Guest Article:

** I wanted to showcase another one of my star students and amazing speaker and coach, Jennifer Darling. Jennifer is amazing at not only LinkedIn marketing but sales in general. She definitely gives some “super tips” in this article that I wanted to share with you here on my blog.

Want to Maximize Networking Events with LinkedIn?

Do you have a drawer full of business cards stacked in piles or put in a shoebox after every networking event?  Not sure what to do with all those fancy cards?  Do you pull them out of the drawer now and then and try to remember where it was you met these people?

Use these tips for maximizing who you meet at networking events using LinkedIn. You’ll love this!

1. Immediately send a connection request to each person you meet. This will ensure you stay in touch long after the networking event. I like to send a message within 24 hours of the event. Make it a standard operating procedure, you won’t forget, and your face will be fresh in their minds.

2. Send a private, custom message. Remind your connection where you met, and what you talked about. This is no time to get salesly, you want to start a relationship. Another benefit is having a history in your message box of when and where you met each contact, and what you talked about. This is useful for future conversations.

3. Attach an article that you wrote, or one you found that is helpful to your new connection. You don’t have to do this right away, you can do it in a follow up message. It shows that you are interested in supporting their businesses and gives value.

4. Make an introduction. It’s really great when you meet someone and can bring them value by making an introduction to someone they need to meet. It could be they’re looking for an accountant, a business coach, or an insurance person. Make this connection and everyone wins.

5. Endorse your connections. Endorsements help connections increase their credibility in the field they work in. It’s different than a recommendation which is another word for testimonial, I do not recommend this unless you’ve actually worked together. An endorsement is appropriate.

If you want to build influence and maximize the connections you meet, using LinkedIn is one of the best ways you can make this happen. It’s easy and it’s impressive. Stand out from the rest of the crowd and use LinkedIn to grow your relationship.

If you don’t have a customer relations management system (and even if you do) and, you didn’t ask permission for your connections to be added to your email marketing list, this is an excellent system for you to manage with ease.

(If you don’t know you are supposed to do ask permission and get someone’s opt-in to be on your email marketing list, start doing it now because it’s required by the FCC, read more here: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business

Want to learn my #1 way to build a Rockstar Profile on LinkedIn? Visit my website for a free eBook: https://www.DarlingCoaching.com to get your free gift!

© 2018 Jennifer Darling. All Rights Reserved. For info:  https://www.DarlingCoaching.com

About the author: Jennifer Darling is a professional speaker and LinkedIn expert. She has worked with 1,000s of businesses in strategic planning to increase their revenue. She provides sales, marketing, personal development and business consulting for small to medium businesses, corporations, nonprofits, and groups. Jennifer possesses 20 years experience for companies such as NBC, CBS, FOX, and Comcast. She holds a Master’s Degree in Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising & Promotion.

Disclaimer: The information presented here is not legal advice. We provide it for informational purposes. If you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney.

Talk to you soon! ~ Katrina!

katrina sawa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS:  Got a business challenge or question that you need answers to quickly?  Join us in my 2 hr Masterclass on Fri, Jul 27th from 9am – 11am PST.  Click here to Register. 

PSS:  Be sure to check out my next live event where we’re going to show you what to do and how to do it regarding your back-end technology, website, online marketing and more!  Register NOW to get the BEST RATE!    

Jumpstart Your Online Biz

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error

Guest Article:

** Note: I’m sharing this article from one of my Live Big Mastermind clients, Barbara Ingrassia with Manage Copyright, because it’s very timely and important for you to know when shooting family fun photos and videos this summer.

Ah Summer!  Time for picnics, reunions, family gatherings in the back yard, weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties, travel. Time for creating special memories. Shooting pictures, videos, etc.

And we want to share those with others, don’t we? It’s so easy. There’s Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

You might be:

  • Taking a Group Photo
  • Scanning the people attending the event
  • Recording dancing at a wedding
  • Recording Uncle Charley making funny faces
  • Singing “Happy Birthday”
  • Recording remarks by the “Guests of Honor”
  • Other?

Here are some tips to keep in mind for safely sharing those special memories:

✓ Don’t share what you wouldn’t want your grandparents (or boss or future boss) to see. Once it’s out there, it’s out there.
✓ Make sure everyone is onboard with sharing on social media.
✓ Not everyone likes to be “out there.” Respect their privacy. Don’t “tag” without their OK.

