Episode 426 – 5 Favorite Time Saving Hacks To Be More Productive In The New Year

At this time of the year, most business people have some down time. In between the festive event you have to attend, you may have some bandwidth to get a few things cleaned up and get ready for the New Year!

Organizing is great, but what if you could simply remove time wasting events throughout the year? Here are a few of my favorite tips that you can use to become more productive for GOOD:

Clean That Email
Make A To-Do List Daily
Put It In Your Calendar
Be Consistent
Do A Quarterly Review
In this episode, I will share with you some of my Favorite time saving tips and ideas that has helped me get more done every day of the year!

Episode 424 – 5 New Ways On How-To Use Audio & Video In Your Marketing

Creating Content is a great way to distribute your marketing messages, but Audio 7 Video Can be intimidating to some people. It’s really easier than you think? There are simple tools and methods almost anyone can use to grow their sphere of influence. Some of these include: Alexa Flash Brief – Audio Minute Podcast Social…

Episode 423 – Better Relationship Emotional Intelligence Using Crystal with Drew D’Agostino

Founder of Crystal for the past 4 years, a personality platform that offers free assessments and industry-leading psychometric predictions.

Focused on helping people communicate effectively, resolve conflict, manage stress, influence others, and make better decisions in their professional lives. 

Always looking for software engineers and talented people-people to join the Crystal team. Email me if you’re interested: drew@crystalknows.com

Started multiple businesses before then, including an event software company (Attend.com), a pizza box advertising agency, and a bed bug extermination company. Private pilot, songwriter, runner, and local diner aficionado.

Episode 421 – CRM Relationship Building Principles with Brad Banyas of 366º

Brad Banyas is an entrepreneur, executive and technology advocate with over 22 years of experience in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry. Brad started his career in software sales in 1991. He then started, and subsequently sold, Output Solutions Inc.

Brad is currently the CEO of Outsource Management, Inc. (OMI) which he founded in 1999. OMI is the go-to resource for emerging mid-size companies that embrace CRM, Marketing Automation and Sales enablement platforms to grow and dominate their niche.

In 2016 Brad Banyas along with Paul Sciandra, Ravi Devulapalli and Thomas E. Orton co-founded 366 Degrees a Relationship Marketing and Sales Automation Platform.

Brad lives in Cumming Georgia with is wife of 27 years Brandy and his three sons, Connor, Cason, Michael and daughter Madeline.

Affiliate Product Info – Links and Description: 366 Degrees www.366.io- The Relationship Marketing + Sales Automation Platform for Small to Midsize Enterprises that manages the execution and delivery of communications across email, landing pages and social connections. The service combines the strength of other platforms such as Nimble CRM, Salesforce, Vidyard video by connecting and automating key engagements around sales, marketing and customer communications to provide a unified view of engagement.

Episode 420 – How To Build An Effective Content Marketing Strategy

You can drive in a nail with a screwdriver… and you can pound in a screw with a hammer… but why would you? Often times that’s they way people treat marketing. They tend to push the kind marketing messages, on the platforms that appeal to them most. Email, Social Media, Video, and Podcasts (like this one) are all viable was to distribute messages, but are your messages targeted enough even when distributed on multiple platforms?

Systems like the DISC or Myers-Briggs allow people to profile people based on the way they communicate. What kind of communications or personality traits does your audience have? 

Dominance – Results – Quick Action
Influence – Enthusiasm – Collaboration
Steadiness – Security – Create Stability
Conscientiousness – Quality – Accuracy
In this episode, we will discuss How you can use CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, to help target the same message, in a slightly targeted more fashion. And… we do this by discussing Toilet Paper Marketing!

Episode 419 – Creating Better Business Relationships Using Nimble with Shannon Eckroth

Back in the day when MySpace was all the rage, my friends obsessed over profile pictures and sharing memes while I geeked out for hours learning how to code new backgrounds and analyzing what actions got the most reaction from people. 

Fast forward a few years later and I’m sitting at the startup, LinkedIn in Sunnyvale, CA helping them recruit their first accounting department. All the while getting the best digital education a girl could ask for.

And since then? 

I’ve taught over 200 workshops and tried just about every digital strategy out there to sell socially and experimented with every marketing software, app and playbook I could find. If you need to do it, I’ve probably done it, failed at it and figured out 3 to 4 other ways to accomplish it. 

I’m always here to help and most business owners have a question or two they just can’t seem to figure out. I’m that needle in a haystack that probably has an answer and if I don’t, I welcome the challenge to add another skill to my toolbox once I figure it out! 

Nimble is the simple CRM offering browser widget and mobile-based sales force automation and is a social CRM solution for small and midsize businesses. The solution automatically populates customer profiles and interaction histories from contact lists, email conversations and social media activity across a range of popular platforms including LinkedIn.

As Nimble’s Channel Partner Advisor, it is my responsibility to work with Cloud Service Providers and Microsoft Partners to get the best out of the software for their own business and help them market the product to their own prospects and clients. 

Episode 418 – Want to Make More Money? Start A Relationship!

What business are you in? I can tell you that no matter what your position or what you are selling or servicing… You are in the relationship business. All of us are!

A relationship is defined as the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people who are connected or in the state of being connected. Every relationship that lasts has a value associated with it. It could be emotional, financial, or some sort of dependency. What value do you bring to the relationship? What value does the other person bring? Lopsided or one-sided relationships generally don’t last.

To build a relationship, I’d like to talk about five steps or phases that you need to consider…

Networking
Connection
Research
Maintenance
Deep and Personal
In this episode, I will explore they five steps and how you can use the power of relationships to grow your business and make more money!

Episode 374 – What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Part 5 – Social Proof

Social Media (in my humble opinion) is three things in this order… A Relationship Building Tool 1st, A Content Delivery Platform 2nd, A Sales Platform 3rd. If all you do is sell, then people will tune you out as noise. You have to create engagement and interaction. Engagement earns you the opportunity to post promotional content in the form of informational blogs or podcasts.

In this episode, we will discuss the parts of social media:

Images
Headlines
Calls To Action
Hashtags
And the main business social platforms of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

Episode 352 – Social Media Emotions… Is It The Cocaine of Content?

Facebook has woken up a sleeping giant… 200 million strong. We are part of a community of angry people, but should we be angry at ourselves? Unless you are buying ads, you’re not the customer, but YOU ARE the PRODUCT being sold.  This is not new or unique to Social Media. Financial companies like Experian…

Episode 350 – Website Hosting… What Is It? Why Should You Care?

Web Hosting is something that you never really think about when it’s working, and obsess about when it’s not. It’s the lifeblood of your website and your information being found and viewed on the web and in search engines like Google.

I often talk about creating content assets and not trying to run a business on FREE platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on. Then why would you want to run a business on a FREE web hosting service? Free means you don’t own it and you can be shut down at any time for any reason, and there is NOTHING you can do about it!