USA Today on “Why Direct Selling Works” This is the title, the post, and following is the insert from the USA Today on Friday, September 23, 2011. The head title says, “The Original Social Business Model.” Check it out ==>> USA Today_WhyDirectSellingWorks
Engagement with others through Social Media & the Social Business Model is not new! It’s just delivered in a different way in today’s world. People often connect online or digitally (text, video, FB, twitter), but in the end result, it’s all about building the relationship. That will never change. Technology is great, but it doesn’t replace people to people communication. It is the glue behind “Why Direct Selling Works,” and it doesn’t matter whether that is online or offline. That’s why they call it “The Original Social Business Model.”
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You might be asking, “Why?”
Great question! For starters, Line2 took 1st Place in the 2011 Mobile Apps Showdown at the Consumer Electronics Show. Additionally, Line2, which has been available for iPhones, is now available for androids as of January, 2011. Line2 gives you two lines on one phone, and, as David Pogue with the New York Times says, “has the potential to shake up an industry.”
You only have to look at what Toktumi is already doing to reinvent telecommunications. Its award-winning Line2 app allows you to have two lines on one phone…the only dual-mode VoIP/cellular system in the world that enables you to both send and receive calls in this manner. Line 2 is currently only available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (yes it can make those last two into a phone!). Soon… in January of 2011…Line 2 will be available for the android series. That is the BIG and exciting news. (UPDATE TO THIS POST: It has happened. It is available for androids now!)
Toktumi offers PBX features like auto-attendant (“Press 1 for…”), call screening, caller-specific call forwarding, after-hours settings, Mac/PC-based calling, and Desk Top Share. Line 2 comes as part of the package (or you can get just that part separate if you don’t need the previous features). Click in the right side bar to get your FREE 30 day trial! =====>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Peter Sisson speaks…People listen!
Peter is Peter Sisson, Founder and CEO of Toktumi with the award-winning Line2 app. Look what he’s saying relative to air travel and overseas travel and how Toktumi Unlimited with Line 2 can impact it.
“Most airlines prohibit voice calls on airplanes, and in survey after survey we see that most travelers agree with this position. Toktumi applauds the air carriers for continuing to upgrade their fleets with Wi-Fi, because email, web surfing and texting are wonderful benefits while in flight. But we do not condone the use of Line2 or any other application to make voice calls over Wi-Fi inside the passenger cabin. That would drive everybody crazy!”
As a safe and considerate alternative to voice calls, the Line2 app offers carrier-grade SMS texting, allowing customers to exchange unlimited text messages with any SMS-enabled phone on any carrier. Unlike competing texting-only applications for the iPhone, the Line2 app combines VoIP calling and texting in one application, so that customers can use one number for both types of communication. There is no other calling app available on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch that offers this.
Line2′s carrier-grade SMS texting is really useful while in flight,” Sisson adds. “You can let people know about delays, make plans for the evening, or just pass the time texting with your friends and family.”
Line2 customers get unlimited calling and unlimited SMS texting. When calculating the savings achieved by moving to the most affordable AT&T calling plan and using Line2 over Wi-Fi for voice calls, users can reduce their cell phone bill by as much as $50 per month.
More About Line2 & why soon being available for the androids is BIG news!
Here’s how Line2 being the first and only truly dual-mode VoIP/cellular calling app for the iPhone impacts customers. Among other features, they can place and receive calls over Wi-Fi or over cellular using the same number. If Wi-Fi isn’t available, Line2 will use the cellular network to place or receive the call. Customers also have the option of placing VoIP calls over the 3G data network, allowing them to avoid cellular minute charges while still having complete mobility. The application detects the best available network based on customer preferences and places and receives calls over that network automatically.
Line2 is also one of the few VoIP apps that features true multi-tasking support on Apple’s iOS4. This means customers can receive calls on their Line2 number even when they are running other apps, browsing the web, or listening to music. Line2 customers can be sure to never miss a call, even if they don’t have cell reception.
Line2′s Wi-Fi capabilities allow international travelers to place and receive calls while overseas without incurring voice or data roaming charges. Using Line2, calls to any number back home will be free, as will calls to other Line2 users, wherever they are worldwide. Calls to international numbers start at $0.02 per minute, whether calling from home or abroad. Line2′s Wi-Fi call quality is also better than traditional cellular quality, and Wi-Fi calls between two Line2 customers use 16-kHz HD audio for crystal clear sound quality that is stunning to experience.
When Peter speaks, people listen!
Be listening. The highly-anticipated announcement about Line2 for the androids should come soon!
(Again, I am updating this post now, but it has arrived!)
