Saturday, August 25, 2007

Crusaderx » Why use social networking?

Crusaderx » Why use social networking?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Invitation to connect with us on MySpace

Here is the standard invite link to connect with us on MySpace:

Eric Standlee

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Flaws with Windows you need to know about

New URI browser flaws worse than first thought, 08/15/07: A little-known feature in the Windows operating system can lead to big problems for Web surfers.

This is not another windows is junk note.  But, it is good to know about the severity of this problem for windows-based web surfers.

Share this with everyone you care about.  Tell them to ask me for a demonstration for alternatives if they are so inclined.


This is also being posted at

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Had to share this quote

This is a favorite quote:

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge

You have to know some of the untalented millionaires that I know whose greatest talent is persistence.

Eric Standlee

Psalms 16:3

The agenda for tonight's AMM Call

Hi Gang,

Here are some short notes for the call tonight which I will edit with links mentioned and update with new information talked about on the call:

1. Podcasting
  • iTunes - Podcasting
  • download and install free
  • search for topics you like in podcasting and listen to some to get an idea of what podcasting is about
  • Be aware that podcasting is also unrated radio on the internet so some non-christians have very offensive shows.
  • My favorite tech podcast is at and is twit or this week in tech on itunes.
  • Update: I was reminded about another "podcast" that I recommend regularly after the call and that is . It is a great way to get the Bible into your busy schedule.
2. Blogging
  • Recommended for beginners:
  • Recommended for those who want a blog on their domain to optimize and enhance their search engine results: wordpress (disclaimer: my company installs such wordpress blogs for many businesses like AC small business owners)
  • Free personal blogs on many high traffic sites:,,,, and
  • Only put ads in expected places (not in posts/articles) and in expected formats and don't forget to put ads up where you can
3. Social Networking
  • Many social networking sites have high traffic and blogs as well.
  • LinkedIn 2600+ in 400 days = average of 6 new connections PER DAY
  • Doesn't replace face-to-face networking, but is perfect for after-hours when normal networking cannot happen
  • Consider that 5pm Eastern time is still 4pm Central, 3 pm Mountain, and 2pm Pacific, and 11am Hawaii Time
  • So, while you wouldn't go out at 8pm normally to network 8pm Eastern is still just 5pm Pacific and 2pm Hawaiian Time
  • Now consider China, India and Europe are all on different times.
  • Use the normal down time to let your computer network for you but establishing a pressence on these social networking sites and an open door policy for people to connect with you and contact you.
  • Use services like to allow people to "call" you using from your profiles and blogs
  • Always have some link to a lead capture page like for your SYG
  • Never "SELL" AC
  • In fact, I have gotten great response not mentioning AC on my LinkedIn profile and just putting a link in the "thank you" email I send those who connect with me.
  • Updated: Mike Melvin, thank you for sharing your successes with us on MySpace and how you are connecting with and meeting new people. And, thank for being real and sharing how you might be too selective in who you connect with. It is true off-line as well as on-line that you never know who might take you to that next diamond. Just share who you are and be real and optimistically connect with everyone upfront and then block those who cut against your grain. I find that some of the most negative people I meet online end up introducing me to some of the most interesting people.
4. Search Engine Optimization
  • Blog
  • Podcast
  • Profiles everywhere
  • Don't forget Amazon or or or
  • Put your information up anywhere you can for free to dominate the results when someone searches for your name
  • UPDATED: Be careful about the companies offering to put you in the top ten for your keywords or keep trying for a year, as they are like not going to help you. Instead, look for real experts and listen to what they say. It takes some descernment and time, but it never pays to rush into a relationship with an SEO company.
  • UPDATED: Remember that with what you have learned in marketing you know more than 95% of all of the people you run into on a daily basis and you can help them. That is what it is all about.
5. Marketplace Ministry
  • Remember that these are always live people you are talking to from your connections on social networking sites to your readers of your blogs
  • Don't hesitate to ask the tough questions and share Christ
  • Be nosy and ask them all about their lives so that they can share about their most favorite subject
  • Praise when praise is due by using the recommendation features on SN sites like LinkedIn and by referring your connections to other connections.
  • Always ask questions to generate response.
This is a starter list and like I said I will update this after the call with links and stuff.

See you on the call tonight.

If you aren't able to access the AC training calls, consider asking how to get this unbeatable training.

Eric Standlee

PS. Remember that if you don't have enough people to talk with everyday, then wherever you can just ask people "What do you do for a living?" It is the easiest question to help people start a conversation with you and it works on-line and off.

Don't forget to comment on this post with your questions and comments from the call and thank you for letting me share.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Historical Information

I had to share this with you and add a link to a map so you can see what it is talking about:,-77.03064&spn=0.026255,0.054932&z=14&om=1&msid=102279668488236575068.000437ab1a201f2c95693
Don't click the link to the map until you read it though.

Eric Standlee

---------- Forwarded message ----------

One detail that is not mentioned, in DC, is that there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument

With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc... This is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this historical information.

On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington, DC , are displayed two words: Laus Deo. No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.

Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. But these words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched on top of the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia , capital of the United States of America .

Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, un-noticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.

So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say "Praise be to God!"

Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public.

It took twenty five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation, Laus Deo .......Praise be to God!"

From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments.

From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant ..a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.

A cross you ask? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution.

So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.

Praise be to God!

Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message

On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore; on the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians; on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be to God!

When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God!

Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy "One Nation, Under God."

I am awed by Washington's prayer for America Have you never read it? Well, now is your unique opportunity, so read on!

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Laus Deo!

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look.

