Saturday, 19 December 2009

Christmas Greetings

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Christmas greetings to all from Spencer Print & Talking Product videos. This Talking Product Video message features an assortment of characters, including a moaning mop, a busy saucepan, a lorry, a puffy cat, and a rebellious glove puppet.

Part of the video is dedicated to the Republic of Ireland football squad, who were so shamelessly treated by FIFA & it's moronic president Sepp Blatter. The days of sportsmanship & decency in football have gone forever, oh for the good old days!

For more Talking Product Videos please see the app at the bottom of my blog site. Altenatively, please view my Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/spencer456cometh

Subscriptions to my Youtube channel would be most welcome

Friday, 18 December 2009

Christmas Greetings video message to all, featuring many characters, from Talking Product Videos at http://tinyurl.com/yaoaws9

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Raise funds for charities, non-profit organizations, sustainable businesses, & yourself and your family http://tinyurl.com/yk8ul8c

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Intention Experiment - Join & use thought to make a better world. Quantum processes in biological systems at http://tinyurl.com/yexcxep

Monday, 16 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Well known UK Disney site is trying to send a sick girl to Disneyland. Click http://tinyurl.com/yjr8zzt & blow up a virtual balloon.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Alert - X Factor agony must stop now! Stop John & Edward & end the agony. Article & video at
http://tinyurl.com/yepg5my

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Stop the suffering now! End John & Edward's run on the X Factor http://tinyurl.com/yf259os Even the dogs are complaining!

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Friday, 30 October 2009

I am now am now an Advocate for Change. Please check the details at http://tinyurl.com/yk8ul8c
Help make a diiference!

Friday, 23 October 2009

Governments are suppressing FREE ENERGY. View article & videos at http://tinyurl.com/ykvlr5f and follow link to take action

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Article complete with 4 videos promoting ethical web site Pledging for Change at http://tinyurl.com/ybqc4xa

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A moment of solitude & peace leading to a connection with Mother Earth

I've had an awful bug the last couple of says, my ears feel like their going to blow up & even the wind blowing sounds like a hurricane. I somehow managed to resist the urge to go back to bed with some aspirins. I achingly stepped out of my pyjamas & dressing gown, put my clothes on, & decided to take my 2 dogs for a walk, to get some fresh air. Luckily I run my business from home in the heart of beautiful Herefordshire, & I am only a 5 minute walk from the River Wye.

On this outing, I paused on a bank high up with a breathtaking view of the River Wye & all it's glory. I closed my eyes for what seemed ages and taking deep breaths, I took in the sounds of nature, the birds singing, the insects chirping, the movement of the grass below my feet, & the wind brushing against my face. It was as though nature had taken the time out to breathe on my face, the wind was so invigorating. I then started to sense the Earth as a living force. I was reminded that the Earth is very much alive, how often, due to the stressful lives, we in the West do not take the time to sense this energy, in a moment of tranquillity and peace. We do not take the time to feel our connection with Mother Earth and Nature. Maybe we should all take the time to rediscover this magical bond that so many indigenous people share with Mother Earth. Think for instance of all the trees there, how old they are, & the memories and feelings that they have absorbed during the centuries. We are all energy fields, so it stands to reason that all this greenery must be alive.

In 1966, Cleve Backster performed an experiment that should have revolutionised the way we think about plant consciousness. He rigged a dracena cane plant (above) up to a polygraph test in order to work out its rate of water consumption however, the result was not as expected. The results of the polygraph test showed a much more human like response. A lie detector is used on a person in such a way that when they detect a threat to their well-being they produce a physiological response. The concept behind them is that they stress human thinking and emotional reactions. When Backster even thought about setting alight to a leaf of his plant he found the following reaction.

"Then at thirteen minutes, fifty-five seconds chart time, the imagery entered my mind of burning the leaf I was testing. I didn't verbalize, I didn't touch the plant, I didn't touch the equipment. The only new thing that could have been a stimulus for the plant was the mental image. Yet the plant went wild. The pen jumped right off the top of the chart".

From this point on Backster started a succession of experiments that he believed showed that the plant was in tune with his emotions. He could leave the plants alone for a length of time and sit in a bar, talking with friends and the polygraph test would measure the ups and downs in the conversation that Backster was experiencing.

This was not only true of Backster's emotions, when he poured boiling water down his sink, killing all of the microbe life that lived there, the plant responded, violently reacting to their deaths.

