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Public Relations 101 – You Need a Publicity Virtual Assistant to Market Your Business


Dee Ennen

In todays trying economy, it is extremely difficult to succeed. Small businesses and large businesses alike are facing record lows when it comes to sales. Even those in the service industry are seeing less and less clients sign up. So whats the answer? Easy, hire a publicity virtual assistant to help with all your PR needs.

A publicity virtual assistant specializes in helping clients get more PR. They can handle everything from writing and sending out press releases to creating entire media campaigns. Their clients include authors, small businesses, online businesses, membership sites, coaches, etc. Any business that can use more publicity and marketing can benefit with a publicity virtual assistant.

Publicity virtual assistants take the time to learn their niche and to develop a relationship with their clients so that they can bring amazing results. Here are just a few of the tasks a publicity virtual assistant can help with.


Holiday marketing A publicity virtual assistant can handle your entire holiday marketing campaign. Its not too late to take advantage of all that can be done this year to make more sales. From social networking to writing and sending out promotional materials, a publicity virtual assistant will implement a plan unique for your business.

Article & Press Release Writing and Distribution Article marketing works. Its a great way to get more exposure for your business and when done right, can result in front page Google rankings, more clients, & lots of sales. Your publicity assistant can not only write your articles and releases for you, but they can help distribute them out to get the best results. Most already have a database of the best places to submit to. So turn it all over and sit back and reap the rewards.

Author Assistance – For authors, a publicity virtual assistant can help sell more books, set up speaking and book signings, create a blog tour, compose your media kit and promotional materials, etc. Even those looking to find a publisher can work with a Publicity VA and get that professional edge they need to succeed.

Google Adword Campaigns – Let your publicity virtual assistant set up your Google Adword campaign. You can benefit with added exposure, but also with the ability to see what keywords truly would bring in the best results.

Online Marketing – Need to get more press for your online shop, then look no further. A publicity virtual assistant can handle everything for you. Let them write better descriptions for your products, find the best keywords to drive traffic there, do research to find where best to locate your target audience, and then finally handle all your PR needs.

With the right publicity virtual assistant on your side, you can finally see the results youve been hoping for. If you need a publicity virtual assistant, stop by today. You can also learn more about becoming a publicity virtual assistant there as well.

Diana Ennen specializes in publicity and marketing and is the President of Virtual Word Publishing, Let her handle all your PR needs, large or small. Shes also the author of numerous books including Virtual Assistant: the Series, Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA and So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom: A Christians Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business. Articles are free to be reprinted as long as bio remains.

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The Flushing Meadows Park Zoo Animal Mutilations And Ufo Mystery

By Bill Knell

Flushing Meadows Park has a long and unusual history. It is located ten miles east of Manhattan on Long Island in the Borough of Queens, New York City, between the towns of Flushing and Corona. The park started out as swampy land situated along Flushing Creek. The area skirted ancient Native American trails that were later developed into Rodman Street (today it’s called College Point Boulevard), Roosevelt Avenue and other paved roadways.

Because of its location and inability to be used for much else, the swampy land became a dumping area for ashes. By the 1920’s, it was known as the Corona Ash Dumps. F. Scott Fitzgerald called the place ‘a valley of ashes’ in The Great Gatsby, his famous 1925 novel about Long Island Society. However, the once worthless area was about to be transformed into a marvelous showplace thanks to a grand event known as the World’s Fair.

Because it was one of the few large blocks of land still available for development in the New York City area, Parks Commissioner Robert Moses and city planners devised a plan to clear and fill the land for use as the site of the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair. Most of the ashes and refuse were incorporated into the bases of new highways that were being built around and through that area. These later became the Grand Central Parkway, Van Wyck Expressway, Interboro Parkway and Long Island Expressway.

After the 1939-1940 World’s Fair ended in 1940, many of the structures from the fair were leveled and the area became known as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. A few of the buildings that remained included the New York State Pavilion that was used as the first home to the United Nations from 1946 until 1951 when that organization moved into their permanent location in Manhattan. That building still exists today and has become the Queens Museum of Art.

