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.

Episode 389 – The Art of Power and Process and Packages in Sales with Gabe Arnold

In business, sales cures all. If you want to start generating a steady flow of leads for your business.

Gabe Arnold creates affordable, long-term marketing and technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. He has over 15 years of experience in professional writing, web and computer technology, and marketing campaign creation and management. Gabe has worked with over 1,000 startups, as well as hundreds of established businesses over the past decade and has helped them achieve their goals. He is passionate about connecting businesses with the best possible solutions.

At age 16, Gabe created and sold his first website. Just 4 years later, he was running a multimillion-dollar service company that was completely fueled by his online marketing efforts. Gabe has worked in dozens of different industries to create profitable and stable long-term solutions.

Episode 369 – Using Disruption To Become A Person Of Interest 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.

Episode 364 – What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business?

Download the FREE Worksheet – As a marketing coach and strategist, I often see business suffer from marketing BSOS (Bright Shiney Object Syndrome). They throw time, money and resources at tactics like SEO, Facebook Ads, Instagram, and others with limited and often disappointing results. That because they are missing steps or components that are integral to a sustained and successful marketing strategy.

There are 6 main components that are necessary to creating a successful strategy. Unfortunately, business people tend to dabble in marketing and miss steps that are important to success.

Episode 356 – Accountability… Your Success Hangs In The Balance!

There is a secret sauce that separates successful people in business from the just getting by crowd. It’s accountability. It’s defined as “The quality or state of being accountable. Especially as an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

There are three things that help in this:

Being Organized
Tasks Prioritized
Accountability person or groups
Sometimes, you have to pay for accountability, but sometimes you can achieve it for free. It does require the process of having a person or partner keeping you accountable. This could include:

A Coach
A Mastermind
An Accountability Partner
In this episode, we will discuss how accountability plays into your business success!

Episode 323 – Learning How To Be A Go-Giver with Bob Burg – Part 2

Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations. Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic…

Episode 320 – How Can Tools, Technology, And Techniques Impact Your Messages?

Getting your messages out and heard is my main business. There are many aspects of creating your brand and your messages, but this post is about the Tools, Technology, And Techniques we all use to get our messages created and distributed. Tools Computers Tables Cell Phones Technology Platforms Browsers Applications Search Engines Techniques Blogs Podcasts Videos…

Episode 300 – What I Have Learned Over The Last 3 Years And 300 Podcasts

Welcome to episode 300 of The Bacon Podcast. A lot has changed since November 1st, 2014 (the date of the 1st episode). Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media have all changed extensively. The landscape of the internet has morphed quickly into a more complex ecosystem that has to be constantly learned and reimplemented in new ways.…

Episode 298 – 5 Quick Ways To Actively Increase Your Website Traffic

Did you know that the average small business website gets only 300 visitors per month? That’s an average of 10 visits per day! Traffic is the lifeblood of business, but more importantly.. the right traffic matters much more. In this episode, I want to explore 5 techniques that I and my clients have used to increase…