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Cool Website

You just have to see this website to believe it. Everyone once in a while, someone sends you something that makes you say out loud “How the heck did they do that?” This is one really cool website that will have you forwarding this blog post link to your friends and family.

Click here -> to see a really cool, funky website.

I have to admit I love publishing blog posts like this – stuff you just won’t find on your own. I know from your comments and e-mails that you enjoy them as much as I do!

Tweet like a professional

Today’s post is almost short enough to be a tweet in fact it’s a Twitter page that one of our exponential copywriters, Farhad Khurshed has – it’s REALLY, REALLY nice… Click on the hyperlink to check it out. Now I have to upgrade mine! Well done Farhad for raising the bar!

Amazing Technology You Have To See To Believe

I’ve published posts about this Exponential Technology before, when I first saw it used for President Obama’s inauguration, but recently, Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours sent me another twist on this concept that will have you both excited and worried about what Big Brother is up to.

Incredible High Resolution Photo Imaging Technology

Once you’ve looked at the two previous blog posts, take a look at this GIGAPAN Perspective of President Obama’s Inauguration.

Now, zoom in on the crowd at a baseball match… and now check out the crowd on the beach.

Scary and exciting isn’t it?

Arent’ you glad you’re a subscriber to this blog? Let your friends know about it and send them the link to this blog post!

Customers! Your Know

Today’s post is courtesy of Gavin, The Gourmet Guardian. It comically highlights the importance of knowing your clients, what I call knowing your client and prospect Demographic Descriptors. If nothing else, this post will make you laugh. This is especially true of the Internet that is truly a global marketplace!

A  disappointed salesman of a Cola Company returns from his  Middle East assignment.

A  friend asked, “Why weren’t you successful with the  Arabs?”

The  salesman explained  “When  I got posted in the Middle East , I was very confident  that I would make a good sales pitch as Cola is  virtually unknown there. But, I had a problem I didn’t  know to speak Arabic. So, I planned to convey the  message through three posters…


Know Your Customers

Know Your Customers

First poster: A man lying in the hot desert sand…totally  exhausted and fainting.

Second poster: The man is drinking our Cola.

Third poster: Our man is now totally refreshed. Continue reading ‘Customers! Your Know’

Exponential Technology

As publisher of this Internet Mastery Blog, I am constantly looking out for  ideas, concepts, tools and strategies to inspire, motivate and educate you to leverage the Internet more effectively. I’ve blogged about this Exponential Technology before, but THIS version of the technology is a standalone site that if you didn’t go to the original CNN site during the inauguration, this is worth looking at.

interactive Panoramic View Of Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Click here to view the panoramic view of the event and zoom in on any SINGLE SPECTATOR in the crowd!

The reason I published this blog post is to instil in you BOUNDLESS OPPORTUNITY THINKING – just when you think you;ve seen it all, the constraints are removed by someone with an Exponential Mindset.

You don’t have to USE this technology, just allow your mind to be aware of the possibilities that exist and your circle of influence will expand, effortlessly and magically…

How To Grow From 0 To 300 Subscribers In 90 Days

Today’s post is going another Twist Of The Kube that you will enjoy. Go click on the URL below to execute the first Twist. I promise you it’s going to surprise you how creative you can be to get people INVOLVED in a process that is win-win-win. Best of all, it’s FREE!

Click here to Twist The Kube. <———– CLICK HERE TO START TWISTING THE KUBE!!!!

If you are not familiar with this term, it’s based on my Marc-Ka-Ching Kube… Click the hyperlink to learn more about this fun business-building tool, but don’t get distracted – Twist The Kube first!

This is one of countless strategies we teach our clients in our Internet Mastery Programs… If you want to Twist The Kube and start to get extra-ordinary results, check out or programs and make the decision to join today.

How to Compress Your Pathways To Profits

Today’s post is going to blow you away – it’s an accelerated time-lapse photography YouTube video of Paul Telling MindMapping our Flipping Websites For Profit MindMap for our Members page.

What can I say other than “Wow!”

This is what a creative mind on your team can do for you – Compress Your Pathways To Profits™ in ways a common mortal can’t. That is the power of the Exponential Mindset™ enthusiast – to leverage this as a win-win-win solution.

Paul wins because he gets his persona and artwork in front of THOUSANDS and gets paid, I get massive value from such a creative source – reducing the training time for members and make it fun for them to get stuff done and my clients win because it makes it quicker and easier for them to make money.

