Category Archives: Business And Productivity

Are You Ready For An Intense Productivity Experience?

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house and lions

Does online productivity look like this to you? You’ve got to fight past the social media lions that want to eat your time, then the overgrown bushes of shiny objects that try to pull you in whenever you have to do research, and the scary looking tech tools at the end of the narrow path. Do you dare press on anyway?

Well, if you’ve read my new 5 Strategies To Improve Productivity Guide, you’ll know I’m planning to start a three week deep-dive into those strategies, especially the online tools. I would love to have you join me. We will meet live for an hour every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks and everything will be recorded. I’ve also got some extra bonuses planned to reward you for joining me.

Have a wonderful rest of the day and I hope to have you join me next week,
Carol

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Kelly McCausey’s Exposure & Profit 5

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Exposure and Profit event

Recently my two daughters and I I attended Kelly McCausey’s Exposure & Profit 5 in Atlanta, Georgia. I took lots of notes, which I’m sharing below, as well as having fun. The photo above shows the three of us at a wig party one evening, after Kelly shaved her head to raise money for childhood cancer research.

If you’ve always wondered what you might learn at a marketing conference such as Kelly’s, here’s a taste of what impressed me most:

Creating An Incredible Community Experience:
– How do you create an incredible experience that supports your people to know how incredible they are?
– What would it look like for your business to be irresistible?
– Go to your customers shoes for an idea
– How do you want to show up?
– Brainstorm your business values, then get them down to three points

Short Books, Big Profits:
– 40-80 pages, 300 words per page
– write a page and a half per day to get one a month
– non-fiction books can be in a number of categories. For instance, I’ve published a book available on Amazon called Diary of An Infosponge – which would be considered a professional memoir
– your ideal reader isn’t always your ideal client

Affiliate Programs:
– put great affiliate programs in your autoresponder if they are evergreen
– plus add them to your resource and thank you pages, for example “while you wait for your gift, here’s a great idea for you ….”
– Copy and past promo materials, blog posts, and social media blurbs should be made available for your affiliates
– Always think about what your people need next

Energy and Image:
– Air people are fun, creative, and uplifting – they need to find out how to make things fun and have a lot of energy.
– Fire are determined, direct, and fierce
– Water are soft, nurturing, and caring – even their movements are calm and flowing. They are all into comfort.
– Earth are bold clean and symmetrical and need structure and detail
– We have all four energy expressions but some are more dominant
– Our energy doesn’t change, but our conditioning can change it temporarily
– Sometimes where you are hiding out is your secondary

Having a Banner Message:
– Lean into the vision God has given you
– Why am I not more excited about what I want to do?
– If you stand down, you give other people an invitation to do the same
– Don’t run from what makes you nervous
– Ask yourself ‘is it a good fit for me and my community?’
– If no one knows you are taking a stand, they can’t respond to the invitation
– What is my banner?

Public Speaking:
– Worst presentation points: back to audience, pacing back and forth, playing with hair, no eye contact, rambling, reading, speaking too fast, monotone, rushing, don’t know material, hands in pockets and jiggling coins, boring, disorganized, too much information, no engagement
– Best presentations: engaging, good eye contact, knowing your audience, inflection, open with an engaging question, use stories, speak from the heart, well prepared, clear message
– Don’t think of it as a performance
– How do you create an inviting mood and draw people in? Answer: open body language
– 55% of how we come across to people is based on body language
– 38% is based on sound
– only 7% is based on what you say
– you are the product – perception is reality
– knowing who you are and what you want to represent is very important
– how do you want to be perceived?
– BE THE MESSAGE
– You are magic and that’s what people want to see

Speak Up or Sit Down:
– If you don’t ask or invite, you take away people’s right to choose
– The ask can be for a free offer
– Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
– What is your message? What do you stand for?
– Four C’s: 1. Capture their attention, 2. Connection (tell your story), 3.Content – share why you care, 4.Convert

WordPress:
– Images from iPhone: load smallest by optimizing and re-sizing
– When your database gets too big, you need to optimize it

