Victor Lleras

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Apple's Innovation Secret: Bad Ideas

<b>In the history of bad ideas, becoming a pirate ranks near the top.</b> Pirates rarely die old, and hardly go quietly. Blackbeard, perhaps the most famous …

7 Keys to Unleash the Power of Influence

So you want to take your game to a whole new level. I will share with you 7 things you must work today in order to be a Great Influencer tomorrow. I …

Three Pillars of Success. Part 3

This is the third article in a series of 3 to unlock your full potential to live a successful life. To access the first two articles click on the …

TV shows

Three Pillars of Success. PART 2

This is the second part in a series of 3 that builds the fundamentals to be more successful in life and business. Please, make reference to the first …

Three Pillars of Success. Part 1

Simply put, if you want to earn more money, if you want to progress in business, if you want to experience new things in life, you need to fill your …

This List of Regrets by Those About to Die Will Call Your Attention to Life

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Top 10

When You Start to Pursue Your Dreams, These 13 Things Will Happen

Catharine Symblème<p>Read full profile<p>If you’ve ever considered making a living doing something besides working 40 hours a week making someone else …

13 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

What’s a Social Media Manager, and Does Your Company Need One?

It’s one of the latest and fastest growing jobs to hit the workforce: the social media manager. But just what is a social media manager? What do they …

Social Media

If I Were 22: Have A Blast But Build Your Purpose

<i>This post is part of a series in which Influencers share lessons from their youth. Read all the stories here.</i><p>If I were 22, I would be out working …

Music Industry

29 LinkedIn Tips for Professional Networking, Business & Marketing

Discover top tips on using LinkedIn for professional networking, business, and marketing with this ultimate guide.

Networking

Why You Should Forget Facebook

Has Facebook got you fooled?<p>Are you chasing likes for your brand page? Paying for fans? Maybe it’s time to stop.<p>In 2008 I joined Facebook. It was the …

Social Media

5 Content Marketing Strategy Tips for 2014

Almost everyone knows how to post on Facebook in today's world. But what about life outside of Facebook? Is it important? Worth the extra marketing …

Social Media

One Thing That’s Certain in Social Media – Change is Constant

Both Facebook and Twitter made announcements in the last week relating to platform changes. Facebook, at the company’s ‘F8’ conference, sought to …

The Last Few Inches of Marketing

<b>A different digital world is on the horizon: one of sensors and beacons ready to pinpoint our location to within a few inches.</b><p>And marketers are eager …

Marketing

Six (6) Traits That All Leaders Should Have

By Regulatory Doctor; LinkedIn; Google Plus; Twitter<p><b>L-E-A-D-E-R</b><p><b>1). Listen ("L")</b><p>These days, I found it rather easy to see others (managers, …

Administrative Law

Are You Aroused? The Importance of High Arousal Content for Shareability

But according to research, we are <b>more likely to share when in a heightened state of physiological arousal</b>. Jonah Berger defines physiological arousal …

Blood Pressure

The Power of Visual Storytelling

<b></b><p><b></b><p>Did you know that the human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text? Or that web posts with visuals drive up to 180% more engagement …

Infographics

4 Cs Of Enlightened Leadership

The other day I talked to a CEO of a successful start-up about key ingredients for success. We agreed that leadership is the most important component …

Leadership

Tweet-a-Coffee: Another example of Starbucks' brilliance

There’s no denying that Starbucks understands technology, and more importantly, their customers.<p>In 2011, Starbucks began accepting mobile payments …

Coffee

What Failed Leaders Have In Common

On my radio show I recently interviewed Dave Brookmire from Corporate Performance Strategies. Near the end of the interview, he offhandedly uttered …

Will customer service ever be the new marketing?

More and more, social media is becoming the primary mean by which users reach out to ask for companies to solve their problems and express their …

Customer Service

My Phone is Forcing Me to Adopt Civil War-Era Tricks

<i>Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing</i> …

Stephen King

5 Ways to Get Yourself Unfriended and Unfollowed Fast

Here's my list of five social networking faux pas, shared to keep the peace, and when avoided, to help you keep your followers and fans, well, your …

Social Media

Branding vs. Demand Gen

Carlton Hoyt 11:33 am , April 14, 2014<p>When considering where to advertise, marketers frequently – and rightfully – consider how targeted / relevant …

Showcasing your Company's Expertise with LinkedIn

When LinkedIn first debuted Company Pages, it was a breath of fresh air for companies and brands trying to join the conversation. Suddenly marketing …

Marketing

My mother’s depression made me a better leader

My mother had clinical depression. As a consequence, I experienced some very difficult and upsetting moments in my childhood - none more so than when …