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“How to Grow Your Business by Becoming a Cage Rattler.” Commenting…

25 Sep

Handy Business Tools!

Handy Business Tools!

Below is a transcript of a comment on yet another blog entry by Franklin McMahon…Titled “How to Grow Your Business by Becoming a Cage Rattler…” thought of adding to mine, cross-reference the sources, and see how much it’d “rattle” the web, perhaps…

Francisco Palacio

September 25, 2009 at 10:49 am

Rattling + Follow Fridays = Moo-lah?



Makes sense!!!… Serendipitiously, I was just thinking to myself whilst walking the dogs (great time to think, IMHO!) about the parallels of memes such as FollowFridays and our regular “real” patterns of socializing on weekends and what not…

… and that’s off just reading the synopsis!…


“If you are like most entrepreneurs and creative producers, you network in person, make connections on the web, add peeps to your address book and have stacks of business cards. If you initially follow up with people, you may leave it as a “let’s keep in touch, I am sure there are some things we can collaborate on”. Perhaps then the weeks go by, maybe months, and there is no contact. The other person has dropped off your radar and you have dropped off theirs. But try to reboot the connection…” (McMahon, 2009)


Love the reboot simile!… I for one realize that computer “maintenance” routines (i.e. defragmenting, emptying your recycled items, etc) when translated to real life, well… they do work!

So yeah, I do rattle some cages… via Twitter’s #FollowFridays, for example… and via networking events such as NetHispanos, which I just joined… BNI is definitely “organized” Cage Rattling… what with their emphasis on referrals… and Toastmasters? that may also be a way of organized Cage Rattling… not a member, but I’d say that clubs such as Rotary and Lions, they may have been the pre-internet ways of executing such ‘reboots’ in an structured fashion?


At that, what’s been your experience with Tweetups… Prof. De Carvalho (University of Miami) highlighted them yesterday… tips? (or is there a blog entry I have not read yet on the topic?)

As always, appreciated!


Here’s a sample of how I’m organizing myself to rattle a few, even after Follow Fridays is over… by posting them all together in my blog…


(And yeah, thanks for the ‘plug’!)

P.S: Here are Franklin’s “Coordinates” on the web, if anyone wants to follow him…

Where to Find More....

Where to Find More....

· E-mail Franklin

· Franklin McMahon Studio

· Franklin on Facebook

· Franklin on Flickr

· Franklin on LinkedIn

· Franklin on Twitter

· Franklin on YouTube

· Playstation Network ID: FranklinMcMahon

· Xbox Live ID: FranklinMcMahon