Four Helpful Options Available For Office Phone Systems

To compare business phone systems and find the right fit for a particular company, four benefits should be heavily considered. Ideal office phone systems will include a virtual receptionist, voicemail transcriptions, ‘contact us’ web widgets, call routing to cells and office phones, and HD voice quality.

Compare Business Phone Systems That Come With Voicemail Transcription

An option known as voicemail transcription transmits a text version of voicemail messages to the email address an individual has selected. The written transcription arrives at the user’s email address and/or email-enabled cellular device along with an audio file of the message. Some providers include this feature in their packages. Others offer a free 30-day trial of voicemail transcription service to all users on a company’s account. Once the trial period has concluded, a manager can choose to continue this option as a paid service on certain extensions of his choice. Fully automated, voicemail transcription utilizes high-tech voice recognition technology. The transcribing does not need a live agent. By using automated technology, communication vendors can ensure total privacy and speedy delivery of the transcribed message.

‘Contact Us’ Web Widget Offers Added Value

Business owners who compare business phone systems find that a web widget with ‘contact us’ capabilities gives online publishers the chance to increase value and following to blogs, social networks, home pages, and websites. Easily embedded into a page, a widget is a small web application. This capability is included with some office phone systems that are designed with the components needed to be embedded in a blog or web page. The most common of internet forms, ‘contact us’ web widgets can be located on numerous websites and blogs. Typically, they all consist of the same structure including a user information section (name, company, email, etc.), and a contact detail section (purpose for contact, subject, and description).

Call Routing, From Cells To External Offices

Call routing entails answering an incoming telephone call and routing it to another point that could be any extension number in the office, a handheld or portable device like a cell phone, or to another landline number. The biggest selling point of call routing is that it ensures that no important calls are missed when a person is unavailable or at a location where the telephone number usually exists. Today’s providers often offer deals that come with call routing to cell and office cubicles, even with a basic package. In some instances, the subscribers can receive cellular call forwarding services. If the cell number incurs problems, then the subscriber can route the call to any other desired number until a solution is put into place. There are countless positive aspects of call forwarding services. For example, when the chief executive officer is not physically present at the office, he can still answer the calls coming into his office line. This ability to forward calls to an employee’s cell phone, landline, or any other number desired makes managing a company far more efficient. With this technology, the desired party can speak to directly to clients, answer their questions, and provide information, regardless of their location.

Importance Of HD Voice Quality

As individuals who operate a company compare business phone systems, they should consider the importance of HD (high-definition) voice quality. Also called wideband voice, this advancement has received a lot of attention recently. The audio technology, which allows office phone systems to send a far broader range of sounds over internet lines than traditional phones, greatly improves the clarity of voice calls. Conventional lines use PSTN (public switched telephone network) circuits that produce more static and less lucidity. Businesses can tangibly benefit from HD voice quality by not dealing with calls coming in that are inaudible or get cut off. Business owners trying to close a deal prefer to depend on HD voice quality instead of traditional fuzzy lines.

Network Marketing Blog Traffic Training

Let me guess. You’ve created a network marketing blog complete with graphical headers, opt-in boxes and banner ads for your favorite affiliate programs, but you aren’t making any money because you don’t have sufficient traffic to your a network marketing blog. Now that the blog is up and running, you’ve realized that just having a network marketing blog is only half the battle. The other half is blog traffic. You’ve landed on this post looking for a network marketing blog traffic strategies, tools or training. Am I right so far?

Or perhaps you don’t have a network marketing blog yet and are thinking about creating one. You’ll be glad you landed here because a blog without any traffic won’t make any money or generate any leads. Be sure you have a traffic plan for leading people to your blog.

Either way, you are in the right place. This particular MLM blog gets plenty of traffic and I can teach you how to do it too.This will be an overview article discussing your options for network marketing blog traffic. We can’t possibly teach you how to do all this stuff in one article…but the tutorials and resources on rest of the site will get you pretty far.

Network Marketing Blog Traffic Sources

Search Engines

Paid search

You can run pay-per-click (PPC) ads on any of the major search engines. When someone searches for a keyword like “network marketing blog” your ad will be served to them. A click takes them directly to your website. You pay for each click. The amount depends on how many other advertisers you are competing with. You can turn it on or turn it off at any time.

Organic search

Organic search is also called SEO or search engine optimization. This is the process of optimizing your website to appear high in the free search results for a particular keyword phrase. It takes time and patience, but once your MLM blog ranks well for a couple popular searches, you’ll get lots of free clicks and visitors.

