Offline Marketing and Running Around Today
By Denise Michaels, Author, “Testosterone-free Marketing”
Yesterday I told someone, I’ll be busy and mostly out of the house from 6:30 am until 9:00 pm on Thursday. It’s true. Every now and then I have a day that’s mostly about marketing my business and getting the word out to other women, home-based business owners here in Las Vegas. I’ll be sneaking online to post something every now and then – but I’m guessing I’ll put a few miles on my car driving around. Here’s what it’ll look like to be living my schedule today. *wink*
Gotta leave the house at 6:30 am to go to a networking breakfast meeting at 7:00 am at the Omelette House. What I like about this group is it seems to be filled with people who are dedicated business owners, they’ve given me referrals and the person in charge is very involved with feeding the homeless and giving back in wonderful ways. I’m going to take some flyers for my workshop coming up November 2nd (see Denise’s Events) with me.
Next I have a coffee meeting with a woman who’ll be at the breakfast. She’s in a network marketing organization and I want to talk with her about the possibility of having me speak to the women distributors in her group. I think she’ll probably want to talk with me about her business opportunity – but I have far too much on my plate to take on something totally different and removed from my brand. I’m very focused that way. (I’ll write about that in a future post.)
Next I have an 11:00 am meeting with a computer programmer. He’s building a website for a networking group. I offered to write the copy if I can get some recognition on the site and free advertising (sort of a business card size ad). Since I have a tendency to be a little verbose (you noticed! *wink*), I want to see what he’s created so my copy fits in the spaces he has in mind for the pages.
After that on my schedule, I have a 1:15 pm lunch with a woman whose Managing Editor of a magazine. She’s looking for writers with articles of interest to women over 50. I gave her a business card a few weeks ago and told her I have lots of articles and she contacted me inviting me to lunch. We’re going to “Brio,” a lovely Italian place. Since most magazine editors usually have a “don’t call us – we’ll call you” attitude, I’m thinking she’s got something more up her sleeve. We’ll see.
Looking at my calendar, I have a meeting (at home on Skype) with a client in New Zealand at 5:00 pm next. It’ll be noon on Friday for her in Auckland. I’ve helped her with several marketing projects over the last three years. She’s passionate about starting a school for economically disadvantaged girls and she’s asked me to help her in constructing a business plan to get capital from investors.
Last, Ernie and I are going to go to the Greek Festival that happens once a year here in Las Vegas. I love Greek food, culture and went to Greece quite a few years ago. A good Gyro, Saganaki or Moussakah when I’m hungry will always make me smile. It’ll be like sort of a date for us. Chances are I’ll toss a few copies of my book and business cards in my purse before we go. You never know who you might meet.
I’m sure by the time it’s all over with I’ll feel a little brain-dead and ready to hit the hay. My intention is that the day will move energy forward in a positive way. And when you do that – it eventually comes back around in positive ways. I’m not planning on perfection – but progress. Hope you are having a thrilling Thursday, too. *smile*