The WOW Approach
It just makes sense that people can't be experts in every aspect of running a business. The smart thing to do is hire a coach, but not all businesses have the time or money to hire a coach. One of the most convenient ways to help your business grow is to work with a virtual coach. You get the same one-on-one treatment as a traditional coach, it's just all done online and at a time that is convenient for you.
Designed for the do-it-yourselfer, who just needs a bit of help and direction, Virtual WOW enables us to share our knowledge with you no matter where you are. All our coaching meetings are done online through SKYPE or conference software. Depending on your needs and areas you are looking for coaching assistance on, either Lynda or D'Arcy will be your Virtual WOW helper. Some people who have benefited from our Virtual WOW are:
- Entrepreneurs looking for help in creating their name, logo and brand. (Lynda)
- Entrepreneurs seeking start-up business direction (setting up a business, marketing, advertising, market research, sales, networking, public relations). (Lynda)
- Established businesses seeking help with marketing, branding, advertising. (Lynda)
- Organizations wanting to advance an employee with new sales and marketing skills. (Lynda)
- Businesses and individuals seeking help in setting up and establishing Social Media marketing. (Lynda)
- Individuals seeking career advancement and motivation. (Lynda)
- Individuals wanting to write a book (how to, motivation, structure, publishing, ebook, marketing). (D'Arcy)
- Individuals wanting to become freelance writers. (D'Arcy)
- Individuals, couples or groups seeking information on world travel, safe destinations, must-see cities. (D'Arcy)
Coaching is not effective unless there is goals, schedules and accountability, and coaching does not work on a shot-gun basic. Therefore our Virtual WOW coaching sessions are packages based on weekly meetings. At the beginning, we will meet online to discuss your needs, goals and areas you are seeking help with along with what is the best meeting venue (SKYPE or conference software). After that, all meetings are, also one hour, where we review the last meeting, discuss agenda items, assign accountability tasks and set the agenda for the following session. You will receive an email report of activities and "to do lists" after each meeting. Our Virtual Coaching is $50 per hour a considerable reduction from our face-to-face coaching of $150 per hour.
- 2 Months (8 x 1 hour sessions) $400
- 4 Months (16 x 1 hour sessions) $800 plus a copy of our paperback book "Sales Suck ... Now What?"
- 6 Months (24 x 1 hour sessions) $1200 plus a copy of our paperback book "Sales Suck... Now What?" and a copy of our audio book "The 4HOUR Marketer".
* For D'Arcy's 4-month coaching, you will receive one of his mystery books. For 6-months coaching, you will receive a copy of two of his mystery books.
Finding the RIGHT Speaker:
Whether it's a training session, a workshop, a motivational event or a conference, finding that "perfect" speaker is essential. To make any event a success, two things need to happen: Participants are open to learning and the speaker is talented enough to evoke a positive learning experience for the participants. Therefore, anyone organizing a speaking or training event has two options: Hiring an expert in the topic field or hiring a professional speaker.
Hiring an expert in a topic field ensures participants, and the speaker, will have something in common. Unfortunately, rarely can an organization find an expert who also understands the mechanics of training and thus, can guide the participants through a systematic learning experience. The result is a jumble of information presented in a random way that is not conducive to learning. Experts, who are not trained in education and learning styles, tend to not recognize, or understand, that participants are not on the same knowledge level as the "expert". (If they were, why would they be at a training session?)
The second option organizations have is to hire a professional speaker. From experience, these speakers are comfortable in front of people and their presentations are smooth. They know how to keep people interested and they understand how people learn and what motivates learning. A professional speaker is educated to recognize the three types of learning styles, and the speaker will incorporate those motivators into each session. But… not always are they experts in the topic field. Most certainly professional speakers never come into a workshop without mountains of research done in preparation, but that research is often book-related research, not practical experience.
At WOW, we know there are lots of speakers to choose from. But participants have told us that our sessions are different from most. Why? Because our facilitators have decades of real-life experience and teach from the “textbook of life”. Our facilitators have lived the lessons they present. They have put their reputations on the line time and again and succeeded. We’ve been told that is what makes our sessions so effective … and we are funny and entertaining!
We are not only experts in the topic fields we present; we are polished and professional speakers with credentials and years of speaking and training experience. We are long-time members of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). We never accept speaking or training engagements that are outside our areas of expertise. We have developed training series that focus on this expertise and knowledge, that are delivered in a training, workshop or conference presentation format. Details on these series can be found at www.wowcommunications.ca, click on Training.
Please see our most popular topics of training sessions, breakout presentations and keynotes.
WOW Communications & Training - Most popular topics.
We have listed these to provide you with a feel for the work we offer, but all sessions are customized for the audience (small business, entrepreneurs, professional salespeople, retail), and can be adapted or enhanced for your timeframe (two or one-day workshop, three or one-hour breakout sessions). Also, note that all our sessions can be enhanced with a coaching component after the session. This coaching can be face-to-face, Skype or online conference technology.
|Sales suck... NOW WHAT?||WOW Marketing Tips (10, 25, 35, 50+)||Someone's always watching - Modern Business Etiquette||Dealing with Change: (This is an interactive Keynote with audience participation - 45 minutes)|
|Prospecting - it's not about you, it's all about them||Sink or Swim your Brand will decide||The six different ways to Network||What's the definition of success? (Highly motivational 45 minutes)|
|No means NO ... or does it||Inbound Marketing vs Outbound Marketing||Managing your Digital Footprint||Yes you can! (Starting a business, highly motivational, 45 minuntes)|
|S & M for business (Sales and Marketing understanding the difference)||Don't know... Don't guess. Market Research||We've lost that lovin' feeling - Customer Service||Seven days in Paris|
|Social Media - the ultimate in Inbound Marketing||Cycling the Danube River|
|Sales Boot camp||
Crash Course in Marketing
|Demystifying Social Media||The wonders of travelling in Spain|
|Social Media Etiquette||Cycling and Scotch Whiskey touring in Scotland|
|What the Tweet - Learning Twitter|
All our workshops and training sessions titles and contents are Copyright to WOW Communications & Training Corp. and/or Lynda Kavanagh