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1 Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog

As part of the lead up to the launch of my new book Duct Tape Selling I asked some of the organizations behind the resources I note in the book to contribute guest blog posts. The result of that request has produced some truly awesome content. For the next few weeks I’ll be rounding up the best of the best and amplifying it here. Enjoy!

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Learning How to Share at Work

If busy managers could have one superpower, they’d probably wish for X-ray vision into everything that’s happening with the business and the people they manage. Some all-knowing ability would sure make the job of juggling people, projects, content, strategies, and relationships easier. From the folks at  iDoneThis

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Structuring Your Presentation to Sell

Over 90 million people in the US watch online videos every day, and over 50% of consumers say that watching online product videos allows them to be more confident in online purchase decisions. What does that mean for business owners? As online video becomes more prevalent and relevant, so does the need for your business to start producing video. From the folks at Screenflow.

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5 Google Results That Can Ruin Your Business (And What to do About Them)

If you Google your business right now, what shows up? Your company’s website? Positive reviews? A mention in a local newspaper? OR, are the results less than stellar? From the folks at BrandYourself

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3 Tips for Building and Managing Your Twitter Community

Customers of all kinds often turn to Twitter to reach out to their favorite businesses with questions, compliments and complaints. Once your business establishes a Twitter presence, you have an opportunity – and an obligation – to market your brand to your followers. From the folks at SproutSocial

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Don’t Buy an Impression, Make One

As a former Digital Brand Manager at Pepsi, I know first hand what it’s like to win the advertising budget lottery. When we bought media around big tent poles like new product launches, Grammy’s or the Super Bowl, budgets were huge and making an impact could be guaranteed solely by the ability to buy share of voice. From the folks at RebelMouse

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16 Weekend Favs July Seven

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road.

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Approaching Mt Hood, near Hood River, OR – Image ducttapemarketing via Flickr

Good stuff I found this week:

Streak – Nice set of tools to turn GMail into a simple CRM.

FanNewscast – Create content rich Facebook Fan Pages by aggregating topic specific news feeds.

iDoneThis – Simple email based tool that allows you to manage team and individual performance. Great way to add some accountability to the mix too.