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Brian Shea
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Business Efficiency Tools
I had meant to share this a while back to +Sean O. Shea and +Paul K McGinniss who I know were using Evernote and wanted to use it more efficiently.
In this great HOA show of +The Mia Connect, +Mia Voss discusses some of the tools that help business owners online. (and it can be for personal)
For the Evernote info, +Jason Frasca is the man to see. He discusses his book Evernote Success a bit, but the show is more about how all these people get things done.

As usual for Mia's hangouts, the comments and interaction offer so much more advice and insight, so make sure to scan through them. Or go to Mia's recap of the event on her blog:

Caution: viewing of the Mia Connect Power Chat show on Hangouts On Air can be habit forming. Enjoy at your own risk.

#evenote   #batcrapcrazy   #getyourlearnon   #socialmediatools   #WhoSaidTools  
YouTube Link - The Mia Connect Power Chat - Business Efficiency Edition

Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Business Efficiency with +Jason Frasca +Lynn Abate-Johnson +Lany Sullivan +Mike Allton - another all star panel, indeed.  

Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:  #Infotainment    Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy .  
Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests:  

+Jason Frasca - Evernote Consultant & All Around Mr. Man  Optimizer. I love solving technical, operational and business inefficiencies using my unique ability to deconstruct complex problems, and leveraging technology to optimize business performance.   

+Lynn Abate-Johnson  - Social Business Specialist|Brand Evangelist|Kick-ass Community Builder. Lynn's Mottos: evangelize, organize, strategize, simplify, celebrate, motivate, #GetYourSlice

+Lany Sullivan - GoToGirl and Founding Member of +Those 4 Girls - I am a "tools" girl. I like to have resources and tools that help you grow your business.

+Mike Allton - +The Social Media Hat - Mike is, among many things, a HootSuite Solution Provider so ... he knows what he's talking about! And, In the time It took you to read this far, he's has written 4 blogs.  

Friday, February 21st at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST
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Special thanks to our show sponsor! Looking to take it to the next level with your Google Plus+ presence? Check out +Steady Demand 

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The Mia Connect Power Chat - All about Business Efficiency!
Fri, February 21, 12:00 PM
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#Tool  - my favorite drinking game.
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Spammers will be banned and reported. 
Definition of 'spammer', for this community, is at the moderators sole discretion but is basically any post that is attempting to sell something, or attempt to lure us to a location to sell us something.

Also, links to blogs that give no explanation of why we should bother following a link are worthless, since they bring NOTHING to the community but the chance to leave.

The purpose of a community is to share IN the community, not have people leave for another gallery.
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+Jaime Metcalf and other authors. Here's a big community for book marketing. And you might want to follow the page +Book Marketing Tools. Even better is to check out their HOA shows where you can get an incredible amount of info.

New to Google+, even completely foreign? That's fine. Then just watch a few of the recorded shows, and maybe catch the next one on Tuesday.

I haven't even written anything yet, and I still find it informative for if/when I ever do take pen to paper. 
#ebooks   #selfpublishing   #bookmarketing  
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For self-published authors to learn about marketing and promote their books!
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+Kathleen Burns, so, if I eat too many of those girl scout cookies, I'll get a stomach ache? So then my stomach will do what my face is doing... all squishy. 
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After seeing +martin shervington in several HOAs while outdoors, I'm wondering how you are handling the microphone. In studio audio can be hard enough, but yesterday you were outside overlooking the coastline and the audio was really good.
Any special technique or equipment? (or maybe master +Ronnie Bincer has covered this in his master course and I should look there.)
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Yep +Brian Shea. This on is made by Auvid.
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Best explanation of Heartbleed in such a simple way.
XKCD always seems to describe things so well. The full version of the image is at
I cropped it to just show the end result. Does that look so scary to you? Enough to create the panic?  I'm not saying it's not a big issue, and it needed to be repaired as quickly as possible, but I would question the validity of the doom&gloom 'experts' helping the media scare you.

Yes, change your passwords. Yes, be pro-active with password management. And yes, listen to warnings of breaches and bugs. But do not get caught up in the frenzy.

