Episode 827 – The Distraction Attraction

I have no idea how old you are, but I am this old… Do you remember TV Magic Cards? Marshall Brodine was a famous magician (and he was the clown Wizzo on the Bozo Circus Show) who lived in Geneva, Illinois (close to where we lived in Aurora). I was enamored with those cards and…

Episode 825 – Marketing and Sales = Poison or Antidote

I want you to imagine that you have just ingested some poison. After the initial shock of realizing the impending doom, you hear the doorbell ring. At that very moment, an antidote salesman is standing at the door and says, “I have what you need. I can give you the recipe for free or you…

Episode 790 – Best Of – Life Lessons For Success with Tag Team Member DC Glenn

DC Glenn was born in Chicago, Illinois, and Steve Gibson was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Both moved to Denver, Colorado, as young children. They met at Manual High School in 1982, where both pursued their musical interests. Gibson played drums in the jazz band and attended audio engineering classes at an early college education program,…

Episode 789 – You Can’t Always Get What You Want? But If You Try Sometimes…

Do you know that Rolling Stones song? “You Can’t Always Get What You Want?” It goes on to say, “But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.” I think that “Want” is a term that talks about the future. I WANT (desire to obtain) a cool new computer and desk…

Episode 777 – Three Questions With The Same Answer – Know, Like, & Trust

What do my best clients have in common? That question can be answered by looking at the Pareto Principle. 80% of my best clients come from referrals. and 80% of my income comes from 20% of all my clients. So 80% of the income comes from my best clients who were all referrals. Each one…

Episode 768 – Best Of – Connect – Direct – Project Your Business with Michael Verret

Mike has more than 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, and his ability to understand and connect with an audience is the hallmark of his career. The approach he shares is what taught him how to understand an audience and deliver his message in a way they will not forget. Mike spent 13…

Episode 732 – What’s An Audience Blueprint vs A Brand Blueprint with Mike Verret

Mike has more than 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, and his ability to understand and connect with an audience is the hallmark of his career. The approach he shares is what taught him how to understand an audience and deliver his message in a way they will not forget. Mike spent 13…

Episode 725 – Marketing B2b For Better Sales – 3 Things It Is & 3 Things It Is NOT?

It was not too long ago that we had to get in our cars and go to store-to-store to find what we needed and the best deal. Amazon now does that for you and delivers it in a day or two. Since we are consumers at heart, we all tend to have a consumer bias…

Episode 719 – Why Social Media is NOT Effective As Advertising? (Well Sort Of)

Advertising is about awareness and getting the right people to take action when a topic resonates with them. Social Media is about having a platform that encourages engagement. Many conflate social media with advertising, which can happen, but advertising is all about creating awareness. What really matters with social media is staying top of mind…

Episode 707 – What Is The Secret B2b Marketing Formula? (Math is Hard – Success Is Not)

There is a secret in the banking industry – Savings accounts with restrictions make people save more… 80% more. There are two things that work, setting a minimum total or a set amount of time before the saver can make a withdrawal. Those are known as CDs or commitment devices. There are many reasons why…