Sunday, December 13, 2009

robtyrie: 10 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2010 /via RWW .... Good vision 90% likely IMO http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/readwriteweb/~3/EZuPch2wtDk/10_ways_social_media_will_change_in_2010.php
CBC News - Money - Robert Herjavec: Top 10 tips for budding entrepreneurs http://ping.fm/tuPeB

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dreams can become reality!

I was inspired this morning by watching Richard Branson’s latest project of propelling humans to space but using environmentally clean process. Simply incredible and demonstrates once again anything we dream can be achieved. I spent my lunch hour with Goal Achievers International. Phil Taylor created this group to support one another in achieving your goals and dreams. Phil thanks for inviting me into this amazing circle of inspiring people.

When we have tragedy in our lives it’s important for us to know that at the same time somewhere in the world there are an abundance of positive events taking place that will inspire us to stay focused on our goals. If you have not started writing down your goals start today. Remember anything is possible if you believe in yourself and your goal.

Make it a great day!

By Kyle McGuffin

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Lets start focusing on change with our education system for the benefit of our children.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

LinkedIn News: Check out this link (via http://ow.ly)

How's your corporate fan page numbers? Filemobile can help!
Let’s stop the participating Ribbons Campaign Once and for All!


In 2004 a study showed by 2050, he says, Chinese will continue its predominance, with Hindi-Urdu of India and Arabic climbing past English, and Spanish nearly equal to it.
Swarthmore College linguist K. David Harrison

Do you know there are more University educated students in India than we have people….Yet North America has the highest ranked Universities…?

What does this mean?

Think about our world today and how we receive information and digest information…..Does it make any sense that we have bricks and mortar schools that have a time schedules set for children to arrive home and work on the farm fields? When was the last time you watched kids mowing lawns and gardening after school…? LOL!

Our system needs to change.

I attended a volleyball tournament for my daughter who is in grade six. When the girl knocked the ball over the net the boy caught it and then tried to mimic a volley…What is going on people? Someone in the crowd shared that this is the new way so the kids have more fun…..? Excuse me? So now we are changing rules to make things easier for our kids…..? If we make things more easier for our kids they will never have a job vs. the rest of the world that have to work for food. What do our children receive when the do anything in school…..A ribbon! What happens to it? Left behind because are schools provide ribbons for showing up or going to the bathroom…..Enough with the ribbon mentality…Wrong! This house league mentality is destroying our children’s ability to compete on a global stage. Do you remember how great it felt when you received that big golden trophy because you gave blood and sweat and earned this trophy? Now we just give them out to everyone……NOT!

When did we sign up to shield our children from learning to win and achieve. Who likes to lose? When we lose we learn so the next time we win. That is our human nature. Why are we teaching our children a fake world of reality? How will this help them in the business/real world? We are now competing for everything on a global level and we know that very soon English will be overtaken by Chinese as the primary language of the world.

I suspect that most of us had to find a job and contribute to the family. I started at 14 and have never stopped. Why do parents these days want to keep their children in a bubble and not have them understand the value of working for a pay cheque?

As parents we must do our part. Like many of us I’m a single father raising my girls half the time. My girls like your children have simple needs. They want to be loved. As a parent can we not fulfill this requirement? Don’t provide a nanny, video games, IPOD, or anything other than your time. Can we all make a pledge right now to do this..?

Lets start becoming involved with our children’s schools and voicing our opinions to move things back on track. We are falling behind everyday to the rest of the world. Start small but everyone needs to be involved if we are going to provide our children with the tools required in this new world!

Make it a great day!

By Kyle McGuffin

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Thanks Mitch, Ikea only using facebook and developing brand awareness by their customers. Brilliant!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Great discussion on Social media with the experts. Enjoy!
http://ow.ly/FscH

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Start your mini revolution today. Chris give us somethings to think about.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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A conversation with Olivier Blanchard http://ping.fm/D6NUq
What are you willing to risk in achieving your goals and dreams?

This question comes to us many times in our lives and we may have different answers depending on where we are in this journey of life. Folks its gut check time. How’s your family right now? Do you have a spouse or loved one out of work? Have you had to sell your house or make some major financial decision? It’s ok. Let’s not lose sight of what are the most important things in our lives. I graduated in 95 and have never had a bad time….really! For most of us we have never been in such a brutal state of economic hardship. Our grandparents were kids in the great depression and have vague memories.

