Business Stripped Bare – Book Review

I love love loved Richard Branson’s Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur. It resonated with me as the owner of a small business, and also as someone who’s helping big businesses develop. His storytelling style is great, and the ideas that the book gives you are immediately applicable. I took tons of notes and have already started implementing them into how I do business. It’s much better written than Branson’s first two books, and has the benefit of time, too. Definitely worth reading.

Sorry for how I look in the video. This was yesterday, just before I realized I was coming down with a cold.…

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Thanks and Continued Connection – Overnight Success

As part of the Overnight Success series, I wanted to end this year’s posts by talking about giving thanks and making constant connection. Essentially, you can’t be an overnight success without the help of others. Give thanks to these people all the time, not just at the end of the year.

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Keep SMART Goals In Front Of You – Overnight Success

In this latest installment of the Overnight Success series, let’s agree to make SMART goals: Simple, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely goals that you work towards to achieve your own success. Let’s put those goals out there, and then work on them every week. Let’s keep them front and center of our attention, so that we push further and further in that direction.

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My Speech at LeWeb

Here’s my speech from Loic LeMeur’s LeWeb event in Paris. It’s a bundle of my most recent ideas, mixed with Trust Agents. Here’s the video:

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Platform and Community First – Overnight Success

In our latest in the Overnight Success series, I bring up a point that Julien talks about in his recent speeches: that platform and community have to come first before success. People rarely find success while they’re still obscure. Their platform grows after their success, but most successful people have a platform from which to share ideas, and a community around which those ideas hold weight. Watch the video.

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Work When They Slack- Overnight Success

For your next dose of Overnight Success, I share a secret of mine that I’ve used successfully for the last few years. When everyone else lets off the gas around the Holidays, I use that time to gun it past them. I make lots of content and business value in the weeks between US Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Here’s the video. (If you can’t see it, click here.)

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Confessions of a Public Speaker- Video Book Review

While at Web 2.0 Expo, I was handed a copy of Scott Berkun’s great new book, Confessions of a Public Speaker (affiliate link). I’ve seen Scott speak a few times before, and he knows his stuff. Add to this his sense of humor, plus the fact that pretty much everyone can stand to learn some new ideas about speaking, and this book is a MUST for your collection. Here’s the video interview. (Click here if you can’t see the video.)

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How I Made it Here- Overnight Success

As part of the ongoing Overnight Success series, I wanted to share with you how I made it to where I am. If you can’t see the video below, click here.

In short, the answer is that you have to have a kitchen, a lemonade stand, and a campfire.

(That, friends, will be work for several months of your time with me.) …

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BAM- Customer Service Done Right- Review

I started out in customer service. Lots of people passionate about social media have some customer service in their background. That’s why I really got into Barry Moltz’s and Mary Jane Grinstead’s book BAM!: Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World (amazon affiliate link). It’s a very readable book, broken into very useful chunks, with a recurring theme of “bust-a-myth,” ergo the BAM! I highly recommend this book if you’ve got something to do with customer service (Terry, I’m looking at YOU!).

**UPDATE: Scroll down for the “making of” video**

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Pity Party- Overnight Success 6

As part of the Overnight Success series, I’ve got a new one for you: pity party. Yep, sometimes, we get a little sad, and really into the trap of feeling bad about ourselves. Get out, and get out quick. Here’s the video.

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And stay strong.…

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