Backster reached the conclusion that the polygraph tests showed that plants have primary perception. He doesn't call it extra-sensory perception in the way that we would if a human were to exhibit signs of being able to read the emotions and intentions of those around him, as he doesn't see that plants have the basic senses in the first place.

Experiments with polygraphs have in fact been replicated by numerous academic laboratories worldwide, some of which are cited at the end of Backster's book. Since his original experiments in the 1960s, plant electrophysiology has advanced a great deal, and simplified tone-emitting devices are now commercially available which validate the concept of instantaneous bio communication, at least between plants.

This all comes back to the findings in quantum physics (as posted in my other articles on Pledging for Change) and the beliefs of indigenous people, that we are all connected, to nature, & Mother Earth.

I know I felt this connection, albeit too briefly, as I stood quietly and took in the moment. When I decided, reluctantly to go back, I felt re-vitalised and no longer felt so poorly & lethargic. We all need to find those moments, to re-connect with Mother Earth, and to appreciate her beauty, and that if we kill just a small part of her, we are killing a part of ourselves. The Mother Earth is a living energy, and she is sick at the moment. Like all living things, as survival is the driving force of nature, if we do not act to cure her ourselves, she may take the initiative, and shake off the cause of her ailments, mankind. There is so much beauty in this world, man is capable of such beauty also, it would be such a shame if we waste it all

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

New Environmental Initiative - Leapfrog Revolution

Leapfrog Revolution
We as a society and a species have been selfish for too long, and now we are beginning to reap the rewards. For too long we have plundered the planet with little thought of the consequences to planet Earth, and indigenous people. Religious, financial, & political institutuiions have failed us miserably in ethical issues. Politicians ignored the "Green" movement for ages, simply because, in the past, global warming was not a vote winner. The evidence of global warming is mounting and yet they still drag their heals over the issue, as USA still hasn't ratified the Kyoto Agreement.

It has become more and more evident to me that the only real people who can make a difference is you and me. Together, united, we can be a powerful voice that the politicians can't ignore!
We need to help reclaim the planet and save the lives of future generations, by bringing about radical change.

We need to call for a change in economic models, a change in environmental thinking, a change in our understanding of how we impact on one another and a shift in consciousness.
The change that's needed is not a simple progressive change that we see every day, rather it requires people and organisations to take a leap, a leap of faith to lead when the world is crying out for leadership. It requires us to leapfrog the ‘same old’ and make bold positive change for the long term sustainability of humankind, for the environment, for peace.
This involves bringing together poweful organisations that have traditionally competed with each other, for the greater good of humanity.


This initiative has been started by fellow Pledging for Change member Gary Scholz of http://www.high-ideals.com

The initiative is called "Leapfrog Revoloution" and Gary is looking for help

Through financial support
Through technical support
Through public relations support
Through creative and artistic support
Through any other support you are able to offer


To view Gary's brave initiative, you can browse and download his "Leapfog Revolution" document in PDF on my Scribd directory at http://scribd.com/doc/19763547

Alternatively, you can view it on line at Gary's new "Leapfrog Evolution" web site intiative at http://www.leapfrogrevolution.com/

If you would like to offer your support to the initiative, please email Gary at
garyscholz@bigpond.com

Please take time to read the initiative in full as it is a very worthwhile venture.

Many thanks,


Mike Spencer
Pledging For Change
http://www.pledgingforchange.com/profile/MikeSpencer
Together We Can Make A Difference

Friday, 18 September 2009

Experimental Paper Mill Update



Quite some time ago I posted an article about Bio Regional's Mini Mill, an experimental plant using straw to make paper.

The last update on their web site was posted in April 2009, which is as follows:-

Progress has been made in developing BRMM’s proprietary technology. During 2007-8 with the support of grant funding from the Technology Strategy Board (formerly DTI), BioRegional MiniMills has commissioned and operated a 10% scale plant to demonstrate the Company’s proprietary black liquor gasification technology at Ahlstrom’s Radcliffe Mill in Manchester.
Ahlstrom generate black liquor from their pulp mill and although this is currently safely disposed of, they are seeking a more cost effective and sustainable alternative, which is why they are hosting the plant on site.

