, I was surprised to learn that I am NOT eating enough protein. As a result, I started buying foods that contain lots of good, healthy proteins (pumpkin seeds, for example - thank you +Tessa Schlesinger for that tip!) and adding them mindfully to the meals I created. And when you know exactly how many calories you're eating, you'll never make a bad decision (protein-rich food is usually high in calories too). 

In the future, I believe this data that I'm now entering in the app might help some future personalized doctor help me better. Imagine having a decade of precise nutrition and exercise data and how this might help someone make a better decision. 

Awareness is the first step and that's why the #quantifiedself  movement will gain in popularity with time. I was never able to maintain my health after weight loss, I always gained almost everything back. I now know why, and for the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I believe I am now doing the right thing. I now believe in a simple thing: exercise regularly to spend more calories than you eat, and know your exact numbers.

Do you use a similar app? What do you do with it, and with the data you get?

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2015-03-11 21:16:59 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Please support the development of this app that keeps your secrets on all computing platforms (by a Croatian developer and my friend +Ivan Voras): "I needed a convenient, easy to use and uncomplicated way to write down information I wanted kept secret. I also needed these encrypted files to be in sync with my Android-based mobile phone. I didn't want to use external command-line tools, large applications, complex protocols, or anything else which would distract me from the simple workflow of:

Write some text
Hit Ctrl-S to save it, enter a password

No fuss, no unnecessary clicks, no problems."

The app is: 
- ads free
- open source
- has desktop and Android versions

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-better-encrypted-notepad#home

Please support the development of this app that keeps your secrets on all computing platforms (by a Croatian developer and my friend +Ivan Voras): "I needed a convenient, easy to use and uncomplicated way to write down information I wanted kept secret. I also needed these encrypted files to be in sync with my Android-based mobile phone. I didn't want to use external command-line tools, large applications, complex protocols, or anything else which would distract me from the simple workflow of:

Write some text
Hit Ctrl-S to save it, enter a password

No fuss, no unnecessary clicks, no problems."

The app is: 
- ads free
- open source
- has desktop and Android versions

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-better-encrypted-notepad#home___

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2015-03-02 17:44:00 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Finally, an end might one day come to websites such as NaturalNews and FoodBabe: Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530102.600-google-wants-to-rank-websites-based-on-facts-not-links.html#.VPQ66bOsX1g

Just imagine, getting not only popular but factually correct results too. 

Finally, an end might one day come to websites such as NaturalNews and FoodBabe: Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530102.600-google-wants-to-rank-websites-based-on-facts-not-links.html#.VPQ66bOsX1g

Just imagine, getting not only popular but factually correct results too. ___

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2015-03-02 11:02:20 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Why even the most skilled software developers estimate software inaccurately, and what to tell your clients who insist on fixed-price projects: "The reason the estimate contains variability is that the software project itself contains variability. The only way to reduce the variability in the estimate is to reduce the variability in the project itself."

No matter how good you are, you'll get the estimate wrong if you're operating with unknown unknowns. No.Matter.How.Good.

The solution is this:

1) embrace the reality of software development internally in your company. Agile methodologies are popular today and skilled agilists report that agile works. Once you make the decision to follow a certain process, you can't let the client dictate any other process. 

2) Educate your clients about the reality of software... mehr »

Why even the most skilled software developers estimate software inaccurately, and what to tell your clients who insist on fixed-price projects: "The reason the estimate contains variability is that the software project itself contains variability. The only way to reduce the variability in the estimate is to reduce the variability in the project itself."

No matter how good you are, you'll get the estimate wrong if you're operating with unknown unknowns. No.Matter.How.Good.

The solution is this:

1) embrace the reality of software development internally in your company. Agile methodologies are popular today and skilled agilists report that agile works. Once you make the decision to follow a certain process, you can't let the client dictate any other process. 

2) Educate your clients about the reality of software development. If needed, take a printout of this "Cone of Uncertainty" to meetings and when the fixed price for an unknown project comes up, tell your client that you'd have to charge them at least 4x the price to reduce the risk on your side enough to make this project viable and profitable. 4x will be unacceptable to the client. When you mention chargin 4x the price, reality will seem much more acceptable, and you'll soon discuss better ways to start a project.

One good way to increase the chance of selling a non-fixed-price project to a client, while reducing the risk and not being forced to quote a fixed price, is to divide the project in these milestones:

1. Requirements Design Complete
2. Back-End Complete
3. User Interface Design Complete
4. Beta-Testing Complete
4. Project Launch

(Notice how I put back-end development before user interface development. That's because user interface should not be built before it's clear which data you'll be dealing with. How can you design an app if you don't know which data to put in it?)

For example, you could quote your weekly price for getting from the "Initial Concept" to the "Requirements Complete" phase and have the client experience fixed-price estimates first-hand on a small scale. If you can't make the requirements in a week, imagine what would happen to the whole project? After the week is over, do a debrief session with the client, and list all the things that got in the way of accurate estimation. The client will become aware just how difficult this is, and just how much their own assumptions and shortcomings affected the software development process (they couldn't acquire permissions; key people were sick; there were problems with other resources, etc.)

