Ecademy's 3 Points of Difference ... (why do people join and stay)

There are three reasons I think Ecademy still stands out as being incredibly valuable:

1. When I post a blog on Ecademy I get 100 views and 2-3 comments in the first 48 hours - This is great for testing my ideas, getting feedback and gaining some exposure quickly. I also love having a record of what I've been thinking about over the years (it was very helpful when writing my book).

2. When I Google my name/company name Ecademy is front page - With a 13 year history on the web and a site built with SEO in mind, it's hard to beat Ecademy for jumping up the rankings.

3. I'm part of a community on Ecademy - Ecademy is a supportive community of entrepreneurial people. I've never found that on any other site to the same extent. LinkedIn is for people who have/want a job but Ecademy is for people who are out creating a job! It's good to share ideas with other people like that because it's not always easy.

What do you think? Are these the main reasons you're part of Ecademy?

Mike Turner

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All 3 good reasons Daniel I'm here because of Blackstar. Reason 3 on steroids. Mike Turner

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Jeremy Harbour

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Very well Articulated ! It is good to present it in this way, and should be re-enforced more in communication www.jeremyharbour.com

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Peter Jones

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I particularly like the well-informed debate, I can't find that anywhere else. LinkedIn has the structures if it cared to guide members, but the culture is still mainly selling and closed, rather than sharing and open. Warm Regards, Peter Jones Blue Oyster Talent Bureau INNOVATION | INTEGRITY | SHARING | GROWTH On Twitter, follow @innov8tor3 On FaceBook: Blue Oyster Talent Bureau Blue Oyster International Trade Blue Oyster Business Growth Blue Oyster Learning Services

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Jayne Albiston

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Yes Daniel!! I am here for all of these reasons and more. There is an amazing atmosphere on Ecademy that truly is a real community. In the 8 months I have been here I have met the most amazing people, made the most incredible business connections and formed amazing relationships and friendships. My business and personal life has changed since becoming part of Ecademy in a way that I never thought would be possible through an online community. Just mindblowing to contemplate sometimes! Jayne Albiston Director International TradeLink Australia New Zealand BoB Clubs NZ T: (AUS) +61(0) 468 931 067 or (NZ) +64(0) 21 024 838 24 | E-mail: jayne@itradelink.com.au/ jayne.albiston@bobclubs.com | Web: www.itradelink.com.au www.bobclubs.co.nz

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Stefania Lintonbon

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I'm most in agreement with number 3. Business commitments have kept me away a lot from the ecademy site, but now I'm determined to get more involved. I've met some really fabby people through ecademy, and Tom and Penny are the best. I love attending the meetings and their seminars when I can. :) www.stefsvoice4u.co.uk Voiceover Services Podcast - stefsvoice4you Broadcast:) BeadedDelightsByStef Facebook Page My google+ Page

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Anamika Choudhury Mehta

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I joined because I felt it right. I stayed on because I wanted to. anamika

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Robert Bridge

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Thanks for recommending Ecademy, its the first networking site that has actually go me out and about meeting people face to face. At first I thought I knew a lot of things about social media, but now I know 20 times more and am having so much fun. The shape of my future is far more secure, thanks Ecademy and well done Daniel your book is great, my copy is signed by Thomas :)

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Jackie Northedge

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I joined Ecademy to firstly network and it has never let me down, I have made many great contacts which I am developing long term relationships with. My Ecademy profile has also enabled me to improve my personal and company branding and google presence with both my name and company being on first page of google. Ecademy members support and answers to questions and being able to bounce new idea's, products has been invaluable to my business Kind regards Jackie Northedge UK Training Directory Ltd 01702 535628 www.trainingdirectoryuk.com

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Jaime Yarbrough

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Hello all, I joined Ecademy to farther explore the world of entrepreneurs and try to understand the world of business to business networking with not having any exposure to it previously. Unfortunately I have allowed the current US/global turmoil to undermine my aspirations. Due to my location and lack of viable employment / assets, experience, and education as to how the real world of today operates my trust level has been severely compromised. When the magic strikes (I'm anticipating in the Spring) at the very bottom I have no doubt the skies for me will clear just long enough to launch for the stars. I am a visionary. I am a dreamer. Ecademy will become the fuel for my rocket. Jaime Yarbrough, President Smith River Industries

