In this world of online media you don’t have to be a media company to spread your message and build your own empire.
In the “old days” we knew that to make a difference, make a name for ourselves, or build a business, we had to share content. “Content is King,” raved the gurus.
And that created a crowd of people trying very hard to earn a crown.
Of course, today there is no shortage of content. The real shortage is in platforms that can rise above the rest and build readership for the wealth of content that’s being created every minute of every day.
You can create a blog, or a podcast, or you can post to the many social share platforms that support publishing such as Linked In, Medium, and even Facebook. But you still need to know how to polish, position, and promote your work for it to have a chance to be heard. And that is where our How to Be a Rising Star in Media workshops come in.
In the six years since The Good Men Project came into being we’ve learned a lot about how to grow our readership. More than that, we’ve continued to expand as a participatory media company—driven not just by teams of editors and writers, but by input from our Community, especially by the Premium Member Community.
We got a head start from Publisher, Lisa Hickey, who brought with her years of experience in advertising and using content and media to effect social change. And we’ve built on that until today we attract more than three MILLION unique visitors to the site, have more than half a million followers on our Facebook page, and nearly 200 thousand followers on twitter. More important than any of that of course, is that those numbers represent our impact on The Conversation No One Else is Having™ .
We’ve learned that many of our readers would like to build their own media empires. They’d like to rise above the crowd and the noise, and make their message heard.
So we decided to share.
Our Publisher has created a series of three workshops to take you through what we do to get the results we get. Everything from content strategies, connection strategies, how to develop a stronger voice, how to develop a larger following. These three workshops cover overcoming writer’s block, creating headlines that get clicks, and using images to draw eyeballs. You’ll learn how to measure your results in order to improve them and how to package your message so that it’s unmistakable.
These workshops are delivered via a conference line with follow-along materials, so you can hang out in your jammies (or your favorite writing attire—if smoking jackets are your thing that’s OK too.)
And the best part? These workshops are free for Gold Premium Members. Plus you’ll have a wealth of other benefits such as ad-free viewing, access to a member’s only discussion group on Facebook, invitations to calls with the Publisher, and more as well. If you aren’t already part of our Premium Member Community you can join here for as little as $20 a year.
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll be getting:
- Why you need both a Content Strategy and a Connection Strategy
- Writing tips
- How to create a hit
- How to grow your social networks
- How to think about platform-building big picture so it can be a strategy of yours forever
- Social media tips and hacks.
All workshops are led by Lisa Hickey, Publisher of The Good Men Project and CEO of Good Men Media Inc.
What you’ll learn can be applied to building an audience for your own blog or to becoming a star contributor on larger media platforms such as The Good Men Project.
You’ll find more details and dates for upcoming workshops here.
We hope to see you in our Premium Member Community conversation and on a How to Be a Rising Star in Media workshop soon.