Friday, November 03, 2006

Report on the Women’s Power Summit – Part 1

Last week I attended the Women’s Power Summit in Atlanta Georgia and what a great experience that was! The Women’s Power Summit is a one-day seminar held for women only. It coincided with the Big Seminar and is for businesswomen and woman entrepreneurs. The theme of this year’s seminar was how to “Play to Win” as opposed to playing not to lose.

I got to hear excellent presentations from five amazing women on topics from how to get organized to how to beating cancer and building a successful business at the same time. I’m a firm believer that the best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else, so I’m going to pass on to you what I’ve learned at the Women’s Power Summit. Since I took a lot of notes, and I learned quite a bit, I’m going to break it up for you into a series of 4 or 5 articles. Since one of the highlights of the seminar for me was meeting my long time mentor Jeanette Cates, I’ll start off this first article in the series telling you about Jeanette’s presentation.

Jeanette Cates has earned the reputation of being the Technology Tamer. Some of the things that I have learned from Jeanette over the past couple of years in her teleseminar courses include how to set up a web site and a blog, and how to do teleseminars. At the Women’s Power Summit, which Jeanette co-hosted with Alex Mandossian, she talked about how to make money from what you already know. She has a program called “Drain Your Brain” that teaches you to “Create Cash Flow From What You Know.” Jeanette’s formula for doing this is simple. First you must recognize your expertise, secondly you need to figure out a way to monetize your expertise, and lastly, you need to systematize your expertise.

According to Jeanette, we are all experts at something. The first step is to recognize what areas you have expertise in. You can do this by asking yourself the following questions. What is your hobby? What do others tell you that you’re good at? What do you really enjoy doing? What is your professional training? What do have a lot of experience in? From the answers to these questions you should be able to come with some areas in which you have expertise.

Once you discover an area of expertise, the next step to creating cash flow from what you know is to monetize it. Monetizing your expertise will create a revenue stream for you, reward the efforts that you are already putting forth in that area, and re-enforce your confidence and self-esteem in that area. One of the ways to do this is to create information products about your area of expertise. Along with this you will need a way to generate leads for your products and follow-up with customers. You can generate leads for your information products by giving something of value away in exchange for their contact information. One way to create an information product is to start writing tips on your topic of expertise. Once you have a collection of tips, they can be put together in numerous ways. If you have enough tips, you can turn them into a book or e-book.

Now that you know your area of expertise and you’ve created a product to sell, you need to systemize it. By systemizing your expertise you will expand your influence, save time, save money, and increase your rewards. You want a system that will let you start small – start where you are. For instance, you can take written content that you already have and develop it into audios. You can repurpose the content that you already have, add to it and make it more valuable. Your system needs to provide cutting edge ideas, methods to capture new ideas and should include the resources necessary to monetize your ideas.

If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to learn more about Jeanette’s Drain Your Brain Program and learn how to “Play to Win” with your expertise go to

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