Sunday, 23 October 2016

The truth about Shaa Wasmund

The truth about Shaa Wasmund 

In the online educational world be it personal development, business development and even spiritual development, there is a lot of BS!

I've had it in mind to write this post for some time, but worried about looking ' 'bottom kissy', however one Sunday morning, I read something which Made. Me. Seethe.


I've never been very good at pretending to be an innocent bystander and watch something play out which doesn't agree with my values, principles or integrity.

And to boot, it's the reason why at least 80% of people who choose to work with me give the reason of not wanting to stand out as "Fear of what people will think about them or say about them and for one person 'do' to them".

So here's when Shaa Wasmund update her Facebook profile

I posted some words and a picture, it didn't feel like I'd said enough

So here's what I really wanted to share …

If "Integrity" is what you do when no one is looking"

Then here's what Sháá did when no one was looking.

First let me give you some context.

I run the relatively small Facebook group which at the time had around 200 people. I love sharing freely via Facebook live and every Friday (and Wednesday) I would pick a suitable topic for the VIBErs and share away.

When I took a few days break in September, I wanted to be able to unplug and spend time with those closest to me and I realised that this would affect the regular Friday broadcast. I had one of those "if-I-could-choose-anyone-in-the-world-to-do-this-in-my-place-who-would-it-be?" moments and Sháá instantly sprang to mind.

I don't claim that Sháá and I are best buddies or that I know her deeply, but what I have seen of her and what I do know of her with our own interactions doesn't warrant a snide comment or dig especially on social media, especially when a person doesn't take the time to see what's someone's about or why they're doing a thing.

To be completely honest in my world, every has the right to be seen, to be heard and not be dismissed even if we think they're talking rubbish, but why oh why do we have to do it with such venom?

Anyway, I've been to a number of Sháás events taken part in her programmes and been a part of her community ever since 2013 when I first heard her speak.

She's a busy woman, she works bloody hard, travels a lot, gives of herself and her time in so many ways.

All While being;

~ A mother
~ A three times published author
~ Responsible for promoting names like Chris Eubank, and brands such as Dyson
~ The proud owner of an MBE
~ A successful and profitable business owner
Insanely serious about getting fit
~ An early riser

So when asked by me without MBE or published books (yet), whether she would be able to do a Facebook live for my couple of hundred tribe as opposed to her, multiple thousand strong tribe what do you think she would say?

All on a day where she started her normal 5 AM start, did a trans-Atlantic Facebook live with someone else who is based on another continent, and had to attend a parents evening for her son later in that afternoon, what do you think she would say?

She could have said, "I'm too busy sorry", "I just don't have the time" or 1001 other things, but you know what?

She. Said. Yes.

We agreed it would be 20 minutes but 45 minutes later Sháá was giving, giving and giving some more.

So to anyone accusing somebody that they don't really know in such a way, without basis or using discernment, I can 100% say, I have seen no evidence of that in the time I've been around Sháá.

… and just in case you're wondering, I'd type this for whenever I saw this type of subtle online chastising of someone who needed it and trust me Sháá doesn't 'need' it.

Too many people see, hear or feel something and keep quiet and I wanted to remind those reading this that Sháá shows up and makes real a difference. That's something for me to continually learn from

"Integrity" is what you do when no one is looking" and no one was looking but you still did it.

Thanks Shaa from the bottom of my heart (and I expect from some of those VIBErs who watched too)

You're awesome

Jenny Kovacs | Visibility Specialist

Join Jenny's Facebook group called 'The Visibility VIBES™ Tribe', here she shares ways to be seen, be heard and get out there. 

Grab your free visibility raising download in the group, watch the visibility raising videos and connect with other VIBErs 

See what Shaa shared last week (eternally grateful to you Sháá, you rocked 🙏🏾) 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

An Easy Way To Get Out There Online & Offline

Thank You

Thank you for being here, whether you realise it or not, you're already making a difference.

Many times when I look on social media, I see post and hear from people just like you that they either love or loathe it, it's a similar story when socialising professionally or networking in the flesh.

Do you wish you loved connecting on and offline so much that you actually get to meet people?

Today I'd love to show you exactly how to get visible, raise your profile and describe what you do without posting links, thrusting business cards, or being removed from online groups for spamming.

Your work really matters: please share what you do with other Visibility VIBErs if Facebook floats your boat, to do that now click here

Here's a great way to introduce yourself

1. Greet the reader in a 'real you way', I often greet people I know with 'hiya' strange but true or hi, this is especially true in online interactions.

Face to face at meetings or meeting new people, I'll still say hi, in a more corporate setting I'll say hello, pleased to meet you but NEVER good morning, afternoon etc or I come across as wooden and weird!

How do you greet people you meet online and in the flesh? 

2. Give your name or nickname, I'm definitely a Jenny and only Jennifer if I'm in trouble (or you want to get my attention).

If your name is difficult to pronounce let them know how to pronounce it properly, say it slowly if face to face or type it phonetically if in a group online. 

I usually announce that I'm Jenny Kovacs at event's or when meeting people, they know how to pronounce my surname then, it's "Co-Vac-s" but with a 'K'

What do you prefer to be called?

3. Tell them where you're from are you in an online group where you're now based in Thailand but are originally from Manchester? Maybe you're over in America but spent time in Europe as a child. 

These conversation starters give a person something to talk to you about and helps to build some rapport, even when you're speaking to them face to face.

When can you next use this nugget?

4. Without adding your website, page or blog give one or two short lines about your business, no one has time to read pages and pages of what you do, and to be honest people don't care THAT much. If they want to know more they'll usually ask.

I inadvertantly shared a Facebook live I did with another group I'm in, I forgot that as well as sharing the gems in the LIVE I had invited people to watch something else over on my page, this is just as bad as adding a website link or spamming someone else group. My bad... I removed it as soon as I realised - whoops!

Now, don't fall foul of being a business card thruster! When you're meeting people at networking event's or seminars etc, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT push a business card into their hand, it's not cool and it's not clever! Either wait until you're asked, or ask, can I share my business with you, with a honest reason why. (and be prepared for the person to say "no thanks".

Be honest, have you done this?

5. Let people know what attracted you to the group whether live or online, this is a great way to open up the conversation in the flesh or engage while online. Let them know the value you can give and/or gain, (without adding links to your 'stuff or card thrusting)

Want some practice? 

Go and introduce or reintroduce yourself in the closed Facebook Group The Visibility VIBEs Tribe, you'll also be able to receive other visibility nuggets, meet great people and get offers there too.

Jenny Kovacs | Visibility Specialist