Friday, April 10, 2009

Finish Strong

For as long as I've had an office, I've posted stories of people who've overcome every obstacle on their road to success. It's served as inspirational reading and last year was an incredibly painful time as a result of 4 personally traumatic events. It's like I was stuck in a bad novela!

I know I will never be the same as I've been softened as a result of profound loss. I'm grateful today for the gifts the losses eventually brought me and those stories helped me to never give up in something I believe.

Since I'm in the land of video, I thought you wouldn't mind if I shared this with you.

I've been moved beyond words by this man. He is beautiful and inspirational and let's us know with his grace that "we should not compare suffering".


Monday, April 6, 2009

Maribel Arce, The Web Video Coach

Maribel Arce, The Web Video Coach teaches you how to make affordable professional videos so you can use a video marketing strategy for your business. Distributed by Tubemogul.

I've resisted putting myself in front of the camera because I'm camera-shy.
I do a much better job behind the scenes making you look good!

There are so many videos produced by small business professionals and while there are a few that do look good, the ones that don't, hurt the business owners' credibility and it becomes obvious to your prospect that you're cutting corners. If the image you're trying to deliver is not a security camera look or a web cam look, there are a few tricks you can do if you learn the technique. Visit my other site, htt:// and sign up for information.

It will help your business if you learn to videotape well and you'll feel confident using your video as part of your marketing system.

have a great week and email me if you questions,

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Slideshows made EASY

Animoto is a great source to create quick slideshows for your business
or pleasure.

I needed to take a little break today.......enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2009

GKIC- NJ club meeting clips

Grabbed a few clips of an amazing and thought provoking Glazer-Kennedy/NJ chapter meeting I recently attended.  If you're operating a business, this economy spells a wonderful opportunity to kick butt and start. Exchanging ideas with these very smart people is time well spent! 

Shut off the news and get started if you haven't already. 

The water is warm.   

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sulimani Law Firm Introduction

Think that trademarking your business is too expensive?

Think about what would happen if someone else trademarked your logos - hear what Natalie Sulimani of Sulimani Law Firm, NYC recommends any small business consider doing.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

In Loving Memory - Butch 1998 - 2008

On this Thanksgiving Day, Butch made the transition to be with Cassidy and Sundance. Not only were they born the same day and came to live with me within 24 hours of each other, they went home the same year.
I am forever grateful for the unconditional love I gave them and they gave me.

The holidays are here. In reflecting back, this year for me has been an amazing one for personal growth, professional opportunities, and experiencing true love not only through my pets, but through my personal relationships and through my work as well.

May you all feel love and compassion in all that you do, and put that love towards your work and your loved ones. The world (or at least your world) will be a much more joyful place!


Friday, September 19, 2008

Video a Luxury?

Is the financial fall-out getting the best of you and your business? Do you really think the government has a vested interest in your retirement? Or are you going to take control of your future by having your own business and doing what needs to be done in order to thrive? Are you doing your dream?

I'm sure it's not something you want to read or hear, but let me briefly cite two clever entrepreneurs who market to the affluent. They're giving away their free lectures that were captured on DVD to prospects and referrals. One of them is Harvard trained and gave a jam-packed lecture definitely worth watching more than once. She is cleverly using video as part of her marketing plan. The other entrepreneur is selling his lectures.
How's that for 'residual income'?

While video can be used to creatively capture the emotional ambiance of a sentimental party, it will not pay the bills.

However, if you're using the internet to further increase your visibility and your services, then you cannot afford to skimp on video. If you're considering using video for your business but have decided to wait, I've got news for you: your competition is going to eat you alive!
And here's the real kick-in-the-butt-lemme-give-you-something-else-to-think-about, you've been in business for awhile and your marketing plan depends on word of mouth. Guess what - your smart new competition is now leveraging your market.
And you know why - right? OUCH.......

Most people today have the attention span of a gnat - think about it.

And if you've gotten this far and have wondered why I'm not on video, keep this in mind:
it's not about me. But I am here to help you so drop me a line and let me help you.