Friday, December 26, 2008

Are your fingers tired from typing?

Unrivaled Supplier of Speech Recognition Software:

Nuance Communication, the leading supplier of speech recognition has a solution resource for those tired of typing or those who are simply "typing challenged". It's called Dragon Naturally Speaking 10. Just imagine being able to focus solely on your content and not your typing!

Basically what this desktop software does is convert your spoken words instantly and quickly into text for documents, email, instant messaging and more at a much greater speed than typing it yourself.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard by Nuance

Most people speak about 120 words per minute, yet they type about 40 words per minute. Using Dragon Naturally Speaking, you can turn your voice into text 3x's faster with up to 99% accuracy.

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Reviewed on CNBC:

David Pogue, New York Times tech columnist and CNBC contributor reviewed the newly released version 10 software and liked it very much. When you get to the site, be sure to check out the video of his review (it's under resources).

For those of you who are familiar with Dragon Natural Speaking, version 10 offers more speed, more accuracy and more features than previous versions.

What's New In Dragon Naturally Speaking 10:
  • Delivers up to 20% more accurate results than Version 9

  • Transcribed words now appear on the screen in half the time it took in the past

  • New Dragon Voice shortcuts allow you to search and surf the web for information, products, news and more with a single voice command

  • Updated graphic icons for DragonBar are intuitive and easy to see

  • New Voice Formatting makes it easier to format, delete and copy words and passages with a single command

  • Faster than previous versions - significant improvement's of response time, more than 50% reduction in the time it takes words to appear

  • Improved Help System and Tutorials provide enhanced sample commands and interactive HTML Tutorials

Product Types:

Dragon Naturally Speaking has 3 Product Types to fit the needs of anyone looking for a way to create documents without typing them.

  1. Standard ~ ideal for individual consumers, freelance writers

  2. Preferred ~ for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and individuals

  3. Professional ~ business users, enterprises, organizations, legal and medical professions

I was totally amazed when I learned about all the different types of people and professions who are using this software to increase productivity, i.e. police divisions, legal offices, medical industry, non-profit organizations; just to name a few.

Media Buzz:

Dragon Natural Speaking has been featured in the news creating quite a media buzz.

  • September 3, 2008 - Dragon Natural Speaking from Nuance Wins Prestigious PC Magazine Editors Choice Award

  • August 7, 2008 - Nuance Communication introduces Dragon Natural Speaking 10, Breakthrough New Release of World's Leading Speech Recognition Software

For anyone who wants to focus more on content and not on typing, this is a must have productivity tool!

Language Versions Available:
* American English * Australian English * Southern Asian English * Indian English * UK English * Teen English * Dutch * French * German * Italian * Spanish

A Continued Happy and Safe Holiday to ALL!!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Top Best Selling Christmas Toys | For Kids On Your Shopping List

Christmas is just around the bend... Are you still trying to decide on the perfect gifts - for the kids on your shopping list?

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Well, thanks to Tasha Miller, today's Guest Author, she's giving you the TOP Christmas toy items that will surely help your gift selection become a whole lot easier.

Top 10 Hot Christmas Toys for Kids
By Tasha Miller

As Christmas approaches it is a time for giving. Sometimes it can be a challenge picking the perfect gift can be at times a tough decision, specifically when shopping for the children on your list. choose from it can be difficult to figure out what toys kids want and will enjoy. So take the guesswork out of your Christmas shopping this year and review these Top 10 Hot Christmas Toys for Kids this holiday season.

1. Bakugan Battle Pack - Coming in random varieties and colors making them enjoyable to collect. Bakugan Battle Pack lets players to expand their collection of both Bakuman and the cards that go with them. This will make the game even more interesting due to the ever growing number of combinations.

2. The Wave Original Street Surfing Board - Everyone's talking about the new Wave Street Surfer. The Wave Street Surfer is designed to blend the excitement of snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding into one amazing design means youll have hours of fun riding it!

3. Razor PowerWing Caster Scooter - Self propelled, simply requiring a twist of your feet to start up the Razor Power Wing Drifting Scooter. The unique design with rear caster wheels and a double wing platform you stand on. Includes a patent-pending brake system incorporated in the 125MM front wheel allowing you to ride in style.

4. Wild Planet Hyper Dash - This fast paced game puts the players against electronic taggers that play music, calls out voice commands that tell you what needs to be done next in a race against time to tag as many targets as you can identify by number or color. Play solo or with up to 4. Designed to improve listening, coordination and math skills.

5. Bakugan Starter Pack - Made popular by the anime TV series "Bakugan Battle Brawlers". The Bakugan Starter Pack has everything that a player needs to start playing and racking up points by targetiing your Bakugan to land on the correct cards.

