Powerful Women Reflecting their Power

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach

Powerful Women Reflected in Taylor’s Lens

These powerful women reflect the power in the universe. When we surround ourselves with powerful people and learn how to be proactive, we can share our power with everyone. I love reflecting the beauty and greatness all around me with courage and love. I want to see the greatness in everyone and help them find their passion. Thank you, @Taylor Boone Photography, for capturing this power and reflecting it in your lens. I’m so honored to be in this collage. 

For every action, there is a reaction. When we let others decide how to spend our time, we are reacting to everyone else and everything. We lose our power. We need to learn how to be proactive and create our own success. Every person is unique and has something to offer. When you find your passion and love what you do, the universe reacts and…

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Job Search: Strategic Alignment for New Job Opportunities

Attack your job search from every angle. Strategy is important for a new position. You can’t control your search for the perfect position with a single approach. If your approach is to send out resume after resume, then you are missing out on accelerating your job search. Sending out resumes is just one strategy in a myriad of opportunities. Since you are competing with hundreds of applicants, you might not even find a position.

You must identify and use a series of strategic steps in order to land that perfect position. The more innovative you are in your techniques, the better your chance of landing the right position. Take the job search assessment developed by Marketing Coach Carol Naff at http://www.marinerco.com/assessment.html to determine what tactics you need to land the job of your dreams.

You are in control of your destiny in finding your new job opportunities. You must get into the driver’s seat and accelerate your actions in your job search to propel you to your new position. You must use every strategy and tool at your disposal to find the hidden job market. It is essential that you check out career services to accelerate your search. Some tactics needed for your job search success are:

  • Consistency in your efforts for new job opportunities,
  • Willingness to be creative as a job seeker,
  • Searching for hidden opportunities in the job market, and
  • Strategic planning to keep you organized and on track.

Do not waste your time on nonproductive job searches. You need the latest techniques on how to polish your resume, sharpen your interview skills, and stand out from the crowd so you will get hired fast and keep missed paychecks to a minimum. You need highly successful strategies and tactics that are very competitive. If you’re looking for a job, you don’t have time to make costly mistakes. You need the edge for your job search.

Consistent application of new skills and strategies + accountability and support = SUCCESS

“After an extended job search for a position and usually coming in second, I finally called Carol Naff. In just a few months, she taught me how to market and sell myself, polish my print collateral, learn to effectively network, and develop appropriate follow-up techniques. There is nothing like learning to network from the ‘networking guru’ herself.” Diane Davis

Diane’s success is no surprise! It’s difficult to accomplish something big without career services training to accelerate the process. With the right tools, support, and guidance, you will be selected first among a jungle of applicants. You need to properly prepare for your interviews so that you will stand out from the crowd. You must learn how to develop your own individuality so you don’t sound the same as everyone else. Confidence, skill, and innovation will get you noticed. Don’t miss an opportunity just because you don’t know how to prepare to land your new job. You need to come in # 1 in the job search process. Coming in # 2 means you don’t get an offer for a new job. Those people who have the greatest success are the ones who tap into the positive energy of one-on-one career services training and support to give them the focused direction they needed.

In addition to refining your personal job search skills, you also need to know how to tap into the hidden job market to find the perfect job or career for your job opportunities. More than 75 percent of the available jobs are never advertised. These are in the hidden job market. There are many resources available to help you locate those latent job opportunities.

Call Marketing Coach Carol Naff at Mariner Company now to help you refine your job search skills and obtain the success you deserve to find new job opportunities. She can be reached at: 303-337-4394.

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The Top Secrets to get YOU Top Results ~~ Magical Marketing Ideas for Top Marketers

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach

Carol Naff, Marketing CoachAre you running your business or is it driving you? Get back in control with powerful inbound marketing. What do other successful business owners know (or do) that you don’t?

Businesses today know strong results are tied to having a brand and making it known. It is people who provide the edge to increase notoriety, expand market share, and build your business image. Yet, how can you prepare yourself to deliver cutting-edge news topics for social and traditional media? The Top Secrets Workshop shows you how.

This exciting and informative workshop by Marcia Reece and Carol Naff provides all the secrets of getting exposure. This info-packed seminar will include the essential elements of tried and true marketing strategies. We will reveal how to explain your business in exciting sound bites with marketing plans including examples, ideas, plus a bonus take-away marketing eBook.