(Another thing about sharing: The person who takes the photo/shoots the video owns the copyrights to those, but when you post to social media, you are granting the platform a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). This license authorizes the platform to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. (You won’t be compensated.) Yup, it says that in the Terms and Conditions of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. And by using the site, you have agreed to those Terms.)

✓ Is there music playing? Even if it’s in the background and not important to the subject of the video, social media platforms have automated systems that can detect copyrighted content. Your video may be rejected or the audio suppressed. This can happen even with live video. If the automated systems don’t catch it, the copyright owner may still manually submit a DMCA take down request. The vast majority of recordings were made after 1923, so they are still protected by copyright. Bummer!
✓ BUT do go ahead and sing a boisterous and energetic “Happy Birthday To You” without fear (depending on the quality of your singing, of course. )

[On June 30, 2016, the US District Court in Central CA ruled that “Happy Birthday To You” is in the public domain (out of copyright). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Birthday_to_You#cite_note-settlement2016-19]

✓ What’s in the background of your shots/videos? Take a quick look for prominent copyrighted images or trademark logos, videos, movies, etc. Consider repositioning the shot if you can without losing the moment. While this might not be as much of an issue as music, IT DEPENDS. Some rights holders can be very protective.

BUT DO CREATE THOSE SPECIAL MEMORIES. Just remember to:

✓ Keep it Fun and Keep it Legal!

Have a GREAT SUMMER!

© 2018 Barbara Ingrassia. All Rights Reserved. For info: barb@managecopyright.com

Barbara Ingrassia is a Certified Copyright Manager, Speaker, and Trainer. For more information about Copyright Law and You, go to ManageCopyright.com or contact barb@manageCopyright.com

Disclaimer: The information presented here is not legal advice. We provide it for informational purposes. If you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney.

 

Talk to you soon! ~ Katrina!

katrina sawa

Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

PS:  Got a business challenge or question that you need answers to quickly?  Join us in my 2 hr Masterclass on Fri, Jul 27th from 9am – 11am PST.  Click here to Register. 

PSS:  Be sure to check out my next live event where we’re going to show you what to do and how to do it regarding your back-end technology, website, online marketing and more!  Register NOW to get the BEST RATE!    

Jumpstart Your Online Biz

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error

I’ll bet you’re making at least one of these 4 social media mistakes and either pissing people off or missing out on leads and opportunities!

Listen in to my video tip today for some helpful dos and don’ts all about social media. What’s good social media etiquette online and definitely what will get you marked as a spammer and possibly unfriended or blocked!

I see so many people using social media for their crazy sales strategies that are NOT doing them any favor. Just like you don’t want to be “that guy” or “that girl” at the networking event that is shoving your card in people’s faces and then walking away… you do NOT want to be that person on social media sites. You can get a bad reputation just the same.

One of my biggest pet peeves I’ll share in the body of this blog post, then you have to watch the video for others, is:  when people tag me in posts that clearly have NOTHING to do with me and they get their post featured on my profile wall. ANNOYING to say the least!! Do not do this.

If you want my attention (or someone’s attention that you care about), you cannot do this, we will eventually BLOCK you or unfriend you if you continue. Pay attention and take the time to get to know me, engage with me and then ask me to support you if that’s what your goal is. But don’t force me to support you by tagging me. ARGH!!

Join my email newsletter so you never miss out on this kind of content to help you start up, grow, market and monetize your business ever again! Sign up here now.

Listen in to learn more about “Social Media Etiquette for Your Business” – the pros and cons, dos and don’ts. Go listen in!

Come talk with me about this and more in a complimentary business strategy call, go to www.Askkat.biz and sign up today!

Here’s to Creating & Enjoying a life and business full of lots more Love & Money! 

 

katrina sawa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Showing You HOW to Make a LOT More Money Doing What You Love!”

Get your Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com!   

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error

Young Woman Sitting in Front of a Computer and LaughingI see hundreds of business owners wasting hours of time each week on social media that I just want to cut to the chase.

