CBJ Promotional Avenues accepts Event Coordination position for Vocal Precision Studio Performance Showcase

Vocal Precision Studio is set to showcase some of its students in the upcoming performance on October 24th @ Garner Historic Auditorium. Perfomance to begin at 8 pm and tickets are on sale through her website.
The students that Rozlyn teaches range from elementary level to mature adults. Younger clients are expected to be mature, serious and focused during the learning process.
Experience is not required. Her students range from novice to experienced and professional. She has been successful in helping them develop a myriad of skills including, but not limited to improved breath control, in creased stamina and vocal range, correcting challenges with pitch and vocal placement. Instruction includes performance coaching and the development of musical interpretation through phrasing and dynamics.
It is important to understand the anatomy of the vocal mechanism and the unique technique that is used assists the student in applying this knowledge, along with visual
imagery, to produce the proper tone for the style and genre of musical interest.
Please visit Vocal Precision Studio’s website,, for more information about her studio, the upcoming performance, and to buy tickets online.   919-791-7363

CBJ Promotional Avenues will be coordinating the sponsorship development and advertising opportunities for the event.  PLease contact me @

Southern Wake Women in Marketing group Supports Wake Habitat for Humanity

I am still looking for people to help us with this cause. Whatever your donation will be, it will help tremendously to build this house! Thank you in advance.
Please help us raise the needed funds for our support of Habitat for Humanity.  Our group goal is $5,000 .   They are building several houses next year and we would like to participate in the actual building as well.   Our deadline for raising the funds is February 2010.   All  checks will be made out to Habitat for Humanity.
Please contact me for further information contact Christina, organizer for Southern Wake Women in Marketing chapter of Women in Marketing:
Fundraising events will be posted soon!  Stay tuned!
Donate online, click on the link below!

“The Purse Party” Mixer @ The Perfect Pair

August 29th   &    September 26th
7 – 9 pm
1330 Fifth Ave.
Ste. 150/250
Garner, NC 27529
“A Little Bit Sassy, but with a Sense of Elegance!”
With the personal touch that we all strive for in finding the right boutique, Calvin Berry @ The Perfect Pair, has achieved with this store! With a stylish selection of Handbags, Flirty Shoes and complimentary Jewelry, the party is sure to please some of your guilty pleasures for attaining  the right look!
The Perfect Pair Owner: Calvin Berry
Event Promotion/Social Media:  CBJ Promotional Avenues

Currently looking for sponsors for some upcoming events/fundraisers! Look for the postings as soon as I get more details!

Coming soon! Look for some specials to help me celebrate 2 years in business for CBJ Promotional Avenues!

Beach was great! Got burned, but needed the R&R!

Winning Women Wednesdays

Winning Women anchors women by inspiring them to stay on course and achieve success. This supportive group shall provide the tools that enable women to be the leaders in their businesses, careers, lives, and families that they were born to be. Women business owners and professionals whom want to challenge themselves to excellence by belonging to a community that will not accept anything less than greatness. We will network and connect with others to create possibility and reach our goals.
The group will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month to empower ourselves as women to establish our business, professional, and personal endeavors through partnership, information, and support.
Please sign up:
Presented by: Tonya Palmer Powell &  A+ Consulting, Inc
Event Coordinated by: Christina Blandi-James & CBJ Promotional Avenues

The Ten Commandments for Social Media

Here are your Ten Commandments or things you need to be doing to get in and win with social media.

  1. Thou Shalt Blog (like crazy).
  2. Thou Shalt Create Profiles (everywhere).
  3. Thou Shalt Upload Photos (lots of them).
  4. Thou Shalt Upload Videos (all you can find).
  5. Thou Shalt Podcast (often).
  6. Thou Shalt Set Alerts (immediately).
  7. Thou Shalt Comment (on a multitude of blogs).
  8. Thou Shalt Get Connected (with everyone).
  9. Thou Shalt Explore Social Media (30 minutes per week).
  10. Thou Shalt Be Creative (go forth and create creatively)!

