You Would Jump at Such an Opportunity, Wouldn’t You? So, here’s the choice. We can stop here, now, and tread no further into the adventure of this lifetime, stunned into silence, by the storied fears within our heads, barren of exquisite feeling, satiated expression, and unqualified authenticity, inwardly aware, at least at some level, of what we have forsaken with our choosing, now and forever more, lost to this moment, this moment that only is. Or, we can walk, heads bowed low, into the mystery of life, willing to embrace life with all its ups and downs, its apparent triumphs and failures, knowing that only abundant head-on, breathless, living-out-loud can satisfy. We choose to be the expansive freedom that comes with our full consent to life, and enter into this adventure eyes wide open and raised to the heavens, our hearts laid bare upon the altar of YES. Choice is such a loaded word, especially when you feel you have none, after all, if you felt you had a choice, you would jump at the opportunity for such a life, wouldn’t you? Is it possible that we really ‘choose’ lives of quiet desperation rather than choosing to step up to the plate and live life head-on, breathless, eloquently out loud? What would it take to make such a choice? When I was imprisoned in my storied world of fear it didn’t seem like a choice. It felt more like a life-sentence—event, reaction, experience—event, reaction, experience—a giant mesmerizing revolving door. I couldn’t seem to break free of the drama, the constant dread of the next shoe to drop. I didn’t even know enough to know that I was caught in the door, going round and round. I just thought that this merry-go-round was life. If asked, I would have told you, “I would never have chosen this!” Comfort kept me bottled up in my old patterns. The ‘known’ is a trickster. It sneakily makes you believe that life could always be much worse. The pasture next door may be greener but it’s full of weeds and snakes and holes. The trickster says, ‘Stay here where it is familiar, where you know the territory and what to expect”. Comfort is a guardian of fear. If I wasn’t so enamored of security and comfort I would have been more willing to chance living life fully out loud. Was I choosing? As much as the old me would hate to admit it, yes, I was. I was choosing within a framework of fear and had no idea it was in control. My choice was unconscious, but it was choice. As I write this, I am trying to recall the turning point, that moment in time when life changed, when that something clicked into place and I was no longer willing to maintain my personal status quo, that moment when I chose the road less traveled, and began to walk down the path to freedom. My moment of truth came when I chose to stand up against heartless treatment at work, offering my resignation, unwilling to continue with the program as it stood. The choice was conscious, although I didn’t fully understand what making it meant. Choosing to live out loud becomes easier after the first excursion and victim-hood wears much heavier than before. This life lived out loud is what we all want, what we dream of, and beat ourselves unmercifully for not choosing. We know we are choosing lives of quiet desperation. We know it. As much as we try, we can’t hide from ourselves for long. Every time we get that feeling in our gut that says, ‘you’re doing it again’, we know we are the ones that let ourselves down. At a deep level, I knew that even before I knew I was caught in the revolving door. My life as drama seems like a life-time ago, and yet, just yesterday, I found myself tense and insensitive—tied up in knots, although much smaller knots, knots none-the-less. The knots didn’t last. As soon as I stopped long enough to see what was happening, they dissolved with my seeing and acceptance. Still, they had found a way into the calm, wormed their way into awareness, and attempted to convince me of their worth, but again, I chose. I chose to live a life head-on, breathless, and on the edge of God’s envelope. I can’t do that with shards of fear hanging from my ankles. Sometimes I have to give it a little kick and shake it loose, like a puppy shaking off its bath, wiggling from the top of its head to the tip of its floppy tail. We can shake like that little dog and dislodge the fear that has us trapped within its spell. All we have to do is choose and let the shaking begin. “What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliness, and say, ‘This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!’ Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer,’Never have I heard anything more divine’?” Friedrich Nietzsche (German classical scholar, philosopher, and critic of culture, 1844-1900) Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=183336&ca=Self+Help
