Self-Publishing Success Summit Day 1: June 13 2016 Live-Tweeted Reviews

Event Name: Self-Publishing Success Summit June 13 to 22 2016 Virtual Educational Event
Last Updated: FRI June 17 2016  1:57 PM
By: Glenda MacDonald (Event Affiliate)

Free 72 hour access for Day One has now expired. Register to watch from Day 2 on for free or purchase an All Access Pass for entire Summit plus bonuses.

DAY 1 (Aired June 13 2016)
Phase 1 – Writing

Day1 Speaker 1:
Ray Edwards
is a bestselling author, A-list copywriter, and popular speaker and has worked with Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and more.
Writing Words That Sell Your Books (And How I Made $1M Off My First Book)
Want to sell more books? — Ray’s unveiling his method to maximize your book sales. In this strategy session, you’ll discover how he made 7 figures from his first book, along with his Rapid Writing Method.

Day1 Speaker 2:
Claire Diaz-Ortiz
is an author, speaker and Silicon Valley innovator who was an early employee at Twitter. Named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, she holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford and has been featured widely in print and broadcast media. She writes a popular business blog at and is the author of six books.
Writing Retreats, Productivity Tips, And How To Write Your Book On A Cruise Ship

Day1 Speaker 3:
Taylor Pearson 
Wish you could become a celebrity in your field, maximize book sales — and create a better book in less time? Taylor Pearson cracked the code while writing The End of Jobs one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 3 “Start Your Own Business Books of 2015. Taylor’s strategy: Get your ideas out fast, test them on a blog, and then turn them into an incredible book your readers will love. 
Topic: Using Blog Posts & A Crappy First Draft To Write A Great First Book

Day1 Speaker 4:
Cal Newport
is a 5-time bestselling author, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, entrepreneur, and parent.
Topic: Eliminating Distractions & Practicing Deep Work To Finish Your Book 
Feel like there’s never enough time to write? Cal doesn’t touch his computer after the workday. How does he do it? Deep Work. And today, he’s revealing proven strategies and tactics to finish your book, even if you’re overwhelmed.

Facebook Ad Secrets Course – Flash sale over, course still available

Last updated: FRI May 27 2016 11:08 AM
By: Glenda MacDonald
Affiliation: Affiliate of Social Media Manager School & Andrea Vahl’s Facebook Advertising Secrets Online Course

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Flash Sale on Facebook Advertising Course

Andrea Vahl’s Facebook Advertising Secrets Course Flash Sale – May 26 2016 only!

GM Note: the May 26 2016 flash sale is over, but the course is still available at the full price! I recommend it if you need to make sure your investment in Facebook advertising is helping you grow your business cost effectively.

Are you confused about Facebook advertising? I’m constantly learning more about it. Who better to learn from than Andrea Vahl, one of the co-founders of Social Media Manager School where I earned my Certificate in Social Media Management? Andrea’s a lifetime friend and mentor through the private Facebook group I became a permanent part of when I enrolled in SMMS.

If you’re a business owner or marketer who needs more leads and visibility on Facebook, then organic activity alone won’t cut it anymore. Running ads has become much more important but there are a lot of different types of ads to run. If you aren’t careful you could waste a lot of money without getting a good return.

Andrea’s Facebook Advertising Secrets online course is on sale today only, May 26th. Go grab it now if you need to make sure you’re running your Ad Campaigns the best way!

I’m an affiliate and happily endorse Andrea and her courses. Did you know she’s also the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. And she’s fabulous!

Please use my affiliate link to purchase the course or to get more information on it:
Flash Sale on Andrea Vahl’s Facebook  Advertising Secrets Online Course!

I’ve had a lot of traffic through my link today so I know there’s a need for this course. This is your chance to get it at a rarely discounted price but it ends at midnight!

Feel free to share my tweet! I hope you enjoy the course. And as an added bonus, Andrea will be with you every step of the way in the private group, the way she is with the students and alumni of Social Media Manager School!