6. Fisher-Price Elmo Live! - You favorite fun loving friend Elmo from the popular childrens show Sesame Street is back! Life like complex actions with his mouth, head and arms while he sings, tells stories and even crosses his legs when he sits down on the stool included with your purchase.

7. Scene It? Seinfeld - Challenge yourself and or your friends to find out who actually knows more trivia about the famous sitcom Seinfeld by testing your knowledge with Scene It? Deluxe Edition Seinfeld DVD.

8. Blokus - Given the Mensa award for encouraging creative brain activity among children, Blokus is a new type of puzzle, that stimulates spatial thinking. Being the first person with no more puzzle pieces left is the goal of the game.. The only trick is your last puzzle piece must touch one of the other players pieces on at least one corner with the pieces already down on the game board. You can also try to block other players with your own pieces for even more fun.

9. Bakugan Battle Arena - From the popular by the TV anime show known as Bakugan Battle Brawlers, the strategy game uses Bakugan Warriors with names such as Fear Ripper, Robatallians and Juggernoid on the play field where you battle for points. Designed for children ages 4 and up, The Bakugan Battle Arena allows them to play on a large, black battle field collecingt points with their Bakugan Launcher or simply rolling them onto the magnetic cards in the arena causing the release of their fearsome Bakugan Warriors from inside.

10. Crayola Color Explosion Glow Board - Your child is going to love the Crayola Color Explosion Glow Board. Offering children an fantastic way to show their artistic talents. As they draw their pictures come to life and light up much like a neon sign. When lit, special lights inside the board cause the ink bring out a vivid neon glow. With a reusable surface -- ink erases in an instant -- making it good for hours of fun at a time.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Article Submitter Review

While article submission isn't anything shockingly new to
the world of SEO, many people STILL don't do it... and for good reason. It takes so incredibly long to do this internet task manually.

I'll admit, I had tried article submission at one point, but
after I finally found a few article directories to submit my articles to,
and then after manually copying and pasting my information into the required
text boxes on each submission site, I quickly realized that my time could be
better spent doing something else.

Then I came across a free program created by Brad Callen and Bryxen Software, Inc. that allows you to automatically submit your articles to hundreds of article directories with a few mouse clicks. Basically all had to do was input my article criteria into the software, ONCE! Then, the program would automatically fill in all of the required data at each of the submission websites. Pretty incredible if you ask me.

The only part I didn't understand was why the program is free...
but I can't argue with that I suppose.

The software currently contains around 700 article directories,
all free to submit your articles to. It is the most straightforward program
that we've come across, in that all you need to do is:

1. Input your article details into the software (i.e. title, article body, bio,

2. Click on the directory you want to submit to

And then the program will automatically fill in your article
details. Next, you simply click the submit button and your article is instantly
submitted to the directory. At this point, you can move to the next directory, go through the list, and by the time you're finished you'll have roughly 700 one way
links pointing to your website.

I can't think of an easier way to get links. Of course, if
you're going to get links this quickly, it's important to submit different
variations of your articles, to make things look more natural to the search

You can do this very easily via Article
when you create your project in the beginning.

The software is constantly being updated and
there is an incredible community of users
established that all work together to
make the software better and better, so
you know you're getting great value for
the money.

To check out the software, go here:

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blogging For Pleasure

Various news stories, discussions, opinions, reviews and more are brought to a big audience worldwide through blogs. One excellent way to use blogs is to tell the world how you feel about something. Using a blog to express yourself openly can help you to vent off some collected pieces of your mind without offending anyone.

You can freely express your opinions and say exactly what you think through blogs. You might find people who passionately oppose what you have to say, but then, you will also find people who feel exactly the same way. Even if you just want to rant and rave about something annoying that happened during the day, you will find kindred souls.

There are many bloggers who take the time to express their opinions to the world. Sometimes, these blogs are side-splitting and focus on the absurdity in everyday life. Other times, you'll come across blogs which are bordering on the unpleasantness, simply because the truth hurts.

There are unbiased blogs which provide information about daily incidents and occurrences and visitors can easily take part in the discussions, contribute their opinions and help keep the blog interesting and enjoyable.

Of course, keeping your blog updated and interesting is not easy - you will have to work at it. This is especially true if you deal with current affairs and hard news. This usually makes such blogs take second place to personal ones.

In the world outside of the internet, most social conversations rally around who did what, went where and how it effected someone else etc. These same discussions make interesting topics on the web as well. So, a blog to show everyone your displeasure at world politics or the noise from your neighbor's backyard can be your ranting and raving outlet for your own peace of mind.

You can even be a guest blogger on a more popular blog that already gets a nice amount of web visitors. Or you can just jump into discussions with what you have to say. Comments are usually welcome from everybody on blogs – just make sure you do not spam. Setting your worries outside and expressing yourself freely on a blog can be a great experience.

