Hi there, It’s Katrina Sawa here with a quick event update video for you and a couple other thoughts!
I’m so excited it’s fall time; it’s one of my favorite times of year! I love the colors, the smells (cinnamon, pumpkin spice), the coffee creamer flavors and even the pumpkin patches and fun stuff to do outdoors. Check out this fun picture of my honey’s daughter Riley playing at the pumpkin patch this weekend!
I’m also excited because I’m in the midst of planning all sorts of fun NEW live events, changes to my Live Big Mastermind, products and more for next year! I used to really despise and avoid planning in my business but now it’s so fun because I can get creative, think big, find ways to collaborate with others, serve more people and even see how much revenue could potentially be made too if I implement with consistency and speed (two very important characteristics of successful entrepreneurs!).
I have so much going on I wanted to list it all for you on this page but I also created a fun and quick video of most of it with urls of where to go to for what, more description of stuff, etc. for those of you who are more visual.
PLUS I’m excited about talking with any of you who want to find out about my 2014 Live Big Mastermind group….go watch the video about this Freshly REVISED annual transformational program that can totally change your life!
Upcoming Events, Calls, Live Seminars, Webinars & Where to See Kat Speak!
Oct 15, 11 am PST – Kat’s Jumpstart Your Business NOW Radio Show – Info about guests, to call in live or to become a guest yourself – CLICK HERE!
Oct 15 – 25 – Kat is one of the featured guest experts on the “Launch Your Expertise – simple strategies to leverage your expertise.” Telesummit. This interview series spotlights top strategic global marketing and sales experts who reveal their 6 and 7-figure success formulas on a wide variety of list building, marketing, and sales topics to help you stay focused, motivated, and creative. Find out the details and register here now so you don’t miss a single interview, including mine!
Oct 22, 5:30 pm PST – [LIVE EVENT] Kat is co-hosting the Women Speakers Association LIVE Meetup in Sacramento for the first of what will be monthly events in the area. This month’s meeting will be held at the Momo Lounge on J St.; there will be a no host bar and everyone will be able to purchase food too. The goal of this event is to support local speakers and budding speakers with resources, networking, connections and more locally and internationally via the WSA website and benefits. Meetings are currently FREE and include a FREE Associate Membership to the WSA! Please RSVP here now as we do need an accurate head count.
Oct 23 – Nov 5 – Kat is one of the featured experts on the Global Movement Makers FREE Telesummit. If you are looking for strategies to catapult your business, please join me and my fellow experts here. Register here now.
Nov 4, 5:00 – 8:30 pm PST – [LIVE EVENT] Kat is co-hosting a training class on Networking, Follow Up and Marketing Yourself into Becoming a Rockstar in Your Industry or Organization with Kathleen Ronald, The Queen of Business Networking. Only $10 for the content-packed, interactive, class and mixer. Register for Nov. 4 live event here now.
Nov 19, 5:30 pm PST – [LIVE EVENT] Kat is co-hosting the Women Speakers Association LIVE Meetup in Sacramento for the first of what will be monthly events in the area. This month’s meeting will be held at the Momo Lounge on J St.; there will be a no host bar and everyone will be able to purchase food too. The goal of this event is to support local speakers and budding speakers with resources, networking, connections and more locally and internationally via the WSA website and benefits. Meetings are currently FREE and include a FREE Associate Membership to the WSA! Please RSVP here now as we do need an accurate head count.
SAVE THE DATE [LIVE EVENT] – APRIL 3, 4, 5 IN SACRAMENTO – KAT’S NEXT BIG LIVE SEMINAR ON MARKETING YOUR BIZ!
Talk to you soon!
~ Katrina Sawa
The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach
PS. Comment below – I’d love to hear from you about this topic and talk with you more too about your biz and goals for next year! It’s time to PLAN for 2014!
The top questions from entrepreneurs are “How do I find clients” and “How can I make more money?”
So how do you do it? How do you continuously attract and find new clients, build the business that excites you and make more money … all at the same time?
Entrepreneurs get distracted with so many ideas and options that you either do nothing or you do too many things at once but none of them very well.
Don’t be fooled by all the tricks in the internet marketing world out there….if you’re in business and NOT seeing the kind of income you want to make then this is the perfect strategy for you to hone your skills in. I KNOW you’re not doing enough networking, relationship marketing or maximizing it when you do network. No one does….
Networking is STILL THE FASTEST PATH TO CASH for myself and any of my clients who need to generate business quickly.
So what is the fastest way to cash, and what about building relationships?
You need to meet as many people as you can and then keep in touch with them consistently and persistently in order to stay on top of their minds at all times. So, networking is the fastest way to build your list of customers and prospects and even referral sources. There are online networking strategies these days as well as offline, on this webinar we will touch on both.
