Doug Long spent nearly 15 years as a broadcast journalist where he sat behind the anchor desk, reported from the field, and directed news operations for 3 years. His education focused on communications for which he earned a BA degree with an emphasis in broadcast journalism with a minor in Chinese. Doug left the broadcast news industry in 2005 with mixed emotions. He wanted to make a difference and inform people of the important issues around them at the local, national, and world levels. As the news industry shifted and changed it became, in Doug’s mind, a very different medium than when he began his career. Opinion was being reported as news, sales departments were having editorial say in the newsroom, and a dominating bias was evident in how news stories were being chosen and reported. Those problems and the desire to move his family back to his home state of Utah caused him to leave the broadcast news industry.
That’s when he took his communication skills to the internet and became a public speaker and trainer on doing business online. He traveled around the world teaching and training thousands of people how to take their business to the internet and make money marketing on the World Wide Web.
Doug has helped conceptualize and create new products to enhance the marketing efforts of those engaged in the direct sales and network marketing profession for more than five years now. He currently the Director of Business Development for a software company developing web-based tools to help small business owners keep more of their hard earned dollars.
Doug has written training books and manuals for the direct sales industry and has tapped into his Broadcast Media experience by narrating online audio and video training courses for many well known companies as well as appearing on stage for corporate conventions and events.
The Long Version is simply a place to muse about the talk of the times and drop one unique perspective into an ocean of view points.