I will be out of the office on vacation from Monday afternoon through the holiday weekend. As you can probably guess from the GIF above, I am going to Minneapolis for a week. How's that for fun?
What this means to you: I will be unavailable from Monday, June 26th from 2 PM until Wednesday, July 5th at 9 AM. While I may be able to check the DIY Facebook group during vacation, I can't promise anything.
If you have emergency issues with the website during my absence, call Jerry at 360-721-0912 for help. Other than that, please market responsibly, and I will see you when I return. Thank you!
YOUR Marketing Coach
9 AM Action Calls on Hiatus All Summer
First the good news: The 8 AM and 1 PM Action Calls are still happening every Monday (except on national holidays). However, due to lower participation in summer months, the 9 AM Action Calls are on hiatus until the middle of September.
You still have the choice between morning or afternoon meetings for your Action Call, and the call capacity will be increased as needed, so you will always have the option to attend an Action Call all summer long.
The 9 AM Action Call will be back, refreshed, tanned, and no doubt with plenty of fun vacations stories to tell in mid-September.
DIY Events the week of June 26, 2017
Click on the links below to register for the event listed or see the DIY Calendar
Action Call-8 [Monday] iMeet | 8am Pacific
Registration required | DIY & Local Pass: $25; All Access Pass: $0
Action Call-1 [Monday] iMeet | 1pm Pacific
Registration required | DIY & Local Pass: $25; All Access Pass: $0
=> Social Media Planning Day and more this week...
Social Media Planning Day: Get it Done FAST!
Can you imagine: An entire month of social media posts...DONE in one day?
Join us at the DIY to plan, create and schedule the content for your social media marketing for the next 30 days. During this fun and fast-paced process, you will help others create their content, and you will get help creating yours.
No experience needed; we will show you what to do and help you get it done at this workshop.
The promise: You will walk out of this workshop with content prepared, posted and scheduled! What you'll get:
a post planning template to fill out
12 done-for-you posts to swipe and post
on-the-spot review of your posts
the time and space to create engaging social media posts
What: Social Media Planning Day Workshop
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10 AM-1 PM
Where: DIY Marketing Center, 1101 Broadway, Suite 110, Vancouver WA
How much: $47 (members) includes live participation, Q&A, handouts
There's a ton happening around here, so here's a quick summary of the stuff you need to know about this week (in calendar order):
The Mastermind Virtual Intensive, a six-session small group project-focused mastermind, starts Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific. There is one space open; details here.
Marketing Coaching Calls are now in TWO HOUR blocks, so you can sign up for either hour, which reduces waiting time. Each participant get 8 full minutes of 1:1 coaching, and all members are welcome. No charge for all access pass holders; $40 for members.
The Marketing MAP seminar is back on Thursday, and even though I made a mistake on the ticket price (my typo made it $10 instead of $20 for members), I will honor the $10 fee. The next session is in August and is at the corrected price.
The third class in the DIY's networking series, Super Powered Networking Training, happens on Friday. All members are welcome and registration is appreciated. Fair warning: As of October, the networking series of classes will be available as part of the local and all access passes only, but will be available at member pricing for all members.
The handouts and slides for this month's marketing class Modern PR for Small Business are posted on the event page in the Members Only section. The audio and video will be posted next week after the webinar.
Links to all the above events are below. Questions, comments, suggestions? Please post in our Facebook group!
YOUR Marketing Coach
Picture Yourself as the DIY Member Spotlight
Several of you have asked what the deal is with the DIY Member Spotlight feature that is showing up on Facebook. This weekly feature is designed to spotlight DIY members like you. All DIY members are eligible to schedule a spotlight.
Why bother with it? According to my analytics, the Member Spotlights are getting HUGE numbers of views and engagement--nearly 10 times regular posts. What this could mean for you is more Likes on your page, and big visibility!
Here's exactly what I need from you to make it happen:
A good quality photo of you, ideally with a white background
Your website and Facebook business page links
You may also include one more small thing, like a FB group or podcast or an offer
These features are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Got a special promotion coming up? Boost your results with this additional visibility!