While condo buyers have to look into various factors before deciding on the purchase of a condo, one major aspect that remains very important is the noise factor. Condo living and noise often seem to go hand in hand. Many condo owners are plagued by noise issues. Whether it is due to footfall noise caused by hardwood floors, or the sound transmitting through the walls, condo noise could be very disturbing. This common but unlivable problem can totally disrupt peaceful living, even though the condo may be otherwise perfect. If you are a prospective condominium buyer, then here are a few points that are worth taking into consideration before your purchase. Condo buyers are better off inspecting the condo to check if every part of the home is noise proof before finalizing the contract. Mike Komula, is an acoustician with Dudek, a California environmental consulting firm that helps builders assess the acoustic qualities of new buildings. Here are a few tips offered by him for buyers to check for in the condo before they sign a contract. 1. Check for noise by making some – The best way to see if the adjacent units produce noise that seeps through to the rooms in your condo is to test by making noise in the units next door. Test for noise by turning on the radio, flushing the toilets and walking along the floors. One should also check for the plumbing noises made by bath and sink taps which could produce vibrations along the walls or noise when too small. 2. Check multistory floor layouts: Check the layout of the floors to make sure that rooms are placed compatibly above one another. A kitchen or bath above your bedroom, instead of another bedroom, could prove noisy. 3. Sound insulation of windows: Make sure the windows have dual panes for better sound reduction. These absorb more sound than single pane windows. The type of glass pane used for window also counts greatly. Ensure that the panes are a lot thicker for better insulation of sound. Also, larger the air cavities between glass panes means greater noise reduction. 4. Solid doors: Use firmer doors that have a solid core instead of hollow ones to keep out noise effectively. Builders are increasingly concentrating on noise management especially in multifamily projects and it is recommended that buyers speak to the builder to know about the construction details that enhance noise reduction. Some of the questions to put across to the builder would be to verify the following: 1. If the shared walls are double walls. A double wall instead of a stud wall of 2×4 foot absorbs more noise due to the wider air gap between the 2 walls. 2. Check for the number of layers of drywall on each side because more the number of layers, better the sound absorption. 3. Check if walls and ceilings have good sound absorbing material such as resilient metal channels. 4. Check the floor for a lightweight layer of concrete topping. It offers substantial noise reduction in airborne and impact noise by adding mass. Another important thing that Condominium buyers should check is the STC or Sound Transmission Class rating. An STC rating of 65 indicates that the walls and floor-ceiling construction between units are of better sound proofing. Source: REALTOR magazine online Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=156273&ca=Real+Estate
There is a lot to be said about crying out loud with all your might. How often do you hear someone yelling a swear word when they are hurt? They don’t hold back; they just let it out along with the anger and frustration that accompanies the pain. Well, do you know it’s alright to yell at God, too? In fact, He is waiting for you to tell Him your troubles. You may have grown up with a traditional mindset that all prayer must be done on your knees, with your hands folded, your head bent, and your voice down to a mere whisper. I love the story of blind Bartimaeus. When Jesus was coming into the city of Jericho, there was a large crowd following Him and it was hard to get within earshot of Him. Bartimaeus figured out that the only way he had a chance to receive his healing was to yell. The more people told him to shut up, the louder he yelled. He did not care what others were thinking. His health and welfare were at stake here! He knew this may be his only chance to get this close to the Man “who healed all that were oppressed of the devil”. (1 Acts 10:38) Well, his strategy worked! Jesus heard him, commanded him to come near to Him and asked what He could do for him. As he got up, he threw off the shawl which by law all blind people had to wear. When Bartimaeus told Jesus that he would like to receive his sight, he was simply told: “Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.” From that moment on he was blind no more! (Mark 10: 46-52) Now all the people, including Jesus, knew by his garment that this man was blind. Bartimaeus may have just continued to sit there, hoping that Jesus would pass by, say a prayer, and heal him. He could have asked others to have mercy on him, taken him by the hand, and brought him to the Healer. Yet again, he might have thought to himself: “well, I was born this way; there must be a purpose for it. If the doctors cannot heal me, then maybe Jesus can’t, either.” He might also have told himself that all he needed to do was pray quietly. There are times when in quiet, confident trust, you thank God in faith for your needs. If you ask anything in His Name, you shall receive it. (John 14:14) Even though He already knows what you’re going through, but he wants you to know that: “all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Mat.21:22) Just as it is to your advantage to yell out in order to be heard above the crowd, so it is good to cry out loud to God. Whenever you express a heartfelt cry to God, whether singing praises, or crying out in faith for your needs, you are making a declaration. You are giving notice to the devil that you refuse to listen to his defeatist whispers and that your hope is focused only on the Lord. Psalm 149: 5-9 declares that, if you know Him and praise Him out loud in faith, you can overcome those who persecute you and even change oppressive governments! “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Prov. 3:5-6) Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=96691&ca=Religion
When you notice a difference between loud sounds and quiet ones, your ears are perceiving changes in sound pressure level. Intensity (or volume) is measured in decibels (dB). Zero (0) dB is the softest sound that can be heard. Normal conversation is around 40dB to 60dB, a whisper around 30dB. A rock concert can average between 110 and 120 dB. Pain from hearing is subjective. Levels below 125 dB may be painful to some individuals. The sound from a jet plane is approximately 140 dB. Is loudness linear? No. Decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale. Each increase of 10 on the scale represents a tenfold increase in loudness. 20 dB is 10 times as loud as 10 dB; 30 dB is 100 times louder than 10 dB, and so on. If you owned a 100W home audio system, and you wanted to buy one that was twice as loud, you would need to buy a 400W system! So is it just loud noises that make you deaf? Yes, but duration of noise is also very important. The maximum exposure time for unprotected ears per day is 8 hours at 90 dB according to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. For every 5 dB increase in volume, the maximum exposure time is cut in half. 95 dB – 4 hours 100 dB – 2 hours 110 dB – 30 min 120 dB – 7.5 min Pump up the volume? One of the most amazing facts about life on earth is its ability to adapt to different environments. If you ease your self into a hot bath you will find that you get used to the heat over five minutes or so. The same applies to your ears, if you get used to the current volume level you may find yourself turning it up, then turning it up again, and again, until you have no more to go. Take note of the following warning signs. After exposure to loud music or noise you may experience: – Ringing or buzzing in the ears – Slight muffling of sounds – Difficulty in understanding speech. You can hear all the words, but you can’t understand them. – Difficulty in hearing conversation in groups of people when there is background noise – Difficulty in hearing conversation in groups of people in rooms with poor acoustics. – If you experience any of these early warnings, don’t wait to seek help. Have your hearing checked by an audiologist, or have your ears examined by an ear specialist. Protect your hearing by wearing ear plugs or turning down the volume. Take breaks. Give your ears a chance to recover. So how loud is the Apple iPod? The federal government does not require manufacturers to provide information to consumers with regards to maximum loudness, and for that reason you wont get any exact figures from Apple. Recent tests have shown iPods and similar devices have lower maximum levels than devices made in the 1980’s and 1990’s. this is probably thanks to greater public awareness. Still, most modern mp3 players can hit 100 decibels (the noise volume of a chainsaw; risk of hearing damage after two hours) but not higher than 115 decibels (a football game in a loud stadium; risk of hearing damage after 15 minutes), Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=86337&ca=Entertainment
I’ve been studying online information product launches for a year now, and I’m finally ready to launch my own online information product – the Miller Mosaic Internet Marketing Program. (FYI: An information “product” can be an ebook, a webinar series, a teleseminar series, a membership program – whatever uses the Internet to provide information.) The Miller Mosaic program will launch July 1st, and I’m going to take readers along with me on my Examiner.com blog as I do pre-launch activities. This can be valuable information if you want to launch your own information product or simply for your own internet marketing. And at the end of the pre-launch period I plan to put all the posts into an ebook, which will be a bonus free gift to people who join the Miller Mosaic Internet Marketing Program and will be sold on my website for people who don’t join the program. Here are some of the first steps I did for the pre-launch: • Sent an email about this