Team AIOconnect and Celebrities in Florida

It was a great night for team AIOconnect who stood along side celebrities such as Andre M. Berto former world welterweight boxing champion,  MBA basketball player Tracy McGrady and R& B singer and Actress Sevyn Streeter.

We are rubbing shoulders with some great people who like what we are doing with

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Receiving an award from the World Trade Club

It was a pleasure speaking at the World Trade Club in Dubai to a group of business professionals and CEOs.   The coming MEconomy will dramatically change the way we capitalize on global resources and more specifically on how we leverage human capital to create new business opportunities.    We truly live in exciting times and as a globalist i strongly encourage you to get a passport and travel our abundant planet.  It will expand your outlook and increase your chances for success.  It’s how we built AIOconnect and our story is a very powerful testament that globalization WORKS BIG TIME.

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Speaking at the World Trade Club in Dubai

The coming MEconomy will dramatically transform the way we work and how we interact with each other at a professionals level.  The new balance of power will shift from the old corporate model to the individual and this is why it’s important to know how to leverage the digital platform in the “right” way beyond the social networks.

Speaking at The World Trade Club in Dubai

Will be speaking at The World Trade Club on Tuesday and launching as the first Advanced Integrated Office Suite designed for the new MEconomy.  I am also launching my eBook as well “How to WIN BIG in the new MEconomy”.

Shahriar Shahabi - World Trade Club Dubai

From MEconomy to WEconomy – sharing prosperity is the new form of capitalism

Everything I have talked to you about AIOconnect are fundamental principles that drive the new MEconomy.  I not only advocate them but believe in them wholeheartedly.  Which is why as part of our “sweat equity”, “shared prosperity mindset”, and a way of growing together with a “collective success approach” we have created the AIOconnect Affiliate Partnership Program that allows our members to profit from AIOconnect, worldwide.

I came up with this model after looking carefully at Adam Smith, the great free market economist who once said that “Individual ambition serves the common good and that each member of a group (society) should do what is in their self-interest” which may have been true during his time when competition was limited.

Today however, in light of globalization, a dynamic workforce and rapid speed of innovation the formula for success is more on the side of Dr. John Nash former professor at Princeton, a Nobel prize winner and the father of game theory who completed Smiths idea with the theory of “Governing Dynamics”.

In this theory Nash makes it clear that BEST results come when everyone in the group thinks about themselves and the group and that blind competition without consideration of group interest (the collective good) will not yield the highest return as speculated by Smith for the simple reason that in the process of direct competition individuals will end up blocking each other’s path to success and therefore no one will reach maximum utility.  To WIN BIG we MUST consider the collective interest as a stepping stone to our individual success, and therefore, in the digital era that we live in this founding principle is of vital importance.  Which is why we incorporated it into our growth model so that we ALL WIN together.

Let me show you how it works.

With a principled belief of “equitable wealth distribution” we have empowered every AIOconnect office owner with a dedicated and personalized “Affiliate Code”.  Each user can share their unique code with friends, colleagues or business associated, and in return, upon them registering on AIOconnect the affiliate code owner will be entitled to a guaranteed 40% of the registration fee. In other words, from every US $25 registration you will receive US $10.  Sign up 3 business colleagues, associates and or friends and your AIO is FREE but there is more.  If you are good at networking, are passionate about becoming a connector, and enjoy educating others on the power of the new MEconomy, you can turn AIOconnect into a career.   Just look at the numbers:

AIOconnect – Affiliate Partners Revenue Model

500 sign-ups x US $10 = US $5,000
1,000 sign-ups x US $10 = US $10,000
5,000 sign-ups x US $10 = US $50,000
10,000 sign-ups x US $10 = US $100,000
50,000 sign-ups x US $10 = US $500,000


Growing Together

What’s important to note is that your affiliate network is compound.

So, if in the first year you were able to register 5,000 people and in the second year you were able to register another 5,000 people your third year total registered list will be 10,000, and if they all renew their AIOconnect membership fee, your affiliate revenue share will be compound of both years bringing you a total of US $100,000 in annual revenue.

