Tag Archives: 2012

Website Strategy I: 2012

18 Jan

The final life zone in the Mentorship Program at Marnie.com is WEBSITES and the obvious #1 tip is GET ONE!

If you don’t get a website in 2012, you’ll get one in 2013. Why wait? The same behavior simply gets you the same results. If you are ready to expand your sphere of influence to a greater level, get a website yet today. It’s easy! Why wait?

Having a www.YourName.com is really as basic as having a telephone number. Would YOU do business with somebody who didn’t have a telephone number? Why would you expect people to trust you without a website?

If you want to be taken seriously, get a website.

Website 2012

Website 2012

If you don’t know how, take the 30 minute “Website Tonight” training at Marnie.com.

I keep mentioning resources at Marnie.com, and I need you to know that when you join –you get EVERYTHING – not just one training zone! You get access to ALL of the life mastery zones for one low price… so register at Marnie.com and then click on Website Tonight.

During that 30 minute training you’ll learn:

1. Why you need a YourName.com website.

2. Where to find out if yourname.com is available and what to do if it’s already taken.

3. Options for a terrific website if you’re in a hurry or don’t have any money to hire a pro to build you a class-act website.

4. What to do with your website URL (uniform resource locator) once you’ve got it.

5. The Bonus: How to add videos to your site tonight using my favorite quick-to-create wizard BECAUSE… A recent study showed that having video on your website makes you 53 times more likely to show up on the first page of a Google search, and incorporating video into your e-mail marketing increases click-through rates by over 96%.

As soon as you’re ready to get your own website in a night, click HERE. The training is one of the 100+ how-to programs included in the mentorship program.

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Event Planning Strategy I: 2012

17 Jan

Once again, as an event planner, I can tell you a few things! Last year alone I planned over 100 events in 10 cities just for one client.

My keys are: 1)  simplify, 2) streamline and 3) organize to the best of your ability.

Right now I want to assume that you’ve taken the Women’s Ministry & Event Planner Training at www.Marnie.com, and that you’ve planned and organized, and are ready for your amazing event… but that, nearing the end, when you are under stress, you need a bit of assistance.

First a note to beginners: It is as likely you will experience stress nearing the launch of any major event as it is that a woman expecting a baby will experience stress during labor and transition. It’s part of the process.

The goal is to avoid “unnecessary” stress and to deal with necessary stress in a balanced and healthy way.

Event Planning 2012

Event Planning 2012

The following 5 Anytime-Anywhere Tips To Give Stress A Break, are from another co-presenter of mine at www.MotivationMarathon.com, Shea Vaughn of www.sheanetics.com.

Shea says:

  1. Breathe … whenever you feel stress mounting, breathe deeply and exhale slowly several times to exercise your air passages and help improve physical and mental energy.  It promotes relaxation, reduces agitation, dispels muscular tension and directs your energy to a more positive place.
  2. Choose your music: Brainwaves resonate in sync with a strong beat to increase concentration and alertness – perfect if you have a day of multi-tasking. On the flipside, a slower beat promotes a calm, meditative state and can slow your breath and heart rate.
  3. Try a full-body laugh: We are made to connect with each other through laughter. Lift yourself up with a chuckle – improve your mood and interact more meaningfully with others. It’s also a light form of exercise; clears breathing passages and fills the lungs and body with oxygen.
  4. Exercise: Dress for the weather and go for a walk outside. Get some fresh air, take in the sights and be in the world around you. Go with a friend and have a chat or by yourself letting your thoughts wander and just be in the moment.
  5. Have some fun: Everyone has one activity they love to do. These are the experiences that help bring meaning and cherished memories to your life. Make a commitment to yourself, plan and make sure you do that one thing.

Thank you Shea Vaughn of www.sheanetics.com.  Shea will be speaking at www.MotivationMarathon.com on Thursday, January 19th. Register FREE now!

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Women’s Ministry Strategy I: 2012

16 Jan

I was a volunteer Women’s Ministry leader for over 20 years at my home church and during that time I wrote the FREE eBook, “Women’s Ministry Guide” as well as several other books and eBooks for WM leaders.

My main, #1 tip for Women’s Ministry Leaders is to NOT re-invent the wheel! If you’re just starting, you’ll want to tap into the training modules available to you at Marnie.com.

–          Women’s Ministry Guide (Free)

–          Audio Training Modules (on sale for $49.99)

–          Mentorship Program ($25/month includes everything!)

In the audio training zone you’ll get …. The Right Tools for Ministry: my eBook with 17 of my Favorite Template, Spiritual Gifts & Leadership Training including a free spiritual gifts test, How to Building High Performance Teams & The Art of Leadership Reproduction, How to Work Your Meetings So Your Meetings Work, How to Understand Your Women, Soar Above Criticism & Avoid Burnout, plus much more!

