Don is the founder and creative manager of Clearly See Media, Inc., an integrated marketing communications firm. Don built his first website in 1999 and continues to share his skills as a web developer, graphic designer, and online marketing specialist. He enjoys teaching social media marketing, web security, SEO, and WordPress across the U.S., and his workshops instruct folks how they can find their audience, develop their message, and leverage online platforms to make it happen. He provides services for a variety of companies, including Amazon Publishing, ID Group Branding, Lamplighter Publishing, QVC, PENCON, PAR North America, Helmsbrisco, NorthLegal, and many more.
He also enjoys creating video shorts such as “Barney Fife – Originator of Common Core Math” which gained over 4 million views, and almost 100k shares on Facebook.
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Blogging 101: How to Start a Blog for Business
Blogging Workshop Overview:
Starting a blog can be a little daunting. Especially if you don’t consider yourself to be much of a writer. Don’t worry. Once you get over the initial hesitation, you’ll realize that writing for a blog can be as simple as talking to your customers.
- Learn what blogging IS and IS NOT
- Develop a Strategy for business blogging
- Learn the pros & cons of free blogging platforms
- Leave with a checklist on how to start a blog & a list of resources that will save you a ton of research time!
You should attend this workshop if you want to learn how to start a blog and how to set yourself up for blogging success from the very beginning!
Social Media Quickstarter
We cover an overview of the basics of social media 101 and how to use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging and YouTube. It’s time to go social. If you’re wondering if social media marketing is right for your business, the verdict is in — social media is a great way to drive repeat business and to attract new customers.
Whether you’re just getting started, consider yourself to be a pro or have been sitting on the sidelines.
Social Media: Getting Started Right!
Social media can be used to build and maintain business relationships, grow your network, find new customers, create top-of-mind awareness, generate leads and a whole lot more IF it’s used correctly! This workshop will help you Get Started Right by walking you through the following key components of a Social Media Strategy:
- Best uses for 7 of Today’s Most Popular Social Media Sites, plus demographics information on each site!
- Determining your goals for social media
- Documenting who your ideal customer is
- Developing a Social Media Strategy based on the above
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Social Media Training – Tying It All Together!
Social media can be overwhelming especially if you don’t know the tricks or tools for automating, optimizing & monitoring your social media activity! In this workshop we will cover:
- Hands-on set up of a TOP social media tool that will help you monitor comments, questions, shares, etc… on multiple social media profiles from a central location
- What to automate & what Not to automate
- Streamlining & automating where appropriate
- How to monitor what is being posted online about your product, service, brand, competition, etc…
- Fine-tuning your Social Media Marketing Plan & Schedule
A great workshop to attend if you want to learn how to save time AND be efficient and productive while using social media for your business!
Getting Noticed by Building Your Digital Presence
Are you struggling to get noticed? Having a hard time standing out? Tired of being overlooked, undervalued, and practically invisible as an author? Then it’s time to build a digital presence and make a name for yourself online.
You’ve devoted today to seek out those ideas, grab some resources, and network with the right people to do one thing: get noticed, so you can get published and get going. We’re going to use our time together to focus on accomplishing that very thing.
The key to standing out is having a PROFESSIONAL digital presence. Please note the emphasis on PROFESSIONAL!
We live in a day when people make decisions based on their online experience. They will probably decide if they want to buy your book by jumping on Google, searching for your name, the title of your book, or something they may have heard about you, and they will judge you and your book(s) based on what they find. Publishers want to know if you have a social presence. Do you have a blog? What about a website?
You may say that you already have those. That’s great! Is your site secure, not only for you, but for your visitors? Are you listening to your readers, or are you using your blog just to sell your book? How often do you post to social media? How often should you post?
Now is the time to learn where to start, what’s important, and ways to fix it if it’s “broke”.
So join me in these two workshops as we take you from web, to blog, to social. Bring along paper and a pen, hot coffee or tea, and get ready to move, not like a marathon, but like a sprint, as we get you noticed in this digital age.