It’s True: My Next Press Release Can Be About YOU!

Hello Friends:

You probably know by now that a few days ago I announced the launch of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club to give a boost to The Alive with Clive Quests for a Billion.

BeYESto10X

To read the Blog post in which I announced the launch of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club, click here.

To read the Blog post in which I announced the launch of The Alive with Clive Quests for a Billion, click here.

In the Blog post about the YES to 10X Club, I mentioned that the first 20 people to donate $10 or more to one or more of the charities listed on the Web page for the Quests for a Billion, and cause at least ten others to do so too, will become the Ambassadors of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club.

Now, I’ll be the first to acknowledge that, since you are bombarded with so many competing demands on your time, attention and interest, I appreciate that it does require something extraordinary and exceptional to capture your attention and hold your interest for more than a few nanoseconds.

To invoke a desire to take action, therefore, I’ve created a very special incentive for the person who is first to fulfill the requirements to become The FIRST Ambassador of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club.

In all likelihood, once you see what this incentive is, you’ll want postpone whatever else you are doing and get into action to see if you can win the prize.

So determined am I to have these Quests gather momentum that I have published a Press Release specifically to announce the incentive, and you can see this Press Release when you click here.

I encourage you to do whatever is necessary for you to acquire the honor and prestige of becoming The FIRST Ambassador of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club, since I’m certain you’ll be glad if you are!

So, click here to see the Press Release in which I’ve announced the incentive, and then click here to take the first step to becoming The FIRST Ambassador of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club.

Thank you in advance for being a YES to 10X!

Slogan for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club

Slogan for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club

I look forward to seeing you in the Club!

Best regards.

Clive

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Announcing the Launch of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club

Hello Friends:

Last week, I announced The Alive with Clive Quests for a Billion to raise at least a billion dollars for charities that support people affected by HIV/AIDS and to generate at least a billion hits on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube for singer/songwriters I’ve interviewed on Alive with Clive

To see the Blog post in which I made this announcement, click here.

To cause these Quests to be fulfilled, today I am announcing the launch of a brand new very special Club.

Before I tell you more about the Club, the benefits of being a Member, and how easy it is for you to become a Member, I’m going to share with you the reasons why I am creating this Club.

After I announced the Quests, I began to think about ways to cause them to be fulfilled.

While, initially, the Quests were based on the idea of each person donating a dollar or more, and causing at least two others they know to do so too, I realized that when people take the time to go to the Web sites of the charities that support people affected by HIV/AIDS, they generally want to contribute more than a dollar and many have a strong inclination to donate $20 or more.

So, I began to ask myself these questions:  What if people had some kind of incentive to donate at least $10, and cause 10 other people they know to donate at least $10 each within 10 hours too?  How quickly would a billion dollars be raised then?

To determine the answer to this question, I once again went to Excel and created the following spreadsheet:

BeYESto10X

From this spreadsheet, I determined that if everyone who donates $10 causes 10 other people to donate $10 each too, a billion dollars will be raised within 10 days!

I then went to Google because I wanted to get some sense of how far, in support of people affected by HIV/AIDS, $10 would go.

The first article I found was this one, with the headline:

New one-pill, $10-per-month anti-retroviral AIDS treatment debuts in South Africa

Then on this page on the Web site for Aid for Africa, one of the seven charities on the list on the Web page I created for the Quests, which you can see when you click here, I saw that:

A donation of $10 can:

  • Provide 10 children with an effective treatment for malaria

  • Protect 500 old growth trees for one year

  • Send $200 worth of medical supplies to an African country

A donation of $20 can:

  • Buy 52 books for school children

  • Supply 10 treatments of antibiotics for sick children

A donation of $100 can:

  • Provide school and personal supplies for 2 students for one school year

  • Buy goats for two families or widows with children

I then went to the Web site for Young Heroes Foundation, another of the charities on the list for the Quests, and learned that $10 would provide food for an orphan for two weeks, $20 would provide food for an orphan for a month, and $30 would provide food and clothing for an orphan for a month.

In addition, on the Web site for Nothing But Nets, I found the following information about malaria and nets that save lives:

Simply put, malaria kills. Nets can save lives.

Here are some harsh realities about malaria:

Fact: Malaria is preventable, but causes more than 200 million illnesses each year and kills nearly 1 million of those who become infected.

Fact: Ninety percent of deaths caused by malaria occur in Africa, where the disease is a leading killer of children.

Fact: Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria.

So, as engaged global citizens, what can we do to help?

In the poorest parts of the world, window screens are lacking, anti-malarial drugs are expensive, and so far an effective malaria vaccine does not exist. Insecticide-treated bed nets in these areas are arguably the most cost-effective way to prevent malaria transmission.

Bed nets use a simple but effective prevention approach: eliminate contact with mosquitoes, eliminate malaria.

Sending Nets, Saving Lives

The entire process of purchasing and distributing insecticide-treated bed nets to the most vulnerable people, as well as providing education and follow-up surveying on their use, is accomplished for just $10 per bed net (emphasis added).

