Learning from Top Models: Takeaway #3 ā€“ Encourage participants to tweet your event and provide a keyword using the hash or # sign in front.

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TwitterEver thought to encourage your teleseminar participants to tweet about your event? How about during your event?

For the "Super Business Models" teleseminar we were encouraged to tweet about the event and use a special #keyword when mentioning the event. What happened afterward was totally amazing and I almost missed it.

The first 2 nights I didn't get what was going on. But on Saturday night I had an Ah Ha! when barefoot_exec tweeted to follow everyone who tweeted #supbizmodels by going to blastfollow.com. Ingenious! I immediately tweeted about the event and went to blastfollow.com to add all of the participants who participated in the event to my Twitter account.

Can you guess what happened when I began following other biz owners like myself with similar interest? They followed me back. In a very short period of time I gained almost a hundred followers and that was after the first night of using blastfollow.com.

Using this system was beneficial for both participants and presenters. As we tweeted about the event anyone on our list could have easily become intrigued and checked out the event for themselves. In fact, someone did reply to a tweet who knew nothing about the conference. I'm sure she signed up and joined the teleconference. Don't you just love a win-win.

And don't just limit the tweets to pre-event promotions, encourage them to tweet during the call as well.

Takeaway #3: Encourage participants to tweet your event and provide a keyword using the hash or # sign in front. This will make it easy to identify everyone when searching from blastfollow.com. As a result more people learn about your event and see it over and over making others want to get registered. And those who've tweeted now have the opportunity to engage with others with the same interest and gain followers themselves.

This series was written to help spark ideas in how you can improve your online event planning. And if you’ve never done an online event now is the best time to do so. Use the takeaways to improve how you do your online events.

This is a 5 part series so stay tuned for Takeaway #4

Learning from Top Models: Takeaway #2 ā€“ Join with someone and give the event away, offer the replay for a nominal fee

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A few weeks ago I participated in a phenomenal conference for women biz owners. I got some great takeaways to help you with your next online event. Each takeaway is based on my observation of the event itself as opposed to the information offered. I noticed immediately the line-up of presenters. The event was 6 days and there were 2 superbizmodels each day and can you believe this event was absolutely FREE! I couldn't believe it either. As I mentioned in the previous post Carrie Wilkerson founder of the Barefoot Executive and Nicole Dean of EasyPLR were among the many influential women presenting at this teleconference. The entire event was 6 days and 90 minutes of valuable information that you could immediately apply following the event. It far exceeded my expectation and once again it was absolutely FREE! The only thing I had to do was register by providing my name and email address. It was just like when Oprah was giving out the FREE grilled KFC sandwich coupons except when you arrived at the restaurant you not only got what you ordered but you got something extra on the side!

 
 

Takeaway #2:

  • Give it away and offer the replay for a small fee and then give some more away!

    The conference was free and if you wanted the recordings they were a nominal fee starting at $47 plus additional bonuses. This is beneficial for both the presenters and folks like me listening in. The presenters gain new contacts on their list in addition to adding more people to they're loyal following. Just imagine, after hearing your story, quality information, and valuable tips your opt-in box will be going crazy and so will your shopping cart as people are looking to gain more, more, more of what you have to offer. This is one of the reasons I'm so fascinated with the internet, technology and how we're able to share more and more each day. Teleseminars, webinars, informational products all allow us to be everywhere at the same time giving the same message improving the lives of others. For your next online event serve up a free sandwich offer by surrounding the buy with much FREE!

  • Join with others!

    Whether you're just starting out or have many years of experience create a joint venture with other biz owners who are also looking to do an online event geared towards a common audience.

     

    Think of how many people you'd be able to reach when you combine your list with theirs. And if you're just getting started imagine the list you'll build by presenting at this one event. Joint ventures are a great way to kick start your online business. There's alot that can be accomplished when you form a team of super business owners with a common goal. You'll reach far more people than you've ever imagined. People like to get information and buy from those they feel comfortable with and what better way to make someone feel comfortable than to be referred by someone they already know and trust.

