November News Updates 2016
I’m currently bobbing around in the ocean just off the small uninhabited island of Kasolo in the Solomon Islands. Military historians and JFK fans know it as the place JFK swam to, towing his injured crew mates after PT -109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese Destroyer in 1943. Not sure if I’ll get a chance to get off today, there’s quite a swell up, tender service to the main island is very slow and I have my show tech run at 4 pm.
As we discussed last issue, the price of BWC our latest eBook has gone up slightly after the initial opening special. This was to bring it into line with the price at Lybrary.com. (Still a bargain at $8)
A couple of people also asked how difficult is it to make the prop and what materials are required. Seriously, you need some black paper or cardboard, some white paper or cardboard, some glue, scissors and a marker pen. If you have access to a printer you can do a better job but we explain the options there. When I next get a couple of days at home, I’ll make a quick video showing the simple construction. BWC Full Details & Testimonials HERE.
I’ve tried many web hosts over the years – GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, switching in and out with various online projects. 6 months ago I decided I wanted something a lot faster, far more secure and with much more support.
I asked around and several people suggested SiteGround. I now have ALL my sites there, it’s much faster and the support team even did the transfers. And, here’s the thing, the cost is pretty much the same as any of those listed above. They say even a few seconds wait on loading speed will kill off many site visitors. If you have a website and are marketing your services online, then you really should check it out. Full Information Here
I just sent off a Ten Little Secrets article on Podcasting to Vanish magazine that should be appearing soon. Veteran Podcaster Scott Wells sent me some great information that was too long for the article, so I have just uploaded it to the MagicCoach website now.
ExpertMC TOOLKIT EXPANSIONS!
Happy to report that we are adding 7 Extra Modules to the Toolkit!
We recently added –
- The MC’s Cheat Sheet, 25 Questions that you can ask any Speaker or Presenter
- My favourite – “Energy Booster” Routine for Dinner Events
Next up and ready
- “30 Questions you must ask any Client at the Briefing Session.”
This will be followed by –
- “At the Assignment Checklist,”
- “After the Assignment Checklist”
- “Selling Your MC Services” Tip Sheet.
There are also a couple more planned. If you ordered direct from us, you will be sent a link to each new module as they are published. Once this series is complete we will be adding them to the master document and probably looking at a price increase. FULL DETAILS
Do you need a Career Coach, Mastermind Group or Accountability Buddy?
Having a personal coach for your magic business is a great investment, but it can seem expensive for some and they are often hard to find. An alternative and cheaper option is the Mastermind group, but these are also sometimes tricky to organise and participate in.
A third option is to get an Accountability Buddy! Skype, Facebook messaging etc has made it easy to catch up with a Buddy on a regular basis and they are becoming more and more popular. A weekly 10 – 15 minutes can do wonders for your magic business, keeping you both focused and excited.
I’ve tried all three of these options over the years and each has taken me to a new level. Remember, these are not a marriage, you are not committed for life. You can set your own time-frames, framework, goals & guidelines.
What should you discus? – Progress on Projects, The One Big Thing for the Week, The Velvet Rope Principle, The 12 Week Year etc. Both parties should keep a journal & notes so they are committing to actions and keeping their partner accountable.
I’ll be writing about this more in coming weeks but if you are interested, do a quick search for Accountability Buddy on Google and you will get heaps of Tips and Guidelines online.
How to find a Buddy? Well if you think it’s a good idea, there’s no point in just sitting around waiting for someone to ask you. Take the initiative. Look at your facebook friends. Perhaps there’s someone in a different city/market area that you already know. I suggest you have a trial period first. Agree on a set period and do it.
If you don’t already have a Coach, Group or Accountability Buddy, that’s your challenge for the week.
For More Information on being or obtaining a Magic Accountability Buddy go to our Info page HERE
That’s it for the moment.