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How to Launch an Awesome Fan Page

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Don Myers - Facebook Coach

Don Meyers is rapidly becoming known as one of the premier Facebook marketing geniuses. The FanPage Attraction app he recently developed has, according to one client “increased my fan count over 80% in as little as 20 days!”

Tune in to Logical Soul Talk on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 when Don will relate the story of how he survive a near-death experience, moved to Atlanta, became a massage therapist for professional athletes, and discovered the KEY to setting up optimized and profitable Fan Pages for himself and others!

Don’s coaching clients are taught to use a certain template in order to get more Opt-ins and “Likes,” and how to ensure that visitors stay longer and contribute to your page.  “The success in your Fan Page” says Don “is the measure of how much you can contribute to your online community.  Make it EASY for them to stay and take part!”

Don’t miss Don’s Facebook FanPage interview!

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Kate BuckKate Buck Jr. is a Social Media wiz, and helps businesses and organizations promote their products, services, or work.  She will explain how and why social media is so necessary in today’s marketplace on Logical Soul Talk with Michael Craig, today at 6 pm (ET). You can also call into the Guest Hotline at (347) 843-4544 to hear the show and/or ask a question.

Prior to creating her own marketing business in January 2009, Kate spent 3 years with Landmark Education, a global leader in training and development. As the Community Manager for their website, Kate was responsible for growing, maintaining and enriching the online community of 30,000+ global members.  Coordinating designers, developers, writers, consultants and executives, she launched a full-scale social network for this community on the Ning Platform.

Kate is passionate about her work, and the technology that connects people of like minds and interests around the world.  She keeps abreast of current thought and trends, and helps bridge the gap for those who are a little overwhelmed by all the “hype”.  Her approach makes social marketing manageable, affordable and effective for her clients.

Kate lives in Austin, Texas (the Social Media Capitol of the World!) with her husband, Chef Morris Buck, and her 2 step-kids. She enjoys watching sports, dancing (really, like ballet) and spending time out on the lake.

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Mike Wesely

Mike Wesely

Mike “The Font” Wesely is Michael’s guest tonight on Logical Soul Talk at 6 pm.  You can talk to him during  this special half-hour Blog Talk Radio program by dialing our Listener Hotline at (347) 843-4544 and pressing “1” to raise your hand.  

Mike has proven himself to be a very dynamic and creative entrepreneur.  Over the years, he has created innovative software programs like Shopping Carts, Auto Responders, Content Management Systems and Social Networks. If you ask him the secret of his success, however, he will tell you he is  happiest when helping others achieve success in the field of marketing.

When Mike found out Twitter had a ranking system, he set out to crack the code . . . and did!  Mike has been ranked as high as #2 in the world on Twitter and Twitter Elite, and maintained top 20 rankings for months on end. He has helped many people use Twitter more effectively through his on line TV show and training videos. 

He is most proud of his association with Article Cartel, a system that helps websites dominate the Search Engines.  In a recent interview, he told me he is one of the select few people in the world that actually knows David “The Boss Man” Cabrini.  Mike is also Honorary Master Council for the Cartel and was present at the Conception.

During the show Mike may actually share some of the Cartel Secrets, such as the reasons why everyone needs to implement Article Marketing, and how with the help of The Article Cartel you can even place Videos, Optin Boxes, Buy Buttons, and Links (even Affiliate Links) right in your Articles.

Mike says, “It’s all about the rankings, get ranked high in the Search Engines and you Will Be successful. Now with 1.5 Million unique visitors per month and 4000 web sites, the Article Cartel program makes it EASY and SIMPLE to dominate the Search Engines.

He has also been a #1 Best Seller with Co-Authors; Dr. Wyne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Randy E. Smith, and Mark Victor Hanson. Don’t miss Mike Wesely tonight at 6 to hear the Cartel’s “offer you can’t refuse!”

