Right about the same time that I asked Myrna to come on the podcast, I got a listener suggestion from Rev. Annie Lawrence in NY City to do an episode on making your website ADA Compatible (ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act). Over the years I’ve heard conflicting information about who needs to make their websites more accessible. The easy answer is that all of us should do it, but is it required by law. While this short episode can’t answer all of your questions, it will give you some ideas and tools to make your site accessible to more people… people with different abilities. And… Myrna has a special offer for all of you to save on making your sites more accessible! (see below)Myrna Daramy is a Marketing Technology Strategist and the founder of Myrna & Co, a tech coaching firm specializing in digital media optimization strategy, analytics, and ADA Compliance. Over the last 15 years, she’s partnered with hundreds of bridal brands, educated over 500,000 creatives to optimize their web presence, and helped business owners overcome the overwhelm of tech.Social media handles:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myrnapdaramy/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/myrna-daramy/Save $50 off making your site more accessible:Use this link: https://www.myrnadaramy.com/offers/Fzcbwn7r?coupon_code=WBS-ALAN-BERGUse Promo code: WBS-ALAN-BERGAs promised, here are a few free resources that will review your website and test for ADA compliance:Accessibility Checker - https://www.accessibilitychecker.org/Web Accessibility - https://www.webaccessibility.com/AccessiBe Testing Tool - https://accessibe.com/accessscanIf you have any questions about anything in this, or any of my podcasts, or have a suggestion for a topic or guest, please reach out directly to me at Alan@WeddingBusinessSolutions.com or visit my website Podcast.AlanBerg.comPlease be sure to subscribe to this podcast and leave a review (thanks, it really does make a difference). If you want to get notifications of new episodes and upcoming workshops and webinars, you can sign up at www.ConnectWithAlanBerg.com
#48 Empowering Evolution In Your Work with Myrna Daramy
Empowering evolution in your work is first and foremost about recognizing that you CAN evolve. You are not confined to what you currently know or the way you currently are or even what you’ve done in the past. With that belief, each choice becomes an opportunity to evolve into MORE the person you want to be both in experience and impact. This mindset is key to creating content that is accessible and meets people where they’re at because it allows for curiosity over judgement. It enables you to learn new things, let go of what isn’t working, and make new choices that create new outcomes.In this episode of Unlimited, the podcast, I invited Myrna Daramy to join me in a conversation around empowering yourself to evolve your work in a way that supports you AND the difference you want to make in the world.Some of the things we talk about in this episode are:Being informed not confined by binary boxesThe difference between evolving and scalingWhat it means to be accessible as a digital creatorShowing up authenticallyDefining what being an expert looks like for YOUThank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, please share it! Take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me: @unlimitedcoachvalWant to share your thoughts or have questions? Send me a message! I love to hear from you.You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on InstagramAND don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast!LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:Essential Web Accessibility ChecklistCONNECT WITH MYRNA DARAMY: Website Instagram LinkedInCONNECT WITH VALERIE: Facebook Instagram Get email updates! Work with Valerie!Support the show
Myrna Daramy is a tech-savvy Marketing Technology Strategist, and the founder of Myrna & Co, a coaching firm specializing in digital media optimization strategy, data analytics, and ADA Compliance. Over the last 15 years, she’s educated over 500,000 creatives to optimize their marketing strategies, as well as overcome the overwhelm of tech. This episode covers: Points of transition and entering the next level in your business Not letting your ambition for the future take away from your appreciation for the gifts of today Embracing the unknown Trusting the process of your business evolution Ways to connect to Myrna: IG LinkedIn Facebook Website Email Clubhouse: @myrna
38: 3 Ways to Make Your Website More Accessible with Myrna Daramy
Business on the Bright Side
199 | How to make your website diverse, inclusive & accessible with Myrna Daramy
Proof to Product
Hey friends! In 2020, conversations around diversity, inclusion and equity rose to the forefront of conversations around how we’re conducting business. Many entrepreneurs in the online space took time to reassess their company values to include more diverse images and copy while weaving more inclusivity into their brand, marketing and customer experience. In this episode, I had on Myrna Daramy. Myrna is a friend of mine and a tech-savvy Digital Media Optimization Specialist who came on to talk about what has been missing from this conversation: technology. ON TODAY’S EPISODE: Misconceptions about accessible and inclusive websites What an inclusive website looks like The risks of not having a diverse, inclusive and accessible website How your customer experience can improve by having a more diverse, inclusive and accessible website How she helps online business owners Downsides to overlay technologies How sites like Shopify are affected by accessibility overlay FOR FULL SHOW NOTES, RESOURCES AND A TRANSCRIPT, HEAD TO BIT.LY/PTPEP198 Essential Web Accessibility Checklist: https://www.myrnadaramy.com/post-speaking-digital-inclusivity SLOW STEADY GROWTH ARE HOW STRONG BUSINESSES ARE BUILT Building a business is a long game, won with patience, fortitude, intentional decisions and passion. Inside Proof to Product LABS, you’ll receive the support, education and accountability to move your business towards your goals. Join Proof to Product Labs, our 12-month group coaching program built specifically for product based business owners: https://www.prooftoproduct.com/labs FOLLOW PROOF TO PRODUCT Follow Proof to Product on Instagram for the latest updates: https://www.instagram.com/prooftoproduct/ JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST If you'd like to receive more information about our upcoming episodes of Proof to Product including show notes and information about our guests, head over to www.prooftoproduct.com and sign up for our email list. Be sure SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW and SHARE Proof to Product with all of the product based business owners that you know!
