Planning for 2016 Success Using Your Google Calendar

Hello again –

This is an update on the very successful 2015 version with a few added insights into living a calendar-based life.

  • How to use goal-gating to be more productive in 2016
  • How to use your own Google Calendar to organize all your projects for the year
  • How to dissolve those internal blocks to living a calendar-based life.
  • Learn time management techniques you can put into play right away.


And as an extra bonus –

Here’s a fun interview with two of my favorite people from Australia; Loren Bartley and Fiona Redding where we deep dive into this whole idea of living a calendar-based life. I think you’ll enjoy it when Loren has a great AHA moment. 


2016 Predictions with Phyllis Khare and Andrea Vahl | #blab Audio Version

I went back and checked.


I’ve been offering up predictions for the upcoming year since Dec. 2011. In Internet years that’s 50 years (5 x 10 speed of light – 50) Yes, I was an A+ student, except for Math :-)

Here are my previous predictions, if you want a little trip down memory lane (ELLO anyone?).

2012  2013  2014  2015 and now this one for 2016

Our Predictions for 2016

Andrea Vahl and I sat down for blab, this time around, for our predictions. You can read her post about the blab right here.

We narrowed it down to seven predictions:

#1 Streaming Video Use Will Increase
#2 Facebook Live Will Change the Game
#3 Facebook is Still Where It’s At
#4 Podcasting will Grow
#5 More Companies will Reach Out to Influencers for Marketing
#6 Audiences Get Smaller But Are Engaged
#7 Online Training Isn’t Going Away

Andrea really expanded our discussion on each of these ideas, and I highly recommend you read through her post noted above.

I’d like to dive into this idea: Online Training Isn’t Going Away. 

I’m kinda banking on it.

Andrea and I recently sent out a POLL to everyone on our list and hundreds completed it. And surprise surprise surprise. What the number one way people prefer to get more information about a subject? eBooks. What? Not webinars and blabs and blog posts and podcasts? eBooks. OK. I can do that. One other thing I want to share from that POLL is that people really prefer online training with lifetime access. Well, that’s the reason we designed our Social Media Manager School  the way we did. Lifetime access creates lifetime fans. 

Knowing these two things, and in looking at our predictions, my personal goal for 2016 is to focus on my online training programs. I have so much to share.

Enjoy the audio version of our blab – it’s a little experiment into the podcasting arena. Do you like hearing us discuss these types of topics in audio format? Love to hear your impressions. 

The cool thing about posting a Soundcloud audio, is you can share JUST the audio from within the player above (see that share link?). Or PIN this whole post using the image below. Thanks! See you in 2016!

2016 Online Marketing Predictions from Phyllis Khare and Andrea Vahl

Time Management Tips – It’s a Blab

Back to blabbing about TIME

((AND you’ll get to see my new hair color — shocking!!!!)))

We will focus on how to create a life that flows instead of raging on!

This is a blab – so that means YOU are invited to join me on screen and talk about how you manage time. PM me if you want to share your tips during the blab. peace out.

You can bookmark this space to enjoy the conversation or go directly HERE to subscribe.

How to write titles that people will click – 4 of my favorite tools

This morning I watched another fabulous Periscope by my buddy Kim Garst. She is hands-down my favorite person to watch on Periscope (and blab and Facebook and Twitter…..).

And today she was discussing one of my favorite tools for creating titles. Her focus was on creating the best Periscope Title, but the tool she suggested can be used in all sorts of situations where you need to create a title that is attractive to your target audience (blog posts, YouTube titles, eBook titles Facebook posts etc..)

She inspired me to do a scope of my own and show the other tools I use to inspire the creativity in creating titles that will be so attractive to the target audience that they can’t help but click!

Below the Scope are the slides from my recent training session that are linked right to the tool! enjoy!


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These four slides are a tiny preview of the training programs I have in the works.

Currently they are being held locally, but in the near future you’ll be able to join in online from any location on the planet. :-) Stay tuned!

Explore more:

Kim Garst

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Follow the Funnel micro-training series


Phyllis Khare Follow the Funnel Model the Process

Seems like I get excited a lot these days. I start my posts off with something like: “I’m so excited about this!” It’s just my nature to be excited, and in this case, I’m excited x5.

