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Curated Visual Storytelling with Brickflow

Curated Visual Storytelling with Brickflow | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

"Create curated social media slideshows in seconds with Brickflow."


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Loli Olmos's curator insight, September 1, 2013 5:43 AM

Lo visual nos resulta más atractivo, sin duda

Anabela Santos's comment, September 2, 2013 4:29 PM
Thanks! Have to try :)
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How to Turn Information into Success with Bryan Banville

How to Turn Information into Success with Bryan Banville | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
In this class, Bryan Banville, president & co-founder of Institute for Mastering Success, shares TEN BIG IDEAS on how to take information and turn it into action and success!
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5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader

5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Ready to share insights on a topic you're well versed in? You may fortify your company's reputation as well as your personal brand.

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Marc Rougier's curator insight, August 29, 1:51 PM

"Sharing insight on a topic you're well versed in"... This is so fundamental to being a Thought Leader.


Shana Starr lists five steps. I subscribe to all of them.


I'd add content curation to them: finding, acknowledging and sharing great content created by others also contributes to demonstrating your expertise and willingness to share; a legit and effective addition to writing; a necessary skill of Thought Leaders.


1. Clarify your purpose

2. Identify your voice

3. Write

4. Build an active online presence

5. Be a mentor.


Great post, wise advices.

Change Impetus's curator insight, September 1, 12:34 PM

Excellent way to build new relationships and find new opportunities. Finding like-minded co-founders and potential investors or mentors is harder without a strategy.

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How We Got An 8.5+% Opt-in Rate, A 25.14% Social Share Ratio + Increased Our List By 66.4% With One Simple Bribe

How We Got An 8.5+% Opt-in Rate, A 25.14% Social Share Ratio + Increased Our List By 66.4% With One Simple Bribe | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
An in-depth case-study detailing how we got an 8.5% opt-in rate, a 25.14% social share ratio & increased our list by 39.9% with one simple bribe.
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Google+ Checklist [Infographic]

Google+ Checklist [Infographic] | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

Do you need to make sure you are getting everything right on your Google+?


Use this checklist to audit your own Profile or the Profile of your client. 


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, August 3, 4:52 PM

Handy checklist for making sure you're using best practices and techniques when posting and sharing and engaging on Google+

Two Pens's curator insight, August 4, 3:05 PM

Via Neil Ferree. Simple to do, and necessary no matter what hoo-hoo you've heard from people about how Google+ isn't important. It is.

Neil Ferree's comment, August 4, 3:39 PM
Thanks Cynthia. Good to see you on my screen again!
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Font Pairing Like a Pro - Part Two

Font Pairing Like a Pro - Part Two | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Have you been playing with your font pairings and want to know which ones make harmonious duos? Ensuring your typefaces complement each other is a
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What is the Look that you want to choose to define your brand. Guy Kawasaki provides some great points on this Canva presentation.

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7 Online Tools That Help You to Write Faster and Better

7 Online Tools That Help You to Write Faster and Better | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Anyone can start a blog – but not everyone can start and maintain a quality blog that offers valuable insights and advice. Part of running a high quality blog is offering high quality content with …

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 20, 10:35 AM

Continuous 'quality' writing is a challenge for small businesses. These are some good tools.

massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 21, 3:50 AM

There are many tools to pave the way for maintaining a quality Blog...Have a look here

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 21, 7:43 AM
Some folks have ask me if I do a blog. I'm a fairly long winded commenter with lots of opinions and thoughts on the topics I care about. The answer is yes, but not seriously. I thought this article might help me get more serious about that. Why waste your thoughts to be left to fly away with time? Someone might be able to build on them even if you don't. Sometimes sad to say we even forget some of our own best ideas when we have time to work on them. Why not record them and store them on a blog.
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5 Characteristics Of High Converting Headlines

5 Characteristics Of High Converting Headlines | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

The information you’re about to read is very powerful, but I need to offer two disclaimers.

 

All these techniques don’t work all the time in every situation. Nonetheless, the data does point to these characteristics as being effective most of the time.Different techniques work better for different audiences. Studies may say one thing, but your mileage may vary. You know your audience best.


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, July 8, 10:45 AM

The better your headline, the better your marketing. 


Use these five characteristics to improve your conversion rates. Here’s what works:


  • Use numbers (odd numbers work best)
  • Use 5-9 words if people are familiar 16-18 if they’re not
  • Use negative words, or at least few positive superlatives
  • Use a two-part model
  • Be very, very clear


I chose to Scoop this article from Neil Patel since he's one of the most respected and successful online marketers I know. 


