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+Wade Harman has a book coming out!

Don't miss your chance to pre-order a copy :) 

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Pre Order Your Copy!
Today you can pre order a copy of The Relationship Manifesto due out later this year!  This book will show you everything I have learned to date on the Relationship marketing process and how a theory I had over 4 years ago, where you can build a successful business without knowing anything technical, is proving true to this day!

Click here to see the pre order page: https://publishizer.com/the-relationship-manifesto/

This has been a long time coming, I've stayed up late, woke up early and labored over this thing.  The best thing about it is that I'm learning it all over again as I jot things down.  The best thing about building any kind of business is the people.  If you can win the people, then you can do anything online!

Take a look and pre-order your copy today!

#RMBook   #relationshipmarketing  
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Well, thank you for ordering anyway :)
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Bloggers: Wondering About WordPress?

We can help! +Chef Dennis Littley is hosting another epic Virtual Bloggers' Conference, and +Greg Trujillo and I will be participating along with +Kristoffer Howes and +Dustin W. Stout, our super-sharp counterparts from +Weal Media. Tune in live with your questions!

#virtualbloggersconference   #forbloggers   #bloggingtips   #wordpress   
 
Although Wordpress is not the only platform for blogging, it seems to be the most popular which also means the most problematic.

Lets talk about ways to make your blogging experience better on Wordpress.  Bring your questions for our panel.

+Kristoffer Howes founder and CEO of Weal Media, an industry-leading content marketing agency and PR firm. Search, social media and brand strategist, devoted father, loving husband and author of Get an A+ on G+: Making the Grade on Google+.

+Dustin W. Stout  Chief Marketing Officer of Weal Media, Web designer, branding enthusiast, blogger and social media junkie. 

+Carolyn Capern Content Writer, Blogger, Social Media Strategist and  partner at CT Social

+Greg Trujillo  co-owner of an Interactive Digital Marketing Agency, Web Development, Lead Developer, Social Media Strategist, Analysts, 

Sunday June 14th @
3 pm PT/ 4 pm MT/ 5 pm CT /6 pm ET / 11 pm UK

If you miss the live event watch it at your convenience on YouTube
https://goo.gl/4oGbkx   Subscribe so you don't miss any of the content!

#VBlogCon15   #askchefdennis   #Wordpress  
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"Cat Condo" of adoptable felines for relaxation in an Office Building? Sign me up.

This is a great idea -- both for employees and cats. (Dogs would be great too, but probably better suited to active jobs.)

#cats   #catlovers  
 
A County government office in the Southwest US [has] built a cat condo in their office and are allowing employees to take a cat or kitten back to their desk for an hour a day.

The cats are housed in the lobby of this two storey office and as so many people visit this government building on a daily basis, it gives them a greater chance of being adopted

via +Amber Jacks 
http://welovecatsandkittens.com/cat-news/office-has-cat-library-employees-can-check-out-cats-to-take-to-their-desk/
Find out about this great idea a government office has to give rescue cats a higher chance of being adopted.
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Bet the employees will have longer lives. Blood pressures will go DOWN!
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Mark Your Calendars: The 3rd Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference is Right Around the Corner!

I'm so excited to check out yet another exciting weekend-long learning event hosted by the brilliant +Chef Dennis Littley, and featuring an equally brilliant lineup of presenters. 

Will you be tuning in? 

#askchefdennis   #virtualbloggersconference  
 
Mark Your Calendars for the Third Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference

Events will be posted over the next few days with invitations sent out automatically to those that are following +Ask Chef Dennis Productions and will be available for replay on my new YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/RQFELG

#VBlogCon15   #askchefdennis   #bloggingtips   #conference  
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Sometimes you need a hamburger more than a community.

Social media folks like to tout the benefits of brands building community online. And there is definitely something to that.

Many brands have built additional loyalty by providing connection opportunities. But not every brand is suited to that.

In today's blog post, +Mark Schaefer points out the common-sense truth: that not every product or service justifies an online community. There is more than one way to succeed at marketing and sales in an online environment, and sometimes a basic focus on product, price, placement, and simple promotion.

What do you think? When does a company need a community and when does it not?

#socialmedia   #marketing   #promotion   #business  
Do you need to join a movement before you buy something? Probably not. Sometimes, I just want a hamburger
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It's too true +Heather Kraafter -- marketing is not one size fits all! You've got to look at the specific instance and the needs of the consumers who use it.

Nothing wrong with having the option to connect -- and sometimes you can develop personal brands that help business brands, as in the case of a chef being followed instead of a restaurant -- but ultimately, it's all about the burger!

Thanks for commenting :)
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Poking My Head Up to Say Hi!

I've been substantially absent from Google Plus lately, amidst a rushing tide of projects at work. But I've missed talking to all of you.

