Episode 488 – How To Use A Magic Mirror To Talk To And With Your Perfect Customers?

When I was a kid… I remember getting excited every day for a program on TV. You may (or may not be ) old enough to remember a kids TV show called “Romper Room”. In this show, they taught life lessons and today I want to share how that has affected my ideas around content marketing today.

At the end of the show, the host (Miss Mary, or Nancy, or so on), would pull out her “Magic Mirror” a hand mirror with the mirror removed so you could see her face through the TV camera. She would say… “I can see Cathy and Jesse and Julie and Jimmy and Kelly and Billie and Bobby and Jenny and Mark” and so on. I would watch every day hoping she would say “I see Brian!”

Our customers are looking for their questions to be answered and have their name called out, and you can do this through five easy steps…

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 463 – What Does Value Mean To Your Customers? with Bob Burg

It is generally agreed upon that entrepreneurship is the engine that drives an economy upwards and is primarily responsible for its growth.Entrepreneurs create jobs, bring better and more affordable products and services to the marketplace, resulting in greater societal health, overall wealth and a vastly improved standard of living. And, while we treasure the entrepreneur, one needs not start their own business in order to be one. One can be entrepreneurial within a company setting (often called “intrapreneurs”) and can lead from anywhere they happen to be positioned.

Episode 445 – Communicating From A Point Of Love Vs Fear with Michele PW

Michele PW (Pariza Wacek) is the best-selling author of the “Love-Based Business” series of books that share how to sell more with love and build a solid, profitable business on a foundation of love. In addition, she owns a copywriting and marketing company that has sold nearly $50M worth of products and services for her clients over the past 8 years. In her spare time, she also writes and publishes psychological thrillers/mystery/suspense novels.

Episode 432 – How-To Prospect For New Clients With Emotional Intelligence?

Some of you may laugh because the words “Emotional” and “Intelligence” generally do go together in your business universe. Emotional Intelligence – is the ability to recognize your own emotions and those of others, to identify your feelings and how it can effect communications. It can help you manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to…

Episode 423 – Better Relationship Emotional Intelligence Using Crystal with Drew D’Agostino

Founder of Crystal for the past 4 years, a personality platform that offers free assessments and industry-leading psychometric predictions.

Focused on helping people communicate effectively, resolve conflict, manage stress, influence others, and make better decisions in their professional lives. 

Always looking for software engineers and talented people-people to join the Crystal team. Email me if you’re interested: drew@crystalknows.com

Started multiple businesses before then, including an event software company (Attend.com), a pizza box advertising agency, and a bed bug extermination company. Private pilot, songwriter, runner, and local diner aficionado.

Episode 422 – How Can Emotional Intelligence Make LinkedIn More Powerful?

LinkedIn is the business to business social network. But many people spend very little time on the platform. Why? It’s often one of two reasons… Either they don’t know how to effectively use it, or they fear the dreaded “Connect & Pitch” that some many people employ looking for business. Relationships take time. Relationships take work. So why are people teaching the “Easy Button” approach to using Linkedin?

Episode 420 – How To Build An Effective Content Marketing Strategy

You can drive in a nail with a screwdriver… and you can pound in a screw with a hammer… but why would you? Often times that’s they way people treat marketing. They tend to push the kind marketing messages, on the platforms that appeal to them most. Email, Social Media, Video, and Podcasts (like this one) are all viable was to distribute messages, but are your messages targeted enough even when distributed on multiple platforms?

Systems like the DISC or Myers-Briggs allow people to profile people based on the way they communicate. What kind of communications or personality traits does your audience have? 

Dominance – Results – Quick Action
Influence – Enthusiasm – Collaboration
Steadiness – Security – Create Stability
Conscientiousness – Quality – Accuracy
In this episode, we will discuss How you can use CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, to help target the same message, in a slightly targeted more fashion. And… we do this by discussing Toilet Paper Marketing!

Episode 413 – Why You May Be Leaving 74% Of Your Sales On The Table – with Arthur Carmazzi

Arthur is ranked as one of the world’s Top 10 most influential thought leaders in leadership and organizational culture by Global Gurus. As a bestselling author and founder of the Directive Communication Psychology, Arthur’s brain clarity research and gamification methodologies have influenced the training and leadership development industry through his unique neuroscience and game-based psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation. 

His innovative tools, assessments, and games, have a visible ROI on marketing conversion, engagement, productivity, and effective behavior modification. His research on the genetic foundations of the brain’s Ambiguity Relief clarity getting processes has been the inspiration of the Colored Brain model used across multinationals in 52 countries. DCI has over 400 licensed Directive Communication (DC) Psychology leadership and culture trainers in 18 different countries who are delivering Value to clients globally.

Episode 404 – The Ultimate Sales Question – How Can I Help You?

Most 12 step programs start with this… “Do you realize you have a problem?” When it comes to the sales process, most people seel to needs, but customers buy to wants. Ultimately, you have to get to the root cause of the problem the client is having, and help them find the optimum solution to it. You do this by helping them to explore issues surrounding the cause of the problem, and help them navigate to a successful, profitable, and satisfying solution!

Here are some things to ponder as you start to develop your sales conversations and marketing messages with potential customers: