CHEKKIES

Looking for Business Partners Who want to Promote Their Business

I know this is short notice and I would of liked to give you more time.  I’m looking for 5 Business Partners who would like to promote a gift with my New “How To Build Your Twitter Community” Video Training course.

I ask the Business Partners who are interested to offer a Free gift that my community can get access to when the sign up for my training. It has to have great value and it will introduce your business’s product and/or services to my community.  Now this is a community growth campaign and an affiliate program with 50% commission is setup so that the business partner who wants to be a part of this campaign can tell their community.

The spots are filling up quickly, as I am writing this I already received 2 e-mail from colleagues who already know I am doing a community campaign helping like minded entrepreneurs introduce their products and services with my new training. They are eager to be part of my campaign but I am keeping this open to give you an opportunity.

Please E-mail A.S.A.P.  to this e-mail address info@knssconsulting.com this information below

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PARTNER NAME:

PARTNER WEBSITE:   http://

NUMBER OF SUBSCRIBERS TO RECEIVE PROMO:

PARTNER EMAIL:

EMAIL FOR CUSTOMER SUPPORT:

HEADING FOR YOUR BONUS GIFT:

PARTNER DESCRIPTION – 50 words or less to describe yourself:

BONUS GIFT DESCRIPTION – 50 words or less to describe bonus gift

BONUS GIFT URL – (I recommend a landing page to capture new subscriber emails)  http://

BONUS GIFT IMAGE – (JPG or GIF):

and/or

PARTNER IMAGE: – (JPEG or GIF):

E-mail your response A.S.A.P to info@knssconsulting.com  I can only take 5 in total so please send your responses as soon as you can.

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Business Partners are asked to become an affiliate to partner up, help the growth and earn 50% commissions. Go to http://www.knssconsulting.com/affiliates.html and sign up NOW

I will e-mail the 5 business partners directly to show them what I have setup and to let them know when the launch of the product will be so they can promote as well.

I look forward to helping my business partners and working with you on future projects.

Love & Chi,

Brandon “The Twitter Doctor” Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS

Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.howtotwitterdoctor.com

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How To Build a Twitter Community Video Training

How To Build a Twitter Community Video Training

It’s finally here! After months of working with editors, graphic designers I finally figured out that the best way to teach what I know about Twitter is to do a video training course.

This is my First Twitter Doctor Training series that I want to provide.  Watch the video above to find out exactly what I will be teaching you in the Twitter training video’s.

If you want to sign up for the training go to www.howtotwitterdoctor.com and click on the PayPal button.

Thank you so much everyone for your support and I can’t wait to hear your feed back about the training.

Comment below

Love & Chi,

Brandon “The Twitter Doctor” Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS

Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.howtotwitterdoctor.com

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Brandon “The Twitter Doctor” Krieger Unpacks Blue Yeti Pro Microphone

Un Packing of my NEW Blue Yeti Pro Microphone

As you can see I am building up Video & Audio Recording equipment to provide better information and training. When you are looking at making video/audio products you want to make sure you have the right equipment. I found hands down when it came to Audio clarity Blue Microphones were the product to go with.

I haven’t been doing video’s in a while because I really wanted to provide good quality video’s and products for my Business Friends. For example I was going to do an e-book on how to build your Twitter account but I have decided because video has become so big I am going to do a video training and show you exactly what I do to build my Twitter account.

Here is a question for you, if I was going to charge for this information how much would you pay?  $20, $35, $50…etc How much would you be willing to spend? Comment below to let me know your thoughts.

Love & Chi,

Brandon “The Twitter Doctor” Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS

Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.howtotwitterdoctor.com

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Brandon “The Twitter Doctor” Krieger Unpacks Gorillamobile iPhone 4 and Yogi iPad 2

My Gorillamobile iPhone 4 and Yogi for the iPad 2 arrived today

Un Packed Gorillamobile iPhone 4

Un Packed Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad 2

I wanted to show you in my video above why I purchased the Gorillamobile for the iPhone and the Yogi for my iPad 2. These are just some of the cool toys that I get to use as a Social Technologies Coach.

If you have any cool technology toys you would recommend I would love to hear about them.

Please comment below.

Love & Chi,

Brandon “The Twitter Doctor” Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS

Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.howtotwitterdoctor.com

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Brandon “The Twitter Doctor’s” Krieger Camping Experience!

This is not a Social Technologies post more of a personal one to show that all work and no play is just not fun.

If anyone knows me personal they will know this was me stepping out my my comfort zone and trying new things.  In no way am I a wilderness type of person but since I’ve been working so hard I know I have to enjoy myself and try new things.  So this weekend I went camping, recorded a few video’s my experience and took a few pictures below  the video’s 🙂

Day 1 Camping video

Day 2 Camping video

Day 3 Camping video

Before Hike

Me Looking Over The Bridge

 

His and Her Chip Clips


A Little Fire

Thanks everyone for checking my blog, I will be doing more Social Technology posts this week. Just wanted to show you how I have fun as well 🙂

Let me know what you think  by commenting.

