Sunday, January 30, 2011

Setup Firefox To Run Multiple Google Apps Accounts

Back in 2009 was investigating how to setup IE8 to run multiple Gmail accounts.

I really wanted to access two or more Gmail accounts in multiple browser windows without having to log out of any of them.

Since that time, I've reduced my IE8 dependence and switched over to the Firefox and Chrome browsers. For over a year, I've been running multiple instances of Firefox, managing multiple clients and accounts in multiple, independent browser windows.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dale Carnegie Sales Trainers - Make Your Blog Posts Easy To Find With These Two Tips

Here's another post for all of you Dale Carnegie trainers and sales reps using Blogger.

In the last tip we looked at how you could optimize the blog title for your particular business keyphrases.  Next, we're going to take a peek at optimizing the title page of each individual blog post. But before we address how Blogger creates the actual posts titles, you need to verify that your blog is creating separate pages for each of your posts and not just appending your text to a monthly archive page.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blogger Title Optimization Tip For Dale Carnegie Sales Consultants

Making Your Blogger Blog Easy To Find

As a Dale Carnegie Instructor or sales consultant updating a blog on Blogger, when we push that "publish" button and post our ideas on our blog, one of our objectives is to have someone on the Web read it and make use of the information we are providing. 
  • As trainers, we publish our posts so that our participants can have access to additional ideas and explanations on what we covered in a particular session.

  • As sales consultants selling to a particular group of clients, we want to display how some of our other clients in a similar industry have gained specific benefits from some of the training programs that we offer.

  • And as a franchise owner , we probably want to highlight some of the additional benefits of a new program that we are offering, like a one-day seminar on cold calling.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Gmail, Blogger, And Lead Generation Will Be The New Focus Of SalesITTech

It's been a while since I've posted to this blog, yet it continues to draw a crowd of people looking for new ideas on leveraging technology.

Over the last 9 months or so, I've started exploring the WordPress platform and my duties over at Manta and Dale Carnegie have grown. Since that time, I toyed with the idea of just dismantling this blog and using the content elsewhere.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Did You Get Phished By Chase?

The holiday season is upon us. And with the usual holiday cheer and shopping rush, we can expect the usual host of… unsavory characters to make attempts at getting access to our online accounts and personal information.

It’s gonna happen so just expect to see it. I know I am.

I expect to see the email from an ebay participant telling me that they are anxious to complete the transaction and get the merchandise in question if I would just take the time and complete the conveniently provided form.

I expect to see the email from the “fake” Paypal company telling me that my account has been compromised and that I need to go to the account setup page to update my password. And they are even kind enough to provide a link to the page for my convenience.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

SEO Tip For Bloggers using Blogger

Today I discovered one of those Search Engine Optimization challenges that you know about but you don’t realize how it affects you until someone points it out.

In this case, Google pointed it out for me and it involved the blogging platform, Blogger.

Since I started using Blogger, I’ve been using the default font style when I create my posts. Then I would select certain blocks of copy, and sometimes all of it, and change the font style from the default Times Roman or Trebuchet, to Arial.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Twitter Application Hootsuite Is Now A Social Network Communication Hub

Hootsuite Updated To Interface With LinkedIn And Facebook

Last night, I noticed that the 3rd party professional Twitter application Hootsuite went offline for maintenance. I really didn’t think much of it initially. Services like this go offline occasionally for routine maintenance and upgrades. But after 6 hours of not being able to connect to it, I knew something big was in the works.

Over the past few weeks, Twitter has made some major additions, one of them being the addition of lists. Professional Twitter desktop applications like Tweetdeck, and Seesmic recently made modifications to accommodate these updates, everything from the new way Twitter handles retweets to connecting with other social networks like Linkedin.

When Hootsuite came back online this morning, there were plenty of changes integrated into its structure. Now, not only does Hootsuite manages and organizes your Twitter lists, but it also interfaces to your Linkedin and Facebook accounts. This opens a host of possibilities which I’m sure we’ll explore in the coming weeks.

I’m sure that there were some other changes and upgrades integrated into Hootsuite to make it more stable and increase its flexibility. And I’m also fairly sure that there will be a few… surprises that we’ll stumble across as we move forward—you can’t make a major upgrade like this without a few oversights. But, these latest upgrades, coupled with some of the other features that were already integrated into the application, turns Hootsuite into a powerful social network communication platform.

You can find more descriptions of the Hootsuite upgrades on their blog here.