Mike Wesely and Michael Craig
Mike and Michael

Mike “The Font” Wesely has created  several innovative software programs, such as Shopping Carts, Auto Responder, Content Management Systems and Social Networks. If you ask him what makes him the happiest, however, he will tell you it is helping others achieve success in marketing.

Michael Craig ran into him at a recent Social Marketing Workshop where he was a guest speaker, and got a chance to ask him a few questions . . .  

Craig:  I see you everywhere on Twitter!  How did you get to be so highly ranked, for Pete’s sake?!

Wesely:  When I found out Twitter had a ranking system, I set out to crack the code, and did. I have been ranked as high as #2 in the world on Twitter and Twitter Elite, and maintained top 20 rankings for months on end.  I have also helped a lot of other people use Twitter more effectively through my former online TV show,  and through training videos.

Craig:  There is word on the street that there’s a new Internet “boss” in town.  Can you tell me more about that?

Wesely:  Not much.  I will say, however, that I’m very proud of my association with Article Cartel, a system that helps websites dominate the Search Engines.  I am one of the few people in the world who actually knows David “The Boss Man” Cabrini well enough to join his Honorary Master Council for the Cartel.  I was present at the Conception.

Craig:  C’mon.  Can’t you reveal ANY secrets? 

Wesely:  I tell you what.  As long as there is no recording, I may just do that.  The biggest one relates to why everyone needs to implement Article Marketing, and how (with the help of The Article Cartel) you can even place Videos, Optin Boxes, Buy Buttons, and Links (even Affiliate Links) right in your Articles.

Craig:  I’ve heard of article maketing, but why is that so important?

Wesely:  It’s all about the rankings.  Get ranked high in the Search Engines and you Will Be successful. Now with 1.5 Million unique visitors per month and 4000 web sites, Article Cartel gives you an offer you can’t refuse, and makes it easy and simple to dominate the Search Engines.

Craig: Other than developing all those systems, and being a key figure in the Cartel, what else has Mike Wesely done?

Wesely:  I was a #1 Best Seller with Co-Authors Dr. Wyne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Randy E. Smith, and Mark Victor Hanson.  I’ve also been kicked in the butt by a 9-foot tall Ostrich.  But that’s another story for another time . . .

Craig:  I look forward to hearing that one!  will you come on my blog talk radio show and talk about it?

Wesely:  Be delighted.


Social Marketing Means Connecting

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Social Marketing Workshop

If you are as old as I am (few people are these days) do you remember sales training where you learned to stick your foot in the door,  talk a lot, guide the conversation, overcome objections, and push the product before they got buyer’s remorse?  I do.

Consequently, I used to think (and rightfully so at the time) that the words “selling” and “marketing” were bad words.  Thankfully I found out the definition has really CHANGED in this age of the Internet and Social media!

This past weekend, I had the privilege of spending quality time with some of the premier Social Media (Social Marketing) experts in the country.  Gina Gaudio-Graves, Ron Capps, and Mike Wesely shared their success stories, love and wisdom with a small group of us gathered at the Defoor Center in Atlanta – an event sponsored by online marketer, Phil Cullum.

The biggest thing I walked away with is this:  Selling online (or off-line)

Michael with Gina G

Michael with Gina G

 does not mean pushing stuff onto people they don’t want.  Selling and social marketing means connecting with the customer first, getting lots of feedback, customizing products and services based on this feedback, and delivering them in a way that really serves the customer. 

 The Internet has transformed the way we do business into a much more customer-oriented community.  By getting to know each other as friends and associates, “marketing” becomes simply another word for social networking and connecting heart-to-heart.


Mike Wesely, et al.

Mike Wesely, et al.

Ron Capps, the NicheProf

Ron Capps, the NicheProf

Michael Craig was a call-in guest on their Blog Talk Radio Show “Niche Radio” on Saturday (see link below)!

