Episode 604 – Pull The Common Thread That Holds Us All Together

Our last dog (Buddy Guy) never really would destroy his toys. Our new dog Layla is a completely different animal. She believes her purpose in live to find and spit the stuffing out of every toy you give her. She works the toy to find the string she can pull that will unlock the treasure…

Episode 602 – How New Customers Can Be Like Getting A New Puppy

On a past podcast, I discussed the crazy idea we had of trying to adopt a dog and the lessons learned through the process. Well, a week ago we left downtown Chicago with a new 11-month-old puppy named Layla in the back of my SUV. We have adopted 5 rescue dogs over the last few…

Episode 600 – How And Why To Build A Golden Rolodex

Do you remember using a Rolodex? It was a device that was round or a slotted platform that contained index cards with sorted contact information in alphabetical tabs. We used to keep all our important business contacts on those for quick access. Although you may not have one of those on your desk anymore like…

Episode 599 – Finding A or Becoming Guest On A Podcast with Brent Basham

Brent Basham is an occasional podcaster, dad of three, co-founder of Poddit. In 2014 Brent had an epiphany. As a father and tech enthusiast, he realized we were standing at a very unique point in history. We were the last digital immigrants charged with raising the first digital natives. But with everything changing so fast,…

Episode 597 – How To Build Awesome Business Relationships Through Email with Ely Delaney

Ely Delaney is an Automated Systems Strategist and the co-founder of Purple Knight Marketing, an education company designed to help entrepreneurs go from surviving to thriving in any economy. He’s an Amazon bestseller with his two books “Marketing Tidbits” and “Networking Tidbits” With a passion for connecting people, his best selling training course “Networking Like…

Episode 596 – Why Your Marketing Needs a Feedback Loop?

In music, there are two kinds of feedback – Good and Bad. Bad feedback is that high pitched squeal you hear when a microphone gets too close to a speaker. Good feedback is the kind where you control (think of the opening guitar note in the song “I Feel Fine” by the Beatles). A feedback…

Episode 588 – How To Overcome The Story In You And Your Customers Minds

Seth Godin said in his daily blog email “If it’s not helping you take action to make things better, what’s it for?” When it comes to the content you create, what’s the action you expect people to take? In another blog email, he said, “That story in your head? It’s invented. It has to be.”…

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 586 – How To Serve Up Great Content With Marketing Systems

QUESTION? Is your marketing more like a vending machine or a restaurant? A vending machine is simple. People put money in and get something (generally overpriced) out. Restaurants are more complex. People will research them, make reservations, and they are not just buying food… they are buying an experience. We rarely are aware of all…

Episode 582 – The Top 5 Big Mistakes Big Businesses Make On LinkedIn

No matter what size business you have or are working in, it should have a LinkedIn Business page. Whether you are a solopreneur or a corporate CEO, you need to make sure that you have a cohesive message across all areas of any social media platform. Companies will often set them up, .but either ignore…