Archive for October, 2010

GVO ConferenceI’m a baby boomer, born in 1955 just a decade after the end of the Second World War.

How things have changed since then.

I remember my early childhood very clearly.  My parents both worked on the land and we lived in a tied cottage. Whilst we were lucky enough to have a roof over our heads, food in our stomachs and clothes on our backs, I’m told we were pretty poor.

Of course, I didn’t realise it at the time, although I was aware of getting hand-me-down clothes and being a regular visitor to local jumble sales.

I loved them – still do and am told I have a great eye for a “bargain”, which is probably why the affordable internet tools provided by GVO appeal to me so much.

I know from experience, inexpensive doesn’t always mean inferior.

As I told you, my parents were pretty poor.

When my elder brother and I both passed our exams to go to the local grammar and high schools, it was greeted with mixed emotions.

Our parents were delighted we’d have what was “perceived” to be a better education, BUT it meant they had to buy uniforms, satchels, books, etc.

They couldn’t afford them, and I learned many years later they were given some money from the local village council to buy the basics so we could go.

It made all the difference!

I was reminded of this the other  day when GVO announced they finally had a public launch date for their amazing GVOConference room.

This is the web conferencing system, which  is actuallypart of the GVO Titanium hosting package, so I’ve actually had it for some time and use it to communicate with my youngest son who has autism.

It’s brilliant!

Anyway, GVO are making it available to the public as a stand-alone product on 2nd November 2010, and the GREAT thing about it is the price.

There’s no doubt about it, we all make our buying decisions based on price,(unless of course you’re one of these “label” types, who have more money than sense), and there’s certainly a “perception” if you compare two items doing the same thing, or similar, the one costing the most will be much better.

Right?

Well, that may be true in some cases, but NOT always and GVOConference is one of those examples.

It’s been predicted by 2014, internet traffic will have quadrupled, which means there will be a LOT of people with computers.  IF they want to do any sort of business online, or just stay in contact with friends and family globally, they’ll need the tools to do it.

However, not all those users will come from affluent countries, where salaries are high, and that’s what made me think about my childhood.

What you need and what you can afford are often two different things!

That’s where GVOConference comes in.

With no download to a computer required and just a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can be anywhere in the world where there’s an internet connection.

You can use it to reach out to the people you can’t physically see, and

• Connect with family and friends
• Allow people to get to know, like and trust you
• Promote Network marketing opportunities, and Internet and Affiliate products
• Use it as a training tool for businesses and corporations

Don’t you think that’s amazing?

Some businesses do that already, but usually it’s only been the big corporations and wealthy business owners, because the price makes the service prohibitive for the majority of smaller operations.

Also, the technology has been a bit complicated.

It’s all changed now though.

GVOConference is both easy to use and affordable.

Costing less than one-tenth the price  of its closest competition, anyone, anywhere in the world who has a job can get their hands on this software.

It  has the potential to change lives, especially as it even has a built-in business opportunity attached to it IF you want to use it. However, the product alone is worth the small monthly investment of just $8.97!

No – that wasn’t a typo.

Go – check it out for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.

GVOConference could make a real difference to your life, and I assure you if your perception is inexpensive must mean inferior, you couldn’t be more wrong.

This software is really POWERFUL!

Find out more here GVOConference

Jean

 

Frank Kern – Sharing YOUR Successes

There’s no doubt about it, Frank Kern is the king of cool when it comes to marketing on the internet.

His laid back approach has  earned him millions.

I must confess I’ve never actually bought any of his products, but have read his e-mails, sales letters and watched numerous video clips and webinars.

They always amuse me even if his language has, at times, been a bit colourful, his information has been brilliant.

I’ve  noticed  a change in him recently though and I suspect the fact he  has two young daughters may be the reason.  He’s not a new parent, but having children does tend to have a sobering effect on people and the way they look at the world.

Parenthood brings  with it all sorts of responsibilities.

Frank has just issued a video about choices, which he’s hoping to share with as many people as possible.

 Ultimately, he wants to hear your personal success stories, so he can pass them on and inspire others, but even if you feel you have nothing to offer (yet), you may like to listen  to the sensible advice Frank has to offer..

… demonstrated in the way only he can.

Here’s the link   http://www.frankkernsuccess.com

(Don’t worry – there’s nothing for sale)

Jean Shaw

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Yesterday, Alex Jeffreys launched his ForwardToMarketing course and decided to delete his entire Aweber mailing list.

Now, we’ve all heard the money is in the list, or rather the RELATIONSHIP with the list so that was a pretty bold move by anyone’s standards.

Theoretically, Alex should lose thousands of dollars, BUT if I know anything about this marketing genius from Wales, he’ll come out of this venture smelling of roses…

…AND he’ll have a whole load of happy customers.

I am so proud of Alex.

When I interviewed him, he revealed his passion was to help as many people as possible and impact their lives.

He said he knew he could earn a lot more, and was really undercharging for his services. I pointed out if helping others was really his passion, then by keeping his fees really affordable, he’d be able to reach a larger target audience.  

