The High Velocity Blog Posts & High Velocity Radio
In 2008-2010 the High Velocity Blog not only offered great posts, but also offered High Velocity Radio. Blog and radio worked in concert with one another. You could catch an interview on the High Velocity Radio and then you could read it later on the High Velocity Blog.
Content is from the site's 2011 archived pages.
I loved the concept, the radio interviews, and especially George's posts. It was a shame when this website disappeared from the web. I would listen to the radio interviews while doing reference research for interior design projects. For instance, if I were tasked with finding images of modern dining tables and downloading them for my boss, I would put in my earbuds, turn on a High Velocity Radio show and get to work. Some of my co workers would disapprove, but I insisted I could multi task quite fine, thank you. In fact, I can spend a lot more time doing what I consider mindless research when I am being entertained, than if I had to work in silence. Obviously there are some of my duties where I need to focus such as when I write up and place orders for the furniture, lighting fixtures, appliances, and accessories a client has selected. But the High Velocity Radio interviews were really great to listen to when I was grinding out reference research.
I'm glad to say that High Velocity Radio is still alive at Stone Payton and Lee Kantor's website:highvelocityradio.businessradiox.com/ where they continue to interview an eclectic cross section of "innovative, passionate, and driven" people, as well as dispensing relevant advice business strategy advice.
Recently I discovered that the domain for highvelocityblog.com was available so I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its content from archived pages and to point visitors to Stone Payton and Lee Kantor's new site. I definitely didn't want someone else purchasing the domain and re-purposing the site for something that had nothing in common with the original website.
I didn't realize the amount of research I initially would have to do on this site to make it look good. I finally had a friend, F come over who is a wiz at Photoshop. He worked on all the images so they could be incorporated into the final site. I decided to order out the evening F came over. The least I could do was feed the guy. When we were finished we kicked back and watched one of the early great mercenary films, HIGH VELOCITY, an action-packed all-star movie from the late 1970's. I thought it apropos. I'm not sure why more people of my generation ( baby boomers) are not familiar with HIGH VELOCITY. One likely reason it is so unknown despite starring Ben Gazarra, Paul Winfield, Keenan Wynn, and Britt Ekland is because it just has too much to say about capitalism and economic exploitation of the third world for an American audience. In the mold of Burn/Quemada, WHo'll Stop the Rain, Three Days of the Condor, this is 1970s post-Vietnam revisionism during its heyday. Anyway we were really into it when my dog who had been quietly hanging out with us, jumped up and charged across the room, knocking over the table where we had the beer for me and the red wine for Frank. What a mess, particularly the red wine which quickly soaked into an antique hand tied rug. "So" Frank said as we mopped up the liquids, "Do you know any person or company that do professional rug cleaning for NYC" customers?” I am always saying I know some one who can do….what ever that might be. I am betting he thought I wouldn’t know any carpet cleaners. But I do. "I actually do,” I said laughing. “And they are really great at cleaning and restoring rugs just like this one!” We finished the movie, I thanked F for his help, and turned in for the nnight knowing that I would call Agara Rug Cleaning the next morning. SO for you folks who live in NYC or one of the boroughs and ever need an expert rug cleaner for antique rugs like Pakistani, Oriental, Chinese art décor, Afghan, Persian, Turkish, Indian and all types of handmade rugs, give Agara a call! By the time this site was up with the archived content and F's images, my rug was back and looking great. I still haven't figured out what spooked the dog, but it might have been one of the large explosions from the movie.
I couldn't retrieve any of their archived shows, but you can find them all dating from 2008-2014. However, there were plenty of High Velocity Blog posts, of which I have added just a few to the page below. Please be indulgent with this truncated version of George's Blogs. Perhaps you will learn something. I certainly have.
High Velocity Radio
High Velocity Radio was brought to you by PSI DIGITAL MEDIA EXPERTS.
The show was hosted by Stone Payton and Lee Kantor
To see what these two men are up to go to: highvelocityradio.businessradiox.com
High Velocity Blog Posts
Hi my names George. I have been doing internet marketing on and off now for around 3 to 4 years,
What I noticed in that time is we, as internet marketers, have a rare disease, it’s called Shinny Object Syndrome and the so called gurus pray on that, and peddle their shinny objects. And like some drug addict, we start flashing our credit cards.
I have also noticed that there is a growing trend for review sites that are totally biased towards the product, but there are far fewer that will bash a product when it deserves a bashing.
That is the reason I have created this site. I want to give an opinion of what I think of the products good or bad. Yes I know I have affiliate links to some products, but only the ones I stand behind and use myself. And the ones that deserve a bashing will be bashed so join me in finding the good from the bad and let the bashing begin.
