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Marketing

Why Local Marketing is eating the world

Dennis Yu, friend and founder of BlitzMetrics has spent the last 24 months focusing on local companies. Using powerful white label marketing and SEO tools like Vendasta, he has brought the best tools to Chiropractors, Dentists, Eye Doctors, Personal Injury Attorneys, Home Services, Senior Living Providers among other verticals.

“It starts with a solid lighthouse, a figurehead of an industry who has dominated in their space by using proven techniques. They lead others in their space to success by teaching our processes through a lens specific to their industry”, explained Dennis

What ties all the techniques together is the concept of personal branding and learn-do-teach. If you plan to coach people to start a digital agency or market Dentistry, you need to have done so yourself.

The Topic Wheel is a brainstorming tool for mapping out your network and the ways you add value through skills and connections.

The 3×3 is a template for making one-minute videos that will get the point across, show what you believe in and be digestible for many mobile audiences.

Ads are actually the last part. Marketing in 2021 is 90% creative 10% analytics, thanks to the sophisticated algorithms like edge rank.

The system works so well, that I launced my own agency for Senior Care called SeniorScorecard, which uses web software to reveal the gaps in a local companys marketing. Filling those gaps gives you a higher score which leads to more high-quality leads.

Marketing will always be a changing game, but local is where 90% of the dollars are spent, and that will not change for service providers.

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Marketing Software

How to Communicate and Moderate on Clubhouse

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Clubhouse is the new “chat” room, that much is established by its rapid popularization by a user-base that sometimes is even featured as the logo of the app.

It is also a powerful tool for networking, learning and business.

In order to leverage the benefits of clubhouse, there are a few key things you need to bring to your room:

  • Your Network — The biggest rooms are led by those with the biggest existing network.
  • A Topic — For out-of-network follows, pick an interesting topic and name.
  • Communication Skills — You must know how to speak quickly and clearly.
  • Good Moderation — The moderator keeps the room alive, and is essential in preventing chaos.

Communication:

Unlike in a real life scenario, the others in your conversation cannot see your body language, so you must put extra emphasis into clarity.

Also unlike a typical conversation, a successful clubhouse room has 90%+ audience and 10%- quality speakers. This means that you need to make absolutely sure that what you say is of relevance to the audience.

Remember your principles:

No “umms, and ahhs”, stick to the point, and if something is not relevant, leave it out!

Moderation:

The moderator needs to be highly aware of the conversation and keep the topic to the room subject. People joined the room to hear about THAT topic, so unless many hands are being raised, they probably want to stay there and hear more about it.

Sometimes a guest will go off on a long tangent when given the stage and this must be curtailed swiftly but politely. It can be challenging to grasp the microphone away from overly confident speakers who have boguarded the stage. Even if carefully letting down the speaker, you can end up in a conflict, such a what happened to Dennis Yu last month when he tried to remove a speaker. (Grizzly details in link)

So with this in mind, get on clubhouse to community build. Use it to both listen and teach.

Go forth and build your clubhouse empire!

Oh and follow me on clubhouse @skiwheelr

M

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Fintech

What Ethereum Contract will you write?

Migrating Solidity files on Truffle is difficult without knowledge of Java but it is possible.

Ethereum code is all hexidecimal so to write contracts within the Eth framework, one must use a compiler language, one such called solidity, a language similar to Java.

To be continued.

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Lifestyle

Back in New Orleans to finish off the year.

After a trip that took us from NOLA to Austin to Denver to Santa Barbara to San Diego to Slab City on the Salton Sea to Phoenix to Carlsbad to San Antonio and back to NOLA (all while towing a boat), we are ready to enjoy some square footage. Photos to come.

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Fintech

Of choices of go to doomsday securities, gold is short sighted.

During the election, the ASX and Nikkei dropped (particularly in exporting firm shares) as Trump’s victory came closer, but the post election trading is even more interesting. Gold prices following the 2016 presidential election dropped, meanwhile the DIA has been actively climbing, also firearm producers took a dive and private prisons (CMX)  are up 6%. Meanwhile, Cleartrade housing commodity futures still have no volume and certain side-market marijuana stocks are stalling, such as VAPE.

Also, @JoshHealey tells me trade kings is doing a special on commissions for any new buyers so look for that.

That is all!

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