Making the client aware that the client and the software development company should divide the risk equally and fairly is crucial to the success of the project.

After a week is over, you'll be able to estimate more accurately whether you need a couple of more days or a couple of more weeks to complete the requirements. 

When the requirements are complete, you can proceed to the fun stage: the data(base) deseign phase, in  which some clients will realize that they can't get access to crucial data their whole software project has been founded on. For example, imagine building a product comparison website and finding out that the client's product database does not contain key attributes on which the comparison engine should be built. This is where software developers get to educate the client on the value of the agile / iterative approach, and where it becomes clear why the client is paying the big bucks for your seniority (it's your ability to come up with acceptable alternatives when the whole concept implodes). 

Now that you're done with data, you can proceed to coding the back-end. If any data or a feature is missing, you'll find out about it now, instead of one day before project launch. Hence, you're reducing variability and risk, and getting closer to actually finishing the project. By showing the client the interface for entering data now, and not the design, you're letting the client concentrate on what's important now (data) and moving them away from subjective opinions and aesthetics that should come last (design). In this phase, design the use case scenarios for the client to test entering their data: can they complete their tasks? Is everything there?

BTW, it's good to have sign-offs after each milestones, and finalize the feature set. That way if the client invents a new feature after the sign-off, they'll have to pay for it extra, and accept that the project will be delayed by an extra couple of weeks or days.

Finally, work on making the user interface usable. In the previous phase, you've already collected valuable feedback from the client ("this takes too long"; "this is clumsy"; "this is ugly" etc). As you work on improving the UI, the client is simultaneously working on data entry, and your project is getting into its final form.

When you and your client have entered all the data, you can start beta-testing the project. All the information is there, the back-end is complete, the UI is being polished and prettified. 

This is a classic example from the classic book "Software Estimation" by Steve McConnell, mentioned in this great article http://blog.salsitasoft.com/why-we-dont-do-fixed-price-software-projects/ by +Salsita Software I've been reading this morning in the +WebDevBiz.link newsletter.___

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2015-03-01 17:09:28 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Marketers, let's kill these words

If we can't kill all these words, can we at least kill the word leverage? My eyes hurt and I want to kick a unicorn when I see that exact order of letters a, g, e, l, r, v on the screen. 

"Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon." ~David Ogilvy

Here's the list of words, click through if you want to laugh (there are animated GIFs and cats!). As you hear every of those words in your head, imagine someone giving you the cough bullshit like in Top Gun :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InaRIYFPMiY and you'll instantly see how ridiculous this word becomes when every effin' copywriter in the world is using it:

1. Agile
2. Impact
3. Learnings
4. Immersive
5. Leverage (my favorite!)
6. Thought leader
7.D... mehr »

Marketers, let's kill these words

If we can't kill all these words, can we at least kill the word leverage? My eyes hurt and I want to kick a unicorn when I see that exact order of letters a, g, e, l, r, v on the screen. 

"Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon." ~David Ogilvy

Here's the list of words, click through if you want to laugh (there are animated GIFs and cats!). As you hear every of those words in your head, imagine someone giving you the cough bullshit like in Top Gun :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InaRIYFPMiY and you'll instantly see how ridiculous this word becomes when every effin' copywriter in the world is using it:

1. Agile
2. Impact
3. Learnings
4. Immersive
5. Leverage (my favorite!)
6. Thought leader
7. Disruptive
8. Gamification
9. Ecosystem
10. Brand storytelling

I was in the middle of creating my own list of "forbidden words" I may never, ever, use in my copy again, when I stumbled upon this. The truth is that we are all pretentious idiots sometimes, and we need to be the first ones to stop.

(If you're curious, I put two words on my list: solutions and expert. Feel free to add to this list and explain why.) ___

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2015-02-27 15:29:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Smart clothes: what took you so long?

What makes clothes so different from other #wearables? Learn more from www.singularityhub.com at http://ow.ly/JHJ8v #QuantifiedSelf #SmartClothing #Tracking #DigitalHealth___Smart clothes: what took you so long?

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2015-02-26 21:36:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What do you think, who will be first against the wall when the Artificial Superintelligence comes? (Douglas Adams said it would be the marketing department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation). 

What do you think, who will be first against the wall when the Artificial Superintelligence comes? (Douglas Adams said it would be the marketing department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation). ___

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2015-02-26 18:02:39 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Google and SolarCity, together, joining their vast millions in bringing clean, cheaper energy to US households. Got a roof? Get solar!

“We’re happy to support SolarCity’s mission to help families reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs,” Sidd Mundra, Renewable Energy Principal at Google, said in a statement. “It’s good for the environment, good for families and also makes good business sense.”___Google and SolarCity, together, joining their vast millions in bringing clean, cheaper energy to US households. Got a roof? Get solar!

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2015-02-25 21:45:57 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I firmly believe that full-service marketing agencies will win in the future and that specialists will either work for them, or work on projects for them as independent contractors. This is why.

Source of the graphic: http://moz.com/blog/the-marketing-department-of-the-future (required reading for all marketers)

Specialization for a single marketing discipline such as SEO, CRO, SEM, social, you name it - is like choosing to be one little cog in a grand scheme. Yes, a well-oiled, super-valuable cog - but in the future, those cogs will get well-paid work not from clients, but from full-service agencies. 

