June 3, 2011
If you are a professional service provider, speaker, author, or coach who is serious about attracting more perfect clients now, pay close attention to this message because there is definitely something of value in it for you and your growing business. My partner and Red Fire Branding Guru Liz Goodgold and I are joining forces a second time for our Bring in the Dough: 5 Weeks to a Better Brand, Bio, and Business Tele Boot Camp that starts on Wednesday, July 27 at 11 a.m. and continues through Wed., August 24, 2011. This tele boot camp will guide you step by step to both speak about and write about your business to capture attention, attract clients, and more. There will be plenty of personal attention paid to each guest during this program so you can set aside your messaging struggles and truly step up, stand out, and show up at your best to attract the results you seek in your business.
Since we are committed to making a difference for others, we will be awarding three scholarships for deserving professional service providers, coaches, authors, and speakers who submit their 200-word essays for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org in time for the July 8, 2011 submission deadline. To apply for a scholarship tell us WHY you are the worthy candidate to benefit from this Tele-Boot-Camp experience valued at $497 and HOW you will use the opportunity to propel you forward in your business or your life. Send us 200 words or less, please! Liz and I will review all the applications and choose the three most compelling storytellers as winners to join us for this course which starts on July 27 at 11 a.m. PST.
We will announce the winners via blog post, ezine, eblast, and Facebook, so take note. The volume of entries prevents us from replying to each candidate personally.
And, if you have not yet registered for our July 11 free teleclass that will showcase specific tips you can apply right away to boost your business now with a magnetic personal brand and story, here is the link to make that easy.
And, if you were on the call last time and just want to enroll right now, you can do that, too. There are plenty of testimonials posted to showcase the value we are bringing, and that makes Liz and I so proud! Here is that link.
Both Liz and are can hardly contain our enthusiasm about this program and the impact it will have for your business. So if earning a scholarship to benefit is a priority, we can’t wait to hear YOUR story when you submit it for scholarship consideration by July 8, 2011 at 5 p.m. PST. And we can’t wait for the real work to begin starting July 27!
March 15, 2011
Good News, New Audio File to Support Your DIY Publicity Success
Have you ever set an intention for something big to happen in your business and have it happen in real time, right then and there? In December of 2010, my husband Steve Juetten and I were sharing a festive holiday lunch to reflect back on the year and look ahead to the New Year.
He asked me what I most wanted to happen in my business. I said, “I want someone like Bill Baren to invite me to share my content with his extended community. He is the kind of expert, tribe leader, and success influencer who has the magic to bring my expertise and offerings to the perfect potential business owners to benefit.”
As the waiter was bringing us coffee and dessert, I took a quick look at my phone to check messages. At that very moment, I had received an invitation from Bill Baren’s organization to contribute to his Know-Like-Trust Factor Online Event.
Right then and there, I burst into tears of joy. Not long after that, Bill interviewed me. This conversation was probably the best interview I’ve given to date. As a direct result, blog traffic grew by four times the typical volume, new ezine subscribers opted in by the hundreds, and ‘thank you’ emails and Twitter and Facebook love immediately followed. (Sales came in, too!)
I share this story because it proves that if you give voice to what you want to happen, the Universe does provide.
This interview about the Rock Star Status Reality Check is one that is packed with content, quality examples, great stories that are steeped in authenticity and value to anyone who wants to tell a better story now.
The ultimate results I want for you are to be seen, heard, celebrated and compensated for your expertise. If you follow the guidance generously shared via this audio file, you will get what you want. Listen in, enjoy, and share with others who can benefit: kltwithnancyjuetten.
If you have comment or success story to share about how these tips have worked to your advantage, please share!
Bill Baren, thank you so much for this opportunity. You’ve opened a world of new opportunity for me to serve, and am so grateful. Can’t wait to see you at the end of the month at the Big Shift Experience!
January 1, 2011
Here’s to happiness, health, and wealth for each and every one of us!
October 29, 2010
Event Promotion, Good News, Seattle Design Center
With 2010 fast coming to a close, I know I am not the only one who is saying, “Hurray.” How about saying a fond farewell to 2010 by joining with me and my good friend and colleague Patrick Snow at a special and FREE event we have planned for December 10. It’s free to attend, free to park, and free to enjoy. What a concept!