It seems he listened because (IF you can get it) his  new course only costs $47 per month!

I nearly fell off my seat when I saw it as that’s no where near what he normally charges.

Alex has created one of his trademark, enthusiastic videos and in typical infomercial style, (which I personally find really annoying) he eventually brought the cost down to $997 – the same price he charged for his “LAST” one,(which was supposed to have been his final coaching course).

I felt quite disappointed, because although I was confident he’d provide more than that amount of value, I just felt the words he’d previously expressed to me were saying one thing and his actions, something else.

However, I should have known better, so Alex, IF you ever read this – “Good for you. I’m really very, very impressed and sorry I ever doubted you”

Actually, I was so pleased I bought the course all over again – for my son!

He’s  not an entrepreneur and currently loves the job he’s in, but we all know there’s no job security these days and the system Alex teaches enables people to earn money part time as well.  

Anyway, I’m hoping some of the old Alex Jeffery magic will rub off – just in case.  He’s getting married next year so will be needing all the money he can get!

I’m not sure exactly what the Alex Jeffrey effect is but I wish you could bottle it.

Anyway, to all of you who’ve already secured your spot, I know you won’t be disappointed and those of you who haven’t…

… well if you’re very, very quick you might get into ForwardToMarketing  before he closes the doors for what may possibly be the final time.

Good Luck!

Jean

Alex JeffreysI’ve always prided myself on my spelling, but a couple of years ago, I made a typo which changed  my online marketing.

The result was an introduction to Alex Jeffreys.

At the time he was just starting his very first coaching program and if you’re ever looking for someone who really over delivers,  I suggest you check Alex out.

My eldest son would be getting up to go to work as I was crawling into bed,  having sat at the computer for maybe five or more hours as I tuned in to his popular weekly webinars.  We even had toilet breaks!

What Alex brought to the table though was a new openness in marketing.  He cuts through all the hype and BS and I’m not at all surprised to find him opening  up yet another coaching course geared to all those people who have struggled for years online and had little or no success.

Scarily, one of his surveys revealed 10.6% of his list had been on line for over 5 years, and 75% had earned nothing each month.

One of Alex favourite expressions was “forward to basics” and he lay great emphasis on getting the foundation right. 

It’s crucial you know why you want an online business in the first place. You have to know  your big “Why”, and  I told you mine in  my last blog post.

Alex has always known he wanted, and that was  to be able to look after his family, take vacations and NOT work for anyone else.

He’s achieved that BUT in the process he’s helped many others achieve their goals too.

I really like Alex.  What you see is what you get and I had the opportunity to interview him recently.

If you’d like to listen to our chat just visit his page on my site and click the link.   It lasted about 80 minutes and he said it was one of the best he’d ever done.  I didn’t ask him the usual run of the mill internet marketing  stuff, instead I asked what made him tick and he really opened up to me.

Of all the marketers out there – Alex Jeffreys is the real deal and if you want to find out more about his  latest programme called Forward To Marketing    CLICK HERE

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the first GVO workshop in San Antonio.

It was a great event.

People travelled from many different countries to learn from the experts and meet other members of what’s come to be known as the “GVO family”.

We were fortunate enough to learn what goes on behind the scenes, how the company  operates and visit not only the data centre keeping everyone’s site on line, but also Joel Therien’s beautiful house.

He’s the CEO of the company and held a bar-b-que in his extensive garden for any attendees who wanted to visit.   He also brought out his Ferrari  to show those people for whom such status symbols have some meaning.

I can confirm Joel is a really nice person with wonderfully loyal and supportive staff, friends and family.

He’s both motivated and motivating, and like so many successful people, his road to riches has had its ups and downs. He doesn’t claim it’s been easy and like so many of his peers, what’s perceived as being overnight success has in reality been five, six, seven or more years in training!

Apart from hearing Joel’s story, we also heard from the top GVO trainers like Mark Call, Ken Hammond and Mike Potvin, and were privileged to listen to Frank Sousa .  He’s a very humble and inspirational man who until recently was involved with Mike Koenigs as part of the powerful video submission software known as Traffic Geyser.

Now, Frank has other coals in the fire and is about to launch a new product, which I have no doubt will be equally as successful.

A different Frank introduced us to the art of Adwords.

This motivational speaker was Frank Rumbauskas, the author of the New York best seller – Never Cold Call Again, and he apparently shares an office in the GVO data centre from where he works approximately 4 hours each week!

His skill with Google Adwords has enabled him to live the lifestyle aspired to by so many who’ve read The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.

Another powerful speaker was Armando Montilongo, who is known as America’s Top Real Estate Investor.

I’d  never heard of him before, but apparently, he has a program on television called Flip This House, and is perceived by many to be a bit of a “jerk”.

However, you should never believe all you see or hear, because he’s actually a nice bloke who claims the only reason he has become so financially successful is because of the marketing tools and strategies provided by GVO.

It seems Joel sent Armando an e-mail telling him his website “sucked” and then flew out to meet him to explain how he could do better.

