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How to Add More Joy to Your Life

Is there enough joy in your life? In my experience people seem to suffering from a severe lack of happiness. What follows are three ways to add more joy to your life.

Three ways to add Joy quickly:

When we don’t like what we see we Blame either someone or something and sometimes ourselves.

Next we like to justify our blaming allowing ourselves to believe that we we feel this way for a reason.

Next we find ourselves seeking out like minded people so we fell supported in our unhappiness ever heard the old adage Misery  loves company.

 

When we look at our lives in the reflection of nature such as the tree of life we begin to learn to understand that our happiness is a direct result of our internal dialogue and is less a result of outer reflection or object referral ie something outside of ourselves will make us feel better.

A tree just grows when nurtured.

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Picking the Perfect Keyword Phrase

Market Samurai

Market Samurai

Do you struggle choosing effective keywords that customers are likely to use in order to find you on Google? If so, you’re not alone. Choosing the perfect keyword phrase is difficult for many business owners, including web designers.

A tool that can help put some “science” in the process of selecting the perfect keyword phrase is called Market Samurai. This proprietary software utilizes Google’s search database and can help you select appropriate keywords for each page of your website.

Remember, what you are searching for are:

1) Keywords with lots of traffic

2) Keywords that do not have many competitors

Low competition = better opportunity for you to rank on the first page of Google search results. Let’s face it, who looks past the first page of search results? Not many.

Market Samurai makes effective comparisons simple. If you were to try to do the research yourself, you’d be spending days and days. This software does it in minutes.

A brief overview of how you determine the perfect keyword phrase for your web page:

  • Download the Market Samurai software (they have a free 30 day trial)
  • Start a new Keyword Search (click the button) and type in an idea for a keyword phrase
  • Click on the Keyword Research button (this activates the database)
  • On the next screen, the software presents a list of related search topics that are the result of actual Google searches (if you see it, it means that someone typed it in Google at least once)
  • You can click on the Generate Keywords button on that page
  • You will then have the opportunity to customize the way Market Samurai pulls data for you. Within the “Keyword Analysis” section, we suggest choosing “No Filter,” click on Total Searches and specify those with at least 50 searches per day, and lastly set the Phrase to Broad box to “15.” This last step will allow Market Samurai to analyze your keywords regardless of the order they were typed into the search engine.
  • Sort your results by number of Searches, high to low ( a quick click on the column does this).
  • We suggest choosing a keyword phrase that has between 50 and 300 daily search results. This “sweet spot” should get you to rank highly for a sufficient volume of visitors and not get lost in the shuffle among larger competitors on more common keyword search words.

Wonder how your competitors are doing with your perfect keyword phrase? Market Samurai will allow you to see how the top 10 competitors have optimized their sites with respect to your perfect keyword phrase. More details in our next blog…

 

 

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Key Word Phrases Selection with Market Samurai

One of the most important steps in SEO is key word phrase choice. A program that makes this process easy and effective is Market Samurai.

A key word phrase is the words a searcher types into a search engine (i.e Google) to find what they are looking for online.  By researching key word phrases used and the competition who also uses those phrases you have a better chance of being on page 1 of a search. There are some tricks of the trade we’d like to share with you with regards to key word phrase selection.

Paul Tobey recommends this program and you can try for free for 14 days and trust us,  it’s worth paying the $97.

These key word phrases should be in your title, URL, description and heading. When writing a blog post you should only use the key word phrases 5% or it is over usage and you could be penalized by Google.

Our follow up article will show you how to use this program step by step.

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How to Use Marketing Systems to Engage Customers

Marketing systems come in various forms. Having a structured approach to communicating with visitors to your websites or business  is essential to create confidence in your ability to get the job done. Choosing the correct marketing systems can be a difficult task but with the proper education and application you can succeed.

There are many marketing systems. One of the most useful marketing systems used  is the marketing wheel. The marketing wheel is used to convert prospects into customers.

The first part of the marketing wheel is developing prospects, these include ways of creating customer lists.  They can be obtained through your website or other social media means such as lists on Twitter and Facebook. When you have developed your list you must continually grow and communicate relevant information to them. This will take at least 4-7 engagements or even more before they are interested enough to buy your product or use your services.

The next stage of this marketing systems approach is making the marketing presentation. After your prospect has communicated their need for your product/service they may or may not purchase from you after you make your marketing presentation. If they don’t, you must continue to engage and follow up with them until they are ready to engage your services or buy your product.

By using these four marketing systems steps you will be successful in growing your business.

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How to Manufacture Deep Commitment

Deep CommitmentOne of the biggest problems that I see these days for people that are trying to achieve something big, is that they don’t necessarily have a deep commitment to achieving it.

I’ve always found that if you don’t have deep commitment it’s always good to have a way to manufacture it. And while that may seem difficult to do, it’s not when you understand the formula.

Here’s something I learned from one of the most influential speakers in North America, Brian Klemmer.

The formula is essentially two things, number one; make a promise and number two; put yourself at risk. When it comes to making a promise however don’t make it to yourself, you generally know how that works out.

What I’d like you to do instead is make a promise to someone who’ll be impacted by your failure. These are people who could count on you if you were delivering. A loved one, a colleague, a charity, or a group of people who you’d really love to empower but don’t have the financial wherewithal.

When you make that promise to somebody else you become essentially committed on a much deeper level than if you promise yourself. It activates within you a strong desire to deliver.

Beyond that the most powerful way that I found to manufacture deep commitment is to make a contract with the universe. That contract includes setting a clear goal which is risky, measurable and has a limitation. When you reach that limitation look back and measure your results.

When measuring your results if you come up short you’ve essentially failed. You got at least 4000% further than you would’ve if you’ve never made the contract in the first place but you still failed.

Many of you will not want to do this. Because it seems like trying to motivate yourself through fear. But sometimes fear can be a powerful motivator to get you live up to your promises. The thing that you put yourself or risk for are things that you do not want to do.

For example; you could cut your neighbor’s lawn for a month. You could take your competition out for lunch. You could donate $200 to the political party that you hate. Whatever it is you choose make sure it is something that you do not want to do.

Based on personal experience I can tell you that this system works extremely well. I have many examples in my life of sitting down and making these contracts not only with people who will be impacted by my failure but contracts with the universe. It works. And the only reason it won’t work is your better idea.

For more information about how to manufacture deep commitment and other strategies to create your life by design rather than by default click here for the art of deliberate creation.

Paul Tobey
CEO, Training Business Pros

 

 

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Franchise Opportunity Canada, which should you choose?

Franchise Opportunity Canada – Which One Should You Choose?

Have you heard about the accountant that bought his first Wendy’s franchise
with no money down? Now he owns several. Smart guy.

Or how about the guy that started his first Williams Coffee Shop out of
Brantford? Now he’s franchised several. Look into this one, it may be
a good one.

Or how about Got Junk? This was the little company that could, and it’s still
growing in leaps and bounds.

You’ve heard the success stories. But you’ve also heard others who have been
scammed by someone selling you a Franchise Opportunity that
ended up in dismal failures.

At the end of the day, you’ll have to do your due diligence, but the first step
is to investigate the types of opportunities that are right for you.

There are so many Franchise Opportunities Canada that are still worthy
and can make you money.

Join us at the Business Franchise & Investment Expo this weekend
in Toronto April 30 & May 1st at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE.
It’s free admission and when your register online and use the promotional
code <Profit>, your entry will be FREE!

If you currently own a business, or you are thinking of starting a new business,
this tradeshow offers a wide-array of businesses to choose from, everything
from owning your own franchise, to getting free legal advice.

If you need franchise financing in Canada, the guy to talk to is Stan Prokop
at 7th Park Financial.  Tell him you heard his name from me, and you’ll
get his attention I promise.

If owning a franchise Canada is too rich for your pocket right now, but you
would really like to build residual income, I like what Mark Rosenfield has to offer, and you
may want to check it out.

If you are thinking of real-estate as an opportunity, one of the best
real-estate trainer’s in Canada is Navtaj Chandhoke and they’ll be at the show
this weekend, so check them out.

I, Paul Tobey, CEO of TrainingBusinessPros.Com will be there, and I’ll be

at the Business Franchise Investment Expo on Saturday at 1:30 PM training on Social Media Marketing.

Not sure if this pertains to you? Let me tell you, in today’s internet driven
world, you can’t live without it! It’s a vital training.

Click here to claim your free tickets to the Business Franchise & Investment Expo…
Business Franchise & Investment Expo this weekend
in Toronto April 30 & May 1st at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE.
It’s free admission and when your register online and use the promotional
code <Profit>, your entry will be FREE!

You never know. You may find the franchise opportunity Canada that you’ve been waiting for!

Remember to visit our booth or be part of the training

Saturday April 30th at 1:30 PM training on Social Media Marketing.

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Tradeshow Marketing Tips for Paul Tobey Graduates!