It’s the Second Annual Publici-Tea™ and Book Publishing Summit at Seattle Design Center. We’ll be talking about how to prepare and share your stories so you can start the new year ready for the media spotlight and to attract the clients and speaking gigs you crave. Best of all, there will be plenty of free time before and after the two content-rich presentations to network, enjoy, reflect on this year and share plans for what 2011 will bring. And, if you are in the mood to deck the halls, you can linger and shop at Seattle Design Center for treasures that will make your home stand out and shine at holiday time and every day.
You can register at this link. All we ask is that you bring a camp item to donate to Rise ‘N Shine to make summer camp in 2011 even more safe and fun for kids whose lives are touched by HIV and AIDS. Flashlights, bandaids, suntan lotion, marshmallows, backpacks, and other items are gladly welcomed, and all are tax deductible donations.
Since 1988, Rise n’ Shine, has been providing emotional support programs, stability, advocacy, and AIDS education for children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS. This includes children and teens who have been orphaned by the disease, children and teens who live with a parent or other close family member with HIV/AIDS, and those who are infected themselves.
Special thanks to the quality organizations who are joining with Patrick and I to spread the good news about what we have brewing for you on December 10, including Seattle Design Center, the Puget Sound Business Journal, SpeakerPublisher, The Alternative Board (TAB), and Win the Click. Together, we are going to invite the most amazing group of business owners to enjoy this event, and I can’t wait.
We have room to welcome 130 amazing guests. Please be among them. Register here to claim your place.
October 26, 2010
For Women Only, Good News
If you want to attend the November 8 and 9 Dream It! Launch It! Live It! Global Conference for the Ladies Who Launch in Seattle, today is a lucky day for the best three people to post comments to this blog.
Tell me why you want to attend. Put your heart into it. I’ll choose the three winners based on the thoughtfulness of their comments. You must post by midnight PST on Wednesday, October 27, you win a ticket to attend as my VIP guest.
By the way, I’ll be speaking on Monday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. My presentation is titled, “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Making a Living with Information Products: Real Life Versus the Fairy Tale.”
If you’ve been wondering if creating information products is the right strategy to pursue as you build your business, you won’t want to miss this session. Event guests can ask me just about anything, and I promise to share what I know.
And, I will have just returned from Ali Brown’s SHINE – Discover Your True Wealth conference taking place November 2-4 in Las Vegas, so I’ll be armed with the latest best practices to share, along with my own hard-won lessons along my own journey to achieve success as an infopreneur.
So, who wants to join me? Post your comments here by tomorrow at midnight. The three comments that get to the heart of this matter will win VIP tickets. Winners are responsible for their own transportation to the Seattle Hilton and their own accommodations.
Ready? Set? Post!
June 10, 2010
Bye-Bye Boring Bio Success Story, Good News
Congratulations to the five lucky winners of the Extreme Bio Makeover as a result of the Done for You Giveaway Sweepstakes of the Century:
- Charlotte Marshall, Aim Higher Coaching
- Victoria Cook, The Guilt Free Coach
- Sharon Day, Miabella Design Group
- Erika Kalmar, Career Wellness Coach
- Dawn Martinello, Monday Morning VA
I am looking forward to working with all the winners.
Since the contest launched May 17, 2010, 798 people entered to win the Extreme Bio Makeovers. That tells me that there are a lot of people who are fed up with their boring bios, fired up and ready to do something about them.
If the timing is right to get into action now, you know it. If the Done for You approach resonates for you, get in touch to schedule YOUR Extreme Bio Makeover today. If you love to do things yourself, treat yourself to the Bye-Bye Boring Bio Action Guide. Either way, you get what you need, and you’ll be beaming with pride as you invite more clients, more media attention, or both to your business.
Speaking of which, I received this wonderful email today from a Bye-Bye Boring Action Guide customer that makes me beam with pride.
… One thing I’d like to say is that your book is helping me to not only change the way I think about presenting myself in my bio but also in all of our marketing and PR materials. My husband and I own Red Paper Clip , and we find that it’s easy to write about other people’s businesses with fun, funky copy that takes them from being just another price point to consider to being a business that people are STOKED to work with. However, it’s much more difficult to do that for yourself…
Your book was recommended to us by Tad Hargrave, who Red Paper Clip hired for a one-on-one marketing session over the weekend. Tad is absolutely awesome, and when he recommends something, we trust him. However, when I visited your website, I checked out some of the other people who had given you testimonials, just to see what their bios look like and how the book has worked for them. One stood out in particular, and that was Kelly Watson of One Woman Marketing. I clicked on the link to her website, and was really impressed by what I saw. So, Tad gave us the referral to you, and Kelly helped seal the deal. I bought the book immediately.