Women's Ministry 2012

Women's Ministry 2012

Remember: Same behaviors? Same outcomes. Decide NOW to do things differently in 2012!

Pam Farrel, of www.BillandPam.org, is one of our zone trainers and she gives this advice for attracting new women to your Women’s Ministry, quote, “Answer the questions before they ask them.” Examples of details you should include in your  promotions are:

o How much? (what’s it gonna cost me in time and money)

o What’s offered? (do I have options or is it a one-size-fits-all program?)

o Is it for me? (who is your ideal attendee?)

o What is your mission? (motto, vision statement, goals and intentions)

If you stumbled over even one of these questions, I encourage you to invest in more training so you and your team can make great progress in 2012.

Remember, if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll have remarkably similar results to what you’ve already experienced. Invest in your group! Get training, get focused and get going toward your God-given goals in 2012!

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Social Media Connections Strategy I: 2012

15 Jan

Keith Kellor is a co-producer of www.MotivationMarathon.com plus is in top 1% of Twitter users in world. He’s from Australia, and is a “Twitter 4 Business Specialist” with clients around the world. And, actually, we get 5 big tips from Keith for how to get the best out of Twitter as a business marketing tool in 2012:

Connections 2012

Connections 2012

  1. Be a resource not a salesperson. Twitter is about sharing information and resources NOT selling ‘stuff’. This may sound counter-intuitive but it is the essence of Social Media marketing.
  2. Write a strong bio that will inspire potential clients and joint venture partners to follow you.
  3. Add a photo or company graphic. There is significant evidence to prove that people who do this get more followers and retweets
  4. Remember the 80/20 Rule – It’s not all about you.  4 out of 5 tweets should be of value to your followers and not sales related. Only 1 out of every 5 tweets (minimum) should be a sales related message. 1 out of 10 however is a far better ratio if you can manage it.
  5.  SHARE – SHARE –SHARE (This is Twitter101).  Share links to great articles and interact with your followers… this is the essence of how Twitter works.

Keith is a pro who offers an online training program at  www.TheTwitterIntensive.com and you can join him at www.MotivationMarathon.com for a free one-hour intensive on social networking strategies.

How HAS your social networking been working for you? Remember: If you keep doing it the same way, you guarantee you’ll get the same results.  So, what are YOU going to do differently in 2012?

I recommend you start by downloading my own free ebook on the topic! It’s called SANE: Social Networking Success in 15 Minutes a Day and it’s available free from www.Marnie.com  – for YOUR success!

Note: Keith presents live tonight at 6 PM EST online at www.MotivationMarathon.com. It’s free while it’s live so go register right now!

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Training Strategy I: 2012

14 Jan

Our next three tips come from co-presenters at www.MotivationMarathon.com: Dr. David Fraser, Dr. JoAnne White & Deb Scott. And if you’re wondering, yes, it’s true, there ARE a lot of us – I think 46 or so… and the entire live marathon is FREE – so, go over there right now and register at www.MotivationMarathon.com. It starts TODAY!

training 2012

training 2012

The first life training tip here is from Dr David Fraser of www.davidfraser.com: “Hone your ability to relate well to other people at work and at home.”

Dr. Fraser is the author of “Relationship Mastery: A Business Professional’s Guide”. He’s a speaker, engineer, leader, executive coach, yachtsman, mountaineer and father of three and he explains that most of us grow up learning about professional and personal relationships by trial and error, and sometimes quite a bit of error. The trouble is, it’s slow, and the learning may only come after everything’s gone wrong. Better to get ahead of the game and be a master of the life skill of relating to other people. In fact, be known for how you relate positively to others.

Here’s a simple and powerful game-changer…

“Notice whether you or the person you’re talking to are focusing on what you want or what you don’t want. More often than not, people say what they don’t want. You can help both you and them by noticing this happening and shifting attention onto what is wanted instead, as in “OK, so what do you want?” Then it may well happen. You can make a big difference with this habit alone and there’s much more. The secret is having a structured approach.”

Our next tip is from Dr. Jo Anne White of www.drjoannewhite.com.

training 2012

training 2012

Dr. White is a featured host of the popular “Power Your Life” radio show, and is globally known as the “Success Doc” having helped millions of men, women, families and businesses overcome challenges, manifest more success, abundance and joy, plus live life to their highest potential.

She offers this bit of life management advice:

“You can call it determination, tenacity, persistence, stick-to-it-ness or drive. It’s both a characteristic and a resolve that successful people, leaders and entrepreneurs have and don’t go without. It’s sets them apart from many who rely on wishes alone, yet lose interest when the going gets tough. They give up too easily and miss out.

