Quick note from my iPhone — my friend (and my wife’s high school
classmate) Kevin Mullet told me over the weekend that he had just been
approved for Google Voice.
I was SO jealous! If you haven’t explored what it will do — you need to
take a look, and apply, right away! (Check it out here!
Google GIVES you a phone number FREE! Then, you program in your existing
numbers. When someone calls your Google number, it rings ALL your phones.
You’ll only need one number again…ever. And, it doesn’t matter if your
home or cell or office numbers change. The Google Voice number will always
And — I was just approved today. I’ll keep you posted. And, we’ll use
this as an example when I tell you about the book I’m about to finish,
I was in Manhattan a few weeks ago, just finished with a speech and took a
moment to check out what was going on with the people I follow on Twitter.
You should know that one of the “gods” of Twitter is Chris Brogan.
(@ChrisBrogan in Twitter-speak) It seems like there is a three-step process
to getting started on Twitter…1) sign up; and 2) & 3) follow Chris Brogan
and Guy Kawasaki.
Because Chris had reviewed “Collapse of Distinction,” he and I have
shared a dialogue. He’s interesting, smart, funny, and profound. In other
words, an extraordinarily cool guy. I noticed that he was h... (more)
Never fails. At meetings of speakers or authors, those just getting started
in these endeavors ask me if I could give them insight into what it takes to
It’s a question that always kind of takes my breath away a bit. It always
seems to me that I have so far yet to go, I don’t know why I’m being
asked. Yet, at the same time, I’m truly appreciative and humbled that
someone would feel that I could provide them some degree of direction.
Previously here on McKain Viewpoint, I’ve mentioned my favorite blogger,
Bob Lefsetz. Today, he did it again. He had a phrase on a... (more)
For the past two days, I’ve been in a conference room in Phoenix — which,
all in all, was better than being outside in 114 degree heat — as an
incoming member of the Board of Directors of the National Speakers
And, while what goes on in the meetings is restricted from public
consumption, as is the proper procedure, there is a singularly important
aspect to the meeting I’m compelled to share.
Particularly as it regarded one issue that was potentially highly sensitive,
I was incredibly impressed with the respect and civility the members shared
toward one another. The... (more)
CRM on Ulitzer
I was sitting in my local Starbucks, staring at my laptop wondering how to
begin this blog. Then, as I looked around me, I noticed my fellow customers
– students studying, Moms taking a little break, professionals such as
myself getting a little work done outside the office on a wireless high-speed
Internet connection and couples on their way to or from a day of golf – and
it struck me.
Right now, I am a customer at a coffee shop. So, I came here to get a cup of
coffee, right? Well, yes and no. I certainly have the coffee I purchased
sitting next to me – however,... (more)