Upcoming Classes in Freeport, Worcester and Online!

I’m excited to share three upcoming classes I will be teaching in May and June. While two are in-person classes in the New England area, the third is a free online webinar I will be offering through Sverve. I hope you will join me for at least one of them!

If you like the sound of these classes feel free to drop me a line. I offer private workshops and am available to speak at local and national conferences and events. I’m always open to offering online classes as well. You can view my classes and workshops page for a list of topics I typically cover.

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Using Your Social Media Influence for Social Good: Online

I am excited to partner with Sverve once again for a webinar dedicated to those interested in using social media for social good! 

We work hard at building our blogs and growing our social media networks. Most of us strive to provide good content and engage with our readers. We might even earn some cash from time to time from our blogs and social media channels. Why? Because readers, brands and public relations companies understand that our words mean something. That people are listening to what we have to say.

Imagine what kind of change we can make in the world if we used our social media influence for social good. Not only do we empower our readers to become advocates for the causes they care for, we also feel good about giving back.

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Register for Using Your Social Media Influence for Social Good for FREE! (registration is required to access the webinar)

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Business Blogging 101: Freeport, Maine

This local blogging class is being offered through RSU5 Recreation and Community Education, which covers Freeport, Pownal and Durham, Maine.

Writing and maintaining a blog for your business is a great way to keep in front of customers or clients on a regular basis while positioning yourself as an expert in your field. A blog is also a great way to drive traffic to your website and rank you higher in search engines. In short, a blog is an extremely inexpensive way to market yourself, your products and/or services.

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When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Where: Freeport High School, Room: 102, Holbrook Street, Freeport, ME 04032

Price: $30.00 (residents),  $35.00 (non-residents)

Registration: Online or print the Course Registration Form and mail or drop off the form locally

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Marketing Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Recovery Programs: Worcester, MA

This class will be offered at the 45th annual New England School of Addiction Studies and the 14th annual School of Prevention Studies. The program will take place at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA from June 9 – 12, 2014. My class will be offered as part of the Operational Management: Addiction Field Concentration track. Check out the full course list and course descriptions and register.

Most substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery programs do not have the luxury of big marketing budgets or even a designated staff marketing person. Coupled with the stigma that comes along with substance use disorders, marketing and branding an organization becomes challenging, to say the least. Managers are tasked with promoting programs on shoestring budgets and little education on the intricacies of marketing. This course will examine various concepts and strategies for developing an integrated marketing communications plan – that includes traditional and social media strategies – within your organization.

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What classes might you be interested in taking?

Download My 2014 Editorial Calendar!

I probably write every day of my life. It’s my passion. It’s also how I make my living.

The truth is that some days I just don’t know what to write. I may not feel inspired. Or my mind just goes blank.

It happens to a lot of writers. Not knowing what to write. And I hear all the time from entrepreneurs who are trying to get messages out via newsletters or their blog that coming up with good content is just not their focus.

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That’s why I decided to share my very first editorial calendar last year. I’ve always found that looking at each month as a whole helps me develop themes for my writing and to plan ahead for content, whether it’s for my (or a client’s) blog, a newsletter, article, etc.

My 2014 Editorial Calendar is completely updated with many new writing prompts for you to use throughout the year. From wacky holidays to awareness months, I’ll provide you with ideas and resources to use for your blog posts, newsletter articles or whatever else you might be writing. 

As an added bonus, writing relevant and timely posts will also help with better search engine optimization (SEO) for your website or blog. My posts on International Lefthanders Day and International Bacon Day always get great traffic. And World Toilet Day was a big hit this year as well!

If you subscribe to my monthly newsletter, you already got a link to access the 2014 Editorial Calendar. If you’d like to check it out, you can download it for free when you subscribe today. Don’t worry, you can easily unsubscribe at any time if you so choose. I try to keep things simple. I send the newsletter out on the first Friday of each month and include a writing tip, a simple way to give back and the best of the blog from the previous month.

Oh and if you use my 2014 Editorial Calendar for inspiration, please tweet me links to your articles. I just might share them on my blog, newsletter or over my social media channels!

Have you used an editorial calendar before?

Wordless Wednesday: The Mother Of All Holiday Gifts

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Wordless Wednesday (11.27.13): The Mother Of All Holiday Gifts

I’m cheating this week and adding words to my Wordless Wednesday post. I’ll keep it short and sweet, since you’re probably preparing for Thanksgiving.

  • The Mother of All Meltdowns, the book I co-authored,  is now on sale now for Kindle and Nook. You can download it for just $0.99!
  • We have an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for our followers who prefer the print version (much prettier, if you ask me). Get 50% off by ordering through our CreateSpace store. Enter your title access password: moam123 and use coupon code 75N5ZSBR when you order!
  • We also have weekly giveaways going on until Christmas. Subscribe to our blog (just enter your email address where it says Connect with us!) and enter to win a free copy of the book or your very own Cocktail Party on Christmas Day! Winners will be chosen at random on Wednesdays (December 4 – 25).

Why should you buy the book or join our community? I’ll leave you with a haiku to explain.

All moms can relate
The Mother of All Meltdowns
Makes the perfect gift

p.s. I’m on a haiku kick right now. I just may have a Thanksgiving haiku scheduled for tomorrow. :)

Linking up with

5 Minutes for Mom
Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday @ The Jenny Evolution

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