Just Discovered – View Now! Prezi Has Arrived!

Microsoft Powerpoint is dead!

I could blog about this but no sense in repeating myself – Go look! really you will be amazed!

http://prezi.com/51221/

….and tell the world!

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Things I Aspire To

“Haughty ideals and preciousness of blogging aside, if one does not love words they ought to shut shop. In truth, there is no definite way to blog. It’s a verb, a doing thing. One commits words to page. And we’re back to precious words again. Loving  them. Loving the art of cleaving clear words clear from the mind or the act of reading them. Enjoying how neatly we tin ideas in them, ready for an expectant eye. Love words, love your blog voice and more importantly, have fun.”

Alexia Golez

Advertising – Research

Found this on the ‘net from Richard Taylor ( plus my bold if you want to skim)

“The Ad industry, like many is in the throes of significant change. Agencies and clients are shifting gears from high production value, “360 degree campaigns” and opting to explore new areas to see what works (and measuring along the way). Users on the Web have developed a taste for authentic communication, often produced by their peers who are very capable of doing this (blogs, reviews, forums etc.). Word of mouth (both positive and negative) spreads more rapidly than ever before and traditional online advertising (such as banners) are largely ignored and rarely clicked on. Many organizations haven’t adapted, still working with production staff that may not have the appropriate skill sets or agility to create lightweight initiatives that can turn on a dime. Many organizations still segment groups into “creative”, “copy” “strategy”, etc.  The reality is that digital keeps forcing these disciplines to collide as seamlessly as technology can be mashed. Organizational disciplines are evolving as well. When a product community helps influence the development of your products is that marketing, R&D or both?

Marketers are fighting to be heard, and few are empowered to actually influence the development of products or services. Meanwhile, some organizations have figured out how to amplify the value of their products and services through their most vocal and connected consumers. Except we’re not really consumers anymore are we? We’ve adapted as well—or at least our behavior has.

Technologies that influence our behavior (like getting us to watch videos on our phones or PCs, update our status daily and spend countless hours managing our online identities) are dictating our future right before our eyes. Whether it comes from Madison Ave, Silicon Valley or somewhere across the globe is irrelevant.”

P.S Updated my Web Site

Welcome to NCYL

Free Stuff

There is so much free stuff  on the Internet you would be foolish not to take advantage of it. Greatest resource on the Internet – your own Google account

1. Have at least two email addresses

I have 5 and I use them for different things. Gmail is highly recommended as it has so many features however it may be hard to get an address you like. Be imaginative and if it’s a bit long or strange don’t worry just use it for surfing and subscribing to stuff that might interest you. Go mad with it initially and after a while if it is getting overwhelming  clean it up (easy search email facility) unsubscribe and delete stuff.  My friend Dermot is a horder – has about 3K unread emails – don’t know how he copes. Gmail is very very professional and links into Google (#1 on the net) seamlessly. Spend a couple of hours a day setting it up – it will pay off, then it can just run on auto. You can also merge several email accounts into one if you are adventurous. I have two, that’s enough for me.

If you are Irish (or a fan) get an Ireland.com address – its a cool email address, easy to remember, and probably still available! Great for your business too. Get your own name while you can. It’s also quite sophisticated and pretty –  I know, but you may as well enjoy yourself!. Spend some time setting it up. You can have folders (unlike Gmail) so there is no reason not to be organised. It also has a good newsfeed for Ireland and the world. Kitty O’Sea’s blog is entertaining. It’s also very good for Irish sports. Do it now! and come back. Open a new tab or window and leave this open. You haven’t finished reading yet.

2. Browsers.

Well Firefox is the browser of choice, (It is much faster than Internet Explorer – have both), opens tabs instead of windows, can be customised (don’t get too many plug ins – slows things down, choose carefully and disable add ins from the tools menu if you don’t like them. I have about six and that’s enough for me. Keep your home page always open in a tab (I use iGoogle – don’t worry, it might be a bit advanced but you will learn)

3. Blogs.

Can’t ignore them, every ones got one – again great for business. WordPress is the best and its free. You can have your own website on the net. Not too much work, you will need to spend some time setting it up,  till you suss it out, then once a week is OK improving it the more you use it. Maybe a bit of hard work but don’t be lazy. You can copy and paste this post in your blog to get you started. Put in the work, its worth it. Cool, got your own sophisticated web site, here’s looking at you kid! BTW it’s OK to make mistakes, as the I Ching says “Perseverance Furthers”

4. Twitter

Hottest topic on the net and an incredible resource too. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun. You can get addicted but when you calm down, dip in and out of it daily. Speak your mind too, make jokes, have fun, communicate with the world, don’t be shy – be bold. You can do it, nothing to lose and again it’s free. You can search for anyone in the world and follow them. Get on the world stage that’s what the Internet is all about. Try and get your name registered or your business or your nickname or something that is imaginative. It will be associated with your full name anyway so choose what you want but give it some thought as you can use it as your Internet identity. ….and finally as you must be tired…..

