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Coming Up! Persuasive Marketing Messages Live Class in Fort Collins!

  Unless you took classes in advertising or rhetoric or were a high school debate team member, chances are you didn't have any formal education in persuasive communication. But as a business owner, most of the communication you do is persuasive in nature. Marketing, sales, recruiting, motivating, and encouraging are part and parcel of your daily interaction. Some of us think that persuasive communication is coercive or manipulative, and in some cases, it is. Still, we all have learned ways of influencing others that are honest, transparent, and helpful.  In this live, in-person class, we'll learn how to increase our marketing messages' persuasiveness. We'll cover important topics like: Creating sensory experiences with words. Building your power-verb vocabulary. Appealing to reason, emotion, and desire. Suggestion and imagination. Simple message frameworks. The class will be happening Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 1-4 PM  at Larimer SBDC. The cost is $25, which is a s

The Reset: She Speaks! with Amanda Fewell

On this episode of the Reset with Franklin Taggart my guest is a fantastic coach, consultant and speaker, Amanda Fewell. Her story takes us from early career highlights working with Rachael Jayne Groover’s Art of Feminine Presence program, up to her current passion which is helping people to become more effective and confident presenters in her Powerful Presentations programs. Stops along the way include founding and facilitating a business networking group for small business owners who had a spiritual motivation and focus in their work, and taking some time away from career to become a parent when she and her husband adopted a ten year old daughter. I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did! More information about Amanda can be found at If you are in Northern Colorado, there will be a program of presentations from participants in Amanda’s most recent She Speaks! program on February 8, 2020 at Unity of Fort Collins, 1401 W. Vine Dr. Tickets are avai

The Reset: Art, Invention, and Creative Business with Jennifer Spencer

From a young age, Jennifer Spencer was encouraged to engage her creativity and to be culturally aware. Bringing her high achieving personality into the process of writing songs, creating plays, and a passion for fine arts gave her a strong foundation for the turns her life would take as an adult. She’s been successful in business, has patented and marketed her own inventions, and has defined for herself what an artist really is. You can learn more about Jennifer here: Her upcoming shows in the Summer of 2019 include: Driven to Abstraction July 10-20, 2019 Expressions Art Group July 24 - August 3, 2019 Both shows are at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Visit their calendar here:

Franklin Presenting at Fort Collins Startup/Artup Week

Fort Collins Startup & Artup Week is February 25th-March 1st, 2019. I'm honored and thrilled to be a presenter this year. In all, I'll be offering three presentations: Tuesday, February 26th from 2-2:45PM at the Innosphere I'll be talking about using podcasts for marketing, sales and customer service. Wednesday, February 27th from 4-5PM at the Carnegie Creative Center I'll be presenting on the topic of 5 online income streams for creative businesses . Friday, March 1st from Noon-1PM I'll be speaking on booking yourself as a podcast guest . There are so many great presenters this year. I'd encourage you to register soon because these events fill up fast. You can register and sign up for specific classes at . Also check out the podcast and blog on the website! I had a great conversation with Nick Armstrong who is one of the planners of the event and one of my local heroes. You can hear my episode here .