Thursday, August 27, 2009
How to Succeed in Your First Year As An Entrepreneur by Marilyn Ellis will be presented by Vision Map Video on Blog Talk Radio, the event will take place at 11:00 AM Pacific Time on the radio show Good Morning Inspiration, this is a live radio show with call in capabilities.
Seven Keys to Thinking Like An Entrepreneur: 1. Have a clear picture of your business; when you are an employee, the parameters of your business, your time and your services are clearly defined and priced by your employer. Unless you create a clear picture of your entrepreneurial business in the same way, right at the beginning, you will work too long, take jobs that are below or beyond your scope, and will seriously undercharge for your services. 2. Hire others to help you; you can’t work “on” your business if you are only working “in” your business. Unless you have no desire to grow, hire a bookkeeper and/or a personal assistant or virtual assistant to manage your paperwork. Consider this an investment, not an expense. It will be the best investment you ever make in your business. 3. Make sure you have healthy balance in your life; resist the “myth” that an entrepreneur has to work 12 hours per day, 7 days a week to make a living. That is completely untrue unless you have failed to follow keys 1-4. Set your priorities and put your activities in the right order. Be sure and tune in for the other four really important key points in how to succeed in your first year of business.
Good Morning Inspiration is a weekly one hour radio program that showcases people that have a passion and inspiration about a certain topic that they wish to share with the world. The host of the program is Darlene Siddons who produces Vision Map Videos and is a personal coach with Effortless Lifestyle Balancing, she wants to spread her belief that there is more inspiration and passion going on in the world than drama and upset so she has put together this weekly radio program to prove that.
Marilyn Ellis is the Author of “How to Succeed in Your First Year As An Entrepreneur” and will be sharing with us on how to create a clear picture of your business so that you will work with productive clients, create regular work hours that are functional and charge the correct amount for your services. Marilyn has started and maintained many businesses and has personally used these principles for building successful businesses. Learn how to get comfortable promoting yourself and learn the concept that you are your first client and your first product is you.
All listeners are encouraged to call in to ask questions of the weekly guest and/or the host at:
Darlene Siddons is the producer of Vision Map Videos for personal empowerment and business promotion, Darlene’s mission is to encourage individuals to find and maintain their inner balance and to bring prosperity into their life. She hosts her own radio show Good Morning Inspiration on Blog Talk Radio Wednesday at 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Monday, August 24, 2009
Video marketing is a very hot marketing and advertising tool to use to promote any of your products, services, business and event entities. There are several different kinds of video venues that are available and all of them work well, however, we are going to discuss only three of what I think are the most effective and why.
1. This is my favorite as it has many multi facets to it and I feel that has the potential to keep prospective clients to keep coming back to view it, hence repeat traffic to your website or blog. The video I am suggesting is one with a message along with images of whatever your subject is, it can also be referred to subliminal messages, you are promoting what you want your client to purchase and/or use but it is also servicing a personal connection with the words and images. Your advertisement is inserted between the images and words and then at the end, and by watching the video the viewer’s personal life is enriched. So basically you are reaching them on a very personal level and they will feel drawn to your product, service, business or event.
2. Here we will mention the video of you as a person presenting your product, service, business or event and you are the star of your own video and the prospective client gets to meet you sort of “face to face”; this is a nice touch and seems very effective and YouTube is full of these videos. If you have watched these videos you will be aware of the ones that keep your attention and are of good quality and presented in a professional manner. You want someone to take this video for you that can produce it in a quality that represents how you want your business to be represented.
3. Humor is a wonderful way to go, so then a video that has a cartoon quality to it sometimes is the best way to attract a certain market audience, again you want this to be presented in a professional manner as it is representing you as a professional business and prospective clients are going to view your business according to your video. It can be a cartoon production; however, you want it to be a quality video for viewing.
Review these possibilities and see which ones fit best for your purpose, you may even find that all of them will accommodate your purposes for different products and/or services. The main suggestion I can give is to have your video be a professional production as it is a direct representation of you and your business and this will usually be your first impression to a client, and we all know how important a first impression is.
Darlene has researched and practiced many spiritual and personal growth paths and now is presenting Vision Map Videos to further enlighten and enrich the life of others thru visual perceptions. Receive her f.ree Inspiration For Daily Lives Newsletter. This is where you can see her most current Vision Map VideoSpirited Boutique