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Not only do you have the opportunity to check out a product that is drastically needed by this industry to elevate how you are perceived in the marketplace, you have a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor with an already highly successful product that is now going to be offered peer-to-peer by VoicePoint. The company’s launch is built around one element…marketing Toktumi Line2, a powerfully and highly successful product that David Pogue and the New York Times have said has “the potential to shake up an entire industry!”
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Lady Gaga is in the news again. And that’s news? I know…Lady Gaga is always in the news! She is truly a phenom! I love the way she steps out and supports the GLBT community (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender). Now, that is newsworthy coming from the person most covered in the news these days.
Back to why she is in the news as I write this.
#1 – Lady Gaga is the first artist to get ONE BILLION views on You Tube. Amazing, huh?
#2 – Lady Gaga had the audacity to pass Obama to be the first to reach 10 MILLION Facebook Fans (ahead of our president by about 700,000). I say “audacity” because I am thinking, “Aren’t the Democrats supposed to work together?” Ok, I know I should not make assumptions. I am making an assumption that she is a Democrat vs. being a Republican. I have never talked to Lady Gaga (you would think being gay would pay off since she is in favor of marriage equality!). Forget all that….I have gotten off track. The point is that all of this was the trending story on Mashable today! Get it? Social Media POWER!
Just when I thought “What will Lady Gaga do next?” I got my answer. With her being BIG…not make that HUGE… in the news these days, it didn’t take long. I was ordering a new cell phone after losing mine enroute home from Atlanta back home last week. I still have an iphone on order. I really hated losing my sim card.
Kyle, the gentleman on the line in Missouri, from whom I was ordering the phone, suddenly shouted, “Oh my goodness.” (or something like that!) Lady Gaga is the new spokeswoman for Virgin Mobile!
Honestly, I don’t know what to think now.
After researching, my question is, “Did she actually become the new spokeswoman for Virgin Mobile…and, if she is, when did it actually happen?” Surely an event of this magnitude would be newsworthy! Where did Kyle get his information. Surely he must know since he is a Virgin Mobile rep. I suppose I will have to ask him when I call back today to tell him what color hard cover I want for my phone. By the way, I chose the purple with black tiger strips. Grrrrrr.
I am still confused. In March, 2010, it was announced that Virgin Mobile would back her Monster Ball Concert Tour beginning June 28, 2010. Those dates don’t equate to yesterday’s date of July 3 when I was ordering my phone from Kyle. The “scoop” on her website said…
In keeping with Lady Gaga’s flair for the theatrical, as well as her innovative and creative spirit, the second leg of the tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle even more eye-popping than what they experienced during the thrilling first leg of The Monster Ball.
It’s still called Monster Ball, but it’s more of a musical and less of a concert,” Lady Gaga said in a February interview with KIIS-FM’s Ryan Seacrest. “It has a New York theme, it’s a story, and the story is that me and my friends are in New York and we’re going to the Monster Ball, and we get lost.
Now, I’m lost. All I want to know is:
Is she, or is she not, the new Virgin Mobile spokeswoman?
I believe Kyle owes me an explanation since he screamed this announcement in my ear while I was ordering my cell phone.
Forget the answer to that. The “connecting and engaging” reason I am writing this blog post is to share with you what Lady Gaga, IZigg, Business Card 2, Toktumi Line 2, and I have in common. Here it is.
We all push the limits. Lady Gaga? Well, you just read what it said on her website…and you read the other news. No more explanation needed.
iZigg. Ok, maybe you haven’t heard of them. Watch out. It may not be in the realm of the news you currently understand today, but it will be in the future.
I challenge you to think of a company that defines the mobile media market. No company dominates, much less is a household word like Ford became when they initially ignited the car industry. There is no “AT & T, Sprint, or Verizon,” the companies who dominate cell phone service, currently dominating in the mobile media market.
This is going to change. It has changed.
iZigg fired the shots igniting the Mobile Media Revolution. Yes, I know. Mobile Media marketing campaigns have been around since 2003, but the general public lacks awareness.
This short video explains the connections. It pulls together the diverse strings of commonality on how Lady Gaga, iZigg, Business Card 2, Toktumi Line 2 and me each push the limits in who we are and/or our industry.
Ready, Aim, Fire! The Global Revolution has begun. We are making a difference and creating a world where people are connecting and engaging, and nothing can stop us! No government…nobody. There is no “them” out there. There is only the power in US…all of us working together to make our world a better place. Join 3 Smart Chicks at our Facebook Club iConnect & Engage.
Just remember that you heard it on Dotti Berry’s blog, not Mashable!
Here’s my video to Lady Gaga. Perhaps she will view it and call me!
