This will be a short but busy week for business! The first Mastermind meeting of the month happens on Thursday in Portland from 3:30-5:30 PM, so you have almost a full day to get stuff done before you show up to work with your coach and tribe.
Plus, the June marketing class debuts Thursday night, and you're gonna love it!
Why? Because you will learn the insider secrets for getting media coverage for your business, including:
3 simple ways to get your message out to the media
when and why to write a press release (and what to say)
the best and most likely places you'll get coverage
plus a surprising new twist that makes media coverage easier than ever!
What: Modern PR Strategies for Small Business Seminar
When: Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 6:30-8 PM
Where: Lloyd Center Community Room #944, Lloyd Center, Portland OR 97232
How much: $20 for DIY members; $0 for pass holders; includes live participation, Q&A, handouts
This marketing seminar repeats on the second Wednesday of the month as a webinar and on the third Friday of the month in Vancouver, so no matter what your schedule looks like this month, you're covered. How cool?!
Looking forward to seeing YOUR smiling face at one (or more!) of these meetings!
YOUR Marketing Coach
Memorial Day: No Action Calls Monday
In observation of Memorial Day, there will be no Action Calls on Monday, May 29th. As you know, Memorial Day is a national day of honoring and remembering those who gave their lives while serving our country. I also offer my heartfelt appreciation to all veterans; thank you for your service.
Action Calls will resume on Monday, June 5th.
DIY Events the week of May 29, 2017
Click on the links below to register for the event listed
DIY Mastermind Meeting [Thursday] Lloyd Center | 3:30 PM Pacific | Registration requested | DIY: $25; All Access & Local Pass: $0
=> Extra help, extra attention, extra focus for you...
Introducing the Mastermind Virtual Intensive
Got a BIG goal that you are 100% committed to make happen in the next 3 months--but need some extra support? The Mastermind Virtual Intensive is the program that will guide you through the process of making it happen!
Limited to six (6) participants, the Mastermind Virtual Intensive includes six (6) 90-minute virtual meetings, plus one (1) private coaching session over the next 3 months. This program meets virtually (iMeet) on the first and third Wednesdays from 9-10:30am Pacific on June 7, 21; July 5, 19; and August 2, 16; it also includes access to a secret Facebook group to get daily feedback, encouragement and support.
There are just two (2) slots open, and registration closes on June 6. Investment is only $597 (Mastermind money accepted for partial payment), and earns up to 6 Rewards stickers. See the DIY Calendar to register, or email Ronnie with questions.
YOUR Marketing Coach
NEW! Social Media Planning Day is Coming
Are you interested in developing your next month's social media content in one collaborative social media planning session?
Join your marketing coach and colleagues at the DIY to plan, create and schedule the content for your social media marketing for a full month. During this fun and fast-paced process, you will help others create their content, and you will get help creating yours.
No experience needed; you will learn what to do and you will get help getting it done at this workshop.
The promise: You will walk out of this workshop with content prepared, posted and scheduled! What you'll get:
a post planning template to fill out
12 done-for-you posts to swipe and post
on-the-spot review of your posts
the time and space to create engaging social media posts
What: Social Media Planning Day Workshop
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10am-1pm
Where: DIY Marketing Center, 1101 Broadway, Suite 110, Vancouver WA
How much: $47 member; $77 public includes live participation, Q&A, handouts
Are you looking for a simple, intuitive and fast way to organize and plan your marketing activities? Introducing the new Marketing MAP (Massive Action Plan), the ultimate profitability and prosperity tool that is simple yet powerful and effective.
The Marketing MAP reduces confusion, indecision and overwhelm, plus it helps leverage your marketing activities so you can do less while getting better results. Learn how to create your own Marketing MAP in this class, and get:
instructions for using the MAP to streamline your marketing and reducing the time spent (and wasted!) on marketing tasks
an electronic template to customize with your marketing activities
step-by-step directions for filling out the template
What: The New Marketing MAP Profitability & Prosperity Tool Workshop
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Where: DIY Marketing Center, 1101 Broadway, Suite 110, Vancouver WA 98660
How much: $25 public; $10 for members; includes handouts + downloads
This month's marketing class is a very popular topic: What to Post on Social Media. The audio, video, slides and handouts are already posted on the info page in the Marketing Classes section of the membersite (right here), but many members love participating live, so this Friday in Vancouver is your last chance!
This fast-paced class will share easy tips for rocking your social media, including:
a simple 3-step process for creating social media content
30+ ideas for engaging social media posts
how to "set it and forget it" in 30 minutes a week
What: What to Post on Social Media Seminar
When: Friday, May 19, 2017, from 12-1:30pm
Where: DIY Marketing Center, 1101 Broadway, Suite 110, Vancouver WA (inside the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce)
Networking can be a challenge if you don't know what to say when you introduce yourself--or if you say the wrong thing!
Luckily for you, learning the right things to say is quick and easy: You can watch the video classes available exclusively for DIY members on the Networking Webinar page, or you can attend the local networking trainings at the DIY Vancouver office.
This month's live networking training is Next Level Networking. You'll learn what to say when you introduce yourself (and WHY to say it), and much more.
There is NO CHARGE for members (get the password on the Members Specials page), so please join me on Friday, May 12 from 9:30-11:30am at the DIY Marketing Center in Vancouver.
"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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