Thank you, thank you for your passionate and insightful presentation on the 3 R’s of Marketing (Reputation + Relationships = Referrals)! You had me at hello when you opened with...."the role of marketing is to generate qualified leads". I have passed on your details to our boss, the marketing person in our business and other work colleagues and contacts, as your pragmatic approach struck a chord with me. If I can get control of a marketing budget in my business unit I will definitely be calling you for assistance.
"Just a note to say a gigantic thanks for sharing the secrets of your mind with us all yesterday! You are really on a winner there - such great content, all conveyed with enthusiasm, clarity and common sense. And what's more, I ended up with a notebook full of very do-able BFOs! I came away feeling bold and inspired about the possibilities for my business. Congratulations on putting the workshop together and thanks for the shot in the arm!"
"Great marketing workshop! Best one day workshop in living memory!"
"Thank you, thank you for your passionate and insightful presentation on the 3 R’s of Marketing (Reputation + Relationships = Referrals)! You had me at hello when you opened with...."the role of marketing is to generate qualified leads". I have passed on your details to our boss, the marketing person in our business and other work colleagues and contacts, as your pragmatic approach struck a chord with me. If I can get control of a marketing budget in my business unit I will definitely be calling you for assistance."
"Thank you for providing such wonderful networking opportunities through Connect Marketing. I feel I have learned so much these last six months or so and it has been greatly instrumental in propelling my business forward. I find your approach to networking so wonderfully refreshing in its' focus on benefiting others, not only serving our own purposes. It creates a great sense of community."
"Carolyn’s workshop is simple and practical and most importantly gave me the tools to work through with my team, which has enabled us to pull together a great marketing plan. The impact on our business has been remarkable. We are focused on the things that matter and we have prioritised our wish list and are using our limited resources much more effectively. I have more confidence in my own marketing ability and have set a clear direction for my business."
"I have been to many workshops before, but Carolyn really stands out from the pack. It’s a no-nonsense, practical approach that can be utilised immediately. I know the other participants were impressed as well."
"I feel compelled to write and thank you for your seminar yesterday. I found the material interesting, informative and more importantly accessible. I truly thank you for your help."
"What we particularly liked about the marketing plan you helped us develop is that it is clear, consistent, measurable and achievable, and it got everyone actively involved. Our team has been refocussed and become very customer-oriented and we have picked up close to 100 new customers and well ahead of target. In addition, we've also received 50 recommendations or referrals from other delighted customers!"
"Thought-provoking insights for small business on how to achieve the marketing results of a big brand, without the big price tag. Listen with an open mind and learn the secrets of the big brands and how it can be applied to your business today."
"As a business coach I continually educate myself in all aspects of business which of course includes marketing. The problem I have found in the past is that when I attend seminars and workshops the presenter’s main aim is to prove to us how smart and knowledgeable they are. In Carolyn’s Small Business Big Brand marketing workshop her focus was in giving her clients the most practical and useful information so that we can go out there and implement our learnings immediately. Carolyn I want you to know that I will be using all the information you provided with all my clients so that they can grow their businesses and create the life they desire."
"I went in to the 'kick start' marketing day with one set of ideas, and came out with a whole new perspective. I realised my vision for my brand was not 'matching up' with my current approach, hence have now completely re-thought how to proceed with the business. I now have a practical plan to work with, and feel much more confident and excited. Thanks Carolyn for challenging and inspiring me!"
Gayle Walker Real Estate
"The work done by Connect Marketing on my marketing copy pretty much blew me away! I had all the first drafts (which required next to no alterations) within days. They did everything from my corporate brochure, to a vendor letter, past purchaser letter, five ads and more! I can’t recommend them highly enough."
"Thank you so much for such a great day yesterday! I truly gained much more than I had hoped for - I now have direction to go with my new saddlery venture - the one stop shop for horses!!"
"Success in small business starts with good marketing. Some do it better than others. Carolyn will show you how to become one of the best..."