This bug is just one of the many things admins of web servers put up with all the time, some more serious than this. But it's handled without the help of the fear mongering media.

Find balance, in the news, and in life.

#heartbleed   #onlinesecurity   #openssl   #xkcd  
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Snow? Mid-April? Really?
25 degrees? Is 2014 the year of the Big Joke? Is this what the end of the Mayan Calendar meant... that there is no calendar/seasons?
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not everything has a comeback. I had nothing to add to 'climate change'. It's not in my wheelhouse. 
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Office for the day, yesterday afternoon. Hoping for another day like yesterday, even if there are light showers.

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Beautiful cat!! Nice office!
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Taking a quick break from doing taxes to add to #Caturday . Cats and squirrels, friends or foes? 
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I forgot we ordered cookies, so it's always a party when the thin mints arrive. I wish the boxes were bigger, since they go way too quickly.
#girlscoutcookies   #thinmints   #autoawesomemotion   #sillyfool  
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I love thin mints too. But those coconut thing-ys are killer too!
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  • Seven Sages, LLC
    Owner, 1996 - present
    In the ever changing tech world, and quick pace of Internet progress, adapting to change is vital. Starting with computers way back in 1982 (and TRON), then on the Internet in 1992, before there was actually a WWW (1994), skills have varied from programming animation, desktop publishing, database design, coding and management, networking protocols, web design, email management, website development, community building, eCommerce, spam filtering, computer security, wireless technology (wifi and cellular), web server and email server management, and.... oh, my fingers are getting tired, and that is all just pre-2000. (ok, the mobile internet was 2002) Since 2002? More and more security for servers and websites and email. More and more constant changes in SEO and online marketing. More and more online profiles and social media. Mobile anyone? 2012 starts bringing in more attention to privacy and information protection, leading to secure SSL connections and email/document archiving, encryption, compliance issues. And moving forward past 2014 we have more enforcement of privacy regulations and laws to force adoption of 'Best Practices' for protection of information in the Cloud and the desktop. Looking to have the company bought out, since 1996. Make a large offer, please.
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    Firefighter in NYC, Bronx No sure there is much to add to this.
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Brian Shea is Trying to escape web technology with web technology doesn't seem to be working well for me
Brian Shea - Quick note, before I eventually update this profile:
I am prone to say things that might offend, though they are not meant to. If you find something I say offensive, please let me know. I am not likely to change anything, but I am also not offended by you taking offense to what is very likely a joke that you did not enjoy.
(I mention this because I've been yelled at for poking kittens with forks, and when I tried to explain that I was kidding, that I only use spoons on kittens and wait for them to grow before using forks, well, uh, it didn't go well.. thus this disclaimer)

Please, if you are not open-minded, or easily offended, do not circle or follow me. You can check my posts, and they are not all rude and crude, but it is important to be prepared that there may be something taken the wrong way, and I do not wish to upset anyone. Turn away.

Here are some Circles I might fit into:
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  • possible delving into science, religion, politics, health, and whatever else floats into my head.
The problem with G+ Circles is that some people don't fit into one circle. So, while one week someone might talk about a topic you are interested in, they may not touch that topic again for months, and suddenly your getting cat pictures every day in your Rocket Science circle.

So, perhaps the best circle to put me in:
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Over time, I guess this profile should be filled out?

While there are multiple 'Other Profiles' below, most are there just to get an understanding of them. And, of course, being in Web Tech, I kinda need to know about them.

It looks like Google+ will likely become the main profile, with LinkedIn rounding out work info.

Work related friends and associates can connect via LinkedIn or the Google+ Seven Sages page

It is hard to keep two distinct profiles to separate business and personal, but it is really the proper way of going, at least that's my current thinking in 2012-13. 2014 might see a merging of profiles. might

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to brag, one must have accomplished something, haven't they? Maybe when I write my 7th book "Wasted Potential" will I have bragging rights. (I have to write just 1 first though)
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    All learning based on self-taught interests and needs, focusing on the most efficient processes while keeping long term goals in mind using Best Practices for each field, always with a view of 5 years ahead.
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