Brainstorming Ideas and Topics for Your Blog
On 10.20.11, In General Topics, by George
Finding long term success with blogging is all about understanding the pulse of your target audience and giving them high quality content on a regular basis. When you do manage to do these things your audience will respond by not only reading your blog regularly but they’ll also tell others. But there is one problem [...]
Finding long term success with blogging is all about understanding the pulse of your target audience and giving them high quality content on a regular basis. When you do manage to do these things your audience will respond by not only reading your blog regularly but they’ll also tell others. But there is one problem that all bloggers face at some point or another. That is, coming up with something new to blog about. It isn’t easy to find a ton of new topics on a regular basis that will not only keep the attention of your target audience but about which you can provide quality content on the subject that is valuable to your readers. In the following article we look into a few simple to apply tips that will help you come up with blog post topics that actually work …
Twitter is a hugely helpful place for discovering interesting and new topical suggestions you can write about. You can automate this process by using the alert function at Twitter, and then you are all set. We have no way of saying how often you will receive alerts, and obviously they will happen because people will talk about your keywords at some point.
Be on the lookout for customer or reader complaints. Knowing what your audience doesn’t like gives you insight about your knowledge. By focusing on solving this problem, you may come up with a viable solution that your readers may find helpful. However, see to it that you’re not limiting yourself in any way when working on such posts – give your readers the best value that you have to offer.
You can also find new and interesting ideas for your blog post by checking your comments section as your readers will be giving their opinion, ideas, thoughts and feedback. Comments in your niche are similar to comments on other blogs in your niche – see what we mean, here? The point here is to take whatever step you can to use the content in the comments for new ideas for your own blog post. You can quickly and easily put techniques like this to work for you almost immediately.
Creating a blog post that not only attracts attention, but also gives your readers value is something that takes time and practice. Follow these tips and you’ll see your blog rising in stature and readership before you know it. If you want your readership to grow you need to provide new information, ideas, and perspective regularly. But nothing is going to happen if you don’t incorporate these ideas or some like them into your blogging
How to Correctly Get YouTube to Send You Traffic
On 11.06.11, In General Topics, by George
Getting targeted traffic to your blog or website isn’t all that hard these days. There are all sorts of avenues to pursue. In terms of gaining traffic this can be both a good and a bad thing. Why is this true? When you have a lot of choices, you tend to get confused and waste [...]
Getting targeted traffic to your blog or website isn’t all that hard these days. There are all sorts of avenues to pursue. In terms of gaining traffic this can be both a good and a bad thing. Why is this true? When you have a lot of choices, you tend to get confused and waste all your time looking for the best technique. But guess what? There isn’t any one best traffic generation method. There’s a simple explanation for this: all businesses blogs and websites are unique. The things that work for person A might totally fail for person B and vice versa. In this article we are going to talk specifically about YouTube and how to get traffic from it.
It’s important to understand that in video marketing, like in any other free marketing, it can take time for the web to give you the results you want. When you are a smart video marketer, you will need to make use of this time to do the prep for your other videos. It’s important to keep track of the mistakes you make so that you can really learn from them. The more you focus on the results, the less you’re likely to become impatient. However, this certainly doesn’t mean that you should be hasty in your approach. Focus on making sure you take the correct steps at the correct times as you work on and market your videos. You need to make as much of YouTube as you can!
Leverage the power of video branding on YouTube. Don’t just make videos and publish them, use them to brand your own website too. Make use of the annotation feature on YouTube so that the name and the URL of your website are featured on the video. The people who watch your videos won’t mind the branding efforts if you offer them quality content. It does not even take a lot of effort to accomplish this.
The more videos you create and use for branding, the better response you’ll get. Ultimately, YouTube centers on the idea of building a following of viewers who really trust you. It’s important to focus on your branding ideas and efforts or this isn’t going to be possible.
Experimenting and trying out new things is really important if you want to get long term and sustainable YouTube success. Making assumptions on which videos are going to go viral and which ones won’t isn’t a good strategy. You should be ready to move out of your comfort zone, and actually create videos that break barriers. Offer your target audience a real experience; you won’t regret it. It’s true that you might not always be successful but you will have the chance to learn from your mistakes and failures. So, even if it’s just for a short time, stop following the same advice everyone else follows and just do what feels right.
The kind of goals you have with your video marketing aren’t important, leveraging YouTube will help you reach them, whatever they are. Applying these tips will help you make sure that you get as much as possible from YouTube. Just remember that nothing happens overnight. You’ll only get sustainable traffic with YouTube if you work for it. It’s important to take regular action and put in regular effort. It’s important that you don’t just use the tested methods on YouTube, you need to try out new ideas and creative methods for breaking barriers.