"Carolyn’s workshop and mentoring sessions have been really motivating and a strong catalyst for us making great progress with our marketing strategy. Her no nonsense approach has provided us with some very practical insights and ideas for the business. When it comes to marketing, working with Carolyn has been an absolute breath of fresh air."
"I actually have just bought her book and love it. I do marketing for Small Businesses in Perth and work with the Small Business Development Corporation and run workshops there. I am always reading other people's books and articles on Small Business marketing and have to say I feel Carolyn's is the best so far. I will definitely recommend her book to other people. I love how she has put it in simple form with case studies. I also think it is great how she has experience in this rather than someone trying to talk from just a text book knowledge. I have always wondered how these "experts" can give you advice and have never had first hand experience."
"Carolyn's marketing course is a must-do for any small business owner that is serious about their business. If you can only attend one marketing workshop, make sure that it is Carolyn's! Carolyn really has a no BS approach and she has a focus on results based marketing. It's not just marketing for the sake of marketing. I don't normally write testimonials or endorsements, but I was that blown away by your workshop, that I felt I had to. I will be telling head office that your training workshop was the best run workshop I have ever been to."
"With Carolyn's help, no business is too small to sparkle - she's a gem!"
"Yesterdays Melbourne seminar with Carolyn was chocka-block full of really useful, easy to implement and innovative marketing and branding ideas. Boy have I got some work to do! Starting with myself. The last networking seminar I participated in, was full of the same old stale ideas. Carolyn was inspirational!"
"What I love about Carolyn’s approach is her straight shooter style – when it comes to marketing there’s no smoke and mirrors, she tells it like it is."
"It was great meeting you yesterday and I had a ball with your workshop! You promised on your first slide that you would inspire, motivate, create, change, action – you achieved all that and more! I had fun too! As for your guarantee, I’ve got so many ideas for both my own business and the consulting work I do for clients, that I feel I should be paying you more! I found your presentation style very practical, yet highly professional and I really liked the way you created a rapport with the group very early on and kept everyone engaged right through the day. I alos loved your Customer Value Proposition model – a fantastic tool for all businesses to clarify their entire business offering."
"Carolyn was sensational and I wrote copious notes to hopefully be incorporated into the Neuendorf company but also the organisations and companies that I touch within my Corporate Board and other business lives. Carolyn was very interactive and the whole day also involved networking with the other participants. It certainly was beyond my expectations."
"Your workshop highlighted for us that we can do much of our marketing ourselves without a huge monetary investment. It made us empowered and enthusiastic as a team and created a great environment for all of us to be able to work together to achieve a common goal. And it works!"
"Carolyn’s workshops always receive rave reviews from our customers - whether they're just starting out, or think they already have all the answers. She has a great ability to cut through the jargon and provide practical information on how to really master the art of marketing. A valuable session for any small business owner."
"I was just reviewing some notes I took from your short presentation to us at Destiny some time ago and everything you suggested I have done and done to great success. So this is a thank you for the inspiration! I ask for referrals and they come, I have a brag wall in the front of my office. I have a long list of testimonials and we create a wow experience. So thanks! Also I have now bought the Fitzroy office and it is going like a gun now I can leverage across both."
"Your seminar was great! It was worth every cent and I am sure that I will be able to use the great ideas you have given me. Not only that, I also have come to realise that marketing is not boring and can be very creative. And as a creative person I welcome that very much. You made the subject very accessible and down to earth!"
"Carolyn is a no-nonsense marketer. She tells it like it is and explains what she does with practical and grounded examples. Her experience in helping businesses grow, makes her the perfect small business marketer."
"I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your seminar. I came home ready to re-write the history books so to speak! My CEO was a little taken aback when I gave him a run-down of what I thought was working well, what could be improved and what we needed to look at doing better or actually implementing. I managed to baffle him with the POD and the CVP, but he is just as enthusiastic as I am now and we are taking a really good look at our marketing plan!"
"Don't miss an opportunity to listen and learn from an expert in the field of marketing - without going through all the jargon! Carolyn makes marketing sound simple by giving you some easy tools and guides to apply to your business immediately - the choice is yours!"
