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 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 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 573 – Follow The Bouncing Customers with Mark SA Smith

Mark S A Smith: Working in the world of technology since 1982, Mark uses systems thinking to help organizations successfully bring new, disruptive technology to market by orchestrating compelling, strategic conversations with executives. Mark’s authored many books including his latest Pivot to Profit from IT Disruption, Security in the Boardroom, Linux in the Boardroom, Guerrilla…

Episode 561 – Broken Windshields & Naked Swimmers and Conducting Business In A Time Of Crisis with Perry Marshall

Perry Marshall is one of the most expensive business strategists in the world. He is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine. He’s guided clients like FanDuel and InfusionSoft from startup to hundreds of millions of dollars. He founded the $10 million Evolution 2.0 Prize, with judges from Harvard, Oxford and MIT. Launched at the Royal Society…

Episode 560 – This Is Not Normal… It’s OK

I hope you are staying healthy & safe?   Have you ever been on a flight where the oxygen masks have dropped? In the pre-flight briefing, they often say, “Although the bag may not inflate, rest assured oxygen is flowing. Secure your own mask before assisting others.”   At times like these, it can be…

Episode 558 – Your Mindset Matters – Posting Positive Messages Helps

Last week on social media (Facebook) I posted this quote… “If we view ourselves as besieged victims who need to go into hiding, then we cultivate fear and hoarding. If we view ourselves as a community working hard to protect the most vulnerable among us, then we will cultivate courage and helping.” – Mindset matters!…

Episode 556 – Bored or Busy? It’s Time To Work Harder!

We are a week or so into a major change in our business work environments. Many workers have been sent home to either work there, or wait for the business climates to change. During this time of home confinement (in many states) you have an opportunity to be either bored or busy. If you are…

Episode 554 – Three Things Every Business Should Do During A Time Of Crisis?

When I ran my business in the 1990’s I was faced with a disaster that took me by surprise and almost shut my business down. Our recording studio was flooded with raw sewage and it took months to recover from. We did what we could do to keep the doors open and get by, but…

Episode 548 – Embrace Disruption By Changing The Way You Think About Change!

Change happens. Change is inevitable. Change is a process. It’s a lot of things, but often never easy. Especially when it involves multiple people, with multiple objectives, and multiple points of view. When you are working with a diverse group of people that you are trying to convince to change things, you have to see…