Hi, I'm Terri Podlenski. You have something important to share with the world and my passion is helping you get it out there in a bigger way. I'm all about helping you change more lives!
I know how hard it is to rise above all the noise today and get people’s attention.
What’s the key? Is there a magic formula? Why do things that seem to work for other people not work for you?
These are all good questions and you need some good answers before you spend another dime on marketing.
People usually dive right in to tactics, but that will trip you up every time.
You cannot have an effective website or do ANY effective marketing without clarity about exactly WHO you specifically serve, WHAT problem you solve and HOW it will make your customer's life better.
1. WHO DO YOU HELP?
(Hint: It's not everyone.)
What pains and problems do they have?
What desires do they have?
What are their ambitions and aspirations?
What obstacles are in their way?
If you were writing them a letter,
would you know them well enough that you
could articulate all of these things to them?
Would they feel like you were reading their mind?
2. WHAT PROBLEM DO YOU SOLVE?
Can you clearly articulate the transformation
your customer will have as a result of working with you?
How will their life be changed?
Stop thinking skills and services.
Start thinking problems and solutions.
3. WHY YOU?
What makes you uniquely qualified to solve your customer's problem?
What makes you stand out from everyone else in your industry?
How are you different?
Different is what will help you position yourself in your market and our "C.S.I." approach of Clarity, Strategy and Impact helps you figure it out.
In short, you must have absolute clarity on your audience and your message before you can even begin to craft an effective strategy to get you known and pursued in the marketplace. Then and only then will you achieve your goal to have greater impact, change more lives and yes, make more money doing it.
Clarity will drive your messaging, your branding, your website, your blog topics, your printed materials, the products you create... everything about your business.
Clarity brings action based on a clear strategy. Without that crystal clear strategy, all of your marketing efforts will be shots in the dark.
"When I hear the quote, 'There have been angels in my life,' Terri Podlenski would be one that first comes to mind; an angel in human form, who has invested heart and soul in the work God has called me to do.
If there is ever a time that I need a cheerleader or a person God uses to keep the fire burning in the midst of those discouraging moments, it is Terri.
After 15 years in ministry, I have finally taken the time to dig in, fine tune, and better understand the heart of my ministry. Even after seeking council from various "Pros" in the industry, it was Terri and her skilled questioning of my motives that drove me to the most accurate definition of what I am called to offer to others - the thing that anchors the purpose of my ministry.
If you need someone who goes above and beyond the call, shares your passion, enthusiasm, and aims to help you influence the lives of others, Smart Creative Lab will not only provide you with the knowledge, skills and excellence needed to achieve your goals, but the heart we all need when making decisions that are meant to impact the lives of others."
Consulting is part of everything that we do in relationship with our clients. The depth varies with each project.
Your brand is your business. The visual system that expresses your personality, values, and competitive edge.
You only have one chance to make a great first impression. Make sure your graphic materials represent you well.
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An entrepreneur since 1990 with a Master's in Business, I have worn every hat imaginable and been on both sides of the platform-building business over the past 20+ years... building one with my former business partner and great friend, Danna Demetre for 12 years, and helping others build theirs the past decade.
I also co-founded and operated a nonprofit ministry for 12 years. I know the ups and downs, ins and outs, and have been a student of all the pro’s. I currently serve on two nonprofit boards, including Mary James Ministries and am VP and Marketing Chair for Professional Christian Women’s Connection in San Diego.
My personal purpose is Empowering Potential. Brainstorming, strategizing, digging deeper, solving problems and helping people get clarity are my passions.
My heart is to use my expertise to help kingdom-driven entrepreneurs, experts, professional service providers and business-minded ministry leaders clarify what makes them unique about who they are, what they do, and who they help. Then they can find their market advantage; have the marketing collateral to back it up; and reach the people who need them most.
I am a lifelong learner, well-studied, committed to excellence and have invested thousands to stay on top of industry best practices and strategies.
There's never been a better time to grow a wildly successful business online. You just need a proper strategy to execute. I can help you figure it out.
If you are passionate about sharing your knowledge and expertise with the world, there's never been a better time! Maybe you are already out there and just seeking better results. Or maybe you have this passion and dream in your heart, but don't know where to begin.
Everyone is an expert at something. No matter the topic. No matter the industry.
It all starts with clarity.
If you know specifically who you serve, the problem you solve and how your solution makes someone's life or business better, the "how to" stuff all falls into place.
"If you need someone who goes above and beyond the call, shares your passion, enthusiasm, and aims to help you influence the lives of others, Smart Creative Lab will not only provide you with the knowledge, skills and excellence needed to achieve your goals, but the heart we all need when making decisions that are meant to impact the lives of others." -Mary James, Christian Artist, Worship Leader, Speaker and Writer
I'd love to help you grow your business! Let's start the conversation...
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