Although $10 for a bed net may not sound like much, the cost makes them out of reach for most people at risk of malaria in Africa, where many people survive on less than $1 per day. Nets are a simple, life-saving solution, but we need your help to provide them to those in need.

Furthermore, on this Web site for Brother Bru Bru’s African Hot Sauces, I learned that:

$10 will buy a “rocket stove” for an African family.  Your full donation will go to Aid Africa, and you will receive a receipt for your charitable donation.

These “rocket stoves” are just six bricks, some wire and mud.  But these simple devices are life-changing to an African family. 

The stove reduces household emissions by 75% (compared to a traditional cooking fire).  No more blinding smoke and sore red eyes. No more house fires, choking, breathing problems and lung disease. 

The stove uses only half as much wood, so fewer hours are spent collecting wood and more time for is available for tending to family, farming, and business.

In addition, the Aid Africa Rocket Stove project has helped spawn a cottage industry providing jobs, training opportunities and leadership-building skills to local Acholi people.

Just $10 provides a stove to an impoverished family and puts them on the road to health and well-being.

I also by way of contrast wanted to know how far $10 would go at Starbucks, and stumbled upon this chart:

A Latte at Starbucks

A Latte at Starbucks

So, in summary, for the price of two or three lattes at Starbucks, among the items we can provide are:

  • Anti-retroviral drugs for one person with HIV/AIDS for a month;
  • A bed net to prevent illness or death from malaria; 
  • A rocket stove for an impoverished family;
  • Food for two weeks for child who is an orphan because of HIV/AIDS; or
  • Clothing for a child who is an orphan because of HIV/AIDS.

With thoughts of $10, 10 people, 10 hours and 10 days swirling in my head, I remembered that a few years ago I read a book by Andrew S. Grove, former CEO of Intel, called Only The Paranoid Survive, which was published in 1996, just when the Internet was beginning dramatically to alter life for all of us here on planet Earth.  In that book he talks about shifts to the magnitude of 10X.  For example, if normal change represents a wave in the ocean, a 10X change would be something so unpredictable and out of the ordinary as to be truly astonishing, like a tsunami.

He also mentioned that a 10X change occurs at a Strategic Inflection Point.  Think of an arc.  At the top of an arc, the line stops going up and begins to go down.  That’s the Strategic Inflection Point.  If nothing intervenes, what is predictable is that the line of the arc will gradually go down.

All ideas can be represented by arcs.  They are born out of inspiration and, if not nurtured, they die.  On the other hand, if at the Strategic Inflection Point, they are given new life, the arc begins to go up instead of down.  See Page 32 of his book, on which he shows the Inflection Curve. 

Here is a picture of the Inflection Curve, which I found on this Web site:

The Inflection Curve

The Inflection Curve

(Incidentally, one additional insight I have gained from seeing the Inflection Curve is that an upward spiral represents curves that are constantly given new life at strategic inflection points.)

I then began to wonder how I could combine these thoughts about $10, 10 people, 10 hours, 10 days and 10X shifts into a movement that would inspire people to join me on my Quests to raise at least a billion dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS and generate at least a billion hits on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube for the singer/songwriters I’ve interviewed on Alive with Clive.

As a result, I decided to form a Club and create a dedicated Web page for the Club to acknowledge, and give recognition and exposure to, everyone who joins the Club by donating at least $10, and causing 10 others to donate at least $10, hopefully within 10 hours, too.

You can see this Web page when you click here.

Soon after you join the Club, your picture and an embedded link to your Web site, or the Web site for a cause you support, will be placed on the Web page.

At first I was going to call the Club The Alive with Clive 10 X 3 Club. Then I thought about calling it The Alive with Clive 10 X 10 X 10 Club.  After further consideration, I decided to call it The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club!

And the full slogan for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club is:

Slogan for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club

Slogan for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club

To see the Web page for The Alive with Clive YES to10X Club, click here

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s take this opportunity to cause a 10X shift in the generation of funds for people affected by HIV/AIDS so that we can build on the momentum that has already been created to have HIV/AIDS ultimately be history — as quickly as possible!

Please do what is necessary to join The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club NOW so that I can put your picture and an embedded link to your Web site or the Web site of a cause you support on the page for the Club as soon as possible.  I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

To be clear, here are the steps to take so that you can be included on the Web page for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club:

  1. Click here to go to the Web page for The Alive with Clive Quests for a Billion.
  2. Make a donation of at least $10 to one or more of the charities listed there.
  3. Click here to watch one or more of the video clips on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube.
  4. Fill in the form on this page after you’ve made your donations and watched the clip or clips.
  5. Invite all the members of your family and friends to donate at least $10 and watch at least one of the video clips too.
  6. Make sure that when they fill out the form, in the field for “You learned about these Quests from:” they type your name.
  7. Have them email you their acknowledgment of receipt from the charities to confirm their donations. 
  8. Copy and paste all ten acknowledgments of receipt from the charities into one email and email it to me.
  9. After I receive (1) notification through the form that ten people made their donations and watched at least one video clip because of you, and (2) the email from you with all ten acknowledgments, I will add your picture with an embedded link to your Web site to the Web page for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club.