month of pre-launch blog posts to some of my online contacts asking if they’ll post the feed to the blog on their website or blog. • Gone through my client list on my shopping cart vendor and “cleaned up” the list – removed all my test entries, capitalized where people didn’t capitalize the first initial of their name, etc. • Then sent an email blast to my Miller Mosaic, LLC list announcing the start of the month of special blog posts. • Emailed the eight original special reports I’ve just written for the membership program to an online community strategist for her input on these reports. • Put a link on MillerMosaicLLC.com announcing the blog series and linking to the blog. • Created a budurl.com for the permalink of the first day’s blog post and tweeted the link three times on Twitter.com. • Posted a blurb about the blog series and the link on six of the groups to which I belong on LinkedIn. • A friend who is an expert on the StumbleUpon social bookmarking site stumbled the first day’s blog post. Hopefully this will start getting the blog posts in front of people who aren’t already connected to Miller Mosaic on the Internet. • Found out that we can have a separate header for the membership part of the site. Now we’ve decided to create a new header for the whole site that better presents our expanded brand, and then adapt this new header for the membership section. • Tried out a new online feature we just learned about – the Google chat – to see how this might be used on the membership section of our site. The widget for this is now on MillerMosaicLLC.com on the right-hand side of each page. It offers the ability for anyone on the site to see whether I’m available to chat. And within a few hours of adding this feature, I had an extended chat with someone who found the site through my photo on Facebook and now may become a client. • Asked for a testimonial for the “sales” copy of the membership program from someone to whom we’ve provided Internet marketing advice. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=383531&ca=Internet
Jeff Walker’s is the creator of a very successful product launch formula home-study course that teaches people how to maximize the earning potential of any product they create and launch. Unlike many of the more products sold online in this day in age, Jeff’s is one of the products which actually works for the people who apply the teachings and methodologies within. Numerous people have applied the step-by-step launch process to generate 5, 6 or even 7 figure launches – both online and offline. The process and sequences themselves are an integral part of any marketing strategy that one must understand to get the maximum profit from any product. Some of the results of Jeff’s students are nothing short of astounding and prove that it is possible to generate huge paydays in any type of market. Joe Mercola is a doctor who used Jeff’s Product Launch Formula course when attempting to sell an informational product in the health niche. Despite not having any partners, Joe was able to gross over half a million dollars in sales simply by implementing the correct procedures in his sales process. By creating a digital informational product he was also able to cut his overheads to a minimal amount compared to a physical product. Martin Howey is a high end coach who took a list of only 5,000 people and was able to sell 100 spots in a $20,000 coaching program, brining in $2 Million in sales. So effective was the product launch formula in his process that he still has people on the waiting list, ready to pay him when more spots open up in his coaching program. Jose Espana created a product specifically for the Spanish speaking market. Again, using the same tried and tested techniques to launch his product, Jose was able to generate a recurring income stream of over $35,000 every single month – from just one product launch. Without the step-by-step techniques outlined in Jeff’s course, none of these sales figures would have been possible. His course is one that has been instrumental to the success of many marketers over the past few years in online markets as well as offline. So what makes exactly makes these launches so successful? There are several techniques that you can instantly use to improve your own success. One of the most important things to consider is the power of social proof. This is often overlooked by many marketers but having honest testimonials and feedback from real people can instill a great deal of trust in your prospects mind. Even feedback that can sound negative may be useful in increasing your credibility. If someone asks for a refund, give it to them gracefully. Many times they will reply and thank you for your professionalism. This is the perfect testimonial to add to your site to prove the type of respectable person that you are. Remember, customers don’t buy from companies – they buy from people. Show them you are a real, genuine person and you can increase your chances of success when it comes time to launch your product.
