Powerful Online Videos changing our World

I took a few months off and now I am back and excited to re-engage with the blogosphere.  A lot has happened!  The past few months, I have seen or heard a lot of talk about video and the internet.  The power of a video isn’t quite understood by most people.  But for those who do understand this, they are seeing unheard of changes in their personal lives, businesses, and their brand impact online.

YouTube is leading the way with online video sharing and exposure.  YouTube just hit its five-year anniversary this year.  And in that time, here is where the traffic has grown. . .

“People are watching two billion videos a day on YouTube and uploading hundreds of thousands of videos daily. In fact, every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.  Our user base is broad in age range, 18-55, evenly divided between males and females, and spanning all geographies. Fifty-one percent of our users go to YouTube weekly or more often, and 52 percent of 18-34 year-olds share videos often with friends and colleagues.”

The stories and successes from posting on YouTube are constantly occurring.  There is nothing like the pandemonium of the WorldCup winning game for the USA, check this out!

From Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Gaga- all have revolutionized the entertainment impact throughout YouTube.  This one of the Black Eyed Peas is definitely a favorite:

The discovery of new talent or a new business brand happens so often on YouTube, it would be hard to list them all.   However, I have started a list of the most powerful, life-changing, market trend shifts or stories that have impacted our world via YouTube.  Please check out my list, “YouTube Rockstars!” in my haps box, and add your favorites too. . .

So, finally, in celebration of YouTube’s 5th Anniversary, let’s watch ‘The Evolution of Dance’ – the most viewed video of all time, one more time:  Enjoy!

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Leaders set the pace!

Life is good.  It’s been a tough year and a touch winter, but the spring and summer is here!!

In the world of sales, or small businesses we are constantly surrounded by a myriad of people.  Many lately, have nothing but negatively to spew on everyone they come in contact with.  Yes, its been a tough year and a tough winter, but let’s put it into perspective.

I have been listening to the Success Magazine Symposium speakers from last years event.  What some amazing leaders!  I was especially intrigued by some of the stories John Addison told.  He talks about leaders -vs- “ExcuseAholics.”  We need to lead those around us through these tough times.  Things will get better!  He relays a story from a biography about Andrew Jackson.

When Andrew Jackson was President, there was the 1837 Banking Crisis that hit America.  The Louisiana Purchase just went through and there were a lot of people out west speculating in land.  Many deals and flips were taking place.  Well, this caused the banks to go broke.  One newspapers headline was, “The End of Banking in America…”

Well, a lot of great things have happened since then.  Let’s start dreaming, innovating and looking to what we can do and those lives we can change and be the leader in your world and with everyone you come in contact with on a daily basis.  Like The Beautiful Mind say, “Feed your Dreams and Starve your Nightmares!” Learn to Dream again and laugh and inspire.  These are my goals for 2010, what are yours?

So, this video is a toast to a happy, healthier, inspired you!  Enjoy!