Attract Clients on Instagram (How to!)

I Interviewed Inga Deksne recently, she’s a brilliant Instagram expert who can show you how to generate customers AND money using Instagram. I put to Inga a lot of questions that I know many of you have, some of you that currently use Instagram and also from those of you who are reluctant/fearful to get on board with it.

 

Are you a member of my Facebook group The Media Hub? – if you are not a member then come on over and take a look – it’s where I share and offer occasional press leads.

 

Instagram is an amazing way to promote your brand so do join my Facebook group for free and catch the video interview and Q&A to get some important tips.

Request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themediahubhostedbyjaney/

 

Inga’s course is a Masterclass for all things Instagram and right now you get it at just £97 – an incredible price. Here’s what it’s all about:

 

If you are a business owner who use or want to use Instagram for business you need to understand that growing number of following without solid foundation and strategy will be getting you numbers but not the results. The Instagram Success Habit Lab teaches you not only how to get followers but what you need to have in place if you want to bring customers and make sales from your Instagram activities.

It differs from any other courses because it teaches not just about how to use Instagram but how to integrate it into your day-to-day life so you can maintain a consistent presence.

Should you consider this course?

If everyone keeps telling you that you should be on Instagram but you feel that it is another chore for your busy day then this course will help you plan and organise your Instagram activities.

If your Instagram feed looks like a family photo album where you share your cute kids’ pictures or food you ate, they may get likes but they don’t bring customers, if you want to learn how to use Instagram for business then this course is for you.

If you feel confused what to post on your Instagram feed to attract new clients then this course will show you how to plan your content and how to behave on Instagram to attract new customers.

This course is NOT about how to get 10000 followers in 30 days, it’s about how to use Instagram as a profitable business tools. If the vanity metrics are important then this course is not for you. However, in May, we will be focusing on growing your followers at least to 1000 followers.

Special offer – if you join now you will also get additional live trainings and support in the group, it will be available only for the first 100 members for the first 100 days

https://member.highimpacthappiness.com/course-landing/

How to Be an Award Winner – Watch my THREE Training Videos (No Charge)

Why should you enter your natural / organic sustainable product or service into an awards programme?….(not just mine, though I hope you do take a look!)

I LOVE awards, running them, presenting them and receiving them, and I’ve created a 3-part video training to convince you that as part of your marketing, entering your products or services into some kind of awards can be hugely beneficial towards building your personal brand.

It’s not only about winning an award… whether you get the gong or not, it’s worth getting into the running.

If you’re an author, a coach, or a therapist, you will probably have felt a bit daunted at one time because there are so many people offering the same message, or treatment or method – but there’s only one YOU, and your own story, your big why is part of your USP, it sets you apart – and entering and potentially winning an award could really help you stand out in the best possible way.

 

 

Part two of my video training shows you why entering an Awards programme can be hugely beneficial towards building your personal brand.

 

 

In this final video I talk about the best ways of boosting your PR and getting more engagement when you are part of an Awards program. Enjoy!

 

 

 

If you enter our 2019 Platinum Awards at premium MAX level this includes maximum exposure with a personal showcase blog, a showcase snapshot on UK Health Radio Show (200,000 unique listeners per month) and a personal video feature of your product presented by me and promoted via Janey Loves and UK Health Radio social networks with a combined reach of 100,000+ people AND you can have free PR included.

ENTER HERE NOW!

Can I Promote Your Product?

 

NOPE2019

I’m excited to be speaking about my favourite beauty and wellbeing trends, focusing on vegan skincare, at NOPE – Natural and Organic Products Europe in London (please note this is a trade show). I’ll be speaking at 1:30 pm on opening day Sunday 7th April 2019.

If you are a business and have a new / hero skincare, beauty, haircare, or wellbeing product you would like me to feature please email janey@imperfectlynatural.com and we will be in touch – I can’t guarantee them all and preference will be given to those exhibiting at the show but it’s great to keep me informed of your new stuff!!

All details here>>>

Entry to our 2019 Platinum Awards is Officially OPEN!

If you’d love to be an Award Winner of one of the most established natural health and wellbeing awards in the UK then we’re ready to accept your awards entry NOW!

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We still have a few slots left for sponsorship ‘partners’ which offers your brand a full 6 months of promotion across all our branding and includes a Premium MAX level entry. For sponsorship enquiries please contact

janey@janeyleegrace.com

 

We continue to champion and promote the best of the best in natural products and services. Award winners are selected after ‘real life’ testing by our panel of judges who are key influencers, renowned celebrities and respected experts.

