Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WOOHOO - Cat's on her way!!

WOOHOO!!! OUR CAT is on her way as a writer!! She'll be along soon to talk about it I"m sure!! but I stole the picture and ran over here. LOL!

GOOD JOB CAT!! Hopefully it's just the first of many and fame and fortune will start rolling in!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Come One, Come All to the eBay Radio Party in Las Vegas, June 24-25, 2009

Attention, eBayers! Bummed out because there's no eBay Live! 2009? 
Let us ease your withdrawal pains!

Coming up on June 24-25, 2009, is the eBay Radio Party at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in vivid Las Vegas. Why? To celebrate the 6th anniversary of eBay Radio, and to give all of us eBay Radio fans and groupies a chance to get together to meet, greet, network, learn, and grow our eBay businesses!

The festivities will include 2-3 hours each day of live eBay Radio broadcasts with cohosts Jim "Griff" Griffith and Lee Mirabal along with presentations by:

* Marsha Collier - author of eBay For Dummies and coolebaytips.com - "eBay Sales Tips & Strategies"
* Lynn Dralle - The Queen of Auctions - "Sourcing Products At Garage Sales"
* Janelle Elms - Visionaire of the Online Success Institute and the OSI Rock Stars - "How To Set Up 
An eBay Store"
* Melinda Jackson - Assistant Organizer of the Dallas eBaybes & eMales - "How To Start An eBay 
Sellers Group"
* Carolyn "CJ" Jacinto - Certified eBay Business Consultant, eBay Education Specialist, eBay Trading Assistant, and Stellar Seller - "Packing & Shipping"
* Debbie Levitt - President of AsWas, eBay Certified Service Provider, eBay Stores Certified Designer, and eBay Education Specialist - "Growing Your eBay Business With Marketing, Strategy, & Software"
* Jason "PayPal Jason" Miner - Community Education Specialist and Host of PayPal Radio
* Cindy Shebley - author of Easy Auction Photography, Certified eBay Business Consultant, and eBay Education Specialist - "Photography for eBay"
* Ian Aronovich - President of GovernmentAuctions.org - "Product Sourcing at Government Auctions"

And eBay Manager of Community Input Garnor Morantes will be there, along with some eBay colleagues, all of whom will be available for a Q&A panel.

We also be playing eBay Scrambulous and Speed eBaying, and there will be prizes for the best eBay outfit(s), longest term eBayer, newest eBayer, and furthest distance traveled. And let's not forget the Griff & Lee Sound-Alike Contest, complete with on-air auditions!

You can sign up for the party at http://www.wsradio.com/vegas. That gets you on the mailing list, and there's a link from there to register at http://www.brainfoodradio.com/vegas. Registration is just $50 from now through April $30, then it goes up to $60 from May 1-31, and it's $70 after May 31. Cancellations will be refundable up until June 1.

The sign-up page at wsradio.com/vegas also has a link for hotel reservations at the Rio — only $69/night for a Deluxe or Premium 2-room suite (depending on whether you want a mountain view or a Strip view) including up to 3 days before and 3 days after the event! Or you can call toll-free for reservations: 888-746-6955, group code SREBAY9.

We've got more than 270 names on the sign-up list with more than 100 people registered so far, and we plan to cap the event at 250. So register today to ensure your space, and get your hotel reservations now so you can take advantage of the cheap group rate. 

To find out more, keep listening to eBay Radio (http://www.wsradio.com/ebayradio). You can listen live —Tuesdays from 11am-2pm PDT, Thursdays from 3-5pm PDT — or via the archives 24/7, or tune in as a podcast anytime. 

Hope to see you in Vegas...and bring your eBay party spirit!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Facebook, Twitter and Blogging...OH MY!

And...let's not forget radio shows and webinars!

How do you keep up with all of it?

Today I printed out a weekly calendar for next week...stared at it for about ten minutes and then stuck it up on my bulletin board to deal with later.

"They" say...you need to "get out there". Hit the social network...make yourself into a brand name...see the brand...be the brand....

but....how do you do it all?

How do you keep up with all the blogs you end up creating. There's the one to help you sell things for you EBay or online business....then there the one that you create because "they" tell you've got to get your name out there....then there is the one or two you do for fun. I, personally do one for photos each day www.365daysingeorgia.wordpress.com , but others I know keep up with their grand kids, their crafts, their lives....

Then we have Facebook....articles I've read --- say you MUST, MUST, MUST participate in at least SOME of those pesky applications people send to you. Collect Easter eggs, find out what kind of Diva you are....or just 'poke' someone....GOTTA do it though...it's all about networking...

