Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Traffic And Conversion Workshop In Singapore

Posted by Simon Leung in Seminars, Travel, Updates on August 2nd, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from the Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group Training Centre at the Traffic and Conversion workshop in Singapore!

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Traffic And Conversion Workshop in Singapore

This has been a fantastic weekend of learning and fun as we reunited with many of the attendees of The SMART Seminar 2008 who registered for this exclusive event.

With the help of Stuart Tan and David DiNucci, we’ve put together two solid days of hardcore content on how to set up a highly converting (and Google friendly) websites based on copywriting strategies and Google policies.

We also discussed how to turn these websites into traffic generating machines using a combination of search engine optimization, social media and advertising through Google AdWords.

The Traffic and Conversion workshop received stellar feedback from our Singapore students, especially because they are all action takers.

Most of whom attended the Traffic and Conversion workshop prepared with their laptops and implemented these strategies during the training, and many of them were actually able to achieve results before the weekend was over!

This goes to show that while knowledge is power, the implementation of the knowledge is crucial in building a successful business and achieving your goals.

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Traffic And Conversion Workshop Students

Happy New Year – Let’s Connect In 2009!

Posted by Simon Leung in Occasions, Personal, Updates on December 31st, 2008 | No Comments

2009 Is Here ~ Happy New Year!

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 Happy New Year From
@simonleung
(The Google Insider)
 Happy New Year From 

Images Credit: Cassey Lim

Here on the West Coast, we’re finally winding down to the final hours of 2008…

Even though we’re behind most of the world where 2009 is already underway, I actually appreciate having the extra time to reflect on 2008 and to be able make my final post of the year.

A lot has happened this year, both positive and negative, which has resulted in a time of my life that I will never forget.

I’ve learned many things about life (both personally and professionally) – a lot of them the hard way – that will greatly affect the way I move forward.

In retrospective, this experience has taught me a ton about how to proceed with my own business as well.

As we step into the new year, it’s traditional for many of us to make a new year’s resolution, so that we can make goals that we’ll strive to achieve.

Since my business direction will result in my traveling internationally for over 50% of 2009, my new year resolution is to not lose touch with my friends, colleagues, partners, clients and the countless relationships we’ve worked so hard to build.

In 2008, I spent pretty much every weekend on the road, either speaking at seminars around the country or doing the same in other countries, while building teams and companies at the same time.

As a matter of fact, I can count the number of weekends I was actually at home with one hand.

In 2009, my focus will shift to working on building a lot of the same teams and momentum in other countries by starting new businesses, growing existing ones and organizing more of my own live events.

I’ve seen and witnessed the tremendous value live events have brought to attendees, and I want to be able to capture more of that by expanding my brand to as many parts of the world as I can.

With that said, I know it’s going to be a challenge keeping and maintaining my current online relationships, not to mention building new ones.

That’s why I want to upkeep my level of networking accomplished through attending live events in 2008 by increasing my presence online through the power of social media sites and social networking.

Yes, I’m talking about the popular social media portals like TwitterFacebookMySpace,YouTube, and the latest one to hit the scene which I predict is gonna be HUGE in 2009…Google Friend Connect!

Social media is going to be my primary way of communicating with my friends and partners in 2009, and I’d definitely like to connect with you on there as well :)

So please, connect with me… chat with me… interact with me…

Take a look at all my favorite social media sites and feel free to join and connect with me in any or all of them!

I’d definitely like to be able to communicate all my news, updates and announcements with you as quickly and easily as possible…

Click Here To Connect With Me Now!

Social Media Simplified in Ventura, California

Posted by Simon Leung in Educational, Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on October 27th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Ventura Technology Development Center on the filming set of theSocial Media Simplified Web 2.0 Master Class in Ventura, CA!

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Social Media Simplified Presenters Mari Smith, Deborah Micek, Linda Taylor, Denise Wakeman, Simon Leung And Nancy Marmolejo

Even though I only had one hour of sleep that I snuck in during my 6am flight from San Jose to Ontario, I was too excited to be tired as my partner Andy Huang and I then made a 2-hour commute to Ventura to take part in Social Media Simplified filming.

As a late addition to the Social Media Simplified team of talented presenters, I was extremely stoked to accept the invitation to join the ranks of Linda Taylor, Deborah Micek (AKA CoachDeb), Mari Smith, Denise Wakeman (one half of the BlogSquad team with Patsi Krakoff) and Nancy Marmolejo to speak on Google Optimization through Social Media.

Throughout the day, we learned a ton of great information about marketing with social media, utilizing Web 2.0 tools such as TwitterFacebookMySpaceYouTube and CoachDeb’s own Blog i360 system as a blogging platform.

During my time on stage, I was excited not only to share some of the social media tools, widgets, plugins and strategies that I personally use for my own blog to maximize the quality and quantity of traffic coming into my website, but also to have some fun and share some laughs with the great audience, as well.

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In fact, we had so much fun that most of the attendees at Social Media Simplified felt that my presentation was more entertaining than it was informative! (Haha… just kidding…)

All joking aside, I’m confident that every one in attendance had a good time and hopefully, have already begun implementing some of the effective social media marketing strategies shared on the Social Media Simplified stage.

Towards the end of the shooting, all the presenters got together on stage to organize an expert panel, where we conducted live critiques of attendees’ blogs and answered questions from the audience.

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social media simplified

After the Social Media Simplified event was over, we brought the party over to our VIP dinner at a nearby French restaurant, where we had the opportunity to network more with one another.

Before leaving town the following evening, I spent the day hanging out with CoachDeb, Andy Huang and James Lee, taking advantage of some of the best dim sum in town, as well as organizing our own “working party,” complete with sake and snacks!