Win-win-win.

I love it!

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
Please go to Paul Telling’s website now or post a comment here to let him know how cool his art is AND how creative the video is!

Of course if you want to START to learn how to flip websites for profit, click on the hyperlink and get started right away.

President Obama Makes History And So Does Technology

First, what a fantastic day for the US and the world. Congratulations President Obama! This is a moment to be treasured and captured in a special way – unless you’ve been watching it on LIVE TV, you just won’t believe this new ‘tool’ that will blow your mind!

… It’s called PhotoSynth from Microsoft. Go to http://www.cnn.com/themoment and be amazed both by the technology and ‘THE MOMENT’.

Psst! The download is quick and easy!

FOCUS is worth more than $682.47

I wrote a post “You Get What You Focus On“, a funny story about my father-in-law’s ability to find money on the ground wherever he goes…

The story gets better and more ‘surreal’…

“… Now you want me to put it into perspective: The money I told you about  ($682.47) was not the whole story it wasn’t all coins, — Included were 2x$100, 1 x $50, several $20 and $10 bills as well as $5 bills… I turned in 5,000 pennies 4-5 months ago. Still have near 3,500 pennies in a jar, with some new paper money.

One day two weeks ago, the find was $10.32, a couple of days later $5.22.  Today was average at $1.17, in the form of 23 coins.  So, I’m due for something bigger!

Earlier in the year I found a lady’s silver ring. Not long ago I found $7.00 worth of bus tickets, recently Christel stumbled over a man’s gold chain link bracelet. I took it to Prestige Jewellers it’s 14k @ 18 grams.

So, if bend-downs are good exercise, I am doing my share!

Moral of the story?

Look and ye shall find!

Onward and upward!

Dr Marc Dussault
Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S.

What are YOU looking for? How did you find it? What can you share with us that is just as funny and valuable? POST A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG and let us know!

Viral Video Marketing

Viral Marketing is easy when you have 500 people helping you…

I was just speaking at a Private Boardroom Briefing recently and explained to participants how easy it is to succeed once you adopt an Exponential Mindset™…

But there’s nothing like SHOWING you first hand.

Rosti Zacharias, of www.FastSMS.com.au a 2008 Exponential Internet & Business Building Bootcamp Graduate came across this really cool viral marketing idea…

He sent it to me – I laughed out loud amazed at the quality and innovation of the concept.

I captured it and posted it on YouTube so you can have a laugh too.

Viral Video Marketing 101.

Exponential Mindset Thinking 101 – “Do Stuff”.

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

P.S.
In our programs, we teach you how to use strategies like this to get FREE Traffic to your website.

We also explain how you can get other people to grow your business for free, like Rosti has done for me and I have done for him.

If you want to send SMS messages in bulk to boost your event attendance or otherwise improve your marketing and sales results, you need to check out www.FastSMS.com.au.

P.P.S.

If you’re wondering what I would do as President, check out my Business Mastery Blog – I just made a post that would have averted this Stock Market Crisis.

UPW 10 Day Challenge MindMap

Paul Telling’s been at it again – he’s produced a Masterpiece for you to get on and WIN the Anthony Robbins 10-Day Challenge.

Click on the LINK below to download Paul’s 10 Day Challenge MindMap.

paultelling-upw10daychallenge

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

P.S.

If you love the MindMap and get any breakthroughs, post a comment here to let Paul know!

Forget Microsoft Word – Use Wordle!

Today’s exponential Internet post is a gift I shared with hundreds of participants of the 2008 Exponential Internet & Business Building Bootcamp.

Go to www.wordle.net

and type in this blog

www.ExponentialPrograms.com/Internet/blog

and see what happens.

Bootcamp participants were amazed at the 4 or 5 variations we used. One of them was the words to use in a RECESSION. As a Wordle file, it’s a fun way to start your copywriting!

Wish you were there to learn stuff like this?

We missed you too! We really did.

Make sure you’re up-to-date with our events. We’d love to see you at the next one.

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
One of the strategies used DURING the Bootcamp is humour – want to see some of the images we used? Go to www.OnlyFunPics.com.au. The site is owned by one of our Diamond Members.

Is is just me or does my cartoon look a lot younger than me?

I say it all the time – you have to have FUN…

Someone ut me onto this mob somewhere in Europe called CartoonMe.com. For less than A$10 and 48 hours, they create a cartoon from any photo you send them… Pretty cool.

