Wanting a Few More Customers?

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Wanting a few more customers? It’s a challenge that most of us suffer from. How do we overcome this?. The solution is called Paid2Save. This is a wonderful service, that works like the Entertainment books -except it’s all on line. Using an mobile app, if you don’t have a smart phone you can still use your computer. You can post your offers for free, support your local merchants and save money all at the same…

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12 Networking Tips

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12 Networking Tips -here, however 11 networking tips to be Connected was written for the Scrappy Women’s Blog Rather than re-posting it you can just over to their site and read it. Liz Tadman, said “you are such a good networker, can you write for us an article about networking?” So I did. I would also like to say, that your social activities are also great networking opportunities. If you don’t have very many people…

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Facebook Lists

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FaceBook Lists is the key to stay in touch with friends, business connections, customers..etc. This is so much discussion about how Facebook isn’t working for people to stay in-touch with their friends, business connections and such that I decided to try something different. One of the things I did on Saturday, I went through all my 1,200 friends to see if I was getting notified when they posted. I discovered that 90% of them I…

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Video: Your Marketing Strategy

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This video is about your marketing strategy – learn how and why you want to have one. There are several different ways to create a Marketing Strategy.. one of my favorite ways to do this is to create a mind map. There are a couple software apps, I like to use. One is NovaMind the other is MindNode Pro. It looks like MindNode is for MAC users. It just makes it more fun, to create.…

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5 Ideas: To Keep Your Customers Happy

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In giving you 5 ideas to keep your customers happy, this will help you to think more generous ideas. Being generous is one of the key points of keeping your customers, readers and business partners happy. I wrote a post about this in 2011. One small act of Kindness Here’s a great article about sharing your best customer service experience. Here’s a re-cap of the main 5 ideas: Give away a medical report for someone…

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Pain and Fear in Marketing

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You might think pain and fear in marketing? What? Pain is just a symptom. In this video I go over some tapping exercises you can practice on releasing the pain in your body and marketing that make leave you suffering. The meaning of PAIN as a verb: 1. her foot is still paining her: hurt, cause pain, be painful, be sore, be tender, ache, throb, sting, twinge, cause discomfort; informal kill one. 2. the memory…

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Do you Procrastinate?

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Do you procrastinate? This lesson is about how to release this in order for you to have more success and peace. It’s so easy to procrastinate, even the simple things – like I get an idea to send out cards to wish people well, I have found if I don’t write it down I’ll forget it or I just keep putting it off. Was it really important? Procrastination can come in a variety of ways.

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How do you Disempower yourself?

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How do you disempower yourself, is really about learning to empower yourself to heal your pain. Your pain, is the language or words you use that hurts. As what is said within is also what shows up in your life, not just once in awhile but all the time. Take for examples I kept tapping out “I can’t afford it, after several sessions it slowly left my emotional body.” It no longer, bothers me and…

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How to Release Your Marketing Pain

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How to release your Marketing Pain in this second video lesson. It may look funny, truly you will begin to feel better. Just follow along while I demonstrate how to release each pain you have written down on your list. Go through each one. You may experience some popping, yawning, tears – these are just some signs that whatever your mind is blocking you from your the benefits Marketing, it’s being release in your body.…

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Clearing your Marketing Pain

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I’ve put together a series of video’s about clearing your marketing pain when you have your own marketing map this first lesson will make sense to you. If you haven’t booked a complimentary session with me yet, do it now. This may be a stretch for you to do this assignment or maybe you will think it’s just too easy to do keep watching as every week you’ll get the next lesson. I know it…

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Oldies but the Goodies

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This blog post is about the oldies but the goodies. After fixing over 500 broken links I got to see some great content. The 14 ways to grow your list is with a CTA, meaning a- Call to Action..most recently mobile advertisers or text advertisers are offering workshops in how to get the attention of the the people who visit your site. Read more I don’t have time to blog! One of the many questions…

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What’s blocking your income?

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Have you ever wondered what’s blocking your income? Even though you take action everyday, you put yourself out there and still nothing is moving forward for you. For years I’ve been in this dribble flow, not like money is flowing to me like a river, it’s been flowing like a tap dribble. I began to do some research on why, or what is blocking my income. Income personally and from my business. I discovered there…

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Social Media 101

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I found this podcast on Social Media 101 in my archives and it’s relevant today in 2015. This call is a question and answer call about Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and getting more clients, of which I am answering questions. http://rs3104.freeconferencecall.com:80/fcci/cgi-bin/play.mp3/58902038-1.mp3 Enjoy the call..

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5 Best Marketing Strategies

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There are so many strategies, tactics that you can use in your marketing. Except these are the 5 best marketing strategies. This video was recorded in 2012, however it’s still relevant now in 2015. If you like what you are reading be sure to subscribe to the blog. If you want to get some clarity of your marketing, I will diagnose what is stopping you and what to do to move forward. Book a complimentary…

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Are you Procrastinating?

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Are you procrastinating? If you are, you are experiencing stress, anxiety, a sense of guilt and crisis, health problems, and severe loss of personal productivity. Procrastination also gives you social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, until it becomes a problem. Procrastination, happens to the best of us. Most of the time the problem…

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Get more exposure for your book!

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Quickly get more exposure for your book! Marketing your book could cost you thousands of dollars doing it yourself. You don´t have to worry about wasting your time, you don’t have to worry about ineffective strategies, and you don’t have to worry about wasting your money on other book marketing systems. The only thing you have to worry about is making sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity. Check it out now! Millions of…

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About WordPress Podcasts

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There is something about WordPress podcasts that gives everyone an opportunity to learn more about WordPress. Whether we are newbies or experienced. On List.ly I found this list of Podcasts which other experts in the field are using posttests to get their message out about WordPress. Here’s the list of people you can tune-into. Check out all the possibilities…of learning more about WordPress.

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Mentors

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Mentors are such a key aspect your personal and business life. In this post I’ll cover why you ought to seek out mentors, where you can find them and why. A business mentor will keep you focused, ask questions to help you be inspired, get to know your “WHY” you are doing things. Share insights that you may not know about yourself or your business. They can guide or direct you out of your blind…

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A Free Book Library

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This is so cool, a free book library, books and such you can share for your neighbors to read, it’s a great way to get to know your neighbors. Little Free Library Story from Beargrass Media on Vimeo. Apparently, several of these little libraries are showing up in neighborhoods. Imagine, what others things you can share. If you are interested in learning more about how this idea got started or buy a book library go…

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Does SEO really work?

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Does SEO really work? I was just being a devil’s advocate when I asked this question, simply there seems to be a lot of information about it. Perhaps a few years ago you really didn’t need it, because not very many people were on line. Now, you really got to find ways to be found in the crowd. SEO is just one way..here are some replies I got back from my question. Sherry Azzarella •…

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10 Tips to Build Your Trust Factor

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Building trust on line is important more now than ever. These 10 tips to build your trust factor will get you started. Not only is it about your reputation it’s about branding yourself and your company to the tribe or audience you serve. 1. Publish REAL testimonials and third-party endorsements. Always use real names and link to websites where possible. Some websites will post pictures of people and the letters they send by happy customers.…

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Backpack Farm Program

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This Video is about the BackPack Farm Program, which teaches Africans how to farm. Backpack Farm Working with Eco-Friendly Farming to Help Africans to Feed Africa. Rachel Zedeck, is a Change Agent. Join these Change Agents here. About Rachel: She works in East Africa on a personal mission to incubate projects which will help feed Africa and then the rest of the world. My projects include the Backpack Farm Program, a canvas backpack filled with…

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May your Light Shine Bright for 2015

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS & MERRY CHRISTMAS! MAY YOUR LIGHT SHINE BRIGHT FOR 2015 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads… For all of you who are Artists, Creatives and…

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31 Tips to Become Popular

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The 31 tips to become popular was compiled by Artists, this will help you to get more visitors and fans to your blog This list was complied after a wonderful discussion on the Art Marketing group..so between what other people were doing and what I came up with from my own tool box.. I am sure you could keep adding another tactic or your favorite one to this list. If you have anything you would…

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Someone you ought to meet

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Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Someone you ought to meet is a talk that I give and facilitate a workshop based on this subject. It seems to me that we are always looking for people to meet that will help us with a variety of ways in our personal and business lives. Recently, I gave a talk to a group of job seekers who are working on their introductions or UPS and seeking jobs. About a…

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Want to optimize your sales?

