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

Episode 477 – Social Selling On LinkedIn with Brynne Tillman

Brynne Tillman is the LinkedIn Whisperer and CEO of Social Sales Link. For over a decade she has been teaching Entrepreneurs, sales teams and business leaders how to leverage LinkedIn for social selling.

As a former sales trainer and personal producer, Brynne adopted all of the traditional sales techniques and adapted them to the new digital world. She guides professionals to establish a thought leader and subject matter expert brand, find and engage the right targeted market, and leverage clients and networking partners for warm introductions into qualified buyers.

Episode 468 – Why Are You Selling Dog Food To Cat People?

Selling Dog Food To Cat People means that just because someone has a pet, it does not mean that they are potential customers for all kinds of pet foods. Yeah they may get a dog some day, but right now they are paying attention to their immediate needs.Everyone needs water. Consumers and businesses need water, but as you start to niche down, you discover there are differences. Home owners are different than renters, and service businesses have different needs for water than manufacturing.Some people treat marketing like everyone is a customer, but are they really? In today’s short attention span theater, you have to get the right message, to the right person, at the right time!

Episode 464 – Why A Marketing Mind Is Better Than A Sales Script?

Over the weekend I listened to two audio books. One was “Choose” by Ryan Levesque about a marketing strategy and another was by a LinkedIn Expert focused on sales. They BOTH lived up to expectations. The marketing book gave away great ideas and concepts while the Linkedin book sounded more like a sales pitch for his LinkedIn Leads business.What’s the difference between sales and marketing? Marketing informs and attracts leads and prospects to your company and product or service. Sales, on the other hand, works directly with prospects to reinforce the value of the company’s solution to convert prospects into customers.

Episode 463 – What Does Value Mean To Your Customers? with Bob Burg

It is generally agreed upon that entrepreneurship is the engine that drives an economy upwards and is primarily responsible for its growth.Entrepreneurs create jobs, bring better and more affordable products and services to the marketplace, resulting in greater societal health, overall wealth and a vastly improved standard of living. And, while we treasure the entrepreneur, one needs not start their own business in order to be one. One can be entrepreneurial within a company setting (often called “intrapreneurs”) and can lead from anywhere they happen to be positioned.

Episode 462 – Why Value Is Not About Being The Lowest Price But About The Best Fit?

Have you ever worked with a customer who could not see the value that your products or service provided? Value is relative. Value is in the eye of the beholder. Although value is often view as a measurement of price, different people value different resources… time, money, status and more.Value-based pricing is about basing price on the benefits perceived by the customer instead of on the exact cost of the product. People who value their time are more willing to pay for convenience. Have you ever paid for food delivery? People who value their money are willing to spend the time to save it. Have you ever driven an extra mile out of your way to save .01-.02⍧ a gallon on gas? You know what I am talking about?

Episode 460 – How To Meet Your ‘PERFECT 10’ on LinkedIn? Use The 80/20 Rule!

Do you remember the movie “10”? It’s an American romantic comedy by Blake Edwards, and starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrew, and Bo Derek, and follows a man in middle age who becomes infatuated with a young woman whom he has never met, leading to a comic chase and an encounter in Mexico.On LinkedIn, your perfect 10 is more than just your perfect avatar? I’d like show you something different… I’ve seen tons of courses and Gurus who promise “UNLIMITED LEADS” systems on LinkedIn, but they base most of those systems on connecting with mass quantities of people and hoping some will buy from you.I like to focus on building lasting relationships with a limited amount of quality connections. How would your business be effected if you could add 10 QULITY new customers?

Episode 459 – The 8 P’s Of Reducing Perceived Risk In Sales with Mark S.A. 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, Guerrilla Negotiating, Guerrilla TeleSelling, & Guerrilla Trade Show Selling. Forthcoming: Selling Disruption & Executive Strategy Skills.Mark is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, business owner, executive coach, author, professional speaker, video producer, podcaster, blogger, musician, and father of five Millennial children who do not live at home.

Episode 458 – There Is An Easy Button to Success, But Can You Afford It?

Everybody wishes they had an “Easy Button” that you could simply push and ‘POOF’… good things just happen. If we all had that, nobody would have to work and nor would your products and services stand out as the right choice for your customers. But, we all want to make things easier and less complicated? That can be done with a little extra effort!The definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” but I like to think of it as “Trying what everyone else is doing and expecting better results?”What you really want is the RIGHT PEOPLE to PAY ATTENTION to what you are doing and TAKE ACTION! We all have assets of Time, Treasure, and Talent but you have to “Work To Your Strengths & Hire To Your Weaknesses.” Do you have a plan to maximize your assets to help you achieve your goals?Each goal has a cost of time and a cost of money…In this episode we will explore some concepts where you can reinvent your business messages to get to the RIGHT PEOPLE to PAY ATTENTION to what you are doing and TAKE ACTION!

Episode 457 – What’s New With LinkedIn 3.0 with Ted Prodromou

Ted Prodromou, America’s Leading LinkedIn Coach, is the award-winning, best-selling author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business (Entrepreneur Press). Ted is a social selling expert and the founder of Search Marketing Simplified, LLC, a full service online marketing agency. The SMS team creates advanced LinkedIn, Facebook, Google and social media lead-generation strategies for small to medium-sized businesses with over $100 million in revenue generated.After 20 very successful years in the high-tech industry working for IBM, DEC and Cellular One, Ted’s IT career evaporated into thin air after the dot com crash. He was forced to reinvent himself and became a certified professional coach because he enjoyed mentoring his staff. While learning how to market his coaching practice, he fell in love with online marketing and lead generation which resulted in the shift from professional coaching to the creation of his marketing agency. Search Marketing Simplified, LLC.