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Prospect on LinkedIn Without Being Icky and Sales-y

Susan MacConnell

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First up this week, I'll show you an easy way to access the info you are looking for in a Facebook group without spending precious minutes scrolling through the feed.  

No kidding......SAVE TIME!  Use the search or Units (when available).


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Then... Susan MacConnell - the ultimate connector - and...

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Marketing From A Big Picture Perspective

Laurie McDowell

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My digital marketing tip for this week is an invitation to show up without any up as yourself with a preference for generosity. 

How can you stand out in a busy Facebook Group such as Rise Above Noise to attract attention to the services and gifts you offer in service to others? 

How can you show up feeling vulnerable to ask for help and support in a way that also serves others? (if YOU are confused, afraid,...

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What Lights You Up?


What part of the work that you do makes you simply feel so good about where you are on your journey?

When I have the opportunity to ask this question of my clients, I can actually SEE their whole energy change when they tell me what they love in their work.

On the flip side, when they tell me about their challenging areas (usually around tech), it's like the Dementors from Azkaban flew by and sucked their soul.

So, the quandary is - as business owners, how can we stay in that positive...

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Master the Art of Finding the Right Referrals::Rachel Leone


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Referrals are an important part of any successful business and shouldn’t be overlooked. 

Referrals don’t just happen (though that would be wonderful). 

You need to be creative, persistent, and implement a strategy to generate them. 


In today's conversation, Rachel and I cover the 4 tips to generate referrals:

.... Word of Mouth

.... Social Media

.... Karma

.... Follow Up.


The key is ALWAYS the...

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Gain Clarity With Intuition :: Cyndi Stewart, Ph.D.

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 As my first guest of the new year, Cyndi Stewart, Ph.D. brought the energy and the hope.

My Takeaways:

  • Pay attention to your “energy bank”
  • As entrepreneurs, we benefit from using our intuition, our Akashic records (8th chakra) to inform our progress, remove blocks, propel us forward
  • Pay attention to the Art of the Question...What are you really asking?... What's behind the question?

Cyndi and I started our conversation in my...

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Email Deliverability - What To Do. What NOT to Do

Recently, our digital marketing mastermind group had a conversation about emails (MailChimp, Constant Contact, ActiveCampaign, etc) ending up in our subscribers' "other" folders or, worse, in their spam folders. 

So much goes into successfully delivering an email to the inbox,

Here are a few best practices to keep in mind. (I'll be using Constant Contact for an example here, but most tips will also apply to other 3rd party email platforms)

 (note: you can download this blog as a pdf...

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Strength in Community

For the most part, I am a solopreneur.

On the other hand, I rely on a number of people in my life who have become my ‘board of directors’ of sorts.  Through various accountability and collaborative groups that I’ve participated in over the years, I’ve strengthened friendships, made measurable progress towards goals, and continue to grow thanks to the support I’ve received.

What are the benefits of a consistent accountability/mastermind group?

Mutual support....

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Your LinkedIn Profile - Get Noticed :: Kristen Tagliamonte

Today's session is ALL about LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is all about making connections, from individuals you know personally to individuals you wish you knew. It's the clear leader among social media for connecting with prospects, collaborators, and potential hires.

First off today, I offer some suggestions on organizing contacts to identify your 'Dedicated Brand Evangelists" (YOU are the brand), "Amplifiers",  and your "Bring 'em Closer candidates' 

Using a version of an exercise from...

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Livestream Your Business:: Dave Englund

Dave Englund
Englund Studio

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First off, this week, my digital marketing tip of the week is to use your "freebie" (lead generator) as your new business card. With most of us doing our networking online these days, a list-growth strategy makes all the sense. 

Instead of just plopping your website address into the Zoom chat, offer a piece of yummy content, or other resources that the Zoom participants can sign up to receive. You'll bring them...

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Efficiency Is Key:: Dennise Kowalczyk

Dennise Kowalczyk
CTD Creative

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Efficiency - We all aspire to get more done in our businesses.

It’s probably the one thing I hear most from service-based professionals, “I just don’t have enough time to get everything done that I need to”

So how?  

How can we figure out the tools, strategies, support that will get us to those high-efficiency goals?

In today’s conversation with Dennise Kowalcyk of CTD Creative...

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