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Understand the meaning of Triggers

Her is the meaning of Triggers from a referral networking standpoint. When you work with referral partners, networking partners your ultimate goal is to refer people that have a need for their product or service. A good example of a trigger for a realtor: &quo



MyCity.com Updates

Just launched a new feature for giving direct introductions/referrals. After logging, on the left side, click on referrals. There is a drop down titled Referral Wizard. Here are the steps: A) Pull up the person you know by vocation B) In the center their na



Make your networking more effective.

I’m looking for a few new referral partners by vocation and location. Our technology uses ratings by your business colleagues. The mycity.com software then creates desired partners matches by  vocations, location and ratings. Results tracking!



Harness Your Most Powerful Asset- The People you Know

Amazing That Nobody Has Figured This Out. We know when you give referrals you'll get referrals. Increase your referrals and Your business will grow. Share data (a rating system) with your referral and networking partners.



Never Again!

So, how much technology are you bringing into your business?   For years the laugh of my family is that I’m a technologist but refused to learn how to program my tv remotes.   So, I finally made the decision to learn it. I as



I just don’t understand?

I just don’t understand why people don’t put their phone number on their social sites.  We estimate that only 30% of members have their phone numbers on LinkedIn.  I learned long ago that you want your visitors one click from information. Contact information should be easy t



What’s in it for me? You might be wondering? Read on.

Most business people state the majority of their business comes from referrals. That is why there are so many formalized networking groups in our economy. But, if you have the attitude of “what’s in it for me”, your are heading in the wrong direction. Are you good at bui



The Only thing that gets in the way of success is YOU! Read on!

Unless your industry is dying, ask yourself what’s getting in the way of your success? If you don’t know, ask your peers. They will hopefully know and tell you. Half the battle is following a plan, implementation, and measuring results. The other half is knowing yourself. If the resul



Branding Yourself! You are a brand!!

Marketing is different today. Less than a decade ago with the advent of social media, individuals became a brand. When I began selling 30 years ago, the company was always considered the brand. The sales person was the front end of the brand, but not the brand. Today, the individual is as much th



Marketing on social media is a must for your business. Here is some valuable information.

It took the internet 4 years to reach 50 million users. Social Media is moving 100 times faster than the internet of 20 years ago. Social media is a new form of marketing. The most successful business site is LinkedIn with the highest number of professionals and the highest income level of any so



Statistics on LinkedIn

Here are some interesting statistics about LinkedIn: Business community- LinkedIn has the highest number of professionals than any other website. Highest income level than any other website. Over $106,000 annually. If you think about it, where can you find more information



The Definition of Insanity vs The Definition of Sanity

The Definition of Insanity of you haven’t heard this before: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The Definition of Sanity: Learning something new. Doing it over and over again and getting a great result. Where were you with gett



Why LinkedIn is important for your business. Statistics

  Here are some recent statistics about LinkedIn: As of the 3rd quarter LinkedIn reported 332 million members worldwide out of which 107 million registered members are in the US. 2nd quarter membership was reported at 100 million US. Amazing Growth! LinkedIn,



What a cool app! LinkedIn App “Connected”

The app Connected is the next generation version of the earlier app called Contacts. Connected is only currently available on apple Iphone and iPad. The app not only manages your contacts, but helps you to remain up-to-date about the latest information and news about your contacts. It helps



Branding & Social Media Introduction. YOU are the brand today. Thank you social media!

 Branding, Social Media and You Brand recognition of a product or services has been the goal of businesses. Yet, the sales representative has been the interface between the customer and the business. Today, companies recognize social media as an essential element of



Knowing Your Web Analytics – Your Report Card on the Effectiveness of Your Marketing

First let’s look at a simple example of how web analytics increased my sales. I studied my web analytics, made a marketing change on my LinkedIn messages and saw a dramatic increase in my visits to my web site. After each message sent to my connections, I added: Bob Fried



How Social Media has become More Impactful…And How to Find Something

The essence of social media is knowing your audiences and engaging them in something they love…Social media is about people…Social media marketing has truly picked up over the last few years…In fact, it is similar to a ball rolling down the hill, which gains momentum graduall



Where Social Media Fails

“Content is fire, social media is gasoline”…Marketers via social media need to realize that social media is less about technology and more about relationship building…Undeniably, the focus of the brand marketers on social media has increased the web traffic considerably.