Tradeshow Marketing Tips for Paul Tobey Graduates- Would you like
a free booth space? It doesn`t get more attractive then this!

Sometimes I get a hot lead I could pass on to my graduates.
As a special note to you, Teus May 3rd,2011 there is a
Canadian Networker Conference in Mississauga for the
Peel, York and Toronto Networkers.

I bought two booths. But I just heard they have
a handful of booth spaces available.

They are GIVING away booth space, if you will commit
to participating in the Fall show as well.
I believe it will be $175.00 to participate in the fall show,
and you will not have to pay that until they invoice you
sometime in the summer.

If you are looking to practice your tradeshow skills,
this may be a good entry point.
However, this is only available to my GRADUATES!

Therefore, please tell them you are a TrainingBusinessPros alumni
and referred by Paul Tobey.

To jump on this rare opportunity
Call 647-284-7601 and ask for Ms. Randi Goodman

PS.  The free booth space comes with a table and chairs
if you need it, AND electricity AND the internet service.

PPS. I believe it’s a new tradeshow, and they are looking
to build their brand, exhibitors and audience, hence the
deal.  Make these relationships early to keep your costs
low.  And, tip # 3, if you are planning to participate
in the fall show, don’t forget to ask for the speaking
spot! (That’s where the big opportunity exists!)

Paul Tobey
CEO, Training Business Pros
416-229-4710
1-877-790-PROS
Toronto, CanadaFollow me on Twitter and Facebook

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Review; Dragon Speech Recognition Software – 874 Words in Under 5 Minutes.

Dragon Speech Recognition Software

Dragon Speech Recognition Software

This blog post is 874 words and it took less than 5 minutes to create. Now that’s worth exploring, don’t you think?

As a technology minded person I am constantly on the lookout for software that increases productivity and saves time. Imagine my excitement when I downloaded and started using Dragon speech recognition software.

Because much of what I do involves the creation of content, I was really looking forward to the speech to text experience. However, I was somewhat hesitant because this type of software has received some pretty bad reviews in the past. Most of these reviews were due to accuracy problems.

However Dragon Speech is claiming a 99% accuracy rate. That alone got me excited. And so I couldn’t wait to download software and put it to the test. And I must say, I am totally impressed.

The Customer Experience

downloading and installing Dragon speech software from the Dragon NaturallySpeaking website is a fairly easy process and went off without a hitch.

One of the first things that you have to do once you install the software, is do various tests to ensure the quality of your recording equipment. Dragon speech actually comes with its own Bluetooth microphone. But any USB headset will work equally as well if not better.

I personally use a $50 USB headset and after the initial Dragon speech tests, which only took a few minutes, I moved on to the training portion of the setup process.

Training involves reading a passage from a book. There are several books in the Dragon speech database and you simply choose the one you wish, I chose Alice in Wonderland. By reading a passage from Alice in Wonderland the software literally trains itself to recognize your tone, speed, volume, pitch, and even accent.

After about 5 min. of reading the software prompts you that your finished and then it configures the software to work.

I think this is the most important aspect of the software because it’s the training that ensures its accuracy. In fact the software will not allow you to use it without training it first.

Overall Benefits

there are multiple benefits to Dragon speech recognition software. I shall endeavour  to write them in point form;

1.       There are a number of embedded commands that you can use to open files, save documents, switch from document to document and program to program.

2.       Formatting is also advanced, and there are several formatting functions that you can carry out such as bold, italicize, font size etc.

3.       You can also move around your document quite easily by speaking various cursor functions.

4.       You can also zoom in and zoom out of documents.

5.       Spell checking is also an important feature. There are many voice commands for using spell check.

6.       You can also carry out various search functions on the computer by saying the word search and inserting what exactly it is you’re looking for in terms of its keyword phrase.

7.       There are also various help functions with Dragon speech, and it’s fairly easy to learn all aspects, or at least the important ones.

8.       Perhaps one of the most important functions of Dragon speech is the ability to create custom commands. For example if you have a command that is not included in its standard commands you could simply train the software to remember that specific command. And it would carry out the command based on its training either by following your movements with the mouse and keyboard or simply inserting blocks of text.

9.       The installation process as I mentioned before is fairly easy and you will be up and running quickly and having a ton of fun doing it.

Choosing the Right Version

there are several different versions of Dragon speech software, from basic to advanced. I am personally using Dragon professional. However, I have found that the standard version 11 is a tremendous value and will do pretty much everything that you would have to do in a small business.

Cons

While the software is powerful it also uses plenty of computer RAM space. I would recommend that you use it with an up-to-date computer and run at least two gigs of RAM.

