Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fwd: Democratic Party future

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From: John H

Every mainstream Democratic Party loyalist should watch this Real News Network video if you are interested in seeing the Party succeed in 2018-2020 elections.




Mark Rauterkus
PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo Camp Executive Coach
Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Recent Head Water Polo Coach, Carnegie Mellon University Women's Club Team
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team

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Fwd: Dominate Facebook: 6 Types of Facebook Posts

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From: Scott Oldford <>

A while ago...
I asked if you wanted to know more about the 6 post types on Facebook...

There was a LOT of interest...
So, I figured I'd share it with you now...


The 6 Types of Post You Need To Dominate Facebook in 2018
Although I spend a lot of money on Facebook Ads,  it's organic Facebook posts that create the best engagement and long-term value. The problem is, if you don't go about your Facebook Content Strategy in the right way, you get zero value.

And I'm afraid to say most people go about it the wrong way.

You can fix this with a quick tweak to your Facebook marketing strategy, so if you want to dominate Facebook in 2018, listen up because I want to share my personal approach (and show you how easy and inexpensive it is).

Introducing The 6 Types of Facebook Post
As you may have noticed, Facebook is a bit of a minefield. It's packed with content, and most of it will not help you. Your audience faces the same issue, so the chances of standing out and building trust with them is slim if you do what everyone else does.

So if you want to dominate Facebook in 2018, you need to embrace these six Facebook Story Types. This Facebook marketing strategy will  help you connect with your audience in a big way, and if you combine all six you will develop a super power that sets you apart from your competitors.

1: Personal Philosophy or Belief
The first (and in my opinion, most important) story type, is the personal philosophy / belief posts that show your audience who you are.

This isn't about you ranting and preaching, and telling everyone else how wrong they are. This is simply a post where you share what you believe, based on what has worked for you in the past.

For instance, here a few of my own Personal Belief Posts:

The reason these types of post are so powerful is that they bring you closer to the 'right' kind of person, and drives you away from the 'wrong' kind. The truth is, you cannot serve everyone. Your job is to create massive value for those you can, and attract those with the same mission and purpose as your own.

2: Personal Story
Sharing personal stories with your audience is important, especially when they include some form of tactical takeaway. Achieve this and your audience will be both emotionally and logically impacted, which means they magnetize towards you and your content.  

Here are a few of my own personal story posts:

Your personal stories also provide a glimpse into your own life, and forces you to 'bleed on the page'. Remember, there's a lot of white noise on Facebook, and your job is to make your audience feel something. A sure way to do this and build trust is to invite them into your story.

3: Lifestyle
This is not about showing off your car or vacation, but rather how you and your team live life.  Likewise, this isn't about bragging about what you have, but it is about you showing your audience how you go about your everyday.

Some of my own lifestyle story posts include:

Sharing these lifestyle posts is important, because like your personal story, it invites your audience into your life and shows them how you live outside of work. It's shows them you're a real person, and gives them a glimpse into the "real" you.

4: Results (how to training)
Although you can share some of your own results some of the time, the secret here is to focus on other people's (aka: how you have helped your audience succeed). When you do this, you aren't bragging, rather elevating someone else (and making them the hero).

Here are some of my own story types that focus on results:

Where possible, include an element of 'how to training' in these posts so they show your audience how to achieve the same success. And when you do share your own results, make sure it includes an element of your personal story, so it doesn't come across as bragging.

5: Question
I hate it when people ask dumb (and pointless) questions on Facebook. The questions you ask your audience can be about anything (not always business), but each one you do ask NEEDS to have purpose.

Here are some question I've asked that sparks both an emotional and a logical response:

Don't be afraid to ask questions and encourage your audience to engage, but DO NOT ask questions for the sake of it. The moment you do, you become part of the white noise that people hate.

6: Invitation (ASK)
This final type of post involves you inviting your audience to do something: join a webinar, download a new guide, read a new article you're working on…

This can be a standard call to action, or as I like to do, invite your audience to decide what you should and should not create:

Technically, a single post could include all six of these elements, but the best ones tend to focus on one or two.

If you want to dominate Facebook in 2018, you need to embrace all six so someone goes from personal belief, to personal story, to lifestyle, to results, and so on…

When you compile these so they follow in succession, what you end up with is a magical formula where your audience gets to know you, themselves, connects and builds trust with you and your work, and then says yes the moment you invite them to dive deeper.
Whether you build an organic Facebook marketing strategy around this or use it in your paid advertising, you become an omnipresent and relevant force of nature that is top of mind at all times.