Personal blogs are making quite a splash online - you don't want to miss out on all the fun.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stop Blaming The Gurus ? | Online Business Marketing

Oh what an article my Guest Author, William Blake has for today's post... His title may be mild, but man oh man does he shed some light on failing internet marketing efforts and just where the blame may lie.

Hint - Hint, the blame is NOT being placed with all those "so called Greedy Gurus". Tune in for a fresh point of view of why so many unsuccessful online entrepreneurs are not winning the internet marketing game. Without further ado...

Article: It's Cooperation, Not Competition
By William Blake

There are those of us in this world that are competitive by nature. We are even competitive about being competitive. We are always thinking in terms of 'winning' or 'losing'.

It's perfectly normal to want to win a competition. The important thing is being able to tell the difference between a competitive event and one won through cooperation.

Unlike normal competitive events internet marketing has no finish line or final goal. In football you want to score more points than the other team within a given time frame, in chess you want to 'check-mate' your opponent. Internet marketing is very different in that the game is never over and there is no time limit.

Internet marketing is at its optimum when it works to research, test, share and act on new ways to do internet marketing better. It works best when working within a community to better itself. Competitive attitudes get in the way and progress is much faster through cooperation.

Everyone gets involved and helps to push the boundaries of internet marketing, simply because everyone knows that there is a collective benefit when new technologies are developed and implemented.

If you are a competitive person you will want to compete to supply more leads, put together more joint ventures, help more people than your competitors.

There is only one way in which competition can help internet marketing, and that is by competing in terms of how cooperative you are compared to your competitor.

There is more than enough business out there for all of us. The supply of customers is not limited, and the benefits for one internet marketer tend to filter down and benefit all of us through cooperation.

Leading on from this is my next point. Stop blaming the Guru's..

We have all met those people that always have an excuse for their own failures. Usually their failure was caused by someone other than themselves according to them.

When they relate their stories one common thread starts to shine through. They were the victims in their failed business. It wasn't their fault that their business failed, they didn't do anything wrong, etc, etc. It's dangerous to believe them purely because it's wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. We all hold success and failure in our hands, and we actively choose one or the other via the decisions we choose to make.

When businesses do fail...and they do....they fail for many reasons none of which can be attributed to others. I have heard internet entrepreneurs lay the blame for the failure of their businesses squarely at the feet of what they mockingly call, 'Internet Gurus'.

These whiners will tell everybody who will listen that the failure of their internet business was not their fault at all and that their businesses failed because a 'guru' led them wrong, sold them products that they didn't need and flooded their inboxes with so many offers that they couldn't get their work done.

When the very successful internet marketers (sometimes called 'gurus') make offers of products to their list of subscribers, they aren't telling anybody that they are REQUIRED to buy the products.

If an offer, or product, is worthy of his list's attention the successful internet marketer has is perfectly able to send this to his list with a clear conscience, even though he knows that this recommendation won't be suitable for everyone on his list. But for several, it will be the perfect tool.

Each internet entrepreneur is responsible for their own success as well as for their own failure if it comes to that. Everybody should know their own business well enough to determine whether a product offered would be truly helpful or not and when advice is given, it is just that, ADVICE.

It isn't an order that you must is only a suggestion. The decisions about your business are always up to you and you alone.

About the Author:

After William's article, I thought some personal empowerment is definitely in order.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Blog Success Training Center: Jack Humphrey’s Launch - Review

By: Christine Range

Blog Success Founder, Jack Humphrey has finally unveiled their monumental launch of what is being cited as the “be all that there can be” ultimate blogging training module, nothing short of the best blogging training center on the web. Full launch occurred December 2, 2008.

According to the buzz in the blogosphere, this is the long awaited piece of the pie that will allow any "Joe or Jane" blogger to build a presence, reserved only for the elite - to gain their share and position with the most profitable, highest traffic blogs on the web any niche. Designed for beginners and advanced bloggers.

The skeptic in me wants to shout out, “not so fast...blogger wanna make some money folks”. Just another guru trying to pry away your closely guarded hard earned cash for their next latest and greatest product launch. Such skepticism and sometimes bold truth might be the case were it not coming from Jack Humphrey and with his track record.

Reading much of Jack Humphrey’s coaching and mentoring material, I don’t recollect him being categorized as a guru or with the negative connotation that seems to come with the guru heading most recently. A primary focus I have observed is his efforts to bring necessary skills and knowledge to ordinary internet marketers so they could become more successful.

I would be totally amazed Jack Humphrey would attach his name, make far-reaching exaggerated (they all exaggerate somewhat- its marketing) claims, risk ruining his reputation at the expense of others to become even richer. Especially since the claims can be quickly validated or refuted.

