Did You Know? (V3.0)

This is video #3 in the “Did You Know” series by Karl Fisch & Scott McLeod.

This video was posted to YouTube (in November 2008), but has become very popular with over 2.3 million views. It was even adapted by Sony BMG at an executive meeting they held in Rome of that year.

So how fast is everything moving at you today? Did you ever wonder why some days you feel so overwhelmed? Guess what, it’s not you! Watch the video below to find out why.

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Seminar Follow-Up… How We Sort Through It All To Take Action!

In our previous post on Maximizing the Value of the Seminars You Attend, we talked about some of the benefits of attending seminars and how you can maximize their value. We outlined that “the benefits include the information the speakers present, the people you meet, and the relationships you build while you’re at the seminar…”.

We just came back from Mike Klingler’s “Marketing Funnel Mastery” event in Las Vegas (extremely valuable event), where we gained a whole lot of new information… along with some very cool new contacts.

Taking at look at this part of the seminar follow-up:

How do we make this happen?
We could become overwhelmed with it all… but why do that? Instead, we take all this new business and social media contact information and organize it into our digital memory (aka “The Brain”).

Yes, we could file away the business cards, or organize the names and contact info into Outlook or another similar program… but how many people actually review the business cards they collect? And where in Outlook can you put people’s Facebook, Twitter, or other social media addresses (where they’re easy to find)?

When you create valuable relationships with like-minded individuals with whom you can establish win-win ventures, or even a mastermind group, you want to be able to get and stay connected with them. Business is all about relationships… take care to nurture them well. That is why we make sure we can find and stay connected with these people through the information we store in our digital memory.

So you can better understand what we’re talking about, we created a dynamic knowledge information mind map showing the connections we made at the Marketing Funnel Mastery event. This is one small portion of our entire digital memory. After all, this is how we keep track of all our connections, information and knowledge.

Go ahead and discover (it’s interactive) this map below:

For a larger version of this dynamic knowledge information map: Click Here
(You’ll need to go to the larger version to display the web page)

“Top 25″ Twitters To Follow

Our friend Philip Mutrie created this Cool “Top 25″ Twitters To Follow video. We are blessed to be included in this list and video.

We had to take it to the next level, so we’ve created a Dynamic Knowledge Map of these thought leaders which is after the video below.

Top 25 Twitters to Follow Dynamic Knowledge Map

To see a larger view of this Knowledge map “Click Here”

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A Glimpse Inside Alex Mandossian’s “Brain”

Information, knowledge, and connections… what Alex Mandossian is all about. The question is… how do we keep track of all of the information, knowledge and multitude of links that Alex reveals to us?

The answer… we store it in Alex’s “Brain”.

What we’ve created is a very detailed, very large, dynamic mind map (Alex’s “Brain”) where we manage the information and knowledge Alex has imparted on his students, as well as his relationships or contacts.

From that large dynamic mind map (or “Brain”) of over 8,200 thoughts we have extracted a “Public Brain”, or scaled-down version to show you how “The Brain” can help organize your thoughts and knowledge… as well as the thoughts and knowledge of those you follow.

Go ahead and wander through “The Brain” of Alex Mandossian below and get a glimpse of the amazing amount of information and knowledge Alex sends out to the world and some of the “movers and shakers” he knows and associates with.

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(You’ll need to go to the larger view to display the linked web pages)

We delve into more details about the tool we used to create Alex’s “Brain” and other dynamic mind maps in our blog post at: => http://TheCoolestCouple.com/cooltool1.

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Teleseminar Secrets Dynamic Knowledge Mind Map

In this “Cool Tool Tip” video we show how we manage over 1800 pieces of information and knowledge that Alex delivered during his Teleseminar Secrets (TSS) course from last year.

You can find out more and explore this Teleseminar Secrets Dynamic Knowledge Mind Map

We have removed all the physical links, but you can see the vast amount of content, information and knowledge that is taught.

We will also be creating a new knowledge map for this year’s TSS course that we are offering as a bonus if you register for TSS through our affiliate link at www.ToTeleseminarSecrets.com.

You can check out this page Teleseminar Secrets Sign-Up Bonuses from the Coolest Couple to find out more about this offer and to see what other bonuses we are offering.

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What Is The Number One Time Saving Tool On The Internet?

Answer: RoboForm, a great software tool that keeps track of pass codes and form fields. Let us explain.