The interesting thing was how the headline Neil used in this piece didn't score well when I tested it via AMI headline analyzer?


I made a minor tweak to get a score of 62% but left the original headline in tact. I only edited the image.

2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, July 10, 8:12 AM

Useful, practical information to get your open rate that much higher, read on.....

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3 Ways to Generate Leads through Content Curation

3 Ways to Generate Leads through Content Curation | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Integrating lead generation in your content strategy brings a measurable KPI that is aligned with any business’ #1 strategic objective: growing revenue.
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InBound Marketing : Optimizing Your ListBound Content | UGC list creation, content curation & crowdsourcing.

InBound Marketing : Optimizing Your ListBound Content | UGC list creation, content curation & crowdsourcing. | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Answering the question "Will you get found?" depends on 3 things: Your Content, Your Meta Data, & Your Network Uniquely this post contrasts lists made via HTML
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What's in a List?

There is much you can do to optimize your content when using a list.

Checkk ot List.ly:

http://blog.list.ly/2013/10/08/inbound-marketing-list-content-organic-seo/

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Create Touch-Based Websites in Minutes with TouchAppCreator (iOS)

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 13, 2013 12:24 PM



If you need to create rapidly and easily a mini-app or website that is touch-based and which to include your selected set of video, images and texts TouchAppCreator can come in handy.


TouchAppCreator enables everyone to create touch-optimized, and content-centric mobile web apps for both iPhone and iPad in a few minutes on the go.


You can edit your app ONCE and generated app supports both iPhone and iPad automatically.


Key editing and publishing features include:


1. Add tables
2. Add Vimeo Video
3. Add video URL (host video outside the generated app)
4. Add alternative text and link to image

5. Publish via Google Drive

6. Support for Google Analytics code
7. Enable iTunes File Sharing


No sign up is required.



iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/touchappcreator-create-touch/id447590667?mt=8


Tiger NG Website: http://gettouchappcreator.blogspot.com/




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70 Online Tools & Services You Should At Least Know Exist | BloggerJet

70 Online Tools & Services You Should At Least Know Exist | BloggerJet | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

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Marie Clement's curator insight, April 23, 5:11 AM

This is a great list of tools for anyone who is serious about online marketing.

Lee Werrell's curator insight, April 24, 5:31 AM

Saving time is key if you are working and selling online - these tools help save you time and effort and make life easier. Check them out today!

Sergey Bessonov's curator insight, April 24, 11:03 AM

Unbelievebly useul link for those who go online! check it out! 

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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The use of video has become a major tool for online education, marketing and personal/business branding. @Robin Good has compiled a List of Top 100 Tools for Online Video Use, from Capture, Editing, and Publishing. What a Resource!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 9:20 PM

What an excellent list of video tools and resources from Robin Good. highly recommended 9.5/10.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, August 19, 10:49 AM

Thanks to the collector, Robin Good, of this great list.  I'm sure many people will be interested to learn about all these sites

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, August 30, 1:49 PM

Excelente recopilación

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What Is Curation? Museum and Gallery Curators Define Their Key Skill


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 7, 11:17 AM



A short video illustrating different viewpoints about what curation is as illustrated by museum curators. 


Video created for the SxSW panel entitled: "Everyone's a Curator: Do Museums Still Matter?"



Interesting. Adds perspective to how academically trained professionals see curation. 7/10


Original video: http://vimeo.com/87716505 





Veille digitale's curator insight, April 8, 1:16 AM

La Curation expliquée par les conservateurs de Musée ! 

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Call it reputation, image or whatever you want: 8 reasons personal branding matters.

Call it reputation, image or whatever you want: 8 reasons personal branding matters. | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

Call it whatever you’d like: reputation, image, or personal brand. They all mean the same thing—they describe what you bring to the table professionally. Without that personal branding, you risk being just another face in the crowd, which is not a good position for anyone seeking advancement.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, May 19, 11:16 PM

Just like many people confuse advertising and marketing, we still have lots of problem with the world personal branding as we're taught humility is a virtue. But as Dorie Clark explains, marketing is not about shamelessly selling yourself but rather "about understanding and identifying your core strengths, and then helping others understand them, as well."


The opportunity is here though: "If you’re blogging about your field of interest, or curating interesting tweets, or regularly update your LinkedIn profile and share high-quality articles you’ve read, that will rank highly in search results and present a strong professional image to the world."


