Friday, March 10, 2017

Complaining about LinkedIn - An Opinion

The new LinkedIn Interface

Complaining on social media


Today I disconnected from a friend. Or better: acquaintance because I would have shared my concern with a friend.

Currently, there is a steady stream of complainer posts on my LinkedIn feed. Some pronounce LinkedIn dead while others just need to vent.

Complainer posts generate lots of interaction. Just like bikini photos, political posts, and cute cats.

The purpose of this article is not to complain about complainers. That would be an oxymoron, right? Why complain when I am blessed with a healthy index finger capable of blocking tons of complainers at the speed of light?

I feel that what I am about to say applies to social media in general so that I will share my subjective, biased point of view.

Why complaining is counterproductive


Who's your daddy?


The charm of LinkedIn and what makes it unique is that it is the only site that attracts an unmatched amount of C-Level people. While they are rarely interacting with posts, it gives you the chance to catch their eye, get introduced and buy the right (InMail) to bug them. Or to stay in front of your existing clients.

This is the most important USP of LinkedIn.

All other users are important too. The sales people, the job hunters ... But, you see, we are less important.

Look at LinkedIn as a honey pot. And at the C-Levels as honey.

If you are a full pot of honey, the bears and the ants will come. Not much need to seduce them. Especially the salespeople. They will come :-D

What is your reason to be on LinkedIn? I know one of mine is the idea that C-Level Executives interested either in our sales training or my emotional intelligence training and coaching offering might see me.

How interested will they be in people complaining about missing features irrelevant to them?

Do not fall victim to the assumption that because negative people are louder, it's what people want to see. Most people do not appreciate negativity.

But, wait. Is that true? Why do complainer posts receive so much interaction and likes then?

Interaction with complainer posts


Complainer posts often get much more interaction than any post of someone who took a lot of time and effort to provide positive value to his readers.

Tons of likes and longer comments than on most posts. Complainers attract other complainers who are often eager to share their dissatisfaction. In epic length.

Here's the thing. Complainers don't come with their credit cards. Unless you get paid for interaction, it might not be the crowd you are looking for. But you risk being muted by potential buyers and positive connections.

Nobody ever got a deal because he whined so nice.

Complaining about LinkedIn


You hate the new LinkedIn


Ok, so you are unhappy with LinkedIn. Two possible scenarios:
  1. You are a paid member and dislike that functionality was removed/the price increased.

    Understandable. Nobody likes something taken from him.

    Unless you are very lucky or generate thousands of shares of your posts, it's unlikely that your post or comments will be seen by someone in charge. But you risk annoying your network.
  2. You are a free member and dislike that you lost functionality. That makes you so mad that you cannot stop complaining.

    Walk to you power outlet and pull the plug. You need a two-week break from the internet. Use it to check your sense of entitlement. 
LinkedIn is a public company. The screw to turn is the income screw. If enough people canceled their subscription or deleted their profiles change would be right around the corner.

They follow their own agenda and not yours. For a salesperson, the ability to talk to as many people as possible might be a crucial feature of LinkedIn. For the people he wants to talk to ... maybe not. 

If one user shares their dissatisfaction with the support, it would not make a difference. If all the people who comment on complainer posts would write to the support ... BAM!


I rid myself of anyone engaging in bikini posts or other irrelevant posts. Complainers? You're next. Words are powerful. They change our brain. I choose to not expose myself to unnecessary negative words.

And you know why I will not post this on Pulse? If you read until here you know it.

Cheers to adding value!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

HONEST Carvly Review

Honest Review of Carvly

I am tired of fake reviews


When I came across Carvly after reading a raving review I did my homework. I searched the web for more reviews.

The concept of Carvly is phenomenal. I was sceptical because the suggested content of delivery includes
  • Automating social media posts on all common sites
  • AI creates posts for you
  • Create landing pages with a few clicks
  • Create videos with a few clicks
  • Capture leads and valuable analytical information
... and much, much, much more ..

seemed to good to be true. You find only enthusiastic, positive reviews on the internet. 


You see. I am not against earning commission with product recommendations. After all you take the time and effort to nurture a site, buy and try the product. Or at least study it in-depths.

I am against recommending products you have not even tried and against fake reviews.

So back to the theory. You get commission for your work of testing a product and writing about it.

But ... more often than not it is impossible to find a honest review for a product. "Honest review" "The truth about ...." "Read first..." "Is xy scam" are the most overused terms of "marketers" who cannot be bothered to test the quality of the products they recommend to their trusting readers.

They often dominate the first page of google because they write their reviews before or right when the product gets released.