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Put Your Best Foot Forward

Plan now to attend to develop your attention-grabbing headline for marketing your business.

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach

Use the Power of the Media to Build Your Business

Promote yourself for FREE. Build your work into a brand

Carol Naff and Marcia Reece Media Directory

Why isn’t your business receiving publicity while others seem to always be in the media? What do they know (or do) that you don’t?

Businesses today know strong results are tied to having a brand and making it known. It is people who provide the edge to increase notoriety, expand market share, and build your business image. Yet how can you prepare yourself to deliver cutting-edge news topics for the media? The Power of the Media Workshop shows you how.

This exciting and informative workshop by Marcia Reece and Carol Naff provides all the secrets of getting media interviews. This info-packed seminar will include the essential elements of writing headlines and powerful media releases. We will reveal how to explain your business in exciting sound bites and…

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So, You have media coverage: Now What?

Leverage your publicity that you receive after you come to Creative Connections and learn how to become slightly famous in the media.

Online Media Directory

Using the Power of the Media to Build Your Business and Promote Yourself is our topic by Marcia Reece at Creative Connections on Friday morning, September 5. Visit http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Connections/events/195102332/ for more information. Marcia brings her high-energy and content-rich presentations to audiences around the world. She distinguishes, defines, and solves the mystery of harnessing free media coverage for your business. Her media marketing tips, techniques, and strategies are in demand. Her audiences leave with immediate and easy-to-implement take-away tools, media gathering methods, proven scripts, and insider success drivers. Marcia is the author of The Ultimate Online Media Directory (Aspen Publishing). Visit MarciaReece.com

Congratulations! You’ve done it. You just completed your interview in the news programs or your story was told in print. Especially fabulous are the videos and photos driving interest to your website and to your business. But, now what?

That’s right; now what? Just being interviewed on radio or TV or having an article published about your business will often drive new business for you. Today’s newspaper or magazine is tomorrow’s recycling, but that doesn’t mean that the life of your review is over – far from it, as a matter of fact. It is so important to get in front of people who will buy your services. Don’t just assume that everyone saw the media coverage. You need to tell them. Think about what you can do to create more buyers by letting people (buyers) know about the story on TV, radio, online, or in newspapers or magazines.

That piece still has lots of promotional juice left in it if you know how to squeeze it out. According to Marketing Coach Carol Naff, there are many things you can do with your publicity. Obviously, the rest of the world moved on to the next TV or radio story and edition of whatever periodical has published your piece or review. Use this opportunity to drive traffic to your services.

Tell the world about your media coverage by posting your piece on your website. For video, use You Tube to publish it and post a link on your website. For articles, either post a PDF of the article, or a link to the publisher’s website (assuming it is on their website), or you can post the original copy you submitted along with a mention of when and where it was published.

Email signature. Add a link in your email signature to automatically inform everyone about your publicity. Drive traffic to your website.

Frame it. That’s right; make a nice clean copy of your print coverage on archival paper. Lay it out nicely to fit on a single page, and frame it like a photo. Hang it proudly in your office, home, or reception area. Then your visitors who missed your piece when it was published can see what it looked like. They will be just as impressed (if not more so) than the readers who stumbled over your article in the first place.

Copy it. You can use the layout you created to frame your article or the PDF you made for your website to make copies. Include the banner of the paper or magazine, along with the date, so it is obvious when and where your piece originally appeared in print. Be sure to add your contact information as well, because you never know who might end up with a copy (and they might want to contact you). Use both sides of an 8.5×11″ sheet of paper if needed and make it look nice.

Use the copies in your press kit (which is now growing with the addition of your published pieces). Now that a third-party recognizes your expertise, it is proof that your business deserves recognition.

Mail copies of your article to your clients with a short note and a special offer. For example, you might write: Did you see my review in Sunday’s paper? I’m celebrating my fame with a special two-for-one offer (coupon enclosed).

Copies will come in handy for selling more services, too. Include a copy with your proposal for speaking to demonstrate your expertise. Show copies at meetings to indicate your expertise status.

