Guess the Result of our Social Media Experiment
Win a Prize!
In an effort to gain support for to our job seeker support effort entitled CODE for Free Agents, we have designed a simple experiment to determine which social media is best to spread the message, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter. Here’s how it works: On each social media, a posting was placed to a few groups of friends and connections, and followers. The posting briefly explained the challenge and encouraged the recipient to join the effort using that form of social media. By sharing, joining, following, commenting, and generally socializing, our vast combined networks can draw attention to ways to help the many job seekers of the world find hope and a path forward. Our goal is to open a positive and encouraging dialog that changes lives, creating The Economy of One, one Free Agent at a time, over and over again.
Guess the Results and Win!
A prize will be given to the person who guesses the final number of social media points accumulated during this experiment, using the scoring system on the Social Media Experiment page. Guesses can be registered as a comment on this page, or on one of the social media forums that are part of the test. However, entries for this prize end November 15, so get your guess in quickly.
A few things to consider in your guess. Visitors can register multiple votes based on how much they share. You can see how much sharing is going on from the numbers on the bottom of this website’s pages. The Home Page generally is shared the most. You can also see how many people are part of each forum and how many new ones join. While you are looking, please join yourself, so you can stay informed and more importantly so you can be a part of the CODE for Free Agent solution to the many job seekers in today’s world.
The prize will be a free copy of The Economy of One: CODE for Free Agents, signed by author Elizabeth Allen, and a write-up of your guess and logic on the Contest Winners page of this site, that you can point to and brag to everyone you know.
Please share this page with your connections. (It's easy to do, click the button for the social media of your choice above and a window will pop up for you to put in comments and select options. For Facebook, the button below will "like" this page on your wall, the little Facebook share icon on the bottom of the left panel lets you post a comment on your facebook page with a link back to this page. Try it, it is easier than it sounds.)
Please read on to learn more about what The Economy of One: CODE for Free Agents is all about.
-----------TODAY'S FREE AGENTS MOVING INTO THE ECONOMY OF ONE
In recent years, millions of Americans, who previously held secure positions throughout the workplace, have been struggling with job loss, as well as underemployment in a changing and uncertain economy. The restoration of jobs has been painfully slow; in fact, there are indicators that up to 40% of the full-time jobs that have been lost may never return.
Elizabeth Allen, author and nationally-known business consultant, responded to this nation-wide emergency by adapting her cutting edge sales and marketing methodology – CODE for Sales — for use by individuals. CODE is an acronym for ‘Communicate-Organize-Document-Evaluate” and the CODE Process is the subject of her new book, The Economy of One: CODE for Free Agents, now available in paperback or as an e-book on all e-book readers and major online book sellers.
“Two years ago, I was asked to present CODE to a large group of unemployed people,” Allen said. “Looking out at the faces of so many highly skilled career employees, I realized that what they really needed was to be empowered. At this time, the millions who are unemployed represent the largest uninvested asset in the nation, but due to fierce competition and a changing economy, they have limited options. What people need are tools to help them re-engage and to capitalize on their value.”
As Allen explained, “Entrepreneurs have always been a source of inspiration for me. They have a very unique approach to sales. I originally developed the CODE system for businesses with an entrepreneurial model in mind. While working with the unemployed, I observed that many people have a difficult time engaging with the sales process and particularly with how to effectively sell themselves.”
“Really, the only difference between an unemployed person and an entrepreneur is that the entrepreneur has something to sell,” she said. The CODE system offers individuals an actual method to leverage their wealth of knowledge, know-how and unique skill set.
“Whether people choose traditional employment, contract work, self employment or any combination of these,” says Allen, “people need to learn how to effectively sell their assets. Traditional approaches such as attending job fairs and sending out resumes on-line for positions posted on internet job boards have a very low success rate.”
“I adapted CODE as a process that anyone can apply,” Allen writes, “as a way for people to take charge of their careers. CODE is designed to help individuals define their core competencies as well as their passions but it also provides a step-by-step sales method to follow so that their marketing efforts (of themselves) can result with greater success.”
The Economy of One begins with an explanation of how to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and then moves to the step-by-step CODE process. Subjects that are covered include: how to work with accountability partners; developing a personal brand; writing the perfect job description; developing a marketing action plan (MAP); how to identify solid work leads and opportunities; how to cultivate and convert leads to new clients or jobs; how to close deals; and the importance of following up on jobs won or lost through exit interviews and debriefing.
Throughout the book, readers learn the inspiring stories of actual participants of the CODE process, told in their own words. These people explain how these concepts and tools changed their perspective of a very difficult situation. Changes in thinking led to changes in action as participant after participant each became an Economy of One. For some, this was landing a dream job, for others starting a new business or finding a contract opportunity that provided a needed transition.
For those "stuck in transition," the CODE process is designed to help people take control of their lives – to become their own Economies of One.
The Economy of One is available in print through Amazon.com and CreateSpace, plus large print, and as an e-book through Kindle, Nook, Sony, Apple, Kobo, Diesel. and Smashwords e-book stores, as well as independent book sellers globally.
Following is an introductory video from author Elizabeth Allen:
The Economy of One: CODE for Free Agents is written to lead the many Free Agents of today through a step-by-step process to become an Economy of One. The book is directed toward those who are looking for work, stuck in transition, considering entrepreneurship, or graduating soon.
To learn more about the content of the book, read the Home Page.
Purchase a book for yourself or as a gift for someone you know who would benefit from a new approach to the job search process. See all the options in the virtual store. See special discount offers at the bottom of this page.
Click here for a free online preview of the beginning sections of the book.
See the "Top 10 List" for ways you can help spread the message of the Economy of One.
Learn more about the development of CODE and the Economy of One.
Read a brief overview of the CODE for Free Agents process.
Read about the new social media campaign and contests, as well as results on our Social Media Experiment page.
Please share this page with your connections. (It's easy to do, click the button for the social media of your choice and a window will pop up for you to put in comments and select options. For Facebook, the button below will "like" this page on your wall, the little Facebook share icon on the bottom of the left panel lets you post a comment on your facebook page with a link back to this page. Try it, it is easier than it sounds.)
-----------The Economy of One: CODE for Free Agents book is now on sale. Take advantage of the Social Media Special:
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