Introducing… a series of ONline and OFFline micro-training sessions —


Follow the Funnel –  – Model the Process

I realized awhile ago that THIS is exactly what I do online – I follow someone’s funnel and then model their process. Now I want to share what I’ve learned and teach you how to use these funnels for your (financial) benefit!

ALL of us are in someone’s funnel right now. Think about it:


When you click through to a blog post – you are in someone’s funnel.

When you watch the video – someone’s funnel.

When you give someone your email address for a free thingy – you are obviously now in someone’s funnel.


EVERYTHING you do online – EVEN if it’s passive (“I promise – I didn’t click anything!”) puts you into someone’s funnel.

And before you know it, you are at the shiny gate of their payment gateway.

You are hovering above their click to buy button.

You are deciding if you want the Premium or Platinum version.


Knowingly or unknowingly, YOU have followed a funnel.


Now it’s time to wake up and Model the Process for your OWN benefit.

Hence – my new series of micro-training sessions. I’m so excited! :-)


What are micro-training sessions? Showing you the WHOLE Funnel process (and all their variations) can sometimes be very overwhelming and stressful for the people in my tribe, so let’s start with the individual gears of the funnel and then later on down the road, we can put them all together to make a mighty funnel of marketing awesomeness.


Cool bits about this series:

  • you can take these in person or online
  • each one is hyper-focused on ONE part of a funnel marketing process
  • you get insider knowledge on how savvy marketers are using these funnels without paying their hefty training costs


More about the 5 Micro-Training Sessions


The In-Person Training Sessions:

  • will be held in my house, located in beautiful Fairfield, Iowa.
  • They include the training PLUS hands-on with me to actualize the training.
    (So, you leave with your autoresponders in place, or your affiliate program set up. This is ONLY available in the in-person version.
  • You can choose one, two, three or all the training sessions in the series.
    (Pick the ones that you really need, or purchase the whole series for a super discount.)
  • When you purchase the IN-person training sessions you automatically gain access to the online versions when they open up and complete access to my private Facebook Group. 


The Online Trainings will be:

  • open to anyone, anywhere in the world (English training only at this time)
  • video tutorials, checklists and resources, approx. 1 hour training each
  • plus optional entry into my private Facebook Group for any specific questions.
  • No drops, no kicking you out after 30 days — lifetime access baby!


Yes, you can mix and match if you live here in Fairfield. 

Yes, I’m available to bring these to your city — email me

Yes, I’m excited to introduce you to them right now! :-) 



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You’ll learn:

  • the 5 types of autoresponders and which one is best for your audience
  • how to design a “content/sales copy” template for your series
  • how to set up a visual design template
  • successful examples with swipe copy – who loves ya?

In-Person session has implementing included — I’ve added 2 more hours during this in-person training to implement your newly designed email autoresponder series. I’ll help you write, organize, design and implement your fabulous new or redesigned email autoresponder series. whoohoo!



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You’ll learn:

  • the 3 types of hashtags in play right now
  • when, where and how many to use (surprising data!) on each social site
  • the best research sites for finding excellent hashtags and related hashtags to expand your organic reach even further
  • how to design an excellent hashtag strategy
  • which social sites will give you the best organic reach results

In-Person session has implementing included — I’ve added 2 more hours during this training to implement your newly designed hashtag strategy. I’ll help you write, organize, design and implement your new system to dramatically expand your ORGANIC online Reach!



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You’ll learn:

  • why affiliate programs are used by almost every online marketer and why you should, too!
  • which affiliate program software to chose for your particular situation
  • how to attract the best affiliates for stress-free marketing
  • what they expect and what you need to develop to give to your affiliates
  • how to manage a social calendar with affiliates for smooth promotions

In-Person session has implementing included — I’ve added 2 more hours during this training to implement your newly opened affiliate portal. I’ll help you write, organize, design and implement your new system to dramatically expand your marketing Reach using affiliates!




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You’ll learn:

  • the MOST attractive branding element for your target market – Do you know what it is?
  • how to choose colors, fonts and design elements that will be highly magnetic to your core audience
  • how to use the world’s best design site to create images – including a Magic Button!
  • how to figure out how many images you need for each blog post and social post
  • which blog plugins are invaluable for visual marketing
  • knowing when to outsource – and where to outsource – and who to avoid

In-Person implementing included — I’ve added 2 more hours during this training to guide you through creating as many images as we can. I’ll help you research your branding elements, help you create beautiful social images that will be highly magnetized to your target market.