To see a graphic representation of these steps, click here.

As mentioned, I’m looking forward to seeing you on the Web page for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club as soon as possible.

These Quests are destined to gain momentum and attract the attention of millions of people all over the world in the days ahead.  If your picture with an embedded link to your Web site, or a Web site of a cause you support, is on the Web page for The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club, it is likely to be seen by millions, so you can use this opportunity to gain a considerable degree of additional exposure for your business, career or cause, if that’s what you’d like to do.

In addition, it’s best to take the steps necessary to join The Alive with Clive 10X Club as soon as possible, so your picture can be as close as possible to the top of the Web page and thus be the first or one of the first to be noticed.

As an additional reward for those who act immediately, the first 20 to fulfill on the requirements for membership in this Club will enjoy the distinction of being referred to as Ambassadors of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club!

These Quests are not about one or a few wealthy donors donating millions, although that would be most welcome too.  They’re a grassroots effort about you and me getting together to collaborate as a Global Community to bring health and healing to those most in need — because we care, because we can, and because we say so! — so that greater prosperity is achieved for all of us.  And I’ll be forming a Facebook Group for Members of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club soon too! 

Remember, too, that everyone who makes a donation, including you, will be able to download the Songs in The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20 and gain instantaneous access to my book of over 375 of the most inspiring and insightful quotes of all time — Quotes To Multiply Your Magnificence!

And because the benefits of being a Member of The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club will so far outweigh the minimal investment of time, effort and money necessary to become a Member, to expedite your admission into the Club you might similarly want to provide an additional bonus or gift to your family and friends to encourage them to make donations of at least $10 to one or more of the charities listed on this page too.

So please click here now and take the steps to be included in The Alive with Clive YES to 10X Club as soon as possible.

THANK YOU!

Best regards.

Clive

(914) 274-8280

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HIV/AIDS, YouTube, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and My Latest Epiphany!

Hello Friends:

Around this time last year, when I saw that Facebook was reaching the milestone of having more than a billion users, I had an epiphany about what it would take to raise at least a billion dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa as quickly as possible.

In Blog posts* and a Web page** I published to share my epiphany, and then a subsequent epiphany about my epiphany, I referred to the following fascinating chart:

The 31-Day Chart for The Alive with Clive Billion Dollar AIDS Plan for 2012

The 31-Day Billion Dollar Chart for The Alive with Clive Billion Dollar AIDS Plan for 2012 — now 2013!

As previously indicated, this chart shows that if a dollar is raised on Day 1, and double the number of dollars is raised on each subsequent day than was raised on the previous day, it would take just 31 days for at least $1 billion dollars to be raised.

So, last year I set up a Web page to receive donations to raise $1 billion dollars in this way.  Within a few days, I raised $148, and subsequently received another $5, totaling $146 net of transaction fees. 

Drawing upon my years of training as a tax lawyer, though, I immediately began to be concerned about the tax consequences of raising as much as $1 billion.  I didn’t want a tax liability to be incurred on a billion dollars net of charitable contributions that are subject to limitations on deductibility.  And since contributions were from others, I wanted contributors to receive the tax deductions for their charitable contributions.  I also wanted to accurately track the total amount of contributions made.

My initial attempts to address and resolve these issues did not succeed. Thereafter, while continuing to be stuck in a quandary as to how best to resolve these issues, I became immersed in interviewing guests on Alive with Clive, among other endeavors, and my plan to raise at least a billion dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa remained in suspense – until three weeks ago, when I had another major epiphany!

Before I discuss my most recent epiphany, though, I also do want to mention that I was heartened to learn of recent encouraging developments in the treatment of patients with cancer who also have HIV/AIDS, as reported in an article on msn under the headline, Treated for cancer, two men now appear free of HIV.  To see this article, click here.

And a report recently released by the World Health Organization, Unicef and UNAIDS also shows that tremendous progress is being made in reducing the number of people who are being debilitated by HIV/AIDS.  To see this report, click here.

This article and recent report definitely inspired me to resuscitate my efforts to raise at least a billion dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS — and then I had my most recent epiphany!

This most recent epiphany occurred, as mentioned, three weeks ago when I was in the midst of posting all the Press Releases I had published since December 1, 2010 (on which I announced the launch of The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20), on the Web site for The Alive with Clive Global Community.

To see these Press Releases, click here.

In particular, the Press Release that caught my eye was the one I published on March 1, 2011.  The headline reads:

Alive with Clive Wants To Join Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Eminem With Over One Billion Hits On YouTube!

