In our marketing webinar this month I shared a great resource for questions. Even if you attended the webinar, I thought you might like to know more about it.
Conversation Starters World is a website with tons of questions you can use as you like. For your own personal development. To enhance your relationships. Or as I suggested in our webinar, as content. Great, engaging content!
The good news about our webinar platform: You may have already noticed, but just in case you haven't, we're going back to Zoom for our monthly marketing webinars. The other platform failed two times out of three, and it was just too much disruption.
Bottom line: You don't have to register for this webinar! You may register if you want to get a confirmation and a reminder. But it's not necessary. Members will find the access link here: Spontaneous-Social
Can't make the webinar Thursday? You're covered! You will still get access to the video, slides, and notes on the DIY site, just as soon as it is ready. Yeah, baby!
To your prosperity & profitability,
Your Virtual Marketing Coach
One of the greatest things about the DIY is that our community is virtual. You don't have to leave your house to get support, guidance, and resources for your business.
Every month we have a group coaching call on Zoom for Premium members. Each participant get an initial 5 minutes, followed by a 90-second "lightning" round. That might not sound like a lot of time, but a lot gets done in these short but valuable sessions.
Wondering if group coaching would work for you?
Here's what DIYer Kimberly Ficklin has to say:
"Many say group coaching doesn’t work but I actually prefer it. The other business owners are inspiring as they work through their coaching and inevitably I learn something (or a few things) new on each call. Often, the subject that someone else is getting coaching on isn’t pertinent to me at the time but many times later, I’ll be able to use it and not have to use more coaching time to accomplish it."
And here's what DIYer Stephanie Arnheim says:
"It always surprises me at how my mind kicks into gear on other parts of my business as I hear what others are doing and gives me extra motivation and support."
Here's how to get the most out of your laser marketing coaching sessions:
1. Know what you want from our time together, and ask for it. Are you looking for feedback, answers, acknowledgment, support, guidance, ideas, celebration? Let me know so I don't make assumptions that leave you disappointed.
2. Be ready for your turn. Between each segment, I repeat the order that members will be served. I do this so you'll be prepared when it is your turn. Have the document or website open, so that when you share your screen you don't waste precious time searching folders or trying to remember your password while the clock is ticking.
3. Show up regularly, even if you don't have any questions to ask. You can share your successes, update us on your progress, brainstorm ideas, or get quick tips on your current projects. You can ask me to ask you a question, because yeah, I do coaching. 😊 You may find that validation and acknowledgment are tremendously reassuring and motivating, especially in trying times.
Our next group Marketing Coaching Call is on Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific. This is an exclusively Premium member event.
Not yet a Premium member? Current members can upgrade right now for only $47/month. Go ahead, email me with your questions. I promise to answer.
How are you doing, my friend? In these tough times, I hope that you are OK, and that you know that our DIY community is here for you. Yep, even though I am now in Spokane.
If your business is struggling because of the shutdown, you may be able to get some relief. Have you checked into the forgivable loans for small business program? Here's a link to see if you qualify: https://covid19relief.sba.gov
Another form of support available to you right now is the DIY Facebook group. You'll find lots of interaction, ideas, and helpful posts. And you'll find that you're not alone--even if you are stuck at home by yourself. 🥱
One example of the kind of support in the group is the beautiful banner (above) from artist Cynthia Mosser. She's offering 3 banners that you can download at tiny.cc/free_banners. Thank you, Cynthia! 🙏
Speaking of support, here's a note to Insider members. You can upgrade to full Premium membership for just $47 a month now, and you'll be locked in at that rate. Yeah, I hesitated to mention upgrading during this crisis, but it's a deal I can offer so this is me trying to help.
Premium members, our monthly Virtual Mastermind meeting is on Wednesday. We're going to talk about Canva tips and tricks, so bring your secret hacks to the meeting to share. Be sure to cast your vote 🗳️ for this month's second discussion topic in our Facebook group.
Thank you all for your kind messages on my move. Your support sustains me. 🤗
"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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