The Buzz…What they’re saying about Steve

by Steve Holt on October 5, 2012

“ As President of Diet Center, a weight loss company, our mission is to bring more and more people to wellness everyday.  With obesity rates rising rapidly and the battle of the bulge becoming a worldwide epidemic, we realized we had an opportunity to retool our marketing strategies to reach even more potential clients and make a bigger difference in the communities we serve. The Facebook Guide for Small Business by Steve Holt has helped us to cost-effectively target weight conscious consumers in our local markets.  Steve’s strategic methods have allowed us to reduce overall traditional marketing spend (TV, Newspaper, Radio), reduce potentially fragmented messaging and replace it with a fail-proof targeted marketing system that gets exceptional results.  This year, with Steve’s recommendations, we have been able to double our client base and increase revenue by 42%. More impressively, the implemented social media strategies have allowed us to capture an exceptional return on investment, increase the number of qualified leads, and solidify relationships with our existing client base by providing value-added tools, services and resources to turn our customers into raving Diet Center fans!”

Ty Bushart – President
Diet Center
TN/MS/AR

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“I was very clear that I wanted a website that my staff and I could manage on our own – without constant supervision.  Steve Holt very patiently listened to us to understand our needs and expectations for this website and was even willing to adapt to our changes – never once seeming frustrated.  Steve has also been available since for questions and support without wearing us out financially.  I can truthfully say that if I had it to do over that I would hire Steve Holt!”

Sharon Maloan
Owner – Sugar & Spice Clothing Company

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“Steve Holt is one of the sharpest Internet marketing guys I’ve met in a long time. He’s also a good teacher and we sure can use more of those.”

Michael Angelo Caruso
Author of Online Success in 24 Hours

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Lynn Joyce from Winnabow, NC has more high praise for Steve:

Hey Steve! I just wanted to take a minute to shoot you a message and let you know what your presentation has done for me as a fledgling salon owner. When I took over as owner/operator of Electric Rays Tanning Salon last July (2010), our customer’s were spending an average of $18.20. I took the information you gave us last month and put it to good work. I pulled reports today and found that I have raised that average to $79.96 per customer!!! We’ve not only generated over $4000 more than last year at this time I’ve also enrolled 37 BRAND NEW CUSTOMERS this month alone – Folks that have never stepped into our salon!!! I’m telling you this because the information you gave us is what helped me achieve that goal. I’ve utilized our Facebook page, educating our friends, offering specials and just reminding the ones in our area that we’re here. It’s worked! So, thank you, Steve Holt! I really mean that. I owe a lot of this to you and the invaluable information you gave to make this happen. I hope when I see you next, I’ll have plenty more success stories to share with you. Thanks again! This is just the beginning!
Sunshine and smiles,

Lynn Joyce
Electric Rays Tanning Salon
Winnabow, NC

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Steve, your presentation in Vegas was awesome and your e-book . . . well let’s just say it was packed full of invaluable information that is sure to take Beyond Bronze to the next level in social media marketing!

Beyond Bronze Tanning Salon, Oakwood, GA

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What are people saying about Steve Holt?

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What do  Brian and Carol Hayson, from Sun Keepers in Orangeburg, SC, have to say about Steve?

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What do the folks from Special Touch Plus Tanning, in Burlington, NC, have to say about Steve?

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Loved the presentation in Winston-Salem. I took your advice and am trying to convert my friends to likes. Also, I used some of your suggestions about personalizing everything, and it’s making a big difference in our customer interaction. Thanks!

Michelle Orr Aznavorian
Affordable Home Outlet

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Steve,

I’m looking at the evaluation forms from today and almost every single one mentions the Google session. You are such a talented teacher – it really is a gift to be able to impart information and have folks willingly stay with you every step of the way.

Thanks so much for sharing of yourself – and knowledge.  Many of the librarians who were with us today have little/no tech support or budget – so you can imagine how impactful it would be to learn of new tools that were free.  So, you can see how your message was a big deal – and how it will trickle out to those Tennesseans who need the info the most.

Sincerely,

Mary Carpenter
Director, UT Martin Paul Meek Library

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Steve,

I would like to personally thank you for such a great presentation at our TCCE Conference in Memphis. I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least; and my mind has hardly stopped since then just thinking about what all I can do with Google! I wrote as fast as I could and am going online this morning to buy the book.

Again, thank you for a VERY informative presentation; it will stick with me for a VERY long time.

I appreciate you,
Mark Hinesley, President
Mt Juliet / West Wilson County
Chamber of Commerce

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Technology is growing at a rapid pace and that is why Steve Holt’s workshop on Utilizing Social Media to Help With Company Branding and 51 ½ Ways to Utilize Google were on target with our audience.  He was concise and gave great tips on no cost technology that can help us be more effective in utilizing current technology tools.

Judy Renshaw
Senior Vice President, Business & Community Services
Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce

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Steve-

The process of dry-curing hams dates back to 5000 B.C., and sometimes I feel like our methods of communication do, too!  Thanks so much for bringing our staff back to this century by showing us all the opportunities in marketing through social networks.  The information you presented will really help us further our products with little or no investment!

Thanks again,
Michael Murphey
Clifty Farm Country Ham

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I gained a better understanding of the subject, it was very informative, and connected all the dots for me!  You answered all my questions about social media and gave me a ‘connection’ that peaked my interest.    Thanks Steve!!

Conference attendee

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Wonderful!  I was exposed to some great information that I had no idea about and will be very useful to me.  The speaker was very, very good and I am totally glad I attended!

Conference attendee

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A great job and great info.  Would like more!  Steve is awesome!!

Conference attendee

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I added new ideas that I needed, and the presentation was very well done.  Looks like Steve always has a fun time… I love Steve!

Workshop attendee

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Let’s just say I am a technology moron, and Mr. Holt made the subject not only informative by very entertaining!  I particularly enjoyed his style of presentation and how he made a hard subject more fun to learn.

Workshop attendee