Zeb Welborn’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements in 2016 – Social Media for Businesses

Welborn Media and Zeb Welborn will be speaking multiple times before the end of the year on how to use social media to grow your business. Our sessions are hosted by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board or the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.

All of our social media courses from now until the end of the year are free to attend.

Zeb is presenting on a variety of topics from social media basics,  utilizing LinkedIn and marketing technology to grow your business.

Check out the workshops and find one(s) that works for you. Please let us know which ones you plan to attend.

If you’d like to learn more about online marketing but the following courses are not appealing to you, let us know what courses you’d like to see in 2017 by filling out this 2-Question Survey.


Zeb Welborn Speaker at San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center


October 13th • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Effective Use of Social Media: A Hands On Approach

Ontario Chamber of Commerce
3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130, Ontario, CA 91764
Zeb Welborn, shares his knowledge of using google analytics to monitor and improve your website and online marketing efforts.

Hosted by San Bernardino County Workforce Development
Please register at: https://socialmediaworkshops2016.eventbrite.com

October 19th • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Internet Marketing Strategies

Ontario Chamber of Commerce
3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite #130, Ontario 91764
Zeb Welborn, shares his knowledge on Internet Marketing Strategies

Hosted by Inland Empire Small Business Development

November 1st • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Marketing Technology to Attract Customers

City of San Bernardino EDA Board Room
201 North “E” Street, San Bernardino 92401
Topics Zeb will cover: Social Media Marketing; Blogging; SEO

Hosted by Inland Empire Small Business Development

November 10th • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

How to Use Your Personal Network to Grow Your Business on LinkedIn

Ontario Chamber of Commerce
3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130, Ontario, CA 91764
Facebook is for everyone. Twitter is for connecting with experts or people trying to become experts, and LinkedIn is for your business contacts. Learn how to use your LinkedIn personal profile to connect with others in your industry, build a better business, and target customers using features on LinkedIn. Learn how to use LinkedIn as your digital rolodex; how and why you should update your profile regularly; Use LinkedIn groups to reach more customers and build influence in your industry; and target connections in your industry/potential customers using the LinkedIn search tool.

Hosted by San Bernardino County Workforce Development
Please register at: https://socialmediaworkshops2016.eventbrite.com

November 16th • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Marketing Technology to Attract Customers

Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 92307
Topics Zeb will cover: Social Media Marketing; Email Marketing; Blogging; SEO

Hosted by Inland Empire Small Business Development

November 17th • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Marketing Technology to Attract Customers

Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange
43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula 92590
Topics Zeb Will Cover: Social Media Marketing; Email Marketing; Blogging; SEO

Hosted by Inland Empire Small Business Development

I’m looking forward to sharing what I know with local business owners. Reply to this email to let me know which session(s) you plan on attending.

See you soon!

Zeb Welborn


Chino Rotary’s Annual Dinner & Auction

You’re Invited to the Chino Rotary Club
Annual Dinner & Auction!

The Chino Rotary Club will be hosting our Annual Dinner & Auction on Thursday, February 4 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills.

Tickets are $35. Call Zeb to get your ticket, 909-973-9089

We Need Auction Items

Do you have an awesome item or a giftable experience that would be great for an auction? Need some extra exposure for your business? Want to support local programs and services?

Contact me!

Help us raise money for needed programs and services that directly impact the Chino Valley Community.

Call Zeb to donate auction item(s), 909-973-9089

Raffle Tickets

Win a $500 Visa Gift Card!

Raffle tickets cost $2 each or buy a booklet for $20.

Get your tickets from Zeb, 909-973-9089



How I Almost Became the Chino Hills Powerball Lottery Winner

Chino Hills Powerball Winner?Chino Hills Powerball Lottery Winner?

Growing up in Chino Hills since 1981, I’ve seen the city grow from a cow pasteur to a robust suburban town. I’ve personally witnessed a tremendous amount of growth in both Chino and Chino Hills in my lifetime. As the Chairman of the Board for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce I can see that that success and prosperity will continue.