Flushing Meadows Park again became the home to an international exposition after it was chosen as the location for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. After the fair closed, the area again was left with a few prominent buildings from the event including the Unisphere, the Heliport (which became a catering establishment) and the Observation Towers (featured in the Men in Black film with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones). The area also became home to Shea Stadium (used by the NY Mets Baseball Team), the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (where the U.S. Open is held), a zoo and other facilities used for swimming, aquatic and boating events.

During the 1964-1965 World’s Fair, there were several UFO sightings that made the news. Most were described as lights in the sky and were explained away as aircraft taking off or landing at nearby LaGuardia Airport. However, it should be noted that people in that area are used to seeing all kinds of aircraft and aircraft lights associated with landings and takeoffs from LaGuardia and JFK Airports. They know when they see something different in the day or night sky.

The sightings of strange lights above the old fairgrounds continued after the World’s Fair ended and in 1966, one of the most startling occurred. Hundreds of motorists driving on the Grand Central Parkway side of Flushing Meadows Park reported seeing a large luminescent blue-green object, which looked ‘like a glowing dirigible that came into view and then descended into the lake,’ at about 7:40 in the evening. A press report from those days stated:


‘A number of observers said that the object appeared to correspond to the descriptions of UFOs reported in Michigan the previous week, which Air Force experts had attributed to swamp gas discharged from lake bottoms in springtime. This explanation did not satisfy everyone in Queens. Some thought that ‘maybe the Martians wanted to visit the World’s Fair, and didn’t know it was over.’

More recently, a number of reports came in about white and green lights in a triangular formation seen moving back and forth over Flushing Meadows Park during July 2-5, 2008. Some of the witnesses said that the lights suddenly appeared, disappeared and reappeared again between 10pm and 3am on those dates. However, strange lights are not the only bizarre phenomena associated with UFOs that has occurred in the park.

In 1968, the Flushing Meadows Zoo opened in Flushing Meadows Park on the grounds of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. Although small in scale, the zoo had a number of exhibits and plenty of animals including sea lions, black bears, sheep, bison, mountain lions, coyotes, bald eagles, birds and wolves. Since its opening, the Zoo has been associated with several disturbing UFO events. The first may have occurred in 1977.

After several nights of UFO sightings above the park, wolves managed to escape from the zoo on November 30, 1977. Official reports said that twelve wolves clawed their way through a chain link fence surrounding their pen and killed several other animals until they were recaptured by parks department personnel and police. However, a caretaker working there at the time said that while making his rounds he found several animals missing, not just the wolves, and others dead. The dead animals did not look like they had been killed by predators. He also said that none of the animal pens or enclosures had been unlocked, damaged or tampered with.

There have been a number of odd instances where UFO sightings are associated with the sudden appearance or disappearance of animals. Animals found to be missing from zoos turn up elsewhere without explanation. Wild animals not native to an area suddenly appear in that area also without explanation. All this tends to occur during times when UFOs are observed nearby.

The caretaker present during the 1977 event first contacted me in 1989 about another and far more disturbing occurrence at the Zoo. He and several others that worked there met me near the area of the zoo. It was being rebuilt at the time and they claimed that the reason for that was something so disturbing that I still have trouble grasping the enormity of what happened.

After seeing me on a local television news broadcast talking about a major UFO sighting and landing in nearby Kissena Park, several employees of the zoo called my UFO hotline and asked to meet with me. After a phone conversation with one of them, I met them at Flushing Meadows Park and we talked about what happened at the zoo. It began with two nights of UFO sightings in 1987. Green and white balls of light that formed into all sorts of shapes hovered directly above the zoo and caused the animals to become greatly disturbed.

Due to budget cuts and because there were police in the park all night long, caretakers and other zoo employees were no longer present at the zoo all night. The last one would leave around 11pm and show up again around 7:30am to open up the zoo for the other employees. On the morning after the two nights of UFO sightings in 1987, the caretaker and several other employees opened up the zoo and were horrified to find every animal in the zoo dead. Not just dead, but strangely mutilated.

The caretaker and other employees told me that all of the animals were still locked or secured in their pens and exhibits with no sign of forced or keyed entry. Although they were unable to photograph any of the animals, they said all of them looked as though they had been surgically autopsied or examined. Despite the deaths and apparent mutilation, little or no blood was present. Needless to say, the zoo was closed without explanation and ‘No Trespassing’ signs were placed near the entrance and on fences surrounding it.

