Facebook Live in The Grow Community

Here is where you will find all of the Facebook Lives within The Grow Community (apart the weekly Friday Thoughts…. ).

Gary Jones– How to set up and grow your Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/461329111283116?sfns=mo

Tom Stanhope– ‘Know your Why’ How to match up strategy with your video content
Part 1-
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/458123308270363/
Part 2-
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/458138178268876/

Duncan Price- Don’t pay attention to this title:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/452120432203984?sfns=mo

Gary Jones- 25 Tried and Tested Marketing Strategies:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/447633152652712?sfns=mo

Kimba Cooper- How to get a targeted following on Instagram with Kimba Digital Marketing:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/444009676348393?sfns=mo

Episode 2 of “The Grow Show” is NOW OUT!

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Today we launched the second episode of “The Grow Show”. This fortnightly show will feature some of the top business owners to help you grow yourself, grow your business and grow your community!

So, the second episode of “The Grow Show” with Stefan Thomas is now live on iTunes and Audioboom.

Stefan is an author to three business books, Networking for Dummies, Instant Networking and Win the Room (co-authored by Wes Linden), International Speaker and now runs The Networking Retreat where he helps businesses get more business from networking events. 

Click here to listen to the podcast on iTunes!

Please listen to the podcast and let us know what you think! If you like it, please share it with your friends and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any!

What would your 1 Minute Video be about?

Since starting the 1 Minute videos back in April, I’ve been talking to people about how I’ve been making mine and what content and apps I’ve used. This has been in general conversation, 1-2-1 training sessions, on a radio show and also on a Facebook Live.

Basically, people are talking about them!

I think everyone has a 1 Minute Video Series inside them but my question is….

What would your 1 Minute Video be about?

Funnily enough, I’ve recorded a video about this topic and you can watch the video HERE!

If you need any help putting these together or you want to run past your own series by me, let me know!

Episode 1 of “The Grow Show” is NOW OUT!

Today we launched our BRAND NEW Podcast called “The Grow Show”. This fortnightly show will feature some of the top business owners to help you grow yourself, grow your business and grow your community!

The first episode of “The Grow Show” with Brad Burton is now live on iTunes and Audioboom. Brad is The UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker, founder of 4 Networking and currently changing the face of the self-development world with his Now What? Club.

In this podcast, we talk about Brad’s journey, lessons he has learned and how he is helping people with Cards On The Table and Now What? Club.

Click here to listen to the podcast on iTunes!

Please listen to the podcast and let us know what you think! If you like it, please share it with your friends and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss any!

Your Daily 1 Minute Tip Video Series is starting next week!

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Starting on the 1st of April, we will be bringing you a daily 1-minute video to help with your marketing. Each of the videos will feature a hint, tip, insight or strategy which will help your digital marketing, website, networking or your business in general.

These will be uploaded on my YouTube channel and Facebook Page at 7:00 am each day!

Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Here’s a little video explaining what you will be watching in this series…..

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Click here to follow us on Facebook!

I hope you enjoy the series and if you have any questions you would like me to answer, let me know!

See you over on YouTube or on Facebook!

How are you improving yourself this year? 

I am a big lover of self-development. I love to grow as a person and really enjoy learning and then passing on what I have learnt to others.

I use the following methods to develop but there are so much more out there:

  • Read books, E-Books and blogs
  • Listen to Podcasts whilst riding or driving
  • Watch Ted Talks and other videos.
  • Attend networking meetings and talk with others in your industry or related industry
  • Watch presentations about personal stories and insights into different professions

Everyone learns differently so it’s best to find the way that suits you the most. Once you have found the way that works, keep doing it.

Hope this has been useful and let me know how you are developing you and your business this year!

What happens to your social media when you’re ill?

Do you have days when you cannot be bothered to go onto social media?

I know I have so I thought I would write about it!

If you run a business then you need to be prepared for the days where you fall ill or, on the other extreme, get too busy to market your business. Suddenly you don’t have enough time to get everything done. When this happens normally the first thing to be dropped is social media, blogging or anything thing else that doesn’t give you an ROI straight away.

I hear this all the time as I talk to people about social media and it infuriates me.

Why? I used to hold down a full-time job and run a marketing business (before focussing on my business full time) and still used to send out more content than most people. At the peak, I was producing two blogs and newsletters, running a Networking Hour on Twitter, two radio shows, one podcast per week and running social media accounts for clients. If you do more than that, please let me know and I will buy you a drink!

If you want to do something then you will!!

Now, I get that some people can’t manage that level of content all of the time but it’s not that hard when you have a plan. That way, if something did happen, you could still manage the content that needs to be sent out to your customers.

Here are my 5 top tips for managing your content when you are ill or busy:

1. Schedule as much as you can so you know that your content will go out. This is great for blogs, podcasts and social media.

2. Have a library of content (blogs, podcasts and videos for example) that you can call upon if you need too. That way you are not panic writing when you are not feeling up to making even a cup of tea.

3. Have your key messages for social media to hand so if you need to pass it to someone, you both know the same message is being said. There are people who can help you do this from a few days to weeks. Especially when you are busy, this could really help you out.

4. Have a marketing plan for the year to anticipate busy periods. That way you won’t be in the position that you are “too busy” to create content. I am a great fan of planning in writing blocks when it is quiet and building a bank of material I can use.

5. Cross pollinate your content. Blogs can become videos or LinkedIn articles as well as newsletters to send out to mailing lists and all of these can filter down into tweets and Facebook posts.  Use what you’ve got across all your platforms. Also, if you are exhibiting or speaking at an event then you have so much content that you can use.

I hope this helps and if you have any questions then let me know.

5 Ways to get involved with Grow Marketing and Media in 2019!

At Grow Marekting and Media, we want to help as many people become confident using social media for their business or community project. This includes what to post, what content to create and giving then new and exciting skills for them and their team to use.

So, we have five simple ways you can get started with straight away to make sure 2019 will be a great year for your social media.

Free Guides and Downloads

On our website, we are including FREE guides and downloads for to you learn from. These range from different topics and are updated regularly. Topics range from Networking, Podcasting, Networking Hours, Social Media Guide to what to do at an event.

14 Day Challenges

Covering topics such as Video, Creating Content, Twitter, LinkedIn to Facebook and Instagram, we cover these topics in a 14 Day Progamm that includes daily challenges, articles, newsletters and a private Facebook Group to answer all of your questions.

Book into a 1-2-1 with Gary

If you are stuck in a rut with what to post or need to be shown something regarding your social media or website, book a 1-2-1 with Gary and we can overcome this. This includes reviewing your current content, showing you how to navigate a platform to coming up with ideas for your posts.

Join the Grow Marketing Subcription

If you would like regular marketing support but you are on a budget, come and join us! For only £25 per month, you will get access to our private Facebook Group and receive a Daily Challenge and Marketing Idea, a Weekly Article and a Monthly Review Call.

Follow us on Social Media

Grow Maketing and Media is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Podcasting Platforms. Each will give you content for you to enjoy for FREE!

Also, come and join us in our FREE Facebook Group called Grow Marketing Community for regular updates and articles.

See you soon and remember, if you want to start taking action and getting results from your social media, let’s have a chat!!