The first two paragraphs of this Press Release, which you’ll see when you click here, state the following:

The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube currently has just over 33,493 hits. If you do the math, that is 999,966,507 hits short of a billion. But now that Clive Swersky, host and producer of Alive with CliveThe TV Show That Inspires You To Multiply Your Magnificence! has learned from a recent report on msn that Eminem has joined Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga with over a billion hits on YouTube, Clive has announced that he wants The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube at http://bit.ly/Sr8cBX to become a member of this exclusive group with over a billion hits on YouTube too.

The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube is a unique treasure trove of video clips of the best original songs performed by emerging and established singer/songwriters on Alive with Clive. At present there are 124 clips, and more are constantly being added.

As mentioned, this Press Release was issued on March 1, 2011.  In the 28 ensuing months since then, an additional 300 video clips have been added to The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube, and the Channel to date has 84,949 hits – or a mere 999,915,051 hits shy of 1 billion.

It was after reading these two paragraphs that I had my most recent epiphany!

You see, I realized that if I apply the math in the chart depicted above to the number of views (hits) The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube receives, theoretically and possibly in actuality, 1 billion hits on YouTube could be reached quite quickly!

And then, I said to myself, if everyone who watches at least one video clip on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube also donates $1 or more directly to charities that support people affected by HIV/AIDS, $1 billion would be raised quickly for people affected by HIV/AIDS at the same time too!

Today is July 29, 2013.  World AIDS Day this year is a little over 4 months away.

So, with your support, I am embarking on The Alive with Clive Quests for a Billion, (1) to raise at least $1 billion for people affected by HIV/AIDS, and simultaneously (2) to generate at least 1 billion hits on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube — by December 1, 2013, World AIDS Day this year!

While my goal all along has been to raise at least a billion dollars for people affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa because I was born in South Africa, in this endeavor now I am making it possible for a charity to receive donations if it is:

  1. Organized to provide support to people affected by HIV/AIDS;
  2. Equipped to receive donations through a Web site online; and 
  3. Listed on the Web page I have created with links to charities that meet these criteria.

To see the list of charities on the Web page, click here.

Charities not yet on the list that meet these criteria and would like to be added to the list should send an email to me at clive at alivewithclive.tv (use @ without a space on either side) with the words: “Eligible HIV/AIDS Charity” on the subject line. 

In addition, earlier today, at last, to give birth to these Quests, now that I have gained clarity as to how to proceed, I donated the $146 I received last year (net of transaction fees) in roughly equal amounts to the charities listed on the Web page.

For these dual Quests to be achieved, all it is going to take is for each person who joins me on these Quests to enroll at least two family members or friends to:

  1. Donate $1 or more to one or more of the charities listed on the Web page for charities that support people affected by HIV/AIDS; and
  2. Watch one of the more than 420 video clips on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube.

In this way, I trust that at least $1 billion dollars will be raised for people affected by HIV/AIDS, millions of lives will be saved, and millions more people will become acquainted with the breadth and depth of the talent of the world’s most talented emerging and established singer/songwriters and bands who have been interviewed on Alive with Clive.

So, at this stage, you’re probably wondering: 

Clive, so you’ll be able to tell how many hits you have on YouTube, but how will you know if at least a billion dollars or any amount close to it has been raised for the different listed charities that support people affected by HIV/AIDS?”

That is a very good question, and here’s the answer:

You will recall that in this Blog post above, I made reference to the launch of The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20.

The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20 is a compilation of songs from singer/songwriters who’ve been interviewed on Alive with Clive and who were in The Alive with Clive Top 20 at the time I announced the creation of The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20.

To see the list of songs in The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20, click here.

Anyone who donates a dollar or more to one of the charities listed and watches one or more video clips on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube will receive access to and be able to download all 20 songs in The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20, FREE!

In addition, within the past few years, I compiled a collection of the most inspiring and insightful quotes I have ever read into a book called Quotes to Multiply Your Magnificence – A Compilation of the Most Inspiring and Insightful Quotes of All Time!  And anyone who donates a dollar or more to one of the charities listed and watches one or more video clips on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube will also receive access to the entire book of Quotes FREE!

While I won’t be able to determine with precise accuracy the amount of money that is raised through this endeavor, I have set up a page on my Web site to enable me to gauge with reasonable accuracy the amount of money that is raised.

After you make a donation to one or more of the charities listed and provide a few tidbits of information on this Web page, you’ll be given instantaneous access to all 20 songs in The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20 and Quotes To Multiply Your Magnificence

You will see the Web page I have set up, and the few tidbits of information requested, after you donate $1 or more to one of the listed charities and watch one or more of the video clips on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube

To participate in these Quests, invite your friends to do so too, and be one of the people to cause them to be fulfilled, click here.

So, friends, there you have it!

As mentioned above, I felt a strong surge of inspiration and encouragement from (1) the recent article I read on what is being heralded as a breakthrough in the treatment of people affected by HIV/AIDS who also have cancer, and (2) the recent report from WHO/Unicef/UNAIDS on the progress being made to gain the upper hand in efforts to cope with the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS.  

