written by Bonnie Chomica Social Media Lessons from Camp I recently spent two days at Social Media Camp and am saturated with information. I thought I’d squeeze my brain and share my notes on Social Media 2.0, Content Planning, and Crisis Management. I had some fun, too, as you can see from the cartoon image, which was magically created by Mark Siermaczeski of Cruelty-Free Cartoons. I am, by the way, dancing in my organic garden ;) I selected my notes… Continue reading
Photo – Nanaimo Precast by Bonnie Chomica Is social media essential for your business? It depends. It depends on your goals, what you’re willing to invest in, and where your ideal clients hang out. Chances are you should be using some form of social media, even if you don’t think it’s for your particular industry. If companies aren’t being social in your industry, that’s all the more reason to delve in and stand out from the competition. Be different. Here’s… Continue reading
By Bonnie Chomica Are You On The Right Path? Often times you get so excited about launching new things in your business, you don’t always see that you could be on the wrong path. Here’s how I steered a client in the right direction, avoiding a disaster. Working with a great client in Alberta, I find myself pulled back into the technology field, where I spent so much of my marketing career. It feels comfortable, and familiar, but at the… Continue reading
By Bonnie Chomica A Business Spotlight I am continually inspired by the ideas and innovations that come from the amazing people I meet. Recently, I had a draw at a networking event for a ‘Visibility Pack’ which entitled the winner to a feature on my blog, newsletter, and a mention to my social media tribes. This post is about the winner. Introducing ‘Bosom Buddies’ Claudette and Carola didn’t start out as entrepreneurs. Two great friends went on a road trip… Continue reading
Written by Bonnie Chomica Better Referrals with Buying Signals When you’re speaking to people at a networking event, you can’t expect that everybody is your ideal client, or that they are ready to buy your product or services that day, or ever. But, you never know who they know who might be looking for what you offer. Networking is a referral opportunity for you and the connections you make. You might understand what someone offers, but in order to find… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
Some kind praise from some happy clients…
Simple Effective Tips – Speaking Gig –
Bonnie shared simple, effective tips and some great laughs during her talk. I’ll be able to start using the info and secrets she shared right away in my business.
Clear and Doable Action Items –
I attained a lot of clarity during Bonnie’s assessment. She affirmed what is working for me now, and identified what I’m missing out on. I came away with four action items that are clear and doable that will help me attract more clients. Bonnie is a wealth of knowledge, is organized, and highly professional. This was a valuable experience!
Loved Your Enthusiasm – Speaking Gig –
You had great straight-forward tips with the perfect amount of content for the allotted time. I loved your enthusiasm and how you engaged the audience.”
This is Brilliant! –
Thank-you! This is brilliant! This is why I needed another pair of eyes looking at my work.
Step-by-Step, Patient and Pleasant –
Bonnie helped me navigate the somewhat overwhelming world of online marketing, with professionalism, clarity, and encouragement. Her step-by-step, patient and pleasant approach, gave me the confidence to develop new ways of promoting my business.