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Start Pounding the Pavement

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Jump start your marketing by calling three targets every day for the next two weeks. Not the same three, of course. If local, try to get a meeting. If not, ask if you can send your book. (you can keep doing this after two weeks, but commit to that time to start) If you don’t have a book, don’t do this. Instead, your assignment is to draw up a plan to produce a great book….

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Use an RSS Reader for Easy News Gathering

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Blogs are a tremendous source for information, ideas and insights. However, they can also be a tremendous drain on your time and productivity. If you subscribe to more than a handful of blogs or news feeds, an RSS reader like Net News Wire (Mac), FeedDemon (Windows) or Google Reader is essential to quickly sift through a large number of blogs and find the valuable posts hidden within. An RSS reader aggregates all the unread blog…

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It is Quick Tip Week …

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Make sure that when you take a class – like Final Cut Pro – that you have a project to work on. Even if it’s a project that’s self proposed – it will let you immediately apply your new knowledge in a real way.  Otherwise, the information you hear tends to go in one ear and out the other very quickly.

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PhotoPlus 09 / Arnold Newman

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Last night I had the great pleasure of attending the Arnold Newman impact and influence presentation given by Greg Heisler, by the Arnold and Augusta Newman foundation and the Maine Media workshops, Sponsored by PDN and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).  Greg Heisler told wonderful, touching, and humorous stories of his time with Arnold in his early days of his assisting career and paid homage to the late Arnold Newman and his intriguing…

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First Day at PPE

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Why am I so excited about Photo Plus Expo? While I’ve photographed many trade shows in my professional career, I have never attended a major photographic industry show. This is an opportunity to learn from some of the top people in our field and to see some of the latest equipment and technology, which will keep me on top of my game. Based on experience, I also understand that one of the greatest benefits of…

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