Today my guest is Lark Doley. Professionally, Lark served as an Executive Director of a computer association for 5 years and then incorporated a computer peripheral devices manufacturing company that I operated for 12 years. Currently I am responsible for the Professional Development of our employees at the Texas Project of MAXIMUS.
Lark Doley joined Toastmasters International in 1990 AFTER attending their annual convention in Dallas as a guest. She was so inspired by the International Speech competition that she decided to join the organization. Lark joined Toastmasters to improve her communication skills, but what she found out very early into her membership was that Toastmasters has a strong leadership program as well. In August at the Toastmasters Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Lark was elected Second Vice President of the organization. She will be visiting San Diego beginning on October 13. We are here today to talk with her about Toastmasters and why she will be in San Diego next week.
In this episode, I’ll share with you how we are being measured on our influence by various sites like Klout, Kred, Brandify and PeerIndex. I’ll share why I think this is how you should measure your influence, rather than the number of followers, fans, etc you have on each of your social media sites.
In this episode I’ll share with you what an autoresponder is, why you would consider using one and how you can use an autoresponder.
If you are a business men or woman you understand how busy life can be, this is especially true when it comes to internet marketers. It can feel at times like there is no time for yourself and you will often times find yourself too short on time to complete all of your tasks for the day.
Luckily there are things that can help you with this problem such as autoresponders. These tools are extremely effective and they can free up a great deal of time for you. With the help of an autoresponder, you will no longer have to spend hours of your time responding to emails from clients and customers. You probably do not realize how much time you actually spend each day replying to emails. If you take the time to think about it, you will surely be surprised by the amount of time it consumes.
In this episode you’ll learn what WordPress is and why you would want to use it as your website foundation.
WordPress runs 74 million websites as of 2015. There are many reasons you would want to use WordPress. The first reason would be, it’s free! WordPress is also very search engine friendly, in addition to being user friendly. Without knowing anything about coding, you can create pages, posts, add media in the form of pictures, video and audio. You can also be in charge of your own search engine optimization.
So listen in and discover how you can harness the power of WordPress!
In this episode I’ll be speaking with Francine Otterson, Service Desk West, about IT and software solutions for small business. Francine’s mission for Service Desk West has been to create a foundation that provides comprehensive full-service business technology solutions that focuses on their customers business first and the technology second.
Her direct knowledge and expertise include
Business knowledge and management
Process and performance improvement
SharePoint design and administration
SharePoint training provided at a variety of levels in both the corporate and small business settings.
Access Database development and support
Expert level Microsoft Office: Outlook, OneNote, Excel and Word support and customization
Microsoft Windows support
Training – customized individual to corporate level
Wide range of technical support for networking, telecom, hardware and software
Service Desk/Help Desk start-ups and transitioning existing to mature models
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