2nd time lucky

I have had a really hectic week so far and it is only Wednesday ! ..but hey hoo ..upwards and onwards.

I am running a business conference in Septemeber and I have been pulling togethr all the “free ” promotional bonuses and gifts and preparing the copy and web pages ..It all takes such time!

I thought I was a head of the game until a very good friend of mine pointed out that the video that I had put together for my promotion was a little long and a little waffly! ..I think she thought that I would be upset by her comments  ..but I wasn’t …because deep down I knew it was true ..I had rushed it and I certainly didn’t give it my best …

So ..I re: shot the video ..this time carefully preparing what I wanted to say and in which order and I also wrote a brilliant (although I say so myself!!) PDF report to accompany it..and when I finished I was proud at what I had done.

So the moral of this very short blog is …..listen to your own gut instincts ..you know when something is “the best” and you know when it is just OK ..and even if you do feel tierd and fed up that you have to do it all over again ..take a deep breathe and try a different angle ..and you will make it so much better the second time 😉

You can see the short video and get your pdf here:

http://www.seminarboost.wordpress.com

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My nightmare day with WordPress

Yesterday I spent all day trying to sort out an IT problem I was having.

I am a very independent person and because I love to learn, and I tend to learn best from practical experience rather than theory, I do most of my IT stuff myself ..but some days it drives me to distraction !!!!!

I am hosting a multi speaker event in September for small businesses, which, let me tell you is some feat in its self ..trying to organise 8 speakers ..is a challenge! ..anyway ..I have written all the copy (with the aid of Carol Bentley- http://www.copywriting4b2b.com ) and I have set up all the website pages  (13 email templates and 6 web pages later!!!)

Well yesterday I decided I wanted to change how I have set up the registration pages and pop them together on my other blog. (http://seminarboost.wordpress.com) for easy access.

http:seminarboost.wordpressFirstly I couldn’t get the video to load ..I went round and round in circles ..and then found an easy solution ..and typed in the code rather than copy and pasting it in …worked first time …grrrrr

Then ..I was copy and pasting in some text and the font size wouldn’t change ..spent ages trying different ways and finally again ..spent a quick half hour typing it again directly in …grrr number 2!

Lastly ..I was trying to place an aweber registration box into my copy ..so that I can send my customers their freebies via their email addresses and send them even more fab stuff ..but again my attempts were futile ..so I gave in and spoke to my mentors ..Kevin Martyn and Paul Elliot at  http://www.practicalprofitsolutions.co.uk who talk me though different ways around the problem ..eventually we decided that this was just not going to work for ..(I know it works for some ..but for me ..not today!!) ..so we found a way around the situation ..and the day was done,  phew !!

My learning for the day …

..some times over typing short code ..very, very carefully, can save you loads of time!

..Ask for help ..give it a go yourself ..work through all the logical solutions and if you still can’t find a solution ..ask someone !

Please feel free to pop over & have a look at my other blog ..

there is a free video for you (no opt in required)

a fantastic free pdf report which is raved about my the marketing guru’s out there

plus find out a little more about my event ..and  loads more free stuff to come

http://seminarboost.wordpress.com

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