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I am going to use the businesses of my friends, real estate agents, Dan O’Donnell, blogging at House Bopper (Bellingham, WA) and Debra Catalano Gravelle at Team Up Real Estate (Soap Lake in eastern Washington), to illustrate how mobile (text message) marketing can EXPLODE a business, taking it to new heights.
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To better understand how this can impact your business, below are a couple of examples of text messages that could be sent to clients in the real estate industry, showing how they could target their data base with a message.
Both a mobile media marketing campaign and a SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Communications System are essential in this Mobile Media Revolution. The toll-free number shown on the phones below do not reach them (it reaches me); however, it is there to illustrate that a toll-free number is important…and when you call me at 1-888-440-9780, you will understand the power of this communications system. Not only does it give you twelve (Press 1) options (allowing you to give a sizzle call about different properties) and take messages, it “follows you” anywhere, forwarding to up to six different phone numbers. Additionally, it allows you to have a FREE toll-free number or a local number in another city (if you want to have a local presence in a city in which you do not reside) and call toll-free to Canada and U.S. or from either. It also adds a second line for FREE if you have an iPhone or Blackberry (and to the smart phone droid series by the end of June), allowing you to reduce your cell phone plan. Because it has dual cell/VoIP capacity (an industry first), and it seamlessly switches back and forth between the two so that you don’t lose through call with A T & T if you have an iPhone. That particular app that gives you a free second line on your cell phone is the #1 app in the Apple iStore. Here’s link to previous blog post. If you see the value in this, click here for your FREE 30 Day Trial with the company, Toktumi, who was just named “one of ten Mobile Tech companies to watch” by Entrepreneur Magazine (June 2010 issue). Toktumi Line2 was also named one of Entrepreneur’s “100 Brilliant Ideas.”
(Note: I did an update to this post. Why? As if Line 2 capabilities weren’t already enough, what you hear Peter Sisson talk about in this new video is amazing. I pick up a new iPhone 4 on June 21. I was going to have to pay $30 per month for unlimited texting…no more! I can switch to Line 2 and simply do my texting from that…for FREE! Yes, Line 2 will now have sms! And…Peter announced that Line 2 will soon be available in top 7 countries which use iPhone!)
In Dan’s case, not only does he immediately communicate so that his clients can see his newly listed house on the market at www.HouseBopper.com, he gets an added bonus by reminding them about www.PositiveAtmosphere.com. (yea…go there now and join for FREE!…great positive environment!).
In Debra’s case, she lets clients know about an open house when she discovers that she’s been there an hour and no one has shown up. Real estate agents HATE when they have wasted their entire afternoon in that situation. The $20 Gift Certificate to a local restaurant? Hey…not out of her pocket. She gets several restaurants to donate a few gift certificates for advertising! And…since Debra is smart, she understands that the restaurant/coffee shop needs to reach their customers with specials and coupons, and asks me “Dotti, how can I benefit from offering that type of marketing to people?” (Great question, Debra!) And I know Dan is a marketing genius. Just look at the group he has put together at Positive Atmosphere. I know he would love to be able to have 95% of that group read his updates through a text message within 5 minutes! All of the business professionals on that site would probably LOVE to know of this Mobile Media Revolution underway, and how it can positively impact their business. It is cutting edge and ahead of the curve. They have the opportunity to catch the wave now.
Just an idea on how SMS Mobile Marketing (Text messaging) can help both Debra’s and Dan’s businesses. They get info out to their client base IMMEDIATELY (timely and efficiently can mean $$ in their pockets), AND they know that 95% of them will read it within 5 minutes. Everyone today has their cell phone with them. They aren’t always at their computer (even if they have the mobility of a lap top or iPad). When only 1/3 of people have internet on their cell phone, but 99% of the people have text capability, doesn’t it make sense to join the Mobile Media Revolution TODAY…and not wait until tomorrow?
I know each of you you can grasp how this scenario gives Debra and Dan an edge by allowing them to connect and engage with their clients and friends. Additionally, it gives their clients the edge, because they can more quickly jump on the opportunity to buy the home because they know about it sooner. Real estate agents who don’t have this mobile media marketing service are back at their office, still trying to simply put the listing on their website and “thinking” about getting out an email (which an average of 15% will read…who knows when…whereas 95% will read Debra’s and Dan’s text messages within 5 minutes!) BINGO! Debra’s got a sale because she gets someone to visit an open house (or they call/text their friend who they have just talked to and discovered are wanting a new home)… and Dan’s on his way to show a client a newly listed home! I LOVE THIS TYPE OF MARKETING, don’t you?
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