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Why Project Management is a Must for Every PR Pro

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If you don’t like math, you’re probably not going to like project management, either. Though it doesn’t necessarily involve math, project management has a lot in common with numbers.  . And today I want to show you how project management can help you be a more successful PR professional. Why Project Management? By Corina Manea. Are you ready?

Unleashing Project Jack Bauer

Spin Sucks

We’re ready to unleash Project Jack Bauer and, as we swallow our waves of panic and try to get some sleep through our excitement, we hope you’re as ready (if not more) for this as we are. If we have a new course or a new webinar or a new eBook (think the Dear CEO book that we just released), it’s all included. You’ll also have discussion boards and forums, ways to generate points for prizes and discounts, book of the month club ( Joey Strawn and Christina Pappas , this is for you!), and access to experts on certain topics. What Is Spin Sucks Pro?

How to Write a Business Book Without Losing Your Soul

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By Jeremy Miller Writing a business book is one of the most rewarding and difficult things you can ever do. But creating that product, that book, can tear the soul from your body—especially if you don’t have a plan. strong plan is your savior when writing a business book. Your Book Proposal is Your Blueprint You can’t build a house without a blueprint.

Traditional Book Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

Spin Sucks

One of the questions they asked me yesterday was how six months of book tour travel and speaking had gone and whether or not I’d self-publish my second book. Book Publishing. Book publishing is fascinating. In today’s immediate gratification, fast-paced world, book publishing is on its own time. The book came out in May of this year. Quarterly.

Good Life Project

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Jonathan Fields from Good Life Project , could well be one of them. When people tell me that they''re down, not sure what to do next or simply looking for some smart new ways to think, I''ll immediately point them to Field''s Good Life Project. Jonathan is also the author of the book, Uncertainty - Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance , which I also love dearly.

The Bamboo Project Blog

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The Bamboo Project Blog. Well if you regard laptops as simply a combo TV and book, then yeah, I guess its been a waste. Can think of them as a "thing" and "object"--books, content, etc. The Power of Blogging ISNT Just in Reading Them. RANT ALERT! ) In a few weeks were going to be looking at blogs in the Work Literacy course. Web 2.0 Flickr photo via Nesster.

The Bamboo Project Blog

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The Bamboo Project Blog. Tag Cloud Wisdom. I was playing around with TagCrowd this morning and put in the URL for The Bamboo Project. thought about this while reading Druckers Take on Making Mistakes : "Nobody learns except by making mistakes," Drucker wrote in his 1954 landmark book, The Practice of Management. The other day I mentioned Alfie Kohn , best known for his book, Punished by Rewards , which I devoured when it first came out and still return to from time-to-time. It was sort of like a fortune cookie or a Magic 8 ball, getting back this message.

Strategy Lessons: The Fire Book

Geoff Livingston

A Book of Five Rings , written by Miyamoto Musashi in 1645, is one of the world’s classic sources of strategy. The Fire Book is the third primary chapter of the Five Rings, following the Ground Book and the Water Book. This book is probably the most exciting of the five books from a strategic positioning standpoint as it delves into direct interactions.

The Five Business Books That Permanently Changed My Life

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We buy a lot of books. Sadly. I''m just as guilty as the next person of picking up the latest and greatest business book, with every intention of devouring every page. Over time, I''ve become the prototypical "get off my lawn" grumpy old man with business books that don''t grab the reader from the get-go, or the ones that regurgitate the same brand stories. It''s easy to be dismissive of the business book genre. The Five Business Books That Permanently Changed My Life: The Cluetrain Manifesto - The End of Business As Usual. business book.

Not a Full-Length Book? Write a Kindle Single Instead

Debbie Weil

I’ve been wrestling with whether the topic of Friending Over 50 (aka baby boomers and social media) is a book idea - or just a fascinating phenomenon (links to Pew Internet report on Older Adults and Social Media ) as well as a great subject for a five-minute Ignite talk. I’ve pretty much decided that it’s not the right idea for a full-length book. At least for me.

