Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Skinny Body Care Company Review

Get skinny and get paid! Sounds like a plan to me. Skinny Body Care has burst on to the network marketing scheme as the new sheriff in town for weight loss. Let’s take a look at this company to see what the hype is all about!

Skinny Body Care is owned by Ben Glinsky. Headquartered in Texas, Skinny Body Care is going against the standard of the traditional corporate setting. Skinny Body Care is a revolutionary company who doesn’t believe that “real companies” have “real offices.” Ben Glinsky launched this company in January 2011. Mr. Glinsky is a veteran in the network marketing industry, boasting successful runs in other network marketing companies. With his record of accomplishments, Ben Glinsky is the best captain for this ship!

There are three levels of entry for the Skinny Body Care Affiliate - Level 1 - $69.95, Level 2 – $129.85, Level 3 - $199.70. There is a one-time $10 registration fee included in the cost. The difference in the levels of entry is the amount of product you receive. It seems as though a shrewd person would start at level 2 or 3 so that they have product to use and product to share. You also receive marketing materials and a duplicated site.

Skinny Body Care’s flagship product is Skinny Fiber. This product boasts the benefit of you being able to lose weight without spending hours in the gym. Skinny Fiber contains all natural ingredients that naturally suppress your appetite, allowing you to consume less than you normally would. Not only does it increase your metabolism, it also flushes away toxins that are harmful to your body.

Skinny Body Care has a compensation plan based on the power of 3 that goes 8 levels down. Each affiliate gets the powerline bonus once they sign up!  This plan is designed so that affiliates can earn an income on members they did not sponsor – spillover. The caution here is that if you’re waiting for spillover, you might be waiting a long time. The more people who rely on spillover, the wider the matrix becomes. Members can also earn commission on retail sales. Those commissions vary depending on what rank you’ve achieved in the company.

Skinny Body Care is in its infancy, which means the opportunities for growth are astounding! The only way to grow Skinny Body Care successfully is to expose it to a large number of people on a regular basis. The internet is just the tool for that. With over 2 billion users on the internet, you need to have a strategic marketing plan to reach your target market. My Lead System Pro will teach you how to dominate on the internet and establish a commanding presence as a leader in the industry.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Using Google As a Campaign to Win in Business

Google is the most trafficked site on the planet....and if you are able to position yourself on the front page (i.e. top 10 search result spots) you can drive tons of traffic to your blog, websites and capture pages.

By taking just a few minutes to do a little bit of keyword research before creating blog posts, articles or videos you can maximize your exposure and get found by thousands, even millions of people on the most popular search engine around.

If you do not already have a Google account sign up for FREE here: http://google.com

#1 Take 5 Minutes To Do Keyword Research: Using a keyword research tool such as Google Keyword Tool or Market Samurai take a few minutes to find keywords and/or keyword phrases that have little competition (less than 100,000 SEOC) but are getting a minimum of  10 clicks (estimated # of clicks you’d expect per day if you where to lock down the top spot on Google).
#2 Create and Publish Blog Post: Create a keyword rich, keyword dense post with at least 525 words. Link your image and call to action at the end of your post to a capture page using a trackable link. (Use google url builder, bit.ly or hypertracker to create a trackable link). Include target keyword in Blog Title, Headings and Tags. Use ALL IN ONE SEO PACK plugin to optimize your posts making sure to include the title, description and keywords.
#3 Submit your Post to Article Directories: Use an article submission tool to submit to top article directories. Include a trackable link to the resource box directing readers to a capture page or back to your blog.
#4: Submit your Post to Posterous: Copy and Paste your blog post to Posterous keeping all of the links in tact. (Visit http://posterous.com to set up a free account- make sure to set up as many services as you can). Update the trackable links in the blog post image and the call to action.
#5: Submit your Post to BetterNetworker: Copy and Paste your blog post to BetterNetwork keeping all of the links in tact. (Visit http://betternetworker.com to set up a free account). Update the trackable links in the blog post image and the call to action.
#6: Submit your Article Link from BetterNetworker Post to Posterous : Copy the link to your BetterNetworker article from your browser, return to Posterous, create a new post and do the following:
Give a title to your post that is similar but not the same title as your original blog post, article post or BetterNetworker post. Make sure to include your keyword/keyword phrase.
Write a one sentence line similar to this: Check out this great article from BetterNetworker on How To Get On The First Page of Google (if your keyword phrase is” First Page of Google” make this a hyperlink back to the BetterNetworker article)
#7: More Google Juice on Facebook: To create more backlinks and strengthen your rankings on Google submit your original blog post and Betternetworker post to Facebook, adding it to a minimum of 5 niche specific groups.

Perform this simple routine each and every time you create a new blog post and you will find yourself locking down the top spots on Google for multiple keywords related to your niche, driving more traffic and capturing more leads for your business. This equals more money for you!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

What is ZNZ?

This program promises that you will not pay any money out of pocket and can start your own "business" in as little as a half hour.After you become eligible you will be able to earn up to multiple payments into your PayPal account of $95 every day.
How the Program Zip Nada Zilch Works:
The whole idea behind this program is to join trial periods for certain items for free or a small cost of only a few dollars. You can keep the product or cancel before the trial ends so you will not be charged anything. Is there any catch? A credit card is required for most programs. Also, you must remain in the trial period for at least 80% of the time. For example, if the trial period runs for 10 days, you must remain in the program for at least 8 days before cancelling if you decide the product isn't for you.
However, remember when I said you won't have out of pocket costs to start? Some are Free. && the Others...That is because, although you may pay a small cost of $2 or $4for the trial period item, your sponsor will reimburse you, or give you a bonus of, $15 within 24 hours after you become eligible and earn your1.0 credit at Zip Nada Zilch, thus bringing your start up costs to $0and no out of pocket costs to you.
Products Available for Free Trial:
There are dozens of products available to try for "free." I decided to try Magic Jack, Credit.com for a free credit report and score, a website hosting company, a gaming site (Fun Pass), Block Buster, NetFlix... and a couple other things. It was a bit more than I expected to get to my 1.0 credit, but it didn't even cost me $10, so I actually made $5 profit before I even began getting referrals to Zip Nada Zilch.
There are products for weight loss, television, phone, and other telecommunications products, magazine subscriptions, and much more, so there is bound to be something of interest for everyone.
Who Can Be Eligible?
The program is eligible to anyone who completes 1.0 credit at the Zip Nada Zilch site. We have ZNZ ONE && ZNZ BIGCASH. There are some other requirements as well: you must live in the United States, Canada, or United Kingdom to participate in payments from Zip Nada Zilch. At this time it is not available internationally. Also you can be 16+ years of Age to start working for znz.
How Do I Get My Payments?
You actually have to do a good deal of advertising to refer others.Each time you refer someone and they successfully complete their 1.0credit, you will receive your $20 payment from ZNZ ONE, && Receive an additional $75 for ZNZ BIGCASH. You also have monthly Bonuses! Then, you pay your referral $15 to cover any expenses they may have incurred. You will make $95 per referral. This is unlimited. If you refer one person each week, you will earn $95 a week from this program. If you're able to refer 10 people a week, you will earn $950 each week. Refer more to earn more.
ZNZ often has specials where they pay more per referral. For example, each referral paid out $84 in August 2011 and in September 2011 each one is worth $78, Now As of May 2012 ZNZ pays each referral $95.
How Easy is it to Refer People? Do You Really Receive Miracle Money Daily??
That all depends. If you refer a couple people each day, you will certainly receive daily payments. If you're great at internet marketing, you will likely do well with this program. You need to give it lots of exposure in a competitive environment. There are dozens of online opportunities. Many people create a capture page to let the potential referral opt in to receive more information about the program. This also allows the sponsor to send helpful emails and to check in on all their referrals.
The program offers marketing advice and an easy template for your own website to use(Like Mine) :). There is a website concept called "Online Payday System" or "Global Domains International" that gives you a few options and makes everything very simple with plenty of instructions and support.
You can promote this program anywhere, from traffic exchanges to paid-to-read programs to free classifieds and more. The list is almost endless. You can choose free advertising or paid advertising, whatever you find most effective is your own preference.
I chose free advertising and have used traffic exchanges, free classifieds, and a few other resources. I have had many referrals because I post my ads & follow up. The program is great because there really is no cost to start and you can earn almost unlimited income, but gaining referrals is easy if you follow the training guide provided by your sponsor. GET STARTED RIGHT NOW!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Social Network Marketing - Please keep it Pofessional

