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How to be a Demo God
This post is for anyone who has to give a good demo, whether at DEMO or anywhere else. Demoing is an essential skill to launch a product, raise capital, make a sale, garner press, and recruit employees, so you must get good at it.

Create something worth demoing.
If you want to be a demo god, create a great product to demo. Demos are excellent PR opportunities, but use them when you’re ready, not when an opportunity occurs. If your product is mediocre and you don’t do a demo, only you will know that it’s unremarkable. If you do a demo, the whole world will know it.

http://guykawasaki.com/how-to-be-a-demo-god/

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A model of education sprouting in the most unlikely of places.
Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.
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Know how to say hello before you go.
There are a number of ways to say hello around the world, and just as many ways to show them. These traditional greetings have become cultural norms.
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Know how to say hello before you go <3
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Meerkat hits a wall with Twitter.
The founder of the the live-streaming app tells Fast Company what his next move will be now that Twitter threw a kink into his plans.
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I don't know why people keep building apps on Twitter. They do this time after time. They lure you in and cut you off. 
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Turns out not all kitty litters are created equal, even in the nuclear storage industry.
An official investigation into a 2014 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.
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Why Meerkat is the next big thing for your brand promotion.
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Ladies of the court rejected by Lego.
A proposed set celebrating women of the Supreme Court flunks the company's "Acceptable Project" guidelines, reflecting the view that the high court has become political.
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Good for Lego for sticking to their policies.
Good for Weinstock for making the piece & promoting it.
Good for NPR for running the story.
Good for +Guy Kawasaki for posting.

Sounds like wins all the way around.
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Nutella FTW!
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Should probably get that checked out.  Allergies/sensitivities are no joke.  Sorry, again.
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Thanks for your support, Guy!  If anybody wants to dive a bit deeper, check out the video about the BETTER and FASTER:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFshvhzcCVw
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A legitimately good list of tips here! Thanks +John Haydon for these 18 #facebook news feed #marketingtips http://buff.ly/1Cj2lcf

The first 3 were of course the ones that just have to be said for the sake of mentioning them. The "Caption Contest" idea in #5 was a creative one that I have never seen or thought of really! Looking forward to trying that out on our +Statricks account. 

I think about 11 of the 18 were truly solid, actionable, new (to me at least) techniques that I will be able to try! I was honestly pleasantly surprised. It seems so rare to get tips with such substance from articles that seem way too good to be true - like "link bait" type titles. Heh. 

Then, topping off the News Feed optimizations with the simple fact you mentioned in the beginning and end of the post about using #emailmarketing   to promote specific top performing posts, which would then drive your organic and consequently "viral" reach up for the post due to engagement with it was great! 

I would never have thought to link to a +Facebook post I don't think. I will have to give each of those a try and report back to you on how they do. ;-) I'm really just getting started with the social media marketing stuff. Have been constantly tied up with getting our system going for analyzing online marketplace prices that social media has taken the back seat. 

But we have some new and pretty interesting features that are just being released which show products' prices in a "heatmap" style, allowing you to graphically see how prices vary (and where there is *money to be made*) by buying or selling in different regions.
( Not much data yet on the +Google Glass  so I'll have to find another fun item when I try your technique -- blue book and price distribution for the explorer edition 2s: http://www.statricks.com/blue-book/cell-phone-accessories-and-parts/1134273-google-glass-explorer-edition-2 )

It will hopefully make for a good eye-candy type post! Let me know if you have any requests and if we don't have it in our dataset yet we can whip up a custom analysis :) 

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Discover 18 tips and tactics to help you gain more visibility for your posts in the Facebook News Feed and boost your Facebook reach.
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Longing to get some sleep? Here are all the reasons you'll ever need to hop into bed and call it a day.
If you need a reason to shut off your screens for a night, consider your waistline, your working life, and beyond.
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Chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, advisor to the CEO of Motorola and chief evangelist of Apple. I have written thirteen books including The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power UsersAPE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur--How to Publish a Book,  What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us, and Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and ActionsI have a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Find me on Meerkat >> http://meerkatapp.co/guykawasaki

Purchase The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything here.

I publish approximately five-ten posts per day. My focus is on design, marketing, enchantment, social media, entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital, science, and photography.
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I wrote much of Enchantment, What the Plus!, and APE at La Tartine. I love that there's lots of parking across the street, there's good Wifi, and there are no VCs eating there. The staff is very nice, and the food is very good. It's as close to the Seine as you can get in Redwood City. :-) It would be nice if there were electric plugs on the east side of the restaurant.
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