There's no question or doubt that consumers love video. What if your video player and content could offer more? Until now, there has never been anything available like what I'm about to show you. ViewBix offers a fully customizable video player that turns viewers into action takers. It's nothing short of amazing. Let's look at what it is, how it works, and why you'll be going there after reading this to setup your own account and … [Show Me More...]
Google has announced that they're closing down the Google RSS Reader for good.
This may not be a global crisis or cause for panic, but there are many of us in search of a comparable and competitive replacement RSS reader?! Some folks are even petitioning. Those of us who have been using the RSS reader to syndicate our daily favorite articles and posts from our favorite websites and blogs would have been left high and dry if it weren't for … [Show Me More...]
Customer service is no longer the hope or expectation, it's demanded.
It's the customer experience that matters most. There are many great companies and organizations in history that have produced and provided incredible service to every customer, and those company's have lasted long and prosper. Customer service is the competitive advantage yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Which type of service is easier to remember and share with … [Show Me More...]
Google Analytics provides some great stats, graphs, reports, and traffic information etc. about your websites and blogs but only if you've properly added the Google Analytics code to your sites. This information and visual data can be very useful in growing your sites' traffic and building your online empire of quality content over time. It's a no-brainer that knowing where you've been, and where you are currently, will help you get to where … [Show Me More...]
Are you looking for images and pictures for your blog? The best bet is to always take and use your own. Just because you can "right-click" on an Internet image and save it to your computer for later use, doesn't mean that you should, in fact, I very strongly encourage against it.
95% of people search the Internet for images, pictures, and graphics and they start their search on Google, just like you and I do. The problem is that not all … [Show Me More...]
Discovering and sharing the most popular content on SlideShare is my contribution and a simple way to help great content go viral. In addition, paying it forward and sharing the wealth is just good Karma. Take a moment to view the "most popular" PowerPoint presentations below, then pick your favorites and pay it forward.
These are some of the hottest "most viewed" presentations available on SlideShare this week.
How to Build a … [Show Me More...]
After 5 long years of providing a free platform where you and I could post our content for the world to see and read, Posterous is shutting their doors and turning off their mobile app for good. YIKES!! Sound familiar?
Google bought Picnik.com, a free online photo editing site, and then did the same thing. Now Twitter acquired Posterous... are you sensing the online trend? It can be frustrating for sure, but what do you want/expect for … [Show Me More...]
When I first saw and heard this poem, I was deeply touched. Enough that I needed to share it.
As kids, and even grown-ups, many of us experience this kind of thing even "to this day!" When I saw the video below which was the spoken words of the poem written by Shane Koyczan and then Animated, I was in awe.
To This Day Project is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan to further explore the profound and lasting … [Show Me More...]
This is an example of an online office, but as you can see... I've stepped away.
The image below is loaded with links and labels which will provide you access to the stuff that I think you might need or at least be interested in while I'm out. Go ahead and feel free to click around on the picture, and if you're interested in learning how to do this yourself... just continue reading.
There are 28 different links in this picture, can you … [Show Me More...]
How do you add a customized quiz at the end of your video? First of all you might be asking yourself why you'd want to? One reason would be to see how well your message was delivered? Based on the quiz results, you could determine the effectiveness of your content? I bet you can think of more ideas, right?
Go ahead and click anywhere on the test image below to watch the 90 second video followed by a five question (multiple choice) quiz to … [Show Me More...]
Infographics, images, and video etc. can take a dry wall of words and convert the message into an eye catching, much more exciting and effective delivery for your topic. Communicate using these tools, and really get your point across.
These are just a few of my favorite resources and sites available for creating very compelling infographics and more enriched data visualizations. Try them all and then select your favorite. There is no right … [Show Me More...]
Do you have a mobile app? How about for your business? You know, one that your clients can download and use on their mobile devices? If you're considering an app for mobile, you're in the right spot.
Let me show you how to create a mobile app that can be shared with anyone who has a mobile device and I'll show you how to do it for absolutely free. Best of all, you can do it all online by yourself and at your leisure without a programmer, … [Show Me More...]
These are the top 100 apps for IOS devices if you're in real estate.
While the purpose is to share apps geared toward real estate industry professionals, many of these apps will be useful to ANY mobile business person who wants to simplify and maximize their mobile IOS experience.
You'll find a variety of apps here that cover a very wide spectrum of your daily business activities yet will also cross-over into your personal health, financial … [Show Me More...]
Go Ahead, Take the PowerPoint -vs- Prezi Challenge
Both of these presentation software/applications are wonderful tools for driving home a message or making a "point" on any subject matter or presentation. Backing up your talk with slides, images, video, audio, and great content isn't just cool anymore, it's expected by your audience. Whether it's one person or one thousand in a crowd, these supporting software's and applications can make all … [Show Me More...]
Have you ever seen a "GREAT" speaker or presenter, but their PowerPoint presentation sucked? Putting together a super impressive and memorable slideshow requires some time and effort if you really want to WOW your audience.
Many presenters, myself included, tend to lean toward having too much content, too many words, and typically way too many slides for those keynote opportunities. But there is so much information and so much to … [Show Me More...]
There's nothing more to say than YOU NEED TO GO! This will be the event of the year, the one they'll talk about all year long! Take a look at this line-up, then ask yourself... "Do I really want to miss an event of this magnitude with speakers and social media experts of this caliber?"
The answer is obviously and without a shadow of doubt... "NO!"
Let me put it this way: I have been reading, following, and learning from the folks … [Show Me More...]
OK, maybe it was two... or three clicks... but this is really cool!
