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 794 – How The AMA, iContact, and Pizza Can Help You Market Better with Hank Hoffmeier

Hank is an author, speaker, podcast host and Sr. Manager of Client Solutions at iContact, a Ziff Davis company. With a passion for all things digital and social, combined with more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, he has been dubbed the Digital Marketing Infotainer because he makes marketing fun and successful.…

Episode 733 – You May Want Leads… But What You Really Need Is Prospects?

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have to use the FORCE to fight off the number of people who reach out cold, asking me if I could use more leads? I find it ironic that they don’t know me enough to reach out and get to know me, yet they think…

Episode 731 – How Will Changing Your Marketing… Actively Improve Your Sales Success?

I learned a lesson while teaching LinkedIn to a companies sales team. I could teach tools, tactics, and tips, but I could not help them to look past the process to create progress. That was up to the sales manager, who had to create accountability for them all. What I didn’t realize at the time…

Episode 645 – The Quick Business To Public Speaking Method with Connie Regan Green and Ellen Finkelstein

Connie Regan Green Connie Ragen Green is a former classroom teacher and real estate appraiser who left it all behind to come online in 2006. As an author of more than twenty books, publisher, international speaker, and entrepreneur she serves others by helping new entrepreneurs to build their own lucrative online businesses. Connie is also…

Episode 587 – What You Can Do To Reboot Your Speaking Career with Kerry Heaps

An Entrepreneur of 15 years, Kerry is the Publisher of Pageant Platform Magazine and the Host of Pageant Platform Podcast. Kerry is a sought-after Speaker on topics such as Leveraging your Publicity to Close More Deals, Bodies Don’t Lie-Body Language Basics, The Significance of Color in Wardrobe and the Psychology Behind It, The Network Game…

Episode 566 – Need More Business? How To Listen For Questions And Communicate Answers

If you have listened to this podcast for a while you probably know that I love golf. The good news in Illinois is that they are opening up golf courses soon, but there are still a lot of questions that have to be answered about how?. During the course of any given week, people ask…

Episode 511 – From Concert Halls To Living Rooms – Marketing Music Like A Coach with Ben Thomas

Ben has spent most of the past 15 years of his life being a dual-career music pastor and indie-folk singer/songwriter. A few years ago his world view seemed to be expanding beyond the boxes that “church” could contain. So, in order to creatively explore beyond the walls of his past, he moved from Illinois to…

Episode 483 – The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues with Mark S. A. Smith

Why do this? Run a Sustainable, scalable, profitable, and salable business.

Pope Gregory listed the seven deadly sins in 590 AD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues
For every sin there is an associated virtue.
The virtues protect one against temptation.

Sin = (Greek and Latin) failure, error, to miss the mark
Virtue = (Latin) Valor, Being your very best

Episode 480 – Are You Building A Cult Or Culture On Social Media?

I have found that working for a company forces you to conform to the corporate culture… So does that make it a cult or a culture? Not all cults are bad, nor all cultures good.

People join cults not because people are crazy, but because they have two kinds of wishes.  They want a meaningful life, or they want to be taken care of. A social culture is an organized way of life which is based on a common tradition and conditioned by a common environment.

There are some key difference though?