WAHM Marketing

Social network marketing has really picked up steam these days because it is a way for potential customers to get up close and personal with WAHM businesses with which they may want to become involved. Most smart consumers are now searching for product reviews before making a substantial purchase and many of those people search for consumer reviews of businesses.
Just as you would thoroughly research a new investment opportunity before throwing down your money, your customers are seeking out information about you before handing over their credit card numbers.
Social networking sites were originally used for people to connect on a personal level; social network marketing is now picking up steam. People have become extremely comfortable interacting in this laid back virtual environment and are now looking up businesses as well as personal connections.
If you aren't listing your business on these social networking sites you are missing a valuable opportunity to increase exposure for your business, connect with customers in a personal manner so they trust you more, and of course publicize your existence to new customers. These are the main benefits of social network marketing.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Many different social media tools enrich the experience on your end and on the end of potential customers, but you have to be careful which ones you use and how you use them.
The most important thing in social network marketing is the image that you put out there. Just as you would put on nice clothing, fix your hair and makeup, and present yourself in a professional manner to your colleagues and important clients in the offline business world, every interaction you have with others online under the name of your business must be completely professional.
If there is any way for your personal name to be connected with your business, then everything that you do on personal social networking sites must be in line with this professional image as well!
You definitely want to play with web 2.0 applications and use the newest and most exciting tools when you select your social media strategy, but you must always keep your image in the back of your mind. If you have the slightest suspicion that some aspect of your social network marketing strategy may look unprofessional or reflect badly on your business simply don't do it.
You can come up with more compelling ideas, but it is extremely difficult to undo a damaging social network marketing mistake.
You can come up with more compelling ideas, but it is extremely difficult to undo a damaging social network marketing mistake.
Remember, videos and other forms of web 2.0 marketing are literally impossible to contain once they have been released. When something goes viral, it is a great thing most of the time. However, if something that reflects badly on you or repels serious customers goes viral, there is no way to limit the damage.

Building Your Reputation

From the very first sale your business made, you started building your reputation. People like to talk and once they find a company that they really love, they will mention it to other people. Similarly, once they have an annoying or horrible experience with a retailer they will pass that information and frustration around as well.
Through that talk, your business begins to establish a reputation, online and offline.
Much of social network marketing has more to do with building up this reputation than with actually pulling in sales. Of course, the ultimate goal when you learn how to use the top social networking sites is to increase your sales or increase website traffic, but when you go into Twitter marketing or FaceBook advertising you do so with the immediate intention of making others think of you as an expert in your field.
By discussing current events and issues that are related to your business niche in wikis and on social sites like FaceBook you allow others to see your knowledge and passion so they begin to see you as someone who can be trusted with this sort of information.
You can also allow your company's personality to shine through FaceBook marketing by designing your profile and posting regular information that gives a more personal glimpse into the person behind your business (you!). This is the perfect space to present a personal story that has driven your interest in your niche, while remaining professional and informational.

Top Blog Marketing Tips

Another form of social network marketing, which lends itself well to giving personal glimpses into your business, is blog network marketing. When you learn to blog effectively you learn to connect with your target market in a more personal manner. You essentially let them into you personally, rather than hiding behind the mask of your business.
While blog optimization and blog promotion are very important so that more people will actually discover your blog, the most important aspect of blog web marketing is the comment section where your readers can leave feedback.
You want to constantly watch this feedback and respond to your readers, making them feel as if they are being heard. Effective blog marketing tactics will include gaining the trust of your readers through personal interactions.
This starts with the friendly tone of your blog posts, which should feel like you are talking directly to the reader personally, but it also extends to the time you take to respond to individual feedback comments.
This type of interaction is not possible with most basic websites that are set up for converting sales, though more of the top web design experts are now working web 2.0 features such as personal videos into business websites so more of this personal connection can be established.
In order for blogging to serve as an effective social network marketing strategy you have to be very active with it and post on a regular basis. If you are struggling to maintain your blog or have several blog ideas to implement, consider using SEO blogging software to help you keep things rolling.
Whether your social network marketing plan will include blogs, articles, press releases or just a lot of chatting with your target market on sites like Twitter and FaceBook, you may also want to consider hiring a social media consultant or taking some form of online social media training to improve your skills.
This does take more financial investment, but it can speed up the learning curve as you start to learn how to implement social network marketing into your business.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Facebook worker takes avg. $844K hit in just 4 days

Facebook’s outside investors aren’t the only ones feeling cheated.
In Silicon Valley, where tech workers are lured with piles of stock and promises of instant riches, the social network’s employees are sitting on sinking shares that they can’t cash in for several months.
Since Facebook sold shares to the public at $38 a pop last Friday, the average employee has lost an estimated $844,000, based on yesterday’s closing price of $32. Shares rose 3.2 percent yesterday, their first daily gain.
“It’s obviously disappointing for Facebook’s employees who still need to work there, engineering the site and selling ads,” said Sam Hamadeh, the head of research firm PrivCo, who estimated the losses in employees’ stock. “These distractions must be affecting them.”
Facebook’s cool-company status is in jeopardy if the stock-price erosion continues, sapping the super-sized growth that attracted workers in the first place, recruiters said.
The stakes of losing that status couldn’t be higher in Silicon Valley, where other tech titans compete for talented engineers. In contrast, Google and Apple have seen their shares soar, rewarding employees who stuck with them.
“At Google, you count on that money every year because the stock has been relatively stable and growing,” said Robert Greene, the head of GreeneSearch, a tech recruiting firm. “At Apple, you count on that money. At Facebook, we don’t know yet.”
One recruiter pointed to Zynga as a place where employees are losing faith along with the share price. Zynga closed at $7.07 yesterday after the social-gaming company went public at $10 in December. Insiders traded shares on private markets as high as $17 last year.
One consolation for Facebook employees is that most have stock awards instead of options. Since 2007, Facebook has given out restricted stock units that won’t be “underwater” if the stock falls below a certain price.
Those units have only lost value in the company’s first day as a public company, going from about a $20 billion prize pool to $16.5 billion, according to PrivCo’s Hamadeh.
Meanwhile, employees are resigned to a wait-and-see approach until their lockup ends and they can sell their shares. The first lockup for insiders expires after 91 days.
“They need to be focused on what you believe the price will be when you’re eligible to sell shares. That’s the only price that matters,” said Kevin Rosenberg, managing partner at recruiting firm BridgeGate.
Still, the bad headlines from the botched IPO continue to weigh on the company. Facebook shareholders yesterday sued the company and its bankers, accusing them of failing to disclose slowing revenue growth before the stock launch.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Backpage.com defiant over sex trade ads

