18 min

Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing Praestabilis - Marketing Excellence with Connie Ragen Green

    • Business

Welcome to Episode 85 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



Welcome Aboard for Episode 85! This time I’m discussing the topic… “Connecting With People and Networking by Talking to Strangers… No Matter Where in the World You Happen to Be.”

I’m still in Europe with friends and family, where I’m implementing my “Two Hours a Days Profit Plan” with excellent results. I am also connecting with people everywhere we go so that I can make new friends and establish relationships that will be good for both my personal and professional life.

On my flight from Los Angeles to Helsinki, I met two people who run a construction company in Finland. I first met the man who does their marketing and social media. He told me they had been chosen as a Case Study for the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. When I told him that I am an alumni of UCLA’s undergraduate program, we hit it off right away. I recommend finding some commonality with whomever you strike up a conversation with. Keep this simple for best results

A short time later, I met the woman who is the CEO of this construction company. The three of us spoke for almost an hour before returning to our seats when the pilot told us there was some turbulence ahead and that we needed to fasten our seat belts. Before we landed in Helsinki we had discussed content creation, marketing, and syndication, and I had also shown my credibility by telling them about the many books I have written and published over the past 13 years. I recommend you share your credibility as well, opening the path to a greater connection in the future.

You want to WOW! people with details of what you know and how you serve others with your knowledge and experience. I did this at my Rotary Club during my early years of online entrepreneurship and that’s how I connected with small business owners who would soon become my clients for local business marketing. I was completely transparent with them in regards to my level of knowledge around marketing in general. They were appreciative of my efforts and excited when my strategies made their phones ring. I mention several of them in the book I’ve written on this topic, Local Business Marketing: Making the Phone Ring for Businesses Everywhere.

While waiting in line at the post office years ago, a woman struck up a conversation with me. It turned out we had much in common, as she had been an author and online entrepreneur for close to three decades, while I was still relatively new. I waited for her to complete her transaction at the window and then gave her my card. That woman was none other than Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love and if she hadn’t been the first one to “talk to a stranger” that day, I might have never have known she lived less than ten miles from my home.

My “Two Hours a Day Profit Plan” includes writing, marketing, and connecting with others. While I’m traveling, local or abroad I make it a point to limit my time online to no more than two hours during any twenty-four hour period.  That’s all it takes for me to run a seven figure, international business that I love.

You may have heard about “accidental tourists” and now it’s time for you to become the “accidental networker” with this “talking to a stranger” philosophy. I’d love to hear about your results.

~ ~ ~

This month I’m traveling, grateful to spend time with family, friends, and colleagues I haven’t hugged in three years.

Welcome to Episode 85 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



Welcome Aboard for Episode 85! This time I’m discussing the topic… “Connecting With People and Networking by Talking to Strangers… No Matter Where in the World You Happen to Be.”

I’m still in Europe with friends and family, where I’m implementing my “Two Hours a Days Profit Plan” with excellent results. I am also connecting with people everywhere we go so that I can make new friends and establish relationships that will be good for both my personal and professional life.

On my flight from Los Angeles to Helsinki, I met two people who run a construction company in Finland. I first met the man who does their marketing and social media. He told me they had been chosen as a Case Study for the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. When I told him that I am an alumni of UCLA’s undergraduate program, we hit it off right away. I recommend finding some commonality with whomever you strike up a conversation with. Keep this simple for best results

A short time later, I met the woman who is the CEO of this construction company. The three of us spoke for almost an hour before returning to our seats when the pilot told us there was some turbulence ahead and that we needed to fasten our seat belts. Before we landed in Helsinki we had discussed content creation, marketing, and syndication, and I had also shown my credibility by telling them about the many books I have written and published over the past 13 years. I recommend you share your credibility as well, opening the path to a greater connection in the future.

You want to WOW! people with details of what you know and how you serve others with your knowledge and experience. I did this at my Rotary Club during my early years of online entrepreneurship and that’s how I connected with small business owners who would soon become my clients for local business marketing. I was completely transparent with them in regards to my level of knowledge around marketing in general. They were appreciative of my efforts and excited when my strategies made their phones ring. I mention several of them in the book I’ve written on this topic, Local Business Marketing: Making the Phone Ring for Businesses Everywhere.

While waiting in line at the post office years ago, a woman struck up a conversation with me. It turned out we had much in common, as she had been an author and online entrepreneur for close to three decades, while I was still relatively new. I waited for her to complete her transaction at the window and then gave her my card. That woman was none other than Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love and if she hadn’t been the first one to “talk to a stranger” that day, I might have never have known she lived less than ten miles from my home.

My “Two Hours a Day Profit Plan” includes writing, marketing, and connecting with others. While I’m traveling, local or abroad I make it a point to limit my time online to no more than two hours during any twenty-four hour period.  That’s all it takes for me to run a seven figure, international business that I love.

You may have heard about “accidental tourists” and now it’s time for you to become the “accidental networker” with this “talking to a stranger” philosophy. I’d love to hear about your results.

~ ~ ~

This month I’m traveling, grateful to spend time with family, friends, and colleagues I haven’t hugged in three years.

18 min