Gary Valmain answers “How to Keep My Computer Safe on the Internet” | podcast 35

Gary Valmain is considered by many to be the foremost expert on desktop computers in Montgomery County, Texas. His company, Computerwurks, has been helping businesses and individuals with desktop computer support since 1999.   In this podcast episode, Gary shares his tips for keeping your personal computer safe and running smoothly.

Show 35 Quick Guide

  • The average person should hire a professional to set up their new Windows 8 computer.
  • Internet Explorer has serious security flaws.
  • Chrome is becoming too bloated and Firefox may become the go to browser.
  • How to keep my computer safe on the internet?
  • Gary explains malware, spyware, viruses and worms in very layman’s terms.
  • The first line of defense in protecting a computer is the user.
  • Free anti-virus and anti-spyware software top suggestions.
  • Cloud computing is an old concept that has been reinvented.
  • There is a whole lotta money in writing computer viruses.
  • Tips for contracting the best computer desktop support and repair service provider for small businesses without an internal IT department.
Gary Valmain of Computer Wurks in Conroe, Texas

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Following Up with Leads | podcast episode 34


Show 34 Quick Guide


Kody Bateman’s tips for mastering relationships in business:

  • Make a list of everyone you know and put them in a contact manager.
  • Categorize your list into 3 categories: 1) contacts 2) prospects 3) customers
  • Always add people to your list and move them through the 3 categories.
  • Take detailed notes on all of your contacts.
  • Reach out in the spirit of RELATIONSHIP 80% of the time and in the spirit of MARKETING 20% of the time.
  • Build your personal brand with friendship, celebration and service.
  • Use the 4 methods of communication to reach out regularly to your lists.
  • Always be in the spirit of service. GIVE for the sake of GIVING and you will attract what you GIVE.
  • Listen more than you speak and always make it about them and how you can help them.

Action Steps for Following Up with Leads

Action Step 1: Every time you connect with someone, write down in your calendar, or your contact manager the date you are going to make your next connection and HOW – text, phone, email, greeting card, in person.

Action Step 2: Right now, think of 2 or 3 people who you can reach out in kindness towards today, and do it. Send them a referral, or a gift, or just a quick text message asking how they are doing and that you are thinking of them. Don’t try to sell them anything, make it all about them.

Action Step 3:  Join me for the Master Relationship Marketing Seminar in Houston, April 17-18, 2015.

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Relationship Marketing on Facebook | podcast episode 33

Show 33 Quick Guide

  • What is relationship marketing and why do you need it?
  • My 3 rules for relationship marketing (see this post for the list).
  • Squeaky chair!
  • Mexican food is different in Texas than in California.
  • Doing business good ole boy style.
  • Waking up at 10 am.
  • You can do anything you want if you have the ability to build relationships and credibility.
  • Everybody is in sales.  Teachers sell the idea of learning to their students.  Chemists sell their research projects.  You are either selling yourself, an idea, or a product, or all three.
  • Relationship marketing on Facebook 101:  Facebook groups are a great place to cultivate relationships so don’t blow it by posting ads.
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