So what do we do?

The first thing is do not worry. Worrying is crippling and will eventually kill you. I have a great friend of mine and his name is Sugan. He used to have a great question for me when I was having challenges in my life. “Can you live with it?” At the end of the day can you move on with your life? If you can’t fix the challenge can you seek help in overcoming the challenge? You must focus on the positive in everything you do. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure breaths success and you can not achieve success with out failing. Stay focused on your goals. Do you write them down? I do and keep in my wallet so at any time when I become lost I can pull out and get focused. I started doing this in reaching my first major achievement. Playing for my country in soccer and participating in the 87 Jr. World Cup. My next major achievement was being the first person in our family to achieve a scholarship and to graduate with a University degree. My next achievement was landing employment with IBM and off I went into my technology career. Don’t let me mislead you I had many ups and downs along the way but my goals always kept me on track and if I did get knocked off track I could quickly find my way back to my goals. I found a great group on LinkedIn called Goal Achievers International. The gentlemen that started this group Phil Taylor has mastered these tips and is full of positive energy. Join these groups and surround yourself with people that have similar goals and dreams..

What is the alternative? When you wake up in the morning do you jump out of bed to make a difference or get up and wonder what your purpose is? If you’re not jumping start focusing on writing down your goals and get your life back on track. We always have at least two choices in our lives….Do nothing.. or do something... What choice are you going to make?

Don’t forget you are not alone and if you believe you can achieve anything you want.

Make it a great day!

By Kyle McGuffin

Monday, November 16, 2009

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How do we incorporate Social Media into our daily routine at work?

As an entrepreneur you can start today. As an employee of a company you may have social media tools blocked on your computer. You may have a manager always looking over your should because they do not know what to do. If this is the case you should start a group internally that demonstrates the value of collaboration. It could be a charity event, holiday event. Think about the reasons we congregate at work. Why do we have group meetings? The most basic is the top person in your company wants to share results with the team. It could be shareholder earnings announcements. They may want your support and want to share the challenge in person. For what ever reason group collaboration is always taking place. If it’s not the water cooler it’s some where. It is our human nature to associate with like minded individuals and collaborate. Once you demonstrate the power of group collaboration then you can start adding business content. If you have a major global event /project try a pilot using a fan page on Facebook and or twitter to keep people updated in the group. If you work for a global company this could become very powerful.

The corporate world has been trained to build silos and protect. However if you are the best at what you do how can it be duplicated with out YOU?! Start sharing and see the power of social media. You will have obstacles because this is a new paradigm for business. Your management team has been trained to keep you focused on the task. However, the payoffs are huge and the values of having employees that believe in themselves and know the company appreciates them are the foundations required to prosper in the new paradigm.

Go out there and make a difference. Start small and dream big today!


By Kyle McGuffin
http://ping.fm/StQi7([chrisbrogan.com])&utm_content=Google+International

Chris gives us some great questions to think about. Have you set your social media strategy for your business?
http://ping.fm/cFr4H([chrisbrogan.com])&utm_content=Google+International. When it comes to bridging the gap between Business and Social Media some great questions to think about. Do you have your social media strategy set?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happiness comes from within!


What a world we have in front of us. Especially in North America, free of any wars and the ability to achieve anything we want. The internet allows us to reach global audiences. We have great educational institutions. So why do so many of us feel incomplete or not satisfied/happy?

Every day we are bombarded by media trying to sell us things that have no meaning and do not bring us any happiness. We are trained that we must have big houses and luxury cars because this sends a message to others we are successful. Why do we need to send out messages to others about our success if we are content with ourselves? Think about how many hours you spend each day doing the things you love. If you can’t say more than ½ your day I would say you have a challenge to get this balance right. Don’t make excuses. Do some soul searching and take control of your life. At the end of everyday who really can we trust to be there for us no matter what? For me this would be my family (my daughters) and close friends. Do you really think your current employer cares about you? In some cases you may have a great company that does focus on their employee’s wellness and understand balance in life. This is definitely not the norm these days.

So what can we do to take our life back? Do some soul searching. Think about in your everyday occurrence the people that really touch your soul. What do they do differently that makes them standout from the crowd? From the coffee shop, dry cleaner, gas station. Start focusing on what really matters too you and take everything in moderation. I speak from someone that got lost in what really matters. Fortunately I found my soul mate that has showed by example what life is all about. She spends the majority of her day giving wellness to her clients through exercise. I was focused on the wrong things and I now understand what’s important. We really all know deep down what’s important. Start today reaching out and take your happiness and don’t let anyone get in your way.