So, with your support I am confident that this endeavor can play a small, albeit vital, role in the mission ultimately to eliminate HIV/AIDS from life on earth.

I look forward to seeing the number of dollars being sent to the charities that support people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the number  of views on The Alive with Clive TV Channel on YouTube, climb towards and then surpass a billion, and to sharing The FIRST Alive with Clive Top 20 and Quotes To Multiply Your Magnificence with you, in the days ahead — starting NOW!

To participate in these Quests, invite your friends to do so too, and be one of the people to cause them to be fulfilled — starting NOW! click here.

THANK YOU!

Best regards.

Clive

(914) 274-8280

http://alivewithclive.tvmultiplying magnificence one guest at a time!

http://alivewithclive.tv/blogIt’s not just a TV Show.  It’s a Global Community!

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* To see the Blog post in which I first described my epiphany, click here.  To see the Blog post about my epiphany about my epiphany, click here

** To see the Web page on which I announced The Alive with Clive Billion Dollar AIDS Plan for 2012, now updated for 2013, click here.

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**This Week Only** – To Celebrate July 4, 10 People Will Score!

Hello Friends:

To celebrate July 4, for you I have something special in store:

**This Week Only** — Ending at 10 p.m. Eastern on July 10, 2013

You can win:

  • An attractive Alive with Clive Mug (worth $25); and
  • Access to over 60 of the most inspiring quotes ever written (priceless!)!

To encourage you to:

  1. Watch This Week on Alive with Clive featuring accomplished classically-trained singer/songwriter, Meggin Ceol (one of a bedazzling array of the most talented emerging and established singer/songwriters in the world who are featured on Alive with Clive each week), and
  2. Enter The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest, which ends on July 31, 2013, to win ALL the Prizes,

I am creating a contest within a contest in which I am going to give:

  • Ten entrants an attractive Alive with Clive Mug from The Alive with Clive Gift Store (which you can see when you click here [Note: I ordered several Mugs recently and still have them in stock]); and
  • All who enter by 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 10, whether or not you are one of the ten to win a Mug, access to the first of seven chapters from Quotes To Multiply Your Magnificence – A Compilation of the Most Inspiring and Insightful Quotes of All Time!

The title of the first chapter of Quotes To Multiply Your Magnificence is:

Discovering Your Passion And Unleashing The Genius Within You

And the quotes from me and several of the world’s most recognized leaders, thinkers and mentors are certain to inspire you to overcome even the most daunting of obstacles you face on the road to fulfilling your dreams!

The ten winners of the Mugs will be determined in a drawing of the first ten names of entrants from a hat after 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 10, and will be announced by no later than 6 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 11.

The Set of 4 "I'm Alive with Clive" Mugs

The Set of 4 “I’m Alive with Clive” Mugs

As you’ll see from the picture above, there are four different styles of Mug, and you are likely to obtain the one you want if you are one of the ten winners.

For an entry to count, you must submit correct answers to all five questions and nominate a charity, a college and a radio station – the last vital step after you have submitted your answers.

In summary, if you watch This Week on Alive with Clive and enter The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest before 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 10, you will:

  1. Be entered in the contest to win an attractive Alive with Clive Mug;
  2. Receive access to over 60 dynamic quotes in the first chapter of Quotes; and
  3. Be entered in The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest, which ends on July 31, 2013, to win ALL the Prizes.

To enter the contest within a contest all you have to do is:

  1. Click here to register for free (or log in) as a Bronze Member of The Alive with Clive Global Community;
  2. Watch This Week on Alive with Clive before 10 p.m. Eastern on July 10, 2013;
  3. Submit your answers to the questions relating to my interview with Meggin Ceol; and
  4. Take the last small yet vital step and vote for a charity, a college and a radio station in the Survey you’ll see after you submit your answers to the five questions to enter the contest.

So join in the fun, and — who knows — on July 11 you might just be one to discover that an Alive with Clive Mug is something you have won!

I look forward to seeing your entry in the contest.

And, Happy 4th!

Best regards.

Clive

(914) 274-8280

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Companies, Charities, Colleges, Radio Stations, Singer/Songwriters and Alive with Clive Global Community Members – Let’s Play!

Hello Friends:

At last, it’s here:

The ultimate synergistic vehicle for the demonstration of synergistic philanthrocapitalism in action and the creation of an upward spiral of brilliance and joy in the world!

And it is in the form of the series of Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contests that are taking their place among the weekly activities that fascinate, stimulate and elevate all who participate!

These Contests are about to involve several additional groups of participants, and so in this Blog post I am going to list all the different groups that stand to benefit by being players in The Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contests.

Before doing so, though, I’d like to let you know that I just published a Press Release, Now Alive with Clive Is a Vital Voice on TV for Today’s Top Singer/Songwriters, in which I mentioned these Contests and all they involve, and you can see this Press Release when you click here.

Here are the different groups that stand to benefit by being players in The Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contests:

Singer/Songwriters

The singer/songwriters I have interviewed so far and will be interviewing on Alive with Clive in the weeks ahead are now going to be seen by many more people.

