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It’s Saturday afternoon – my son Garrett and hubby Gary are having an easy day for a change. Other than assembling Garrett’s new filing cabinet for his room and choosing photos for his “Starring Student” board, we just hung out and watched the movie “Twister”. It’s the umpteenth time I’ve seen the movie but I noticed something that I didn’t notice the first time I saw it. It wasn’t about the tornado themselves…it was about Aunt Meg. Aunt Meg was well loved because she showed genuine interest and caring for those tornado chasers. She cooked for them, offered them a place to stay and just always give them a jolly good time! When it was her turn to suffer from the tornado, it was the very same guys who rescued her and her dog from being crushed by her own home!

Social media is so much like what Aunt Meg has shown. Like Mike Dillard always says “Dig A Well Before You’re Thirsty”. It’s about giving information, being helpful and setting yourself apart as someone dependable, trustworthy and is worth “following”. Last night, I listened for the first time to Mike Dillard’s and Perry Belcher’s recorded webinar on Social Media Secrets. I am amazed at the hearts of these two men and what great chemistry they had! I was on my desk laughing with them at 1:00am! I’m surprised I didn’t wake my family up!

I learned sooo much from what they had to share and normally I would have already transcribed my notes to share but I would have to wait for when I can get their approval to write about it. I realized that some of the info they shared there are proprietary and I will respect that. To think that I almost didn’t get on their class list! God is amazingly good and his timing is always perfect! Everyday, I pray for valuable resources of people, wisdom and time and He continues to answer my prayers!

I have always been told that I am a “relationship queen” – I love encouraging and empowering people! There is no greater joy for me than to see someone blossom and shine to their fullest potential! As a Flight Attendant, I looked forward most to “jumpseat therapy” more than the destinations. I love connecting with people! When I owned my jewelry business, I found more joy in making new friends than the acutal monetary rewards itself. When I was introduced to Network Marketing 3 years ago, I thrived not because of the company and the product but because of the RELATIONSHIPS I formed through the business. People have always told me – you are going to do great in this business, you’re a natural sales person or you are a great people person. While I believed that, those didn’t really help me achieve the success that I envisioned to attain. I sucked at prospecting and have always wondered why. When I was introduced to social media, I excitedly told my husband about it but his immediate response was, how can such an impersonal medium create a personal relationship with people? That was the thought that lingered in my head until last night. After listening to Mike and Perry that I finally realized that there is a way to connect the dots!

I know there are a few people who subscribed to Mike and Perry’s series and I am also certain that all of us have varied take aways. However, if I may share some of my main take away and epiphanies, here they are:

* Two way communication will rule and social media allows you to communicate not just with one or two people but hundreds if not thousands at a time!

* For my business to succeed, I need influencers, not the sneezers! I need to surround myself with people who are keeping up with the times and not those who choose to continue to stay inside the box!

* I have a renewed respect for Facebook and Twitter – I look at the people in my circle of influence in FB and Twitter as my friends so I am free to be myself! I just need to always be sharing something positive (no negativity allowed) – there’s enough of that in the news.

* This is a biggie! When you’re sharing, ask yourself, what are you going to share from the heart? People will see through phony-ness!

* The biggest lesson I learned is this: Social media works if people learn to respect other people. Again, the “golden rule” – no in-your-face slimy sales approaches! That’s not meant for social media! So, I am taking this time to APOLOGIZE if I have innocently done that in-your-face-slimy-sales pitch in some of my previous posts. Ignorance excuses no one but please accept my apologies of a newbie…

* Last but not least – I coined an acronym of what one needs to BE to make the best of your social media experience. I call it S.E.R.V.I.C.E. if you’re going to start posting, you need to BE:

S – Sincere
E – Excited
R – Relatable
V – Valuable
I – Interesting
C – Considerate
E – Entertaining

So there you have it! If there are any of you out there who are part of this series, please feel free to share your comments!

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An exclusive invitation posted on Ladies Who Launch:

Internet Marketing In A Box!
Posted by: “emmatiebens” emma@bellagemma.com
Tue Jan 6, 2009 2:07 am (PST)

Do you own a business that depends on internet marketing strategies? Are
you looking to simplify and jumpstart your online business in 2009? If
you’re a serious internet marketer and are running a business
online, you probably already using and paying for the following:

• Autoresponder $19/month

• Ad tracking $29/month

• Teleconferencing $49/month

• Webinar service $99/month

• Web Video $39/month

• Audio hosting $39/month

How do I know? I have and use each of these services and I recommend
these to my colleagues every single day, BUT I pay for each of them
individually. If you’re not using these services, think again
because utilization of these could very well be the missing link to your
success!

Now, there is WEB PROSPERITY – a and comprehensive system which has
rolled all these services into one at such an amazing price! Finally,
an opportunity to benefit from not only drastically saving on your
marketing $$$ but also the potential to earn profits by marketing these
services that ALL online marketers need and use!