“But what IS determination?

“Determination is your ability to continue on your path without stopping or turning back despite roadblocks, setbacks and doubts. You build your inner strength and the momentum to reach your goal.

“No matter what the present moment looks like, you forge ahead. You seize the challenges as opportunities to lead you closer to your heart’s desire. With unshakeable belief in you and your dream, and trust in universal support, you can create what once seemed impossible.

“Many others are discouraged, quickly defeated and lack the faith to see the journey through past the clouds and temporary darkness to the dawning light of their own success. Be one who sees the journey through and reaps the wondrous rewards!”

training 2012

training 2012

Our final tip is from one of the producers of www.MotivationMarathon.com, Deb Scott, and Deb has also been a trainer in the Life Zones at www.Marnie.com. Deb says:

1. Know who you are – what you’re great at – what you love – what your are passionate about.
2. Know what you don’t want – qualities you don’t like.
3. Know what you do want – how do you want people to feel when they meet you?
4. Know how to make it happen. Find good mentors and surround yourself with people who already have you what you want.
5. Be grateful for the small successes because without them you will never reach your ultimate goal. Enjoy the process – it’s about progress – not perfection.
6. And – don’t compare! You’ll only despair. Be YOU – and do that perfectly.

Terrific advice from Deb Scott, co-producer of www.MotivationMarathon.com.

By the way, I love hanging around with Deb online because she’s a powerful positive influence in my life and the lives of many others! Learn more about her at  www.MotivationMarathon.com or www.GreenSkyAndBlueGrass.com

And, as a final thought: Last year, Deb co-hosted a big event. This year she’s co-hosting a HUGE event. She’s a great example of DIFFERENT BEHAVIORS, DIFFERENT RESULTS. What are YOU going to do bigger and better in 2012?

Managing Strategy I: 2012

13 Jan

As the manager of myself, our home, our family restaurant, retail store, espresso café and a conglomerate of websites, I love the phrase, “Managing to Succeed.” In fact, I have an entire training modules with that title over at http://www.Marnie.com.

Managing 2012

Managing 2012

During this blog, however, I’m going to share with you a bit of advice given by Elinor Stutz, CEO of http://www.SmoothSale.net and the author of, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale” and “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.”

Elinor’s tip could also fit into the media section, but I placed her in the management zone here because she encourages us to “work backwards” toward our main goals and that is definitely a management skill!

Even before that, though, she encourages us to answer these questions:

1st. List your target goals for 2012 and beyond.
Next, and here’s a list of questions,

Of all the milestones:
– which appeal to you most
– which are the easiest to implement
– for which are you willing to self-educate or get help
– for which will you take calculated risk
– for which are you willing to admit something didn’t work correctly and try again
– for which are you willing to not give up?

Finally, she advises that when you are ready, you should, “Reach for the Distant Star! You know in your heart that special project you wish to accomplish but seems unattainable. Reach for that distant star, by working backwards creating a list of major milestones to be accomplished until you are at present day.”

She continues, “Success means making a commitment to education and self-improvement. Quitting is not an option but reinvention is. Be willing to always examine what is not working well, tweak and improve upon. By maintaining the long-term vision and milestones, you will always have a working plan in place to be followed every working day. In this manner, you will reach that distant star more quickly and effectively. Others will watch in amazement believing that for you it was all a Smooth Sale!”

That was our #1 2012 Managing Tip from by Elinor Stutz, CEO of http://www.SmoothSale.net so you can break out of your same-old behaviors – same old outcomes. Make a commitment to better self-management in 2012 and start working on it today!

Media Strategy I: 2012

12 Jan
Media 2012

Media 2012

I taught myself media after my 1st book came out with St. Martin’s Press back in 1996. I’d expected, like most 1st-time authors, that the publisher would do all the PR, but that didn’t happen. So, I bought books, read articles and took some training then ran my own PR campaign, booking myself on dozens of TV and radio shows nationwide.

Since then, I’ve provided online training for those who want to do their own media, either to retain control or to save money – both of which are great reasons, by the way.

My personal tip for your media success in 2012 is to know yourself! If you are 100% comfortable with who you are, who you are here for and how your message will change their lives for the better… then, with a little training, you can get yourself booked on the majority of shows in your genre.

So, #1 – know yourself!

The 2nd media tip I want to share is from Sandra dee Robinson, who is another one of my fellow-presenters at the MotivationMarathon.com, which airs live Jan 14-22, 2012.

Sandra is an actress, speaker, radio host and founder of Charisma on Camera Media Training Studio, helping professionals from all walks of life establish their “Visual Brand”.

What would you expect to hear from a visual brand expert? Maybe, “Practice, practice, practice! Get it all perfect before you go live!”

