Not only is June a great month for me personally with my birthday kicking off the month, but it’s fabulous professionally because it’s also Effective Communications Month! This year marks my 6th annual celebration of communication in business done in a way that honors the humanness of people involved in the communication, marketing, and speaking processes.
I think you’re gonna love what I have planned! I’m hosting a Grammy winner, a former opera songstress, and a best-selling author who’s books have been translated into 21 languages. No we won’t be talking about the music business, but how to effectively get YOUR message out to the world to attract more (and better!) customers and how to communicate with the customers and audiences you have.
I’ll also be featuring interviews with my clients who will share with you communication tips and tools that have worked for them.
Finally, in addition to the free webinars, interviews, videos, and posts, I’m also launching a number of classes and programs during the month. The first of which is my popular 21 Ways to Make Money Speaking Fast Action Group. It’s a small group of people who will be bringing in more and better money speaking before the end of the summer. Join us!
Here’s a rundown of more of what you can expect:
Up first on Wednesday, June 5, I’m being interviewed by Gary Loper on his Building Better Relationships radio show. We’ll be talking all about my upcoming book, Kill the Elevator Speech: Stop Selling, Start Connecting.
Business people everywhere are taught that we need an “elevator speech” just as much as we need a business card, a website, and air to breathe in order to be successful.
But the crazy part is NO ONE likes to give those canned elevator speeches and NO ONE likes to hear them because they’re usually full of blah, blah, blah meaningless marketing drivel and feel so contrived and just yucky. I need a shower just thinking about it!
More importantly, evidence proves even the most well-crafted and best-delivered elevator speeches don’t work to bring in new business.
So if no one likes them and they don’t work, let’s stop doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results! We’ll talk all about it and you’ll discover something BETTER!!
On Tuesday, June 11, Join Grammy winner Mike Stewart and Felicia Slattery as we share the easiest and most exciting way to make online video for your websites, blogs, video emails, Plus for the first time, Mike will be exploring the new video apps live from his iPad that allow you to make incredible videos.
Discover how to get free visitors to your websites, have friends share your videos on Facebook, Pinterest, your blog and YouTube to rise in Google using Mike’s new concept, the Social Media Video Quadfecta. With the new iPad mini already out, online video has never been easier, or more affordable to master and we will show you in this fun and educational webinar!
In a brand new webinar, my friend and colleague Janis Pettit, is going to share with you the insider system that she uses to generate a healthy 5-figures-per-month in sales. She’s calling it: Experts Freedom Formula — How to Finally Leap to Making an Extraordinary Income, a Profound Difference and Creating Financial Freedom.
However there actually is one strategy that top earning experts, coaches, consultants and service business owners use to do exactly that. It’s not something they often share. And it’s so effective that they not only make an amazing income, they also have raving fans, followers and happy clients because they get stellar results.
Those are the first three big events happening. More to come include webinars with Jeff Herring, Shannon Cherry, Susan Baroncini-Moe, and the fantastic Bob Burg! I’ll also be featured on Kelly McCausey’s world-famous podcast for solo entrepreneurs, as well as presenting some webinars of my own.
Also this month, I’ll find the time to finish my author’s version (that is – pre-editing!) of my Kill the Elevator Speech: Stop Selling, Start Connecting book.
Check back regularly for links, details and information about all the fun events and information I’ll be sharing all month long to celebrate Effective Communications Month! If there’s anything you’d like to see, leave a comment below.
At this point, when someone says telesummit, a lot of people in the marketing world say “yawn.” Several years ago when the technique was new, telesummits were a cool innovation to help the organizer build his or her community of subscribers while at the same time provide great value with an excellent line-up of experts all in one virtual place.
Unfortunately, an innovative idea took off like wildfire and sometimes there were weeks with multiple telesummits all happening at once, often with many of the same overlapping experts. They all seemed to run together with the same old rehashed info and the same old rehashed marketing. B-O-R-I-N-G.
But here’s the thing— telesummits can still be effective because often the content is free and the experts really are providing top-notch, helpful information. But the key is to find a way to stand out from the rest and do them just a little bit differently. That’s what Stephen Beck is doing right now while marketing his List Building Super Heroes interview series, November 15-23, 2010.
What Steve has done right:
- He’s chosen a specific, popular topic: list-building. Business owners always need new ideas on how to build their lists (what I call community of subscribers).
- He’s chosen experts from people he knows personally who he is confident will deliver useful content top his audience.
- He’s marketing it in a fun way– I mean, look — he turned each of his speakers into cartoon super heroes! How cute is that??
