Friday, February 22, 2008

Free Video IM For 6

You read that right. FREE video conferencing and IM sessions for up to 6 people... is now reality with OoVoo. As you know, ARRiiVE Business Solutions is always on the hunt for cool interactive ways to market a business and improve interaction. OoVoo appears to be a serious contender in this exciting conferencing category:

The idea of impromptu or scheduled video conferences, which could be used for training, online meetings, interaction amongst business teams in different locations, and more, has always appealed to me. With the cost of airfare, hotel rooms, and hassles of travel, why do face-to-face meetings would win over video has always come down to video being a 1-to-1 solution in the past. Not any more. Now, OoVoo offers 6-way video teleconferencing, at high quaility, low cost, and

The business implications are incredible:
* High Quality Video over fairly standard pipes for most PC systems
* Up to SIX people, that's right 6 of your business associates, all on one video call. Robin Good demonstrates it here:
* Free telephone and video conferencing. Yes, free telephone and free video. Get it while it lasts!
* Free find friend feature through most e-mail applications (except, ironically, Skype)
* Free video messaging. This is cool. I like the idea of a 1 minute video message to customers.
* Record video calls to create a memory or a video trail of a call.
* Text during video chat (I remember when Placeware used to offer this for $400/month per seat!)
* OoVoo Me Link (just like LinkedIn, etc.) add to your blog or MySpace page
* Sidebar view (continue working with your other stuff at the same time!)
* See the whole list here:

I'm sure it won't last forever, but just like Skype, free is good when it lasts.

OoVoo is not just for video conferencing. You can also leave a video message for your OoVoo social network:

Also, OoVoo is not just business:

Add video effects, host video and text chat rooms, send a 1 minute video love note... and more!

I truly dig the potential of this. Check out OoVoo's site and look at "the long tease" for one way this could be used by people on a personal level.

New Video Conferencing: Multi-Party, Affordable, Cross-Platform - The Video Conversation Starter Is Here - OoVoo.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Of Lust or Laundry?

Here's a fun little film about lust at a laundromat:


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Is It Love?

Join Scott Andrews, the founder of, for a special talk on "Is It Love?" at the AspireNow: Seriously Fun Self Help Radio this week.

Show Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Show Time: 5:45 PM PST / 8:45 PM EST

"Is it love - or lust - 10 Questions That Determine the Fate of YOUR NEW Relationship"

There's more:
"It is better to lose a lover than love a loser!"
"Boy + Brains + Good Looks + Cooking = Miracle"

What other insights does Scott offer about love?
Don't miss this show! You'll get more insights into love than a '56 Ford Thunderbird has fins.

It's fun and educational to join the call:
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ways To Say I Love You

AspireNow is featuring Scott Andrews, who is giving a special talk on "Ways To Say 'I Love You'" at AspireNow: Seriously Fun Self Help Radio this week. Show time is a special 2PM PST / 5PM EST on Thursday (in honor of Valentine's Day).

It might even be as crazy and fun as this video:

Call in and ask questions of Scott regarding your own love life! It's easy, fun, and simple to join:

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How To Wow: Part I

How To Wow: Part I

"Professional Speaking That Wow's Your Crowd"

I've been getting more and more people asking me how to become a motivating speaker. Well, to start with, you have to WOW your crowd. Want to know some secrets on how to wow 'em like the best speakers in the business?

Here are seven techniques to help you get started.

7 Ways To Build "Wow" Into Your Next Presentation:

1. Set It Up

Before you can wow anyone, you must first set it up. For example, one speaker drops a stacks of books before he speaks. He then says, "Well, that was the advice from all the gurus on our topic today. Guess we don't need all those books, after all. Now, let's look at how people today really do this..." and from there he's off and running. I'd call that the "surprise" intro, wouldn't you?

Steve Jobs, when he announced the Apple MacBook Air, started off his talk at MacWorld with "Something's In The Air Today..."
(see the whole video here:

A comedian comes out with one string of ideas after another, then something totally random that makes you laugh.

Consider one of these approaches. If you start off B-O-R-I-N-G you're dead in the first 30 seconds. So, start off with something that sets your group up to know what they're going to get, in a creative, fun, and distinctively you type of way.

2. Use Simple and Clean Graphic Visuals.

Instead of saying "this is thin" to convey your idea, say, "It is only this thick," and show a picture of a pencil. A great visual is powerful, indeed.

You'll see how Jobs is a master at simple graphic visuals through this video:

Keep it clean and simple.

3. Simplify some more.

Imagine you want to tell someone "I love you." How would you say it? How would this suffice:

4. Use powerful words (and gestures).

You can be enthusiastic, but if you use the wrong words, body language, and tone, you'll probably give a mixed message.

