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Michael P. Naughton

Michael P Naughton is the Co-founder of The Social Syndicate TM, located in Los Angeles California. He is a novelist and screenwriter and also the owner of 13 Hands Publications and has successfully published actor/poet Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde) who is best known for his cinematic work with director Quentin Tarantino. Prior to that he worked in management, sales and events at Borders and digital media and advertising in print, online and television.

Are You Part of the 50% Enjoying YouTube TV?

ShareThe day is finally here. We’ve been anticipating it for years. YouTube TV is now an official channel that will certainly disrupt cable TV. Now, if you’re thinking, “Why would I subscribe when I can watch YouTube for free on…
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Listen for Their “Lean In” Statements to Learn EXACTLY What they Want

ShareIf someone in a conversation dropped this on you, how would you react? “So, anyway, I’m only sharing this with a couple of people, but my aunt in Omaha is good friends with Warren Buffet and this is where he…
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Do You Have the Future Edge? An Ongoing Series from The Social Syndicate

Share“There comes a time when one asks, even of Beethoven, ‘Is that all there is?‘” — Jean-Paul Sartre   Many years ago I read a book by Joel Arthur Baker entitled Future Edge. The tattered hardcover still resides on my shelf….
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WHY I LOVE DIRTY JOBS IN SALES & MARKETING

Share “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” – Chuck Jones I recently got hooked on Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” with Mike Rowe and started binge-watching episodes. I have never watched this show before and love it. Yes, I’m late to…
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10 Social Media Marketing Books To Keep Your Eye On in 2014

ShareHappy New Year! 2013 was an excellent year for social media marketing and there were many great books released last year.  Looking forward, here are  my top 10 social media marketing books to keep your eye on this year: #1…
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How to Be Happy – 7 Questions & Answers From Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, President and Founder of Flourish

ShareEarlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, Founder of The Flourish Center an organization dedicated to utilizing research based tools to enable individuals and organizations to flourish. I wanted to share this article with you, especially durning…
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HOW TO SAY “NO” IN THE NEW YEAR USING DON LOGAN’S (SEXY BEAST) TECHNIQUE

Share ‘Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.’ – Dalai Lama HOW TO SAY NO – TO NO ME IS TO LOVE ME Recently, I tuned into an excellent podcast produced by Amy…
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What to Do When Your Book Goes Out of Print

ShareThis article appears courtesy of Bob Bly’s Direct Response Letter, Practical tips for keeping your book available, even after the publisher takes it out of print, even if the publisher goes bankrupt.   BY ROBERT W. BLY   When Dodd,…
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31 -derfully Simple Ways To Make Your Ads Generate More Inquiries

ShareThis article appears courtesy of Bob Bly’s Direct Response Letter A client recently phoned with a problem I’d encountered many times before. “Our new ad campaign’s main goal is to create awareness and build image, not generate sales leads,”  the…
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SPEED READING 46 YEARS LATER… THE BASIC PRINCIPLES STILL APPLY

ShareSPEED READING IN THE DIGITAL AGE I plucked a tenuous book off my shelf written in 1966 entitled: Mastering Speed Readingby Norman C. Maberly, ED.D. (128 pages) and subsequently went on to Amazon to see how the concept of speed…
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“What Are You Not Doing Right Now?” The Only Book You’ll Ever Need on “Focus”

ShareI’m Convinced… There is only one book you’ll ever need on the subject of Focus ARE YOU FINDING YOURSELF MORE DISTRACTED THESE DAYS? Find Your Focus Zone will help you get back on track and answer that critical question. Now…
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2012 Nostradamus Predictions for Social Media Marketing

Share2011 was a great year for social media marketing and the Social Web is teeming with new predictions (see 30 Social Media Predictions for 2012 From the Pros ) on the growth of social media and where internet marketing and all things social are heading. …
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The Sunset Boulevard Effect – 7 Marketing Lessons from the Film

The Sunset Boulevard Effect

Share “I Am Big… It’s the pictures that got small…”  – Norma Desmond, from Sunset Boulevard (1950) Aside from: “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close up,” this is one of the most memorable – and quote-worthy lines-…
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Is Charlie Sheen Still #Winning?

ShareAt the time of our last post on Celebrities and Social Media: The Wizards Behind the Curtain, Charlie Sheen did not have a website (http://www.charliesheen.com) nor did he have 3 million + Twitter followers, a valid Facebook page (with 1 million + fans) or…
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Celebrities & Social Media: The Wizards Behind the Curtain

ShareLast year Pop Superstar Alicia Keys posted a job offer on Monster.com seeking a “Super Woman Blogger…” Needless to say there was no dearth of applicants and the posting received worldwide attention–  More on who landed the job at the…
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Nostradamus Prophecies On Social Media 2011

ShareThe Social Web is teeming with new predictions on the growth of social media and where this new technology and these new tools are heading. It got us to thinking: What would Nostradamus predict if he were alive today? We…
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SOCIAL MEDIA MAKES ANOTHER BIG SPLASH AT CES 2011

ShareCES (Consumer Electronic Show) is an annual tradeshow and kick-off event that is best known for setting the pace and foreshadowing the latest and greatest in gadgets. This year attendance was up with approximately 140,000 attendees descending on Las Vegas for 4 days…
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