How to Coordinate and Collaborate at Work and Home
This month at MomBizCoach.com, we’re focusing on the theme of Collaboration. It’s one thing to hear again and again that “You can’t do it all by yourself,” but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to allow others to help you be successful as a mom and a business owner.
For our next #MomBizMondays Twitter Party, we’re going to tell our mompreneur friends some of our favorite collaboration tricks. There’s never been a better time to run a successful mombiz than today, when we have so many powerful, easy and inexpensive ways to connect with people who can help us, no matter where they are located on the globe.
#MomBizMondays Twitter Party
Monday November 14th 2011
Work and Home Collaboration Tools and Tips to Make Your Life Easier as a Mompreneur
Our conversation will feature some of our favorite business collaboration tools that make it possible for us to connect and share everything from spreadsheets to videos with our employees, team members, vendors and clients. And since we’ll also offer some tips about how you can enlist your family to collaborate with you, we’ll be sharing one of the best tools on the market to help everyone in your family get on the same page.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
EST 10:00pm to 11:00pm
CST 09:00pm to 10:00pm
MST 08:00pm to 09:00pm
PST 07:00pm to 08:00pm
Mom Biz Retreat Weekend Getaways for Mompreneurs
This party is sponsored by Lara Galloway, @MomBizCoach and Shelagh Cummins @BizTrainHer, co-hosts of the Mom Biz Retreat. The Mom Biz Retreats are mompreneur getaways that offer women the chance to unplug from their daily routines and responsibilities. They get business coaching and expert consulting to plan, develop, market and grow their business during 2.5 days of intensive workshops. And as a reward for all their hard work, the mom entrepreneur participants treat themselves to private Wake Up Yoga Classes, spa treatments, exquisite meals, delicious wines, and the chance to connect with other women who think talking business and family makes a really good time.
Lara @MomBizCoach Website: Mom Biz Coach FaceBook: Mom Biz Coach
Shelagh @BizTrainHer Website: Practical Mum FaceBook: Practical Mum Fans
Melissa @TimeOutMom Website: TimeOutMom FaceBook: TimeOutMom
Leigh Mitchell @womenbiznetwork Website: Women In Biz Network Facebook: Women In Biz Network
Christy Hovland @christyhovland Website: Chocolate Inspires Facebook: Chocolate Inspires
Jennifer Thomas @piggiesandpaws Website: Piggies and Paws Facebook: PiggiesandPaws
10:00pm Online Document Collaboration with Google Docs
Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one with real-time collaboration. Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone. Share your work: Real-time collaboration means work gets done more quickly.
LEARN MORE: Website Google Docs YouTube Google Docs Blog Google Docs Twitter @GoogleAtWork
10:15pm Photo, Document, and Video Sharing with Drop Box
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Today, more than 45 million people across every continent use Dropbox to always have their stuff at hand, share with family and friends, and work on team projects.
LEARN MORE: Website DropBox.com Blog DropBox FaceBook DropBox Twitter @DropBox
VIDEO: Video by Carley Knobloch of Digitwirl
10:30pm Instant Free Screen-Sharing with Join.Me
Get everybody on the same page, when they’re not in the same room, instantly. Review documents and designs. Train staff. Demo products or just show off. join.me is a ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly.
LEARN MORE: Website Join.Me Blog Join.Me FaceBook JoinMe Twitter @JoinMe
10:45pm Organize your family’s schedule & lives Cozi
Cozi is a free online organizer that helps families manage crazy schedules, track shopping lists and to do lists, organize household chores, stay in communication and share memories—all in one place. We know every family is different, but we all have one thing in common: we’re crazy-busy. Cozi is designed to make it easier to manage everything we have to do.
LEARN MORE: Website Cozi.com FaceBook Cozi Family Twitter @CoziFamily
We look forward to you joining us Monday night. We would love your help in promoting this chat your communities. Feel free to copy and paste the following tweets to help promote the Twitter Party.
RT @MomBizRetreat – Work & Home Collaboration Tools and Tips to Make Your Life Easier as a Mompreneur http://bit.ly/t6uS6Z #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – Work & Home Collaboration Tools for Mompreneurs with @MomBizCoach & @TimeOutMom http://bit.ly/t6uS6Z #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – Mon Nov 14th Tweet Chat – Work & Home Collaboration Tools + Tips for Mompreneurs http://bit.ly/t6uS6Z #MomBizMondays
TWITTER PARTY TWEETGRID LINK:
[to be provided day of twitter party]
TWITTER PARTY HASHTAG:
“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”
TWITTER PARTY QUESTIONS:
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION #1: COLLABORATION IS CRITICAL FOR EVERYONE, BUT ESPECIALLY MOMPRENEURS. HOW DO YOU COLLABORATE? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION #2: DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVE WORK COLLABORATION TOOLS?#MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION #3: HOW DO YOU SHARE DOCUMENTS WITH CLIENTS IN REAL-TIME THAT YOU CAN BOTH UPDATED & EDIT? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – Q4: DO YOU BACK UP YOUR BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FILES? DO YOU DO THIS AT HOME W/A DRIVE OR IN THE CLOUD? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – Q5: HOW SHOULD YOU BACK-UP YOUR COMPUTER? HOW OFTEN DO YOU BACK-UP YOUR COMPUTER? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION #6: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES/VENDORS FOCUSED, MOTIVATED AND ON TRACK? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION #7: DO YOU MEET WITH YOUR VENDORS, TEAM AND/OR CLIENTS REGULARLY? ONLINE OR IN PERSON? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION 8: COLLABORATION W/FAMILY IS KEY. HOW DO YOU KEEP EVERYONE IN UR BUSY FAMILY ON THE SAME PAGE? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION #9: MOM’S SCHEDULE. DAD’S SCHEDULE. KID’S SCHEDULES. HOW TO YOU KEEP TRACK OF IT ALL? #MomBizMondays
RT @MomBizRetreat – QUESTION #10: DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TIPS TO SHARE FOR OTHER MOMPRENEURS REGARDING COLLABORATION? #MomBizMondays
PANELISTS + ATTENDEES:
Please be sure to you Twitter Party hashtag #MomBizMondays at the end of every tweet so everyone may follow along in the conversation even if you are not following that person specifically. Please retweet all questions. It would be great if you were able to share your answers to each question. Connect with others at the party and say hello, chat with others, & remember to HAVE FUN! Also be sure to share links to your websites, blogs, and FaceBook pages too! We love sharing! *If you meet some great like-minded people at tonight’s twitter party, be sure to follow them so you can connect afterwards!
Mom Biz Coach November Blog Talk Radio Show about Collaboration as a Mompreneur