Week In Review – Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2009

by Magesh Tarala on December 6, 2009

Rules of Engagement – Relationships enabled by Social media BUT powered by personal meetings

by Deepika Bajaj, Nov 30, 2009

Social media will help you identify people you have common interests with. But you need to meet people in person to build a deeper relationship. You can take a few simple steps to take your virtual social interactions to the real world. Be engaged in your community and when you attend events, distribute business cards to those you meet. Also, use interactions in these meetings to brainstorm ideas and it goes without saying – always have a pleasant personality. more…

BLOGSTAGIC: The secret recipe for blogging success

by Rajesh Setty, Nov 30, 2009

Alright, ready for THE secret recipe? It is Recurrently provide Relevant and Remarkable content. There is no single idea or strategy that will guarantee long term success. Change is the only constant and what is relevant today may not be a year from now. Relevancy changes with time and so, get comfortable with change. When you become comfortable with sped and change, you will have an unfair advantage over others. more…

Can you start a part-time business and make it highly successful?

by Vijay Peduru, Dec 1, 2009

Because of our commitments in life, a lot of us cannot leave our full-time jobs and focus fully on an entrepreneurial venture. Some of the largest companies today were started as part-time. Henry Ford, ebay.com’s Pierre Omidyar and craigslist.org founder Craig Newmark ran their businesses part-time while having a full-time job. Give that the technology infrastructure costs have come down drastically, what is stopping you may not be the lack of resources, but the lack of an intense desire. more…

BLOGSTAGIC: Not all blogging tips are practical

by Rajesh Setty, Dec 1, 2009

Don’t blindly follow tips from experts. They may make rules out of personal preferences. Before you start applying any blogging tip, consider the relevance to your situation. The may be old and it may not be applicable now. The tip may be geared towards a result that you are not pursuing. So, get help from others, but add your uniqueness to the mix. more…

Notice the Exit as an Enterpreneur

by Guy Ralfe, Dec 2, 2009

You notice something only when it becomes a concern for you. For example, exit signs are everywhere. But you don’t really notice them. But once you notice it due to a concern, you start noticing it everywhere. Similarly, when an entrepreneur conceives an idea, it is relevant to him and can see all the possibilities. Entrepreneurs should become skilled at creating the same vision in their investors, clients, etc. If you are successful at this, they will see the exit signs like the fire alarm was ringing. And if you are not able to create this vision, they will not notice the exit, but take the exit sign. more…

BLOGSTATIC: What’s on your “About Me” page?

by Rajesh Setty, Dec 2, 2009

Great content alone is not sufficient to get to the top. Your audience needs proof that you are “better qualified” to write on the topics. Your audience will judge you both by what you write and who you are. Use the About page in your blog to explain who you are. This is where your life, career and blog come together to create your brand. A renowned mystic said: “Since your work defines who you are, your focus should be to work on who you are.” more…

Developing Opportunities

by Robert Driscoll, Dec 3,2009

In these tough economic time, it is as critical as ever to identify and develop realistic opportunities. You can do this by creating an ideal customer profile that your organization targets. In this article, Robert gives a short questionnaire to help you develop the customer profile. Once you have short listed your target customers, gather information about them. You can do this effectively not only by interacting with the decision maker, but also all the supporting cast. After this exercise, you will be fully prepared to truly start developing your opportunities. more…

BLOGSTATIC: Brand Building vs Brand Extensions

by Rajesh Setty, Dec 3, 2009

You cannot create a brand through a blog. It is an electronic platform of your existing personal brand. Successful bloggers already have a powerful brand in the offline world. So, focus on building your brand – offline and online. Whether you like it or not, you already have a personal brand. This identity presents “who you are” to the world. So, the question is “how effective is your personal brand today and what can you do to make it more powerful?” more…

Learning and Timing

by Thomas Frasher, Dec 4, 2009

Certain things can be timed and others cannot be. For instance, you can time a bus schedule. But you cannot time the stock market. Similarly, you cannot time things that are new to the world. You can estimate things that you are knowledgeable about. You cannot estimate the time required to explore and develop a new area – it is what it is. So, focus on learning rapidly and continuously. You  need to get good teachers to help you learn. Be educated enough to get good teachers. One way to prove that you have learned is to be able to teach somebody. So, always be a student and a teacher. more…

BLOGSTATIC: You can’t be famous just by blogging…

by Rajesh Setty, Dec 4, 2009

Most of the A-list bloggers are not just bloggers. They are accomplished outside the blogging area and life beyond blogging is important for them. They have large followership because of their real life identity – be it industry veterans or celebrity bloggers. Of course there are professional bloggers whose claim to fame is blogging, but these are exceptions. If you do not belong to any of these groups, then building readership base and fame takes persistence and hard work. So, have the “right” expectation from your blogging project. more…

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