Making Your Online Customer Service Unique and Effective
On 11.06.11, In General Topics, by George
You can surely ruin relations with customers and harm your reputation through substandard customer service, and that should be a wake-up call for all businesses. However, when you’re aiming to provide an online customer service that matters, you have to focus on things a little differently. The traditional customer service idea is to be help your customers in the best possible way. You have seen and witnessed excellent customer service, and that is what you need to do, too. We will step you through a few important items that will give you an edge in this area.
One thing about the internet is that it has made people terribly impatient, and they are like that if they email your business. You might not be able to reply them there and then, but you should try to be prompt in your approach. What you will be doing is averting bad feelings and more aggravation on the part of the customer. Any time you create a positive impression, that is something that other people may mention to somebody else later on. Develop the habit of being aware of how you, or your customer service team, handles these issues. Having the right customer service technology at hand will help you in a number of ways. When it comes to accessing customer support or FAQ, you want it to be as easy as possible for your customers. By investing in the right system, you automatically increase your chances of getting the most out of your customer service. This way, when someone has a problem or question, they’ll feel confident that they can easily find the answer. Having efficient technology also means that you won’t have to personally deal with as many customer service issues. At the same time, you want your customer support system to be simple for people and not complex.
Finally, if your online business is growing and the customer support is getting out of hand, immediately increase your staff. Don’t compromise on the quality of your customer service whatsoever. You simply have to make sure that you have sufficient staff to handle your customer support needs. Having a large enough staff to adequately address every customer’s needs is something that’s absolutely necessary. Only hire customer support staff when you really need it, though; you can always hire more people later on. You have to figure out the right balance between your customer support needs and your budget.
If you’ve been selling stuff online and building a business on the web, you should know the importance of quality customer service. However, things might not go the way you want them to go, always. Once you start applying the tips that we discussed above, you’ll see your online customer service improving. Doing the right things for your business is part of being successful. You can actually become distinguished for the level and quality of the support you offer.
Outsourcing – How to Become Successful
On 10.24.11, In General Topics, by George
Quite a few online entrepreneurs now use outsourcing on a regular basis. Outsourcing has many advantages that some successful marketers know how to leverage. Outsourcing can be a way to give yourself additional time that would otherwise have been spent doing everyday jobs that take up lots of time. You could, for example, outsource article [...]
Quite a few online entrepreneurs now use outsourcing on a regular basis. Outsourcing has many advantages that some successful marketers know how to leverage. Outsourcing can be a way to give yourself additional time that would otherwise have been spent doing everyday jobs that take up lots of time. You could, for example, outsource article writing which will enable you to focus more on lucrative joint ventures. As long as you approach it the right way, there are many advantages to be gained by outsourcing. The article below explains three easy to understand and apply tips that will help you get the most out of outsourcing.
While many people think of outsourcing as hiring workers from other countries, this isn’t always the case. There’s no hard and fast rule about where you should hire people from -it all depends on the circumstances. The important thing here is that you find the right person for the job, regardless of the location. You may, however, at times want to hire someone who lives very close to you simply because it can be simpler to exchange materials and talk when you can meet someone offline. It’s typical for outsourcing to put you in touch with people all over the place, both near and far. You’re seeking the most qualified candidate at a reasonable price, and you should keep looking until you find them. One blunder that a lot of online marketers happen to make is that they pick out a vendor, based entirely on their price. While there is nothing wrong in keeping a tab on your investments, and saving money, you should not ignore the other stuff too. Even if they are a bit pricier, if you come across a vendor with a nice history, you should choose them. If you are going to invest in an asset, then make it in the proper location. When you see that they cost less, it is not hard to be duped by a vendor. But your eyes should always be on every single factor including the price.
No matter how much preparation you do, you will make mistakes and things will go wrong. Even experienced marketers make the occasional mistake, so don’t be too hard on yourself. You shouldn’t let temporary setbacks stop you, as everyone encounters them. As long as you don’t keep making the same mistakes over and over again, there’s nothing to worry about. If you maintain an upbeat attitude, you will consistently become more adept at outsourcing. As long as you’re learning and pushing forward, you’re not failing. When you outsource the task to the right person, you’ll feel a lot more relaxed. You can focus more easily on the strategic part of your business and making it grow. The minute you get it wrong, though, and hire the wrong person, your problems will get even bigger. So basically, doing your homework and knowing the basic rules of outsourcing helps you in a big way. It might take you a while to go through all the preparation, but even it’ll be worth it. Someone who can deliver timely and high quality results and who is okay with working in the long term is someone you should find very valuable.