This Blog Success training is espoused as bringing significant money making and increased traffic results to its trainees immediately. Every member is on a path to success from day one. Nothing is left to chance. That’s a very bold assertion.

We’re not talking results six months to a year down the road. Following the Blog Success Plan is suppose to render its members fast profits... a primary premise for developing this type of training module. That’s sticking your neck out pretty far and Jack Humphrey is not a stupid man.

The Founder, Jack Humphrey, has been around on the web for 10 years. His past 4 years of endeavors and business ventures elevated him to one of the most respected experts in authority building, link building, blog marketing and social marketing online today.

Reviewing this Blog Success Plan brought me to the conclusion that it's extremely comprehensive. Below is a very condensed version of How-To Answers that will be included, Keys to Success and Training Center Components. Get Blog Success Detailed Training Here

Blog Success Training Answers 5 How-To Questions
#1. How to make money blogging

#2. How to write great content

#3. How to market your blog professionally

#4. How to network and build a following

#5. How to set up your blog for the first time, choose a good domain name, and how to use every facet of software to blog like a professional

5 Keys To Blog Success
1) Mindset: learn what it takes to be a successful blogger from people who currently make tens of thousands of dollars with their blog.

2). Content: learn how to develop attractive content that gets people to link to you and makes your blog search engine friendly.

3) Traffic: learn all the latest techniques professional bloggers use for getting listed in the search engines, building links to your site, social marketing and networking.

4) Monetization: learn the best ways to make the most money with your site.

5) Technical: learn how to use the latest blogging technology available from set up, getting hosting, choosing the right domain name and running a highly profitable blog

Blog Success Training Center Components

Component 1: Proprietary Traffic-Driving Software - desk top applications to generate traffic, build back links and develop exceptional content.

Component 2: Professional One-On-One And Group Coaching From Staff – specialized and custom high-end coaching, training and support system inclusive of experienced programmers and marketers with 50+ years of collective knowledge.

Component 3: Video Training And On-Demand Support - comprehensive training program, teleseminars with featured expert and professional guests, video library with over 200 how-to videos on every aspect of publishing and marketing online.

Component 4: Custom High End Wordpress Templates – Free to members.

For anyone looking for a way to supplement their income or completely replace it, blogging certainly is one avenue to consider.

From all the Blog Success information I reviewed, the training center plan seems to have definitely not left anything to chance, from those who are new and may need some hand holding to more advanced users capitalizing on the latest technology software and insider information.

The one area that may be a drawback to many wanting to take advantage of Blog Success Training is the $97 a month membership fee.

However, Founder, Jack Humphrey indicates the first goal of the training is to show the trainees dozens of ways how to erase their membership fee so they do not have to concern themselves with this expense month after month.

Blog Success does provide a 30 day Money Back Guarantee to the enrolled members. Anyone who feels Blog Success is not for them or they are not succeeding, your money can be refunded within 30 days – no questions asked.

Aside from the monthly fee which has been seriously considered by building in money making tactics to recoup the fee, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Blog Success to any blogger in need or want of generating income.

. To Learn More About Blog Success Training Or To Sign-Up Click Here

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Monday, December 01, 2008

How Can Yahoo Ecommerce Solutions Benefit Small Business?

Yes, it’s the month of December, 1st day, so yodel loudly...Yahoo ! It’s the time many of us Ecommerce business owners are closing out the fiscal year. The bottom line isn’t so pretty for many small businesses. But my thought is let’s regroup, rev it up, fine tune some solid planning and execute solutions for the upcoming 2009.

Business Year End Reflection:
In spite of dim economic business news, I’m choosing to look at the glass half full rather than half empty. Why?

Because the office doors of CR Group & Associates LLC remain open to date. My business phone and fax lines are operable. The computer’s T-1 internet access gives me the ability to continue to seek and find affordable marketing solutions. Last but not least – I’ve not contacted the attorney yet to start any bankruptcy proceedings...Yahoo!!

There’s no argument brick and mortar small businesses fared far worse this past year than eCommerce, online stores and seasoned internet marketers. Although online businesses reported declines in sales, many eCommerce merchants experienced a profitable year.

Brick and mortar businesses seeking solutions to revenue loss may do very well considering the option of eCommerce to supplement loss of income.

I would just recommend anyone getting started in eCommerce, online merchandising or an online store, seek out the expert consultation from one of the giants in the industry, such as Yahoo Small Business.

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It surprises me that millions of people have free Yahoo email accounts, yet a vast are number unaware of eCommerce features – online store opportunities offered by Yahoo Small Business.

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So, How Can Yahoo Ecommerce Solutions Benefit Small Business?

If you stuck with me and read up to this point, then you already know my answers....

Leave me a comment and let me know yours!

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