Sandra Dee Robinson

Sandra Dee Robinson

That’s not what Sandra says! She advises, “Forget about perfection…   After all, we are drawn to the brokenness in each of us. That is what makes us human… So before you procrastinate another day … Waiting for that last 10 lbs to drop off before you shoot your video, or rewrite your bullets points of your message ONE MORE time..   Give your self a break.. Share your message, be present with your audience. Don’t worry about stutters, or pauses.. We need to know that you are like us, even if you are the expert we are looking for!  You see, it’s your presence, not your perfection, that we will love!”

You can learn more from Sandra at her website www.CharismaOnCamera.com and at http://www.MotivationMarathon.com.  And, of course, there’s all kinds of media training available in the Media Zone at http://www.Marnie.com as well. And, like we’ve been saying,

If you want different outcomes in 2012, you have to change you behavior. What, exactly, are you going to do differently with the media in 2012?

Get a plan. Work your plan!

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Speaking Strategy I: 2012

11 Jan

As a speaker, speaker trainer and the webhostess of WomenSpeakers.com, the largest online directory of women speakers in the world, I am passionate about helping you be the best speaker you can be.

My #1 tip to you for 2012 is to find at least one or more things to do BETTER than you did them in 2011. Remember: Insanity has been defined as doing the same things over and over, expecting different results. To see change, make a change!

To advance your speaking skills and bookings in 2012, tap into the training modules available to you in the Speaking Zone at Marnie.com or join the mentorship program to benefit from all speaker, media and life-zone training modules plus all the connection opportunities available with a full page speaker profile at WomenSpeakers.com.

Real quick here I’d like to share a few more tips from some other speaker trainers:

– 92-year-old fitness guru, Jack LaLanne, says, “If you believe in something, you can talk about it.” Choose your topics based on your passion.

– Erin Grunwell suggests that we quote, “Engage the lowest common denominator, so, for example, who has a negative attitude or who can’t concentrate? If we can engage that person, everyone else with fall like a domino.”

– “Say the same things over in different ways, especially when you are trying to sell something. …It will make an imprint that people will remember.” Judge Maria Lopez

– Speaker coach, Jonathan Sprinkles, says, “Think about the 3 people that are currently performing at the level you’d love to be at. Who are the speakers with whom you’d love to trade places? Who is it that is doing what you want to do? Get to know those speakers by buying or investing in all their stuff. Learn from their website, published resources and take their courses to glean everything you can from those who are doing what you want to do.

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Writing Strategy I: 2012

10 Jan

Our writing tip today comes from another co-presenter at MotivationMarathon.com, Lisa Tener of www.LisaTener.com. As a book writing coach, published author, faculty member of Harvard Medical School CME’s publishing course.

Lisa’s best tip your 2012 is to get that book published this year!

Right on, Lisa! I’ve got an entire training module on how to do that over Marnie.com and Lisa, too, provides assistance at her site, but, I thought it’d be fun, right here, right now, to share the “WHYs” to help motivate you to actually get your book published yet this year.

Writing 2012

Writing 2012

Lisa shares that becoming a published author will allow you to:

  • Create a lifestyle including travel, speaking and working for yourself.
  • Jump start a new career speaking, leading workshops or retreats, an internet based business, consulting–you name it.
  • Help people realize your area of expertise which helps you get the success you deserve from higher income and hourly fees to national publicity.
  • Open yourself to additional opportunities you haven’t even dreamed of.
  • Clarify and offer your gifts to the world in an expanded way–and feel great about your accomplishment.

If you are serious about getting published in 2012, visit the Writer’s Training Zone at Marnie.com and Lisa’s site at www.LisaTener.com.

Be sure to join Lisa and I at the FREE, online Motivation Marathon featuring 46 experts and celebrities, taking place over 9 days on January 14-22, 2012!

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Food Strategy I: 2012

9 Jan

My #1 food tip for 2012 is to Eat with God. It’s first and foremost what’s happening in your subconscious mind that matters. Way, way before any type of eating or exercise plan will work, you’ve got to be on your own team! So, trek on over to www.EatingwithGod.com and start letting God change your mind–your subconscious mind, about your relationship with food.

Food 2012

Food 2012

Another of my co-presenters at MotivationMarathon.com, is Forbes Riley submitted the fitness tip: Find a few minutes a day to change you body and keep you motivated to achieve your 2012 health and fitness goals by using a quick-results workout plan. Forbes invented a machine called SpinGym – from www.SpinGym.com– and there are many other options out there as well. The key is to find an exercise you enjoy that can fit into the minutes you can carve out of your schedule. If you hate it or if you don’t have time for it, you’ll quit it. But if you find the workout you love and you can do it in the minutes you have, you’re highly likely to stick with it!

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