#95: Now is the Hour, 5 Branding Mistakes, and Facebook breaks 250 million

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Can’t wait to release this episode, though its in the midst of a festival right across my street. You’ll have to ignore the background noise, but awesome content regardless!

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Finances: Now is the Hour

You have all the training you need, but are you going to take action?

Business: 5 Branding Mistakes

Don’t make the same mistakes when building your brand.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/marketing/branding/article200980.html

Technology: Facebook breaks 250 million

Facebook has broken 250 million users and is crushing MySpace in terms of page views, you’ll want to listen to this one!

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135566/Facebook_crashes_through_another_milestone_250M_users?taxonomyId=1

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#94: Who runs the boat, For all you DIYs, and CrunchPad

This one contains bloopers at the end!

Back to the regular show format, though I changed a couple things. Good to be back in the hotseat!

Finances: Who runs the boat?

Are you the captain of your ship or are you letting someone else run it? Do you have a crew and a guide? Listen to find out.

Business: For all you DIY’s

Are you a one-man show in your small business? You could be hampering your own growth and killing your business. Listen closely for a book recommendation.

Technology: CrunchPad

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/handheld/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218400545Michael Arrington of TechCrunch plans on releasing a new touch screen tablet to surf the web. Exciting news!

I blame @Barely, of Barely Podcasting, for skyping me right in the middle of my intro! Its in the blooper real at the end and it still has me in the ground in tears laughing when I listen to it…

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Who are my Mentors?

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. Everyone has a hero they look up to, someone they admire. The realm I most associate myself with is the new media crowd (blogging, podcasting, internet video). Let me introduce you to my mentors:

Internet Business:

Jason Van Orden -Podcaster first and foremost, entrepreneur at heart. He was responsible for most of the promoting ideas I’ve implemented on this blog/podcast.

Podcasting:

Paul Colligan – Best mentor anyone could ask for. He knows this area well, and is an awesome friend to have. To me, his name is synonymous with podcasting.

Blogging:

Yaro Starak – One of the first blogs I ever followed when I first came into this realm in early 2006. Everything he writes is so simple, anyone can understand it.

Darren Rowse – When I first ran across ProBlogger, I thought of the name. I said, “I want to be a Pro-Blogger” and I’ve modeled much of what I do on the internet around that statement.

Social Media:

Leesa Barnes – Started out podcasting, made a book, then merged into the realm of social media. Best interviewer I’ve had, and LOVES speaking on New Media.

Those are my mentors, what about you?