Well simple commands are fairly easy, some of the more advanced commands will take some memory on your part. Switching back and forth between the Dragon speech help area and your programs is a bit cumbersome but you’ll get used to it.

The professional versions of this software are in my opinion a bit overpriced but like anything that is worthwhile you will have to invest.

Pros

The software is very intuitive and a joy to use. It is highly accurate and does help you increase productivity and cuts down on the amount of time that you need to create lengthy documents. There is no one I know that can type as fast as you can speak, in the matter how fast you speak the software will keep up with a tremendous amount of accuracy.

Conclusions

Get this software, it will change your business life, save you a ton of time, and totally increase the amount of content that you create.

Click here to purchase from the Dragon Speech online store

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium

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Brian Klemmer Memorial 1950 – 2011

Brian-Klemmer-MemorialA  Brian Klemmer Memorial – From Personal Experience.

It was his 61st birthday just a few days ago. Birthday wishes were flying around the social media universe.  Then, only a few days later, out of no where,  rumors were flying he died in a plane accident. I found the news in my inbox.

Stunned and in disbelief, I Googled “plane crash” over hundred different ways to confirm if this was true. A few phone calls later, it became more real.

As the news was sinking in, on April 8th an official press release was issued. Sadly, it was confirmed.  His untimely death was real, however it was the result a torn carotid artery. He made it to the hospital. He was on his way to get airlifted to another. On the way to surgery, his body gave way. The news of this unexpected loss shocked his followers from Pentaluma California, to Australia, Canada and around the globe.

Message boards, blogs, and social media sites lit up like wild fire filled with the expression of sadness, grief and inspiring messages to those who loved him. Some of his graduates, deeply committed to his teachings, continued to deliver Brian’s inspirational quotes, to remind those grieving, what Brian taught.  Some chose to mourn silently.

Mourners were now connecting with others of like mind, to share in their grief and send their respects to the family, friends and fellow graduates.   Not yet certain of the plans for the funeral, we all sit waiting, thinking, praying, grieving, and remembering a really special and quality guy.

I met Brian a couple of years ago when an affiliate thought we should take time to meet.  She had tried several times to set up a meeting, but it never made it to the top of my ‘deeply committed’ list.  I didn’t really know why I was meeting him, or why she felt it was important for us to connect.  However, out of respect for her, I made time to meet Brian at a restaurant (Moxie’s) near the Toronto airport.  I had no idea who he was.

I soon found myself sitting across the table from a man named Brian and all I knew is that we were both trainers and public speakers.  The only difference apparent on the surface of the conversation was that he specializing in personal development and my company specialized in internet marketing and social media.

Within minutes, I discovered he’d been doing this a lot longer then I and in a few more minutes, it was clear he was the mentor and I was the student.  I really knew nothing about this man, but clearly, he was a master and there a reason I was there to meet him.  Though neither of us knew what “the opportunity” of our meeting was, Brian made certain we would explore it further.

Just last night, I just read a press release by Bob Harrison from Hawaii where he said that Brian Klemmer was one of the greatest “possibility thinkers” he had ever met. Even in that first meeting I could sense the exact same thing,

I really don’t know how it unfolded but, he invited my wife Nancy and I to a Champion’s celebration in California.  We were not students of his work, nor were we graduates. But somehow he put us right in the middle of his circle of Samurai.  We felt privileged, though we still had no idea about this significance or about the reach of his work, etc.  What we read on the internet only offered nuggets of what his work was all about. Not until the other attendees shared their stories of gratitude around the table, did Nancy and I understand that this man had changed all of their lives in a deep and meaningful way. During that visit, we had dinner with part of his team, including one of his lead trainers Sona, his son Kelly, his lovely wife Roma and we also met his CEO at the time; Bob.

Our relationship continued and Brian asked me to return to California to train his executive team on internet marketing.  With Brian at the helm of his company it was obvious that everyone there was deeply committed to learning everything about internet marketing.

I introduced  all the possibilities, probabilities and secrets that were the strengths in growing my training company 300% a year in a recession.  Their team quickly adopted a few choice strategies and put an accountability plan in motion.  It was amazing to see.  What was apparent to Nancy and I was the fire in his son Kelly’s eyes.  It was the same spark I had when I first thought of being a concert pianist.  Kelly, had clarity on how he was going to contribute, and we knew their was an internet marketing guru about to be born.

