Blog Like a Pro!

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments


Blog Like a Pro


Step by Step… Learn it ALL!


“Readers subscribe to blogs… when they provide an informational or entertainment value so great… that it would be a loss to not subscribe to it.” ~Maki

In just 2 short hours you will LEARN…

  • Exactly WHAT blogging means
  • WHY you should blog
  • How to choose a program
  • How to set up your blog
  • Costs associated with blogging
  • Building your business with a blog
  • Plugins, Backlinks, Comments, Feeds
  • Using your blog to generate sales
  • Backups and revisions
  • Much much more…


****All YOU require is a high speed internet connection, speakers
and the willingness to try new ideas consistently*****

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How To Successfully Host a Webinar

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Michael FletcherDawn and I filmed a 1 hour webinar on Neworld Web about this topic… To view that show please click here
Know your audience and make sure that the information suits their needs

  • Do a survey to learn your target market’s needs!
  • Choose a topic that YOU are knowledgeable about OR Joint Venture with someone who is!
  • Ask yourself…“Has this been done before?”

Have a Clear Understanding of YOUR Goal

  • What will your call to action be at the end (up-sell?)
  • How many episodes?
  • What will the length of each show be?
  • Workbooks included?
  • Bonuses etc?

Marketing

  • Great title (catchy & interesting)
  • Logo if possible
  • Excellent copy writing
  • Offer bonuses and incentives
  • Make it simple to say yes!

Promotion

  • Market to your own database
  • Social Networks (groups, status updates, banners on profiles,  etc)
  • Leverage your DB by asking your friends to promote for you!
  • Signature Blocks
  • Online Directories (Kijjiji, Craigs List etc)

Choose the Webinar Service

  • Cost
  • Ability to record and resell
  • Use of phone line needed
  • Aquisition of emails for your use
  • Ability to conduct “live” surveys
  • Interactivity
  • Auto-responders and sign ups included?

Sign ups…

  • Make it simple
  • Use auto-responders
  • Use templates that are consistent with your branding if possible… be consistent
  • Schedule reminders for the day of the show
  • Include your contact info if they need direct help

Create Your Show

  • Use professional looking power points
  • Map out the entire series first and then break into segments
  • Use a welcome slide and an ending slide
  • Don’t make the slides too busy
  • Use bullet points
  • Use graphics that YOU are allowed to use
  • Create workbooks first, then copy/paste to power points

Neworld Rule of Thumb

  • FREE Webinar… no workbooks!
  • Paid series always include workbooks with Action Steps for added value!

Prepare Your Studio

  • Quiet place
  • Pleasing background
  • Check lighting at the same time of day you will be recording
  • Do sound check
  • Do a trial run if this is your first time and view recording
  • Remember to turn off telephone and fax machine
  • Secure any animals while taping

Prepare Yourself

  • Wear your branded clothing
  • Solid colours if possible
  • Remove glasses if you see a glare
  • Have water easily accessible
  • Avoid excessive makeup and shiny jewellery

Presenting the Webinar

  • Speak slowly
  • Try to relax
  • Be rested
  • Print your notes if it will be easier
  • Know your ½ way point and be prepared with “filler” if needed
  • Keep the resell of the product in mind when giving examples (current dates etc)
  • Plant seeds for your company throughout the show

Odds n Ends…

  • Enlist a moderator to be in the background
  • Make sure that the moderator could take over if necessary
  • Print a list of attendees before the show
  • Be prepared to sell something at the end of the show
  • Create a sense of urgency for them to aquire the next offering NOW

Follow up

  • Send recordings and workbooks in a timely manner
  • Do a survey
  • Send bonuses in increments so you can continue contact
  • Offer extra deals to past attendees


~Michael

P.S. Make a Plan… and stick to it!

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup!

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Remember to print this recipe for your fridge!

I absolutely love this refreshing summer soup! No wonder… it’s ORANGE!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cantaloupe-peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

1-Place cantaloupe and ½ cup orange juice in a blender or food processor and grind until smooth

2-Transfer to a large bowl

3-Stir in remaining orange juice, lime juice and cinnamon.

4-Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour

~Yummy

Short and Sweet…

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Here's an Idea


“POLICIES” are NOT made to be broken!

Think about it…

 

~Shameless

 

 

Back Up Your Computer!

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

 

Dawn Fletcherwith carbonite.com

So easy to do… this service is a lifesaver!

  • Set it. Forget it. And relax. Just install Carbonite and it starts backing up your files – automatically and in the background.
  • If you lose a file, get it back fast. Carbonite guides you step by step – and restores your backed up files to the right place on your hard drive.
  • Access your files anytime, anywhere. Access backed up files from any Web browser – or from your iPhone, iPad, Android or BlackBerry smartphone.

    NEW! 3 plans. All unlimited. From backing up just your files to creating a mirror image of your entire hard drive, Carbonite has a backup plan that’s right for you.

~Dawn

P.S. Have you had a look at the Neworld Video Library lately?  SOOOO many videos watch and enjoy!  Click Here

10 Secrets of Outrageously Successful Business Owners!

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Michael Fletcher

Definition of Success…
The attainment of wealth, position or honour!

