Is Your AVP Still Right for You?

{3:27 minutes to read} More than just being informative and showcasing your expertise, your blog should be an expression of who you are… as a professional, and as a person. Your blog can be a handy tool for referrals. The more distinguished your blog is, the more interesting it tends to be. When someone reads such a blog, it ought to sound like you. Correspondingly, your partner’s article would represent her voice.

Then again, this is my preference and suggestion for you. You may, however, prefer your blog not to sound like you, and not to have the personality of any one person in your firm. Well, that’s why we call it your “Author Voice Preferences” (AVP). We document such preferences in your Master Checklist (Google Spreadsheet).

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Are Your Email Lists VIP-Centric?

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Email marketing is convenient and efficient. Yet, efficiency & effectiveness are often counter to one another. Meaning, as something is more efficient, the less effective it often is. Very often the most effective forms of marketing aren’t a very efficient use of time or resources. However, quality time spent with VIP relationships often pay even greater dividends (than mass blasting, for example).

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9 Ways to Build a Blog You Can “Bank On” — Part 1

Why would you want to have a bank of articles for your blog?

The short answer is that life happens: Vacations, sickness, family emergencies, unexpected car trouble, etc. Things happen everyday that can prevent us from keeping our schedules on track, or that interrupt our flow. When these challenges come up, if you have no articles “in the bank,” you have nothing to draw from.

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phoneBlogging: The Newest Oldest Profession?

phoneBlogging : gerund ˈfōn-ˌblägiŋ : the process of transforming a telephone-based audio recording into an edited article, optimized for website blogs. Ok, fine, we made that up: But did we really?

Telephones have been around since 1876. Audio recordings may even pre-date Edison’s 1878 invention. While blogs began around 1999, journals of personal & professional musings have been around for centuries. With the dawn of human culture, tribal leaders & monks shared their wisdom by transforming oral traditions into written forms. phoneBlogging is simply our newest interpretation.

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Want to write a book? BoB it quickly…

Have you been procrastinating on a great book idea? Have you gotten around to outlining its chapters, its main points? That’s the first step. Then, there’s a simple way to have the book practically write itself.

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