Small Business & Marketing Training Company
Seeks Summer & Fall Interns
Are you looking for a challenging, real-world, internship experience where you get to see what it’s like to manage and market a small business from the inside out?
Then our internship could be for you.
This is a non-paid opportunity to learn marketing and project management from the ground up. You will learn how to assist in promoting and marketing our training and coaching programs as well as learn how to plan and manage projects.
When you join our internship program you shouldn’t be surprised to see that our environment is one that is innovative, team-oriented, and fun. You can expect to be challenged, mentored, have an internship project aligned to your career goals and feel valued our team.
Right now, we have a number of internship opportunities OPEN!
Benefits of Interning with Us
Increase skills that can position you for better jobs and higher compensation
Partner with Deanna and her executive team and see the inner workings of a small business
Get school credit, if desired
Know that your internship is making an impact on small businesses across the world
Easily work around your school, work or other commitments
Add interesting projects to your portfolio
Improve your resume, cover letters, and job search plan
Experience benefits as a member of our ‘family’ long after your internship is over like networking opportunities, introductions, references, and more.
Who’s a Good Fit for our Internships
Energetic and excited students or others (working or unemployed professionals, creatives, stay-at-home Moms and Dads, people exploring a career change, and anyone looking for a work learning experience.) Basically we welcome applications from people of every age group, skill level, and background.
You must exhibit clear and professional written and oral communication skills
You’re detail oriented and always catch typos and messed up punctuation
You know how to manage your time, stay focused, and avoid distractions when it’s time to get stuff done
You can work well without direct supervision
You enjoy brainstorming and partnering to solve problems
You have the ability and desire to follow through on a project from beginning to end
You must have access to a fast, reliable computer and have a high speed internet connection with a webcam and microphone
You must be able to dedicate 10 or more hours per week for 12 weeks toward your internship (However, only five hours a week need to be available in the morning or afternoon during regular business hours. Work the rest when you want around your schedule)
No experience is necessary; You will be provided with all necessary learning materials, training, mentoring and software.
Why a Virtual Internship?
We offer virtual internships, you can participate from anywhere in the United States with just a computer, phone, and reliable internet access. You don’t have to be in Portland, Oregon where we are located. Internships are great, but virtual internships are even better!
Work with an employer from the comfort of home
Save time (no commute) and money (no gas and no professional wardrobe)
Academic credit can be arranged in most cases
Intern as little as 10 hours a week according to your schedule
Learn valuable self-management skills required to secure a teleworking job (they’re popping up more and more as employers understand the benefits)
Paid or Unpaid?
Even though our internships are unpaid, we know the experience, mentorship, training, and non-monetary benefits you’ll receive will serve your career far beyond the term of your internship! Just recently one of our past interns said she got called for a job, and got it, just because of some specific experience she gained during her internship with us.
Positions are now available for our Summer, Fall, and Winter 2013 programs.
You’ll get experience with the strategies, tactics, and tools and programs we use to market our business. With what you learn you’ll be better prepared for your career search or starting your own business!
You’ll learn and use some of the most popular marketing software and tools for small business including: WordPress, Infusionsoft, Instant Teleseminar, Audacity, Google Apps, Evernote, Google Analytics, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more!
Marketing internship projects will typically include one or more of the following:
Web and graphic design
Video and audio marketing
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Joint venture partnerships and affiliate marketing
Public speaking engagement coordination
Develop and launch new products
You will get experience writing on a variety of topics relating to the business, management, leadership, and personal development fields. At the end of your internship you will have samples such as creative writing, journalism and public relations that you can add to your portfolios!
Communications internship projects will typically include one or more of the following:
Newsletters and email marketing
Webinars and teleclasses
Audio and video production
Press releases and publicity
Human Resources Internships
Contribute to helping others like you to grow their skills, experiences, and resume by supporting our internship program.
Human Resources internship projects will typically include one or more of the following:
Designing fun and exciting internship projects
Writing project and internship descriptions
Creating the “how-to” guide for each internship
Making connections with schools and other potential sources of interns
Developing internship marketing strategies and materials
Reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates
Conducting new intern orientation
Collecting intern testimonials and feedback
Developing ongoing alumni opportunities and communications
How to Apply
To submit an application:
1. Email us your resume and cover letter to JoinOurTeam @ DeannaMaio.com
2. In the subject line of the email enter one of the following areas of interest:
3. In the body of the email please provide the following:
Why you would like to work with us?
Where you would like to be personally and professionally in the next five years?
Links to your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles
Answer the following question in your email:
If applying for Marketing: What interests you about Marketing?
If applying for Human Resources: What interests you about Human Resources?
If applying for Communications: What interests you about Communications?
Please do not call directly, let your resume and cover letter make your introduction
Thank you for your interest in our team!
A little about us: Deanna Maio Coaching & Consulting is a Portland based company dedicated to providing solo entrepreneurs and small businesses the training, coaching, and consulting they need to run successful businesses. Started by Certified Professional Business Coach, Deanna Maio in 2008, this startup environment creates innovative, affordable, and fast-acting solutions to help entrepreneurs stop wasting time and start making more money. Deanna started coaching in 2005 and prior to starting her own business, Deanna spent over ten years as a manager, instructional designer and workshop facilitator. Deanna is the author GPS for Success with Dr. Steven Covey and Dr. John Gray, the creator of the Hands Free Team Formula, and her flagship program, End Marketing Overwhelm Forever. Learn more about us online www.DeannaMaio.com
Marketing is one of the most expensive costs in any business. For businesses on a budget, it can be quite tough to market your services. However, even if you’re on a budget, marketing is still essential to your business success.