To living a fulfilled life, thanks Bobby-Jo for showing me the way.

By Kyle McGuffin

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

http://ping.fm/OgLpT Chris. Great tips to think about for blogging and your community.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

http://ping.fm/kQBOa The Last Campaign: How Experiences Are Becoming the New Advertising. Customer testimonials always win. How will your company use Social Media tools to launch your next campaign?
Entrepreneurs can change the world, Thanks Marshall. Too all the entrepreneurs out there...Thank YOU! http://ping.fm/dsPpa
Twitter announced the ability to have lists!

So why do we care that we can use lists for Twitter?

Folks, it’s our human nature to make lists. Grocery store list, Christmas lists, Household lists. Our famous to-do lists….We love lists! Now we can group are interests for our community, business, and personal life on twitter in lists. Now we can see the power of following the content we find relevant to our needs. Now it’s not about what you had for breakfast it’s about what we want to achieve today and how we can leverage the power of our community to achieve your list.

Let me give you an example. Everyday we wake up and in most cases have a routine. Workout, eat, work, interact, eat, work, interact, eat, work interact, family time and go to bed. Now we have the power to share with our communities the challenges and success we have on a daily basis in many ways. Twitter now has some structure and we love structure. Some of you may say, SO WHAT! Somewhere along this daily journey we need to buy things. Studies show us we trust family and friends more than anything. So now we can quickly reach people we think matter and make decisions based on the feedback. All our experiences can be shared and will allow us to read, listen, ask questions and interact on subjects with like minded people in our community. The larger your following is on Twitter the more desirable you become to product owners.

Start thinking about your community and how you can use your Twitter lists.

Happy twittering!

By Kyle McGuffin
http://ping.fm/AE2fh Twitter Lists are here and now we know how to use it. Do you have your Twitter account?
http://ping.fm/oKGRQ you started building your community? Why not? Mitch gives us some great tips from lessons learned. Thanks Mitch!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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Folks if these videos do not inspire you to stay focused on your goals.....check your pulse. GREAT STUFF!
http://ping.fm/I8nJZ makes some great points to think about the next time someone asks for your presentation. Thanks Mitch.
http://ping.fm/Fm2lD Folks where are the schools from Asia?
http://ping.fm/2EIhx is gaining in popularity. Have you formulated your strategy to utilize this tool?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

http://ping.fm/YQSas will be the next internet entrepreneur? Common theme..Simplicity...fulfilling a Customer need!
http://ping.fm/t30Ba you hired your social media person for your business? Some guidelines to follow by John Moore. Year 2 focus on ROI.
http://ping.fm/Heskn You may want to take a closer look at Twitter.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Always great to end the week with great stories. Enjoy and have a great weekend! http://ping.fm/90x3u

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Great facts for your next gathering. Enjoy!
http://ping.fm/fd7Of Found a a little Thursday inspiration. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Internet has reached its 40th birthday! Where has the time gone....?

Can you believe that we have had the World Wide Web for 40 years?

Where has the time gone?

It was in 1969 that ARPANET, (The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), was officially created. It began out of the Cold War rush to demonstrate scientific achievement. The United States department of Defense wanted to bridge scientists and engineers to openly and freely exchange information. So what has changed from 1969?

EVERYTHING….. or maybe not?

Think about our everyday routine…. I do not read a newspaper anymore. I read online with my coffee. Never thought I would give up the paper but it was not that difficult and the ability to share articles with my different communities works great. Also the ability and ease to share comments are brilliant. Not to mention how many trees we take out for the luxury of newspapers. Think about not knowing what a word means or before you meet with someone. Now we use Google! Great tool and allows you great insight to the person you are meeting. As a professional sales person we must respect the time of our customers and we need to be doing our homework. It is an easy and great way to differentiate from all the other sales people that try and make the engagement about their needs…NOT! It’s about knowing what’s on your customers mind and assisting on their challenges and making their day easier. How will you know their latest activities if you do not gather this information? In tough times you must stay focused on your goals and leverage all tools to maximize your success. Focus on giving value to your customers and you will see reciprocal results.

On the flip side if you Google yourself and it does not comeback positive…..FIX IT! Make a statement on line that speaks to the error or explains the blemish. The great news about the web is everything you do is visible. The bad news everything you do is visible.