Referring Sites

Text Ads/Banner Ads

You can place sponsored links, text ads and banner ads on other websites to bring in referral traffic to your own website. This can be done through large ad servers that place links on thousands of sites or by negotiating directly with the owner of the target site. Prices will vary and most consumers will know it is a paid ad. Turn on or off at any time.

Content Links

Every site owner needs content. When you provide quality content in the form of a guest blog post or a useful blog comment you are generally able to provide a link back to your own network marketing blog. If the reader enjoys your article or finds your comment helpful (and if you have something enticing to offer them on your site) they will often click the link to visit.

Email

Email is a fast and cheap way to reach many people. If you don’t have your own large email list yet you can do a list rental. This allows you to send a promotional message to thousands of people at a time. You can do a solo ad where you are the only sponsor of the email or have your message batched with other advertisers. Prices are based on list size, quality and how prominently your message is featured.

Smart Phones

QR codes and text messages are two ways to get people to your blog from smart phones. This strategy is currently very effective because not many people are doing it, but you want to make sure you have a mobile-friendly network marketing blog before sending a bunch of smart phone traffic to it. Stay tuned to this one…it is the wave of the future.

Offline

Ever heard of drop cards? They are mini-advertisements printed on business card-sized paper than you can drop around town. The card directs people to your network marketing blog for more information about the headline on the card. They are very inexpensive to print and easy to work into your daily routine.

Getting Started with Network Marketing Blog Traffic

The smartest thing you can do is to learn a little bit about each of the options for network marketing blog traffic and then select ONE strategy to get really good at. Don’t try to do them all at the same time. Build up your blog traffic to 300 or more visitors per month from a single method before launching into any others. This amount of traffic will be enough to give you early feedback on the effectiveness of the offer and opt-ins on your network marketing blog. The rest is tweaking, refining and adding more traffic.

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Copyrighting Infringement – Is The Threat Real For Artists?

Many artists have asked me recently about protecting their images from online theft. Downloading photos from websites is as easy as 1-2-3 so… what can you do to protect your work, and more importantly, should you be worried about it?

1. Why is your work online?

Let’s start by examining the reasons you have put your work online in the first place. As an artist, having a website means that millions of people and potential collectors are able to see images of your work for free. A digital portfolio can reach potential galleries, collectors, art critics, curators, museums, friends and family. To ensure your site will be seen by as many people as possible, it needs to be easily accessed, should be easy to navigate, with clear images that are large enough to be seen properly on most monitors, yet not too big that they will take too long to download .

Making it easy for everyone to see your work of course makes the images vulnerable to theft. What tools are available to prevent theft and are they effective?

2. Are the tools to protect images effective?

There have been many attempts to prevent theft from websites, from disabling right-click to putting watermarks on images. Unfortunately, most of those have simple work-arounds that any tech-savvy thief will know:

– Flash site: though you cannot download an image from a flash site, anyone can use the print screen function to get an image. Get a flash site because you like the look, not because you are told it will protect your work from copyright infringement

– Disabling right-click: this will annoy anyone who legitimately wants to promote your work (a blog reviewer trying to post an image of your work for example) yet is easily circumvented.

– Watermarks: to be effective, the watermarks would have to be so big that no one (including potential collectors!) would be able to see the image properly. But, a watermark which allows the image to be seen unscathed can easily be removed by anyone with some Photoshop expertise. Watermarks, then, seem to be a doomed proposition.

3. Who are the thieves anyway?

Let’s stop for a minute and think about the purposes of our potential thieves. Possibly the most threatening would be someone stealing images for mass printing and distribution. Imagine walking into a Bed and Bath, and seeing your paintings on shower curtains!

Here, your best defense is the web itself: images prepared for the web are usually not suitable for printing, because they are at a low resolution (72 dot-per-inch) and are typically fairly small (on average about 500 pixels or less than seven inches).

A licensing company usually has large pools of artists doing work for them, and basically do not need to steal art that will reproduce poorly on their products, and lower their quality.

4. Can nothing be done?

If you are truly worried about copyright infringement, you can register your images with the government (see the government site at http://www.copyright.gov). The current cost to register is $45. You do not need to register to obtain copyright. According to the law:
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
You only need to have the copyright registered if you wish to take legal actions against someone:
Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.
Beware that an actual lawsuit against anyone can be quite expensive, and you probably should be comfortable spending up to $5, 000 and risk not recovering any monies.

In conclusion, though the risks of copyright infringement do exist, artists should probably not spend too much time worrying about their images being stolen for nefarious purposes. Most people who will download your images will do so with or without your permission, and usually will not have any criminal intents (bloggers, galleries, friends, students). For those who do, bringing any legal action against them will be costly, time-consuming, and in the end, may not bring any reparations or compensations.