Secret #1

EXPECT TO WIN…

Everyone experiences “highs & lows.

Outrageously successful people EXPECT to succeed over the long run.

Success is the ONLY option.

What are you currently “tolerating”?

Make a *decision* today to succeed and “Cut the Cord” on all other possible outcomes.

Secret #2

LIVE & BREATHE YOUR MISSION & VISION STATEMENTS

It is NOT enough to just “have” these statements… you must continually “live” them in

  • EVERY Goal
  • EVERY Strategy
  • EVERY Project
  • Every Decision
  • EVERY DAY!

These statements must become a life force in your company!

Secret #3

ALWAYS ASK YOURSELF…

“Where is the opportunity in this situation?”

Within every business challenge, there is a HUGE opportunity for an extraordinary breakthrough!

Successful people ONLY see opportunities!

Where is your focus right now…on the challenge… or the opportunity?
If you make it a habit to ask yourself this question, you will open your mind to new strategies and new successes!

Secret #4

BE “IN LOVE”  WITH YOUR BUSINESS

  • LOVE your clients
  • LOVE your employees & associates
  • LOVE EVERYTHING about your business!

This is the heart & soul of why you are in business.

When you are “in love,” it shows in every client interaction and every exchange with a prospect.

Remember the old cliché, “People don’t care what you know; they want to know that you care.”

Are YOU in LOVE with your business?

Secret #5

LOOK AT MARKETING AS A “CONTINUUM”, NOT AN EVENT.

Marketing does not end with a sale. It is a perpetual process.  More than 50% of your efforts should be concentrating on “AFTER THE SALE”

  • Post Sale Follow Up
  • Repeat Business incentives
  • Backend Selling
  • Referral Marketing

The greatest revenues are generated after the sale.

This one shift in your marketing focus alone can increase your revenues 100%, 200%, even 500%!

Secret #6

CONSTANTLY “MARKET UP”

Within every target market, there is a high end and a low end market and everything in between.

Successful people constantly target prospects that most businesses would think impossible to acquire as clients.

They constantly “market up” to high end prospects … a strategy that catalyzes their business to a much bigger game!

Who do you want to sell to… but think it is impossible?  Think out side the box and think BIG.

Secret #7

MAKE “ADDING MORE VALUE” YOUR #1 PRIORITY

Successful people are in the business of creating value.

They are committed providing more and more richness to their clients’ lives and businesses!

In everything they say and do. they let clients know “you matter”.

They focus on “what do I have to give?” … NOT “what do I have to do to get a sale?“

Secret #8

OPTIMIZE, OPTIMIZE, OPTIMIZE

Outrageously successful people are experts at achieving the greatest return at the lowest possible risk.

They look for ways to reduce the amount of time, money and energy to achieve their ultimate goals.

They take what works and see if they can make it better, faster, cheaper.

To optimize your business results, think highest and best use of your time, energy and money.

Secret #9

MULTIPLY PROFITS THROUGH… THE POWER OF LEVERAGE.

Successful people grow their businesses from a
place of leverage. They look for new ways to convert their current assets, strengths and opportunities into new revenue streams.

How can you leverage…?

  • Your current assets (client base, employees)
  • Your current strengths (knowledge, processes)
  • Your current resources (business network, capital)

Revamp your marketing activities so that your products and services sell each other by leverage

Secret #10

DEVELOP A BIAS TOWARD ACTION

Outrageously successful people understand that windows of opportunity are often measured in months … not years and decades.

They know they cannot wait for the perfect strategy or the perfect solution to capitalize on these opportunities.

They must act quickly if they want to thrive in these highly changing times.

Are YOU afraid to “pull the trigger”?


As always… I am intrigued by passionate people who want advice about being successful with their goals.  If you would like to speak with me about your business, simply contact the office to make arrangements.

~Michael

P.S. Make a Plan… and stick to it!

 

Rhubarb Rolls

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Remember to print this recipe for your fridge!

It’s that time of year again… Rhubarb Rolls!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar(or NSS)
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups finely chopped rhubarb
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup extra sugar(or NSS)


Method:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.

Boil water in small saucepan. Dissolve 1 cup sugar in boiling water.

Add 3 TBSP butter. Remove from heat, and set syrup aside to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter.

Stir in milk and mix lightly.

Roll out mixture onto a floured surface into a rectangle shape 12″ long.

In another bowl, combine rhubarb, cinnamon, and 1 cup sugar. Spread evenly over roll, leaving a 1/2 inch edge.

Roll dough tightly lengthwise, and seal the seam. Cut into twelve 1″ pieces.

Arrange rolls in prepared pan. Pour syrup over rolls.

Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until lightly browned.

~Yummy

*NSS = no sugar sugar (substitute)

Vision and Mission Statements

Posted on: June 17th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Shameless MikeThe vision and mission statements are the touchstone for everything you undertake, from strategic planning, marketing, and management and to recruitment, hiring and performance evaluations…

These two statements are important, tangible guides for the future of your business.

Once the vision and mission are written and digested, the rest of your business activities, including the management and marketing of your company, have a direction.