You are the content you publish.

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Three Slides That Will Help You Understand Sharing, Content, Creation & Curation | Listly List

Three Slides That Will Help You Understand Sharing, Content, Creation & Curation | Hybrid Media / Hybrid Content - 10 Emerging Content Types, Alone / Together - How we Find, Read, share & Publish, and Content Networks: Slides, Video, Audio, Lists, Graphic, Social & Docs
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This is an awesome list compiled on Content, Creation & Curation, and Sharing. Hats off to @Nick Kellet of Listly.

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The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process

The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

What is Content Curation?

 

Content curation is sorting through a large amount of web content to find the best, most meaningful content and presenting these in an organized, valuable way.


Google Plus and Social SEO


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Feedly is my pick for tracking sites  I follow in a few niches. Allows me to avoid too much clutter.  I then send it to Pocket for a more thorough read. The keeper go to my Evernote.

not to forget the value of Scoop.it to curate with insights and fabulous for embedding on webpage and sending to social media posts.

Thanks to @Neil Ferree for this and other great content.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, July 28, 10:43 AM

One of my go to list sources for finding topic relevant articles, videos and podcasts is Feedly RSS Reader.


One of its nice features is how Feedly shows the number of shares from the Feedly CommunityI make sure the Title and Image are compelling before I consider sharing the piece to my social channels.


If you do this right and long enough,. over time your readers will come to rely on your curation skills and maybe even an authority and a subject matter expert. For me, I shooting to be known as an SME for Social Content Marketing..



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How to Manage Your Social Media Presence

How to Manage Your Social Media Presence | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Follow this blueprint to manage your social media presence so when someone Google's your name, your social profiles are compelling and social engaging.

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Neil Ferree provides a complete blueprint to managing your social presence and how this promotes social engagement. 

A must reference for Social Media.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, August 6, 3:04 PM

Before you can Manage your social Media Presence, it helps to know what your prospect will see when they Google your personal name or your Brand name.


In this piece, I show you a simple process to follow so you can vet your own social footprint and make sure your social profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest. Google+, LinkedIn and SlideShare  present your value prop you in the best light possible.


Next step is to get your top socials to render on page 1 of Google for target keyword phrases.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, August 11, 1:40 PM

Excellent way to manage "Your Brand"

Adeel's curator insight, September 2, 1:00 AM

Sky host makes web facilitating for domain &email registration as essential as could sensibly be normal. Our goal is to give negligible exertion & best web encouraging & we use breakthrough fittings for giving quality web encouraging organizations in Pakistan.

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Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress

Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

 

 

Scoop.it, the content discovery, curation, distribution and publishing platform has recently added some very significant improvements to its offering, that make it service even more interesting for any kind of online publisher, company or agency looking forward to find, vet and curate the best content available online on a specific topic.

 

The first and long-awaited new feature is the availability of multiple layout templates that Scoop.it publishers can now utilize and which can be swtiched to instantly.

 

The second one is full embedding of curated topics onto any web page to make it easiest for any publisher to rapidly integrate and display scoop.it content directly on their sites.

 

The third and most powerful new addition is the availability of a new white label direct publishing feature for WordPress-based publishers.

 

Although I have not had the opportunity to test this new feature, which is available only through a new Marketers subscription plan, it surely looks as the perfect fit for all those publishers who wanted to use Scoop.it more as a backend for producing curated content for their site than as a final publishing destination.

 

With these new additions Scoop.it consolidates itself as feature-rich, reliable and affordable content curation system that can satisfy many different types of needs: from education, to content marketing, news publishing and community building.

 

 

Find out more: http://blog.scoop.it/2014/07/23/introducing-templates-embedded-topics-and-website-integration-through-scoop-it/

 

 

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 4, 5:56 PM

ScoopIt keeps looking for ways to integrate and be highly relevant in the service it provides.  Integrating with Wordpress is worth a good look.  ~  D

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, September 5, 4:17 PM

Nice to see SI moving along.  I haven't read this and I wonder if it's the news I read a few weeks ago.  At any rate I think SI is getting a bit ahead in the race between them and RebelMouse.  

 

I've had an issue in the UI with RM for almost 2 months and they don't seem inclined to do anything about it....but SI has always worked fine.