As business people and marketers we use Backpage for professional reasons. But some people use it for everything else but that. Shocking trades going on right on Backpage and they have no problem with it.

Backpage.com defiant over sex trade ads

Monday, May 21, 2012



The Simplicity Of Empower Network

I have found that in this game we call network marketing, that most people, especially the new ones, just make things WAY too complicated.
I truth it is very simple.

The Simplicity Of Empower Network

Empower Network can literally be worked as a 2 get 2, get 2 system.Empower Network Is Simple
What does this mean?
This means that EVERYONE can build an Empower Network business.
Because in this economy, the worst economy that we have had in quite a long time, in an economy where there are literally millions and millions of people looking for ways to make more money, especially to make money from home… if you can actually convince yourself that you are incapable of finding just 2 people who would like to play the Empower Network business game with you… if you really believe that, then just close this site right now and d0n’t come back.

I Show You Just How Simple Your Empower Network Can Be:

join-empower-network-here Anyone of average intelligence can find 2 business partners for the highest-paying online opportunity in existence, with literally the most support and best-converting resources that exist on earth.
See, you don’t have to figure out how you are going to sponsor 200 people.  You have to decide how you are going to find 2 partners.
Because if you get 2 partners, and those 2 get two partners, etc., then we all win profitably.  And that is literally all it takes.
In the video above I show you exactly how this all pans out.
Good freakin’ luck finding another opportunity which pans out with this amount of income for you based on a 2 get 2, get 2 strategy.

Can Empower Network Work For You?

The question is:  Can you find just 2 partners?  Do you think there are 2 people in the world that might want to work with you and play this game with you?  If so, you need to become part of the movement right now.  If not, then this business isn’t for you, not matter what company it is.
And that’s just the way it is.
Keep it simple.
People can do that, and you know it.
If I come out and say “Here’s all the crazy, technical, internet kung-fu you need to do in order to sponsor 500 people…” then people get this strange viewpoint of what it is they should be doing.
Just keep it simple.
Find 2 good partners.  Help them get 2.  Pay it forward.

With Empower Network we survive as a group.

No one survives alone.
This should be crystal clear, and easy to understand.
If you can commit to just finding 2 partners, then you can work with us.  If you can’t, or if you think this is an impossible task, you should find another line of work.  That is not a personality evaluation, it’s just a matter of observation similar to “your shoe size is 11″, or “your hair is blonde”.
2 get 2, get 2… is about as simple as business possibly get.
And after 14 years in this industry I know for a fact that anyone who really wants to make a change for themselves can find their 2 partners on Day 1.  Hell, what if it takes you a month?
You can do that.  And you know that you can find 2 others that can do that.
This is workable.
This is doable.

Can You Beat Empower Network?

Empower Network has provided you the finest online income opportunity that there is.  100% commissions cannot be beat.  Done-for-you marketing systems and blogging systems cannot be beat.  The ongoing live calls that close your prospects for you cannot be beat.  My own personal team help and resources cannot be beat.
And all you have to do to build a successful Empower Network business is to find your two business partners, who commit to do the same.
And I’ll give you a hint… if you are talking to someone who does not see the simplicity of this, and they are unable to commit to doing such a simple task, you probably need to be talking to someone else?
Wouldn’t you agree?
If so, join Empower Network <== here.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Network Marketing Can Be A Rewarding Career

Network Marketing can be a rewarding alternative way to make money. It does, however,Network Marketing take time, dedication and motivation. Making the best of any endeavor requires proper guidance. If you follow the advice contained in this article, you can certainly make some extra money running your own “network marketing” business.

Do not stop learning if you want to be a success at network marketing. The business of network marketing is ever changing. Only those who stay on top of developments and changes will remain successful over the long haul. Take advantage of available resources, and invest in your own education.
Strive to maintain a positive attitude to achieve success in network marketing. While the rewards can be great, the rejection can sometimes be equally difficult. By maintaining a positive attitude, you will become a better marketer and drive your business much further.
Most people will jump at the idea of working from home, so it’s important to bring that benefit up as often as possible. “It will be amazing when you can roll out of bed and literally walk only a few feet to your office.” Your lead will buy into it hook, line, and sinker.
A significant amount of your time involved with network marketing will be invested in marketing either the product to attract customers or the business to attract producers. One way to quickly reach a wide audience is to use videos. Videos are far more effective for getting higher numbers than marketing directly in person. Reserve your personal marketing visits only to potential high profile producers or high volume buyers.
Learning to be a great listener will help you succeed. A significant part of successfully promoting your product will involve listening to the customer, being able to identify their needs, and then convincing them how your product can be a solution. Your prospects will also come to you for advice, and in order to properly help them you will need to be able to listen to their problems to identify their specific issues and relevant solutions. Your success starts with how well you listen.
To make sure you get the most out of the time you spend network marketing, look at how much income the various activities you do produce. If you spend a lot of time on social media, but aren’t seeing much profit from that, it’s better to focus your energies elsewhere. Try to complete your most profitable activities first thing in the morning.
Find ways to connect with the people you are trying to recruit into your network. If they feel that you are simply looking to build your own business, they are not going to be interested in the opportunity. However, if you show them that you care about making them money by proving to them that it will work for them personally, they are much more likely to say yes to your proposals.
Now that you have read through some solid tips to get you started in your network marketing business, you have to go out there, meet people, and start building your network marketing empire. If you put in the time and effort, you will definitely be rewarded with a flourishing business.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Marketing on Autopilot-Revolutionary System Licensed to you Forever | Adriana Pezzuto's Empower Network Blog

Marketing on Autopilot-Revolutionary System Licensed to you Forever | Adriana Pezzuto's Empower Network Blog

