ETTWomen Workshop: Creating a Vision Board and Journal

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Do you want to be, do, and have more in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Would you like to feel fulfilled, happy and connected to your purpose? This fun workshop is for you!

Vision boards create a remarkable synergy around what you want and how to get it. Using visioning techniques can also help you attract the people, the places and the things you long for.

Get Clarity in Your Zone of Genius in 2017! We are excited to share with you our love for vision boards, specially vision journals, as life altering tools.

In this workshop you will learn:

1. How to create 3 different types of Vision Boards,
2. How to create a Vision Journal,
3. The techniques to create synergy around what you want and how to get it.

 

All materials for creating a vision board are included. 

Journals will be available for purchase.

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ETTWomen Think Tank Central Jersey- Creating a Vision Board and Journal

Friday, January 27, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Central Jersey

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Meet and Connect with Shenna Vaughn the Artist Behind Soulful Funk on Canvas at #ThePowerOfConnections2016

Shenna Vaughn is the artist behind what she describes as ‘Soulful Funk on Canvas’. Vaughn’s intuitive abstract paintings tell subconscious narratives of the deep stories of the soul. Her use of warm colors sets the stage for the expression of the personal thoughts that we all confront. Her work invites the audience to enter a personal conversation of reflection and confession. While these subjects are introduced through her particular use of pigments and textures, the symbolism used uninhibitedly exposes vulnerability.dream

I had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with Queens based artist Shenna Vaughn at the I am Woman Conference, hosted by Sylvia High. I am so honored and excited that she’ll be at The Power of Connections, 2016.

I always had a love for art. I remember whenever I was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I would always say, “An artist, of course!” However, my dream at the time wasn’t considered a realistic future which then took me off track.

Vaughn says,”As I became older, I began to do other things. Circumstances occurred, responsibilities kicked in, and I found myself allowing the masses to tell me what I should be doing along with the fear of being judged. During this time I was miserable, angry and couldn’t even figure out why. I was a closet painter and no one knew I even had this gift. Then one day one of my dearest friends, Leanna, cared enough and introduced me to a transformational workshop. There I was able to find my path again. From that day forward I picked up my brush and never looked back. I started to honor my wants and needs. I decided to be the woman that I didn’t see growing up – painting not only my story but many others with the hope of inspiring others not to give up on their dream.”

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Shenna’s use of symbols also acts as both a stabilizing balance and an ingenious hint towards her abstraction. Figures are represented by bold geometrics and hard lines, forcing the content driven work to command our attention. Yet despite the power of this technique, in reality it is only the means to an end. Shenna’s introspective work effectively acts as a reminder that it is important to listen to the story of the self. Shenna’s work has been included in the following:

National group exhibitions:

  • Nassau County Controller (March 2016)
  • Rush Arts Gallery (November 2015, November 2013, October 2012)
  • Skylight Gallery (September 2015, January 2014)
  • Harlem School for the Arts (April 2015)
  • William P. Miller Gallery (March 2015)
  • National Black Theatre (February 2015)
  • Holiday House NYC (December 2014)
  • Artmarket Hamptons (August 2014)
  • Jamaica Cultural Arts and learning (August 2014)
  • Prizm Art Fair (December 2013)
  • Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (December 2013)
  • The Baobab Cultural Center (August 2013)
  • Art Prize (September 2013)
  • Gallery Guichard (August 2013, August 2012,  May 2012)
  • African American Museum of Dallas Texas (April 2013)
  • Jamaica Performing Arts Center (February 2013)
  • The WAH Center (October 2012)
  • Miami Scope Art Basel (December 2011)
  • Agora Gallery (May 2011)
  • Hudson Guild Gallery (September 2008)

International group exhibitions:

  • CAFA- Barbados (March 2016, March 2015, March 2014)
  • Agora Gallery (February 2011)
  • Caelum Gallery (July 2010)  

Solo Shows:

  • Billie’s Black (December 2015)
  • Jamaica Performing Arts Center (February 2014)
  • Le Grand Dakar (January 2011)
  • Cape Liberty Gallery (July 2008)

Competitions:

  • Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in conjunction with Rush Arts Gallery
    • Winner in (December 2011)
    • New York Finalist in (November 2015, November 2013, and October 2012)  

Public Display:

  • Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage (March 2014 & 2013)
  • Government Social Security Building  (February 2014 & 2015)
  • Resorts World Casino  (February 2014)

Publications (Paper and Online)

  • Juicy Highlights (February 2016)
  • Model Citizen Magazine  (February 2016)
  • Brooklyn Reader (January 2014)
  • PrizmArt Catalog (December 2014)
  • Communities of Color newspaper (March 2013)
  • Artisan Series (December 2011)
  • Art Spectrum (May 2011)
  • Queens Chronicle newspaper (January 2011)
  • Dynamically Active Movement Magazine (February 2010)

Commissions/ Film:

  • The Poets (April 2016)
  • Seven Angels Theatre  (October 2010)   
  • Delusions of Guinevere (November 2014)
  • Night Catches Us (2009)

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Shenna’s work is privately collected by many including Mara Schiavocampo, Tommy Porter and Josh Powell NBA just to name a few. Learn more here!

November 18th and 19th, 2016 Bella Vista Country Club 100 School Road East Marlboro, NJ 07746 8:30 AM-4:30PM (Both days)

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What is ETTWomen’s 360 The Power of Connections Conference?

ETTW brings together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Our members and attendees receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, make deep connections and unique opportunities to change their lives and the lives of others through their business.

Our annual conference teaches the most fabulous personal and professional development ideas that help elevate participants’ lives and businesses. Unlike traditional seminars or conferences, ETTW360 is positioned as a unique experience for participants.

Who attends each year?

ETTWomen’s 360 gathers a Tribe of thought leaders in their respective fields who are committed to constant learning and growth. They appreciate transparent and entertaining presentations focused on business and personal growth that expand their mind, inspire ideas and present concepts that have a positive impact on their lives, their community and the world.

They are entrepreneurs who are interested in personal growth and are familiar with basic business and personal growth topics. Their presentation are aimed on creating an experience for participants.

ETTWomen’s 360 attracts visionary speakers and thought leaders from a variety of industries. Latham Thomas, Lisa Lieberman-Wang, Jennifer Longmore, Patty Lennon, Mike Michalowicz, Jennifer Tuma-Young, Jennifer Bronswick, Heather Chauvin, Britt Bolnick, Susan Vernicek, Vallori Thomas, Kelly Lynn-Adams, Courtenay Hall, Janine Strafaci are just some examples of the fabulous speakers who have shared their stories at ETTWomen’s 360 and inspired the lives of hundreds of others in the process.

ETTWomen’s 360 is a perfect opportunity to meet new business partners and get your messages and ideas in front of a crowd who is ready to turn up the volume in their lives and business. The quality of attendees is one-of-a-kind. Speakers and attendees form new business opportunities including joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Not to mention, relationships for life.

You’re Invited! Connect with Powerful Women at ETTWomen’s 2016 The Power of Connections Conference!

For the past 4 years, ETTWomen’s annual conference has brought together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Join us and other thought leaders and professionals and receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, make deep connections and unique opportunities to change their lives and the lives of others through their business.

RSVP HERE! 

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Vanessa Coppes and Lynette Barbieri share the vision of helping others and mentoring women on how to accomplish their personal and business goals. Rooting on social entrepreneurship, ETTWomen supports women entrepreneurs in building their businesses coming from a giving spirit.The group’s mission is to connect like minded women to network with intention, build relationships, learn from and support each other.

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Courtenay Hall is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of BELLA New York, BELLA Los Angeles and Celebrity Page Magazines.

Courtenay is a 1993 graduate of NJ’s Summit High School, the town in which she was born and raised, as well as a 1997 graduate of Muhlenberg College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. After graduation, she landed her first position at Grey Advertising in Manhattan, and after a year on the agency side, decided to enter the world of publishing. Her first position at a major New York publishing house was with Hachette Filipacchi where she worked in advertising sales at luxury shelter magazines Metropolitan Home and Elle Décor. From there, she moved to Meredith Corporation, where she broke company sales records at the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications. After a successful venture at Meredith, she eventually accepted a position at Gruner + Jahr and was part of the New York team that launched Rosie O’Donnell’s national lifestyle magazine ROSIE.