"I wanted to take a quick minute to say thank you for all your advice on the call this morning. I feel very blessed to have you in my life and on my team with all your brilliant ideas and support. Thanks for being you. And, thanks for collecting such amazing people into the SOHO community. It really is inspiring to listen to and to be around people who are walking the walk and getting things done." ~Connie Dorigan, CPC, www.dorigan.com
"Thank YOU!! It was a very relevant and reassuring meeting with you. I have so much more focus, motivation and enthusiasm around our business since the beginning of the year when I took the time to contemplate, strategize and plan. And it already seems to be paying off – literally!" ~ Jennifer Corio, www.cobaltdesignworks.com
"Thanks for putting together such a great group, Ronnie, where I can actually say my business grew 61% in one year because of ideas and support I received through SoHo MM!!" ~Victoria Cook, ACC, www.TheGuiltFreeCoach.com
"Can't brag enough about 500% business growth for 2 years in a row because of the Masterminders :-)" ~ Berry Kruijning, www.coachcrowning.com
"Mastermind has helped me double my income and cut my expenses in half." ~ Brandie Kajino, www.SoHoSolutionist.com
Am I ever delighted with the Mastermind group. My first month's value was worth the cost of the entire year's participation!! ~ Tammy Cook, www.RenaissanceMinds.com
"And speaking of impressed, you too, continue to impress me. I LOVE the inspiration calls, for their inspiration and for their accountability. So thank you." ~ Connie Dorigan, www.dorigan.com
"I enjoy and appreciate all the attention and the direction of the new Marketing Mastermind. I notice your added energy and focus and find value in it. Hearing the same things in different ways allows the information to integrate more fully. After listening to you, I am ever more understanding of the dance between listening and sharing. When you speak, there is the intertwining of your years of experience. I am gradually learning the various pieces that you put together so skillfully and gracefully. Then you top it off with your powerful strength of ideation." ~ Caron MacLane, Circle Coach & Consultant, www.CaronCircleCC.com
"You treat everyone as if they are the only person in the room. I have recommended you to my good friends and will continue to spread your name. I was impressed by your generosity of information, and your grace throughout your greetings, meetings and farewells." ~ Tammy Sanderson
"The MasterMind weekend was truly inspirational. I felt as if I had been wearing blinders, and they were suddenly gone. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of where my business can go, and how to get there." ~ Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer, NLP Coach, www.ExpandingPotentials.net
"You're such a great coach and I've learned so much. Thanks for everything!" ~ Darlene MacAuley, www.AustinHypnobabies.com
"I really enjoyed the marketing workshop on Saturday. I learned SO much. You are a fabulous presenter: knowledgeable, friendly, caring and more! I am excited about implementing new strategies for my business." ~Paula Rudberg Lowe, Expressions
"I learned so much in the marketing mastermind class as well as in our one-on-one sessions. I got exactly what you promised: a great plan and a clear vision of my business and marketing. It was truly worth the time and money!" ~Valerie Warren, Streamline Solutions
"I just finished my marketing plan. I can't believe how easy it was after your class...I can't believe I actually have a marketing plan put together. Good gracious, I'd read quite a few marketing books and took notes, but then all I had was a computer file with a lot of notes. Now, after your one-hour class--and the Friday deadline--I actually wrote it down and even went through some of those notes while I did it. Wow. I can't believe I did it! Thanks so much, Ronnie. You're terrific!" ~Julie McDonald Zander, Chapters of Life Memory Books, www.chaptersoflife.com
"You are an amazingly generous soul who is helping small businesses like mine by your emails and the very approach that you take to business. Thanks for being such a help!" ~Sharon Silver, Center for Conscious Parenting
"I can't tell you how much I've gotten from working with you. Our private session just now was very helpful and I WILL make those calls this week and next. "~Michele M. Downey, MBA, RD, Food Marketing Consultant, http://www.mmdowney.com/
Marketing: The art and science of attracting, acquiring, and retaining clients profitably.
The purpose of marketing is revenue.
The process of marketing is relationships.
The practice of marketing focuses on market, message, and media.
The path of marketing is know, like, trust, try, buy, refer.
SoHo Business: A small office or home office-based business.
Micro Business:Usually a sole proprietor, freelancer, consultant or independent professional. Can be full- or part-time, working from home office, outside office, creative, loft, mobile, retail or manufacturing space.
Small Business:Less that 100 employees and/or $2 million in revenue per year.
Medium Business:More employees, and more revenue.
Big Business:I think we all know the answer to this one.
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