Hot off the press, delighted to announce our new judge this year as Clare Every – The Little London Vegan, and thrilled to welcome back actress Glynis Barber, beloved Organic living guru Jo Wood, radio personality Zoe Ball, TV presenter and ‘voice coach to the stars’ Carrie Grant, alongside Janey for these prestigious awards.

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OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW!

If you enter at Premium MAX level this includes maximum exposure with a personal showcase blog, a showcase snapshot on UK Health Radio Show (200,000 unique listeners per month) and a personal video feature of your product presented by Janey and promoted via Janey Loves and UK Health Radio social networks with a combined reach of 100,000+ people.

Therapists and coaches can also opt for our Premium MAX level award entry (where the form asks for three products you can list details of your services).

Our categories are as follow (please note there will be sub categories in some of the sections):

SKINCARE AND BEAUTY

HAIRCARE

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

MOTHER AND BABY

FOOD AND DRINK

ALCOHOL FREE

PRACTITIONERS AND THERAPIES

HOME/GARDEN AND PETS

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

WELLBEING CHARITIES AWARD

NATURAL AND ECO STORES

ETHICAL AND ECO SERVICES

AUTHORS

WELLBEING BOOKS/APPS

*If you opt to enter three products you can enter them into three different categories if you choose.

*Entries for Premium and Premium MAX level are for up to three entries – there is no discount for single entries at these levels.

We also offer the all-important consumer votes which offers you the opportunity to have your products and services voted for by readers and the public, via our embedded on-line buttons.

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WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 2019 at a special Awards event for press and category winners.

It’s easy to enter, select your preferred entry package and after payment you will receive all the details you need including your ‘Readers Vote’ button.

ENTER NOW HERE>>>

Should you sponsor our JANEY LOVES 2019 Platinum Awards?

It’s that time of year again when we are proud to announce the launch of the Janey Loves 2019 Platinum Awards!

We continue even stronger to champion and promote the absolute best in natural, organic and eco products and services.

I want to look at the big holistic picture and so our awards are not just about skincare and beauty but also about eco natural sustainable brands, therapists and coaches, authors and app creators, all who are doing such important work and going all out to inspire us to better health and wellbeing through the products and services they are creating.

2019 Categories will include:

Skincare, Haircare & Beauty, Mother & Baby, Men’s Grooming, Alcohol Free Drinks, Food & Drink, Health & Wellbeing, Practitioners and Therapies, Bloggers and Wellbeing Experts, Home/Garden & Pets, Natural & Eco Stores, Wellbeing Books and Change Makers.

Award winners are selected after ‘real life’ testing by our panel of judges who are key influencers, renowned celebrities and respected experts and this year we are excited to be welcoming once again to our judging panel, radio personality Zoe Ball, TV presenter and ‘voice coach to the stars’ Carrie Grant, actress and nutrition author Glynis Barber, and beloved Organic living guru Jo Wood.

Further judges will be announced soon!

 

 

We’re offering fantastic opportunities for Award Sponsorship

This is a fantastic opportunity to sponsor one of the most established natural health and wellbeing awards in the UK by becoming a Partner.

Janey and her team will work with your brand to identify what key products, service or persons to promote and ensure that you maximise on this unique sponsorship opportunity. Different levels of sponsorship are available which gives great exposure and promotional opportunities across the whole period. The overall reach of the awards is expected at half a million, inclusive of online, broadcast and print.

Sponsorship benefits include:

Radio, press releases, social media, editorial, placement opportunities, blog and vlog spotlighting your brand on imperfectlynatural.com, web banners, VIP guest invitations to our intimate awards event, brand logo placements and it includes your brand entry – up to product entries for up to 3 products….

There is also an opportunity to be a headline sponsor with great promotional exposure – if you would like to partnership with us for 2019 the biggest and best awards ever, please get in touch now to see how we can work together.

For further information on Award Sponsorship please contact: janey@janeyleegrace.com

‘If you own or know any ethical brands suggest they enter @janeyleegrace Platinum Awards. They’ve helped incognito become the #1 #ethicalinsectrepellent because of the huge amount of publicity we’ve received!’

Howard Carter.  Founder of Incognito

 

Top 10 tips for facing presentation fear

A staggering number of people are afraid of speaking in public, in fact its rated higher than a fear of spiders, divorce or even death!  I once worked with a great entrepreneur who was offered an amazing opportunity to appear on Fox news to talk about her brand, she turned it down because of her fear of being in the limelight.  I really believe as the title of my book says You are the Brand, and people do business with those they like know and trust, so speaking and being able to share your authentic message is a great way to connect with them.