The rest, as they say, is history!

Another speaker who impressed me was Tissa Godavitarne.  Earlier this year he won Joel Therien’s coveted red BMW, and last Saturday at the event, he was handed the keys and drove it for the first time.

When he received the car, Tissa immediately gave credit to all the members of Acme-People-Search.com for his success, especially Gary Chappelle, who also spoke at the workshop.

It was a good lesson.

Very few people get to the top on their own, and if you should ever find yourself in that position don’t forget those below and always be prepared to give others a helping hand.

As you can probably tell, GVO’s first workshop was a great success and the speakers were well chosen.  They were informative and entertaining.

So, who got the standing ovation?

…Me!

I know, I know –  I’m not exactly the type of person you’d expect to hear at that sort of event and I’m sure the people who turned up were as surprised to hear me speak as I was to actually get up there and do it.

 However, I was given a window of opportunity to give a voice to those who haven’t got one, and I took it.

I can’t tell you exactly what I said because I can’t remember, but I’m told there was hardly a dry eye in the room when I’d finished – including my own!

I told the story of my autistic son (who came with me to Texas), my experience of mercury poisoning and how my three true story books had come to be written.

They evolved out of necessity, not desire.

I certainly never aspired to be a writer, but there was a need for information and somehow I found myself providing some of it.

Of course, that had nothing to do with the purpose of the workshop, but for the marketers there my message was one of persistence, never giving up and knowing what your big “Why” is.

It has to be more than just money.

My big “Why” is my son.

He’s the reason I keep going when I feel overwhelmed and under pressure, when other people tell me spending so much time at the computer reading, listening and learning is just not worth it and to give up.

I know I CAN do this though, and one day maybe it won’t come as a surprise to anyone, (myself included) if I’m out there addressing an audience.

I’m certain the GVO tools and “family” will play a huge role in that outcome, especially GVOConference

Jean

P.S. I ended the short talk with a poem I wrote called Interdependence, and if you want to read it you can find it here on my site http://www.jeanshaw.com

Here’s Why I Love GVOConference

GVO ConferenceIf you ever wondered why there’s a message saying –

Here’s my absolute favourite company  GVO  hosting with a difference! 

and why I think EVERYONE should get  GVOConference

click here to listen to Joel and Mike explain what makes them so special.

Just being able to stay in touch can make such a difference to so many people.

I read a report the other day which indicated by the  year 2016 in the UK, an additional one million people over the age of 65  will be living alone.  That means, unless they still have a traditional job,  or the means to participate in social activites, they’ll be withdrawn and isolated.

The internet can open up a whole new world for them.

With families nolonger living in close proximity to each other, affordable webinars make it possible to stay in contact and prevent the loneliness and social isolation faced by so many.  It also means you’d be able to see if the person on the other end of the call looked okay.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly told a few porkies on the phone in the past when I’ve not felt well,  and the older generation are notorious  for “struggling on” and resisting asking for help.  If you could see and hear someone you know and care about, the chances are any problems would be picked up earlier.

Of course, that all depends on the person’s ability to even turn on a computer, but if they can do that, then GVO Conference is incredibly easy to use

It could just be the lifeline many  people need!

Take a look at the blog and then take a closer look here — GVOConference

Take care

Jean

Asperger’s Syndrome Poem

Asperger’s Syndrome is one of those widely misunderstood and often undiagnosed problems, affecting a lot of people.

Some people will tell you it’s a higher form of autism, others will say it’ s completely different.

Many years ago, when my youngest son was diagnosed with autism, the difference was explained like this –

People with Asperger’s desperately want to fit in and be accepted.  They like people and want to be with them but find relationships difficult.

Autistics simply don’t care.

If you were to take the two groups to a zoo and ask them to recall their experience by drawing a picture, the Asperger’s group would draw animals and people, but those with autism would simply draw straight paths and cages with straight bars. There would be no people.

If you’d like to learn more there’s a page  on my site here you can check out

http://www.jeanshaw.com/autismoraspergers.html

but in the meantime,  here’s a beautiful poem I received today written by the grandfather of a young boy with Asperger’s, which is worth sharing.

“My name is Charlie”
 
 
 My name is Charlie; I’m different to you
I don’t see the world the same as you do.
You see a classroom and I see a chair
I don’t always notice what else is in there.
 

Too much information keeps coming my way
It’s so hard to cope with, day after day.
You show me so much that I don’t always see
One step at a time is the best thing for me.

Bright lights and loud noises upset me so much
An unusual smell, or somebody’s touch.
When you look in my eyes and I’m looking away
I’m not being rude if I don’t hear what you say.

I’m not being awkward; I’m just doing my best
I’m striving so hard to be just like the rest.
The times when you think I’ve not really tried
If only you knew how that hurts me inside.

I want you to like me the way I like you
If only you saw things from my point of view.
Your life and my life both run parallel
Yours seems like heaven, mine’s sometimes hell.

Whenever you’re frustrated at the things that I do

Remember

You could have been me and I could have been you.


© B.J. Webb. 2007