You know that big dream I mentioned a few weeks ago? It's growing wings. Quickly.
Things are really happening, and it's pretty amazing.
I've been reading, thinking, and praying (about this and plenty other things) a LOT over the past several weeks. And I've decided to launch more than just a website.
I'm launching a full-(home)grown business:
Nikki Elledge Brown - Communication Stylist.
There - I said it! I'm a communication stylist. (Yes, I just made that up. But I put a lot of thought into it!)
It's the best way I can think to summarize what I love to do!
My website will be www.nikkielledgebrown.com, and my motto is "Say it brightly."
Has someone ever called you bright? Have you ever called someone bright?
To me, it's the loveliest compliment there is.
It means intelligent. Articulate. Even brilliant! It also implies positive. Light. Sparkling from inside.
I love it.
My favorite part of teaching in the face-to-face classroom was witnessing those "lightbulb moments" in my students' eyes when they really GOT it. So. Since it's my business and I get to do what I want, I'm also offering services to work on-on-one with women on their communication styling.
Lightbulb moments galore!
As a coming out party for my new biz, I crafted an offer for my fellow entrepreneurs. Not sure if I'll open this up again as an option in the future, but for now it feels like the right thing for where I am. These sessions are exposing me to really great women (from all over the world!) who are really passionate about their unique business ideas.
PLUS, after just a handful of free sessions today, I've already booked my first official paid sessions with three women I thoroughly enjoyed working with! (WHAT?! Pinch me.)
Instead of trying to explain to you what I'm actually doing, I'm just gonna let you read it. (So go on - read it! I'll catch you back at the bottom.)
The Bright Start Power Session:I had 34 business owners respond to this survey yesterday. I reached out to the ones who I thought would be the best fits, and once the spots filled up, I thanked everybody else for their interest (and offered help via Q&A).
you + me + 30 minutes of brilliant, wildly effective communication creation. FREE.
Are you a charming superstar in person but a bit of dud in writing? OR… Are you brilliant writer who would rather give herself a paper cut than speak in public? You’re not alone, sister.
And I’d love to help you. Free of charge.
My heart, expertise, and formal education is in communication studies – not just effective writing and speaking, but the actual social science of how and why we communicate the way we do. I am a word nerd. A communication stylist. I’ve spent the last seven years teaching people how to say what they need to say in the brightest way possible. Now it’s your turn.
A half-hour of power will fly by, but we’ll make every minute count. You get to pick how we spend our creative time together. Here’s a freshly minted menu of ideas to get you started. We can…
I’m offering ten of these sessions over the next two weeks. Why? 1. To celebrate communication week (Module 3 - woohoo!), and 2. To start my new business with a healthy dose of giving goodness and happy clients.
- Write the perfect tagline, byline, or headline
- Polish and edit existing content so you look like the intelligent pro you are
- Hone in on your ideal customer avatar (and how to reach her)
- Brainstorm relevant, sustainable blog post ideas
- Start creating a bio that sells the story of YOU and attracts your ideal customers
- Jumpstart that reeeally important email or newsletter you’ve been avoiding
- Build your social networking toolbox
- Learn how to be genuinely appealing to people you meet face-to-face or online
- Practice getting those pesky public speaking butterflies to fly in formation
As you know, it’s important we’re a good fit. As a matter of fact, I’d like these sessions to go to the 10 best “fits” I can find! In order to ensure our brains will storm brilliantly together, please fill out this survey to give me a feel for our communichemistry: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K7XPL5G.
Please note: In addition to building my biz, I’ve got a day job and a 17-month-old lil buddy to love on. These time slots are very specific. If our calendars and expectations match, I’ll get back to you ASAP to schedule our power sesh. If they don’t, I’d love to thank you for your time by offering an A to your burning communication Q here in the Facebook group. Just be sure to tag me in it!
Get excited, lady! This is gonna be fun.
I booked every session I made available (and then some, actually!). And as I mentioned, just from today's sessions, I've already got at least three lovely ladies who want to continue working together.
Is that confirmation that I'm on the right path or what?! (Thanks, God. This is awesome!)
That's the scoop, amigo. Ever since I started to take quiet time and pray at the start of each day a few months back, this flood of ideas and inspiration has come down the pipe. I think it's NO coincidence.
You know what else I think?
This is gonna be fun.
What do you think? Am I crazy? (Because I'm doing it anyway.) Got a dream nagging at your brain? Need a kick in the booty to start before your ready? (Because I can help you with that too.)
As usual, I'd love your thoughts and comments below. Get to typin'!
P.S. As mentioned, my business is about helping bright entrepreneurs attract their dream clients, one brilliant message at a time. If you like my writing and want help with your own, sign up for free tips at www.nikkielledgebrown.com!