By Cadie Thompson, CNBC.com
Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.
Whether they are endorsing a product or service, revealing their own branded product line or just there to draw crowds to some of the latest innovations, celebrities are everywhere at CES 2012.
See the slideshow: Celebrity Promoting Products at CES
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Product: SMS Audio Headphones
The rapper, actor and CEO of SMS Audio, Curtis James Jackson III, better known as 50 Cent, attended CES on Tuesday to promote his company's headphones called Sync by 50 and Street by 50.
Sync by 50, a wireless headphone, features a 17-hour battery life, noise canceling features and built-in controls to allow users to adjust volume, fast forward, rewind and bass.
Street by 50 is SMS Audio's new wired headphone. This headphone has noise-canceling features, a microphone with a
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You have to have a clear message to attract clients. Then, you have to have the right marketing to pull in those clients. Then, you better understand the math game (volume) to make it all work. There is definite strategy to business and without realistic practical plans businesses fail. But, I can also share emphatically how those practical plans never get implemented.
Be Yourself and Your Business Will Grow.
One of my first mentors, Adam, said your business will only grow as large as your life. Then, another coach told me my life was my message. My mentor, David, made it very clear that who I am being attracts what I am earning. See a theme here? If you want to increase your income you must uplevel who you are being. To this day if I struggle I can look and find where I am resisting. I can see where I am shrinking. You better believe there is somewhere that I am competing and not serving.
Here are my tips to grow who you are BEING so while you DO you increase your ABUNDANCE.
1) Stop competing. There is noRead More »from Who You Are Being is What You Are Earning
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 1:55 PM EST
While voters took to the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, GOP candidates were out and about, trying to secure undecided votes and do a bit of spin control at the same time.
On Sunday, frontrunner Mitt Romney told supporters in Rochester, N.H., that he knew what it was like to worry about getting fired. "There are times when I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip," he confided.
But on Monday, while talking about health insurance, he quipped to the Nashua Chamber of Commerce that he likes "being able to fire people."
"I want individuals to have their own insurance," he said. "That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don't like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. You know, if someone doesn't give me a good service that I need, I want to say I'm going to go get someone else to provide that service to me."
- SheSpeaks | Work + Money – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 1:54 PM EST
Each year many of us make big plans to tuck some money away for that future rainy day. A recent SheSpeaks poll finds that most of us, 57.8% list our own past exeriences as one of the top ways we get advice about saving money while 43.6% also rely on friends and family to dish out the financial wisdom.
However you choose to to get your money-saving advice, the important thing is that you start seeing results. Will 2012 be the year you and your family really start saving money? Here's a few money-saving tips courtesy of our members, maybe they'll work for you too!:
A Little Goes a Long WayRead More »from Will 2012 Be the Year You Save Big? Follow These Tips and Start Saving Today
If you've got some small bills floating around in your wallet every now and again why not set them aside and try to forget about them for a while. Member annmulholland explains how this method works for her. She says, "My son came home from school one day and after one of his personal finance classes, told me that his teachers recommended putting all of your 5 dollar bills in an
Feel like you lost your calling in all this marketing madness? I know. In the quest to build our dream business we can sometimes lose sight of the gift that fueled that BIG business dream. One of the best ways to attract clients and quantum leap your business results is to reconnect with the special gift. We can overwhelm ourselves with marketing information overload and find ourselves not living our purpose, not loving the work, and frankly... tired.
Here is my quick fix for the marketing weary! A mini revolution!
1) Check your message
What is it you are sharing with people? Are you clear? Are you sincere? Are you sharing the benefits of working with you and how you can offer solutions to people's problems? But mostly, are you speaking from passion and your divine purpose? People can smell sincerity and they will know if you are not connected to your calling.
2) Meditate on your meaning
There are certainly strategies that allow you to marketRead More »from The Heart Centered Revolution
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 12:46 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Being gracious is a must today. You may feel as if someone -- or even the universe itself -- is treating you harshly, but your best defense is to continue being as kind and congenial in return as you can make yourself be. Your bottom line will thank you.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Be gracious if you win a long-standing power struggle today. Extending a hand-up is a priceless gesture, especially since you genuinely mean it. Help them brush themselves off. You could even consider offering to bring them on board.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It's important to have a bad day every now and again, just to remind you of all that you have on a daily basis. You might
Consider you almost always have an audience. I use the term "audience" to reference any person who receives your messages. That could be spoken, written, live or archived words. They may be accompanied by sound, video, photos, graphics, slides, and links (or not).
I use the term audience with reverence and respect, because all around you are people who have the power to give you exactly what you want. That could be the ideal job or the go-ahead for the biggest deal of your life. Whether your audience is one person - a colleague, investor, prospect, hiring manager, client, boss or a guy sitting on a bus with you, or a crowd of 2 people to 7 billion: this life is your show and we are your audience. If you choose to live it that way: fully actualized, empowered and rewarded.
What's the purpose of calling other people your audience, when it comes to your conduct, and daresay your performance and success?
The concept that we are your audience helps you erect a positive andRead More »from What Oprah Teaches You About “Audience”
- Tips on Healthy Living | Work + Money – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 10:32 AM EST
If you've done your budget and are still coming up short each month, you need to cut expenses. But how? These short-term sacrifices will get you in a better long-term financial standing. From The Money Saving Mom's Budget by Crystal Paine.
If you are in a real bind, here are ten ways to significantly cut your expenses:
1. Downsize Your Home. If you are renting, do the math to see if moving to a smaller house or apartment might be worth the effort. If you're bursting at the seams as it is, streamline your life and get rid of clutter. Maybe you'll find you can actually get by with a smaller living space, or at least you'll figure out that you don't necessarily need to get a bigger place. The less stuff you have, the less space you need to comfortably live.
Possible savings: $150 or more each month.
2. Become a Single-Car Family. This won't work for everyone, but it's worth considering long and hard if there's a way you can eliminate all but one vehicle for at least a short timeRead More »from 10 Drastic Ways to Cut Your Expenses by $600 Per Month
Some of the best ways to deal with real estate in 2012.Will Rogers is known for his quote: "Buy land, they're not making it any more…". A generation or two later, it proves to be as true as ever. Tough to believe, but we're in the midst of one of the best economies ever for getting into the real estate market. If ever there was a silver lining in this economy, the real estate market is probably it.
Courtesy of a vicious economic trifecta of high unemployment rates, a high foreclosure rate and regular folks just trying to sell their house under the most ordinary of circumstances, there is currently a glut of properties on the market that some experts estimate will take at least a decade to stabilize. In the meantime, prices nationwide have dropped to levels absolutely unthinkable just a few years ago. Yet the question remains: with personal savings at all time lows, and economic confidence a solid notch lower than that, how can anyone benefit from the market today? Here's how:
My PERK System is easy (dare I say fun?) and most people I work with have been able to reduce their expenses by several hundred dollars a month in about 20 minutes. Enough talking. Let's light this candle. The PERK System has just two steps:
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List all of your expenses and add them together. Include recurring monthly expenses (e.g., rent), as well as those that occur less frequently (e.g., auto insurance).
Now the fun part! Next to each expense write either P for Postpone, E for Eliminate, R for Reduce, or K for Keep:
Postpone - These are expenses that you can put off for awhile. For example, a house remodel project, vacation, or new car purchase.
Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?
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