  • They cements your relationship with you and your potential client so they know where you are coming from & where you are going.
  • Companies who have vision and mission statements have reported an increase in business since they put them on paper.
  • Brings stability during times of growth and unrest.
  • Put them on everything-stationary/business cards/all marketing materials/newsletter heading
  • Train your staff to know these statements by heart.


Vision Statement
This is the big picture. The word vision means the conception of an image. In a vision statement you say where it is you want to go.

Here is Neworld Coaching’s Vision Statement:

“To inspire and empower people to live in their higher self for the betterment of the world.”

Mission Statement
The Mission Statement flows directly from the vision statement. It is the implementation of the vision and it outlines what must happen to realize the vision. It’s a “how we will get there” guide that contains action words and adjectives that modify them.

Here is Neworld Coaching’s Mission Statement:

“We strive to become the #1 Coaching Company by providing encouragement and education combined with the necessary tools to help our clients improve their business and personal lives, whereby realizing their full potential.”

~Shameless

 

Computer Issues???

Posted on: June 10th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Dawn Fletcher
Remember Neworldism #1…

When in doubt… reboot!

If that doesn’t solve your problem… call a nerd!

www.nerdsonsite.ca

Nerds on Site

~Dawn

P.S. Have you had a look at the Neworld Video Library lately?  SOOOO many videos watch and enjoy!  Click Here

Common Sense

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Michael Fletcher

One of the most common misconceptions in business is that “knowing how to grow your business” is just common sense

If this were true, many more small businesses would be extremely successful. As it is, 85% of new businesses fail in the first 5 years.

Are YOU making your decisions based on what you feel is just “common sense”?

When I started my landscaping business many years ago, I was right out of the military and had the “men don’t ask directions” attitude. Today, I run into this stubborn “I can do it on my own” approach all the time with people who either come to my seminars or meet with me to talk about their business. I stuck with this approach for several years, and my business did grow steadily, but I wasn’t seeing the results I thought I would, and I knew the company had more potential that it had realized, or I had realized.

Eventually I had used all of the ideas in my hopper and figured that it was the city, the people, the economy or the competition that was to blame. It couldn’t be me because I was running my business using common sense and that was my key to success right? WRONG! Eventually I made all of the fatal errors I could make and my company closed.

I decided it would be a good idea to educate myself and become a Massage Therapist. After I was done with my schooling, and had the training that I needed, I felt it was best to identify the causes of the demise of my landscaping company. This was necessary because my dream was to build the largest Massage Therapy clinic in Canada. I hired a Business Coach.

Andrew made me see the light. He explained to me that knowing what you “do” and doing it “well” is only 20% of your success. The rest of your success depends largely on many “Success Principles” that have to be utilized strategically and effectively. Soon I was riding the elevators in the Plus 15 in Calgary. I would step in after everyone was on and give my 30 second verbal commercial. It wasn’t long until I had clients coming in the door and I was using systems whereby they would keep coming and bring their friends too!

I could go on and on about how I built the largest Massage Therapy Company in Canada in only 2 ½ years, but that is not the message I am trying to get across here. My point here is that even though I possessed common sense in business, there are tangible strategies that must be implemented in order to succeed and most of these ideas had never occurred to me. I learned that to be successful in growing your business, you need to find the uncommon approach that will set your business apart from your competitors and help you be far more successful than most.

I realized shortly after I sold my company and retired, that Business Coaching was my passion and jumped into that career full steam. I took courses and learned from some of the best. Within a few years I was an accredited Business Coach and I was helping owners to realize their potential. I get a certain “rush” when I observe one of my clients have a “light bulb moment” and I feel their excitement as they grow their businesses and enjoy a better quality of life.

Of the small businesses that fail, 90% do so because of lack of skills and knowledge on the part of the owner. This is a very sad but true fact. Think about this… if the success of your business depended on you having the knowledge to fly a plane, you wouldn’t just jump in the cockpit and expect direction from common sense. You would seek out a qualified instructor to teach you. That is what Business Coaching does.

Take the “Could a Business Coach Help Me? Test

1. Do you know the difference between business marketing and selling? Most people mistakenly think they’re the same. In fact, effective small business marketing can make selling unnecessary.

2. Do you know the one thing you need to do to attract more clients? Small business owners typically think that it’s increasing the awareness of their company name. Actually, your company name is only important to existing clients. Prospects don’t care what you call your company; they want to know which of their problems you can solve and the benefits you can provide them.

3. Common sense would dictate that giving ideas and products away would be detrimental to your business and your revenue. Right? In fact, the opposite can be true. A well targeted ‘give away’ can boost sales tremendously.

4. Do you know where the real profit potential is in your business? Too many small business owners make the mistake of thinking it’s the product they sell to new clients. Your real source of profit is all the additional products and services you could be selling to your clients.

Do you still think that growing your business is simply “common sense” and that you can just keep doing what you are doing to achieve your business potential? Or would you agree that perhaps you should consult a Business Coach? I know a few good ones!

As always… I am intrigued by passionate people who want advice about being successful with their goals.  If you would like to speak with me about your business, simply contact the office to make arrangements.

~Michael

P.S. Make a Plan… and stick to it!