You may forget the width and height of "Laus Deo", its location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget its meaning, or these words:"Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain." (Psalm 127: 1)

It is hoped you will send this to every child you know; to every sister, brother, father, mother or friend. They will not find offense, because you have given them a lesson in history that they probably never learned in school.

"Posture is hard to get when your taught,
but when around those with it is easily caught."

"Prospered not to increase my standard of living,
but to increase my standard of giving."

"Many, many people avoid Giant Slaying.  
Worse - they don't even  know certain Giants exist.  
Those who are not accomplishing  much in life don't have to worry about Giants."
Tim Darnell

Thursday, August 09, 2007

We can pray!

A close friend Shirley Leathermon shared this with me:

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Would You Send This Please


It is said a picture is worth a thousand words

but it leaves me speechless and  tears in my eyes.



We have a long list of good friends whose husbands are deploying

to Iraq next month. One of the wives sent me this. We feel

compelled to send it on. Your prayers are deeply appreciated.


These guys deserve our love,

our hugs and most powerfully,

our prayers.


Prayer Request:


I understand that life in Iraq is very difficult to bear right now.

Our troops need our prayers for strength, endurance and safety.


Send this on after a short prayer; please don't break it:


"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.

Protect them as they protect us.


Bless them and their families for the selfless acts

they perform for us in our time of need. Amen."


When you receive this, please stop for a moment

and say a prayer for our troops around the world.


There's nothing attached; just send this to all in your address book.

Do not let it stop with you, please -- of all the gifts you could give a

US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine deployed in harm's way,

prayer is the very best !!!











Eric Standlee
713.690.8877 x205

"Posture is hard to get when your taught,
but when around those with it is easily caught."

"Prospered not to increase my standard of living,
but to increase my standard of giving."

"Many, many people avoid Giant Slaying.  
Worse - they don't even  know certain Giants exist.  
Those who are not accomplishing  much in life don't have to worry about Giants."
Tim Darnell

Sunday, August 05, 2007

directions for homemade fly paper

I thought I'd share this as I found it stumbling around the net.


Google News

Peace to Israel!
Abbas for outline deal with Israel
Hindu - 7 hours ago
The report said the meeting in Jeri cho will be the first of its kind to be held in a Palestinian-controlled territory as the former meetings between the two leaders all took place abroad or in Israel’s Jerusalem. “The meeting on Sunday will be part of ...
Abbas and Olmert May Meet in Jericho New York Times
Olmert, Abbas to discuss peace summit during Jericho meet Monday Ha'aretz
Guardian Unlimited - Gulf Daily News -
all 545 news articles »

Saturday, August 04, 2007


While this is good general advise, it is just a hoax:

Eric Standlee

On 8/4/07, Marc Romero wrote:
Subject: Fwd: FW: WORST VIRUS EVER --- CNN
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 08:05:10 -0700 (PDT)
Hey Guys,
I do not know if you have received any of these emails. Do not open them. I have received them five times now and I have just deleted them.




A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stor ed.

This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title:

"A Card for You".

As soon as the

supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so
that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York , according to news broadcast by CNN.

This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itse lf.

So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You." As soon as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if

you know the se nder !!!

Please pass this mail to all of your friends.

Forward this to everyone in your address book. I'm sure most people, like myself, would rather receive this notice 25 times than not at All

Friday, August 03, 2007

Fwd: Tip 83 - It's never too early to start connecting

Connecting is one of the great things I have learned about being an entrepreneur lately.

This kid started his second company at 14.  We could learn some from him.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Keith Ferrazzi

Tip 83 - It's never too early to start connecting
Ben Casnocha is a young fan of Never Eat Alone and, it turns out, a pretty impressive connector in his own right.
Ben started his second company at age 14, and it has been very successful, largely due to his people skills, which are way beyond his years.
Here, read a couple short bits from this 19-year-old's new book. Then I have some questions for you.
What a (very) young CEO learned on his journey through Silicon Valley
By Ben Casnocha
Most successful people I know didn't get to the top just by outperforming their peers, they also out-connected their peers...
To become respected in a community you have to add value, and one way to do this is to be different. Being smart is not enough. Smart is like vanilla ice cream...
Your personal brand must - must! - be distinctive. A few months ago I was at a business breakfast with about 35 high-powered entrepreneurs and angel investors. We started off the meeting by going around the room with brief introductions. To spice it up, the leader of the breakfast said we had to say our name and our passions. I couldn't believe how many people said their passions were wine and their family! What a missed opportunity. There's nothing wrong if wine and family are your two passions, but if everyone else is saying that, then say something different...
It's so great how Ben is already approaching relationships and thinking about building a strong, distinctive personal brand. I think there are plenty of simple things that all young people can do to follow the "build it before you need it" rule. It's never too early to start.
Now, questions for you:
What are some basic things you wish you had started doing as a teenager to really boost your career and your life?
What advice do you give to young people you know?

Ferrazzi Greenlight, 8581 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 482, Los Angeles, CA 90069, USA

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713.690.8877 x205

"Posture is hard to get when your taught,
but when around those with it is easily caught."

"Prospered not to increase my standard of living,
but to increase my standard of giving."

"Many, many people avoid Giant Slaying.  
Worse - they don't even  know certain Giants exist.  
Those who are not accomplishing  much in life don't have to worry about Giants."
Tim Darnell

Eric Standlee
713.690.8877 x205

"Posture is hard to get when your taught,
but when around those with it is easily caught."

"Prospered not to increase my standard of living,
but to increase my standard of giving."

"Many, many people avoid Giant Slaying.  
Worse - they don't even  know certain Giants exist.  
Those who are not accomplishing  much in life don't have to worry about Giants."
Tim Darnell