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  1. OPS Blogs = NO readers = NO comments = NO Problem…1st Qtr 
  2. Demo Web Site: Blogs #1 – #9 focus – “How will it WORK?” for linear thinkers majority
  3. Case Study #1/#4 focus – “What do you THINK?” for non-linear thinkers minority

On Problem Solving “Demo” Web Site Credits

  • Story: Social Media “Voice” development
  • Web Pages/Blogs Social Media Silent Movie Storyboards and Script
  • Story Arc: Demo web site/Team thinkers/text & visuals
  • CPA Site Solutions web host identified for Valley CPA client 2nd Qtr
  • Distribution Channels: web/blog/tablet/Smartphone/Team thinkers
  • Training Edition: Web print version in-development
  • OPS Production: Marion Sandra Orem
  • Social Media Direction: Business Blogging Pros

Fade-out…OPS will no longer be a social media silent “voice”

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My OPS web site is designed with text and and visuals specifically in-mind. It has text for linear thinkers like Dave Barnhart ( and visuals for non-linear thinkers like me.

Why should you care? Because linear thinkers are generally the majority in any given group. The minority of non-linear thinkers often represent new ideas that are challenged by the majority.

Non-linear thinker: Ideas – options – “What do you THINK?!?”

Linear thinker: Outlines – results – “How will it WORK?!?”

This OPS social media web site is developing along these following guidelines:

  1. “Demo” Web Site – a loaner site if you’d like to test some social media ideas
  2. Team Thinkers – an opportunity to see how your Team reacts to your ideas
  3. Text and Visuals – a challenge to linear and non-linear thinkers communications issues

Look more closely at the bullet points in Blog #8. What if you could take YOUR “Business Show” on the road? How would your “Demo” web site impact linear and non-linear thinker clients and prospects? Your Team’s initial web site reactions will provide you some genuine “heads-up” insights first.

So…where to begin – remember to also review the Case Study page Project Chart:

Case Study Start

2014 1st Quarter update: CPA Site Solutions/Valley CPA client web site Project completed June 2012 – December 2013.

2011/2012 On Problem Solving (OPS) Blogs #1 – #9 and #17 concepts were leveraged via Vermont Vendor CPA Site Solutions.



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Social Media Accessibility


What if I could take my “Business Show” on-the-road? I decided to test that idea with a trusted friend and associate. Our recent meeting prompted this follow-up synopsis for her:

•  2012 Menu Bar Home/FAQ – About – “Demo” Web Site – Case Study – Blog – social media host 
•  Laptop/Kindle Fire/Cel phone training support – WiFi independent via mobile hotspot
•  Desktop/Laptop client/prospect on-site training – “hands-on” breaks social media ice 
•  Menu Bar content flexibility a key to web site functionality – plan and train on-line
•  Case Study page – 7 Steps – leverages social media technology – economical starting point 

OPS January blogs are systematic in developing specifics – given linear thinkers’ how-will-it-work needs. The blogs are also flexible in developing options – given non-linear thinkers’ what-do-you-think passions.

O.K. – it’s time for a closer look at Team thinkers – text and visuals impact on your “Demo” site (Blog #9).

Finally, my trusted friend is also Michael Downey’s aunt (2011 Blog #5 dedication). Some of Michael’s favorite movies according to her: Boondock Saints BASEketball Ace Ventura Gladiator.

An insightful mix of a young man’s wicked wit and fierce determination…






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A good question…here are some ideas for you to consider:

Your "Demo" Web Site WIIFM


Leverage material you currently offer.

Develop your relevant social media “story.”

Share “Demo” web content with others to critique.

Assess your content potential ROI economically.



Your content can be created initially with limited input from you. I’ll review current material and select some relevant items to focus on and briefly document via the OPS web site. Three possibilities for you  to consider – given the above visual:

  • You have a wealth of available material for me to draw on
  • I have an outsider “view” that will shed light on the material’s intent – content – issues 
  • Your “demo” web site can be created in a matter of days or weeks

We can develop an initially relevant social media “story” during this process.

Take a closer look at my OPS Menu Bar. Links maximize web site content via the flexibility of pages only accessible through the Menu Bar. My goal is a cool – classy – concise “intro” for those first time and repeat web site viewers. My goal for you is an easy-as-you-go method of developing your content.


WIIFM Your "Demo" Web Site


The Your “Demo” Web Site Story link shares a critical web site distinction: MOST web site data is static. Your “demo” site data will be as well. The latest Blog post is the only non-static data. Why should you care? Because it is your opportunity to personalize your social media “story.”

My OPS web site non-static blog posts have developed over time with a surprising ability to leverage static data pages. Surprising because as a web-based social media text and visual published author it has honed my commitment: “Giving voice to one business at a time…visually.”

Your “demo” web site can be created in a matter of days or weeks…economically.

