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May 4th, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week – site that creates playlists based on the type of workout you want to do for walking, running or biking. Even allows for you to set a mile time pace.

Verishowlive chat and support tool that also let’s you launch an on the spot web meeting with a site visitor.

Bag the Web – helps users curate Web content. For any topic, you can create a “bag” to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web.

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Featured Story

That Which is Boundless

By John Jantsch

photoI went searching for a word the other day because I was trying to describe a feeling really. The word I was searching for had to be bold enough to hold the entire set of shared characteristics found in the ideas, causes, people, products and companies we love most – the one’s we’re willing to commit more than words and money too, the one’s we’re willing to give some part of our soul. (Obviously this is not a simple, practical topic, but it’s an important exploration.) Read the rest at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

How To Keep The Entire Team Fixed On The Prize
There’s generally more to do in a business than hours in the day. That’s as true for the small business owner as it is for the front-line staff. from John Jantsch at AMEX

5 Strategies that Fuel the Sales and Marketing Machine
I was recently thinking about an event I attended in January. It was the beginning of the year, a Marketo event to celebrate 2010′s sales success. from marketo

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right
Last week Facebook added some new tools to its public sharing toolbox and is aggressively whittling away at one of the most vexing issues in the social network world – unfiltered sharing. from ducttape

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Eight Simple Tips to Create the Ideal Home Office
Whether you work from home full time or after hours, it’s important to create a space that works for you and meets your needs. from startupnation