How's everything in your world, friends?
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Good for you +Roland J. Ruttledge! All very true -- and there's nothing wrong with being adventurous in retirement! I heard former US President George H.W. Bush went skydiving for several of his birthdays in his 70s and 80s.

+Steven Springthorpe Well, when it gets closer to the end of the day here I'll hoist a glass to the approaching end of your political theatre season :)
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Almost time to talk WordPress!

Bring your questions and your happy hour drinks, and I'll see you at the next section of +Chef Dennis Littley's Virtual Bloggers' Conference :)

#blogger   #bloggerquestions   #wordpress   
 
Although Wordpress is not the only platform for blogging, it seems to be the most popular which also means the most problematic.

Lets talk about ways to make your blogging experience better on Wordpress.  Bring your questions for our panel.

+Kristoffer Howes founder and CEO of Weal Media, an industry-leading content marketing agency and PR firm. Search, social media and brand strategist, devoted father, loving husband and author of Get an A+ on G+: Making the Grade on Google+.

+Dustin W. Stout  Chief Marketing Officer of Weal Media, Web designer, branding enthusiast, blogger and social media junkie. 

+Carolyn Capern Content Writer, Blogger, Social Media Strategist and  partner at CT Social

+Greg Trujillo  co-owner of an Interactive Digital Marketing Agency, Web Development, Lead Developer, Social Media Strategist, Analysts, 

Sunday June 14th @
3 pm PT/ 4 pm MT/ 5 pm CT /6 pm ET / 11 pm UK

If you miss the live event watch it at your convenience on YouTube
https://goo.gl/4oGbkx   Subscribe so you don't miss any of the content!

#VBlogCon15   #askchefdennis   #Wordpress  
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Chef Dennis Littley. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Sun, June 14, 6:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Wise words here from +Wade Harman -- #authenticity  (whatever that means to you) is the name of the game.
 
Selling Yourself
Perhaps one of the most talked about, and least implemented strategy on social media is being who you really are.  

This post covers one of my experiences in the coal mine and how I realized that when you change simply because of the people around you then it's not good.  

Read it here: http://www.wadeharman.com/authenticity-the-coal-miners-guide-to-selling-yourself/

It's important to be YOU.  It is also important that the people in your niche like who YOU really are.  However, you don't have to bend to completely change who you are and what your marketing stands for.  

This article shares some of these facts and how you can make a bigger impact on your social media following.

#socialmediamarketing   #authenticity  
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Thanks so much for sharing +Carolyn Capern​
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So cool to see the newly relaunched +Central Florida Top Five blog honored by Mayor Teresa Jacobs of Orange County today!
 
#CFLT5Day Something very special happened today. Our blog +Central Florida Top Five​ officially launched our newly designed website. Thanks to the team at +CT Social​, we now have a fresh look on desktop and mobile!

Nearly all of our new writing team assembled at +Fun Spot America Orlando​ to celebrate this huuuuge accomplishment and had a BLAST! Also earlier, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs proclaimed today "Central Florida Top 5 Day" in Orange County, noting our over six years of service to the community and longevity for years to come.

I couldn't be more proud of us. Look for great posts, interviews through +Google Glass​ and some fun partnerships in the year ahead! To our loyal readers, THANK YOU for bearing with us through the growing pains. We appreciate YOU! 
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Yay! Glad to be a part of this =)
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Technology Hack of the Day

H/t +Keith Bloemendaal​ for sharing

#techhacks #technology #email
 
One shortcut to rule them all. Hit shift + ? in Gmail to see a popup of all available shortcuts. #WorkBetter
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Are you making more time for reading?

It's tough for everyone, I think -- especially when social media conversations and good TV shows beckon. But if you really want to read, the time isn't going to come out of nowhere. You've got to carve it out of your schedule at the most logical points.

As the excerpt shared by +Peg Fitzpatrick points out, one of the keys is to make sure you are reading something that is truly interesting to you. 

What's on your reading list this year? Which books have you already enjoyed?

#nowreading   #reading   #books   #bookworm  
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Five Ways to Make More Time to Read
One tip: Read what YOU want to read!
"You will never allow yourself the time to read if it is not fun or interesting for you. Pride and Prejudice doesn’t bring you to tears? So what!? Find something you like. Go outside genres you are familiar with. Try The Hunger Games, a Jodi Picoult novel, or Tina Fey’s Bossypants."

#mybookclub   #inspiration  
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I love to read. Been doing it since the middle of the last century. My fun time reading is now the hour or two before going to sleep for the night. But I always read at least 1 chapter. Can't imagine being without a supply of books. Thanks for sharing +Carolyn Capern and +Peg Fitzpatrick 
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Happy Birthday +CT Social​!

Three years ago today, +Greg Trujillo​ and I started on our entrepreneurial adventure.

It's been a stressful, crazy, exciting, amazing journey.

