Jim Matuga

Jim graduated from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in advertising and is a 31 year resident of Morgantown, W.Va. He has extensive experience in leadership positions with media companies in newspaper, television, cable, direct mail, radio and web. Jim is 52 years old and is involved with the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, PACE Enterprises, Rotary Club of Morgantown, West Virginia BASS Federation and the West Virginia Miracle League.
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How to Build An Effective Online Sales Funnel for Your Business

Posted by Jim Matuga

Jun 17, 2020 2:19:29 PM

As you might know, a sales funnel is a step-by-step process that allows you to bring your potential customers one step closer to your offer, and a buying decision through a series of marketing actions.  

Today, the Internet allows companies like yours to automate the sales process by leveraging powerful tools such as automated emails, explainer videos, blog articles and landing pages that help do the selling for you.

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Leadership Takeaways from Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Jim Matuga

May 7, 2020 12:21:28 PM

The events of the past eight weeks related to the COVID-19 pandemic have seemed surreal.

Since this situation started in West Virginia back on Monday, March 16, I have talked with hundreds of business people from around the country who seem to be in three different mindset camps:

  1. Fearful, worried and not ready for the weeks and months ahead.
  2. Prepared, optimistic and ready to face the rough waters they see coming.
  3. Somewhere in between.
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Looking Out For Those Who Are Most Vulnerable With Karen Haring

Posted by Jim Matuga

May 5, 2020 2:15:00 PM

As many individuals are staying home, domestic violence and mental health cases increase. Karen Haring, the founder of Libera, a women and teen empowerment initiative, knows that this is true. Haring spoke on Positively West Virginia podcast about helping women and teens find freedom in their lives. 

Haring graduated from Ohio State University with an education degree and has taught in Ohio and West Virginia public and private schools. She's served as a volunteer, board member, and staff member with nonprofits since college. 

She has 34 years of experience working with women and teens in both group and mentoring settings and is an expert at listening and helping them identify the lies and barriers in their lives. She's passionate about helping women and teens tell their stories to listening ears so they can find their purpose, their voice, and their freedom.

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Finding Grace For Yourself During and Post-COVID-19

Posted by Jim Matuga

May 4, 2020 2:00:00 PM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, rules on running a business and how to live your life have been thrown out the window. By this, I mean, we are all learning how to lead, how to live life, and just be us. We don't have a blueprint, and that's okay. 

Dr. Kimberly Hambrick, leadership development and growth coach and trainer, believes that leaders and people alike should give themselves and others grace during this time. Hambrick helps empower leaders to achieve the significance they desire. Hambrick is known as the BS Buster—she works to bust through their BS—belief systems—or the bullshit swirl of negative thought and excuses. 

She is the owner of Kimberly Hambrick Consulting and is an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team and serves on the President's Advisory Committee.

Hambrick talked on the Positively West Virginia podcast about how she has helped leaders and their employees during this time. 

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Adapting During & Post COVID-19 as a Business Leader

Posted by Jim Matuga

May 1, 2020 2:10:00 PM

As the COVID-19 crisis developed, healthcare and business information came out daily from various sources. West Virginians question what information they should believe. 

Ed DeCosta, a well-known speaker, executive coach and business consultant, spoke on Positively West Virginia about the importance of listening to trusted resources, and as a business leader, being able to share those resources. 

DeCosta works with entrepreneurial companies and Fortune 500 corporations around the country. He’s shared the speaking stage with the likes of:

  • John C. Maxwell
  • Darren Hardy
  • Les Brown
  • Nick Vujicic
  • & more

He is an acclaimed author whose books include ASCEND and Release Your Superhero.

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