The entirety of marketing can be organized around four major activity groups which do not make the difference between online and offline, Facebook and yellow pages, print articles and guest posts on blogs:

1. STRATEGY - this is where<... mehr »

I firmly believe that full-service marketing agencies will win in the future and that specialists will either work for them, or work on projects for them as independent contractors. This is why.

Source of the graphic: http://moz.com/blog/the-marketing-department-of-the-future (required reading for all marketers)

Specialization for a single marketing discipline such as SEO, CRO, SEM, social, you name it - is like choosing to be one little cog in a grand scheme. Yes, a well-oiled, super-valuable cog - but in the future, those cogs will get well-paid work not from clients, but from full-service agencies. 

The entirety of marketing can be organized around four major activity groups which do not make the difference between online and offline, Facebook and yellow pages, print articles and guest posts on blogs:

1. STRATEGY - this is where strategists will work
2. CREATIVE - this is where writers, designers, developers will work
3. COMMUNICATIONS - publicity experts only! (this is my weakest point, I must admit)
4. AUDIT - analysts and conversion specialists are welcome!

Simple to understand. Easy to accept? Not for many. 

The job of the agency is to organize work around these major teams and figure out how to make the four teams share knowledge and advance the agency beyond the dreaded "not my job" thinking. 

What about specialists? I'm not at all saying that their value will decrease, au contraire. Like I said, they will collaborate and work with / for agencies, rather than with / for clients. Why is that? Because clients will figure it out very soon that hiring only an SEO is not enough. There will be fewer and fewer "Social media managers" because the roles will be reshuffled - as they should be. Full-service agencies will gain easier access to big budget clients and specialists will not be able to compete with agencies in the battle for clients. 

I suggest that synergies between agencies and specialists should begin to form ASAP. If you're an agency, you better start looking for great specialists to hire / partner with, before another agency snatches them. If you're a specialist, you better partner up with great agencies because they're your most awesome clients of the future.

Fellow marketers, discuss. Tell me how wrong I am.___

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2015-02-25 11:27:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

THE 2014 B2B WEB USABILITY REPORT: What B2B Buyers Want from Vendor Websites [FREE download]. This applies to creative professionals' websites too. Read the original share for a detailed description what you get in this 32-page PDF.

Digital agencies are B2B businesses and their company websites should follow B2B website usability guidelines. Agencies, however, often break the most important rules. 

In the "THE 2014 B2B WEB USABILITY REPORT: What B2B Buyers Want from Vendor Websites" by +KoMarketing there is a clear and prioritized list of things agencies should follow and TEST first and foremost.

Head over here: http://www.komarketingassociates.com/resources/ and download the 32-page PDF report from 2014 (free, no registration required).

Some of the most important findings that agencies should take note of, are these: 

- Add contact information (email, phone) to every page of your website.

- Lack of marketing collateral (case studies, white papers, technical information, articles) is a dealbreaker in the buying process while your social media activity is definitely not.

- B2B customers hate everything that moves or makes an sound unexpectedly, and are willing to leave your website if you annoy them. It's time to rethink your animated carousels.

- Most important piece of information is your services and products. 

- Pricing information is (surprise!) the second most important piece of information on your website. 

If you're a B2B usability nerd like us, also get this: http://www.nngroup.com/reports/b2b-websites-usability/ by Nielsen/Norman ($198, worth the price)

#website   #usability   #b2b   #digital   #agency  ___THE 2014 B2B WEB USABILITY REPORT: What B2B Buyers Want from Vendor Websites [FREE download]. This applies to creative professionals' websites too. Read the original share for a detailed description what you get in this 32-page PDF.

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2015-02-24 20:17:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Success then is not based on cognitive understanding of tasks or activities, it is rather based on being in a constructive mental state that has the potential to create desired outcome. One of the fastest ways to reach constructive state is by switching the light on your past experiences of enthusiasm." 

This is a great article from my friend +Igor Mosic who happens to be the most enthused person I have ever met. He tackles all problems by using enthusiasm, and in this article he describes why and how. He'll even help you bring a smile on your face if you pay attention and do a simple exercise he mentions in the article. 

"Success then is not based on cognitive understanding of tasks or activities, it is rather based on being in a constructive mental state that has the potential to create desired outcome. One of the fastest ways to reach constructive state is by switching the light on your past experiences of enthusiasm." 

This is a great article from my friend +Igor Mosic who happens to be the most enthused person I have ever met. He tackles all problems by using enthusiasm, and in this article he describes why and how. He'll even help you bring a smile on your face if you pay attention and do a simple exercise he mentions in the article. ___

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2015-02-24 19:13:46 (39 comments, 15 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

THIS IS HUGE: BASIC INCOME proposed as a viable social security solution for the first time (that I know of) by a ruling party of a country. "Greece is trying to provide a situation in which people, between the ages of 50-65, can remain attached to the job market even during (potentially extended) periods of joblessness. The solution? A Guaranteed Basic Income."