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Ruhel Chisty MRACI CChem A

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From past 1-2 years , I =Ruhel Chisty MRACI CChem A , was not able to Put Any Blog on http://www.ecademy.com at My portal ,as my Laptop and Emails kidnapped by either = Indian intelligences Terrorists == JIC ,IB,MI RAW ,NIA CID , or BSNL ,Chandigarh=Punjab , Jaipur ,Delhi , based Hindu . terrorists !!!?? =(=Location (IP address ) 1 (IP=117.254.209.243 ) =Delhi =My ISP or wireless provider., 2 Browser * India (PB) (117.254.215.218) 3 Browser India (RJ) (117.252.70.149) 4 Browser India (PB) (117.254.209.150) 5 Browser India (PB) (117.254.213.105) 5 Browser India (PB) (117.254.213.105) +++ 6 Browser India (RJ) (117.254.215.198) 7 Browser India (RJ) (117.254.215.198) 8 Browser India (RJ) (117.252.64.102) 9 Browser India (PB) (117.252.64.33)+++ ) these are only few IP Address , real criminals are working on different IP Address at Delhi , Chandigarh (its , just 78 Km far from New Delhi ) ,I 100 % sure that these real criminals are Hindu terror dogs =JIC ,IB ,MI CID , RAW getting paid from hm@nic.in, and www.pmindia.nic.in, North Block from past 1970 to till now !! these Hindu are only doing crime against Humanity in Kashmir ,Assam ,Manipur via ISRO -Military satellites !!?? Ruhel date 26-09-2011 Dear Home Minister ,India , P Chidambaram (=hm@nic.in) Subject 1 : BSNL =Udaipur Rajasthan ,India 313001 based Hiran Magrii , Chetak Circle based BSNL engineers ,those are Hindu Brahmin =Tripatii ++ , did configure two or more ports =COM 13 , COM 17,COM 16, COM 15 ++ at my using IP Address , via EVDO =ZTE service port so that when I am working on internet , they can also work on same IP Address as well as on my emails address , working webs , to manipulate , fabricate , to delete my emails came emails , my work job offer + can do all possible internet crimes on my name !!?? Notable things is Udaipur Rajasthan India is strong hold of Hindu right wings =Hindu terror people =VHP.,RSS=www.rssonnet.org, ,BDal =www.bjp.org from past 20 years !!? (Please I =Ruhel Chisty MRACI CChem A , have Two publications Against Weapon of mass destruction =WMD .= against Al-Qaida , few against Hindutava terror, Pl I am one of reviewer http://www.academicjournals.org/CRO/Email.htm ) (Pl ,I am facing continuous -forced unemployed ness+ high -torture, discrimination +forced virgin =no sex !! ,from Jan 2009 to till today = 09-08 -2011=2.0 years , By Indian =Hindu =hindu terrorist =JIC ,IB,RAW, http://nia.gov.in = and , Feb. 2003 to till 22 Jan 2008 ! =continuous 5 years in India and , I was kept forced unemployed 1999 to 2001 = continuous 3 =Total =10 =Ten Years forced unemployed ,torture ,discrimination , by Kidnapped My emails ,Mail ,Cell ,Mobile ,telephones ,Laptop by Hindu terrorists =JIC,RAW,IB,MI ,JIC ,CID Rajputana , New Delhi ? b'se I am minority ,I am NOT Hindu. And Not Sikh =Hindu Minority !? even Indian was not given me UN jobs it self ?? my UN JOBS , IDS=rchisty90 ,even , Victims still suffering from Justice Orissa 2008 Christen Genocide ,Looting ,rape gang rape ,Live burn , Karnataka 2008 Christen genocide , Chatisgarh 2007-2008 Christen genocide .Gujarat 2002 Genocide after 1 years 7 years pass out !? as they Not Hindu ,they Indian Christen ,Indian Muslims !?) (Subject 2 : BSNL, TATA,Airtel,+++ providers = call centers , sold , My emails passwords, Laptop password and its security Number to BJP =www.bjp.org , RSS, IT Criminals ++ Hindu police dogs and sold to JIC,IB,MI RAW ,NIA ,CID based Hindu terror dogs , !!?? ( my this case like The Sun , UK News paper did sting operation , where they open 1000X ++ British =UK Customers , bank details , address and other personnel data and credit cards numbers , all were sold By Indian call centers , person , with Three digit CVV Security code , needed for use on phone and internet ,even there online accounts passwords , for just 400$ ,By one Deepak Chuphal of India , to Sun news paper person, all were sold By Indian call centers , person , ) 2 I found Chandigarh =Punjab and ,Delhi ,Jaipur , Mumbai , , based Indian call centers , person =Hindu terrorists , those are working in BSNL , TATA , AIRTEL , AIRCEL , VODAPHONE , as North India all Mobile =Cell ,Internet service providers , Hub of all companies of Mobil ,Internet service providers , Servers are in Chandigarh, Delhi ,and all hard disk , All top engineers , technicians and officials an d Management , Chandigarh, Delhi , these people are doing crime , by my Laptop and Emails kidnapped + 5=five cell numbers =Mobiles numbers calls are diverted to some Hindu terror dogs =JIC ,IB ,MI CID , RAW =Hindu blood mouth dogs , with out my permission from past 2009 to till now !!!?? Chandigarh (its , just 78 Km far from New Delhi ) B)) My =Ruhel Chisty MRACI CChem A , 5=five cell numbers =Mobiles numbers calls are diverted to some Hindu terror dogs with out my permission from past 2009 to till now , they are deciding which call I have to get or which I have not to get call , from USA,EU, UN=www.un.org and ME=Gulf +other place of any nations , included India !!?? it done by =Either JIC,IB,MI,CID =Your department paid Hindu criminals dogs in Dress of www.pmindia.nic.in !!??? (5=five cell numbers =Mobiles numbers (=Mobile =0091-9636919708 (Airtel- HQ Ahmadabad ) ,,0091-9587125446 (Vodaphone1), 0091-9782881472(Aircel) , (0091-7737343192(Tata) , 0091-9649724096(Vodaphone2)) kidnapped by either = Indian intelligences Terrorists == JIC ,IB,MI RAW ,NIA CID , or service providers there Hub is in ,Chandigarh=Punjab , Jaipur ,Delhi , based Hindu . terrorists (forced ,discrimination , by Kidnapped My emails ,Mail ,Cell ,Mobile ,telephones ,Laptop by Hindu terrorists =JIC,RAW,IB,MI ,JIC ,CID, b'se I am minority =christen ,I am NOT Hindu. And Not Sikh =Hindu Minority !?)) Ruhel date 09-08-2011 =Mean = they sign in on my Gmail's ,Yahoo IDs , +Face book ++ other social network webs on another computer at these above mentions IP address at Delhi , Chandigarh , Punjab , Jaipur , with out mine permission , and doing crime against me ,my work mu name my reputation , my rights , my human rights !! my minorities rights !!?? all with out my permission !!?? 4 I will like take by force use of commando =armed forced against these criminals like you taken in 2008 Mumbai , 26/11-2008 !! used these type of commandos against these =Hindu terror ,Indian terror , working on these Mentions , IP address and , used armed forced ,put at least 50 powerful slept ,punch , on there mouth and between two legs , and put in jails take of there jobs and put fro 30 years to 70 years in jail like USA ,Europe ,ME=Gulf !!?? 5 these Indian intelligences Terrorist + Chandigarh =Punjab , Jaipur ,Delhi , from New Delhi !!?? =Mad Hindu dogs !!?? those are getting good , salaries , from hm@nic.in, www.pmindia.nic.in, manmohan@sansad.nic.in, soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in, office@tharoor.in , girijav@sansad.nic.in , and doing all high level crime against humanity on minorities !!?? these Mad Hindu dogs = JIC ,IB,MI RAW ,NIA CID CBI =Hindu terrorist are getting god (RAM) salaries from India !! and doing high level crimes on name of India !!?? 6 forced ,discrimination , by Kidnapped My cell ,mobile , emails ,Mail , ,telephones ,Laptop by Hindu terrorists =JIC,RAW,IB,MI ,JIC ,CID, b'se I am minority =christen ,I am NOT Hindu. And Not Sikh =Hindu Minority !? Ruhel date 09-08-2011 7 2 I sent you (Home Minister ,India , P Chidambaram (=hm@nic.in) +manmohan@sansad.nic.in, gandhim@sansad.nic.in, soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in, pmosb@pmo.nic.in, vpindia@sansad.nic.in, presidentofindia@rb.nic.in ) my real complain, !!! 8 if You =hm@nic.in, and www.pmindia.nic.in can not do any things in this in that case I will try to use International people to break the teeth and many bones of these people = with out botheration of what post these have in India , what link , approach these have in India what religions these have in India =Hindu nation !!?? even I will like to kill these concerns by use of international people in near future all will be from USA,EU, UN ,China ,Pakistan !!?? Ruhel date 07-07-2011 , , > Pl I am one of the reviewer in J . Schizophrenia Research ( www. elsevier.com) from May 2007 . Pl > I have two publications against Al-Qaida , one against LTTE =South Indian in ME=Gulf !? , few > against Hindutava terror groups ,which came from real life in India !!?? Please recently = 15th > April /March -2008 , my one paper=Abstract got selected in prime conference of royal society of > chemistry =www.rsc.org/arf08 = Analytical Research Forum 2008, Title: Ruhel New concept to anti - > chemical terror by use of speed checker AND Chemical detective sensors to stop Al-Quaida attack at > Saudi Aramco AND SABIC AND Other Petrochemicals companies in Gulf and whole world , = Two > publications Against Bio chemical, Chemical terror =Weapon of mass destruction =WMD . ,Pl I am > one of the reviewer in International Journal of Psychology and Counseling > http://www.academicjournals.org/Ijpc AND Journal Of Public Health And Epidemiology > (www.academicjournals.org/JPHE) ) and from August 2009 ., Pl I am one of the Reviewer in African > journal of Environmental science and Technology =www.academicjournals.org/ajest > I am reviewer in International Journal of Peace and Development Studies=

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Art Hutchinson

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I have to say that besides ecademy being the ultimate in getting good Google page rank, but the few friends I have on here are very influential and have already offered to help me if needed. There is a lot to be said about the people here interacting in comparison to Linkedin or Twitter.

