I’m so stoked! A good friend from Nashville, Kevin Banks gave my blog a much needed ‘extreme makeover’. I met Kevin when he moved from California to Nashville a few years back. He and his twin brother, at 21, followed their entrepreneurial dreams and opened a smoothie shop in Franklin called 9fruits. Great healthy, smoothies if you need a fruit fix rather then some unhealthy coffee or fatty donuts!
Just recently, Kevin followed his next childhood dream and relocated (temporarily…if he doesn’t find himself a kiwi shelia!) to New Zealand to cruise the country and find part time work to support his travel bug. So a little side business Kevin has started is “In Color Creative” where he specialises in wordpress web design. Check out his site here if you need any work done!
I’d love to hear your thoughts my blogs look. There’s a lot of work from my end that still needs to be done… but it’s happening! My goal for 2011 is to blog more and to share more life stories… not just my own… Everyone has a story… and I have the privilege to hear so many that are so encouraging, inspiring and sometimes even challenging.
If you’re seeing this through my RSS feed or on Facebook please click here to visit my actual blog page!
Back in the day when you stumbled across a dream job on offer you would update and print off your resume and dust off your portfolio of accomplishments and submit an application. Hoping and praying you would somehow stand out from the crowd and get a shot at an interview.
Today job applications are looking a bit different for cutting edge social media junkies. Remember the ‘best job in the world’ campaign where 1000′s submitted video ‘resumes’ to try and get sellected for an amazing job on the Great Barrier Reef. What an amazing marketing ploy! Only one person got the job but thousands got educated about this amazing tourist destination amidst a dying tourist economy.
So this past week I’ve been inundated by tweets from a passionate entrepreneur who wants a dream job. This artist, wine and fine foods connoisseur… Avid blogger… Twitterer… Has submitted a video app for an amazing job working with Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma County Wine Country. They are looking for someone who really knows how to use Web 2.0 and Facebook and blogs and social media and YouTube and all sorts of good stuff like that — to tell the world about their wines and where they live: the Sonoma County Wine Country. Check it out here! Randy Elrod would nail this job and needs our help getting him there. He’s currently #4 out of like over 900 applications!
So all you need to do…
This is where you come in. Please take 70 seconds to complete these four simple steps:
1. Watch Randy’s very cool video on the Murphy-Goode web site.
2. Enter your email address to vote for Randy.
3. Wait for the verification email and click on the link inside the message body. Note: Your vote will not count until you do this!
4. Tweet or facebook this post (http://bit.ly/yN1X9).
Makes you wonder hey how we all could benefit from using today’s social media to our advantage to promote a new product or cause… anything you’re doing different this year?
This Thursday I recommend checking out Life Works 2.0 – hosted by Spence Smith and Randy Elrod. I went to one they hosted last December and got a full on brain overload – my notes here. They realise they are teaching a mixed group of people all at different levels on this stuff so they allow alumni to return free! So I went again last Thursday! I would highly recommend sitting in on one of these days or organising for them to come your work place. Both Spence and Randy have a wealth of knowledge and blogging track record.
Below are just a few of the topics they cover…
Blogging 101 Where do you start?
Why Should CEO’s, companies, churches, and artists blog?
Maximizing your brand through blogging
Blogging Content Advanced Blogging The technical side and how to manage it.
Driving readers to your blog How to keep readers coming back to your blog Using You Tube and other video outlets
SEO – How to maximize Search Engine Optimization without paying monthly for it.
Why Search Engine Optimization is a must and how it drives traffic.
How To Utilize Google Not Just As A Search Engine-But As A Reputation Management System
Social Networking and Micro Blogging
Using Twitter and FaceBook to build an online community
Social Networking as a marketing tool
Customized social networks
Creating an easy path for your readers to keep up with your daily life.
Next seminar in Franklin, TN is May 15. They are also doing one somewhere in Florida and Seattle. (Maybe Randy and Spence could comment with the details!)
Find out more about Lifeworks 2.0!