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The Distinctive Coaching Blog has Moved…

Posted by bizcoachjason on June 24, 2009

Yes, that’s correct. Due to a site reconstruction, we’ve moved.

For more informative, riveting, fascinating, thrilling articles, posts and general know-how on achieving your ideal business, sales, marketing, networking, social networking, productivity, motivation and all things that go into YOUR successful business, please see:

http://www.DistinctiveCoaching.com/Blog-posts

We’ll be waiting there for you . . .

🙂

Biz Coach Jason

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Awesome FREE resource for FB, LI, Twitter…

Posted by bizcoachjason on June 18, 2009

Check out this highly-rated (and FREE) guide to exploding your business using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, etc..

http://www.DistinctiveCoaching.com/Social-Networking-Special-Report

Here’s what some people are saying about it…

“Jason, I love this report! I have been having a hard time figuring out Twitter and your report has done wonders for me. Thank you. Is it ok for me to share the link with others?
Continue the wonderful work!”
– Sheila E.

“I just read your report on social networking. I could relate to some of the same frustrations! lol Enjoyed reading the tips. Thanks!”
– Nancy B.

 ”Thanks for sharing the link. One of the better summaries on using social media/networks for business owners.”
– Brett T.

“Hi Jason,  This guide seems really interesting and goes right along with the training topic we just had. Why don’t you also post this info to the group? I think that audience would really benefit from this too.
Thanks!”
– Frankie G.

“Nice! I can definitely use some of these ideas. This makes a lot of sense for marketing. I can tell my sales are really going to take off now!”
– Shawn T.

“Jason, great report – sure opened my eyes. I could use this help.”
– Jim W.

“Jason, Hope you don’t mind…I posted your Special Report to my wall, encouraging all to forward it to their business friends who don’t yet ‘get’ the importance of social media… ’Pass this article along to your business friends not yet on FB, Twitter, et al – Thanks to Jason Rosado’ ”
– Geoff M.

“Wow… Thanks for sharing this!”
– Susan M.

http://www.DistinctiveCoaching.com/Social-Networking-Special-Report

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“Testimonial Tuesdays” on Facebook and Twitter!

Posted by bizcoachjason on May 5, 2009

Hello Business Achievers!

In the spirit of sharing, helping reverse the recession, and providing sales to those that truly deserve it, I would like to introduce “Testimonial Tuesdays”!

http://snipurl.com/hey43 in the Facebook Group: “Achieve Your Ideal Business Now!”

I think Tuesdays are a great day for us to give a recommendation, testimonial or just kudos for a job well done to anyone we’ve worked with that we feel others could really benefit from.

For my first Testimonial Tuesday post and I want to give props to someone that has saved me hundreds of dollars over the past year, if not more:

I love the professional service and additional coverage she was able to provide at a much lower rate on my home, auto and umbrella insurance. I’ve been very happy with my rep for over a year. Let me know if you want Richele’s contact info to have her give you a great quote! Jason@DistinctiveCoaching.com

Please post your own Testimonials:
http://snipurl.com/hey43 

All the best,
Jason

P.S. Here is a Twitter post for you to ReTweet about Testimonial Tuesdays:

“Testimonial Tuesday”! Let the world know about the awesome service & value of other polished professionals! http://snipurl.com/hey43 Pls RT

@BizCoachJason  http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason

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Online Communication Tips For — Communicators

Posted by bizcoachjason on May 4, 2009

“Online Communication Tips For — Communicators” 

It’s all about image, communication, relationships and style.  Especially for us business owners.  Remember that people are looking to you and will decide if they want to buy from you, do business with you, or network and help you connect with others.

Richard Laermer provides some very good points here about what you’re posting on Facebook, as well as how you are emailing to your audiece.  Everything you communicate reflects on you and your brand.

“… By now, we’ve all received the message that our online reputations and images are as important, if not more important, than their off-the-Web counterparts.

So here’s how to rise from the ground floor to a higher level…”

Read more here:
http://badpitch.blogspot.com/2009/05/online-communication-tips-for.html

Jason’s additional comments:

This is very sound advice!

I would add that if you are writing marketing copy (webpage, newsletter, etc.) think of your audience as they are reading a note from you specifically to them specifically. At times it’s appropriate to write in a “personal” voice. The grammar doesn’t have to be perfect in these instances; it should sound “natural” and even a touch conversational. But it still needs to sound intelligent, respectful and thoughtful. 

All the best,
Jason

Website: http://www.AchieveYourIdealBusiness.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason
Facebook Profile: http://profile.to/BizCoachJason
Facebook Business Group: http://groups.to/IdealBusinessCommunity

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Why your Facebook account will be disabled

Posted by bizcoachjason on April 21, 2009

http://contactdubai.com/tips/why-your-facebook-account-will-be-disabled

Great summary!

I was once, too, temporarily suspended for unknown reasons, and for an unspecified period of time. But I was definitely told not to do “it” again, or else! lol

I couldn’t find in the terms of service what I had violated, and to this day have no idea what happened.