Courtenay, always a dedicated magazine reader, began to see that there was something missing in the tri-state area market (NY, NJ, and CT). While there were lifestyle publications in print, she wanted to see one that spoke to all women (not just a specific demographic) about how to look and feel their best, emphasizing “Beauty Defined by You.” This approach set BELLA apart, as Courtenay’s vision was not to tell women what should be beautiful to them, but to include all aspects of beauty within the magazine and let the readers decide for themselves. In January 2011, BELLA New York premiered as the tri-state area’s premiere women’s luxury lifestyle publication, offering a sophisticated combination of fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy, arts and culture, cuisine, celebrity, and entertainment news.

Since founding the magazine, Courtenay has had the opportunity to work alongside notable authors from around the world, A-list celebrities, public figures, and many others. One of her most celebrated memories is the famous July/August 2013 cover story featuring Christie Brinkley and then 15-year old daughter, Sailor. It was the first time the duo ever posed for a cover story together and it made headlines across the globe, including features on Vogue.com, “The View,” and “E! News.” In addition to Christie Brinkley, there have been countless celebrities who have graced the cover of BELLA, including Taraji P. Henson, Rob Lowe, Lisa Vanderpump, Nicky Hilton-Rothschild, Olivia Munn, Donald Trump and Maria Shriver.

In 2015, Courtenay also became a TV Correspondent, where she contributed weekly segments for the nationally syndicated entertainment show, Celebrity Page. Each week, you can find her discussing the latest in fashion, entertainment, and celebrity news or interviewing celebrities on various high profile red carpets in New York and Los Angeles.

The New York Post’s Keith Kelly included BELLA New York in his January 2016 ‘Media Ink’ column, saying “While BELLA Media is not quite a rags-to-riches story just yet; it is at least a successful start-up in a generally unforgiving publishing world.”

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Lucinda Cross is a best-selling author, Award winning and internationally known speaker, spokesperson and energetic teacher of personal and professional development. In 2006, she started the brand Activate Your Life Today! and is the President of Activate Worldwide Inc. a leadership services firm that specializes in the delivery of personal and professional development enrichment programs.

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Dr. Robi Ludwig, nationally known psychotherapist and award winning reporter has been appearing on broadcast media since 1997, and is sought after for her psychological insights on a wide range of topics. She is currently a relationship contributor for Investigation Discovery Network’s Scorned, which presents reenactment and analysis of marital homicide stories. She also hosted two seasons of TLC’s reality show, “One Week to Save Your Marriage” as well as , GSN’s reality game show, “Without Prejudice?”.

Dr. Ludwig appears as a regular on CNN, Headline News and The Fox News Channel, discussing psychological and lifestyle issues, as well as the criminal mind. She also appears on national shows such as: ET, TODAY, 20/20, ABC World News, The View, Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, Wendy Williams, The Bill Cunningham Show, Neil Cavuto, Hannity and Lou Dobbs helping audiences and guests alike to understand the complexities of the human condition.

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Vanessa Freeman is an anchor and reporter for News 12 Networks in NYC and is the former co-host and producer of Living Dayton, a WDTN 2 lifestyle show airing weekdays at 12pm. Together with co-host Shaun Kraisman, Vanessa helps serve audiences a daily dose of the very best that Dayton and the encompassing Miami Valley has to offer. Covering topics from fashion, entertainment, food, celebrity news, charitable events, and everything in between!

Prior to her work in Dayton, OH, Vanessa was a general assignment reporter in the Poconos for BRC TV-13 where she covered everything from grand openings to drug busts. A Baltimore native, Vanessa has a bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Public Relations from Marymount University, which she used to parlay herself into the world of politics, working in Washington, D.C at NBC News and MSNBC.

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Bailey Fruman, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist, speaker, author, and transformational success coach for leaders and entrepreneurs. She specializes in helping ambitious women get rid of fear and take action on living a life they love!

Named ‘one of the top 20 life coaches to watch’ by popexpert.com, Bailey is also the author of Own Your Power: Your Guide to Feeling Powerful, Fearless, and Free. Her writing has been published in works such as Huffington Post, Aspire Magazine, Elephant Journal, Popexpert, Natural Awakenings, and many guest blogs. Bailey will be featured in the anticipated anthology, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Opening To Gratitude and Grace which will be published in August of 2016 by Inspired Living Publishing.

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Sabina Hitchen is an entrepreneur, speaker and media expert dedicated to educating and empowering entrepreneurs to share their brand with the press and the world confidently and strategically.