This series was written to help spark ideas in how you can improve your online event planning. And if you've never done an online event now is the best time to do so. Use the takeaways to improve how you do your online events. This is a 5 part series so stay tuned for Takeaway #3.

Learning from Top Models: Takeaway #1 ā€“ Schedule your teleseminar or webinar to accommodate the masses

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For the past few days I've been participating in a phenomenal conference called "Super Business Models." I got a lot of great takeaways for promoting my business and just knowing I'm not alone in this quest of work at home women was great. Surely I know I'm not, however it often feels that way. In addition I got some great takeaways for you, the business owner, on implementing online events or ways to improve your current strategy. I'm sure the collaborators of this event may not have even realized this to be an additional asset for participants and then again maybe they did.

This was my very first time participating and listening to this group of women. One of the most familiar to some is Carrie Wilkerson, the Barefoot Executive. I'd seen her name on different blogs, however I hadn't taken the time to see what she was all about. Nicole Dean of EasyPLR I'd become familiar with from a blog of a blog and have become quite intrigued with the content offered at www.easyplr.com.

I can't remember who's newsletter I was reading when I saw this event, but it was in two different ones. The first time I was curious because it said it was free. I signed up and then got the schedule. I noticed they were doing two calls per day and the first one was at 5am my time. I thought this is ridiculous who's going to make that time. I immediately unsubscribed.

Then a day or so later I got another newsletter and it said they were offering two time slots, one for those in the UK and one for the USA. I had a quick DUH! moment and understood why I was seeing a 5am scheduled call. It would be 10am in the UK. The USA call would be later in the evening, 9pm for me. I went back to the site and registered again.

Takeaway #1: Schedule two calls to accommodate our friends on the other side of the world. Make it known the call will be replayed a second time for USA participants. In fact you may find USA participants on that first early call as well, just like I was on day one of the teleconference. (Yeah I know what I said)

This series was written to help spark ideas in how you can improve your online event planning. And if you've never done an online event now is the best time to do so. Use the takeaways to improve how you do your online events.

This is a 5 part series so stay tuned for Takeaway #2

Is It Time for a Web Intervention: 7 Indicators You Need Help with Your Web Stuff

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You’ve created your blog or next email to go out to your list and are very excited. If only you could get the image to go in the right place; if only you could correct the spacing, then it would be just right and you could send it off to your list. Or you want the font to be a certain size or color or the paragraphs to line up just so, but now you’ve spent an hour trying to figure this all out and it’s just not working. Someone told you it’s easy, you can do it yourself, so why is it such a task?

When it comes to technology you really have to LOVE it and I mean LOVE it!

The computer isn’t as smart as it may seem. In fact it’s dumb, dumb, dumb! It will only do what you tell it. And if you don’t know the right commands, it will still do exactly what you say.

Ever played the programmer game? One person is the leader (“coder”) and everyone else are members of the team (“computer”) and they are to follow exactly what you say. If the leader says “throw the can in the trash” well the “computer” has no idea how to do that or what you mean by a can or trash, so you have to give exact instructions. This is why doing it all yourself may be more of a challenge than expected.

Have you been a DIYer and spent way too much time working on your blog or HTML email and now the deadline is quickly approaching? Or maybe you’d rather be doing something else and let the “techies” handle that stuff.
 
It’s time for a web intervention.

Here are 7 Indicators You Need Help with Your Web Stuff:

  1. After spending an hour trying to tackle code you still aren’t getting the results you want. (There’s a “techie” that can solve that!)
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  3. You have absolutely no idea how to get your pics in your blog and you just don’t have the time to do so. (There’s a “techie” that can do that!)
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  5. You’re more interested in the content vs the how-to. (There’s a “techie” that can handle that!)
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  7. The thought of looking at code gives you a headache. (There’s a “techie” that gets high off of that!)
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  9. You could careless about the hype around WordPress 3.0. (There’s a “techie” that is excited for you in that!)
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  11. If I were to ask what’s your FTP info and your response is what’s that? (There’s a “techie” that can explain that!)
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  13. You’re not sure who’s hosting your website. (There’s a “techie” that can get to the bottom of that!)

What do you say? Let the “techies” intervene so you can get on with what you do best.