These are books, articles, videos, tools, and just neat stuff that I am always recommending to other experts.
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GREAT TOOLS FOR YOUR BIZ
|MIND MEISTER - perfect for creating that new speech outline or organizing your notes for the next blog. It saves as you go (in the cloud) and is really intuitive. You can even share with a friend and they can insert that perfect quote you need.|
|MEETING BURNER – a powerful tool for both teleseminars and webinars. We love the ability to register our guests, excellent feature for building your tribe! Easy to use, great customer service and they offer a free trial too!|
|INFUSIONSOFT – the go-to leader for your on-line marketing and coordinate your shopping cart, email marketing, and CRM needs. Within one month we increased our on-line sales and within two months had completely paid for our investment. Very powerful tool – it’s like having another staff person.|
|SURVEY MONKEY - I have been using this great tool for years and love it. Super fast to create a little 5 question survey to get to customers for feedback, or follow up survey for seminar participants. Free for up to 10 questions and 100 responses.|
|MAILCHIMP – a great way to start to organize your list(s) and get email campaigns going. Super user friendly, it “talks” with WordPress (to collect your opt-ins) and nicely handles auto responder sequences. Have less than 2,000 people on your list? It’s free!|
|1PASSWORD – never lose a password again, retrieve your passport #, frequent flyer #, put the add-on in your browser and have those annoying (like ours!) shopping cart forms filled in with one click.|
|SCREENFLOW – brilliant! I recorded my first video in about 30 minutes with no training. It’s simple, fast, and intuitive – what’s not to like? Record your voice and slides, add some simple edits after, export and presto you have a training video. Best $100 I’ve spent in a long time! Camtasia is the alternative for PC’s|
|CALL RECORDER FOR SKYPE – this is what I use to record my interviews for the Experts Enterprise podcast. Record audio only, or video (including split screen). Reliable (all you have to remember is to hit ‘record’). About $20 (really!)|
|DROPBOX – don’t pass GO, get set up on Dropbox (2GB free) and move all your files into the cloud. You are always backed up and can easily share huge picture or video files with clients, or when client buy your CD or DVD bundles.|
|EVERNOTE – essential for anyone that has a life. Sync with your phone and capture ideas, lists, web pages, handwritten notes (it can read your handwriting!). I even store favorite recipes.|
GREAT STUFF TO WATCH
HOW I TURNED MY BUSINESS AROUND
Hugh reveals exactly what he did to turn his business (and life) around and explains how you can use what he learnt to make your business rock.
6 COMPONENTS OF DISCIPLINE
Hugh reveals 6 components of discipline that will help you to be highly successful and more effective with your time.
7 COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY EXPERTS (AND SOLUTIONS)
Hugh reveals the 7 most common questions that people in the experts industry (speakers,
seminar leaders, authors, coaches, facilitators) ask him and offers up solutions.
BE EFFECTIVE WITH YOUR TIME
Hugh shares his time strategies to get more done and be highly successful by getting effective with your time
HOW TO WRITE BETTER
Author, Hugh Culver reveals simple techniques for improving your writing skills so you can immediately start creating high quality content for your blogs, emails, website, teleseminars, webinars, reports, articles and eventually that ebook and book you have been wanting to publish.
TEACHING FROM THE TIP OF AN ICEBERG
Learn how to choose what you will present in a keynote and what you keep below the surface of the water. This is a concept I use for every keynote and it is the difference between overkill and too much content and being masterful on stage and provide just enough content to be helpful, engaging, and flexible.
DO THE HARDEST 50 IN THE FIRST 90
Learn how to maximize your ultradian rhythms by doing the hardest 50% of your work in the first 90 minutes of the day. Author Hugh Culver shares one of his most popular strategies for getting super human results in a human body.
Learn how to prepare for your success by first closing the past week. Hugh explains why we need to invest 15 minutes every week to debrief to past week and properly prepare for the coming week. This is more than mechanical list making, it is mental preparation and strategic deployment.
GREAT STUFF TO READ
13 for 2013 – how to make this year your best ever!
My Inbox is Full – how to get off email and back to priorities
Best tech solutions – online gadgets to give you more time, more fun and more cool!
Create a Stop Doing List – how about removing tasks – instead of always adding them?
Stop List Bulge – get a grip on your list and get that old feeling of focus and success back again.
Go with the Flow – learn the secret of matching work to energy and get more done, more easily.
Put Procrastination on Pause – tired of putting off what you shouldn’t. Read this. No, seriously, read it now.
Jump Start your Day – more energy and more focus equals more stuff gets done (and it’s more fun!)
Speed Reading Notes – Some very ninja tips for getting through the pages faster (from Give Me a Break)
GREAT STUFF TO WATCH
Hugh’s You-Tube Channel: www.youtube.com/hughculver - watch lesson’s on working smarter and living better in the age of distraction
Busy is not the goal (recorded webinar) - Learn how to review, rethink and redesign your day and immediately experience better results. If you are usually too busy for what you really want to do in your day then don’t miss this program—you can change old patterns immediately.
GREAT STUFF TO USE
Time Audit Tool – use this tool to monitor your time.
Time quiz – how well are you using your time? Try this quick quiz and test yourself.
Plan like a Pilot planning tool – a great quide for your Friday planning.
Personal Commitment Form - if you are a real keener you will need more commitment forms (or therapy)
Stroop Test - Do you get distracted easily? Try the famous Stroop test (also in Give Me a Break). In this exercise, you simply have to concentrate on saying to yourself the COLOR of the letters (don’t read the word). For example, for the first one you would say ‘green’, and so on.
GREAT BOOKS TO LEARN FROM
Give Me a Break–the art of making time work for you (Hugh Culver) of course it had to be #1 on the list.
The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg) The best summation I have read on why we keep our habits and how to rebuild them (start by reading the Appendix where Duhigg explains how he rebuilt his afternoon cookie habit – great theory summation).
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Daniel H Pink)
The 4-Hour Workweek (Timothy Ferriss) One of the most important books written for entrepreneurs. Even if you don’t take the title literally, there is solid advice for rethinking assumptions about work.
The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive (Brendon Burchard)
The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice (Brendon Burchard) Want to package yourself as a speaker, seminar leader, author, or coach? Start here with this quick read from the man that made millions telling all of us how to do it.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Stephen King) A sublime read by the master of words. The first half is autobiographic, the second is a equivalent to a Master’s degree in creative writing.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anne Lamott)
Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)