Love & Chi,

Brandon “The Twitter Doctor” Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS

Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.howtotwitterdoctor.com

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Social Marketing Interview with Len Carby Brampton Junior Council and Financial Advisor

This Morning I had the privilege to meet with Len Carby Brampton Junior Council and Financial Advisor.

Len took a few minutes out of his busy day to sit down with me and do a video. Len has so much experience working in Business, Finance and Government it is great to have a the opportunity to be able to be able to ask him some questions.

Len is a Politician and ran for the last elections using a lot of Social media in his campaign to really get his message out to the people. Len has now started to use that in his Financial Advisor business with a lot of trial and error.

Len’s Websites are

www.lencarby.com – Political website and a direct link to his Financial Advising website is on the top menu “A Simple Life Plan” or you can go directly to the website at www.asimplelifeplan.ca

The one Social Marketing Golden Nugget that Len was recommending is don’t separate your people on the social sites. Provide them your information and let them decide if they are interested. Len has found that the people he would have never thought were interested in certain parts of his business and/or life are actually the ones calling him for more information.

I would really like to thank Len Carby for his time and please check out http://www.lencarby.com for more information. You can also follow Len Carby on Twitter @LenCarby

Watch the video above for more information.

Keep an eye on my posts because this is just the beginning

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS

Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.howtotwitterdoctor.com

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The Truth About Business

How many you are currently running your own business? Are you finding that business is more difficult then you expected? Is everyone under the Sun giving you their opinion on how you should run your own business?

I’m going to be completely honest with you as I always am, this gets worse as you become more successful. People trying to give you “Helpful Tips” when you don’t even ask for their opinion. Even simpler ” would you like my advice” would be nice.

This is where patience, compassion and having good core values plays a big part. When someone starts giving me advice I try to step back and be patient maybe there is a Golden nugget they might give me. Then I be compassionate thanking them for their advice and recommendation. Last but not least I keep my core values in place to keep me focused on my projects.

As long as you have these main business strategies in place and be analytical versus emotional about your business. You will see when things are not working and be able to change them immediately.

Here is what I recommend you have in place

1) Have a action oriented business plan in place that is very detailed

2) Systems in place to measure your results daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually…etc

3) Market research to see what the market wants

4) Feed back systems to see how you can improve

Now these are just 4 basic recommendation but if you have these in place as your core you will be able to build on top of these.

Remember business is not meant to be hard especially in this day and age with Social Marketing. It has never been easier to build a business and market it. As long as you have the right foundation in place, test to measurable results, be consistent and listen you will succeed.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS

Social Technologies Coach, Twitter Doctor & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.howtotwitterdoctor.com

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What would you call this?

It’s 4:00am in the morning and I just checked my next event I am hosting on June 12, 2011 www.knssconsulting.com/events.html to see who has registered and saw no one has signed up yet.  First thought that goes through my mind is a little disappointing I know the information is valuable why isn’t anyone registering. Is it the cost, no it”s only $40 not including tax and they will be receiving so much information. Is it the day could be, most people don’t want to come out on a Sunday morning. Hmm I don’t know.

This is the challenges people go through when doing live presentations especially when your client base is international vs local. With online marketing you have to know your demographic. For me I know the people online learning about Social Marketing are learning it through webinars, video’s, podcasts, e-books…etc. But the local market is not taping into that especially the conventional business’s (construction, dry cleaning, doctors offices…etc) who haven’t started to market online yet. They might be to busy to create an online marketing campaign or against it because they don’t understand it.

My goal is to help with both but I wanted to start with local business’s first but I’m finding it hard to reach them globally vs going door to door sort of speak. I don’t want to do all the foot work of doing the market research of business’s in the local area then cold calling them to come out to the event. but from the turn out it looks like that might be an option for my next one.  What do you guys think?

Here is the break down of the Live Event

1) What is Market Research

– I’m going to discuss how Market Research was done and how it has evolved.

2) Why do Market Research

– This one is the money maker because now with Market research you can ask the industry what they want and then create a product and/or service vs before you would have to create it, spend the money to test it and hopefully it would sell. Not now

3) Basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

– How to take all that Market Research you just did and help you get better rankings in the search engines.

4) How to use Free Tools to do Market Research

– So many Free Tools out there that you can use to learn what your clients want.

5) How to do Key Words Research

– How to use the Key Words people are using to search for your product/service

6) How to Beat Out Your Competitors each and every time

– Specific techniques that will help you get a head of your competitors each and every time.

7) How can your Business/Career get a ROI (Return on Investment)

– I think the above shows how this will give you a HUGH return on investment.

I named the event “Learn How Business’s Do Market Research” which doesn’t seem to interest people. Looking at the event details and what I will be covering. What would you guys call it? What would make you want to attend this event?

I really appreciate everyone who is following me and my blog. I would love to hear your feed back because I consider you my Business Friends.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com/socialtechnologiescoaching.html

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Is Staying Focused Hard?