What Greece is trying to do with this is to remove the incentive for people to retire too early.

How this is huge:
- basic income is usually supported by smaller parties, such as the greens, pirate parties, etc. This proposal comes directly from Syriza, a party with ruling power and huge support in Greece.

- this measure, if accepted, would give guaranteed basic income to ALL people between ages 50 - 65, no matter whether or not they're fit to work or not (at least that's how I... mehr »

THIS IS HUGE: BASIC INCOME proposed as a viable social security solution for the first time (that I know of) by a ruling party of a country. "Greece is trying to provide a situation in which people, between the ages of 50-65, can remain attached to the job market even during (potentially extended) periods of joblessness. The solution? A Guaranteed Basic Income."

What Greece is trying to do with this is to remove the incentive for people to retire too early.

How this is huge:
- basic income is usually supported by smaller parties, such as the greens, pirate parties, etc. This proposal comes directly from Syriza, a party with ruling power and huge support in Greece.

- this measure, if accepted, would give guaranteed basic income to ALL people between ages 50 - 65, no matter whether or not they're fit to work or not (at least that's how I understood the article). Yes, this is not yet a universal for people of all ages, but giving unconditional basic income to at least part of the population is one big step toward that (remember: pensions did not exist for all workers a hundred years ago, only for government clerks - we've come a long way since then). All other implemented measures similar (but quite different from universal basic income) pose conditions and limitations, such as "you need to be poor enough to receive it" (Cyprus, Brazil etc.)

- this is just what basic income needs the most: it needs to become a real-life experiment on a level of one entire western nation. We need real proof that it works (or not). We need legitimacy, so that we shut up those people who complain that "it would never work in <insertwesterncountry>"

Needless to say, I'm rooting for Greece now. Go Greece, go basic income!

//pinging people with whom I recently discussed basic income:  +Firas Hermez +Gideon Rosenblatt +David Amerland ___

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2015-02-24 10:47:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Great advice for designers and web professionals: "When you shift your focus away from the tech and instead focus on the client result, you’re going to see a change in the type of client you attract – and you’re going to be treated as an expert."

Focusing on the results is what will put food on our collective tables in the future, that's what clients will be paying for.

I'd add one more thing to this great article by +Michelle Martello: creating a website is no longer considered a result - a website is an infrastructure, like an office building. The new office building does not create money out of thin air unless it has people working in it.

A result is whatever our clients define (and we need to ask them about their expected results explicitly!). When you're working with for-profit companies, what is usually considered a result is newbusin... mehr »

I’ve been mentoring and talking with designers for the last few years – and when I survey my audience about what they struggle with most in their business, three answers pop up the most. The most common responses? the fear that they don’t know enough the…___Great advice for designers and web professionals: "When you shift your focus away from the tech and instead focus on the client result, you’re going to see a change in the type of client you attract – and you’re going to be treated as an expert."

Focusing on the results is what will put food on our collective tables in the future, that's what clients will be paying for.

I'd add one more thing to this great article by +Michelle Martello: creating a website is no longer considered a result - a website is an infrastructure, like an office building. The new office building does not create money out of thin air unless it has people working in it.

A result is whatever our clients define (and we need to ask them about their expected results explicitly!). When you're working with for-profit companies, what is usually considered a result is new business leads generated and online sales generated. 

My advice to web professionals (and I'm writing this for myself first) is to figure out how to measure the results of their work, and present their work as proof of results delivered. Rainmakers are never marginalized, they're never made commodity. Make it rain (money) for your clients and they'll want to keep you forever.

2015-02-23 19:33:56 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How to respond to the "I don't like it" critique by a client. We should teach clients that design is not how it looks, it's how it works.

I Don’t Like It

by Laura Kalbag

"Designer: This is my new design for the contact form on your website.
Client: I don’t like it."

#businesstips #WebDesign___How to respond to the "I don't like it" critique by a client. We should teach clients that design is not how it looks, it's how it works.

2015-02-20 08:51:04 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Web Agency Podcast invited me to be their guest the other week. Listen to me talk about building my digital agency. [podcast, 54 minutes, listen online or download]

We talked about getting clients, building a business based on recurring revenue, focusing on the most profitable types of clients. 

+Matthew Newton was a great podcast host (this was my first podcast, and he lead the conversation well). I receive a ton of great feedback from great people all around the world. 

The Web Agency Podcast is an interesting show, featuring designers, developers, marketers who all have unique ways of building their businesses.

Let me know what you think about the show.

Web Agency Podcast invited me to be their guest the other week. Listen to me talk about building my digital agency. [podcast, 54 minutes, listen online or download]

We talked about getting clients, building a business based on recurring revenue, focusing on the most profitable types of clients. 

+Matthew Newton was a great podcast host (this was my first podcast, and he lead the conversation well). I receive a ton of great feedback from great people all around the world. 

The Web Agency Podcast is an interesting show, featuring designers, developers, marketers who all have unique ways of building their businesses.