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Who doesn’t want to increase their sales? I mean really optimize your sales so you can have more time to enjoy other things. If you aren’t meeting the people you need to or you should meet, why aren’t you? What part of optimizing your business is not working that you want to improve upon? One of the quickest ways to increase your sales is asking for referrals. Most people who are in business for themselves…

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The Mystery about Google+

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What is the mystery about with Google+? it seems although Google has launched this platform the instructions in how to use it seems to be vague. Ah! I found a website dedicated to help you along with other people I’ve learned from. It’s seems because Facebook and LinkedIn has a social/business aspect Google needs to have one. I get asked many times how do I engage with it? How come you have so many followers…

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Never Say it’s Impossible

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Nothing says, like “Never say it’s impossible” the best is Myra Goldrick, as she helps people unlock their own creativity. Let me introduce Myra Goldrick to you, I met her on LinkedIn, we had a chat of which I always offer people to connect with me. We got talking about the Food 4 Social Change’s – Kitchen Incubator I’m working on. One thing led to another..here I am introducing Myra to you. Today, May 27th,…

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4 Tips in Getting Picked Up by Journalists

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Here’s 4 tips in Getting Picked Up by Journalists to share your story or media. If you want to reach journalists, bloggers, reporters or someone in the news media you’ve got to do your homework. Sending out your press release to everyone and hoping it will get picked up isn’t going to cut it. You need to figure out who you want to reach and why. When I started to look for people who do…

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Simple Marketing

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There is no need to be all over the place feeling exhausted and not having results or the kind of results you want. Simple Marketing ideas work the best. I’ve been speaking to many professionals who used to be Marketers, PR people who are just finding it more difficult to stay up the to pace of social media and all it’s directions. (likely the most of us) If we do try to keep up, we…

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9 Quick ways to do shoestring marketing

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In finding raving fans, all you have to do are these 9 quick ways to do shoestring marketing. Shoestring Tip #7 Start a brag book, if you haven’t got one already. List your media exposure, articles that have been published. Awards that you have received. Include the press releases you have sent out yourself. Try out Pr Log Press Release service. Shoestring Tip #8 Get a logo professionally designed and use it on all your…

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6 Easy Shoestring Marketing Tips

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6 shoestring Marketing tips to get started in launching or growing your business. Whether you are offering products or services. Let’s get started!! Marketing Tip#1  Write your own e-zine or newsletter or online paper to reach new global customers. Use a E-mail service company such as MailChimp.  Scoop it! provides content for a newsletter. Twitter paper can also help you with content. find something you are good at and someone wants to know more about. Marketing…

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How to use Pinterest for your Business

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How to use Pinterest for your business can bring tremendous traffic. I’ve been working with it for about a year, attended a couple classes in the best ways of using it. You can add a button to your blog that people can share your content on Pinterest, however if you don’t have a picture it can’t be shared. It’s a bookmark site of photo’s to help your customers can find you and share, it’s a…

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2 Ways to Have Higher Engagement on Facebook

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Here a 2 ways to have higher engagement on Facebook. The first way, this action may be drastic for you, however the results speak for themselves. If you have noticed Facebook has changed how your friends show up in your news feed, the friends you don’t engage with often enough, won’t show up so eventually you don’t correspond with them often at all. Your friends have to say under the settings, to get Notified. Yes,…

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5 Ways to Manage your Twitter Accounts

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Here are 5 ways manage your Twitter accounts, after seeking out and trying out other platforms I decided to write a short review on the top 5. Twitter is also available..to schedule tweets, follow people and to publish. They do send out reports how your account is doing. Still think using a app or platform is better to keep track of everything. Commun.it Is a Twitter management tool, it helps you to share content on…

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How Buffer May Help You to Share

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A discussion of how buffer may help you to share your content This review is about what Buffer can do for you. What does Buffer do? This was lifted from their website. “Buffer is a great tool that will help you in two main ways. First, you can write a bunch of posts at one time, and choose which social profiles to send them to, and then Buffer will spread them out throughout the day…

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Getting the best out of LinkedIn

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Seasoned professionals who network are on LinkedIn, gave me their top tips in getting the best out of LinkedIn. The people I talk with who want to know more about LinkedIn, yet don’t know who to turn to, it’s nice that you can reach out to someone who knows and are willing to help you. One of the best places to get more information and knowledge is really in the groups. In this post, I…

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One Small Act of Kindness

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One small act of kindness. This message was delivered to my inbox, rather than sort through who I was going to send it to, I just decided to post it. Kindness among other things are important to me..most of all how are we sharing, killing people with kindness, uplifting each other and giving without expecting something in return. Just to let you know, starting February 1, 2014, we’ll be accepting your stories of Kindness. It’s…

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Promotion is Crucial!

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Many say artists and marketing don’t mix! Many artists hate marketing themselves. Promotion is crucial! Not only for sales, but..your events.. I totally understand these feelings but let me say that marketing can be tedious but it can also be a very positive experience for artists; it’s a great way to meet like-minded people, sell your wares, network and enjoy events you’re participating in. That being said, let me tell you…it’s also HARD WORK! It…

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Having Your Own Entourage

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Having your own entourage is possible. There are many ways we can, the next few articles will help you to create it. Seeking ways to do change making in your business or project? Alexa Clay wrote a great article 5 Tips for Growing Change Making Community Even though she, talks about Intrapreneurs -( these are people who are growing a company within a company). It’s true doing something solo is harder than working with a…

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Sharing Your Story

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Sharing your story in how and why you are in business or about what your projects are about. It’s so easy to talk to people from your head and not your heart. How can we tell our story not only in our 3 second pitch that we use out networking also in our writing or articles and having people sharing them on our behalf. There are several places where you can post your content and…

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5 Tips to Get Media Attention

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Whatever business you are in, we are always seeking ways to get more media attention. Here’s 5 ways to get media attention. What really is the best way to approach a reporter or journalist to cover the news or about your event? I asked this question on a group on Linkedin, I’ve only included a few comments, there were actually 52 responses. Some repetitive, some more of a discussion what they liked or don’t like…

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10+ Reasons Why to Collaborate

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Here are 10+ reasons why you want to collaborate. Those who choose not to pursue to collaborate, I believe are really short changing themselves and their organizations. Why do we think collaborating isn’t worth it? . Collaborating seems to be such a BIG word, it’s really just a great way to get the word out, maintain a presence and grow faster. I asked this question, “Why don’t more people collaborate?” Here are some great answers:…

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Building Relationships on LinkedIn

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When you are working with LinkedIn, don’t think about the numbers or how many people you are connected with, look at building relationships on LinkedIn. When you have a large number of connections, fans or followers it doesn’t always mean success. Stay connected to people you do business with like your customers, colleagues and other people who are connected with you offline as well. Like community gatherings or volunteer activities. 54.4% of people do this…

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Creating Content with Google Hangouts

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Creating Content with the Google hang-outs, it’s a great way to add value and brand yourself. Have you tried them yet? If not, here’s some tips to get started. When you get a Hangout invitation for a video call, just accept it via the link “Join Hangout”. How do you link the hangout with an event? Under your profile or group you create an event and plan it to be an live on air hangout.…

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Creating Your True Livelihood

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True Livelihood, with Tad Hargrave and George Kao. Tad is known as the hippie coach. I met Tad several years ago. George of course well known as Marketing Coach. The “True Livelihood” Process — 7 Steps Process to Uncovering and Launching Your Life’s Work! George is giving us some ideas in getting started. I believe we are all moving in this direction. Do watch the video and get the steps to help you on your…

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Negative Feedback

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There are so many passionate bloggers, we work hard, we share and boost up each other and somehow we just end up with negative feedback. How can you overcome the negative feedback? Sometimes you just have to ignore it, send the person who is saying negative things about you, send them some LOVE and or perhaps just ask them what’s this all about? Take the high road in a situation. How can you support the…

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Are you dreaming BIG enough?

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Is your dream worthy of you? Are you dreaming big enough? As I was thinking about giving a presentation to a Rotary group about LEAF who are doing a capital campaign and I was just sharing information about the World Garden project. Have you ever wondered what am I going to say? Some speakers have canned talks in place, some will shake it up a bit. I just asked the Divine what should I talk…

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How to’s about Blogging

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The business of how to’s about blogging is usually what most people write about on their blog. When you are beginning to start a blog think about why you are going to start one. What’s your intention?  What message do you want to share?  Who are to writing for? When I started this blog, it was about sharing, kindness, relationships, networking, marketing and then social media. Soon it just kept expanding. Sorta lost it’s focus,…

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Social Circles is like a Garden

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Social Circles is like a garden, so is your business or whatever project you take on. I’ve taken on planting seeds for a World Garden Project. A part of this project is planting vegetable seeds from various ethnic groups then transplanting them into community garden beds. So far in my part of this I’ve noticed of how common our vegetables are from one ethnic group to the other. Yet, people in these various ethnic groups…

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Seagate Reputation Fumble

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Seagate reputation fumble could be yours easily. Are you paying attention to your reputation? About two weeks ago my hard drive was failing – off I go to the MAC Genesis bar – MAC is really good at helping people with their MAC’s. They felt my hard drive was failing..because it wasn’t a MAC or 3rd party hard drive, they suggested that I go to who installed it and see what if anything they can…

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How are you really inviting?

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How are we really inviting sharing each others content or following people of whom we like or of who we say we support? The question is meant to help us to think about how are we really inviting people to us in our business. Do you really invite? Let me share with you in how I got on this topic. The other day in my Mastermind group we were talking about how some people feel…

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Love to Blog – Just don’t have the time?

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One of the many questions that I hear people say..”I don’t have the time to blog!” If you are a solo-entrepreneur there are many things “we” need to look after, however writing your blog takes priority. To me a blog is a fantastic marketing opportunity to showcase your knowledge, demonstrate your expertise and who you are. Blogs are much more than a brochure, it’s where you can share what you do, what your company does…

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How to get more influence

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Get more influence in using Google+. Having more fans, people to wherever you are directing people to. This is why a Strategy is important in getting fans, leads and sales. Google+ has become more attractive for people in business it more of a site for B2B, however studies are showing the we are using more P2P than any other category. A P2P is a Person 2 Person. We need to look at WHO we are…

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It’s Not Just DPI

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Two important terms you need to know and it’s not just DPI. The first is that Resolution (DPI) plus Pixel Dimension equals file size. Why is that important? Well, it has to do with the second term you need to know. “DPI” (resolution) is important for you to use but more importantly, what file size do you need, using a dpi of 72. Again, file size is determined by resolution and pixel dimension (height/width). Below…

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Going Viral with Ripplin’

Ripplin’ is now saying they are going to be the next Social App that you want to be using. It’s already gone viral, over 900,000 people have signed up for this free app. A new social media app is coming out that has got me and a lot of other people very excited. It’s a totally new twist on social media and will reward people!!!! It’s a new concept kind of like Amazon meets Groupon…

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How to Blog

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How to blog and what are some tips to blogging. This is one of the most often asked questions, that are asked in groups on LinkedIn or some of the other forum boards and of course everyone has an opinion. If you have been meaning to ask this question, let’s answer some questions here. First of all a blog to me is like a client magnet – when you share your expertise through blogging (writing…

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Crowd-Funding is it for you?

