I've sat through some terrible presentations in my life time. And, I have presented some zingers too! After years of working at being classy, clever and closing-I'm sharing my top 10 ways to self-promote yourself.
#10. Don't ever promise something you can't deliver.
#9. Make blogging a high-priority. If you can't blog everyday, hire someone who can.
#8.Build your email list and rely upon it. Most important- don't send out daily emails.
#7. Distribute a press release at least once a month. It helps your website's ratings and you start to develop a relationship with the press- even if it takes a year to gain a clipping.
#6. Offer deals and discounts around holidays. Don't just promote normal pricing, promote specials too!
#5. Run social media competitions to help people learn about your company or services.
#4. Market your business using a video.
#3. Be honest and optimistic. Don't tell people why their ideas or business will not work if they don't use you, stay focused on why using your products/services can improve their lives/businesses.
#2. Use Twitter religiously.
#1. Don't give up and don't seem too desperate.