How to Succeed with Social Media

The internet and the social media have combined to create a vibrant communication…and a great information platform in the current times. Everything you post on social media impacts your personal brand, but then, the best minds steal the cake… Social media is a common place f



card cam, Evernote – Handy Tools of Business to Stay Connected

In today’s digital world, business moves at the speed of light. The one-point agenda is to stay ahead of the pack, the time between you and the second best often measured in nano seconds. Specialized tools are therefore required which will not only update your particulars constantly and kee



Making A Decision Among LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus

If you are a newbie to the social media scene, and are wondering which of the many sites is right for you, you’ve come to the right place. We will take a look at each one, what they are primarily for, and what benefit they offer you. Twitter is a social media network where members c



SEO Is Losing Importance, Being Replaced By Social Media, The Number 1 Activity On The Internet

There was a time, and it was not that long ago, that SEO, or search engine optimization, was all of the rage. Getting the right keywords, in the right places, in an attempt to get on that first page of a Google or other search engine key phrase search was what everyone was chasing. This even spaw



How to Brand Yourself

In the age of the internet, having a strong brand is more important than ever. If you have a brand name, you can be found on Google, and people can do business with you from almost anywhere if you have a web site. Your brand is a complex mix of your talents, values, beliefs, and many other things



Think Big and Get Big Results

You need to think of yourself as a brand. Social media will get you there. First lecture: “Turning your LinkedIn into revenue”. Why LinkedIn? When I lecture I always ask 3 questions:     1. Who needs to make more money? Almost everyone says yes!



Relationship Building- The Power of Three

About 2 years ago I went to a lecture by Ken Kragen. Ken is an incredible promoter. He did “We Are The World”over 30 years ago. He got millions of people around the world to hold hands and sing “We Are the World”. Ken also lectures at UCLA. He discussed “Th



Overwhelmed? Think About Delegating!

So you’re overwhelmed running your business? Delegate! It’s easier than you think. There are several tools that you can do that will make your life easier. Once you make the commitment, follow a process and don’t give up. Start by listing all the activities you do e



So What’s Holding You Back?

If you can’t tell by now, social media is the new marketing. Here some amazing statistics that might open your eyes: 1) Global Active Internet Users now totals 3.175 Billion, that’s nearly half of the world’s population (7.357      Billion).



Wow That Was Fast

The year is 25% Gone. Are you ahead, on track or behind wth your objectives for the year? Any educator, business coach or professor will tell you goal setting or business planning are essential components of running a healthy business. Most of us want to move up to the next level whi



The people you know. Your most powerful asset!

70-90% of future business comes from referrals and people you know. One of the best ways to boost your income is by referring people. When you give referrals, you’ll find yourself getting referrals. Referral groups are pervasive in our economy today. Buyers are more



The 21st century way to network!

LinkedIn is a great place for you to grow your business. We took LinkedIn one step further with mycity.com. Or check out our video: As a busin



A new recipe for growth.

 How do you keep growing when you have no time? Meeting more people is a must. And need to turn these acquaintances into relationships. Organize the people you know. 70-90% of new business comes people you know. Systematically org



A Solution to Increasing Your Referrals

Networking groups are popular in our business world. Why? Because they work. Networking is all about giving and receiving referrals. Networking groups are typically reactive. In other words you wait for your networking partners to introduce/refer to you. The process  is also time con



Why you need to change

The world is changing around you. Here are some important reasons why.              Big Data Social Media Usage Mycity- Harness your most power Asset Now Doubling every year.