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  • master mind - skype name & time preference

    62 posts, 18 voices, 1821 views, started Oct 12, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2008 by Dee Dee Shaw

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    • Sapphire
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      Okay
      New thread.
      Please post your skype name and time preference for the call. Maximum number of participants is 24. If we grow, we will either have to subdivide or go to a teleconference. There are several free services available if we need to go that direction.
      Agenda:
      Personal Intros (limit 5 mins each)
      Business intros including what we hope to gain from the group. (limit will depend on number of participants but probably around 5 mins)
      Wrap up - Moving Forward.

      We will all need to add everyone on skype. Even if you have already posted your skype name, please do so again. This is our ‘roll call’ for participants on tomorrow night’s call.

      Sharing Hope,
      Dee Dee



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Roll Call
          Skype name: luvmy12kids
          Time preference: 10pm (Eastern)



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Skype name: feathermaye
          Time preference: any (central)



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • cynthiaonmaui
          Time open - I’m in Hawaii time so I’m behind all of you. Either way it will be in the afternoon my time to I’ll be open to anything.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Name—cindylouwho1966

          Any time is fine, I am on Eastern time.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • 7pm  pst 10 Est works for me as well

          My skype name is Fabulously40



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • I have a skype question so I know I’m prepared. I’ve added some of you but I guess everyone has to authorize before contact can be made. I’ve heard back from a couple people. Do we all have to be authorized and connected before we can do the group call?



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          Daphne wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Ack!  I think i figured it out...my skype name is: MomJovi13



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • I think you only have to authorize the person who initiates the conference call. I set up this thread so we could go down the list and verify we have everyone. It is a bit confusing to me though because the skypename doesn’t show up on your friend list - but your real name does. It will be fine when we get to know everyone, but right now it is difficult to keep everyone straight. :)

          Sharing Hope,

          Dee Dee



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • 10 pm EST works for me if I can get SKYPE working. I’m a night owl and the big guy hits the sack around 10 pm. It made my brain hurt the other night when I tried to get back on there and my AT&T connection kept popping up some warning about SKYPE. My username is Chrissyandcoco.
          Take care,
          Gayle Forster



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Ok, Ive been busy, I can help but may not always be available for conference, questions, I can answer in my spare time.  Via email or this site.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • So, if I am missing anyone - please be sure to add me
          luvmy12kids - that way, I’ll have you on my list to initiate the call.



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • on your contacts list, if you hover over the real name, you’ll see the skype name. There’s probably a personalization tool, i just haven’t gone that far into it yet though.

          The text chat is GREAT! Daphne and I are burning it up right now, lol.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • I get it. Daphne just added me to her list and I was on skype at the time. A window popped up asking me for authorization and I clicked ok. That’s all I needed to do.

          This is a piece of cake!

          Daphne, is your name Linda?



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Yeah Heather, I got that, but like you, I haven’t found a place to personalize my list. Skype name was just to help me check my list. I am just putting the onus on everyone else. :) Add me, and you’ll get an invite to the call tomorrow night.



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          Amy L. Harden wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • SKYPE name is Amy L. Harden...user name is shepherdess5



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          Daphne wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Okay...that Skype thing is WAY too fun!  Had a great time chatting with you ladies!



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • i figured it out!! If you right-click on a contact, you can “Rename” them to whatever you want.

          This will help if you want to only see the fab40 names, to help keep it straight.

          Several of us have added pics as well, to correspond with what everybody is used to seeing here!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • My skype name is coachmombabe (I know, I wasn’t too imaginative, but I have to be able to remember it!). I’m in the central time zone, but  brain dead after 9pm, so anything before that is best for me.  

          I’m looking forward it this! I hope it actually works!



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          Amy L. Harden wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Did you create a Public chatroom for Fabulously40?  This may be the way to go.  It will always be there and people can drop in as they please and one of the members won’t have to create one every time.  I have one of these for my Women in MLC Forum...people drop in if they want at any time.  It is also put in the Chat Room Directory.

          Yana could also place the the Chatroom button on the front page of the web site also for easy access.

          If you want to see what I mean...go to:

          [Link Removed]

          you will find the SKYPE Chat room button on the sidebar.


          Shepherdess5, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Once I get home I will mess with all this. I gotta buy a mic, also. Do I have to have a camera? Daphne, I’m with you, that was fun!!!!



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • I don’t know that we need to go to the trouble of video, necessarily. I’m not even sure that the con call feature allows for that.

          I say mic and speakers are in order, the rest let’s leave for our advanced sessions.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Conference call and chat are different. Chatting is fun, but won’t work so well for a master mind group.
          This time only we’ll stick with 10pm. After this we can move back to 9 or 9:30. I have a hard time concentrating when the kids are still up.  

          Dee Dee



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          Coachmombabe wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • If I can’t get my wireless working at home I may have to sit this one out. Works great at work, but I don’t want to have to come back in that late at night. I can catch up with all later.



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          Shopgirl1960 wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Hello Everyone,

          I think that will be too late for me. I’m an early riser.
          Maybe next time.  I will wish I were there though. (smilie face)

          Della



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          Coachmombabe wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Hi all, looks like I’m not going to make it tonight. My son says he’ll get my wireless up and working before next week. Will someone give an update blog tomorrow?  