Members of The Alive with Clive Global Community

Members of The Alive with Clive Global Community who are entrepreneurs and have stepped forward to provide Prizes for The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest, and those who provide Prizes in the future, will be become known by many more people, and those who watch This Week on Alive with Clive and enter the Contests will become eligible to win fantastic Prizes.

Here is a picture of one of the Prizes, the mouth-wateringly gorgeous handcrafted necklace and matching bracelet beaded with semi-precious gemstones — worth $120! — from BeadZbyRoZ:

Handcrafted necklace and matching bracelet made of semi-precious gemstones, from BeadZbyRoZ

Handcrafted necklace and matching bracelet made of semi-precious gemstones, from BeadZbyRoZ

Companies

Companies that sponsor or provide prizes for the Contests will also benefit from the growing interest and attention these Contests are destined to generate in the world, particularly since an appreciable percentage of the funds provided by sponsors is being contributed to charities.

To offer a Prize, please click here to complete the Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest Prize Submission Form, or send an email to clive at alivewithclive.tv (use @ instead of at with no spaces).

Charities

For The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest, I will help to promote a benefit concert for the charity that receives the most votes.  The singer/songwriters who will perform at the benefit concert for the charity will be selected from those who have been interviewed on Alive with Clive in collaboration with executives from the charity.

For subsequent Contests that are sponsored, the charity that receives the most votes will receive a portion of the proceeds received from sponsors.

Colleges

Anne-Margaret Redding, a singer/songwriter who has been interviewed on Alive with Clive and the founder of The Giving Tree Yoga Studio, in Astoria, New York, has not only provided a Prize for The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest in the form of one month of unlimited yoga at her studio worth $150, free, but is also going to give the college that receives the most votes a two-hour workshop/concert described on her Web site, www.LiveYourPassionTour.com, worth $1,000!

Here’s a clip of Anne-Margaret Redding singing “Live In Love” on Alive with Clive on May 21, 2010:

Radio Stations

The radio station that receives the most votes will be given the opportunity to interview me and enable me to announce the winner of The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest, as well as the winning charity and college, on the air.

The interest in the Contest is thus likely to generate listeners for the radio station from supporters of the charities, students and alumni at colleges, and listeners of radio stations, and in turn additional attention will be devoted to singer/songwriters who’ve been interviewed on Alive with Clive.

Furthermore, listeners can be encouraged to enter future Contests with incentives in the form of Prizes provided by Sponsors.

So, folks, there you have it — a neatly interconnected exchange of energy, producing joy and camaraderie!

To enter The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest, all you have to do is:

  1. Click here to register for free (or log in) as a Bronze Member of The Alive with Clive Global Community;
  2. Watch This Week on Alive with Clive only once or every week between now and July 31, 2013;
  3. Submit your answers to the questions relating to each show you watch;
  4. Take the last small yet vital step and vote for a charity, a college and a radio station in the Survey you’ll see after you submit your answers to the five questions to enter the contest.

FYI, the Survey you’ll see has eight questions.

Here is a picture of Questions 1 through 4:

Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest Survey Questions 1 through 4

Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest Survey Questions 1 through 4

And here is a picture of Questions 5 through 8:

Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest Survey Questions 5 through 8

Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest Survey Questions 5 through 8

In Q.3 of the Survey, you’ll see there is a drop-down menu.  When you click on the arrow to open the drop-down menu for Q.3, you will see these charities on the list:

    • American Cancer Society
    • American Heart Association
    • American Red Cross
    • AmeriCares
    • Asphalt Green
    • Avert (International HIV & AIDS Charity)
    • A Spring of Hope
    • Cherish Our Children International
    • DoSomething.org
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • International Organization for Adolescents
    • Kids Helping Kids CT
    • Lifebeat (Hearts & Voices)
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering
    • MusiCares
    • New Haven Farms
    • Rock & Rawhide
    • Smile Train
    • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    • UNAIDS
    • VH1 Save The Music Foundation
    • Virgin Unite
    • Whole Planet Foundation
    • World Teacher Aid
    • Young Heroes Foundation

In Q.5 of the Survey, you’ll see there is a second drop-down menu.  When you click on the arrow to open the drop-down menu for Q.5, you will see these colleges on the list:

    • Amherst College
    • Berklee School of Music
    • Binghamton University
    • Boston College
    • Boston University
    • Brown University
    • Columbia University
    • Fordham University
    • Harvard University
    • Haverford College
    • Hunter College
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Mitchell College
    • New York University
    • Princeton University
    • Stanford University
    • St. Johns University
    • Swarthmore College
    • University of Cape Town
    • University of Chicago
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Wesleyan University
    • Williams College
    • Yale University

In Q.7 of the Survey, you’ll see there is a third drop-down menu.  When you click on the arrow to open the drop-down menu for Q.7, you will see these radio stations on the list:

    • 90.7 WFUV
    • K-Rock 92.3 Now FM
    • 95.5 WPLJ
    • HOT 97
    • Z-100 New York City
    • 100.7 WHUD
    • WCBS FM 101.1
    • Fresh 102.7 FM
    • 103.5 KTU
    • 103.9 WFAS FM
    • Q104.3
    • Power 105.1
    • 106.7 Lite FM
    • 107.1 The Peak
    • 102.7 KIIS FM Los Angeles

When you have finished the Survey, to submit your responses you will click on the “Finish Survey” button, which looks like this:

Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest Finish Survey Button

Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest Finish Survey Button

As mentioned in a previous Blog post, there will be only one individual winner of all the Prizes.