This role of teacher and leader seems pre-ordained as Sabina’s past career saw her teaching high school students first in the Chicago public school system and then while also designing educational curriculum for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation charter schools. Upon moving to New York City after deeming a “New York Chapter” a necessity, she began a career in public relations and within a year she branched out on her own and started a successful and respected PR and social media agency specializing in start-ups and small businesses.

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Audrey Puente is Meteorologist/Feature Reporter for WNYW/ Fox 5.  Previously, she was Chief Weather Anchor for WWOR-TV/My9 providing forecasts for the station’s “My9 News at Ten.”

Puente joined My9 from WCBS-TV where she provided weather forecasts for “CBS 2 News This Morning” and “CBS 2 News at Noon.” She also provided fill-in reports for the CBS national morning program “The Early Show.” Previously, she served as a meteorologist for WNBC-TV and delivered weekend reports for “Today in New York.” Prior to this, Puente was the weekend meteorologist for WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS., where she appeared on the station’s 5 PM and 10 PM newscasts. Earlier, she served as the weekend weather anchor for WXVT-TV in Greenville, MS and the weekday weather anchor at WJCL-TV in Savannah, GA. Puente began her career as a production assistant for WNYW-TV in New York.

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Theodora Sergiou is the acting vice president and COO of Nicholas Pools Inc. and a recognized leader in the industry. She was honored in 2015 by the Professional Women in Construction as a Woman of Distinction. In 2014, she was named by New Jersey Monthly magazine as a Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneur and Business Owner, featured in the Forbes special New Jersey Women Business Leaders section, and often interviewed or asked to be a guest speaker. Theodora is an adjunct professor of marketing and management at Georgian Court University. She holds a MS of business administration from Rider University and a BS from Georgian Court University.

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Candy Calderón comes from a business background and worked for several years with international corporations traveling the world developing their business, but always felt in her heart that health & wellness were her true calling.

After her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, she took it upon herself to learn everything needed to help her heal faster and naturally, decided to go back to school to study holistic nutrition, and her health & wellness career began.

Calderón now coaches people around the world with her signature programs and keynote speaks on how to prevent and reverse diseases, maintain a healthy lifestyle; she’s an avid plant-based nutrition advocate and educator, yoga, fitness & meditation lover. She’s passionate about transmitting her message to everyone in need, but especially to her women community.

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Whether the conversation is about Career Achievements, Life Achievements or Humanitarian Service Joi Stanley’s name is frequently involved. Petite or small are adjectives that can only be used to describe her physique. Her accomplishments however, comes from the following…

Joi attended Rutgers State University in New Brunswick, NJ where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and her master’s in Communication. As a native of New Jersey she didn’t stray far away from home. It wasn’t because she feared change, prior to graduating, she was already involved in addressing the needs of her community. She learned the importance of becoming a minority female business owner at a very early age where she took her passion for fashion and opened a Custom Bridal Shop where she would be head designer. This would lead her to become President of Shades of Color Bridal and Formal Wear for 14 years. Her interest in the Bridal area would offer her the opportunity to become Vice President of the International Association of Certified Wedding Consultants, and Director of the Weddings for Us International Bridal Show.

 As her interest would peak in other areas, for some 18 years, Joi would work in the male dominated mortgage industry, where she would be an independent mortgage consultant. She would be co-owner with owner operator status for First Equity Home Loans, managing and educating an upwards of some 20 loan originators. Upon our countries economic crisis, Joi would join the number one mortgage company Wells Fargo, where she would serve as a Retail Sales Manager and Diverse Segments Manager.

 Joi Founded Progressive Achievers in 2006 where she serves as the Founder/President. Progressive Achievers would serve as a vehicle to Empower, Educate and Motive Women, giving them the opportunity to network with other professional women. The Women of Power platform serves as an Annual Luncheon Event that recognizes the accomplishments of women and is a known for giving women a time to come together to be rejuvenated. It also serves as a networking vehicle and allows for many relationships. in 2010 the Inspiring Young Mentors program would be formed, mentoring to young girls between the ages of 9-17, hosting its first Annual Mother Daughter Tea in January of 2012.

Come connect, learn and give back! Use code BELLA for a special discount!

November 18th and 19th, 2016 Bella Vista Country Club 100 School Road East Marlboro, NJ 07746 8:30 AM-4:30PM (Both days)

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Lessons In Sales From My Cat

Crazy Cat Lady Alert!

