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What is my password?

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What is my password?

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Who is in Control of Your Reputation?

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Yelp?     Facebook?     Foursquare?      Google+? I often hear business owners lamenting about a single negative Yelp review? They feel helpless against this anonymous machine. Review portals  can be a huge advantage for your business when you take control and drive to conversation. Even if you get a not so flattering review […]

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Who is in Control of Your Reputation?

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Yelp?     Facebook?     Foursquare?      Google+? I often hear business owners lamenting about a single negative Yelp review? They feel helpless against this anonymous machine. Review portals  can be a huge advantage for your business when you take control and drive to conversation. Even if you get a not so flattering review […]

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How important is Google+?

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Google+, on paper anyway, is the world’s second largest social network after Facebook. And while Facebook’s user-ship now tops one billion, G+’s remains considerably lower than that at around 500 million. Certainly this number is nothing to balk at, but it’s undoubtedly true that a great many of Google+’s 500 […]

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How important is Google+?

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Google+, on paper anyway, is the world’s second largest social network after Facebook. And while Facebook’s user-ship now tops one billion, G+’s remains considerably lower than that at around 500 million. Certainly this number is nothing to balk at, but it’s undoubtedly true that a great many of Google+’s 500 […]

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How secure is my password?

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A lot of you might not know this, but 90% of passwords that people use today at home and the office, can be hacked in less than 10 seconds. Want to check if your password is strong enough?  Here is a great site to check the strength of your password. www.howsecureismypassword.net If you want to know MY results, it said it would take 4 thousand years to crack my password, so I’m guessing I’m pretty safe 🙂 To make a strong password, add numbers, symbols, and capital letters.   Passwords that are 8 digits or more, with numbers and symbols and harder to crack. If your password is instantly hackable, I’d recommend changing it TODAY.  Most people use the same password for paying bills online, logging into their computers, checking emails, etc..  So make sure when you change it, change it everywhere. Cyndie KalinaMore Posts -...

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Minute to Minute 5-23

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Present:  Brad, Carey Jo, Cyndie, Debbie, Linda, RitaCatherine, Sandy Absent:  Curtis, James, Marina, Vince Referrals:  1 Inside, 3 Outside.   Generated – $52. Speaker:  No speaker.                                                                                                                            Due to the fact there was not a speaker, we had a group discussion of “policies and procedures” that should be identified and addressed.  In particular, we discussed if a member should have only one business to represent… or, if there’s another type of business the member wishes to represent, should they pay an additional monthly membership fee in order to discuss that business?  It was encouraged that members not bounce back-and-forth between businesses as it does not help other LBBR members retain a tight image of the product or service we are to convey to others in order to find you referrals. Another idea is to find a colleague to represent that other business.  Credibility is strengthened and evident when you are focused on one service that you are proud of and committed to.  When a member speaks consistently about their service, we tend to remember what is said, and therefore more able to represent you and your product to others with added confidence. It was also discussed that during the meeting, it is okay to address special events that are directly connected to our business.  All other invitations and personal announcements are welcome after our last 30-second “commercial” during a time we call Other Announcements.  It is suggested that these be short, one-sentence announcements where then, interested individuals can see you afterwards for more information.  This way, it is not taking time from legitimate business, and people can return to work immediately following our meeting. Next speaker — Curtis? June dues are due! Remember to go to Meet Up to:  1) RSVP LBBR meetings, 2) write a comment. Sandy cannot make Thursday’s meeting, 5/30. AdminMore Posts -...

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Windows Vs. Ford

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Enjoy!  It is pretty amazing how our expectations are so different for technology ASAP RitaCatherine (always say a prayer) For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.” In response to Bill’s comments, Ford issued a press release stating: If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):  For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash…twice a day.  Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but would run on only five percent of the roads. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single “This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation” warning light. I love the next one!!! The airbag system would ask, “Are you sure?” before deploying. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car. You’d have to press the “Start” button to turn the engine off. PS – I’d like to add that when all else fails, you could call “customer service” in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!! Please share this with your friends who love – but sometimes hate their computers. RitaCatherine KnightMore Posts -...

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Five Lessons about the way we treat people

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1 – First Important Lesson – Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student And had breezed through the questions until I read The last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the Cleaning woman several times. She was tall, Dark-haired and in her 50’s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question Blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if The last question would count toward our quiz grade. “Absolutely, ” said the professor.. “In your careers,  you will meet many people.  All are significant.. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do Is smile and say “hello..” I’ve never forgotten that lesson.. I also learned her name was Dorothy. 2. – Second Important Lesson – Pickup in the Rain One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African-American  woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960’s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man’s door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: “Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits.  Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband’s’ bedside just before he passed away… God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others.” Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole. 3 – Third Important Lesson – Always remember those who serve. In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. “Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. “Thirty-five cents,” she brusquely replied.  The little boy again counted his coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left..  When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table.  There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies. You see,  he couldn’t  have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip. 4 – Fourth Important Lesson....

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