I am debuting my best and most complete training ever to guide somewhat introverted spotlight seekers to get ready, known and paid for the expert status they own today. I have brewed up a super generous offer to make saying YES an easy decision to advance and inspire big buzz and success this summer for those who follow my work.
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It is so rewarding when clients take inspired action to get known and get paid for their winning ways. Amy Minkoff is a perfect example of that. Read about her results so far as a client in the Get Known Get Paid PRIVATE Mentoring Program and be inspired to take actions of your own. Oh by the way, if you know of anyone in the midst of divorce who needs support and guidance to reclaim their joy, Amy is the expert who can light the way.
I am so excited about all the progress I’ve made on my business since we started working together in the Get Known Get Paid PRIVATE Mentoring Program just a few months ago! Before we got going, my main concern was taking my Joy After Divorce Expert coaching practice to the next level because I knew I would have to get out of my comfort zone to do it. And I have!
I got paid even before my site went live. I gave powerful talks to influential hubs before my site went live. Professionals in my audience have made referrals. Now I have a rock solid website to draw even more ideal clients so they can hire me to navigate the choppy waters of divorce to the shores of Joy After Divorce with financial savvy, time for what matters, and the love they deserve! Nancy has challenged me to break through the fear of being imperfect and take action so I can be seen, heard and paid. Now I am ready to commit to the next level of action to continue my success!
Christine Kloser and I are talking THIS FRIDAY May 24 at 10 a.m. Pacific about transforming your blah-blah-blah story to wow to attract readers to your transformational book. It is going to be a very juicy conversation, so tune in LIVE and invite your aspiring author friends to join us. Here is the link to register and access the dial in details.
This is the third year for Christine’s Transformational Author Experience, and she always puts on a GREAT program. If you are an aspiring author, this training is not to be missed.
I’ll engage with listeners LIVE on the TAE Facebook page after the call, so join in the conversation, get your questions answered, and keep moving forward to get your message out into the world for your ideal audience to read.
Receiving coaching from Nancy Juetten has been the bomb! In fact it set up a small explosion in me to learn how to “get known to get paid.” I’ve taken her sage advice and strategy to start getting known in the media. Last year I launched a blog dedicated to helping single women buy their home solo. My desire was to start building traction for my message. Nancy taught me tips on how to express myself in ways which are media friendly and how to make it easy for a reporter to get the information they’re looking for.
Her introduction to www.helpareporter.com has been invaluable. I’ve responded to several queries from reporters. One landed me in The Washington Post. In addition I’ve been quoted in www.mymove.com, and www.homefinder.com. Also a single women client of mine was interviewed by CNBC.
All of this happened in a short 30 day period of time. Now I watch HARO closely twice a day when the feed comes out with the request for queries.
For my forthcoming book, “Bounty and Bliss, A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Home Solo,” I created and submitted my own query. My goal was to interview single women who had successfully purchased their homes. My book includes stories of inspiration and success from women who’ve already done this. I received 14 responses from women willing to tell their stories. I thought this was a smashing success.
Well-known Realtor Sandra Rinomato — the former host of HGTV’s “Property Virgins”– agreed to be interviewed for my book as a result of a pitch Nancy helped me write. Sandra hosts a HGTV show airing in Canada for single women who buy a home solo called, “Buy Herself.” With Nancy’s encouragement, I declared my intention to connect with Sandra. And it happened!
Lastly in this flurry of pro-active activity I interviewed Jill Butler author of “Create the Space Your Deserve.” She writes and shows single women the secret sauce to cleaning up their head trash through intentionally creating their ideal nest. Nancy suggested I create juicy retreats for women in life transitions who need to buy a home at the same time. Jill is considering being a speaker.
I want to give credit to Nancy’s brilliance, guidance, and absolute astounding ability to see the “gems” in her client’s stories, often when we don’t see them for ourselves. I highly recommend having Nancy polish your gem of a bio and story to help you “get know to get paid.”
Have you dreamed of writing a book or becoming a successful published author? Do you have a valuable message that – if put in print – will help grow your business and transform more lives? If you answered yes, but don’t have your book written yet… keep reading!
There has never been a better time to write your book and become an author. The opportunities available for authors in the 21st Century are endless. Yet, the majority of entrepreneurs who say they want to write a book don’t actually do it. Why? Based on more than 900 responses to a recent survey by Transformational Book Coach Christine Kloser, aspiring authors revealed what holds them back.