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You’ll learn:

  • the 3 reasons why people click and share (the holy grail of online marketing)
  • how to find the best keywords for your audience – and where to place them in a title
  • how to craft a headline – tips from the pros – with online title generators
  • understanding the emotional component of a title and how to create a response
  • the best data for length and complexity for each social site

In-Person implementing included — I’ve added 2 more hours during this training to help you craft title after title after title. I’ll help you write, organize, design and implement your new titles in your blog, social posts, website and videos!



In-Person training sessions – RSVP through email – only 10 seats open – pay at the door

  • $125 each
  • $100 each for 2 or more
  • $350 for all five (that’s $60/each and you save $150!)

Bonus #1 – includes the online version of the ones you choose
Bonus #2 – unlimited email support from me for 90 days!
Bonus #3 – access to me (and my fabulous community) through my private Facebook Group



Online training investment — links to purchase will be up soon.

  • $75 each
  • $70 each for 2 or more
  • $250 for all 5 (that’s $50/each and you save $100!) 

Bonus #1 – access to me through my private Facebook Group
Bonus #2 – unlimited email support from me for 30 days!


Questions? Email me:

Is Periscope the right tool for your business?

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4 Reasons to Check Out Periscope

It’s been a loooooong time since I was excited about a new social site. In fact, I’ve been getting more and more discouraged and bummed out about a lot of the social platforms and took a looooong vacation to try and find my mojo again. I’m not quite all there, yet, but I think Periscope might help me over the mojo line. Here are 4 reasons why I think Periscope is good for business.


1. It’s the ultimate in social interaction.

If you are unsure what Periscope is – here’s the short intro. It’s a live-streaming app that lives on your phone. You open it up – start a live broadcast and people are notified on Twitter to come and have a chat with you. You talk – people text chat with you. Listeners can “heart” what you’re saying by tapping the screen (each person has a different colored heart) and type a text comment or question that shows up on the screen for you to answer and acknowledge.

Live video + live chat + authentic self = Periscope. Or “scoping” as it’s called. :-)

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2. Instant engagement solidifies your brand.

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Become the CEO of Your Life


Strategies to Regain Your Life
and Be the CEO You Are
#3 in the Google Calendar Series

UPDATE 7/21/15: Over 750 replay views and growing! This webinar has changed the lives of many people. You’ll learn the 3 ways to remind yourself of your CEO-ship, how to use a calendar to regain power in your time management, seeing which things are really important in your life and much more. Go straight to TimeBliss.ME and see for yourself. 

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Did you pick up any tips on how to use your Google Calendar? Love to hear about it.

You can watch the other Hidden Powers of Google Calendar series webinars here:


Blogging for Success Using Google Calendar

The Hidden Powers of Google Calendar
#2 in the Google Calendar Series

UPDATE 7/21/15: This webinar replay has close to 800 views! Google Calendar is an amazing tool. I though it might be good to move this replay here to the blog for further exposure. Even though this is about blogging- the ideas are timeless. This is the second in a series I created to teach you how to rock your Calendar for success. You can go straight to TimeBliss.ME right now here.



Did you pick up any tips on how to use your Google Calendar? Love to hear about it.

You can watch the other Hidden Powers of Google Calendar series webinars here:


Planning for Success Using Google Calendar

The Hidden Powers of Google Calendar
#1 in the Google Calendar Series

UPDATE 12/16/15: This webinar replay has over 72 THOUSAND views! Google Calendar is an amazing tool. I though it might be good to move it here to the blog for further exposure. Even though this is about planning for 2015 - the ideas are timeless. This is the first in a series I created to teach you how to rock your Calendar for success. You can go directly to TimeBliss.ME right here. The 90% off link is still good!



Did you pick up any tips on how to use your Google Calendar? Love to hear about it. Here’s part of a recent testimonial:

“Your webinar “Planning for 2015 Success Using Your Google Calendar” is one of the best I have ever seen.  I have replayed it three times!  You have a gift of communicating in clear, simple and easy to use techniques that anyone can use!”
Results?  I have already doubled my effectiveness just by adding my 2015 goals and taking the broad strokes and adding the specific tasks by day and time to actualize the events!   There is power and freedom just in seeing what has to be done!    The pressure/stress is lowered, because I can see what has to be done, and I just do it:-) –Steve Van Ooteghem


You can watch the other Hidden Powers of Google Calendar series webinars here:


Social Media Manager School Starter Kit




and… we’re OPEN!