In 2008, the technical team, led by Philip Hartwell, succeeded in demonstrating that the BRMM process can generate energy and recover chemicals from black liquor in line with theoretical models. The team is currently carrying out a seven month work programme to be completed in the Autumn of 2009. The objective is to overcome operational issues with the aim of running the black liquor process continuously for five days. This would prove the technology sufficiently to proceed to building the first full-scale plant. In January 2009 the Northwest Regional

Development Agency awarded the Company a grant for R&D to support this work.
In addition BRMM have been developing a new pulping process. A one third scale twin screw pulping unit was installed in Manchester to trial straw pulping. They are currently testing the BRMM proprietary pulping unit with wood chip in trials supported by Scottish Enterprise and
Forestry Commission Scotland.

For further information please go to this link

Altenatively please phone BioRegional UK on o2084 044880

or email info@bioregional.com


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Leapfrog Revolution Environmental Initiative

Please support Gary Scholz's new Environmental initiative "Leapfrog Revolution". Details on my Hub blog at http://tinyurl.com/njqog3

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Spencer Print Promoting Ethical Issues



Spencer Print & Talking Product Videos are proud to be part of the Pledging for Change network


Spencer Print actively promotes ethical issues such as the Environment, Animal Welfare, & spiritual matters. This is done mainly through the Talking Product Videos service on an ethical web site called Pledging for Change. Spencer Print's profile is at http://www.pledgingforchange.com/profile/MikeSpencer

You maybe interested in many of the issues I am promoting on Pledging for Change, particularly the videos I have uploaded. For instance:-

Stop Drilling the Actic

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Other videos found at these links

Use Recycled Papers

Bio Degradable Laminate

Petition Against Horse Cruelty in American Horse Meat Trade

Petition Against Live Animal Skinning in Chinese Fur Trade

Pledging for Change is a great site for any ethical companies to promote their business.

Pledging for Change Share Programme

The Pledging for Change Share Programme, a great way for ethical companies to promote themselves on the web.

Pledging for Change is an ethical web site where like minded individuals & businesses promote & share ideas on global warming, anti animal cruelty & spiritual matters. I would like to invite ethical companies to join Pledging for Change's "Share Programme".

Share Program for Ethical Ads

We believe in the principle of sharing.
Give and YOU shall receive!

Pledging for Change is a Community Interest Company with a commitment to serving and helping all or our members so 100% of our profits is reinvested in grants and financial support for non-profits/charities and sustainable business

We have a "Share Program" available for sustainable business,charities and non-profits. As the owner of a sustainable business, through the Share Program you can advertise your business, generate additional income for your business, help other sustainable businesses and provide an income for charitable non-profit organizations. An income that may be substantially more than that organization could ever hope to raise through single donations.

It's BETTER than charity...it's beyond charity!

If you are a charitable organization, you can spend less of your time soliciting individuals to donate money. Instead, you can invite them to join the Share Program. With the Share Program, you can invite people to join for their own benefit as well as to help your organization. And then they invite people to join -- so they are helping you do the fundraising, which also benefits them! Everyone wins.

If you are interested in investing in our ethical directory and generating a referral income via our "Share Program", please visit our group and "give a helping hand to our charity and non-profit members".

If you wish to sign up, please go to the this link

For every 20 investors we will purchase and acre of threatened rainforest from "The World Land Trust" to protect endangered species

Many thanks & lets make the planet a better place for future generations.

Mike Spencer

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Justice for September 11 Ground Zero Workers




Please sign my petition "Jutice for September 11 Ground Zero Workers" at http://ping.fm/nBM47 Their ill treatment is a disgrace!

They were rightly labelled as heroes by the Bush administration, but certainly not treated as such. Think of all the terrible chemicals they were exposed to. For instance,the hazardous chemicals inside the electrical components of the 50,000 computers (Twin Towers alone). They were reassured by the Environmental Protection Agency that the air was safe to breathe. Now, many rescue workers have respiratory issues, and who were previously in the peak of fitness, now struggle to get up a flight of stairs.We owe it to the Ground Zero Workers, to the victims of September 11, & all citizens of planet Earth to hold a public enquiry into these matters. The world needs to address all these issues with openness & honesty & out in the open.The issue is vital on so many fronts, even civil liberty .

