Here are links to great tools, books and interesting stuff for your business.
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Graphics, Music and Media
Relay – Graphics That Design Themselves: Relay gives you templates for many networks, for many business purposes. Make share-worthy content in a snap with no technical or creative skills required.
Pond5 Royalty-Free Stock Video and Audio: Pond5 is where I found my podcast intro/outro music for my Create Your Culture series. After searching through hundreds of options on several sites, I found the quality of the audio to be far superior. PS – Royalty-Free does NOT mean free of charge. Royalty-Free allows you to use media in a wide variety of ways in your own work, across multiple projects, for a one-time licensing fee.
Podcaster’s Paradise: Join the Podcaster’s Paradise community to learn how to create, grow and monetize a podcast for YOUR business. After sign up, you can get connected to a podcast accountability partner — incredibly valuable. Learn more here…
Libsyn Podcast Hosting: Libsyn is where I host my podcast. I recommend hosting your podcast separately from your existing website. Plans start at $5 a month, and you can use one account to host multiple podcasts.
Cheap, Good USB Mic: Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone is a great inexpensive microphone for podcasting. Recommended by John Lee Dumas of Podcaster’s Paradise. Plugs into the USB port on your computer. Comes with a small tripod stand. Love that I can plug in my earbuds into the microphone to listen to an episode during editing. Best price usually $60 on Amazon.
Validity – TTI SI’s assessments are EEOC and OFCCP compliant and are continuously tested and refined to ensure the highest standards of ethics and reliability. Data norming, structured equation sampling and rigorous data analysis help ensure our assessments are the most validated tools in the marketplace.
Some Light Reading
Emotions of Normal People 2012 by Bill J. Bonnstetter, Ron Bonnstetter, Ph.D., William Moulton Marston
For the foundations of DISC theory: This is a re-issue of the original work by psychologist, lawyer and Harvard professor William Moulton Marston along with an epilogue by Target Training International, Ltd.’s chairman and VP of research and development discussing the evolution of DISC theory and “the validation of the soft-science theoretical into the hard science neurological.” This work serves as the basis of Target Training International, Ltd.’s behaviors/DISC assessment.
Types of Men by Bill J. Bonnstetter, Ron Bonnstetter, Ph.D., Eduard Spranger
For the foundations of motivators: This is a re-issue of the original work Types of Men (1928) by German philosopher and psychologist Eduard Spranger about the science behind the identification of the motivators/values/driving forces for men (and women) in personality theory. The research serves as the basis of Target Training International, Ltd.’s motivators assessment.