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Crowd-funding is it for you? A few years ago crowd-funding was just up and coming, now there are over 700 places to go to to raise money for your projects. I’ve been getting ready to do my own funding for a couple of project I have going on..I found a few that may be a fit for you too. Did you know that there is a new site where you can sell stock in yourself?…

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Feeling Anxious?

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I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, until today..”I’ve been feeling anxious” in the past couple of days. Why? I have so many deadlines..putting together crowdsourcing proposals, grants..attracting matches for my new project.. by listening to the audio below, I have released my anxiousness..recognized that once I released them, I feel better. You can too, release the negatives- you’ll then feel better. This is an unusual post, I believe if you are feeling stuck,…

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Sharing the Best Customer Service Experiences

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What are your best customer service experiences you’ve had? Here are three experiences. Many more on Quora. First Experience: Several years ago my family came home from a very much needed vacation at about 10 pm December 30th only to find our house was in the process of burning. The next evening (1/1) we decided to eat at Carraba’s Italian restaurant to celebrate everyone being ok. We didn’t say anything about our purpose there that…

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Heart at Work is Required

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It’s incredibly hard sometimes to keep going, when there are so many reasons to give up, your Heart at Work is required. This is where you need to decide if you want to do something with your life or you’re okay with being average. Don’t throw away all that hard work you did – obstacles are here only to see if you’re worth succeeding! Watch this video, it’s produced by Heart Required Open this website…

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Ways to Say Thank you

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7 Ways to say Thank you. Once you have created a community or your own tribe you’ll want to stay in touch with them. Creating your own Community page or group is a wonderful way to get to know your clients, customers and connections. Have you heard of Time Banking? It’s a community of one hour at a time. It’s where everyone has something to give. Time Banks create trust and well-being by asking people…

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Artists How to Get More Sales

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Artists, how would like to have more sales? You can, when you develop relationships with other collaborators. We all would like money come to you easily and effortlessly, no matter where you are or what you are doing? We all would agree that is would be a wonderful thing. Putting all our eggs in one basket is something I have learned that hasn’t really worked well for me. Earlier this year I decided that hunting…

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Relationship Marketing for Artists

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Relationship marketing is the life blood of any business, especially for Artists. As your sales will come from people who admire your work. Marketing is where you promote, share yourself and your art. You are the person people seek to know more about. Your Art is the product of which you are selling. By developing relationships with people who become your customers/buyers you will now begin to grow your business. Getting sales is a challenge…

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Know Who Your Clients Are

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This video lesson is about know who your clients are. When we figure out who they are, it will drastically save time, money and frustration. So often we get into business thinking of what we want to do and we haven’t figured out who our clients are going to be. This is not an unusual problem. Recently, I was speaking to a guy who I hadn’t spoken to for while and he was sharing with…

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Ways to Get Customers

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There are many ways to get more customers. These three articles, offer you a way to check in how you are doing in getting more customers. Besides getting more customers, how are you retaining them? How is your sales processes? Without sales, or converting people into customers then perhaps we ought to quit our business. Or hire someone who can do the job for you. If you take a look at what other people are…

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How to Convert Your Prospects to a Customer

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How to convert your prospects to a customer here are 4 ways in which you can. A suspect or prospect or a person of interest, a possible suspect is a possible person of interest. You still need to get them to be a customer. Here’s four ways to do this. Do you spend time with them asking questions? Do you friend them? When you spend more time with your prospects, they’ll likely then want to…

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10 Tips to Improve your Marketing

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10 Tips that you can implement today to help you to improve your marketing in growing your business. Marketing tip #1 Write your own e-zine to reach new global customers. Use a E-mail service company such as Mailchimp rather than your own IP. Marketing tip #2 Develop Partnerships for your Biz 1. First, tally up all your marketing assets of what you can offer to a potential partner in terms of exposure. Find a niche…

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Why Relationship Marketing Works!

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Why Relationship Marketing works, it’s because people do business with people. Here are 4 tips that work. Originally when I wrote about this concept it was posted under Reverse Marketing. Wiki posts: “Reverse marketing deals with strategies that would make the customer find the company offering the product.” Some people seem to think that if they keep doing the traditional marketing like advertising it works the best. For some companies it may. When I share…

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Successful Networking as an Artist

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The main thing about successful networking as an Artist is to always remember this: “It’s not what can you do for me – but always “What can I do to help you?” Do not expect people to help you, but be very grateful if they do. Sue Martin said, she posted some information about an up-coming art project that she was doing in San Francisco. Some days later I even got a mail from an…

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10 Tips to Keep the Funnel Full

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In order to have ongoing clients we need to keep the funnel full. If you aren’t keeping the funnel full, who is? Who’s doing your marketing and promotions for you while you are busy with clients? Got lots of clients? And are they keeping you busy? That’s great! This has been one of my BIGGEST lessons to learn in having my own business as a consultant. It’s been great to work for my clients, getting…

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Little-Known Ways to Spread Kindness

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Don’t let the closing of Kindness Week stop you from spreading Kindness around. Here’s some ways to spread Kindness. Kindness is like a viral video. It can spread quickly, and it brings smiles to everyone it touches. In fact, one act of kindness can inspire dozens of others, which results in a beautiful chain of acts that improve others’ lives, bolster our faith in mankind, and simply make people happy. Here are some examples of…

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I Believe in Your Dreams

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The ache in their heart was YES! I believe in your dreams. I will follow you. Dr. Martin Luther Jr had a dream, the people who liked what his dream was about walked with him. How can we go forth? They began to organize themselves together, soon more and more people stood up and said, “We need to take a stand.” Rosa Parks was another person who took a stand said, “I deserve to sit…

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What’s a Money Tree?

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What’s a money tree? I like to call it a visual view of what your revenue streams (money) for your business looks like, it’s a visual perspective. This painting represents a money tree. Some call it a place where you can visit in your imagination. I call it a visual view of what your revenue streams for your business looks like. One day I was out walking and hugging the trees and looking at them,…

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Enriching Women’s Lives

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Enriching women means when we are giving to ourselves, then can enrich others including your family, friends and your clients. When we help ourselves we also give hope and love to inspire others to take action. How do we come together to enrich our lives? Where do we start? This interesting thing about where we start, it’s where ever we are at, as simple as this is, it’s the best place for us to begin.…

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How to get more business..

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If you want to get more business you have to be open in how to get more business of new ideas. This, will help you to increase your marketing and have social proof. I’ve been having conversations with people who have not done anything new to promoting and marketing themselves and yet they sit in judgement about how other people are doing things. Or how big their list is? I am always learning about different…

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What is the Best Social Buzz have you created?

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What is the best Social Buzz you have created and what kind of results did you have? Even for someone that hasn’t yet, you can still create a Social Buzz for your business or cause. When I think of all the Social Buzz’s that happen, take a look at #GivingTuesday. They got the buy in from the Mayor of New York, any many more Executive Directors and companies. Sol Adler, executive director, 92Y “Communities like…

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving, it’s more than going to a another holiday commercial sale. It’s to me about celebrating with friends, family and being grateful. The words in the picture say it all! There are so many people that I am grateful in my life for, people of whom I have learned life lessons from, people mostly who are strangers that have given me a place to live, friends and connections who refer me business and opportunities.…

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What do your Offer besides just your Event Services?

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What sets you apart from other Event Planners and Services? I asked for ideas, of what do they offer besides their event services, this is what a few people said. For some of us we have added services for some of us we do extra things in-between gigs. I asked this question in a Linkedin Group that I am a member of and found some very creative ideas. Kim Rozell I offer make-up,hair, services for…

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How do you Appreciate Your Clients

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How do you appreciate your clients and people in your life? We all need each other in order for us to grow, to maintain our businesses and our relationships. When you don’t hear from the people in your business it’s called Silence. This is quite often what our clients often hear from us besides our marketing messages. We aren’t in the world alone, we are meant to be together – as a community keeping each…

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8 Tips in Building Trust in Relationships.

Learning from our mistakes about not having trust in your relationships are usually are our biggest insights and breakthroughs. I’ve been reading the Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey Jr. It’s been quite insightful and a reminder as I think about what role do I or have I played in my relationships with people and myself about Trust. I am just sharing tips on better ways to communicate and build your Trust muscles. How can…

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Get Inspired with Heart@Work

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Get Inspired with Heart@Work, a bit of a pun, it works! It’s all about bringing people together. Whether it’s inspirational talks or a Conversational Cafe, came about after discussing it with my Advisory Board some ideas. It has come full circle in how it has all come about. Interesting life is. When or if you are feeling that you are in a debunk or you get depressed and you have not sure where you are…

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Dear Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs

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Do you as a “Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs,” or sometimes called a Social Change Agent? Are you having trouble in getting your message out to the world? When I started Heart@Work..I just finished producing a conference on Kindness to Colleagues in the Workplace, from the response of this conference, it was felt that employees really wanted so changes to have healthier and happier places to work at. Non-profits were willing to do something about it, as they…

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10 Best Ways to Rock at Networking

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It seems that our circle of connections are becoming more important to us as the economy has shrunk. Here are 10 best way to rock at networking. More and more people are really finding ways to increase their connection base and to get more visibility. Let people know what you offer and how you may be able to help each other. #1 One of the things that I have been working on as I have…

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Connecting You to Greater Possibilities

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Connecting you to greater possibilities, it means we really want you to be very successful. Success has many various meanings, what is yours? When you imagine can imagine your possibilities, your vision will be BIG. For some people taking their next step is all they have a capacity for. Both are good steps. How you you get to where you want to go? If you don’t step up, then you will? Heart@Work Productions, is here…

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How often do you say YES?

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How often do you say YES? OR do you say NO to opportunities? Every opportunity for a conversation will either advance you in all your relationships or not. Have you ever been in a relationship where you want to help your partner or business, except when you talk to your husband or wife or people in your business they just keep saying NO? Guess what, every time you say no, your opportunities are going to…

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Do you have a Tribe?

