I was at a conference in Montreal in August, and raised the issue of transcription with another attendee. I was offered a free month of premium trial for otter.ai and have been testing it with my latest 3 hour class, mastermind and coaching.
It is brilliant (though text still needs to be cleaned up). It will also integrate with zoom and capture everyone’s voices if needed. Link below to a free trial (note – they have set up a referral mechanism that gives both the referring person and referree a free month).
The paid version allows 6,000 minutes per month for $10US/month or $100US/year. Not sure how long this will last.
Here is my link: https://otter.ai/referrals/VR50IU0A
I am finding that Buzzsprout offers valuable information…especially through their blog. Buzzsprout hosts podcasts.
Check out this article on how to list your podcast on Spotify – step by step: https://www.buzzsprout.com/blog/submit-podcast-spotify?utm_source=buzzsprout-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sep-17
AND other resources on their website, like a toolkit on how to make a podcast (you will need to sign up…): https://www.buzzsprout.com/how-to-make-a-podcast
A Newcomer adult or student who is not yet a permanent resident or Canadian Citizen?
OR: An employer who works with newcomers as a possible mentor at a future NCC meeting? (please contact Chantale Boileau at the Barrie Public Library)
Newcomer Career Conversations is a new program for the English as a second language community. This program can help newcomer adults and students who are not yet permanent residents or Canadian citizens in getting and keeping a job.
Please share the below blurb with your network, especially anyone that is looking to improve their English communication skills with a focus on the Canadian business culture.
The Barrie Public Library is hosting this brand new complimentary program in collaboration with The Small Business Centre and Creative Barrie.
What is it?
Newcomer Career Conversations offers opportunities for people in Simcoe County to connect with others who are learning English communication skills, with a focus on employment, entrepreneurship and business topics. Attendees will learn how to communicate effectively, prepare presentations and participate in oral activities guided by experienced volunteers. They will gain business contacts, practice career focused conversations, and develop an understanding of Canadian business culture and the job market. Also, learn how to access and navigate the correct and suitable resources in the Barrie and Simcoe County ecosystem that will help them thrive.
The RAW and REFLECTIVE 2020 calendar was launched to give a voice to cancer survivors (and those who have lost the struggle) and to bring awareness to the impact of this fateful diagnosis.
Cancer rates are rising rapidly. As of 2020 one in two people will experience a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
One in Two.
The Canadian Cancer Society statistics mean that there will be over 7,700 cases here in our community alone.
Spearheaded by Sharon Smith (GV32) Connect Hair Studio, the Raw and Reflective calendar features 13 models, 14 of Barrie’s most accomplished videoographers and photographers (including Ian G. McIntosh, GV35, Laura Joy Bainborough (GV37) and Jennifer Klementti (GV5), a graphic designer, an editor and a dedicated volunteer committee who brought this project together to raise funds for Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka. The project has been sponsored by a number of generous firms in Barrie and across the county. It takes a village – just as it does to deal with cancer.
Gilda’s Club of Simcoe Muskoka ensures that no–one in our region has to face cancer alone. In spite of receiving no funding from government subsidies, Gilda’s Clubs do not turn anyone away. They operate over 700 programs and welcome all affected by cancer with understanding, compassion and care.
On this, their 10th anniversary, we are proud to have the opportunity to support one of our critical resources in the fight against this disease we know as cancer. Talk to Sharon, or Patricia (Miss April, along with Sprocket and Bell the dogs) or go online to Gilda’s.
Thank you for your support.
The Magic is in the Oil: Chaos to Calm with Castor Compresses
Hosted by Nutrition Plus Community Health Market (Dunlop & Maple) from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Tuesday September 24th
Many of you know that I’ve been training with Jeff Walker to add Grow Vantage “online”. He is a master at teaching how to run your own launches – and has done this for over a decade.
I followed Jeff for years, bought his book and try to catch all his launches – because he is the master. I only recommend programs I’ve taken part in – and that I’ve found valuable. If you want to learn from the best in launching a product online – don’t miss his free series. I still watch them to learn as he evolves the process!
You can access yesterday’s replay here (it’s only up for a limited time: https://productlaunchformula.com/go?p=growvantage&w=919_how_to_launch
Jeff taught the first class LIVE for hours…in the first in a series of free online classes he will teach. He’s always adding more value… the flexibility you can have in your launch plan, the sideways sales letter, what goes into launch videos and how sequences create awesome launches. You can still catch the replays and there will be more coming (the second session is Monday).
Fyi Jeff tracks where the people who view his work come from – and who referred them. If you end up joining PLF after seeing the masterclass I might receive a commission (at no cost to you). But if you only watch to learn – you will get a lot out of it. Happy viewing.
I’m checking in through announcements to try and make sure no-one falls through the cracks. Unfortunately this week, while I was recovering from a fairly simple procedure (a post-cancer thing… and yes I am STILL cancer-free), I spent most of my long weekend in RVH emerg. It turns out my appendix was rupturing and Tuesday afternoon I underwent emergency surgery.
I am now home but my capacity to meet for dance cards is limited… just FYI.
I would like to postpone Tuesday’s networking meeting – we’ll resume in October (maybe we should discuss Plan B – for when we’re knocked off our games unexpectedly!)
I am also actively considering teaching next Tuesday’s Marketing class by zoom – so please email me if you intend to join for makeups.
I had been hoping to give you a quick update on the Fed Dev funding initiative… but unfortunately my exploratory phone call is not happening until next Thursday (September 5th).
If you have any questions… please send me a quick note and I’ll put them together with my own!