The Lifework of Christine Marek

August 17, 2009

My 3rd Healthy Lifestyle Class - A Good Time

Yesterday, I held my 3rd “Healthy Lifestyle” class at the Ahwatukee Ironwood Library. I was nervous as usual about getting it set up, making sure my guest speaker showed and I was most nervous that few if any would attend.

Yes, I did my job to publicize it to the media and emailed 1800 Phoenix residents. But each time I do an event I just don’t know what will occur. That’s the good and bad of events.

This time few did attend and it was the best one, yet. So go figure.

The guest speaker, Karla Hurt, owner of MoonStone Wellness also arrived an half an hour late. But her timing had actually been perfect. Plus, she brought a friend and co-worker from Moonstone, named Toney. A fascinating, long red-haired woman who with her input complimented our group.

Each fault of the class became a victory and in reflection it was the best class I’d organized in quite some time. That’s an achievement since I’ve planned and hosted a lot of special events. Hundreds to thousands of events. I’m not sure the exact amount. I stopped counting now that I’ve been in PR for over years.

I wish you had been there to see what I mean. Every minute had a purpose and everyone there was meant to be in the round circle of chairs.

The library room lights could be dimmed and it felt like an intimate and surreal gathering of strangers. Don’t get me wrong they were not strange. The all were friendly but all of us found ourselves there thrown together out of curiosity for “Optimal Health”. That theme alone makes me feel good.

As we all anticipated Karla’s arrival to advise us on meditation techniques we started talking about our nutrition interests. It all got started with me explaining why I even have the class each month and then everyone else added their opinions, strategies and tips. That’s what I was hoping would happen at the end of the class but no worries it occurred. From the early part of the class I learned about organic food vendors, social networks and shopping tricks for raw and whole foods.

My hypnotherapist who is also a Reiki Master, Brenda Lowe, surprised me by attending the class. I was so honored that she came I kept glancing at her and hoping it wasn’t a dream. Brenda has been a wonderful health consultant and life coach for me and for her to show up at my event was a great source of fun for me.

So there I was in a circle with interesting people, at my right sat Brenda and at my left was Karla, a dynamic business woman, spiritual guide and meditation advisor.

We began to talk about mediation techniques and Karla lead us through several “out of the box” (her words) examples. After each short mediation, she asked us introspective questions as to how we enjoyed the mediation. This was perfect. I was learning not only from her questions but from the answers in the group. It was just what I had planned for. Now I was wondering if it had been worthwhile for the others.

Teresa, a class attendee, pronounced her enjoyment by stating we deserved “gold stars” for attending. That made me very glad.

I’d brought some whole food, Nuplus,  and beverage samples, Calli Tea and Fortune Delight Teas, I love so much from Sunrider and gave them out as they walked out the library room doors.

Gold stars of nutrition in their hands I felt like all my effort was worthwhile.

So I’ll plan another at the library for 9.19.09. I’m not certain who will be the speaker (s). Send me suggestions if you like and SAVE the DATE.

Saturday, 9.19.09. 11:30 am to 1 pm, Ahwatukee Ironwood Library.

It will be worth it. I’m not sure how or why but if you are like me and want to spend 90 minutes on “Optimal Health” join us. I’ll be there, smiling.

Christine Marek, MBA - Signing OFF!
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August 10, 2009

How Important are Leads to Business Owners?

LeadzSmart Meeting Takes Serious Review

That headline, “how important are leads to business owners” has to be answered obviously with this word- CRUCIAL.

Leads are the lifeblood of any business.

The big questions in our “new economy” are how do we get qualified leads and at what cost?

To clarify even more you have to know how do you generate the lead and convert them effectively.

The first “LeadzSmart” education class addressed this lead generation issue head on.

Today (8.5.09) twenty-three people attended in Chandler at 7:30 a.m., armed with their marketing pieces on a quest to find better and proven ways to generate more leads. They came from Phoenix, Gilbert, Chandler and even Scottsdale because for them there just is no room for error especially when resources for the business owner are so very precious.

Dr. Ron Marek, facilitated the group, and threw at them hard hitting, thought provoking facts about what’s proven to work and what’s nice and fuzzy but not a big performer.

Everyone including me realized I had to clean out the clutter from my marketing messages. It was time to get down to the unique selling proposition with every prospect message I create and send out.

Next week the attendees and any new comers will be encouraged to face the same music with their marketing plans. Leads are not a dime a dozen and need to be cultivated and treated like gold. How well are you doing in that area? If you dare to know more, come and visit this LeadZSmart class next Wednesday.

I can definitely say, it’s worth my while. As a side note, I met a new business owner- Kathy Kelly. Kathy is a very cool artist and certified teacher with an up and coming Art Academy.

I find it especially nice to meet business owners that are artists, too.

For more details email me- Christine@christinemarek.com

Christine Marek, MBA
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