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Overall, I had a ton of fun and made a bunch of new connections at Social Media Simplified, so I am definitely glad I was able to make it out to Southern California for the one day event before returning to Singapore next week for The SMART Seminar.

If you weren’t able to attend Social Media Simplified, the entire event has been recorded and the DVD set will be made available within the next week, so stay tuned for more information about how you can get your hands on the amazing social marketing content so you don’t miss out!

In the meantime, you can keep up with posts, comments and photos from the Social Media Simplified presenters, attendees and fans on the #SMSV Twitter stream.

Meet Your AIMVenture AdWords Assistants

Posted by Simon Leung in Promotion, Resources, Travel, Updates, Videos on September 10th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from the 18th floor of the Guyang Mansion in Nanjing, China, where, along with Andy Huang, my business partner for AIMVenture Corporation, we are continuing to build out our various outsourcing teams, including AdWords Assistants, among other traffic generation services.

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Simon Leung And Andy Huang With The AIMVenture China Team

In addition to providing Internet Marketing services, the Nanjing office is also our headquarters for several other businesses, which consists of e-commerce websites and product manufacturing, supplying, trading and exporting.

However, the primary objective for this trip is to grow the Internet Marketing side of our business by hiring more traffic assistants and providing more training to the team, particularly on the Pay-Per-Click (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO) and Web 2.0 social media side of things.

Andy Huang and I have been in the Nanjing office this past week doing just that, and the team has been doing extremely well in terms of growth and improvement to their skills.

Needless to say, it’s been a hectic week, but somehow, we found the time to record a quick video to give you a brief tour of our Nanjing office :)

Successfool.tv Live Show With Alejandro Reyes

Posted by Simon Leung in Educational, Inspirational, Streaming, Updates, Videos on August 15th, 2008 | No Comments

Last night, I was a special guest on Successfool.tv, a live streaming show hosted by my very good friend, Alejandro Reyes.

For those of you who don’t know Alejandro Reyes, he was my right hand guy for a while as my lead apprentice, later on became my Operations Manager and Relationship Specialist, and now a business partner and respected colleague.

I won’t go into all the details about how we met and everything because we actually tell the story on the show, which was streamed live as a chatroom packed with active viewers watched on and interacted with what was going on in the show.

The first video has a quick introduction by Alejandro Reyes, then chaos ensues for a while as we battle with technology to try to get our first ever split screen interview going.

It was a miserable failure, but we included the outtakes here for your viewing pleasure haha

The second video picks up after we decided to use a Skype call instead, and contains most of the content in regards to relationship building and how to maximize social media to leverage networking and credibility.

Enjoy the videos, and please let us know what you think by commenting on this post :)

Successfool.tv: Alejandro Reyes Interviews Simon Leung Pt One

 Successfool.tv: Alejandro Reyes Interviews Simon Leung Pt Two

If you haven’t had the chance to catch the video Alejandro Reyes and I did from LAX a few months back on social media, you can watch it in its entirety below as well.

 Social Media Secrets At LAX

Internet Marketing Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Educational, Travel, Updates on June 24th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from the 12th floor of the luxury condominiums owned by Stuart Tan’s company at the PPDI Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

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Yesterday, Stuart Tan, Edmund Loh and I embarked on a four and a half hour road trip from Singapore to visit Stuart Tan’s Malaysia office to meet his Malaysian team.

We then dropped off our things at the condo and proceeded to meet some of Stuart Tan and Edmund Loh’s local subscribers and customers for an informal gathering.

Even though it was a last minute meetup, over a dozen people showed up to meet and greet, including my friend, Vince Tan, who also lives in Malaysia.

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For about four hours or so, we masterminded and brainstormed to the mostly newbie group about:

  • List building;
  • Private Label Rights;
  • Public Domain;
  • Google AdWords, keyword traffic and quality score;
  • Systems and processes;
  • Search Engine Optimization;
  • Social media;
  • Video sites
  • And more…

It was a good experience for me to get accustomed to yet another culture in a country that I’m visiting for the first time.

I’m definitely grateful that Stuart Tan has taken the initiative to organize this trip because it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the cultures.

This information will be really useful for me since I plan to be doing a lot more business in the Asia market, so definitely be on the look out for some cool project announcements very soon.

Networking Dinner in Los Angeles, CA

Posted by Simon Leung in Educational, Gurus, Travel, Updates, Videos on May 27th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Gate 7 of the Southwest Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA!

I just said bade farewell here at the gate with Alejandro Reyes, my former apprentice turned Operations Manager turned business partner.

We were in Los Angeles for the day on business, and decided last minute that we would organize a networking dinner in LA before we went home.

Collectively, we have lots of friends in the LA area, but because it was so last minute, not everyone was able to make it.

Alejandro had the idea of using Twitter to let his followers know that we were in town, and by 7pm, we had a small group of 6 people meeting up for dinner at the Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, a 5 star restaurant in El Segundo.

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 Twittering Fools At The Dinner Table: Rachel Rofe, Mark Widawer, Simon Leung, James Lee, Alejandro Reyes And Chuck Yockey

As you can see, all 6 of us were busy twittering away even at the dinner table :)

We didn’t get to stay too long since Alejandro and I had to catch a flight, but it was fun hanging out with some local marketers for a couple hours.

If you’re interested in meeting up sometime while I’m in your neck of the woods, check outmy calendar and feel free to Twitter me to let me know you’re in the area and want to meet up.

Since Alejandro and I both had our flights delayed, we decided to shoot a quick video on the power of networking, and how social media has made it so much more easier to network online with practically anyone you want.

Enjoy the video :)