Week 9 Winning Projects

Winning Score – Team Project: 19/20 (4.33 – 5 – 5 – 4.67)

The Winning Project

Content Strategy

Blog Post: Once Upon a Time in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Notes from Judges

From Nick: “Things I loved: So. Much. Detail. Excellent. The blog post was also amazing, something that everybody should read I think (male or female). Things I didn’t love: The presentation of the content calendar was a little rough, but I imagine it’s for printing out, right? So… whatevs. There was enough detail elsewhere for me to get the point. Things I took off points for: N/A.”

From Denise: Love the thought and detail you’ve put into your plan. The blog post was engaging, though I would have liked to see more images to break up the long post. Or a video. Good use of subheads and bullet points. Well done.

From Tea: Your content strategy is based on research and well planned and your post hits all the right notes of personal story telling and helpful tips. Suggestions to consider: the image you’ve chosen to go with such a great post really doesn’t do your writing justice. Stock images can be very useful but you want to select them carefully. That image is the one that will go with the link when the post is shared on FB and other social media sites. Right now, it’s not one that would entice me to click on the story. Your business is about people. Women in particular. Use pictures of women. Choose a picture with some emotion to it and you’ll find yourself getting a lot more clicks. Overall, fabulous work!

Winning Score – Solo Project: 18.5/20 (4.5-5-5-4)

Joseph Richards

Joseph Richards

Winning Project

Content Strategy

Blog Post: Being Underpaid Impacts More than Your Wallet

Notes from Tea:  Great job all around, Joseph. Love that you pulled in the voice of an actual beta user. It gives it that storytelling element we all love. But without a result (not sure how long Roberto has been in there), it feels a little undone. To improve on what you’ve got, get another quote from Roberto once he can say something like, “I did it.” or “I feel confident about this now.” I didn’t take off any points for this because I know you’re in process, but your readers won’t have that back knowledge. You may also want to address the fact that folks can negotiate for more than just money. Not everyone is motivated by (or feels rewarded by) money, and we don’t all tie our value to our salary.

Winning Score Play-at-Home Team Project: 18/20 (4-5-5-4)

Team C3: Jessica, Megan and Stacey

Team C3: Jessica, Megan and Stacey

The Winning Project

Content Strategy

Blog Post: 5 Excuses Not to Write Your Business Plan

Notes from Tea: Nicely done, ladies. Your content strategy makes good sense — I’d just look at specific measurables you can tie to the goals you’ve listed. The post is also good (love the image!). Suggestions to improve: inject a little storytelling or a case study as a way to show us (vs tell us) how having a biz plan makes all the difference.

Winning Score Play-at-Home Solo Project: 19.5/20 (5-5-5-4.5)

Birdy Diamond

Birdy Diamond, Paranormal Avians

The Winning Project

Content Strategy

Blog Post: Removing the Robot from the Cubicle: A Talisman for the ‘Messy, Emotional Beings’ in Business

Notes from Tea: This was superb, Birdy — all the way around. Your voice comes through strong and confident, and your creativity (especially around how you’re organizing the website) shines brightly, too. Future suggestion: The 11 points you make at the end of your post could be posts in and of themselves. Once you write them, be sure to link to that content within this post. There were a few minor typos, but overall it looks great.

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About Tea Silvestre

Executive Producer of Prosperity's Kitchen, author and marketing coach to solopreneurs.

  • http://www.anencouragingbird.com BirdyD – Roving Robin Reporter

    I thought of that ‘turning the ending bits into a series’ thing while I was typesetting the post, but wanted to leave the post whole for the Kitchen. Will definitely be following up on that! Thank you most kindly! :-) :>