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Are Sloppy Emails Losing You Business?

Written by Bonnie Chomica Email Writing Tips Are your emails easy to read and absorb? They’re an essential part of business communications, and not always just about the content. How is your email structured, visually? Are things sloppy and cryptic, or organized and clear? People are busy, and constantly trying to keep up with their exploding inbox. If you are careless with your messages, you could be annoying your reader, and shedding an unprofessional light. Whether you’re emailing a customer,… Continue reading

How Clichés Can Kill Your Message

by Bonnie Chomica I’ll bet you use clichés all the time, without even thinking. They roll off our tongue, or our keyboard, because we think they portray a more colourful message. But, they may be killing your marketing message for several reasons. Cliché In The Dictionary Clichés – noun: a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. Essentially, clichés are stale and boring, and often confuse people, rather than making your point. Why You… Continue reading

Should You Accept all Linkedin Invites?

Written by Bonnie Chomica Should you accept all Linkedin invites to connect? The short answer is probably not. You should understand your reasons for using the professional network, who is contacting you and why, and who you want to attract to connect with you. Why Are You On Linkedin? My evolution with Linkedin started while I was still in the corporate world. I saw the value of having an online profile to build my personal brand. At the time, I… Continue reading

Crucial Subject Line Tips to Get Your Emails Opened

written by Bonnie Chomica People’s inboxes are a busy place. How do you break through the clutter, and capture your readers’ attention so they’ll open YOUR email. Start with attention-grabbing Subject Lines. The following subject line tips apply to your emails, but also consider them for the titles of your articles, blog posts, newsletters, and even social media. TAP INTO EMOTION        As with most marketing messages you need to appeal to people’s emotions. What is their problem, need, or desire,… Continue reading

7 Great Websites for Royalty-Free Photos

written by Bonnie Chomica   Are you stealing photos for your marketing? You have to be careful not to infringe on copyright when using someone else’s photo, image, or clipart. Don’t just grab something from Google Images, or you could get yourself into a heap of legal trouble. I’ve compiled the following list of sites where you can find images to use free of charge.   License Agreements  The sites below have varying degrees of ‘rules’. Some have none, so… Continue reading

This is All About ‘YOU’

By Bonnie Chomica, Marketing Done Write   Write like you’re having a conversation with your reader and you’ll draw them into your message. Use the words ‘you’ and ‘yours’ to make your marketing material more personal, and friendly. Focus on the reader, that one person who is looking at your poster, your website, even your trade show booth.   Use the words you and your and make your products or services more appealing and personal to the reader. They will… Continue reading

4 Essential Social Media Resources

Written by Bonnie Chomica Are you overwhelmed by the thousands of social media ‘expert’ websites? How can you find the most valuable and relevant information for you and your business?  On a daily basis, I rely on what I consider to be the four best social media resources. These are my ‘Go-To’ people. I’ve shared them here to help you weed out some of the not-so-great sites. 1. Social Media Examiner  http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael Stelzner and his team at Social Media… Continue reading

Are You a Spammer? – New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

Written by Bonnie Chomica Do you like receiving email spam? Of course, not. Then make sure you are not sending spam. The new Canadian Anti Spam Legislation is being approved in July of this year, and you’ll want to make sure you comply with the rules, to avoid hefty million dollar fines. I’ve compiled a list of the basic things you need to know and things you can do right away. Here goes. What is CASL? The Canadian Anti Spam… Continue reading

Ensure an ROI When You Exhibit at Tradeshows

Written by: Bonnie Chomica Once you’ve paid for your exhibit space, you can’t assume that people will just magically appear in your booth. You need a solid communications plan to optimize your exhibiting efforts, before and after the show, to ensure a return on your tradeshow investment. You shouldn’t rely on the tradeshow promoter to get people to your booth. Their job is to attract a broad audience to cover the variety of exhibitors for the whole show. Your job… Continue reading

A Pig, a Chicken, and a Rabbit Walk Into a Bar

Written by Bonnie Chomica At the Coombs Country Fair this weekend, I revisited my childhood memories of the 4H club I had belonged to in Manitoba. I recalled that it was my first foray into personal development, but of course at 10 years old, I didn’t know it at the time. The 4H Club is a youth group that gives you valuable life skills and experiences based on your interests whether it’s photography, drama, healthy living, or caring for livestock. Their… Continue reading

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