I’m standing with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley for another 4 years. We’re lucky to have him. Here are some pumpkins we made for him during the first election! Enjoy
10/18/11 – Great Article by Chris Hedges – A Movement Too Big To Fail http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_movement_too_big_to_fail_20111017/
“There’s something going on around here“, quotes Paul Krugman of the NYT. There’s some great writing about this movement and some great activism going on right now. I thought I’d share what I’m finding. In no particular order:
9/23 – Video of Occupy WallStreet – well done photographically…
Blog post by Chris Hedges on the People’s Republic of Portland blog – a great read as is everything he writes, IMHO.
YES Magazine author Sarah Van Gelder’s Article: Where the 99% Get Their Power: “The protests are giving the unemployed, the uninsured, the evicted, indebted students, homeless veterans, and would-be retirees a place to break out of their isolation. OccupyWallStreet shows that millions share their hardships and are standing up. Transforming shame, self-doubt, and isolation into solidarity unleashes enormous power.”
Orion Magazine’s, Christopher Ketcham’s Reign of the 99 Percenters
A list of needs of the Occupy Portland folks. I’m sure this list is still pretty current. Food, Shelter, Clothing are generally always needed.
Popular saying: Dear 1%, We fell asleep for a while. We just woke up. Sincerely, the 99%
Great photos from NYC protests
Our friend, Steve Bennett, has cancer. Steve has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the past month and has been weathering it well. As a result of having taken time off from work to deal with these health issues, and having taken a substantial hit during the recent financial crisis, Steve could really use our help right now.
For more background information on Steve and how to contribute please visit: http://tinyurl.com/stevebennett2
Volunteers welcome – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how
Jaya Lakshmi – kirtan – http://jayalakshmi.net/
Lewis Childs – singer-songwriter – http://lewischilds.com/
Jon Renschreiber – sound healing: http://www.shamanicvibrations.com/
Scott Snyder acoustic trio: http://www.scottsnyderlaw.com/
Albert Kaufman – singalongs! in a big church with 200 people – Yes!
David Franklin – Classical Guitar http://davidfranklin.org/
DJ Raku: ambiance and tunes throughout the night
Photography by Mandy Curtis: http://www.inessencephotography.com/
Hand out for presentation @ Our Community University class – July 22, 2010
Here you go! Feel free to share this http://tinyurl.com/albertideationhandout
Albert Kaufman @ Albertideation – social networking guidance: http://albertideation.com
“Social networking is not just about selling, but about building relationships, sharing wonderful information, and developing trust.” http://www.socialmediaalacarte.com/
Social Networking – WHY?
- It’s free
- It’s easily accessible
- It’s booming
- It’s interesting
What social networking?
- Facebook, FB Fan pages, FB ads and other pages (how to make a link using the @ sign ) (other interesting ways to link things)
- Linked In
- Using ping.fm to link all of your social networks together
- working as a team can improve your reach
- Your team can be made up of friends or biz associates linking to one another’s work
How to be a good social networker?
- Be friendly
- Be upbeat
- Be helpful, and make things easy for your friends/customers
- Be useful
- Show your best, positive side
When social networking?
- Daily (Bufferapp can help)
Where social networking?
- One page or many?
- One account or many?
- Advantage of doing it all yourself?
- Advantage of hiring someone to do some of it for you?
- Easy Access – from anywhere, just need a laptop or mobile device
Who uses social networking?
- Small businesses
- Big Business is getting on board and playing the game
- Why use email marketing?
- Harvesting your email list and that of your associates to build your business and reach. How to?
