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…

Episode 505 – Babbling About Sales & Podcasting with Pat Helmers.mp3

Pat Helmers is an international business consultant and technology startup coach. He is the author of the Selling With Confidence sales system and host of the award winning Sales Babble sales podcast. Pat has been in the tech world his entire professional career. Pat started his career as a software engineer for Bell Laboratories. It…

Episode 504 – Content Marketing And Making The Customer The Hero Of You Story

Have you ever been to a website or email and said to yourself, “Man… they really like themselves”? Companies and brands are so busy trying to convince you that they are the best option for you, they just “We-We” all over themselves. You have to put your customer’s feeling and needs ahead of your when…

Episode 502 – Why Do Content Marketing? It’s all In The Numbers!

One of the inherent problems with social media is other people just don’t get it… Social: of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society Media: a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression Nowhere in those two definitions does it say connecting with someone online…

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 487 – The 3 P’s of Increasing Your Sales with Phil Gerbyshak

Phil Gerbyshak is a Sales trainer, a social media pioneer and a techno whiz kid who got his start delivering email by hand in the Navy.

He’s the host of the show Conversations with Phil and is the co-host of the longest running social media marketing talk show #SocialChatter with Christian Karasiewicz.

When he’s not doing live video you can find Phil training salespeople how to sell more by creating more valuable relationships with their prospects and customers by injecting the sales process with social media and technology.

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 483 – The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues with Mark S. A. Smith

Why do this? Run a Sustainable, scalable, profitable, and salable business.

Pope Gregory listed the seven deadly sins in 590 AD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues
For every sin there is an associated virtue.
The virtues protect one against temptation.

Sin = (Greek and Latin) failure, error, to miss the mark
Virtue = (Latin) Valor, Being your very best