UPDATE: We are closed for the season,
but get your name on the list for the next time we open!

Two or three times a year Andrea Vahl and I open up Social Media Manager School to new students. It’s an exciting two or three weeks of promotion and webinars and private conversations. And our first opening of 2015 starts now with a Starter Kit giveaway (closed now, but available the next time we open!). 



Here’s what’s IN the Starter Kit


3 Steps to Earning $1000 Extra a Month
as a Social Media Manager or Consultant

We take you step-by-step on how to define your services, how to price your services and brand yourself as the expert in your niche. Then we go through the process of filling your funnel with high-quality clients. 15 pages of time-tested experience.


3 Steps to Finding the Right Clients for Your Business

Do you know what to do to find your perfect client? We use our experience in this department to offer you some idea of how to define your desires and where to find these magical people. Once you know who they are and where they hang out, you’ll need to know how to craft the types of products and services they NEED!  13 pages of great action steps you can take right now.


3 Ways to Bring New Clients in the Door

Sometimes you have to go back to the basics to generate new interest in your services. We show you how to increase your content marketing so you stand out in a crowd. And when was the last time you looked at your website through fresh eyes? They are so many little tweaks you can make that will help the user experience on your site. Do you know the oldest way of increasing customers is often overlooked? Start this today and new clients will come to you! 11 pages of goodness right here.


How to Find Your Corner of This Lucrative Market

If you love social media management and you have a personal life passion, why not combine them and become a niche manager and consultant? We know so many people who have done just that and have a thriving business. Figure out if your life’s passion has a big enough market for your business to work – then learn how to attract those niche customers. 13 pages of testimonials and how-to advice.


Infographic – The Roadmap to Becoming a Well-Paid Social Media Manager

This infographic might be all you need to figure out if this business is right for you. Start at the top and answer the TWO vital questions. If you answered YES to both – then read on and start the process to develop you new career or enhance the one you already have. We have a WEBINAR that goes through each of these steps and answers any questions you have.


Top Tools for Social Media Managers

This list is just those tools we use almost every day for our own social media marketing and management clients.  No “200 top tools list” for us! We test everything we use and have a huge group of Social Media Manager School members who test things, too! Our Private Facebook Group is a vibrant group of people, from all over the world, who only want to use the best at the lowest cost. 10 pages of our top-rated social media management tools.


ALL of the above in the

2015 Social Media Manager School Starter Kit


UPDATE: We are closed for the season,
but get your name on the list for the next time we open!


What do some of our students
say about our School?

You might recognize these wonderful people as they are nationally-recognized consultants, speakers and experts in social media management.

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“I consider myself a very proficient social media consultant and manager but the course that Phyllis and Andrea have developed is EPIC! Even if you think you know it all there is a ton of amazing content in this course. If you are just starting out as a social media manager, everything you need is right here for you. Perhaps you have a small agency and need extra training for your staff? This course allowed me to help my assistant upskill to manager level and now she’s even generating sales!”
 — Jenny Brennen, Virtual Office Worx
“I took Social Media Manager School (Premium) in 2013 and ever since I graduated, my social media consulting and management business has sky rocketed beyond my imagination. Phyllis and Andrea are phenomenal teachers! The amount of knowledge and value they give is 10 times (and more) the price they charge for. Although I can’t ever deny the quality and quantity of value they deliver in this course, the real icing on the cake is the community that these amazing ladies have built on the back on the course.”
— Liz Azyan, Digital Matchbox
“What I like best about creating a business based on social media is that it allows me to focus on what’s most important in my life. It gives me a flexible schedule and my work is focused on helping people.  In just a few years I have built my business to include social media management and training for businesses around the world. One of the first serious steps I took towards building this business was signing up for Social Media Manager School. In the beginning I had no clue what to include in proposals or client contracts. The bonus materials and support from the Facebook group were invaluable; they helped me sign my first client.” 
— Cynthia Sanchez, OhSoPinteresting
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