Archive for December, 2008

This testimonial is a heckuva way to end the year!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

A good friend of mine, Chip Hartman, who is the Editor-in-Chief at the ETP Network, recently watched the 2 hour webinar I did called Blog Marketing 201-501.  Here’s what he had to say:

Just finished your Blog Marketing 201-501 Webinar and was totally blown away!  This is truly phenomenal, in-depth coverage of blogging with all the critical linkages to SEO peppered throughout the presentation.

I have 9 pages of notes and a completely full bladder because I just didn’t want to pause the program even for a minute – and when a man delays peeing in order to stay tuned in to a webinar, … well, that’s high praise, sir.

Thank you, thank you, thank you and since it’s a Jason Alba production, I’m not the least bit surprised that it’s another blockbuster.

And now if you’ll excuse me, I have something I need to do …

I thought his “something to do” was implement the stuff from the webinar… alas, it was something else (I had to reread a few times) :)And with that, I’m ending the year with a big smile!

The Google Guys, inspiration, and mom

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I’m just finishing up The Google Story, a really cool book about the history of Google.  I remember the first time I used Google, and hearing about some of the Google news as it happened, since all of this happened since I started college… anyway, here’s one of the funnest paragraphs from the book, page 275, bottom of the page:

Larry and Sergey, mathematicians turned moguls, were still turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.  In the months following Google’s IPO, the 31-year-old founders became America’s newest and wealthiest young billionaires, and hundreds of other Googlers became millionaires.  The guys debuted on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans at number 43, with a net worth of $4 billion each.  That was based on a Google stock price of about $110.  When the stock shot up in price to more than $300 in the summer of 2005, each of the founders had a net worth in excess of $10 billion.  Still, this wasn’t good enough for Sergey’s mother, Eugenia Brin, who wanted him to return to Stanford, write his thesis, and finish his Ph.D.

I love it … of course money isn’t everything, and this story proves that again… Euginia isn’t mentioned much in the book, but she is mentioned with much respect… you can find out WHY she was so intent on that goal in the early part of the book… definitely a strong recommendation on reading the book from me!

LinkedIn will be back soon (I hope)

Monday, December 15th, 2008

I’m working on a powerpoint for my presentation on Wednesday… it was due last Friday.  Here’s the message I get right now:

This is one of my great presentation fears, especially when I plan on going online (I usually have a ppt backup, but don’t want to get caught with this message when I plan on going online).