Good copy is one of my newfound keys to success. I'll swear by the copy on a page. It's either selling for you, or your copy is working against you. Are you using words that sell? If not, try some of these:
Amazing, Blast, Greatest, Smallest, Largest, Huge, Phenomenal, Explosive, Fun, More, Easiest, Simplest, Most Comprehensive, Powerful, Gigantic, Tiniest, Flattest, Fattest, Richest, Fabulous, Exciting, Quickest, Shortest, Thickest, Roundest (is that a word?), anyway, you get the idea.

The WORDS you use MATTER as much as the enthusiastic TONE and BODY LANGUAGE you use to convey your ideas. Use all three to the max!

Hand gestures ought to be emphatic. Body image ought to be tall and strong, unless you're trying to convey weak and wimpy.

5. Show WHY people ought to care.

People often struggle with their WoW because they fail to realize how or why people care about them. If you're going to stand up and say "I'm going to change the world," then you probably need to back that up with the top three ways you're doing that now. But don't just tell them: SHOW them. People respond when you back up a strong statement with strong facts, stories, and anecdotes, and visuals (videos, etc.).

6. Give them a little bit more.

"You want to Supersize that?" was famous for a campaign that resulted in larger sizes for a little more money. It made an order for a burger, fries, and soft drink increase in size of volume, but also added an additional $0.80 per order, too. So, when people said, "Yeah, SuperSize me," they were giving permission to sell them something more.

My Dad once said to me that a doughnut shop taught him the key to success in business. "Scott, always give them a little bit more," was an expression he told me starting out. What he was referring to was the idea of giving people more than they paid you for. For example, he told me about this doughnut shop. He ordered a few special glazed doughnuts, a fill, and then a dozen "holes" for his toastmaster group. He said that someone in the group later counted the number of "holes" they received, and rather than a dozen, they'd been given thirteen. This didn't just happen once, it happened EVERY single time he ordered a dozen "holes" for the group. Notice, they had the repeat business to find out. Give them a little bit more than they expect, and they'll love you, buy from you, and always book you back again.

Sometimes, in a presentation, it is also good to give them one extra thing. Steve Jobs is a master at this. Other speakers, too: I remember that when I thought Zig Ziglar was done, he then went into a commitment talk and asked me to write my commitments down, and to do that one more thing for myself to make his talk matter. It is the one thing I took away, besides him up there working a pump saying "you gotta prime the pump!" from his talk.

7. Build a little suspense before selling anything.

Have you ever noticed a sales leader get up and start selling without giving you a reason to care? It's like the movie that starts with a character you don't know immediately shooting people. I always think, "Okay, so what, you haven't made me care about the characters." Character development matters. So, before you start selling, establish your character, create the story line of why it matters to your audience, then give them your pitch. The best in the business will always build more suspense prior to giving you the main sell. It's just good form.

Try building these 7 steps into how you WOW your group where you speak and see if you don't have a more powerful effect, higher results, and people writing good things about your public speaking.

Copyright © 2008 by Scott Andrews, Founder of AspireNow and CEO of ARRiiVE Business Solutions. Scott is available for Keynote Speaking.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Looking For Work? Top Resort/Hospitality Company Is Hiring!

Are you seeking a fun, lucrative, and challenging job? Do you have a sales background? A strong desire to achieve, ability to work part-time hours, and earn a lot more than you might otherwise in a full-time job?

I've got an inside connection at one of the World's top hospitality companies. This company is strong in hotels, time-share vacation ownership, and the travel industry. They offer highly attractive compensation, an outstanding benefits package, and more incentives too numerous to mention here. This industry is EXPLODING in a good way (unlike the Real Estate market). If you have a REAL ESTATE license, sales, real-estate, travel industry experience, this could be an outstanding opportunity for you!

They are currently hiring the following types of positions:

Sales Executive
Sales Manager
Lead Generator
Lead Generator Manager
Program Manager

Contact me directly if you wish to be referred directly to the recruiter for this position.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Totally Inappropriate Yoga Guy

Note: This post is for "mature" viewers, only.

Want to learn more about Gogi Berries, but more than that, have a laugh or two from this fun video poking a bit of fun at people in the healthy/world/YOGA lifestyle?

It's "Ogden, The Inappropriate Yoga Guy"!

Of course, in reality, yoga is becoming amazingly popular as a way to release toxins, stretch our body out, and improve our flexibility.

Note: although I shared this video, please know that I'm a proponent of the "yoga" lifestyle as it is wise to eat healthier, keep our bodies in shape, and have a spiritual discipline (as well as religion).

I'm personally involved with a group that promotes "dance" and "freedom of movement" that offers both a spiritual and physical experience, on top of being a dance and music experience. As a musician and a dancer, I can say there is benefit to checking out such movements, getting into it, and letting go of the worry of what people might think of us for getting "free" like that. I've found it often to be more spiritual than playing my sax in church or praying.

If you're ever on the Central Coast, check it out: this was a post from the November '07 session. We'll be there again, so tune in to the Yum Session email list (I can connect you with Philip if you're interested). Otherwise, check out your own home-town scene and discover the fun of music and movement.