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Pledging for Change



I've just joined an excellent site, Pledging for Change. The site is for like minded individuals and companies who wish to promote Ethical Networking in the "Spirit of Harmony with Our Planet"
Now, more than ever, with the power of the Internet and the instant global connection it brings, is the time to get together and make a difference.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Increase your presence on Twitter



Just found an extremely useful application for Twitter called Featured Users. This enables you to increase your presence on Twitter by displaying your Twitter profile (see mine above) on other Twitter applications. Please feel to check it out. Simply click on the banner above to go to the site. Please note you must have a Twitter Account.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

International Giclee Print Service launches Talking Paintings to promote exhibitions, galleries & paintings at http://ping.fm/15ZGd

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Environmentally Friendly Printing newsletter at http://ping.fm/9G0Nw A tree is planted when you register at http://ping.fm/UJBx2
A quick video message from UK based Print Agency, Spencer Print, at http://ping.fm/M343k

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Attain Reponse for Property Developers



Hi,

Attain Response is a very exciting video email marketing campaign tool. It has unlimited potential, & one application could be for Property Developers. Imagine the power of being able to sendout newsletters worldwide with video of the properties, surrounding areas, & amenities.

In addition, you could set up auctions on LIVE VIDEO WEB CASTS

To view a video newsletter example aimed at the property market go to
http://tinyurl.com/lqgolq


Friday, 12 June 2009

Talking Product Videos & Attain Response



I am now using Talking Product Videos with a new & exciting email marketing tool called Attain Response. Attain Response allows you to insert video content in your email newsletter campaigns, set up live video web casts, track responses to your campaigns & so much more. When you insert a video into your newsletter, you can tick an option that will send you an email telling you when the video has been viewed. A sample newsletter can be found at the following :-

http://tinyurl.com/rbhtpl

This is how it appears in your email client. When you click on the arrow on the cat, it loads the entire newsletter with the video playing, on a web pagew hosted by http://helloworld.com/

Feel free to join me at a live on line video web cast about Attain Response that is held every Tuesday at 7.15 PM GMT.

You can do this by going to http://www.garyparker.tv/ at the above time & date, & have your questions answered LIVE!

Monday, 8 June 2009

The best email marketing tool combined with Talking Product Videos
http://ping.fm/UiOnJ - For your video invite to live weekly web cast

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

I have created a PDF guide to my Talking Product Videos. This can be downloaded from http://ping.fm/KLmgL

Talking Product Videos Guide

I have created a 4 page guide to the Talking Product Videos. The PDF explains the process and shows you what artwork to supply to get the best results. I have hosted the file on http://www.scribd.com/ Scibd is a very useful for hosting your documents.

The downloadable link to the PDF is http://tinyurl.com/rabda5

I have shortened the link for posting purposes on Twitter.

The process needs enough key facial points to be able to morph the face. An example of the problems arising from not having these present in a photo is given in the PDF. It explains how the problem can be solved, & the resulting video can be seen on my web site at the following link.
http://www.spencerprint.co.uk/demo2.html

The video was converted to 3gp format and was sent to journalists mobile phones. This is a great example of how a mobile phone video can really grab the attention of potential clients. Mobile phone adverts are just another marketing tool, but using"Talking Product Videos", they can really maximise the effectiveness of a mobile phone video campaign.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Friday, 22 May 2009

Robert Horne's New Range of Revive Recyled Papers

Hi,

Sorry it's been a while (too long) since I last posted anything about printing, especially "Green" Printing. Apologies for that, I have been busy with Talking Product Videos, & also swamped with printing quotes.

Anyhow, Rober Horne, the paper merchants, released their new Revive range of recyled papers in March this year. Sorry, I should have posted this before.

Their range of recycled paper now has two new additions - revive pure (100% recycled fibre) and revive 25 (25% recycled fibre).

Revive pure white is the first 100% recycled paper in the market to offer a
genuine alternative to quality virgin products.


Revive 25 is a recycled option for smaller budgets.

I have used the 100% Recyled Silk recently on a clients bookamrs, & it looks pretty good, & price is good as well.

If you want more information, please go to this link on Robert Hornes web site. You candownload a PDF wallchart of the new range.

http://tinyurl.com/o3ktyb

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Thanks For Following Me On Twitter


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I'd like to thank all my followers on Twitter, & hope you enjoy Talking Product Videos. Twitter is great fun and there are some great addons for it. I have just started using Tweetdeck , a must if you plan to Twitter seriously.
Tweeter can be found at www.tweetdeck.com

If you have loads of followers, a good site is http://twittgroups.com/ If you join this site you can create, join, or post to groups on Twitter
.