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Bogdan Ciocoiu

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Gents, let's be honest: Each one of you who spends time writing on this blog does everything but business. You're all quoting and talking about high goals and stuff which a junior would make the day. Let's be honest - business has nothing to do with blogs - specially this one. The only thing it does - it increases our ranks on Google due to the PR of the web site but.. that's all. Get real people! www.bogdans.co.uk Bogdan Ciocoiu

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Aldrin Ancheta

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hi ronald, me too i appreciate the potentiality of my gaining friends for life here! being a new member, i'm starting to get some practical business ideas which i can simply substantiate with my actual business practices as a former fulltime employee (and now a part-time business person). Or at the very least, save money by not committing the same mistakes I did. Peace!

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Steve Hall

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I have been a member for six years. Somethings never change Everybody was different in their needs and wishes from Ecademy Everybody is different in their needs and wishes from Ecademy Evertbody will be different in their needs and wishes from Ecademy Of your 3 reasons my reason is #3 followed by #3 followed by #3! For me Ecademy has always been my preferred community and without writing a yard of reasons, I will give a concrete example. Last year I cycled to the 92 football clubs in England and Wales (*), I got AMAZING support from Ecademy members. * I was invited to do a presentation to a London Ecademy meeting before I started * I was invited to do a presentation to a London Ecademy meeting the day I finished. * I was invited to do a full 30 minute presentation to the Old Style Blackstar Day. (An Ecademist realised this was a unique opportunity and graciously gave up her spot. Respect!) * I met many Ecademists as I cycled through the country. Some fed and watered me, some drove huge distances to meet up with me, one rescued me from hospital after the crash and helped me put the bike back into (sort of) one piece. * I was invited to a great BS Boardroom in Manchester where William Buist welcomed me. I even cycled 200 miles to play in an Ecademy Cricket match so I could say "thanks" to people like Milton, Penny and Thomas who had done so much to support. I would not have done that for any other community! Sure I have accounts (if only placeholders) with Xing, LinkedIn, FB, Tuenti, Plaxo and dozens of others BUT NONE of them offer one thing that Ecademy does in aces .......COMMUNITY. To me that is the one area where Ecademy scores over communities. I know and have met Thomas, Penny, William, Julian, Glen etc. Mark Z would not know me from Adam (or Eve) and I have no idea who owns/manages LinkedIn. When I was ill, Ecademy was my window on the world and this "community"-feel is what differentiates it from the others. I could talk rubbish about football, catch up the latest SM trends, learn what was going on in the UK, study learned blogs and skim-read xxxx about SEO. I will never forget those times and that support. I may not be as active as I once was here but that does not mean I have one iota less respect for the management or the platform. Great to be in touch with you all. (*)I MUST mention Wales as ONE Ecademist in Wales did an awesome job. She got me in at ALL the clubs in Wales, met the press, arranged an Ecademy get-together, fed and watered me for four days and generally was a classic example of all that is good in Ecademy. I am sure she would be far too embarrassed if I mention her name. Here's a hint! Kind Regards Steve Hall Follow my CYCLE journey through England (and beyond!) to raise awareness of the world´s 45 million refugees. Please visit:www.theshirt2010.co.uk

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Anna Figiel

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Hi Daniel I think you put a strong case for your three points. I hadn't previously given thought to Ecademy as a responsive testing ground for ideas, but it's true of course. It's taken me a while to pinpoint my own three important aspects of Ecademy which together make this a uniquely appealing platform to the self-employed: Banter Business Which I do get directly as a result of my engagement within Ecademy Belonging Best wishes Anna

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Richard White

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Hi Daniel Great assessment I missed the BlackStar day last Thursday because I have been incredibly busy on a project which arose through someone I first met through Ecademy and we are both now BlackStars. I attended a dinner the night before teh event and we were all talking about the weird and wonderful connections we had made that originated from Ecademy and especially BlackStar. For example, I am looking forward to going off to Topher Morrison's Legacy programme in Florida in a few weeks which I got to hear about from one of your events. And all the people I have met through your excellent KPI programme. I probably would not have gone to your event if I had not come across you in BlackStar. Personally I think the real value of Ecademy is the combination of Online and Offline - what Heather Townsend is referring to as 'Joined up Networking' - again someone I met via a strange path eminating from a BlackStar connection. The funny thing about BlackStar, in my view, is the real value comes from the offline rather than the online. The essence of the Ecademy I joined back in 2002 Best wishes Richard Richard White is the author of 'The Accidental Salesman Networking Survival Guide' Download a big chunk of it for free here Get totally free access lots of free podcasts, videos, and articles at my personal blog site TheAccidentalSalesman.com follow me on twitter @Richard__White

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Rajeev Kumar

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Hi, I enjoyed reading this interesting discussion. Tell you why I joined Ecademy. Because a very close friend recommended it, and told me it was very effective in finding business partners. Linkedin is a very good professional networking site. The site that I use to track the movements & connections of some (limited) business contacts. Limited contacts. I do not like to connect with all the business contacts that I have. Its not very effective. i do very little business with my network in linkedin. Thats because its not meant for doing business for me. But when I really want to connect with someone to do business, I login to ecademy. Because I feel that teh crowd here is smaller than Linkedin, and seems to be somewhat filtered (by who?). The members here seems to be focused in helping each other to do business. And earn money. Of course, you have some great blogging. I enjoy read a few of them though I do not but-in and comment so frequently. "SEO" is fantastic. But from my experience, SEO has very limited effectiveness in getting us the real business prospects. Thats because, after the early 'location/discovery', its upto our Profile, network, and on-line activities (blogging, news, comments, replies, recommendations, etc.) that matter. And if its from a very select, business-focused group, then its much more effective. The refferals that I am getting through my contacts here are also of very high quality. And of course, the blogging. Its seems to be much better read than several other networking sites that I have been a member of. All this makes ecademy stand out in the crowd of professional networking sites. Best wishes, Rajeev Kumar rajeev.agastya@gmail.com Rajeev Kumar Serial Entrepreneur, Technology Innovator & Evangelist, Mentor & Social Change Maker eMail : raja.rajeevkumar@gmail.com

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Norine Peardon

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What To Look For When Buying Your First House I joined to gain the comradery of the Ecademy membership and support for my website. Nap

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William David Chatwick

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It's subtle.It's resourceful. It's supportive Put me in mind of that old old adage which paradoxically fits this modern medium,namely THROW your bread upon the water - it will return many times William