Being a soloprenuer, the cats of my home are my friends and co-workers. They may not work very hard, but they do work smart. They get what they want and know exactly when to ask for it. There are so many things I could learn from them as a salesperson, here are a few of the best:

  1. Know what you want – Food is generally her target‚ but not always. Sometimes it’s a good scratch she is begging for. She knows what she wants‚ when she wants it‚ and where or who she can get it from. If you don’t know what you want from your customer‚ how are you going to going to get it?

  2. Know your audience – The cat never goes up to my children to ask for food. Why? Because she knows they are not going to feed her. She also knows that if the person who feeds her is in the kitchen she is most likely to get what she wants. If your know who your customer is‚ and where they are located‚ chance are you are more likely to get their attention. Stop chasing everyone‚ and concentrate on the people that matter.
  3. Keep them interested – Playing with a ball of yarn on the floor by my feet is more then just cute‚ it’s marketing. It makes me want to take care of her. A little interaction with your audience makes them want to do business with you.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for more – Almost every time I am in the kitchen‚ the cat is at my feet begging for food. There is always the chance in her mind that I will give her a little extra. There is nothing wrong with reminding customers you are there if they are in the mood to make a purchase‚ that little extra May come your way.

What lessons have you learned from observing others? Please share them‚ I would love to hear!

Super-Boosted Triple Peptide Serum, by Efrancé Beauty, to be featured in Four Seasons Hotel HollYwood Swag Bag Honoring Emmy Weekend

Local business, EFRANCÉ BEAUTY, to be featured in Hollywood Swag Bag

In September, 2016, Emmy nominees staying at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles will receive a bottle of Super-Boosted Triple Peptide Serum (SBTPS) as part of a larger celebrity gift bag by Lisa Gal of Hollywood Swag Bags.

“As a new company, I am so excited to get my product into the hands of nominees celebrating Emmy Weekend and to be part of something really exclusive.” said, Cassandra Maguire, founder of Efrancé Beauty.

Cassandra started her online business in her home town of Freehold, NJ.   She always had a passion for great skin care and in June of 2016 launched her new company.  The name Efrancé is a shortened version of her mother’s Greek name, Efrancia, who died from Breast Cancer in 1972.  The company name is a tribute to her.

“We have a dedication page on our website called THE FACE OF BEAUTY for Breast Cancer Survivors to tell their story about their journey with Breast Cancer.  I want people to nominate their mothers, friends and sisters etc., for a chance to receive a complimentary set of Efrancé Beauty skin care products (to be released Sept 2016) but more importantly to use us as their arena to tell their story.  Telling your story to others can be cathartic and inspiring.  Breast Cancer changes the trajectory of so many families. This is not about raising money for research; it’s about women who want to share their story.  We don’t know everyone’s story but we should. We are giving women a chance to inspire and to touch people’s lives.” Cassandra said.

The next recipient will be announced in October, Breast Cancer Month, and all nominations should be emailed to efrancebeauty@gmail.com by September 30th.  A third party will review the nominations and select the next Face of Beauty.  Please visit www.efrancebeauty.com   for complete instructions on how to nominate.

About the Product: SBTPS is a dynamic and very effective anti-aging serum.   This product is for women 35 and older who have concerns about losing their youthful appearance or who have had many years of sun exposure and UV damage.  (Video testimony to its effectiveness can be found on the website.)    Our serum effectively penetrates the dermal layers of your skin revealing radiant and noticeably smoother skin after just one application.  You will be so pleased with the results you see.  The twist and pump top makes it easy to pump just the right amount of product for your face and neck.  This feature makes it easy to travel with and also keeps it free from contamination. Super-Boosted Triple Peptide Serum retails for a modest price of $80.00.  “The price point is well below department store brands because I don’t think great skin care should cost as much as a car payment.” Cassandra said.

What’s “in it” For You? Neuropeptides work on expressed muscle contraction to reduce fine lines and wrinkles; bioflavonoids that function as an antioxidant to stabilize free radical damage working with Vitamin C to reduce inflammation; resveratrol to activate cellular repair and renewal due to environmental damage; water binding agents for hydration boost as seen on watersoftenerguide.com; antioxidants responsible for cell protection and stimulating healthy collagen production to reduce UV damage.

