Making the world go ’round

Connext Nation Has been a big help to me as I’ve ventured out on my own to provide quality public relations, social media and content for small business owners. Very happy, therefore, to pass the word on about the organization.

If you’re anywhere near northwest Ohio, I encourage you to do your own research. I think you’ll be pleased.

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Word-of-mouth marketing

Really enjoying the word-of-mouth marketing class I’m taking from Connext Nation. Best piece of information this week? That networking and selling are two different things. Honoring the difference is important and all about respect, I think.

Big part of the success of this class — Jason Madasz from Debt Tech Financial Solutions — what a talented, knowledgeable guy.

So far, a really dynamic — and dynamite — experience.

Making bad things turn good

Met this morning with the man who is teaching a class I’m taking on word-of-mouth marketing. Fascinated by his own story of having grown up in the mortuary business and finding his way through various losses to, ultimately, success.

His story fascinates me for a couple of reasons, including the fact that he figured out a way to turn a minus (losing his web site design job, owning and losing his cell phone business, finding himself in a huge amount of debt) into a plus by taking a Connext Nation class and starting a business. Now, he teaches a class on word-of-mouth marketing in addition to running his own debt relief business.

I like his spirit. I admire his heart. And, I feel I’m learning about word-of-mouth marketing from an expert.

Lucky me. Good lessons here.