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How hard it is to stay focus

Over the past few months it has been harder then ever to stay focused.

For example everything that has been happening around me like, the “Rapture/ End of Day’s”, working with clients on Holistic healing, coaching Social Technologies, clients asking me about personal training and all that great business opportunities that keep coming up. it’s so hard to stay focuses because the is just so much to choose from.

Look at what is going on around you, are you seeing the same thing? Is there numerous opportunities coming up in your life? Is there people offering you business opportunities, and ways to make more money?

If so trust me I’m going through the same challenges and have found a way to help my community while still staying focused. Here let me explain, most of us know someone in different niches, be it a personal trainer, plumber, real estate, consultant…etc What I do now is this, when someone comes to me with a business opportunity I ask my social network if this is something they need or be interested in. If there is an interest and it’s not aligned with what I’m suppose to be working on for myself. I hand it over to the expert that I have built a business friendship with and let them run with it. It’s their business and it helps them grow. A key point to keep in mind is make sure the expert you are referring to is inline with your ethics. The importance is that in this day of social media and social networking when you refer someone your reputation is on the line. If you refer a amazing person people will see that and trust you which helps build your business friendships for business in the future.

When working in a social trend that you build business friendships in by helping your business friends. You must have a 50/50 relationship and if it is only one sided that you are helping them out but they aren’t helping you. It is time to find a new business friend, think of it like a bad boyfriend you need to break up with them.

When you are focused on your dream try to stay focused on it. This will help you achieve success faster and easier.

Think of raising a 2 year old child how they need food, attention, nurturing, time to play with them. Imagine you had a second 2 year old, now a 3rd one, a 4th one…etc each of those being a business opportunity and you will realize how important it is just to focus on one at a time.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com/socialtechnologiescoaching.html

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Customers Decreasing? Use this tool to Attract Paying Customers

Good morning everyone,

Yesterday was a great event, some really successful Entrepreneurs came out and learned a lot about Social Media and Social Technologies. Consensus across the board was that there are so many people running into one of these main issues in their business

1) Just don’t have the time to be able to update all the social networking sites, record a video edit it and then post to all the Social Media and Social Networking Sites

2) Don’t see the return on investment, they have been using the tools but are just struggling to build those relationships and connect with their followers. These people are become desperate because their finances/profits are decreasing because they are just not getting the customers they use too.

3) Don’t believe that this style of marketing is going to last. This is just a fad and will pass.

Sad to see but so many Entrepreneurs are finding this challenges and are getting desperate because of the economy people are needing to make more money. They are going to online business’s, mlm’s, …etc with the dream that it will make them financially safe. But not realizing their a business as well and you have to have a business model, Social marketing plan and daily actions in place so that you can attract paying customers. Now lets say you are in a local business and you are paying for advertising space, Yellow pages, ads, build boards…etc Which can get up to the $10,000 to $20,000 per month depending how much money you are making and how aggressive you are at building your business.

I have been seeing people desperately trying to find a solution how to get a head of their competition with little over head so they can see a higher ROI for their business and attracted more paying customers. Speaking to these Entrepreneurs and all of us agreeing that people are currently searching for products/services on Google, 500 Million on Facebook, 200 Million on Twitter more then every before. They realize they have to start advertising to these sites, BUT HOW!

I have tried different marketing online systems, applications…etc with a lot of over head and very low rate of return. I got frustrated to the point I actually got a job as a Personal Trainer at Goodlife just to make ends meet. I couldn’t handle not being able to attract customers to my business and make money. I never gave up and was consistent on my personal development. I was paying for a marketing system that I was using here and there but never really took the full advantage to all the marketing features it offered because I just wanted to make money quick and do my marketing the same way. Hearing how I had to get a job personally training people you understand that way of thinking just wasn’t working. I decided to write out a Social Marketing Plan, dig deep into this Marketing system and with in a short period of time. I was getting customers and my business starting growing to the point I was able to do my business full time and leave Goodlife comfortably. This Marketing System is called Traffic Geyser which I still use to this day to help me market my business of coaching Entrepreneurs how to do the same thing I did.

This online marketing application lets you due

1) Video Marketing

2) Article Marketing/ Blog Posts

3) Audio/Podcast Marketing

4) Website development

5) Updates Social Networking sites (Facebook, Twitter…etc)

6) Helps with SEO Rankings because you can post to 40 to 200 different Social Marketing websites with only one submission, automatically with one click of a button.

7) and much more…

Now this is a full suite tool and not for the people who are playing in business as I learned the hard way. This is a very serious marketing system that if used properly will generate not just leads but paying customers to your business.

If you are struggling trying to attract paying customers please CLICK on the picture below.

Now for the people that I refer to Traffic Geyser it is only $1 to try out.

Plus for anyone that signs up for the full suite of Traffic Geyser after the trial period and is truly serious about Marketing their business properly. I will give you a FREE 60 minute Social Marketing Consultation which will include

1) a Full analysis of your Marketing strategies and Web Presence

2) The Major challenges I am seeing

3) Recommendations on how to utilize Social Marketing to increase customers to your business..