Let’s connect at: after you preview “Demo” Web Site page on the Menubar.


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Welcome – here are a few thoughts for your consideration – if you’re visiting this blog post first. Checkout “Demo” Web Site page.

“Demo” web site content structure guidelines – particularly for linear thinkers:

  1. Home/FAQ: Share your core business passion – see Case Study #2
  2. About: Provide clients and prospects some personal social media “hooks”
  3. Expertise: Who does business with you and WHY – from their perspective
  4. Blog: Draft your social media ideas for others to critique

“I let my work speak for itself…” may not be enough for your social media presence.

My OPS web site social media strategy…

  • Home/FAQ: Linear/non-linear thinkers core business impact – visualized
  • About: Professional support and first personal “hook” – Achilles Heel
  • Expertise: Case Study participant thoughts from their perspective
  • Blog: OPS 2011 story “voice” of web site start-up

My movie passion lets me share knowledge via film dialogue. My air force “brat” roots honor military life and death risks. My professional and publishing experience supports this developing OPS web site.

“Demo” web site content structure guidelines – particularly for non-linear thinkers:

OPS "Storyboard"

Pay close attention to the OPS web site text and visuals structure starting with the Banner. The “Storyboard” design above is deliberate. Keep it clean – crisp – visual and with a word count goal under 300 per page or blog. Above all – respect majority linear thinkers’ critical demand for outlines – results – how will it work – because that gets the WORK done! See Case Study #3.

Linear thinkers: OPS site developed logically. Your “demo” will develop logically. You can then repeat.

Non-linear thinkers: OPS site developed visually. Your “demo” will develop visually. You can then present.

Everything on your OPS “demo” web site will be there in support of your “story.” Why should you care?

Limited face-to-face contact is a social media reality.

Let’s connect at: after you preview Your “Demo” Web Site Story page.



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 Here’s the Blog #3 revised skinny for my OPS web site “demo” offer:
  1. Linear text/non-linear “visual processor” web page design flexibility 
  2. December Kindle Fire OPS prospect “demos” highlight WiFi limitations
  3. Kindle Fire WiFi dependency an OPS “demo Showstopper” – No WiFi – NO “demo”
  4. OPS “demos” via large screen smartphone/video/audio podcast – No WiFi – NO problem!
  5. How would YOU test my On Problem Solving web site “demo” offer?
Suggestion: Blog #4’s “visual” timeframe of four months to build and populate with content my OPS web site could become a matter of days or weeks to build YOUR “demo” site. Why should you care?
  • OPS web site can experiment with your social media direction
  • Good ideas benefit from close scrutiny – as do bad ideas
  • Staff – clients – prospects can provide valuable “feedback” 
  • Viable ideas transfer to your site via “hands-on” experience
  • Web site access via smartphone “demos” to clients – prospects
  • OPS “demo” site morphs into your social media web site –  just like an hourglass… 
Movie “scenes” capture the Director’s intended text (script) and visuals (images). Everything in the scene is there in support of the story. This OPS web site honors that storytelling legacy. Why should you care? See “Demo” Web Site page on Menu Bar for your social media “story” start.

Marine Corporal Michael Downey

Wreaths Across America –
I dedicate this final 2011 blog to Marine Lance Corporal Michael A. Downey – November 19, 2004 
Giving “voice” to those who can no longer speak for themselves…more on Michael in January. 

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A recent OPS prospecting office call identified some interesting challenges:

  • My Kindle Fire was mute given lack of access via WiFi password (been there done that!)
  • Didn’t think to suggest prospect OPS web site access via their cel phone (duh…)
  • Switched seats and did the OPS web site “Loaner demo” from her Desktop
  • Discussed at length real world linear/non-linear thinkers and text/visual implications
  • Her linear perspective and my non-linear experience led to some humorous exchanges
  • Better prepared for my late December prospect call at the Paradise Cafe WiFi site  
  • Taking my Kindle Fire on holiday to spend quality time with a really neat resource 

OPS Web SIte "Loaner"

My OPS offering of movie/author/publisher/business experience will be tested shortly by one of these good folks. Otherwise known as: “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
Dave and I recently discussed our mutual role in repeating the nine steps above within my OPS web site for an interested prospect. Seems like every time I have an idea Dave’s “Been there done that!” Cool…
Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays – Happy Hanukkah to all and a special “Welcome Home” to Linda 2.0!

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OPS tagline: “Giving voice to one business at a time…visually.”

OPS "Storyboard"


The OPS “Storyboard” is a snapshot used to monitor the look of the web site. No detail text or visuals – just a feel for the left-to-right-flow of the pages design. Click on the visuals.

A calculated series of linear text “lists” is balanced by a series of non-linear “visuals” approach. Minimize the reader’s time and maximize the reader’s value…a great movie making guideline.