Enjoy and Talk Soon!
- Scott ;)

Scott Oldford, P.O Box 5, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland A2B1K2, Canada
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fwd: Be There Contest!

Funny. The Be There Campaign notice came one day before the deadline for the entry.

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Subject: Be There Contest!

Good morning,


My name is CV (webmaster edited) and I am a new team member here at United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania with the Be There Campaign. I wanted to kick-off my start with figuring out a way to engage with the region and celebrate school attendance. I thought that a contest would be the perfect opportunity to do so! I know that you are a participant of a past Be There Contest, so I wanted to reach out to see if you would be interested in this one too!


Everyday our students enter through doors to places of learning. The contest requires groups of students (homerooms, clubs, organizations, etc) to pick a door in their school or organization and decorate it to show what it looks like when that room has excellent attendance for any given day. My hope is that when students see the door they chose to decorate throughout the year, they are reminded that the room is a better place when everyone is there!


Here is the link to sign-up: More information is provided in the link including prizes and ideas. The deadline is November 30th, but I know that this date is quickly approaching, so if you need a little extra time to organize a group that is no problem just let me know! I hope you are able to join in on this fun opportunity to celebrate attendance!


All the best,



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Re: JOIN THE PRO BIKE + RUN RUNNING CLUB - Corrected Registration Link

PBRRC Membership is Open 
for 2018! Come Run With Us!
We apologize for sending a second email.   The registration link in the original email was incorrect.   The correct link is now below.   Thank and we look forward to running with you.
For those of you who have wanted to join our running club but did not necessarily want to train for a half or full marathon, now you can. Whether you are a new runner or an experienced veteran, we would love to have you join us.


Our membership is a diverse group of runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities who simply love to run.  Over the years our family has grown into the hundreds and we would love for you to be a part of it. Whether you are new to running and would like to get started or you are a veteran looking for training partners, we are here for you.


Our group loves to run in the city, the suburbs, on trails, on the track and everywhere in between.  No matter what the season or the weather, you will find us running.  With stores in Robinson, Monroeville, Squirrel Hill and soon to be North Park, there are PBRRC members all over the Pittsburgh region.

We have organized runs all week long.
  • Mondays in Squirrel Hill and throughout the city.
  • Tuesdays in Robinson
  • Wednesdays in Monroeville
  • Wednesdays In Squirrel Hill
  • Saturdays usually in Pittsburgh or surrounding region
  • We also have other runs and events randomly scheduled every month.

We also spend time giving back to the community through volunteering and community outreach at different events through the year.  Additionally, we like to socialize before, during and after runs with bagel and coffee days, themed runs, pub runs, vendor events and much more.

CLICK HERE to see our events calendar.

Our running club membership includes the 
following awesome benefits:
  • 10% off regular priced products in any of our 4 shops (excludes bike carriers)
  • Exclusive "members only" events in our stores.
  • Club newsletter with details on everything going on.
  • Access to our exclusive "PBRRC Apparel" 
    • Our next apparel sale is coming soon so don't miss out.
  • Early access and registration for special sales, programs, events and store incentive days.
  • Discounts on our training programs.
    • Pro Bike + Run Pittsburgh Marathon Training
    • Fall Distance Training Program
    • Begin to Win 5k and 10k training programs.
  • Discount on 2017-2018 Lightspeed Race Management Races. 
    • Trot for Tots - December 10, 2017
    • Frigid 5 Miler - Jan 14, 2018
    • Spring Thaw (10, 15 or 20 miler) - Feb 24, 2018
    • Just A Short Run (5k, 8.1 mile, half marathon, 30k)  - March 31, 2018
    • Two Face 10K - Sunday, August 12, 2017

  • Complimentary pair of Feetures Elite socks.
  • More exclusive benefits added as we continue partner with some of the best companies in the industry.

Only $40/year for all these incredible benefits.


If you are looking to train for the 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon, we have a program for that also and it includes your 2018 PBRRC membership as well as many other additional benefits.

CLICK HERE for details.

Pro Bike + Run - WEST
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4030 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, 15146 - 412-457-0474
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