So, have some fun, check out the scene, and get involved in healthier ways of living. Just be careful you do it appropriately!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Soul Success on AspireNow Radio

Dr. Michelle Casto, Author, Entpreneur, and Life Coach is featured on the AspireNow: Seriously Fun Self Help Radio Show this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 EST.

Join Scott Andrews, Host of the AspireNow Show, live on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00 PM PST, with Michelle Casto, Discussing Soul Success: The Quest to Attract a Higher, Brighter Life -

Call in- it's fun, simple, and easy!

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Enter 37792 # (Talkcast Show ID)
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It's going to be a lot of fun. Michelle and Scott have collaborated on projects in the past, and Wednesday night they'll be digging deep into the topic of what it means to have soul success.

About Dr. Michelle L. Casto, Ph.D.

Self-empowerment expert Dr. Michelle L. Casto is known as the Soul Coach because she delves deep into her client's psyche to shed light on what is longing to be seen and expressed. She is the founder and principal of Get Smart! and Brightlight Coaching, a professional training, coaching, and publishing company.

Her work as an entrepreneur, author, speaker and coach has resulted in international recognition as an expert in the field of self-help and spiritual development. One of her purposes in life is to empower millions of people from all over the world to attract more success and happiness by learning to graduate from their default life to their divine life.

Dr. Michelle is a highly sought after speaker and media expert. She speaks to people around the world on subjects ranging from interpersonal relationships, career advancement, life purpose, stress management, success strategies, practical spirituality, and creative life design. She is the author of the renown Get Smart! book series, dozen of ebooks on life empowerment, and hundreds of articles have been broadly published throughout the internet. She has been featured in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Caller Times, and numerous television and radio shows.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

3 Keys To Success

How do we create more abundance and manifest our dreams?

Well, the simple answer is to follow the Universal Law of Attraction.
It's the focus of the movie "The Secret" put out by a group of Life Coaches.

So, what I'm saying is that there is a simple rule to the Law of Attraction?

It is simply this: whatever you give out, comes back to you threefold. This is called the rule of threes. That's why this article is called "3 Keys to Success" and it is a rule I use in my own business.

The reaction (benefit) we receive as a result of our ACTIONS is often in proportion to the Abundance Rule of 3's:

We receive what we give out THREEFOLD. So, by three keys to success, I mean that if you start thinking in threes you'll have more success. With design, you'll often see THREE objects, not one, not two, but three, all grouped together. They do this with art, objects, and other pieces quite frequently. It is visually more attractive, but also ties things together differently.

How do we know that the rule of threes works? I like three because there is always power in three. For example, if you are starting a fire, two logs are good, three logs are better. Try this next time you start a fire. Light one log alone with no other wood. You'll notice the fire will go out. Put two logs together and relight the fire. You'll see that they will light, and burn better, but still not burn completely. Then, add a third log and relight the fire. Now you'll have a decent fire going, one that will burn all the way, one that will burn hotter, and one that will offer heat.

This principle is also applied in Basketball theory. Phil Jackson, coach of the Chicago Bulls during Michael Jordan's dynasty and coach of the Los Angeles Lakers during the Shaq/Kobe dynasty, utilized an offense called "the Triangle" offense. The principle was to utilize the power of three and rotate the five players through the system in order to create more open shots. Apparently, it worked pretty well for Phil, as he won 6 championships during those years. He just finally got a team using the "Triangle" offense again, and, guess what, they're doing pretty good this year, too.

Now, regarding karma, or what we give, how does the rule of three apply?

What I am trying to get at is this: if we want to receive a lot, we must give something out first. I wrote a song about this called "Give Some to Get Some" ( where the lyric goes, "you got to give some, to get some, get somebody to love." However much we give out will dictate the returns we receive.

There's a catch to the rule of threes. We can't expect to receive "it" back from the person or thing we put our energy into. Yes, we'll get it back somewhere else. Perhaps in a way or form we never expected. I can say, for sure, that I have direct experience receiving back in 3's; however (see 6 steps to financial success for an example).

This is where the cliché "what goes around comes around" comes from. It's also the principle of the movie Pay It Forward.

I think today, I'm going to go give somewhere. And not expect it to come back. This thought process of giving is the thought process we want to have. To avoid taking others, or situations for granted. When we don't take others for granted, we can be grateful for when we really do receive the abundant returns.

A key is just to be happy and thankful for what we have, and our ability to love others, and let it simply be. And, utilize the 3 keys to success, by utilizing the abundance rule of threes.

More resources on the 3 Keys To Success:


Get 7 Free Lessons from the speakers featured in "The Secret".

I have many more resources at AspireNow (see products) where you can find ways to Discover Your Life Purpose and implement ideas like this in your own life to create the success you've always dreamed about. Another way you can manifest more in your life is through collages, audio, and even more powerful digital storybooks.

Digital Storybooks are one of the coolest ways to create the Law of Attraction in your own life.

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