Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Has Tod Maffin suffered brain damage at the cellular level?

After studying other people's ideas, Tod is claiming that he has a new PowerPoint talk to sell to educators.
But Tod, you should really stare a bit longer at one of your slides.
And ask how technology has affected you.
Perhaps you'll come to the same conclusion as I have.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Would you buy a vacuum cleaner from Tod Maffin?

Some people would.
Most likely the elderly.
He'd probably do alright selling these appliances, even if he occasionally resorts to the "feel sorry for me" whining in his sales pitch.
But it's a natural fit, because Tod's contribution to the world is a lot like a vacuum cleaner.

Welcome insidecbc readers.

Here's a message for you ...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tod Maffin takes credit for exploiting the CBC trademark on Facebook

The humour escapes me, but there's a joke here somewhere according to Tod.
I guess one person's LOL is another's DULL.

Tod Maffin Endorses This Blog


How dare Tod Maffin malign me with such an unfounded accusation.

why, I have a good mind to sue the TWIT.

Now if he's so proud of my blog that he wants everyone to see it, I must be doing something wrong.
Maybe it's time to resurrection the jokes about his enormous penis.
Did I say enormous?
What I simply meant to say was ... what a dick!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tod Maffin Inc. - Part of B.C.'s leading industry?

... are Tod's blog posts secretly coded?

(the Password is KITTENS)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Pompous Presenter Pleads for ...


Tod Maffin offers to cat-sit lonely felines who aren't asking for a commitment.

He lives in a high-rise, so you can drop off your kitty for a nice break downtown.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Candyman, Boogeyman, Wicker Man ... Maffin Man?

That's got to be one of the scariest movie titles I've seen in a long time.

New Tod Maffin Keynote: Selling Your Soul For A Link

Do I know the Maffin Man?
Well, to some extent.
He reveals himself, or part of his character anyway, in the way he displays himself on the internet.
He works furiously to get his name out there every day.
He manipulates, quite ferociously, to ensure that his brand is put out in the best possible light, gold-plated and often with self-created endorsements.

And god does he love links!

He's willing to sell his soul for a link, is the impression I get from observing his antics on the web.

Here (from 2005) he is giving away free software in return for a link to his website.
And clever Tod has made it a contest, so as to maximize his return. (suckers!)

Norton usually costs about a hundred bucks, but Tod has the whole suite to hand over.
How is that possible?
Did he get free copies in the mail for review?

Or did he come across them while participating in that popular Vancouver pastime - dumpster diving?

And when the few winners got their copies, was there a note attached to each disk saying "oops, I accidentally broke the seal on the disk but I under no circumstances made a copy of it!!"

Was Tod Maffin sent these applications because he works for the CBC?

Canadian Society of Association Executives: we're slow and out of it

They've hired Tod to talk while they eat.

And the event is really just an excuse to network in case any of them get fired.
As these "executives" should be if they don't already know what Maffin will be telling them.

Enjoy the 3-course meal, you dinosaurs , but please don't swallow the ridiculous assertions of Tod Maffin.
Unless of course you were thinking the speaker was a stand-up comic.

Better yet, next time use Mike Bullard and get your money's worth.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Tod Maffin's Secret? he's an idiot

read Maffin directives below

Tod's Facebook Generation Summary: read it and barf

Same powerpoint presentation.
Different ticket prices:

Feb. 28 - $25
March 5 - $60

Tod's standard fee - $3,000 +

Because you and I could never think up this stuff.
Nor anyone else on the internet.


Facebook is growing in demographics. The 18 to 24 group is decreasing.

Employees know they are in charge.
They are extremenly media savy (18 to 29 years). They are bloggers.

Social networks allow for bragging rights.

They are hyperconnected and hyperinformed. Enormous multi taskers. Big brands are not important to the kids of today.

They want to change the world.

1970s wanted stability 1980s money 1990s balance Now creating meaning. People are searching for meaning

Read the Secret and see the dvd

As an employer your job is to create meaning and to articulate meaning.

The best thing you can do to attract is to tap into special things about the potential employee.

Change the world. It is about selling a spirit. It is about respect.

It starts with your people.

Web 2.O generation

Advertising is totally moving to online.

Newsfeed on Facebook is the most popular section.

1.5 million on Facebook 18 million return users

The groups in Facebook are great trusted communities
. Anyone can get a group up and going.

You can never delete your can only deactivate it.

Facebook Generation YouTube Generation

Place your own recruitment videos online.

Standout Jobs creates videos that goes on various social media sites. may be the biggest recruiting tool. It is free to post a job listing in Canada.

Expect a flood of responses on day one after you post jobs on these sites.

Now that you have got the people how do you keep them? What have you done for your employees lately? Employees want to brag about great things at their workplace within social media sites.

Move away from the "not my job mentality".

What does your company stand for? Use the technology to advance your brand.

Run your recruiting in high tech. Run your brain in low tech.

from Jane Boyd

What's your problem?

Tod Maffin's version of absolute power.
I wrote a comment at a famous blog.
Tod didn't like it, and took the intial steps of legal action to have it removed.
He was successful.

It made me an unhappy camper.
And I happen to really like it here.