RecomMONDAYtions ~ 2024.06.03

Bloomin’ onion (Allium) in my yard; #AllThisUsefulBeauty

Recommended Event

💡 Free Training with a Mindset Master

If you’ve never crossed paths with Nina Cooke, now’s the time. She helps 6- and 7-figure Business Owners to create an unstoppable mindset so they can build authority and significantly grow their profits.

On Wednesday, she’s hosting a live training: 3 Success Secrets of the Most Highly Respected and Highest Paid Business Owners in the World.

Nina gave me a sneak peek at the training, and I have two words for you: Sign up! This is a great training, valuable for any business owner who ever feels stuck or like they’re falling behind.

When: Wed., June 5, 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Click the button below for details and registration.

Recommended Video

🎥 Unlocking the Secrets to Dangerously Good Copywriting With Kim Krause Schwalm

I love the Timeless Marketing Podcast with Brian Kurtz. And I love last week’s episode with my friend and mastermind partner, Kim Krause Schwalm. Kim is the Founder of “Get Dangerously Good,” a training and mentorship hub designed to elevate the skills of copywriters.

She is an A-list copywriter and copy mentor with over 20 years of freelancing experience. With a remarkable track record in producing high-converting copy that has generated an estimated 1 billion in sales revenue for her clients, Kim has positioned herself as a leading figure in the copywriting and marketing industry.

You don’t have to be a professional copywriter to benefit from Kim’s wisdom. This episode is loaded with marketing lessons that will help anyone who wishes to create captivating, client-attracting content.

📚Hook Point: How to Stand Out in a 3-Second World

Publisher’s description: Hook Point: How to Stand Out in a 3-Second World, by out-of-the-box thinker Brendan Kane, breaks down the most effective strategies to generate new opportunities, and innovate and scale your business.

This book will help you create a compelling brand—both online and off—so you can thrive in the new micro-attention world in which we live.

“Hook Point” is this month’s selection for the Mastermind Book Club. Each month, Ted Prodromou and I choose one book for the Club to read and discuss. On the fourth Thursday (4/25 this month), we meet live on Zoom to discuss the book.

The Club and meetings are free to attend. But you have to join the Club in advance to get the meeting notices and Zoom link.

Podcast (The Story Power Marketing Show)

📡How Podcasts Can Turn You From Best Kept Secret to Profitable Thought Leader (with Jessica Rhodes)

Jessica Rhodes. Jessica founded Interview Connections, the world’s first and leading podcast booking agency in 2013, back when no other agencies like it existed. Since its founding, Interview Connections has booked over 30,000 podcast interviews for over 800 clients.

Jessica is passionate about helping entrepreneurs who feel like the best-kept secret grow their business online through genuine, human-to-human connection.

The podcast interviews Jessica and her team have booked have helped their clients generate millions of dollars in sales, sell thousands of books, and transform countless lives.


~ What Podcast Guesting Is and Why You Should Do It

~ Tips for Being a Winning Podcast Guest

~ How to Find the Right Podcast Provider

~ The Elements of a Promising Podcast Pitch

~ Identifying Your Dream Host/Guest



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View/listen on the Story Power Marketing Show website or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

Recommended Viewing

🎶 STAX Soulsville USA

You may not have heard of Stax records. But you’ve heard its songs: “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “I’ll Take You There,” “In the Midnight Hour,” and sooooo many more great tunes.

Last month, HBO premiered a four-part documentary that describes how the “underdog record label launched a movement and superstar musicians like Isaac Hayes and Otis Redding.

(Thanks to Austin Kleon who mentioned this one in his newsletter)

Recommended Membership

🥳 Club Storyville (7-Day Trial)
Club Storyville is open! It’s an exclusive, online community and treasure chest for savvy business leaders who want to create more captivating, client-attracting, profit-generating emails, social posts, videos, landing pages, and other content — without getting stuck or working their tails off…

Details and sign-up here.

Words to Ponder

Basketball great and Grateful Dead “Head” Bill Walton died last week. He said lots of great things about sports and competition. He said this about music:

“Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.”

Don't go away yet..

p.s. Coaches, authors, and consultants hire me to power-up their creative content and storytelling to captivate prospects, stand-out and book more business.

Whenever you're ready, here are several ways I can help you become a storytelling stand-out so you'll land more clients without pitching and prodding:

1) Get the Story Power Profit Pack -- 52 Strategies, Tips, and Tactics  to Transform Your Content from Ignored to Adored.

2) Watch the free, 7-minute Micro-Training: “The 3 Most Important Storytelling Keys to Captivate Prospects and Inspire Them to Act -- Without Pitching and Prodding.”

3) Become a Story Power VIP: Master how to discover, assemble, and deliver business-building stories. Twice-monthly live masterclasses. Members-only content. One-on-one feedback and consulting sessions. And more… If you'd like to learn more about our VIP program, just reply to this email and put "Story Power VIP" in the subject line. I’ll contact you with more details.

4) Work with me one-on-one: If you’re interested in working directly with me -- to discover, assemble, and deliver powerful, business-building stories -- simply reply to this email and change the subject line to "Private Client." Tell me a little about yourself, your business, and what you'd like to accomplish, and I'll reply to discuss options.

5) Invite me to speak at an event: I can tailor a presentation that meets the specific needs of your organization. Informative. Entertaining. Virtual or live. Potential for continuing education credits when applicable for your group. If interested, reply to this email and change the subject line to “Speaking Engagement.” I’ll circle back to discuss the possibilities.

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.