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Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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Friday, April 8, 2011

TED~A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong~ What could you do with your Virtual Voice ?


Hi Jean Robb here. It's amazing to think about how we can communicate with people around the world about things that are important to us. One click of the button and you're connected to sites that answer your questions, help you make a purchase, sell your products, help your cause and even make you a celebrity. Now that your voice can be heard what will you have to say?
Here is some information about virtual Charities. It makes you realize the potential to help others all from your computer.

Consumer Action by Reshma Kapadia (Author Archive)

The New Way to Give: Virtual Charity

The digital age is changing philanthropy, as smaller donors use the Web to pick and choose — and evaluate and criticize — the charities that matter to them. This is shaking up the status quo for charities of all sizes, raising concerns that people might think that they’ve done enough by just clicking their mouse. But supporters say the new approaches are letting individuals take more control of their philanthropy.

The Virtual Charity
Cheers erupt from bright-clad supporters on the sidelines as someone walks, runs or skates by on a track lined with lit bags, honoring those fighting cancer and those who have died from it. Volunteers give away T-shirts near a big cherry blossom tree and musicians entertain at nearby stages throughout the 24-hour Relay for Life walk-a-thon for the American Cancer  Society. Survivors and caregivers swap stories about their cancer experiences. It might sound like a traditional benefit, but this one had a twist: It took place in the game-like virtual world called Second Life. Rather than humans on the track it was “avatars,” digital images clad in traditional athletic gear (as well as much more provocative outfits), controlled by cancer supporters, caregivers and volunteers at computers around the world. If that seems a little out there, trust us: It is. But this virtual walk-a-thon — the American Cancer Society’s fourth — raised $210,000 and attracted more than 2,000 participants. Supporters could donate in Second Life, through the world’s currency known as Linden dollars, or offline with regular dollars. Like many of the ACS’ activities,the idea came from a volunteer.  But be it a virtual community like Second Life or a more familiar one like Facebook, these tools are not really about the money they bring in — yet. The savvier charities are using them to reach the burgeoning class of mini-Rockefellers while they’re still developing their philanthropic chops. In other words, it’s branding. Like selling soda in elementary schools, the idea is to get people familiar with a brand or cause early in life, so they’re more likely to develop an attachment. Nefarious comparisons aside, charities take some risk in entering tenuous online agreements.  For example, the American Cancer Society allows volunteers who want to build online communities to use its logo and templates — opening up the possibility they are used in ways 
the nonprofit would rather not see. “There are pitfalls. You’re banking on their good will,” 
says Guy Fischer, national chief development officer for the Society. “Most large organizations 
are slow to do this, but that is where the world is going.”

In celebration of hitting the 200 million user mark today, Facebook announced that it has partnered with 16 global charities/advocacy groups to create virtual gifts promoting their causes in the Facebook Gift Shop. Facebook will donate all of the proceeds from the gifts to the groups involved. Unlike most Facebook virtual gifts, which cost 100 credits (the equivalent of $1), the for-charity virtual gifts being promoted on the home page of the Facebook Gifts Store cost between 500 and 1000 credits ($5 to $10).

Charities On My Space

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Non Profits on

Please allow me to introduce you to some of the charities I am associated with on
In fact I am going to invite them here. I believe that once they see they will be as excited
as I am. Please visit them and give them a big welcome to Squidoo.While I have contact with some of
the people in some of these groups, I can not say if they are the authorized contact person for the
registered non profit they represent or not. I will try to keep the data updated as often as possible.
If you know of NGO Non Profit groups that I have missed. please let us know.

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