Commandment 1. Thou Shalt Blog (like crazy)
Blog. Please. That’s the first priority. Set up a blog, a personal blog, a business blog. It’s easier than you think. Use an existing blogging site such as or or install your own branded blogging site right on your own server by using WordPress. And, WordPress is free.
Commandment 2. Thou Shalt Create Profiles (everywhere)
Create your profiles; do it now before someone else takes them. Once they are gone, they are gone forever. That’s called cyber squatting. So get out there. Use Open Social to make filling in your profiles as easy as a click of a button.
Commandment 3. Thou Shalt Upload Photos (lots of them)
Upload photographs. You’ve got them. Don’t upload the one with you with a lampshade on your head…counterproductive; but other photographs? Absolutely. Customers want to see and participate. You want to give people a face to go with your company.
Commandment 4. Thou Shalt Upload Videos (all you can find)
Videos. You all have got videos. I don’t care whether it’s training videos or customer videos, grab your video camera and go interview some of your customers. What’s better than seeing your customer’s smiley face on your Web site? And it doesn’t cost anything.
Commandment 5. Thou Shalt Podcast (often)
Podcast. If you’re too cheap to get a camera, use the free audio software that’s in your computer. That’s what I did. I created 48 audio podcasts. If you take the podcasts I did for my book and played them back-to-back, they run 24 continuous hours of interviews. You can do that. It’s free. It just takes time.
Commandment 6. Thou Shalt Set Alerts (immediately)
Set alerts. People are talking about you. You probably need to know what they are saying and you want to participate.
Commandment 7. Thou Shalt Comment (on a multitude of blogs)
Comment. Commenting is like going to a cocktail party. You wouldn’t walk into a networking event, walk up to a group of people talking, and tell them your name and what you do in your business. That would be rude and unacceptable. Listen first. Read the blogs and add comments. You can be controversial, that’s okay. But participate. Get involved.
Commandment 8. Thou Shalt Get Connected (with everyone)
Get LinkedIn. Put it in your email that you have a LinkedIn account, you have a FaceBook account, and that you have a Twitter account. Make it a part of your heading on your letterhead, because that’s how you propagate. That’s how you sell it.
Commandment 9. Thou Shalt Explore Social Media (30 minutes per week)
Explore social media. Give me thirty minutes a week, that’s all I’m asking. Friday morning grab your coffee, lock yourself in your office, and give me thirty minutes. Just Google something. I promise you within the first 30 days you will be excited. You’ll be as excited as I am. You will get excited because of the ROI.
Commandment 10. Thou Shalt Be Creative (go forth and create creatively)
And the most important commandment is creativity. That’s all. It’s just creativity and having fun. But you know what, that’s what your customers want. They want to see transparency. They want to see authenticity. They want to see you having fun. They want to be able to relate and communicate.
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The First Steps in Great Leadership workshop..FANTASTIC!

Wonderful and compelling are the words I use to describe Tonya Palmer Powell @ A+ Consulting for her workshop! Very good flow to the content and I am very pleased with the turnout! It was a dynamic group of women looking to enhance and create a vision that is in alignment with their goals and values for their businesses. So glad that I was a part of it!
Looking forward to the Vision Boarding…Women2Women event Aug. 5th!
Venue TBD, will announce soon!

Keep in the Front of Your Customers Mind

There always comes a point in time that we, as marketing/sales people have to use our manners!    In our society, fast paced and always trying to stay ahead of the game, we need to know just how much our manners, when used, shows our customers just how much we appreciate their business. We must take the opportunity  to practice what our “Mamas” taught us and say our pleases and thank you’s.
Here are nine opportunities to send a “thank you,” plus when and how to do it effectively.
1. When customers do business with you, every time or even the first time!
2. When they compliment you.
3. When clients offer comments or suggestions.
4. When customers try something you recommended.
5. When customers recommend you.
6. When customers are patient, or not so patient. Our clients help us, word of mouth is a powerful thing.
7. When clients say “no” to you.  It might not be “no” next time! They might just be struck enough with your poise and attitude, that they could say “yes” the next time you ask!
8. Just Because your Mama taught you  right!
9. Send a personalized card.
Marketing Tips by Christina Blandi-James