How to Build an Online Presence – Step 3

October 18, 2010

Having some growing pains….. The last couple of weeks I’ve posted about how to get started building your presence online. So far we have:

Step 1 – Just Do It – Don’t wait until everything is just right!
Step 2 – How often should we update our blog! The more the Merrier!

As I mentioned in step 2 I’m learning as I go and sharing what I learn with you! Well, as you can tell its been a week since I’ve updated. It’s been a busy, stressful week with so much going on, I just couldn’t think of a thing to post so…

Step 3 – Write when the mood hits and save it for when it doesn’t! Lets face it, life can get very hectic and sometimes its hard to write on demand! I know I can’t! So, if you’ve posted today and you have another great nugget to post, then go ahead and write it, but wait a day or two to post it on your blog. Just keep saving them as drafts.

That way when you have a week that is either very busy or so laid back that you don’t get the things done that you want or should you have a post or two to fall back on! That way, if you find yourself, with no current blog when Blogger Monday starts you’re not left with nothing to post!

Step 3 Write when the mood hits and save it for when it doesn’t!


Help Fight Breast Cancer by Sending Out a Card

October 11, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month as most of you know. Even our NFL players are wearing pink on their uniforms to draw attention to Breast Cancer.

In honor of my sister, Janice, who has been fighting Breast Cancer for 8 years now I am going to donate to the Susan G. Koman foundation everytime someone sends out a card from my link.

I'm Too Sexy for my Hair, That's why it isn't There!

Its a small thing that will bless the person who gets the card you send and it will bless you because it feels so wonderful to let someone know how much they mean to you. It will also bless my sister and every other person affected by Breast Cancer.

Send a card to who ever is on your heart! Let them know how important they are to you!

Thank you in advance for your help!


How to Build and Online Presence – Step 2

October 10, 2010

Several days ago I posted my first video on how to build an online presence.  It was about being like Nike and Just Doing it!  Get your video out there, don’t waint until your hair and make-up is just right, etc.  You just need to get it out there.

Now its on to Step 2!  How often do we need to update?  I’ve read we should update our blogs every day, several times a week, every day!   The thing is, the more the merrier.   The more often you update the more familiar people will get with you.

We have short attention spans and the more often you post the quicker folks will get to know you and find out what makes you tick.

Shoot for 5 days a week!  If you get three thats great.  Don’t let more that a week go by, we have short attention spans!  The more often you post the more folks will learn about you.

Post often but don’t post garbage, just to get something posted. Make it something that you’d want to read, if you didn’t know you!

Most of the reading and studying I’m doing about building my online presence is with these two very powerful, very smart ladies who will show you how to get where your dreams are taking you! Ann Evanston


How to begin Building an Online Presence – Step One!

October 5, 2010

I’m very interested in learning from Ann Evanston of Warrior-Preneur  and have been honored to be able to do some work for her.  What a blessing to be able to learn while I earn.

I’m just getting started building my online presence and I know I’m not alone on this one. The first things I’ve learned reminds me of Nike’s slogan JUST DO IT! No excuses, just put yourself out there! You can’t wait until your hair is perfect, your back drop is perfect and all the planets are aligned, you just have to get started. Folks want to get to know you! They want to hear your voice! It’s alright if you get tongue-tied, it just shows that your human, just like they are.


Facebook Fan of the Week!

October 3, 2010

Okay, I’ll admit it, I love Facebook!   I love being able to see what’s going on in my friends lives, 24/7.   I moved away from home when I was 17 to join the Marine Corps, so Facebook has enabled me to reconnect with my old high school friends and to meet some wonderful women that I would not have met if it wasn’t for social media. One of the wonderful women I have met is Louise. I read her blog and enjoyed it so much that I had to subscribe so I wouldn’t miss any of them. 

This week I was honored to be named   Lou Loves Learning’s  fan of the week! You just have to love Facebook. Louise and I “met” via a mutual Facebook friend, Ann Evanston of  http://www.warrior-preneur.com/  who is also hosts     Blogger Monday http://www.facebook.com/BloggerMondaywithAnnEvanston on Facebook . It’s easy to be  Louise’s  fan of week, once you read her blogs and status updates you want to comment or at least ‘like’ the comment or post.
Check out Louise’s websites and fan page, her links are below:

http://louiseedington.com/
http://ledington.aupairnews.com/
http://www.facebook.com/louise.edington 
http://twitter.com/LouiseEdington
http://www.youtube.com/LouiseEdington

Take a few minutes and check her sites out!


A Business Call and a Crying Baby!

September 13, 2010

Did you ever take a business phone call when you knew that you shouldn’t?  Last Monday, I had to fill in for my daughter’s regular babysitter.    I received a phone call from a prospective customer and explained to him the situation and asked if he wanted me to call him back, he told me that it was fine, he had his assistant there and wanted to see how the system worked. 

The call was going great until my 14 month old grandson fell backwards, pulling a chair down on top of him.  Needless to say, he started crying and what is a grandmother to do but to tend to her baby.  I apologized for all the noise and tried very hard to calm him down quickly, but it wasn’t happening.

When I finally got him calmed down, and tried to explain all the packages my company had to offer, I talked in circles.  I apologized and explained that my grandson getting hurt and scarred really had me frazzled.  Hindsight is 20/20 and I should have just ignored the call, but with my daughter at school and having phone problems I figured it was her.

I sent him and his assistant a card apologizing for the interruption and for the baby crying in to the phone.   I haven’t heard from him since but will see him in the morning because his business is our Chamber of Commerce’s business of the week.  Once again I’ll apologize but what else can I do?

What would you have done, if you were me?

**** UPDATE!! *******
I met this potential client in person this morning. As soon as I introduced myself he said, “It is so great to meet you and I loved the card!” You see the card I sent apologizing, had a picture of my grandson on the front. His facial expression, looked like he was saying “Uh Oh!” The gentleman told me that, if he would have been upset about the baby crying, the card would have completely changed his mind. He asked me to come in and talk after he was presented with Star Business of the Week! Of course I did and it was great!


How Having An Accountability Partner Has Helped Me!

September 6, 2010

The networking group I’m involved with is going through the book, The 29% Solution.   A couple of weeks ago we did the section on accountability partners.   I had no idea who I should ask, when an old friend Debbie Papa sent me a message on Facebook and asked me if I would be hers, talk about a God thing.

I’ve never had an accountability partner and wasn’t sure how effective they really are.   I have been pleasantly surprised!    Oh, going off on a rabbit trail for a second, you probably didn’t realize this but last week you were all my accountability partners, when it comes to eating right.  I had one day where I wanted to eat junk, for emotional reasons and because of all the feedback on my blog post, Garbage In, Garbage Out last week, I made a healthy food choice.  Thank you all, for keeping me on track!

Let’s get back to the topic at hand.  My accountability partner and I talk three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7am.   We choose first thing Monday morning so we could talk over our weekly goals and start the week off right by praying for each other.  The unexpected thing about our Monday morning call was it has gotten me in the habit of thinking over my goals for the next week on Friday and for solidifying them by Sunday so I’m ready for our Monday morning call.  Sure would hate for her to give up a few minutes of her already busy schedule and then not be ready for her.

During our Wednesday call we find out how we’re coming along on our goals.  We encourage each other and to talk through ways to get the goals we’ve set for ourselves accomplished.  We then follow-up with a call on Friday.  On Fridays we find out what it’s going to take to get any remaining goals accomplished.  We also discuss what went well during the week and what areas we should be working on.

Do you have an accountability partner?  How have they helped you?  I’m just getting started and really want to be an asset to her, what are your suggestions?


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