Profiling Lander University

Lander University is a state supported four year institution in Greenwood, South Carolina. The regional university was founded in 1872 as Williamston Female College, a private institution in Williamston, South Carolina. After the college moved to Greenwood, it was renamed in 1904 after its founder, Samuel Lander. Men were first admitted to the college in 1943. Today the campus occupies 123 acres and has a mix of older and newer buildings. Many of the university’s facilities have been upgraded or expanded in recent years.

The university enrollment is 3,000 undergraduate students, with an average class size of 22. The small class size and low student/ instructor ratio gives the institution the feel of a small private college. Lander University has undergraduate degree programs in 60 academic areas. Major areas of concentration and study include biology, chemistry, business administration, computer information systems, early childhood education, elementary education, special education, English, music, nursing, political science, and visual arts. There is a dual engineering degree program with Clemson University. Lander University offers a number of pre-professional programs including pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-physical therapy, and pre-occupational therapy. A criminal justice management degree is available as an online program. Three Masters Degree programs are offered at Lander University. The Masters programs that can be earned are a Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education, a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, and a Master of Education in Montessori Education. Lander University is the only institution in South Carolina offering undergraduate and graduate programs leading to a national certification in Montessori Education.

Students at Lander University may become involved in more than 60 clubs and organizations on campus. Available choices include academic organizations, honor societies, fraternities, sororities, professional organizations, theater and musical groups, student government, religious organizations, social groups, and intramural sports teams. Lander University participates in NCAA Division II athletics. Lander Bearcat teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference with teams in golf, tennis, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. The Lander men’s tennis teams have won 12 National Championships in their athletic division.

Lander University has an Equestrian Center that operates the Bearcat Therapeutic Riding Center. The university has an equestrian team that participates on both a club and a show level. All students are welcome to join the equestrian team, regardless of their level of riding experience.

The Monsanto Gallery at Lander University features the work of artists from around the Southeast. Special exhibitions are scheduled during the academic year. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Thursday from 1-8pm and Fridays from 10am-5pm.

Pisa and Florence, Italy

After taking the train from Venice, we made a quick stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower before going on to Florence. Our first view of the tower was one of total amazement. According to history, the tilt of the tower began shortly after construction started in 1173 and continued for most of the 344 years it took to build. The tower was finally completed in 1319 but was halted several times during construction, once for almost one hundred years, because of the continuous tilting. Currently the tower is 183.27 feet high on the low side and 186.02 feet tall on the high side. There are about 294 steps to the top with the stairs wrapping around in a spiral formation on the inner side of the walls. Renovation work has been done on the foundation in recent years and it is estimated that it will be good for another two hundred years at least. However, in spite of the work done, neither of us was inclined to make the climb to the top. It looked like it would be a long way down and the tilt was significant.

The Leaning Tower was another one of those sites that, although having seen many pictures previously, is quite unbelievable anyway. It almost defies the laws of gravity. The other buildings in the square, the Cathedral and Baptistry, were very impressive in their architecture and although picturesque, it was the tower that held everyone's rapt attention. The tower is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square. After getting the usual corny touristy pictures of holding up the tower, we headed back to the train station to continue our trip to Florence.

Our accommodation for our one night stay in Florence was a room in a hostel. We were very impressed with the set-up of the hostel and the statues displayed in the lower court yard. Also impressive was the fact that both breakfast and dinner were available at extremely reasonable prices for those who were staying there. Our trip of Europe unfortunately, has been a case of a lot of tasting the icing but not having time to eat the cake. But it has opened up our eyes to what can be seen when you travel and what a wonderful experience it is.

Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It is a city steeped in history and lures you down its streets with its architectural wonders. Shortly after our arrival, we took a guided walking tour. Throughout our short tour of Florence, our guide pointed out many buildings, indicating whether their architectural influence was Renaissance, medieval, Baroque or that of the Medici family.

The first place we visited was the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore built in Renaissance style architecture. Built in 1296, the facade of green, pink and white marble was not completed until 1436. Our guide explained that lack of financial resources was the reason for this. Another place we visited was the Plazza della Signoria which is in the center of the historic area featuring an open air sculpture exhibit. There are many squares in Florence and many are like outdoor museums with beautiful works of art. Also, the Ponte Vecchio, built in 1345, was Florence's first bridge across the Arno River and the only bridge surviving from medieval times.

Taking us to a Gelato shop, our guide claimed it was the best in all of Florence. Most who got one seemed to agree with her. Besides there being many cafes and restaurants, it is also considered to have some of the best shopping in all of Europe. She said that the city is the place to come to see art by Michelangelo, as well. There are many pieces of his art throughout the city.