I’m already on a roll with my bio, and once I’m finished, I would be happy to send it to you along with a testimonial for you to share on your website. And, if (or, as is more likely the case, when) we ever need a one-on-one PR session, I’ll know who to call.
Thanks a bunch!
Geneve Champoux, Partner
Red Paper Clip
Thank you Geneve! And thank you to the Done for You Giveaway Sweepstakes organizers for creating an engaging event that delivered so much value for all.
Authentic Visibility Tip of the Day:
Whether you like to do things yourself or have them done for you, just DO something to get what you need. Nothing happens without action.
May 10, 2010
Over 5,000 women and a few good men traveled from around the nation, around the world, and across town to join in the 10-year anniversary celebration for O The Oprah Magazine in New York City last weekend.
Best friends, mothers and daughters, stay-at-home moms, business owners, working women, and everyone in between happily met and become friends for the weekend. Some were celebrating 50th birthdays. Others were treating themselves to that “bucket list” experience they had been dreaming of for years. Others were taking in that too long delayed gal-pal weekend, or perhaps celebrating their first Mother’s Day away from their children in a most magnificent, one-of-a-kind way.
Each with reasons all her own, we all came to celebrate, laugh, cry, and express gratitude to Oprah for the role she has played as we’ve journeyed forward to do the best we can with our lives and careers.
The Live Your Best Life mission set at the launch of O The Oprah Magazine has stayed true all along. Millions of lives have been touched, shaped, and made better with every advice column, every book club recommendation, and every coveted treasure fortunate to earn a place on that influential and oh-so-revered O List.
What Oprah has built over the last 10 years is a tribe to which millions belong and from which we all find pearls of inspiration to journey toward the purposeful, meaningful lives we desire, deserve and design. I know that I am not alone in declaring that we are all returning home very glad to have made the journey and much enriched by the experience.
Oprah’s influence has been deeply felt in my life and work. I, like so many others, am proud to have overcome personal and professional odds to create a life and a business filled with purpose, passion, and possibility.
Those of us who wanted to say “thank you” to Oprah for the impact she has contributed to their lives had that opportunity this weekend. Those who wanted to take stock over their own progress in living their own best lives over the last decade took the opportunity to do so, each in her own way.
As I waited in line to take my seat at the workshops, participate in the Sunday 5K walk to benefit a host of worthy charities, and take in the other displays and exhibits, it was inspiring to meet people and to see, hear, and celebrate with them as they shared their accomplishments, forgave their failures, and gave themselves permission to anticipate their future opportunities. It was very special to share the experience with Lori Richardson and Kammie Lisenby, who are featured in these photos taken at the opening ceremony on Saturday morning and the 5K walk on Sunday.
Now, the question for each and every one of us is what is next?
Oprah would likely say that it is time to dream a bigger dream, listen to the whispers, and step more boldly toward what is truly possible.
What I know for sure is that my passion to serve others is fierce. To play a role in guiding others to learn how to tell their own stories so they can walk taller, proceed more boldly in the pursuit of their purpose, and accomplish more of what they want in their lives and businesses is the most satisfying, rewarding work that I do. And, the stories I help others tell will continue to make an impact as I gain the courage to tell stories in an authentic voice that speaks my own truth.
While I don’t know for sure the exact shape things will take in my own life and work, I can tell you that over the last ten years, Oprah has taught me a lot about how to ask the right questions. Like millions of others on the journey to create my own best life, my story is still unfolding. I look to the future with high hopes, high expectations, and the belief that great things are possible for those who believe in unlimited possibilities and are willing to do the work to bring them to life.
I’ll close this post with a quote Oprah shared during her magnificent one-woman-show at Radio City Music Hall and on page 256 of her ten-year anniversary magazine.
“I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.”