Myrna Plaisir Daramy is a tech-savvy Digital Media Optimization (DMO) Strategist, oftentimes referred to as the “Tech Whisperer” by her clients. Over the last 15 years, she’s educated over 500k professionals and transformed countless small business brands by combining her expertise in digital analytics, technology management, and SEO with a deep understanding of all things creative. Myrna's superpower is that she can easily translate “tech talk” into concepts that make sense to even the most non-technical of business owners. She takes pride in helping her clients peel back the layers of their brand, utilize the latest and greatest technology tools, and return to them an optimized digital footprint that converts better than ever before. This episode covers: The 3 things you must pay attention to Trends in tech now and coming ADA accessibility compliance Ways to connect to Myrna: IG - @myrnapdaramy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/myrna-daramy/ Clubhouse: @myrna Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myrnapdaramy Website: myrnadaramy.com Email: email@example.com
Episode 067: Getting Found Online with Myrna Daramy | Planning for Profit Podcast
Planning for Profit
Today I'm interviewing my friend and digital marketing strategist, Myrna Daramy, and we're talking all about how to make sure people can actually find your business and brand easily online so that you can book more clients and customers. Highlights: How DMO (Digital Marketing Optimization) is the new SEO A simple step you can take right now to increase your reach and awareness so your customers find your business Why the "tech" side of business doesn't have to be so scary How getting a handle on your DMO can save you time in your business and earn you more money Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Get in Touch With Myrna Daramy Instagram | http://www.instagram.com/myrnapdaramy.com Website | https://www.myrnadaramy.com About Myrna: Myrna Plaisir Daramy is a tech-savvy digital media strategist, oftentimes referred to as the “Tech Whisperer” by her clients. Over the last 14 years, she’s transformed countless lifestyle and high-end bridal brands by combining her expertise in digital analytics, technology management, and SEO with a deep understanding of all things creative. Myrna's superpower is that she can easily to translate “tech talk” into concepts that make sense to even the most non-technical of business owners. She takes pride in helping her clients peel back the layers of their brand, utilize the latest and greatest technology tools, and return to them an optimized site and digital strategy that convert better than ever before.
Have you ever wondered how to utilize both sides of your brain? Building a brand requires both logic… AND creativity to thrive online. Today’s guest, Myrna Daramy has been called different things by many people (a not-so-secret SEO weapon, website whisperer, Digital Media expert, Tech PR girl, technology genius). Myrna’s gift gift is found in her unique and completely individual perspective on all things tech- her architectural and technology management background has afforded Myrna to have a systematic, technical, and organized mentality with equal parts creativity, intuition, and out-of-the-box thinking. In this episode, Myrna and I talk all things from mindset to how to tap in to and utilize both our left and right brains. Myrna self identifies as a mezzohead; embracing both her logical and creative sides to use her powers and influence the world. Stay tuned for top tips on how to optimize our brands for Google. Plus, Myrna tells us why you need a website even if you thrive on Etsy + not wasting $$ on paid advertising. In This Episode: Today’s guest, Myrna Daramy [ 3:55 ] Women of color in architecture [ 07:10 ] Escaping the shadows of our siblings [ 11:20 ] Overachieving + aligning ourselves [ 15:10 ] DMO = Digital Media Optimization [ 19:15 ] How to optimize our brands for Google [ 23:15 ] Myrna’s 1:1 digital blueprint session [ 26:40 ] Clients compete with each other for a top spot on Google [ 28:10 ] Your website is like your home [ 30:30 ] Paid advertising is unnecessary [ 32:10 ] Quick-fire questions [ 40:10 ] Soul Shifting Quotes: “My 50% is someone else’s average 110%.” “Getting into the weeds of what someone’s digital presence looks like is pretty personal.” “Aligning my spirit and where my mindset is going means harnessing and honing in on my superpower.” “If Instagram is your thing; hone in on being consistent with two or three strategies.” “Google yourself and see what comes up.” “Search engines don’t see the pretty; they see all the ugly stuff on the backside.” “Search is a part of our everyday lives.” “Having a website may not be essential for your business, but having a home so you can steer is always a better way to go.” Links Mentioned: Grab your FREE training, How to Call in Your Tribe + Create Content that Converts Are you ready for the event of the year?! Purchase your ticket to the Ignite Your Soul Summit! Have you checked out any of these epic reads yet? Becoming by Michelle Obama Profit First by Mike Michalowicz Almost Everything by Anne Lamott Seven Thousand Ways to Listen by Mark Nepo Learn more about Myrna at www.myrandaramy.com and be sure to follow her in Instagram: @myrnapdaramy Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom Did you hear something you loved here today?! Leave a Review + Subscribe via iTunes Listen on Spotify
You may have heard that Google is making changes (in fact, they’re making changes all the time), but there are some big ones coming to their algorithm as it relates to searchability and search results. As we head into the new year, I want to make sure that you have all of the information and the best tips on how to stay ahead of these changes. Cause who doesn’t love some free website traffic? In this week’s episode I’m talking to digital strategist and SEO expert Myrna Daramy, all about the ABCs of SEO. To learn more and get the show notes, visit: www.annettestepanian.com/officetalk