Let me know what you think about the show.___

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2015-02-18 10:55:42 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Why are designers and developers so squeamish when it comes to charging money for interacting with clients in any way? I'm writing a new article. I often think about how designers and developers aren't used to thinking about themselves as professionals - so unlike other, well-established professions. Lawyers, doctors, car mechanics: they are all aware of the value they create for their clients. And they all consult literature to solve problems. And they all charge for the solutions that they come up with.

Read this if you're you struggling to charge real money for "just googling the solution" to your client's tough problem

We're working on a new article for our www.simpfinity.com/blog/. The article will be called I promise you’ll be able to bill for every hour you spend consulting your clients after reading this. This thought came as an inspiration.

#web   #webdesign   #webdevelopment  ___Why are designers and developers so squeamish when it comes to charging money for interacting with clients in any way? I'm writing a new article. I often think about how designers and developers aren't used to thinking about themselves as professionals - so unlike other, well-established professions. Lawyers, doctors, car mechanics: they are all aware of the value they create for their clients. And they all consult literature to solve problems. And they all charge for the solutions that they come up with.

2015-02-17 12:15:19 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Help me out guys with digital marketing. If we could boil down all digital marketing activities to only a couple of items, we could create a list of phases / disciplines like this:

1. Strategy
2. Creation
3. Promotion / Distribution
4. Measurement
5. (Continuous) Improvement

My question to you is this: in the framework above, is there a major discipline missing?

For example, "Google AdWords" is part of distribution. Landing page optimization is part of continuous improvement, but landing page design is part of creation. Mobile app building is part of creation too, and so on.

I'm looking to categorize everything we do in only a couple of umbrella terms, so that I can create a nice system, a simple frame of thinking.

I'm asking because I'm building a list of the world's best educational resources... mehr »

Help me out guys with digital marketing. If we could boil down all digital marketing activities to only a couple of items, we could create a list of phases / disciplines like this:

1. Strategy
2. Creation
3. Promotion / Distribution
4. Measurement
5. (Continuous) Improvement

My question to you is this: in the framework above, is there a major discipline missing?

For example, "Google AdWords" is part of distribution. Landing page optimization is part of continuous improvement, but landing page design is part of creation. Mobile app building is part of creation too, and so on.

I'm looking to categorize everything we do in only a couple of umbrella terms, so that I can create a nice system, a simple frame of thinking.

I'm asking because I'm building a list of the world's best educational resources about digital marketing (in the most general sense of the term). 

Thanks!___

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2015-02-16 20:08:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Becoming superhuman aka achieving more than you believe you can endure. You know an article is good when I share something with a number and the word "secret" in the headline :)

For your convenience, here are the 8 things (it's worth checking out the article for stories, examples and many links to more explanations): 

1. Purpose and meaning. It’s easier to be persistent when what we’re doing is tied to something personally meaningful.

2. Make it a game. It’s the best way to stay in a competitive mindset without stressing yourself out.

3. Be confident — but realistic. See the challenges honestly but believe in your own ability to take them on.

4. Prepare, prepare, prepare. Grit comes a lot easier when you’ve done the work to make sure you’re ready.

5. Focus on improvement.Every SEAL m... mehr »

Becoming superhuman aka achieving more than you believe you can endure. You know an article is good when I share something with a number and the word "secret" in the headline :)

For your convenience, here are the 8 things (it's worth checking out the article for stories, examples and many links to more explanations): 

1. Purpose and meaning. It’s easier to be persistent when what we’re doing is tied to something personally meaningful.

2. Make it a game. It’s the best way to stay in a competitive mindset without stressing yourself out.

3. Be confident — but realistic. See the challenges honestly but believe in your own ability to take them on.

4. Prepare, prepare, prepare. Grit comes a lot easier when you’ve done the work to make sure you’re ready.

5. Focus on improvement. Every SEAL mission ends with a debrief focusing on what went wrong so they can improve.

6. Give help and get help. Support from others helps keep you going, and giving others support does the same.

7. Celebrate small wins. You can’t wait to catch the big fish. Take joy where you can find it when good times are scarce.

8. Find a way to laugh. Rangers, SEALs, and scientists agree: a chuckle can help you cope with stress and keep you going.

Number #1 and #2 are important to me when I run.

//via +Goran Duskic ___

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2015-02-16 19:03:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here, a little encouragement for your big bold dreams: what Musk announced as near science fiction last year, is starting to come to reality. There are serious people (and serious cash) behind Hyperloop.

Hyperloop is the concept described as "a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and a bullet train." How Hyperloop Technologies, Inc. is taking on a BOLD new mission:___Here, a little encouragement for your big bold dreams: what Musk announced as near science fiction last year, is starting to come to reality. There are serious people (and serious cash) behind Hyperloop.

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2015-02-15 16:44:47 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Imagine nearly free living (near zero utility bills). Your home's electricity comes from the sun (you'll have solar panels on your roof / balcony) and the excess power is stored in Tesla's batteries. Electricity heats your home in the winter, cooks your meals, cools you in the summer, washes your clothes, charges your phone, powers your 3D printer (which prints objects from recycled plastics such as yoghurt cups - source: http://www.appropedia.org/Recyclebot).

Totally realistic with today's tech, and mainstream-doable within the next five years. 