Marc Dussault Cartoon

I’m not sure what I’ll do with it, but one thing’s for sure – I’m feeling a LOT YOUNGER!

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
This isn’t the first cartoon I had made… The first one is in my Squash Lessons For Marketing Product

Here it is – what do you think? Which one do you prefer? ADD your comment below.

Marc Dussault Cartoon At MicroPhone

Having fun WORKING on Manly Beach

Americo and Neville, Business Mastery Platinum Members were caught WORKING on Manly Beach recently…

Wouldn’t you like to be WORKING and HAVE FUN like this?

This is an exponential marketing strategy in action. They show how easy it is to eat their nutritional product that contains ACAI… Go to www.AmazonPower.com.au for more information on this amazing product from Brazil.

It’s a FUN way to convey a message. Sure they could have given a play-by-play audio commentary, explaining the benefits of the product so that you could LEARN WHILE watching the video, but the point is that they TOOK ACTION. They filmed it and put it up on the web.

I am sure they will add a comment to this blog to fill you in…

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
Today’s post is all about not getting stuck in the trap of “perfection is the poison of profitability”.

Yes I know this video is not ‘television studio quality’ but y’know what? It doesn’t need to be. It will attract viewers and that’s the whole point. As America and Neville get better and better at this, their business will grow.

If they did NOTHING, NOTHING would happen.

Let them know how cool this idea was by leaving a comment on this blog – I’ll make sure they get it, OR contact them via their website www.AmazonPower.com.au.

You’ll notice that I took the tags from their YouTube video and cut and pasted them here to increase their Search Engine Rankings. How easy was that? I did all of this in about 7 or 8 minutes. I am happy to do this for them WHILE educating and informing you.

It’s win-win-win.

If you come up with great ideas, let me know and I’ll make sure the word gets out. Ka-Ching!

Flipping Websites For Profit Presentation Mindmap

This past weekend, I was in Melbourne for the Unlimited Power event (see previous post) and there was this guy in the audience named Paul Telling who was taking notes, well in fact he was MindMapping.

After my presentation, I got to chatting with him and noticed his MindMap. It’s an incredibly creative example of an Exponential Mind in ACTION.

We’ve been teaching MindMapping to our VIP Platinum Members for years, in fact I’ve written a chapter in a recently published MindMapping books for Teachers and Business People, and have had not one, but two case studies published on MindMaps but that’s a discussion for another day.

Paul’s MindMap was so cool that I asked him if he’d give it to me as a GIFT to you.

Guess what?

He said sure!

So here it is, the MindMap of my “Flipping Websites For Profit” presentation (click on the image to see it full size and download it).

Dr Marc Dussault’s Presentation at Unlimited Power “Flipping Websites for Profit” MindMap by Paul Telling

You can thank Paul by posting a comment here or visiting him at the address on the MindMap – I don’t want to post his e-mail since the SPAM spyders will pick it up!

I hope you enjoy this unique and creative gift, it’s my gift to you from Paul Telling MindMapper Extraordinaire!

If you’re based in Sydney, I am giving this presentation at the Sydney Masonic Centre this weekend – see the previous post or click here to attend.

Onward and upward!
Marc

P.S.
This is how you can CREATE AMAZING VALUE for people around you. I am creating value for Paul by putting his name in front of you. Paul created value for me by sharing his creation with me. I am creating value for you by first thinking you would like this, then asking Paul to share it and now posting it on my blog…

The reason I am telling you this is so you can do the same for your clients, suspects and prospects.

If you come across stuff that is this cool, please send it to me – I love stuff like this!

Its not waht you raed, it’s waht you unedrtsand taht cunots

Getting e-mails to potential prospects today has become a pain in the %@$%!!

There are spam and junkmail filters, whitelists, greylists, blacklists, you name it.

Given the tough market out there, the torrential downfall of spamming, and hence the competition, an intentional Freudian slip of the tongue – or rather of the word, may after all be of some use.

Knowing a thing or two about the psychology of reading in this case can help to make the difference between getting an e-mail through to your prospects, or losing it within the great abyss of cyber deletion.

Keeping the above in mind, I suspect that you’ve received the following e-mail at least once in you’re online lifetime experience, sometimes entitled “Only a few people can read this” or “If you can read this then you’re a genius”.

The message contains the following…

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Otherwise written:

According to a researcher (sic) at Cambridge University, it doesn’t matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be at the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself but the word as a whole.

