Entrepreneurs are rarely short on ideas.
And then we tell ourselves: I have no idea where to start.
Let's ban the phrase, I have no idea where to start.
It’s a familiar and comfortable narrative that has you brainwashed into believing you're stuck.
I’m calling you out on this BS because your internal story is blocking your business growth.
You insist you're clueless and instead focus on external messaging like ad copy, SEO, and email automation.
Here's the thing.
Your internal messaging is more important than anything else.
Because marketing rarely works when your internal story keeps hammering that you have no idea what to do.
Our words create our worlds.
And our communication is “an inside job” that no SEO guru can tweak.
When you start with Step 1 and commit to cleaning up your internal story, you'll have:
Qualified leads and decision-makers joining your list and...
Celebrating my private coaching client Teri and her 3 new clients!
I have SO much respect for Teri because she was open to seeing things from a fresh perspective.
In our first conversation, Teri admitted she needed clients for her new consulting practice. Still she was worried about spending the money to work together.
You see, being a bold entrepreneur scared the crapola out of Teri. But instead of doing nothing and staying scared, she jumped in anyway.
And within a few weeks of getting clarity around her message and online presence, Teri landed 3 new clients for her consulting business!!
How did the shift happen?
Teri moved from limiting beliefs to bold when I said: Trust yourself. The Universe respects bold.
I KNOW this is true because I experience it as well. It can be scary to make sizable investments in ourselves and our businesses.
A few months ago, I was a wreck. I was deciding whether to invest $30k in a year-long...
I want to get in front of people who can hire me; I want to grow my business!
That’s what I’ve been hearing these past few weeks on social media and from my own client calls.
Look, social media gives each of us access to the masses.
So, it’s not hard to get in front of people—even the right people who are your dream clients.
Still, there’s a challenge that most entrepreneurs and coaches don’t recognize.
It’s this: What do you SAY when you get in front of your peeps?
If you’re like most of my clients, when we first start working together, they say the same thing.
You’re not alone…
I am busting at the seams with excitement and pride.
I am now the CEO of my 21-year-old communications company.
On Monday, I woke up as the founder of Get in Front Communications.
By 11 AM, I stopped everything and decided to give myself a long-overdue promotion to CEO.
It took years of me doing the same freakin’ thing…over and over…and expecting different results. (I know…it’s called madness.)
And as the hamster wheel began spinning on Monday, I made a decision. I DECIDED that this is not how a successful CEO operates day-to-day.
I’m getting real here so hold onto your hats.
And please, no judgment. “We teach what we need to learn,” said Jane Fonda.
You see, I’ve spent the past few months searching for the “right” Virtual Assistant.
That's fine, but not at the same time as a...
You can create stellar content without having to write anything.
Look, I get it. Not everyone is a writer.
And the good news is…not everyone is a reader.
Keeping this in mind—and ever-changing algorithms—successful marketing strategies include a mixed bag of content formats.
A variety of formats will improve your SEO rankings – and grow your business.
Here are 3 ways for non-writers to easily create fresh content:
Compile a round-up post. Listening to a webinar or training with a well-known leader in your industry. With basic notes or a recording, you can craft a post of “10 Takeaways” from the program. This is called “curated...
User-Generated Content, or UGC, is a fun and interactive way to gain visibility and engagement online.
Savvy marketers include UGC as part of their online strategy.
It's super-effective on Instagram when you...
User-generated content is also fun.
UGC invites subscribers and followers to send in pictures (or enter a contest) based on a theme or "news of the day."
It's a strategy that's long been used in television news. These days, foodies, clothing brands, sports and other visual brands are tapping UGC, too.
Here's an easy example: There's a snowstorm and a TV news anchor encourages viewers to send in their cutest snow picture of their pets.
The station selects "winners" and showcases them with the owner's name or social media handle. The "winners" — the public — create an organic buzz by raving on social media (word-of-mouth marketing) how Fluffy...
In a perfect world, we could put a pushpin on a calendar date and plan out days, weeks and months of special events, announcements, contests and news to share. Wow, an entire road map of content, blog topics and email promos. It would work out just fabulously.
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Of course, anyone who has walked the planet for a few decades knows that social media—and breaking news—can quickly push our best-laid plans out the window. If the TV interview you’ve been working on for weeks has arrived but there’s a major earthquake in California, your big moment might be rescheduled—or axed. That’s why you—and your editorial calendar—must be flexible.
First Things First
Though content planning can bring challenges, savvy professionals still keep a framework in place.
Templates that allow you to easily track—and...
Discover the secrets to connecting with your audience and creating content that builds communities. The strategies and tips are in this 5- minute video; check it out!
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