4) Tips on how to use Traffic Geyser to Marketing your business

See what people are saying

“just loved his ideas for marketing my books and how to approach”
~ Michelle IT Consultant/Author/Blogger


“Thanks for a great presentation today. I look forward to working with you more in the near future”
~ Rob Social Media Consultant


“The strength to ask for help, that I didn’t know I had, has left me with a foundation for success. Together we built strategies that taught me the true value of the service I provide, which has left the doors open for exponential growth.”
~ Magdalena Luxury Consultant


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Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com/socialtechnologiescoaching.html

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Brandon Krieger Coaching Live

I was waiting on getting my iPad and iPhone setup to start Coaching Live using Ustream. Guess what I got everything up and going that I have finally decided to do a Live Ustream coaching for everyone to come out and see.

Working with people world wide I see there are so many questions and people are looking for solutions or at least a voice they can ask question too.  I have been doing video’s, blog posts…etc but it’s not as interactive as I would like.

Finally Ustream has integrated it’s streaming Live Video with Facebook I am 100% on board about doing live shows.

I need your help, please answer these 3 quick questions below.

1) What would be the best Day and Time you would like me to do the show?

2) What Topics would you like me to Discuss

3) Would you like me to have Guest’s Experts on the show?

Now I know I can’t satisfy everyone so there will be recordings posted on Ustream and I am planning on posting them on Youtube as well.

I look forward to hearing back from you guys because I would like to get started A.S.A.P.

Thanks again everyone for following me and your support, oh like I said I will be posting the video’s here after as well if you missed the live show.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com/socialtechnologiescoaching.html

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Live Event: How to Authentically use Social Media and Social Networking

Over the past several years of learning about Social Marketing then applying it for my business and other business I consult for. I have seen some great changes in how people and businesses market themselves online.

The one challenge is that there has been a shift over the last few years of how Social Marketing has been implemented and perceived by people. There is so much information being posted, tweeted…etc online be it through Facebook, Tweeter, blogs…etc that it is hard to sift through what is relevant and what is just desperation marketing.

On May 14 from 10am to 12pm @ Mississauga Central Library I am going to host a live seminar discussing these topics below. Also how you can implement and/or change your existing marketing campaigns.

1) What is Social Marketing

2) How to use Social Marketing through Social Media & Social Networking

3) How can your Business/Career get a ROI (Return on Investment)

4) How is Social Media & Social Networking going to affect Your lives Personally & Professional

5) What to expect over the next 5 years.

6) Q & A

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011

Time: 10am to 12pm EST

Location: Mississauga Central Library 301 Burnhamthorpe Road Mississauga, Ontario

Website: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/centrallibrary

Directions: Google Directions

Cost: before May 6th will be $20 per person (not including taxes)

After May 6th it will be $40 per person (not including taxes)

To pay please go to : http://www.knssconsulting.com/events.html

Important: Please R.S.V.P. before May 6th by contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or calling me at 416-239-9351.

Thank you All

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com/socialtechnologiescoaching.html


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Social Technologies Coach – What Brings You Joy?

Working with people worldwide and having my ear to the ground it’s sad to see that with our economy changing that people are not changing with it. When I ask the people I coach “What Brings You Joy”  I get a sorts of answers but when it comes to what they do 30, 40 even 60 hours a week. They hate it, you guessed it, work!  There are some key areas in life that we spend majority of our time and one is work. Then we have relationships with people, significant others, family…etc, exercise, studying if your growing mentally and last but not least entertainment.

Most people can tell me what brings them joy in the entertainment but in those other areas especially over the last few years there are so many people who are just unhappy.  Hopefully you’re not feeling that way and you have been able to get out of what I call the rat race or matrix. But if not there are some things I want you to know.

First lets define Joy vs happiness , Happiness is something that you purchase or possess that can be taken away from you. Joy is yours and yours only that no matter what happens if you have all your clothes taken from you, your house gets burned down…etc you still have Joy.  Plus with Joy if you do it right, you give Joy to the people around you as well which brings you more joy.

To hit this home let me give you an example, happiness for me is getting tech products, iPad, iPhone, clothes…etc  but want brings me happiness knowing I can help people, that I have the knowledge and ability to help people I come in contact with. Now doing get me wrong if everyone on earth was gone and I was the last man standing. I still know that I have that ability and I can coach the most important client I have ever had “ME”. So no matter what happens nothing can take that away. That is just one example of what brings me joy.

Take a look at what is going on in your life, how is your work. Oh, this is very important!!! If your job does not bring you Joy I am not saying quiet right now, but work towards building a career/business that does bring you Joy and the people around you.

I write this article because I see so many people searching for Joy, trying to make happiness instead from monetary growth and just wearing themselves out mentally, emotionally and physically.  This new age of business and marketing is not about how much money you can make. It’s about bring Joy to yourself and the people around you when you really get that life as you know it will change. Trust me I live my Joy each and every day and I am so grateful for the people I have had the chance to connect with.