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My colleagues Linda Claire Puig and Kim Clausen have put together an outrageous event in which more than 50 of your fellow colleagues — including me! — are giving away more than $1,000,000 of done-for-you products and services!
And it started Monday!
Go there now —> http://done4yougiveaway.com
The 5th Annual “Done4You” Giveaway of the Century is like NO OTHER event ever. It is NOT a giveaway of “how to” reports that you may never read.
Instead, it’s actual done-for-you products and services that you can use in your business but don’t have to create or do yourself.
Here’s JUST A SAMPLING of the AMAZING products and services that are being given away (50+ in all):
* Website design and copy makeovers
* LinkedIn profile and Twitter background creation
* Built-for-you Facebook business page
* Program launch timeline tool
* Landing page creation
* Ready2Go articles
* Done4You teleseminars
* Done4You inspirational images and success tips
* Group coaching program creation
* Blog set-up
* Autoresponder set-up
* Done4You sales scripts
* “About” page makeovers
* Video montages
And much, much more!
Get your gifts now —> http://done4yougiveaway.com
This week, American Idol, featured Harry Connick Jr. as a guest mentor to the final 4 vocalists. I was exceptionally excited to see this as I’ve been a long time fan of Harry. I remember the first time I saw him in concert. I was so impressed with him. The guy was a true entertainer. He played for nearly 3 hours (which as I singer I can tell you is a long time to work without a break) and the only break or intermission he took was when he decided to stop singing for a bit and do a little tap dancing for us. Another win for Harry in my book. (I was a competitive tap dancer in my teens)
So when I saw this article posted on Facebook this morning, I had to add my comments.
In the article, John Stark, writes:
Those of us who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s got to constantly hear — on radio, TV and vinyl — the Great American Songbook sung by the likes of Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughn. … The list goes on. These were singers who belonged to our parents more than to us. Still, they set a high bar for crooners, even if we didn’t fully appreciate it when we were kids. Besides having intonation, perfect pitch and beautiful voices, these artists respected a song, its melody and lyrics. They made singing sound easy, which it isn’t.
My favorite singer as of this week is Harry Connick Jr., but not for his vocal talent. As a guest mentor on Tuesday’s American Idol, he did something I’d never seen done on that show — and it was long overdue. He made it clear why, despite the impressive vocal abilities of the four finalists — Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison — they probably will never be truly great singers in the mode of those who came before, like Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Vic Damone and Billy Eckstein. Again, the list goes on….
During the mentoring sessions, Connick would listen to the singers perform the songs they had chosen and advise them how to do it better. He was a kindly coach throughout the “Now” portion of the show, teasing, praising and hugging the contestants. But when it came to the “Then” segment, the joking stopped. His demeanor changed.
Not one of the contestants took Connick’s “Then” advice when they got on stage. Substance was thrown out the window for pyrotechnic vocal tricks. Angie sang Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” an ode to vulnerability, in full-power voice. She hardly came off as “a little lamb who’s lost in the wood,” as the lyric says. More like a John Deere tree cutter.
The judges loved Candice’s version of Billy Holiday’s “You’ve Changed,” giving her a standing O. Not Connick, whose tip to “Keep it simple” went completely over her head. “One of the worst things that can happen in a relationship is when the other person starts to drift away from you,” Connick told Candice. She needed to express that feeling. Her blaring version had no poignancy.
As I watched Idol this week and I swear it made me even more proud of what I try to do musically. I have never been, and won’t likely be a great singer and there have been times I’ve been sad about the fact I can’t sing those crazy runs and riffs. But after watching Harry try to convey what standards are all about to these young women, I realized I’m proud of what I do. I love to tell a story and to honor the music by singing what is there. I love to give tribute to the composers, lyricists, and the artists that have told the stories before me. Great songs don’t need crazy embellishments that are self-serving just to stroke one’s ego and to show the world ‘you are a great singer’. Let the greatness of the melody and lyrics pass through you, add some sincerity, and you’ll have done your job.
What do you think makes a great singer? Tell me in the comments below.
Happy May! We’ve got new Spring energy and more sunshine. The world is our oyster, my friend.
When testing a new class or product (or service), do you invite Beta users/participants? And if so – do you charge them?
I ALWAYS (yes this is a ‘soapbox issue’ for me) advocate charging for your services. If it’s an info product, I suppose you could give it away because you don’t have to give your time to deliver it but, I don’t think that honors your gifts and talents either.
‘Practice’ should be paid practice and your service is valuable. If you don’t charge for it, most people won’t deem it as valuable as it is. You know the old saying “You get what you pay for.” A lot of people believe that. Here’s what you can do instead…
You can decide to lower the investment in lieu of requiring they give you feedback, participate more in the shaping of the program, for ‘not having it all figured out yet’ but, honestly…most of your clients wouldn’t know it’s a beta if you don’t tell them.
I’m not saying you should lie, no way. I’m saying how do they benefit from knowing it’s your first time running the program. If it will serve them to know, tell them and include them in the process. But, don’t you dare give it away for free.
Oh and if you haven’t already…Don’t forget to take my Spring 2013 Service Business Survey.
It’s only 5 minutes and you’ll get my juicy “How to Write Sales Letters that Sell Big” worbook and checklist as my thank you gift for sharing your perspective.
To your fantastic success,
PS: If you’d like to see more “Answers from the Mailbag” and perhaps get your own question answered, add a comment below and let me know this was useful to you. Just leave a comment below, or let me know if you have a burning question of your own. In the meantime have a beautiful Spring day and enjoy your business!