5 Tips to Help You Write a Book, Too

Geoff Livingston

Many people dream about writing books. I did for the first 34 years of my life. Seven years later, I just sent the draft of my fifth book to my editors last week. Thanks to independent publishing , writing a book is something anyone can do. The trick is to demystify the aura of writing a book ( featured books image by Moyann Brenn ), and just do it. Woohoo! Again.

10 Brand New Books That You Should Read

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It''s like the brains of the world converged, had a meeting and decided to overwhelm us with a mass amount of brand new books to get our brains frothing. This is, without question, a tough time to figure out which brand new business book you should start with. My Kindle runneth over with books that must be consumed, contemplated and implemented. All of these books have either just come out (in the past month, or so) or will be coming out at any moment. The book will be out on October 1st, 2013 and I am enjoying it immensely. This is Todd Henry''s latest book.

Poke the Box – Book Review

Justin Levy

Seth Godin recently released his new book, Poke the Box (Amazon affiliate link), as part of the Domino Project. As an avid reader of Seth’s, both his books and his blog, I was excited to read it. This is never the case with Seth’s books. At 83 pages with a lot of spacing on the pages, the book is a short, quick read. Book Reviews Reviews

HOW TO: Read 26 Books A Year

Dave Fleet

Tweet Late in 2009,  Julien Smith’s fantastic approach to reading inspired me to set an ambitious target for this year: to read one book every two weeks throughout the year. even published my target list of books so people could hold me to account. In fact, I’m on my 28th book of 2010. 26 books per year… how? booksWhy you should try it. Fiction.

The Google Art Project, Free Access to Museums

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They’ve opened the doors for people like me (art-lovers-with-no-money-to-travel) to explore some of the world’s most famous museums first hand just by visiting the Google Art Project.  Location Social Media art art project Google museums street view technologyand I might end my journey with the MoMA here in NYC. Google did it again.  Google brought street view indoors. 

Book Review: iPhone Millionaire

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In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences.  . So that is why I wrote the book. This is a guest post from  Michael Rosenblum , author of  iPhone Millionaire. So watch this space. 1993-1996).

Weekly Roundup: Project Happiness

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: Project Happiness September 5th, 2010 Tweet When I wrote yesterday’s post, asking, “ Are you happy ?&# I didn’t expect to get the answers that I did. Ten tips for being happier , from the Happiness Project. Love it!

12 Great Business Books Coming Your Way

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It turns out that there are a slew of new business books heading our way. In scanning through the Amazon Kindle store, I just spent a small fortune ordering some new books from some of my favorite thinkers. The man who brought us the The Black Swan and Fooled By Randomness is back with a book about how some things actually benefit from disorder. Doug is a friend of mine (he's the founder of imc2 - now called MEplusYOU ), and when he told me that he is co-authoring a book with famed ad critic, Bob Garfield, my jaw dropped to the floor. business book. Chapman.

Announcing @SocialEmployee (McGraw-Hill) & Book Trailer #IBM #Cisco #Dell

Blue Focus Marketing

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our new book, The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work , out August 23 through McGraw-Hill ! In our book, these international brands, were generous enough to open their doors to us so we could show the world how they are achieving revolutionary results. Watch The Social Employee book trailer video!

Writing A Book… Again

Geoff Livingston

Gini Dietrich’s reaction after one week of working with me. I’m happy to announce that I’m writing a new book, this time with Gini Dietrich and with a new publisher, Pearson. How many social media books can one person write? mean geez, I was thinking about writing a book on the Winklevosses, but I think it might have been done already. The topic is….

Nine Books to Give as Holiday Gifts

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So I have prepared a list of books (business and fiction) that you can buy this week and still look like a hero. Buy the actual book here and the eBook here. Buy the actual book here and the eBook here. Buy the actual book here. This book is set during the civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., Buy the actual book here. You’re welcome. Business.