Greek banks strain for cash

@CNNMoney May 18, 2012: 6:53 AM ET
Bank customers in Greece, lining up recently at an ATM, have made widespread withdrawals of cash.Bank customers in Greece, lining up recently at an ATM, have made widespread withdrawals of cash.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Greek financial system is straining hard for cash.
Consumers and businesses are making massive withdrawals from Greece's banks -- leading to concern the beleaguered nation could be forced out of the eurozone by a banking crisis even before its government runs out of cash.
Deposits are the lifeblood of any bank, and Greeks pulled 800 million euros out of the banking system on Tuesday alone, the most recent day for which figures are available.
At the same time, the European Central Bank this week cut back -- at least temporarily -- on how much it was willing to lend to some Greek banks. (Greece downgraded deeper into junk territory)
The central bank, whose loans have provided banks with much-needed cash, said it believed the loan freeze would last only a few days until the banks secure already-approved European bailout funds.
But the freeze has forced banks to instead borrow from the Greek National Bank -- at higher interest rates.
Two factors are driving the banks' problems: Greek customers are worried their money isn't safe. And they are concerned that their euros will be worth much less if Greece leaves the eurozone and institutes a new lower value national currency, the drachma.
"There's a lot to be gained from keeping your wealth in euros and transferring them to drachmas after the conversion," said Jonathan Loynes, chief European economist for Capital Economics.
And no banking system, no matter how strong, can survive massive and prolonged withdrawals of deposits, said Kris Niswander, associate director of European financial institutions for SNL Financial.
"If you have significant deposit withdrawals, that's difficult for any institution to overcome no matter the macroeconomic factors. Of course that's not even taking into account everything going on in Greece," Niswander said.
Deposits in Greek banks have been falling fairly steadily since the end of 2009, but the pace of withdrawals has since accelerated. In March, deposits were down nearly 20% from a year earlier.
Much of that decline was probably caused by consumers, who had lost their jobs or suffered deep pay cuts, taking out money to pay their bills.
The pace of withdrawals has likely quickened since a May 6 vote raised the possibility of a Greek exit from the eurozone, experts said. The country is now being run by a caretaker government. It is believed Greece could be forced out of the eurozone if a European bailout deal collapses after the next vote on June 17.
Loynes of Capital Economics wrote a report last year suggesting that a massive run on a nation's banking system might be the tipping point that forced one of the 17 member nations out of the eurozone, rather than a default on government debt.
Government debt defaults can be dealt with -- or at least delayed -- with bailouts or debt restructuring, as European leaders have done repeatedly over the last year.
But runs on the banks are far more difficult to stop or reverse, said Loynes. And the potential costs of propping-up a troubled banking system like Greece's could be too great for the other European countries to accept, even if their leaders voice support for keeping Greece in the eurozone.
"It depends how long the rest of Europe is willing to give the Greek banking system support," he said. "It is not clear that the rest of the eurozone will tolerate the situation for very long." To top of page

Friday, May 11, 2012

Empower Network Breakthrough Comp Plan Training

Most people have a hard time making money in network marketing because, quite frankly, their compensation plan sucks.
As you may or may not yet know, I am a total “commission snob”.  I have been working 100% commission programs since mid-2010 and there is a reason.
Empower Network pays out all the money to it’s members.   This makes it far easier on you.  Does that mean you success if guaranteed?  Of course not, don’t be a doofus!  But it does make it way easier for you.
Here is a replay of the Empower Network LiveStream broadcast of 3.13.2012, where Dave delivers an excellent training on the compensation plans and how this all works together and solves the mystery about why you have been having so much trouble making money, as well as the real solutions.

Watch Live Stream

The time to get in is now.  All barriers have been removed.  We are now live in 174 countries.  100% commissions.  Record-setting growth and we are just now hitting momentum. The only thing stopping you from having what you want is you.  You are the cause.   All that is left is for you to make a decision to stop sitting on the sidelines and to make something happen.  We have made it as easy as it’s ever going to get for you here at Empower Network.
Be sure to take the time to review my Empower Network Team Resources page, then get in now.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Want a Job? You have 60 seconds to sell me

Just as speed dating adds more stress to the search for a mate, speed interviewing is sure to make the job hunt more tense.
Yes, speed interviewing.
In at least one extreme example, workers are being given just one minute to sell their skills to a hiring manager. If they fall short, they are out the door.
That’s the approach MediConnect Global has been taking with its interview process. Even though it may sound like a nightmare for some job seekers, it has worked out great for the medical records company and some lucky employees who passed the test.
When Zane Davis, 34, a client services representative, interviewed at Mediconnect two years ago, he was told before the meeting that he’d have less than a minute to pitch himself to a panel of company managers. “I had never heard of a company doing these speed interviews,” he said.
Davis, who had been a welder and was looking to change careers, said, “They wanted to know why they should hire me within 30 seconds or so.”
When he got to the company’s offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, there were 12 other job candidates waiting for the quick why-you-should-hire-me interview spiel. He recalled everyone else had flashcards they were studying, but he decided to focus on being confident and highlighting the skills he could bring to the table.
“I don’t remember what I said, but it worked,” he said. The company called him back for about five minutes of follow-up questions that day, and about a week later he was offered the job. “It’s kind of a nerve-racking experience, and very humbling.”
While quick back-to-back, rapid-fire interviews with multiple candidates have been a fixture at job fairs, tactic is unusual within the  confines of company offices.
Many job seekers have reported a growing trend in the opposite direction, with employers putting applicants through endless hours of interviews. (I recently wrote about the phenomenon.)
“We have not received much pick-up amongst our clients in regards to speed-dating type interviews,” said Bob Kovalsky, senior vice president for Adecco Staffing. “The process that the majority of our clients uses is one that’s a bit more comprehensive.”
But using the speed-dating type format is not unheard of.
Booz Allen Hamilton uses “a technique where candidates can go from table to table to meet with interviewers who represent differing capabilities of the firm,” said James Fisher, a spokesman for the consulting firm.  “This helps us ensure that we’re making the best match of candidate skills and job opportunities.”
In a post on the jobs website Glassdoor, one anonymous job seeker likened it to "speed dating."
“I don’t know that we would use the term ‘speed dating,’” Fisher said.
In situations where employers want to churn through lots of applicants quickly, some hiring managers are using the tactic, said Jay Meschke, president of recruiting firm EFL Associates.
He’s not convinced, however, it’s a smart move. “Sure people want applicants to meet with as many people as possible in a short amount of time, but what can you learn in a few minutes?”
Quite a lot, according to MediConnect CEO Amy Rees Anderson.
About two years ago, she heard about speed dating and thought it might be a great way to review many job applicants in a short time. While she began by giving candidates just 30 second to pitch themselves, she ultimately decided one minute was best.
“The purpose of that minute is to get a sense of their confidence, personality, ability to represent themselves,” she said.
Before the candidates make their brief presentations, the company has them complete skills, IQ and personality tests. “By the time they come for the interview we’ve got a pretty good profile of them,” she explained.
Sometimes applicants are nervous, she said, but the managers don’t hold that against them. Too much confidence can get you booted. “Someone that came in was so overly aggressive about why we should hire him, and when his time was up he refused to leave,” she said.
Two memorable applicants, she said, did something out of the ordinary. One candidate brought in 5-hour Energy drinks because he thought the managers conducting the interviews might be tired. And another applicant pulled out a huge stack of dollar bills, laid them on the table before his pitch, and picked them up when he left. “It caught our attention, made us remember him,” she said.
Verisk Analytics Inc. bought MediConnect in March. Officials from the parent company recently asked Anderson to walk them through the speed-interviewing process because they’re considering expanding the technique.
It’s not just about the words they say, or how creative they are, Anderson said. “You get a sense of the person,” she said. “They come in and tell us about themselves.”

