Let’s Go, Let’s Support, Let’s Help Others Win!

They say that if you want to be successful, help someone else to reach their goals. Well, here are 2 ways to do just that!

#1- Semi-Professional Ladies Basketball Team arrives in Nashville, TN http://www.musiccityicons.com

#2 – Youth Organization Supports Healthy Lifestyle and Development in Clarksville, TN http://www.leaporg.net

Renee Bobb is taking on a new venture as owner of the Music City Icons Women’s Basketball Team. Can you imagine the strength and power of supporting 14 dynamic women who are skills as athletics, bright, and passionate about entering this new venture in professional athletics. Starting today, let’s support the Music City Icons Women’s Basketball Team… # iFundWomen Crowdfunding Campaign. …

Thank you for your support !

LEAP stands to help youth from ages 11 to 18 balance their lives in a productive, helpful, hopeful manner. They work to build good, healthy character, motivating associations and share career and skills with young people with work place tours, travels around the United States and encouragement to seek training beyond high school.

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LEAP seeks benefactors to invest in our future and to help make LEAP Plaza a permanent home and sustainable source of revenue for our youth development programs. Our goal is to raise $2,000,000 over the next five years to retire two mortgages and to stabilize our operations through 2021. LEAP has a business plan to operate primarily through earned revenue from rent and service fees yielded through business incubation partnerships. The direct impact of these investments is greater/increased service to youth who are at-risk in our communities. The implementation of this plan is already underway and will be fully operational by the end of this campaign. Earned income from the business incubator will sustain LEAP’s youth development programs. We currently serve 200 youth per year. By 2021, we project serving 425.

  • Let’s help LEAP with donations in any amount to secure a permanent place for youth and young adults to thrive!!
  • The Success Rate includes helping over 1,000 students since it’s inception in 2007. Of 532 tested for controlled substances 433 (81%) have ben discontinued using. Of 290 students with criminal/delinquent backgrounds, 204 (70%) refrained from committing additional offences.
  • I’m inviting you to support my fundraising for the LEAP Organization. Please find out more and donate here: http://igfn.us/vf/360/DebraAnnMatthews.

We hope that you enjoy supporting great ventures in the community. Know that we contribute  monthly and we continue to offer support to all good things to help youth and to encourage business dynamics. You are invited to tour LEAP Plaza, attend our 1st season Music City  basketball.

Let me know if you need more information about either organization.

Danke, Merci Beaucoup, Gracias.

Debra Ann Matthews

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4 Good Reasons to Show Up and Grow in Your Business

You may have an idea to offer people who use old school calendars and planners in a customized fashion, like a wonderful business teacher that I met, you may be a press release specialist, or a goat herder. Whatever you do, let me encourage you to attend business development events, like the one that I attended yesterday in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, fondly called, Hoptown! For the second year, I attended the Regional Entrepreneur Conference and I was not disappointed! I came, I showed up, and I thrived! So let me show you 4 Good Reasons to Show UP to Grow Your Business….

Number 1 – When you show up, you are saying to your business colleagues, your potential customers, and the world ( or at least to the city), that you are ready to win. You are available to meet the needs of your ideal customer, you are equipped to share your expert knowledge, and inform other business people referrals for their business as well as share the ways that you can help, so that other business can tell others about you!

Hop Entrepreneur Conference1.jpgGuest Keynote Speaker, Marques Ogden, showed up and shared! He was one of the most authentic personalities and many were encouraged, learned, and were able to share many of his ventures that are his company offers to Veterans, other speakers, and to other athletes. He was also open to not only show up but to share others visions and business niches in his circle. Number 1 – Show up and Share.

Number 2 – When you show up, you are saying to your business colleagues, “Nice to meet ya!” I met and collected business cards, signs, and advertisements of my business colleagues. Please support them when you can!

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See all of the people, who also attended the conference? They are your networking partners….. Such as Sherria of http://www.fitbodyparty.com, Shenika Drake, Flair Expressions Make-up Aritst 270-498-8353, Rita Lewis, 931-302-7268, Elam Fisher, 5 Star Flooring 866-259-7085, Ron Dvorsky Jr, Christian Co Chamber 270-885-9096, Patrick Dawson FNB, 270-522-6021, Sara Shepherd Burdoc Farms Weddings and Events 270-348-1483, Stefanie Hasert, ImprintBlue 270-305-6111, Kitty Calhoun, Senor Lopez Grill and Cantina 270-881-6065, Marques Ogden Keynote Speaker 919-995-2266 http://www.marquesogden.com. Number 2 – Show up and Share and Help Others Shine.