Here’s a few tips to help you overcome your fears of speaking in public. 

  1. Firstly accept that you may be nervous and imperfect, and that’s ok, in fact the more ‘human’ you are the better. So what if you drop your papers or spill your water?, it makes you relatable.  Nerves are normal, its ok to have butterflies in your tummy, but preferably butterflies flying in perfect formation!

2 You will be less nervous the more Preparation you’ve done. Prepare your content carefully, don’t cram in too many ideas and share what you know and are enthusiastic about, you won’t feel as nervous if you’re confident that you are delivering an authentic message.   Don’t try and learn the script word for word but DO know the ‘sections’ and asign bullet points to each.

3 Prepare for your performance too, that means saying your words out loud, its muscle memory, practice recording yourself, and watching your body language too.

4 Get your voice ready, do some vocal exercises, some tongue twisters to get your mouth moving and some vocal warm-ups varying the speed and the pitch.

5 Remember the power of the Pause, it’s the punctuation and it can help you out of a tricky moment, if you have lost your thread, just pause, check your notes (don’t have a full script on stage) and carry on, it feels like forever but its probably just seconds.

6 Engage the audience, make eye contact at various points around the room, and believe that these people want to hear your talk and are open to what you have to say. When you first go on stage if there is something bothering you that you feel everyone will be thinking say it first, ie if you have a massive zit on your nose, get that out of the way…come on stage and introduce your zit…if your contact lens are giving you hassle and you need to keep wiping your eyes, flag that up rather than have people wondering if you are upset about something.

7 Before going onstage do some breathing, when we are nervous we breathe in a very shallow way, breathe slowly and deeply.

8 Learn a simple tapping routine EFT (emotional freedom technique) allows you to tap lightly on the side of the wrist, you can say your fears out loud or to yourself but doing a tapping sequence helps to take away the’emotional charge’

9 Stand in the ‘Power Pose’ before you go on stage, just a minute or two in the so called power pose can change your state from one of fear to confidence and strength. Stand with feet apart, chest back head held high and arms by your side, look forwards and up, its impossible to fear sad and scared when you are fully upright, its what psychologists call The Cybernetic loop

10 And the big one….Visualise yourself rocking it!  Athletes often visualise themselves beating their own best time, or winning the race, see yourself coming off the stage and punching the air as you say YES I did it!

Check out the online course The Fearless Speaker, Janey Lee Grace and clinical hynotherapist Georgia Foster

 

Build your brand live your dream inspirational quotes for 2019

Happy New Year!

When I was researching some quotations to add into my most recent book ‘You Are the Brand’ I came across some gems and added those to my own personal faves that have helped me over the years

I thought I’d collect a few to inspire you as you set your goals and intentions for 2019

Remember the big one…‘You don’t have to get it right, you DO have to get it going’ (Janey Lee Grace}

Enjoy these quotations HERE …and let me know your faves…

 

If you want to be more inspired in your business for 2019 – Spend 60 mins of ’1 to 1′ with me to get the clarity you need to move you and your business forward. However visible you may or may not be today, when you spend just 60 minutes with me on your Power Visioning Call, I will;

  • Help you get clear on your USP
  • Get you focused on the right path
  • Asses your Current Website and Marketing
  • Find your Best Possible PR Strategy
  • Leave you with Clear Goals

I want to end the call with you being 1000% clearer on what you need to do to move to the next level. – Or should I say LEAP!

MORE DETAILS HERE>>>

Cut and Paste a Fabulous 2019!

I’ve been suggesting for a good while now that standard new year resolutions don’t really work, if you’ve already written your list and promised yourself you will lose weight, go to the gym, give up chocolate and alcohol and learn a new skill I wish you well but I’d love to recommend you take time out to visualise what you really want this year.

I was thrilled to see the article in You Magazine by Lydia Slater. She says ‘Forget new years resolutions and to-do lists, the smart way to realise your dreams is with a vision board. And if its good enough for Oprah..

A vision board (or it can be a scrapbook) is a combination of a mind-map and a collage, the idea is that you focus on what you want and allow your creative sub conscious mind to wander through images and phrases in magazines and newspapers, you can add your own photographs, postcards, drawings, anything that visually represents what you want to attract into your life.

