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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. When I asked this question, “Why don’t more people collaborate?” … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 – … read more..

8 Tips in Building Trust in Relationships.

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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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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, … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

Generate Your Own Client Stimulus

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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 … read more..

12 Ways to Develop Relationships

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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 … read more..

Are You Ready to Deliver Your Message?

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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 … read more..

Is Collaborating for you?

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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 … read more..

Step into your Destiny

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HAPPY DAD’S DAY! May you have a great time spending it with your man in your life, or your dad…I miss mine. All the best to you! From the book Build Your Business by Building Relationships for your business, I was really into what Lisa Rae Preston’s article was about. Stepping into your Destiny. She has a quiz to find out more about stepping into your destiny her Guide to … read more..

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 … read more..

Success Starts with Being Empowered

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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. … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

How to Become Happier

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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 … read more..

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. … read more..

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 … read more..

Unleashing Your Power

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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 … read more..

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 … read more..

Power Networking

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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. … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

How Reciprocity Works – Kindness

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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 … read more..

Be Your Own Inspiration, Free Yourself

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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 … read more..

What is a Relationship?

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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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

Capturing Attention in Your Marketing

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Capturing attention in your marketing is about using videos, to reach more people according to Anita Campbell and David Langton. There are several reasons..as Anita Campbell and David Langton have said in their new book “It’s Visual.” Most people learn and retain when it’s visual. And it can boost your business. I was fortunate to receive a copy of their book in my mail box, totally a surprise. They share … read more..

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 … read more..

Give the Gift of Listening

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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 … read more..

How to be a Successful Networker Online

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 … read more..

How to Use a Video to Communicate

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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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

Shortage of Customers? 4 Ways to Get More

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Do you have a shortage of customers? Here’s 4 ways to get more. Too often we get caught up in how we’ve always done things, because that’s how we’ve always done them. It’s important to get new ideas from other people and find different ways to help us bring in sales. Many years ago, I learned this lesson of not MARKETING. I would get clients and then forget about doing … read more..

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 … read more..

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, … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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, … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

Is Kindness the Perfect Platform for Business?

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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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

Want Do You Want?

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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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

Building Relationships with Video

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Building relationships with Video, offers you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd, especially with being on line this 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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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, … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..

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? … read more..

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 … read more..

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 … read more..