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Power of Free : Do You Have Permission? – Paperclip – Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 7 PM LAST TALK (Tonight!)

August 17th, 2015

Posted in Feature Article, Musing, The Hong Kong Visa Geeza /


After delivering 7 x 30 minute talks on the Power of Free over the course of the last few months, I have now been able to organize my notes and experiences of the last four years spent building the Hong Kong Visa Centre to reduce the remaining know-how down to 5 x 30 minute additional talks. Then I’m done. Never to be repeated!

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August 17, 2015  – Do You Have Permission?

Ever handed out your business card at a function and the very next day you start receiving newsletters and direct email from the organization of that casual acquaintance and then wondered what the hell they are thinking? Immediately after this very last talk, we will have a pizza and beer party and everyone who attends will receive one hour free studio time at Video Cha Cha (no purchase required) – that’s the Power of Free! SIGN UP HERE IT’S FREE!

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May 27, 2015 –  Experiences – the New Era of Marketing

In the last 10 years the world of commerce has changed forever; consumers have adapted to the realities of the Connection Economy but marketing has not! ‘Experiences’ is what counts today! COMPLETED

June 8, 2015 - The Currency of Attention 

In an era where always-on communications technology forces us to block out the constant stream of interruption messaging only those businesses who understand, appreciate and respect the value of attention will prosper. COMPLETED

July 13, 2015What’s Your Platform?

Spotify, NetFlix, AirBnB, Uber and (yes!) the Hong Kong Visa Centre – these businesses are all building platforms upon which whole markets are beginning to organize themselves – what’s your platform? COMPLETED

August 10, 2015Free – Reinventing Value & Price

Free is a currency just as (if not, more) valuable than hard cash; in the Connection Economy free makes things happen, engenders relationships and enables creative disruption like never experienced before. COMPLETED

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The Power of Free… What Josh Steimle says about Video Cha Cha

Britcham spills the beans on the Hong Kong Visa Centre’s deepest secret…

The Golden Rule Rules Supreme – Hong Kong Visa Centre – Inc Magazine

Fame At Last… the Hong Kong Visa Centre as a Classic Seth Godin Case Study!

 Seth Godin Case Study – Hong Kong Visa Geeza  – Inc Magazine…


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The Hong Kong Visa Geeza (a.k.a Stephen Barnes) is a co-founder of the Hong Kong Visa Centre and author of the Hong Kong Visa Handbook. A law graduate of the London School of Economics, Stephen has been practicing Hong Kong immigration since 1993 and is widely acknowledged as the leading authority on business immigration matters here for the last 24 years.

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