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The Five Business Books That Shaped 2011

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So are Twitter , online newspapers and magazines and the occasional Podcast, but if you really want to deep-dive into a topic and spend more than a grazing moment with it, you have to read a well-written book about the topic that interests you. A few years back, I set a personal goal of reading one book per week. As of this week, I've clocked in 33 books (and yes, I realize that "failing miserably" is probably a bad choice of words considering that the average person in North America reads between one and three books a year. best business book 2011.

Book Review: APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch

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Stay Akamai: It’s a natural step for bloggers to consider publishing; self publishing books is easier than ever before. As a young writer, actually publishing a book seemed like a pipe-dream, particularly given the fact that I also always dreamed of eating and having shelter. From Blogger to Author? I’ve considered several books over the years. Book Review

Book Review: The Crowdfunding Revolution

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In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences.  . Civic and Community Projects. facilitating civic and community projects to propel society forward. Book review Social, In Theory

The 2015 Summer Reading List

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probably would have had 16 books by now, but I got stuck watching Bloodline (just finished last night and it was super good), which took away from my fiction reading. I’ll catch back up! Hands down, the best book of the year…and I started the new year off with it. ” If you want to craft your writing skill, read this book. Study this book. The Goldfinch.

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The Future Of Books And Publishing

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wish more people would read (more) books. In a world of Blog, Podcasts, Twitter , magazines and more, I still get the most value out of reading and thinking about a good book over anything else. Along with starting one of the most interesting open source projects, LibriVox (for audio books based on books in the public domain), Hugh also works on book and publishing start-ups. Just recently, he launched a new book (which he co-edited with Brian O'Leary ) for O'Reilly called, Book: A Futurist's Manifesto. book a futurists manifesto.

Context vs. Content: What Sells Your Book

Debbie Weil

That is key to understanding why context ( who , where , how , what , why ) has as much to do with the success or popularity of a new book as does the actual content of that book. Who recommended the book to you? Where did you hear about the book? How do you prefer to read a book? Seth Godin on The Domino Project blog , Dec. That counts for a lot. 16, 2011.

Shift Your Focus Away From Blog Posts and Proceed With Your Projects For a Change!

Kikolani

This “something else” could be the Amazon Kindle book that you’d like to write, the new e-mail newsletter that you have been thinking of creating for your list or a new lead magnet and a landing page, that would increase the conversions and the number of subscribers. Second, use a task management software to mark down all of your tasks and projects. So how does this plan sound?

How the P.S. In a Blog Post (And SEO) Landed Me a Book Deal

Viper Chill

This book aims to change that. Something many of you may recall is that at the end of the blog post, I had this to say: “ P.S. If there are any publishers reading this, there’s another 20,000 words that I can say on this topic (I haven’t even started on mobile). I can see the “How a P.S. In a Blog Post Landed Me a Book Deal” headlines already. Actually Writing a Book.

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How To Get Your Blog Project Approved

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How To Get Your Blog Project Approved January 13th, 2011 Tweet Guest post by Shanan Sorochynski Okay, you’ve had nearly half a month to sink into 2011. Meets the organization’s goals Your project needs to fall in line with your organization’s goals.

What is a Brand, and why does it matter? New @DavidAaker Book #branding

Blue Focus Marketing

Now on his ninth book, marketing and branding expert David Aaker (@ DavidAaker ) hardly needs any introduction. Enter Aaker on Branding: 20 Principles That Drive Success , a book designed to be both a standalone guide to the current branding landscape and a consolidation of ideas forwarded in his previous works. But how do you make your brand shine? Brand Energy and Sweet Spots.

How She Does it: Blogger Pip Lincolne Talks Finding Time to Write Books

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As Darren said a little while ago,  everybody has a book in them, but it’s probably more accurate to say every blogger has at least 10 ideas for eBooks inside them. You might want to write eBooks, print books, memoirs, autobiographies – a thousand ideas, but realistically not a lot of time in your schedule for your one (or many!) How do you know when to say yes to a book?