Thank you All

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com/socialtechnologiescoaching.html

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Why I’m an Open Book

I have people ask me over the last few weeks why do I put all my personal information online. Why do I tell everyone what I am going through, the challenges I am having. For example this last week I talked about my challenges with Family Court, how I was up late, the challenges I was going through and still dealing with. I do this for 2 reasons; 1) when I was going through my first initial Family Court case I felt alone, I felt know one understood me. At times it was validated from my friends who couldn’t understand what I was going through. It was personally a hard time for me and I wish someone could support me and understand what I was going through. 2) I do it because I know my purpose in life is to help people, to use my life experience and education to help people overcome challenges in their lives. If I write one post and it connects to only one person who feels that someone understands them, I have served my purpose.

People ask but what about the money, how do you make money through this. First, all of us need to survive, we need to pay our bills, put food on our table and a roof over our head. I don’t focus on the money because my personal belief is this, if I can write a blog post that explains the challenge and provides a solution that helps people then I am happy. If someone needs more help and wants me to coach them then we will discuss monetary value for my time. People who know me will tell you that I will give resources, videos, books…etc before I will have someone personally work with me and when people work with me directly I love to give information and educate people.

As the world is changing and I have been talking about this for a while now, we are a global community that needs to help each other. Boarders, Governments…etc is a non issue when it comes to Social Technologies be it Social Media or Social Networking. At any point of the day you can connect with someone any where around the world. Guess what they have their challenges too and like I mentioned before want to feel that someone understands them, someone has gone through what they are going through and they are not alone. Now if you have the solution for the challenge they are going through they are so grateful and you probably saved them a lot of time and stress of them dealing with their challenge on their own.

I might call myself a Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Social Technologies Coach…etc but at the end of the day that is just my education and experience. I’m a human being who is part of a global community that I personally feel wants to be connected and needs leaders to guide with integrity, be authenticate and are able to say I am not perfect and will learn from their challenges in life.

That is why I’m an open book, my purpose in life is to educate, coach and help as many people as I can.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com

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Social Technologies Coach Brandon Krieger -Discusses Why people fail at Social Media and Social Networking

While sitting here this weekend, reviewing courses that I have taken in the past two years about Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Social Media and Social Networking, it has really hit home what is really going on with the courses and how people are using these tools.

I see people using the Social Media tools to get their information out there (be it YouTube, Viddler, Blogs, etc.) while using Social Networking tools to try to build lists and followers. This practice is in most courses, online seminars and training videos out there — how to build your list/followers faster, use tools that makes the process automated so you can spend more time doing other things. I’m sure you’ve all heard about these tools and/or might even use them yourself.

However, in my opinion this is the reason why people fail in Social Networking and Social Media. They are missing the biggest part of all, the “SOCIAL” aspect, by using an ever-growing variety of automated tools to grow their accounts for them; they’re not building the friendships that social technologies are based on. So what if you have 100,000 followers or more? If you haven’t built up a relationship with them they will not be listening to what you have to say and will ignore you which your list would be as good as having one follower.

Think of the biggest social networking site around (Facebook) and why it grew to be as big as it is. If you don’t know, it’s because people wanted to see what their friends were up to; videos, pictures, trips, status updates, etc. They want to be meaningfully engaged in the lives of people in their social network.

Think of it in this way: Would you go to a bar and ask each person in that bar, no matter who they are, what they’re interested in or what sex they are? Would you tell a stranger, “I’m a great catch, let’s get married, have kids and I’ll teach you how to be a great lover”?  Now this is a little exaggerated, but look at your Twitter feed and you will see exactly what I’m talking about.

Here are just a few tweets (removed the URLs):

“(Un)Frequently asked questions about quality score:”

“Womens Easy Spirit sz 9 Welinda Brown Slip-On Shoes: US $18.99 (0 Bid) End Date: Sunday Feb-13-2011 17:49:25 PST…”

“Exclusive deals Local restaurants, spas etc. 50–90% off. Daily Deals! Sign up”

You can see that people are not socializing from these posts and that is why people are failing at Social Media and Social Networking — they’re not meeting people, build a relationship and then helping each other.  Not to pick on MLM (Multi level Marketing), but I have been involved with a company of that sort myself, so I know this challenge from both sides.

In the old days, when you first got into a company, they told you to make a list of everyone under the sun (family, friends, friends of friends, etc.). They would train you to think that you needed them to get involved because they were missing out on the greatest thing ever. Now, when your friends and family got word you were in a MLM company, you wouldn’t hear from them and they would avoid you at all cost. They knew that if you ever got them in a room you would try to close them to either buying your product or becoming part of the company. How is that any different from what people are doing now with Social Media and Social Networking?

Now, I know right now you’re probably either on one of two sides. Either you’re part of these companies/systems and you want to tell me off and tell me I don’t know what I am talking about (which is cool; we all have ways of doing things) or you’re on the other side where you’ve been in the position I just described and are trying to figure out what you can do to become successful. In either case, it’s always valuable to evaluate your method and see where improvements can be made — finding success can be hard and the answers aren’t always apparent.

