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19 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A Wonderful Idea For Amazon

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Today is my wife’s birthday, and being a fan of super heroes like myself (have I mentioned she’s my perfect match?) I went with an all Wonder Woman gift theme this year. One of the gifts was this very cool Wonder Woman Knapsack whose picture you’ll see accompanying this post. One problem: the rivet on the snap closure […]

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13 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Ideas that pop into your head

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Have you ever wondered how a piece of popcorn pops? There’s actually a small amount of water with some starch that is trapped inside the outer shell of the kernel. When the kernel is heated the water turns to steam and expands, applying pressure against the inside of the shell which causes an explosion.. The […]

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11 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

12 Ruminations on Writing Daily

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Intellectually I understand the value of creating daily blog posts. Successful people I admire post daily. Each of these people has told me to my face that posting a daily blog has been the difference-maker in growing their business and booking increasing amount of speaking gigs. And yet, I resist. This year I started doing […]

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30 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The “About Them” page

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Plenty of websites (even mine, probably yours) has an “About Me” or an “About Us” page wherein you talk about… yourself. The problem is, your website visitors don’t care about you. They care about them. So why don’t websites have an About Them page? An About Them page should talk about the kind of person […]

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23 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Periscope Marketing and Sales Ideas

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Video content has been on my (and everybody else’s!) radar for a long time. Among the familiar tools that most people have used (or at least bookmarked for future use) are YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Vine, and (possibly) even SnapChat. One relatively new tool in the video content production utility belt is Periscope. Actually there are two new video tools — one […]

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02 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

“Ordinary” means you’re doing it wrong

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I love having conversations over a meal, but I hate the time it takes to prepare (and clean-up!), so I tend to dine out a lot in order to maximize my enjoyment of interesting table talk while minimizing the labor required to achieve it. As a result I have experienced some of the best and some of […]

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20 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

One Hour Equals

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One of the things I hear so many (too many) times from clients is that they “don’t have the time” to blog, tweet, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, write articles, take photographs, paint, doodle, sketch, draw, shoot video… whatever it is that we’re discussing and (both) agree could make a positive difference in the public perception of […]

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18 February 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Talent Relies on Techniques Not Tools

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Is having the tool more important to your success, or is knowing the technique more important? A lot of people obsess over the latest social media sites (or the latest changes to social media sites) instead of obsessing over the content they develop and post to those sites. Having a solid knowledge of even the very […]

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30 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Interesting & Unexpected

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We all enjoy running across things that are Interesting & Unexpected. It gives us a tiny secret joy of discovery which we usually share with others by word-of-mouth, email, text message, or posting on social media. Instead of waiting to stumble across the Interesting & Unexpected of another, why not put some of your own […]

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08 January 2015 ~ 1 Comment

New Year, Old Friends, New Projects

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The new year always offers a first best chance to begin something brand new, or to simply begin anew.  With the coming of the new year also came two immediate new project launches from The Idea Guy. The first was publishing a brand new book in a brand new format. The Yellow Sticky Guide to DONE […]

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