If you’re like most of the people I work with, you spend half your time trying to stay on top of things, and the other half wishing you could stop doing a thing or two.
Maybe you’re wondering if you really need to be on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Quora. And should we even talk about Reddit, Digg or StumbleUpon?
Or you’ve been guest posting like everyone tells you to, but you can’t help but ask, Is all this extra work really making a difference?
You feel so busy — but is that busyness actually translating into more readers, more subscribers or more revenue?
I’ve been asked questions like these hundreds of times, and I’m always happy to share the good news.
Your Google Analytics account holds the answers to your most pressing marketing questions.
No, really. This isn’t a joke.
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UPDATE: In recognition of Hurricane Sandy, and all the members of our community bailing water from their basements, waiting for the power to come on, and clearing trees and debris from their property, we’ve rescheduled the call for Monday, November 12th.
A few weeks ago, I was absolutely shocked to meet people in the creative community that don’t know Tara Gentile.
My own history with Tara stretches back 2 years, when I was still writing a design-focused blog called Covet Chicago.
I clearly remember how the green monster surfaced when I stumbled upon her site. She was out there saying everything I thought, and I didn’t yet understand that what the world needs is more people raising their voices in concert — not for people to hold back, because “she’s doing it already.”
I kept these thoughts to myself, though, guest posting for Tara twice. I’ve never been so relieved about keeping my mouth shut and my envy in check, because now we’re friends. We finally met in person at the inaugural World Domination Summit, where we bonded over our shared sense of humor.
Tara and I aren’t the kind of friends that talk every day, or even every week. But our relationship, in addition to being genuine and quite fun, lets me jam with one of the most savvy — and generous — thinkers in the new economy.
Which is why I’m absolutely thrilled Tara has agreed to being my guest in a live call on Tuesday, because now you can join us in one of our chats.
You can expect lots of laughter, because that’s how we roll, and also crazy smart insight. We’re focusing the conversation on how to find your sweet spot.
It’s time we had a little chat about stage fright.
Most people are shocked when they find out I don’t like to give speeches or big presentations, especially if they’ve spent even as few as 10 minutes in conversation with me. I’m a very outgoing person, who can talk your ear off, so it seems obvious that I’d enjoy the chance to talk to a whole lot of people at once.
There’s a reason I went into PR, and it’s because I always wanted to stay behind the scenes, supporting other people as they step into the spotlight. I’m happy to cheer you on from the wings.
Except, as a person who wants to make a difference in the world, this just isn’t cutting it.
I’m sharing this to let you know that I get it.
It’s hard enough dropping the masks of coolness or self-deprecation, so we can raise our voices in our day-to-day lives.
How can we be expected to step onto a bigger stage without these defenses?
The first step is to get comfortable with all that nervous energy that shoots through us when we start stretching — and dismantling the misconceptions that don’t serve us.
Since I’m far from an expert on this topic, I’ve invited my friend Monica McCarthy to share what’s she’s learned about nerves in her career acting on Broadway and television and doubling for celebrities.
Monica and I would love to hear from you — how do nerves show up in your life? Can you think of a way to use those tendencies to your advantage?
Monica McCarthy has over a decade of experience on camera as a professional actress in both Los Angeles and New York City. She recently opened her own boutique production company to help entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, and business owners create engaging videos for their websites. You can find her at ShowandTellStories.com and tweeting away @MissMMcCarthy. Her 6-week online course, Close-Up & Personal, is guaranteed to get you on-camera ready and starts October 21st.