It was obvious to me (whether Brian knew it then, I don’t know), but Kelly was going to become the head of the internet marketing initiative, even though Brian wanted him to be in charge of booking the corporate speaking engagements.  I actually remember hearing Brian coaching Kelly to focus on the bookings.

As I observed their web presence grow, it wasn’t long before we saw Kelly’s deep commitment at work, and the keyword phrase “leadership training” made it to #1 on the Google search engine.  Amazing.  I continued to follow Kelly on Facebook to witness some great stuff.  I was impressed.

Brian’s generosity quickly expanded into my world, as he opened his Rolodex and opened the US market to me.  Along the way I met other Samurai’s, kind folks like  Dwight and Sue Havener, Dr. MacNamara, and more who enjoyed years of memories with Brian and Sona and crew.

Brian was good at reaching out. He actually called and offered me a video testimonial for the work that I had done for his company.  “Whatever you need Paul,” he’d say.  He would continue to coach me, and offer advice on how to grow my training company.  He wasn’t afraid of sharing his secrets.  And when one of his trainers asked Brian “aren’t we competitors?” Brian quickly pointed out, that was lack thinking. Abundance thinking means there is enough for everybody.

He came back to Toronto frequently, at one point we had an opportunity to train side-by-side.  The first day, his close was much stronger then mine. Over lunch, he gave me a few pointers, and the next day, mine was much stronger than his.

I met him again most recently three weeks ago when he was in Toronto.  Brian did focus on opportunities and looking back, I recognize all of our encounters  were always productive and this one was no different.

Again, he offered to open up his Rolodex to me. There is someone he wanted me to meet in Hawaii.  He mentioned again the video testimonial that he wanted to do for me, what would I like to see in it? We also talked about a couple of other initiatives and like Bob Harrison said, “he was a possibility thinker.”

But there was something that especially stood out to me about this meeting. It was his immense energy. I came home and told my wife Nancy he was vibrating like a huge magnet.  He personally told me that his business was almost 200% stronger than it was the previous year and he thanked me for my help in that.  I knew Kelly had a big hand in delivering, putting the action into motion and getting a result. Brian seemed unstoppable, untouchable, a master, a guru, a leader and a friend. I walked away from that meeting almost feeling a little envy that his current path seemed effortless.  When I confessed it to Nancy, she just smiled, and reminded me that it was my lesson of the day.

Brian was more than a friend, he wanted everyone to succeed, and he held nothing back. It’s the basic principal behind his very existence. He once asked me how he could help me get to Carnegie Hall.  You see, even though I had built a successful training company, he kept his eye on my blessings and playing jazz piano, he knew, was one of my heart’s true desires.  He never forgot what men/women were built of, and he weaved his thread through my fabric.

Brian was many things to many people. What I admired about him, and what should be said, was that first and foremost, he was  a master trainer. One of the best.  He truly was “in service of”, and perhaps that was how a small training facility became a multi-million dollar training company.

I was curious when he told me he had a 500 year plan. When I think about the ripple effect of his life, I think of a man who picked up the biggest stone on the shore and threw it in the water.  The stone was filled with his trust, his faith, his love, his generosity and the ripples spread blessings into my life and into in the lives of thousands of men, women, and children. He was generous man who took time to extend himself in generous ways.  His 500 year plan was in motion before it ever came to his consciousness.  He threw that stone in the water many years ago. He chose.

With that said, it is perhaps time I take the time to play the piano again.

With great respect, love and gratitude, to my friend and mentor, my heartfelt thanks for your friendship, and gifts you brought into our lives. Rest in Peace my friend. And may the ripples of change last more than 500 years.

Brian Klemmer’s Unexpected Death Shocks the Training World

1950-2011

It was his 61st birthday just a few days ago and birthday wishes were flying around on his social media accounts. Then all of a sudden a few short hours after his death, rumours were flying he died in a plane accident.

I quickly googled “plane crash” over hundred different ways to confirm if this was true.

Then finally, on April 8th, an official press release was issued, Sadly, it was confirmed. His untimely death was the result a torn carotid artery. He was on his way to surgery. The news shocked his followers from Pentaluma California, to Australia, Canada and around the globe.

Message boards, blogs, and social media sites lit up like wild fire filled with the expression of sadness, grief and inspiring messages to those who loved him. Some of his graduates, deeply committed to his teachings, continued to deliver Brian’s inspirational quotes, to remind those grieving, what Brian taught.

Mourners were now connecting with others of like mind, to share in their grief and send their respects to the family, friends and fellow graduates.