Fast forward a decade: the 3D printer printed your entire home. Total cost of electricity (panels, batteries, gear) is approaching near zero. The internet is nearly free (we're 3D-printing cheap comm satellites in the orbit.)

Fast forward another decade: we're manufacturing water in our homes, because... mehr »



http://www.solarcity.com/residential/energy-storage___Imagine nearly free living (near zero utility bills). Your home's electricity comes from the sun (you'll have solar panels on your roof / balcony) and the excess power is stored in Tesla's batteries. Electricity heats your home in the winter, cooks your meals, cools you in the summer, washes your clothes, charges your phone, powers your 3D printer (which prints objects from recycled plastics such as yoghurt cups - source: http://www.appropedia.org/Recyclebot).

Totally realistic with today's tech, and mainstream-doable within the next five years. 

Fast forward a decade: the 3D printer printed your entire home. Total cost of electricity (panels, batteries, gear) is approaching near zero. The internet is nearly free (we're 3D-printing cheap comm satellites in the orbit.)

Fast forward another decade: we're manufacturing water in our homes, because that NASA tech has become so cheap that everybody can use it. Your home reaches 100% autonomy from the grid. 

Fast forward just a little bit more: we're 3D-printing food at home. Your cost of existing as a human being: nearly zero, month to month. Energy, communication, transportation, living: all of it cheap and abundant. 

The only thing we'll need is LAND on which to put our 3D printed, 100% autonomous homes. 

Scifi? Some of it, at the moment. I'm 37 now. If I'm lucky, I'll walk this planet for another 50 years. I expect to see all of the above in my lifetime.

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2015-02-13 15:25:59 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"Should we be on Facebook?" - I'm sure your clients are asking you that, or complaining about Facebook's diminishing organic reach. What do you say to them?

All this whining about how Facebook has changed is not doing anybody any good. 

I, for one, never commiserate with my clients in their whining. Change is the only constant, and digital agencies have the responsibility to teach and manage the change.

In this great article by +Thomas Baekdal, you'll learn to see Facebook for what it really is today. HINT: Facebook is no longer a social platform. Here's what Thomas says Facebook is today (and many other social platforms) - emphasis mine:

"Don't think of Facebook as a place to create a long term social connection based on loyal fans. Think of Facebook as an advertising platform with a social element to it.... mehr »

"Should we be on Facebook?" - I'm sure your clients are asking you that, or complaining about Facebook's diminishing organic reach. What do you say to them?

All this whining about how Facebook has changed is not doing anybody any good. 

I, for one, never commiserate with my clients in their whining. Change is the only constant, and digital agencies have the responsibility to teach and manage the change.

In this great article by +Thomas Baekdal, you'll learn to see Facebook for what it really is today. HINT: Facebook is no longer a social platform. Here's what Thomas says Facebook is today (and many other social platforms) - emphasis mine:

"Don't think of Facebook as a place to create a long term social connection based on loyal fans. Think of Facebook as an advertising platform with a social element to it. And don't just think about it as display ads either. Facebook is a native advertising platform, the same way as many newspapers and magazines are also turning into native advertising platforms. The role of your Facebook page is not really to connect with your fans. It's to be the source of your native Facebook ads. If that platform fits well with your brand, use it."

So, what do you say to your clients when they ask about being on Facebook?

Well, are their customers on Facebook and can they reach them by using Facebook incredibly powerful ad targeting system?

Does that traffic convert well?

Do those who convert buy?

If you can answer all of the above with YES, then your clients' brands ARE a good fit for Facebook.

When clients ask me about this or that channel, I usually say: let's try and see. ___

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2015-02-13 10:15:55 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The ONE Question that Will Determine Your Success: What Do You Sell? (inspiring video, 9 min)

Loved, loved this inspired talk by +Aaron Orendorff, about defining the higher purpose of your business, something that goes beyond just making money. 

Aaron argues that 99% of businesses answer the ONE question wrong. No, we don't sell shoes, websites, coffee, computers. We sell higher human values: trust, security, happiness, inspiration, success, human connection. If you take a closer look, you'll see well-developed brands tell great business stories centered around those abstract concepts.

This reminds me of what Eric Schmidt wrote in his newest book "How Google Works": the reason why Google is so successful is that they attract the best and the brightest people in the world. Attracting people is one thing, but making smart people stay with the... mehr »

The ONE Question that Will Determine Your Success: What Do You Sell? (inspiring video, 9 min)

Loved, loved this inspired talk by +Aaron Orendorff, about defining the higher purpose of your business, something that goes beyond just making money. 

Aaron argues that 99% of businesses answer the ONE question wrong. No, we don't sell shoes, websites, coffee, computers. We sell higher human values: trust, security, happiness, inspiration, success, human connection. If you take a closer look, you'll see well-developed brands tell great business stories centered around those abstract concepts.

This reminds me of what Eric Schmidt wrote in his newest book "How Google Works": the reason why Google is so successful is that they attract the best and the brightest people in the world. Attracting people is one thing, but making smart people stay with the company is another. Google gives its employees a higher purpose, something beyond just above-average salary: they now make cars that drive themselves, for goodness' sake! 

