I’ve just returned from the NAMS marketing workshop in Atlanta that I attend twice a year. I admit the first two days back I was feeling a little brain dead, but I’m slowly getting back to normal and itching to implement some of the great ideas I found out about there.
For instance, in a book development workshop, the instructor – Kristen Eckstein – had one of the attendees (a life coach) stand and throw a beach ball back and forth to her. At the same time they discussed possible chapter ideas for a book. By the middle of the exercise, the coach started getting all kinds of ideas about the content she would include. Apparently, some form of play, like the ball toss, activates the creative right brain and is especially good if most of the time you are too analytical. Kristen suggested throwing a ball against a wall if you don’t have a partner and recording everything you say. I can’t wait to try it with some of the projects I’m working on.
I also attended workshops that covered everything from time management to video marketing. There were people from all kinds of different business backgrounds, beginner to advanced as far as Internet marketing skills. We started and ended each day with a motivational keynote and learned a lot of tricks of the trade. I’ll try to share some of my main takeaways in future posts.
If you’d like to know a bit more about what goes on at NAMS, why not attend one of their free live training sessions? Today’s session is about maximizing the use of your WordPress website. Every Wednesday a different expert speaks on a topic. It’s all education and these instructors give a lot of detailed information. I hope you’ll take advantage of a session, either by clicking on the Free Live Training banner at the top of the Home page, or by clicking the link near the beginning of this paragraph. And if you use that brain exercise with the beach ball, let me know if it helped you.
Bye for now,
P.S. You can also get to that link for the free sessions by clicking here.