Today I completed “Ring 2″ of my newest program, The 2012 Marketing Olympics. This ring is all about your social media profiles, and a webinar platform was perfect for this discussion. This project has been a lot of fun to put together, and there are so many great ideas with this theme. I’ve got to give a special shout out to my Mastermind buddies, my VA, and a local marketing friend. Without their not-so-gentle prodding, it wouldn’t have gone from conception to fruition in under a month…….Ta-Da!
So, today I want to talk about stretching yourself. (I believe I need to let the hem out of my pants now, I’ve grown that much.) Of course, it’s been a lot of long hours, and a lot of feedback in phone calls and emails, but I can say that this one is in the bag now.
One of my reasons for creating this program (besides just wanting to get all of this information out to my peeps) was to try out some new marketing tools this year, and this has been a combination of a LOT of them, with more to follow. I did some advertising for the Marketing Olympics that I had never done before, and also crafted and held a 2-part mini series leading up to the event. All very fun, but I must admit, I’m glad to have a few days until the next session; there are two more weeks of the main event, and my brain still spins long after I close my eyes at night.
A couple of years ago I did a monthly series of conference calls and had great response. I even used a webinar platform that was in Beta at the time, called Linqto. It runs with Facebook, and was a really cool tool. This go-round, I am trying out GoToWebinar, and so far, it has worked fine. In fact, I can see how I might want to use this a lot more for training sessions and consulting. My focus going forward is on a lot more training, so guess I need to have a tool like this in my back pocket.
Over the next couple of months I’m doing some other new things, and right now, some of those ideas haven’t even come together yet. I’ll be surprising myself, apparently. The timing is so right for me to stretch myself. If you read my last post about structure, you know that sometimes I need to have dates on the calendar and commit myself to doing things. The Marketing Olympics has been my structure the past month, and I’m loving it.
For me, creating this program has been a Gold Medal effort. What do you have brewing for the Gold?