"Thank you all for your comments and encouragement. I'll keep you posted. The conference is not until end of June, but now I'm jazzed to go after this niche again. I decided not to after several rejections. I don't like to be rejected…"
"Thanks Kent, I'm hoping this will open some doors. This conference has HR professionals from around the world. My talk is very early in the morning but I hope to make a big impact. Thanks for all of your encouragement!"
"Thanks Kim! I would say to aim big and follow all of the directions when submitting. I chose a radius of state and regional conferences that I thought I could drive to and the Annual conference that I'd have to fly to. I never in a million…"
"Sheri, So happy to hear that your persistence paid off. Sounds like this will be a great group to get your feet wet with and really reach your target market. Great inspiration to remind everyone how being diligent and staying focused pays off. Make…"
"Hi Bob, Thanks!
To answer your 1st question—I would say I wrote my proposal as professionally as I could and followed ALL of their instructions and their were a lot. After all, this is HR and they were VERY specific about how to submit the…"
"Congrats Sheri - that is wonderful! Very happy for you. Clearly persistence paid off for you. Is there anything else that comes to mind as a difference maker on getting the gig? Again, congrats!
p.s. just curious -…"
This was really, really inspiring to see! CONGRATS!!!
Wow, the HR group - that should be a great group as I am assuming they are from multiple places rather than just one company. WAY TO GO!!!!!
Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration!
How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
LinkedIn Motivational Speaking Group. Network with others. Learn tips and processes to attain speaking engagements in corporations, businesses, schools, etc. My focus is on fitness. My target market is women 35-55
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Unemployed Art Director. Currently freelancing to generate income.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Kettlebell Trainer. I have started a website: mamaknowsfitness.com and am writing a motivational book about getting and keeping fitness into your life. The tool is Kettlebells, a 30 minute workout that you can do in your own home. I would like to speak to people and motivate them to become/stay fit and healthy.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
The above is my goal/dream. I am 56 years old, have been in Design/Advertising for 33 years. I am now experiencing ageism and although my experience and credentials are vast, my age is a deterrent. In the fitness world, though, my age is a plus.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I would like to do motivational speaking to groups, companies, businesses, schools, etc. about the importance of staying fit and healthy. I am an advocate of Kettlebells because they are a fast and effective way to stay fit. My message is 2-fold: After being in the Design & Advertising business for 33 years I have now been put out to pasteur and am unable to find work. I am not alone. BUT, my body is in tip-top shape, probably better than it has ever been. We all are going to grow old and have to deal with the stresses of life, unemployment, family matters, etc. You need to be healthy and fit going into your elder adult years and it is never to early or too late to start. Our population has too many health issues that are the result of the foods we eat and lack of exercise. The population needs to understand that keeping fit is not a trend or a luxury, but a necessity. I am writing a book: Mama Knows Fitness: Bells, Balance & Your Body, which I hope to have published by early Fall. I also have a great informational website with Fit Tips, Nutritional info & recipes and a Blog. Check it out at: mamaknowsfitness.com
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Sheri, welcome to the Wealth Building group. What a great time to invest in real estate. These are unprecedented times as far as real estate investing goes and hopefully you will find an avenue to create an income stream for yourself. Take a few minutes and check out the discussions. Feel free to start a discussion or to add your comments and insights. I look froward to your participation and if I be of service to you please let me know.
Thanks so much for joining the Speak It Forward group. Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place.
Also, with "outgoing, perseverance, humor, tenacity, creativity, stamina, integrity, compassion, and empathy" as core competencies, I'm pretty sure you're going to knock it out of the park as a speaker :)
PS Also, in case you're interested, I offer a free e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! to those who join the Make The Move email community (also free). I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
Welcome Sheri! What an inspirational message you have. I too and changing direction in my life AND loving it. I think you will find 48days are great place to network and develop support for your new life. May I recommend some groups that I participate in: Speak It Forward, Write It Forward and a new group that I recently started, A Called Woman. Blessings and Best Wishes