Episode 614 – In Order To Change Minds, You Have To Overcome Heard Immunity

WARNING: This is part story, part lesson, part RANT! It’s bad enough that we have to put up with robocalls, political ads, and polls, and just random hang-ups, but when a real salesperson calls and just won’t take no for an answer, it’s hard not to be angry and rude. I understand that people have…

Episode 612 – How To Help Marketing Build A Bridge To Better Sales?

Training our new dog Layla (who is 11 months) is a challenge. Luckily, she responds to food, or better yet – Treats! We have multiple treats for different training activities. We have one for when she goes on her walks, one for when she goes potty outside, and one type when she gets to get…

Episode 598 – Lessons Need To Be Learned But Are Wasted Without Action

Every marketing communications should have a common goal: to create a human-to-human conversation. It could happen online, on the phone, or in person, but that should be the purpose. Sometimes we make that process to complex upfront. Have your methods and systems changed with the changes in the ways we are doing business today? You…

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 592 – It’s The Message Stupid

Great marketing communication systems can work, but most of them only work when you feed the right message, to the right audience, at the right time. Some industries such as health and finance have limitations and restrictions due to compliance and regulations. It’s like going to a knife fight with both hands tied behind your…

Episode 580 – How To Increase Your Return On Relationship Investment By Interacting Human to Human

There is a difference between in-person or face-to-face networking and online networking. When you meet in person, you usually have the attention of more than one person at a time. Online it’s much more of a one-on-one relationship at a time. There is also a difference between social media and social networking. Social media is…

Episode 572 – Why Building An Audience Is A Moving Target And What You Can Do?

It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years since I started writing my first book. At that time I created a website to promote it. Since then I have added 3 more books but never really looked at the website as a whole. Although the principles of the materials in the books has not changed…

Episode 571 – How Marketing Should… Connect The Dots To More Sales?

I love puzzles. My favorite is a word puzzle where you have to take jumbled letters and create the right word based on a clue. Marketing and sales are justifiably interconnected. There are a series of dots that you should be connecting. Each of those dots is a step that leads from one predefined specific…

Episode 570 – Making Your Content Larger Than Life In Medium with Jeff Herring

Struggle with creating content? Jeff Herring provides tools, templates, software, and strategies to make content creation easy! No experience necessary. Jeff Herring AKA The Content Marketing Guy is an internet marketer specializing in article marketing, teaching internet marketers, authors, speakers and self-employed professionals to write and market articles for more prospects, publicity and profits, and…

Episode 540 – How To Make Great Business Relationships… As Easy AS 1-2-3!

Collecting names is great. Having a big email list is preferred, but sometimes less is more. As you collect names what follows is more important than the original contact. Can you build a know like and trust with the person behind the email? Sometimes, it takes a little finess and personal touch to create engagement,…