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Slydial

It’s happened to all of us, you called hoping the person didn’t pick up, all you wanted to do was leave a voicemail! Try using http://www.slydial.com

Slydial

Linkedin

Linked In is a social media site that allows users to connect with over 60 million professionals to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddbogert

Linkedin

Prezi – innovative free software alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint

Tired of boring PowerPoint presentations? Check out http://www.prezi.com. A free software alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. Prezi is an innovative web based presentation tool.  – I just received an email update from Prezi:

“Thanks for the mention in your piece on Prezi. Thought you and your readers may like to know (if you haven’t already heard the buzz!) about our new release, which includes a free Education License, updated editor with ability to easily add YouTube videos, and Reuse feature with a library of reusable prezis! http://blog.prezi.com/2010/01/24/new-release-features-educational-license-reuse-learn-center/
Prezi Presentation Tool

MacWin Consulting on Facebook

MacWin Local Mobile Marketing now has a Facebook page, come take a look and become a fan! Every business using social media should have a Facebook Page, not just a Facebook profile!

40 Ways Business Owners can Use Twitter

Twitter is an important part of your social media and social networking infrastructure. Twitter helps businesses:

Build Credibility
1. Share your opinion and expertise
2. Pass on interesting links/posts
3. Strengthen relationships with client, competitors and jv partners
4. Tweet often to keep your brand on top of your customer’s mind
5. Share quality content that addresses your clients needs, frustrations, fears & dreams
6. Promote friends and colleagues
7. Promote upcoming events

Market Your Business
1. Talk about your company believes in and is committed to
2. Offer special offers to customers who find you via social media
3. Talk about what you’re doing, who you are, and what you do
4. Direct people to your blog/website
5. Find & Give referrals
6. Hold contests and give aways
7. Promote your latest blog posts and newsletters
8. Tweet when you see or do something cool or funny

Listen To What’s Being Said
1. See what others are saying about you (use TweetDeck.com)
2. Listen to what’s being said about your industry
3. Conduct Twitter polls to quiz consumer opinion
4. Learn about what’s working/not working & next for your competitors
5. Find your competitors clients (Read: Sun Tsu’s Art of War, i.e. do not neglect the use of intelligence.)
6. Identify Twitter trends or hot topics related to your industry
7. Ask people for their opinions. Listen to them

Expand Your Network
1. Build relationships instead of selling
2. Use Twellow, We Follow to find clients & people with common interests
3. Meet POI’s (People Of Influence) and talk to them
4. Connect your Twitter account to your website, Facebook, LinkedIn and other medias you use.
5. Give and receive testimonials on Follow Friday and connect with new people
6. Use services like bit.ly to see how people are interacting with your content

Build Your Offline Network
1. Hold/Attend meetups/tweetups and meet your online network offline
2. Use TweetDeck to track when potential customers mention a competitor…and then reach out to them
3. Find new employees
4. Ask Twitter followers to leave testimonials on your site
5. Tweet about products and services on Twitter before offering to general public
6. Create special events around holidays for your Twitter followers

Meet People, Celebrate Life & Have Fun
1. Share content that you enjoy
2. Get inspired and motivated by others
3. Learn new things
4. Make friendships, not just professional relationships
5. Be part of a community (your industry or personal)
6. Find new ideas for your business or just for fun

PDF Split and Merge


PDF Split and Merge is an easy to use tool to merge and split pdf documents.There are both Apple and Windows version available. Download it at http://www.pdfsam.org/

GIMP – (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) – a free software raster graphics editor.

GIMP

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. GIMP is available for Mac and Windows. You can download it here http://www.gimp.org/