The Uffizi Gallery is a place that should not be missed having only masterpieces and works of art collected by kings and other royalty. This includes such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Bellini, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli. The gallery, built in 1560, has art dating from the 13th century.

At the end of the tour, our guide left us in one of the many squares in Florence, letting us find our way back to the hostel ourselves. This gave us the opportunity to explore more of Florence in the short time we had available.

Our next adventure is Rome where we will be able to stay for three nights and have a little more time to explore that city.

Ms. Behnish has had many articles published in magazines and newspapers in both Canada and the United States on travel as well as family issues and brain injuries.

Art Career Success with Local Businesses

Local businesses are often the best places to sell your original arts and crafts. If your goal is gallery representation, local sales can build your reputation, and fill in your resume. In addition, income from local sales can exceed what you earn with some galleries.

JOIN REGIONAL ART ASSOCIATIONS

Most communities have an art association of some kind. You’ll find them listed in the yellow pages of your local phone book, and sometimes online. Look in categories such as “Clubs”, “Associations”, and so on.

These groups are usually a mix of professionals and eager amateurs. At their meetings, I’ve seen everything from gorgeous, $10K watercolors to crocheted dolls in unnatural colors & fibers. No two groups are the same. Visit as a guest before joining, and see if the association or club is right for you.

Most art associations sponsor regular gallery shows in their own meeting place or in a town hall or library meeting room. They often have at least one outdoor art show, at which you can display your art and perhaps demonstrate your techniques.

Art association meetings include regular demonstrations (of art technique) by artists who will usually sell some art to the members, too. This can be a good outlet if you want to do demos.

Start by creating a form letter that you’ll send to every art association in the phone book. When the demo is announced, make sure that the publicity mentions that you’ll have art for sale, too. The art association takes a commission based on how much you sell, and everyone goes home happy.

USE THE ART ASSOCIATION’S CONTACTS FOR LOCAL SALES

Many art associations have working relationships with local businesses, especially restaurants, bookstores, beauty salons, and banks… anyone with blank wall space that wants an “art show” to generate interest. (They use this to attract visitors and for press releases, publicity, etc.) Libraries are less likely to be able to offer work for sale, but it depends upon the local laws.

This works best if the sales go through the art association. Next to each piece of art, place the art association’s business card. On it, write the title of the art, the artist, the price, and how to contact the art association for more information.

Of course, this should be something better than voicemail; someone needs to be on hand to answer the phone. A member who works at home is good for this job.

If your local art club hasn’t done this before, help them to set it up. The art association can have a single phone number, and use Call Forwarding to whomever is manning the phones that day.

HELP YOUR ART CLUB TURN PROFESSIONAL

If you are in an art association that doesn’t have a working relationship with local businesses, bring it up at the next business meeting. Some members may already work at offices or shops that would cheerfully display your art.

There are issues to sort out, including how the art is insured, if it’s protected from damage, and so on. You can check with other art associations and see how they handle it.

Once you start contacting businesses about displaying local art, you may be surprised at how easy this is.

ART ASSOCIATIONS AND CREDIT CARD PURCHASES

In most cases, the art association makes the sale, and has a merchant account that accepts checks and credit cards. The art association takes a percentage of the sales, usually about 20%. At the end of the month, the association issues a check to everyone whose art sold that month.

IF YOU CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT ART GROUP FOR YOUR WORK

If you don’t have a local art association–or if their interests don’t match yours–start your own. A simple, free announcement in the local newspaper will attract interest, and your public library can probably provide a free meeting room.

Selling your arts and crafts locally is a great first step for any artist. In addition, it’s usually fun, brings you recognition from your neighbors, and adds a little extra beauty to the businesses that participate.

Be Do Have – It’s Time to Create the Life You Want

“The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a Law of Attraction Coach? I’d like to introduce you to a well-respected and popular coach who is based in Phoenix but travels nationwide speaking and teaching law of attraction concepts: He is author of “Be Do Have, It’s Time to Create the Life You Want”. He has been certified directly by world-renowned coach Bob Proctor (“The Secret”) and over 20 years of study and work in the field of personal development.

We asked our coach to tell us what is special about Law of attraction-based coaching:

The success of life is in finding the joy, and if you want to know how successful you are then look at your feelings. Success is truly measured by your degree of joy. The happier you are, the more on track you are. My role as a coach is to help people connect with their own ability to reach for better feelings, and thus, become successful at getting what they want.

