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Rae Stonehouse - Promotion


Whether you are in business for yourself, working for somebody else or wanting to get ahead in your profession or career, promoting skills and measures are necessary. 

This section includes articles written about promotion by Rae Stonehouse. Did we mention that "Rae Stonehouse is an Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire." 

There you go, there is an example of self-promotion in action. Enjoy the articles and feel free to comment. Keep the discussion going. 

Rae has also compiled sage advice on personal & business networking in his book Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals available for immediate download at https://blowyourownhorn.onlinehttps://blowyourownhorn.online 

as originally answered in Quora.com

Blow your own horn! If you don't who will?Short answer … in my opinion … likely nobody will.

Slightly longer answer …

Even is someone is tooting (blowing) your horn, are they playing the right tune?

Self-promotion is an area that many people have great difficulty with. We are trained at an early age that talking about yourself and your accomplishments is bragging and nobody likes a bragger. I’m fond of a quote by Walt Whitman, American Cowboy Poet “If you done it, it ain’t bragging!”

If we are to move forward and benefit from our accomplishments, we need to self-promote.

I recently delivered a seminar at my Toastmasters club entitled ‘Blow Your Own Horn: Personal Marketing for Everyday People.”

In the seminar I outlined the differences between personal branding and corporate branding. I encouraged everyone to do a self-analysis to determine what they stand for. I outlined ways to use Linkedin and other social media to facilitate self-promotion.

Power of Promotion! On-line Marketing For Toastmasters Club Growth by Rae StonehouseFor many Toastmasters Clubs, one of the biggest challenges in running a successful and productive club is maintaining a constant flow of visitors to attend and join you and your fellow Toastmasters as a member. Members come and members go. Life happens! Your Club membership can quickly change from a healthy charter-strength club to one in danger of losing its Charter.

Veteran Toastmaster of over two decades, Rae Stonehouse DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster), PDG (Past District Governor, District 21) has witnessed the cycle several times with his own club Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters.

Toastmasters are social!

Toastmasters are known to be quite social, after-all we are striving to hone our communication skills. Then along comes social media and on-line tools that can increase not only our reach but our productivity.

Media Conference Minutiae … The Art of Delivering an Effective Media Conference: Practical Tips & Techniques by Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

You have a spectacular event organized that everybody in the world will want to attend as soon as they hear about it. The media are clambering to get an exclusive interview with you. Your event rockets you to unimaginable levels of fame and fortune. It could happen! … maybe … well probably not … but it is possible to work with the media and have a successful media conference.

Media conferences are an excellent way to get the word out about your event or cause, perhaps to boost ticket sales. Probably the best advice to meeting planner types who like to control every little detail … you can’t control the media. You can only work with them and hope for the best!