If you’re looking to get paying clients from your efforts on social media websites and also get more people signed up on your email newsletter or to your website from your efforts on social media websites then these are:

The Top 8 “Productive” Things to Do On Social Media for Business

  1. Snap – Snap photos of yourself, family, kids, vacation, pet and wherever you go and then upload them so your followers and friends can get to know you better.
  2. Share – Share other people’s posts, pictures, promotions or quotes to give them social credit and you a good reputation for being generous and supportive online.
  3. Educate – Educate your followers and friends on things you are an expert in. It could be business related or any fun facts, information and more. They will look to you as more of an expert and refer you business too if you share really good stuff!
  4. Proclaim – Proclaim fun new things going on with you in your life, or your goals in business even and others will hold you accountable but also cheer you on.
  5. Engage – Comment on as many other posts you can that are relevant. For business topics, share your expertise, give free advice, resources and more; don’t hold back and people will take notice and refer you more or recommend you to their friends because you show so much generosity.
  6. Connect – Connect on a deeper level with as many people as you can also. Don’t just like their page or add them as a friend or connection, send them a private message, find out more about them and what they do.
  7. Converse – Take the online conversation to the next level. Suggest talking on the phone or meeting in person if you’re local to build a stronger relationship, become referral sources, collaborate or even do business.
  8. Have fun – Have fun with it but don’t waste too much time if you’re in business, get to the heart of the connection, take it to a conversation and see if or how you can help each other. Have fun by sharing fun images, quotes or things that really express your personality too!

It can be this simple.

Yet most entrepreneurs are just posting and maybe commenting on things….you’re not engaging others to your fullest extent. That is the big mistake.

If you’d like to learn more about this and other business-building ideas and strategies, go grab some free gifts online at www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.

If you’d like to attend a 3 day in depth training on my follow up system, sales system, lead generation systems, your website marketing and so much more, then apply now for your Free Scholarship to attend my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit November 19-21, 2015 in Sacramento, CA! Go sign up now while this offer lasts –>  www.LiveBigEvents.com/freescholarship 

Katrina Sawa

Your Love & Money Mentor, Speaker &
Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful
916-872-4000
katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com
“Helping You Get More LOVE In Your Life & MONEY In Your Business!”

P.S.  Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – online and offline. I recommend you check out what I do at my 3 day live training twice a year. The next event is in November, we’re in pre-launch so rates are the lowest when you sign up now at: www.LiveBigEvents.com


Connect With Me Online:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/KatrinaSawa
Public Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/JumpstartYourBiz
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/katmarketingexpert
Twitter: @KatrinaSawa

 

 

 

 

 

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error
In today’s video, I share some hot tips about social media as well as a couple of tips that you don’t want to be doing on Facebook.
Here’s a quick summary of the tips – watch the video for full info:
  1. Be careful using Facebook for your client / private groups (have a backup).
  2. Sending messages to say “please go like my page…” – this one is a pet peeve of mine, your messages asking to like your page is not an effective use of your time.
  3. Take the online relationship offline and connect.
  4. Make sure your contact info is complete!

Now, besides the super cool special offer (for $97!) on the video today, there is something else I wanted to bring to your attention.
I decided to hold a SUMMER SCHOOL type of thing where I’ll be doing a series of 4 ONE-DAY Mini Mastermind Meetings (in person).
The June 20th one is already SOLD OUT.
But I’ve still got spots open for:
  • Friday, July 25th from 10-3
  • Wednesday, August 27th from 10-3 
  • Monday, September 22 from 10-3
They will all be held in the greater Sacramento or Roseville, CA areas, exact meeting locations will be sent only to those who register. Contact me now if you’re interested in one of those spots. Max 10 people per date and they are filling up – oh and they’re $250 for the whole day with me too or discounted if you do more than one!

Please let me know how I can support you in growing, marketing and monetizing your business!

I’d love to hear your feedback and take aways from the video!

Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach, Speaker &

Author of the book, Love Yourself Successful

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear to Create Your Happiest Life Ever Full of lots of LOVE & MONEY!”

P.S.  Get your FREE Entrepreneur’s Success Kit plus a few other Free Gifts online at www.JumpStartYourMarketing.com/freegifts!
P.P.S. You can register for my next Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit Nov 12-15, 2014 where we’ll be working on this and so much more to jumpstart your business and yourself this year! Go to http://www.LiveBigEvents.com for info and a BIG SPECIAL OFFER & Early Bird Pricing now!
REMINDER: we just moved my entire website to my blog so some of the links and pages may not be working or perfect yet – let me know if you have any problems with pages please so we can fix them – thank you!
Please Share, Follow and Like:
error

Get marketing tips, business plans and your questions answered in a FREE Q&A! 