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We all want to be a member of a Tribe or group, do you have a Tribe? When we do we’ll feel understood, this will help us go after or goals and to pursue our dreams. If this is the case, why is it so hard to find a tribe or get one going? Everyone’s tribe is made up of ‘your’ people, meaning there is always a select group of people who will fit your…

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14 Tips to Retain Customers

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What are you not doing to retain customers? Here are 14 tips of why you want to retain and keep your customers. The costs of getting new customers The decline of revenue The lack of word of mouth for your promotions A lack of referrals Customers are switching to another business because of better customer service A lack of support or help Customers don’t feel appreciated Not a happy place to be – for your…

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Generate Your Own Client Stimulus

From these few ideas, you can create your own client stimulus packages, they are great ways to build relationships and get more clients. As an Event Manager and Marketing professional, people are always asking for ways to have more clients. Most of the time you can take a look at what other companies, or verticals are doing and swipe the ideas. Once you do, then you can hire an Event professional to help you. One…

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12 Ways to Develop Relationships

Without having relationships with people, you will NOT have a successful business or life. Here are 12 ways to develop relationships. It’s been interesting for me that past few months, as I have been traveling, met some great people, supported them the best I can, sometimes I have just relied on the relationships with people I’ve nurtured to help me. Then there are the people who have asked me to help them, in getting their…

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Are You Ready to Deliver Your Message?

Are you ready to deliver your message out to the world? For some people even very intuitive people they get scared. how many times have you practiced your talk that you want to deliver to an audience, and it’s not perfect yet? We all get scared of doing our next video, or tele-seminar or public speaking engagement or? You want everyone to understand you, as you are talking you’ll get some ahh moments. Can you…

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Is Collaborating for you?

When I have shared a collaboration project like working on the book about Building your Business with Relationships. I didn’t get paid cash for my contribution, what I got was an opporunity to work with Marnie, some media exposure..and I made a few new friends. It was a lot easier to reach #1 on Amazon together rather than doing this solo. What does collaboration mean? When we take action, work with a group of people…

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Recession Proof Your Business

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How to recession proof your business..wouldn’t we all like this. If you really want to recession proof your business, you’ll want to be surrounded by people where you can bounce off ideas to a few people to can get clear. This is how my Mastermind group was beginning to help me. You really begin to see how you are recession proofing your business. Ever feel like that you aren’t getting as much done as you…

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Success Starts with Being Empowered

Every Entrepreneur needs help in their business.. I am inviting you to join a Mastermind Group, it will Empower you to grow and transform your business and you. Each group has their own theme, for example: Prosperity Marketing Relationship Marketing Transition The right group, is filled with the right people which gives the power to immediately and significantly help you to grow your business. Many people before you have been a part of a Mastermind…

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How You Can Build Relationships that Build your Business

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How you can build relationships that build our business. Come into my living room for a bit. I’m working with my mastermind partners, and we’re talking about marketing techniques that are working for us now.,/h2> Pull up a chair. I want to help you find different ways to grow your business through Relationships. I would love to have you join me in the next tele-seminar. Or perhaps you would like to interview me and I…

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What kind of Entrepreneur are you?

There are many kinds of Entrepreneurs and business owners you’ll want to be sure you work for the right one that fits your values. There are variety of different kinds and ways in which they do business. You want to be sure that you can work within their style. When you decide to work in the Direct Sales arena you want to pick someone that you feel good about, not just because they are well-known…

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Is it Gratitude Time?

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Are you grateful for everything in your life? If not, is it Gratitude Time for you? Even the times when you say to yourself what the??$%# is going on. Yes, all the time. Even when you feel nothing is moving along for you – or you have so many great ideas and you become unfocused it’s gratitude time. When you’ve been looking for a job for so long and nothing seems to be showing up…

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What if You Could be Limitless?

Ever thought of yourself as Limitless? If you want to become limitless, you need to work on not having limits. One of the things I learned was as long as you tell yourself or say to someone else that you “Can’t” do something. Or if you are in the “No Party” How many times do you tell yourself NO or CAN’T? Think about it. And if someone is telling you NO or Can’t, then is…

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Why should you follow your passion?

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Why you want to consider why should you follow your passion or starting your own business. With the job market overflowing with talent, you likely have come to the conclusion that is getting tough out there. We need to become our own free agents. Whether we like it or not. You are not just competing against other professionals, you are competing agains the shifts in the marketplace itself. For example have you noticed that companies…

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How to Become Happier

On my own journey of doing a self-discovery of who am I? I woke up this morning, knowing that where I am today is perfect. I am starting to fix what I don’t like in my life right now.. Right now, all my experiences are for good, I own that I am a child of God, I can do anything. As I begin to fill myself up, I am discovering that I am becoming happier,…

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Re-Creating You

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Re-creating you is about re-inventing yourself. What have your own experiences been, when work ends un-expectantly like getting laid off, or you quit or you get fired or relationships end for a variety of reasons. How can you re-create yourself? Your core of who are are is where you need to start, And she’s been on top and crashed and now can teach all of us to discover our pain. It does get deep. I…

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3 Things Needed for Re-inventing

Ok, you are ready to do something different, but what? Maybe you have always known what you want to do, just not sure where to start..maybe you want to start your own business or maybe you are ready to jump in to add some more excitement in your life. Mostly, we have been taking too much space and not really living our lives. After a long marriage you want to venture onto something else or…

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Unleashing Your Power

We are all presented with challenges and opportunities, that we can either say YES! or not. If they are relationships that are falling apart we need to take time to grieve and pay attention to the ahh moments that we discover for ourselves. They usually pop up when we least expect it. That’s enough about that… As I was writing out my new About Mari-Lyn page for my blog, I realized that I am quite…

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11 Ways to Create Connection Evangelists

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Here are 11 ways to create connection evangelists to help you grow your connections. One of the things I have been doing more on a concious level is connecting with people I already know. These are people on Facebook, LinkedIn and who are in my address book. I must confess that I haven’t been that active in staying in touch with people. Yes, I have a few of my closest networking buddies, just haven’t expanded…

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Power Networking

Even as a Networking Addict, I am always looking for ways to be better. In the Success Magazine 2011, there are 10 actions we can do today to become better at networking 1. Connect the dots this just means have clear mesaurable goals to help you to get to where you want to go. Write up your main goal and find three ways in which you can achieve it. 2. Never hurts to ask –…

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The Thank You Economy

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The Thank you Economy according to Gary Vay Ner Chuk, who wrote the fabulous book Crush It. – His second book is about “The Thank you Economy”..he believes it is much easier now to develop relationships with people via Social Media. Developing relationships is time consuming, by doing the one on one with people, you want to win their hearts and minds. By doing it this way, you’ll gain better and more effective results in…

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Why do relationships have to be so challenging?

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Why do relationships have to be so challenging? When we think about situations in our life, what communications did we miss or not communicate? Recently, I was asked if I was interested in taking over a Women’s Networking group, since the gal who has been hosting it said she was done. And then all of a sudden a couple more gals said, they wanted to help. I thought great! My intention was that it would…

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How Reciprocity Works – Kindness

Reciprocity works much like kindness works..by helping someone else – be sure to stay in touch with them, get to know people, even if it is just chit chat, asking them how you can support them and eventually your connections will start to reach out to you and want you to win! Many times I have offered my support by asking people, can I interview you? What kind of support or exchange can we do…

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Be Your Own Inspiration, Free Yourself

If your life is your canvas, what and how do you want to create it into a masterpiece? Have you ever wondered and asked yourself this? Rather than allowing other people in your life or the public to define you, why not define yourself? Be an artist think about the colors in your life, your performance as a person, who are you? Do you allow yourself to to be a painter, novelist, poet, filmmaker, a…

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What is a Relationship?

What is a Relationship and what does it really mean? What kind of relationships do we have in our business? This question came up in an interview about growing your business with relationships. What does the work “relationship” really mean. After all, we can have many different kinds of relationships in our business. What is a business relationship? a state of connectedness between people the friendship, contact, communications etc which exist between people. For business…

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Make Kindness Happen in your Life

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Make Kindness happen in your life, by nominating someone. The Kindness Hero Awards were given away on the 13th of November. I usually receive a mail bag full..however this year I goes people found more people to be naughty and not nice. Here are the award winners for 2011. Antony Berkman is the CEO of Blog Catalog Carol Deckert the Carol Connects Gary R. Johnson Chief People Officer John Wayne Walding – An American War…

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6+ Ways to Market a Local Business

Where do you find the best restaurants? or Business? Local Marketing By using Google places – list your business, when people are looking for a bakery you will be listed and customers will come find you. Or they will call ahead to find out what you have available. Be a Good Neighbor In your marketing promotions focus on what you can offer your local residents or when someone travels to your local city like Sedona..give…

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What’s the Difference Between Customer Service and Retention?

