It’s time to book your ticket!

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On Wednesday 10th June, we are holding the “How to create Marketing Assets Workshop” which marks the first workshop in the new series of monthly workshops.

For all of these workshops there are two ticket types. You can either attend the workshop in person and get the full benefits of it or you can book a virtual ticket to it! This means you will get a 1-hour video sent to you with all of the key points, hints and tips, activities and information so you watch and complete this in your own time.

Sadly, there are no more tickets available to attend the workshop in person but you can still book a virtual ticket!

For our workshop on Wednesday, this is what we will be covering!

  • Identifying your target market
  • How to connect and engage with them
  • How to write engaging blogs and newsletters
  • Different ways to create video and live stream to engage your audience
  • How to start your very own podcast
  • How to plan, manage and review your content

If you want to book your virtual ticket, CLICK HERE and book your place!!

Facebook Live in The Grow Community

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

Daniel Browne- Self Care for Business Owners
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/477626559653371/

Stefan Wesley– Why Vanity Metrics Don’t mean Shit!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegrowcommunity/permalink/465668910849136/

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.