One of the coolest things that happened as a result of the Powerball win is how it showcased the way our city came together to support something that put our city in the spotlight for at least a few days.

As a child, I’d try to convince my parents to let me ride my bike to the 7-Eleven so I could get some snacks or a Slurpee. I grew up within a bike rides distance of the place that sold a winning ticket to the largest-ever lottery prize.  And that’s pretty cool.

The first time I played the lottery was last Saturday, where I bought one ticket for what was then the largest lottery purse in history at $900 million.  On Wednesday, I bought my second for the $1.5 billion jackpot.

In addition, the President of our Sunday Bowling League, Doug, organized a lottery pool and purchased tickets on behalf of our bowling league.

I didn’t watch the lottery live, but I got messages from family and friends not long after telling me to check my tickets. They had heard the news that a winner was sold in Chino Hills.

Instead of a 1 in 275,000,000 chance my odds improved drastically to 1 in Chino Hills.

I carefully checked my ticket.  I didn’t match a single number. Unfortunately, I bought it at the Circle K gas station across the street from that 7-Eleven.

Then I remembered I still had a chance with Doug.

My family (who also bought into the bowling pool) and I, waited by the phone hoping Doug would call to tell us the good news, or the more likely scenario, the bad news.  But, we didn’t hear from Doug, and so wild speculation began.

As time wore on, it became more and more likely in our minds that we would be declared the winners for various reasons:

  1. The winning 7-Eleven is on the way from the bowling alley to Doug’s house
  2. The winning 7-Eleven is the closest place to Doug’s home to buy lottery tickets
  3. We hadn’t heard from Doug
    1. If Doug did have the winning ticket, we’d assume he’d make sure to consult legal counsel on how to proceed with distributing the winnings to our bowling league
  4. Doug nor any of his family had posted anything on social media.
    1. Everyone in Chino Hills got texts from family and relatives outside of Chino Hills asking if we’d won, so many of us took to social media to let people know we were losers.
    2. What would you do if you won the lottery?  Probably disappear from social media.
  5. As more and more of our Chino Hills family and friends came to social media to let others know they were losers, the odds went from 1 in Chino Hills to what felt more like 1 in 10 that we were the $1.5 billion lottery winners.

On Sunday, we headed to bowling as we do every Sunday night, only this time we were on the lookout for big news vans and television crews, there to catch our excitement as Doug announced that we were indeed the Powerball winners.

As we entered the bowling alley, Doug, a plumber, was outside making a phone call where he was talking about water heaters and other things a plumber would discuss, clearly a ruse.

Finally, Doug ended his phone call and came inside just before bowling began. I asked him one simple question:

“So Doug, are we millionaires?”

He reached into his pocket and threw down lottery tickets paper-clipped together and said, “You have no idea how hard this week has been. We didn’t win.”

As it turns out, Doug did buy our tickets at the 7-Eleven in Chino Hills as we had suspected, but not the winning ticket. As of now, we didn’t win the Powerball . . . Honestly, we’re still hoping Doug is holding out on us waiting for a more opportune time to tell us that we’re all millionaires.

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Welborn Media’s Top Ten List of 2015

At the end of the year, the Welborn Media team gets together to reflect on our successes and failures throughout the year. This meeting gives us an opportunity to fine-tune our direction and set new goals for the upcoming year.  These are the Top 10 things we accomplished in 2015.

Top 10 of 2015

10. Share Your Passion Scholarships

scholarshipsSince starting the Share Your Passion Scholarships in 2012, we’ve awarded scholarships to 17 deserving students. We have kept in contact with many scholarship winners and are still inspired by them. They continue to work towards following their passions and helping better the lives of others. This year we awarded 3 Share Your Passion Scholarships and gave out our first Student of the Year Scholarship Award to one of the hardest working students at The Tutoring Solution.

9. TV Appearance

11080661_10206382881436017_7712058961091484299_oZeb appeared on the Golf Life Video Channel for Fox Sports WEST. It was pretty darn cool to get on television.

