> Virtual Mastermind meeting + cool photo hack + more
Join Us for Virtual Masterminding on Friday
Want to connect with your tribe, but can't make the local on-site Mastermind meeting? The virtual Mastermind meeting gives you (virtually) the same experience. Except you don't have to drive, park or even shower to hang with us.
On the Mastermind agenda this week:
We're start the meeting with the Super Hero Introduction. Many of us already know each other, so we're working on how we're introduced by others this month.
Next, we'll pull back the curtain and look at AudioAcrobat. You'll find out why I love it and how it can help YOU and your business.
Then we'll do some laser coaching and masterminding, followed by a spin of the prize wheel. Someone will win, so why not you?
Want to make that white background in a photo transparent? Even if you have Canva.com like I do, white backgrounds can be a problem. Especially if you're not a graphic genius (and you know I am NOT) or don't have the fancy graphics software.
So here's the secret:
1. Go to Lunapic.com.
2. Choose Edit, then go to the bottom of that dropdown menu and click on Transparent Background.
3. Upload your photo.
4. Click your cursor on the background. Presto chango, you have an image with a transparent background. See what it looks like with WEO's logo, above.
Best of all, this tool doesn't cost a cent! You're welcome.
News flash: You don't have to celebrate the holidays to profit from them.
So if you're thinking that you can't do a holiday promotion, I'm here to tell you that you CAN. Because you don't have to cut your prices to have a seasonal sale!
The holidays are the perfect time to attract attention (and new clients). To make sure your clients feel appreciated (so they won't look elsewhere for service). And to cash in on the holiday buying season, even if what you offer isn't a "gift" item.
This month's masterclass is Profitable Holiday Marketing Strategies.
=> Cool holiday promotions + networking training + more...
Webinar for ALL Members (Including YOU)
Are you tired of cheesy or exploitative holiday marketing? Is the "door-buster Black Friday cut-throat sale" not a good fit for your business?
Get into the holiday spirit with promotions that you can feel good about and your clients will love!
Join me on Thursday for our October marketing webinar: Profitable Holiday Marketing Strategies. I will be LIVE from 10-11 AM Pacific with a slide show, notes and answers to your questions. There is NO CHARGE for members, and just $25 for non-members. Just login to the website to register as a member.
We're going to talk about:
how to do holiday marketing without being cheesy
the perfect marketing strategy for the holidays
a simple signature promotion you can do year after year
YES, all members are welcome.
YES, that means YOU.
YES, this will be recorded (both audio and video) and posted in the Marketing Classes section of the Members Only area on this page: Holiday Marketing Strategies
YES, everyone who registers for this webinar will get the audio, video, notes and slides.
But why not hear it live, and be there to ask your questions?
The first of three classes in our networking series happens on Wednesday! Networking for Newbies is the beginner level class, but don't let that fool you. Even experts say they've learned something new, and so can you.
As a member, you are on the guest list. Register so you get a confirmation and reminder. You may also put a friend on the guest list if you'd like to introduce another business owner to the DIY.
Fair warning: I can't guarantee that this series will be available in the coming year. Now is a very good time to take this class.
Our tenth annual members-only conference happens this week!
Here are five things you will love about this event:
1. The agenda: What triggers prosperity and profitability? We will examine mindset, money, modeling, image and magic in presentations and exercises. You'll get practical ideas that you'll want to put in place immediately.
Breakout sessions featuring the expertise of selected DIY members to amplify your experience.
2. The location: We will spend two days at the comfortable McMenamins' Kennedy School. This quirky space is perfect for inspired thinking with no worries or distractions.
2.5. Parking: Convenient all-day off-street parking at no extra charge.
3. Lunch: Delicious, nourishing lunches, prepared in a buffet style for you. You'll enjoy a variety of flavors, with sugar- and gluten-free options available.
4. Environment: Our classroom, where most of our activities happen, is charming and inviting. Everyone gets a great seat and a window view! There are also other spaces to explore when we need a break from the crowd.
5. Clarity: This is a time to focus on you and your business, what you want, and some very interesting ways to get it. You'll be in a safe space with like-minded members, so you can relax into the experience. Absorb and accept insights and motivation that will inspire you to new levels of success. This is the time to get crystal clear on your next steps.
Full disclosure: I've spent so much time preparing for the experience that I didn't promote it much. That means there are still a couple of seats left, so there is room for you.
"Having been in business 12 years, I'm really picky about what events I give my time to - I need to know there is value - DIY Weekend is a no-brainer for me. I'm constantly impressed with the content and value that Ronnie delivers. Whether you are new to business - or advanced, she speaks to every level." ~ Holly Stokes, DIY member
DIY Events: September 24-29, 2018
Click on the links below to register for the event listed
Action Call 8 AM [Monday] iMeet | 8 AM Pacific
Registration required | DIY & Local Pass: $25; All Access Pass: $0
Action Call 10 AM [Monday] iMeet | 10 AM Pacific
Registration required | DIY & Local Pass: $25; All Access Pass: $0
Inspiration U 10 [Friday & Saturday] Kennedy School
9 AM to 4:30 PM both days | Registration required | Members Only $297
From noon to 1:30, we'll be discussing easy lead generation strategies. I'll share some of my favorite ways to get people interested in your services (you'll love this!). We'll also talk about how to apply these ideas to YOUR business.
=> Closed Monday for Labor Day + lead generation strategies webinar
New Webinar for ALL Members & Public
Are you tired of the never-ending search for new clients?
With the right lead generation system in place, you can stop working so hard--because lead generation brings prospects to YOU.
So if you're ready to stop chasing business, join me on Thursday at 10 AM for this powerful webinar, where you'll learn:
which lead gen system is right for you and your business
how to set up an effective one-and-done system
which tools you need (and which you don't)
YES, all members are welcome.