Number 3 – When you show up, you are saying, I can also have a little fun! I learned so many new and refreshing tidbits to help me in my business (linkedin best practices, overview of basic business numbers, reminders to always give back to charitable events, and possibly consider joining the Chamber of Commerce). I also reaffirmed my personal goals to lose weight and stay on the journey. Your life is not a cocoon of experiences but one smooth flow of opportunities that will touch you in professional and personal ways.

Number 3 – Show up and Share and glean in all areas of your life.

 

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Number 4 – When you show up, you are saying, I am ready to make a move. Take the tidbits that you learned, and put in practice as soon as you can! I started yesterady, posting a few pics from yesterdays session on my linkedin and facebook page. This morning, I am writing a blog and now I am looking to see if I can share some of these business practices with my business hopefuls in Liberia.

One of the key takeaways that I learned from yesterdays events is to fine tune my personal story to make a greater business impact by helping who I am to resonate with my ideal audience. Drew Hudgins, presenter above was simply marvelous. He plans to offer 1000 small town business folks, strategic business services.  He really encouraged us to think about how we avoid pain and approach pleasure in the way that we network and connect with colleagues, clients, and others. He also helped us to know that we are seeking to persuade and not to manipulate. #finedistinction

Number 4- Show up and Share and take something with ya. I took this quote, “Love or Hate me, there’s no money in the middle. www.smalltalkbusiness.com Rise, fall, rise again! Don’t drop your guard! Business is Business. Vet. Vet. Vet. Adversity if a part of the process. Tell your truth. Work.Work.Work.Work.Work.

More community events for business owners: Jump in… Entrepreneur Mastermind Group Either March 18th or May 6 – Free group sponsored by SCORE, Clarksville Entrepreneur Center, APSU. Sign up at http://www.leaporg.net/cec. Leaders Learning Luncheon March 17th June 14th and Sept 15th Medi @ verxleben@medisuccess.org 270-885-8885. Marketing Bootcamp March 29th Murray State Hoptown campus. Register at https://mktbootcamp.eventbrite.com

I do hope that if you are a business hopeful, start-up, or a seasoned business member, that you are encouraged to always participate in business conferences. As you show up, you will learn a ton! And if you need support, a listening ear for your business, or need to have some items written, LET US WRITE IT FOR YOU!

Let Me Write It For You helps individuals and groups with Resumes, Capability Statements, Cover Letters, Letter of Intent, Press Releases, Contracts, Proposals, Grants, Ads, Letters, Tag Lines, Proofreading, Networking, and other Training. Read more about her work in What Do You Do & 4 Grants to Help You Do It http://bit.ly/4Grants2HelpYou.

Feel free to share with us on this blog how you have benefitted from participating in business events.

Cheers!

Debra Ann

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Interested in Business…5 Resources to Help Available Entrepreneurial Hopefuls

Are you interested in business ? Are you looking to open a franchise? A group home? Or a restaurant one of these days? Take advantage of the many resources in the Kentucky, Clarksville, and Montgomery County community to help you learn…… Check out these awesome support tools………

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#1 Wednesday March 8th – 2017 Regional Entrepreneur Conference, Hopkinsville, KY Register at Eventbrite 270-707-3750

#2 Every 3rd Wednesday – On Post Coaching at Fort Campbell Education Center, Room 1103 See Penny Fletcher, Asst Dir Ky Innovation Network 2800 Fort Campbell Blvd, Hopkinsville, KY Penny@kyinnovation.com

#3 Entrepreneur Mastermind Group #1 and #2 March 18th 10 10 am to 12 noon and May 6, 10 am to 12 noon Register online at http://www.leaporg.net/cec. Click on The Training Schedule to select Mastermind Group.

#4 Marketing Bootcamp $19 Wednesday, March 29th 8 am to 430 pm Murray State University Hopkinsville campus, 5305 Fort Campbell Blvd, Hopkinsville, KY. Register at https://mktbookcamp.eventbrite.com . Keynote speakers include: Jonas Neihoff and Sean Wallace

#5 SBA, Chamber of Commerce, PTAC, Pathway Womens Center (men are permitted to attend session too!)

And If you have questions, please ask. I know that between the many of us who are small business owners, we can get you an answer!

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Take Time to Answer, Then Build Your Resume

Do you realize the impact of your job duties to your company’s success?

Once you take time to survey the way that you help your company to meet its daily, weekly, and quarterly goals, you can then add value to your profession.

Take job descriptions, reviews, MOS for military personnel, testimonies and personal interests to develop your job-winning résumé.

First Answer the following:

  • Gained international experience with __________________________
  • Gathered  __________ data that employed _____________________
  • Generated __% increase ______________
  • Hired ________________
  • Integrated new business ______________
  • Introduced _________________
  • Invited to __________________
  • Juggled __________ projects____
  • Justified ___ of audits for _______
  • Just in time to ___________
  • Lowered  costs by _____________
  • Led _________________________
  • Learned ______________
  • Motivated ____________
  • Monitored group using __________

Once you look at all of the ways that you have contributed, start with those descriptors to build a job-winning resume. And if you need help putting it all together, let us help you!