- I recommend a monthly e-letter (does not have to be extensive – can point to blog posts, links you find interesting, a few pictures – a way to keep people interested)
- My affiliate link for Constant Contact :
- My affiliate link for Mad Mimi:
What I offer @ Albertideation:
- Consultation on all of the above – Price/package menu available @ http://albertideation.com
- One on one training/tutoring
- Presentations to group audiences
- Best practices information for websites
- Website creation & maintenance on WordPress
- Small business marketing and promotion
Contact me @ email@example.com or 503-358-0029 to set up a time to get together. Referrals welcome
Our Community University: Thriving in a Changing World
In the spirit of sharing our creative energy and knowledge with one another. I have gathered together with Michele Brooks, David Franklin and Noelani Rodriguez to bring you part one of Our Community University. We all have interesting and important skills to share and I intend to create a series of gatherings for that purpose. Since many of us have daytime hours free it makes sense to use that time to learn, compare notes, network, and grow ourselves and get better at what we do. Here is the first offering. I hope you will join us. If you’re not able to come, please pass this invitation along to others who might benefit from 4 hours of interesting information-sharing, networking and skill-building. Also, if you’d like to become a presenter in this series, please let me know. Here’s to our emotional, spiritual, and mental growth and thriving, in a changing world!
Thursday, July 22nd, 10am-3pm (1 hour for lunch)
Cost: $10 per class or $35 for all 4. (come for one talk or all four) (checks and cash accepted)
Location: 1823 NE 13th Ave. (close to the 8, 9 bus and Red and Blue Max lines) (just north of the Lloyd Center, parking is easy)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Class 1: 10am-11am Albert Kaufman: Albertideation:
The Who What Where When How and Why of using Social Networking and Email marketing to promote yourself, your ideas and your business. Albert teaches businesses and individuals how to use social networking to organize and promote ideas, causes, and improve your bottom line. With 14 years of high-tech business he is familiar with a variety of software and how they can be networked for greater success. To see what Albert is up to on a given day, find him @ work thinking @ http://albertideation.com
Class 2: 11am-12pm Michele Brooks:
The life and times of an economic refugee or how to make money in South Korea. Michele Brooks: http://abundancecompany.com/michele_brooks.htm
Lunch: 12-1pm (please bring your lunch, or there are many places nearby to pick up something to eat)
Class 3: 1-2pm: David Franklin: Radical Presence: Creating Authentic Community in the Midst of Global Change
In these rapidly changing times, we are being called into deep integrity. We have an opportunity to move beyond the addictions, distractions, and suffering that keeps us in separation, and to learn how to love one another.
Our modern times call for spiritual practices and lifestyles that serve both the self and the collective. It is time to move beyond our individualistic, fear-based ways of living, and come together in community to support one another. In order to do so, it is essential to learn and engage in practices that create relationships that are sustainable, co-creative, and call forth our gifts.
In this experiential presentation, we’ll talk about the shifts that are occurring in our society, and how they are creating an opportunity for us to show up more powerfully and thrive. We’ll also learn and practice ways of being in authentic presence and community with one another. You’ll leave with a sense of new possibilities, hope, and connection.
David Franklin is a spiritual activist devoted to creating a new paradigm for masculinity that includes living the embodied path of spirituality, sexuality, leadership, and presence. As an experienced facilitator and ordained minister, he is masterful at creating and holding safe space for transformative experiences that utilize practical, body-centered modalities and down-to-earth spirituality. For more information, visit http://www.RadicalMen.com
Class 4: 2-3pm Noelani Rodriguez: The Quickest Way to Double Your Sales
These days, businesspeople are resorting to new strategies to attract customers in the New Economy–many are promoting Classes and other Promotional Events. The quickest way to double your sales is to double the effectiveness of your “Irresistible Offer,” or the way you describe your business. Whether you want to promote a class, a service or a product, you can sell yourself with an irresistible offer that no one can refuse.
As a Google Certified Consultant and $1M selling marketer, I have a proven track record with over 1 million ad clicks in the top 1% of ad profitability. Let’s have some fun as I show you how to double the effectiveness of your “9 second elevator speech,” honing it into an irresistible offer. Let’s play at doubling the effectiveness of your offer to double your sales!
Lani’s website: http://ebooks.thebestever.net/
3pm: schmooze, network, talk, compare notes, over tea, wine and bisquits