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Linda Sherman
Works at Courage Group: Social Marketing, Speaker, WordPress, prior CEO ClubMed Japan, Sustainable Aquaculture Board of Directors, Fitness, Empower Women, Japan Cross-Cultural and Business Consulting, Fluent in Japanese
Attended Pepperdine (MBA)
Lives in Kauai
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WordPress Web Dev, Social Marketing Strategist and Trainer
  • Courage Group: Social Marketing, Speaker, WordPress, prior CEO ClubMed Japan, Sustainable Aquaculture Board of Directors, Fitness, Empower Women, Japan Cross-Cultural and Business Consulting, Fluent in Japanese
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  • IBM
  • Coors
  • ClubMed
  • Barilla
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Tokyo - NYC - San Francisco - Los Angeles - Gainesville - Miami
Social Business Strategist and Trainer, Public Speaker Wordpress Websites, Japan Expert, Presentation Training, Travel Destination Marketing
International, multicultural marketing pro, Linda brings a distinguished background of international subsidiary CEO/CMO to her Social Marketing expertise. These include CEO Club Med Japan, Barilla Japan and CMO Wal-Mart Japan. Linda Sherman has been featured and quoted in The New York Times, Christian Monitor and other leading publications.

Clients have included: American Express, Levi's, J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and Mather

Professional Skills
Unusual breadth of professional skills including social business, strategic planning, marketing, sales, HR, new product introduction, new product development, finance, logistics and operations.  Proven ability to quickly get up to speed on new industries.

Public Speaking
Linda Sherman is an accomplished public speaker with extensive experience both hosting and participating in speaker programs.

Extensive experience working with start-ups and thrives in that environment.

At Coors Japan, directed the highly successful launch of ZIMA, using unique pricing and distribution strategies coordinated with an “illusion of discovery” campaign that was one of the first guerilla marketing programs of its kind. 

Linda has an intimate knowledge of professional photography, graphic print and digital film production.

Linda enjoys working with visionaries and they appreciate the planning documents she creates using MindJet’s Mind Manager mapping software.

Empowerment of Women
Through public speaking, developing female executives on corporate teams, founding a support group for executive women, and writing a blog called “Its Different For Girls,” Linda has demonstrated a continuing commitment to supporting women to lead the best lives they can.  In addition to providing professional advice, she is an advocate for healthy lifestyle for women of all ages.

Fluent in Japanese and a proficient language learner with a solid base in French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.

Suggested Circles:
  • Startup lovers
  • WordPress
  • Hawaii
  • Japan
  • Public Speakers
  • Social media experts
  • Travel bloggers
  • Connectors
  • iPhone enthusiasts
  • Friends of entrepreneurs
I send many thanks to all my kind friends who sent me G+ invites while I was a hold out for joining until September 26, 2011. Final push: I wanted to join a Google Hangout with my favorite WordPress users group and G+ became relevant to my clients. I had a Google Profile for years at

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I am fluent in Japanese
  • Pepperdine (MBA)
  • Miami Coral Park Senior High
  • Everglades Elementary School
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Concours d'LeMons Car Show Displays Edsels, Ladas and other Worst in Class Cars

'The Concours d’LeMons is a car show that bills itself as an exhibit of “the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world.” Its name is a play on the word for defective cars and a send up of the event it shadows across the country, the Concours d’Elegance, a set of premier classic car shows that showcase Duesenbergs and Porsches, Jaguars and Popes.'

"At the Concours d’Elegance, contestants compete to be named Best in Show and enter in classes like “British Prewar Sports Cars” and “Ferrari Competition.” Some models are valued at millions of dollars.

The Concours d’LeMons is for those with a love for cars so bad they’re good. Its winners take home prizes with names like “Most Dangerous” and “Biggest Loser.” Vehicle classes range from “The French Legion of Horror,” to “Swedish Meatballs,” and “Needlessly Complex Italian” to “Soul-Sucking Japanese Appliance.”

Bribing LeMons judges with food and drink isn’t only tolerated, it is expected.

LeMons have become a well-attended sideshow to Concours d’Elegance shows in Monterey, Calif., Atlanta and southeast Michigan, carving out some room for a sense of humor in the classic car world."

#carshow   #cars   #humour  
Concours d’LeMons is a car show for the “truly awful of the automotive world,” where contestants vie to be “Worst in Show” and compete in categories like “Most Dangerous.”
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Nice Detailed Guide to Writing Headlines from Sprout Social

And don't use click-bait headlines.

