As you may have already seen in other blog entries the MSMF is the charity that my part of the 24 hour Blogathon is focused on supporting.( Click here to make a pledge or learn more) As of right now I have $1045.00 of pledges in from people here in Vancouver but also people in Ontario and even Africa (Thanks Yogashini!). Here’s a more in-depth look at the charity and it’s Canadian origins. Please note the funds from this blogathon will go to build a library in a new school that was not yet on the drawing board when this TV News clip was put together:
Wow, this has been a great endeavor so far. I spammed my entire address book and all my Facebook friends along with people who don’t even know me. Some very good friends and associates have stepped up to the plate and sponsored several of my blog entries that I will do to raise money and awareness for the MSMF. On the way home (where I will be blogging for the next 24 hours) Greg Pinch and I did a quick Vlog (Vidcast or video blog) to kick off the evening. For those of you who don’t know what this is all about here’s a video introduction for the event:
I am a bit obsessed with my podcasting, sales blogging, facebook, linkedin and optimizing my Professional Sales Academy site. Some clients and associates ask me why I invest so much time on the web. I’m a sales guy by trade, but over the past 36 months I have been able to create a series of sites that now drive qualified clients and connections to me. Sure I can cold call and get to hard to reach decision makers, but what if there was a way to get them to call you?
On Reachd TV, an online video channel on internet marketing I was interviewed on how the net has helped my business. Here’s the video:
As Canadians line up outside of Rogers and Fido Cellular stores tonight in anticipation of the launch of the 3G iPhone from Apple I began to wonder…”What’s the next thing with blogging and podcasting?” (To be honest it’s not really the next thing, it’s already happening thanks to a couple guys I met at a recent WordCamp).
In my opinion, (Gates, Jobs, and every iPhone user are banking on this too) delivering mobile audio blogs, video and podcasts to mobile devices is a service that has moderate demand now but is going to be huge very soon. With that said, I wanted to get on board sooner than later. We (JP Valdes and I) have set up this blog and podcast site using Brave New Code’s WPTouch iPhone plugin.
So What does this mean? For all of you that are mobile sales people, entrepreneurs, marketers and like to browser the net with your iPhone or iPod Touch this blog has been set-up to detect your iPhone browser and deliver the content in an iPhone (Safari) compatible format. No zooming or side to side scrolling necessary.
I’m looking forward to your feedback on how this works for you. Here’s our iPhone Podcasts on Sales
Some interesting links on the iPhone:
Projected iPhone Sales Numbers for July 2008 at Fortune.com
How to receive podcasts on your iPhone
Apple’s official page on iTunes and the iPhone
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