It’s an Open Q&A & Laser Coaching Call because I know so many of you have burning questions you want to know about around starting, growing, marketing or automating your business.

It happens THIS Thursday, November 14th at 5 pm PST so sign up and join me – you can ask a question, participate or you can just be a fly on the wall listening in to other people. There will be live laser coaching on this call just like I do in my Live Big Mastermind group calls.

You can pick my brain on ANYTHING to do with your business, sales, marketing, website, target audience, follow up, social media, mindset and so much more!

Do NOT pass up this one-time and LAST TIME opportunity to talk with me for FREE about your business this year!

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error

Hi there,

I hope you’re enjoying fall and getting ready for a spooky Halloween!

And now for your Spooky Surprise…

Get FREE Access Today to one of my most popular Webinars: 10 Steps to Jumpstart Your Business in 90 Days!

Limited time offer….

Click here now!

Watch today’s video

(CLICK HERE)

On this video I talk about how to get more social media followers, friends, fans and connections. You definitely want to listen in, this was one of the TOP QUESTIONS I got on a recent Facebook survey….

Check it out and tell me what you think!

Have a great rest of your week!

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error

I’m really having fun with creating new videos this month – have you seen them all? They are ALL different, don’t miss one, you never know what quick tidbit of information you’re going to gleem from one of these videos.

I’ve been doing a lot of mini planning meetings this week from a promotion that I had going and it’s fun, hearing what people want to accomplish and then give them ideas and strategies to even go bigger than what they’d thought! I love this stuff!
PS there are 2 fun live events this month in Sacramento….one with the Women Speakers Association and one with my good friend Kathleen Ronald who is coming up from LA to do a 1/2 day workshop with me for YOU! Click on over to my blog for a list of those events and others.

Watch today’s video (CLICK HERE) all about how to embrace your inner planning diva…yes you can. I know planning is not always the fun and sexy stuff in our business but if you think about it, this is when you get to be creative and think really BIG! It’s fun, watch my video and get some ideas for yourself this coming year.

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!

Click here to find out more –>> www.LiveBigMastermind.com 

Fill out the quick form on that page and I’ll be in touch to talk with you soon…meanwhile I’m off to speak at the eWomenNetwork in Colorado Springs tomorrow and Friday – pray for me that it doesn’t snow! This California girl isn’t a big fan of snow! 😉

 

 

 

Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

info@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

P.S. Been thinking about working with me but haven’t taken that leap yet or inquired yet about how that would work?

Seriously consider talking with me about the NEW Live Big Mastermind….I’ve made quite a few changes to the program for this coming year and can’t wait to work with a great group of highly motivated entrepreneurs (this program will be my MAIN focus in 2014, you won’t see a lot of other virtual programs or free events anymore….take a look!).

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error

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.

 

 

For more free info on business and marketing go to http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.

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!

Click here –>> www.LiveBigMastermind.com  

 

Upcoming Events, Calls, Live Seminars, Webinars & Where to See Kat Speak!

 

Oct 15, 11 am PSTKat’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 theLaunch 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 18 – Kat is the Guest Speaker at the eWomenNetwork Luncheon in Colorado Springs, CO. Find out how to attend here.

 

Oct 22, 11 am PSTKat’s Jumpstart Your Business NOW Radio Show – Info about guests, to call in live or to become a guest yourself – CLICK HERE!

 

Oct 22, 3 pm PST – Silver Mentor Coaching Program, Training Call on the topic of: Maximizing Your Affiliations for Ongoing Marketing and Leads – Find out how to join and what’s included for $97/mo!

 

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.

Oct 25 – VIP DAY WITH KAT OPENING….Who Wants It? Contact me for info or click here.

 

Oct 29, 11 am PSTKat’s Jumpstart Your Business NOW Radio Show – Info about guests, to call in live or to become a guest yourself – CLICK HERE!

 

Oct 29 – VIP DAY WITH KAT OPENING….Who Wants It? Contact me for info or click here.

 

Oct 31, 10 am PST – Kat is being interviewed on the Business Success CafeRegister now and get FREE Access to ALL October expert speakers in the Cafe!

 

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

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

 

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!

 

Please Share, Follow and Like:
error