I love my life. I get to travel, ride motorcycles and meet great people for a living! If you're in the Seattle area the first week of April, please get in touch. I'd love to grab a cuppa and hear YOUR story.
Big news: I'm writing a book with Matt Davio called Tradeoffs: Leveraging the Longs & Shorts of Life. We'll use the language and practices of those who trade for a living to frame life's tradeoffs: time for money, freedom for convention, risk for reward, and money for goods and services.
Continuing the series of Q&A: What goes online and in print varies from a person to person and must align with industry norms. For example, when I ran an environmental contracting business my market was general contractors with public-bid jobs. Contractors are low-tech, and expect bids to be FAXED, not emailed. Most of them have Yahoo or Hotmail accounts and a LIGHT web presence if any.
Let's say you're a baseball card collector, you love all things about the sport but your paid work is interior design. How to get into the new media groove?
You might talk about the parallels between project management and third base coaching or dealing with a difficult customer with a personality like Ty Cobb's. This makes you a REAL PERSON, infuses warmth into your posts and will probably garner you a following of other baseball lovers. Wow, imagine having a client roster full of other people who love the game -- that's the potential of your new media voice.
This week I speak to the Carolina Professional Saleswomen and Entrepreneurs on a favorite topic: Newsletters and CAN-SPAM.
I plan to start with a primer on the scary compliance stuff and then discuss how professionals can build their newsletter subscription list (as well as subcriptions to blogs, ezines, etc) with a solid CONTENT strategy, including article marketing.