Joint Ventures

August 3, 2009 by  
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I have never been as impressed as I have been during the past year with the immense generosity of people I’ve met on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, SelfGrowth, MySpace and Jason’s Network. I have asked for help in getting publicity for my sixth book and was given twelve interviews, three in other countries.

I have been included in teleseminars, webinars, radio and even television interviews through the joint venture relationships I have developed through social media. If you listen to the powers to be (and why would I adhere to anyone’s rules) they will insist you are not to use their platforms to generate business. As far as I can tell, it would be pointless to involve myself in the environments otherwise.

This is what I have done fairly successfully. I seek others who are authors, speakers and media specialists. I make a point of getting to know them throughout a period of three months or so. This involves a minimum of three to five emails and two or three live conversations prior to attempting to engage them in a joint venture.

I have been turned down on once in all the times I have attempted to engage authors and media personalities. That is a great ratio. I love the process of getting to know authors and people in general. It is not as self-serving as you might think. Everyone enjoys being part of others’ success.

There are several mp3 files on how to set up teleseminars and interviews in the program so I’ve made it easy for you to create the kind of programs that will help you create a level of visibility as an author that you need to be successful.

Adding Media to Your Site

July 20, 2009 by  
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I thought I was clever when I added a photo slide to my speaking site by using slide.com (http://www.sharynabbott.com/gallery.html). Then I learned how to put a Capture Box on my site (look at ezine.html) and I was truly excited. Then if you remember I discovered how to embed video on my site by loading the Flip Videos to MySpace.

And I know you all have a Twitter.com account, right? Well if not, please do, but, if you do, are you loading your Tweets to your Blog and website? The reason you want to do this is it will make the search engines see that there is new content loaded onto your blog and site on a regular basis. It drastically improves your rankings. So t hen I thought after all of that, “wow, I’ve really got it nailed”.

But it never ends, does it?

I had been trying to find an audio converter program I could purchase rather than paying a monthly fee and have the audios stored on someone’s site that might not be around in five years. Finally, I discovered ImpactWebAudio and it only costs $37 and is a one-time fee. It’s very easy to use, has six recording buttons to choose from and a full color spectrum for choice of colors so you can match your website scheme. (Example: BeYourOwnBossGuide about half-way down the page.)

You can use your computer to record small segments of audio and load them to your site and blog. You can also use the Sony IC Recorder ICD-SX57 which you can upload to your computer and use audacity.com (no charge) to create mp3 files to generate audios to let your followers know what you’re message is.

Have fun with it and remember, it’s one thing at a time, and I’ll try to stay one step a head of the technology for you!

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