The second important point is that you will be rewarded for as long as your referrals continue their registration renewal on AIOconnect.  This way your income is not only compound but potentially for life which can bring great financial security and freedom for you and your family.

This is my way of saying thank you for being part of AIOconnect and a member of the new MEconomic engine that will drive our global economy into the future and more importantly with every new business professional that signs on we are helping the network better their chances of opening up new opportunities within and across industries at the local, regional, national and global level.   These are exciting times and I truly hope that through AIOconnect we can help connect the world so that together we can raise the standard of living for all of humanity as we build and share prosperity around the world.


My final 7 lessons that I wish I had as an entrepreneur when starting out in business are listed below.  I will share them with you and wish you A GREAT journey filled with success.

* Shake hands and make deals. Don’t worry about legal documents too much. If people want to get out of it, they will find a way.

* Keep things simple and focus on the basics as a key differentiator

* If you are obsessed about something, “just go for it”

* Push the boundaries. It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

* Having a failure does not make you a failure. – fail often, fail fast, fail cheap and you will come to realize that people and companies that fail, win more.

* There is no easy way out, work hard, stay focused and don’t let anyone distract you from your reason for living.

* It’s your dream, live it.

Setting up online meetings

One of the most powerful features of your AIO is your scheduler.   Setting up meetings from your office with other AIO members sends a clear message that you are ready to seek new opportunities, discuss business potential and take the relationship to the next level.

We created this tool as a means for you to reach out faster and on a persona level.

To use it simply visit a members AIO, click on a specific date on their calendar date you wish to have a meeting on and a screen will appear where you can set a title of meeting, fix a start and end duration for the meeting and identify a time zone so both parties are in sync depending on your time zones.

It’s simple to use and very effective so you won’t miss another meeting ever again.

Try it out for yourself.

Once you have added all the other components within your AIO such as creating a video channel with content, uploading marketing material and adding products and services you can start introducing yourself to other AIO members and start expanding your network by setting appointments for a chat session, a voice chat or if you are in the same city a face to face meeting.

We truly hope you will have GREAT success on AIOconnect and now through your personal AIO can build a professional point of presence in the new MEconomy that demands high performance, rewards dedication and hard work and over time will help you build a POWER BRAND that revolves around YOU.


Your passion is in you,
turn it into a BRAND using AIOconnect


Business Networking from a single point of contact

In this section I want to talk to you about target messaging.  Not every post, every message, every thought every image, every video fits all of your social platforms the same way.   The second part is BRANDING.  When you post a message you are in fact leaving a “digital foot print” of yourself with the aim of leaving a track so others can find you on the world wide web.  And the third component of target messaging is pulling eyeballs to a single “point of contact” or “contact destination” and that’s exactly what we have created within your AIO.

The first advantage of your AIO message board is your internal twitter like feed where you can post comments on your AIO office board and have others who are connected to your network see and engage with you.  When you post a comment your network will receive an email.

The second advantage is access to AIOconnect industry groups where you can join and leave messages so other AIO members who are NOT in your network can see your posts and connect with you.

And the third part of the message board is your ability to post messages across other social networks namely Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

All three are designed in a way to increase your marketing reach and business visibility while leaving a professional impression of yourself on the internet.

The distinction between AIOconnect message board and other social media platforms is twofold, a) we are business focused with a network of “REAL” users and zero fake ID’s and bots.  And b) all of your communication, engagement and connections are “transaction” focused meaning people who visit your AIO have a desire to engage in some form of business with you as opposed to other platforms that are more focused towards sharing news content, leaving personal posts and commenting that generally speaking is a waste of time since there is no integration within their structures that offers an opportunity to buy or sell a product or service instantly.

The more clicks you add to an online relationship the less likely people will be inclined to pursue a deal which is why AIOconnect is so powerful as a marketing, communication and commerce platform.  We have kept things simple, functional and user friendly all from a single point of contact.
