The Carvly reviews are fake


I am convinced that none of the reviewers has purchased the product. Here is why:

I am in bit a of a time crunch so I ask your forgiveness for potentially stuttering. I will do one take after testing Carvly for just 10 or 20 minutes.

I am not an affiliate marketer nor a social media person. For those who are here the first time: I am a coach who shares what he learns to run his business.

Normally, I would invest more time in figuring out how a software works. Join me and let's take a look at the first impression of Carvly:



Pros

Great concept

Contra

  • Hardly any function is working
  • Invalid SSL certificate + insecure scripts is not 2017
  • Tries to do a lot but is not great at anything
  • Nobody wants their leads stored on a site that does not use encryption



Conclusion: Do not buy Carvly


The product is not even in beta status. Invalid SSL certificates and insecure script is too 2009 for my taste.

I will just suppose that the functions that did not work will work and base my conclusion on the assumption I was just not able to figure out how to work the tool.

That said, I dislike a tool I cannot figure out, as I had no trouble figuring out how to work a ton of other products.

Carvly tries to cover multiple functions but is not great at any of it. Free and inexpensive tools are one click away that specialize and are good at the function they promise.

As I said in the video:  I am not concerned about the security of my data, but I would not want to have my leads stored with a company that is obviously not fantastic at implementing basic security and compliance.

Do only buy this if you know the developer and trust them to over time fix all of the errors and add functionality.

Broken functions together with mediocrity (if the functions would work) and invalid SSL/insecure scripts destroys every little bit of trust.

I wish Carvly the very best because it's a terrific idea and a great concept. Nobody minds a few bugs when a product is brand new. But at this point it should in my opinion not be up for sale.

Give Social Jukebox a try for social media automation. They have less reviews because they pay horribly little affiliate commission but I can recommend this product from my heart.

Read my review HERE

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Brain Entrainment Audio for Commercial Use



Seductive Offer for Online Businesses and Coaches


Did you ever watch a movie, presentation or advertisement and thought it's the music that entices, convinces, excites, thrills and seduces you? Even sells you?

Perhaps you have already looked at the prices of royalty free audio and were deeply disappointed about the generic stuff you could get at a high dollar.

I started a few years ago to create my own brain entrainment audio. Generic stuff is not good enough. My clients deserve the best - and so do I.

How about you? What if I told you you can own and distribute your unique, custom-tailored audio?

What would it mean to your clients, listeners and yourself if you could
  • Increase focus of your listeners
  • Help your clients to learn faster
  • Enable your clients to speed up their goal achievement
  • Create an atmosphere that multiplies what you are trying to convey
  • Perfect sometimes boring presentations with professional audio
  • Enhance your message/teaching

    or
  • Treat yourself to high-quality sessions as individual as your requirements?
From faster learning to stress management, better sleep - brain entrainment is as unlimited as the power of your brain. 

YOUR AUDIO - YOUR PURPOSE - YOUR STYLE


I work with music optimized to enhance and complement brainwave entrainment. In certain limits, you can even choose the style you prefer (electronic, meditative, relaxing, mood ... ). You choose if the brain stimulation is subtle or dominant.

You even decide title and lengths of your very own 256Kbps (!) file!

And it's getting even better. How about adding subliminal messages?***

Please read the Disclaimer before listening to any kind of brain entrainment audio.


*** for full effect use headphones

Sample of 6 sessions from my latest album. 



What you can do with your audio

  • Use it for your projects (videos, presentations, podcasts) or training
  • Sell it to your clients
  • Bundle it with your product
  • Offer it as freebie

What you can not do 

  • Distribute the reseller rights

What will not happen is

  • That you pay a lot of money and end up with a "royalty free" piece used by hundreds or thousands of your competitors
  • That you have to compromise for an available piece that serves your purpose just ok

What you get

  • A 15 - 60-minute piece custom made MP3 to allow you offer value to your clients, make your presentations more compelling ...
  • Commercial license that allows you to use your audio for your projects and distribute it

When you get it

  • Delivery time is up to 4 days

5-minute sample




I bet that right now two hearts are beating in your chest. One is excited because it sees the value of such an individual unique track.

The other expects that a service like this must be very pricey and cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

It would be worth it. But I want to give every small business, solopreneur, and individual the opportunity to get their own track.

What are you waiting for? Right after the checkout you will be redirected to a questionnaire that collects all the info needed so you can own your custom track in a few short days!

Own the power of brainwave stimulating music now!


Choose your option

PS: Would you want to promote this offer and spread the love? Contact me or grab your link HERE