Where can you start?
1:Find More Places to Network: More local events, luncheons, meetings, conferences plus national or regional ones too. I recommend making a habit of attending one larger conference or 2-4 day event every quarter at least. Then monthly locally you can attend anywhere from 1-4 per week in most areas if you look hard enough. All the people you meet may not be exact prospects but you could find a lot of prospects, referral sources, opportunities to be a speaker and many other opportunities you wouldn’t have with less networking. One tip on where to find more networking groups or meetings is to search beyond your local chambers, go to meetup.com and do a search for the keywords that would be of interest to your target market, do a search on Google for groups with your specific focus or even search on Facebook or LInkedin.
2: Have a Clear Strategy For Working the Room: To just attend is not good enough, you want to go with a goal of how many people you want to meet, what other goals you can achieve, like how many potential referral sources you want to meet too. Sometimes you also want to become an exhibitor or sponsor of an event, not just an attendee for added exposure and added opportunity to showcase yourself and what you do. One tip for working the room is to ask lots of questions of everyone else and talk more about them than yourself. Asking for everyone’s cards so you can follow up later but even suggesting to them then that you’d love to set up a follow up, get-to-know-ya type of a call.
3:Make Sure You Always Follow Up Like Crazy: This is where most business owners fall down and don’t actually maximize their time networking in the first place. Most sales will be made on the follow up. Most opportunities for speaking gigs or joint ventures will be made on the follow up. Calling to follow up is the best strategy but you also want to follow up via email and direct mail too. If you really want to make a big impression or get to someone quickly and they’re not responding then go search them out on Facebook or your favorite social media site and send them a message there too. One tip about follow up is to NOT add everyone you meet to your email newsletters or a subscription via email however, that is spamming and not good etiquette. If someone asks for you to send them your info or be added to your list then of course you can oblige. Finally, you want to follow up more than one time in each way, minimum of 2 direct mail attempts, emails and phone calls for best response.
Hopefully that helps you figure out how to fit more networking into your schedule and how to maximize your time too. Remember, if you’re not that busy in your business and you need clients; your time spent networking could be the biggest bang for your buck and time to build your business quickly. This is why having a strategic business coach can really help you; we don’t let you go crazy implementing the wrong things first, we help you get focused.
For more information on how to jumpstart your marketing, your business or your life, make sure you’re receiving Katrina’s emails, video tips and more. She gives a bunch of free gifts when you check her out online at http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts and you can even talk with her for free in a jumpstart your business strategy session through that page too.
I’m so excited to be home from my travels….I have a few more in Sept – I’ll be in Monterey, then LA twice. This is a pic of the four of us from the eWomenNetwork Conference where I did a booth – remember that $11,000 big prize drawing I was doing? It was with these gals. Go read my conference recap.
My life is crazy busy right now with speaking gigs, interviews, telesummits and my own events and calls thank goodness I have a few assistants who manage some of this and a very sweet boyfriend who puts up with my craziness….it’s good but when you’ve got a lot of balls in the air, organization becomes critical.
That’s one of the challenges and the blessings when you become more known as an expert in your industry, get out more and have a bigger follwoing.
I’m not trying to brag here. What I’m trying to express is that it’s not always easier when you get bigger or make more money. In fact, you want to learn how to delegate, automate and systematize the things you’re doing every month as soon as you can so that when the time comes for YOU to be swamped with fun, exciting opportunities, you’re prepared.
There is NO better time than NOW to get yourself and your business PREPARED for what’s to come. Because when you get there and try to ‘do this then’, trust me, you won’t have time and you’ll do it all haphazzardly.
So, when I say I’m crazy busy, that doesn’t mean I don’t have time for YOU. Although that’s sometimes what people hear when they listen to me or watch me. In fact, because I have systems in place and people to help me, I do have time to talk with entrepreneurs like yourself who need help. That’s what I’m here for and that’s what lights my fire…is to help you get this stuff set up and your business running like a smooth-running, moneymaking machine!
So check out today’s video tip on how (and why) you want to focus on building community rather than just a list then scroll down in this ezine for all the upcoming events – live and virtual, free or paid – there are a TON!!! Oh…and one of the most important calls is coming up THIS MONDAY, AUG 26TH – FIND OUT MORE HERE.
If you missed this year’s conference you definitely want to mark your calendar for next year’s eWomenNetwork Annual Conference! It’s literally the best conference I’ve ever gone to for high powered yet very friendly networking, brainstorming, training on your business and FUN with a capital F-U-N!! It’s always held in Dallas, TX and next year it’s happening August 7-10, 2014. Click here for info. I don’t promote conferences like this hardly at all, this is the main one I recommend and I DON’T even get a kickback or commission to do so!