5. Links.

Link everything, as this will be your Internet identity. As you get more sophisticated (and you will) Link your name, nickname, email, blog or website, Twitter ID and you will become really cool, be the envy of your friends, grow three inches taller, attract the opposite sex, become a millionaire overnight, and take over the world!

Sorry got a bit carried away but the real message is – ENJOY YOURSELF. IT’S NOT SO HARD AND IT’S FREE!

P.S. If you enjoyed this and found it useful, copy all this and paste it wherever you want, just add Author : pjfbncyl
I’m on the Internet. Google me

P.P.S. Don’t forget to add your Internet ID to all your emails etc. If you visit my Google profile page you can send me a message – I will help if I can.
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Just updated my profile

Having a simply wonderful time. The Internet is the greatest thing since fire!!!! 🙂

Schooling

Formal : W.C.G.S. , Brunel B.Sc (Hons),Psychology, Behavioural Psychotherapy, Computing,
University of Kent (M.A.), C.Q.S.W. , London Probation Service. Alcohol Counselling
Informal: Tibetan Buddhists, Kitty Subho, The Japanese, Keith York,  Mick Scully, My Friends and My Daughter

History

Useless at school, I discovered girls early. Hippie for a couple of years. then

The Great Journey 1970 – 1980:
Mainly bus, train boat, walking and hitching, plane when I was rich.
The Nile, Kenya, India, Thailand, Japan, Nepal, Maui, Japan, Malaysia,  Sri Lanka, India, Ladakh, and back to London to go back to school.

Became a Buddhist 1973 – it changed my life – studied with the Tibetans in the Himalayas for three years, became a Thai monk for a year.Taught English in Tokyo for 4 years, made a fortune and married a beautiful Japanese girl (divorced after 10 years).Japan is my favourite culture.

Studied psychology at uni. First computer 1980, , Joined London Probation Service (10 years) Exhausted: murderers, rapists, violence, drug addicts etc Soooo
Resigned, married an Irish girl and moved to live on her dairy farm in the bog. First Internet connection and web page 1993. Started Internet and computer company 1995. Went bust in the dot com crash, went mad, homeless, divorced, alcohol problem. Tough times (2 years). O.K. now. Really happy!

Greatest asset and best friend: The Mind, Imagination

Interests

Buddhism, Psychology, Helping People,  Images, MP3,Web, Free Stuff 🙂

Now (Links)

Blogging, Budding Internet Entrepreneur, Creating resource center on the web, Twittering

Other Names : Philip James Bryan, pjfbncyl

Be Happy!

Food For Thought

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

Sir Isaac Newton

I've been on beaches like this!
I've been on beaches like this!

Whew! And Automation….

Well now I feel a bit mind blown. Keeping up with Twitter can be a full time job – Discipline – thats the key. The time must come when you stop taking and start giving. The other thing is to organise yourself, set times for tasks and prioritize. Stop getting advice all the time and start putting it into practice. “I am only an egg” yeah right! Forgive yourself a bit but don’t rest on your laurels. Action my friends and stop taking naps on the sofa ’cause you were up to 3am Twittering. (Sorry I am talking to myself LOL).

Hey I am slowly getting AUTOMATED! There are a lot of tasks out there that can be automated – do a search on google and you might be surprised at what you can get done – the hackneyed phrase “while you sleep” may well be true. That’s why I am a millionaire – not. But I am happy. I think this Internet thingy might catch on.

Luv ya and a photo to leave you with.

    "How remarkable! He who sees lightning and is not amazed" Basho
"How remarkable! He who sees lightning and is not amazed" Basho

Integration

Well its all coming together Face Book [ Profile under my “maiden” name ], Twitter @pjfbncyl and Blog. Tiny urls proliferate – just4fun – and the resources at our disposal are absolutely awesome! Sitting in my little flat in the middle of the Irish bog I have the whole world at my feet. I pay €30 per month for my OK Internet connection and, if you look >>>> Everything is FREE! This is wonderful and I am perpetually and absolutely AWED by it all. (but not to the point of inaction – oh no, it is all so exciting to be a part of it. Just look at this photo I found last night:

And we all share and link, ho hum,  Life is good.

P.