I’m a Law of Attraction coach for individuals, executive teams and businesses. I don’t use magic formulas, a ten-step process, or any kind of pre-conceived approach with my clients. My job is to facilitate your own transformation by listening and drawing out from you what you already know but don’t realize you know. I learned this process from a true master of drawing forth great potential: Bob Proctor, a featured teacher on the phenomenally popular DVD “The Secret”.

The tools I use are questions that help you find self-empowerment and lead you to a place of understanding the power of your own thoughts to create your reality, rather than your circumstances creating your thoughts.

The power of coaching lies in the creative process. When combined with learning about Law of attraction, the process is significantly sped up. Why is that? You focus forward instead of dwelling on the past results. Through the coaching experience, you will develop personal accountability and have the integrity to identify within yourself excuses and justifications as incongruent with your goals. You will learn not to listen to the peanut gallery out there —everyone is going to give a different opinion of where you should be, and provide judgments about what you have done and where you are going. You will learn feel what is right and what feels good for yourself. That is an incredibly empowering life-skill.

I want to highlight some of the successes of people with whom I have been privileged to work. The same truth holds for each client’s success: the ability to engage in a dialog about themselves and not shy away from the belief in their own feelings of joy in contemplating their goals. For a client who is a Real Estate agent, becoming a fashion model was a dream that she thought no longer possible until we worked together. After identifying that passion, focusing on positive outcomes and taking the steps to achieve them she indeed started her modeling career. After ten weeks working together, she was well on her way – with a portfolio of photos, a contract with a modeling agency and most importantly, the feeling of being on the right track and confidence in her desire.

Another client is developing her interior design business around law of attraction concepts – and realizing her desire to create a life’s work based on bringing joy to her customers. Through consciously creating home interiors reflective of her clients’ personal affirmations, goals, desires and self-image, she helps them to strengthen their good feelings about their home and the joyful experiences that take place there. She helps people create an environment for affirms their positive feelings at every turn. She is creating a book on the subject and you will surely hear more about that in the future.

I have clients who have been able to leave jobs they don’t like, create successful businesses , and foster happier marriages where they thought the damage was too great to repair. I even have a client who was suffering from severe depression until she was able to create a fundamental shift in her belief about experiencing joy and happiness in life. It was my intention in this column to go into detail about the various success stories, but ultimately I feel it is more important to beat the drum of what all of these cases have in common: the ability to embrace your wants, give them attention and move towards better and better feelings about your own life. Those things when combined, create a momentum towards achievement better than the best laid-plans and strategies. When you receive unwavering encouragement all the way to the finish line- your commitment, enthusiasm, and belief in your abilities increases exponentially.

Clients often want to know what the specific “rules” there are for benefiting from law of attraction – there aren’t any except: relax and reach for a better feeling state. Law of attraction is about ease. The “work” of “getting” law of attraction to work for you is to get truthful with yourself and get clear on what you want, and why you want it. It’s really all about how you genuinely feel and what your true state of being is under all the beliefs, assumptions, stories, histories and meanings you may put on yourself. Law of attraction responds to your actual state of being, not what you say or act out. That is why people who are true to their dreams, goals and desires are successful.

Often, we say things we don’t really mean and expect the universe to respond, but the universe always responds to your true meaning…and your true meaning is always emanating from you vibrationally. You get what you think about, you get how you feel…whether you want it or not. As a coach, I can help you identify what your thought process is about various aspects of your life, and what your habitual patterns are creating. I help you look at your current results and see that they are not your potential. Over time, you begin to see that you do actually know deeply that whatever you are giving your attention to activates your point of attraction. That awareness is the key shift into creating the life you want – understanding that what you give your attention to will grow, no matter what it is.

I will also help you identify what your beliefs are about your own success, because what you believe is an important basis for attraction. You may be focused on beliefs which are limiting or negative.

Likewise, with your desires, you may have gotten a little out of whack about knowing more of what you don’t want than what you do want. My job as a coach is to help you find what you do want, and to feel good about it, because the fundamental basis of law of attraction is that you are supposed to feel good. You may be so focused on what is missing in your life and on your lack that you set up within yourself a pattern of failure and unconsciously not letting yourself move toward what you do want. You should be giving undivided attention to what you do want.

You can learn not to argue for your limitations. You can learn to make peace with who you are and find out how much you really know. This is a process that is totally available to anyone who wants it. If you want to learn about law of attraction, come to a discussion hour, join a mastermind study group, or work with me one-on one and start taking the steps toward cultivating your joy, happiness, goals and dreams.