Is there a difference? Yes! I was speaking with a gal who was sharing me her experiences while she was in Sedona, for a weekend getaway. Oh, these are so nice and a must have. Since I have decided to take my relationship marketing services to a narrower niche of customer retention, particularly businesses in Hospitality. As I was talking to Margo, she was sharing the places that they went out to eat at and…

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Where to Find Support Being an Entrepreneur

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Where you can find support being an Entrepreneur is through your mentors, associations and experts. Some years ago, in fact September 2007 by best friend Dr. Bette Daoust and myself put together a package for a Business Association called the Master Biz Builders. We both knew at the time that every business has different stages of growth that you as a business owner will go through. I knew this when back in the early 90’s…

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Give the Gift of Listening

Carol Deckert interviews Charlie Boyer shares what a give the gift of Listening – it’s a great call! Charles Boyer, Ed.D., (Charlie) is a Faculty Expert in Mentoring Leaders at Better YOUniversity, helping YOU enjoy a BETTER work-life balance with Clarity, Confidence, and Creativity. Charlie brings his exceptional people skills, organizational abilities, and a wealth of successful leadership experiences and insights to each of his coaching sessions with you. His coaching practice is: C-Star Coaching,…

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How to be a Successful Networker Online

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Here are 17 ways of how to be a successful networker online. If you are involved in business, then you know that networking is essential for your success. With websites like Linkedin, Facebook, Ning and other services it is easier than ever to network online. Unfortunately, most people don’t network. Here are some quick and easy tips to ensure successful networking online. 1) Your number one goal is to get your suspects to look at…

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How to Use a Video to Communicate

You’ve heard the news, of how popular video is becoming in your communications. It’s another tool in your toolbox for you to use. This post I am using video as my post and the second video is how I have used video for a testimonial. Two examples of using videos. Next is the other video about a testimonial I gave to Jill Tipton How do you think a video testimonial will work for you? Love…

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Empower Your Marketing Mindset

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To empower your marketing mindset “Learn to love Marketing.” Yep, write out affirmations “I Love Marketing” “I Love Communicating” I Love to learn.” You get the idea – You’ll need a mindset to carry out your marketing, this will help you to advance your business and have customers which equal to being profitable. The kind of things that I find I am really into is using different forms or ways to communicate, to help me…

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15 Ways to Retain Your Customers

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Here are 10 ways to retain your customers, whether it is Business to Business or Business to Consumer, it is all the same. 1. Figure out the the lifetime value of your customer you ought to offer incentive packages to retain them. Often a customer is 20x more valuable than a new customer, considering the cost of acquiring new customers. The lifetime of a customer can vary, like Lexus might be $600,000; Taco Bell values…

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How to Optimize Your Blog

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Learning how to optimize your blog is important there are several people to learn from. If you are on LinkedIn, or in other groups that talks about blogging you can get different answers and viewpoints. Kevin is a member of one of the groups on LinkedIn posted his dilemma, he’s posting 7 to 9 times a month on his blog, however he’s not getting the visitors he wants. When I looked at his site, he…

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10 Top Tips in Having More Relationships

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Here’s 10 top tips in having more relationships that can be abundant in networking buddies or referral buddies. Here are some tips in how you can begin to attract more relationships, these people will help you bring more wealth and abundance into your business. 1. Create a Networking mindset When you focus on creating more of what kind of relationships you want your openness will allow more people to be attracted to you. You must…

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How to Automate Your Social Media

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How to automate your social media, here are 9 ways in which you can get started. You don’t want do this for everything otherwise you will lose the connection to your audience. A word about automating your campaigns, particular Twitter, is eventually you will lose your client base. Social Media is about engagement and connecting with people, by having conversations with them. The tools I really like using are: Tweet Feed.com, if you partner up…

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The Power of Tags & Bookmarks

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The power of tags & bookmarks will reflect the popularity of what you write about, what is important to other people What is a Tag? A tag or keyword is simply a word you can use to describe a bookmark. Unlike folders, you make up tags when you need them and you can use as many as you like. The result is a better way to organize your bookmarks and a great way to discover…

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Relationship Marketing Isn’t Speed Selling

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Relationship Marketing isn’t speed selling, it’s about taking the time to date someone, chat with them, invite them out and then figure out if you are a fit for each other. The biggest concerns in getting business is to Brand or Differentiate ourselves from what other people are doing/ being so they want to work with us. There are several ways and key points to cover to be heard and for you to become the…

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20 Reasons Why Your Marketing Sucks

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Many times we don’t know why our marketing isn’t working for us, I came up with 20 reasons why your marketing sucks. 1. You don’t know who your customer is or who buys your product or services. Just because your product could be used by several people, the more you narrow down your niche/audience the more successful you will be. 2. You don’t the value you offering your customer. This is a challenge when you…

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30+ Ways Not to Lose your Customers

This post will give you 30 ways to use Talk Fusion in your marketing. I was meeting a gal who offers admin services and she wanted to know what she can provide her clients. These are the ways I use Talk Fusion you’ll likely discover your own ways of using Talk Fusion. I Love it, I am sure you will too! It’s a great tool to use so you won’t lose your customers. 1.    Deliver…

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How to Get More Quality Customers

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How to get more quality customers has been written about so much that I wonder if we have become blind to the idea of doing out of the box tactics or strategies. We tend to listen to many experts in giving us advice how to do this. I like using crowd-source ideas, by listening to what other business people are saying and doing. The challenge for most of us is that when we are in…

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Creating a Nurturing Drip Campaign

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Creating a nurturing drip campaign is important to your customers. Your audience will love you for this..growing better relationships for your business Using drip campaigns on a consistent basis this is usually used to nurture your leads. Most often your messages are delivered via e-mail because of a short-term around. Each of your messages are sent out in a campaign to build upon each message. It encourages a specific action that you want the person…

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Are You Listening?

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Are you Listening to your audience, if not you are missing out on the conversations you need to pay attention to. For example I was speaking to a gal about what she does and how she is trying to help small business owners..(I was where she is many years ago) and what I found is, that she wants to provide a solution to them that she thinks they need. Well, they may need it, however…

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How to Generate More.. Relationships

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How to generate more, customers, fans, visitors, and leads that will turn into better, friendly long term relationships. HubSpot they have developed a concept of Inbound Marketing, it is without using advertising, direct marketing, cold calls, ads in the newspapers and on TV. This type of marketing tends to be stale and ineffective. When did you last respond to an ad from your local paper? You might of called them to ask for more information,…

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Building Collaborative Relationships

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Building collaborative relationships are when two or more people come together to work together to realize the shared goals. This is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective, determination to reach an identical objective. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and people who advocate or will support a principle. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater…

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Shifting to Collaboration

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We need to shift our mind-set, by shifting to collaboration. Are you ready to grow exponentially? Are you feeling overwhelmed, not leaving enough time for you for you to enjoy your life? You know who you are, ready, willing and want to grow to the next level. How do you do this when you are already so busy? It’s called collaborating. We need to shift our mind-set, shift of how we are doing things, to…

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Relationships: The Party Principle

Please DO my social Media Marketing survey click here. If you haven’t figured it out by now Social Media is about relationships. So many people seem to think that the more connections you have then it’s about calling this social proof. I don’t agree simply because you can have many followers, if they aren’t willing to share information or promote you or even ask you how they can help you or collaborate with you it’s…

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Marketing: Social Media Survey

In order to serve you better, I want to find out what is working for you and what is not. When Michael A. Stelzner wrote a white paper about Social Media Marketing in 2009, much has changed since then. I have also changed what I write about on Heart@Work as well. This is simply because I am more passionate about relationships, growing a community and helping people to do this, since it really what social…

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Benefits of Marketing Your Blog

Advantages of Blog Content Contributions From Sales Perspective Posted by Pamela Seiple We’ve compiled a list of advantages: 1. Drives More Content: More contributors means more people to create content, which is a good thing because research has shown that keeping your blog fresh by publishing content regularly leads to better blogging success. 2. Divides Responsibility: More contributors also means the responsibility of producing a steady stream of new content can be divided among multiple…

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Happy Valentines Day!

Valentines day is tomorrow Feb 14, which also Kindness week begins. I have created a video message for you. At the end of this video, it would be nice if you would take the time out to reach out to your connections by calling them. Even if it is only to re-introduce yourself and by asking them what they need help in. When they ask for help be sure to follow up with them, either…

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How to Add Value to Your Relationships

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How to add value to your relationships. Part of the value you add is when you know your persona of your customer. This part of the process in any business on or off line connections, customers, clients or buyers is so key..yet so many people that I have spoken to want to avoid it. Why? When it will make it so much easier for you and you’ll save a lot of time. This works for…

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6 Ways to Show Your Appreciation

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Here are six ways to show your appreciation, the Where Magazine, and got the idea of a Tipping Guide for people who may have helped you in your business. One of my collaborative partners Carol Deckert is now introducing people as she is known as a Connector. She introduced me to a couple of people who she values and thought we could all work together. Great idea Carol! Sometimes we just need ideas to re-fresh…

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Online marketing isn’t for the faint of heart

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Online marketing isn’t for the faint of heart it goes from a puzzle to an action plan. It’s a simple list of tasks to do until new habits are formed. The goal : · To notice the best in people and give recognition. · Give a hand to someone in need. · Listen to what people are saying about your specialty, brand, product or service. · Make an invitation to try or learn more about…

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How to Create Value in Relationship Branding

The new branding awareness is about when you take ownership of a commodity, a special talent, concept or product. What is it that you stand for? What you stand for is an experience that your customers feel from you. Don’t be Shy. When it comes a time for you to take a stand, you cannot be shy about it, you need to back it up totally, no matter what other people think of you, what…

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Is Kindness the Perfect Platform for Business?

Reut Schwartz-Hebron is an international speaker and trainer. She is the author of Outswim the Sharks: How to Quadruple Your Team’s Productivity with Kindness. Reut can be reached at reut@KindExcellence.com I started painting recently. I never painted before, and all of a sudden I’m finding myself exploring colors and techniques on large canvases. Something about moving to San Diego really helped me connect with that additional aspect of myself. Moving to San Diego from Israel…

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Secrets in Keeping Clients

How High Is Your Loyalty Factor? Originally posted on December 8, 2007 How often do we stop to think, “How we can get more loyal clients/customers to buy our products and services?” I am sure many times. If you only just tweaked a couple of things in what you do, it is more than likely there will be an increase in the loyalty of your clients. There are several ways to increase customer loyalty. Below…

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How to Get Your Social Circle Network to Work

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Let’s focus on how to get your social circle network to work for you. Just Do It! When we all do this, then all of our dreams, goals and manifestations will show up. How many invites have you gotten to join other people on various networks? If you don’t they seem to think that you don’t care about them. Or they take it personally. I made a decision that if I can’t participate by engaging…

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Want Do You Want?

