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…

Episode 574 – LinkedIn Is The Best Way… To Follow The Bouncing Customers

With business in flux, people are moving. They may be changing jobs either by choice or by economic conditions. Just last year, the average job tenure lasted 3-5 years but that may change more rapidly in the coming months and years. Contacts within companies you’ve been doing business with could be here today and gone…

Episode 546 – Toilet Paper Math… Why Some Online Marketing Does Not Always Square Up?

I saw this video online where a math (multiplication) was done the traditional way (how I learned) and the NEW way (putting numbers in a table and working it in phases). The old way took 20 seconds where the new way took over 3 minutes? New math is everywhere, especially at the grocery store in…

Episode 532 – Foresight is 2020 – How Building Trust Is Important To Sales?

Starting next year I am writing a new book.  It does not have a title yet, but the overall theme is You are not in the sales business… you are in the TRUST business! In the consumer world, there is a certain mindset that is more advertising based than relationship based. You are not just…

Episode 495 – Using Email Drip Sequences To Supercharge Your Sales Process with Shawn Finder

Shawn Finder has always been an entrepreneur at heart. At age 24, Shawn entered the entrepreneurial world after competing as one of Canada’s top-ranked tennis players. He started out importing packaging from the Orient and selling to top retailers in North America. However, knowing he always loved selling and list building, he founded ExchangeLeads in…

Episode 492 – When It Comes To Social Graphics… It’s Hip To Be Square!

In 1986, “Back To The Future II” predicted what life would be like in 2015. They got a lot of things right, and some of them wrong, but it also missed a few KEY things while predicting the future… The Internet Mobile Phones People Would Still Be Reading Newspapers! The theme song was written by…

Episode 490 – How To Avoid Packing Peanut Messages That Hurt Your Brand?

Have you ever gone to a networking event and ask someone “What do you do?” only to regret it. Sometimes we ask people what time it is and they want to tell us how to build a watch? When we get shipments, they often ship the contents using packing peanuts. These are used to surround…

Episode 486 – How Can A Pile Of Needles Attract Your New Customers?

Why is it better to build a pile of needles versus finding a needle in a haystack? Because the needles are what you use to sow (sew) new business. Yet still, people spend way more time trying to find that needle. 

Advertising is typically putting your message out to a large audience and hopes it attracts the right customers at the right time. Marketers try the same concept with email lists. They collect names, but are they the right names and emails at the right time? 

The difference is a pile of needles is a group of very targeted customers or influencers who help you focus on getting to your goals faster and better.

Busy business people like contractors, don’t have the time to build relationships like full-time salespeople, but through finding and working with influencers, they can amplify their messages if they simply invest time in specific relationships!

Time to stitch together some new business? In this episode, we will explore how you can build a pile of needles simply by asking yourself some key questions! 

Episode 485 – Building A Pile Of Needles Through Networking with John Corcoran

John Corcoran is a former White House Writer, speechwriter, an attorney, author and podcasting expert.

He started his career as a Writer in the Clinton White House, and today is cofounder of a boutique agency, Rise25, LLC, that helps B2B businesses to connect with their ideal clients, referral partnerships and strategic partners.

He is the cofounder with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, of Rise25, LLC, a boutique agency which helps B2B companies with lead generation and done-for-you media and content marketing.

Episode 484 – How To Get Noticed On Social Media And My Corny Beef With Hashtags

So What’s a Hashtag?

When I was a kid, has was something we had at breakfast (with potatoes and corned beef). As a teen, it was something (I heard about 😎) that people put in pipes and smoked. Today, a hashtag is an integral part of many social media systems.

A hashtag is a type of metadata tag used on social networks like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and others. They allow you to apply a dynamic and widely used tool (in some cases) that makes it possible for others to easily search and find messages with a specific theme or content.

Hashtags have different clout and influence on difference social media platforms: