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Randy E King, Business Leader, AuthorRandy King for over twenty-seven years has been a leader within America’s small business community. He was a senior leader with the US Chamber of Commerce for fifteen years. Randy was part of the National Training Council with the U.S. Chamber. He was appointed the National Sr. Director to develop the “Major Metro” project that is still in place today.

After leaving the Chamber, Randy founded his own software and consulting companies. He developed a performance program for a $17 billion energy company. His training turned around their losing business units by 600% in 16 months, while increasing productivity and greatly decreasing turnover.

Randy has consulted with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) the nation’s most influential small business advocacy group in Washington DC.

Throughout Randy’s career, he has been the keynote speaker and advisor to many fortune 500 companies on performance and development. He is frequently asked to speak at chamber functions and facilitate board retreats for chambers and Associations. He has been interviewed on hundreds of talk radio shows nationwide and internationally.

He served as a faculty member at one of the top university based leadership academies in the country, and conducts training for WACE- (Western Association of Chamber Executives) and ACCE- (American Associations of Chamber Executives).

He is on the advisory councils to the CEO’s of the US Green Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Home Troops, a non-profit Military Support Organization, that provides transition and integration support for American Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families.

He is President/CEO of several performance companies. As a national/international Best-Selling author with 9 business & leadership books to his credit. He has produced and authored a children’s book on what America means to our youth. He has several audio education programs and several “White Papers” on staff performance. He is the co-author of the world renowned, stories of An interactive 14 language site for young Americans to understand the history of our American Heritage.

His lectures, books, educational site and overall message has been received and viewed by over 97% of countries throughout the world. He is currently working on his next 2 books which he is co-authoring, titled: “Is Anybody Listening?” A solutions-based Teen to Teen leadership book helping our young students overcoming adversity in school and life. DUPLICITOUS, Creating Real Social & Political Change within Our Nation Today!

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How do I broadcast my message?

In this modern environment, people are bombarded daily with numerous advertisements through email, telephone, television, radio, standard mail, magazines, movies, and so on. We live in a time of advertisement overload. People will delete unread emails, toss unopened envelopes, fast forward through commercials on the TV and change radio stations during commercial breaks. With all these seemingly impenetrable walls in between your message and a possible client, donor or vote, how do you get others to pay attention?

The answer can me summed up in two words: RELEVANCY and COMMUNITY.

Relevancy – People will seek you out if you provide a product or service that is related to what they are interested in. You want to create a product or service that improves the lives of individuals or groups.

Community – A community is a group of similar-minded individuals who communicate with each other related to a specific subject matter or idea. You want to build a community of like-minded individuals that know what products/services you offer.

If you master these two concepts, you will develop trust and through it you will accomplish much. The following information takes these two concepts and turns them into specific task-oriented activities that will, over time, generate results, and save you a lot of money and headaches.

1) Get Organized

Being organized is the first and most critical step for managing any campaign or event. The more difficult the endeavor, the more crucial it is that people know exactly what is going on. During the Summer Olympics, there is much to do and keep track of. There are dozens of competitions with thousands of athletes, trainers, and employees, not to mention the millions of fans who will be attending events in multiple venues.

So how does one get organized? The most fundamental of tools is the business plan. Before you spend a large amount of money and time, both you and your investors what to know what you plan on doing with the money and labor that is, or will be, available to you. The business plan is generally organized into the following sections: Executive Summary, Company Description, Products and Services, Marketing Plan, Operational Plan, and Financial Plan. There is a new section I would strongly recommend adding: Technology Plan.

Action Item(s):
* Create a Business Plan

2) Technology Infrastructure Recommendations

You will want to determine the hardware and software you will want and need to efficiently and effectively operate and manage your organization. How many computers will you need? Will you need a server? What software do you need? What other equipment will you need? Do you have a person that will manage your technological infrastructure?

The #1 mistake I see organizations make when it comes to technology is to hire or contract someone who does not have integrity. Integrity is much more important than ability. Your “Tech Guy” will often have access to credit card information, personal emails, login passwords, customer contacts, etc. They could easily, and often legally, control your access to the technology that you paid for. You as the leader of the organization must be able to trust that person to not only get the job done, but to not take advantage of you in the process.

Here is some more advice that could save you thousands of dollars. Software can become very expensive. Microsoft, Adobe, and Norton are companies that provide common mainstream software solutions. The price tag for each of these products can run into the hundreds of dollars. There are free alternatives to these products, but keep in mind that free software does usually not have all the features paid software has. But if you are on a tight budget, they are good enough to at least get you going.

Brand Software {Free Alternative}

Microsoft Office {Open Office (}
Adobe Photoshop {Gimp (}
Miva Merchant {Zen-Cart (}
Norton Antivirus {AVG (}
Adobe Acrobat {Open Office (}

Action Item(s):
* Setup Your Technology Based Systems (Internet, Document Development, Financial Tracking, Customer Relations, etc.)

3) Websites

Over the last few years, I have built dozens upon dozens of websites that rank very high in Google searches, automate the ability to purchase products online, and send direct messages to and from clients. A website is part of the marketing arm of an organization. It, if designed properly, will do much of the heavy lifting necessary to create social and political change. If you plan on operating a business, non-profit organization, or political campaign, it is critical that you have a website that accomplishes 3 goals:

a) Branding

People need to quickly look at your logo and website and instantly recognize who you are and what products or services you provide. Many American political campaign websites are in various shades of red, white and blue with a visible American flag. When you look at the top of, you see American patriotic symbols and images, such as the American flag, Abraham Lincoln and the Liberty Bell.

b) Usability

The site must be easy to use. You want to make it easy to receive feedback from people that are using your website. Put yourself in the shoes of a visitor. Can you find the information you are looking for? Are all the links working? Does it load quickly? Is all the content spelled correctly and easy to understand? You will want to make sure you add photos, graphs, and videos to improve the comprehension of the ideas you are trying to explain. contains hundreds of photos and videos. The website is composed of over two thousand pages of content. If I had two thousand links on every page, a visitor would quickly feel intimidated and would quickly leave the site. There is a visual menu on top with seven choices. And if you click on the image of Abraham Lincoln, it takes you to a page with a list of major historical events in US history that are in chronological order. A person looking for information on the Civil War can quickly find it.

c) Searchability

A website must be tailored for a human being. It must also be developed to be compatible with search engines, such as Google and Bing. Content must be visible and organized properly. Content on a website is not all treated equally. I could write an entire book on the subject of the relationship between a website and a search engine. I will instead try to highlight the most important items. If I were to tell you that gets thousands of visitors daily and that we do not pay for any of that traffic, would you believe me? So how did I accomplish this?

Action Item(s):
* Create a Properly Designed Website

4) A Memorable Name

Create a business name that people will remember and that reflects the product or service you provide. When selecting a name for your website, there are 2 trains of thought:

A) Choose a domain with your business name (ex:
B) Choose a domain that contains keywords associated with your business (ex:

Now that you have chosen a domain name, go to and register it. I recommend Godaddy over the other website domain and hosting companies because of their pricing, reliability and customer service. There are other many options, such as Network Solutions, 1 & 1, and Host Gator.

Action Item(s):
* Register Domain and Hosting with

5) On Page Content

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) was initially developed to put newspaper articles online. HTML provides the ability to control style and position of content on a web page. Great content is the most important part of great search engine rankings. If people like your content, they will read it. If they love your content they will link to it and tell others about it.

Writing for the Internet is much different than writing for printed media, such as postcards. At the heart of Internet search is keywords. Keywords are words or phrases that people input in search engines such as to find information online. Make sure you choose keywords and phrases that are searched often (ex: car repair, auto repair). You will also want to use keywords that are searched often that have less competition than other terms (ex: bmw auto parts, auto repair los angeles).

It is very important to keep the content on the website fresh and new. The fundamental philosophy of a search engine is RELEVANCY. A website that has fresher well-written content will usually be ranked higher than websites that have little to no content.

Action Item(s):
* Good copywriting (On page content is readable, relevant and contains keywords)
* On page content should contain relevant bold words, links to other pages and bullet point lists
* Routinely add and edit content on the website

6) Offsite Content

Once you have your website up and running, it is now time to get your message out there. The basic concept is to cast a wide net. And do it over and over again. There are a number of strategies that can be used that can increase the number of visitors to your website.

A) Register your website domain name with search engines and directories, such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, DMOZ and Ask. There are search engine submitters that will submit to many search engines at the same time. Use

B) List the website on all marketing material, including emails and business cards.

C) Link Building – A link placed on another website that points back to your website. Talk to your friends and associates. If they have a website, have them place a link that points back to you. This is an ongoing process, and I would recommend hiring someone to do this for you, or at least train you how to do it correctly.

D) Article Submission and Content Syndication – Write articles, newsletters, and press releases related to services you provide and events that you will be hosting. If you are not a good writer, you will either learn to become one or hire someone who is. Once the articles are written, you will want to distribute them to many locations. You can submit it to article submission sites, like: Articlezilla. contains a large list of sites to submit to. You will want to setup accounts for sites like Technorati, BlogCatalog and Feedburner. Then you can automatically submit your content to these sites.

E) Blog Commenting – Find blogs and websites that you can leave comments. Then find articles on those sites related to your message. Comment on the article and add a link pointing back to your site. You want to portray yourself as someone who is knowledgeable in a subject. Don’t just leave a comment that says, “Look at me. Buy my product.”

F) Videos, Images, Podcasts and mp3s – Create or leverage existing video and audio files. Create accounts on Youtube, iTunes, Vimeo, Metacafe and other sites where you can upload media files. You can often link back to your website from these accounts. And you can advertise your website within these media files. These forms of media make your content more interactive and increase the opportunities for others to easily find you and tell others about you. This is the essence of Viral Marketing. People like to share interesting content and links with their friends. So go and create interesting content, post it to your website, and share it with your friends.

Action Item(s):
* URL submission for new website –
* Create profiles and content with links on,,,,,, and
* Research competition and place links where they have links
* Reciprocal links with industry related sites, friends, clients, etc.
* Create accounts and submit articles to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and
* Comment on other blogs and online news articles with a link back to your site
* Viral Marketing through video, podcasts and mp3s – Submit to,,,,,,,,,,,

7) Standard Networking

Join business networking organizations and online groups, such as a chamber of commerce and Meet Up to create business connections and opportunities with local and similar minded individuals.

Action Item(s):
* Join Groups: Chamber of Commerce,, Business Networking Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, Political Organizations

8) Public Relations and Social Media

There are numerous ways to improve relationships with the general public, including newsletters, email campaigns, blogging and online social media.

A) Newsletters and Email Campaigns – Capturing email through your website and then sending follow up information to them through email is an important element of Internet marketing – sites that make this easier are:,,, Some content management systems (such as WordPress) have the ability to integrate these features. There are many sites that do this, so do your homework and find one that works for you.

Also, keep your emails simple. Most people will not take the time to read every word that you write in the email. Your main goal in the email is to get them back to your website and to follow further instructions. Setup a web page that has a clear Call to Action (What do you want them to do once they are there?). And then in your email that you submit, create short, but interesting, content that links to this Call to Action page on your website.

You will want to create a campaign in Google Analytics to track email campaigns and use a url tracker. (

And one last thing, everyone’s email is setup differently. Some can receive fully formatted emails with embedded images, links and videos. Others only receive text only email, that have no formatting. You will have to develop emails that are flexible enough in design that will still be able to get your message to them, no matter what type of email system the recipient has.

B) Blogging
* Blogging is a science and artform. Essentially, you want to create relevant content that is related to your industry, that people want to read about, that will create positive name recognition, and that will drive traffic to your website. If you are in the insurance industry, you will want to write about new insurance laws, new insurance companies, and new types of insurance programs that are available. There are numerous easy-to-use blog platforms to choose from, including: and

C) Social Media Optimization
* Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and others help create social connections and a following of like minded individuals. It is not enough to just create a profile. It is an ongoing process of generating contacts, describing yourself and fostering stronger relationships. These are great places to foster niche and relationship marketing. Find like-minded individuals with similar hobbies and interests. Encourage them to be your “friend.” As a friend, you can send out info to them. Like-minded people are more willing to purchase from you, vote for you, or give you money. I strongly recommend starting with a Facebook Fan Page. – and joining a Facebook “Group”. Once you get a lot of “friends”, you can send them messages to encourage them to do what it is you want them to do. Also, Twitter can be a way to encourage backlinking. Create a account (url shortener). And when you want to post a website, post it as a It will shorten your url and it will allow you to track where you are receiving Twitter traffic from. Use the search features (, etc.) to find discussions related to your topic. Remember that people will buy more from people they like or want to be around. Do not be pushy or overly aggressive. Social media is a complex area, not because of its difficulty to use, but by its myriad of options and the complex social interactions involved. Use a service like to coordinate your postings with various social media accounts.

D) TV, Radio, Newspaper – There are cost effective and creative ways to get media attention without having to spend a large amount of advertising dollars. If you get media attention, exploit it by posting the image, video or podcast on your website. Encourage them to link back to your website.

E) Be an Expert – Display your knowledge of a certain field. There are various ways to do this, but the bottom line is that you want to be perceived by a lot of people that you know what you are talking about related to concepts that they want to know about. Here are some suggestions: Be an expert on a radio or TV program, setup a profile on Yahoo Answers and answer some questions, etc. If you are a plumber or electrician you might want to be a keynote speaker at a Home Owners Association meeting.

F) S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – Secrets of Viral Marketing – Submit content that is Simple to follow, Unexpected, Concrete and tangible concepts, Credible thoughts and results, Emotional connection, tells a Story and is Shareable.

Action Item(s):
* Create newsletters and email campaigns
* Blog for more content –,
* Leverage social media for relationship marketing:,,,,,,,,,,,,
* Use to coordinate posts on various accounts
* Find creative ways to be mentioned in TV, radio or newspaper
* Be an expert and answer questions
* Viral Marketing SUCCESS (Simple – Unexpected – Concrete – Credible – Emotional – Story – Shareable)

10) Track and Analyze

It is critical to be able to objectively analyze where you are obtaining your clients from – This tool, once integrated onto a website, provides a wealth of information about traffic on a website. Also, if you are spending money on banner ads, directories, etc., you need to make sure you are tracking the response.

Action Item(s):
* Attach Google Analytics tracking code to your website

11) Purpose, Goals, Passion

Technique is only half the battle. It is critical that you believe in your product or service, be willing to put in the effort, and have the passion and commitment to see it through.

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Spotlight on AJ Bombers

Posted by Augie Ray on March 28, 2010 (

I moved to the Bay Area from Milwaukee about five months ago. Among the things I miss from my hometown are my two favorite burger restaurants – AJ Bombers and Sobelman’s. Both have used Word of Mouth (WOM) to become successful small businesses, but while one built its buzz over 10 years, the other used social media to become a success in just one year. The stories of these two businesses can provide insight and inspiration to much larger brands seeking to create benefits with social media.

Sobelman’s is a little hard to find – it’s located in an industrial part of the city rather than in a fashionable neighborhood – but that didn’t prevent it from building a broad-based following since opening in 1999. While dining at Sobelman’s, you’re equally likely to find guys with hard hats, students in Marquette colors and professionals in suits or khakis. Sobelman’s created its success the old-fashioned way – with a great story (Dave and Melanie Sobelman worked the grill and took orders), a delicious product and a smart mix of traditional marketing, such as sponsoring Marquette University events.

The road to success for AJ Bombers was considerably shorter, although there were plenty of reasons to think the business would fail quickly: It was launched in the middle of the worst recession in generations and was located at an address that had seen at least five businesses fail in recent years. AJ Bombers’ one-year path from grand opening to the pages of the Wall Street Journal speaks volumes about the way social media is changing business.

Of course, just like Sobelman’s, AJ Bombers’ success starts with a great experience and a great product. (All the tweets in the world won’t overcome a poor consumer experience.) But while the two restaurants share that much in common, it is AJ Bombers’ use of social media that demonstrates the power of the medium. The restaurant’s constant attention toward building awareness and energizing fans has included:

Active engagement on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, AJ Bombers has tweeted more than 10,000 times to its 3,000 followers. On Facebook, the restaurant updates its status several times a month and engages with 1,000 fans.

Offering new FourSquare mayors a free burger and fries, encouraging repeat visits and checking among its fan base.

A special event that drew a mass of FourSquare users who earned the midwest’s first “Swarm Badge.” Over 150 people turned out for the eventb-bmore than one-quarter of all FourSquare users in Milwaukee – and AJ Bombers saw revenue more than double from the same day the previous week. (AJ Bomber’s innovative use of FourSquare will continue: The restaurant was recently among 30 small businesses to test new FourSquare analytics technology to track user data and create more engagement.)

A promotion launched with a YouTube video, creating a contest that permitted one lucky winner to earn free burgers for a year.

Regular tweetups to draw fans to different events, such as a holiday party and Bloody (Mary) Brunch.

Turning a stolen sandwich board into a local news item thanks to a reward offer and smart use of Twitter.

A new campaign (in partnership with Sobelman’s) to attempt to bring the Travel Channel’s “Food Wars” to Milwaukee for a showdown between the two competing burger bars.

While it’s interesting to point out everything AJ Bombers has done, it’s what they haven’t done that is worth noting. For example, the restaurant has not spent a great deal of cash on their social media success (although time is money, and clearly there’s been significant time invested into these efforts.)

Even with little monetary outlay, success can breed problems. I spoke with Joe Sorge, owner of AJ Bombers, and he noted that “in some ways we backed ourselves into a corner – guests expect immediate responses in social media” but he added, “I don’t mind the corner!” Sorge still enjoys personally monitoring Facebook and Twitter every day as often as possible, but he is beginning to delegate some of the responsibility. Sorge is training others to monitor and respond to fans on Twitter (with individuals’ initials at the end of tweets to make it clear the human behind the tweets).

Another thing AJ Bombers hasn’t done is turned their Twitter and Facebook stream into a string of direct marketing offers. Unlike some brands that use their Twitter and Facebook profiles as a replacement for FSIs (Free Standing Inserts) and direct email marketing, Sorge instead points to inspiration from Seth Godin to pursue “the opposite of interruption-style marketing.”

Sorge isn’t interested in one-way communication but instead praises the value he receives from input and feedback. “Customers are becoming the business,” he says. “We had no idea that the ‘Burger of the Month’ would be so popular and that we’d have to change it the ‘Burger of the Moment.'” In fact, one of their most popular burgers was created by a customer, @KateBarrie; the Barrie Burger features peanut butter, bacon and cheese.

Another thing Sorge does not (and cannot) do is measure ROI. He says he measures what he can – for example, he notes that FourSquare promotions have allowed AJ Bombers to increase sales 30% on select items – but that isn’t what Sorge sees as the true value of social media to his business. “This is a restaurant built by social media. This is the only way we know it. We can’t say what it would be like without it.”

The final thing AJ Bombers isn’t doing is waiting for someone else to prove ROI before experimenting with different social media programs. Sorge is unafraid to try new things in inexpensive and small ways. The owner of AJ Bombers knows his customers, understands his brand and recognizes that social media is a way to connect the two. Really, how hard is that?

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– Successful author of 5 business strategy development books and 4 audio CD’s.

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“We are so blessed to live in such a great country. May God richly bless and keep our service men and women safe. I have four brothers that served in the armed forces. One of them was in the Navy, one was in the Air Force and the other two served in the Army. My husband has two brothers that have served in the armed forces. One of them was in the Army and the other was in the Air Force. At the present time I have a grandson in the Navy. I have not seen him in his Navy uniform yet but you can bet when I do this will be one proud grandmother. I am so thankful for the time and sacrifice men and women have given for our freedom. May God continue to bless this great country and keep us free. I want to say thank you to each and every service man and woman in uniform. The men and women in the armed forces are the backbone of this country. Thank God for this great country. I am so proud of America.” – Lillian

“If we don’t appreciate what we have, we will lose it. America needs to realize that Freedom can be taken away and well as given. Thank you for this CD that reminds all of us that we should pay attention.” – Lindsey

“I am 25 years old. The problem I have noticed with the majority of my generation is it has become cool to be UnAmerican and UnPatriotic. You are made fun of, laughed at, teased, and thought of as “weird” if you like and support our country. Kids brought up now a day’s have no idea what it is like in other countries. They have no idea how restricted life is outside of our borders. Because of this, they cannot begin to comprehend the freedoms we are given. Freedoms we are just given, we don’t have to work for them, they are freely given to us on a daily basis because generations before us fought and died for them. Parents have become afraid to discipline their children. Our future generations are being brought up with no respect, no manners, and no knowledge of our country and its history. With the way things are going I see, in the not to distance future, generations that will once again be forced to fight and die for freedoms we once had because we did not properly educate and discipline our future generations in order to secure our future freedoms.” – Quinton

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Constituting America

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Our Vision

“The great American legacy of FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY will soon be in the hands of our children”

Our Vision:

American patriotism is alive a well today in the United States of America. We believe that the United States of America is truly a great country, not because of our ability to win wars, not because of our abundant natural resources, but because we share a common culture of laws, charity, freedom, liberty, hard work, dedication to family & spirituality and the willingness to sacrifice oneself for the betterment of the Nation as a whole. It is imperative that we pass these uniquely American values to the next generation, because “Soon It Will Be Their Choice.”

United States History is more than just a series of events and historical characters. It is a living and breathing entity which effects our Nation and our culture. One person can and does make a difference for the positive and for the negative. Through video, pictures, text and interaction, we describe how we are a product of history and that the United States of America, its culture and American Patriotism have been forged through a number of significant events that have created who we are today.

Our Mission:

1) Provide a place for young Americans to learn about American Patriotism and to share their patriotic stories about America.

2) Distribute and to our youth, active military, veterans and those interested in learning about American Patriotism.

3) Educate our youth on how to become successful Americans.

Our Philosophy: and are not for or against any political party, race, gender or religion. Their purpose is to provide a brief history of America’s past, a forum for patriotic Americans to share their stories of what it means to be an American and an educational platform about how to be a successful American.

We believe that the United States of America is truly a great country, not because of our ability to win wars, not because of our abundant natural resources, but because we share a common culture of laws, charity, freedom, liberty, hard work, dedication to family & spirituality and the willingness to sacrifice oneself for the betterment of the Nation as a whole.

We encourage you to participate in viewing the ebook and telling your story. Please refrain from vulgar language. Comments and stories will be held for moderation.

History is more than just a series of events and historical characters. It is a living and breathing entity which effects everyone. Past events affect future events. One person can and does make a difference for the positive and for the negative.

Why Multiple Languages:

We do believe than a strong understanding of the English language is important to becoming a success in the United States of America. We also believe that it should not be a barrier to appreciating the values and culture that makes America great. If individuals truly want to become part of American society, they will do what it takes to communicate effectively. English, Spanish and French are languages spoken and understood by a significant percentage of the world’s population. That is why these languages have been chosen.