First let me say that I couldn't have walked it without Greg. A more creative, smart, collaborative business partner I could not have asked for.

No doubt he would join me in appreciating the constant support (emotional and otherwise) of our respective families -- +Jennifer Melear+Mike Capern+Donna Capern+Kate Capern

And I think he would agree with me in saying that we couldn't be more grateful to have gotten to know so many amazing people along the way.

People like you: +Chef Dennis Littley+Marc Ensign​​ +Mia Voss +Christine DeGraff​​ +Les Dossey+Tina Willis+Wade Harman+Krithika Rangarajan+Thomas E. Hanna | BlogPhoto.tv+Bess Auer+Jen Vargas+Adam Avitable+Kristin Drysdale+Ergin Kocyildirim+Sara LaMothe+Sherrill Duce+DENNIS N. DUCE+Rhonda Green+Kathleen Colvin+James Fierce+Robert Ryan+Nicholas Cardot+Jason T. Wiser+Mike Allton+Dustin W. Stout​ and so, so many more than I can continue to name without wearing out my keyboard.

As we celebrate our company's birthday with this delicious cake, we raise our forks (and our happy hour glasses) to each one of you. Here's to the future!

#HappyBirthdayCTSocial #happybirthday #birthdaycake
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WooHoo! Happy Birthday +Carolyn Capern and +Greg Trujillo on your endeavors! It's been great knowing you guys and here's to many more years of future success!
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Biographically: I'm a Star-Spangled Canadian, Florida resident, and New Englander at heart.
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In this town where BBQ restaurants are abundant, Southern Moon Smokehouse stands out. Don't be fooled by its strip mall location and unobtrusive appearance-- this place makes some very seriously good BBQ. The meat doesn't need the sauce to be amazing... but the sauce is still fantastic. Be sure to try the grilled mac n cheese sandwich with BBQ meat, and the corn bread with honey butter. Don't get stuck at just 4Rivers or Bubbalou's-- next time you want BBQ in Orlando, make a trip to Southern Moon!
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A client took me to lunch there on a Thursday. I went back with a large group of friends that Saturday. That should tell you how much I enjoyed Schumann's. The food was fantastic and incredibly reasonably priced (especially for a downtown restaurant)-- thus far I have tried their knockwurst and their bockwurst, along with German Potato Salat (authentic, hot, vinegary) and green beans (fresh, crisp, and oh-so-buttery). The atmosphere was quirky and very German feeling, the service was friendly and prompt, and (though I didn't try it) the bar menu was extensive. If you're looking for a place with hearty delicious comfort food to eat in downtown Orlando, definitely consider giving Schumann's a try!
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Cafe Murano is among the best Italian food I've found in the Orlando area so far. When you feel like trying out a place that's not Olive Garden, you definitely want to seek out a place like this, with its hearty classic meals. Loved the drinks and the pasta dishes that I've tried-- ravioli and spaghetti. The service was great, the atmosphere was lovely and relaxing, and it was very conveniently located to stroll over and see a movie afterward! Women in the area should also take note of their Thursday Ladies' Night! Great fun.
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There is a reason this place is one of the best-loved BBQ restaurants in Orlando. John Rivers has brought his amazing taste and innovative cooking style to create a place with incredible food and a fun, rustic atmosphere. Expect long lines almost whenever you go, but it is worth it. I loved their selection of glass-bottled sodas in particular, and I always get the Burnt Ends sandwich-- half pulled pork, half brisket. The sides are phenomenal, from the mac and cheese to the corn to the INCREDIBLE baked beans. This is certainly not a place to go with the vegetarians in your life, but everyone else...go here and seriously indulge your taste buds. (And I've heard, but haven't verified, that the cupcakes in their bakery are awesome too.)
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Fantastic little burger joint-- a little pricey, but you absolutely get your money's worth (although you may not be able to eat the whole thing)! I tried the Lone Star burger, and was very impressed-- both burger and friends were delicious. Friendly and helpful staff and a cool eclectic atmosphere on Edgewater Drive make this an awesome place to visit for a good meal. Highly recommend.
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If you're looking for a hole-in-the-wall thin crust pizza experience in downtown Orlando, this is a great place to go. Reasonably priced slices with awesome garlic bread, and their full-sized pizzas look awesome too. The pizza is a little greasy, I guess, but it's not at all overwhelming and tastes oh-so-delicious. The staff is very friendly and it's a really relaxed atmosphere with counter service and upstairs dining. I've been several times and always look forward to stopping by!
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We went to Cafe Annie before taking in a show at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, and I'd certainly recommend it to other theater-goers since it is a rather close proximity. The food was good-- not the best Mediterranean I've ever had, perhaps, but my falafel sandwich was satisfying and delicious. The service was friendly and pretty good speed, too, especially considering that we had a very large group. Just make sure you aren't in a rush; this may be a place better enjoyed at a leisurely pace.
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