Email Success Summit March 14 to 23 2016 (Now an Online Course)

ESS_MediumRectangleBannerLast updated: TUES March 29 2016 7:47 PM Toronto ON Canada
By: Glenda MacDonald, MBA, Freelance Writer, Social Media Strategist and Marketing Professional

Event Name: Email Success Summit Virtual Educational Event
Dates: March 14 to 23 2016 (Live portion completed; virtual course now open 24/7 with optional All Access Pass)
My hashtag: #ESS
My Affiliation: I’m an affiliate of Small Today for the Email Success Summit and the previous LinkedIn Success Summit. The opinions stated here are my own. Many people attended portions of the event for free. Those who chose/choose to upgrade to the All Access Pass using my affiliate link also assist me in defraying the costs of my time reviewing the event.
Location: online
Time Zone: EST 24/7
Price: purchase an All Access Lifetime pass (affiliate link above) or VIP Pass for fast-track
Registration through my Affiliate Link: Register for a Lifetime All Access Lifetime Pass including participation in a Private Facebook Group.
Event Presenter: Small Today
Liam Austin, Founder, of Small Today. Summit Host and Interviewer.
Speakers:  35+ international email marketing experts (one-on-one prerecorded interviews were released daily). See the full agenda by clicking the registration link.


Over 35 of the world’s top experts in email marketing presented at this virtual summit presented by Small Today . Liam Austin is the Founder of Small Today, an organization which focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized businesses including solopreneurs and startups. (I’m both a solopreneur and a startup! ) Liam personally live-interviewed each of the amazing experts from around the world via Skype.The interviews were recorded and curated over the last couple of months in preparation for sharing with us through this Summit. The experts were so generous, sharing what they’ve learned, including mistakes they’ve made and hacks they’ve discovered to shorten our learning curve in applying ideas to our own businesses.

As I watch each interview from the comfort of my home office using my laptop, an external monitor, and my cushy headphones, I’m finding that this format creates a very intimate experience… as if you’re alone in a room with Liam and the presenter! Liam is engaging and professional. He has an excellent rapport with the experts which makes for lively unscripted interviews and unpredictable segues! I’m thoroughly enjoying watching and learning at my own pace and am glad I upgraded to the lifetime All Access Pass which includes participation in a private Facebook Group set up for the All Access Pass holders.  I pop in there often to meet virtually with other attendees where we are becoming friends and helping each other apply the concepts to our own businesses with the moderation of Liam and his equally delightful co-founder partner Sarah Thorslund.

I’m deep-diving into the content-rich interviews as I review them and take extensive notes and tweet my insights. This Summit is not only for those beginning to look at email marketing. Even though I have decades of experience as a marketing professional who is now a freelancer, I’m learning so much more. While I’m trained as a Social Media Manager I haven’t done more than edit and write newsletters for other organizations. Integrating social media with lead magnets and landing pages or pop-ups, and understanding the many options for service providers and apps can be a little mind boggling. And that’s not the half of it! We also get into the psychology of the copywriting and graphic design! Some lectures I sail through quickly based on my experience. Others I keep having to pause.

Liam curated the interviews in a specific order with a different theme for each day so I feel compelled to watch them chronologically. I’m currently reviewing Day Two Speaker Three. I’m tweeting what I think are the most important points from each interview.  Click my attiliate link here to register for a Lifetime All Access Pass.

My Twitter Reviews

The interviews are intensive, content-rich and often fast-paced. It’s challenging and exhausting to watch and absorb them all live continuously. So I’m reviewing and transcribing each interview at my own pace, gleaning some fabulous tips and insights from Liam and the other experts. As a solopreneur I want to learn from these speakers and think about how I can apply their ideas and tools to my own evolution of becoming an email marketer (something I am a newbie at). So thank you for your patience. I hope you find my tweets helpful. When I have completed all the reviews I’ll use my notes for a comprehensive blog post with my overall impressions as a small business, marketing professional, and social media coach. Any questions? Chat with me on Twitter, comment below, or reach me via my Contact form.

You can find my tweets and reviews by searching Twitter for #ESS AND @glenda_macd
I am also embedding completed tweets here.  I’ll also update the speaker bios. Each interview is between 45 and 60 minutes in length.

Twitter Review IN PROGRESS

Day 2 THEME: List Growth (TUES March 15 2016 Original Air Date)
Speaker: Steve Chou

Topic: System to double your daily email opt-ins

COMPLETED Twitter Reviews:

Day 1 March 14 2016 Original Air Date (Speakers 1 to 6)

Day 2 March 15 2016 Original Air Date (Speakers 1 & 2)