So, the task of every leader is to determine the higher purpose of their business, and sell the users and the employees on that purpose. And then over-deliver on that promise! 

Easier said than done. What do you sell? Ask yourself that question.

Some of the quotes from the video I loved:

"People don't buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it" (by Simon Sinek)

"All communication is sales"___

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2015-02-12 11:14:05 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

★ Are you currently (re)writing your digital agency's website? Refer to my 23-question checklist and make sure you don't forget important elements of persuasion. ★ [NEW BLOG POST]

Here's the 23-question checklist:

Strategy

1. For which state of my readers' awareness should I write?
2. Have I defined my primary objective?
3. Have I defined my secondary objective?

Attention

4. Have I given my service a clear, descriptive name?
5. Did I show the picture of my service?
6. Who is my ideal customer?
7. Which industries do I serve?

Interest

8. Which difficult problems do my services solve?
9. Have I listed 3-5 main benefits of my services?

Desire

10. What are my deliverables?
11. Have I explained how the client uses my service?
12. How long will ittak... mehr »

★ Are you currently (re)writing your digital agency's website? Refer to my 23-question checklist and make sure you don't forget important elements of persuasion. ★ [NEW BLOG POST]

Here's the 23-question checklist:

Strategy

1. For which state of my readers' awareness should I write?
2. Have I defined my primary objective?
3. Have I defined my secondary objective?

Attention

4. Have I given my service a clear, descriptive name?
5. Did I show the picture of my service?
6. Who is my ideal customer?
7. Which industries do I serve?

Interest

8. Which difficult problems do my services solve?
9. Have I listed 3-5 main benefits of my services?

Desire

10. What are my deliverables?
11. Have I explained how the client uses my service?
12. How long will it take me to deliver the service?
13. Is it clear how our unique business process creates value?
14. Are there persuasive case studies?
15. Have I used social proof?
16. Did I position us as different / better than everybody else?
17. Have I defined our price range?
18. Have I made our team look good?
19. Does my agency look trustworthy online?

Action

20. Is there a primary call to action?
21. Is there a secondary call to action?
22. Did I use an opt-in bribe to get people to volunteer their contact info?
23. Did I make it easy for visitors to follow our posts?

Want this checklist in a nicely designed PDF or a slide deck? Subscribe to www.simpfinity.com/newsletter/ and download your free resources in the members area.

Is there a question you would add to this list? Let me know in the comments.___

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2015-02-11 23:26:28 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

The reason why everybody is mesmerized by Elon Musk (present company included):

Man: 'Elon why don't you do something like in the scifi movie'
Elon: 'Sure why not' (in all seriousness)
And the whole internet be like: <fainting>

Source: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/565638406945144832

The reason why everybody is mesmerized by Elon Musk (present company included):

Man: 'Elon why don't you do something like in the scifi movie'
Elon: 'Sure why not' (in all seriousness)
And the whole internet be like: <fainting>

Source: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/565638406945144832___

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2015-02-11 17:48:47 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Long content vs. short content debate, and +Thomas Baekdal nails it again: "If you have trouble inspiring people, it's not because of the length of your videos. It's because you are boring to begin with... most likely because you have no passion or purpose for what you do."

Thomas is so right. Good content is just good content, no matter what the length. 

For example, this weekend I first found out about this crazy website: http://waitbutwhy.com/ (because Elon Musk tweeted an article about the rise of super-intelligent AI). I spent the next five hours reading article after article on that blog, and their articles are even longer than what Thomas publishes :) (I'm used to reading his stuff snuggled up with hot tea on my couch).

When people leave our content, it's because we're boring and they're not the best match for our content.So... mehr »

Rant: Stop Being Boring, Dammit!
I came across this piece of advice this morning: "...at just 42 seconds long it doesn't give users a chance to get bored."

For f*ck sake, people. Will you please stop this madness?

Here is why: http://www.baekdal.com/opinion/stop-being-boring-dammit/ ___Long content vs. short content debate, and +Thomas Baekdal nails it again: "If you have trouble inspiring people, it's not because of the length of your videos. It's because you are boring to begin with... most likely because you have no passion or purpose for what you do."

Thomas is so right. Good content is just good content, no matter what the length. 

For example, this weekend I first found out about this crazy website: http://waitbutwhy.com/ (because Elon Musk tweeted an article about the rise of super-intelligent AI). I spent the next five hours reading article after article on that blog, and their articles are even longer than what Thomas publishes :) (I'm used to reading his stuff snuggled up with hot tea on my couch).

When people leave our content, it's because we're boring and they're not the best match for our content. Something in how we presented our content was off, or we (unintentionally) misled the reader about our content.

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2015-02-10 18:43:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Technological abundance & exponential technologies fans: there's a new video portal with awesome educational material!

Singularity University has put many of their videos online. The website is of high quality (you can see that ted.com has inspired them, which is good), and their content is awesome. 

This new video portal further expands +Singularity University's commitment to providing publicly accessible content on the latest technological breakthroughs, and growing a thriving online community passionate about leveraging technology to impact the world.___Technological abundance & exponential technologies fans: there's a new video portal with awesome educational material!

