Hey there Business Bloomers!

Yesterday (July 21, 2015) I had the pleasure of co-hosting a free presentation on Social Media Marketing and Sales 101. My cohort in this presentation was John Jurkiewicz, sales coach and business consultant extraordinaire.

John and I met on Google+, and while I shared with him tips on social marketing and creating a strong brand identity, he shared with me some simple secrets to sales scripting that were very effective and which helped me remove my own inner blocks to selling.

We got together and chatted about how marketing and sales go hand-in-hand, but rarely do we see any presentations and workshops that include both marketing and sales – it’s usually one or the other. But really, what good is all that marketing savvy if you don’t know how to close the sale to the audience you’re building up? And what good is knowing how to close the sale every time if you have no audience to sell to?

This was when we realized we had a great opportunity to team up and bring a useful and helpful marketing and sales presentation to you 🙂 So we created a great slideshow presentation held a live Hangout on Air yesterday which was recorded, and which you can watch below, woot!  So get that cuppa tea or coffee or juice, grab a notepad and some paper, and prepare to learn some great tips that you can put in to action right away to increase the effectiveness of your marketing and sales efforts!


Social Media Marketing and Sales 101 Presentation

Click here to get the worksheet that goes along with this Social Media Marketing and Sales 101 presentation. Please print out the worksheet and use it as you follow along in this one hour presentation.



After Presentation Questions

Now that you’ve watched the prezzie, there are some questions to consider:

What were your top 5 take-aways from this presentation?

What did you learn that you will put to work for your business immediately?

Are you using social media on purpose, with purpose? Do you set goals?

Are you attracting and building a targeted audience with your social posts?

Do you know how to identify and communicate the benefits of your goods and services, from the point of view of the customer?

Would you like to learn more about building, nurturing and maintaining a strong brand identity?

Would you like some help in creating a social media outreach strategy plan that outlines your social objectives and goals?

Do you want to know how to identify your perfect client? Where to reach them? What messages they will respond to?

Do you want to learn more techniques that will help you make real, sincere connections and close the sale?

Do these questions resonate with you? Then read on 🙂


John and Meilani’s Weekend of Workshops

Following our own advice from the presentation, John and I have identified these common challenges faced by solopreneurs and small business owners, and we are offering a solution: John and Meilani’s Weekend of Workshops – Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 9am – 4pm pst! But don’t worry, we do break for lunch between the workshops 🙂


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Meilani’s workshop: Build a Strong Foundation Brand Identity Workshop

John’s workshop: What Are My Customers’ Needs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Meilani’s workshop: Social Media Strategy Planning Workshop

John’s workshop: Increasing My Online Sales Effectiveness


Now if you came to us and hired us as private consultants to get these workshops, you would be paying $800, and that would still be a bargain. But we are offering this as a special package, for only $395!! That’s less than half price for two days of workshops!

As if that wasn’t enough of a bargain, we are offering additional incentives to the first 5 people to register:

John will be entering the first five registrants into a drawing for a free VIP Day with John – that’s 1 in 5 odds of winning. I wish the lotto had odds like that!

Meanwhile I will be gifting all five of the first 5 registrants with two free months membership in Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, where they can take advantage of a monthly live workshop and two monthly “Consultant is IN” sessions where they can come into a face-to-face video conference with me to brainstorm on whatever challenge they are currently facing. That’s $600/month value right there, between the 2 consulting sessions and one workshop each month!

Click here to register for John and Meilani’s Weekend of Workshops.


About Meilani MacDonald

TGIF Host, Meilani

Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant who created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout as a way to do face-to-face business networking beyond local borders, using Google’s video chat technology.  When Hangouts on Air (HOAs are Hangouts that are broadcast live on YouTube) became available, TGIF became a great forum for providing information valuable to small business owners and solopreneurs via live streaming video.

Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, through which she brings monthly workshops and “Consultant is IN” Hangout sessions to club members, at a price that’s right for savvy solopreneurs and small business owners on a budget!

Meilani specializes in teaching her clients how to market their business online and build a strong brand identity using social media on purpose, with purpose.


About John Jurkiewicz

John Jurkiewicz

+John Jurkiewicz is a life and career coach and sales consultant with many years of experience in direct sales and  human resources. He uses his sales savvy and HR experience now to help others improve their bottom line, whether that be to increase sales, create a killer resume that gets better responses, or help business owners to create a more efficient and stress free workplace that instills loyalty in its employees. John is host of two HOAs, a quickie Monday morning inspiration Hangout, and the new short format Career Corner that brings a handy tip from guests with great business advice. You can find the Inspiration Hangouts at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnJurkiewicz/collections and check out John’s web site at http://JurkiewiczConsulting.com.