If I haven’t lost you at this point, my recommendation is to think of Social Media and Social Networking like dating:

You go to a social event you’re interested in, you go and shake people’s hands and really get to know them (Social Networking). You tell them a little bit about yourself (Social Media), maybe even give them your phone number. You go out a few times, chat a bit, have some fun… Before long, you’ve naturally built a relationship where you know each other in a genuine way; they know what you do and who you are as a core person (and vice versa). When the connection is genuine, they’ll love to see what you are doing and talk about you to friends; if you’re really good, they may think you’re an amazing person and want you to meet people in their network, too.  Now you’ve build all these great relationships and become part of a community you likely wouldn’t have been invited to if you had stuck to sales pitch networking. Communities are a wonderful thing because they tend to work together to help each other out when someone needs it.

I am sure the analytical people reading this are thinking, “How does that relate to making money? The income is secondary because if someone needs a service (say a plumber), I am more likely to refer someone from my social network that I know personally then a stranger.” Really think about that statement. When was the last time you referred a complete stranger to a friend of yours to help them with something? For the most part, when people are recommending services to their friends, people will either refer someone they know or the get a referral from someone they trust to refer to you.

With Social Media and Social Networking being a global community, people are connecting more and more each day. Watch, when someone thinks they are being wronged, how many people are getting involved internationally. Even it doesn’t directly affect them, they are still voicing their opinion and supporting.

That is why it is even more important now, and in the future, to start building those relationships. It is up to us as a community to support each other in our growth, health and welfare. That is why I do what I do. That is why I give you as much information as I can to help our global community. Like all of you, I need a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes on my back. But I make sure I do it in such a way that I can give as much as I get; the more I receive, the more I provide. That is how it was hundreds of years ago, when looking at how tribes behaved and cared for each other in a communally positive way. We are no different. The lines in a map mean nothing now. If you want test it, post a comment in your social networking tools and ask where is everyone from. You’ll see there is no such things as boarders anymore. We are one big community.

In closing, I recommend that when you use these Social Technologies, keep in mind that it’s not about the money — it’s about connecting with our community to help each other grow.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com/socialtechnologiescoaching.html

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Know ThySelf

How many people can really say that they “Know Themselves”

One of the hardest things you will ever do in life is to really know yourself inside and out. How many of you reading this can say they truly know themselves. I know for myself I keep evolving and changing as I learn who I really am.  Just in careers alone I have gone from Warehouse worker, to Security Guard, to IT consultant, to Holistic Lifestyle coach.  This has been my journey in career, business and education but are just my labels that I call myself so I can be recognized as a professional by our community.

I have also gone through personal growth of my relationships with women, family and friends which to this day keeps developing.

How many of you have gone through these very changes or are struggling in your personal and/or professional life but just can’t figure out what to do.

I’m going to go into a little conspiracy rant so those of you reading this who don’t believe just think of this as a story but the ones who do, I want you to take this to heart.  With the change of social media and social networking it’s more important then it has ever before to know your true self.  The everyday person can post something on the internet be it a video’s, posts, articles…etc and have more influence on the people watching/reading then ever before.

I am sure you are asking what does that mean for you. With this world wide global exposure if you don’t really know what you believe in or what your core values are you can get caught up in the crowd going with the hype. I have seen personally video’s scaring people on what to believe or what to think. Take a look at any local news cast from the area you are in. Then go on Google and do a search for that exact story and see what you find.  If it’s a big enough story I am sure your going to find stand news feeds/posts, but your all so going to see people blogging, tweeting, Facebooking..etc what they think.  It is up to you to listen to what you believe what you think so that you don’t get caught up in the social viral exposure. Don’t get me wrong there are some amazing video/articles out there with great content but my recommendation is to always look at “You” first and what you truly feel about what is being said. Then make your decision on what choice you make.  Which in life there is only really 3 choices.

1) Win/Win/Win-  where everyone wins from your choice

2) Lose/Win where your decision you win but someone is on the opposite end.

3) No choice at all.

In the next  year I am predicted people are going to be taking back control from the Government and Corporations that are not serving the people. People globally are coming together to voice their opinions and make a stand for what they really believe in. This is changing our society and will affect our economy.

If you are running a business that has a service/product think of how these changes are going to affect you. This should change the way you support your clients, how you treat them and the service you offer them.  Remember your business even if it’s a local service can become global from your clients with out your control.  Someone posts on Facebook about your Product/Service and they have friends in UK, China, Australia…etc and they read your post. Guess what, you company just got free advertising globally.  That’s how easy it is now with social media and social networking to have your company be advertised world wide.

Make sure you truly take the time to Know Thyself. This way in the new era of relationships, business, marketing, social networking and social media you are going to be part of the global community which is important to truly Know Thyself!