"Today Carolyn created the opportunity for the participants to see and experience the obvious that helps make you your own best representative in business. How many people struggle to use their best asset – themselves! The entire room was buzzing and sharing their concerns and sorting out problems within minutes. I have participated in many seminars and spoken to countless know it all, let me solve your problems ‘experts’ and Carolyn is far from this. This is a must for all in business and well worth the fee."
"I can’t believe it’s a week since your workshop! The BFO’s (blinding flashes of the obvious) were so numerous that I’ve hardly lifted my head. On relating some of the things we discussed the next day, the new inspirations continued so THANK YOU!"
"After spending only one day with Carolyn I have a whole new approach to marketing, a 30 day marketing plan and a 12 month plan, with many new and exciting ideas and concepts. Thanks Carolyn for your inspiration and support, and YES, you have changed the way we think!"
"At last we have someone who tells all when it comes to marketing. What works and what doesn’t – straight talk!"
"I attended one of Carolyn’s seminars recently and just wanted to tell you how implementing some of your practical ideas has assisted us immensely from a brand audit point of view. We unashamedly failed this at the time of the seminar! Today I can give a big tick to all areas of our brand. Carolyn is one of those rare presenters who can provide you with practical tips to implement right away and you will see an amazing difference. Any SME will benefit from hearing Carolyn speak."
"It was great to meet you this morning at the Connect breakfast at Hyde Park Barracks. It was one of the most enjoyable networking breakfasts I have ever been to! Well done."
"I just wanted to let you know that I love what you are doing. I feel certain that you have helped me to make my business vision become reality."
"When it comes to passion about small business marketing, Carolyn is awesome because she lives and breathes it every day."
"I hear so many good things about Carolyn's workshops."
"Carolyn’s book is a must read for every small business owner in Australia!"
"I wanted to let you know how inspired and empowered I felt after yesterday’s workshop. The content and the way you packaged it helped me to feel confident about a topic that felt out of my reach. Jen and I held a mini-workshop with the Intrinsic team this morning, where we nutted out the verbal brand and brainstormed alliance partners which was a great start."
"Thanks for a speaking for the Chamber yesterday. I always enjoy hearing you talk and love your down-to-earth, real and practical style. What I found extremely valuable is how you facilitate the networking to occur as well as the business education. You truly do give everyone an opportunity to have exposure and share ideas. I will be actively recommending your workshops to my contacts."
"Our project manager was immediately able to capture the essence of our business and execute our marketing plan with ease. In just three months we had a new website, database, newsletter, marketing materials, great written content and an event program in place. It’s now all working really well. Marketing is now an essential ingredient for our business success. "
"Carolyn's presentation to our chamber small businesses was excellent! Everyone loved her dynamic, down-to-earth, natural and interactive style. The information she delivered was practical, useful and insightful. Rather than being blinded by theory, each small business owner was able to take away practical ideas they could apply back in their businesses. Thanks for a great seminar Carolyn - very much appreciated."
"I was extremely impressed by Carolyn’s superb, informative and entertaining manner during her presentation at a series of events I recently hosted – and that’s an area I have a lot of experience in!"
"I am absolutely enlightened by your course. If they taught what you teach at university we would all be much better marketers and be much more enthusiastic about it. The DVD program was the highlight of my educational career. I have done a degree in marketing and diploma in graphic design, but this program taught me a very practical approach to marketing. Not only does Carolyn provide insight for small business owners who don't know much about marketing, she enlightens her clients with her passion for marketing which is completely infectious. She makes you excited about doing marketing for your business and definitely provides straight forward, easy to understand marketing tactics that can be easily implemented by the average person."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Connect breakfast this morning. My main reason for attending was NOT to network but because the subject was of key interest to me. Though I am not a small business owner, my clients are and the points raised were as relevant to me as they are to small business owners. YES I will be attending again, only next time I will bring at least one client with me. And count me in as one of your advocates!"
"I attended your seminar yesterday and just wanted to say THANK YOU for inspiring and motivating me. I have already started today by thanking a few referrals and revising my website. I have also contacted a few alliances and feel re-connected and revived when it comes to thinking about my business!"
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