8. Joined the Rotary Club

10984121_10154042856538840_6714998264776580589_nZeb was inducted into the Chino Rotary Club by Melinda Robbins, Dale Bright, and Steven Bremer. The Chino Rotary Club has been serving the Chino Valley since 1925. San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman spoke and my wife, Cindy, mom, Annie, and dad, Larry were all in attendance.

7. Speaking Engagements

zeb-speaking zeb-at-NGCOAOne of the things we enjoy most is educating others on growing their business. This year Zeb spoke with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Baldy View ROP, Small Business Summit, the California Golf Course Owners Association and the Golf Inc. Summit.

Topics for Zeb’s Speaking Engagements were:

  • Internet Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing with Facebook
  • How to Turn Your Business Into a Social Business
  • Marketing with LinkedIn
  • Marketing with Twitter
  • Social Media for Golf Courses
  • Innovative Marketing Tactics for Public Courses

6. #GolfChat

At the beginning of this year Zeb started #GolfChat. #GolfChat is a Twitter chat which happens every Tuesday at 5PM PST where some of the greatest minds in the golf industry come together to talk golf. #GolfChat has grown drastically since the beginning of the year and is a trending topic on Twitter every Tuesday. We’ve met so many amazing and passionate people working to grow golf.  A highlight of #GolfChat in 2015 was when professional golfer, Natalie Gulbis surprised #GolfChatters by giving away free tickets to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

5. Awards and Accolades

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 11.10.01 AMIt’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work you do. This year we were extremely grateful to receive a few unexpected awards:

4. Southern California Charity Golf Classic

11207321_10101061535855630_6436920246785791462_nWe hosted the 1st Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic to raise money for several worthy charities on July 17 at Los Serranos Country Club.

With help from many in our community, the tournament helped raise $7,597.81 for charity.

We distributed the money to several charities including: Bark for Life, Boys Republic, California Scholastic Press Association, Chino Rotary, Corona Firefighters Benevolent Fund, House of Ruth, The Let It Be Foundation, Salvation Army, Share Your Passion Scholarship, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

We had such a great time with this, we’re planning on running it again in 2016!

3. Chairman of the Board at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce

11755429_1665688123649805_2385826912900505227_nOn July 27, Zeb was installed as Chairman of the Board for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Becoming the Chairman of the Board has given Zeb an opportunity to help make local business owners more successful.

During his term of office, he set five goals to work towards in 2015/2016:

  • connect and work with other local business-related organizations
  • collaborate more with organizations that work to educate business owners
  • encourage and promote the involvement of young business owners in our community
  • enhance our use of technology
  • focus more on giving back

2. Lacey Gets Married

11934520_10101096973568170_4628964527126702956_o10339951_10208018878287700_1976316121632257612_nIn August this year Lacey got married to Ryan Bernholtz at a fun wedding in Santa Ana, CA.

In June, Lacey’s twin brother, Rocky married Megan Hutchinson at a beautiful wedding in Corona, CA.

Truly a notable year for the Welborn Family and there was another addition to family this year…

#1. Birth of Sebastian Welborn-De La Torre

monsterbashSebastian Welborn-De La Torre was born on Friday, November 13th at 9:52pm in Ontario at 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

Sebastian is a happy, healthy, and super cute baby.

Zeb says it’s awesome being a dad.


Thank you all for everything!  We hope you all have an amazing 2016.

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Facebook for Business Online Courses

We're reopening enrollment for Welborn Media University! Enroll now.


Ultimate Course - $299

Complete Course - $99


We have received great feedback from last year’s students and we’re excited to share our knowledge with even more business owners.

There was so much information to listen to and watch. Most grateful there was show and tell time on their videos or I might have been truly lost. As it is, I now understand how to use the business side of FB more and though I should be applying it now...when the time comes that I do what I was taught I will remember but I have the resources to make it happen.

