Margi Ross

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 2 days, 14 hours ago

    Thanks Nigel, That’s so helpful.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of The Marketing CompassThe Marketing Compass 3 days, 9 hours ago

    Hi Nigel, I’m just about to make some videos. I have a lot of info and I have made one before but I thought I’d ask you if you have any up to the minute advice. Thanks Margi

    • Hi Margi, I suggest that you rehearse beforehand, as this will be a performance. You can start by running through the content in order to get a feeling for how it flows without any cameras present. You will discover any stumbling blocks.
      When it comes to filming, avoid checked clothing and think carefully about the background area behind you.
      When…[Read more]

    • Thanks Nigel, That’s so helpful.

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Thanks Nigel, just what I needed.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of The Marketing CompassThe Marketing Compass 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Nigel. Is Mail Chimp simple to use? If I just wanted to send a Newsletter each week is it easy to learn how to do this?

    • Yes, it is pretty straightforward Margi. You start by creating an Audience (list) and then create a campaign (email). There are drag and drop content boxes for campaigns, i.e. text only, image only.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of The Marketing CompassThe Marketing Compass 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi Nigel, What is Instagram useful for?

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Thanks Nigel, That’s very helpful.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of The Marketing CompassThe Marketing Compass 1 month, 1 week ago

    HI Nigel, I would like to contact people who are interested in the Cathars and let them know about my work. What’s the best way to do this? Thanks Margi

    • I suggest that you begin with a Google search and find the Contact page within relevant websites. Some of them will have a form that you can use or they may have an email address. There are books available on this topic which may contain information about special interest groups. In addition, if you can reach them, the authors of these books would…[Read more]

    • Thanks Nigel, That’s very helpful.

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks Nigel, just looking on Amazon at some of the books he wrote, amazing. I looked at his astrological chart some time ago and he cme into this lifetime with a very strong sense of who he was.

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks. Another question….If Tony Buzan was just starting out now with imindmap, how do you think he would approach getting it known around the world? Allowing for the expectation that it should be possible to travel to travel freely later next year. Thanks Margi.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of The Marketing CompassThe Marketing Compass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Nigel, What is your top SEO tip?

    • Focus on a single keyword phrase for each page or blog post that you create, Margi. Use this phrase in the URL, Title Tag and page headline (wrapped in H1 tags). WordPress does all of this for you, by the way.
      Include the keyword phrase in the first sentence of the text and a few times within the body copy.

    • Thanks. Another question….If Tony Buzan was just starting out now with imindmap, how do you think he would approach getting it known around the world? Allowing for the expectation that it should be possible to travel to travel freely later next year. Thanks Margi.

    • Hi Margi, Tony Buzan published over 100 books, which kept his name ‘out there’. He used to travel continually and speak at large events. As you know, there are publicity opportunities before, during and after events. (I acted as his Director of Marketing, so I got quite involved in all of this). With regards to the iMindMap software product, this…[Read more]

    • Thanks Nigel, just looking on Amazon at some of the books he wrote, amazing. I looked at his astrological chart some time ago and he cme into this lifetime with a very strong sense of who he was.

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, That’s very helpful. Can’t wait to get back to live events!

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of The Marketing CompassThe Marketing Compass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hi NIgel, in 2021 should I plan for Zoom events or live (in person) events? Thanks Margi

    • I would plan for both, Margi. During the first quarter of 2021, I suggest that you start with Zoom only. However, I would also start to pencil in live events after the vaccines have been rolled out. Live events are quite different from online ones, aren’t they?

    • Thanks, That’s very helpful. Can’t wait to get back to live events!

    • Yes, I know what you mean, Margi. There is nothing quite like meeting someone in person, is there? Having said this, the advantages of virtual events include lower costs (i.e. no need to hire venues) and the ability to attract attendees from much further afield. I think that many enterprises will adopt a hybrid approach: live + online.

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks Nigel, That;s very helpful.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of The Marketing CompassThe Marketing Compass 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    HI Nigel, Do you have any tips for using Zoom? Thanks Margi

    • Hi Margi, I suggest that you setup a test Zoom meeting with a friend. Or you could do this with yourself, if you have two devices. Having started the Zoom meeting, hover your mouse over the Zoom toolbar at foot of your screen and work your way though the various icons and menu items.
      Personally, I only use a few of them, i.e. Sound and Video on /…[Read more]

    • Thanks Nigel, That;s very helpful.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of Professional SellingProfessional Selling 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I had an on-line singing lesson last week via Zoom and my teacher booked us free 15 minute session a few days before just to make sure that we could see and hear each other in the right way for singing. This might be really good practice for some other meetings too,

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of WebsitesWebsites 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I mean the small picture. Mine only ever says Margi Ross.

    • Yes, understood. If there is no profile picture in Zoom it would display your name against a black background. Please see my response to your previous post.

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of WebsitesWebsites 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Nigel, I’ve watched lots of Zoom tutorials and no-where can I find the answer to my questions re being a participant at a meeting. 1. If I want my face to be visible as a still photo what do I do? 2. Or as a video what do I do? Thanks Margi By the way, I suggest another category for posting comments and queries ‘How does Zoom work?’.

    • Hi Margi, You will need to access your Zoom profile: sign in to the Zoom web portal and click Profile. You can view and edit the following settings: Profile Picture: To add or change your profile picture, click Change, then adjust the crop area on your current picture or upload a new one.
      This page goes through the…[Read more]

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of Professional SellingProfessional Selling 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    HI Nigel, I was wondering how your business engagements have changed during covid, Do you have more attendees because they can tune in from home. Does it take more time to prepare? Have fees changed? I imagine there’s some good points to the new normal Like the time you save not traveling. But …… nothing can replace meeting people face to…[Read more]

    • The MailChimp training events have been going well, Margi, These include the monthly open course + company specific events.
      This is a defined ‘product’ that I have been developing for six years and it has a clearly defined market.
      Since lockdown started, I have only been using Zoom for these events and they have been well received.
      I also deliver…[Read more]

  • Margi Ross posted an update in the group Group logo of Professional SellingProfessional Selling 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Nigel, a friend of mine asked me how long it would take her to build a small business. Any advice? It’s easy for people to give up if they don’t get quick results and I think you have to be very patient and give it lots of energy and faith. Thanks Margi

    • It depends on the type of business, Margi. Is your friend looking for clients? If this is the case, a handful of clients can lift a new business off the ground – particularly if the costs are kept low.

  • Margi Ross posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Nigel, Thanks for this. Very helpful.

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