Shameless (and Helpful) Post *Plus Recommended Books and Blogs

by Matt Mattson

We thought we’d take an opportunity to shamelessly plug some of the features of our new website, but most of these features can help you right now!

On the new site, you can share some things about you and your organization, and you can also sign up to get some great free resources.  Subscribe to our NewsletterTell Us Your Best Recruitment IdeasShare your Recruitment Success Stories and TestimonialsNominate a Chapter for Dynamic Recruitment, M.D. 

Of course, our famous free recruitment resources will continue to grow and improve.  You can find those here.

Phirebook, our Facebook recruitment application, might be something new for many of you.  You’ll hear more about this in the months to come.

We’re excited that you can connect directly to us (the company, and our staff as individuals) through Facebook and Twitter  right through our website.

You can also follow Phired Up’s staff travels (and see how wildly busy we are) with our new calendar.

Here is something very helpful (and free!).  Have you seen the Phired Up Recommends page?  We’ll be mentioning  companies, organizations, and associations that we believe in, but there are also two lists up there already that are very helpful… Recommended Books, and Recommended Blogs.  I’ll paste those directly below:

RECOMMENDED BLOGS: The team at Phired Up Productions loves staying up to date on the latest trends and innovative ideas.  Some of the best places to do that are by subscribing to or consistently checking blogs that can help you.  Here are some of our favorites!

Phired Up Productions Recruitment Blog (of course): www.PhiredUp.com/wordpress
Fraternal Thoughts from John Shertzer: www.FraternalThoughts.blogspot.com
The Apathy Myth Blog from TJ Sullivan: www.tjsullivan.com
Seth Godin’s Blog (one of our favorite authors): www.sethgodin.com
Keith Ferrazzi’s Blog (another favorite author): www.keithferrazzi.com/blog
Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Blog: http://aflv.blogspot.com/

RECOMMENDED BOOKS: Phired Up teaches the importance of continually Growing Wiser  (Step 7 of the Eight Steps). We’ve learned much of what we know by reading the great works of some of our favorite authors.  Here is our recommended reading list.

Good Guys and I Heart Recruitment (of course)
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back (Keith Ferrazzi)
Purple Cow, Tribes, and others (Seth Godin)
7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
Fierce Conversations (Susan Scott)
Remember Every Name Every Time (Benjamin Levy)
The Magic of Thinking Big (David Schwartz)
Secrets of Closing the Sale (Zig Ziglar)
Good to Great (Jim Collins)
Rules for Revolutionaries (Guy Kawasaki)
The Sales Bible and others (Jeffrey Gitomer)
Your Ritual Book! (your founders)

We’re excited to continue offering the best recruitment education, resources, and coaching available to membership organizations.  We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, and can’t wait to continue the revolution!  Be socially excellent today…