Episode 834 – Looking Back & Forth – Insights for 2023

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 833 – The 5 Types of Golfers (What They Can Tell You About Your Business Style)

Golf is a fairly simple game. You hit a little white (or colored in my case) ball from a tee to a cup in the grass. It’s meant to be done in 3, 4, or 5 touches of the ball. Many people think it’s a competitive sport, but in reality, I have found that it’s…

Episode 829 – The 5 Keys To Successful B2b Marketing

Consumers are fickle. How do I know? I am one. Consumers change loyalties in an instant, while B2b customers are more complex. Switching brands or companies is easy for B2c. Not so much for B2b. One of the Baconisms I post every month is, “When you contact a prospect… you are a salesperson. When a…

Episode 820 – How To Make Your Business Stand Out Like a Pink Goldfish with Stan Phelps

Stan is a Forbes Contributor, TEDx Speaker, IBM Futurist, Certified Speaking Professional, and best-selling author of the Goldfish Series. He is an Instructor for the ANA School of Marketing and Rutgers Business School. A show-and-tell speaker, Stan empowers audiences to take action that delivers bottom-line impact. He strives to change the paradigm of marketing by…

Episode 815 – Seasons… Cold Weather Can Nudge Business to Heat Up

We just crossed the autumnal equinox. In layman’s terms – Summer is over (at least on the calendar.) Summer from a personal level is one of the most active times of the year. We have longer days and better weather. Chances are you spend almost more time outside and take more days off than at…

Episode 813 – Name That Tune – Has Your Brand Voice Evolved With Your Business?

Yesterday, I when to the Digital Summit in Raleigh, where I helped out with the AMA Triangle booth (American Marketing Association – Raleigh chapter)\. It was a great day filled with meeting new people, and I found some time to catch a few partial sessions. One of the sessions talked about your brand and asked…

Episode 811 – How To Exceed Expectations? Find Someone Who Cares!

When it comes to exceeding expectations, you have to first set them, then exceed them. If you set expectations too high, you can often disappoint. If you set them too low, people tend to misinterpret them. Finding that middle ground, and exceeding expectations require someone who believes in your capabilities, and is overjoyed with the…

Episode 803 – If You Want Change, Results or Success, You Have To Take Your Own Pulse and Own It!

I was a control freak, and would normally work 12 to 16 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week to do it all myself. I was successful at it, but at a cost. That cost was having a life. As I walked Layla (my dog) and ran on the Greenway by our apartment…

Episode 796 – Best Of The Melding Of Mindset And Training with Marla Tabaka and Michelle Filicicchia

Marla Tabaka is an internationally known small business strategist, national radio show host, and leading Inc.com author. Her integrative approach to coaching combines mindset management and strategic planning, resulting in multi-million dollar businesses for many of her small business clients. After a career of 22-years as an Emmy Award-winning producer at NBC Television, Tabaka worked…

Episode 790 – Best Of – Life Lessons For Success with Tag Team Member DC Glenn

DC Glenn was born in Chicago, Illinois, and Steve Gibson was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Both moved to Denver, Colorado, as young children. They met at Manual High School in 1982, where both pursued their musical interests. Gibson played drums in the jazz band and attended audio engineering classes at an early college education program,…