Thank you to +Marsha Collier for tweeting this.

#writingtips   #bloggingtips   #blogchat  
Whether you're crafting blog posts or Tweets, you need to write strong headlines to pull people in and entice them to read more.
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Make Your Own Stock Photos

If you look at what Vince Vaughn and the cast of Unfinished Business did creating these stock photo images to promote their film you'll realize you can make your own images with your own staff for your website.

Web designers you can encourage your clients to do this.

#stockphotos   #webdesign   #webdevelopment   #website   #wordpress   #blogging   #blogchat  
The stars of Unfinished BusinessVince Vaughn, Dave Franco, and Tom Wilkinsondo business stuff in stock photos to promote the film.
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Birthday Tribute Song to Steve Wozniak

Happy 65th Birthday Steve!

#birthday   #birthdaysong   #Woz  
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Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp Prequel Netflix Streaming Original

All the reasons you should watch this series explained by major news outlets linked below.

Nice sound track, so be ready to amplify your sound.

It is a Prequel with the original stars of the 2001 movie. So yes they look older than teenagers.

Netflix Original Programming continues to rock. The strategy they began with House of Cards is drawing in customers and hot, hot, hot.

Atlantic Monthly

Amy Poehler on the #WetHot series: "Everyone looks like they’re playing their own parents” 

Entertainment Weekly elizabeth banks appears in episode 2

New Yorker
The new "Wet Hot American Summer" prequel is a deliriously fun reunion

People Magazine
What to eat while you inevitably binge-watch #WetHotAmericanSummer this weekend  @WetHot

Time Magazine
Janeane Garofalo on @WetHot’s cult status and quitting the Internet 

Vulture (NYMag) 

#WHAS   #WetHotAmericanSummer   #netflix   #netflixstreaming   #tv   #tvreview  
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Thank you +Cendrine Marrouat. After 4 episodes, no one can say you didn't give it a fair shot. 
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The Replies on This Quora Thread Could Be a Book About Steve Jobs

I want to come back and savor this when I have time so I am putting it here. 

The few entries I read from people who have worked close enough to Steve Jobs to sit in a small room with him are fascinating. They are also loooong and I am buried in a client deadline. But I definitely want to read all of these.


#SteveJobs   #Apple  
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Traveling to Kauai and Need a Gym, KAC is best price performer

Our Best of Kauai review of +Kauai Athletic Club

Nice line-up of #fitness  classes, bases covered on weight training and cardio equipment

If you happen to be staying somewhere without a gym, or just need a more complete selection of equipment and classes, KAC offers a solution.

If you are already familiar with and enjoy classes like BodyPump and BodyCombat, they have you covered. Full class lineup in the article.

I work out at more than one place on Kauai, and this is one of them.

#gymlife   #Kauai   #hawaii   #travel   #traveltips  
Looking for a solid gym and good selection of classes at a reasonable cost? Look no further than Kauai Athletic Club. KAC has two locations, their first facility in Lihue and their most recent addition in Kapa’a. If you are visiting Kauai, you can get passes as needed for as little as $8/pass (for 10 […]
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Why Your Business Should STILL Be Using GooglePlus

by +Priya Florence Shah for +Social Media Examiner 

#googleplus   #googleplustips  
Do you use Google+ for your business? In this article, you'll discover six Google+ features you can use to promote your business.
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Valuable Research on Blogging Frequency from HubSpot

#blogging   #bloggingtips   #blogchat  
We used data to figure out our optimal blogging strategy. Here's an inside look at our process and findings.
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Chevy Volt Upgrades Battery Range by 40%

"Chevrolet announced today that the 2016 Volt, the next generation of the plug-in hybrid model that’s so far sold fitfully but its dedicated owners adore, will deliver 53 miles of driving range from its improved lithium-ion batteries before its gasoline engine ever sips a drop of gasoline. The all-new Volt’s battery-only range represents a nearly a 40-percent upgrade in the driving metric current Volt owners most cherish.

The company says the new Volt’s improvement in electric-only driving range means that more than 90 percent of trips won’t require a drop of gasoline. The Volt’s unique design – well, not quite so unique anymore – means that unlike electric cars powered solely by batteries, there is no “range anxiety” about running out of juice. When the Volt’s battery power is depleted, a small and efficient gasoline engine fires up to generate electricity for the Volt’s drive motors and can help recharge its batteries.