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Dana Neal

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Yes, this is SURLY why I stay with Ecademy. I need to upgrade as well! Mrs. Dana Neal Christian Encouragement Officer

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Wendy Ager

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WOW! It's taken me some time to read all the comments on this post. I agree, and have started now to explore the online possibilities of Ecademy. With everything, I believe, you get out as much as you put in. Which is why real networking - at Ecademy Croydon and other local networking groups as well as connecting online has been the best for me and growing my (very small) business, together with learning and sharing along the way. I hope to continue my online networking on Ecademy more. I'm a Power Networker and will be taking a break from 'real' business when baby no 2 arrives next month, so will be online networking more. I've also taken on organising Ecademy Croydon group meetings to ensure I still get out and meet people and help others and myself to learn more about being 'in business'. Wendy Ager Get Better Coaching Helping you to get better quicker

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Rodney (Rod) Wood

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Great blog but time to switch off, thanks for sharing all the various views

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Christopher BABAYODE

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I agree with all of the above, but somehow it still doesn't encapsulate all that Ecademy stands for somehow. Is it because of the relationships I've made here? Or the forward thinking nature of the site? I recall reading my trade magazine saying it was impossible for a small business to get to page one on Google- the very week I did just that courtesy of Ecademy! Christopher BabayodeNucentricals Ltdnojetstress.comT:001 77JET 70LAGO:01424 849 079

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LaRae Wilkins

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Well the troops have certainly turned out in force to reply to this one haven't they? Puts those evil nay sayers in their place innit. Honestly, these groping love fests really are a bit OTT.....I thought only Americans did that. Guess not.

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tracey noakes

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These are allbrilliant reasons

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Rodney (Rod) Wood

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A random business referral on Ecademy introduced me to a wonderful lady for my business partner who I am delighted to say has now become my wife. Social networking at it's best with a lifetime partnership. What more can I say other than huge thanks to my brilliant network for the introduction and to Thomas & Penny for providing the platform Rod

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Carolyn Boddington

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The wealth of knowledge and support of exceptional business people are two of the many reasons this network is an important part of your "Entrepreneurial kitbag" Carolyn Boddington Digital Coach and Demand Creation Specialist

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Tommaso Potenza

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Ecademy is a very useful tool if you use it. I personally enjoy connecting with people in ecademy and scheduling skype calls but there is another element that I find key and that is going to events and physically meeting people. Ecademy beats both facebook and linkedin because of the events. I also like SEO features and find those useful in getting your business/name out there on the web. However, you have to be active and surf profiles to find the right people for you to connect to and then interact with them and eventually meet-up. If you post your profile on ecademy hoping things will happen you have got it wrong. Ecademy is a platform/tool for us, we need to use it! Fabrizio Poli Founder & CEO EJONE fabrizio.poli@ejone.net www.ejone.net Mobile +44 7907 669 865

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Denise Wilson

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I joined Ecademy a while back but have been very lax about coming back on. The comment about LinkedIn being for people who have or want a job, but Ecademy being for people who create jobs is probably why I haven't been back all that often. I am not sure I can contribute at all to creating jobs. I have received many requests to join this or that group or community, but I really feel that I don't have much to offer in the way of assistance. I work for an executive search company and have been in that industry for over 25 years, but that doesn't mean that I can assist people in any way. So I guess you can say that I have stopped coming back on because I don't feel that I can give back very much, and I feel a litte inadequate. I can understand people who have their own companies networking on here, or entrepreneurs. So although I feel that Ecademy is doing an excellent job in many ways, I am just not sure how to be part of it.

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David Amos

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This sentence says it all for me .... nice one, dave "LinkedIn is for people who have/want a job but Ecademy is for people who are out creating a job!" Dave Amos Director http://L.ookat.me http://www.the-paperless-office.com http://www.smartservermonitoring.com http://www.applied-it-savings.com

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Andreas Wiedow

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@ What do you think? Are these the main reasons you're part of Ecademy? No. My first and foremost reason is business. My target is google page #1 in a white hat and authentic manner. I cannot fight to admit that your points do have some impact on me too. Yet I do not forget that this is a virtual world I am acting and just right now I am missing a little bit for what ecademy is often praised: Being supportive . . . if you like . . . like in ORS. So everything you said may hold truth for you. I prefer to put it into perspective. Just right now there's a real blast happening over at EA with MEDIUM and many shareholders from all over the world followed my invite to support ecademy PowerNetworker Tedora achieving what I have hardly seen on EA thus far. Even former ecademy evangelists who hardly know her follow my invite over at facebook. Only prominent members here on ecademy . . . who claim to be active everywhere . . . stay quiet. And thus miss to support a brilliant opportunity to get ecademy much exposure over at EA. But . . . no one is to blame here. Each to their own :-) Maybe it is me being the wrong advocate tooting her horn and blowing her trumpet ? Everybody have a nice weekend. Oh, in case someone still wants to support MEDIUM . . . here goes >>>>>

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Strashimir Yosifov

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Daniel, I do agree with you. You have well described three points where Ecademy makes difference. This explains why so many people like it, love it and are its faithful adherents. Ecademy needs to compete with other social networks though. So I would try to define 3 wishes, witch to my mind are important for its future: 1. Continue to improve the software platform. Pay attention to tablets and mobiles. 2. Continue to attract more members by adding free or low cost services. Please note that what seems cheep in one country may look expensive into another. 3. Use advertisements as source for income. Best regards, Strashimir

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Rob Hook

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Met some good friends also Rob Hook The Business Co-Pilot™ The Business CoPilot - Working with ambitious leaders looking to accelerate business growth. Accelerate Business Growth - link here

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Tina Jonasen

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My main reasons for having Ecademy as my home network - and loving it - is: @ Friends for life @ Community feeling @ Priceless Knowledge sharing @ Biz opps "for the taking" @ Free SEO Warm Networking Regards,

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Dawn Platt

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I started my business a year ago and often read blogs and articles relating to my industry and business model. I came across ecademy from a google search , I found a brilliant blog , had a chat with the author and joined the site. So I have already made a brilliant connection Just goes to prove how crucial social networking is for your business Dawn

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Solveigh Calderin

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Sorry, this are too much mails in my inbox...

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Eddington Pindura

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Indeed Ecademy is a great place to be whether your are just starting up or a seasoned pro. You see, this is where your market is, very highly targeted prospects already warmed up. If you do the right things to excute Penny,'s Know, Like and Trust factor, then you will without a doubt reach your desired goals, whatever it is that you joined Ecademy for. Great reminder of these benefits by the way Alan. Eddington Pindura is an Internet Marketer, whose mission is to share his internet marketing knowledge on how to use the internet to start your own home business or increase sales of a current one without wasting time on costly mistakes. If you would like to see the simple, duplicatable system he uses to make his living online and for your chance to receive a FREE REPORT - INSIDEOUT II ($49 value) just for checking us out... there is no risk, Just click on the banner below!