I met Brian a couple of years ago when an affiliate thought we should take time to meet. She had tried several times to set up a meeting, but it never made it to the top of my ‘deeply committed’ list. I didn’t really know why I was meeting him, or why she felt it was important for us to connect. However, out of respect for her, I made time to meet Brian at a restaurant near the airport.

I was sitting across the table with a man named Brian and all I knew is that we were both trainer’s and public speaker’s. The only difference apparent on the surface of the conversation was that he specializing in personal development and my company specialized in internet marketing and social media.

Within minutes, I discovered he’d been doing this a lot longer then I had, and within 5 minutes of our first meeting, it was clear he was the mentor, and I was the student. I really knew nothing about this man, but clearly, he was a master, and there a reason I was there to meet him. Though neither of us knew what “the opportunity” of our meeting was, Brian made certain we would explore this further.

I just read a press release by Bob Harrison in Hawaii where he said that Brian Klemmer was one of the greatest possibility thinkers he had ever met. Even in that first meeting I could feel the same thing,

I really don’t know how it happened, but he invited my wife Nancy and I to a Champion’s celebration in California. We were not students of his work, nor were we graduates. But somehow he put us right in the middle of his circle of samurai’s. We felt privileged, though, we still had no idea about this significance or about the reach of his work, etc. What we read on the internet only offered nuggets of what his work was all about. Not until the other attendees shared their stories of gratitude around the table, did Nancy and I understand that this man had changed all of their lives in a deep and meaningful way. During that visit, we had dinner with part of his team, including Sona, his son Kelly, his lovely wife Roma and met his CEO Bob.

Our relationship continued and I returned to California to train his executive team on internet marketing. With Brian always at the helm of his company it was obvious that everyone there was deeply committed to learning everything about internet marketing,

I introduced all the possibilities, probabilities and secrets that were growing my training company 300% a year in a recession. Their team quickly put an accountability plan in motion. It was amazing to see. What was apparent to Nancy and I, was the fire in his son Kelly’s eyes. It was the same spark I had when I first thought of being a concert pianist. Kelly, had clarity on how he was going to contribute, and we knew their was an internet marketing guru about to be born.

It was obvious to me whether Brian you are not that Kelly was going to become the head of the internet marketing initiative, even though Brian wanted him to be in charge of booking the corporate speaking engagements. I actually remember hearing Brian coaching Kelly to focus on the bookings.

As I observed their web presence grow, it wasn’t long before we saw Kelly’s deep commitment at work, and the keyword phrase “leadership training” made it to #1 on the google search engine. Amazing,

Bryans generosity quickly expanded into my world, as he opened his rolodex and opened the US market to me. That year, I personally trained in 10 different states, and this mostly due to Brian. Along the way I met other influential people like Dwight and Sue Havener who also helped out a lot but it was Brian who made those connections.

He actually called and offered me a video testimonial for the work that I had done for his company. “Whatever you need Paul” he’d say. He would continue to coach me, and offer advice on how to grow my training company. He wasn’t afraid of sharing his secrets. And when one of his trainers’s asked Brian ‘aren’t we competitors?’ Brian quickly pointed out, that was lack thinking. Abundance thinking means there is enough for everybody.

He came back to Toronto frequently, at one point we had an opportunity to train side-by-side. The first day, his close was much stronger then mine. Over lunch, he gave me a few pointers, and the next day, mine was much stronger then his. He held nothing back, and he knew his work was well done.

I met him again most recently three weeks ago when he was in Toronto. Our meetings were always productive before and this one was no different.

Again, he offered to open up his rolodex to me. There is someone he wanted me to meet in Hawaii. He mentioned again the video testimonial that he wanted to do for me, what would I like to see in it? We also talked about a couple of other initiatives and like Bob Harrison said, “he was a possibility thinker.”

But there was something different about this meeting. It was his energy. He personally told me that his business was almost 200% stronger than it was the previous year and he thanked me for my help in that. He seemed unstoppable, untouchable, a master, a guru, a leader and a friend. I walked away from that meeting almost envious of his effortless current path.

Brian was more than a friend, he wanted everyone to succeed, and he held nothing back. It’s the basic principal behind his very existence. He once asked me how he can help me get to Carnegie Hall. You see, even though I had built a successful training company, he kept his eye on my blessings, and playing jazz piano was once my heart’s true desires. He never forgot what men/women were built of, and he weaved his thread through my fabric.

Brian was many things to many people. What I admired about him, and what should be said, was that first and foremost, he a master trainer. He truly was “in service of”, and perhaps that was how a small training facility became a multi-million dollar training company.

