My Theme For 2009: Influence

I love to choose a specific theme for each year which guides my major decisions. 2008’s theme was FOCUS and I’m very pleased with my results as a terrific reflection of that theme. For 2009, I’m choosing INFLUENCE as my guiding theme. Here’s my key question: Who and what am I allowing to influence me? Notice the key word "allowing." We do have choice as to who and what influences us. However, it can often

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Facebook Account Deactivation – Can It Be Avoided?

I just got off the phone with yet another Facebook friend who had his account deactivated by Facebook with no warning. In the past ten days or so, several more people in my community contacted me asking if I knew how to get their Facebook accounts reactivated. Of all the social networks, Facebook certainly appears to have the most rigorous Terms of Use – certainly when it comes to enforcing those terms. Facebook has all

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Facebook Groups vs. Facebook Pages – Which Is Best?

Which is better: a Facebook Page or a Facebook Group? This is a question I get asked regularly. I promised my peeps I’d write a blog post about this topic, so here ya go: My short answer is you need BOTH a Group and at least one Page. Each serves different purposes. Facebook Groups USES: Special interests, causes, masterminds, study groups, beta testers, book reader groups (e.g. long before you publish your book, build up

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Insights and Action Steps from Ali Brown’s OSBW

My hubby and I attend a gazillion seminars each year – it’s just what we do. We love personal and professional growth and subscribe to the Kaizen/constant-and-never-ending-improvement approach to life. (We met in ’99 at the fab Money & You seminar!) It can take a lot to impress me after attending so many high-end, big-name speakers’ events. I just attended and spoke at Alexandria Brown‘s 5th annual – and last ever – Online Success Blueprint

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Facebook Marketing at Ali Brown’s Online Success Blueprint Workshop

Ali Brown is a dynamic, successful business woman and internet marketer that I’ve admired for many, many years. You may be familiar with Ali’s former brand "The Ezine Queen." Her new brand of Ali has blossomed into an incredible venture, complete with the Ali Magazine and, launching in January, the Ali Boutique! See pic right – taken today at Ali Boutique pre-launch at her mega event. Ali’s line includes clothing, jewelry, fashion accessories, even branded

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Attend LIVE Film Studio Event: Social Media Simplified with Top Experts! DVD Available Too

This Monday, October 27, I am honored to present at an all-day Social Media event in Ventura, California with my dear friends and colleagues, Deborah Micek (@CoachDeb), Denise Wakeman (@BlogSquad), Patsi Krakoff (@PatsiBlogSquad), Nancy Marmolejo (@NancyMarmolejo) and special guest Simon Leung (@SimonLeung). There are still a few tickets left to be in the LIVE studio audience AND get a chance to be in the hotseat to receive feedback on your blog, Twitter and Facebook presence

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Social Network Business Cards – Found Fab Printer On Twitter!

I just had the most awesome social network business cards designed and printed… in record time. And, I found the designer/printer via Twitter! The gal I’ve been using for my business cards for years suddenly became unreachable for some reason. I was in a pinch. I needed new cards for an upcoming event (jvAlertLive in Las Vegas!). I thought about sending a general tweet as I’ve done in the past when looking for a specific

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