I like to do my own, personal recap of the conference every year, sharing photos, experiences, a few tips and things I learned, etc. so that’s what today’s post is all about.
First off, I know you want to see pictures of WHO was there and WHO I saw or hung out with right? We’re a reality based world after all!!
Then, so what did I learn right?
I listened to speakers on trademarking in your business, changing the way you look at your business forever using leveraged business models, and so much more in the breakout sessions that I did attend. Typically at these types of events I don’t do a lot of listening to speakers although they are great! I prefer to spend the majority of my time connecting, networking and building relationships with the people at the conference so that when I follow up, I have more concrete things to follow up with and on and there is a lot more invested in the relationship rather than just a business card exchange.
If you want to learn how to maximize the conferences and events you go to there are two things you can do today!
First, I have a FREE video training that I did on this topic while I was gone….if you haven’t seen it yet – go watch it on youtube now.
Secondly, I have a very affordable product that I’ve created called my Tradeshow Networking Tool Kit – it has audios, workbook style tips and information as well as tons of examples of print handouts, signs, order forms and more! All for $57. Go find out more and pick it up today – it’s worth it to know how to work the room at any event I promise you!
I’m looking forward to sharing more with you to help you start, grow and market your business!
Make sure you’re signed up in the box to the right of this page to get the Free Entrepreneur’s Success Kit because then you’ll for sure not miss an issue of my weekly ezine full of business and marketing trainings, videos like the one above, invitations to free teleclasses and so much more to help you! Sign up online now and get 5 Free Gifts too at http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.
Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!
The JumpStart Your Biz Coach
“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear!”
P.S. Do you believe enough in yourself to really go after what you want in your life AND your business? Confidence and clarity are the keys to much bigger success. Go find out how my new book, Love Yourself Successful can support you in achieving your dream lifestyle, profitable business and overall a happier YOU! Free Video & Audio online at www.LoveYourselfSuccessful.com
What if you didn’t have to struggle with painful thoughts and emotions? What if you were able to access happiness, peace and experience profound well being anytime, NO MATTER what is going on in around you? Is there a way to live stress free, without worry and attract the love, success and spiritual alignment you desire?
It’s completely possible! In fact, we are SUPPOSED to feel great! We are meant to learn, expand and THRIVE, throughout the journey of our lives. Life is supposed to be juicy and exciting! That is why I’m so excited to be part of this special, one time FREE virtual event!
My colleague and happiness emissary, Lela Texeira, has brought together 21 top happiness experts to bring you powerful tools, tips and practices to help you live the vibrant, joyful life you know is possible.
FREE Telesummit – The Art of Everyday Happiness
August 12 – September 2
So click below to reserve your spot:
Hope you will join us and take this opportunity to experience more joy in your life!
I have a very special offer for you today that if you need clients now or need help to jumpstart your business YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT IGNORE OR REFUSE….IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE! But only through tomorrow, Sunday at 5 pm PST, that’s it.
You see, I know that what I do with clients 1on1 or even what I can do in my small group interactive calls is priceless for them. I’m so confident that I can help any one of you who needs to know what to do in your business to grow it, market it, start it, and more that I want to put my money where my mouth is!
Yes, completely FREE. All you have to do is register online with the special button below, make sure you register with the REGISTER NOW BUTTON, and then if you want more info about the program and what you’ll get instant access to, go to the FIND OUT MORE button. (but don’t register there)
My clients have told me things like:
“Kat I’ve never gotten so much information from one coach in such a short amount of time.”
“I’ve learned more from you in one hour than I have in months with anyone else I’ve worked with on my business!”
“You totally get me and where I’m at and what I want to do”
What if you can have the same results in just 30 days in this program…for FREE?
Won’t you kick yourself if you DON’T DO THIS and you could have gotten your big business breakthrough or finally that all encompassing plan done or whatever you need right now in your business, we will help you get it done, build it, create it, launch it, sell it and more.
This offer is void after tomorrow Sunday at 5pm PST so hurry and register now! (Yes you have to use your ccard still on the order page because it is a monthly membership but I will give you plenty of reminders to cancel if you don’t want to stay in the program after your free 30 days. Nothing will be charged if you use the REGISTER NOW BUTTON to sign up). FIND OUT MORE
What a rush for new Live Big Mastermind members! Yay! Two new members just joined this week. That reminds me to remind YOU that if you’re looking for a mastermind group for yourself (annual mentoring group and program) then you really want to consider mine.
There is NO other program out there that will get you where you need to go, teach you what you need to know and make you implement as much as I will regardless of how much you whine. Period. You get your biggest bang for your buck with my groups because I make myself accessible where other coaches barely give you any time with them one-on-one. Trust me, you want to consider it, read more and watch the video here.