It’s up to you where you go from here!

Happy googleing!

Make it a great day!

By Kyle McGuffin
Our world is changing faster than we can comprehend. Who will step up and be the worlds next leaders? If you believe anything is possible. http://ping.fm/FuXPZ

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Great books to read after Six Pixels of Separation. Thanks Mitch.
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Determined fraudsters find easy pickings on Facebook - thestar.com http://ping.fm/YBw8X

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Post-Recession Consumer

John Gerzema is the co-author of the book, The Brand Bubble. He spoke at TEDx KC about what the Post-Crisis Consumer will look like.

These 17-minutes will make you think differently about how you sell and market - especially when you consider that your consumers are no longer the same people they were prior to the recession: TEDx KC - John Gerzema: The post-crisis consumer.http://ping.fm/xpozf

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kindness in a grocery lineup - thestar.com http://ping.fm/8g8T1

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Inspiration to believe in ourselves and achieve!

As we interact on a daily basis we seem to run into the person that has given up. Let’s never forget that at one point in our lives we have failed and may have had these same feelings. But let’s not also forget how we picked ourselves back up and made it happen by some type of an event that empowered us to believe and achieve. We need failure to succeed.

We are all on this planet together like it or not. It is our duty to help our colleagues when asked because that’s the way our universe works. This is why family’s so important and never should be taken for granite. We live in a “me” society but it’s not about you it’s about all of us combining forces to the cause of good. Everyday we see people becoming hero’s and it is great that the media has recognized we have had enough fear and bad news. Now is the time to share only heart moving and inspiring stories of people like you and me removing all obstacles and achieving.

Recently in my network of family and friends we lost a young man to cancer. Unfortunately I’m sure many families have suffered this type of loss. I will never forget this young man sharing with my daughter why he could not attend her birthday party. He shared that he was going to another party and wished her a great birthday. In actuality he was going to have another round of chemo therapy.

On behalf of Jesse and the people that have inspired us to never give up,

Thank You!

Make it a great day!

By Kyle McGuffin

Sunday, October 25, 2009

TD banking on branches - thestar.com - Thank You TD for listening to Canadians and giving us people service vs pressing buttons for 20 minutes! ( http://ping.fm/wAYjC )

Saturday, October 24, 2009

http://ping.fm/J4NYA Some Brands Have Good Ideas For Social Media. Do You?
Look at What Works For the Brands You Use
By Chris Crum. Keep it genuine and real and you get results. Enjoy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

10 Proven Applications For Social Media
8 Comments and 194 Reactions | Posted by Adam Singer on Oct 20th, 2009 in Online Marketing, Social Media. Adam Singer makes it easy for you and your brand to get started in social media. http://ping.fm/mYQbh
Sweet Success - thestar.com ( http://ping.fm/jbFhb )

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wading in to Social Media? Get a comfortable start by sharing content ( http://ping.fm/xC2uS )

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ray Kurzweil tells us about his vision of the Singuarlity—a point around 2045 when computers will acquire full-blown artificial intelli...http://ping.fm/rjgwo
Lessons learned from the King of taking a chance. Richard Branson shares how he does it. http://ping.fm/d1qSU

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

7 free/cheap ways to promote your business
Posted 2 hours ago and seen 640 times

More Marketing, Branding, and Sales tips.

Marketing has never been cheaper than right now because of Twitter,Facebook, email, and blogs. In fact, you flunk the IQ, much less EQ (entrepreneur’s quotient), test if you need a big marketing budget. Luckily, Dumb Little Man has come up with a list of seven free or cheap ways to promote your business.

By Guy Kawasaki.http://ping.fm/x9UNl
This is unbelievable. These guys are pros for a reason. Enjoy! Thanks Guy!
http://ping.fm/JF2md

Friday, October 9, 2009

Make it a great day! (Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians)

As I went on my run today I realized that I'm not practicing what I preach. I have spent the last year researching social media and the power of engagement and the web. One thing that we have had a huge hunger for has been traditional news. With the globalization of the web and social media we no longer allow information to be dictated too us. Folks this is powerful. For the first time in the overflow of news we can choose to engage in the news we want to read about. We can choose to subscribe to the Google reader info we want to learn more. We can choose to blog or subscribe to the blogs of our choice. What does all this mean? Every day we have a choice to look at the positive or negative of every situation. In our universe we have people looking at the same thing choosing to look at the information in a positive or negative manner. I want all of us to take this day before Thanksgiving (Canada) to make a pledge for one day to look at only the positive of your situations and see what starts happening in your life. I did! Enjoy!

