Resources & Recommendations

Replace your elevator speech with a question that leads to a “yes”.
Establish  Common Ground.
Then describe how your work relates to their yes.

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CID – Cognitive-based Information Design

theCIDgroup.com

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You Finance Everything
  • Money – cash/savings  or borrowed
  • Time – today’s or tomorrow’s
  • Convenience – today’s or the future’s

Budget for money  Calendar & schedule for time

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The Four Key Roles you must play:   Ann Kroker
https://annkroeker.com/2021/07/27/embrace-these-4-key-roles-for-a-flourishing-writing-life/

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Tools I use and recommend
  • Cloze – CRM, integrates with pc, phone, tablet. Email / Text / Calendar
  • Evernote – keeping track of things,  web clipper,   phone/PC
  • Vivaldi Browser – Free, open source, customizable, tracking/add blockers
  • Leechblock NG – productivity tool for browser, block & limit use
  • MailerLite – Email, landing pages, pop-ups
    (Mail Chimp / Constant Contact alternative)
  • Calendar.com –  Prospects, clients & friends can set their own  appointments.  End: multiple emails to book a lunch or video conversation. (Link is to mine so you can see how it works.)   Calendly alternative.
  • Pinterest – algorithms help* connect & expand over time
  • Vimeo – YouTube alternative.  More secure, can update a video without starting over in ratings / reviews.
  • Whereby (Zoom alternative)
  • BAND – full-featured groups  (mobile+comp)
    Alternative to FB groups, secure, 100% view to group, docs, chat, video.
    Want to experiment?  Try  EncourageUzonE  (it’s mine, and small)
  • Grammarly Pro
  • SHURE MV7 Mic – podcasting, video, voice-over, audiobooks
  • CenterCam Camera – puts your camera screen-center- great presence & eye contact.
  • Logitech HD 1080p Camera – shop and compare for best cam/price. Reviews will tell you much.
  • Nano Teleprompter – This App turns your phone or tablet into a teleprompter
  • Audacity – Free, full-featured open-source audio mixer/editor
  • Loom – screen and cam video recorder – Adds clarity / saves time.
  • Descript – record audio, video, screen-share together. It automatically transcribes. Edit as you would a word document.
    Descript Storyboard – soon release – includes impressive full editing capabilities.
  • Square – estimates, invoices, accounts receivables, appointments, memberships, recurring invoices
  • Doodly – onscreen animations
  • Freemake (free) &  VideoProc (free trial then modest fee)
    Download/Converters allow you to download videos and music ad-free to include in your presentations or play for personal use.

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Books and Noteables I Recommend 
  • Start with Why –  Simon Sinek
  • The Wealthy Freelancer – Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage, Ed Gandia
  • Be Happy in Both Worlds – Sarah Ruffi
  • Essentialism  ||  Effortless – both by Greg McKeown
  • LinkedIn Success – Wayne Breitbarth (LinkedIn)
  • Sue Gresham – The LinkedIn Lady (Email updates / LinkedIn)
  • The Startup Society (membership) – Gillian Perkins
  • Digital Course Academy (membership) – Amy Porterfield