This was a wonderful reminder as I was reading Jerry & Ester Hicks book on Joyous Beginnings. Making a decision or giving conscious deliberate thought to which you want puts yourself in a position of being a selective sifter. By making decision of what you want, you will automatically shift through the data of words, information that comes to you. You’ll receive more that which you want not what you don’t want. Wouldn’t you rather…

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A Heartfelt Christmas Story

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This heartfelt Christmas story was submitted by Lynn Miller. I felt it was a great way to wish you a happy season for 2010. The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn’t been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn’t hate Christmas, just couldn’t find a reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow…

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What Will Stop Your Business in 2011?

Not enough trusted relationships with your vendors, buyers, clients, guests will stop you in 2011. If you don’t have a way to develop relationships this will be one BIG factors in your business. 90% of your business will come from recommendations from people in your community. When you help people in your community, they will learn to like and trust you. According to Wikipedia “As a practice, Relationship Marketing differs from other forms of marketing…

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How to Use an AutoResponder

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This is your guide of how to use an autoresponder. AutoResponders are powerful tools. AutoResponders are powerful tools. Successful online marketers use them to automate repetitive sales tasks, build and manage multiple prospect lists, and send out regular articles, updates, and announcements. More than providing an automated response to an inquiry, AutoResponders can be your own automated sales force working online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Used properly, AutoResponders can automate the…

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e-Mail Marketing is Alive & Well

Over the past few weeks, I have been asked what newsletter provider do I use..I have a couple. I switched to FeedBlitz from Feedburner over a year ago, and have a newsletter through them. It started out as a 30 day free trial, and then they slowly add your monthly fee dependent upon on the number of subscribers. Currently I pay $4.95 per month. Then someone told me about Mail Chimp, so I use them…

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How do you Define Social Good?

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How do you define social good? A group of MBA students discuss their firsthand experiences from the Power of Social Technology curriculum at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. “Let’s talk about purpose,” says MC Hammer, How do you define “social good’?” He looks straight at me. The class falls silent. Heads turn my way. Holy cats, did MC Hammer just serve me a pop quiz? said Tien, a Stanford MBA Student Stanford GSB invited…

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Why Do You Blog?

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Why do you blog? For some people it’s about becoming an expert in their field, some, to share their experiences or there are several other reasons why. Technorati did a survey to discover a few things about bloggers about the growth and trends in the blogosphere. 57% of businesses blog to attract new clients for their business 40%-50% to make money or to supplement their income 28-30% hope to get published or featured in traditional…

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What is your Social Media Strategy?

You’ve likely heard of a social media strategy, maybe you even wondered what is a strategy supposed to do for your business. A strategy is to help you define what tactics, goals will get you to where you want to go. Social Media is really a part of your marketing plan. So often I have heard from other Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners saying and thinking that it is some how strategy are a series…

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What is your Personal Social Responsibility Factor?

About Arvind Devalia Arvind Devalia is a performance coach, social entrepreneur, speaker and writer who aspires to live a life of contribution, connection and celebration. His blog “Make It Happen” focuses on making things happen in your life and the world. His main books are “Get the Life you Love and Live it” and “Personal Social Responsibility”, both of which are available from Amazon. 29 Ways to Carry Out Random Acts of Kindness Every Day.…

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Building Relationships with Video

Marketing to stand out from the crowd, especially with being on line can be challenging. Most people fail to do follow-up. after you meet someone at a networking meeting on or offline do you send them a note or card to thank them? The follow-up is the key to begin your relationships with them, even if you don’t see yourself going further with the relationship in business or friendship, it’s still nice to drop them…

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6 Lessons in Treating People

Sheryl Curtis, sent me this message, to share. I think it’s an important one. Here’s 6 lessons people have learned or we will learn how to do better ourselves. First Important Lesson – Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read: The last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans…

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How to Start Giving in Your Relationships

Nov 13 is World Kindness Day! Happy World Kindness Day! “Performing act of kindness is one of the best and quickest ways to improve your life. When you get, give; when you learn, teach!” Oprah Here’s some ideas to get started with: Pay someone a compliment When someone unexpectedly pays us a compliment or does us a good turn, it evokes a feeling akin to the first stirrings of love—a weightlessness and joy that make…

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How to Create a Relationship Strategy – Part 4 & 5

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How to create a relationship strategy Part 4 and 5. Just as an investor sells losing stocks and bonds, so you should fire (gasp!) clients that come close to “nightmare” status — especially if they are unwilling to pay you for your trouble. You might also consider firing clients if they’re giving you work that has become tedious, is holding you back from taking your capabilities to the next level, or that simply isn’t in…

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Networking is the Essence of High Performance Marketing

Did you know that 90% of salespeople don’t network is because they don’t know how to. This really surprised me, I remember when I was doing Territorial sales, it was a lot easier to get out to network in the circles where my customers were. Introductions and referrals were easier to get than knocking on doors. However, knocking on doors was good too, because I was able to find out who the businesses were in…

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How to Create a Relationship Strategy – Part 3

How are you doing in this creating your own plan? I know it does take time – however it is well worth it and you will benefit greatly from it. Step Three: Focus on the Core Once you create your list, the next step is to develop a plan to reach out to, and build your relationship with, the top 20% of the prospects/clients on your list. For each potential core client, answer the following…

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How to Create a Relationship Strategy – Part 2

Step Two: Segment your List Once you have a good list of criteria, you should list all your clients and rank them in terms of their potential for you in the coming year. Don’t worry so much about where they fit now. Think about their potential value to you in the next year or two. To give an example, I worked with a healthcare technology company that went through this exercise. In its market, the…

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How to Create a Relationship Strategy

While doing some research about relationship marketing I discovered Andrew Neitlich, he has this article on sitepoint.com, because it is such a long article I am going to break it up into four posts. We all have relationships that work for us and some that don’t or who are outside our own Social Circle. Do we want to include them in our Social Circle or are they someone we like to know about and not…

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What Makes a Good Referral Partner?

We all have our needs and requests of people to be great referral partners..Carol and I have been doing a series of calls about Social Circles and what has really come up in the calls is what is a good referral partner for us. It’s all really based on some core principles and preferences we all need to set for ourselves. You know sometimes it’s just hard to really define that certain category of whom…

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

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A book review of Dale Carnegie’s Book “How to Win friends and Influence people.” The Dale Carnegie Course is a program for businesses based on Carnegie’s teachings used worldwide. It was founded in 1912 and is represented in more than 75 countries. More than 8 million people have completed Dale Carnegie Training. The course comprise a proprietary process that uses team dynamics and intra-group activities to strengthen interpersonal relations, manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace…

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Who Would You Prefer to Connect With?

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Who would you prefer to connect with? Are you someone people would like to connect with? As you are navigating on line in the Social Networks it’s important to the the same head shot of yourself on all the networking groups you belong to. This gives people to ‘see’ you and you become more visible. One of the challenges we all face is to be known and found, especially if we want to be known…

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What’s Your Social Currency?

When I started Heart@Work it began to as a Training company to bring an awareness of Kindness in our workplaces..after a couple of years I’ve been writing a blog on the topic of Kindness, Thought Leadership and Social Good. This past week, since I have been writing about relationships, I took a look at the various articles at HeartJam.com to see what I have already posted. I found five or more articles about Branding and…

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How to Engage with a Social Media Evangelist

I started to write a post about enlisting a Social Media Evangelist to your campaign, what I soon discovered was that there are only five people who consider themselves one. For me, I am more of an Evangelist for Relationships..they are our most precious asset in our personal and business life. Everyday evangelists are spreading the word to others about something that has made a difference in their lives. In order to enlist an Evangelist…

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Are You Getting Your Piece of the pie?

I was chatting with a friend about getting a piece of the pie today, she was saying “Most often she feels she is up against other bigger travel service companies.” So she is doing lots of other affiliate marketing to bring in revenue. I have nothing against being an affiliate for other streams of revenue. However my question is “What are you doing to promote YOU?” After all, people buy from people. They don’t buy…

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Relationship Management

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CRM means Customer Relationship Manager, usually it’s software you use to manage your accounts, clients so that everything is in one place. When I was in a Sales Position full-time, I used call sheets on paper in folders in my desk drawer, which I filed them either by individual or company name – then I would place their file in a Follow-up next week, 2 weeks or 3 months or back in their main file.…

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LinkedIn: Getting Social

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Even though LinkedIn doesn’t consider themselves as a Social Network, Getting Social on LinkedIn is a great place to connect and network. If you aren’t on it, get going. It’s FREE to use however it does cost you some of your marketing time. Your profile needs to be completely filled out, there is a book called “Linkedin Profile.” written by two Linkedin trainers, Lori Ruff and Mike O’Neil. I would highly recommend getting it to…

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Videos: Let’s Get Social

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Videos will help you to get social. Marketing is a wonderful tool to help you get found and direct visitors to your Hub. You can do them yourself, hire someone, buy yourself a flip camera or a Kodak video camera some cameras have a way to record a video. Editing Editing software like i-movie or final cut express can be found on your MAC, I think maybe Microsoft has something to edit with. Just not…

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Seeing Greatness in Others

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Seeing greatness in others, by giving them praise and appreciation helps them to feel good and you feel good about giving it. [URL=http://media.photobucket.com/user/LMBaker74/media/Appreciate.jpg.html][IMG]http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l119/LMBaker74/Appreciate.jpg[/IMG][/URL] When you are working with others the more “Great Work” or “Great Job” you say, you’ll find others will respond quicker and more positively to you. When you are coaching someone, or in Direct Sales it is important not to forget seeing the greatness in others. Compliments are more about what the…

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Insider Secrets for Customer Service

