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Two Upcoming Presentations

Posted by on Feb 6, 2009

To say that I’ve not generated any activity from my blog is somewhat misleading. True, I haven’t made a lot of money from it yet, but I am about to be featured in a couple of places that are indirectly the result of this blog.

On Sunday, I will be interviewed by Beverly Mahone of Boomer Diva Nation fame on her Blog Talk Radio program at 7PM; you can access it by going here. The topic of that program will be “Reinventing Yourself Thru Your Passion“, of which it seems I’ve become a master at.

Then next Friday, I’ll be speaking for the Professional Consultant’s Association of Central New York on the topic of my ebook “Using Your Website As A Marketing Tool.” Hey, any time one can get another plug of a product, you do it, right?

Now, you’re probably wondering how these two things are related to this blog. Both are indirectly related to this blog. For instance, I’m being interviewed for the first one because Beverly and I had a conversation, and she thought I only did SEO work because she’d been reading this blog. True, she also reads my other blog, but she never made the connection that my other blog was my primary profession. After talking about all of the different things I’ve done in life, she felt we had a pretty good topic to discuss, as it really pertains to baby boomers in general, especially with all the layoffs going on today. Maybe people are floundering out there, unsure of what to do, and yet many of them have talents that they’ve never even though about touching on. Hence, my interview.

On the other, I wrote that book back in April, and it was mainly because I’d started this blog, it was starting to grow, and I was really interested in the art of working on making this blog grow in some fashion. And then I related that to SEO and, oddly enough, internet marketing work I’ve done with a lot of offline people as it pertains to their websites. I thought of concepts as it related to how offline businesses could use their websites to enhance them rather than just trying to sell items online, and I was able to base it off my own websites. It’s because of a prior presentation I gave to this same PCA group (of which I’m now on the board, am webmaster of their website, and also write their monthly newsletter; I’m a busy guy!) that I even started my SEO and website business in the first place, as I’d never thought of it until that point. Anyway, I’m replacing our original speaker who had to cancel because of other commitments, and I’d be a fool not to jump in and have another opportunity to promote that part of my business, right?

See, one of the most important things all of us have to do is keep our eyes open for opportunities when they come about. They may not be opportunities you were even thinking about at the time, and you might even have some questions about your skills, but if you don’t stay open to them, and don’t explore them, then you may pass up an opportunity that could change your life for the better.

Hey, a motivational post; it’s been awhile!

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Matt:

nice post, good luck. I hope everything goes well. I think those topics are important, more companies need to put more effort in their sites, i could save so much time and effort on their part in the long run.

February 6th, 2009 | 5:33 PM
Mitch:

Good point, Matt (wow, another Matt), and I hope that the presentation gets some of these guys to take more time in looking at how their websites are representing them.

February 6th, 2009 | 5:41 PM

Congratulations Mitch. I’ve found the relationships and opportunities that develop as result of blogging (and other online involvement) far exceed the money made on a particular blog post.

Coco – Kennewick Real Estate´s last blog post..Are You Validated?

February 7th, 2009 | 1:55 AM
Mitch:

True Coco, and thanks. I hope there are many more coming, and, of course, paid appearances won’t depress me any. lol

February 7th, 2009 | 3:16 AM
Taris Janitens:

Congrats on getting those two spots that must be very exciting for you! I’m looking forward to the day I get my first interview – till then, I wait lol!!

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February 7th, 2009 | 5:54 PM
Mitch:

Thanks Taris. I’m sure you’ll get there one day.

February 7th, 2009 | 9:43 PM
Mitch:

I’ve been doing speaking engagements for 7 years now, and I want to do more. I’ve been interviewed here and there, and I’ve been in a lot of magazines, either quoted or articles I’ve written. I want more and more.

February 7th, 2009 | 9:42 PM

I just wanted to take this moment to say thank you very much for being a guest on my show. It went very well and I’ve gotten some wonderful feedback.

February 16th, 2009 | 3:36 PM
Mitch:

I was very glad we did it. Any time you want a return conversation, just let me know! 😀

February 16th, 2009 | 6:04 PM
herry:

go for it mitch… you can do it….

March 2nd, 2009 | 4:43 AM

Keeping our eyes open, definitely something to remember especially in these trying times.

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April 21st, 2009 | 9:13 AM
Mitch:

Thanks Abbie, and welcome to the site.

April 21st, 2009 | 9:54 AM