Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


Looking To Connect Globally With Your Local Market?

Looking To Connect Globally With Your Local Market?

Meet Johan Horak from Simonstown, South Africa.  Simonstown is located about 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, South Africa and is where his wife manages over 300 vacation rental properties and he is connecting their part of the world with social media daily.

Table mountain South africa

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. MST join us on the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio show and find out how Johan is connecting daily with people from around the globe on Google+.  Set a reminder here to join us online, ask questions in the chat room, call in during the show 347-994-1903 or post anything you would like discussed in the comments for discussion on the live show, Thursday

Johan's story is very interesting and will touch the heart of anyone listening.  He started his career with visions of being a CEO in the metal industry in South Africa where he came from Johannesburg.  He evolved into owning one of the top producing second hand stores in South Africa and now he helps people share their message with the world through social media. 

Johan published a post on google+ that went "cosmic" with over 168 comments on "14 ways to Learn How to Helpfully Ride The Coattails of Google+ influencers"  We will be discussing his strategy and how it worked out. My initial contact with Johan came from a Pinterest conversation on Google+ where we were talking with Guy Kawasaki of former Apple fame and currently "What The Plus" e-book fame about the status of Pinteresst in the social media hierarchy.  The connection goes full circle in social media and how it can connect the global dots. 

Johan will share the trials and practice it has taken to be able to communicate with anyone around the world on Google+  This is what he says about the platform "Never in my life have I come across such an resistant free platform. I am able to communicate with the most influential to the latest newbie.....

This is a social media principle I ascribe to: Before you sell you need to create cultivation pools where you can nature long term trusting relationships.....The focus for me was not on return on investment anymore. Input vs output bull. I became like an artist. I did what I love first. At all cost before I chase anything. Now the fun started....

I am challenged by new methods. How do I use these tools to brand businesses and individuals. I tend see communication opportunities in a strategy and branding way. This means that I easily identify new technology that solves these problems. Internal and external. It's natural for me to package various communications solution in a user friendly way."

It will be exciting to talk to Johan Horak about his social media success and his wife Elmarie's 300 properties available through Cape Holiday Home Rentals. 

Connect with Johan Horvak on your global journey in social media.


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Having been to South Africa on our recent voyage around the world,  I want to encourage you to check out the photos and think about making a trip to this extraordinary place.  There is so much history and there still continues to be history in the making.  You will want to see Table mountain become covered with clouds that looks like a table cloth, to see incredible beach's, penguins, dive with the sharks, amazing golf courses and don't forget the Big Five on a safari.

Hope to see you on line in the chat room or call in live 347-994-1903 to ask questions of Johan Horak as we discover how to connect globally on Blogtalkradio Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT

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Comment balloon 5 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • April 15 2012 08:20AM


This  sounds really exciting and cutting edge Carra.  I'm off to learn more about all of this. Thanks for posting!  All of us should be learing more about this......


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Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 8 years ago

Anna ~  Thank you for the feature.  Global connections are here and now so this will be fun!  Johan is a great guy so putting him in your circle will add some spice to the mix!  I can see it now.. big Meet up in Cape Town South Africa!  What do you think?

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 8 years ago

Hi Carra 

Thank you for the invitation. I am looking forward to meet your friends and share my experiences. It's all about goodwill. Generosity. 

I just published a post at Google+

Guy Kawasaki wrote, "Stop selling stuff. When Steve Jobs first started the Apple Store he did not ask the question, “How will we grow our market share from 5 to 10 percent?” Instead he asked, “How do we enrich people’s lives?”

What does Seth Godin say? 

"How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?"

Bill Sheridan, in a blog post writes,  In "Linchpin," Seth Godin puts forth a pretty radical idea: Generosity generates income.

Many business people want to make money. As soon as you chase money it runs away. I prefer to spread generosity. It's fun and peaceful. The results will come. See rest here:

Have Fun.


Johan Horak



Posted by johan over 8 years ago

Sounds like a great way to make new connections.  Please tell us of your successes.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 8 years ago

Johan ~  thank you for stopping by and sharing more of your valuable knowledge from your global connections.  I know that the listeners will enjoy the show as you share the "secret sauce" that you have discovered. 

@Kathy Sheehan ~  We will be talking about all of that on the blogtalkradio show.. if you can't make it live you can always listen to the archive immediately after the show!  Hope to see you in the chat room or ask your questions here and we can cover them in the show. 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 8 years ago