Launching a new product can be a tense time for a small or large business because product launch events are essential to the existence of businesses, but are critical to start-up companies because the point of a product launch event is gain exposure and have as many people as possible find out about your product. A product launch event objective is to target new segments of the market so as to gain the right momentum at the right time for the successful placement of the product in the marketplace. Powerful events to launch products grab attention and make such a powerful impression that will generate a lot of buzz for the new product. Who is the audience you are addressing with your product? When putting together a product launch event, you are trying to reach three distinct audiences customers, employees, and the media. Product launches tend to be held at big convention halls so that there is room for the audience and the media. The point of launching at an event is to get press coverage, so you need to have people available for bloggers and journalists to quote. Hosting a product launch event where you can demonstrate the product can be a great way to generate interest because the audience can really see what you product does and how it could fit into their lifestyle. Marketing a new product is never an easy task, knowing how launch a product is half the battle. Businesses now commonly use social media networks such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest in very effective ways to reach their target audience. Social media is powerful because it gives you a ready made audience to promote to, live tweeting has proven to be an effective method of passing on real-time information between interested groups can really help during the actual product launch itself and members of the audience and media Tweet and Pin during the actual launch event. If you are going to use social media platforms to build interest for your product launch don’t leave tweeting till the last minute, instead start mentioning about the product launch and coming event a month or so before hand on a regular basis so that your posts can get noticed and people can re-tweet and add the event to their calendar. Using a social media site like LinkedIn effectively beforehand can mean the difference between 100 people attending your networking event, and 1000. Product launch events come in different shapes and sizes and all have their own advantages product launch events can be part of major conventions, congresses, tradeshows or roadshow. The advantage of tradeshows for example is that the participation of hundreds of exhibitors enables the promotion of the product to visitors of other traders; the marketing is largely done by the company hosting the show, and there is the added advantage of re-introduction of existing products and services. With a roadshow product launch the advantages are that the launch comes to a town ‘near you’, taking your product to the people and creating lots of media coverage and interest. You need to think about which type of product launch event best suits your product. Planning a product launch can be stressful and hard work that is why event companies are on hand to help you with the process. Event management companies of course do cost money but do give you piece of mind that the event will run smoothly. Also having an events management company arrange your event means that you can concentrate on greeting your guests and demonstrating the product, whilst they run the show from behind the scenes and eliminate any problems before they occur. You don’t want to be spending your time at the event sorting things out and getting flustered, you need to be at the forefront making sure that everyone is enjoying the occasion and falling in love with your product.
Launching a product can be an arduous and difficult task, especially in competitive markets. Thankfully, there is a step-by-step product launch formula that you can follow to ensure success and beat out your competition. A good plan can mean the difference between a hugely successful campaign, or a complete failure. Follow these simple steps to instantly increase your chances of a successful launch. 1) Buzz Marketing. Well before your product even goes live, you need to create some “buzz” for it. Create anticipation and scarcity with your marketing efforts to get people talking about your product and the launch in their favourite online forums. The more exposure you can generate, the more chance you have of being successful. This is just like the big film studios who throw out “teasers” months before a movie is even released. You want the public to be aware that your product launch is imminent and get them salivating at the prospect. Get this step right and you can literally guarantee yourself a bigger payday when it comes to finally release. 2) Get All The Pieces In Place. It’s no good having a huge pre-launch and followup if your ordering process is not working correctly. Make sure to test every single element of the sales process to ensure that there are no hiccups on launch day. The last thing you want to do is have people beating down the door to pay you, but have your merchant account suspended, or your salesletter incomplete. 3) Find The Right Partners. If you can find joint venture partners to help you launch the product your chances of success are greatly increased. You can leverage the efforts of others to drive many more prospects to your sales page and multiply the amount of income that you generate. Even if you pay them a percentage of the profits, you will undoubtedly end up financially better than you would from your own efforts alone. 4) Social Proof Find people who are willing to test out your product for free in return for feedback. Get them to submit testimonials in audio or video format and use this as part of your sales process. People respond to positive comments from other like-minded people so testimonials are essential to creating trust and credibility with your prospects. 5) Prepare For Lift Off! Launch day is when it all happens. Double check that you have everything in place and make sure to contact your partners ahead of the launch to make sure they stick to their commitments. Offer to help them in any way you can to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Try and set aside the entire day to monitor how things are going and be prepared to fix any problems that may occur along the way. A product launch can be extremely gratifying (financially and otherwise) but without a solid plan, you will ultimately end up short of your goal. Take these simple steps and apply them to your own sales process and you are almost certain to increase your bottom line profits every single time.