From text chat, to voice call, to closing sales in under 10 minutes

The most powerful communication tools in the world are available to you today but I am ready to bet hardly anyone uses them in the right sequence to close a deal?  Most people look at text chat as a social feature to send a quick message to a friend, family or colleagues and at best it’s used to share a URL.  At the enterprise level it is used by call center people either in a tech support capacity or to answer questions that random people visiting a website might have.

What you may not realize is that text chat is a very powerful sales probing tool.  It’s an ice breaker to start a relationship.   Which means using this platform you need to be ready to “assess” your visitors needs and wants in under 2 minutes.  Don’t make the mistake of trying to sell on chat.  It won’t work and as a matter of fact it might backfire and burn bridges not to mention your brand.

To use text chat effectively is to move the relationship to the next level which is either a face to face conversation over video conferencing or voice chat (over telephone or skype).   Let’s not forget that people still want to hear a human voice on the other end of a conversation who can give them reassurances and a personal guarantee.


Mastering the art of online communication

The art of going from text chat to a phone call or video call over skype or voice messaging over whatsapp comes down to these simple steps and how you execute them will determine your rate of success, online.

Think CONVERSION, first.

We all know that conversion is KEY.  The end goal for you is to convert browsers into first time buyers, existing buyers into repeat buyers, and repeat buyers into disciples who will share your AIO address and products and services to their network through the incentives you offer (we talked about this in the previous section).

So how do you get to the point of conversion.  The short answer is “you ask” for “permission” to explain the value of your offering and during this time you DON’T SELL, you walk them to a point in the conversation where they end up AGREEING with you.

Once a person agrees with you, they will buy period.  It’s human psychology.  Research shows that 95% of people who agree with you will end up buying whatever it is you are selling to them that’s within their “buying boundaries” and that the product or service “serves a need”.

If you don’t believe me ask yourself this questions, why do you like a particular musician, politician, football player, or motivation speaker over another?  The answer is because you agree with their behavior, tonality, style, aura and points of view which are closer to yours.  Why do you listen to one news channel over another, because you agree with the way they tell the news that is more in tune with your belief system and outlook of the world.  Why do you feel more compassionate towards one NGO over another, because you are more sympathetic to that cause, and so on.

Getting people to agree with you is one of the fastest ways to take out uncertainty and changing peoples limiting beliefs of wanting a product or service.  In doing so you short circuit the mental desire for someone to say NO, Don’t need it, don’t want it, I changed my mind .. etc.

The goal is not to SELL, but to get people to agree with you and let them BUY into your outlook.

People who agree with you end up taking your side and that’s when conversation happens.


WON’T BUY —– Disagree with you —– STARTING POINT —– Agree with you —— BUY


Let’s use an example to see how the steps work and what you need to be conscience of when communicating with a prospective buyer.  Let’s say you are a painter an artist and you have someone on a call.  Here is what you need to do?

How to get people to agree with you (by controlling the call)

1. Build instant rapport & capture attention by being appreciative.  

“I’m really excited to be speaking with you about your interest in art and thank you for giving me your valuable time to start this conversation.”   (Enthusiastic about their appreciation for art)

2. Identify Interest. There is an immediate need “identify it FIRST”.

“Paintings are very subjective wouldn’t you agree.  They touch peoples hearts and minds differently so can you tell me a little about the style of art you are looking for, for what purpose, and where would the artwork in question be positioned? Is that ok with you as our starting point?”    (demonstrate confidence and knowledge in subject matter)

3. Identify the boundaries of agreement to “Buy”. It could be cost based, could be values oriented, it could be time driven.  Listen well, answer questions and stay within the boundaries (the comfort zone) of BUYING in order to close deal.  This part is all about needs assessment.

“So am I correct in understanding that you are looking for a 2 meter by 3-meter oil painting for your office with an image of two people on a sail boat riding on calm waters.  You want to send the message of stability, experience and a steady hand in leadership.  And you would like to have it delivered to you in 10 days with a budget of 5000 dollars or 15 days?

4. Highlight the Benefits (in this case the NEED is recognition)

“So the benefits of this painting is not only decorative but it also has a brand value in that while people are sitting in your office they can relate the painting to your strength and business leadership, it can also be a great talking point that can segway into a sales pitch for you, is that a fair statement?