Using photos that you've uploaded and posted on Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, or on your own computer, Tripadvisor's TripWow creates custom videos with a single mouse-click. You can also completely customize them if you wish. Customize the themes, music, captions, titles, and more.
Here's a quick Tripadvisor TripWow video that I literally threw together before I could … [Show Me More...]
Facebook hosts over 1,000,000,000 user profiles and is considered the largest and most trafficked site and social network in the world. The first thing visitors, friends, and family see on your Facebook timeline or business/fan page is your picture and cover photo.
First impressions are important. Here's your chance, (maybe only chance) to have a visual impact on your visitors.
These are some of my TOP favorite pages and profiles that … [Show Me More...]
Staying alert while driving your car is really important right? Well staying alerted while on the Super-Information-Highway is critically important to your online business success too. Getting automatic and custom alerts from Google is a brand new feature which just launched yesterday. Google calls it Intelligent Alerts.
Many online business Pro's both large and small already use the Google Alerts feature to be notified about certain … [Show Me More...]
Wikipedia is the #5 website in the world. What is Wikipedia? It's the free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Now I'm not sure how or where they came up with that #5 figure or statistic, but that's what they claim on their site and in the video below. Based on my personal observations and experiences, that may very well be. If this is true, then there's a ton of people I know out there that are missing a prime opportunity to use … [Show Me More...]
From Dork-2-Cool, you'll find everything under the sun here (or at least on the web) that lets you create free graphics, clip-art, animations, and images online without any software. Some of the generators include the ability to create and customize logos, banners, custom images, magazine covers, overlays, frames, custom text, buttons, signs, badges, special effects, comic strips, cards, animations, signs, a ton more.
Have fun, … [Show Me More...]
Well we woke up this morning realizing it was 12/21/12, the day the Mayan Calendar predicted the end of the world.
Our first instinct was to go outside after we rolled out of bed at 6am this morning, and see if the world was gone and we just over-slept? To our surprise, there was an eerie quiet and our first visual was a full blown rainbow in the Northern sky.
The clouds were mysteriously rolling by as if they were on some sort of … [Show Me More...]
What is an infographic? In all honesty, it is just images compiled with text/data that makes up a single informational graphic on a topic, subject, or concept. Albeit fact, fiction, a tutorial or how-to, infographics provide a greater visual impact than a wall of words or a book.
Color, images, font types and sizes, and the infographic content are what make them appealing to the eye and effective for most viewers. They are … [Show Me More...]
Chat should actually be renamed to something a little more appealing, don't you think? It just sounds so small, useless, and insignificant. But on the contrary, chat is really a valuable feature to have and offer on your site or blog.
If you're already sitting there at your computer anyway, why not have the lights on and the door open? I mean who wouldn't want a potential client or referral visitor to have access to you, or you to … [Show Me More...]
In these videos from guest speakers at TED, you'll experience an amazing eye opening discovery. The two most important things in our life journey are time, and people. Each person below speaks to their own experience and in doing so, shares a powerful inspiration and enlightening message. Don't pass up this chance to see for yourself.
Your heart will be touched, your spirit lifted, and your life inspired and put into perspective.
Ric Elias - … [Show Me More...]
Google+ has launched the new Google+ Communities.
Now anyone can create a group or community to connect with others in the same industry, and invite those with like-minded interests. Before creating a new community or group, you may want to see if that group already exists. By the time you find and read this post, there's a good chance that someone you know in one of your circles will have beat you to the draw.
In any case, here's the … [Show Me More...]
When you do something a certain way for many years and become used to doing it that way, you never give a second thought to it. A perfect example is adding a key to a key ring. A simple task yes, but for many a difficult one. For many ladies, it's a nail-breaking task every time.
Using these worthless household items (normally trash) look at the creative ways they can be used.
These little tips will make a BIG difference in the … [Show Me More...]
Wrapp is the perfect app for your mobile device, especially during the Holiday Season. It's conveniently good for the giver, and really cool for the receiver. You can give free and paid gift cards to your friends and family members on Facebook.
Best of all, they can use their gift cards with a smart phone or computer.
Wrapp is quickly turning Facebook into a party and a seamless gift-giving environment.
You can send gift cards from … [Show Me More...]
Finding the Top 10 Ways to do anything is always valuable to someone, but 140 ways to be successful with marketing on Twitter should be valuable to everybody, even to those who have little or no interest and are not yet currently active or engaging others on Twitter. Check it out, here's just a few of my favorites...
This slideshow sharing 140 tips is priceless, and not too time consuming considering that each tip is provided … [Show Me More...]
Facebook now allows you to be notified first of tagged posts and images before they appear on your timeline. This is a great feature if you don't like stuff showing up on your wall that you haven't reviewed and approved of first. How many times have you had to go into Facebook and hide or remove things that others have posted where you were tagged?
I've been tagged in photos I wasn't even in. One time. I was actually tagged in an image of a … [Show Me More...]
There are many sites on the Internet today that offer royalty free music, but most come with a price tag or licensing fee. I've compiled a list of sites with royalty free music that are actually free. There's also artists that offer their music under the Creative Commons License, but it can be difficult finding them through all the sites requiring money.
What is creative commons?
There are different levels of licensing and it's … [Show Me More...]
Many of us spend hours of our lives posting content on Social media sites like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, LinkedIN, and Pinterest etc. Some folks have been doing this for many years.
Online networking and collaboration have become a dominant part of our daily routines. According to this study conducted by Nielsen back in 2010, social networking occupies more time online than any other activity. Facebook and … [Show Me More...]
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