Are you tired of all the hypy sales and marketing tactics that are out there on the Internet now?
Are you trying to figure out how to stand out in your business and as an expert without doing all those crazy gimmicks and things?
I’m talking about being able to be yourself, be authentically you and being loved and appreciated (and well paid!) for it. At one point in my business I got a little away from being “me”. I followed mentors who led me down a path that wasn’t truly authentically me because I thought that’s what I needed to do.
After a few years I realized what had happened and I had to turn things back around. Now I may not be making the millions of dollars a year that some of my mentors are making due to not following their lead; however I am much happier and fulfilled because of following my own authentic path. I went with my gut and what message I felt I needed to bring to the world and am doing that work with ease and influence.
But how do we do this without seeming weak or without sharing too much? How do we do this AND still build a large responsive list of fans, followers and customers so that we can reach or exceed our money goals? There can be a good balance. You can achieve it all.
It’s true there is a lot to DO in your business to really stand out. All the marketing strategies, online business set up basics, offline relationship building activities; it’s a lot to do. But there is a way to do it all while being totally and truly authentically you in the process. In fact it’s more difficult to do all the marketing when you aren’t in tune with why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Here is a list of 11 things to “check yourself with” if you want to see if you’re on track or if you need to switch things up a bit.
Know your big why and your ultimate vision
Stay true to your values
Speak your message loud and proud
Build meaningful relationships
Give back whenever possible
Charge what you’re worth
Deliver crazy amounts of value
Listen to your intuition
Take decisive action
Love yourself fully
Think bigger than you’ve ever thought and GO FOR IT!
My hope is that this short list will inspire you to play a bigger game, really build a business that you’re passionate about and help you to keep on top of mind what’s important in your life so that you know why you’re doing what you’re doing. If you lose sight of your why or your big vision it will be very hard to build a successful and profitable business. Don’t get too busy in the day-to-day activities that you lose sight of what’s important to you and the people that you serve. Stay authentically you and it will all work out in the end I know it.
For more information on how to JumpStart your small business with creative ideas and a clear plan to reach your unique target market find out how to talk with me in a complimentary Strategy Session, go fill out the questionnaire at www.AskKat.biz. Let’s plot out YOUR Big Picture Strategy and Action Plan on what to do now before it’s too late!
When: Wednesday, June 19th at Noon PST / 1:00 pm MST / 2:00 pm CST / 3:00 pm EST
Want more clients but not sure how to get them?
There are so many ways to market and grow your business, get clients, and make money these days but being a speaker is probably one of the easiest and fastest ways – trust me! Whether you’re comfortable speaking or not, there is a way to get more comfortable so that you can make this one of your top marketing strategies.
Most people who think about speaking but don’t do it is usually because either they don’t know what to speak about, don’t know who will consider them as an expert or don’t know how to get speaking opportunities (I call them gigs).
But you can change this. You can become a very dynamic, sought after speaker. Sometimes you just need a little help in designing your talk, figuring out what to say, offer the audience, sell or how to prepare. When you’re more prepared, you have more clarity. When you have more clarity you have more confidence. When you have more confidence, nothing can stop you!
In this talk you’ll learn:
My simple 6 Step System for Jumpstarting Yourself as a Dynamic, Sought After Speaker
How to Prepare for Getting Speaking Gigs So You’re Much More Confident
The easiest, quickest ways to develop your signature talk, speaker sheet and special offers.
What materials you need before, during and after presentations so you maximize your time and amount of leads you receive.
Becoming a speaker as a main marketing strategy will work for ALL TYPES OF BUSINESSES! If you need more clients, customers or even distributors in your direct sales business, learning how to become a speaker or how to monetize what you’re already doing when speaking will help you tremendously, I promise.
All you need is the HOW so you can get more clarity and confidence then this will be a piece of cake. Join me and REGISTER TODAY!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19th at Noon PST / 3:00 pm EST With Your Host: Katrina Sawa, The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach
When you register below for the call you will receive an email with the call information inside and this call will be recorded in case you can’t make it live. However if you do come live, there will be a special BONUS for those on the call!
My Interview is this Friday, June 7th – Register Today!
Invitation for Speakers, Trainers & Messengers: My friend, Dr. Linette Montae invited me to be on this teleseries with her and 20 other business experts to share how to get bigger results and faster results in your small business. If you have a passion to deliver your message to the world and you’re a speaker, this telesummit is for you.
It takes more than passion to keep your speaking business running month after month, and growing year after year. If you are a fairly new speaker, trainer or messenger, you might find yourself just hoping for the next gig so you can keep your doors open 30 more days. If you are a seasoned speaker, trainer or messenger, you may be looking for new ways to get media attention, speaking opportunities and sponsors for your business.