All told, the 2016 Volt, which goes on sale this fall starting at $26,495 after a $7,500 federal tax credit, can travel 420 miles when its battery and gasoline range are combined. If you can’t find a gas station – or a plug – sometime over that distance, you deserve to be stranded.

There are other plug-in hybrid models out there. But they’ll either cost a whole lot more than the 2016 Volt or their puny battery packs deliver less than half the Volt’s driving range."

+Forbes article by Bill Visic. 


#ElectricCars   #chevrolet   #volt   #hybrid   #batteries  
Chevrolet announced today that the 2016 Volt, the next generation of the plug-in hybrid model that’s so far sold fitfully but its dedicated owners adore, will deliver 53 miles of driving range from its improved lithium-ion batteries before its gasoline engine ever sips a drop of gasoline. The all-new Volt’s [...]
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Useful Social Media Features to Know Infographic

Here is a great infographic for social media beginners and for everyone who isn't a social media professional and just doesn't have the time to keep up. Nice collection by +Salesforce 

#socialmediatips   #infographic  
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Japanese are Supporting Rural Towns and Reaping Tax Benefits

Unfortunately, it's a zero-sum game as the rural towns make money but the cities in which the Japanese donors live get less taxes. But there are a lot of happy people both in the rural towns and the people getting gifts for donations.

#Japan   #taxes  
City dwellers are contributing tax-deductible donations to far-flung, struggling municipalities, which in return send out local specialties.
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Donating to I Have a Dream Foundation - Los Angeles has been a very rewarding experience for me. I have had the opportunity to speak to alumni who have graduated from the IHADLA "Dreamer" student programs and I really got at a gut level what a difference this foundation makes in the lives of children and teenagers - as well as their families - who live in the poorer communities of Los Angeles. Education and a change of perspective opens up opportunities for these kids in the world. It is great to see the successes they become and how they give back as well.
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This store has really upped its game. Their deli lunch is great.
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We have enjoyed both lunch and dinner several times at 22North Restaurant. We really appreciate the 22°North dining concept.  Their "Farm to Table" motto is a reality here, with many of the ingredients grown on farms very near the restaurant.  Fresh goat cheese, free range eggs and meat from Kauai sources make the menu really interesting. There is a chalk board at the entrance listing the currently available local vegetables and fruits being served. (There is a similar drink-related board in the bar) The restaurant is set in a nice, quiet, historic building with tables facing three sides of a central outdoor garden. Management has made a commitment to recycling throughout the restaurant: water glasses are crafted from wine bottle bottoms, coasters are recycled cardboard, candle holders are made from recycled glass,  and the table tops are made from zinc printing plates. The food is prepared with care and includes several seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes.  Some of our favorites were those that used local ahi, a pork ragu, and fresh salads. I've added a couple of food photos from our visits. The menu is constantly changing to reflect what fresh ingredients may be available on any particular day, so it's hard to recommend a specific dish.  We suggest that when you arrive, you ask the friendly staff what their favorites may be.  We have always had good service here. The bag of free doughnuts that you get for checking in on Yelp are like the warm beignets you get in New Orleans. Yummy. In terms of price performance, at lunch they offer some inexpensive options. Coupled with the beautiful setting and service, that is certainly a bargain. Dinner is a fine dining experience but prices are not out of line so I would say that price performance for dinner is also acceptable.
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I have only been seeing Dr. Meredith Levine for two years but my experience with her has been excellent. She, and the entire office, is extremely professional, trustworthy and reliable. My previous periodontist was the dentist to Arnold Schwarzenegger and was fabulous. I have high standards. I had to leave my previous dentist because he retired. Dr. Levine's office is a pleasure to visit. They are in the penthouse of a Century City office/medical building with a great view. I was fortunate to find Dr. Levine through the recommendation of another doctor who was a patient of Dr. Levine's. That doctor is a leader in his own field and had given us another ace doctor recommendation, after which we felt comfortable that we could rely on his recommendations. I am based in Hawaii but it is worth it to plan my travel around visiting Dr. Levine regularly in Los Angeles.
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Mexican fine dining in a stylish atmosphere. Tortilla Republic is an excellent restaurant. We have been there many times and have never had an issue with the service. They make their own tortillas and chips. You can tell they avoid using processed ingredients in their food or drinks. Only place on Kauai I know of with an extensive tequila list, including Avion. Pretty people at the bars both upstairs and downstairs. Recently, they have great live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
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Easy care resortwear I both look good in and feel good in. Great price performance.
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