Alongside business leaders, celebs love vision boards it seems, Lydia writes…’when Jim Carrey was at his lowest professional ebb, he reportedly used a vision board to jump-start his acting career, attaching to it a cheque made out to himself for $10 million for ‘acting services’. Oprah Winfrey made a vision board showing a picture of Barack Obama as president’  

What’s fascinating is how we seem to attract what we focus on, often we don’t really know what we want till we see a visual representation of it, our subconscious mind draws our attention to an image which makes us realise that is our deepest desire and by taking the action of cutting that picture out and sticking it onto a board we are setting the intention. It’s as if we are allowing an image of what we hope for to come to the forefront of our mind and then it’s much easier to attract that to us. It gives us clarity of what our goals and dreams are, the images, and words that we are attracted too are usually already somewhere deep down in our thoughts.

Don’t make the mistake of spending ten minutes on this though, my suggestion is that you switch off your phone, put on some relaxing music and give yourself at least 90 minutes uninterrupted time, gather all your bits and bobs before you start, a large piece of paper of card, lots of mags, newspapers, photos, plus scissors, glue

, pens and crayons, even glitter and fabric if you want to get really creative. Don’t think for too long about each image, pick out what you are attracted too, you can then position the pictures however feels right, it may be totally random or ordered and colour coded. You can of course create a vision board (sometimes called a moodboard) on the computer too, but I think there’s something quite cathartic about cutting out images.

It can be quite magical what happens next. I have a colleague who wanted a complete change of direction, living in another country and working with her passion which was being a Tarot card reader.   She had no idea how she would get her dream but she started creating a vision book and literally stuck any images that appealed. One image was of a coastline, it was beautiful and an unusual shape, she had no idea where in the world it was, another image was a photograph of her with her cards. Months later she got a call from an acquaintance suggesting she offer her services as a PA to a businesswoman in London, the entrepreneur wanted someone to live and work with her temporarily, she was then offered the position of moving to Spain to run the retreats the entrepreneur hosted, she jumped at the chance and arrived at her new home only to see her room overlooked the exact coastline she had ‘visioned’ It was in Deia Majorca. Some time later the entrepreneur decided to add Tarot readings to the list of extras for guests and my colleague was called upon to do her dream job!

My own experience was not quite so dramatic but highly amusing, I did a general vision board (I often recommend that my clients do one specifically for a business project) and amongst the usual offerings, pictures of our family on holiday, lovely beaches, some fabulous glittery images that represented success. I found myself unconsciously cutting out and sticking a picture of a scruffy black dog. When I showed the vision board to my kids they said ‘finally!!! They had wanted a dog for a long time but we have said no, it just doesn’t fit with our lives. Don’t get excited I told them, I don’t know why I was attracted to that image, we are NOT getting a dog, I found myself in the bizarre situation of wishing that what I had wished for wouldn’t materialise!

A few weeks later a neighbour appeared at the door with a dog on a lead, yes you’ve guessed it, the exact dog in the pic, meet my puppy she said, just wondered if the kids would like to take him for walks sometimes? Result! All the benefits of a pet with none of the responsibility.

They do say be careful what you wish for because your dreams just may come true!  Take some time and map out your dreams – I wish you a magical 2019

If you want help getting clarity on your USP for your brand or work get in touch with me janey@imperfectlynatural.com

 

 

 

A Nation of ‘Could Have Beens’

As a busy author and journalists I must confess I don’t get to really read and digest every press release I receive but one headline hit me hard in the inbox recently.

Modern Brits are a nation of ‘could have beens’ – not living life to their full potential’

The press release which was from Fundingguru.com* and said that a nationwide study reveals that we are indeed nation of “could have beens”, with a staggering 84 percent wishing they could change their life for the better and ultimately feel more fulfilled.

Apparently we are not making the most of our talents, with as many as six out of ten (61 percent) admitting they have a natural talent they do absolutely nothing with.

Perhaps unsurprisingly our creativity doesn’t always get fulfilled, As many as 29 percent of those surveyed believe they had a writing talent, while one in four said they could paint or draw well, but never get around to it.   Check out my blog on creating compelling content.

There are also millions of frustrated musicians in the UK, with almost one in twenty saying they could play an instrument, but that they had stopped playing altogether.

17 percent see themselves as talented singers, while 14 percent believe they could have made it as a stand-up comedian.

Over 40 percent of people had dreamed of opening a business, while 26 percent had once had ambitions to be a novelist.