Finding New Readers for Your Blog – Handy Tips to Help You Out
On 10.21.11, In General Topics, by George
If you run your own blog then you know how important it is to get new readers every so often. While it is definitely necessary to build a dedicated base of loyal and regular readers, it is also important to do the things that you need to do to make sure that you always have [...]
If you run your own blog then you know how important it is to get new readers every so often. While it is definitely necessary to build a dedicated base of loyal and regular readers, it is also important to do the things that you need to do to make sure that you always have a steady influx of new readers too. Sure it takes real effort but when you know how to strike a balance between the different elements on your blog and get real and honest value, you will see with your own eyes what it will take to attract new and interested readers for your blog. In this article we are going to talk about a few different things that you can do to get strong results for growing your blog’s readership.
Leaving comments on related blogs is one particular method that is typically underestimated by bloggers simply because it’s time consuming and is seen as one of the slowest ways to send traffic to your blog. Of course, if you want new readers who will stick around, the best place to attract them is on other blogs. By making smart and useful comments on other blogs that relate to yours, you could actually stand a chance of impressing the type of people who regularly read comments sections. You showcase the quality of your content right in your comments, which makes the readers want to check out your blog, and probably subscribe to it.
If you want to consistently be able to attract new readers to your blog then you need to be very persistent because if you give up then you obviously won’t reach your goals. Your main goal needs to be to bring in lots of new blog readers consistently without having to compromise on the quality you offer once they are there. There is so much that you can get done with your blog if you learn how to practice persistence. Don’t worry if you’re not seeing any huge success coming your way, because if you stick to your objective, you will find that progress is happening and your big day is near.
Even though you have all sorts of techniques and tricks to send more traffic to your blog, it’s also important to focus on making sure that your blog titles are as attractive as possible so that people will feel more intrigued and want to click through to read the rest of your post. So, really, you’re just driving the amount of site visitors to your blog just by using even better titles for your blog posts. This specific tip is really simple and direct but don’t be fooled by how simple it seems. Understand the importance of writing good blog post titles and see to it that you don’t lack in that area. Finding long term success with your blog, regardless of the niche you’re targeting, involves creating blog posts that really matter and by giving consistent value to your readers. By taking the necessary steps to get more visitors to your blog, you’re not only getting traffic, but you’re also building a brand with your efforts. The more focus you place on carving out space online for your blog and putting targeted effort into increasing your new reader flow, you’ll be able to create a more vibrant world that attracts new readers.
Powerful Tips for Creating Killer Email Subject Lines
On 10.08.11, In General Topics, by George
Email Subject Lines The question of creating email subject lines that work is an old one, but that does not mean it is difficult to understand, learn or do. However, if you’re new to the whole writing game then it’s obvious that you will need to get some practice before you are actually able to [...]
Email Subject Lines
The question of creating email subject lines that work is an old one, but that does not mean it is difficult to understand, learn or do. However, if you’re new to the whole writing game then it’s obvious that you will need to get some practice before you are actually able to produce subject lines that matter. There is a lot to this email subject line area, but for today we will expose a couple of effective strategies just for you.
One simple and free way to learn all about email marketing is to look carefully at some of the emails that are sent to you every day, especially the ones from other marketers.
This will help you understand their approach and see to it that you’re getting more creative in creating your subject lines. If the person emailing you has a brand up his sleeve, then it’s obvious that his subject lines are going to be tried and tested. So pay attention to subject lines when you receive emails -not to simply swipe them, but to unleash your creativity so you can think of your own subject lines. Chances are that you will not only come up with a good subject line with this idea, but it also may give you the open rate you’re aiming for. Segmentation is another key element that you should try to use when creating your email subject lines; this is taking the personalization aspect to the next level by segmenting your email list into different interest groups (based on your previous results). It will allow you to get a better response rate just because each of the emails is targeted towards that one specific group. The more targeted your subject lines are to the individual subscriber, the more likely it is that your emails will be read.
Lastly, ask yourself what would your subscribers be interested in at the current moment? Imagine that you are one of your customers -what subject would motivate you to read an email rather than ignore or delete it?
Ideally, you should come up with a relevant topic that will fit in your subject line and make your subscribers want to read your message. You don’t necessarily have to come up with a subject line that’s totally original or amazing, but as long as it’s important to your audience right now, it can be successful.
It takes constant research and testing to discover all of the ins and outs of effective email marketing, so you need to be patient. In your efforts to get the most out of your email marketing, focusing on the subject lines is a major concern that deserves your full attention. Nothing we’ve covered in this article is very complicated, but these techniques are quite effective all the same, and can make the difference between success and failure when it comes to getting your emails read.