Getting Ready for the Long Write

Geoff Livingston

Writing two unpublished novels, two business books, and a graduate thesis teaches you a thing or two about long writing projects. When embarking on such a project, it helps to have a writing program, very similar in nature to a training program that an athlete embarks on to prepare for a marathon or a long season. Parts help break a book into major components. Good Luck!

5 AMAZ-ing books to gift your favourite small business owner

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They included a copy of my self paced Facebook training, From Likes to Quality Leads , a free strategy session with me, and one of my favourite business books. The book give-away sparked some requests for a rundown of my very favourite reads that have helped, inspired and taught me over the past few years. That’s what this book is about. More about the book Uncertainty here. 5.

[BOOK REVIEW] Aaker on Branding – 20 Branding Tips From Marketing Expert @DavidAaker #brands #socbiz

Blue Focus Marketing

Now on his ninth book, marketing and branding expert David Aaker (@ DavidAaker ) hardly needs any introduction. Enter Aaker on Branding: 20 Principles That Drive Success , a book designed to be both a standalone guide to the current branding landscape and a consolidation of ideas forwarded in his previous works. But how do you make your brand shine? Brand Energy and Sweet Spots.

Lawyers Have A Hard Time Dealing With Change [#LMAP3 Recap #1]

Myrland Marketing

First, A Little History Many of us who grew up in sales and marketing studied the 4 Ps of “The Marketing Mix,” which are: Product Price Place Promotion They were invented by Jerome McCarthy in the ‘60s, and made famous by Phillip Cotler in his book, Principles of Marketing , in 1967. I just attended the LMA, or Legal Marketing Association’s, 3 rd annual P3 Conference in Chicago.

@DorieClark – New Book: Reinventing You – Does Your Professional Persona Need a Reboot?

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We project these identities to the outside world at least 40 hours each week—and sometimes many more, depending on our jobs and ambitions. As strategy consultant Dorie Clark (@ DorieClark ) illustrates in her book Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), most of us will find ourselves at a career crossroads at least once in our lives. Best foot forward.

Announcing @SocialEmployee (McGraw-Hill) Book & Book Trailer

Blue Focus Marketing

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our new book, The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work , out August 23 through McGraw-Hill ! In our book, these international brands, were generous enough to open their doors to us so we could show the world how they are achieving revolutionary results. Watch The Social Employee book trailer video!

CTRL AT DEL - The Business Book

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CTRL ALT DEL is the title of my second business book. Following is the official press release and some media mention of the pending project. Author of the best-selling business book, Six Pixels of Separation , and President of award-winning Digital Marketing agency, Twist Image , signs with Business Plus for the release of his sophomore book. Business Plus also published Joel's first book, Six Pixels of Separation, in 2009. Mitch's book is going to be one of our lead business titles for spring 2013, and we're thrilled to be working together with him again.".

What I Learned About Blogging from the Tanzanian Blog Project

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To do this we wanted to spend most of the day at the project (a disability hospital) collecting the story or stories and then get back to our hotel to put the content together. We were booked into a hotel that told us that their Internet connection was good, but the reality was that uploading video via their wi-fi system would take many hours (if we managed to stay connected for that long).

What Big Data Tells You About Exodus

Geoff Livingston

Being an egomaniac author with an inferiority complex, I commissioned a Helix Review to analyze Exodus  against all published works within The Book Genome Project as well as making specific comparisons to titles in the science fiction genre. The big data mash-up tells you a ton about how your book works and your particular writing style. Sentence length is average.

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The Business Lie About Free DIY

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Do you read that cache of business books and ebooks you’ve accumulated? Business Guest Posts Marketing Shakirah Dawud adam toporek building business business DIY projects investment marketing DIY small businessAdam Toporek created this infographic on the state of small business  in the US (click the image to see it larger and on IntenseFence’s site, please). postlink%%.

Done with Traditional Publishing

Geoff Livingston

will self publish my next book. Most people think they know how to publish a book, but they don’t. Working with a traditional publisher will show you how to develop, edit and review books to ensure quality products. Without strong editorial support your self published book will likely be inferior. look forward to marketing my next book. Image by Hash Milhan.