This text has been circulating on the internet since around September 2003, but it’s origin can be traced back to a PhD thesis written in 1976, by Graham Rawlinson entitled, “The significance of letter position in word recognition”.

So what’s real psychology behind this and how can you use it to your advantage when it comes to getting your messages through?

You probably didn’t have much of a problem reading the above text or the subject line of this post in ‘scrambled’ form.

Well, compare that with the following three sentences:

Not too bad…

1) A vheclie epxledod at a plocie cehckipont near the UN haduqertares in Bagahdd on Mnoday kilinlg the bmober and an Irqai polcie offceir

More difficult…

2) Big ccunoil tax ineesacrs tihs yaer hvae seezueqd the inmcoes of mnay pneosenirs

Even harder…

3) A dootcr has aimttded the magltheuansr of a tageene ceacnr pintaet who deid aetfr a hatospil durg blendur

All three sentences follow the “rules” described above. The first and last letters remain untouched, while all the other letters have been moved.

So why do these sentences become increasingly difficult to read?

Basically because changing the letters while keeping the first and last letter the same is not the ONLY thing that’s going on.

The following FACTS of reading psychology also help to explain this phenomenon of reading…

Fact #1: Middle letter transpositions are easier to read than exterior transpositions.

For instance, it is generally easier to read the USHER written as “uhser” as “ushre”.

Fact #2: Misspellings (and letter transpositions) do in fact disrupt the reading process.

As M.J. Adams notes in his book Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning About Print: “Regardless of semantic, syntactic, or orthographic predictability, the eye seems to process individual letters…Disruptions in adult readers’ eye movements indicate that the visual system tends to catch the slightest misspelling.”

Fact #3: Short words are EASIER to read than longer ones.

2 or 3 letter words don’t change at all, and the only change possible in a 4 letter words is to swap the order of the middle letters which (e.g. ‘fear’ becomes ‘faer’) doesn’t cause too much difficulty.

Fact #4: Function words (the, be, and, you etc.) stay the same, mostly because they are short words.

The result of this is that the grammatical structure of the original is maintained, thus helping you to work out which word is likely to come next and so to read the text as a whole. Hence, words that are predictable are going to be easier to read in this situation.

Fact #5: Transpositions of adjacent letters are easier to read than more distant transpositions.

That explains why in general it’s easier for the word problem, to read it when it’s written ‘pborlem’ than when it’s written as ‘porbelm’. In the latter case there is a more distant transposition than in the former.

Fact #6: Reordered letters which don’t CREATE another word are easier to read.

Hence, its harder to read words which can be confused with other words when their letters are swapped (like ‘salt’ and ‘slat’). To make an easy to read jumbled word, you should therefore avoid making other words.

Fact #7: Transpositions that preserve the SOUND of the original word are easier to read.

Consider the word ‘toatl’ vs. ‘ttaol’ for total. The first is easier to read since it keeps the sound of the original. This is due to the fact that we often attend to the sound of the words even when reading for meaning.

Fact #8: Predictable texts are easier to read.

For instance in the above email text, given the first few words of the sentence, it was probably pretty easy for you to guess what words were are coming next (even with very little information from the letters in the word). That’s because CONTEXT plays an important role in understanding speech distorted or presented in noise. The same is pretty much true for written text that has been jumbled.

Fact #9: The SHAPE of an entire word plays an important role in reading.

For instance, “CaSe MiXiNg” substantially slows down reading. Hence, a language such as Chinese which depends more upon the written form may become completely illegible when scrambled.

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Taking these little facts from reading psychology and applying them to e-mails could therefore possibly make the difference between getting through to prospects or having you’re mail deleted.

To offer one simply example, let’s say you want to send an email that read “Order now and receive…etc.”

Many filters will BUZZ on to the word “Order” and mark your email as spam

Allow yourself from time to time a bit of a Freudian slip (don’t do it all the time, or else you’re e-mails WILL look like spam to your readers) and rewrite the heading as follows:

“Odrer now and receive…etc.”

Most of the times it’s the SMALL things which you do which can make a BIG difference.

Onward and upward!

Marc

P.S.
If you want to REALLY speed read, check out my You Tube video and see what is possible when you have an Exponential Mindset… and the TOOLS to make it happen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrVP6dn9f8

If you’re keen to learn more about stuff like this, make sure you subscribe to this blog and check out my website at www.MarcDussault.com

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