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A Curated Showcase of the Best Email Newsletter Designs: Really Good Emails

A Curated Showcase of the Best Email Newsletter Designs: Really Good Emails | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
The Best Email Designs in the Universe (that came into my inbox)

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Caren Taubman Glasser's curator insight, July 25, 10:36 AM

Thanks @Robin Good for sharing this amazing resource. 

Caren Taubman Glasser's curator insight, July 25, 10:38 AM

Thanks @Robin Goodfor a great resource.

Christian Habermann's curator insight, August 8, 10:55 AM

Very nice!

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES]

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES] | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

When most marketers hear the term "visual content," the first type that comes to mind is usually the infographic. But how can those who don't necessarily have a design background -- or budget to commission an agency, hire a dedicated in-house designer, or purchase expensive design software -- create professional-looking infographics that enable them to leverage the power of visual content?

 

We're so glad you asked! Here's a little secret: You can do it right within software you likely already have loaded on your computer. That's right! PowerPoint can be your best friend when it comes to visual content creation. And to help you get started, we've created five fabulous infographic templates you can download for free and use to customize your own infographics right within PowerPoint -- as well as some helpful tips and tricks to help you learn how to use PowerPoint to its full potential.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 23, 1:42 PM

5 infographics and free templates to teach you how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint.

AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, May 24, 10:42 PM

Infographics are a highly useful online tool....check this out!

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Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: How Positive Learning and Community Motivate Change

Bauer Health and Wellness Portal: How Positive Learning and Community Motivate Change | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

Finding meaning in your work, creating your art and gathering knowledge are pursuits that transform personal well-being, businesses, and society a like. The movement forward requires imagining

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15 Resources to Create Images for Social Media |

15 Resources to Create Images for Social Media | | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Use these tips and tools to create and edit quality, attractive photos, graphics and images for social media marketing.

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Here in lies 15 Trusted and Effective Social Media Image Creation Tools.

It is nice to find what works for you and your brand. Try them out to maximize your social message and engagement.

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malek's curator insight, May 21, 12:30 PM

The Visual world is buzzing.  Even a quote won't tell the same without a pic.

Joseph Ruiz's curator insight, May 21, 4:33 PM

Bookmarked

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Top 5 Creative Styles to Make Your E-learning Courses Stand Out

Top 5 Creative Styles to Make Your E-learning Courses Stand Out | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
This blog post discuss the top five ways on how to add an excellent creative touch to your eLearning courses.Read more ›

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Mozilla Webmaker's Thimble: A "Gamechanger"—An Educator Innovator Webinar

Mozilla Webmaker's Thimble: A "Gamechanger"—An Educator Innovator Webinar | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it

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What's It Like?

"Thimble is an online webpage editor and set of remixable projects designed to help kids learn how to write the Web. As part of Mozilla's Webmaker project, Thimble displays two windows at once to show kids how the code they write creates the webpage they see on a browser. As kids edit code in the left-side window, the changes they make to things like color, font, and images immediately take effect on the right. Thimble projects featured on the Webmaker homepage are great for beginners and experienced programmers alike. Comments included in each project explain its code and how to change it. Thimble also lets kids compose their own webpages from scratch when they're ready to work independently. Using Thimble lets kids experience the joy of discovering that they, too, can create and publish webpages using authentic code.

 

Is It Good For Learning?

"Because it's designed to show kids how what they do changes how their webpages look, Thimble a great way to learn code, web design, and problem-solving skills. Thimble gives kids immediate feedback about personally meaningful work. Alerts about "bugs" in the code help kids easily find and fix any errors that keep their webpages from looking just right. Once students get some experience coding, they'll be ready and eager to see how they can use Thimble to publish their classwork and projects online using text and multimedia. The comments in each project and the online community of volunteer Webmaker mentors provide immediate support as students remix projects and begin making their own webpages. As a free, open, and well-supported platform, Thimble, like Scratch, provides one of the most inviting and supportive environments available for kids who want to code and feel like they're a part of the current learn-to-code and social coding movements."


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 11, 11:50 PM

I have a few "learn to code" links on my Destiny homepage for those kids who want to "play" on the computers. This will be another one I'll add to that list as well as send to our Gateway to Technology and Tech Apps teachers. 

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New Research, Comparing Social Network Trends for 2014

New Research, Comparing Social Network Trends for 2014 | Entrepreneurial Passion | Scoop.it
Explore four major findings from research reports tracking social network trends in social media marketing and the content that works best on each.
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The Trends of Social Networks for Marketing

What is your goal: SEO, B2B, Market Sector.

 

Interesting visuals

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