I was curious when he told me he had a 500 year plan. When I think about the ripple effect of his life, I think of a man who picked up the biggest stone on the shore and threw it in the water. The stone was filled with his trust, his faith, his love, his generosity and the ripples spread blessings into my life and into in the lives of thousands of men, women, and children. He was generous man who took time to extend hi

Brian Klemmer’s Unexpected Death Shocks the Training World

1950-2011

It was his 61st birthday just a few days ago and birthday wishes were flying around on his social media accounts.  Then all of a sudden a few short hours after his death, rumours were flying he died in a plane accident.

I quickly googled “plane crash” over hundred different ways to confirm if this was true.

Then finally, on April 8th, an official press release was issued, Sadly, it was confirmed.  His untimely death was the result a torn carotid artery. He was on his way to surgery. The news shocked his followers from Pentaluma California, to Australia, Canada and around the globe.

Message boards, blogs, and social media sites lit up like wild fire filled with the expression of sadness, grief and inspiring messages to those who loved him. Some of his graduates, deeply committed to his teachings, continued to deliver Brian’s inspirational quotes, to remind those grieving, what Brian taught.

Mourners were now connecting with others of like mind, to share in their grief and send their respects to the family, friends and fellow graduates.

I met Brian a couple of years ago when an affiliate thought we should take time to meet.  She had tried several times to set up a meeting, but it never made it to the top of my ‘deeply committed’ list.  I didn’t really know why I was meeting him, or why she felt it was important for us to connect.  However, out of respect for her, I made time to meet Brian at a restaurant near the airport.

I was sitting across the table with a man named Brian and all I knew is that we were both trainer’s and public speaker’s.  The only difference apparent on the surface of the conversation was that he specializing in personal development and my company specialized in internet marketing and social media.

Within minutes, I discovered he’d been doing this a lot longer then I had, and within 5 minutes of our first meeting, it was clear he was the mentor, and I was the student.  I really knew nothing about this man, but clearly, he was a master, and there a reason I was there to meet him.  Though neither of us knew what “the opportunity” of our meeting was, Brian made certain we would explore this further.

I just read a press release by Bob Harrison in Hawaii where he said that Brian Klemmer was one of the greatest possibility thinkers he had ever met. Even in that first meeting I could feel the same thing,

I really don’t know how it happened, but he invited my wife Nancy and I to a Champion’s celebration in California.  We were not students of his work, nor were we graduates. But somehow he put us right in the middle of his circle of samurai’s.  We felt privileged, though, we still had no idea about this significance or about the reach of his work, etc.  What we read on the internet only offered nuggets of what his work was all about. Not until the other attendees shared their stories of gratitude around the table, did Nancy and I understand that this man had changed all of their lives in a deep and meaningful way. During that visit, we had dinner with part of his team, including Sona, his son Kelly, his lovely wife Roma and met his CEO Bob.

Our relationship continued and I returned to California to train his executive team on internet marketing.  With Brian always at the helm of his company it was obvious that everyone there was deeply committed to learning everything about internet marketing,

I introduced  all the possibilities, probabilities and secrets that were growing my training company 300% a year in a recession.  Their team quickly put an accountability plan in motion.  It was amazing to see.  What was apparent to Nancy and I, was the fire in his son Kelly’s eyes.  It was the same spark I had when I first thought of being a concert pianist.  Kelly, had clarity on how he was going to contribute, and we knew their was an internet marketing guru about to be born.

It was obvious to me whether Brian you are not that Kelly was going to become the head of the internet marketing initiative, even though Brian wanted him to be in charge of booking the corporate speaking engagements.  I actually remember hearing Brian coaching Kelly to focus on the bookings.

As I observed their web presence grow, it wasn’t long before we saw Kelly’s deep commitment at work, and the keyword phrase “leadership training” made it to #1 on the google search engine.  Amazing,

Bryans generosity quickly expanded into my world, as he opened his rolodex and opened the US market to me.  That year, I personally trained in 10 different states, and this mostly due to Brian. Along the way I met other influential people like  Dwight and Sue Havener who also helped out a lot but it was Brian who made those connections.

He actually called and offered me a video testimonial for the work that I had done for his company.  “Whatever you need Paul” he’d say.  He would continue to coach me, and offer advice on how to grow my training company.  He wasn’t afraid of sharing his secrets.  And when one of his trainers’s asked Brian ‘aren’t we competitors?’ Brian quickly pointed out, that was lack thinking. Abundance thinking means there is enough for everybody.