If you represent a charity, a college or a radio station mentioned above, please encourage your supporters, students and listeners to enter the Contest and vote for the charity, college or radio station you represent so it can be the one to receive the benefits of having the most votes.

Please send an email to clive at alivewithclive.tv (use @ instead of at with no spaces) if:

    • You’d like to be a Sponsor or provide a Prize to gain exposure for your company or business for the remaining weeks of The Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest or for future Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contests;
    • You represent a charity, a college or a radio station not mentioned above, and would like the charity, college or radio station you represent to be on the list of charities, colleges or radio stations;
    • You represent a charity, college or radio station mentioned above and would like the charity, college or radio station you represent to be removed from the applicable list.

In due course and over time, names of charities, colleges and radio stations that show no interest in The Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contests will be removed from the list to make room for charities, colleges and radio stations that want to participate enthusiastically.

I’m looking forward to seeing these Contests blossom in the months ahead!

Best regards.

Clive

(914) 274-8280

www.alivewithclive.tvmultiplying magnificence one guest at a time!

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The Inaugural Alive with Clive Monthly Contest – Latest Update

Hello Friends:

A month has elapsed since I first announced the launch of The Inaugural Alive with Clive Monthly Contest on April 30, 2013, with the Blog post you’ll see when you click here.

Since then I have added five phenomenal Prizes to the list of Prizes available, and you can see them when you click here.

Here is a list of the six Prizes:

  1.  A Set of 4 Alive with Clive Mugs, including shipping, worth $120;
  2.  One month of unlimited yoga FREE from The Giving Tree Yoga Studio, worth $150;
  3.  A $300 discount on the branding, design and creation of a full Web site from Grassroots Consulting;
  4. A FREE one-hour photo shoot from Studio 7 Photography, NYC, worth $250;
  5. A magnificent string of beads and matching bracelet made with semi-precious gemstones from BeadZbyRoZ, worth $120; and
  6. A FREE one-hour in-home or office stress and tension relieving massage from Licensed Massage Therapist, Kathy Branch, worth $150.

In this Blog post, though, I have a major announcement, and that is that while it was originally my intention that no person could win more than one Prize, I am now converting the Contest into a Winner-Take-All Contest, which means that there will be ONLY ONE WINNER and that person will win ALL the Prizes, which are worth more than $1,000.

While I continue to remain open to receiving and providing more Prizes from any corporation or entrepreneur who would like to benefit from the immense additional publicity this Contest is going to generate in the next couple of months, the total number of Prizes in this Inaugural Alive with Clive Monthly Contest will not exceed ten.

In addition, over the past month I have had an opportunity to gauge just how much effort is required to create and implement this Contest, and so for the foreseeable future, it is going to be a bimonthly Contest.

[As an interesting aside, I looked up the meaning of the word “bimonthly” in my Webster’s Dictionary, and this is what it says:

1: once every two months  2: twice a month

Surprising though it is to me that a word can have two distinct meanings that are totally contradictory, when I use the word bimonthly in the context of the Contest, I am using it to mean once every two months.]

I intend, furthermore, to use whatever available time I have in the next few weeks to generate a desire among radio stations to compete for the opportunity to have me announce the WINNER of ALL the Prizes on the radio station that causes the most listeners to enter the Contest.  While the infrastructure for the Contest is not yet equipped for this feature, I plan to have this feature incorporated into the infrastructure as soon as possible.

This Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest is now scheduled to run through July 31, 2013.

To enter the Contest and be eligible to WIN ALL SIX PRIZES, all you have to do is the following:

  1. Click here to first become a Member of The Alive with Clive Global Community for free (if you are not already a Member) or log into The Alive with Clive Global Community with your unique username and password if you are already a Member; then
  2. Click on the Tab to see This Week on Alive with Clive to watch only one episode* of This Week on Alive with Clive between now and July 31; and
  3. Submit the correct answers to the five questions relating to the show you watch in accordance with the directions on the Web page for the show.

* While you will increase your chances of winning ALL SIX PRIZES if you watch more than one show and submit an entry in more than one week, or in every week between now and July 31, it is possible that the WINNER will be someone who watches only one show and submits only one entry.

Remember, This Week on Alive with Clive gives you the chance to see the world’s most talented emerging and established singer/songwriters and bands on TV – FREE!

I look forward to seeing your entries in this Inaugural Alive with Clive Bimonthly Contest each week through the end of July, 2013.

