Episode 557 – Direct Marketing Basics with Brian Kurtz

Brian Kurtz has had two careers.The first spanned 34 years as a force behind Boardroom Inc., an iconic publisher and direct marketer. During that time, he was mentored by, and worked with, a who’s who of marketing legends (who he owes everything to). And more specifically, he worked side-by-side with the most prolific copywriters who…

Episode 551 – The 5 Lies CEOs Tell Themselves 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 include his latest Pivot to Profit from IT Disruption, Security in the Boardroom, Linux in the Boardroom,…

Episode 547 – Best Of – How To Eat An Elephant & Land A Whale with Mark S. A. Smith

Mark S. A. Smith designs and implements customer acquisition systems that find and recruit customers for disruptive products. He speaks at entrepreneurial events delivering pragmatic ideas to grow and succeed. He is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, and business owner who works with leaders who must develop the best…

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 539 – Looking For Some Golden Leads? Get Out There & Serve People with Warren Whitlock

Hi. I’m Warren Whitlock. My mission is to help brands improve the results of their digital marketing. I started creating content for marketing when “new media” meant we could combine multiple slide projectors for a presentation. By the time I went online in 1981, I’d learned to push for better technology whenever it allowed us…

Episode 537 – 5 Common Mistakes Organizations Make When Marketing with Mark James

Mark James is an accomplished business improvement advisor with over 40 years of experience in workplace performance, distribution channel effectiveness, marketing and measurement. As the founder and President of Performance Advisors Group, Inc., he helps growing and mature B2B companies achieve consistently positive customer experiences, sustainable growth and competitive advantage. Mark has successfully helped manufacturers…

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 510 – Stop Selling Your Time… When People Pay For Results?

We live a society that equates time with money. Time is a resource that can be sold, but that make it a commodity. It can be negotiated and people can always buy your time from somebody for less (even if what you do may or may not have more value). What would or could happen…

Episode 508 – Social Media • The Marketing Trifecta • The Pyramid Scheme

I always say that “Relationships Are The Currency Of Business!”, and this is the foundation of how and why marketing works. It takes time to lead people through a journey from awareness to big ticket clients, Some people claim they can circumvent steps and you can just go from one to the other, but I…

Episode 506 – How Does Making Yourself Obsolete Makes you More Valuable Now?

Most businesses are busy trying to create customers for life. But in some cases, It makes more sense to make you and your services become obsolete to customers. This is especially true if you are in the coaching, medical, or legal fields! Customers come to you with a problem, and it’s your job to fix…