Christina Hamlett is a media relations expert and award-winning author whose credits include 30 books, 156 plays and hundreds of articles and interviews that appear online and in trade publications worldwide. She is also a screenplay consultant (which means she stops lots of really bad movies from coming to theaters near you) and a professional ghostwriter (which does not mean she talks to dead people).
Michelle Tupy is a content and ghost writer focusing on the business, lifestyle and travel genres. She quite happily spends most of her time behind the scenes writing blog posts, Facebook commentary, articles and e-books on behalf of busy managers. She loves to see the work of others appear in print whether on their own blog or website or published on Amazon and likes to assist wherever she can.
Stories that are full of adventure and ideas that build dreams are the kind that Michelle loves to write about.
How would you like to get your “Black Belt” in managing your money? Alireza Fadaie, Eng. PFP, CHS is the Financial Sensei
Winton Homes has historically supplied small DIY cottages - and now is moving into a new market with a focus on larger custom designed primary and secondary homes.
They still do 'cottages' but in a more upscale style - focusing on current market trends, addressing needs of baby boomers and their families. What Donald has found is that the market is being driven by many baby-boomers. They know exactly what they want and are looking for that something. Winton Homes can give them the design help they need to fit that perfect lot.
Today we discuss the new focus of Winton Homes and the areas of customization they are focusing in. They are also featuring their special offer of the year: 15% off the pricing and 1/2 price on the design.
Donald's high motivation and results driven Sales and Marketing Professionalism in the alcoholic beverage industry for many years, has given him the insight and wisdom needed to help his business stay on the leading edge of the marketplace. He is tenacious and determined to meet objectives through creative program development, sales team leadership and motivation. Donald accomplishes this through his collaborative style.
Leadership and Sales Management positions have helped Donald develop into a polished sales manager who develops sales teams through evaluation, training, detailed account planning and accountability for results. He mentors the sales team and inspires continuous improvement and sharing of best practices contiguous with performance measurement against clearly defined targets and standards.
Donald brings to his marketing programs superior analytical skills combined with experience in developing detailed sales and marketing plans complimented by a creative flair in marketing program development.
A balanced determination to succeed resulted from his tenacious personality combined with a high ethical business standard, complimented by strong negotiation techniques. Donald is determined to be successful in his field using the highest of integrity and business ethics.
A Winton Packaged Home goes up faster than traditional construction.
- Walls and roofs are prebuilt.
- Precision engineered with laser technology.
- Designed for rapid assembly on a building site.
- Trucks are loaded in the reverse order of assembly.
- This is the building system everyone will use in the future.
Ultimately, prefabricated homes are not only better built, they save money and create less waste! Greener.
- Complete custom design.
- Move a door, add a window.
- Customize your kitchen and living space.
- YOU decide what you want.
Bring your vision to our design team and we'll help you create the perfect plan from the ground up.
Meet Donald Ross and his team at www.wintonhomes.ca or call 1.888.296.8059
The world came crashing in on me January 4, 2011. I walked into my office where I had been working in the capacity of sales and marketing director. An hour later, I walked out of that office having been given my wings! Yup, I was fired!
The common terms you hear are pink-slipped, downsized, side-stepped, out-sourced, or laid off. Let’s face it, if that employer does not have another job for you, you are ‘fired’. . . plain and simple.
After a period of self-pity, I decided that I would search for another job. So I sent out a myriad of resumes and cover letters thinking that I present myself well, and don’t have dementia, so should be able to find work quickly. Well, I got 4 job interviews and one job offer at $10.00 an hour! I was stunned!
What was I going to do…work 3 jobs?
I went to my car and cried. I still had car payments to make and a mortgage to pay. I was at a loss for ideas.
Then I spoke with my son, Michael, and he mentioned that I had been doing podcasting for a while now, and was also very good at sales and marketing. Why not start a Marketing podcast show and coach people how to use LinkedIn?
Voila! The Marketing Mentress was born along with the Marketing Mentress show.
What I did was dig deep to find my strengths and then package them in a way that people would want to use my services…and pay me money.
Once I started networking and meeting others who had found themselves in similar situations, trying to build a brand around themselves and their strengths, I realized that I had finally found my niche, and could help these people, but you don’t just walk up to someone and give them advice, do you. That is how I came to write my book…”Fired at Fifty: Stop looking for work and discover what you were meant to do.”