The complete set of Skin Care Products will be available in September and can be purchased online at www.efrancebeauty.com  and will include a hydrating cleanser, and eye treatment and a multi-active moisturizer. Our products are free of Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.  Efrancé Beauty is cruelty-free and vegan friendly and manufactured in the USA.

 

Meet Bailey Fruman, Workshop Leader at #ThePowerOfConnections2016

Bailey Fruman, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist, speaker, author, and transformational success coach for leaders and entrepreneurs. She specializes in helping ambitious women get rid of fear and take action on living a life they love!
Named ‘one of the top 20 life coaches to watch’ by popexpert.com, Bailey is also the author of Own Your Power: Your Guide to Feeling Powerful, Fearless, and Free. Her writing has been published in works such as Huffington Post, Aspire Magazine, Elephant Journal, Popexpert, Natural Awakenings, and many guest blogs. Bailey will be featured in the anticipated anthology, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Opening To Gratitude and Grace which will be published in August of 2016 by Inspired Living Publishing.
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Bailey helps women around the world overcome fear and uncertainty through her Clarity Mastery Program, speaking engagements, live events, and transformational coaching. With over ten years experience in helping women live their fullest lives, she guides women leaders and entrepreneurs in feeling more confident by mastering their mindset and living the life they’ve always dreamed of.
For more information on Bailey, visit BaileyFrumen.com or say hello on Facebook and Instagram!

November 18th and 19th, 2016 Bella Vista Country Club 100 School Road East Marlboro, NJ 07746 8:30 AM-4:30PM (Both days)

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE!

I’M IN!

What is ETTWomen’s 360 The Power of Connections Conference?

ETTW brings together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Our members and attendees receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, make deep connections and unique opportunities to change their lives and the lives of others through their business.

Our annual conference teaches the most fabulous personal and professional development ideas that help elevate participants’ lives and businesses. Unlike traditional seminars or conferences, ETTW360 is positioned as a unique experience for participants.

Who attends each year?

ETTWomen’s 360 gathers a Tribe of thought leaders in their respective fields who are committed to constant learning and growth. They appreciate transparent and entertaining presentations focused on business and personal growth that expand their mind, inspire ideas and present concepts that have a positive impact on their lives, their community and the world.

They are entrepreneurs who are interested in personal growth and are familiar with basic business and personal growth topics. Their presentation are aimed on creating an experience for participants.

ETTWomen’s 360 attracts visionary speakers and thought leaders from a variety of industries. Latham Thomas, Lisa Lieberman-Wang, Jennifer Longmore, Patty Lennon, Mike Michalowicz, Jennifer Tuma-Young, Jennifer Bronswick, Heather Chauvin, Britt Bolnick, Susan Vernicek, Vallori Thomas, Kelly Lynn-Adams, Courtenay Hall, Janine Strafaci are just some examples of the fabulous speakers who have shared their stories at ETTWomen’s 360 and inspired the lives of hundreds of others in the process.

ETTWomen’s 360 is a perfect opportunity to meet new business partners and get your messages and ideas in front of a crowd who is ready to turn up the volume in their lives and business. The quality of attendees is one-of-a-kind. Speakers and attendees form new business opportunities including joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Not to mention, relationships for life.

You Can Succeed in Direct Sales

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No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything. – B. Dodge

 

 

No one would pretend that direct sales is easy. If it were, more people would be doing it. It’s commonly said that for every one person who says ‘Yes!’, there are nine who say ‘No!’. If you need to find five people a day to say ‘Yes!’, you will have to talk to fifty people a day.

You need energy, stamina and you need to be able to be as bright and cheerful at six o’ clock at night as you are at eight o’ clock the following morning. If you can’t rise above the trials and tribulations that afflict us all, both in private and in work life, don’t consider a full-time career in direct sales. When I decided to join a direct sales company 18 years ago, what really attracted me was the ability to make my schedule, have qualified people train me and then I was able to find people better than me to build a business with. That was worth all the trials and tribulations I had to go through to make a six figure income.