We who have taken your course are smarter than we were before! Many thanks to Zeb & Lacey for their hard work and willingness to help others!Lisa Mortensen Walsh

You and Lacey did a fantastic job putting this together and it has been very beneficial!! I would highly recommend this course to my business friends and colleagues without any reservations.George Ross

I have been on Facebook for several years and used it for personal communications. Zeb Welborn created very good step-by-step learning videos for utilization of FB for professional marketing purposes. He taught me how to increase marketability and exposure to a broader audience and learn from the metrics and tools to better promote our businesses. This is an excellent course for those who are just venturing out into marketing for their businesses.Belinda Douglas

Welborn Media University is offering a huge value in their new Facebook course. Outsourcing Facebook management to a marketing firm can run thousands of dollars a year, but Welborn Media is making industry insider knowledge available for small businesses at a fraction of what it would cost to outsource it. The Ultimate Facebook for Business Online Course is the perfect option for any business looking to grow their Facebook platform without spending thousands and thousands of dollars. Zeb is a fantastic teacher and walks students through a step by step process of how to manage a business Facebook page. This course provides an excellent hands-on learning environment as it provides real life examples where Zeb shows you exactly what to do and then leaves you with an assignment to practice on your own. I would recommend this course to anyone who knows they need to expand their social media presence.Adam Witmer,

I started using Facebook for the first time in January 2014. I was pretty lost and it seemed like a whole new world to me. Zeb helped me navigate through the noise and create my business page. Now I have more than 1000 likes on my business page and tons of engagement with my customers. Zeb is my go-to person whenever I have any questions about Facebook marketing. I would highly recommend anything Zeb teaches about Facebook.Sushant Misra,
Founder at Trep Talks


Sneak Peak

Get a sneak peak at our lessons. We took a couple of our video lessons and turned them into PDFs that you can download for free from our blog.

PDF Downloads on the Blog:
PDF-iconSimple and Easy Facebook Wins - Free PDF Download - Download this PDF and try these super easy things to gain more engagement on your Facebook Page. Then let us know how well they work for you.
PDF-iconPDF Download - The Biggest Mistake (when using FB advertising) - Download this free guide so you can find out about one misstep that cost us big! A mistake you can easily avoid when you’re using FB for your business.

Don’t miss out. Enroll now!

The Complete Facebook for Business Online Course – only $99!

The course includes:

  • Over 30 lessons with video sharing and showing all the ways you can use Facebook for your business
  • Step-by-step videos that show exactly how we set up, grow, and build Facebook business pages
  • Assignments at the end of each lesson to motivate participants to take action
  • Exclusive access to the WMU Facebook group

Worry-Free 30 Day Refund Policy
The course takes about 30 days to get through and we have a 30 Day Refund policy. If you don’t feel the course was worth it, get your money back.


Our Ultimate Facebook for Business Online Course – only $299!

Everything from the Complete Facebook for Business Online Course and

  • Lifetime access
  • A consultation with Zeb Welborn
  • Bonus lessons
  • Email reminders
  • Google Hangout
  • ...and more

Get more details. Click here.



Prices will never be lower. Don’t miss it. Enroll now!

Still not sure? Let me know what your concerns are. Contact me at Zeb@WelbornMedia.com or (909) 973-9089.

Find out more, visit welbornmedia.com/welborn-media-university/.

How do you think Facebook can help you grow your business?

The Biggest Mistake Using Facebook for Business


Download our free guide so you can find out about one misstep that cost us big. A mistake you can easily avoid when you’re using FB for your business: 

Enter your email address to download The Biggest Mistake (when using FB advertising)

We're sharing these free guides to help you grow your Facebook page for your business. We pulled the information directly from our WMU Facebook for Business Online Courses. If you're interested in using Facebook to help grow your business consider taking one of our courses.

Want to see more? Check out our other featured lesson: Simple and Easy Facebook WINS. It includes 3 tips for you to try with your Facebook Page. Visit this blog post to download the free guide: Simple and Easy Facebook Wins w/Free PDF Download

We're re-opening enrollment for our Ultimate Facebook for Business Online Course and this time we are also offering our Complete Facebook for Business Online Course.

