A random selection of Digital tips and tricks

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Interesting places wherever you are

Search for Google Sheets. Put this in: "anything... targets, competitors, etc"

Safety first (use your car's blinker) and test questionable URLs at:

Be helpful and make sure your email address is listed in your email "signature" for every send.

5 Steps to a Perfect Presentation:
  1. Name the enemy
  2. Why now? (for your solution)
  3. Show the promised land (before explaining how you will get there)
  4. Identify obstacles and how to overcome
  5. Tell the truth... show evidence
Topic and People Recon:

Content Recon: 

Robots first...

Simplified simplifies writing gives specific contact ideas

Let Wordtune robots help your writing

Writesonic has lots of cool tools for your copy and pictures

EU's robots prefer Neuroflash

Visual search.. shows what people are searching for... Comparing terms is interesting 

Search Words displayed in hub and spoke

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus (free test)


Access Alliteration Again
Bob shares the best tips on writing
Use gooder words with
Find even more options at
Surprisingly Powerful Thesaurus: 
Because English is to hard -
Find words from random letters with

Change the CAPITALIZATION or not
Another Text Fixing Configurator: - Securely convert files online in bulk.

Graph the history of any words at

Find royalty-free art pictures at and

Free music and sounds from

Tech Recon:

Free PDF tools

What is better than what you are using?

PDF Tools for free -

Mobile App Recon:

Quick Twitter assessment of a #ashtag 

Know what a site is BuiltWith

What Software to use (SaaSy!):

Insight Recon:

Lifehacker is the best. Simple evaluation of news and tricks
Product Hunt provides curated recommendations to the best stuff

Quora: Search for your keywords in a search box of Quora, and you will get unlimited ideas for your blog content.

Infographic awesomeness -

Pundit Recon:

Awesome content producers I try to keep up with:
- Best Data Scientist for Marketing is Chris Penn

Chris Walker give Sales Revenue secrets away
- it used to be Seth 
- It was Casey for a while
- Now sometimes
Business Insider has a must-see daily
A16z podcasts are too smart and too fast
Scott Monty's weekly 15 minute podcast

Random Recon:

Create your graphics with

Blog topic generator: Enter your keyword and it will give you post ideas.

Google Trends: Check the currently trending topics or find the search trend for any keyword of your choice.

BuzzSumo : Enter a website or a topic to find the most shared and engaging content.

Free slide templates (see green "free" link) and

Pocket is my favorite save-for-later reading app. I also share my favorites at

A Marcom Trello Board

What are your business and personal Principles?
Are they awesome like Adam's at Firefield?

Use (and track clicks! to shorten URLs and make them attractive - Like this: 

See these options when you are looking for inspiration around your next video

Crystal Knows provides a-little-creepy-but-helpful psychological profiles thru Linkedin of your prospects... Friends... Yourself!

Harness digital marketing by reading ... then learn enough to know how to work with a professional expert that will REALLY help you harness digital marketing.

Selling requires you know your customers (duh). Use this "Persona" template.

Digital Marketer Cheat Sheet - now 26 of them:

The Mutha Load -

Know your audience... Duh. Now you need to know your audience with a phone in their hand. Please understand the data on their digital usage. See this huge list of NextWeb research

Snarky truths to share with friends -

Options for posting your decks -  

Small Biz Vendor Ratings (Net Promoter Score) 

Competitive Analysis Advice

Check if your website is Mobile-friendly HERE

Also -

Searching techniques to really see how amazing Google is

For your heart/head...
"Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." See 99 more


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