33lbs less than you may remember me!

Posted on December 12, 2009

I must say, this has been a difficult journey, the quest to lose 200lbs in one year.  Thanks to Looks Beauty and Wellness in Tulsa and my friends at HCG Medical for getting me started.  I even had Looks color my hair, a rusty red instead of a dirty blonde, to help build up my morale! The biggest problem I've had so far with my diet isn't whether or not I was hungry or not, but whether or not I could eat a variety of food. With a 500 calorie ...

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Rekindling the Passion for Your Business

Posted on December 6, 2009

Running a business can be frustrating. Over time, it's easy to simply become burned out. I know as a business owner, often there were days where I either didn't want to go to work, or I simply wanted the day to be over as soon as possible. I would find myself aching for Friday to be done and over week after week. After a while, I quickly realized that I wasn't building a business, a future, a lifestyle. Instead I was simply in the job ...

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Do’s and Don’ts for Professional Websites

Posted on October 12, 2009

Now that most people are familiar with the Internet and many businesses are building an online presence, the line between professional website design and the work of an amateur is becoming more distinct. There are several mistakes that people new to web design tend to make that can be easily avoided for a more professional look. Do make your web page titles clear. This is the text that appears in the title bar at the top of the browser window ...

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Don’t be a Jerk! Make Your Website More User-Friendly!

Posted on October 11, 2009

You know what I'm talking about.  A jerk is someone who's being difficult on purpose.  They could be nice and show you the way, but they just don't feel like it.  Well ask yourself.  Are you being a jerk?  Does your website make it easy for people to find what they are looking for? The oldest rule of web design is “content is king”. The content on your website needs to be of interest, navigable, and accessible to your visitors. Watch ...

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Don’t Get Lost in Website Navigation

Posted on October 9, 2009

Good navigation design is essential for every website. If you want your website to be explored, it is critical that you have simple and easy-to-use navigation.   If your visitors can’t find what they’re looking for, they’ll get lost, frustrated, and eventually leave to explore other areas of the Internet.   To design better website navigation, there a few simple steps to take. Establish a Crossroads Your website’s home page should ...

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5 Tips for Marketing with Banner Ads

Posted on October 8, 2009

Once you’ve designed an eye-catching banner ad, the next critical step is to use it as an effective marketing tool. It can be most exciting banner ad on the Internet, but it won’t do your company any good if your target audience never sees it. Tip #1: Target Your Banners Put your banner ads on websites that reach your target market. By taking advantage of the Internet’s ability to target specific demographics, you can increase the ...

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Nine Tiny Words to Help Build Eye-Grabbing Banner Ads

Posted on October 7, 2009

A web banner ad can be a seizure-inducing block of flashing color cluttering up a perfectly good webpage or an excellent vehicle for bringing targeted leads back to your site. To make sure your banner ad is the good kind, here are some nine tiny words. Seven Mantle’s number, the lucky number, and the maximum number of words you want to put on your 468x60 banner ad. This not only gives you more room (read: bigger font size = easier to ...

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12 Critical Do’s and Don’ts for Effective Multimedia Presentations

Posted on October 6, 2009

Do incite your audience. Effective presentations end with a call to action. The most important question to ask yourself before you design your multimedia presentation is, "What do I want my audience to do, and how do I convince them to do it?" Don’t drown your audience in facts. While your first instinct may be to shower your audience with information, think carefully about who you’re audience is. How much information will be new, and how ...

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Selling With Color: What Your Color Choices Really Say about You

Posted on October 5, 2009

Thousands of hours have been put into researching the effects of color on the human brain. It has been discovered that color has subconscious connotations and provokes emotional responses. This makes it critical to match the colors you choose for your business with the appropriate subconscious message you want to send to your customers. Red is a dominant color, full of excitement and, in some cases, a little danger. It’s associated with ...

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5 Reasons Why Most Multimedia Presentations Fail to Sell

Posted on October 4, 2009

How many times have you been stuck in a meeting trying to cover your yawns as a salesperson clicks through a boring PowerPoint presentation? How many times have you been that salesperson watching your prospective customer fall asleep halfway through your sales pitch? There are a lot of mistakes that even experienced salespeople can make when dealing with a new or unfamiliar medium like the multimedia presentation. Following these simple tips ...

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