Artist/Entrepreneur Making a Difference!

$3,908 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 39 months
Terry Nicholetti   WASHINGTON, DC

We can do this! Hello dear family and friends!
I'm so grateful that you are considering joining my support community to grow my business of making a difference through my performing arts and writing "“ which has been my dream since leaving the convent in 1968.

I've already invested time and money in developing the products (*see below!) and now it's time to take them to the market "“ full time. I've tried several times on my own, (it didn't quite work!) but now I've found the right intensive "grow your business" coaching program for me: Fabienne and Derek Frederickson's Client Attraction Business School. I'm asking for your help with raising the tuition for this program.

A few weeks ago, I invested in their 3-day program, with over 400 entrepreneurs just like me, and I met dozens of people who grew their successful businesses once they committed to the Client Attraction one-year coaching intensive. The program includes quarterly 2-day live conferences, monthly coaching, bi-weekly on-line classes, and daily accountability check-ins. Exactly what I need!


The annual tuition is $10,000, paid monthly for 10 months. I've already made the first month's payment and I've begun the program. With your help I'll raise the balance of the tuition, $9000 ($1000 due June 15). By this time next year, I'll be announcing my success - such a big success that I'll be paying forward your $9000 to help other artist/entrepreneurs grow their businesses over the next few years.


So check out my giving levels; select your Thank You gift; look for my weekly "community updates" on my progress; and please know that I send you blessings for even considering supporting me! (*See more details below Nana Goldie's photo!)


*In 2000,I took out a $30,000 home equity loan to self-publish my GoldStar Magicâ„¢ children's book and Family Pen-Pal Kit, designed to help families realize that children can build their self-esteem when they choose to care about something, take action, and tell someone they love. I've also developed two one-woman shows that won prizes in festivals in DC and New York, as well as workshops about networking and overcoming fear of public speaking. And, as you well know, developing product is only one part of the "successful business" picture!

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Update 20
30 months ago
Hello, dear friends,

I can't believe it's March already! January was a very challenging month for me (for those of you who are not getting my bi-weekly e-zine - I experienced a recurrence of depression, and got some great help and support from the team at Kaiser, so now I'm back on track.)

And now I want to fill you in on my latest news. But first, I want you to know that thanks to your support, Speak Out, Girlfriend is a real brand and my business is growing. I delivered my first, seven-session teleclass, and got great feedback on how helpful it was to attendees. I'm getting ready to turn it into a recorded product, as well as offering it live again. I also have two Bessie performances scheduled for March, and already one for September! Also, I was the featured local Capital Hill resident in March's issue of the Hill Rag: http://www.capitalcommunitynews.com/content/speak-out-girlfriend

Now for the big news:
I'm excited and just a tad scared! I've decided not to renew my lease on my apartment and instead, experiment with house/cat-sitting for the next six months (starting in April) so I can give full attention to growing Speak Out, Girlfriend! - acting/writing/speaking/training - and allow it to grow organically, traveling as lightly as I can - without the pressure of making enough to pay the bills. I've also signed up for a three month, part-time (paid!) gig with Atlas Performing Arts Center to help them develop advertising sales for their printed programs.

I had to face the truth that, while I've learned a lot at Client Attraction Business School and I really do have the structure of a business (based on my message and my skills) that is growing and will one day support me, it is not happening as fast as they said it would.

My choices were either to give up on the work and get a real job or to greatly reduce my living expenses and give my work a chance. After much prayer and discussion with two old and dear friends, I've decided to on the second option. I am absolutely sure that my speaking/writing/performing will grow and support me and allow me to flourish - and be of service - and pay off my debts. Just not right away, and not with the pressure of having to make a certain amount each month right now. (I've already got two Bessie gigs in March, and I'm really excited about marketing to the DC/VA Jewish communities!)

My landlord has agreed to forgive the last month of my lease (April), and use the security deposit to pay March's rent. So I'll be out by April 9, and starting March 9, my Social Security monthly allotment will then be enough to cover living expenses and begin to rebuild my savings and repay my debt.

So thank you again for all of your support. I'm sending you much love and many blessings, and I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, here's a video of my being interviewed by Carolyn Bruna of MD's Montgomery County cable show, "A Woman's World."
Terry
Carolyn Bruna Interviews Terry
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Update 19
33 months ago
Hello, dear ones,

Just in case you're not on my bi-weekly ezine list, I wanted to be sure to invite you to a very special networking event next Tuesday, December 10, The First Annual "Spirit of the Holidays" Networking Adventure. (I know that those of you who are not local to DC will join us in spirit!) It's my first collaborative event as Speak Out, Girlfriend! and I"m very excited!

The event is FREE, and promises kindred spirits to meet from the business community, great gifts to browse from around the world, and a few tips to help manage holiday stress and connect with your inner comfort and joy!

My dear friend Debbie Myers from VirtuArte ( http://virtuarte.com ) imports fabulous gift items from third world countries, and Speak Out Girlfriend is very excited to make sure that as many people as possible get to "meet" the fabulous artists who supply her items.