Credit: Eve Tahmincioglu MSN Money News

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Marvel Studios Does It Again

When that movie became a surprise hit in May 2008 with a $98. 6 million opening weekend, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige quickly unveiled his intention to make four more movies -- The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America -- all of which would lead to a giant...  -Read full story

Monday, May 7, 2012

Facebook's Final Price is Set

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Your Answer To Your Own Business Without Breaking the Bank

Look, if you’re here, on this post right now – it’s for one reason.
You’re wondering if you should join Empower Network.
Maybe you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, in the background, waiting – and maybe, just maybe you just ran into us right now.
Let me be honest, and up front, because the truth is, Empower Network is not for everyone.  If you’re reading this, it might not be right for you.
Here’s who Empower is NOT for:
1.  People who want a ‘Get Rich Quick’ scheme.  Although I definitely believe that by applying certain skill sets, you can ‘get rich quicker’ than inferior ways of making money, the truth is – you’ve got to work your ass off, even with a great system, great tools, great products, and a great company.  You might fall on your face, fail for a while, struggle a bit, and experience pain – and if you quit without applying what you learn, you might not make any money at all.
The Fact?  You WILL experience struggle if you want to make money on the internet.
It may not be immediately – maybe you’ll get in, and make $10,000 your first month.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a struggle of learning new skills, facing a little rejection, or going through a ‘rough patch‘ – Empower is NOT for you if you’re not willing to face some pain in your life, and overcome it.
2.  People who want everything to be perfect before they start.  I have a core philosophy, and that is to break things, and innovate.  The fact is, if we’re perfect – we can’t grow.  The beauty in life happens in the pain of change, and Empower Network is a grass roots movement.  Part of being ‘grass roots’ is getting aches and pains, and growing stronger through the fire.  Real entrepreneurs understand that the greatest opportunity lies in the wake of innovation.
3.  Wussies.  Empower Network has a strict ‘no wussies allowed’ policy.  What exactly is a wussy?  It’s someone that blames the world for the problems that they create in life, and doesn’t preserver through challenge.  No whining, no complaining, if you want to be here.  We are here to Empower your vision, not to do it for you.  If you take personal responsibility for your own results – you’ll LOVE the culture at Empower Network.  If you love to blame others, we’ll probably make you mad when we call you a ‘wussy’.
If you want to succeed – work hard, and take responsibility, dangit!
Ok, that’s who Empower Network is not for.  Here’s who it is for:
1.  Real Entrepreneurs.  People who want to innovate, and be on the front lines of growth in the marketing world are automatically attracted to the culture we have in Empower.  We have a ‘No B.S.’ attitude, that has carried us through two MASSIVE hurdles and helped us do more than $4.2 million in sales in our first 140 days, and triumph through the struggle.
Who is a real entrepreneur?  Someone who is ready to tackle a challenge, someone who wants to grow, and learn WHILE doing.  We need to get rid of this ‘get perfect before we try’ attitude, and ATTACK our problems head on, with the ferocity of a wild Lion.  Like Bruce Lee, we like to ‘Attack the Attack’.
2.  People who like RESULTS based marketing education.  At Empower Network, we only teach what we do ourselves.  All the way from the founders, with Dave Sharpe and I, to the field leaders – we teach NOTHING that isn’t proven to create results.  Even if you don’t want to make money selling our training products, you won’t find better education anywhere – either offline or online – there is a reason for this, and it has to do with the third type of person.
3.  People who want to make REAL MONEY when they sell stuff, and are sick of the crap.  The reason why our marketing education is so cutting edge is because our affiliate compensation model is attracting the best direct response marketers in the world.  Why?  Because they make more money selling our stuff, than anything they’ve ever sold before.
*  Key:  You still have to do the work, to generate traffic and create sales.  We’ll help you.  We’ll give you tools – however, your results are YOUR personal responsibility.
We get real marketers, getting results NOW to do all of our trainings at Empower, so you always have real, up to date, live strategies that work RIGHT NOW in the marketing world, rather than being trapped in the never ending cycle of product launches.  If you buy our stuff – you don’t need ANYTHING else.  Period.
We have the numbers to back that up.  If you’re a leader in Empower Network – feel free to share your own results below.  * See income disclaimer
– we publish average earnings statistics based on actual payouts and commissions, updated daily.  We are not afraid of what our people are earning, and some make no money at all.
If you fall into this ‘elite’ group, and you want to get results online, you may have one of the common objections to joining that I’m going to list below.  I’m not going to answer everything, just the major ones – I can attack smaller issues in a future post.
Objection #1:
Empower Network is just another ‘Attraction Marketing System’ – I tried that!  Or, I’m already in a system!
The Facts:  Empower is not a competition, or even in the same niche as ‘Attraction Marketing’.  We are related to the niche, but not in it.  What do I mean?  These kinds of companies provide systems and tools (good ones) to teach you how to create a totally branded funnel online – with your own videos, own face, own copywriting, and complete branded skill set.
We are not an ‘attraction marketing’ company – we are a direct response and personal development company.  Attraction Marketing teaches personal branding and personality marketing as the core of the message – and we teach conversions, response, direct marketing, and profit margins.  Although we teach the concepts that will allow you to do this when the time is right – we believe that it is not the right thing for brand new marketers to be running around creating custom built sales processes.
Why?  They usually suck at it for about 2 years before they get any results.  We teach people how to get results now by driving targeted traffic to a high converting, extremely profitable offer, and then using relationship marketing to create up sells and team sales and growth.
So, instead, we operate our business around sales funnels built by people who know how to sell stuff – and teach everyone how to operate within a system around that process.
Think of it this way – if Tony Robbins came to you and said:  ”Here’s the deal – I’ll do the selling, make the funnels, do the up sells, close your customers, and build the process – and YOU can keep 100% of the commissions from product sales…”
Would you rather do the selling yourself?  Exactly.  He can do it better – so can we, and we have proof.
It works better for new people.  However, some people still want to create their own funnels, and they are free to do that.  I encourage new people not to, though, when they’re new.  Usually, they get significantly worse conversions than our sales funnels – that are built by people who know how to sell stuff.  Later, when you’re making money, learning these things can be useful if you want to create your own company – but for the first year, or two, they will stop you dead in your tracks if you focus on it.
We’re targeting a wider audience – in the ‘Make Money’ niche, ‘Affiliate Marketing’ and generic ‘Work from Home’ and attract audiences from all of it.  My goal in forming this company was to create something that attracted and compelled the masses, not something that stayed in the Network Marketing niche – it’s one of the core reasons we’ve grown so fast.  People who don’t even like MLM are attracted to the simplicity and speed of growth of the Empower Network model.
Attraction marketing companies are extremely valuable too, they just fall within a different market.  We’re not even making a remote attempt to compete with them, we’re going after a different, bigger group – we’ve got a vision to put 250,000 customers in Empower Network in the next 12 months, something that is not possible in such a narrow, focused niche.
Objection #2:
Internet marketing doesn’t duplicate!  Do home meetings, dangit!!!!
The reason why people think this, isn’t because it’s true – it has to do with another objection that people usually have, and it is an objection created by ‘Attraction Marketing.’  The objection is valid if you’re a traditional network marketer, but it doesn’t apply to Empower Network.
Why?  Because Empower Network doesn’t teach attraction marketing, we’re a direct response company, that handles front and back end sales conversions – and teaches people how to narrow their focus down to one skill:  Getting Traffic.
The fact?  Getting Traffic is easy to teach if you take out the technical and management complications that drive the rest of the marketing niche.
Empower Network DOES duplicate, and we can prove it.  Look at the numbers – we’ve now existed for 140 days, and have more than 20,109 customers who have bought our blogging system.  Does your offline team duplicate that fast?  Probably not.
The fact is – it might – but saying that Internet Marketing can’t duplicate just isn’t true, when you look at the numbers.  The reason why internet marketing doesn’t duplicate, is because most people are trying to teach everyone to be gurus, not focus on basics that everyone can do.
