Category Archives for Get Stuff Done

So Many Ideas, So Little Time (or How To Tame Idea Overload)

Idea Overload is an entrepreneur’s curse. We’re a creative bunch—we can’t help it. The challenge is handling the onslaught of ideas, then doing something with the best ones—bringing them to life! Why do we struggle with creating, completing and publishing—consistently? It comes down to these three issues: Having a place to store your ideastorms (and finding them when needed) Mapping, […]

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Do You Have a Project Management System in Place?

The key to successfully running an online business is to consistently get stuff done—especially the income-generating stuff. However, getting stuff done is a challenge when you have to keep track of so many moving pieces, like: creating delivering engaging learning marketing networking planning prospecting publishing reading replying researching selling serving updating and upgrading writing … and […]

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Weekly VA Marketing Tip: Practice Your 30-Second Intro

Welcome to this edition of Weekly VA Marketing Tip! This series is specifically designed to help virtual assistants avoid marketing insanity.  Every Monday, my posts will prompt you to accomplish one specific marketing action to promote, brand or position your professional virtual business. Implement these tips each week and I guarantee you’ll sustain your marketing […]

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Your 30-Second Intro: Networking – Getting to know about you

I guess everyone is getting ready for International Networking Week ’09 (February 2-6), because I keep finding all these great articles on networking and creating your 30-second commercial. I read an article “Networking – Getting to know about you” I found in the CampbellRiverMirror.com, written by Colleen Evans, Executive Director of the Campbell River Chamber […]

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Your 30-Second Intro: Do You Get Attention With Your 30-Second Introduction?

Kevin Dervin wrote an article, Do You Get Attention With Your 30-Second Introduction?, for WebProNews a while back that I wanted to share with you. He offers these 5 tips for developing a compelling 30-second intro: Start with the first sentence. Avoid the What You Are approach. Avoid the What You Do approach. Say how […]

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Your 30-Second Intro: Why nailing your elevator speech is crucial

Rick Spence wrote an article in the Financial Post today entitled Why nailing your elevator speech is crucial (unfortunately, the article is no longer available on their site). I love this sentence the most: “Networking is your key to new contacts, referrals and customers – and most people are so bad at working a room […]

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Your 30-Second Intro: Suggestions From a Networking Expert

Networking speaker, Hank Blank was featured in a Reuters article yesterday. His suggestions echo what I go into detail about in my guidebook, Beyond Muzak: Designing a Compelling 30-Second Intro. Here’s a quote from the article: “Effective networking is about less of you and more about helping the other people that you meet first. A […]

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