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john luis

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skillsolutions: Thanks.useful information available. I wish good luck. you share this posting this way.Please keep continue sharing your great ideas....

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Thomas Power

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Wow Daniel I guess there's more than three. Will you be summarising, extending and ranking the list of points of difference. This is some blog. Thank you and see you later for X-Factor.

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Sigrid de Kaste

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I love the feel of community, somehow there is a certain trust and the people I've contacted for information have always been incredibly helpful It was fantastic to have met Thomas on his visit to Australia, event though there was not enough time to really sit down and talk...next time Thomas!!! And I've done business with people here who are hugely focused on delivering value....and yes, also a great place to write down thoughts and get the feedback from so many, much more useful then Facebook to me, this is more my group of peers Thanks for the blog, Daniel! Sigrid de Kaste

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R.K SINGH

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i am part of the Ecademy for reason given by you and many more like creating new contacts, new group etc. rksingh

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Rabin Ghosh

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I fully support the three points mentioned in the blog for the increasing popularity of ecademy.com R.K.Ghosh

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Mary Tehan

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Mary Tehan at http://www.ultimacy.com.au My three points of difference are: 1. The global nature of Ecademy (transcends boundaries ... nations, industries, languages, etc ... 2. The 'learning' culture of Ecademy (transcends boundaries as above; is also at the forefront of establishing a culture of respect & recognition online ... yet to be embedded in any online culture) ... and 3. I am exposed to a 'relational' online 'business' community (groundbreaking because of the commitment of leadership to develop a social entrepreneurial style of engagement for the 21st century business world). I am grateful indeed! Mary

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Art Hutchinson

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I like all 3 points, but lean heavily with exposure, my site isn't a month old, been here for week and already when I type my niche or my website name it comes up twice through my ecademy link. My website is moving at an astonishing speed on Google and Yahoo, that alone is very encouraging.

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C. Michael Croston

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Hello everyone, I am new to this community. This is my first post (and already, I've made it sound as a likely introduction at an AA meeting). As Ari above, I have been absorbed in the many available social sites on-line, in particular Google Plus. This, social media, is very, very new to me. It's quite intimidating when you are just beginning to explore the choices for the first time. Like moving to a new home and choosing a place of worship. Pretty much the luck of the draw whether you wind up in a nurturing community or with a bunch of self-important, judgmental loathers. I've not been deterred, as I have crossed paths with both. I joined Ecadamy because I was impressed with a member here. I didn't know what to expect, and as it turns out, once I had logged on I started to believe that I was out of my league. From everything I can gather I must say you are a very classy group of people. When I signed on I was stopped dead in my tracks by the 50 words exercise. You see, not everyone has a best foot to put forward. Some people are starting a new life, starting their life over. I'm of that ilk. This isn't the place for the gritty details. I've been ill for a while. I have this genre of communication, social media, to thank for helping me to heal. I've never said anything about this directly in a public post before this minute. Aside from the very good reasons mentioned prior, the points of difference - why people join and stay, I mean, this is the personal difference to me. After reading all of your comments, your supportive words, your encouragements, I feel comfortable letting you know I'm still swinging even though I've been on the disabled list for a while. I may be proven wrong, but I trust my instincts. I trust you. I'm just happy to be here.

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shankar narayanan

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Hallo Mr.Daniel Priestley, Great thing you know to create a valuable platform for entrepreneur skills. Our team also requirement this one. We will work together to promote ecademy to getting top ranking position in Google. Get in touch with us ...,

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Aristotle Bancale

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Thank you for "calling me" into this blog. I am fairly new to ecademy and found this community to have excellent quality conversations. I wanted to interact more here, but then G+ came along, swept me off my feet, and took away most of my time the past couple of months. I'd like to grow roots here as well. It seems to be a very grounded aggregate of results-focused individuals. :)

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melissa lee

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Ecademy is a world apart from other networking sites.Not only in its method and purpose but in the type of networker who inhabits it as well.And yes I am inclined to agree with Daniel about how well it works with SEO also.Most of the networking skills I have acquired down the years I have gained through operating through the Ecademy site as have I met some really altruistic and kindhearted people there.

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Mark 'Spud' Russell

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G'day Daniel Yeah ditto mate, even though I'm not physicaly in other countries when chatting to people on Ecademy as I live in Brisbane - Australia but my business is online in other countries so no need to be there. It's great to have the friendships that I've made here through the Ecademy Community as we are all here for Business also & if I can grow a customer base especialy with my warm market friends I know & trust on Ecademy why not! I know some people would be courious by not using a service or product from a person not even in their own country? but I hope to beat this challenge otherwise why the hell would I start a home online business if I can't expand it into other countries? Like I tell people you just click on your country flag at the bottom of my website it's that simple to see what I offer in your area, we don't have shop fronts as ordering is only online. So mainly at this stage I have great friendships here on Ecademy, but it would be great to get customers or referrals to get a little back in return as we do pay subscription fee to be part of this awesome social network, but I know it can take some time & I just have to be patient. Cheers & catch ya later mate. Spud!

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Tiffani Eubanks

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I agree and that is what I am looking for and I feel I have found it with Ecademy. I am very new to the affiliate world. I tried it many years ago but this time I am determined to make it all work.

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Lin-Lee Aspin

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Hi Daniel, A great blog & I completely agree with your 3 points. I'm new here & new to the world of ORS having moved from the corporate world earlier this year. A contact I'd made at a local networking event told me about Thomas & Penny although she thought they were American! I was intrigued by what I'd heard so I searched online & watched 1 of Penny's videos & ... Within a very short space of time, I felt like I belonged to a new vibrant community where people, friends, & peers, share ideas, views, & banter, with passion. Whatever I thought I'd lost when I left the corporate world I'd been in for 20 years, I now, very much, feel part of the Ecademy family. There are some amazing minds here & very generous spirits. I feel privileged to be a part of this unique community. I'm staying. Thanks for sharing. Kindest regards, Lin Aspin www.getseen.tv

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John A Booth

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Agreed. But in reverse order for me Daniel. :) Wealth Accrual IFA Ltd - Independent Financial Advisers Wealth Accrual IFA Limited is an appointed representative of Virtul Net (Europe) Plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FSA No: 500719 By TwitterButtons.net

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Marc Shaffer

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As a relative newcomer to eCademy, I would, for the most part agree. eCademy is a great place to express and test ideas and glean feedback. And yes, it definitely helps expand exposure. Personally the jury is still out on just what Social Media means to my business's bottom line. But no question it opens us up to more ppl and fresh ideas. Much like a good Adv/PR manager and campaign. Since it seems to be here to stay, guess we all need to be on the bandwagon to stay abreast of the latest trends... Sincerely; US DataVault, Inc. Marc H. Shaffer CEO Snail Mail: Box 33, Nashville, TN 37202-0033 Email: mhs@usdatavault.com URL: http://www.usdatavault.com Telephone: Sales: (615) 364-9442 Office: (615) 596-4898 Fax: (615) 523-4898 Your Virtual Safe Deposit Box

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Ziona Etzion

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The connection from Ecademy spans all the SM platforms. The relationship being solidified by frequent sharing here. Thomas and Penny make the community feel like family.