Click here for more information and to register. Hello, dear ones,

Just in case you're not on my bi-weekly ezine list, I wanted to be sure to invite you to a very special networking event next Tuesday, December 10, The First Annual "Spirit of the Holidays" Networking Adventure.

It's FREE, and promises kindred spirits to meet from the business community, great gifts to browse from around the world, and a few tips to help manage holiday stress and connect with your inner comfort and joy!

My dear friend Debbie Myers from VirtuArte ( http://virtuarte.com ) imports fabulous gift items from third world countries, and Speak Out Girlfriend is very excited to make sure that as many people as possible get to "meet" the fabulous artists who supply her items.

Click here for more information and to register. http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=whgtvdbab&oeidk=a07e8l31i2bdc0c590b PLease do so; we want to be sure to have plenty of treats and holiday cheer to share!

Much love and many blessings,
Terry



Much love and many blessings,
Terry

Terry Nicholetti
speakoutgirlfriend.com
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Update 18
33 months ago
Hello dear ones!

Just a quick note to let you know that this Wednesday I presented my first Teleclass: Speak Out, Girlfriend! 9 Steps to Get from Fearful to Fabulous! tm, and 38 people registered! 23 attended and I got great feedback as to the value of my system for overcoming fear of speaking in public.

All the work of the past five months is coming to fruition, and your support made it possible! I'm helping women (and a few good men) overcome their fear of speaking in public, using spiritual principles and compassionate self-knowledge, as well as some speaking and networking skills.

This free class was to introduce my system and also to invite folks to join my 7 Session Teleclass: Speak Out Girlfriend's 2014 New Year's Revolution: Transform Your Fear; Attract Your Clients; Grow Your Success! So far, two people have signed up! (Below is a video introducing the teleclass)

If you'd like to hear a recording of the class, and see more of what I developed for the 2014 program, please go to http://www.terrynicholetti.com/?page_id=1603

Also, I'd love for you to receive my bi-weekly newsletter/blog if you'd like more details about what your support is doing. There's a sign up box to the right of the recording message on my web page. Sign up for the free package and you'll also get the newsletter.

Blessings, and love, and Happy thanksgiving!
Terry

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Update 17
34 months ago
Good morning dear ones,

I keep waiting until I'll have time to write everything that's happening, and that's not happening! So let me just list a few highlights and send you my love. All of this was made possible by your supporting my first few moths (can you believe it's already been four!) in the Client Attraction Business School!

1) completely redid my website and developed my new business model. and here's my core message:
Are you afraid or reluctant to speak in public? Are you missing opportunities because of it?
I'm Terry Nicholetti, a former teaching nun who is now a professional actor and speaking coach with 30 years experience in sales/marketing. I can show you how to overcome your reluctance and use public speaking to grow your success. It's easy as A, B, C! You'll ATTRACT more clients (or anything else you want), when you BUILD confidence in your own unique BRILLIANCE and CONNECT with others from your authentic self. Please go check it out at http://speakoutgirlfriend.com And if you sign up for the free gift, you'll also get my bi-weekly ezine, which tells a lot more about what I'm doing.

2) I gave my first Speak Out training yesterday, based on the new system, for Constant Contact's regional group of trainers, and they loved it!! 4.8 out of 5 rating on how much value they received...and I made $1000!!! Hours and hours of prep, but now I've got it down, and

3) I'm working on a 5 session Teleseminar series that I will be able to sell for $97 online...and replay over and over for new customers. That way I can serve folks who can't afford my coaching.

4) I did three Bessie performances in Sept. one in October, and have two in Nov.

5) I had a huge breakthrough around so much anger that was buried from my childhood and convent years, all blocked and stopping me from accomplishing so many things. I feel so much free-er and grateful for the healing.

There's more but I'm going to stop here. Thanks so much for your love and support! BTW, this is my mom and I on her 94th birthday.


Terry and Mom on her 94th.
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$3,908 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 39 months
Created June 3, 2013
ML
$500
Molly Lynch
32 months ago

You can do it. Blessings

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AH
$20
Alexa Harris
35 months ago (Offline Donation)

You are an inspiration!

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SL
$50
Sara Lavner
35 months ago

You are doing great! love Sara

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JR
$25
Julie Rothschild
36 months ago

Happy Birthday, Terry!

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$500
Anonymous
36 months ago
$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
AC
$25
annie campbell
37 months ago

Hi Terry, I am soooo proud of you! You just get better all the time. Yea! Love, Annie

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KS
$150
Kris Swanson
37 months ago (Offline Donation)

Kris, this is the official GoFundMe thank you for all of your support and generosity. It 's good that I can add your gift to my campaign. Thanks so much!

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CN
$25
clare nicholetti
37 months ago

This month's donation is dedicated to David Jones, deceased husband of my dear friend Lucia, and father of yet another artist/entrepreneur, Elizabeth Sciore-Jones.

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BL
$50
Beth Leanza
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

I hope it helps!

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