10 Questions to Ask Your Marketing Team

10-questionsTomorrow I get to sit down, ask questions and simply listen to a fellow leader. This is one of my favorite things to do, sipping a second cup of coffee and building into another person’s potential.

As I was looking on the web for some helpful questions to ask tomorrow, I came across this wonderful list of 20 questions to ask leaders via Michael Hyatt’s. Hyatt was asked these very questions by Pastor Michael H. Smith, whom he credits with creating this great list of questions.

As I looked through the list, I soon discovered that many of these questions could be adapted for small businesses (and even large organizations) who are looking to focus and fortify their marketing strategy and content.

So I got to work and came up with my own list of questions, adapted from Smith’s, and geared towards marketing teams and even small business owners.  I think you’ll find these 10 questions to ask your marketing team help you re-focus and re-vamp the message you’re sending to you current and future clients. Ask away!

10 Questions to Ask Your Marketing Team

  1.  How do you/we encourage creative thinking within our organization?
  2. Where do the great ideas come from in our organization?
  3. What is most important to our organization—mission, core values or vision?
  4. How does our marketing strategy/operations communicate what is important to us?
  5. How can this improve?
  6. What is the biggest challenge facing our organization today?
  7. How can our marketing team help offer solutions?
  8. Can you explain the impact you’ve seen social networking and Web 2.0 make on our organization?
  9. How can we better utilize these resources?
  10. What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a ‘story-teller’ for our organization?

I hope these questions are just the beginning, serving as a catalyst for your organization to create a memorable message and achieve your marketing goals.

Need help crafting your new message? Reach out to me for a free consult!

$50 off on Cyber Monday!

I can’t believe it’s that time of year already! The shopping spazters come out to play, and the rest of us huddle at home, trying to do as much shopping from behind-the-screen as humanly possible.

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This year I want to treat you diligent writer/shoppers (and loved-ones of) to a special Cyber Monday deal. $50 big ones off of any one writing or editing project you throw my way.*

For some of you, this might mean your newsletter project or short story is nearly half off!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog by midnight on Monday, and I will reach out to get the process started! Additionally, if you would like to gift this to someone else, just shoot me an email letting me know, and I will create a voucher for your writer friend or loved-one.

Happiest of Holidays!

 

*I don’t work with erotica, rape or explicit sex scenes cuz let’s be real I don’t like that stuff.

5 Ways to Stay Sane During NaNoWriMo

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It’s everywhere. NaNoWriMo has begun. Something about this month makes me both excited and terrified. Excited, because I could write  anything; someone I know could write anything! Terrified, because it’s yet another commitment, another possibility to fail.

But  NaNoWriMo is meant to be a time of inspiration and opportunity! Instead, it’s sometimes the beginning of that slippery slope into slight insanity.  So, whether you decide to participate or not, here are just a few ways to stay sane this November.


1. Do an hours assessment
Whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or not, it’s still so helpful to know where your hours are going. It’s simple. Add up the hours you spend on work, other commitments and daily activities, then see what’s left.  If you’re participating and you’re left with just a few hours before bed, you may want to consider waking up an hour earlier to write or dropping a commitment for a month…

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