I want to wish all my Canadian friends and family Happy Thanksgiving! Your dreams and inspirations are what we choose to make happen. The choice is yours. Make the positive choice a standard in your life right now.

Make it a great day!

Grandma Betty we are all here for you and wish you all the love and happiness to a full recovery from your surgery!

I want to thank all my friends and family for your love and support. Special thanks to Bobby-Jo who was my inspiration for this blog. Thank you for being in my life. XOXOXO

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Have you mastered Twitter. Sharing amazing Twitter Tips. Thanks Dainaz! http://su.pr/7kEkcy
Opera composed on Twitter to be staged in London - thestar.com (http://ping.fm/V8lQ2)

Monday, October 5, 2009

So how do we take Web 2.0 to the next level...?
Web 3.0 is defined as the creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform.http://ping.fm/G28ns

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Even social media has limits. Make sure you don't forget yours with your customers and friends. Great article. http://ping.fm/Uqjkk
Folks it all comes back to trust when you build your social media strategy. Enjoy!
A Social media's success formula
Influence and trust will be key factors for Google and Microsoft to consider as they enter the social media fray with Facebook and Twitter.

Andrew Keen is @ajkeen on Twitter
Published: 2:25PM BST 30 Sep 2009http://ping.fm/FvpMj

Friday, October 2, 2009

Best Ways to Have Your Video Go Viral!

Folks came across these great tips to think about your own video message. Get started today.

Nowadays, making a short video about your business can be cheap and easy. But getting sustained buzz for it amid the digital din of other viral videos is tougher.

Before you hit “record,” ask yourself how you can effectively use this platform to get your business’s message across to the masses. Are you trying to entertain or educate? Should your tone be funny or informative? Is there a way for people to learn more about your company once the minute-or-so clip is done, such as an information box on the video platform? Keep in mind that the main purpose of your video isn’t just for a laugh or two, but to build awareness about your company, drive traffic to your Web site and – if done well – generate new sales.

Here are the three best ways to make a viral video:
1. Keep in mind your target audience. Jet Luxury Resorts LLC, a Las Vegas condo-hotel management company, knows its customers: rich, older folks seeking an adventure in Sin City. After doing some research, Chief Operating Officer Steve Aylsworth decided that three themes would resonate with viral video viewers: fear, humor or sex. In April, the company launched its “Bright Side of Life” video , which received 250,000 views in a week. It shows a bare-chested young man having the time of his life in a Las Vegas penthouse with a bevy of scantily-clad women. A twist at the end – it’s actually a dream sequence, and the main character is rather geriatric – made potential customers laugh, he says. The video was such a success that it was chosen for a TBS special called “World’s Funniest Commercials of 2009,” shown in primetime in June.

“We wanted to achieve two things: increase sales and increase our brand recognition,” Mr. Aylsworth says. By May, its Web site saw a 50% spike in traffic, and the company generated a 20% increase in revenue – both of which Mr. Aylsworth attributes in large part to the video.

2. Rely on others to do the heavy lifting. If you don’t know what kind of video to make, why not piggyback on the creativity of the folks who love to do it? That’s what Cosmedicine Co. Inc. of New York did. It recently launched an online video competition called the “Protest Beauty B.S. Contest” to spoof the claims that skincare companies make in ads. Anyone could upload a mock commercial on YouTube for a chance to win $5,000 in cash. So far, Cosmedicine has received between 35 and 40 video entries, featuring everything from sunless tanner for vampires to pain-free leg wax. “This was a way for us to create viral marketing and get hopefully a lot of focus and attention … on the core values of our brand,” says Jane Terker, president of Cosmedicine, which claims its products are independently, clinically proven.

Diane DiResta, owner and chief executive of DiResta Communications Inc. of New York, took the idea further by using existing viral videos to make a point about her company’s service. With help from a marketing company, she spotlighted communication blunders made by George Bush , Sarah Palin and others. At the end of the ready-made viral videos came her company name, her Web site and the tag line: “We can help.” Her company assists corporate executives with their communication and presentation skills.

“The video itself says it all,” she says.