Most authors don’t know where to start or what to do first. They are overwhelmed with too much information and not enough action. Sometimes things like fear and doubt creep in. Other times, its confusion, lack of clarity or confidence that can stop an author in their tracks. Another big challenge for authors is feeling like their book has already been written… by somebody else.
Not to mention the maze of information out there about writing and publishing a book. Is it best to self-publish or try to get an agent and sell your manuscript? How important is it to build your platform? What are the first things to do to start writing your book? How can you leverage your book to grow your business? What do you do about “writer’s block?” How much will it cost to publish?
The questions facing an aspiring author can be endless and the answers are often times confusing. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are great people out there who want to help you write your BEST book, who are interested in your message and your success more than they’re interested in your money.
And it’s absolutely possible to write your book in a way that is easy, joyful and fun – without wasting your precious time, money or energy going in circles. It’s also possible your book will bring about profound personal, professional, and even planetary transformation. Consider this…
Throughout history, books have played a critical role in impacting readers to create positive changes in their lives. Seeing that individual transformation impacts global transformation – it can be said the books truly do have the power to transform the world. And YOUR book can be one of those books that transforms lives forever.
So, if you’re ready to take the next step with your book (even just a little bit interested in writing a book someday) you’ll want to join me for Christine Kloser’s Transformational Author Experience®. Christine is a transformational book coach and is offering one of the best trainings I’ve ever seen for authors. Her faculty includes Bestselling authors like Lisa Nichols, SARK, and Marianne Williamson, as well as publishing industry leaders like Reid Tracy (CEO and President of Hay House), Marc Allen (Publisher of Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now), and Bill Gladstone (Neale Donald Walsch’s literary agent). And that’s just the beginning of what’s in store for you at her f-r-e-e Transformational Author Experience®.
Christine Kloser, “The Transformation Catalyst” is a transformational book coach, spiritual guide and award-winning author whose spot-on guidance transforms the lives of visionary entrepreneurs and authors around the world. Her life-changing work is endorsed by many of today’s leading transformational authors, including: Neale Donald Walsch, Lisa Nichols, Sonia Choquette, Gay Hendricks, and more – and has appeared in media such as the Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, FOX News, Forbes.com, and PUBLISHED! Magazine. Her books and publications have also received numerous awards including the Nautilus Book Silver Award, Pinnacle Book Award, eLit Award, National Best Books Award, and the Apex Award for Publication Excellence.
What a difference a couple of years can make. Here is the success story of College Career Strategist Elizabeth Venturini, showcasing the progress she has made in a short period of time to get known, get paid, and tell her story well. She is a graduate of the Get Known to Get Paid Private Mentoring Program. Take it away Elizabeth!
I started working with Nancy through her original 2011 program Bio Branding Wow Now Webinar Series. My original intention was just to rewrite my bio and learn how to pitch a story to the press for my college admissions and career practice. But then my simple intention took a 360 degree turn. In September of 2011 my husband was going to Italy to make a major announcement on his findings of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, the Mona Lisa. I thought as long as I am in the class maybe I will learn something that will help him get some press attention, too.
The press attention for “The Mona Lisa Code” landed us 194,000 internet citations and front page placement in every major Italian newspaper within a 24 hour period – all during the weekend the Italian economy was having a complete financial meltdown. It was very exciting to get so much press coverage in such a short time. And to think I hesitated to spend the $497 to enroll in Nancy’s class to learn how to do this!
To get my own business CollegeCareerResults in the news, I quickly signed up for Nancy’s Broadcast your Brilliance Webinar Series. Nancy worked with me to position myself as a recognized expert in my field – helping stressed out parents get their kids admitted to college and graduate with a job. From help writing press releases to developing a rock star media kit, Nancy was there every step of the way. Later I enrolled in her Get Known to Get Paid Private Mentoring Program. Nancy provided me with the right touch of encouragement and at times some tough love to get me where I am today.
Rock Star Accomplishments
Here are Elizabeth’s most notable accomplishments so far that show how she made herself a media “rock star” and parents’ secret weapon to help them launch their teens into their dream schools and future careers.n 2012 she claimed the title and branded herself as the College Career Strategist.
Her website clearly states her mission is to help parents “launch” their college-bound teens so they don’t return home as boomerang kids.
