A Stormy Visit to Missouri

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It was a fun and wild month filled with travel, crazy weather and sports fantasies come true.

I was able to visit Missouri to see some clients, visit with family, and see my childhood team win the Stanley Cup Conference Final. All of this while evading a couple of tornadoes. 


Missouri Tornadoes

I had the privilege of visiting the Missouri State Capitol and spending some time with my client, the Missouri Republican Party.

I got the grand tour from former representative and current director of the Missouri GOP, Jean Evans. You can see a picture of her sitting at her desk below. While there, I was able to use the office next door to her. 

A week later a tornado hit and tore the roof off. 

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Evans and her team have had to relocate for now and are working on getting the office rebuilt. If you would like to help please go here to make a donation. Any amount is appreciated.


Storming into the Playoffs

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While in St. Louis I was able to attend 3 Stanley Cup Final playoff games, including the clinching game 6.

While heading to my seats for game 6 my phone starts buzzing and warning that I should take shelter. The arena staff directed us to go to our seats because that was the safest place. 

So while another storm raged outside, the Blues won the Western Conference inside. A very St. Louis night.



Back to Reality

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I'm back in town and still rooting for the Blues. They are one win away from winning the Stanley Cup for the first time. It will all end this weekend or in a Game 7 on Wednesday.

Whoever wins, I will be back to work presenting the lecture I gave at CSUF a few weeks ago to the La Habra Chamber of Commerce - HOW TO: Effectively Integrate Social Media into Your Marketing Strategy.

Social Media can be an effective part of your marketing, but there are some cautions to be aware of. A good strategy is key.

Thursday 6/13 - 9:30-10:30 AM
La Habra Chamber of Commerce - 321 E La Habra Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631

Please let me know if you would like to attend as my guest. You do not need to be a member of the chamber to participate.

PRESENTATION: Business by The Book: Aligning Your Organization with Biblical Principles

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UPDATE: Here are the presentation slides


I will be giving a presentation at the Placentia chapter of the Christian Business Partners called Business by The Book: Aligning Your Organization with Biblical Principles.

Here is a summary:

Successful organizations have something in common, they are aligned with a set of principles that allow them to prosper. This presentation covers what principles are, where they come from and how to align with them.

Let me know if you would like to visit as my guest. This is a free networking group for Christians to support each other’s businesses. You do not need to be a Christian to attend.

Date: Tuesday, January 22
Time: 8:15 - 9:15 AM
Location: Marie Callendar’s in Placentia (Map)
Admission: Free (purchase of a meal is requested)

Let me know if you would like to attend.

PRESENTATION: HOW TO: Convert Web Traffic into Customers Using SEO and Inbound Marketing

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I was honored to speak at the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship about HOW TO: Convert Web Traffic into Customers Using SEO and Inbound Marketing. We had a great response and the event was sold out. I will try to give the presentation again for those who could not attend. The slides from the presentation are below.

If you want to know if your website is designed to convert site visitors into customers I am offering a free website audit.

TEDxOrangeCoast Event Recap

I had a wonderful time at the TEDxOrangeCoast event this week at Soka University. I must say I was surprised by how beautiful this campus is. I have been to larger universities, but Soka is most impressive.

The event consisted of 4 hours of footage from the TEDGlobal2012 event in Edinburgh, Scottland. TEDxOrangeCoast aired the best of the presentations. I learned about everything from human genomes to the hacker collective Anonymous. And there was even a magician/mind reader.

This was just a taste of the awesomeness that is TED.

If your appetite is whetted, I recommend you check out the LIVE TEDxOrangeCoast event coming up this October. It should be a blast. See you there.