Archive for November, 2008
Every coaching business needs to have an internet presence. The days of finding clients through word of mouth or from local efforts only seem to be over. Your website is the face that you present to the world of the work that you do. It is the place that prospects find information, start a relationship with you, begin to establish trust in you and much more. I recently met Kenn Schroder who has a complete program to help coaches develop an effective website called Coaching Sites that Work.
Kenn’s program is the total package if you want assistance from the beginning to the end of the process. This is an eight week program that guides you to develop and write your copy and work with Kenn who gets the site online and handles all the technical aspects. The program includes a great deal of information including sample copy, questionnaires to help you crystallize your core message, how to’s and tutorials on using audio, testimonials, and more. Kenn has thought of many of the important elements of success including having analytics for tracking and the ability to update your website yourself.
A tremendous advantage to this program is that it is targeted to coaches. Kenn specializes in coaching businesses and understands what coaches need to be successful entrepreneurs. If you are looking for the complete package of assistance to get a successful website up and going, you will want to check out Coaching Sites that Work. Even if you have your website in place, you will want to go to Kenn’s site and look at the many articles for website success and subscribe to the “Website Ahas” newsletter.
Have you seen the blog game of Tag that is going around? I have just been “tagged” by Linda Dessau of the Idea Generator blog in the game called 7 Things about Me. Here’s how it works – if you are tagged, you write 7 wacky, offbeat, random or unknown things about yourself on your blog, link back to the person that tagged you and link forward to 7 other bloggers who you are tagging. Make sure to include these rules in your post and notify the people you are tagging either with a comment on their blog or a Twitter post. That’s it. A great way to generate some traffic to your blog and help out some fellow bloggers at the same time.
On to playing the game with 7 Weird and Wonderful Things about me.
1. I am still in touch with many childhood friends and was visited today by a friend I had not seen in 25 years and we both live more than a thousand miles from our childhood homes.
2. I love photography and have thousands of photos I have taken stored on my computer. If only I could find a good way to share them without tons of trouble.
3. I am a huge football fan. My daughter is teaching me to love Clemson where she went to school in addition to Tennessee where I went. And my father taught me to love the New England Patriots on his knee as a child.
4. My college degree was in botany and I worked for years as a chemist for a water department.
5. I can speak about 10 words of five different languages, but 20 words or more only in English. Not counting Pig Latin, in which I am fluent.
6. I hate shopping.
7. My motto is “If it is not chocolate, it is not worth the calories.” This helps a lot at this time of year when pumpkin and pecan pie are everywhere.
Now, my turn to say -”you’re it!”. Here are my choices for seven bloggers who I think you will find interesting and who I would like to hear unusual things about -
Sophfronia Scott – Business by the Book
Bea Fields – Biz Tools Blog
Maia Berens – All About Life Coaching
Becki Noles – The Coach Virtual Assistant
Suzanne Falter Barnes - Get Known Now Blog
Michael Bungay Stanier – Great Work Blog
Michelle Ulrich – The Virtual Nation
Have fun with this – networking and business building can really be just that!