Parks Department personnel and police were summoned. The zoo was closed and within hours, all of the dead animal carcasses were removed. At that point, plans were made for the zoo to be leveled. Officially, the deaths never happened at that point and the press showed no interest in the matter if it was even reported to them at all. With plans already in the works to refurbish the zoo buildings, it was not that hard to arrange for the entire zoo property to be rebuilt from the ground up with new ground.

All of the old buildings and enclosures were destroyed and several inches of dirt were removed from the area of the zoo. During this time, none of the employees that spoke to me were allowed near the place. Most were assigned to other temporary duties in the park. When it officially reopened in 1988, the zoo had all already undergone a $16 million rebuilding. All new buildings, exhibits and animals were now available to the public.

The zoo employees that spoke to me said that the animal deaths and mutilations were eventually explained away as the work of vandals or ritualistic killers in an internal report. However, they point out that vandals would have made all kinds of noise trying to kill the animals, had to break into most of the pens and exhibits and would have left a significant amount of blood and other evidence behind. None of those things were present, no alarms went off and park police and other employees working in nearby areas on the night in question heard nothing.

The only reason that the caretaker and employees contacted me with their stories was because they felt that the possibility existed that the same thing could happen again and found the previous explanation for the deaths and mutilations to be ridiculous. In fact, UFOs were seen over the zoo again in 1991. At that time there were no deaths or mutilations, but the same employees told me that several animals were found to be missing from the zoo. They were not specific about which animals were missing and, by that time, were in fear of losing their jobs. Again, the zoo was closed without explanation with ‘No Trespassing’ signs were placed near the entrance and all around the area.

During the unannounced and temporarily closure, yet another expensive zoo upgrade took place. This one not only involved some new exhibits and rebuilds, but the installation of sophisticated security devices. A dew local papers noticed the closure and asked questions, but officials merely said that funds had suddenly become available for an upgrade and that it needed to be completely before the money ran out. The zoo reopened to the public in June of 1992. No further incidents have occurred that I am aware of, but all of the employees that first contacted me in 1989 have retired. UFO sightings continue over Flushing Meadow Park.

It’s important to understand that a number of animal disappearances and mutilations associated with UFO sightings have occurred for many years throughout the world. Cows, horses and other farm animals have especially been targets of this type of activity. As with the zoo animals, little blood is found nearby when mutilation occur. Animals are found missing from locked barns and secured pens. Farmers and ranchers have reported these kinds of incidents, while law enforcement officers and veterinary practitioners have been at a loss to explain them.

A few human mutilations associated with UFO events have also been reported. Fortunately, these incidents are rare. After a B-52 crash in Laos during the Vietnam War, a Special Forces team sent in to retrieve the crew found them all dead, still strapped into their seats and strangely mutilated. No blood was present. The photos and information collected at the site were later placed in a secret report known as Blue Book Report 13. That indicates that the U.S. Government somehow associated that incident with UFOs.

There have been a number of unexplained animal deaths, disappearances and mutilations throughout Long Island over the years. These include the discovery of a Saint Bernard dog that was found in another Queens park turned inside out in the 1980s, a number of missing dogs and cats that mysteriously vanished from Suffolk County neighborhoods in the 1990s, wild game missing from a lodge where hunting was permitted in the Montauk area during the 1970s-1980s, and a few cattle mutilations in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties during the 1980s to the present.

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A Well Thought Out Green Pr Initiative Is Necessary To Change People S Minds

A well thought out green PR initiative is necessary to change people s minds


Kevin Waddel

In today s uncertain economic climate, being environmentally friendly can be a tough sell. If there are no immediate benefits, people have a hard time letting go of their precious, hard earned dollars in service of a cause that is a bit of a slow burn, no matter how noble that cause may be in. People all over the glove, even in first world nations like the United States of America, have had to make significant cutbacks in their expenses to avoid the poor house, so it is certainly understandable the individuals would want to be wary with how they spend their free time, to say nothing of their funds. When it comes to corporations, it can be exponentially more difficult for clean energy advocates to convince them to change their ways, especially if it will result in increased expenses, or worse yet, decreased profits. The federal government has tried to intervene and offer considerable tax breaks to individuals and corporations who go green, turning in old cars or upgrading the lighting fixtures in their homes or in their place of business.