Irresistible Offers:
– You need multiple offers
– Build the what’s next backwards (your funnel)
– Your job is to give them hope and a quick win
– They buy the result, not your offer itself
– Something they can consume in five minutes or less – such as checklists, templates, tools, resources, quiz
– Think about the top three questions people ask all the time
– Take 20 minutes and journal as though you are your audience – you need to be that clear

Webinars:
– Create an image and Pretty Link to advertise the webinar that introduces your product
– Write blog posts about the webinar topics and the call to action to sign up for the webinar
– Start an email campaign re the webinar, two or three weeks before: 1.announce the webinar, 2.teach something on the webinar topic, 3.tell them a success story, 4.tell them you’ll give them a free gift if they come live to the webinar, 5.webinar reminder, 6.webinar is today
– Promote the visual on social media
– Add to Facebook Events
– Give your affiliates all the content they need to promote
– If your webinars are a series, use 70% of the same image and then a different little photo for the topic or speaker
– Step forward, not back, when you make a live offer
– On a webinar, don’t let your voice get quiet
– What is the juiciest thing in your product? Pull it out and have it as a bonus.
– Qualify your people by asking questions
– Include who this has worked for, either you or a client
– There should be a testimonial beside every buy button
– Never compete on price
– Use other people’s audience

Mindset:
– A creation statement is the result you seek – in the present, create the end
– You can’t create for another person because you would take away their ability to choose

Hope you found my notes helpful. Have a great day,
Carol

P.S. Which tip was your favourite?

Bonus: Download this Productivity Guide that will help you to make the most of your time online!

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Diary of An Infosponge

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Did you know I love to learn and often I feel like a sponge, always wanting to soak up as much information about things as I can – all except math, that doesn’t hold a lot of appeal for me.

I’ve got so many notes that I’ve taken over the years that I thought maybe I’d better get them down in book form. The most recent book I’ve written is full of tips from a number of online marketers.

For seven years I travelled twice a year from my home in Canada to Atlanta, Georgia to learn from the best of the best at an event called NAMS, which stands for Novice to Advanced Marketing Systems. Those of us who attended were called Namsters, and my book gives you a glimpse into that world. I hope you enjoy it.

Diary of an Infosponge book

Click on the book cover for more information.

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Are You Still Going Toward Your Goals?

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Here we are at the beginning of February already! We started with a clear view of our goals for the year, but are we still going in a straight line towards them?

I don’t know about you, but I’m so easily distracted, especially when there are a lot of things going on. And for most of is, that’s most of the time. Don’t think when you retire, or semi-retire, you’ll have all the time in the world. I haven’t experienced that yet, and I’m almost seventy. In fact, I don’t think I’d like it if time never went quickly.

Mind you, I like a slow start in the morning, with my coffee, my Bible, and my comfy rocking chair. Once I have that relaxed ‘me’ time, I like to be busy. Right now we are fixing our house up and getting ready to downsize. So there are plenty of opportunities to get distracted.

But I realized if I keep my goals in view and work on at least one little thing per day to drive toward them, before long I’ll get there. Today, my blog post and email might be the only tasks I have time for, but that’s enough. I’m not Superlady and you don’t need to be either.

I also realized it’s too easy to let Facebook steal my time. Before I know it, a half hour is gone and all I meant to do was look at the photos my family posted. So I hid Facebook in another part of my phone where it doesn’t tempt me whenever I see the screen.

Don’t let the busyness of life give your momentum a flat tire. What little thing can you do today to move forward and take back your time?

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the day,
Carol

P.S. I felt quite motivated after reading this blog post about Eisenhower

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Capture Customer Information

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article writingI’ve mentioned how important it is to have an opt-in form on your website. That way, when a visitor leaves your site, you still have a way to keep in touch with them. No matter how good your visitors’ intentions, they will often forget you.

I was reminded of that fact the other day when my husband and I went shopping at our local lighting store. Continue reading

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