Enroll in one of our Facebook for Business Online Courses

Both courses include:

  • Over 30 Video Lessons
    • We cover the basics: setting up a profile. To the complex: using your email list to reach a very targeted audience to get maximum return
  • Actionable Items for you to put into practice
  • Exclusive access to the WMU Facebook group

The Ultimate Course also includes:

  • Lifetime Access
  • A consultation with Zeb Welborn
  • Bonus Lessons
  • Email reminders
  • ...and more

The Ultimate Facebook for Business Online Course - $299

The Complete Facebook for Business Online Course - $99

Find out more, visit welbornmedia.com/welborn-media-university/.

If you have any questions about our Facebook for Business Online Courses contact me.
Zeb Welborn (909) 973-9089 or email Zeb@WelbornMedia.com

What is your biggest mistake using Facebook for business?

Free PDF – Simple and Easy Facebook WINS – Facebook for Business on a budget


Download our free guide, Simple and Easy Facebook WINS. This includes amazing tips for those who have set up a Business Page, but are not necessarily using it.

Enter your email address to download Simple and Easy Facebook Wins

Try out our tips and let us know what kind of response you get. Email Zeb@WelbornMedia.com or post a comment on our Facebook Page!

We re-opening enrollment for our Ultimate Facebook for Business Online Course and this time we are also offering our Complete Facebook for Business Online Course

Enroll in one of our Facebook for Business Online Courses

Find out more! See another featured lesson:

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made Using Facebook for Business - Coming Soon! 

Both courses include:

  • Over 30 Video Lessons
    • We cover the basics: setting up a profile. To the complex: using your email list to reach a very targeted audience to get maximum return
  • Actionable Items for you to put into practice
  • Exclusive access to the WMU Facebook group

The Ultimate Course also includes:

  • Lifetime Access
  • A consultation with Zeb Welborn
  • Bonus Lessons
  • Email reminders
  • ...and more

The Ultimate Facebook for Business Online Course - $299

The Complete Facebook for Business Online Course - $99

Find out more, welbornmedia.com/welborn-media-university/.

If you have any questions about our Facebook for Business Online Courses contact me.
Zeb Welborn (909) 973-9089 or email Zeb@WelbornMedia.com

Did you try our Simple and Easy Facebook WINS?

How to Be a Podcast Guest

Are You Ready to Be Interviewed on a Podcast?

Do you have a message to tell? Podcasting and podcast audiences are growing all the time. Be a podcast guest and expose a whole new audience to you and your message. Plus, with some practice and thoughtfulness you can be just as interesting as a best-selling author, give more useful advice than a multi-millionaire business owner, and maybe even be funnier than a world-class comedian.

Last week, I completed my 100th interview on the Defining Success Podcast.  I started the podcast nearly two years ago and have met some amazing people through the process.  My original plan when starting the Defining Success Podcast was to share the success stories of people in a variety of professions.

Be a Podcast Guest - from Zeb Welborn of The Defining Success PodcastSuccess to me was never financial and I wanted to interview people who experienced the type of success I feel is important.  In my mind, to be successful, a person must:

  • Love what they do
  • Be good at it
  • Be helping others

Through my podcast, I’ve had some realizations about what makes a great guest. You should be a podcast guest. I’m going to walk you through how to get on a podcast, how to interview well, and how to leave a lasting impression on the audience.

How to Get on a Podcast and Be a Podcast Guest

When I started my podcast, I announced to the world(via social media) that I was starting an interview-style podcast.  Some of my firsts guests I asked personally to be a podcast guest and others were connected to me through my social media posts.  Since my initial launch, it’s become a lot easier for me to get guests for the show because now they’re pitching me to be a guest on the podcast.

To get on my show used to be pretty simple . . . you just had to ask.  Every time someone asked to be on my show I’d ask them my three basic questions:

  • Do you love what you do?
  • Are you good at it?
  • Are you helping others?

If they said yes to all three (which of course they all did) I would schedule them for an interview.

