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Jack Nadel on How You Can Survive and Thrive in Business

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Are you looking to break into business but not quite sure where or how to start? Jack Nadel, global leader in specialty advertising and marketing and founder of 12 different companies, speaks with Doug Simon, D S Simon President & CEO, about his new book and video set, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur, Featuring 50 of My Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business, and how you can use his experiences and turn it into dollar signs for yourself.  This guy knows what he’s talking about!  


 

Jack’s VlogViews:

“You can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s answers. You have to be motivated to do it. There are a lot of people who don’t have the feeling that they could do it—go into a strange business. But… it ain’t that tough! I started with a high school diploma, and I’ve done business around the world. I even represented the United States at a trade mission, and everything’s worked out fine because I’ve done it. That’s what I’m trying to teach people from what I have already done. It’s not hypothesis; it’s not theory—this stuff works.”

“The odds are, if you have a good idea, someone else has had it before you. I urge people to do their research to see who’s done it, and how successful they’ve been.”

“Know exactly what it is you want to do, and how you’re going to convert that thing that you love to do, into making a profit out of it.”

“I always felt that it’s a good policy to always give a little extra. If I make certain presentations to you, and I say ‘I will do certain things, and I will produce certain results’, I want to make sure that I will exceed those expectations.”

“It all revolves around what I call “the 3 R’s”—relationships, results and rewards.”

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Huffington Post Editor, Arin Greenwood, on Cats Running for Office (Not an April Fools Joke) and How to Best Pitch Your Story to HuffPo

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Huffington Post editor, Arin Greenwood, speaks with D S Simon President & CEO, Doug Simon, at the Capitol Communicator’s Convergence in Communication Conference, giving her tips on how PR professionals can best approach the media with a story.  She also has a great anecdote about a cat running for the U.S Senate.


Arin’s VlogViews:

“I’m open to a variety of sorts of pitches. I like getting emails from people who know my work, and come across stories, people, cats, topics that they think I might be interested in.”

“I don’t mind being approached on Facebook; you can call if you have to, but I prefer not hearing from people on the phone. I prefer email or Facebook.”

“Facebook is a fantastic tool. When I’m looking to see if this is something that I’m interested in writing about, I’ll look on Facebook and see what sort of presences there are. Is this something that people are interested in? Are there photos that could go along with this that’ll make it more interesting and engaging for our readers?”

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Benny Johnson of Buzzfeed on Reaching and Engaging Millennials in this Distracted, Multi-Involved Culture

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Doug Simon, President & CEO of D S Simon, interviews Benny “Buzzfeed Benny” Johnson, who handles viral politics for Buzzfeed, at the Capital Communicator’s Convergence in Communication Conference, about how to best reach Millennials and what he does to keep the generation engaged with politics every day.


BuzzFeed Benny @bennyjohnson’s

Talks about how to reach millennials with political information

Pitches to get a job with Hershey’s by touting their competitor… Oops #Herseys @CadburyUK

Offers his prediction for the midterm elections with surprising news on @SenRandPaul

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Inside the Web Video Panel at the 2014 Convergence in Communication Conference

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Jennifer Nycz-Conner
, Managing Editor of the Washington Business Journal speaks with Doug Simon about their upcoming panel “Growing Options and Uses for Video on the Web,” that will also feature speakers Keith Jodoin, CEO of Sapling Pictures and John Sherman, CEO of StoryFarm, which will be taking place at the Capital Communicator’s Convergence in Communication Conference March 28th in Arlington, VA.


Jennifer’s VlogViews:

“Because video is one of those strange animals, that people who have been in the communications industry for a long time know that for years, it was so cost-prohibitive and expensive, and kind of a complicated, technological thing to do. Now it’s changed completely.”

“So there are all kinds of new uses that communicators from all backgrounds and all different sized agencies, companies, internal groups can be using.”

 “How many times have we all been in a meeting where a client goes ‘But we’d really like to buy a viral video—how do we do that?’ It’s just not something that you can order up off the shelves. So, talking about how you can manage expectations, but also lay out a strategic plan on how you’re going to get that video out there once you spend the time and effort to make it.”

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To register for the Convergence in Communications Conference:  http://3cconference.com/

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