Episode 415 – Stop Selling By Getting Clients To Imagine Success with Tom Poland

Tom is the best-selling author of the Leadsology® series and has started and managed numerous business with multi-million dollar revenues.  He is voluntarily married to a pretty German Frau who he affectionately refers to as his Little Bavarian Bulldozer.  They live quietly and happily on the sand next to the waves at little Castaways Beach in Queensland, Australia.

Episode 412 – The Big Lie That Limits Your Business Growth?

Many business owners and marketers are living a lie. Too often they say to themselves “If I Could Just…”. We think that we are missing just one piece of the puzzle or we are just one or two techniques away from an economic windfall. Reality is, that we are often multiple mistakes away. Think about what Einstein, Edison, and Steve Jobs had to go through before they obtained success?

The big truth is that you have to be in it for the long term if you want to see long-term success. Here is what you need to know…

Episode 410 – Why Your Story Matters? Marketing Is Easy and Strategy Is Hard!

Marketing is the process of composing brand messages, delivering those messages, and measuring those results. A strategy is a bit more complex. It has multiple angles and can have multiple goals depending on what you want to achieve.

Most strategies are built around generating sales (which is good), but often people try to bypass the process taking the time to tell your story or convince people to stay in the loop until they are READY to make a purchase from you.

Episode 408 – What Is a Marketing Strategy and Should You Want One?

Many people try to create marketing plans but lack a strategy to execute it successfully. A Strategy is – a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. That is why I subscribe to the Ready, Fire, Aim method of marketing. 

There are only two ways to get traffic back to your own properties (website), pay for it, or earn it. Starting Facebook or Google ads may be a tactic, but without a strategy, it can become a business money pit with limited results.

You have to ask yourself what you expect from these ads:

Where Do You Want Them To Go?
What Do You Want Them To Do?
What Should They?
In this episode, we will discuss how to create a profitable marketing strategy and go from being a Wantrepreneur to an Entrepreneur! 

Episode 404 – The Ultimate Sales Question – How Can I Help You?

Most 12 step programs start with this… “Do you realize you have a problem?” When it comes to the sales process, most people seel to needs, but customers buy to wants. Ultimately, you have to get to the root cause of the problem the client is having, and help them find the optimum solution to it. You do this by helping them to explore issues surrounding the cause of the problem, and help them navigate to a successful, profitable, and satisfying solution!

Here are some things to ponder as you start to develop your sales conversations and marketing messages with potential customers:

Episode 402 – How-To Simplify Your Marketing – What Would Mr. Rogers Do?

My wife and I watched a documentary this weekend called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”. It chronicled the life of Fred Rogers, the pastor, actor, and puppeteer from “Mr. Rogers Neighborthood” (a PBS children’s TV show). He had a special way of connecting with children That has been legendary for years.

It made me think…”What if we applied some of his methods of communicating with children in your marketing?” A lot of marketing is based on fear and self-doubt. What would happen if we could apply some of his tactics? He made children feel…

Heard
Accepted
Loved
Safe
Worthy
In this episode, we will explore applying those to our marketing efforts. It may not work with every product or service, or even yours, but why not try to insert some positivity in the world?

Episode 397 – Business Success Strategies with Cathy Demers

Founder of BusinessSuccess.com and Host of the popular Business Success Cafe, Cathy Demers is not a “wanna be” when it comes to proven business success. In fact, she co-founded a company with a tiny $10K investment and turned it into a company worth over 20 million dollars!

She’s amassed over 25 years in business development, with companies such as Microsoft and IBM, she successfully took her own company public while serving as President and CEO.

Cathy is a sought-after expert and has presented keynotes and courses for organizations worldwide including the Women Presidents’ Organization, Wired Women, and Novice to Advanced Marketing Systems to name just a few.

Known for her direct, but friendly and supportive, style as well as her business savvy and her “let’s get ‘er done” approach, Cathy combines the wisdom that comes from her vast business experience with her unique talent for helping business owners get clear…stay focused…take inspired action…and get fantastic results!

Episode 396 – How Do YOU Define Success In Your Business?

Have you ever found something not working only to find you never turned the power on? In the world of electronics and troubleshooting, you start at the end first and work your way back to the source.

When it comes to success, I would like to offer you a similar solution. Most of the time people focus on tasks, then milestones, then goals, but I suggest that you go in rever order (reverse engineer). Start with the goal, build the milestones, and then outline the tasks.

I like to view success as a bridge between action and acquisition. Many people measure success by the acquisition of money, while others measure it differently…

Happy Customers?
Happy Team Members?
Happy Life? Lifestyle? Self?
In this episode, I will discuss how I use my goal of running a 5K race and how I use goals, milestones, and tasks to achieve success.

Episode 392 – How To Improve Your Business Growth? – Hunt vs Gather

I was having a conversation with a friend and client where we started to dig into his sales team and the different takes on the sales process in general… he defined them as “Hunters” and “Gatherers.”

Hunters tend to be young, ambitious and energetic. The love the thrill of finding and closing new business clients. They love the thrill of the hunt and can’t wait to close and move on to the next deal.

Gatherers tend to be older, more experienced and love the steadiness and predictability of maintaining a client base. They tend to focus on building and maintaining current client relationships.

These two have a lot of difference, but also have a lot in common

They Work On A Schedule
They Communicate Regularly
They Measure Results
In this episode, we will discuss how you and/or your sales organization can be best served by a blend or mix of both Hunting and Gathering. Remember… What gets measured, gets done!

Episode 390 – I’ll Have What She’s Having… The Secret of Success

Have you ever seen the movie “When Harry Met Sally”? There is a famous Restaurant Scene where Harry and Sally are talking about relationships and Sally starts to act out a Fake Orgasm. A lady in the diner (Rob Reiner”s Mom in real life) says “I’ll have what she’s having”. That iconic scene shows how people act vicariously through other people’s actions or successes.

You can create a buzz about your product or service by getting people to order what others find success with…

Spotlighting Successes
Prophetizing Profits
Renting Resources – Build a Team 
In this episode, I will define 3 “Dont’s” and 3 “Do’s” to help you build the success of your products and services, but sharing success stories of your clients and users.