Steve’s done a LOT of other things right, too. So head on over to have a look at his registration page and while you’re there, you might as well sign up to get the ideas. It is FREE after all! And here’s another little bonus for you, Steve is a MASTER marketer. The man seriously has some type of Ninja-like marketing skills. Pay attention to what he’s doing. He’s smart and if you want a model of what to do — watch Stephen Beck.
And if you’re looking for effective, interesting, and proven ways to build your own community of subscribers — that is to say your list — you might want to listen in for free.
Tonight I had the chance to speak with Kevin Nations, one of the most talented business people I have ever met. What I personally learned from Kevin by taking his Big Ticket Blueprint class about a year and a half ago has allowed me to keep my coaching and consulting business completely filled. Every time I speak with him I get energized by his brilliance and always look forward to learning more.
This week in a 100% complimentary call on Thursday, October 29, at 4 PM Eastern / 3 PM Central / 1 PM Pacific Kevin will be showing you a model that will blow the familiar “know, like, and trust” advice out of the water. He’ll also get into how you can take yourself from being the object of admiration for your audience to being the object of DESIRE. Where instead of just liking you and thinking you’re doing good things, people have the sense that they HAVE to work with you. Now.
Listen in above as Kevin gives a sneak peek into what he’ll discuss this week. (Just click that little arrow underneath Kevin’s picture!)
And as a close personal friend of Kevin’s, after the recording was over, he gave me a preview of the content he’ll be sharing this week. I gotta say it is unlike anything you have ever heard. It was new to me — and I have been around and heard A LOT.
He calls it Prospect Seduction Blueprint — and this is one call you CANNOT miss. I’ll be there and I hope you are too!
I spent yesterday with my Dad and sister in an annual holiday tradition we’ve been doing every year since I was 4 years old and she was 3. My Dad takes us to lunch and we go shopping for my Mom. Yesterday marked 34 years running!
Today, however, I’m taking a break from the shopping (are you done yet?), the baking, and the gift wrapping to be interviewed by one of the
BEST teachers I have ever met.
Not only is Bob “The Teacher” Jenkins good at teaching people how to run a business online, he models all the awesome advice he gives. He even has a Blog Talk Radio Show he calls IM Success Radio. And he’s invited me to be his guest today!
You can listen live and join the chat during the call by visiting his radio show page and clicking the Blog Talk Radio link at the top right of the page. Don’t miss Bob’s offer to become a charter member of his radio program for free. It’s a great deal!
Speaking of good deals don’t forget:
See this fun holiday giveaway with me & 12 others providing access to great stuff to help you succeed.
In fact 4 years ago today marks the 1st time I “met” and held my daughter. I was so sick I wasn’t allowed to see her until she was 3 days old.
That’s all for now. I have a few things to get done before my radio show begins in just a few hours. Get all the details here. (Look for the Blog Talk Radio logo on the top right, go there & you’ll see today’s show info.)
I am so excited!
This session of my Signature Speech Work Group is bigger and better than ever before. There are some fabulous business owners in this session lined up to learn how to put together a speech to market their businesses.
Recently, I was on the radio with Willie Crawford telling him all about a Signature Speech (you can listen to that replay here). Well, Willie was so impressed with the idea– he actually signed up for the course himself!
Even though Willie is a seasoned public speaking pro, he understands the value of learning a system for doing something to be most effective. Sure anyone could get up tomorrow and give a speech to market your business, but when you use the Signature Speech formula… you’ll get the maximum results for your time spent.
Class starts Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Get in now and you’ll be ready to use the most powerful way to market your business this fall!
Tonight at 8 PM Central I’ll present you with the tips you need to communicate effectively when you create joint venture opportunities for your business.
This one-night only teleclass has taken on a whole new meaning since going to an event about a week ago where I met several people who I am already partnering up with. The profit is coming soon– I can feel it .
Here’s what I’ll show you step-by-step:
- top 5 types of credibility-boosting, money-making, list-building joint ventures
- where to look to find odd or quirky dates to celebrate or honor – and how to create one yourself
- the step-by-step model of what you can do to succeed – skip any of these steps and you doom your JV from the start
- timeline for a successful joint venture so you know exactly when to do what
- 3 ways to get “big names” to participate with you in your JV promotions
- top 3 places to look for JV partners
- what to do when a partner doesn’t live up to his or her end of the bargain (you may be surprised at my answer!)
- tips on being a great partner yourself when you get invited to participate in others’ events
- the best way to make money and get instant cash flow as a direct result of a free giveaway type of JV event
Sign up now at: http://www.CashInOnJVCommunication.com. Get in on the live interaction with me and an intimate group of others ready to take their businesses to a whole BIGGER level!