Category Archives: Trade Show

Video interview w/ eBay President & CEO John Donahoe

First of all, I would like to apologize about the big mistake I did while taking this video, and to clarify why, is simply because I snatched this interview as soon as I got the chance, however, my camera was on very low battery and it was set in the previous recording on the zoomed in position, if I have realized that and tried to zoom out before taking the video, I would loose the power and the entire interview in general.
I know it might seem funny, but everyone make mistakes!

In the interview, John Donahoe, eBay’s current president (Who also used to be the eBay marketplaces president for a long time), speaks positively with confident about eBay, urging new users to sign up, buy and sell, even create social networks around it.
I first met John last year at eBay’s DevCon in Boston, briefly spoke to him about his visions and found out that he is not only a brilliant & open minded person, but I thought that he is the man for the job, taking eBay to the next level (In my opinion, this should have been done a long time ago!) and I agree with every move he made since taking over his position 100% (And yes I don’t think that eBay should be just a big garage sale, there is a lot more into it than just that).
John, me and Pierre Omidyar (eBay founder) share the same vision that drove a lot of current sellers away or mad or whatever you have seen in the news latley, but I think that consentrating on eBay’s core business, opening more doors to developers (API’s), and cleaning up the site in general of some of the old rules that brought the company somehow down, is the only way for eBay to become what it’s meant to be since the begining, an online marketplace!
Yes I understand that I might get a lot of comments against my opinion, but I truly believe that if you reialze how much more money you can make though eBay without even selling anything, you will be amaized of what you didn’t know before. All I can ask you is to open your eyes, think outside the box, research on how to become a real player in this game (Not just a big seller) and I guarentee you great profit and bigger bussines than you can even imagin.
Before I leave you with the video, I wanted you all to know that I am including at least 2 months total of eBay training, not only on how to sell, but also a complete work around to make profit in other ways but selling, including the affiliate program, API calls, integration into other applications and similler stuff. (Don’t start going crazy now, I promise that it will be so easy for any one to do it with the least experiance) and will be all for free on the upcoming Online School that I announced here.

Enjoy the video:

Marsha Collier video interview about eBay business!

As I continue sharing all the interviews that I did throughout the summer, today I am sharing an interview with an author of many books and DVD’s Marsha Collier.
A list of all the books and DVD’s that Marsha wrote or co-wrote is in the widget below:

Marsha is also the co-host of WSRadio’s show: Computer and technology and the creator of the site: www.CooleBayTools.com
Enjoy the video:

I will speak more about Marsha’s impressive work and teachings on the upcoming Online School, so stay tuned 😉

Video interview with HammerTap.com

Well since I am in sharing mood, and to continue what I started yesterday, I wanted to share with you the big amount of videos and photos that I have been saving for quite a while now.
Some of the videos (Started to collect dust 🙂 ) was taken back at eBay live, that includes almost every person that works for eBay or for a third party company, all the way to eBay current president John Donahoe (Coming here soon) and PayPal’s current president Scott Thomson as well (Take a look here at our YouTube previous videos) and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel on YouTube so you won’t miss any upcoming videos.
Today, I am sharing this video interview with Jen Cano, VP of Education for HammerTap, LLC.
Jen is HammerTap’s spokeswoman and is an eBay Certified Consultant as well, I personally met Jen at the PayPal developers scavenger hunt party she was a great help for our team (We won first place out of 28 teams) and she agreed on doing this interview.
Jen is also very well known on the eBay radio at wsradio.com for her weekly report and tips.

For more details about the market research service that they provide, go to: HammerTap.com
Here is the interview:

More videos to come soon 😉

eBay DevCon 08 coverage video 4



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Here is the last video from the eBay DevCon. Walking to the registration area a day before Live 08.
Note: This is the biggest convention center in the entire country, Although eBay had only half of it, but the walking was way too much. I must have lost about 15 lbs. just walking at the McCormick Place convention center.
Enjoy the video:

eBay DevCon 08 coverage video 3



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Paper Shamoo for travelers!



Where was that when I traveled to Chicago last week? I think this is a great idea for travelers, specially who fly since you can’t take your “liquid” shampoo with you on your flight.
Packages have 30 shampoo sheets and go for $12.50
I have to buy one to try it, I think it might be better than cheap hotel shampoo 😉

eBay live 08 floor coverage (video 2)



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Fun video from eBay live 08 floor



Just a fun video “John Chow style” that I couldn’t resist to post. Have fun:

eBay live 08 floor coverage video



Thanks to twitter (www.twitter.com/guruofsales) my new friends from RedRoller.com found me at the booth where I was at eBay live and introduced me to their service. The site is www.RedRoller.com and the service (In my own opinion) is a great time saving service for eBay sellers.
Some of the key benefits of RedRoller’s package shipping service include:

* Cost Savings – Save time and money when shipping packages;
* Convenience – Easy to use, One-Stop Shipping system;
* Service Comparison – Accurate information to balance cost of service versus delivery time;
* Know your Shipping Costs – Users know the ‘landed’ cost to ship a package before shipping;
* Automated Transaction Processing – Prints authorized carrier shipping and postage labels;
* Tracking – Ability to notify customers and track all packages from multiple carriers from one central site;
* Reporting – Ability to manage shipping invoices and analyze information from one central site;
* Accessibility – Use RedRoller’s service from any Internet connected computer; and,
* Integration – eBay® sellers can manage shipments across up to 10 eBay accounts through a single RedRoller account.
Here is the video interview. Enjoy:

Sneak peek pictures for eBay Live 08!


So here are some pics from behind the scene at eBay live 08 in Chicago:

1.  I am guessing this is where the keynotes and gala will be:

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2. Some banners:

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3. Room 193, where I will be speaking for the education specialist training day:

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