5. Offer statistics with anecdotes (paint a picture that connects with ROI)

“Did you know that visual marketing such as the use of paintings with subliminal messages increase business prospects by up to 75%”.    That’s why for example the White house is filled with paintings of powerful figures so foreign dignitaries would know who the leader of the free world is as they approach the oval office.   It conveys strength and impact and that’s the kind of art you want, right?

6. Incentivize and get commitment with reasonability.

“If we are in agreement can I kindly ask you to click on the buy button on my AIO products and service page so I can start the process by sending you a design draft within 24 hours as a starting point and instead of 10 days I will deliver the painting to you within 8 days?   Is that ok with you (does that sound reasonable to you)?

7. Go all in – Build TRUST & confidence with enthusiasm

“I’m 100 percent committed to what you need for your office and I will make sure this painting will impress you and the people coming to your office.  Thank you for your trust and confidence”.




Get people to agree that what you are offering “increases their gains” and “reduces their losses” and BUYING will happen if you have a qualified and serious buyer on the other end.

Make sure you speak from their perspective and not yours and remember people buy for their own reasons and not for yours but what you can do is to get the potential buyer to agree with you in that your product can satisfy their need(s).   Be enthusiastic and make sure the person on the other end of the call feels confident about your capabilities.  If you sound weak or unsure that’s the end of the sale opportunity so make sure you are in an “authoritative state of mind” and that you are in control of the conversation at all times.

If you do encounter a person moving towards “disagreement with you” it means you are not “in sync” with their need(s) with your product / service offering and therefore quickly try to realign yourself by asking better questions and listening well.    Get a commitment follow up with the paperwork.

SPEAK to the heart, fulfill a NEED, exude confidence,
build trust and the SALE will follow

Buildup your Network reduce your marketing cost

It’s crystal clear that without buyers you have no business. But often a lack of buyers doesn’t necessarily come from lack of interest on the part of the consumer but rather a lack of “Business Visibility” on the part of the seller, YOU.

So without beating around the bush let me give it to you straight, your number one priority as a business owner, an entrepreneur, an executive and or a sales person is to do everything NECESSARY to build up a network of people who are ready to buy your goods and services.  And this is where building up a digital network of connections is critical now that more people are spending an increasing amount of time searching for goods and services online.

As discussed earlier the average social reach ratio is 1 to 10, meaning, if you want to sell to 100,000 people you need to build a “commercially viable business network” of 1,000,000 persons who will make up your market share.   And yes that’s how market shares of the future are measured, in the number of people within a network who know you, trust you and are ready, willing and able to buy from you.

This network is your power base which is why with AIOconnect we help you reduce your “Find Time” (online search for leads), increase your online business visibility (through SEO) and reduce your marketing cost all from a single point of contact within a professional network.


So how do you go from Zero to 1,000,000 in under 3 years

First let me explain why I say 3 years and not 5 or 10 years.  The reason is, I want to create a sense of urgency.

If you don’t have a deadline in this very important activity you will end up spending hours and hours in front of a computer monitor or mobile screen aimlessly browsing the social networks trying to connect with people that may or may not have an impact on your business.  Keep in mind that 99% of social networks like Facebook and twitter are filled with fake IDs and bots who try to connect with you only to steal your ID.   You really don’t want any of that and you don’t want to fall into the trap of becoming a “social media addict” either, and boy are there a lot of junkies out there who spend a lot of time and money to no real significant end.

For you and I building social media networks for business has an entirely different approach and I will show you how to scout professionally so you don’t end up having the wrong people in your network and draining yourself out energy and out of business.

But first, let me talk a little about the nature of social dynamics in the new MEconomy, its social impact and how together we can reach scale well beyond the 1 million mark within three years.


Social Dynamics

The new MEconomy is all about building “collective interest” and selling “collective value” and here is how it works.  Your initial investment is in what I call “sweat equity” where you invest time and energy in coming up with “group projects” that serves a wider business interest than your own.   Now this might sound a little utopian but that’s exactly what social networking is all about.  It’s the fastest, most effective way of build relationships with a “unifying goal”.

