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Clarify Your Branding Story

What goes into your brand? How do you create something that’s specifically YOU but that also works for your Ideal Client? We address these topics and more in this month’s lesson.

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Clarify Your Branding Story

Did you miss our hangout this month? Watch the replay here: Your Test Kitchen Mission Assess your current branding elements to see what might be unclear (see the slides and/or recording above). Ask for feedback from your clients, audience, colleagues and peers:...

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First, watch the recording: Here's the list of things I look at in each of the areas I mentioned above: Google Analytics At a bare minimum, take a look at the overview pages for each of these. Look at it by month, as well as by 3 to 6 months. Find the spikes and dips....

Ask the Chef: Branding

What questions do you have about branding? Leave them in a comment below and the Chef will get you an answer delivered up post-haste! (or at least within 48 hours)

Plot a Win-Win Path to Sales

First, watch this month's Brunch & Learn recording: Your Test Kitchen mission: Identify ONE area of TRUST where you need to improve (Do they trust YOU/YOUR BIZ? Do they trust your OFFER? Do they trust THEMSELVES? Do YOU trust YOURSELF?) and give 3 ideas (bullet...

Evolution of The Word Chef Brand

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The content in this module corresponds to the part of your Biz Story Framework that is concerned with closing a sale. The videos below run approx 6 hours. You can stop and start them as needed. Your Test Kitchen mission: Identify ONE area of TRUST where you need to...

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