It was a pleasure to be the guest blogger today on Jeannette Paladino’s Blog: Write, Speak, Sell (Profiting from More Effective Communication) where she asked me to write on: “Tailor your communication style to meet the needs of others “. Remember, that to learn more on this subject, and to receive your free DISC profile valued at $50, I will be presenting at the ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) breakfast meeting on Friday January 15th at 7:30am at El Parador.
DISC has applications that will assist you in conflict resolution, leadership development, team building, as well as in sales. This tool is one of the most phenomenal tools on the market. One, because it is “dead on” and can feel like you’ve had your hand read. And two, because you can take it for different environments and occasions and it will show you and reflect how different you are say, at home than you may be at work; or how you relate to one problem employee compared to the rest of the employees; how you view and handle money; or even how you are in leadership as opposed to when you’re not. This becomes invaluable to me, as an Executive Coach, when working with individuals or the company as a whole. So, whether you come yourself, or forward this to a colleague or business partner, I guarantee that you’ll find value in this tool!
While You’re on Jeannette’s website, look around, she has not only done a beautifully job on her website, it is also informative and helpful as well. Jeannette was senior vice president for the venerable Bowery Savings Bank where the experience indelibly impressed on her how a culture of communication can work magic with employees and customers! Jeannette and I took the same blogging class that will begin again on January 11th. You may want to learn all the wonderful ways to promote yourself and what you passionately believe in through a blog. Check out the “ Become A Blogging Maniac ” webinar just click on the link in the article: “A Great Way to Promote Your Business and Work is with a Blog.” One of the best things about this class is that if you miss a session, it’s posted so you can go back at your convenience to go through it.
This is by far the very best thing I’ve done for my business, and my professional development, this year. I took the course, Become a Blogging Maniac , and found myself amazed that I was maneuvering through the world of technology, not my best subject! Because Bea Fields , the instructor/coach, was such an incredible trainer, I was able to stay with this webinar and learn what I needed for the future. When necessary, she dumbed down the information for those of us with digital green thumbs, even sending me personal web videos to show me exactly how to do a particular thing. From this course, I was able to then expand what I learned to launch my new web-site www.AccidentalLeader.com . Of course, I also have to give credit to Nina, who did a great job with the basic set-up. So, if you want to expand your digital horizon, kick start your social networking skills, or dive into something that will make you relevant in this day and age, take this course. It’s only $97 now, but will go up in January. It should really be $500 for what you get out of it. And, it will put you at the forefront of many industries. With these two brilliant, professional woman beside you, you’ll believe you can learn and do anything!
Please Note: We will be using the WordPress Blogging Platform for this course. If you have another blogging platform, you can still benefit from the program, but you will not be able to use the special features we will be presenting during the course.
The Become a Blogging Maniac 12-week course is designed to not only teach you all the ins and outs of blogging but to provide you with a community of like-minded people to collaborate with. Once you join this content packed program, you will be able to:
1) Build credibility and share your expertise by hosting a beautifully appointed, media rich blog.
2) Connect with other bloggers through our community forum.
3) Post your upcoming events on our “Special Events” page for additional exposure.
4) Join our weekly calls so that you get each and every question answered about blogging, podcasting, video streaming and online social networks.
5) Gain access to scores of free resources to help you keep your business fresh and in the black.
6) Spend 1 hour in a private coaching call with me (Bea Fields) to help you iron out any issues you may be facing with your blog or attracting visitors.
7) Build a pipeline of readers who are perfectly designed to become your clients in the future.
What the Program Includes: The cost of the 12-week Become a Blogging Maniac Course is only $97.00 (a bargain indeed.) January 11, 2010 from 1-3 p.m. Eastern
An outline of our weekly calls: Week 1: Choosing a Theme for Your Blog
Week 1: Choosing a Theme for your Blog
Week 2: Using Keywords and Search Terms to Write Titles, Categories, Tags and Content Which Will Drive Your Target Market to Your Blog
Week 3: Continuation: How to write over 25 compelling, popular blog post titles and Introduction to Plug-Ins
Week 4: Turning Your Blog into a Podcast, Video Blog or Photo Album
Week 5: Turning Your Blog Into a Podcast
Week 6: Turning Your Blog Into a Video Blog
Week 7: How to Market Your Blog Using Feedburner
Week 8: Using My Blog Log and Blog Catalog to Market Your Blog
Week 9: How to Use Social Networks to Attract Readers to Your Blog
Week 10: How to Use Social Networks to Attract Readers to Your Blog (Part 2)
Week 11: How to Use Blogging to Reach the Media
Week 12: Blogging About Trends