We’ve solved that issue, and are growing faster than most actual, grass roots belly to belly network marketing companies.  Again – is this true normally?  Sure.
It actually makes a lot of sense why most belly to belly network marketing leaders keep their teams off of the internet – it’s a total disaster to duplication and growth, because it’s so damned complicated.
Here though, it doesn’t apply.
I’m actually going to speak at an event with Eric Worre who runs Network Marketing PRO, because Empower is the only system that has started online, that actually does duplicate the way that direct sales companies are supposed to.
I actually only know of one team, ever that has put in 20,109 active customers in 140 days in a traditional network marketing company.  I know there are probably more, but it doesn’t happen very often.  (keep in mind, that was through MASSIVE adversity – and we still did it).  Empower grows fast because it is simple, appealing, and the math works.
This is just the start.
Objection #3:
I already have a business!  I’m so in love with my soap, it’s unreal!!!
This is the fun part.  We don’t care.  Sell whatever you want here.  Obviously, don’t be a moron, and spam your links in the comments – not only does it not work, but it makes you look dumb, too.  As long as it’s honest and legal – you’re free to sell it here.  Go for it.
That’s the beauty – we don’t care what you sell.  We’ll help you learn to sell more of it.
I was on the phone with a VP of banking the other week – he said “Dave, this marketing can help ANYONE – I’m going to join this and recommend it to my clients as a way to enhance their marketing presence…”
There’s no better education in online marketing, period.  If you love your soap, vitamins, coins, or top tier deal – cool.  Let’s help you learn to sell more of it, and in the process, help you create a ‘front end’ funnel that actually pulls in enough conversions and sales to pay for your whole marketing process.
Obviously, we have rules – respect them – but wherever you are, let’s take your success, and stretch it to a whole new level.
Objection #4:
Is this a pyramid scheme?
Lol.  This one’s pretty rare, but still pops up from time to time.
There’s a core, simple differentiation between pyramid schemes and legitimate direct sales marketing companies – and that is:
1) Are commissions being paid for recruiting affiliates?  Of course, the answer is no.  People in Empower Network only earn commissions when they sell a product to someone using it.  There is no ‘front loading‘ of any kind, and no required purchases.
(Of course – call me biased – I think you should just buy everything)
The difference with our affiliate model and others in the market place is that we payout 100% of the revenue from product sales in our commission structure.  (minus of course, normal processing fees – which vary depending on whether we are processing transactions and paying you, or you are using your own merchant account).
That means on a $500 sale, after the fees from a normal merchant account, all of it is paid to someone in the compensation model.  Make a $500 sale – say your processing is 6% – that means you would keep $470.  Lol.  You don’t even have to develop the product, or manage it.
That’s pretty sick.
The best part?  Every customer you bring in is coded to you for all future product sales in that compensation structure.  So if they keep buying stuff – you keep getting the commissions from future things they buy, see the ‘Getting Money’ tab for more info on how our affiliate compensation model works.  It really is badass.
Why?  Because I built this company to pay you the way I’ve always wanted to be paid as a lowly affiliate, in the trenches – and the best part?  We’re marketing, and making sales with you, so if we tell you something is working – we know it is, because we’re doing it, too.
Sometimes, because we talk about money a lot, people don’t get how valuable our products are.  That’s ok, because they’re always blown away once they buy, and login to the actual training.  See the comments in this post, and if you’re in Empower, tell us your thoughts on the products.
Objection #5:
That ‘getting everyone merchant accounts’ thing didn’t work!  You’re right, it didn’t.  Part of being an entrepreneur, is trying things that other people think are risky and on the edge, and experimenting a little to fine tune your results.
I thought that getting tens of thousands of affiliates merchant accounts was a great idea – they could process their own transactions, and have people pay them for their sales.
The problem with the model is, it made banks a bit nervous – and rightly so – we brought in too many people too fast, and were a bit overwhelming.  As the owners of Empower Network, it’s better if we take on the risk management of our own business, and that way – we can focus on YOU.
It was a great theory that failed.  I can admit that.  Luckily, we now have a payment system in place where we will process transactions, and handle customer payments and affiliate payouts for you.  You and your people don’t have to handle any customer information or transactions, so you can focus on making sales and driving traffic to our high converting offers.
The best part?  It’s actually cheaper.  Most merchant accounts range from $30-$50 a month, plus per transaction fees.  You can use our wallet system for $19.95 per month, we’ll handle the customer information and keep the data safe, keep the customers happy, and then just pass our transaction fees on that we get, to you.
If you have a merchant account of your own, you can still use it for your own customer sales, you just don’t have to in order to work with us.  Personally – I like that, and our affiliates do, as well.  It’s stable, scalable, and allows us to personally work directly with our processor to make sure that our whole model is compliant and that we can be around for a long, long time.  It frees us to focus on our products, make them better, and create a better company infrastructure.  You’ll love it.
Objection #6:
Once you buy an Empower Network product – they’re always talking about buying more stuff!!!  Lol.  Of course – like any great business, we want you to buy stuff that will benefit your business.
We built our sales model around a simple up sell process that I designed with David Sharpe based on the last 3 years of successful marketing.  You have to think about this from two perspectives:
1.  As a customer – would you rather that we were honest, and sold you everything that you needed to be successful in your business?  Or would you rather that we were weak, and only sold you cheap, ineffective crap?  I’ll take quality over quantity every day of the week.  At Empower Network, I believe that if you buy all of our marketing products, you literally don’t need any other information to succeed online.  Period.  I’m not afraid to tell you to buy stuff, right now that is going to benefit you in your business.
2.  As an affiliate – would you rather that we helped you earn 100% commissions on only one product?  Or did a GREAT job at selling your customers lots of products, that you also get all the commissions on?
Personally, I would love it if I sent a customer somewhere, they kept buying stuff – and I kept getting commissions.  Our sales model has the highest up sell conversions that I’ve ever seen on the internet.  Our sales leadership says the same thing.
If you’ve made money from Dave Sharpe and I selling, and up-selling for you – tell us about it in the comments.  In most affiliate companies – if you send them a customer, you might get the first commission.  After that, though – it’s fair game.  Anyone can steal the affiliate tracking on future upsells.
YOU gave them the customer!  At Empower Network, we value your business.  See our compensation model (of course) to see the structure of the 100% payout on core product sales, and you’ll realize that there is LIFETIME value in sending us customers – and we have better sales conversions than anyone in the niche.
If you know how to drive traffic – we’re the best place in the world to send it, in my opinion.  Why do I say that?  Because I’ve never made as much money sending traffic anywhere as our affiliates make sending traffic here – and I’m a danged super affiliate with a monster sized list.  It really is just… gangster :)
Would you rather send a customer to someone who will make you send that person back to get another commission?  Or have life time customer value?
You’ll REALLY value our up sell process if you refer a lot of business our way.  Try it – send us 1,000 customers, and see how we do in helping you teach, train, coach, mentor, and help your people succeed in their business.
Objection #7:  I don’t want to do it!  That’s not an objection, it’s a preference.  You’re welcome not to.  Some people want wussy, teenie weenie little 20 and 30% commissions, and like staying stuck in business and life.  Other people just want to work a job, and have one person at the head of their company boss them around, control their future, and control how much money they do, or don’t make.
Other people want to hassle with blog setup, technical infrastructure, making and creating sales funnels, and doing it all themselves.  Others care about branding more than sales conversions, commission payouts, and the bottom line.
Other people just want a normal life – and think we’re a bit weird.  They want to sit in a cubicle, get fat, and eat potato chips.
That’s fine – you’re welcome to do whatever you want in life, and I congratulate you for being honest.  However, if you’re ready to take massive action, learn REAL marketing skills, get real results, and decide to change your life…
…welcome to the Empower Network.  
(Just get in, already)
We’re here to EMPOWER your success – and I’ll be damned if I don’t die trying to help make you into a better, richer, fuller human being – that reaches your unlimited, beautiful potential.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Empower Yourself.......NOW!

