Shelley Bridgman is a psychotherapist and stand-up comedian who has written a terrific book, which I’ve read cover to cover, called Stand-Up For Yourself: Become The Hero Or Shero You Were Born To Be. Shelley offers gender identity counselling and has been working in this field for over 20 years.
The interview is broken into 5 parts.
In this first video I talk about how I set up my business LifeTools and grew it to a multi-million dollar business with 50,000 customers, mailing up to a million sales letters a year in the UK. I mention or show: MindLab, MindLab Proteus, Kindred Spirit magazine, Europress, Derek Meakin, Fun School educational software, Mini Office 2, Mini Office Professional, Computer Trade Weekly, Chris Anderson, Personal Computer Games magazine, Future Publishing, TED.com, New Computer Express, Games X magazine, Paul Scheele, Pete Bissonette, Learning Strategies Corporation, Paul McKenna, Atari ST User, Electron User, graphic designer Wendy Barratt, and Tools For Exploration (Terry Patten)…
My mum rang me up last night to say that I’d got a shout out in an article on the Quantified Self movement in last Sunday’s Sunday Times Magazine. (The “Quantified Self movement” is about tracking your personal data: calories burned, calories consumed, steps walked each day, and so on.)
Here’s the cover…
This video was recorded at Sarah Staar’s Internet Marketing and Training Meetup in London in front of a packed house of 50 people. She invited me to join a panel discussion on product creation. On my left is Gavin McCoy who has published lots of books in various niches, and on my right towards the end of the video is Rob Cornish who has produced a number of e-courses and software products.
The footage shows my contributions to the discussion. The full 2-hour video is on sale at Sarah’s website.
In the recording I mention the Staar Gazer product I created at the previous Meetup where I was also on the panel. I recommend you watch that video first.
The guy who asked the question about payment methods half way through the video is Matt Kendall who runs the excellent Interesting Talks Meetup in London.
In the audience was Sara Marie Watson, a researcher who is is currently coauthoring a book about our future data society with a guy called John Battelle. She interviewed me over Skype about the project I have been working on: My Life Squared: a way I have systematically organised my memories, thoughts and ideas to help me make the most of my time and resources, so I have more fun!…
Sarah Staar is an internet marketer who lives near Bognor on the south coast of England with her husband Dave. Until recently they ran a video production company filming for the likes of Mark Anastasi and Simon Coulson. Sarah runs the highly successful London Internet Marketing Meetup where I first met her.
Here’s a video that Sarah conducted with me in my home in Woking, to the west of London. She came to ask me about product creation: how anyone can turn their knowledge into pdf reports, mp3s, videos which they can give away or sell…
Download the mp3 audio version if you want to listen to it on your smartphone, iPod, etc.
I have also had the interview transcribed and made into a pdf. If you’d like a copy of this, drop me a line.
I first met Rob Cornish a few months ago. Since then we have become friends, and we recently spent a day together in my home, sharing tips on internet marketing and product creation.
Rob has created a brilliant new WordPress plugin called WP Viral Payments.
It’s easy to install and what it means is that you can…