Singularity University has put many of their videos online. The website is of high quality (you can see that ted.com has inspired them, which is good), and their content is awesome. 

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2015-02-07 09:21:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Watch an acorn become an oak in this 3-minute time-lapse video. Life is a stunning phenomenon.

From Neil Bromhall: The acorn was collected in September and filmed in an underground set using a 2 hour interval between exposures. The acorn split soon after it was planted and continued to split during the winter months. In January the first sign of…___Watch an acorn become an oak in this 3-minute time-lapse video. Life is a stunning phenomenon.

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2015-02-06 21:22:16 (259 comments, 134 reshares, 876 +1s)Open 

Love this song, "Somewhere over the rainbow" sung by this man and his lovely ukulele. He had the most magnificent voice.

Love this song, "Somewhere over the rainbow" sung by this man and his lovely ukulele. He had the most magnificent voice.___

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2015-02-06 11:28:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"With a fleet of just 9,000 autonomous cars, Uber could replace every taxi cab in New York City – passengers would wait an average of 36 seconds for a ride that costs about $0.50 per mile. Such convenience and low cost will make car ownership inconceivable, and autonomous, on-demand taxis – the ‘transportation cloud’ – will quickly become dominant form of transportation."

10 million jobs will be destroyed (I guess this is U.S. data), but 1 trillion dollars of new disposable income will be left as a result. New industries, new jobs, new future will be built on the ashes of the remnants of the 20th century tech that we still must tolerate to this date.

I can't wait for this future to start happening! It is exciting to be alive today.

so this will save lives and kill jobs at the same time...___"With a fleet of just 9,000 autonomous cars, Uber could replace every taxi cab in New York City – passengers would wait an average of 36 seconds for a ride that costs about $0.50 per mile. Such convenience and low cost will make car ownership inconceivable, and autonomous, on-demand taxis – the ‘transportation cloud’ – will quickly become dominant form of transportation."

10 million jobs will be destroyed (I guess this is U.S. data), but 1 trillion dollars of new disposable income will be left as a result. New industries, new jobs, new future will be built on the ashes of the remnants of the 20th century tech that we still must tolerate to this date.

I can't wait for this future to start happening! It is exciting to be alive today.

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2015-02-05 21:43:12 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

If you want to help fund important email encryption software that even Edward Snowden uses, you can donate here: https://www.gnupg.org/donate/index.html

Werner Koch, a German developer behind the project, says: "I'm too idealistic. In early 2013 I was really about to give it all up and take a straight job." But then the Snowden news broke, and "I realized this was not the time to cancel."

Donate if you can and share! This story is Nr. 1 on Hacker News at the moment, I believe the project will make it.

___If you want to help fund important email encryption software that even Edward Snowden uses, you can donate here: https://www.gnupg.org/donate/index.html

Werner Koch, a German developer behind the project, says: "I'm too idealistic. In early 2013 I was really about to give it all up and take a straight job." But then the Snowden news broke, and "I realized this was not the time to cancel."

Donate if you can and share! This story is Nr. 1 on Hacker News at the moment, I believe the project will make it.

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2015-02-05 06:22:06 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Creativity starts with not being afraid to make mistakes. I've only just now seen this wonderful and hilarious TED video (18 min, the most popular TED talk of all times) about how our education system kills creativity.

I wondered how much of my creativity I lost in school, and whether I can regain some of it back now. Ken Robinson says in this video that we lose our creativity little by little by becoming afraid to be wrong about something. This made me think about my education, and how terrified I always was to make a mistake while learning German (I happen to have a university degree in German language, but don't actively speak it anymore). Had I not been afraid to make mistakes in speaking German, maybe I would not have forgotten so much of it, maybe I would speak German as well as I speak English today (which I learned by watching American movies as a kid).
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Creativity starts with not being afraid to make mistakes. I've only just now seen this wonderful and hilarious TED video (18 min, the most popular TED talk of all times) about how our education system kills creativity.

I wondered how much of my creativity I lost in school, and whether I can regain some of it back now. Ken Robinson says in this video that we lose our creativity little by little by becoming afraid to be wrong about something. This made me think about my education, and how terrified I always was to make a mistake while learning German (I happen to have a university degree in German language, but don't actively speak it anymore). Had I not been afraid to make mistakes in speaking German, maybe I would not have forgotten so much of it, maybe I would speak German as well as I speak English today (which I learned by watching American movies as a kid).

We are afraid to be laughed out of the internet for saying something factually incorrect. We dread public scrutiny and leave our best thoughts to ourselves. And it seems we have been taught this in school (and, of course, at home, because our parents didn't like our clothes to get dirty).

For goodness' sake, if you have kids, teach them to oppose authority and think with their own heads. Creativity, says Robertson, it's today as important as literacy. Not allowing the kids to be creative is the same as keeping them illiterate. ___

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2015-02-04 21:07:30 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wanna become a mystic or spiritual guru? Here's a free online course from the Skeptic society (4 min video). And remember: don't forget to sound sciency!

Wanna become a mystic or spiritual guru? Here's a free online course from the Skeptic society (4 min video). And remember: don't forget to sound sciency!___

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