20 Things to Say to Deliver a Killer Steve Jobsesque Presentation

Whether you’re an Apple lover or hater, there is one thing you can’t deny: it’s the powerful and compelling presentation that Steve Jobs gives when he’s on stage. Not only Steve Jobs is a charismatic man, but he also knows how to play with our emotions and make us want to buy whatever he’s selling.

No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to speak like Steve Jobs. However, you can borrow some of his tricks to use in your own presentation. The way Steve Jobs does it is by repeatedly using very strong adjectives, basically brainwashing you to think that what he’s talking about is indeed “wonderful”.

Today, I’d like to share these adjectives with you so you can try to include them in your next presentation, sales pitch, or whatever you want to use them for. (more…)

Find Your Voice

Everyday I see people online that are trying really hard to blog and pretend to be what they’re not. They usually try to use very complicated words, or they try to make themselves bigger than they are by saying “we”, when they should just say “I”.

Why do people do this? They try to impress us because they are worried that if they show what they really are, then they won’t be taken seriously. Reality is, it’s quite the opposite. If you pretend to be what you’re not, people will eventually figure it out and you will lose all respect they might have had for you.

Because it’s easier to show what you really are than pretending to be someone you’re not, finding your voice on your blog shouldn’t be a painful exercise and will benefit you greatly. (more…)

How to Find A Host For A Blog

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In a previous article, I gave a few tips on how to find and register a domain name. The next step to setting up your own blog is to find a good hosting plan.

People are sometimes confused about what hosting is. Many think the hosting is the domain name. It’s not. A domain name is the “address” of your site (ie. http://www.DomainName.com). A hosting plan is where the actual content of your site will reside online.

Think about it as a hard drive. The hosting company provides a hard drive where your website will be stored and accessible to everyone thanks to the magics of the Internet.

There are tons of information online on how to find a hosting plan and I’m certainly not going to try to reinvent the wheel. I’ve been working with the same host for about 3 years now and I couldn’t be more satisfied with them, so I might be a little partial here… (more…)