Sounds simple, doesn’t it. Well it was not so simple. It took me time to find the resources I needed to bring everything I needed together. I found free resources and free coaching services. I traded for services. I did whatever it took to succeed with my brand. –As long as it was legal & morally right.
A few short years ago, I was literally dragged into the 21st Century kicking and screaming. Let’s see if you might have been too.
I figured that I had managed just fine without a cell phone and without a computer for most of my life. Then one day I walked into my office where I had been working as a real estate secretary and there sitting smack in the middle of my desk was an Apple 2e! My beloved IBM Selectric typewriter was gone! I searched everywhere for my beloved typewriter, and it was nowhere to be found. The nerve of my boss to do such a thing. Didn’t he know that he had just cut off my right arm?
How in the world could this be really happening to me? I had seen the fate of the Commodore 64, so to me it was a no-brainer that computers would never succeed further than the rooms full of computers that helped run big business. Come to think of it, I have a good friend who still laughs today about his degree in “Commodore 64”.
It is obvious that more than just one someone did “thunk-it”. Today we have computers everywhere around us. They run cell phones as small as a wrist watch, or as large as those that run automobiles, transportation systems, the petroleum industry, and the list goes on. Here I am typing on a laptop for goodness sakes!
Every once-in-a-while I have the privilege of meeting a business person who does not use a debit machine to perform financial transactions. Even the smallest sole proprietorship at least has a “swiper” these days to help them process purchases for their clients. You know, those square gadgets that plug into your iPhone or Android so you can swipe a credit card and have money deposited directly into your bank account.
In light of today’s high tech lifestyle, it is kind of shocking to find individuals who still choose to remain “in the Ozarks”.
Now using computers and cell phones have become just a small part of the whole online connection that can be utilized in today’s high tech world. Because of this new advanced technology, people and thus business have become mobile. We receive email and messages through our mobile devices. The goal today is to be able to still keep on top of our daily communications, find new products for business, and book appointments while we are out and about.
We as a culture have become totally dependent on technology. Can you imagine not having a microwave or a coffee machine or a stove? Computers are everywhere!
For over 20 years I have been involved with sales and marketing. It used to be that I would use the newspapers and phone books to find leads. –Or I just plain went door-to-door making friends.
Do you remember the good-old-days?
Although we can still find people using the old systems to generate sales, today we depend on more sophisticated means for finding new clients and keeping in touch with them. Instead of sending a physical letter or greeting card, we send email and text messages. –But then how do we become effective using this new type of communication to get sales?
All it takes to succeed with this new marketing medium is:
1. Hard work.
2. A system.
3. Service with integrity.
4. An unstoppable dream.
Let’s conquer this marketing together! What can I help you with?
The Marketing Mentress
Fired at Fifty: Stop Looking For Work and Discover What You Were Meant to Do.
How long has it been since you rode a bicycle?
Do you remember when you first started to ride a two-wheeled bicycle? It was not a simple thing, was it. If you were like me, you ended up with a few scraped knees, elbows, and a bruised backside...more than once.
Then you finally caught the hang of it and you sailed off down the roadway feeling like you had just been given new wings! Remember? Remember the exhilaration that flushed through your entire body as you actually rode your bicycle all by yourself, no training wheels.
Now think about marketing your business. Are you still trying to market "using training wheels"?
What I am referring to of course, is are you moving your marketing techniques into the 21st century, or are you still using the old school systems? My question then is, are those old systems still working as well as they used to or are you questioning what you need to change or upgrade?
I can hear many voices groaning as you force yourselves to keep reading this blog post. But you know what, I understand where you are coming from.
You are already working twelve to sixteen hour days and are having challenges fitting anything more into your day. This makes me wonder if you are trying to wear all the hats in your business. Does your business rely totally on your own actions? If so, perhaps you need to learn how to delegate.
There are definitely some things that you cannot delegate, but when we have a business, we need to decide what parts of the business only you can do, and what parts you can pay someone else to do for you.
Or perhaps you just don't have the budget that allows you to delegate yet. You will be elated to hear that you can use online systems and social media marketing programs to help gain exposure to a greater market potential with only 30 minutes a day! Yes! I kid you not!
If you are a solopreneur or any type of entrepreneur trying to get connected to your target market, all you need are these few key elements:
1. A computer that works and is connected to high speed internet.
2. Be connected to the three basic platforms of social media - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter.
3. A social media autoresponder, like SproutSocial.
4. A website with a blog, and a customer connect key.
5. A mentor to help you with your plans.
Sound a little daunting for you?
