All posts in October 2008

  • Free Teleseminar: How to Handle Any Business Problem

    So, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly how to handle any business problem or pursue any opportunity that came your way? On Friday, Oct 31 at 1pm ET, I will be an expert panelist on a special call with Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham, the legendary columnists from Inc. Magazine. Hosted by, this call will feature Norm and Bo’s new book, The Knack, and reveal exactly what Norm has done to start eight successful businesses. <–RESERVE YOUR SEAT In addition to learning from Norm and Bo, you will learn strategies from me and meet: -> Debbie Weil, author of The Corporate Blogging Book and veteran blogger In case you’ve never read Norm and Bo’s column, you are in for a treat. Norm and Bo are some of the most respected entrepreneurs out there and very few people know more than they do about running a successful business. In other words, this is a call you don’t want to miss – especially since you can submit LIVE questions for Norm and Bo to answer! <– REGISTER NOW We have limited space on this call, so be sure to save your seat now.

  • 10k Worth of Knowledge for Roughly 40 Bucks

    By: Shama Hyder I attend a lot of conferences and expos on online marketing. It’s the ONLY way to keep up in this field! Become a sponge and soak it up. Just this past year, I spent roughly 10k on traveling and attending social media conferences and seminars. Sometimes I take notes and other times I just sit and absorb. Somehow, two colleagues I know took ALL the material on smart online marketing and made it applicable. If you didn’t attend a single learning event this year, don’t sweat it. Just get their books and you will be caught up as I am. NO kidding! I rarely brag about books to you guys because I read so much that at some point they all bleed together. Not so this time. I would be doing a great DISSERVICE if I didn’t share my thoughts on these two gems! Get Content, Get Customers! by Joe Pulizzi and Newt Barrett. You know how I am a big fan of VALUABLE content rather than loud marketing? Yea, these guys get it. Not only do they get it, but they show you how to do it. They show how any business (large or small) can…

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  • How to Make the MOST of a Talk Given

    By: Shama Hyder For the past month, I have been buzzing around the US giving talks-on everything from online marketing to social media marketing. And, I have been noticing how the audience observes and interacts. There is a lot said about how to give a great talk, but I believe there is also merit in knowing HOW to make the MOST of a talk given. Here are my tips to make the most of any talk! 1) Don’t give advice unless you KNOW for a fact. This is a pet peeve of mine as a speaker. An audience member will ask a question and another will chime in with their two-bit. Often, with the wrong or partially correct answer. If you feel the speaker didn’t answer the question fully, talk to the person with the question later and offer your insight. 2) Walk away with 1 DO IT point. This practice has improved my business tremendously. Any time I walk away from a talk or a panel, I choose 1 do-it point. Meaning one action I must implement. If you don’t think you can walk away from a talk with at least 1 to-do item, then skip it! 3) Ask…

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