I received a newsletter yesterday from Tanya Geisler. I recently started to follow her. It was the first time I’ve seen what she calls a Monthly Montage. A look back at highlights of February. A peek forward to March.
Personal and professional. Relevant to her audience.
I liked the idea. After all I’m big on retrospectives as learning opportunities. This seems to me to be a sort of checkpoint.
A montage of key things that happened and key things I’m anticipating in March. A look behind the curtain for my clients.
So here goes:
It’s all about being a business catalyst
At a TechConnex Sales Peer Group session on USPs, we looked at some templates for elevator pitches that use your USP or unique selling proposition. Mine is that my purpose is helping clients scale. I picked a template one that works for me.
I’m a business catalyst. My digital transformation services help small-to-medium businesses scale, without the worry of alienating customers and run-away costs.
I’m now using it as an introduction. I’d love your feedback on it.
Looking forward to fab event in March
And speaking of business catalysts. I’m really looking forward to attending this year’s HerHalton event in March.
For the first time since 2020 it’s in person. An inspirational educational and networking event for women entrepreneurs growing businesses in my area.
Will Jasper.ai help me scale my social posting?
I decided to kick the tires a bit with Jasper.ai. My goal is to up my production of social media content without putting tons of hours into it. Hopefully, helping my business, not just helping clients scale.
At a first glance, it’s not as easy as it sounds. To get good relevant content in my desired voice, it needs prompts. And outputs reworked. Like I did with my February blog post. Still the post was completed in about 2.5 hours, even with me doing a lot of the work.
I will try it out for 2-3 months.
It’s not to replace my own writing.
It’s going to push me to keep up the task of an editorial calendar. And to help to flush out my own ideas and outlines. I expect to use it to rework or repurpose some of my own content. Not completely create it for me.
On a personal note, I lost a favourite aunt this past month. It hung a cloud over things and dampened my enthusiasm for work. I needed to give myself some space to mourn.
A reminder that part of building business resilience is working through whatever comes up.
Being a Toastmaster
As a new Toastmaster, I was meeting chair for the first time in February. Applying my facilitation skills while learning how its done at Toastmasters. I joined Toastmasters last June to add a bit of polish to my speaking. I have goals in 2023 to do more video and live events. Watch this space.
So that’ me. Now, how about you?
What has happened to you this past February? What are you looking towards from March?
I hope you enjoyed this look behind the curtain montage and are inspired to do the same. Like I was inspired by Tanya.
And in case you wondered, this newsletter was written by me, only. No Jasper involved.