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Rehan Merchant

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1. Friendship and REAL NETWORKING first and business later. Hearty welcome from many members in the first few minutes of becoming a member, making you FEEL AT HOME. 2. More selective and PROFESSIONAL crowd, as non professionals get filtered out due to the way it is structured. NO GIMMICKS or GAMES to play and no dander of getting POKED. 3. It is more like a FAMILY with REAL people who train you on Networking and SocialMedia

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Bernard François

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Sorry for posting an other comment, but I don't know how else I could unsubscribe from getting comment notifications than posting an other comment while unchecking the 'Watch this blog' checkbox...

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Sreenivasaprasad Muthumeenakshi

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Exposure, Learning & sharing and getting to know other people are my main reasons for being an Ecademic Dr. S. Muthumeenakshi (Meena)

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Steve Waters

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Ecademy's three points of difference: Collaboration; Community; Concern. Steve Waters

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Penny Power

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Lovely to read this Daniel and to see the comments you have inspired  I am fearful to commenting as I am really enjoying the observation of this Blog but I really wanted to share my experience over the last 24 hours I was in Sheffield at the www.MADEfestival.com event, awesome to be oN panels with some amazing British Success stories, like Ellas Kitchen, Coffee Nation and Gu Puddings. In the evening we sat in the bar and Oli Barrett was there, in came David McQueen, these are two great guys that we have known through Ecademy for over 7 years. They feel like family and the two of them reminisced and discussed how Ecademy was the route of so many business relationships in the UK.  I did a blog called 'till death us do part' to get across the sentiment that we are all here together, in this world for a long time and there is no rush, relationships nurture us and at some pointing the next 40 years, all those relationships you created will have a reason, beyond a transaction, although a transaction may also occur tonight I am on the way back from being in Tring meeting the MP David Gauke, Thanks to Stephen Bailey. We had a drink afterwards with Mindy Gibbins Klien and Simon George. it was warm, fun and extremely lovely to see them, I have known them fir years, they are our friends. In time the real promise of the Internet will be really understood by business people and they will yearn to be part of a real community that cares for them.  For now, we have it between all of us, our special secret, something that you can only know when you know! And one thing I know, for all e abuse and criticism we have received, these values cannot be forced warm regards Penny Power Founder of Ecademy and Ecademy Digital School Helping you build social capital in your business and life Follow @pennypower Follow @pennypower I support:  

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Alan Stevens

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As they both know, I have huge admiration for both Thomas and Penny. They are dedicated, incredibly hard-working and tireless in their efforts to create and maintain this unique community. I believe that their support has helped many small and medium sized enterprises thrive, As they also both know, I don't always agree with them. Nevertheless, they are gracious enough to engage in respectful debate. That's rare in online communities. There are a number of other online services and groups that I find more valuable then Ecademy in terms of both support and business opportunities. However, Ecademy has a unique ambience. I enjoy debating, offering advice and crossing the occasional sword with its denizens. Long may it continue. Best wishes Alan Alan Stevens, Past President, Global Speakers Federation, 2010-2011 Communication, PR and Reputation Management Author of Ping! Presenter of Media Coach Radio Show Follow me on Twitter

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Solveigh Calderin

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Further points: Where ever I go in the internet, what ever new features and networks I'm trying out, my Ecademy connections are always with me and build my basis for the new adventure and we are helping each other to understand the new tools :-)

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Elinor Palm

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@I've never found that on any other site to the same extent in my point of view - Random Open Supportive Ecademy and good friends I TRUST Thank you Daniel Priestley for sharing your thoughts and to Thomas Power for pointing it out.

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Lucas Wyrsch

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Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for your great blog! Ecademy is a mastermind group of successful, open, random and supportive entrepreneurs who like to share their ideas, thoughts, processes and methodologies through groups, blogs and other user generated content. I like ecademy because it empowers entrepreneurs on a global scale and offers an optimal support, a marketplace, short, the kind of ideagoras we need to crowdsource in the new wired world we are building all together. Ecademy enables us to share and to build our online reputation, trust, recommendations and research streams. Yes, I like ecademy! Have a wonderful and happy time! Best - Lucas Join The Swiss Business Club - Join the GuanXi Game Club - Join the Risk Consulting Club - And Join Doing Business Virtually!

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Jennie Pretorius

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I haven't been an active member at all, but this post and all the comments that have followed have made me realise just what I've been missing.

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john Brandow

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Interaction is nice ! Paying to be part of any social media is totally unacceptable to me. Blackstar is not something I will get involved in. There are so many social media sites available for free that I really and truly do not see the point of paying anywhere for anything in this line. I do not belief that business is better in the so called pay zones. Ecademy should be making their money from advertising on the site and not charge anyone anything. If this comment is not deemed fit I think I have made my point.

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David Simpson

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Ditto all of the above & below David Simpson. MCIM, MLIA(Dip) Mainstream Marketing UK Ltd 0845 201 0070 07788 426066 www.msm-uk.co.uk www.twitter.com/MSMUK

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Jeanette Ives

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It's nice to see so many people commenting on this post. I forgot to untick the Watch this Blog box and now have an inbox and blackberry with emails from James@ecademy!

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Sadie Murray

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Totally agree Andy "There is a palpable spirit of open curiosity and friendship. This is what the internet was designed to be in my opinion" Sadie Murray 847-302-1379

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Rajen Business & Digital Coach & Mentor Kantaria

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I feel that we should remember it is a community afteralll and there should be give and take....give business and contacts if you can (or are Ken!!:)) and take new ideas, contacts and opinions. Both in the context of individuals and businesses. Over time there will be a unique characteristic which will come about, defined by the community occupants themselves. Rajen Kantaria

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Roger Crain

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Roger L Crain I joined Ecademy mainly to share ideas. You see, I'm a writer who enjoys the challenge of brainstorming ideas even if those that I brainstorm with doesn't make their living in the world of letters. Also, I like the discusions that focused on policy issues that are important to just about any civic-minded person

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Denis Cancellara

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Daniel, Great post Daniel. I am hearing that Linkedin is also good for developing new business relationships. Being a why and how guy in Marketing, I find that the how to do it better is always missing. Denis http://www.labelink.ca/blog

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Sadie Murray

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@Ron - that's what I'm talking about!!! Oh..and ditto to "Thomas, you and Penny are in my heart (as if you didn't know :-)" xx Sadie Murray 847-302-1379 Freelife - Healthy Solutions

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William S. Wilkinson, P.A.