Recently, I’ve changed the format of my show to highlight a specific learnable skill, trait, or ability. We really dive deep into the material, so I’ve become much more restrictive of who I have as a guest. Having said that, I’m always looking for new guests and I know many other podcasters are too.

Here are some quick tips to use when pitching someone on why you’d be the perfect interviewee:

  • Ask to be interviewed – In many cases, all you have to do is ask.
  • Contact the host in the format that seems most appropriate to them.
    • My preferred contact points for podcast interviews are:
      • Email
      • Twitter
      • LinkedIn
    • Other contact points could be:
      • Facebook
      • Instagram
      • Telephone
      • In-Person
  • Personalize the message
    • Don’t send the same email to all podcast hosts.
      • It’s really easy to tell which emails are sent out to multiple people.  I’d recommend avoiding it if possible.
    • Do send an authentic, personalized email to each host asking to be on their show
  • Familiarize yourself with the podcast
    • Listen to an episode
    • Read the show notes
    • Share your thoughts
  • Make it easy – make it as easy as possible for a podcast host to work with you to schedule an interview. Be sure to let them know your availability upfront and what you’d like to discuss during the interview

Pro Tip:  In your pitch to be a podcast guest, give some genuine feedback about the show and you’ll increase your chances substantially.

How to Interview Well:

When I book a guest for the Defining Success Podcast, I typically have no idea what to expect.  Ultimately, I’m trying to create the best experience for the listener of the podcast so they can get as much valuable information from the interview as possible while still being entertained.

After interviewing nearly 100 guests, I’ve developed my list of things that really make an interview stand out:

  • Don’t use filler words – Everyone does it, including me but saying “um,” “like,” “you know,” and other words really distract from the interview.  Filler words tend to creep their way in when you’re either nervous, or not clear on the material you’re discussing. The good news is both of those can be corrected with practice.
  • Be conversational – Some people will over-prepare and come off as having staged answers and seem a bit robotic.  The best interviews are ones where there is an interesting rapport between the interviewer and the interviewee.
  • Be enthusiastic – Some of the worst interviews I’ve done were with people who lacked any kind of enthusiasm or passion in the topic they were discussing.  Make the interview interesting by being passionate about the topic you’re being interviewed on.
  • Don’t talk too much – Some guests get in the habit of rambling and talk too much.  The best interviews have a great back-and-forth between the guest and the interviewer. Make a point and stand by it. If it’s unclear, it’s up to the interviewer to make sure the listeners get the point.

Pro Tip: Before you start recording, have some quick, unscripted conversation.  Make sure you both feel comfortable with each other before you start the interview.

How to Leave a Lasting Impression:

Many guests on podcasts don’t have a clear call-to-action for their listeners.  A lot of times, a guest will have some really great insights and listeners will want to connect with them further but don’t know how or don’t have a compelling enough reason to. Give your listeners something compelling to make them want to connect with you after they listen to the interview.

  • Be quotable – The best guests are those that are quotable.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done an interview where someone starts to say something extremely profound only to cut their ideas off mid-thought.  Memorable quotes are something everyone can take away from an interview.
  • Give something away – The best thing you can do for yourself, the listeners of a podcast episode, and the host of a podcast is to give something away for free. The host will love it because you’re taking care of the audience. The audience will love it because they get something for free.  And you’ll love it because you’ll get people connected to you through your email list.
    • Make sure you can create something (a useful information-packed document) that you can give away for free before you interview on a podcast. Be sure to mention your free giveaway and how a listener can get a hold of it. Send them to your website where they can sign up for your email list in exchange for your free giveaway. (Leadpages.net is a great tool to get email addresses if you don’t have a system set up already)

Pro Tip: Plan out two to three quotable sentences, write them down, and read them at the appropriate time during the interview.  This will ensure your quote will have maximum impact.

If you have a message to tell, you are ready to be a podcast guest. The most important thing you can do to get your message out to the podcasting world is to start connecting with podcasters and asking to be interviewed. It’s not as hard as you think and once you get started, you’ll realize how fun it really is.

Good luck!

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Become a Podcast Guest