RecomMONDAYtions ~ 2023.06.05

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RecomMONDAYtions Episode #2

In case you missed last week…

This is RecomMONDAYtions, a weekly serving of sites to visit, podcasts to hear, videos to watch, resources to try, and more — delivered every MONDAY morning.



🤝 Build a Network That Works
(Monday, June 5 — 3:00 PM ET)
Last chance to attend this masterclass with Virginia Muzquiz who is a master connector. She knows how to network productively and profitably, and he’ll reveal her secrets in this free masterclass.

✉️ How to Transform Your Emails 
(Thursday, June 8, 3:30 PM ET)
Yours truly will will reveal how to turn your emails from “can’t stand ’em” to “must read ’em!” so subscribers look forward to hearing from you, gobble up all you send, and respond to your calls-to-action. Click the button to register instantly without filling out a form.


📰 “LinkedIn Posting Best Practices for 2023
How often should you post on LinkedIn? What days/times are best to post? Should you comment on your own posts? This article (and infographic) offer research-based suggestions.  

Resources / Tools

📺 Stream Movies for Free with Kanopy
I just discovered this service that allows you to stream movies and other video content for free — using your public library or university membership. Download Kanopy on your Apple TV, Roku, or other streaming device, and use your library card to log in. Your library must choose to offer the service (not all do). But the service is widely available. 

Podcast: The Story Power Marketing Show

Two new episodes of my podcast…

📡  The Pursuit of Profitable Happiness (with Dr. Pelè)
What every business’s greatest asset is and how to leverage it for superior performance. How to think about what “happiness” really means to take control of achieving it. Why so many businesses kill their golden goose and how to avoid making the same mistake. And more…
View/Listen on our site
Listen on Apple Podcasts

📡  How to Build a Network that Works (with Virginia Muzquiz)
The secret truth about networking and how to build a system that works. Why you should think of your network as an exclusive deserted island and how to interview people to see if they should join you on it. The five levels of business relationships and how to engage across the levels. And more…
View/Listen on our site
Listen on Apple Podcasts


🙂 “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson is one of my favorite writers. This is one of his great books. A fun, easy, info-taining read for the summer. Here’s the publisher’s description: 

“The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin ‘Shipwreck’ Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging. The first true ‘talking picture,’Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed, forever changing the motion picture industry. All this and much, much more transpired in the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things—and when the twentieth century truly became the American century. One Summer transforms it all into narrative nonfiction of the highest order.” 

Quote to Ponder

❝ “Have you ever noticed that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. ❞

– George Carlin

Don't go away yet..

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.