          Have a wonderful and productive evening!
          Cindy



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • I’m anticipating the call!!



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Annie, what’s your skype name?



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Hi ladies,

          I’m trying to download skype now.  But can I use the speakers and mic in my laptop or do I have to order the mic?  I think happymom is going to call me at 10pm until I figure it all out.



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • warriorprincess I spoke briefly with feathermaye last night and my laptop worked loud and clear...ask feathermaye.  I think my voice about knocked her husband off where he was sitting!!! LOL
          Hopefully yours will be fine too!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • I think you can use the speakers that are built in to your computer as long as there is a mic also.



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Hmmmm.  Ladies I am not a computer person so I can’t seem to find the mic.  I found the audio screen and turned up the mic but no such luck.  I have got to get with the program and make friends with this laptop thing.



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Hi gals,

          Yes, if your machine has working built-ins, they will work just fine.

          I’m getting all set up with notebook and pen to frantically take notes. I think our plan is to each get 5 minutes of intro so that we can see what each of our goals are, and start making plans for future sessions. I did some reading online today about overall theories regarding mastermind plans, but there is only so much information available for free. But smart as this bunch is, I think we’ll get along just fine.



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Oh, my hubby tells me that we don’t have a mic on my laptop.  I’ll have to order the skype one tomorrow.



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          Sbajger wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • Okey I down loaded it now what number do I call



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • what name did you sign up with sbajger? I think happymomma is gonna be making the calls, but we all need to add your username.



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • Hello Ladies,  

          Let me say how much I enjoyed talking and getting to know a little more about each of you.  It was interesting, fun and inspiring.  I thought that I would pass along and interesting blog that I found.  It was discussing target marketing and the use of websites like myspace/facebook ...I of course thought...why didn’t they mention Fabulously40.com? [Link Removed]


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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • Facebook also had targeted ads, but I also think we can brainstorm and research to find ways to get traffic to our sites for free. I think that was what Yana was mentioning.
          I would like to figure out how to do SEO myself instead of pay for it. As I mentioned, I have spent thousands over the past 4 years on this gimmic or that. I would like to put our heads together and figure out how we can assist one another in driving traffic to our sites, and get the best ROI for our efforts and $$$.
          It was great, although I am suffering from lack of sleep. :) Even after going to bed, my mind was racing. I am excited... and see this as the beginning of something great!

          Sharing Hope,

          Dee Dee



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          Chrissyandcoco wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • I mentioned this for Fab40 (since we spoke about Myspace and Facebook being a connecting place like Fab40 is for us) and found it interesting that Belmont University, being according to the Princeton review...one of the leading Universities studying entrepreneurial leadership.  I’m totally with you on everything and jazzed also. My point was that Fab40 can be our outlet if it is a target market for each of us. Yana is making that possible.  I found it also interesting that Universities are studying the effects these sites have on us as consumers and Fab40 needs to be included. Why not? We are a strong market, forty and beyond. Remember...I’m extremely thrifty! If I can get something for little or nothing and it is beneficial, then I am all for it.  I believe we all agree that Fab40 is a very useful website and tool.  TOOT TOOT for YANA! As we work and share information we will get there God willing! No doubt in my mind.  I believe that God connects people for special reasons, so here we go.  Should we put on our seat beats gals?
          I also got to Fab40 because of Facebook.



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • All day I’ve been saying, “I’m running on sleepy.” Not quite empty, but almost!

          By the way, everyone who was a part of the call last night, please send me your email address via Private Message so that I can get you the write-up of last night’s meeting, and our plans for the next.



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          Deb Link wrote Oct 14, 2008
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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • I enjoyed it, also. Gotta get to work on my biz plan. Luckily, I took part of a course on operating a small biz a few years ago. Didn’t get to finish, because my mom got sick and I went back to OH to take care of her.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • The call was great and very inspiring. I went to bed at three, I was thinking about ways to get everyone’s business out there for free.

          I promise to work on the podcast with all kinds of tips.

          All the best,
          Y



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          Dennie05 wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • Looks like I missed the boat..I would have loved to participated.  (even though I don’t know how to use skype...)  I will keep looking for more posts for future events going on.



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • Hi dennie.

          Our current plan is to conduct a session every other week for now. Last night we worked out a lot of kinks, and I think we’ve established we won’t be using skype; it was just too unstable. We ended up having a conference call hosted by yana.

          Right now our next session is planned for the 27th, but watch for the updates!



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          Yana Berlin wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Because I’m traveling today...typing this from the airplane...so cool, 13 dollars buys you a connection for the whole flight...of course the battery will die in few minutes.

          Just wanted to say to everyone that would like to join this group our next call has been postponed until next Monday  Nov. 3rd. at 9 EST

          This will be done through a conference call, details of the call will be posted later on in the week.

          For those of you that didn’t participate in our first call, the first assignment was to create a business plan.  There is a podcast available with one of our experts that you can listen to at your convenience.

          Looking forward to chatting with you girls.

          Have a fantastic week everyone.
          Yana



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Yana, I thought we bumped it back to this week on Thursday. :( I will be in Cancun on Monday.
          Also, I have a copy of a generic business plan if anyone would like a ‘template’ so to speak.



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