“To Yelp or Not To Yelp?”…That is the Question!

With Social Media sites becoming more and more popular, it’s great when you discover an awesome one that is easy to use and convenient.  I had heard about “Yelp” a couple of different times, but didn’t really understand how to use it or what it was for.  I figured it was just another site that you could use where people would give businesses stars based on their popularity or that business could purchase ads and get promoted. Well it’s more than that.

A couple of weeks when we were on our way back to Texas from LA., we were out on IH-10 around San Bernardino area and I was craving some Mexican food…but not On The Border, not anything commercial.  I was looking for something home cooked.  So my girlfriend said let me look for something on Yelp.  I said OK but didn’t know how it worked, within less than 3 minutes she had like 3 or 4 locations and was reading me off comments that people had recently posted from their visit there.  I was like WOW, that’s pretty cool.  We chose one location in Pomona, CA called Lily’s Tacos!  It had great reviews, said that the food was good home cooked tacos and burritos.  Within 10 minutes we were at the location and ordering food.  It was awesome.  I would have to say that this has been some of the greatest mexican food that I’ve had.  Now I am not writing this blog to rant and rave about this place and so everyone can stop by there while they’re in Pomona or traveling on the IH10…although I would strongly recommend this place and yes they are that good!

But I think that everyone should Yelp, if not to give your feedback if you find something good that you recommend for others but also to help out those smaller restaurants that are possibly barely getting started or don’t have the money to buy a radio ad, or newspaper ad and need the exposure to make it.  I think it’s kinda like free advertisement for those businesses that don’t have a lot of money to put back into their establishments but still provide high quality and great service.

I am now committing to Yelping whenever I get a chance to…and hope that you do the same!

Here is my YELP profile….If you want to connect! www.monicoperez.yelp.com

Homeless Video goes Viral!

I heard this on Howard Stern this morning as I was driving and just thought it was a great story, so I came and researched it on the Internet and sure enough came across some of the videos and story about this amazing talent that was discovered through the internet on YouTube!   The Power of Viral Technology…gotta love it!

Ted Williams, the Columbus-area homeless man whose amazing radio voice talent we highlighted yesterday, will not be homeless for much longer: In a radio interview on local station WNCI today, Williams revealed that the Cleveland Cavaliers had offered him a full-time announcing job and a house.

In the less than 24 hours since his video exploded online, the “radio man” has gotten lots of other offers and tons of goodwill:

We’ve seen viral video stars blow up on the Internet, but I can’t think of one that has taken off this quickly or to this good effect: It helps that in addition to having such a pronounced, unusual talent, Williams seems like a really good guy eager to turn his life around. Hopefully, his Internet fame and offer from the Cavs will help him do just that.

Click this link below to view what Mr. Williams will be doing now!

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We’ve just kicked off an amazing weekend in Las Vegas, NV with one of my good friends Gabe Shirey.  I met Gabe about 4 years ago at one of the week long training programs that Marc Accetta does called, Journey Beyond the Edge.  Gabe was an attendee at this seminar looking for an opportunity to just recreate himself and build a successful life.  Ever since then we’ve stayed friends and communicate via email, or online and here and there in person.  Recently I ran into Gabe in Los Angeles, CA at a Networking Seminar and WOW, has he recreated himself in a huge way.  For any of you that have attended Journey in the past, and know about the goal section.  Gabe still to this day has his very first goal cards that he created 4 years ago at Journey and carries them around with him and swears that he owes a lot of his recreation and success to Marc Accetta and that goal setting section during Journey.  It’s so awesome to see someone that has gone through one of Marc’s seminars and has been able to apply the skills and tools that Marc teaches and uses them to create massive success in their lives and now Gabe will turn around and give that back and create success in other lives out there.

Here’s a brief summary of Gabe’s company and what they are doing.  Make sure you stay in the loop and remember Gabe Shirey’s name he’s definitely on up and coming super star that has great things happening in life and business.

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