A good place to track your tweets is at http://tweetburner.com/

Although I created my own background for Twitter, you can try http://www.twitbacks.com/

Analyse your Tweets, how influential you are, at http://www.twitalyzer.com

Twitter uses 140 characters maximum for messages, so use http://tinyurl.com/to shorten your URLs. Tweetdeck does this automatically.

Twitter search engine, one of many out there - http://twittertroll.com/

Happy Tweeting!


Thursday, 7 May 2009

New Social Networking Tools



I've just found an excellent Social Networking tool at http://ping.fm

It allows you to automatically post a blog or message to over 30 Social Networking sites. You have to have an account with the various sites, but you can set all of these up from Pingfm. Once you have completed the registration process with the networking sites you want to join, simply type in your blog or message, hit the ping it button, & your message is sent to those sites.




Also, found a new on line video galley. You can upload video files in 3GP format to send to mobile phones, and upload avi video files & photos.

The site is

My 3 main video galleries, including Live From You, are at the following :-

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Singing Product Videos

Hi,
An update on Talking Product Videos. Now they can include special effects like particles, & animated alien worlds & landscape backgrounds. In addition, you can now send videos of your favourite pet or cartoon characters singing, straight to your friends & families mobile phones.
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Thursday, 16 April 2009

New On Line Photo & Video Hostng Site



I recently joined a new on line video & photo hosting site called Live From You.

You can now see what Talking Product Videos will look like on mobile phones. The gallery contains 2 albums, one for Internet videos, the other for mobile phone videos (in mp4 & 3gp format).

The gallery is at the following link: -

http://www.livefromyou.com/view/?PHPSESSID=rllt12gj1hltnrb4nnq3tjh2j5

The gallery also includes alien landscape animations for mobile phones.


Spencer Print creates stunning videos & photos of alien landscapes. Orbit a complete planet, descend through the animated atmosphere of swirling clouds & mist, then soar or walk over canyons, moutains, & animated oceans. A gallery of photos is available at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/luxury_autobiographies/

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Christian O'Connell Challenge

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Some of you might have heard of the latest "Christian O'Connell challenge on Absolute Radio.

If you could get a celebrity to call Christian on his breakfast show on the radio, you could have won £20,000, & £20,000 for charity.

I unfortunately didn't know any celebrities, but some of my friends did. This small video tells of their attempts to get celebrities to ring the show. It's a sad tale, a catalogue of disappointments and mishaps, but I'm sure you'll see the funny side.


Thursday, 19 February 2009

Jokes for Mobile Phones




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Spencer Print is always keen to spread a little humour in these troeubled times.
Now you have a better version of the prankster phone call, the "Talking Products" video for mobile phones.

Now you can send visual animated jokes to your friends mobile phones. Imagine your friend greeted by a mad dog, a crazy cat, or a frisky frog. You can also also use these videos to promote your products on Youtube & other video hosting sites. Your products can talk to prospective clients. Examples could be a dog promoting pet food, a car promoting a show room, or a plant promoting a garden centre.

A few more samples can be seen on my video channel on MySpace at
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&channelid=337765601

You can have your own video for Internet, or mobile phone, for just £45.

All you need to provide is a photo or image of the character (preferably with a closed mouth), and a text or audio file (.wav file extension) of the speech to be used.

Slides & photos can be incorporated into the video, but at extra cost.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Delivery Tips

Apologies, it's been ages since my last post. I would like to post more often but there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day lately. I am trying to launch two new projects with my colleague Karl Dixon. We are trying to produce comics for the major football clubs, & educational comics for schools to aid litereracy & reading skills. Our proposal is currently under review at Westminster by the Education Minister.

Anyhow, to the point of this new post. Whilst this applies to print, it will apply to any business. Please make sure you follow health & safety rules when you load any out going goods, or arrange to pick them up yourselves.

Below is a recent example of a client who picked up a load of flyers from one of my printer suppliers.



Another bad example showing a recyling firm who picked up some paper off cuts from a printer.


Lastly, God forbid if you have to use an animal to cellect anything, please treat it with care and also remember it's load bearing capacity.

This last picture shows a old Welsh Mining company collecting some redundancy leaflets.



A joint production brough to you by "Left it on the Road Delivery Company" & "Shattered Cartons Couriers"