I have leveraged social dynamics many times and as a matter of fact built AIOconnect through this model of collaboration across three continents.  So, I am convinced of its power and firmly believe that to grow you need to pull in stakeholders, create a common goal and share prosperity.  So let me give you an example of how this works.


“sell for others so others will sell for you”
create synergies across a value chain.


Let’s say you are a herbalist from New Delhi, India and your business objective is to organize a workshop on alternative medicine in Toronto, Canada.  Ideally you would like to fill up a room with 250 attendees who would be interested in your wellness program and herbal remedies that you can sell from your AIO.  What can you do to get this workshop off the ground?

There are two options, the old way of doing everything yourself and investing in each step of the process OR you can invest “sweat equity” to create collective value for a number of doctors in the Toronto area who share your passion and would be interested in getting involved with such a workshop, along with a marketing professional / company who might be looking for new clients in that industry sector and bring them into your circle of “collective interest”.

Everyone gains.  The doctors increase their brand visibility both at the workshop level and by creating a point of presence on AIOconnect.   The marketing company / professional win by getting access to a niche audience, the doctors and by being associated with you on AIOconnect.  And you win because now there would be a team working around a common objective of bringing this workshop to life.  This collective action not only increases “Brand Value” but more importantly would build the kind of “Trust” needed to convert attendees at the workshop into customers.

Now here is the best part.   As AIOconnect, through its network of members expands across industries and geography, more “real” professionals (not fake ID’s or Bots found on other social sites) will be joining our network, worldwide.  And as we increase our visibility via SEO and other marketing activities we will be able to pass on the benefits to you so you can grow your network faster at a reduced marketing cost.

So how do we grow TOGETHER, through “sweat equity” and “collective interest” and here is what I would suggest you doing right away to start building up “YOUR” network.

Come up with group oriented projects.   It could be sales centric, event centric, media centric, promotion centric, etc.  Think about how you could get others involved in a mutually profitable venture.

Incentivize action.  Divert your marketing cost into incentives to increase your network.  If you have a marketing budget share it with your end users and ask them to take action that would increase your network value.  Ask them to sign up a friend and get a reward.  Ask them to buy a product on your AIO and you would give a product prize away to a friend or to a charity of their choosing, ask them to join AIOconnect via your affiliate connection code.  Whatever you do, create a sense of urgency to act and incentivize the action.

Create WOM (word of mouth).    Offer something so spectacular that would make it irresistible for others not to want to brag about it to their friends.  This will increase eyeballs to your AIO.

Build alliances.  Reach out and make new business connections within AIOconnect’s Social Business Network and make a joint video around a common theme and share it on both your AIOs.

Connect online with offline.   This is very powerful that often business people forget.   You are at a meeting, an event, a conference, a tradeshow.  Invite your friends to connect with you on your AIO.   Have an AIOconnect business card and invite them to meet you at your Online Office and impress them with the tools available within your AIO.


YOUR AIOconnect Network feature and how it works.

We have talked about the importance of building up your network, the value of AIOconnect platform and how it can reduce your marketing cost now let’s talk about how it actually works.

Once your AIOconnect office is live and active you can easily search the network by typing in people by area, industry, city or by country.   The search result will introduce you to other AIO members.  Simply by going to their AIO and clicking on the “Join My Network” you will be inviting them to connect with you.

Once a member confirms the connection they will be added to your network under General Group which is your default group.

To optimize your connections, you can then proceed to create Group Categories by clicking on the “Create” button and type in a group name and then save.

To add members into that group click on the group category and click on the “add member”.  From your general group your members will be moved into the new group category while keeping them in the general group as default.

The Network feature is important because it can help you organize your network and more importantly organize your marketing messages and campaigns, your outbound campaigns and over all help you create better targeted communication.

Now that we have a common goal of reaching 1,000,000 members start building your network by inviting 8 of your business friends who you think can benefit from having their own AIO.  We are asking all of our members to do the same, worldwide.   In the era of social networks, we are all in the relationship building business and those of us who master it well will ultimately WIN BIG.