Her “Failure to Launch – Not an Option” College Career Mentoring packages are designed to give parents more college career options for their teens than they thought possible. Elizabeth focuses on the benefits and results of working with her to get teens to:
Plan ahead to make certain their academic credentials match their career aspirations
Look and speak the part to prepare for college admissions and career interviews
Show they are confident and graceful as they behave and dine their way to success by their own definition
Elizabeth knew her college career advice worked when she heard from happy parents where their teens were admitted for college and the scholarship amounts they received. Like the old E.F. Hutton saying, “When Elizabeth speaks . . . parents listen.”
Since 2012 Elizabeth has been ranked #1 on Google for “college career strategist” resulting from using the techniques provided in Nancy’s teleseminar programs. Her insights on college and careers have been featured in over 50 major publications.
When she first started with the program she had only a handful of articles to place on her website. Now Elizabeth has so many articles cited on the Internet she can’t keep up with them!
Elizabeth landed clients with these major press releases:
Elizabeth has made several media pitches that earned media attention – including a front page article and photo-op in her hometown newspaper, The Desert Sun about the importance of etiquette for college-bound teens through her program Charm School for the College-Bound
She is now sought after by writers for her commentary on college and careers. She was recently interviewed by prominent writer Matthew Solan of NextAvenue.org (a service of select PBS stations) and featured in his article, “Why Delay Your Dream Job?”
Elizabeth is hosting her first big teleseminar, “Failure to Launch – Not an Option” College Career Mentoring for Parents. During this call parents will come away with practical actions they can use now to get their teens “college career ready” to launch fabulously in college and in a career path they will love after graduation. Go to www.collegecareerresults.com and click on the “teleseminar” link on the home page navigation to gain access to the call.
I remind Elizabeth all the time how far she has come since we started working together. For example:
She learned the importance of a mentor to help her become successful
She developed a rock star media kit that she is proud to use anywhere, anyplace, anytime.
She is ready to host her first of many teleseminars to reach parents globally and help them launch their teens for college and their future careers.
But what brings the most joy to Elizabeth? After all the test taking, maintaining GPAs, gathering recommendations, participating in extra-curriculars, she loves hearing teens with big smiles say these three words, “I got accepted!”
Elizabeth says, “Nancy – you are the real rock star. Thanks to you, I have learned how to tell my story and tell it well.”
In mid-February, I received a semi-urgent request from Dawn Klingensmith — a feature writer for a magazine called Job Week. I had served as an expert resource to her in the past, and she was tossing a “hail Mary” pass at the 11th hour to get my take on some of the blunders folks make with their online profiles.
I dropped everything to respond to her email and request to speak by phone because I just knew her story could reach far and wide and help a lot of people.
On March 31, the story ran in a wide range of media outlets, including The Oakland Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, and online. I’ve been receiving cards and letters in the mail from folks who were happy to read the article and congratulate me on the good press. Dawn, if you are reading this blog post, thank you so much for reaching out to me, and let me know how I can help you going forward.
The bigger idea for you is how quickly can you respond in a very compelling manner to urgent reporter requests and be of service so YOU are the resource reporters come to again and again to benefit from YOUR commentary. Being ready for opportunity is an important ingredient, especially if sharing your message with a much wider audience of perfect people to benefit from your message in high priority.
If you’d like to read Dawn’s article, here it is:
How to spice up an online profile and finally get noticed
By Dawn Klingensmith
A challenge to writing your bio is to determine what you have done with your skills and experience that sets you apart. Imagine if Batman had a LinkedIn profile. It would be impossible for him to have a boring bio. He has established a brilliant personal brand as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight and theWorld’s Greatest Detective, and a formidable list of accomplishments despite lacking a superpower.
ONCE YOU START considering your accomplishments, you may be able to distill them down to something akin to a superpower — or, at any rate, a special ability that sets you apart — and you can lead with that. While no one in business is as awesome as Batman, there’s no shortage of superstars whose boring bios diminish their marketability.
They may have saved six companies from bankruptcy, raised $ 10 million for a nonprofit agency or developed the product that a decade from now will drive Apple out of business, yet their bio won’t stand out from all the rest. That’s because professional bios tend to follow the same dull format: title and employer, expertise and experience, previous employment, education and training and maybe some personal tidbits.