3. Use tech shortcuts to spread the word. Your video is only as good as the eyes who’ve seen it. The goal is to reach as many viewers as possible, so it needs to be picked up by bloggers and passed along by individual fans. Mike Matuska, owner of BigPlush.com, a Pelham Manor, N.Y., maker of 8-foot-tall stuffed animals, says he uses TrafficGeyser.com, which automatically distributes his videos to about 100 video-sharing sites. He also posts the video to his Twitter, Facebook and MySpace accounts as “it’s not like you get a huge amount from [any] one place.” The average hits on his videos range from 1,000 to 20,000; although one video about an 18-foot snake plush-toy has collected close to a quarter of a million hits. Other sites to consider for automatic video distribution are TubeMogul.com and VisibleMeasures.com, says Jeff Glasson, director of social media for PerkettPR Inc. of Boston.


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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Three Top Ways to Damage Your Brand With Social Media
by whatsnextblog on 09/24/2009http://ping.fm/DjyMz

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another example how groups can monetize social networking.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Your competitors have started using Social Media. Why has your company not started. Call us today to start your assessment. 416-627-8631
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

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September 24, 2009

The Top Six Reasons Companies are Still Scared of Social Media
McLuhan, Socrates and Edith Wharton On Social Media
Death by Social Media
Want to get re-tweeted? Here's the formula
Case Study and ROI of a Twitter Engagement

Top 6 Reasons Companies are Still Scared of Social Media
With nearly 5,000 views at this writing, B.L. Ochman's (whatsnextblog) post clearly captured the curiosity of the SMT audience. In it, Ochman reveals the top excuses given by companies who avoid social media like the swine flu. For example: "Haters will damage our brand." To which Ochman responds: "Well, there may be things you need to change about your brand, and in that case, you should thank them for letting you know what they are. Then you should make changes." If you're still on the social media fence—or dealing with a client who is—this is a must-read. Read it now.
Once again Sandi thanks for providing some valid points and bringing this basic thought of powers beyond our comprehension to the forefront of our lives. http://ping.fm/a2iaP

Monday, September 21, 2009

Great video reminding us to never give up. Thanks Sandy. http://ping.fm/iyt7W Make it a great week!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Did You Know; Shift Happens - Globalization; Information Age. What does this mean too you? Call us and we can help you with this change. 416-627-8631
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Information R/evolution. This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. What are you doing personally and with your business to benefit from this change in paradigm?Contact us we can help! http://ping.fm/n5hAV

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kyle McGuffin is now blogging at Consultative Sales and Sales Management Professionals of Canada. Always appreciate feedback. http://ping.fm/jSkoZ

Friday, September 11, 2009

Filemobile Inc. places 21st on PROFIT Magazine’s 10th annual HOT 50 ranking. Call me today to start your social media assessment! 416-627-8631
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Check out the ENGAGEMENTdb!

How do you rank? Visit the ENGAGEMENTdb at: http://www.engagementdb.com

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Social Media 2.O Visual

Crystal Clear on your Social Media Strategy!

We can help! Email me at kyle@filemobile or call us at 416-627-8631 to start your assessment today!
Filemobile Inc. places 21st on PROFIT Magazine’s 10th annual HOT 50 rankinghttp://ping.fm/C8aX5

Monday, September 7, 2009

Great YouTubeVideos on education and social media

More great fact on Social Media and why you can't afford to not be apart of this revolution. Great video on how this change effects our children and education. Share with us your thoughts.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Want to get the most out of LinkedIn? Good article on leveraging existing tools. LinkedIn the 11 Most Powerful Features for Small Business http://ow.ly/jBY9 from @maishawalker on Inc. Magazine

Saturday, September 5, 2009

News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media
A look at where the News business is going, now that it's everybody's businesshttp://ping.fm/oG0x0

News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media A look at where the News business is going, now that it's everybody's business

Folks we now have the power to learn about what we want and when we want. Lets see how far we can take this to learn about who we are and where we are going in this Universe. Make it a great Day!
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Steps to follow so your website continues to maximize ROI. Call us for your assessment today! Kyle McGuffin 416-627-8631 or Kyle@filemobile.com
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Why your company should convert your website to 2.0?

Why the time is now to receive your Social Media Assessment?
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Did you know? More great information on Social Media! Enjoy! Call us at 416-627-8631 or email kyle@filemobile.com so we can start your assessment.
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The power of Social Media! This video caused United Airlines to change its policy after this musician had his guitar smashed.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Social Media Assesments
Why should your company have a social media assessment?