TODAY is the official launch date – but it was postponed to January 13
at 9:00am Pacific Time this company has gone viral but you can stilll
get a headstart! Over 65,000 people have registered since Dec.
25 to secure a position! This is as close to a pre-launch state that
you’ll ever get a chance for!

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I see through the eyes of experience when I say this is long overdue.
With my 6 years of online marketing experience, I believe that this will
prove to the most dominating internet marketing value proposition ever
introduced online! There is a very STRONG likelihood that this business
will continue to go viral at warp speed with or without you.

This may or may not be for you but I suggest that you at least check it
out if you currently have a website or if you are genuinely interested
in developing either a home based business or an online business.

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If you’re already involved in a network marketing business where you
need a duplicable system for success for yourself and your organization,
this could be something you could all really benefit from!

For more detailed info, go to www.strategicsuccessresults.com and click on “Blog” on the top right hand corner.

I’d love to stay connected with my LWL friends! Are you using Social
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Twas The Night Before Christmas
(for Network Marketers)

by Emma Tiebens

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except my computer’s mouse.
News of recession has prompted me to care ,
For people in the network marketing industry hurting everywhere.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
How to reach out to many kept dancing in my head.
As my family snored, I donned my thinking cap,
Wouldn’t even consider for a moment to take a winter’s nap.

When into my Inbox arose such a clatter,
Propped myself on the bed to see what was the matter.
Invitations to connect came in like a flash,
I honestly thought my computer would crash!

I didn’t even notice the fresh-fallen snow
Was so busy sending lots of “hello”
To new and unexpected leads which appeared,
Out of nowhere, from people both new and endeared.

My God-given brain started processing quick,
So many strategies out there, which one should I pick?
Everyone claims theirs is the best.
I need to know what really works that stands above the rest!!

In the past I’ve toyed with the leads that you buy,
With hopes that they’d bring me my pie in the sky.
So daily I called at least one hundred and two,
Spoke with ten, but the rest I couldn’t get through.

“Now Dillard! Now, Belcher! Now, Reese and now Kern!
On, Ceballos! On, Fong! On Yaghi and Bell!
Worked together to change the course of us all
By sharing their “secrets” they helped us not to fall!

And then, in a twinkling, I’m no longer aloof
As how to be magnetic is far from fool proof
There are hurdles to overcome to turn things around
Good thing we have access to leaders who abound.

I mustered my strength and stepped out with one foot,
Web 2.0 and capture pages, new knowledge took root.
Though I got some responses, I was taken aback,
My page wasn’t converting, a skill I definitely lacked.

Someone did tell me that blogging would carry,
The weight of generating organic leads in a hurry!
Signed up for WordPress my first article I sowed,
Not really understanding how everything flowed.

Then the social media craze made me clench my teeth,
Wrote updates and comments as often as I breathe.
With My Space, Twitter, Facebook, I put down the telly ,
But source info and split testing were a tad hard to tally!

Through all these I realized how vital is oneself,
In giving without want, being of service and of help
Inspiring, encouraging on what lies ahead
Soon gave me the courage I had nothing to dread.

With mentors I was blessed with I went straight to work,
Focused on one or two strategies that brought the most perk.
Identifying true divine purpose helped overcome my woes
From having no following, my numbers arose!

I jumped on the wagon then gave the team a whistle,
And while things are uncertain, my confidence has settled.
Now more than ever on this very special night,
“Happy Christmas to all…let’s put up a good fight!”

(an adaptation from Twas A Night Before Christmas A Poem by Clement Clarke Moore)

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What a phenomenal Dream Day weekend we had in Anaheim, CA last weekend!  R3Global is in CA and the momentum is unstoppable!

I will update this post later…meanwhile, just wanted to share a video of what was in my heart after the event…

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Am Blown Away!!!

What a call!  I have been looking forward to this call this afternoon, with no specific expectations but I did have an expectancy that was at an all time high!

I am soooo glad to hear Robert stressing Network Marketing as one of his solutions as opposed to “flipping houses” – wow, I wish more people could have heard that!  I love what he said about Network Marketing – “You can help other people find their commitment to help themselves to be the best that they can be”!  In the process, we can bring people along and free them from the bondage of ignorance, confusion and fear!

Prior to the call, I wasn’t even remotely thinking of paying $3,500 for a seminar (although I have paid close to that in the past for a good seminar)  but after listening to how Mike, Robert and Kelly interacted with such passion and conviction, a seed was planted in my heart to seriously consider it.

Robert was absolutley right when he said:

* It’s easier to stay poor, depressed and unhealthy because it takes commitment to become wealthy.

* When the going gets tough, the weak take a break. 

* Depression era mentality is alive and well in America!

*  You know what got us into this mess?  Banks lending money they don’t have and the government printing money out of thin air! 

The question is, what will we do about it?  I believe I will decide sooner or later to either do something about it or wait until the “sky falls down”!

Truly a life-changing call!  To listen to the call, go to http://www.betternetworker.com/podcasts/view/mike-dillard-and-robert-kiyosaki-call

Emma Tiebens

www.emmatiebens.com

www.strategicsuccessresults.com

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