How it All Started:

Randy King had an essay contest for the entire student body at the Freedom Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 3 questions asked were:

1) What America means to me
2) What would do you want the future of America to look like
3) What do you feel the future of America will look like

The winners from each grade were recorded. Another student compiled the soundtrack and pictures to create the America Pride eBook.

Now that the eBook was completed, he wanted to find an effective way to distribute this to the active American service men and women. He just happened to show up at 8am at a print shop in La Habra, CA, by the name of University Printing. Waiting for the same printer was a person who designed and marketed websites by the name of Mike Beaumont. Mike, having previously met Randy about a year ago, begins a conversation. That conversation, which discussed some aspects of the project, lasted for about 45 minutes. Another meeting was scheduled in the afternoon at a local restaurant. After another hour long conversation, Mike had a good understanding of the goals that Randy had and formulated a plan on how to achieve them. At that point, Mike began to put his plan into action. After 2 solid weeks of research, website coding and an addition of a large amount of content, Mike created Mike wanted to do more that just create a marketing piece for an ebook. He wanted to develop both a multimedia resource of American history and an interactive forum for Americans to tell their patriotic stories.

About the Author: Randy E. King

Randy spent much of his adult life working as a professional businessman within a very conservative community. Randy King, for 14 years was the top sales leader, and division/national manager with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: the largest business federation in the world. After leaving the Chamber, Randy founded his own successful business consulting companies, which focused on increasing productivity and greatly decreasing turnover. Randy has throughout his career been the keynote speaker for many Fortune 500 companies on selection, retention, and productivity. And is asked frequently to speak around the country at many chamber events, associations, business groups and non-profit organizations. He has been on hundreds of talk radio shows nationwide. He is the successful author of 5 business strategy development books and 4 audio CD’s.

About the Designer: Mike Beaumont

Mike grew up behind the Orange Curtain in conservative Orange County, California. He has always been focused on educating himself and serving the community. With over 7 years of formal university training, he has degrees in science (Bachelor’s Degree), technology (Master’s Degree) and education (Teaching Credential Program). He is constantly doing research in a large variety of fields, including: technology, science, math, education, history, linguistics and travel (in which he has seen much of America from sea to shining sea). He has also served as a senior board member on several business and non-profit organizations. He is currently self-employed providing services in website design, internet marketing, search engine optimization, computer troubleshooting and tutoring in science, math and technology.

Behind the Scenes:

Although both Randy and Mike grew up in conservative cultures, our goal was not to create a pro-conservative or anti-liberal political piece. Our goal is to create historical context for what it means to be American. We wanted to present information as factually as possible. This was difficult in some areas, especially with the Civil Rights Movement and the Indian Wars. These, along with the War on Terror and the Great Depression, were the most difficult areas to not get political. These areas cover some of the most controversial subjects that this Nation faces. There are very strong financial, political and emotional attachments to concepts such as: abortion, military action in Iraq, government spending and illegal immigration. These issues are not going to be resolved through this site. All we want to do is to provide context for how and why we have these disputes.

Tapestry of Life

Moments which are sewn together,
A journey of life to endeavor,
Like a quilt which covers a pathway,
Where the sun lights our day,
Patterned and imprinted minutes,
Endlessly repeating yet not quite infinite,
Some good some bad and in unique truth,
These are our moments laid bare from our youth,
Of time which has passed, right up to now,
Building a blanket of memory somehow,
Pinned to your Spirit, evolving your Self,
Your tapestry of life, your written wealth,
Defining your being are the moments you utilize,
The lessons you learn are what makes you wise,
Holding on to the frayed and loose threads,
The memories of living which circle my head,
Every action taken and recorded for recall,
Every positive and negative no matter how small,
All things are printed on this tapestry,
Can never be erased, you see.

Author: Kathleen Oakwood

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