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Number One Time Saving Tool On The Internet

Is RoboForm as it keeps website and pass codes. It is available for many web browsers, but mainly supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Netscape. RoboForm is a web form filler that automates password entering and other form filling duties.

If you don’t feel comfortable storing your credit card numbers that’s fine, but it keeps your pass codes to related webs sites and remembers those so you don’t have to keep it on a spreadsheet.

RoboForm has been named to PC Magazine Editor’s Choice, and CNET Download.com’s Software of the Year awards.

RoboForm is free to use with a maximum of 10 contacts and limited functions and $29.95 for the Professional version with unlimited contacts.

So go to RoboForm to us that’s the number one time saving tool on the Internet. You will not be sorry.

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The Power of the ?

Learning is a life-long adventure… don’t you agree? Honestly, if we stop learning we stop living.

Conventionally speaking, we are taught by someone telling us what to do and how to do it. Yet, is that the best way to learn?

Having someone tell us what to do brings about different reactions from different people. Most can’t focus long enough to get the whole point of what they’re being taught, some “rebel” against the idea of being told what to do, and overall it just doesn’t become a part of us as something we’ve really learned.

The best way to solicit a true learning experience is to ask questions. If someone is asked questions when they are learning, it causes them to go inside to find the answer. Really understanding from their core what it is they want to learn.

Picture it this way… when we are told what to do, some of what is being taught gets through and some of it “bounces off” us and is lost. When we are asked questions and dig deep for the answer, it is within us… ingrained in who we are. It makes us think, ponder, and become connected with the answer.

So not only do we seek out questions as a way to learn, we need to understand that this is the best way for us to teach. Our “students” will get way more from what we are teaching them, use more of it in their lives and look to us as someone who they’d like to learn more from.

Learning is a key part of life… and the key to learning is through the power of the question. Do you agree?

Managing Social Media, Information and Knowledge Survey

Survey 1

We would appreciate your input on managing social media relationships, information and knowledge.

On a daily basis you connect with new friends and followers, keep in touch with existing contacts, and are exposed to an overwhelming amount of information and knowledge. So, how do you manage all that? Does most of it end up in a black hole, never to be seen again? If you’re like most people, that’s exactly what happens. Then when you need it most, you can’t find it.

People have told us things like:
“I don’ know how to organize it all.”
“How do I get my head around managing this on a daily basis, so that I don’t end up overwhelmed and therefore give up!”
“My challenge – overload, and getting everything organized. Paper and email avalanche.”

As well, people had specific questions about whether it is possible to manage and organize social media relationships, information and knowledge, and how to do it.

To better define what you’d really like to know, would you please take five minutes to complete the following survey? (It’s just 7 questions, and they’re really easy to answer.)

The survey is here ==> http://2yourpage.net/go/survey01/cc1

Thank you in advance for your input, we really appreciate it.

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Mind Map your Funnel for Clarity, Creativity and Organization with Leta Russell

We were extremely honored to be able to catch Leta Russell for a COOL interview during the Marketing Funnel Mastery event held in Las Vegas.

In this video Leta shares why using Mind Maps to create your funnel will help with achieving clarity and creativity, and getting it organized in a way that really makes things happen fast. Don’t take our word for it; listen to the interview with Leta!!!

If you got any value from this interview, please comment and share.

To find out more about Leta, visit her at: LetaRussell.com

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What Do Facebook and Chocolate Have in Common?

You’re a success! You have all the knowledge and tools you need to make a difference in peoples’ lives… something to offer the world. Whether it’s how to make a first-rate Facebook Page or homemade chocolate that is to die for, there is something you know that will help others.

All you need now is guidance on how to spread your message… the knowledge you possess that others can benefit from. So find someone with the knowledge of how to get your message out, and learn from them. You owe it to the world to spread the knowledge you have, to allow others to experience it as well.

You may not see yourself as successful. You may feel that you aren’t making enough money from what you know, or that what you know is of no value to others. Look at it this way… if it’s of value to you, it must be of value to someone else. As human beings, we are not that much different.

Your knowledge may not directly bring you millions of dollars… but it can lead to other things which may… and in any case, if you can help one person it is a success.

Success depends on your perspective. Look for and find the successes in your life, and celebrate them. By focusing on your successes, you’ll be sure to create more.

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