My left hand is somewhat limited in feeling and movement (after almost having my left arm paralyzed permanently). I have a hard time keeping hold of things in my left hand unless I'm actively thinking about it and struggle a bit with tying shoes or buttoning buttons. Enjoy & thanks !!
I launched an eBook cover design contest at (http://99d.me/c/7imq)! I'm working with the 99 Designs team so that I can see just how easy it is as a small business owner to (painlessly) draw up design requirements, select designers, and select a eBook cover design that best represents what I want to convey in my book (http://www.lynetteyoung.com/books). So far - so good!
Why did I want to go with 99 Designs? Well, not only am I busy running a business, I'm also busy writing a book. I have a lot of designer friends, but don't know if they specialize in book cover design (and it's as much an art as it is a science). Even if my friends know eBook covers, their art style may not jive with me. It would take me WEEKS just to find and vet a great artist.
The old adage is that you "shouldn't judge a book by its cover." Sadly, in the world of .3 second attention spans and a gazillion books on Amazon, I need all the leverage I can get to get my book noticed... and that means GREAT cover art! So if you are interested in following along, follow the link and see what cover I go with!
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I finally got smart and put up a page with the info (and my affiliate link, since no less than 30 people have purchased glasses from Zenni after my recommendation). Now you know.
Having done a TEDx talk myself, and tried forcing it data-driven (and failed *spectacularly* - still the worst talk I've done in my life) it's been my professional goal to present a talk that is more in line with what my off-stage personality is like. I (hopefully) nailed that at NMX this past January. Stuck to the rule of three. Stuck to storytelling. Stuck to making human connections. Going forward I have a new perspective of what being granted the privilege of talking to others means.
I need your help choosing a book cover! It took quite awhile for me to narrow down the finalists (THAT was overwhelming!) on but I'd love your opinion!
Help vote for my cover? What cover pops? What cover conveys the contents of the book the best? What would make you want to spend $2.99?! The description of the book is at http://lynetteyoung.com/books if that helps!
- Purple Stripe ProductionsOwner, 2006 - presenthttp://www.purplestripe.com
Digital Media & Marketing • Published Author • Professional Keynote Speaker • Google+ Trainer • Geek • Doctor Who Fan
Lynette Young has been helping professionals and companies thrive on social media platforms and digital publishing since 2006 when she founded her company Purple Stripe Productions. Her goal is to make the technology invisible to both her clients and their customers, instead focusing on an immersive brand and storytelling experience that moves the needle forward.
With a expert-level understanding of the popular networks such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, Lynette makes a point to keep her clients from becoming stale and out of date by constantly creating and curating content on fringe and niche networks. Platforms such as Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr, iTunes Podcasts, Kickstarter, Vemio, Instagram, and SlideShare help her clients reach where others don’t. Multimedia content is of top importance and Lynette is highly proficient with all aspects of social media technology and rich online media such as podcasts, streaming video, and blogging, multi-screen content (mobile, desktop, tablet) as well as cross channel marketing and publishing.
She is comfortable heading up an in-house team or working with agency and client staff to build the best possible solution for her clients to meet goals. Equally effective with both executives and developers, Lynette builds connections and breaks down walls between staff, departments, clients, and vendors. She enhances and augments the participation and involvement of executive, public relations, marketing, advertising, legal, human resources, product development, customer service, and executive in all social media endeavors she champions. She has worked with clients ranging from family owned local retail businesses to Fortune 500 firms directly.
Lynette’s expertise gives her a distinct advantage as an engaging and informative speaker and corporate trainer. Her specialties include social media, online community engagement, and digital communication trends.
Lynette is one of the most followed women in the world on Google+ with over 1.5 million followers. She strives to illustrate the unique and powerful voice women have online and work with companies that want to reach them.
- Google+ for Small Business (author)
- Seth Godin's SxSW Pokes (contributor)
- Guy Kawasaki's What the Plus! (contributor)
Key Articles / Videos:
- The Myth of the "Overnight Success": How to Build an Iceberg in 25 Years or Less : There is a myth in the online space about lucky people that become an “overnight success” out of nowhere. It’s bunk. Or more specifically, an iceberg. However you look at it, it takes a lot more than showing up to the party to achieve success.
- How To Kickstart Social With Google+ : This webinar-style Hangout on Air was hosted by Google+ Your Business and hosts a great conversation on how your business can kick start its presence on Google+.
- It's time to evolve. Again. Be different. Be extraordinary. - Why businesses need to be working with me.
- One Million Faces - post about hitting 1M followers.
- What Google is Missing & Where I See Their Future Should Be Going - My thoughts on where the next stage of data on the Internet should be heading.
- The WHY of Google+ - The 'how' will never matter without the motivation of the 'why'...
- Hangout & Hangout on Air Tipsheet - I wrote this document to help others understand the Hangout process and give some insider tips!
- Interview on School for Startups Radio with Jim Beach
Most of the content I publish on Google+ is related to my business and work I do with professionals, brands and companies to help them bridge digital communications & business bottom-line results.
Lynette's new book Google+ for Small Business (Que Press) is available for now.
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