The truth is building a business isn’t as hard in network marketing as people make it seem. There are systems in place to follow. The challenge is that people over analyze everything and they just don’t follow the system. I had blind faith. I knew I didn’t know anything, so I was extremely coachable. You can be successful in direct sales to if you follow the system that is presented to you and keep these simple things in mind:

  1. Set a schedule and stick to it – Get a planner that allows you to integrate all areas of your life in it so you have everything with you at all times.
  2. Find a mentor – In your company and a coach outside of your company. You need non biased views and ideas in my opinion in order to succeed faster. It is well worth the investment in the long run.
  3. Be a crusader – Own your own products and show potential customers you believe in them.
  4. Stop making excuses – Invest the time you need to and just get it done.
  5. Utilize the direct sales model – Do not reinvent the wheel. Follow the model that has already been proven to work.
  6. Master your craft- Know everything you need to know about your products and service and duplicate your self by training other’s.
  7. Set up a solid referral system – Once you have learned to use it and you are a pro at getting referrals, make sure you teach it to your associates.
  8. Recognize your team –  Big and small accomplishments are important to reward your team for. Everybody has a sign on them that says “make me feel special.”
  9. Have a system for recruiting – Know the numbers. How many people do you have to  invite to look at your opportunity daily to recruit 1 per week?
  10. Follow a marketing plan – Spin multiple plates at all times.  Face to face prospecting, internet marketing, advertising, vendor events and workshops.

When you stop over thinking it and follow the system in place, you can become a master at direct sales!

 

Every Entrepreneur Must Master The Art of Selling

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If you can’t sell yourself, your ideas, your product or service, you will not stay in business. Selling is an essential skill every entrepreneur must master. Starting from the very first day you launch your business you are selling. The overall success of your business actually depends on your ability to sell. Fortunately there are many books, workshops and sales coaches that can help you. The first book on sales that I read a long time ago was How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins.

 

It’s quite easy to start a business. All you need to do is have a cool idea, a product or service to “sell” that idea and finish it off with a business card, right? Wrong. The problem is that this alone does not guarantee your business success. Growing and sustaining a business that provides income that you can live on is the challenge.

Entrepreneurs need to learn sales skills. You can have the best makeup, jewelry, lotion, or be the best coach there is, but how do you make money? Remember the movie “Field Of Dreams” with Kevin Costner? The line was “If you build it they will come.” Well, ladies, I am here to tell you that if you come up with an awesome simply amazing product, they do not just come! Ever! It takes marketing and selling, both of yourself and of your product or service, to bring in the crowd. Do you see how the word selling is the common thread, here? If you do not sell your product or service you do not make money. It will never sell itself and that just how it goes.

Every entrepreneur needs practical sales skills! They have to learn simple sales tools and strategies in order to grow and succeed in business. I have witnessed many great products developed with an incredible passion fail because there wasn’t enough money coming in to sustain the business.

The good news is that anyone can learn sales skills. Almost nobody is born a great sales person. On the contrary, the case is usually that the most creative people who established the best products have no sales skills at all! Everyone just needs to change their mindset about what selling is. My advice is, take sales classes. Make sure you read books on selling, and yes, even hire a sales coach. I promise, if you do these things and you have a great product or service you believe in, you will see your business not only survive, but grow and thrive!

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WHAT’S ON YOUR “TO DO” LIST FOR 2016?

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In this day and age, New Year resolutions have become a thing of the past.  We all know that a 365 –day long-term goal is way too lofty and basically sets us up for failure.  Last year I wrote an article about “one-week” goals. I am a big fan of short-term goals.  As an Occupational Therapist, I want to challenge my patients, YET make goals attainable.  Well, this year I’m trying a new approach.  I’m making a “TO DO” list.

Doesn’t it feel great to check something off your daily “to-do list”?  It gives you such a sense of accomplishment.  It makes you feel productive.  It gives you a sense of competence and capability.  Once you get a taste of success, you are motivated to go forward and do it again.  Are ya with me?

Well, what is a goal exactly? To me, a goal is…FEAR.  And Lord knows I am full of fears. I don’t know where they came from and I don’t care anymore.  I have spent way too much time and money in psychotherapy trying to get to the root of my fears.  I just want to get over them already.  So come along with me.

Step One. Identify a fear.  Some of my fears I don’t really wish to confront.  For example, I’m scared of rollercoasters, and quite frankly, I don’t feel any sense of loss that I’ve never been on one.  Also, I am scared of spiders, but I feel no need to go through some sort of desensitization therapy to get to the point where I can comfortably touch a tarantula.  I’m ok freaking out when I see one.  I’ll live with that fear.

