I need a miracle 
Hello, and welcome to my monthly e-letter, The Eleven. This is where I have shared my latest thinking about the world and my life for the last 8 years. The newsletter goes to about 3,000 people. If this doesn't interest you, and you're more interested in my classes and such - please take a moment and update your profile below. 
Jerry Garcia
Albert as Albert Einstein
Me, thanks to Zen Achilles
I want to talk about the classes I teach for a minute. I started by teaching classes in how to use Facebook in my living room. I loved it - I really have taken to teaching. That led to connecting up with Constant Contact 3 years ago. They like how I teach and brought me into their Authorized Local Expert program. I'm provided with content about email marketing and social media to present locally and via webinars. Generally, the ideas are sound and I add in my own special sauce derived from my personal experience and that of my clients. That has led to me knowing a whole lot about newsletters and other on-line marketing tools. Here's my current thinking on the topic

Please come join me for one of these classes and send your friends to me. Whether this is your world or not, everyone can use new skills and I think you'll find my presentation style refreshing. Also, my classes offer a safe and easy opportunity to network - they are filled with small business owners who are often looking for people to hire or collaborate with. So, if you're looking for opportunities; are considering beginning a new venture; or are curious about small business issues, come on down. Also, I have been inviting some really interesting and cool marketers into the mix. For tomorrow's class - David Baer of Baer on Marketing will be joining me. He's a driven and exciting guy - and makes Facebook marketing a lot clearer. Later in the month I'll be joined by Tshombe Brown, an inspiring coach and speaker. 

Music break: Click on the title above for a taste of what the Grateful Dead were doing 50 years ago. And will do again in a few weeks in their fare thee well tour. My dentist is going. My best friend from college is going. Due to climate change and ears that don't love flying, I didn't try for tickets, but I hope to watch some of the action via pay-per-view in Portlandia. This may also have to do with my Early Onset Grumpiness

Life continues to be interesting. The other day my friend, James Curtis, sent me this beautiful mandolin. I'm loving playing it - click on the pic to learn more about this master luthier! 
James Curtis Mandolin
Personal News: I've been off sugar (mostly) for the past month. That's led to some weight loss, and Eecole tells me my body is probably a lot happier without the white devil! I've been doing a bunch of reading/listening/watching, lately, and I'm especially enjoying Tim Ferris's podcasts. I've noticed feeling jealous when friends tell me they're in school, so I'm making a point of spending as much time as I can studying - reading, learning Spanish and watching inspirational videos. If you have anything in this realm you'd like to recommend, please let me know. Thanks! 

Meanwhile, our sunflowers are growing taller by the day. Oh, and I started teaching a co-counseling class for men. If you're interested, let me know, we're just getting started. We'll meet bi-weekly for now at my place in SE Portland. 

The world keeps turning and we all are doing the best we can. Me included :) If you need help with something, please let me know. I could use some more connection in my life so feel free to reach back if you feel moved to. Being car-free, I'd especially love invites to get out and hike in the hills

Take care and have a great Summer!
touch of gray, kind of suits you anyway :)
oh well a touch of gray, kind of suits you anyway :)


Upcoming Events

Live in Portland - Build Your e-Marketing Toolkit + 60 Ways to Grow your Email List

Thursday June 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. This presentation is designed to uncover core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way.

Holladay Park Church of God - With David Baer


Wednesday 6.17 noon-1:30pm in Beaverton: How to Make Your Email & Social Media Make Money - $10. 


Live In Portland - 60 Ways to Grow Your List + Getting Started with Email Marketing

Wednesday June 24, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

List-Building Best Practices and How to get Started with email marketing using Constant Contact - Let's Go! - With Tshombe Brown

Holladay Park Church of God


Tuesday 7.7.15 10am PST - Social Media Timesavers Webinar


Free Class: Content Marketing @ Taborspace 7.16 10am

Thursday July 16, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

Free Class: We'll get started with content marketing - Join Brighton West (video) and Sarah Sunshine Garrison (Content Marketing via social media) and me (Getting Started with Email Marketing and using video in your newsletters) for this special Summer session. - Taborspace