All executives live in the world of making money or saving money. That's their job and how they are measured. An assessment will allow your organization to map your Key Performance Indicators to your social media strategy thus creating a blue print for your company to follow and measure success.'

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Inspirational video based on the famous Don't Quit Poem.http://ping.fm/RkqV3 Enjoy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

CP24’s Breaking Storm Coverage:
1.2 Million Viewers Set a Prime-Time Record for CP24
Most Watched Night in Station’s History*
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lee Lever has done a great job to simplify Web 2.0. What type of ice cream are you going to make? The world is yours...Start your own creation.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

What are you doing right now in Social Media? Personally, as a company?Great video on some real statistics. RT @adenhepburn The Social Media Revolution: Visualised|Digital Buzz Blog http://ping.fm/nLKyS

Sunday, August 16, 2009

How Opinions Can Help You Profit: Using Review Sites to Increase visibilityhttp://ping.fm/ogXiX

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Foursquare with Cell phone

Could foursquare be the next twitter. Do we all not want to know where are customers are going? I think we have something here folks. Foursquare bills itself as 50% friend finder, 30% social city guide, 20% nightlife game.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Found some (32) ways to help your business on facebook!

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Folks some great tips on how to get most out of Twitter for your business.

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62 ways to use twitter for business

Great tips. Check them out and see if they work for you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pixelpusher - YTV's Next Star Campaign
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Toronto, Canada | Jul 17, 2009 Pixelpusher utilized Media Factory's APIs as well as the webcam widget in order to record video from webcams, to integrate user generated content into YTV's 'Next Star' campaign...
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

How you can use LinkedIn to meet new customers?

I'm fascinanted with the power of social media. Since experts predict by 2014 this industry will be 3.1B as entreprenurs we must be ready to add value in this new world of globalization. Last week I reached out to an executive at a major financial institution. You maybe saying so what? I never used a microsoft product and I got an immediate response because the individual could easily see that I was connected to many of the persons peers by using LinkedIn. If I'm Microsoft "big red flag." Who else should be concerned? TV Producers, Magazine publishers, agencies and any other industry that is not driving equal value of effort to monetary reward.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Social Media is here embrace it don't fight it!

I'm fascinated with the humanistic power of social interaction. What is the worst punishment society hands down to our worst criminals in society? Solitary confinement. So the ultimate reward for humans are the freedom of expression. This is what are grand parents fought for in WWII. The web has finally allowed us to express who we are as human beings. We have been suppressed for so long in society we are nervous to step forward. In the corporate world executives are terrified because they are focusing on all the negatives and not the positives of openness, sharing, and most important part of social media are the interactions and expressing your views and thoughts. How else can we improve as human beings without feedback. Now for the first time in our world we can share and express are individuality! Brilliant!

Now go get started by starting your own blog or podcast and share what's on your mind. The more open we are the more reward. Embrace this new world. Should be an amazing journey....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Life as a Soccer Coach in Canada

One of the most rewarding things in our lives to do is teaching. If we have children we are teaching or it maybe your profession. Everyday we learn so someone must be sharing or teaching us something. I was fortunate to play for my country in soccer. It was an amazing experience of dedication hard work perseverance. In the end of my soccer career I received a soccer scholarship and received my Bachelor of Science degree International Business. Both my parents never achieved a University degree so it was quite the honour to achieve this landmark.

When I was in school I developed a soccer camp of excellence for developing potential scholarship players but I also ran camps for kids just wanting to have fun. It was very rewarding. I had the chance to coach in a small US community that had a thirst for the game and paid us to coach seeing the immediate value. I had the opportunity to take a U19 girls team to the state championship final. Very rewarding watching these girls gel and believe in themselves. Now in 2009 I stepped in to coach a U14 girls team in a small town. Once again very rewarding seeing children with no coaching or parents trying their best or may have hidden agendas but making some kind of effort. However, this time an unbelievable sequence of events has unfolded. I have an assistant coach who has no expertise in the game but is a great administrator sending out wild and false accusations about me as a coach, person, and a father. Why do people feel the need to send out mass emails? Is it a form of security so people acknowledge they are OK? Very disruptive and not in the best interest of children who want to learn, develop, and have fun. It's most unfortunate and I wish their family all the best in life.