Webinars - What You Need to Know

For anyone who does Webinars or is thinking about doing them here is some great information from Marketing Sherpa. If you haven't discovered them yet, check out their website...and do it often. They post a huge amount of information for FREE for a short period of time and then it goes into the archives that can only be accessed by members. And membership is very reasonable and worth it for serious marketers. Here's a chart that's from the archives on why webinar attendees bail...(with their full permission to distribute)

And this week they have a chart for creating a Webinar Timeline: http://bit.ly/24udQD It will be on their site for free until September 10th along with a variety of other information about Webinars, like

How Email Series + Personalized Landing Page Lifted Webinar's ROI by 2000%

So if you're into marketing, click here and check out Marketing Sherpa's website.

There is so much great information available for free if you do a little searching. My information-aholic nature loves finding this stuff and putting it out there for everyone.


Two Unsettling Articles You Should Read

There are a couple of articles you should check out - both unsettling.

One is from Market Watch about the IRS and some states that are watching Social Media sites - "Taxman Turns to Social-Network Sites"
http://bit.ly/dDmQX You better be careful what you Twitter or post to Facebook, and not just because it might embarrass you someday!

The other is about the details of the Credit Card Legislation that was passed in May. A recent blog post of mine gave you a link to read about the new rules credit card companies will have to abide by, but this link listed a provision in the bill that I hadn't noticed anywhere else:

-- Includes unrelated provision that would allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. http://bit.ly/EQZIz

Sure enough, H.R. 627: Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 was signed into law by the President with this provision in it:

(8) The Federal laws should make it clear that the second amendment rights of an individual at a unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System should not be infringed.

(b) Protecting the Right of Individuals To Bear arms in Units of the National Park System and the National Wildlife Refuge System- The Secretary of the Interior shall not promulgate or enforce any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm including an assembled or functional firearm in any unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System if--

(1) the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm; and

(2) the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the State in which the unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System is located.

Now, I don't want to debate here whether one should be allowed to carry a loaded gun in a National Park, but I sure as heck want to debate whether these totally unrelated provisions should be allowed to be attached to bills in the first place.