This weekend I’m having the rare privilege of spending time with some of the greatest minds in social media, social marketing and Internet marketing in the country – Gina Gaudio Graves, Mike Wesely and Ron Capps.

If you get a change to learn from these folks, TAKE IT!  You can find them anywhere . . . just do a Google search on their names and you’ll get close to a zillion sources!!



Once upon a time there was this older fellow who lost his sanity to technology.

He blogged.  He tweeted.  He even facebooked and LinkedIn-ed.  Still there were more and more people wanting more and more of his time to buy more and more of their stuff-ideas-beliefs-and-more.

Eventually he went a little nuts, took his boat out, and tossed his computer and I-phone into the lake.  Afterwards he took out his fishing pole, threw the line in, and spent the rest of the day floating around while mumbling under his breath.

Everyone – especially his kids – said he was insane. “How can you just give up the ability to connect with new friends, customers, prospects, and followers???”  He just grabbed his bait box and walked out the door, smiling.

He fished for months, and even caught something once in a while.  Then one day, Conan O’Brien found the guy had stopped tweeting, and called him up.  He got his answering machine… “I’ve gone fishing.  Leave a message and I might get back to you.”

“This is Conan O’Brien.  This is your lucky day.  I’m going to give you a million dollars for being the only American left whose NOT tweeting!”

Since he was always out fishing, this guy never got his messages.  He did, however, catch the best bass ever found in that lake!

So what’s the moral of the story? Live your passion, and don’t let the technology overwhelm you.  When it does, stop.  Or at least slow down.

Is technology really taking over our lives and driving us crazy?  Are we becoming like the humanoids in The Matrix – dumbed-down versions of real people?

Maybe.  I don’t know.  What I DO know is that if you have a passion for something, you will find ways to share this thing with others.  Technology – as overwhelming as it can be – is simply a tool.  It is simply a way to share your passion with others.

Young people take to this stuff like a duck to water.  They relish the thought of having 15 applications running simultaneously while they drive or sit in class.  They instinctively see how their passion is translated to sharing.

I remember these thoughts of wanting to ditch the whole thing.  Heck, I even bought a cabin in the woods where I CAN’T get cell phone messages or the Internet!  Its a place I can go to de-stress, unwind.  Relax.

So find the time to unwind.  The act with passion.  Don’t have a passion?  Simply ask yourself this before going to sleep:  “What would I be doing, if I didn’t have to ‘earn a living’?”  Then let the answer come to you during the night.

Once you have your passion.  Start writing about it.  If you don’t write, talk!  There are programs out there that can write for you!

However you do it, here are the steps to harness technology for your passion:

  • Create a blog
  • Write (or record) stuff,
  • Use keywords and link to other interesting sites,
  • Have or some other bookmarking site bounce your posts around the internet, and
  • Do this a few hundred times,
  • Then go fishing!

Not a fisherman?  No problem.  Do something else you love.  If you are blogging about your passion, go learn more about that passion from another source.  Play.  Have fun.  Learn how to de-stress . . . your own way!

Gabe Strom

Gabe Strom

Today on (at 6 pm ET) I get to speak with young entrepreneur and social media expert Gabe Strom from Illinois.

Gabe is young in age but old in experience.  Starting at age 19 (he’s only 28 now) he has evolved into a successful online and social media entrepreneur with a very large following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and his own Ustream TV show!

Gabe is a public speaker, small business coach and consultant dedicated to understanding why 90%  of small businesses fail, and how to get more of these so-called failures to somehow do what the other 10% do consistently.  He teaches his clients to use online  video marketing to authentically brand themselves and their unique expertise, product or service.

I found Gabe just by cruising Twitter and Facebook and noticed he had oodles of followers.  Curious as to how he accomplished this, I aksed him on the show.  I also want to find out his motivation, life turning points, early influences and more.

Join me on this fascinating journey to discover what lies in the mind and soul of this future giant of this “new economy” . . . and how his success can mean business in your life!