Winter 2011 Newsletter — This issue lists current MiracleMind project development timelines and explains several aspects of the business model including the release of free courses, screened advertising and free vs. fee-based internet models.
Read the Winter 2011 Newsletter.
Blue Signals Update: View the Progress Report & Commentary on current market conditions. (Blue Signals is a division of MiracleMind.)
This month, our team engaged a new client in the field of medical diagnostics. Their product and service is a major leap forward in accurate non-invasive whole-body diagnosis of early stages of cancer and other major disease conditions. This project is expected to generate revenues through the worldwide release of free public service courses covering Women's Healthcare. (This information is proprietary. Please contact us for more detailed information).
Fall 2010 Newsletter — In the months since we published our last formal newsletter, we've made steady progress in all areas. We established Blue Signals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MiracleMind, Inc. to address consumer demand for comprehensive investor education. After months of research, we developed a service that can help investors grow and protect their investments by leveraging the combination of market-timing and exchange-traded funds.
Learn more about Blue Signals, ETFBlue, investments in Life Settlements, our latest technical developments, the latest education statistics, our recent move to Briarcliffe College, and plans for a satellite office in preparation for 2011.
Read the Fall 2010 Newsletter.
MiracleMind completes Phase II of a three-phase software development project to build a proprietary Learning Management System (LMS). MiracleMind's light Java LMS meets the needs of customers seeking easy, high-utility learning. The LMS offers a user-friendly interface, can support high volume concurrent users and can generate revenue from discreet advertising.
Neospire.com was chosen as the company to provide dedicated, full-serivce, enterprise hosting for the platform. Neospire demonstrated its ability to meet changing bandwidth demands in real time, full in-house Java support, high transaction volume, and high levels of availability for worldwide access.
Phase II functionality enables user registration and account maintenance, renders free coursework to a large potential user base, and is fully scalable. The "classroom" provides each student with individual bookmarks and course progress indicators. Back-end administration and demographic reporting features are extensive. The LMS plays any type of media, individual pause, play and rewind features, and full keyword search of the entire curriculum.
Phase II, also contains multiple student registrations per billing account (4 unique students for $17.95/mo.), content ratings and parental controls. The billing system supports fee-based courses and special offer sales, which will allow for revenue opportunties beyond that of the basic membership fees.
MiracleMind begins gathering qualified leads through ETFBlue.com, a premium market-timing service, via a direct mail campaign to hundreds of internal leads and investors. Campaign respondents receive a free 12-page educational and promotional report via download or US mail. Get the ETFBlue Report Here. MiracleMind has also placed a print ad in the May edition of a northeast regional magazine with a circulation of 17,000 subscribers that fits ETFBlue's target audience. When the paid ETFBlue subscription service launches, ETFBlue will immediately begin turning those leads into paying customers. This effort will be aided by:
- A substantial advertising budget over 90 days
- Additional sales and administrative staff
- A comprehensive CRM/email marketing solution
- An e-mail marketing campaign to 400,000 active investors who have previously sought investment education information
- A free, 20-minute online ETF course for average investors with a viral component used to attract thousands of new registrants.
MiracleMind moves its corporate headquarters to the Bethpage, NY campus of Briarcliffe College. Located on the second floor, just above Briarcliffe's 20,000 square foot learning center, MiracleMind's new facility provides the company with direct access to educational and technical resources that will play an important role in the future development of MiracleMind e-learning projects. The graphic design program at Briarcliffe incorporates hands-on design skills, business knowledge and industry-current technology applications that can help open doors to a world of possibilities. The arrangement is cost-effective, with ample space for expansion to meet upcoming business needs.
Cablevision/Lightpath, Long Island's primary provider of Internet bandwidth, is situated next door. Bethpage State Park, home of the US Open in 2002 and 2009, is a mile down the road.
Briarcliffe College is a career focused institution of higher learning that provides quality education and support services to a diverse student population. Their standards of excellence and student-centered teaching and learning prepare students for personal and professional growth as well as success in a global economy.
Briarcliffe offers Bachelors and Associates degrees in a wide array of practical disciplines, including:
- Graphic Design
- Criminal Justice
- Paralegal Studies
- Business Administration
Mary Ellen Forster joins the MiracleMind team as Director of Marketing. Ms. Forster brings with her 12 years of experience at IBM during which time she was frequently recruited for her ability to quickly identify requirements and plan the implementation of new initiatives. Her responsibilities extended to a wide range of business functions including marketing and communications, consulting services, business operations, and sales education. In her role as Business Operations Manager for a $26m custom consulting and development organization within Lotus Software, she staffed and managed a team responsible for development of tools, processes and procedures to support all operational aspects of this business. As Worldwide Communications Manager for the Lotus Software Services organization she was responsible for implementing marketing, communications and sales education strategies that were subsequently adopted by peer organizations for having significantly increased customer references and raised the visibility of the organization in key sales and marketing activities.
Ms. Forster holds a B.S. in Management from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Simmons College School of Management in Boston, Massachusetts.
MiracleMind creates a new wholly-owned subsidiary called Blue Signals, LLC, to serve the educational needs of mass market investors at a time of radical change on Wall Street and the global economy. ETFBlue is built upon a successful, six-year, proprietary software model that produces daily stock market signals. ETFBlue signal technology has produced outstanding stock market trading signals in live testing with 150 subscribers over the past 24 months. ETFBlue is NOT a day-trading service, but appeals to the needs and interests of the average novice investor who has an online trading account with any major online broker such as e*Trade, Fidelity or Scottrade. ETFBlue will be developed and launched during 2010. Learn more at ETFBlue.com.
Fall 2009 Newsletter Announcement
In this issue we take a closer look at the forces behind an unprecedented shift in world culture, and the role of online education in this next wave of social, political and economic transformation. We report on MiracleMind’s progress, development timeline, and planned courses that empower citizens to deal with problems and embrace opportunities on the near horizon.
Read the newsletter.
MiracleMind, Inc. (MiracleMind.com) and the U.S. Internet Industry Association (USIIA.org) announce their plan to work in partnership to provide interactive multimedia learning programs as a public service to an audience of nearly 100,000 targeted customers who are not currently Internet-enabled.
Dennis C. Hayes (DennisCHayes.com), Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Internet Industry Association (USIIA) and inventor of the Hayes Smartmodem, indicated that a joint project with MiracleMind to educate and raise adoption of the Internet for those who are hesitant to transact over the Internet would be a positive development for the industry.
"Reaching out to hundreds of thousands of potential new Internet participants with the independent voice for which USIIA is known will help build a solid base for the Internet industry in Washington. We believe that MiracleMind is well suited to helping us achieve that goal.", Mr. Hayes was recently quoted as saying.
MiracleMind and the USIIA will work together over the coming months to provide a body of content in the most useful subject areas for the target audience, such as consumer protection, technology-related courses and healthcare. MiracleMind and the USIIA will distribute the public service learning program in a marketing campaign that leverages national media channels through Media4Equity and consumer ISPs.
MiracleMind consumer surveys have indicated that as many as 5% of the respondents to this campaign will contribute to MiracleMind's revenue by contracting for consulting and/or purchasing related educational products. In addition, MiracleMind will benefit from advertising revenue generated from the campaign.
About the USIIA: The U.S. Internet Industry Association is the North American trade association for Internet commerce, content and connectivity. Founded in 1994, USIIA advocates effective public policy for the Internet and provides its members with essential business news, information, support and services. The USIIA provides market intelligence on key issues and is an independent and well-respected voice in Washington on the issues that affect Internet companies.
About MiracleMind: MiracleMind delivers state-of-the-art e-learning products and services, designed to educate, inspire and empower consumers, and offers consulting and business solutions that support technology-based learning initiatives.
MiracleMind welcomes Dr. Gene Haugen, Ed.D., who joins MiracleMind as Master Strategic Planner & SME Liaison. Dr. Haugen has been a technology and business systems management professional for over 40 years. He has been a software engineer and project manager and as well has led enterprise-wide technology management and organizational change teams for U S WEST (now QWEST) and The Boeing Company. For U S WEST he was the enterprise-wide Director of New Technology Introduction. He was the Senior Management Consultant to The Boeing Company for worldwide deployment of Mobile Computing Technologies in support of Knowledge Workers and Factory Workers.
His understanding of people, process and structure facilitates his success as a change agent, manager and leader. For over 8 years, he has taught Bachelor-, Masters- and Doctorate-level courses — in the classroom and online, focusing on technology management, strategic planning and organizational change. He is the owner of Plan It Management Consulting Services, a company focused on strategic planning and organizational change. He has deployed a website in support of the knowledge-transfer/learning relationship between small business counselors and small business owners. He has led and conducted multiple organizational audits/assessments focused on organizational development.
Dr. Haugen's education credentials are: Ed D - Educational Leadership, Seattle University; MS - Information Systems Management, Seattle Pacific University; BA - Mathematics, Bemidji State University. His research has focused on Business Management and Fast Teams - successful and effective teams that complete their tasks faster than other successful and effective teams.
Dr. Robert Callahan, PhD, joins MiracleMind as VP of Communications. Dr. Callahan brings the best training in communications, focusing on customers seeking to improve small business success and professional skills for career success.
Dr. Callahan's teaching, research and consulting focuses on the crucial communications skills necessary for professional success: professional presentations, managing start-up companies, human relations, organizational behavior, and business communications.
Dr. Callahan is a tenured Associate Professor of Management at Albers' School of Business, Seattle University, where he teaches courses in business management and business communications. He serves as advisor to Seattle University's Toastmasters Club. In addition, Prof. Callahan is President of a consulting company that develops on-line training programs and coaching of individuals in business communications and presentations. Clients include The Society of Actuaries and members of the accounting profession.