Brandon Krieger HLC, ITIL, PPS
Social Technologies Coach & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com

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Break Down in Social Networking

I have had a few questions on what exactly these sites are and what to do with them.  I am going to give you a quick break down on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr today because those are the main ones out there that I use. There are hundreds of more but when you look at the top ranking ones these are them.

What is Facebook— Facebook is a social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your friends and with your friends of friends. Facebook allows you to make new connections who share a common interest, videos, chats, messages, blogs, expanding your personal network.

Why use Facebook – Facebook is the largest community on the internet with over 500 million members.  What does that mean to you. If you connect and build friendships with people in the largest community on the internet you have the chance that people will like you, if they like you they want to know what you do. If the like you and know what you do and need the service or product you provide. They are more likely to work with a friend then a complete stranger. Just think about this because I know there are thousands of you out there that are scared to put yourself out there on the internet. Which I completely understand, I am just saying this is where business and marketing is going. The reason why is because at any time someone could put up a post about how great you are and millions of people can see it. Or some one can put up a post saying terrible things about you and even more people will see it.  So which side would you like to be on? Just food for thought.


What is Twitter— Twitter is a social network aiming to enable its users to exchange news and opinions mostly concerning specific topics. The editor’s “tweets” are sent via short message with a maximum length of 140 characters and can be subscribed to.

Why use Twitter – Twitter is a great tool to use when trying to get peoples attention. Quick posts or headlines called “Tweets” lead people connect either with you or a site you would like them to go to get more information on the topic.  For you people who are more business minded you can build a list of people to connect with again as friends first that you can exchange activities, comments, current events…etc The same concept goes with Facebook, once you develop a relationship people are more likely to work with you then a stranger.

VERY IMPORTANT! This key point will put you a head of the game of 95% of people who are using Twitter. Think of twitter as dating, image you are at a bar and your sitting there and a good looking, sexy man or women depending what you are looking for. Walks into the bar, sits down and you want to go talk to them.  Now here is where the challenge is the 95% of people who are using Twitter go up to that person and “Tweet”– ” You want to have sex with me lets go now” or ” Lets get married click here to learn more”.  I over exaggerate a bit but it’s to prove a point. Most people that our using twitter are not connecting with their followers.  They are just telling people come here, buy myself, I can get you….  Not even asking if that is what you want.  Make sure just like a relationship you first connect, build up a relationship and if someone is interested in your product or service they will ask.  That is how to use twitter.

What is LinkedIn— LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site that is geared toward sharing business related information

Why use LinkedIn – LinkedIn is a great site to meet other business professionals. Unlike Facebook and Twitter this is more focused on the Business Professional.  Here people post past and present careers. Businesses they have been involved in, websites, blog updates and Twitter updates.  LinkedIn is used for business professional to network with each other.  The benefits are that you can find people in the same business or career and network with them. This gives opportunities for career advancement, referrals and creating a great network of colleagues.

What is Tumblr— Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows users to post text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users are able to “follow” other users and see their posts together on their dashboard. Users can “like” or “reblog” posts from other blogs on the site.

Why use Tumblr – Tumblr is a great blogging platform to get connected to people. They have taken the blogging style of posting information and the friend building of twitter so that you can share information. Now remember the reason to do this is to educate people on you, your product and your service.   The more information people can read about you, your product and your service the easier it is for them to connect with you.

Remember the Social Technologies is the trend of how people are learning about people, business’s, products and services.  More people are doing research, googling information about what they need. If you are providing great information and connecting to people each day this is how you are going to build a great network of friends and as a community we will help each other grow.

Look at the growth of Millionaires over the last year and see what they are doing.

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Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com

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Template of Social Technologies

As I did some searches on the internet I realized some definitions of Social Technologies haven’t been really drawn out to people who don’t use them.  I want to make sure as we go forward we are both speaking the same language. That I am not using terms that you don’t understand.  I am not here to talk over you and seem geeky. I want to make sure you walk away understanding this new marketing trend we are in and how to get a head of it.  My goal for you guys reading this is that you are able to implement this in your business immediately.

Let me know if you have any questions about these. I am drawing it out for you because my goal is to make this as easy as possible so you can look at your marketing model and implement this immediately.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com

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What’s Your Passion

Over the last 6 months I have really been going back and forth trying to find my passion. Like most of you out there we are over loaded with information, facebook, twitter, youtube, trying to build our business’s but just can’t figure out what exactly is our niche in this global world.

As I watched how people are interacting you see how people are desperately trying to sell their products/services. Watch twitter, you will see the posts people tweeting ” I can do…”, ” Check out this link I found because it will help you…”,…etc. The list goes on and on of these generic posts to anyone that is listening and really attracting a very few.

That is why you have to find out what you’re passionate about. I am sure your asking ok how do I do that.  You have to get to your core values of what you want, what makes you happy. Then do that each and everyday, be around the same people who are doing the same thing, ask that group if there is anything you can do and sit back and listen.

