Whew!… sorry to have been remiss in my posting but summer family time becomes much more important than all else.  That is why we work on the Internet right?!

Well, what I have for you today is a slide that we used in a recent presentation we were asked to provide for Bayer (yes… the Bayer you are thinking of ) on the social web. 

The thrust of the presentation covered the importance of your presence as an "Authority" for your segment, product, brand type etc.  There are a tremendous number of areas that we need to effect to cover this all properly.  The diagram below exhibits that perfectly:



This is a relatively small look at much of what one will deal with when attempting to affect the social media universe we all operate (or at least SHOULD operate!) in.  I have no doubt that you will be able to add many services as there are many more out there right now and many more coming to light each and every day. 

Please feel free to let me know what you feel is missing and I will recreate a new version of this image with all of your suggestions in place.

Now I also want to point out that we never did say that the fine folks at Bayer even attempt to deal with all of these presences.  We picked a much smaller field and then walked them through exactly how we tie them all together and then grow the whole thing.

We will be taking the presentation and making it a video that will be posted on our site shortly.  It is a dynamite talk!

Please do let me know what other services I should add and we shall produce a bigger, better image!

Onward & Upward!



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This is an easy post as all I want to do is point out a new site I just put up.

The site features a full breakdown of the best 29 plugins that you should add to your browser.

Now, it doesn’t just list them but also breaks down the list by category based upon the real world things they do.

Here’s a shot of the site:


Two pieces of advice:

1. Go set up Firefox if you haven’t already (you will be VERY happy)


2. Jump on over to this site and set yourself up as a Competitive Intelligence expert

That’s all I’ve got for you.  Fantastic site that will help you carry yourself way beyond your competitors.


Onward & Upward!



Todays post covers something we are all becoming quite used to seeing in just about every single publication these days…



What I want to share with you has nothing to do with one of the many ways people are now gouging up followers but rather is a look at the potential universe one lives in as a publisher on twitter.  There are many different types of relationships one can carry out and they are all worth looking at.

The potential for creating a successful Social Media program requires that all possibilities be considered.  Once you look at the image below you may or may not want to follow up with many of them… but do know that a truly successful Social Media campaign does require many to be in place.

So here is an image created by Brian Solis that very clearly maps out many of the possibilities:


(click the image to see a full size view)

The areas the image covers are as follows:

  • URL Shorteners
  • Mobile Applications
  • Event Management
  •  Communication Management
  • Stream Management
  • Geolocation + Imaging
  • Relationship Management
  • Trends & Analysis
  • Twitter Search
  • Trends & Analysis
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Twitter Search

There are more to come.

Take a look over the list and see where you fit in right now. 

Then pull out a yellow pad and start to map out what you are going to add and how you will handle it.

The list can get quite extensive but is also a blast to play with as you go.

One piece of advice… treat this aspect of your business as you would any other.  You need to pick out the pieces you want to use and then add them in one at a time.  Then you also need to budget the amount of time you are going to give each of them during your day so you don’t KILL all of your productive time.

Onward & Upward!


P.S. Please do remember to post your comments below as it will help all of the people that read this blog.

P.P.S.  You can also feel free to visit me on twitter here: 

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Hey guys!  The Guru Mastermind!

I’ve got a special treat for you today that I have yet to find anywhere else online.

I got my time inside Eben Pagan’s Guru Mastermind member’s area and I shot a video of the entire thing.

Hit the play button below and you can see exactly what it is people are so excited about.:

Enjoy and don’t forget to use this link below to get your access:

I’ve got a copy of this material and all I can say is It Is Incredible.

Do yourself a favor, use the link above and check out the Guru Mastermind.


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I want to do for you now is tell you about a new product I am about to roll out.  This membership is a VERY low priced piece designed to give vertually anyone access to some of the best current and past recordings dealing with Success.   The membership is called


SAMCd8Medium.gifThe first month was a real treat for me as it included my first real interview with Willie Crawford as he any I talked success.  I had heard some of his story but certainly not all of it.  I am willing to guess that most people didn’t realize he was still in the airforce for a good portion of his careerr as we all got used to him getting rolling. I also found it fascinating what he does with his days now that he no longer needs to spend all of his time working on his online careere, but rather is able to spend it working on the other ways in which he is now able to help people.

The interview with Willie is fantastic and I urge you to listen in to it.

The second interview I did was with Dan Lok.  Dan has been a huge part of the conversion world (hence my posts on the topic!) and many other fantastic pieces to his interview.  Dan I find exciting as he really got his start with his paid first job… a grocery bagger in a local super market… which he then grew into a multi-level millionaire. 

One of the most informative aspects of talking with Dan I got is the number of FAILED businesses he tried before he first made any money at all.  He even failed as a grocery baggar! 

The thing they handle differently is in what they do with their own time now.

They outsource a lot and they do run very different aspects of they same sort of business.  Great material.

The balance of the product is made op of a variety of highly professional recorded pieces, from yesterday… not today. 

The first month includes a series of over seven success oriented pieces including the following:

  1. The Highly Controversial Material, Marketing Secrets – Seduction Masters. 
  2. The Art Of Making Money or Getting Rules For Making Money, by P.T. Parnum
  3. Andrew Carnegie
  4. Acres of Diamonds – Russel Conwell
  5. How To Write Your Own Killer Sales Letter
  6. The Product Creation – The 12 simple steps involved in developing your own product
  7. Think and Grow Rich – by Napolean Hill

Now, I’ve got to share with you exactly what else this membership also holds.  You see, this is much more than a monthly seminar filled with some simple how to posts.  I’ve also included a fantastic Brain Wave music series that is designed to help you find your center and then re-energise your method of energy.  It is not just enough to listen to and take in the teachings of some of our current masters as well as those of our past ones.  You need to augment that and add to it.


The Brain Wave Music is awesome stuff that will leave you deep and relaxed, or up and READY to go!

 This is a fantastic membership that I have also priced so it fits everyone’s budget.  It is not enough to have a great membership but it must also work to serve as many people as possible.  This is a great place to stop what your doing, center yourself, and restart your day.

That is all for today.

Do take a minute and either click that link above (or right here) and go grab your membership.

Onward & Upward!

Sam Knoll

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