However, something like flying on an airplane is necessary in my life.  It connects me to friends and family who live too far to drive.  Unfortunately, even though I have flown before, as I get older and the more I fly, the deeper my fear has become.  You would think it would be the opposite, but it’s become worse.  Some say that over the age of 40 your fears become more intense.  Some say after you have children your fears heighten because you feel a stronger sense of loss.  Well, whatever it is, I’m going to make that the first on my “TO DO” list.

1. Fly on an airplane

Next fear: Heights. This one has definitely become worse. I swear I just stand on a ladder and I get dizzy. In fact, I can just watch someone on TV up on a ladder and I get dizzy. Perhaps my equilibrium or vestibular system, whatever, has “aged”.  Well whatever it is, I want to do something to confront it.  So I’ve chosen…drum roll…the flying trapeze!  As soon as the weather gets warmer, I’m making an appointment at Trapeze School.  If any of you are interested in taking on this challenge with me, shoot me an email.  I’m planning it around my birthday in March.

2. Soar on the flying trapeze

It has been said that “public speaking” is the #1 most common phobia among us humans.  I am in that club.  Now that may shock many of you who know me as a singer.  I have sung on stage so often and for so many and hardly ever get nervous.  Basically, that is because I have always been confident in what I was singing.  I had the words memorized or lyrics in front of me.  Once in a while I would ad-lib a bit, but mostly I stuck to the script.  When I was singing in bands, if they wanted me to say something on the microphone, be it an announcement or just stall between songs, I became a mess.  I just couldn’t do it. Or I would go the other way and babble, babble, babble until someone would have to cut me off.  That is my “nervous babbling thing” that I have when I’m asked to speak formally in front of people – be it in a classroom, boardroom or even at the Thanksgiving table.

So this brings me to my next “To Do” item.  The idea came to me to give a workshop for those diagnosed with breast cancer and are preparing for their mastectomy surgery. Having gone through a lumpectomy and mastectomy with two additional reconstruction surgeries, I consider myself somewhat of an expert.  In addition, I have a clinical background.  So why not gather a group of women and help put them at ease by educating them, giving them coping strategies and help plan for their recovery? I know that their doctors do their best to prepare their patients, however there are so many details that are overlooked simply because they are not “critical” or medically necessary.  Now, how many breast surgeons are going to remind you to pack an electric toothbrush rather than a manual one, due to the lack of movement you will have with your arm?  This is something that comes with experience and an Occupational Therapist’s brain.  So I will be speaking at various venues this coming year in front of, anywhere from, 2 to 30 people at a time.

3. Speak publicly in a formal setting

The rest of my “To Do” list includes things that I’m, not necessarily afraid of, but things that are challenging for me.  If we really want to psychoanalyze, I’m sure there is fear behind why I have yet to engage in these activities.  But again, I suggest you keep the items on your list “do-able”.   So here are some of my “challenging, yet do-able” list items.

Run a 5K  – Well, if I’m going to do it, it’s gotta be fun and for a good cause. I found the perfect fit in the “Night Nation Run” on May 7th.  The charity the run supports is “Stand up to Cancer”.  Shoot me an email if you sign up!

Ice skating lessons – this is something I did as a kid and always loved.  So I’m going to sign up for a private class, and of course, share my experience with my JGH&W readers.

So what’s on YOUR “to do” list.  Go get pen and paper and start brainstorming.  Or, better yet, use your smartphone to start a list as ideas come to you.  As an alternative to the “New Year’s Resolution”, try picking 4-5 things you would like to do this year that push you out of your comfort zone.  For those of you who would prefer to make vision boards, as you are compiling your pictures, consider your fears.  Remember, a goal is a fear.  As you conquer a goal, you conquer a fear.

Make your 2016 a truly dynamic year and knock off those items on your list…CHECK!

 

Janice M. Woerner is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, wife, mother, musician, breast cancer survivor and a ETTWomen member. 

Janice is Editor-in-Chief of Jersey Girl Health & Wealth.com. She created JGH&W.com as a gift to her Jersey Girl friends and colleagues for us all to support and grow together. Woerner is currently presenting her workshop “Preparing for your Mastectomy” at various locations in NJ for those newly diagnosed, currently under treatment, or just looking for some inspiration and education.

Please contact Janice at healthyjerseygirl@gmail.com or (914)-772-3870.

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