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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

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Saturday
Jan052013

Conversation Corner No. 22 - Kari Loya

Author, speaker and adventurer, Kari Loya joinds Steve and I on "Conversation Corner" this week to talk about his book.

Have a listen.

Monday
Dec312012

Kindle Free Pick of the Week - Les Miserables

See what all the fuss is about.  It's been a hit play, it's a hit movie now, so get the book for free on your Kindle.

Victor Hugo's classic tale set against the backdrop of political upheaval in 19th-century France retains its timeless appeal in this notably condensed rendition of the struggles of former convict Jean Valjean. While the abridgment inevitably cuts many of the intricate subplots and minor characters who enrich Hugo's vast tome, this suspenseful central plot tracing Valjean's endeavor to emerge from desperate circumstances while being pursued by the duty-obsessed Inspector Javert remains intact and comprehensible to listeners. The principal characters retain their epic proportions, and the major themes of redemption through good works and the importance of authentic charity are undiminished. Narrator Michael York adds vigor and distinct characterizations to the broad cast of characters in this fittingly dramatic performance.

Sunday
Dec232012

Tech Accessory Holiday Gift Idea Day 23: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Facebook Marketing

The core of Facebook marketing comes down to really one question: do they like me? It sounds childish, and it probably recalls days of pimples and sweaty hands. But this is what Facebook is all about: connecting with past friends and new colleagues, becoming visible to your community, and potentially - being the most popular.

Being likeable is key to an established presence on Facebook.

What Makes a Likeable Business? The question that a consumer will ask regarding your business on Facebook is this: will this company care more about making a profit than my well-being?

Translation: Do they even care about me enough to talk to me and respond to me? Great products and services help influence people to like business but it's the people behind the business that really make the business likeable. Not a logo, or a cool product-although these are important, too.

Social media marketing has opened the gates to a more social world online. Consumers are able to reach businesses and have conversations with them 24/7 now in a form where everyone can see the conversation. If people representing the company are unpleasant or even mean-spirited, everyone sees this and it hurts the likeability of the brand. When we think about the businesses we like the most, we think about people within the businesses that are completely selfless, who give help at a moment's notice, and who go above and beyond their normal duty.

It's the attendant at the ice cream parlor who gives me an extra large scoop of mint chocolate chip, the waiter who brings my little girl a balloon, or the bartender that knows what I like to drink and hands me my favorite beer as I sit down.

You can do the same nice gestures on Facebook.

  • You can congratulate fans for any successes they may post with a big thank you, happy birthday, happy anniversary
  • You can supply fans not only with a short answer to their question, but a link to a page on your website, blog, or video that talks more in-depth about the topic they asked about
  • You can make them 'fan of the month' by the amount of interaction they have taken on your Facebook page in a given month and promote them
  • If a fan has posted a question, and you don't know the answer. Ask all of your fans the same question to see if the greater audience might know
  • You can encourage your fans to network with each other by asking them to all introduce themselves

By developing relationships with your fans, you will get to know them and that will make the difference in loyal fans versus just another metric. And, you'll have a picture of that fan to help you remember who they are and what they look like.    


Monday
Oct292012

Kindle Free Pick of the Week - Master Your DSLR Camera

As more and more people start using better cameras....

Master Your DSLR: A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography walks you through several photography basics such as composition and perspective, and it includes quick-reference cheat sheets to master seven common shooting scenarios: indoor and outdoor portraits, kids, pets, gorgeous outdoor landscapes, skylines, and sunsets. Readers of this e-book will also have exclusive access to several beautiful videos and graphics.

Monday
Jul232012

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: The Hostage

Meet Elmore Ackerman. He idolizes Sarah Roberts from afar, and has done so for more than five years. He has studied her pictures, memorized her news clippings and now waits in the dark for the day when he can make Sarah his hostage.

A steel cage waits for Sarah, where Elmore has practiced what he will do to her. The other girls he has practiced with now lay discarded, buried about his property. He keeps their fingernails and toenails to roll between his teeth, to savor their strength, to feel the nails weaken and give in, just as his victims do.

Elmore has a plan for Sarah, and she walks right into his trap.

Sarah Roberts is his hostage and no one knows where they are.

In Sarah Roberts Book Four, The Hostage, Sarah is in a fight not just for her freedom, but also her life.

By Jonas Saul, a thriller you should get.