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I agree with the 3 Points plus the easy use of the site and passing on the information to FaceBook and Twitter. I have not found a better community to connect and do business. William (Bill) S. Wilkinson,P.A., Florida Keys Realtor Marathon- The residential waterfront capital of the world" Realtor of the year 1975 and 2008 Website: Email: wswilkinson@remax.net 305-743-2300 Skype: No. 305-600-4711 or ID:"billwilkinson"

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Andy Pope

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I have not been involved too long now but definitely all three reasons explain why I am in it. The third reason for me is now rapidly overtaking the other two. Ecademy offers possibilities that no other site can, at least the ones I have come across. There is a palpable spirit of open curiosity and friendship. This is what the internet was designed to be in my opinion. Good stuff from all concerned. Andy Pope - Senior Trainer & Coach Eryr Glas Ltd. "Helping With Change"

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Mary-Kay Perris

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Chris Farrance

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Just recovering (metaphorically!) from an intriguing day in Hampshire with fellow Blackstars which re-inforced my view that our key differential is the strong sense of a values based community Chris Farrance Trainee Digital Coach m: 0770465560 e: chrisfarrance@btclick.com w: www.chrisfarrance.co.uk

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Bob Jones

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Thank you for your invitation to provide my comments. As I fumble around, trying to grasp where networking fits into my busy life, Ecademy remains a source of interesting, relevant points of view about the value of networking. The other interesting facet is how open and outreaching members are, which further supports the concept of networking, doesn't it?. If I had the time and energy to establish close bonds with all the folks I have become acquainted with over the last several years, I am sure the relationships would grow and become tightly bound. We are all struggling to find the "ma'at" in the access and exposure that is available to us through the Internet. Ecademy is one of the well grounded sources of personable, active, open, energetic acquaintances. It is too bad I am not located in London or Europe to be able to open the door wider. But, that is for another day, which I am sure will come soon enough. In the meantime, I will try to give more in my effort to become a better member of this growing International community. Have a nice day, Best regards, Bob Jones Robert C. Jones Make today the longest day of our lives! Grand Luxxe Villa - The Symbol of Luxury

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Gail Robinson

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Thanks for initiating such a high touch dialogue, Daniel. The adventuresome and supportive spirit of ecademy's people will always be with us, come what may. Just introduced a skype friend - his first word as he signed up was - professional. A tribute to Penny, Thomas and the ecademists - with all the smart work, care and respect. Gail

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Fay Olinsky

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Been here for 8 years or thereabouts. I must admit that Ecademy was a very useful tool before the SEO panic and the no-follow rubbish. It was a great way to get stuff noticed very quickly. I have never felt the urge to stray onto that many noisier platforms and I dont make much more than comments these days...too busy to construct blogs. I am still getting referals and return clients from Ecademy so I for one am quite happy with results. Fay

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Fiona Brownsell

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Totally agree - nice succint job of puting it into words. I am only on two networks - Linkedin because it's my electronic CV and useful store of business contacts - Ecademy because when I have time I love reading and posting to the blogs. Fiona Fiona Brownsell Making Banks Happen +44 7786 913285

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Alfred Trautman,III

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Good points.

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Bernard François

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To be very frank... I don't have a clue why I'm on Ecademy. I first joined, and soon noticed that a lot of features are locked away for free users, making this platform seemingly less interesting than LinkedIn. Are there actually any interesting features to try before paying for an account? Getting 100 readers in a few hours when posting a blog is great - this could be something for me. Are you getting this number of readers because you're doing some hard work to get your blog post linked, or is this what I would also get if I cross-posted a blog post from my company's web site, for example? Maybe I should spend some time trying out more features, but actually all the people I want to stay in touch with are on LinkedIn and not on Ecademy. PreviewLabs - The Game Starts Here

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Jeanette Ives

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Hi I'm a newbie! Joined today. Hello Community! I hope that Ecademy delivers on point number 3. Happy weekend. Jeanette

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Rudi Mehta

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I may not make a full use of Ecademy but I cannot see myself without Ecademy.(my second family). The past few months recovering, Ecademy had been part of my healing process. 1/ I NOW BREATH ECADEMY 2/ I'M KNOWN VIA ECADEMY 3/ MY CONNECTIONS ARE VIA ECADEMY PS: THOMAS & PENNY ARE GREAT AND CANNOT BE WITHOUT ECADEMY

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Andre Besselaar

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Hi, One cannot fault EC on SEO but the blogs do have a very low viewing and response rate compared to the number of members. I also find the site too heavy with graphics, clubs, blogs etc. I cannot possibly stay in touch with my field, clients and still blog and comment here, even if my Google ranking EC page is rather high. I would, in the 'face of the Face Book debacle (:-)' and the ease and success of Google+ have a serious deconstruct-reconstruct exercise and use the momentum built over the years to bring something new and novel to the table. If there is one thing I have learned all over the world consistently, the Brits are very creative, so there's the edge. And the generation shifts where fathers are asking for help on websites to beat sons on games both play etc. indicates its also time to get the young Harry Potter's in and blast EC into the future. Evolutionary change at Evolutionary speed Kind Regards Andre Besselaar Web Catalyst Consultant Geneva

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Victoria Bullis

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victoria@victoriabullis.com "I think Ecademy - like any other site, is what you make it, and how you perceive it. No one can tell you your reasons arent correct - they are your reasons." (taken from Ian Kaye's comment, above) I have been able to meet so many great people through academy; the connections alone are of great value to me. It has helped me to build the base in London that I began to build years ago. I have made great friends in academy, and have found most people to the 'open, random and supportive' that Penny came upo with as concept. Plus--available. (I miss the monthly meetings at Grosevenor Victoria---wish a new venue, similar format w'd start up again....) I very much like the level of sophistication as a network, the blogs, the connections to Klout, Peerindex (and, now, ecademy's own scoring system) I don't play any games whatsoever on the internet, but do love checking my KLout etc scores each day. I genuinely admire the dedication and integrity of the founders, and their tireless work to have academy succeed and grow as a global leader in social networking (and NO, am NOT kissing up to them!!). I wish I had more time to put into making ecademy work better for me: the opportunities are all there. Especially as a Blackstar. Victoria

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Peter Fry

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Just a point about SEO that has arisen for all to be aware of: Google have announced that ads that have mobile optimized landing pages will perform much better in AdWords compared to sites that retain their PC-based design — meaning they'll drive more mobile traffic at a lower cost. A recent study which asked users about the performance of mobile websites found that 61% of users are unlikely to return to a website that they had trouble accessing from their phone, proving once again how important having an optimized mobile presence really is. Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaaS6EVVCck Peter Fry Mobile Marketing and Internet Consultant www.peterfry.net

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jeffery pont

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i support too

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Stephen Cleeve

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I was invited to the community. I was invited to comment. It's all new to me. Stephen Cleeve Football memorabilia for real footy fans

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N Bhashyam

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Besides, I feel the following: - The association formed in Ecademy is quite informal - Members try to help and encourage each other - The opinions handed out are frank and encouraging - Exchanges are motivated to address the issue under discussion with a view to arrive at the optimal - opinions and responses are free from any hard feeling or language - This is a very friendly forum for new comers to grow and obtain time tested guidance and advice from seniors and more experienced

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Joy Anderson

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I like ecademy because it has an offline presence as well as an online one. I used to really like the Tuesday nights at Victoria but sadly I work Monday, Tue & Wed evenings now which is why I don't come anymore. Most communities tend to only be either online or offline I find being able to meet people both on and offline makes the networking very powerful and magical. If back pain is your problem go to http://www.YogaforBackPain.com and pick up a FREE mini course

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mark wing

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yes. But I would put them in reverse order. No.1 The talented friends and colleagues I have come to know. No.2 First on Google. No.3 An incredible platform from which to get heard/noticed.