If Johnny Depp walked into your workplace today, how would you behave? If you’re like most people, you’d drop whatever you were doing and approach him, smiling, ready and eager to serve him. If Halle Berry walked into your restaurant, you’d immediately escort her to the best seat in the house. If Tom Hanks was on the phone asking questions, you’d do whatever you could to get him his answers…cheerfully…right? What about the rest of…

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Your Social Circle – Part 4

To Begin to Grow your Social Circle – Start first by working your own Category 1st, then start adding people from other Categories. From each of these categories you can begin to create referral partners. Remember what Paul did when he was growing his Linkedin group? HEALTH SERVICES Chiropractor, Therapist/Massage, Hairstylist, Nutritionist, Fitness Trainer, Health Products, Counselors REAL ESTATE Residential/Commercial, Investment Brokers, Mortgage Brokers, Bankers, Lawyers, Designers, Stagers PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Lawyer, Accountant, Financial Planner, Sales…

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Get Referrals

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To get referrals you need to create or own social circle, the people are connectors who are willing to help you to grow your vision or business. I’ve been writing about creating your own Social Circle Series. They are about developing your own business circles for referrals and how you can create your own. Sometime ago I facilitated what I called it “Power Marketing” a workshop on how to grow your business through referrals, this…

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Your Social Circle – Part 3

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What you need for your social circle, part 3. T.P.P. Time Patience Persistence is what you’ll need. Developing a new relationships requires your Time, Patience and Persistence in developing a social circle. Profile WHO you want to work with: What are their qualities and characteristics – narrow this list down to a sentence or two. What services and products are you willing to provide – make a list. This isn’t about what your clients/customers want- …

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Your Social Circle – Part 2

The meaning of A.S.K. Ask, Seek & Knock A referral partner is someone who agrees to give and receive referrals. They are prospects, clients or persons who have agreed to work together, to refer to one another. This is a great opportunity to grow your social circle. On one of the interviews that Bonnie Dubrow and I did together about being an Authority of your Niche, our interviewee Paul Cronin told us how he grew…

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How to Grow Your Social Circle

Did you know… That most professionals don’t actually have a plan of growing their Social Circle, they leave it up to networking, occasional lunches or coffees, golf, speed networking or any other random act to get them where they think they are going. In order to grow and develop your Social Circle you have to make a commitment that will be life-changing. Your success will depend upon selecting clients that have the same values as…

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Listen: It Builds Trust

In any relationship TRUST is a major factor, without it, it will either end your relationship unless the both of you are willing to work it out. It will take time, as it takes small leaps of faith to grow and develop confidence with each other. Keep your friends, associates and connections best interests at heart. When you accept a friends’ request to join you on FaceBook – write them a short note of Thanks.…

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Make Room for Friends

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Make room for friends, whether you are a Open Networker, fans for your FaceBook or maybe even have more connections to get referrals. When we are out networking I have even been known to be tongue tied. As a promoter I have found introducing other people to each other, like being a host at my own party. If this doesn’t help you here’s some ideas to get the conversation going. 1. Compliment – everyone loves…

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10 Tips to Save Time

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Have you noticed how easy it is to become immersed in the creative process that time seems to disappear into thin air? Here are 10 tips to save time. As a creative individual have you noticed how easy it is to become immersed in the creative process that time seems to disappear into thin air? Are you trying to juggle several balls at once – surviving economic challenges, caring for loved ones, maintaining a job…

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Stumple Upon a Marketing Tool

There are over 11,088,296 members – it’s a free service that allows you to like or not like when you read something on the web. Oprah Magazine says “ Stumpleupon is the greatest things ever invented. The site makes the internet and by extension the world seem both bigger and smaller. Infinite in it’s Possibilities yet totally accessible.” This is what they say about themselves: Take a tour How Does it Work? StumbleUpon uses /…

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Being Good is NOT Good Enough

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The sad truth is that being good is not good enough anymore. Even the best of business owners will suffer and struggle, and may even go broke without a steady flow of current of new to good customers. For many independent business owners that seek me out, they are doing an outstanding job operating the business, but lack the knowledge of skills, savvy and experience to get their customers in the door and keep having…

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The Art of Connecting

I’ve been reading the Art of Friendship by Roger and Sally Horchow, they are a father and daughter team..they offer some simple rules to make meaningful connections. Connecting is the key to launching a friendship. Remember Malcolm Gladwell from the tipping point? He says “Roger is a “connector.” Connectors are those rare people who have a special gift of bringing people together, they know a lot of people. Connectors cultivate friendships and acquaintances for the…

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Social Media Revolution 2

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This is a refresh of the original Social Media Revolution with updated statistics and images. Created by author Erik Qualman and based on the #1 Best Selling book Socialnomics. This video is now for 2014. This was in 2012 What changes we have experienced..now is the time to refocus on what you really want and what the best platforms where you’ll discover where your customers are. When you are ready to Transform Your Business at…

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How to Win Clients to Engage with You

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If you know how to win clients to engage with you, do you know what makes them tic? Tic’s definition is: “having regular repeated actions that match; a description of who they are; a label or tag.” If you don’t know what makes your customers tic, you’ll discover that people will expect you to deliver a product or service that you don’t want to do, aren’t able to do, your relationships won’t be successful and…

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How to Get Cheap Traffic

Review on Comment tools that are available for you to help you get more visitors, simply by using comment plugins on your blog is a cheap SEO tool to bring traffic and visitors to your site. Comments as you know will bring up your index level on Google and give you links, backlinks which is import to connect with other people and their sites. And not just Google but for other search engines. Disquis Built-in…

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It’s All About Relationships

Everything in life is about your relationships, that’s why we network, go on dates, meet people for coffee, for lunches and social gatherings. We all do this to meet some need, whether it’s for life partners, establishing clients, friends, employees or strategic alliances. What happens after is what really matters. Do you follow-up? Do you ask for the sale, or the friendship or the relationship to begin? Do you ask yourself what your intention is…

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Secret of Marketing – Part 2

This is a continuum from my question of “What’s the Secret of Marketing.” I found that more people really like to hear from people who have tried out various tactics or spokes as I call them. Linda S. Posey – Thanks for the great discussion. Good list, Richard. BTW, I believe it’s called permission marketing, i.e., you’re marketing to people whose permission you have because they signed up for your mailing list, came to your…

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Facebook: Not just a pretty face

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Why Facebook isn’t just a pretty face. By now, you’ve probably discovered some of the benefits of having a Facebook page for your business.  Facebook has had many changes over the years. This was first written on Aug 2010. Some of the suggestions my not work any longer. If you’re doing it right, you’ve got yourself a fan page with a growing number of “likers” and you’re actively engaging with them about your shared interests…

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Is “Selling” a Dirty Word?

Reno and I met on Blitztime, and have kept in touch through Linkedin, Twitter – it pays to keep in touch, share each others content. By shifting and use collaboration – does work and it helps us all. How much are you selling? There I said it. Is your business where it needs to be monetarily? Frankly! Are you making enough money? Much of what I am reading lately seems focused on encouraging and helping…

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How Come Linkedin or Facebook Isn’t Working for You?

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If you are wondering why or how come Linkedin or Facebook isn’t working for you, then take a look at how you are participating on the network. • LinkedIn has over 100 million members in over 200 countries. (stats from 2011) • A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and about half of our members are outside the U.S. (more and more each year) • Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members.…

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How HIGH is your Loyalty Factor?

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How often do we stop to think, how high is my loyalty factor? We don’t ask this we just wonder how we can get more people to read our content for buy our products. If you only just tweaked a couple of things in what you do, it is more than likely there will be an increase the loyalty of your clients. There are several ways to increase customer loyalty. Below are a few suggestions…

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How to Create an Inspired Business

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Are You Ready to create an inspired business? If you are here are some tips to help you. A niche, should be something you know about, something that doesn’t feel like work. It’s something that inspires you. This leads me to what Patricia wrote “Do what YOU are Inspired to Do.” This is your niche. You are better to serve people and people will feel your energy, your enthusiasm that you are really willing to…

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Take Your Online Marketing To The Next Level: SEO

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Take your online marketing to the next level by using search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, and social media you can achieve your fullest potential on and off the web. Written by Ryan Chaffin, follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanchaffin Advertising is an integral strategy when working towards business success and growth. Internet advertising is extremely competitive. The vast numbers of websites using online marketing make it essential to have a website that attracts viewers and helps…

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What’s the Secret of Marketing?

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What’s the secret of Marketing, this particular topic has been very popular, and it’s really about marketing and promoting yourself to get the sales. The same rules apply whether we are an Artist or we are in MLM’s or a Business selling your products or services. The comments are about how they are helping each other by sharing their experiences, by doing this they are learning from each other. We all can do this to…

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The Top 24 e-Mail Services

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Here’s the top 24 e-mail services, if you haven’t already you need to set-up an auto-responder service to help you grow your newsletters. Whatever service you pick will save you time. It’s a wonderful ways to build relationships, build your brand experience and it will help you to continue to market your services or products. Recently, I’ve added Mail Chimp for my Tele-call Series..I’ve been told they are an excellent service..Ok, I’ll try it. Some…

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Transform Your Blog – Ideas

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Here are 7 people sharing how they have turned around their blogs, kept people returning, or getting customers by blogging. Enjoy the read. Matthew P. Schwartz • I quote my musical hero, Jerry Garcia, on this query. After 15 years of performing Garcia was asked in 1980 what keeps it fresh for the audience. “It always seems like we’re just getting started,” said Papa Bear. I think it’s the same deal with blogs — always…

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Get Organized with a Social Address Book

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Would your rather get orangeade with a Social Media Address Book or one URL? I’m using an interesting address it’s called Appearoo. This keeps all my social links, networks, communities, presentation sites in one place. And like everything in Social Media it’s a two way street. It’s so much easier to stay in touch with no searching through all the sites and trying to add them my memory. (It’s short) Yes, we all have groups…

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How SEO Marketing Drives Clients

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How SEO marketing drives clients to your site. Since 2010, SEO is much different, you can still glean some ideas from this post. John Stewart • It works very, very, very well. I have brought in very qualified B2B leads from Fortune 50 companies in the past year through SEO, and 2-3 of them have generated nearly a million dollars worth of revenue already (which is a lot considering the economy and that one of…

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It’s the Little Things..