You can become an unstoppable force for personal achievement. Coaching in one form or another has been practiced among a small minority of enlightened individuals for centuries. Only recently has this enormously powerful engine for personal transformation begun to receive mainstream attention on a global scale. I believe this miraculous turn of events is the result of a spiritual shift that is taking place in the world: Individuals in great numbers are realizing that they have deep reservoirs of talent and ability – and that they possess the inherent power to bring them forth and use them to shape their destinies. One of life’s beautiful truths is that you can accomplish everything you’ve ever dreamed of accomplishing. Allow us to show you how.

Free Online Hypnosis – A Neat Trick For Getting People To Respond – Part 2

Here’s a pretty neat thing you can do for getting people to notice you. Once people start responding to you, then it becomes easier to hypnotize and influence them. So here’s what I want you to do: get used to doing things which are totally irrelevant at first.

So, when you’re sitting in the office, don’t turn around to someone and say, “Hey, why not get me a cup of coffee?” unless you’re already used to asking for those sorts of things.

Start with requests which seem really trivial and unimportant. Things like the following…
Could you pass me that piece of paper over there?

Oh, pass me the salt?

Why don’t you stand over here while we talk about this?

That’s a lovely watch, can I see it?” as you pick up the wrist to have a look at it.

These are all very unimportant activities that people will happily comply with.

But even though they’re unimportant activities, you’re already beginning the ‘law of successive approximation’ and they’re beginning to respond to you. And you can begin to use the ‘law of compounding effect’ to make sure that, each and every time that you ask for something, it’s more likely that they’ll respond to the next one as well.

So start with little things, and build them up. If you’re already used to asking for little things, then start asking for ever more important things.

Ask people to sit down when they don’t normally want to sit down. Ask them to bring you a cup of coffee, to bring a paper, to recount a story – whatever it happens to be – but make it subtle enough that it fits the conversational context that you happen to be in.

Just remember to do it with a friendly smile on your face and a casual manner, so it’s no big deal for you or for them, or for anyone else.

This is a great way to begin the hypnosis process. When you first meet someone, you need to start small before really influencing them, and this is a good way to do it. Once you finish this step you can start asking for bigger and more important things until you can make someone do anything you want.

Want to get more insider secrets to hypnotize anyone you want?

Just visit Hypnosis Gallery [http://www.HypnosisGallery.com] and sign up for the Underground Hypnosis course.

A True (Entrepreneurial) Tale of Synchronicity and Guidance

Over the years, people have come to me and asked how I got into the special events industry or how I started my special events location and production company and became an “expert” so quickly. I thought that one day I would put the story in writing for those who are curious and I decided that day has come. It seems rather timely, as I recently made the decision to completely release my corporate business in order to devote myself exclusively to teaching my Feel Free to Prosper program to help others align themselves with Universal laws to overcome adversity and accomplish as I have.

The sole client I maintained this past couple of years has been Campbell Soup, which spent over $450 million dollars to create promotions targeted at children. That client came to me literally “out of the blue” just after I began teaching my program. I had a key role in these promotions, securing spectacular locations – the Hollywood mansions, English castle and private Caribbean island that lucky children would win for a week’s stay with their friends and family as the Grand Prize. This August was the fulfillment month for promotions # 4, 5 and 6 that were booked earlier in the year. I became aware this past August that it was time to “cut the cord” after two decades of owning a business that serviced the world’s largest corporations.

So how did this career of two decades begin? What was my background and experience? How did I get started? Did I have any material or financial advantage? Were prosperity principles involved?

The answers…

o How did this career begin? Out of the blue

o What was my experience? None

o How did I get started? Pure synchronicity and intuitive guidance

o Did I have any material or financial advantage? Absolutely not

o Were prosperity principles involved? Absolutely yes

The story…

Be prepared for a detailed account of synchronicity and Universal guidance borne out of my application of prosperity principles – this will be a free flowing tale as I remember the details. I may not be inspired again to tell it, so I will offer it in full. But I will submit it in sections, so that it is not overwhelming and so that you may absorb the full impact of the synchronicity and prosperity lessons learned along the way. You will discover how the beginning of this story flows into the subsequent connected experiences and weaves itself into the creation of my company and the business that lasted over 20 years, despite some very intense times. This installment contains Part I and a link to take you to the rest of the evolving story…

It begins in the early 80s and at a point in my life when I was in limbo and in debt. I had made my first attempt at a free lance business that gave me some experience but didn’t go very far. I was at a crossroads and in debt and didn’t know what direction to take. I was in various stages of the study of metaphysics and learning about the mind and mental and spiritual laws. I knew I had to do something about my situation and do it quickly. I was always intrigued with the metaphysical and psychic world, parapsychology and the whole idea of being “guided” by our intuition. So I made the decision that my immediate “job” would be to seriously apply what I had been learning from the prosperity teachers and literature. And I did just that. I took what I was learning and put my heart into applying it.