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Cayenne Pepper the wonder "drug"

What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper? How do cayenne peppers help you, if at all, with your weight loss diet regime?
The purported health benefits of cayenne are almost too unbelieveable, but its reputation keeps growing among medical researchers as well as alternative health afficionados and deservedly so.
It can do everything from kill cancer cells in the prostate, lungs, and pancreas to immediately stop a heart attack within 30 seconds.
Let's get into some of the specifics of cayenne pepper benefits. Cayenne pepper (or cayanne pepper as it's sometimes spelled as) increases metabolism by immediately influencing the venous structure.
It is nothing short of amazing with its effects on the circulatory system as it feeds the vital elements into the cell structure of capillaries, veins, arteries and helps adjust blood pressure to normal levels.
Yes, cayenne pepper for high blood pressure is certainly one of its core uses, but cayenne cleans the arteries as well, helping to rid the body of the bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Considering that heart disease is the number one killer in America, this is significant.
Cayenne is also great for the stomach and the intestinal tract. It stimulates the peristaltic motion of the intestines and aids in assimilation and elimination. When taken internally, it warms the body and has even been used by some herbalist doctors to help heal and rebuild flesh due to frostbite.cayenne pepper
Notwithstanding its hot taste, paradoxically it is actually superb for rebuilding the tissue in the stomach, facilitating healing with stomach and intestinal ulcers. Cayenne pepper for ulcers is not something most would have considered but I can testify to that remarkability capability of cayenne.
Cayenne Pepper and Heart Health
Yes, the effect of cayenne pepper on your body is dramatic, even literally instant and no more so than with the heart. Cayenne pepper's benefits is one of the things that brought you to this article so now let's discuss the phenomenal healing properties of cayenne pepper with the human heart.
Dr. John Christopher, the famed natural herbalist, was persecuted relentlessly by the government for his practice of herbal medicine all the while assisting patients in curing heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis, infertility, rheumatism, leukemia, and every other incurable under the sun.
One of his greatest stories in his long career was how he could instantly stop a heart attack if he could get the patient to drink a glass of warm cayenne water. He said, "A teaspoon of cayenne should bring the patient out of the heart attack."
While this is not directly related to cayenne pepper and heart health, with internal hemorrhaging, if the patient can drink a glass of extra warm cayenne water, Dr. Christopher wrote, "...by the count of ten the bleeding will stop. Instead of all the pressure being centralized, it is equalized and the clotting becomes more rapid."
Perhaps now you can see why cayenne pepper is regarded as a true "miracle herb." With over 700,000 thousands Americans experiencing a stroke each year and almost half a million dying yearly of either heart disease or related issues, believe it not the cure is as close as your local health food establishment. How should you take cayenne? Ideally orally in a drink.
The cayenne pepper drink, when taken faithfully, will dramatically improve your heart health as well as your venous structure. Drink it with warm distilled water but if that is unavailable, purified water will substitute nicely. Start by mixing about a quarter of a teaspoon in a glass of warm water. Then, down the hatch. Don't worry, you'll get used to it.
cayenne pepperOf course, the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of the cayenne pepper you're using should be known. Most cayenne is between 30,000 to 50,000 SHUs.
Some, though, like the African Birdseye cayenne pepper powder can come in anywhere from 90,000 to 140,000! Needless to say, you should scale back your dosages of this until your body acclimates to its heat.
Another benefit of cayenne peppers is its antifungal properties. Cayenne pepper antifungal properties are significant although this is not its primary health benefit. Cayenne has been shown in some studies to be active against phomopsis and collectotrichum -- both are fungal pathogens.
These fungal pathogens affect fruits especially strawberries and are not directly related to humans. Currently, cayenne immune system benefits are also the subject of studies conducted by many nutritional supplement companies and microbiologists.
Let's get even more specific. Here is a comprehensive list of all the things cayenne can do for your health and why you should make it a regular part of your daily health regime.
(I take this information from Dr. John R. Christopher's book School of Natural Healing.) By the way, the word "capsicum" is another term for cayenne pepper and is used interchangeably. That is how Dr. Christopher referred to cayenne in his book.
Key Health Benefits of Cayenne Peppers
• This herb is a great food for the circulatory system in that it feeds the necessary elements into the cell structure of the arteries, veins and capillaries so that these regain the elasticity of youth again, and the blood pressure adjusts itself to normal. It rebuilds the tissue in the stomach and heals the stomach and intestinal ulcers; in equalizing the blood circulation, Cayenne produces natural warmth in your body; and in stimulating the peristaltic motion of the intestines, it aids in assimilation and elimination.
• Cayenne regulates the flow of blood from the head to the feet so that the pressure is equalized; it influences the heart immediately, then gradually extends its effects to the arteries, capillaries, and nerves (the frequency of the pulse is not increased, but is given more vigor).
• Human circulation; it is warming; dilating; specific for varicose veins; equalizes the blood pressure in the arterial and venous system; equalizes blood pressure instantly actually.
• Cayenne is useful in alleviating allergies, muscle cramp, improving digestion, gives more pep and energy, and helps wound healing with minimal scar tissue.
• Cayenne is a counter-irritant; it brings blood to the surface and allows the toxins to be taken away.
In an article reported on March 16, 2006 by Reuters, the main ingredient in Cayenne, capsaicin, was found to destroy prostate cancer cells. Here is what the article said,
"Capsaicin led 80 percent of human prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis, the researchers said. Prostate cancer tumors in mice fed capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in untreated mice, they reported in the journal Cancer Research. 'Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture,' said Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine."
