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Social Media Training
Using Social Media Platforms to grow your small business.

 

Private Consulting  - One-on-one training on how to leverage social media networks to grow your business

Mindie provides excellent one-on-one private training on how to build a virtual network using social media platforms and then. leverage that network to help grow your small business.

WHAT DOES A PRIVATE CONSULT PROVIDE YOU WITH?

  • A three hour one-on-one session covering with hands on training with each of the 5 platforms.
     
  • Broad overview of how these platforms work LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogging and how to use them for virtual networking getting strong results.
     
  • The keys to building a successful network for your specific purpose
     
  • How to post to the networks for the best results and comment on others in return
     
  • Time management how much time to you need to spend on this for the return you desire
     
  • Coaching on building your Facebook fan page
     
  • Worksheet guides for building a strong target network specifically tailored to your product, service, company or cause
     
  • List of link and tutorial pages on Facebook and Twitter to leave behind to reinforce trianing.
     
  • 30 days of phone / email support (up to 60 minutes) for quick questions and troubleshooting.

 

"Social media is a platform from which you can build a virtual network - that is, a network similar to a personal network of people you've met face-to-face - only larger, more accessible and more powerful.  Imagine being able build a network in the thousands and then being able to speak to your entire network 4 or 5 times a day."  ~Mindie Burgoyne

Unlike many teachers and coaches training on using social media networks, Mindie has an outstanding track record of putting her expertise into practice.

Mindie started building social media networks through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in February of 2009.  Within one month she had received offers to write for four magazines and one book publisher.  She accepted the book offer and wrote Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales From East of the Chesapeake for History Press.  This book was one of regional interest to an area with a population under 600,000.  The expected sales were about 1500 copies sold in the first year. 

"As someone who has used Facebook since 2004, I never thought I would be someone who would benefit from this seminar. Mindie's advice far exceeded my expectations and I now have a more strategic approach to social networking and a true appreciation for the power it holds."
~Allison Castellana - City of Crisfield Events Planner

 

TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
One month before the book was launched (September 3, 2009), Mindie began a Facebook Fan page for the book and by launch date - October 1st, the Fan page had acquired 1000 fans. That number rose to 2000 fans by November 1st, and the book was close to selling out of its first printing.

By November 13th, six weeks after its launch, Haunted Eastern Shore sold out its first printing and went into its second printing.  In addition, Mindie Burgoyne achieved the following sales and marketing successes IN THE FIRST SIX WEEKS after launch: 

1. Haunted Eastern Shore was covered by nine regional newspapers.

2. Mindie Burgoyne was asked to discuss her book on two local television networks.

3. Interviews with Mindie were broadcast on 7 radio stations (incl. NPR affiliates)

4. Haunted Eastern Shore was featured on the cover of the Star Democrat weekend insert along with a 1500 word article on how she came to write the book.

5. Mindie was asked to speak at two annual events for local non-profits

6. Twelve retail outlets asked for Mindie to appear for book signing events.

7. Mindie's book had made it as high as #16 in sales on Amazon.com for books on the Paranormal and #22 for books with a regional focus in the Mid-Atlantic states.

OTHER SUCCESSES IN JUST THREE SHORT MONTHS:

Through her social media networks, Mindie has been able to make connections with literary agents, publishers and potential candidates for interviews - (including Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains).

Social media outlets have allowed Mindie to expand her speaking platform and attracted seventeen opportunities to offer seminars, talks and private consults with those interested in learning more about how to leverage virtual networks.

"Mindie understands how to use social networking better than anyone else out there. Business people who aren't using these platforms to spread their message are missing out on incredible marketing opportunities. But just having a presence on these sites isn't enough. Mindie explains the do's and don'ts of social networking."

Cathy Bassett
CMBassett Consulting, LLC 
Former Press Secretary to Congressman Wayne Gilchrest

See where Mindie is presenting Social Media Seminars.

GROUP SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING SESSIONS INCLUDE:

Harnessing the Power of Social Media - an overview on how access the tremendous networking and marketing power behind social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Blogging.

Beginning Blogging - Online Class - - Online Class - 4 weeks. Paricipants attend video session (1hour) and spend about 4 hours per week on assignments. At end of 4 weeks participants will have set up a blog on WordPress, edited images, published 2 posts, learned basics of SEO and how to drive traffic to the blog.

Blogging for Business - learning the blogging platform and how a blog (short for web log) can become the personal "face" of your company, keep in touch with customers, attract attention and buzz and be a tool for continually driving traffic to your website.

Social Media for Business Training Session I - An overview of the Big 5 Platforms - Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Blogging, and a strategy for using those platforms to increase business revenues.

Social Media for Business Training Session II - Focus on Facebook and LinkedIn with particular focus on Facebook Pages and LinkeIn Pages, and how to use these platforms to grow a business.

Social Media for Business Training Session III - Focus on Twitter, Blogging and You Tube, how the platforms work and how to integrate them into a marketing / pr plan for business.

Social Media for Retail - Maximizing the power of social media to promote, and grow a retail business - special focus on Facebook and Youtube.

Social Media Bootcamp -  All day session with modules on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and blogging.  People that attend this bootcamp leave with a solid understanding of how to implement a social media strategy.

Social Media Customized Training - Training has been crafted for Human Resource Groups, Military, Tourism, Retail, and Real Estate.  Ask for a customized training for you group.

Social Media  - Private Consultation - one on one.

FEES:  Mindie Burgoyne negotiates the fees for speaking, presenting or putting on seminars with the host of the event.  Typical fee for one 3 hour session is $500 plus travel expenses.  Training for Maryland non-profit business associations with a specific mission to help business grow (e.g. Chambers, Economic Development offices) can be offered at no charge.  Ask about this.

What does the Host need to provide?
- The venue
- Live Internet connection
- White board with markers
- Projector for PowerPoint presentation
- Travel Accommodations if drive is in excess of 2 hours. 

Host also is communication point for registration and payment.  Attendees book directly through the host.

Please contact Mindie if you are interested in hosting a seminar or for further information.

 

 
 
 
 
SPEAKING PLATFORM
 
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (NEW) 

BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS (NEW)

BEGINNER BLOGGING - ONLINE CLASS

HARNESSING THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS I
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS II

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS III

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RETAIL

SOCIAL MEDIA BOOTCAMP

PRIVATE CONSULT

CUSTOM TRAINING

UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

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TOURS

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