Making Your Wife Your Mistress: Romantic Advice From Lois Bird

May 21, 2010

In this day and age, romance is virtually dead. Fortunately, even though our culture might be clueless about the finer aspects of love and relationships, we can choose not to be. One of my all-time favorite books on this topic is How to Make Your Wife Your Mistress by Lois Bird. Published in 1972, it’s […]

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A Place for My “Stuff”: Goodwill

May 17, 2010

Yesterday, I did something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I took a clutter laxative and evacuated from my life some objects that have been occupying valuable real estate, both in my living quarters and my field of mental concern. Useless junk that has been weighing me down and holding me back. […]

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Audio: Understanding Branding with Marketing Guru Laura Ries

May 12, 2010

What is a brand? Why do some brands succeed, while others never get off the ground? I recently chatted with author & marketing expert Laura Ries on the essence of branding, particularly personal branding. The conversation was phenomenal — fortunately, I had the foresight to record it! Laura and her father Al Ries have written several […]

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Video: Don’t Focus on Numbers

May 11, 2010

Are you a stats-addict? Do you constantly check website analytics & other data — and do you feel frustrated when, in your opinion, too few people are paying attention to you? In this video, I caution against the mistake of ascribing too much importance to numbers. As marketers and entrepreneurs, we need to focus on […]

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Video: When They Opt-Out

May 7, 2010

It happens to the best of us. Despite our best efforts to keep our hordes of slavishly adoring fans happy, one or two lose interest, and stop following us. Was it something we said? Usually not. Here are a few thoughts on what to do (and more specifically what not to do) when folks decide […]

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Video: Shameless Self-Promotion

May 3, 2010

What could ever be shameful about sharing what’s great about you with the world? In this video, I talk about the virtue of getting your “stuff” out where it can be seen, heard & appreciated by other people. I share my special yin-yang diagram of success — and explain why the only shame is not […]

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Self-Marketing Tip of the Day

April 19, 2010

When creating videos for the Internet, avoid the hackneyed “hey guys / hi guys” introduction: Tweet This Post!

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How to Host a Website for $0/Monthly Using Dropbox

April 11, 2010

I love Dropbox, a free service that allows you to easily upload files to a remote server — and to automatically sync those files on any number of other computers that you specify. When you sign up for Dropbox, you get 2 GB of storage space. You can increase this either by buying more space […]

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Register Domain Names Easily & Cheaply with GoDaddy.com

March 31, 2010

I’m a domain-name junkie. Currently, I own close to 30 domains — most of which aren’t even active yet. Domain name ideas occur to me all the time; I visit GoDaddy.com to see if they’re taken, and if they aren’t I register them. GoDaddy is my preferred service — both for domain registration and website […]

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Download YouTube Videos with a Nifty Firefox Plugin

March 30, 2010

Have you ever watched a video on YouTube and thought you’d like to have a copy of it on your hard drive? In this video, I explain how this dream can become a reality, thanks to a very cool (free) Firefox plugin. Grab the Easy YouTube Video Downloader here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10137 Tweet This Post!

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Update All of Your Mac Apps With AppFresh

March 28, 2010

Mac users! Here’s a video I made about an incredibly helpful freeware program that allows you to update all of the applications on your Mac at once. Download AppFresh here: http://metaquark.de/blog/appfresh/ Tweet This Post!

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Blast Unwanted Facebook Junk With Facebook Filter

March 27, 2010

I use Firefox to browse the Web. Firefox is awesome because it has a huge number of plugins (and more are being made all the time) that allow you to customize your browsing experience. Facebook Filter is an essential plugin if you use Facebook. Frankly, I don’t understand how anyone can tolerate use Facebook without […]

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Does Social Networking Stink?

March 25, 2010

You’ve probably heard me speak positively about social media sites & services in the past. In this video, I explore the downside of social media, and name two critical issues that you must be aware of if you’re to use it effectively: If you like this video, please share it! I welcome your comments & […]

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The Least Effective Telemarketing Pitch Ever?

March 21, 2010

A couple days ago, I received this voicemail from a telemarketer trying to sell me (I think) a subscription to the local newspaper: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click here to download the audio Needless to say, I didn’t trip over myself rushing to take advantage of the offer. One thing I learned […]

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