Try scheduling in a time every day to concentrate on your marketing and start recording ideas on your smart phone to help you get your blog rolling. As thoughts come to you throughout your day, record them on your smart phone. Then when you get to your 30 minutes, you can just sit and write, publish and post.
The Marketing Mentress
Fired at Fifty: Stop Looking for Work and Discover What You Were Meant To Do.
Are you looking for new clients for your business? Tired of knocking on doors or telemarketing? Kamran has a solution for today's entrepreneur.
We are living a fast-paced lifestyle with little time to be sitting at a desk or out door-knocking. What if you could get all the leads you need for your business, and then some? What if these leads came to you via an automated marketing system that all you had to do was check your mobile device and book appointments on the go?
How cool is that?!
How often do you find a business owner sitting in his office at his desk these days? --- Probably seldom. Today's businessmen and women are on the go. They are communicating over their mobile devices, almost entirely. They seldom are sitting at a desk in an office chewing bubblegum or sipping coffee. In order to make their businesses flourish, they need to be out and about, meeting clients, networking, constantly keeping active in their communities. These business owners are managing their businesses via mobile systems.
So are you!
So, if this is the case, how are we going to reach them to let them know about our products and services? Doesn't it make sense to come into the 21st Century with our marketing?
Using the www.5milemarketing.ca/double_my_leads you will be totally flexible in the marketplace. You will be able to check for new leads during the day while you are out and about. You will be able to connect with those leads in real time, when they have you fresh in their mind.
More coolness...What if you could track those leads and control your ROI as well? Check this out www.5milemarketing.ca/double_my_leads.
Kamran Malik is a digital marketing strategist and Marketing Automation expert. He has mentored/coached 91 entrepreneurs across 18 countries and spanning 5 continents, all within the last year (Kamran tells us “I honestly did not have the foresight to track this before the last 12 months”).
The ultimate goal of Kamran’s work is to have his clients work half the time and earn double. His secret weapon is Marketing Automation ( shhh…keep that on the down low).
Kamran is offering his B2B lead generation service to you entirely free for two weeks, so you have an opportunity to test it for yourself.
To take advantage of Kamran's free 2 week business to business lead generation service, click here: www.5milemarketing.ca/double_my_leads
"When you want to be more committed, powerful and compassionate with life, you need to experience how you can live your dreams."
Paul Sahota is a committed, powerful, compassionate leader with a life devoted to inspiring others to reach their goals and live their dreams! His actions speak louder than words ever will.
Paul worked with Bob Proctor (The Secret) in Bob’s youth mentoring program, as well as attending and promoting Bob’s "Science of Getting Rich" Seminar, and has consistently continued his personal development journey since 1996 working with one of the oldest foundational personal development companies that link back to Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) and Andrew Carnegie … thanks to Bob’s recommendation.
After almost 18 years of work, Paul has developed his coaching to a whole new level. He is announcing his new 26 week course designed to help us live in our strengths. It is called "Transformational Steps". We have all taken workshops and courses to help us become better in some way, but Paul helps us transform our lives to become the success we dream of.
Paul has coached and mentored many people to build successful businesses and create better balance, peace and liberty in their personal lives.
"To reach your goals and live your dreams, what Paul Sahota teaches is the key."
Sue’s new book “Heart Led Living ~ When Hard Work Becomes Heart Work” describes her personal journey through the darkness of anorexia, alcohol abuse, and other self-destructive behaviours. Enroute, she discovers her true gift of inspiring others to awaken their innate ability to heal and to trust their intuition as they lead with their heart and discover their “YES!” for life.
Today we discuss relationships and what the difference is between those that are no longer serving our hearts and those that are. Exactly what is a "heart led relationship"? Can everyone have a great relationship this way? How do we lead with our hearts?
Do you have obligated or feared loyalties in your relationship?
Sue says, "You either listen to the whispers that come up, or you wait for the 2x4." Ouch!
Sue answers these and many other questions about relationships and how we can have great ones.
There is a lot of work that goes into building a great relationship. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to face themselves and the things they need to change personally, in order to help their relationships grow and flourish. When this happens, it is difficult for the relationship to progress beyond a certain point. What are the options available to us in this situation?
Are we becoming a society of "disposable relationships"?
What is meant by "Relationships are meant to heal your deepest wounds"?
Sue explains how we can learn to grow together...how to "go deep" and help heal ourselves and our relationships.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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