It has become necessary for environmentally friendly advocates to consider a plan of action that requires a lot from people, but also promises incredible results. Thus, many of these green friendly activists have put forward an intensive green PR initiative that serves to educate the public, change a few minds, and will hopefully convince a number of businesses to do everything they can to try and lessen the impact of their fiscal, social, and environmental policies.


This is always a difficult task, trying to convince people they are acting improperly and out of their own self interest, but it is certainly compounded by the recent economic downturn. The general fear among activists is that if they walk up to a receptionist who works at a large corporations and they try to convince her to let them talk to the executive vice president of operations so that they can try to sell him on their green PR initiative, they will be laughed out of the office. If this happens to be the case, then the green PR initiative will suffer, and nothing will get done. So it is in the best interests of all concerned parties to try and do everything they can to promote a green agenda.

This has left many environmental activists wondering how they can best advocate for their green PR initiative without leaving a bad taste in people s mouths. Activists, by their very nature, have a hard time with public relations because often times they come across as preachy. And this is a major turn off for people. Therefore, in order for a particularly green PR campaign o be successful, activists have to try and develop a grassroots campaign that will be organic, and better yet, will be self sustaining. The best way for environmentalists to get their green PR initiative up off the ground is to use social medial.

The power of social media presented itself in the 2008 election. The groundswell of support for the winning candidate proved that social networking could be a valuable tool that could be used in a multitude of ways. Indeed, social networking proved invaluable in overthrowing numerous dictators in the Middle East. Therefore, it should stand to reason that environmental activists should be able to use it with the same success rate in promoting the necessary and important changes as outlined in their green PR initiative.

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No More Excuses For Ignoring Home Security

By Richard Armen

When it comes to taking care of things around the home, it’s only natural to look for the easy way out. After all, who really wants to spend hours fixing a leaky faucet or a broken cabinet door? Trying to get through daily life with a minimum of hassle makes sense, until you start trying to find excuses to avoid the upkeep altogether, especially with such essential tasks as implementing home security measures. If there’s ever a time to avoid shortcuts, the safety and security of your family and loved ones should be it. And yet there are countless excuses people make for not safeguarding their home.

The most common excuse is that i’s too expensive to do anything that’s really effective. One of the most prevalent misconceptions about home security is that you have to call an alarm company to install a whole-house alarm system in order to get any protection whatsoever. Actually, home security doesn’t have to be expensive, and you certainly can do it yourself.

Wireless door and window alarms, dummy surveillance cameras, alarm company signs and stickers, and dog bark alarms are just a few of the home security essentials that you can get for $100 or less. Even inexpensive security measures can work wonders for the safety of your home. Criminals seek out homes that have no security protection at all, so even just a few simple devices should be enough to make them move on to the next home. There are plenty of homes to choose from, so they’ll probably move on when they notice you’ve made at least a minimal effort towards securing your property.


If you don’t have the money to pay for better home protection right now, at least do what’s free. Walk around your home to look for areas your home security might be weak. Make sure all of your doors and windows lock securely, and don’t forget to lock them when you leave. If you have a spare key underneath the welcome mat, find a better hiding spot. All of these can make it harder for a criminal to break in, and they don’t cost a dime.

If money isn’t the excuse, then time often is. The second most common excuse made for ignoring home security is that it takes a lot of time to implement good home security measures. In fact, many of these are designed for homeowners to install in an afternoon. By the end of this coming weekend, you could have your home protected, inside and out. You don’t have to have any knowledge of carpentry or electronics, either. Wireless window alarms, one of the most popular DIY home security products, simply screw into place. Protecting your home is easier than you thought!

Don’t let these two excuses stop you from protecting yourself, your family, and your belongings. Spending an afternoon installing some of these inexpensive home security devices can make all of the difference when a criminal is looking for an easy target in your neighborhood.

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