Over the last week, I have realised that it is very ok to ask for help. The "what to you need" board at camp, watching people pitch business ideas and then this message today on Facebook.
This blog post is to ask for help in the form on one introduction from everyone that reads this post - an introduction that can help me spread the word about the work I do and the business I am building.
Who could you introduce me to?
I see this as one of my gifts to the world and I need your help in spreading the word. So one introduction is all I am asking from you. Imagine if we all did one thing to help another person today. My hope is that out of my 1005 LinkedIn connections and of the 13,000 people that have read this blog in the last 12 months and my 448 Facebook friends, I can be introduced to clients where I can really make a difference.
My email is email@example.com
My goal is to turn webinars from being dull and boring to being interesting and engaging.To provide webinar services so my clients can focus on their core business and know that they can turn up and I am there to support them. To encourage people to be authentic in their story telling and message delivery as this is when trust is built, sales are made and businesses can grow.
To learn more about my webinar consulting business Create the Spark Marketing click here
This was a summer of trying new things for me. I went on my first holiday on my own; took the children to the UK for the summer adventure instead of a hot sunny location (loved Snowdonia, didn't love the rain!); and I have been to two summer camps to find more in person connections. I work from home, have set up my own business this year and more than ever, keeping connected to people is key on this journey.
So...the Happy Start Up School summer camp - 150 people coming together with the goal of sharing ideas, listening to stories, being inspired, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, celebrating life, asking for help and giving support and having fun.
Key stand out points for me were:
This really was camping. Waking up to a gorgeous view of English countryside on a working farm. Sharing a tent with two wonderful women I had never met before but who became friends in such a short time. Putting on make up with the tiniest mirror in a tent - these are the moments that bond you!
Helping each other - The "What do you need" board
This was one of the ideas at the camp that I loved. A way to share what you need with the fellow campers (plus a name with a photo which helped at times). It was a conversation starter, it enabled connections to develop and best of all, a way to offer help to someone else.
I found my tribe. I also made new friends. I have new business ideas. I feel a confidence that everything will work out even if I don't know all the answers now because I am now going to follow my dreams and passions and I am supported by a whole bunch of crazy people along the way.
I love Santorini and have now been 4 times to this wonderful island. I keep being asked about where I stay and also about my yoga teacher so this blog post is my guide to Santorini.
Where to stay?
My choice of hotel is Agia Irini - it is an 11 room hotel in between Oia and Fira (on the quiet side of the island). It takes 10 mins to drive to both towns and you are away from noise and crowds. You do need to hire a car as nothing is within walking distance or the hotel can help with transport.
The views are stunning, the service is wonderful and it is run by a very friendly Greek family. Vaggelis (together with his parents) make your stay a real pleasure.
Plus this is a very budget friendly hotel - I paid around $60USD per night in July.
It has a score of 9/10 on booking.com
For my last three trips, I have also had private yoga sessions every day. I found Veronika online and wow, what an amazing yoga teacher. I really deepened my yoga practise with her and she explains positions very well and is also very intuitive. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She came to my hotel for our yoga classes and I felt like I had my own yoga retreat. She does also run classes every week plus retreats.
For more information, here is her website
My top list of things to do on Santorini
A list of great places to eat
I wanted to share with you my recent experience on writing blog posts and also facts from my recent LinkedIn post.
My recent LinkedIn post got the most visibility any of my posts have had – I have had 1937 views, 103 likes, 12 comments and 9 shares - and I can see the reasons why:
My experience of writing blog posts here is again, the more authentic the post, the more views and comments. I also tell stories and make it so people can connect to the story. I have had over 6500 people read my blog in the last 12 months and I can see patterns in the metrics that follow the same conclusion I shared above.
The timing of any message is key. I hit a need in the “market”. It also has to be relevant to people’s pain points. People follow people and not brands, so tell YOUR story. And give something away – people love to feel they are getting something whether this is tips or exclusive content.
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.