PART I: BRANCUSI WHO?

It was a very, very hot summer day in Los Angeles – a heat wave. The last thing I would have thought to do was to go shopping for clothes or run around town in the heat. Hey, I loved fashion but there were certainly no funds for new wardrobe items. I had to find a way out of thousands of dollars of debt I had somehow managed to incur while “free lancing” in business.

Suddenly I had a spontaneous urge to go to the very exclusive department store, Bonwit Teller, on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. I didn’t know why. Well, I reasoned, at least it would be well air-conditioned. I drove to the store and went to the designer department.

There I immediately ran into a saleswoman whom I had not seen since she worked at Neiman Marcus and had sold me a few items maybe a year or two before. Imagine my surprise when she said she had been thinking of me just that morning and said to herself, I’ll bet Marilyn would know what to do with this situation. She knew about a woman who lived in Palm Springs who was trying to sell a sculpture by the sculptor Brancusi and the owner was offering a finder’s fee to someone who could find a buyer for her.

Brancusi? Never heard of him. I actually knew nothing about the art business and certainly wouldn’t know how to find a buyer for any kind of art or sculpture. But I was intrigued. Why, out of 14 million people in this city, was I intuitively drawn to this opportunity and why was this saleswoman thinking of me for the task that morning even though she hadn’t seen me in well over a year and didn’t know much about my business ability? Why did I feel prompted to go to the store? My intuition told me that this was a response from my prosperity work and that I should follow through even though I had no idea what to do at the time.

I obtained photos of the sculpture from the owner and did some research by calling galleries and such. I discovered that the owner had already been shopping it around for a couple of years. Furthermore, Constantin Brancusi is a famous sculptor whose modern abstract works sell for tens of millions, but this was an extremely early piece of his – a plaster head of a boy, not his abstract style at all, not even a bronze, and it apparently had no value in the art world. The sculpture had been a wedding present to this woman many decades earlier in Romania. When the Nazis came in and confiscated valuables, she managed to smuggle the piece out through Italy and brought it to America with her years later. Now as an older woman, she had no more attachment to the work and preferred the income instead. Wherever I called or visited, gallery owners and art professionals said to forget it, no one would want it. The piece is too early, it’s not Brancusi’s distinct style, it’s only plaster, not even a completed sculpture. (I will say though, from the photos I had, it was a sensitive and lovely version of this young boy’s head).

But all I could feel inside was that this was MY prosperity demonstration and it was given to me for a reason. I would not give up…

Around that time I was attending a Wednesday night healing class conducted by Janet Levy, a metaphysical teacher who called her class Expect a Miracle. In fact, she would give us all small affirmation cards. On one side was printed “Expect a Miracle” and on the blank side we were to write our own affirmation or what we wanted to “demonstrate”, another metaphysical term for manifest.

After several months of getting nowhere with calls regarding a source to buy this Brancusi, I made a decision. I sat down quietly and very simply said to Infinite Intelligence, the Universe…”Find me a buyer for the Brancusi.” That was it. Simple. Clear. Effortless. There would be no more outer action on my part. I had done whatever I could do myself with no result.

I intuitively must have known it was time to let go and let the Universe take over. As you will see, this was one of my greatest lessons in spiritual law, as I learned from this experience that we do not have to exhaust ourselves trying to force things to happen and THEN decide to go to our Source. We can go to our Source at the very beginning and save lots of time and hassle. As the saying goes, we can go direct and cut out the middle man. 🙂

I continued to sit quietly and suddenly I heard an inaudible whisper coming from somewhere in my consciousness. My inner voice whispered “Guggenheim Museum”. That’s all. Guggenheim Museum. I had lived in Manhattan a couple of times so I knew the Guggenheim Museum was there, but I had never been there because I wasn’t a modern art fan. (I had often visited the Metropolitan Museum). But the voice said Guggenheim Museum. It was clear.

I picked up the phone and called the Guggenheim in New York and spoke with the curator. She knew the sculpture because she said the owner had stored it with them years before when she first came to America and while she was settling in Palm Springs in the West. But she said they would have no interest in it. She could, however, give me the name of an art dealer who might be able to direct me somewhere. I made the call to the art dealer, Harold Diamond.

The art dealer did not refer me to anyone. Instead, he told me that if I was willing to bring the plaster head to New York, HE would buy it himself! He offered $50,000.