Instead of taking that predictable route, “Wow readers from the start by highlighting something really fantastic and then work your way down, inverted- pyramid style,” suggests Endrea Kosven, founder and CEO of the Los Angeles- based marketing firm EDK & Company. Picture an upside- down pyramid, with the widest part at the top representing the most substantial information— something that makes people take notice— and the tapering lower part representing other relevant material in order of diminishing importance.
One way to approach bio writing is to list your skills and experience, as you would for a résumé, and then acknowledge that it’s possible that someone else, or several people, possess the same skills and background. So the challenge, Kosven says, is to determine what you have done with your skills and experience that sets you apart. In other words, what have you accomplished? Once you start considering your accomplishments, you may be able to distill them down to something akin to a superpower— or, at any rate, a special ability that sets you apart— and you can lead with that. Maybe it’s a sharp eye for how businesses get bogged down in inefficiencies, and how you consistently reduce their operating costs by 30 to 50 percent.
*** “Start with stunning results in specific terms,” says Nancy Juetten, whose “Get Known to Get Paid” mentoring program addresses the importance of business bios. As a whole, in succinct story form, an effective bio tells others “who we are and who we serve and what we do,” she says. To that end, “One of the most important elements is a headline,” which, on LinkedIn, comes up right alongside your name, Juetten says. “The headline helps busy people understand more quickly what you’re about.”
A simple descriptor or job title is sufficient, such as “customer service specialist” or “Boston- based certified financial planner.” “Content over cute is better, because you have to consider SEO,” or search engine optimization— how easily people can find you when searching the web, she says.
Clever, unconventional job titles are common in certain industries and “fun for personal branding,” says Juetten, “but it makes you hard to find.” People are likelier to type in “social media strategist” vs. “social media rock star.”
Keeping a goal in mind when writing the bio will help keep it focused and concise. What do you want to be known for? Make sure everything in the bio supports that goal, Juetten advises. Interview yourself. How did you get where you are? What are you known for professionally? What do coworkers or clients say about you? What are you praised for in performance reviews? What problems do others come to you for solutions? What have you done for past employers? What aspect of your work is most satisfying?
“Be crystal clear about results,” Juetten says. “No one’s looking for a bundle of credentials. They’re looking for someone who makes things happen.”
You can include some personal information to spice things up and set yourself apart. On her website’s “about” page, Juetten quotes the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella; mentions her cockapoo, Champ; and reveals she’s just under 6 feet tall in her bare feet. ( That’s almost as tall as Batman, who’s pegged at 6 feet 2 in the DC Comics Encyclopedia.)
Avoid words like world- renowned ( if you truly were, you wouldn’t need to say so) and award- winning ( just list any awards that are sure to impress), and don’t start every sentence with “I.” Don’t just write your bio and forget it. Update it as necessary to reflect current accomplishments, Juetten says.
When a bio is accompanied by a photo, the image should be appropriate for the platform and audience. For LinkedIn, use a professional headshot and dress as you would for an interview, Kosven says. Twitter photos can be more casual and reflective of your personality.
The Bio Doc is In tomorrow, March 20 at 11 a.m. PST. Want to tune in to heal those boring bios and turn them into client attracting stories? Join me! You can raise your hand and get REAL HELP. And it’s fun, too. Imagine that! Here is the link to claim your place.
Is it just another gobbeldy-gook statement? Not at all. It’s nothing less than the key to getting everything you can out of video. It’s the secret to connecting with your ideal prospects. And it’s the cure for the common video. Authentic video marketing means being yourself, but it means much more than this. In this video, you’ll go down the winding path that leads to clarity in what you’re doing on video and how you’re doing it. Along the way you may recognize a few characters. One of them may even be yourself. Authentic video marketing is not just a nice-sounding statement. It’s going to be a major element of your success in 2013 and beyond!
To register for TODAY’s Steve and Nancy’s free webinar, go here.
I gave a keynote presentation to the Resonance Repatterning Association on Saturday to help their members find better words to describe how they help. This is a group of folks with a healing specialty that is rather challenging to describe, and I brought in some real help to ease that pain.
The feedback from members was stellar:
“Nancy, You’re a master – right off the cuff you identify the heart of what each of us is saying and deliver a redesigned bio that catches attention in its eloquence and sizzle. Thank you!!! “
== Paula Caplan – Brooklyn
“You are an amazing speaker and you are raising many internal issues for likely most of us on this call to move forward! WE are going to walk the talk of our trade and repattern this situation in our next segment. Thank you so much for helping us as a group find something huge that needs to shift.”