Featured Blog Posts – June 2009 Archive (6)

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Your 30 Seconds of Fame...Mastering Your Elevator Speech

Our "elevator speech" is probably the most important 30 seconds we may invest when "netweaving" with like-minded people. According to Wikipedia, the term elevator speech is:

Typically used in the context of an entrepreneur pitching an idea to a venture capitalist to receive funding.…

Added by Joe Stiles on June 26, 2009 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

Good Illustration of the COSTS of Legal Residents versus Illegal Aliens

Here is an example of why hiring illegal aliens is not economically

productive for the State of California. I would imagine it would not be terribly different in Texas.

You have 2 families..."Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families have

2 parents, 2 children and live in California.

"Joe Legal" works in construction, has a Social Security Number, and

makes $25.00 per hour with payroll taxes deducted.....

"Jose Illegal" also works in… Continue

Added by Eric S. Griesel on June 22, 2009 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

July 7th Meeting of The Village

This month we are going to have a 5 min informational from Tom Oster about Twitter.

Tom has been an IT professional in academia for over 25 years.

RSVP to The Village

To see what Twitter is all about, see:



Added by Leroy Gibbins on June 20, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Discussion on The Best Uses of Social Networking Sites

Brandon wrote a piece in Discussions that I'd love to get activity around on "Spend Your Time Building Connections not Pushing Your Product."

Come Join the discussion.


Added by Eric Standlee on June 16, 2009 at 10:33pm — 4 Comments

Who do you know that is a great storyteller?

Storytellers down through the ages have been leaders, catalysts, and countrymen.

Storytellers grab and keep our interest.

Don't you want storytellers talking about you?

Sure, how do you find storytellers?

Simple, ask:

"Who do you know that is a great storyteller?"

Ask enough times and you will get referred to great referral sources who you can get to repeat your story for you.

Eric… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on June 2, 2009 at 3:00am — 5 Comments


I was reading around on Brownie Shott's website http://www.cnhouston.com and found this great article.

I recommend you go here to read it: http://www.cnhouston.com/coffeefax2.htm

Thanks Brownie for being such a resource.

Eric Standlee

Added by Eric Standlee on June 1, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments


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