Best regards.

Clive

(914) 274-8280

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Introducing Licensed Massage Therapist, Kathy Branch!

Hello Friends:

As the founder of The Alive with Clive Global Community (“The AWCGC”), my mission is to create synergies between companies, charities, singer/songwriters and Members of The AWCGC so that the life of everyone who is any way connected – either directly or indirectly – to The AWCGC is enhanced as a result of that connection!

With this mission in mind, I’d like to introduce you to Kathy Branch, who is now a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Historically, while I have always had a workout two to three times a week, I have not been one to have a massage with any degree of regularity.

In December last year, I injured my right shoulder in doing more than 10 pullups on a pullup bar.  This injury continued to plague me for the last five months, so much so that I had almost become resigned to living with the pain in my right shoulder for the rest of my life.  A couple of sessions with a physiotherapist while I was in Cape Town this past January helped, but didn’t alleviate the pain, and while self-administered shoulder massages with IcyHot also provided some relief, I continued to experience lingering pain in the region of my right shoulder all the time.

Enter Kathy!

Kathy knew 30 years ago that she wanted to be a licensed massage therapist.  Life intervened, however, and in the past 30 years, in addition to raising four children who are now age 28, 26, 24 and 18, she was a police officer for 25 of the 30 years.  In 2012, she got back in touch with her dream and became a licensed massage therapist within seven months.  She also teaches swimming and is a certified water safety instructor.

She told me she is now in action to develop a practice of going to people’s homes and offices to give them massages.  “Would I like to give her a try?”  I said sure.

After an hour on Kathy’s table in my apartment this past week, the pain in my shoulder has disappeared.  In addition, Kathy told me that my spine was out of alignment.  With a few stretch moves she performed while I was on her table, I no longer feel pain after I bend over to tie my shoe laces or tuck in the sheets to make my bed.

LIcensed Massage Therapist, Kathy Branch, with her massage table

Licensed Massage Therapist, Kathy Branch, with her massage table

In short, I am getting used to living each day without having to deal with the aches and pains to which I had become accustomed and which I had attributed to the stresses and strains of modern-day living.

Kathy is keen to develop a loyal and supportive clientele and I am eager to receive my next massage from Kathy as soon as possible.

So, while at the gym a couple of days after my massage, I found myself creating an idea for Kathy and me to work together to create synergies that will benefit her, you and me.

To implement my idea, I created this postcard for Kathy:

Get a Massage, Free! Pre-pay for four and the fifth is on Kathy Branch

Get a Massage, Free! Pre-pay for four and the fifth is on Kathy Branch

Kathy provides massages mainly in Manhattan and Westchester, although I’m sure if you’re willing to pay for her to go to Hawaii or any other similarly idyllic locale, she’ll willingly oblige!

You can pre-pay for these massages for:

  • Yourself and a group of your friends, each of whom can chip in $96 for a massage;
  • Awards for salespeople in your organization who win sales contests;
  • Clients or customers as your way of saying thank you for their patronage;
  • Friends or members of your immediate or extended family;
  • Incentives to help you sell products or services you offer; or
  • Gifts to charities to help them raise funds.

I also said I’d give Kathy three sets of four Alive with Clive Mugs, shown below, that are available for sale in The Alive with Clive Gift Store, to give away to the first three people to pre-pay for four massages so they get a fifth free.

The Set of 4 "I'm Alive with Clive" Mugs

The Set of 4 Alive with Clive Mugs

Within an hour of the implementation of this idea, one person pre-paid for one set of four massages to obtain a fifth free, so now . . .

If you are one of the next TWO people to take Kathy up on this incredible offer, you too will also receive the beautiful set of four Alive with Clive Mugs, with free shipping – a gift worth over $120!

So don’t delay.  Be one of the next two to jump on this offer so you can receive the beautiful set of four Alive with Clive Mugs, or, if you aren’t one of the next two, at least pre-pay for your four massages to get your fifth free before Kathy raises the price she charges for her massages or becomes so busy that she compels me to remove this offer from the Internet immediately.

To pre-pay for your four massages from Kathy so you get your fifth one free, click on the Buy Now Button below.

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If you are one of the next two to order your massages, I’ll let you know within 24 hours from the time you pre-pay for your four massages to get your fifth one free that you will be receiving your set of four Alive with Clive Mugs soon.

When Kathy provides a single massage, she charges $125.  For those who are willing to pre-pay online for a single massage, however, she charges just $105.

If you’d like to pre-pay for just one massage and save $20, click here.

I highly recommend you take advantage of this phenomenal opportunity to discover what a massage from Kathy — or a few — can do for you!

Best regards.

Clive

(914) 274-8280

www.alivewithclive.tvmultiplying magnificence one guest at a time!

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P.S.  Kathy has also generously offered a FREE one-hour in home or office massage as a Prize in the inaugural Alive with Clive Monthly Contest.  To find out more about the contest and the Prizes, click here.

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