OPS Step One

This OPS web site was designed with a creative tension in-mind. Dave and I often traded protagonist and antagonist “roles” as the site developed. But our commitment to mutual success never wavered.
These four Steps log a brief overview in lists and visuals for a linear and non-linear combined view. Why should you care?

OPS Step Two

Every successful Project is usually a mix of both perspectives. Team members can routinely appreciate and leverage mutual skills and experience given a common communication reference.
A quick aside: Dave did not like this circular view when offered as a visual for something he was working on for his business. But I liked it and found a use for it with blog #3. No visual is ever wasted – just waiting its turn.

OPS Step Three

Take some time now and review the four Steps approach and timeline – particularly Step four’s opportunity below.

OPS Step Four

Here’s the “skinny” for my web site offer to OPS prospects:

  1. Major movie buff and author and publisher expertise (see blog #4)
  2. Linear text and non-linear visual web page design flexibility
  3. Unique “visual processor” and Word processor resources
  4. Kindle Fire tablet availability to “demo” your Case Study idea
  5. Checkout Case Study Page – Seven Step process – contact me
  6. Question: How would you leverage my OPS offer?
  7. Oh – don’t forget to ask me about the hourglass…


A final thought: Our Case Study #5 prospect meeting in late December will be built around the Kindle Fire tablet “demo.” The Kindle prompted the opportunity to meet initially.

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This blog is dedicated to Merrit Cameron Helm – S1C  – USN – USS Arizona/USS Minnesota (died Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941).

This OPS social media web site is being developed from the heart of a major movie buff and the head of a social media author and publisher. Why should you care?

Blogs will clarify OPS web site text benefits – especially for you majority of linear thinkers. Blog #3 will demonstrate web site visuals benefits – especially for you minority of non-linear thinkers.

A brief “role” that each OPS web page plays:

  • The Banner visual suggests the feeling of planning and control – that hand could be yours
  • The Tagline raises a question: “What does THAT mean!?!” – Case Study page will answer
  • Home/FAQ recaps a core premise – linear and non-linear communications challenges
  • About questions pre-conceived notions regardless of social media “answers”
  • Case Study hosts social media “visuals” – the focus of the next blog – it’s that important
  • Blog documents the on-going evolution of my OPS “voice” – both in text and in visuals
  • SmartDraw visuals introduce the benefit of a Visual processor versus a Word processor
  • Kindle Fire tablet offers leverage for the potential of expanding your business “story”

My LinkedIn Profile speaks to the power of a Team’s Es·prit de Corps – hence the Home/FAQ focus on teamwork. 

Tension in any well written movie requires a protagonist and an antagonist. Linear and non-linear thinkers often assume one “role” or the other. A movie story’s success is often a challenge that gets resolved jointly.

If those “roles” describe a mix of your Staff and clients, visuals may offer everyone some welcome clarity.

A question asked of a current Case Study #5 prospect: “Would you be interested in using the OPS web site and the Kindle Fire to explore text, visuals and tablet ideas you’ve been thinking about?”

I would too…so I’ll be meeting with the prospect at their request later this month.

In honor of the 70th Anniversary of Pearl of Harbor: “The Fighting Sullivan Brothers”

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I dedicate this first blog to Anne Bancroft:

Her riveting portrayal of Helen Keller’s teacher Annie Sullivan in “The Miracle Worker” was the catalyst for my life long passion “…to give voice.” That’s a long time to stay focused on one commitment.

Why should you care? Because this social media text and business visuals web site is committed to:

“Giving Voice to One Business At A Time…Visually.” That could include your business.

The OPS Banner was designed for linear thinkers given their critical need for details and planning.

The Home (FAQ) Page and visuals offer insight to potential Team communication challenges.

The About Page introduces Dave Barnhart’s critical social media question.

The Case Study page hosts real world text and visuals uses – click on images to enlarge and return.

  • Case Study #1 2011 painful catalyst for creation of my
  • Case Study #2 Clarify reality of OPS text and visuals approach via Team member feedback
  • Case Study #3 Email content conversion to text and visuals with artist feedback
  • Case Study #4 2011 OPS blogs via text and visuals and descending “narrative” sequence
  • Case Study #5 2012 prospects for Case Study situation – problem – solution opportunity

The Case Study Seven Steps outline and two visuals support linear and non-linear thinker needs.

I am a major movie buff and have a new Kindle Fire – an early Holiday gift – that will broaden my OPS social media impact. With movies at your fingertips(!) – web access in a heartbeat – “demos” at a minimal device investment for broad use in any environment – what’s not to like?

My Achilles heel: I like to talk in movie dialog occasionally to make a point. Many linear and non-linear thinkers face a consistent communications challenge. This OPS web site plans to exploit that challenge-as-an-opportunity with you. What could you look at first…?

Annie Sullivan: [after a breakthrough with Helen Keller] “Now all I have to teach you is one word – everything.”

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