Even in the middle of the pre-holiday whirl of project wrap-up and gift wrapping, I’m looking ahead to the new year. Here’s a quick heads-up on two speaking engagements coming up in the first half of January 2010:
- A workshop I’m co-presenting at the Enterprise Center (www.enterprisectr.org) in Salem.Getting Publicity for Your Business in Print and Digital Media
When: Thursday, January 14 – 8:30 am to 10:30 am, Enterprise Center, Salem, MA
What: With so many messages vying for attention in our wired world, how do you get your company noticed, whether in digital or print media? You must craft your message so that it catches the attention of the media gatekeepers like editors, reporters, and bloggers, and make it appealing to your target audience. Panelists David Thomson of Thomson Communications and Kate Victory Hannisian of Blue Pencil Consulting will offer specific tips and strategies for getting your business noticed. The event is co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.
If you’d like to pre-register for this free (but limited-seating) event, here’s the link: http://enterprise20100114.eventbrite.com/.
- A presentation to the North Shore Business Forum (www.nsbforum.org)Creating a Good First Impression – Who Are You?
When: Friday, January 15, at 7:30 am at the Danversport Yacht Club
What: How to create your 30-second “elevator pitch” and write an effective bio about yourself. You only get one chance to make a great first impression. Learn how to create your 30-second “elevator pitch” and write a bio that will intrigue your audience and effectively get across who you are and what you can do for them.
Admission is $9, which includes continental breakfast and the meeting. No pre-registration is required. More info at www.nsbforum.org.
Hope to see you at one or both of these events in January.
Last month’s speaking event at the Beverly Chamber of Commerce, on Marketing and Publicity on a Tight Budget, went well. Here’s a link to a photo of me and co-presenter Charlene St. Jean of Purple Diamond LLC, which ran in the Beverly Citizen on 12/4, and the Salem News on 12/15. www.wickedlocal.com/beverly/news/business/x1945280864/Learning-to-work-with-a-tight-budget