• Capsicum supports the natural beat (rhythm) of the viscera and interior actions of the glandular, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive systems. It has been used with great success as a cure for spotted fever (?); the most active stimulant to support and re-animate feeble or exhausted powers.cayenne pepper
• This is a medicine of great value in the practice, and may be safely used in all cases of disease, to raise and retain the internal vital heat of the system, cause a free perspiration, and keep the determining powers to the surface. The only preparation is to have it reduced to a fine powder. For a dose, take from half to a teaspoonful in hot water or tea sweetened with honey.
• Dr. Coffin includes cayenne pepper in his composition powder to restore the normal function of the body in the various stages of pregnancy and childbirth. For morning sickness he recommends a combination of 'White poplar bark, agrimony, centaury, raspberry leaves, yarrow and rhubarb, each a quarter of an ounce, steep in two quarts of water, strain, and add while hot two teaspoons of powdered cinnamon, half a teaspoonful of Cayenne pepper, and let the patient take one tablespoonful every three hours until the symptoms are removed if this should not relieve, give an emetic and repeat if necessary.
• Great for heartburn.
• Capsicum is a powerful rubefacient.
• Capsicum is a general nervous stimulant; a specific for delirium tremens.
• For atonic gout, in paralysis, in dropsy, in tympanitis, and in the debilitated stages of fever.
• For scrofulous; dyspepsia; flatulence; it's an excellent carminative.
• For sore throats--gargle (prepare the gargle with honey); for spasmodic and irritating coughs; heartburn and diarrhea;
• Enables feeble stomachs to digest food; for atonic dyspepsia; specific for hemorrhoids; cures intermittent fever; Capsicum has the power to control menorrhagia; relieves sea-sickness;
• In delirium tremens it is beneficial by enabling the patient to retain and digest food.
• Capsicum is particularly efficient in tonsillitis, and the sore throat of scarlet fever and in diphtheria no application is so efficient as a strong gargle or wash make with Capsicum.
• Promote digestion; relieves pains of the womb; removes obstructed menstruation; for quinsy; for all diseases of the throat; use as a plaster with honey for rheumatic pains, pains of the joints, gout, swellings, etc.; Use outwardly as a liniment, apply it warm or hot for arthritis and rheumatism; gargle for scarlet fever; use an infusion for ulcers in the mouth, strep throat or tonsillitis. (p.103)
• Cayenne is an excellent remedy for a cold; mix infusion with slippery elm and molasses or honey, and take in doses throughout the day; also excellent for sore throat and coughs.
• Cayenne mixed with pennyroyal (an herb) taken for three days will expel the dead birth material from a miscarriage.
• Eases toothache; preserves the teeth from rotting, and when rubbed on the gums, stimulates them enough to prevent pyorrhea.
• Excellent for any type of internal hemorrhage, (create an infusion with bethroot or star root);
• Capsicum is an important remedy in cholera; Capsicum stops vomiting; combine with equal parts of Capsicum and common table salt, one half ounce of each, one pint of good vinegar, give in tablespoon doses for cholera, vomiting "cholera morbus" -- the gross material associated with cholera from the system
• In chronic lumbago a plaster of Capsicum with garlic, pepper and liquid amber (silarasa) or storax is an efficient stimulant and rubefacient application. (p105)
• When made into a lozenge with sugar and tragacanth it is a remedy for hoarseness.
• For a carminative make pills of equal parts of Capsicum, rhubarb and ginger or aloes.
• Combine Capsicum with cinchona for intermittent and lethargic affections and for atonic gout and in advanced stages of rheumatism.
• Combine with asafoetida and sweet flag root or camphor in the form of pills in cases of cholera.
• Capsicum has a powerful action on the mucous membrane, and in hoarseness and sore throat, and in putrid throat a gargle made of Capsicum is particularly beneficial.
• By pouring hot vinegar upon the fruits of Capsicum all the essential qualities are preserved. This vinegar is an excellent stomachic.
• The whole plant steeped in milk is successfully applied to reduce swellings and hardened tumors.
• An infusion with cinnamon and sugar is a valuable drink for patients suffering from delirium tremens as it satisfies the craving in dipsomaniacs. A dose of ten grains of finely powdered capsicum seed, given with an ounce of hot water, two or three times a day, sometimes shows wonderful effects in cases of delirium tremens.
• Capsicum can be used in the treatment of a snake bite.
• As well as the fruit being used as a spice, the leaves were applied to ulcers and headaches. (p.111)
• Capsicum is given internally in atonic dyspepsia and flatulence. It is used externally as a counter-irritant in the form of ointment, plaster, medicated wool, etc. for the relief of rheumatism and lumbago.
• Oral administration of Capsicum may stimulate the gall bladder reflex.
• Capsicum either contains a cholagogue, or acts as a powerful stimulus upon the mucous membrane of the duodenum.
• Cayenne pepper is forgotten therapeutic agent against anorexia, liver congestion, and vascular troubles. Capsicum is highly effective in causing hemorrhoids to regress; and these fruits have the same action on varicose veins. The results are attributed to alkaloids or glucosides in the peppers.
• Excessive amounts of Capsicum (above 20 grams, thus, nearly an ounce) may induce frequent bowel movements.
• Cayenne stimulates the appetite, more especially as a hot climate tends to produce anorexia. We have always held the saliva is the key that unlocks the door to digestion. Capsicum, a sialogogue, will stimulate the flow of saliva and will be very helpful to people who have become accustomed to 'inhaling' their food and thus robbing themselves of the benefits of saliva in the digestive process. Capsicum would stimulate their flow of saliva as they return to a healthier attitude toward eating.
• Capsicum may be valuable in the prevention and treatment of blood clots.
• Cayenne pepper is very soothing; it is effective as a poultice for rheumatism, inflammation, pleurisy, and helpful also if taken internally for these. For sores and wounds it makes a good poultice. It is a stimulant when taken internally as well as being antispasmodic. Good for kidneys, spleen and pancreas; wonderful for lockjaw; will heal a sore ulcerated stomach; Capsicum is a specific and very effective remedy for yellow fever, as well as other fevers and may be taken in capsules followed by a glass of water.