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 610 – How To Make Virtual One-On-Ones More Proactive & Productive

If we took a way-back machine to December 2019, you probably never would have guessed that you would be networking almost 100% online? Zoom has been a savior and a bain for many, but here we are living in a virtual networking world. One-on-ones are one of the best ways to grow your business, but…

Episode 608 – Finding The Influencers to Make Your Content Go Viral

In his book, “The Tipping Point”, Malcolm Gladwell discusses how viruses spread. We are not only talking about the medical kind, but the ones that influence people and culture. Viruses usually start small and grow slowly, but there becomes a tipping point where it srats to gain momentum to the point where it’s hard to…

Episode 606 – The 4 People You Should Positively Be Marketing To

Networking has changed and so have our businesses. If you are like me, we spend a lot of time on Zoom. I am here to tell you Zoom Fatigue is REAL! Meeting online increases our cognitive load because several of its features take up a lot of conscious capacity… and add caring for a puppy…

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 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 589 – The Magic Of Relationships and Follow-Up with Joe M. Turner

“Chief Impossibility Officer” Joe M. Turner is the founder and principal speaker and performer at Turner Magic & Keynotes, providing world-class corporate entertainment and insightful keynotes for clients across the United States and worldwide. A summa cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University, Joe’s corporate experience is primarily in the area of change management and…

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…