Now, imagine this scenario…

I had been living in Los Angeles for about 8 years. I had come to LA after spending a year in New York City. I was no longer accustomed to the cold climate (except for an occasional trip to the snow here at Lake Arrowhead). I gathered warm clothing while the owner of the Brancusi, having accepted the dealer’s offer, paid for my plane ticket and prepared me for my trip to make the sale. This was the first time I actually saw the real plaster head, as it had been stored in a vault in Palm Springs. It was now in a canvas bag with small wheels on the bottom and it was exclusively my responsibility to get it safely to its destination.

It was January 5th. There was a mass exodus in both airports – LAX and JFK – with people returning after their holiday travels. And here I was rolling this plaster head in a canvas bag among throngs of travelers, taking utmost care not to let anyone or anything come in contact with that bag (remember, the sculpture was only plaster). If anything had happened to this piece of art on the way to its intended new home, I would have had to leave the country and go into hiding 🙂

On the plane, when all carry ons had to be placed under the seat for takeoff, I refused to let go of the Brancusi. I held it like a live baby. I argued with the attendant until she realized how important this was to me. I was not about to have a plaster head selling for $50,000 go rolling down an airplane aisle! I held it close to my heart for much of the trip…

The story continues here…

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Bendigo – A Golden Experience

Located in the geographical centre of Victoria, Bendigo is just a 90 minute drive from the state’s capital, Melbourne. Easily accessible by car and campervan by four major highways, journeying along the Calder Highway from Melbourne, is the safest and most secure way to travel.

Bendigo is most famously known as one of Australia’s major gold mining towns. In fact, between 1850 and 1900, more gold was found here then in any other part of the world. All up, Bendigo has produced $9 billion worth of this precious metal, making it the 7th richest gold field in the world.

Located on the northern fringe of the Great Dividing Range, Bendigo enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal holiday destination all year round. The entire area is rich in local history, with a strong emphasis on art and culture and high value placed in the local food and wine.

The neat, wide streets of Bendigo are lined with inspiring Victorian buildings, which emphasise the rich heritage of this historic town. The most noticeable of these buildings include the Bendigo Town Hall, the School of Mines, the Bendigo Art Gallery and the Law Courts. These buildings can be admired as you stroll down the quiet streets of this quaint town.

Bendigo celebrates a vivacious arts and cultural scene. Home to several inspiring art galleries, the Bendigo Art Gallery is by far the greatest highlight the town has to offer in regards to art. As one of the largest and oldest regional art gallery’s in Australia, the Bendigo Art Gallery boasts a wide array of exhibitions that encompass the essence of Australian art. Displays of traditional Australian art and artefacts and art from the Bendigo goldfields are contrasted with 19th Century European art. This contrast offers an unforgettable cultural experience that demonstrates the very uniqueness of Bendigo. The Bendigo Pottery also offers an enlightening experience for tourists with the interpretive museum depicting even further, the true extent of Bendigo’s history.

While visiting Bendigo you can explore all the facets of the local life through guided and self-guided tours. Taking a Mine Experience Tour allows you to walk in the footsteps of the miners as you dare to mission underground and discover the home of the gold. There are also opportunities to pan for gold, which offers a unique and unforgettable experience for the entire family.

To get a true taste of the vastness of the City of Greater Bendigo and surrounding areas, explore the countryside from the sky in a hot air balloon. There are several local destinations from which you can take off and all you have to do is enjoy the stunning beauty that surrounds you, while gaining a bird’s eye view of all that Bendigo has to offer.

Returning to the ground, explore some of the natural wonders that you admired from the air. Take the short drive into the hills of Bendigo and you will come to the Great Dividing Trail. Trek along the Bendigo Goldfield’s Walk, which begins in the hills and takes you through to the Bendigo Railway Station. This walk is a hidden treasure, with deep gorges, fern lined rivers and local artefacts following you, you can enjoy the cultural heritage of this walk at your own pace and style. For a further exploration of the natural beauty of Bendigo, venture into the Greater Bendigo National Park, home to some of the highest quality Box-ironbark forest in the region. The native flora and fauna of this park are truly spectacular and give you a taste of Australia’s wonder and splendour.

For the ultimate dining experience you can’t go past the Bendigo Ninesevensix. This refurbished 1952 Melbourne SW6 Tram has been transformed into a classy dining tram. Take a tour of the sights in Bendigo, taking in the historic architecture while enjoying the fresh, local cuisine and fine wine.

While staying in Bendigo, choose from a wide variety of accommodation options. The local caravan and tourist parks are perfect for those campervanning around the area and also offer comfortable cabin-style accommodation. No matter what your needs or budget, you are sure to find something here that suits you!

So whether it’s from the depths of the underground mines or the clouds in the sky, Bendigo is guaranteed to offer something for the entire family!