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Have You Ever Had Your Resume Critiqued?

Do you feel that your resume is pretty good, but you are not able to secure any interviews? If you are a pretty good writer, it may be very good to have your resume critiqued. This may require an investment on your part, but may be well worth your time and effort if fine tuning your resume helps you to secure interviews.

Let’s take a look…..

One. Look at the visual appeal from a distance. Does it look good? Do you see clear demarcations highlighting your job title, company name, dates, and locations of job descriptors…. inconsistent placement makes you appear less than honest and at the very least you will be perceived as someone who does not proofread.

Now let’s look at the content…….

  • Can you say that your resume meets these qualifications EXCELLENTLY, FAIRLY or POORLY?

1.Is the targeted job position included in the first sentence in your professional summary section?

2.Is your resume well constructed and summarizes your expertise in a nutshell?

3.Are your primary targeted skills, attributes, and qualifications included?

4.Does your resume contain heavy-hitting, marketing-savvy, impactful statements?

5.Have you used varied sentence types that entice the hiring officials to want to read the rest of your resume?

6.Have you used applicable keywords and industry-specific keywords for your profession infused within your resume?

  • Check these additional bits and pieces of information on your resume?

1.Does your resume target an employers’ needs with matching qualifications demonstrating a fit between your qualifications and their needs?

2.Is the most important information listed in the top one-third section of the resume?

3.Are your employment gaps skillfully handled?

4.Does your resume go back no more than 15 years?

5. Does your resume play up your strengths and minimize your weaknesses?

6. Have your technical skills and other relevant proficiencies pertinent to your job/career identified and included in your resume?

  • Well, let’s make sure that your resume includes the following…

1.Does the first bullet under each job/career area include your most important responsibility in each position?

2.Does each description begin with an action verb and include as much specific information as possible, including percentage of success, amounts of money, and numbers of persons collaborating to complete a tasks.

3. Does the resume include the areas of success that you are most proud to discuss?

4. When read, does each descriptor showcase comprehensively offering a full understanding of what you accomplished.

5.Is each word on your resume concisely mentioned. Are only the most necessary words listed on the resume. Have you deleted any unnecessary words. Is the content on your resume simply stated?

We offer an 8-page resume critique to assist you. Shoot us an email at info@jobwinningresumes.net for more information. Be sure to ask for your free welcome kit, contract job lists, and free career books.

 

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6 Steps to UP Your Resume Game Completely

Would you hire you? Take a look at yourself.

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Everyone of us can use an update, a critique, a lift, a polish. And when you are seeking to grab the hiring managers attention, it is paramount that when crafting your job-winning resume, you can’t stop just at the resume. What are you gonna do after you are invited for the first interview?

1st Step is to proof your resume for inherit challenges. Do you have a gender-neutral name? Has your previous employer changed names? Did you have a long unemployment gap? Do you need your job search to be confidentiality? Did you leave the world of work due to personal reasons (caring for a sick family member)? Have you been underemployed and are seeking to align your talents with your potential?

Seek the help of a professional resume writer to help shape your job-winning resume.

2nd Step is to check with your references prior to submitting their names and be certain that they are aware of your professional value.

Email your references a copy of your resume and also send a copy by snail mail.

3rd Step is to check your online presence by googling yourself and see what comes up.

Landing an interview is only the first step. Understanding how to move to the next step is a big part of the resume process. Be aware of how you are viewed on social media. Make sure that your LinkedIn profile showcases your personality, passion, and also the skills that you care most about.

4th Step is to mind your grooming. Hair, nails, facial hair, posture, diction, little points (earrings, nose rings, belts, buckles, shoes, socks, stockings, skirt length, tightness of pants, panty lines, various color hair (unless you will be working in a creative field), elbows, knuckles, open toe shoes).

Double check your grooming. It matters.

5th Step is to update your outfit and take new pictures to make sure that you look like a WINNER! Everyone wants to be on a winning team. Do you look the part?

Look good, look relevant, look inviting, look like a winner!

Yes, I do see a winner. Teddy Mosier is almost ready to go!!

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Even your resume writer, Debra Ann can use a good sprucing up! Resume writer, ready to go !!

6th Step is to showcase your Ready to GO look and speak on your subject matter expertise!

Here you go 2 winners. Ready to help our companies, clients, and colleagues win!

Do you need help with your resume and all that goes into landing that job? Contact us and let us help you. We offer a few free resources that will help get you in tip top shape:

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