This post is a promotion for my calls that happen every Thursday at 9:00am..if at all you are interested in getting more clients, buyers for your art, you want to transform your business all it takes is a couple of tweaks here and there. Unless you feel you really need more than a Face Lift. I always find it’s just the little things that you can do to improve your business that will change it…

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7 Ideas to Get Social Proof

The more social proof you can get, this becomes one of your tactics/spokes (I like the Spoke idea) to help you to become more well known and found. You see each step you take will help you to transform your business. Here are a few ideas in which you can do this. • Reciprocity – People tend to return a favor, thus the pervasiveness of free samples in marketing. In his conferences, he often uses…

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The Power of a Winning Strategy

The Power of a Winning Social Media Strategy is what people really need right now. Everyone seems to be talking about all the tactics what’s new, keeping us a breasted of all the new tools and applications we could be using. How to get started using the tools..except no one wants to talk about your strategy. Without a strategy you can get lost in time and space, and not get really anything done. Did you…

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Use Article Marketing as a Tactic

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Use article marketing as a tactic, is one of the best ways to get quality inbound links. There’s another benefit from doing this: you can get high-quality links. This is why I love article marketing or blogging it’s a link building tactic: – You get links from high-quality sites – You get links from sites related to yours (a topical relationship is crucial for SEO) – You get to choose the anchor text of the…

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How to Become the Talk of the Town

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How to become the talk of the town, here are 20 Tweaks to improve your web presence and become known. Every once in a while it’s nice to have someone to review and give you feedback of what could be improved. I recently offered the artists in the Art Marketing Group some help with their sites. Here’s what was exposed: 1. What do you want your visitors to do when they arrive? Do you ask…

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How to get more clients

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In getting more clients, we have to ask what is he most powerful way to get more clients? The simple answer is to ask for referrals. Everyday business owners want more clients and yet they really forget the best way to get new clients is through referrals, I call it referral marketing. To make it really effective you need to put a system into place. I’ll be giving a Tele-seminar about this topic in a…

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Collaborating is the Future

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Successful Business Networking: Collaborating is the future! These are some excerpts from Engineer-a-Business – written on 21 June 2010. (as of 11.14 I couldn’t find the full article to link to.) Many businesses have used social media networking sites to successfully sell their products, develop key business relationships, conduct research and meet many other business objectives.  Many businesses seem to have more success using these sites than they do with collaboration networks, which may at…

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How to Lower Your Marketing Costs

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Here are four things your can do for how to lower your marketing costs. Inbound Marketing, is the only way to go..it’s inexpensive, you aren’t wasting your money on advertising, you’re using the real power of people, by educating, connecting and promoting. It’s really that simple. Advertising is shouting out at someone to get their attention to pay attention to you. It’s not about you, it’s about your customer/audience/niche or however you want to refer…

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How to hire a Social Media Manager

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How to hire a social media manager or even a virtual assistant is about keeping your reputation alive and strong. Here are 18 things to they could do to help you personally or for your business. A Social Media Manager or Marketing Virtual Assistant is on your side in keeping your reputation Be Alive, Healthy and Visible There are several things you can have this person to do for you. Communicate Communication and having conversations…

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Free Hugs

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Free Hugs are all around us. It’s up to us if we are willing to share a hug or two. This is how we all could begin our relationships could out – Hugs to you all. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hN8CKwdosjE After all, we are strangers until we meet.

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10 Lessons for Start-Up Marketing

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This guest post written by EdwardBoches.com” title=”Edward Boches” target=”_blank”>Edward Boches, he shares, 10 lessons for start-up marketing. “How can a start-up with a few employees and a tiny marketing budget get its name out there?” The question appeared perfect for a panel that included blogger and Twitter star Chris Brogan, Hubspot’s CEO and Inbound Marketing author Brian Halligan, and this blogger, who has worked on the launch of numerous companies and brands including Lotus, Monster.com,…

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Blazing Your Own Trail

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If you want to be blazing your own trail, then you ought to have your own strategic plan. Why do you need an strategic plan? It’s like a blueprint in building your house, would you build a house without one? It’s a process of determining the future course of your business. It’s not a long-term plan because it will change as your circumstances change. You can have a strategic plan for your overall business; for…

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George Landau

George Landau, I met on Blitztime, networking..George has been pretty consistent in attending a weekly series that Bonnie Dubrow and I do on Wednesdays. George Landau – A Business Consultant George Landau Phone: 415-435-7051 Whether you are contemplating a new venture, want to protect and expand your present business, or are tired of “running in place” in your established business, I offer you one-stop, 24-hour access to a talented bank of proven experts in all…

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Don’t Ever Forget to Say Thank you!

I have asked the people I network with to submit articles to me relating to relationships, Social Media Marketing, collaboration and the like. When I asked Carol jumped on the chance to submit an article.. here it is.. Saying ‘thank you’ to your clients, advocates, friends, family—in essence- your entire network is always in style. Did you make a New Year’s resolution that sounds something like this? “I will stay on people’s radar screen daily—with…

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Getting Social Media Referrals

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Getting social media referrals, is using the social media, socializing with people will lead to getting referrals. It is when you have set-up all your tools or spokes as I call them, by sending visitors to your website/blog. In one of my previous articles, I wrote about what a HUB is and how to make it work for you. They are people who agree to give and get referrals. This is known as a “Conscious…

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WordPress VS Websites

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Is there a difference between WordPress VS websites? Yes! When it comes to blogging, for some reason people are really confused. I spoke with two different people yesterday about the differences between a blog and a website. They can be both. Many times they are implemented as a Website. However, one person did not realize her site was on a WordPress platform. Another person, was moving her website over to a WordPress or blogging platform…

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Defining Your Niche

Who do you help? Defining your niche is very important whether you are going after clients or even looking for work. “One of the girls I have been mentoring was looking for a job..we’ll call her Wendy for this case study. The sound of her voice dropped when she talked about getting a job. She just lost her full-time job and needed to do something quickly. I suggested that she get a blog going, start…

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Technorati

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What is Technorati and why should you use it. Technorati with its search engine, tags, feeds and rankings has become the go-to source for all things blog. The site has undergone several makeovers over the years with the most recent changes drastically simplifying the design with more of a focus on search. But all the basic functionality still exists in addition to numerous other new tools to scour the web and advance your position in…

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Social Media Marketing Report

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The Social Media Marketing Report got started in 2009, it’s certainly, worth reading to find out what the status is for Businesses using Social Media in 2014. Michael and his team did a great job! MarketingSherpa calls Michael the “grandfather of white papers.” He’s author of the bestselling book, Writing White Papers: How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged. His work is used as required reading at major universities such as MIT and Johns…

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Blogger Outreach

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When I saw this article, about blogger outreach, I said, to myself YES!! Someone who agrees with me. (or maybe in this case I agree with Susan). Susan Payton is the Managing Partner of Egg Marketing & Public Relations, an Internet marketing firm specializing in blogger outreach, social media, and PR. She is also the blogger behind The Marketing Eggspert. With so many different marketing, advertising and PR channels out there, it’s hard to be…

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How to Use SlideShare

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SlideShare is a great marketing tool, listened to a webinar on how to use Slideshare. How you can use it for your business. It’s another place where you can share your marketing materials, art shows, brochures..they have added quite a few new services like Lead Capture, Advertising of course. What I have used it for is to upload my keynote presentations, great for giving webinars people can follow along without e-mailing out the documents. It…

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10 Lessons in Setting Your Policies

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Here are 10 lessons in setting your policies of writing and how you are going to operate your business blog. 1. Provide Web addresses linked from the website domain, not addresses from free webmail services such as Hotmail and Gmail. 2. Don’t lie to make money. The most common way is to write a glowing report about a product or service to earn affiliate revenues. It is very short-sighted to lie to visitors to sell…

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17 Lessons on Establishing Security

Here are 17 lessons or tips in how we can establish security for our readers and clients. 1. Piggyback off reputable brands. If you use PayPal, put the PayPal logo on your site. If you have a merchant services account with a major bank like Citibank or HSBC, put its logo on your site. 2. Use Google search on your site for two reasons. First, it is a great search solution which will help your…

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10 Lessons on Building Trust

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There are many ways to building trust on your website, here’s 10 lessons learned. You can’t do too much to build trust. Most of it comes down to common sense and good business practice. To ensure that you are continually improving your trustworthiness, every time you go to a website, ask yourself whether you trust it or not. Then ask yourself why you have formed the opinion you have. Continually try to learn what makes…

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How to Create a Successful Community

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“The goal of a successful community design is to bring out the community’s own internal direction, character and energy..what makes them successful over time is their ability to generate enough excitement relevance and value to attract and engage members..nothing can substitute for this sense of aliveness.” *Cultivating Communities of Practice, 2002 When I look at many groups on Linkedin, there are some very good groups and some do not have enough excitement or engagement and…

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10 Ways to Cultivate Relationships

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There are many ways to cultivate relationships on line, here are 10 ways in which you can begin. 1. Create a blog which you will post content to help engage your followers to post, read or subscribe to, be sure to have a subscribe button or a call to action button to your tips, e-zine. I would recommend Constant Contact or Aweber or MailChimp with this. 2. Comment on other people’s blogs or posting with…

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Is Your Social Net Working?

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Every person has a Social Net..from connecting with people, by networking. The question is your social net working? How does or is Social Media networking/marketing working for you? Are your connections helping you? Here are comments, feedback from the creatives… Most people like Artists and other professionals like to think that Social Marketing is a fad, or it’s too time consuming, they all have merits and need to be considered. However every person has a…

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