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Peter"Health and Safety" Hodgson

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Daniel interesting blog and some well made points, but for me the fact that you have such a diverse stream of different knowledge and experiences in one place means there is always a source of help. It does not matter if that help goes in or out it is there, couple that with the boardrooms we have access to an entire true to life executive committee to address. I am sure that all our activity on-line ups the SEO factor (not really a techy) and fits with Ivan Misner's VCP model. We also as relationships develop on-line then offline we create friendships and strength within our networks. Well that's me for now be safe regards Peter Peter Hodgson DipSM DipEM MIIRSM MIIAI AIEMA Managing Director www.sureteam.co.uk

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Larry Boyer

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I like these 3 and I think there are 2 more. 1) Education: Ecademy helps me to be a better business person. It helps me to present myself in a more personal and connecting way, yet still professionally (in this sense, it's kind of between Facebook and LinkedIn). 2) The Ecademy Community helps to identify and create real, lasting relationships between people around the world. These relationships can be social or business oriented, and often both. I meet people on Ecademy who I would otherwise not meet on any other social networking platform, of that I'm certain. Larry Boyer Larry@SuccessRockets.com Success Rockets

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Rajen Business & Digital Coach & Mentor Kantaria

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All that and S Supportive & Sharing L Learned & Large I Interactive & Inventive C Collaborative & Coperative K Knowledgeable & .......(can someone help me out here?:)) Rajen Kantaria

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Ken Brody

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Yes, the feedback is fast and often thoughtful. Yes, this is an entrepreneurial group. However, it is primarily for and about service oriented companies in and about the networking business. I'm in the business of physically delivering huge wholesale lots of oil, negotiating with sovereign nations, multinational banking, etc. The only business contact of value I have here is Lucas Wyrsch, out of hundreds of otherwise enjoyable and interesting contacts. Ken Brody Skype: brodytrade ken@greendotenergyinc.com ken.bordy&brodyandbrody.biz

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Sadie Murray

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I echo the sentiments expressed Daniel! I might also add, as someone across the Pond, there are additional intangible reasons. For example, it is the ONLY Network where I feel/know I have 'friends' I have never met; "Friends" that I would recommend without hesitation to personal friends and professional colleagues I have known for years without thought of damage to my credibility. I can stroll through the streets of Ecademy, wave, say hello to "friends". I grieve with them, celebrate with them etc! I believe Eademy has the "X" factor! Sadie Murray 847-302-1379 Freelife - Healthy Solutions Lose Weight - Feel Great Vitonomy

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Ronald Wopereis

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Great view, Daniel. Above all Ecademy is about friendship first and business second. While the business doesn't always work out the way one imagined, the friendship never has failed. Warmest regards, Ron --- Follow Me : http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=club&c=5591&xref=69061

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Simon Dixon

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Plus if you get to know Thomas and Penny Power, they will not let you miss a thing in your niche. Thomas is great at making sure I get the information I need, if I missed it somewhere else in my information flow. I dont hear from Zuckerberg at all and I am not sure who LinedIn is anymore! Simon Dixon CEO BankToTheFuture.com Founder of Benedix Author 'Student To CEO: 97 Ways To Influence Your Way To The Top In Banking & Finance'

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Ian Kaye

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I think Ecademy - like any other site, is what you make it, and how you perceive it. No one can tell you your reasons arent correct - they are your reasons. I can relate to the blog feedback, or to find an expert in something. Its good for SEO, but surely not your main source? I'm sure anything you are working on has more SEO value in itself then the comment/link you have on Ecademy? It is literally a large pool of small business owners, where you can find opinion, potential partners, customers, suppliers. What are my reasons? I guess I probably think that for £50 its decent value for what it provides.

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Nick Dewey

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1. Agreed. I have had a lot of life learning here on ecademy and it has done me a lot of good and has given me some great friends too. 2. That's what we are all here for. Everything else starts second, but becomes first! SEO helps us big time, and it WORKS. I am on first page for geographical searches in my field. 3. I do tend to view ecademists as being better then the average people in the street. Also, there are a few people with jobs out there, but there are many people who have found ways of making a living self employed who have done it with Ecademy. The hope. Going out there into the dark with only a profile page and a website and selling a product or service is what many people enjoy. It has an air of tradition and mystery in the modern age. Nick Dutch Tarot Entertainer Twitter || Occult Videos || Tarot Reading VideosII Triond Blog Nick Dutch Tarot Reader in Oxfordshire | Promote Your Page Too

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Graham Schreiber

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I'm a member of Ecademy; because I hear that social networking is the thing to do and be in, however, I can't see the value, based on my not having enough time in a day, to read streams of commentary, so I guess that others who would consider my service are too busy also. Please chat with me at http://www.landcruise.com (Parker Software > Chat system 100% > UK based.) Thanks Graham Schreiber.

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Paul Kyriazi

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I agree with your three points Daniel. I have the same experience and views with blogs on Ecademy myself. Thanks for pointing out the difference between Linkedin and Ecademy. Once you mentioned it, it struck true to me, too.

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Shelley Fishel

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I totally agree, a great sense of community and fabulous SEO plus visibilty. Thanks for reminding us Daniel! Shelley Shelley Fishel The Training Surgery Limited Gold Accredited Training Provider with The Institute of IT Training www.thetrainingsurgery.co.uk Follow me on twitter @shelleyfishel

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RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

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If any thread of mine gets less than 500 views and 15 comments I regard it as an abject failure and try to learn from it. READ MORE AT TAKE HEART

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Laury Burr

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And to prove your first point, Daniel, here's the third comment in under two & a half hours. I'm thinking you'll get quite a few more in the remaining 21.5! It's still my favourite platform. Mainly because of the sense of community - sure that sense is carried over onto groups on other platforms, but to me it feels as though that spirit is not an intrinsic feature of the other platforms whereas it is here. I've met some decent people here many of whom I now count as friends. More scary (!) is the fact that for "Laury Burr" every entry on page 1 of Google is me but that's at least in part due to my having an unusual name; having said that, the no. 1 slot is taken by Ecademy. So I have to be careful what I say ;) I believe that Ecademy is as good a place as any - and better than most - for getting to meet different people.

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Simon Harding

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Point 2 is a good one on SEO. I also like the groups on Ecademy although they have no where near reached their full potential.

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Sam Borrett

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Daniel, although I am way down under I also like it for those reasons and many more too. Cheers Sam Performance Coach for Businesses and Companies Personal and Corporate Mentor Social Media M: ++61 (0)410 473 068 Life Constellations Mentoring4Change Facebook Fan Page

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