You might also use it to get back in touch with prospects that haven’t committed to buying your services. Just send the copy with a business card and a short note that says something like: Hi Prospect, Did you happen to see this article in the Business section of the Times on Saturday? I know you are interested in [whatever you wrote about], and thought you might like to see this. I’ll be in touch soon! Best regards, Your Name.

Write and submit articles for publication in other media. Yes, absolutely, once your business is noted in one publication, others might be interested in reprinting it. Be sure to mention the publicity when you distribute an article about your services to online article banks, ezines, and information sites for reprinting. Or submit it to the newsletters of your trade associations or networking organizations. Very often, they are looking for content, and since your business has the endorsement of the publication that published it the first time, it might look mighty good to others.

Send it out as a press release. At the very worst, nothing will happen, but other media could pick it up to use as a filler piece. And there is always the possibility that an editor might be looking for an expert with your background and may call you for an interview. Your local newspaper looks for community members to highlight in the news. Be certain to submit photos and news releases to them.

So whatever you do, don’t just let your published article fade away. Use it again and again to get the most from your work. You’ll raise your credibility and visibility in the eyes of your clients, prospects, and the world. And you’ll have something to remind yourself of how good you can be when you put your mind to it. Visit my blog at carolnaff.me for more ideas to market your business and yourself in a career search.

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Six Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach Wake up happy or cranky?

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?

Do you know how many days a week you’re actually productive?

About three.

People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive

These are some very good tips that Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek wrote about in the Business Insider. Manage your mood and don’t check email first thing in the morning are just two pieces of advice. What do you think about the other ideas? Are you ready to try them?

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7 myths about women in business

Marketing Coach

Helena Morrissey

A new report suggests many of our commonly held beliefs about women business leaders may be exaggerated.

Helena Morrissey is the CEO of Newton Investment Management, a London-based firm with $88 billion under management. Morrissey is also the mother of nine children. Read more on Fortune.com

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13 Ways To Make A Great First Impression

Carol Naff Marketing Coach


How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes, and easily can be the most intimidating part of any job.

People often form first impressions about you and the company you represent within seconds of meeting you.

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Marketing Networking: Your marketing won’t work without referral partners

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach

Your marketing won’t work without referral partners. Choose them wisely. Know your niche and identify your best clients.

Marketing Coach Carol Naff Referral Partners

Why spend years figuring out where to network, what to say, and how to get tons of referrals without wasting tons of time, when you can take the short cut to success using these strategies? Don’t be disappointed again.

Implement awesome tips from Mariner Company

When networking, you aren’t just looking for clients. You also strategically are looking for referral and power partners. Networking to find one new client might put just one deposit in the bank, but searching for one new referral or power partner might mean 100 check deposits in the bank. Where would you rather focus your efforts?

Power partners will also present repeat opportunities to serve each other. It definitely is beneficial to develop power partners to grow your business.

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The Golden Screw

Carol Naff Marketing Coach

The Golden Screw

Once upon a time, a young lad was born without a belly button. In its place was a golden screw. All the doctors told his mother that there was nothing they could do.

Like it or not, he was stuck with it. All the years of growing up was real tough on him, as all who saw the screw made fun of him.  He avoided ever leaving his house and thus, never made any friends. One day, a mysterious stranger saw his belly and told him of a swami in Tibet that could get rid of the screw for him.  He was thrilled. The next day he took all of his life’s savings and bought a ticket to Nepal. After several days of climbing up steep cliffs, he came upon a giant monastery. The swami knew exactly why he had come.  He was told to sleep in the highest tower of the monastery and the following day when he awoke, the screw would have been removed. The man immediately went to the room and fell asleep.

During the night while he slept, a purple fog floated in an open window, bearing in its mist, a golden screwdriver. In just moments, the screw-driver removed the screw and disappeared out the window. The next morning when the man woke, he saw the golden screw laying on the pillow next to him. Reaching down, he felt his navel, and there was no screw there! Jubilant, he leaped out of bed, and his butt fell off.

The moral to this is: “Don’t screw around with things you don’t understand — you could lose your ass.”

Does this happen to you when you are trying your hardest to create messages and images with Constant Contact, Facebook, or Pinterest? Let me know if you’d like to convert your Pinterest account from a personal account to a business account. AND I can set up your template and walk you through setting up your Constant Contact account to help you stay in touch with clients, prospects, referral partners and people you meet.


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