I watched an interesting Youtube Video with Gary Vaynerchuk explaining how this Social Media/Social Networking era is actually bringing us closer together.  Think of this world now like a small community. In the old days if your Grandparents went to go get a dozen (12) buns from the local baker and asked for an extra bun. The baker would give it to them and charge them for the dozen. If the baker didn’t they would tell the community of how they were treated.  Now take that analogy and put it on the World Wide Web.  Never before have we been able to connect with so many people with just with one post.

Now you ask how is that related to your business, your income…etc Think of a time someone help you out when you were looking for answers, would you go back to them if you had another question. Would you refer your community to them if they were just about helping you. This is something you need to think about before you really get out and start posting your world’s greatest products/service.  See how your passion can help someone else, how your knowledge and expertise can answer a challenge or concern they are having. Connect and make a relationship by asking them questions.  From there you will have friends in your community that will want to help you build your business and that is stronger then just building a list of people you don’t even know.

Remember the cliche that “Blood is thicker then water”. Make your business like a family and you will see it grow.

I want to give you action items to help you out. If you are reading this and are having the challenges above

1) What’s your purpose in life?

– This is a real psychological question and can take some time to answer.  To give you some examples People’s purposes in life have been to teach, to heal, to help people in need to give you some examples.

2) What’s your exercise needs?

– Do you exercise in the morning or at night? What type of exercise do you want to do for example spin class, martial arts, sports team…etc

3) What are your relationship needs?

– Do you want to be in a relationship? What type of relationship do you want? Do you want a short term or long term relationship?

4) What are your educational needs?

– Do you want to keep learning? What is your learning style is it Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic? Do you like learning by self study, in a class room, one on one instructions…etc? What material do you like to learn about; Health and Wellness, Computers, Finances, Business, Real Estate…etc

5) What are your time needs?

– How much time do you need in the morning to get up and get ready? How much time do you need to work out, prepare your food, spend time at work..etc  just a side not this will help with time management remember each of us only have 24 hours in the day. 8 hours to sleep, 8 hours to work. Then 8 hours to divide up with personal time, education, working out…etc

6) What are your rhythms?

– Are you a morning person or night person? Are you more energized in the morning and feel you are more productive or are you more a night?

7)…etc

Really find out what you truly want and then compare it to what you are doing now.

Next article I will tell you how this relates to your business.

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com

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Welcome Too 2011

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

It has been a long time since I posted on here. A lot of great changes have been going on as well trying to clear up some things from the past years.

I am sure most of you are like me planing out your personal goals as well as professional goals for 2011.

I am on the same page as you are. I have completed a Goal sheet as usual but I haven’t finalized it because bombs keep dropping.  Like a revamp of my website as well as Ultimate Sports Therapy’s website. Which we have kept the same look and feel because we think a like. Different content but different look and feel.

In the first Quarter (January to April) I am planing on having my e-book completed and ready for you guys to have. I have heard about going through a publisher but I want to have the choice of what I release and when I can release it.

Some tips I want to give you to help you get started on the right foot.

1) If you have anything lingering that you can deal with from last year try your best to complete that project. I find personally that until you do it keeps coming back either physically or energetically.

2) Start setting out goals and action plans on what you want to get completed and here is the key if they are big project don’t pick more then 3 at the most. I personally tell the people I work with focus on one put all you energy and focus into. When you get it completed then move on to the next one

3) Balance out your time. This is key because I have personally getting caught up with work after a long day of work. I have found my self up at until 4am in the morning trying to get something done.  I know it’s hard to put something down I have been there, but my advice and I am talking my own advice is. Work until 8pm at night then disconnect now if your a shift worker and work nights this wouldn’t apply. If you are a normal 9am to 5pm person and are working on a project after ours shut down at 8pm.  This way you can start to slow down and be able to get good rest and repair for the next day.  It is better to have 1 to 3 hours of focused productivity then a weeks work of scared development.

Start with those ones.

Now just a side note I’m going to do my best to be more active here and really share what I know so that you guys have some great content.  I need your help my goal is to get over 100,000 followers by the end of this year. Now I want to get that many followers because if one person puts a comment or shares an idea it can potential help hundreds of thousands of people.  One thing I’m sure if you read my posts prior to this I put everything out there. I don’t care who is reading this, really.  I only work with 8 to 10 clients per week tops so this is not for financial gain. I don’t have the time to work with more. I am working with a clinic as a consultant and helping them grow.  So my focus right now is to help.  If I can put one post and help that many people I know I am using my knowledge for good use.  I have worked with people all over the world which I have seen the stress and frustration they have. Be it physical health, personal challenges or professional. I coach each of them through the fundamentals at first, then individualize their strategies from there depending on their unique core values and legacy.  Now like I said what if you could put up one comment that 100,000 people who are having the same problem who first understand the challenge. Second you provide them the solution you used to over come that challenge and it works for them.  How amazing would that be.

Please post your comments  below

Love & Chi,

Brandon Krieger,
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Reiki Practitioner & Professional Speaker

For more information contact me at info@knssconsulting.com or visit us at www.knssconsulting.com

 

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