Thanks for sharing these tips. They are more specific and give an idea of what to watch out for and avoid in terms of being Facebook terminated.

All the best,
Jason

Website: http://www.AchieveYourIdealBusiness.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason
Facebook Profile: http://profile.to/BizCoachJason
Facebook Business Group: http://groups.to/IdealBusinessCommunity

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LOCAL, GLOBAL & GREEN 2009 – Chicago, Sat 3/28/09

Posted by bizcoachjason on March 27, 2009

Hello Business Achievers,

NETWORKING & EDUCATION – TOMORROW!!

Opportunities for Local Businesses, Global Marketplaces and Green Technology.

Saturday, March 28
Registration begins at 9:30AM
Program starts at 10:00AM and ends at 2:00PM

UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL.

 Click on the link below for more information:
LOCAL, GLOBAL & GREEN 2009
http://www.paccgc.org

Billions of Dollars are being allocated for Small Business Development and Green Technology. Find out how you can benefit!

I’ll be there as both an attendee and an expert panelist in sales & marketing at the Small Business Boot Camp that will run at the end of the event.  Hope to see you all there.

Best,
BizCoachJason

Where is Jason speaking next?
Take a look at
www.DistinctiveCoaching.com/events.htm to find out or have him speak at your event!


Jason E. Rosado
Business Coach & Speaker

Helping entrepreneurs, small biz owners, and sales professionals achieve your ideal business in 12 months or less.
Want to get started?  Sign up for your FR.EE “Business Success E-Series”!

773.829.1276
Jason@DistinctiveCoaching.com

Website:
http://www.AchieveYourIdealBusiness.com
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason
Facebook Profile: http://profile.to/BizCoachJason
Facebook Business Group: http://groups.to/IdealBusinessCommunity

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The End is Near (of the Indurtial Age) – “Get Out of the Training Business”

Posted by bizcoachjason on February 24, 2009

Very interesting article. I don’t know if I buy every point, but there are some great nuggets here.  I love the quote “Burning people out is not a survival strategy.”

So what does this all mean?

Even though this article is aimed at the corporate world, there are obviously huge implications for the small business and entrepreneurial folks.  Massive societal growth in networking, collaborating and coaching… some of my favorite pastimes… will lead to better decision-making skill and helping and service attitudes – which also will lead to more viral marketing, affiliate marketing and joint ventures between companies offering their products and services to the same target markets.

For those of us already doing the solopreneur gig, we have a headstart. But we need to keep learning, growing and staying ahead of the curve.

And… Don’t miss tomorrow’s FREE TELECLASS to start this new world process: http://idealprospect.eventbrite.com – better networking, marketing and sales success for eveyone!


“Get Out of the Training Business”  –  Jay Cross

The dawn of a new age

If you’re looking for a way to weather the economic downturn, the first thing you need to do is realize that it’s a permanent climate change, not a passing storm.

What we are experiencing today is fundamental. The industrial age is in its death throes, making way for the unfolding of the network age…

http://www.clomedia.com/effectiveness/jay-cross/2009/February/2532/index.php

Enjoy!
Jason

Jason E. Rosado
Business Coach


Helping entrepreneurs, home-based & small biz owners, and sales professionals achieve your ideal business in 12 months or less.

Want to get started?  Sign up for your FREE “Business Success E-Series”!773.829.1276
Jason@DistinctiveCoaching.com

Website: http://www.AchieveYourIdealBusiness.com
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason
Facebook Profile: http://profile.to/BizCoachJason
Facebook Business Group: http://groups.to/IdealBusinessCommunity

 

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Want to increase sales, gain new networking insight & enjoy marketing?

Posted by bizcoachjason on February 24, 2009

“Create Your Ideal Prospect”

 – How good are you at getting customers from networking events, online forums, email campaigns and other prospect contact situations?

 – Could you increase your sales effectiveness if you knew exactly what to say, how to say it, what to expect, how to follow up – and put it into the “Prospect Success Formula?”

Most of us entrepreneurs, small biz and sales professionals have several missed opportunities every day, because we aren’t taking our cues from the people we meet and talk to, are not properly positioning ourselves, or are spending too much time and energy focusing on the wrong aspects our dialogs. 

And when we do recognize these opportunities, we often let fear and lack of preparation get in the way of really taking advantage.  I know I have encountered the sleazy sales person or annoying pitch-happy networker when I’ve been out at events. I’ve also gotten introduction emails from unknown or vaguely known people that make my stomach turn.  I don’t want to come off that way to others, and I want to be ethical, moral and helpful with my networking, marketing and sales presentations.

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”

This means that we create our own luck.  And when you work for yourself, the importance of this cannot be stressed enough. People don’t succeed with their business just because of luck – especially in this economic environment.  You have to be prepared.

And here’s your opportunity to start that preparation, easily and enjoyably.