MiracleMind Spring 2009 Newsletter
In response to the current healthcare crisis, this month's focus is on comprehensive healthcare education as the only real answer. Hard to believe, but true nonetheless, America's healthcare bill adds up to over $600 per month for every man, woman and child living in the U.S. Detailed statistics, helpful websites and a revealing history of American food production are all part of a practical and revealing exposé on the scope of the crisis. Read more about the healthcare crisis here.
MiracleMind has just completed a multimedia online presentation that explains the elements of our business model. The 12-minute showcase covers all the bases, focusing on the interests and concerns of subject matter experts, vendors, investors and sales affiliates. You can view the online MiracleMind Showcase here.
MiracleMind Investor Update: Fall 2008
"The Impasse of Economics" is an apt theme for the season, and the subject of our Fall 2008 Newsletter. Most of today's economic thought is based on the notion of undifferentiated growth. The idea that growth can be obstructive, unhealthy, or pathological is not entertained. What we urgently need, therefore, is differentiation and qualification of the concept of growth. MiracleMind is focused on the learning needs of a rapidly emerging culture; one that is resourceful, intelligent, holistic, sustainable and community-oriented.
In this issue, you'll learn about the following:
- A sane look at the current economic insanity
- The Liberal-Conservative media hype is divisive, obsolete and grossly inaccurate
- MiracleMind's new business model showcase
- Post-election Democrats have been better for Wall Street
MiracleMind opens a relationship with Chameleon Design Group to complete a range of specific design projects. Their talented team has experience with numerous Fortune 1,000 companies. Chameleon covers the bases regarding public relations, marketing solutions, web development and high-end multimedia presentations.
MiracleMind signs a $2 million long-term agreement with Media4Equity. Through a pre-paid media agreement, Media4Equity will provide significant national media exposure for MiracleMind through its network of affiliated media outlets. Our talented subject matter experts will publish articles for Media4Equity to circulate to thousands of newspaper publishers nationwide. The articles include relevant topics of the day, such as holistic healthcare, computing, online education, homeschooling, reversing heart disease, financing college, investing, consumer education and small business tips. These articles will provide a valuable public service, while generating buyer intent and increased awareness of the MiracleMind brand.
XpertUniverse, Inc. ("XUI"), a New York-based software company specializing in web-based Expertise Location and business interaction solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with MiracleMind. The alliance between two companies will allow MiracleMind to generate additional revenues by providing a full-service venue for instructors and other experts, allowing them to offer live one-on-one consulting, tutoring and training for those who wish to
pursue higher levels of expertise in specific subject-matter expertise categories.
Read more about the partnership.
MiracleMind Investor Update: Summer 2008
In the Summer 2008 Newsletter you'll learn:
- How MiracleMind can reach out to thousands of potential subscribers through use of a range of viral marketing principles
- How MiracleMind will tailor its subscriptions to multiple markets and is designed to thrive even in a recession
- How MiracleMind will provide a unique and comprehensive resource for parents of children in grades K-12 and gain a long-term subscriber base in the process
- How MiracleMind's business plan ensures investor success. Modeled after successful public companies engaged in direct sales over the past 20 years, we provide in-depth supporting research to help investors make informed choices
Glenn Davidson joins Evolution Media Group as Chief Technology Officer. In a career spanning over 27 years, Mr. Davidson specialized in large-scale, full-lifecycle software development projects. Acting as both chief architect and project manager, he has a long history of delivering large complex systems on time and on budget. He studied software engineering and established industry standards and procedures for both large and small firms.
He has extensive experience with startup software companies, having spent fifteen years with American Data Services. From the very beginning, he managed all technical aspects for the company. For example, he designed and implemented domestic and international mutual fund and shareholder accounting systems that were ultimately used by over 45 fund groups and used internally as a service bureau. While at TIAA-CREF, he was the project manager and lead architect of the Java-based trading system reengineering. In this role, he was able to put industry standard software development lifecycle processes and procedures in place that dramatically improved project deliverables.
While at the Bank of New York, he was again the project manager and chief architect in the reengineering of a performance analytics system using .NET, and worked closely with the corporate SDLC department to implement software processes and procedures. As an architect, he delivered multiple systems based on a multi-tiered Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm. As a project manager, he follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) model. Mr. Davidson did his undergraduate work at SUNY Stony Brook in Computer Science and Mathematics and holds a Master's Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University.
Mr. Sonny Speed joins the MiracleMind executive team. Prior to MiracleMind, Mr. Speed was the director of eLearning at Con Edison for over 20 years, where he built their SCORM-compliant enterprise eLearning system from the ground up. He managed eLearning for over 25,000 employees on all topics, including job skills, compliance, HR, and benefits packages.
He developed Con Edison's live, web-based Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) system; over 2,600 hours of live eLearning, and over 140 eLearning courses. He also moved Con Edison's extensive video library online with video-on-demand services. At Con Edison, Sonny was the customer to development companies like EvoMedia. Sonny will help us rapidly develop a robust eLearning platform for MiracleMind, allowing us to develop higher-quality courses at lower cost.