He came back to Toronto frequently, at one point we had an opportunity to train side-by-side.  The first day, his close was much stronger then mine. Over lunch, he gave me a few pointers, and the next day, mine was much stronger then his.  He held nothing back, and he knew his work was well done.

I met him again most recently three weeks ago when he was in Toronto.  Our meetings were always productive before and this one was no different.

Again, he offered to open up his rolodex to me. There is someone he wanted me to meet in Hawaii.  He mentioned again the video testimonial that he wanted to do for me, what would I like to see in it? We also talked about a couple of other initiatives and like Bob Harrison said, “he was a possibility thinker.”

But there was something different about this meeting. It was his energy. He personally told me that his business was almost 200% stronger than it was the previous year and he thanked me for my help in that. He seemed unstoppable, untouchable, a master, a guru, a leader and a friend. I walked away from that meeting almost envious of his effortless current path.

Brian was more than a friend, he wanted everyone to succeed, and he held nothing back. It’s the basic principal behind his very existence. He once asked me how he can help me get to Carnegie Hall.  You see, even though I had built a successful training company, he kept his eye on my blessings, and playing jazz piano was once my heart’s true desires.  He never forgot what men/women were built of, and he weaved his thread through my fabric.

Brian was many things to many people. What I admired about him, and what should be said, was that first and foremost, he a master trainer. He truly was “in service of”, and perhaps that was how a small training facility became a multi-million dollar training company.

I was curious when he told me he had a 500 year plan. When I think about the ripple effect of his life, I think of a man who picked up the biggest stone on the shore and threw it in the water.  The stone was filled with his trust, his faith, his love, his generosity and the ripples spread blessings into my life and into in the lives of thousands of men, women, and children. He was generous man who took time to extend himself in generous ways.  His 500 year plan was in motion before it ever came to his consciousness.  He threw that stone in the water many years ago. He chose.

With that said, it is perhaps time I play the piano again.

With great respect, love and gratitude, to my friend and mentor, my heartfelt thanks for your friendship, and gifts you brought into our lives. Rest in Peace my friend. And may the ripples of change last more than 500 years.

mself in generous ways. His 500 year plan was in motion before it ever came to his consciousness. He threw that stone in the water many years ago. He chose.

With that said, it is perhaps time I play the piano again.

With great respect, love and gratitude, to my friend and mentor, my heartfelt thanks for your friendship, and gifts you brought into our lives. Rest in Peace my friend. And may the ripples of change last more than 500 years.

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Jazz Pianists Wanted for Cruise Ship

Jazz Pianist Wanted for Cruise Ship.

In my life BG (Before Google), I was a career jazz pianist.  In the early years of my career I worked on board cruise lines as a pianist/conductor/leader/ whatever role they needed me to play.

It was great pay at the time, and the gigs had its fringe benefits.  I worked for Pro Ship for years, and they did a great job.  I highly recommend them.  Thus, if you are looking to experience that type of thing in your career as a jazz pianist, then you might wish to look into this.

Things to be prepared for:

  • you must be a good team player,
  • not mind taking orders,
  • you must be capable of dealing with drama pretty well (let it drip off your shoulder),
  • you must have a great number of tunes in your repetoir,
  • you must read music very well,
  • be very well presented (groomed),
  • and be passport ready.
  • If you are fluent in jazz, blues, pop, and standards, you will have no problem on these type of gigs.

This type of gig is better suited for single entertainers, who don’t have lots of commitments back home.  If you are a generally nice person, easy going, relaxed, and not bloated in ego, this gig is generally very fun.

Be ready for the mandatory ship drills.  You have no choice, and they are a bit of a pain.  However, it’s a small “have to” on your way to your “want to’s”.  I toured much of the world, and have accumulated some of the best memories of my life. So go ahead… read below, Have fun. If you get the gig, let me know!

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Hi Paul,

I hope this email find you well. My name is Carl Girard and I’m the new
Piano recruiter here at Proship Entertainment.

I’m a bass player that have over 15 years of experiences on ships. I
worked most of the cruise lines out there like Princess, Royal
Caribbean, Holland America, Regent Seven Sea Cruises,etc.

I need good pianists, do you have any students who are looking for work.

Looking forward to hear from you soon!

Carl


Carl Girard,
Entertainment Recruiter
Proship Entertainment Inc
980 Saint Antoine West
Montreal, QC Canada H3C 1A8
cgirard@proship.com
+1 (514) 485 8823   ext 240
+1 (888) 477 6744 ext 240
+1 (514) 485 2675 Fax

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