YES, the public is also welcome.
YES, this will be recorded (both audio and video). Paid registration includes it all; the recordings, slides and notes will be emailed to registrants and posted for members in the Marketing Classes section on this page: Lead Generation
Labor Day means that we won't have our regular Action Calls on Monday morning. I will miss you all, and look forward to reconnecting at the monthly marketing webinar on Thursday, or at the first Marketing Coaching call of the month on Friday.
DIY Events: September 3-7, 2018
Click on the links below to register for the event listed or RSVP thru the Calendar
=> T-shirt Design Contest + polishing your introduction + more
Our T-Shirt Design Contest Starts August 17th
This year at Inspiration U, all volunteers will get cool new T-shirts as “thank you” gifts. And I am looking to YOU for the design.
Have a design idea for the perfect T-shirt? Here's your chance to win eternal glory, 15 minutes of fame, and $50 in Mastermind money. Plus a T-shirt with YOUR cool design!
If you can't create a design, you can still vote for your favorite.
The contest starts on August 17th, and voting concludes on the 31st. The winner will be announced in early September. Here's the link to more info; please note that the promotion is not yet active, but will be on August 17th.
"I wanted to take a quick minute to say thank you for all your advice on the call this morning. I feel very blessed to have you in my life and on my team with all your brilliant ideas and support. Thanks for being you. And, thanks for collecting such amazing people into the SOHO community. It really is inspiring to listen to and to be around people who are walking the walk and getting things done." ~Connie Dorigan, CPC, www.dorigan.com
"Thank YOU!! It was a very relevant and reassuring meeting with you. I have so much more focus, motivation and enthusiasm around our business since the beginning of the year when I took the time to contemplate, strategize and plan. And it already seems to be paying off – literally!" ~ Jennifer Corio, www.cobaltdesignworks.com
"Thanks for putting together such a great group, Ronnie, where I can actually say my business grew 61% in one year because of ideas and support I received through SoHo MM!!" ~Victoria Cook, ACC, www.TheGuiltFreeCoach.com
"Can't brag enough about 500% business growth for 2 years in a row because of the Masterminders :-)" ~ Berry Kruijning, www.coachcrowning.com
"Mastermind has helped me double my income and cut my expenses in half." ~ Brandie Kajino, www.SoHoSolutionist.com
Am I ever delighted with the Mastermind group. My first month's value was worth the cost of the entire year's participation!! ~ Tammy Cook, www.RenaissanceMinds.com
"And speaking of impressed, you too, continue to impress me. I LOVE the inspiration calls, for their inspiration and for their accountability. So thank you." ~ Connie Dorigan, www.dorigan.com
"I enjoy and appreciate all the attention and the direction of the new Marketing Mastermind. I notice your added energy and focus and find value in it. Hearing the same things in different ways allows the information to integrate more fully. After listening to you, I am ever more understanding of the dance between listening and sharing. When you speak, there is the intertwining of your years of experience. I am gradually learning the various pieces that you put together so skillfully and gracefully. Then you top it off with your powerful strength of ideation." ~ Caron MacLane, Circle Coach & Consultant, www.CaronCircleCC.com
"You treat everyone as if they are the only person in the room. I have recommended you to my good friends and will continue to spread your name. I was impressed by your generosity of information, and your grace throughout your greetings, meetings and farewells." ~ Tammy Sanderson
"The MasterMind weekend was truly inspirational. I felt as if I had been wearing blinders, and they were suddenly gone. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of where my business can go, and how to get there." ~ Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer, NLP Coach, www.ExpandingPotentials.net
"You're such a great coach and I've learned so much. Thanks for everything!" ~ Darlene MacAuley, www.AustinHypnobabies.com
"I really enjoyed the marketing workshop on Saturday. I learned SO much. You are a fabulous presenter: knowledgeable, friendly, caring and more! I am excited about implementing new strategies for my business." ~Paula Rudberg Lowe, Expressions
"I learned so much in the marketing mastermind class as well as in our one-on-one sessions. I got exactly what you promised: a great plan and a clear vision of my business and marketing. It was truly worth the time and money!" ~Valerie Warren, Streamline Solutions
"I just finished my marketing plan. I can't believe how easy it was after your class...I can't believe I actually have a marketing plan put together. Good gracious, I'd read quite a few marketing books and took notes, but then all I had was a computer file with a lot of notes. Now, after your one-hour class--and the Friday deadline--I actually wrote it down and even went through some of those notes while I did it. Wow. I can't believe I did it! Thanks so much, Ronnie. You're terrific!" ~Julie McDonald Zander, Chapters of Life Memory Books, www.chaptersoflife.com
"You are an amazingly generous soul who is helping small businesses like mine by your emails and the very approach that you take to business. Thanks for being such a help!" ~Sharon Silver, Center for Conscious Parenting
"I can't tell you how much I've gotten from working with you. Our private session just now was very helpful and I WILL make those calls this week and next. "~Michele M. Downey, MBA, RD, Food Marketing Consultant, http://www.mmdowney.com/
Marketing: The art and science of attracting, acquiring, and retaining clients profitably.
The purpose of marketing is revenue.
The process of marketing is relationships.
The practice of marketing focuses on market, message, and media.
The path of marketing is know, like, trust, try, buy, refer.
SoHo Business: A small office or home office-based business.
Micro Business:Usually a sole proprietor, freelancer, consultant or independent professional. Can be full- or part-time, working from home office, outside office, creative, loft, mobile, retail or manufacturing space.
Small Business:Less that 100 employees and/or $2 million in revenue per year.
Medium Business:More employees, and more revenue.
Big Business:I think we all know the answer to this one.
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