During this free teleclass, you will:

  • Discover the 4 easy steps to Create Your Ideal Prospect
  • Learn how fashion your “pitch” so it’s exciting, interesting and relevant – whether this is your networking “elevator pitch”, an online introduction or the turning point in casual conversation
  • Know how to use the “Three Eyes” to organically grow people’s interest and get them excited about what you have to offer, so they are ready to say ‘yes’ before you have even asked for a sale
  • Turn a skill that you mastered at age two (and drove your parents crazy) into the most valuable sales tool you can ever use
  • Find out why businesses are growing at breakneck speeds on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Ning and other social networks, and how you can get in on this too
  • And do all these ethically, morally and in a way that makes you feel really good that you are helping others while growing your business!

Please join me on Wednesday, Feb 25 at 9:30am CT for this exciting live workshop that will take what you already know, combine it with new insight and give you superior networking, marketing and sales results!

Here is the link to register: http://idealprospect.eventbrite.com

And… for those that are on the live call, I will be giving a free bonus you will not want to miss, and a very special prize for one lucky winner!

All the best,
Jason

P.S. Don’t miss this one! If you want to explode your sales, and even if you aren’t 100% sure you’ll be able to make it, there will be follow up from the event that you won’t want to miss!  http://idealprospect.eventbrite.com

 

Where is Jason speaking and presenting next?
Take a look at www.DistinctiveCoaching.com/events.htm to find out or have him speak at your event!


Jason E. Rosado
Business Coach

Helping entrepreneurs, home-based & small biz owners, and sales professionals achieve your ideal business in 12 months or less.
Want to get started?  Sign up for your FREE “Business Success E-Series”!

773.829.1276
Jason@DistinctiveCoaching.com

Website: http://www.AchieveYourIdealBusiness.com
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason
Facebook Profile: http://profile.to/BizCoachJason
Facebook Business Group: http://groups.to/IdealBusinessCommunity

 

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10 Ways To Stay Safe On Facebook

Posted by bizcoachjason on February 6, 2009

This is a great short read from Mari Smith for anyone that wants more info on how to use Facebook, especially for business, when you might have some concerns about privacy.

I agree with them, except maybe one (for business marketing reasons). But I’ll let you decide which are good for you. 

All the best,
Jason

10 Ways To Stay Safe On Facebook

Jason E. Rosado
Business Coach


Helping entrepreneurs, home-based & small biz owners, and sales professionals achieve your ideal business in 12 months or less.

Want to get started?  Sign up for your FREE “Business Success E-Series”!773.829.1276
Jason@DistinctiveCoaching.com

 

Website: http://www.AchieveYourIdealBusiness.com
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason
Facebook Profile: http://profile.to/BizCoachJason
Facebook Business Group: http://groups.to/IdealBusinessCommunity

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Online marketing, Social networking and Client attraction for Sales success

Posted by bizcoachjason on January 22, 2009

I have just read several blogs that deal with all these topics. Some were suggestions, some were rants, and others were just ideas to help others with sales.

I am a huge believer in networking and “mutually beneficial marketing”! I write articles, give teleclasses and live seminars. These are all forms of marketing and gaining exposure, but the goal isn’t to sell someone on something, but rather to provide useful, insightful info from my own experiences.

And now I am benefitting from the social networking arena – mostly Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Meetup and Ning – where they can all come together. So here is my take:

Successful online networking is not much different than in-person networking: Build your personal and business brand into a cohesive message and attractive experience.

The key to great networking is to develop relationships by:
• Connecting
• Finding common ground
• Being service oriented
• Providing great value – resources, content, ideas or connections

By doing all these, people can get to know you and at the same time enhance themselves and their business, while you expect nothing in return.

And the key to turning people off right away and therefore NEVER being able to make a sale:
• Beat them over the head with your sales pitch

People need to know, like and trust you.

Helping others without expectation is the easiest way to get that accomplished. Plus, others will be drawn to you as you truly are, not as some marketing guru wrote webpage copy to “spin” the real you. This starts off the relationship on the right foot, as people will know what to expect from you.

These are my philosophies, and they have worked very well. Here are two recent articles about online and offline networking strategies and skills here:

“10 Holiday Networking Tips”
www.tinyurl.com/Networking10Tips

“How can I use Twitter to draw business to my website?”
www.tinyurl.com/7dpqrm

Good luck, and please feel free to connect so we can help each other. 🙂

All the best,
Jason

P.S. If you ever want to check out what free teleclasses and workshops I have coming up on these topics, just go to www.DistinctiveCoaching.com/events.htm

Jason E. Rosado
Business Coach

Helping self-directed and self-managed professionals achieve your ideal business in 12 months or less. Ready to start? Sign up for your FREE “Business Success E-Series”!

773.829.1276
Jason@DistinctiveCoaching.com

Website: http://www.AchieveYourIdealBusiness.com
Blog: http://blog.DistinctiveCoaching.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BizCoachJason
Facebook Group: http://groups.to/IdealBusinessCommunity

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