When you abide by big on-line product or service launches, you ought to generally be be analysing the launch content material, and not just admiring the subject material itself. You can study a good deal methods of promoting data solutions on-line just by analysing the launches It’s certainly a crucial component of product launch method 3 that you get empathy with and from your record. The important to getting a fantastic launch is to make individuals experience that you know the place you are in, that you’ve been there previously… and that you can produce the alternative to your followers’ challenges. Folks like to get from other folks, not enormous faceless companies. As these, you have to exhibit oneself to be a particular person who has been in related scenarios, or else you are doomed earlier than you place your gross sales web page up! In Merchandise Launch Formulation 3, you’ll be shown how to elicit your frequent frustrations and fears that you share with your launch checklist and why you need to be referring to them pretty subtly in your pre-launch articles. But you shouldn’t overdo it and make obvious statements – you can trace that you felt them similar, without getting to say it. There is additional to developing pre-launch subject material than just generating movies. You actually will need to know what you’re hoping to attain, and then hit individuals emotional set off factors in your list. Terrific articles will movement once you know what you’re trying to accomplish in your written content. Without having understanding what the stage of your pre-launch materials is, you can’t develop written content that sells your solution. PLF 3 is developed for if you are critical about making an on the internet bonus and promoting details products and solutions on the web. As constantly, you need to intention to provide value to individuals at all times, which is the greatest way to demonstrate your knowledge and build trust and reciprocity. There isn’t a one particular remedy suits all end result to content creation. You’ll discover how to determine the finest medium for your articles and your e mail checklist through PLF 3. Different launches, niches, demographics will want distinctive styles of material – so you will will need to overview the area on how to determine this out. Other factors will be much more critical than you can guess when generating content material for your launch practice. For example, receiving the technical facets in spot so you can make content material quickly in response to weblog comments. Due to the fact you require to develop it “on the fly”, you don’t want to be caught with 24 hours of perform to get 5 minutes of video out to your checklist. Failing to supply material as you promised is almost certainly the biggest mistake you could make! When you have seemed at prelaunch material in Product or service Launch Formulation 3, you will explore other tactics, techniques and processes to make sure your on the web launch goes properly. This is a technique for building a stable company with property, not a fly-by-night, once-off funds maker. Other strategies incorporate spacing out your material so that you assemble anticipation, encouraging commenting on your blogs so that you construct social proof, and communicating repeatedly with your e mail checklist so that you develop a connection just before you commence to market.
I’ve been studying online information product launches for a year now, and I’m finally ready to launch my own online information product – the Miller Mosaic Internet Marketing Program. (FYI: An information “product” can be an ebook, a webinar series, a teleseminar series, a membership program – whatever uses the Internet to provide information.) The Miller Mosaic program will launch July 1st, and I’m going to take readers along with me on my Examiner.com blog as I do pre-launch activities. This can be valuable information if you want to launch your own information product or simply for your own internet marketing. And at the end of the pre-launch period I plan to put all the posts into an ebook, which will be a bonus free gift to people who join the Miller Mosaic Internet Marketing Program and will be sold on my website for people who don’t join the program. Here are some of the first steps I did for the pre-launch: • Sent an email about this month of pre-launch blog posts to some of my online contacts asking if they’ll post the feed to the blog on their website or blog. • Gone through my client list on my shopping cart vendor and “cleaned up” the list – removed all my test entries, capitalized where people didn’t capitalize the first initial of their name, etc. • Then sent an email blast to my Miller Mosaic, LLC list announcing the start of the month of special blog posts. • Emailed the eight original special reports I’ve just written for the membership program to an online community strategist for her input on these reports. • Put a link on MillerMosaicLLC.com announcing the blog series and linking to the blog. • Created a budurl.com for the permalink of the first day’s blog post and tweeted the link three times on Twitter.com. • Posted a blurb about the blog series and the link on six of the groups to which I belong on LinkedIn. • A friend who is an expert on the StumbleUpon social bookmarking site stumbled the first day’s blog post. Hopefully this will start getting the blog posts in front of people who aren’t already connected to Miller Mosaic on the Internet. • Found out that we can have a separate header for the membership part of the site. Now we’ve decided to create a new header for the whole site that better presents our expanded brand, and then adapt this new header for the membership section. • Tried out a new online feature we just learned about – the Google chat – to see how this might be used on the membership section of our site. The widget for this is now on MillerMosaicLLC.com on the right-hand side of each page. It offers the ability for anyone on the site to see whether I’m available to chat. And within a few hours of adding this feature, I had an extended chat with someone who found the site through my photo on Facebook and now may become a client. • Asked for a testimonial for the “sales” copy of the membership program from someone to whom we’ve provided Internet marketing advice.