I haven't even mentioned Twitter yet. The new phenomenon (wow...I spelled it right on the first try!) to hit the internet... 140 characters...and WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND....as of today even the mighty OPRAH is doing it!

Now you're blogging, tweeting and poking people....or you're at least suppose to be....but
I'm having a hard time keeping up with it all. Five blogs (Ebay, Writing, Photography, one I use a writing portfolio, a personal one I've been playing with...and oh...this one....so actually SIX blogs). AND you're also running your online business....maybe even doing radio shows or being interviewed on one yourself...

SO....my question for all of you on this Friday after a long, somewhat unproductive week for me...


How do you blog, tweet, poke, talk, listen and STILL get the primary aspects of your business done?

Inquiring mines want to know! Really...we do!!!!

Until next time....(or whenever I realize it's my turn to blog here again....HA-HA)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

No eBay Live but we Know how to Party!

John Donahoe in his Ivory eBay Tower has cancelled eBay Live for 2009 but some folks know how to party and don't need Live as an excuse. So with backing/sponsorship from www.WsRadio.com, Brainfood Syndication and Voicemarketing.com (the radio companies that produce eBay Radio and more on wsradio.com) and the leadership of Lee Mirabal (Griff's self-styled "Long Suffering Co-host) and eBay radio associate editor and eBay personality eBetsy, there's gonna be a party!

The "organizing team" of Lee and eBetsy have arranged very reasonably priced rooms at the Rio Hotel ($69 a might for a 2 room suite) and are lining up "presenters" now (so that makes this an educational expense for your business according to my accounting principles...and there for DEDUCTIBLE? Check with YOUR tax professionals for the final word but I'm writing it off if I can convince hubby to go).

THIS just in from eBetsy -
You know the dates -- June 24-25 -- and of course you know our destination: Las Vegas! We sign the contract for the Rio hotel on Friday. Now it's time to show us the money, please, by registering @ http://www.brainfoodradio.com/vegas. We'll be capping this event at 250 attendees, and it is strictly first come, first served.

Here's the link, again, to register - www.brainfoodradio.com/vegas!. Registration is a mere $50 (ebay live last year was $75 and went up after May 1,2008 so you're getting a bargain this year!)

Here's the directions included in the announcement email -

1. Register NOW to reserve your space!We will cap this event at 250 attendees.2. Please include your User ID in the Instructions note on the PayPal payment page.And if you register under your business name, please be sure to give us your real name too, in the Instructions note on the payment page.
3. If you plan to register but haven't signed up yet, please add your name to the sign-up page @ www.wsradio.com/vegas!

We want to add your email address to our newsletter mailing list.

4. Names on landing page:

With your permission, I am posting your name on the list on the web...if you wish to remain anonymous on the list with just your first name...please let me know by emailing me email Lee

Here's the list of presenters:

Marsha Collier (author of eBay For Dummies,coolebaytips.com)"eBay Sales Tips & Strategies"

Lynn Dralle (The Queen of Auctions) "Product Sourcing at Garage Sales"

Janelle Elms (Visionaire of the Online Success Institute, OSI Rock Stars) "

Setting Up an eBay Store"Carolyn "C.J." Jacinto (eBay Certified Business Consultant/ eBay Education Specialist, Trading Assistant, and Stellar Seller)

"Packing and Shipping"Melinda Jackson (Assistant Organizer, Dallas, eBaybes & eMales) galleriagifts on ebay

"Starting an eBay Sellers Group" Debbie Levitt (AsWas.com) "How To Select a 3rd Party Provider"

Cindy Shebley (eBay Certified Business Consultant/eBay Education Specialist and author of Easy Auction Photography) "Photography for eBay"

Ian Aronovich (President ofGovernmentAuctions.org)"Product Sourcing at Govt. Auctions"

There's bound to be parties galore, there's games, contest and recognition for your efforts to get there.. See here> "EBAY SCRAMBULOUS" - first day icebreaker, just like Scrabble except that you have to interact with your fellow eBayers to form a word (we'll have prizes for the longest word and the most creative word)

"SPEED EBAYING" (just like speed dating, except you get to network with your fellow eBay sellers for a few timed minutes)

SO? Why are you still here? GO REGISTER!! www.brainfoodradio.com/vegas!. If you go there and sign up they'll send you the same informative email I got.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kat AKA Nona - went to Court Today and Look what happened

Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know me?'

She responded, 'Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.'

The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?'

She again replied, ' Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.'

The defense attorney nearly died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, 'If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair.'