According to the survey, the biggest excuse for not making the most of our lives came down to personal belief, with nearly half (49 percent) saying a lack of confidence made them give up.

Fear of failure was also major concern for 36 percent of people.

After that it was cold hard cash posing a problem, with 26 percent of those polled saying they just couldn’t make their gifts pay the bills.

22 percent said family life had got in the way of finding their dreams, while 19 percent said they were simply too busy to use their talents.

Matt Haycox, founder of fundingguru.com, who commissioned the poll of 2,000 adults said: “I’ve always been a big believer that anyone can live out their dreams by following their passion. Throughout my experience in business, I’ve encountered first hand pretty much every problem you can think of, and access to funding can seem overwhelming. I wanted to help people realise that they can overcome these obstacles, and The Get Funded Guide has been specifically designed to help with all these issues.  What’s more, the guide teaches you how to get in front of the right investors, and every single person that completes it will have their very first funding pitch guaranteed, as I will personally review every one. I’m hoping to find the next big business in the UK, so pitch me!”

As many as 94 percent said they would enjoy life more if they’d used more of their creative skills.

So what are you NOT doing?  Whats your purpose and are you fulfilling it?  It’s one of the things that upsets me most when I see talented people, I can’t bear that they don’t follow their dreams!

Read my post about the late Wayne Dyer who famously said ‘Don’t die with the music still in you 

And while we are on iconic quotes, Here’s just part of that classic Marianne Williamson quote…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. “

So take some time out today and ask yourself honestly what am I hear to do? What is it that’s holding me back?  If its confidence, fear of failure,  lack of time, who could you ask for support ?

What could you do differently?

If its hard cash check out what Matt offers *(see note below)   http://www.fundingguru.com/

If you want clarity on your work, your brand, your purpose, there are some helpful visualizations in my book You are the Brand, it’s all about encouraging you to step into the spotlight

http://janeyleegrace.com/shop/you-are-the-brand-paperback-edition-including-free-audio-masterclass-module/

  • For clarity I have not met Matt and this isn’t a recommendation for his work, I just thought the research was interesting!

Purpose by Jessica Huie MBE

Whats your purpose? I’ve written a lot about this, as I meet so many people who know there’s something more for them but they just can’t seem to locate it within the chaos and the overwhelm. They find themselves asking…is there something more? And do I count? I loved interviewing Jessica Huie MBE for Hay House radio recently; Her own journey to finding purpose is hugely inspirational. The book is called Purpose, Find your truth and embrace your calling. (Hay house)

You may know of her of course, she is the founder of JHPR, an award-winning PR agency, (she has worked with Simon Cowell and Meghan Markle no less) and she is the creator of Color Blind cards, a multi award winning multicultural greetings card company which drove an early conversation around the importance of ethnic representation in retail and became the first independent brand to secure a high street presence in Britain for multi-racial cards. The Evening Standard called her one of Britain’s ‘Most inspiring Entrepreneurs’ and she sits on Glamour magazine’s Power List as one of the UK’s most influential women

Jessica is brutally honest about the impact of caring for her father as he died, and the fact that despite having what most people would call the ‘perfect’ career and lifestyle, she realised she has been a control freak and a relentless workaholic perfectionist. Her life transformed when she realised that we are not merely our bodies, and the importance of reconnecting with our true selves.

Jessica has also done lots of work to help female entrepreneurs scale up their business and be authentic in their visibility – so you can see why I felt so connected!

I asked Jessica what our starting point should be if we find ourselves constantly busy and yet not ‘connected’ with ourselves, unhappy, unfulfilled and knowing there is something more.  She suggests that should start by recognising that we need to ‘positively disrupt’ our lives, be honest and real, don’t use the ‘PR’ spin.  The truth is we all use our ‘stories’ to excuse ourselves from moving forward, so many of have the ‘imposter syndrome’ and while the exterior  seems shiny and productive, underneath we are struggling and barely coping.

Jessica says we should ask ourselves what makes us happy? What lights us up?  It’s important because once we are aligned with our truth, that’s when we get into the flow.

The book opens with a quotation from Ernest Livingstone Huie (Jessica’s Dad)

‘Some of us on this earth are the candles and lanterns, flickering lights reassuringly pointing out the way in the bends within this vast funnel which is life on earth’.

So have you found your purpose?
Purpose Find your truth and embrace your calling by Jessica Huie is published by Hay House
Purpose: Find Your Truth and Embrace Your Calling

If you want more clarity on your purpose in your brand check out this one day workshop