– Oprah Winfrey
March 28, 2010
March brought a bit of personal drama my way. After an abnormal mammogram, followed by another more detailed test, I had a biopsy to remove suspicious cells that the doctor feared could be breast cancer. Since this was my second experience with this kind of news over a series of years, I spent the better part of March wondering and worrying about what might become of the rest of my life. As a wife to my devoted husband of 23 years Steve, an almost 13-year-old son Kyle, and a 7-year-old Golden Retriever named Shadow, I lost a fair amount of sleep about this turn of events. And, that biopsy wasn’t fun at all.
The good news is that I am cancer free, and I couldn’t be more relieved. For those of you who lent personal support during this challenging time, I thank you.
This was just the wake-up call I needed about a lot of things in my life and business. I realize that I’ve been planning my life around my business instead of the other way around. That is going to stop right now. Enough already about putting my life and personal plans on hold until such time that the business is doing this or that. “Someday” isn’t on the calendar, and this isn’t a dress rehearsal.
How are things different already?
1) I’ve declared Friday nights and all day Saturdays as “technology free” days. The focus is on family and personal time with my husband and son.
2) Shadow and I are taking more walks.
3) I am tending to my garden and loving it.
4) I started taking Yoga today, and I am going to stick with it and make regular appointments.
5) I am going to see Oprah in person at the Live Your Best Life 10 Year Anniversary Celebration for O Magazine this May 7 – 9. I’ve been a fan for a decade. It’s time to be in the same room with her. And maybe I’ll get lucky enough to share that cup of tea with her that I’ve been dreaming of for so long to thank her for the impact she has had on my life.
6) And, on the business front, I am make Extreme Bio Makeovers a priority service in my business. I love providing this service. I love connecting with clients in this very personal way. And I know I can help people walk taller and act more boldly in telling their stories to invite the right opportunities, especially for those who find talking about themselves difficult or who just can’t find the right words.
For reasons stemming from my own life experience, I really understand how important it is to be seen, heard, and celebrated. It’s my gift to pay close attention and ask the right questions to uncover what makes you special and different. I love listening to your stories and turning them into media opportunities and other avenues to share your magic with the marketplace.
And, when you love doing something as much as I love doing this and clients get so much value out of it, why wait a moment longer before making it a priority?
For starters, I’d love Thursdays to be Extreme Bio Makeover Days in my practice. When that day books up consistently, I’ll add a second day to provide that service. And then we’ll see what happens after that.
If Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills can be known as the eyebrow guru (she’s also Oprah’s very own favorite) who travels the world arching women’s brows to frame their faces in the best possible way, I can start blazing my trail as “The Bio Whisperer” who coaxes your best story out of you so you can do more of what you love, while making you sound like the rock star you are as you are doing it. If not now, then when? At least I a boldly declaring what I want to happen next. That feels really good. And I can’t wait to get started.
And, if you are overdue for your mammogram, make your appointment today so you can hopefully have the peace of mind and gratitude that come with a “cancer free” diagnosis.
March 15, 2010
I got my ticket to the Oprah Live Your Best Life anniversary celebration just moments ago. When the transaction completed, I had tears. This is a big deal for me. I can’t wait to meet up with all the great people who are going to be there and be as up close and personal to Oprah as I’ve ever been. Hurray!
October 27, 2009
Blogging Basics, Good News
Did you know that the Urban Dictionary actually includes a definition for a new affliction of the digital age? It’s called “Blogger Butt.” The definition is – Weight gain in the gluteal region which is directly related to spending large amounts of time blogging. I found out about this by reading Publicity Hound Joan Stewart‘s Ezine today, and it made me laugh.
Check out the treadmill desk Shannon Nicholson created for Michelle Tennant Nicholson at this link to help her get fit while blogging. This just goes to show that there are extraordinary solutions waiting to address common problems — if you just have enough ingenuity to figure them out. Best of all, there are media opportunities waiting for those who take advantage of them. Michelle landed an interview with FOX News later today on the topic of how women can stay healthy while in front of their computers 14 hours a day. Now that the weather has turned cooler in so many regions of our nation and Halloween and holiday treats stand ready to tempt us all, the timing is certainly right to find suitable antidotes to blogger butt.
Authentic Visibility Question of the Day? What solutions have you found to counter blogger butt? My favorite solution is working out regularly with a heart rate monitor, eating mindfully, and drinking lots of water. It’s not a particularly newsworthy answer, but it works for me — and the skinny jeans fit. How about you? Inquiring minds want to know!
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