The 5 Keys To Successful B2b Marketing

Consumers are fickle. How do I know? I am one. I have chronicled my love-hate relationship with Home Depot. I was in love with them after my first experience with them buying a washer, dryer, and fridge. The salesperson was so educated and informative. When I went to Lowes (first) the salesperson took a while…

Marketing and Sales = Poison or Antidote

I want you to imagine that you have just ingested some poison. After the initial shock of realizing the impending doom, you hear the doorbell ring. At that very moment, an antidote salesman is standing at the door and says, “I have what you need. I can give you the recipe for free or you…

How To Exceed Expectations? Find Someone Who Cares!

Seth Godin had a GREAT blog post today. It was short, sweet, and really hit me between the eyes. Who cares? No one cares. That happens rarely. Someone cares. That happens all the time, and it’s at the heart of our work. Everyone cares. Almost never. Someone is enough. In fact, someone is the entire…

Boy… Do I Have A Deal For You? Deals From The Trenches And The Search For Value And Truth!

A lot has happened over the last 20 years. There has been a technological revolution. The most obvious are the smartphone and the internet. But some are less obvious: Human Genome Project Bluetooth Curiosity, the Mars Rover Electric Cars 3D Printing Multi-use Rockets And much more… When we sold our house, we sold everything including…

You Can’t Always Get What You Want? But If You Try Sometimes…

Do you know that Rolling Stones song? “You Can’t Always Get What You Want?” It goes on to say, “But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.” I think that “Want” is a term that talks about the future. I WANT (desire to obtain) a cool new computer and desk…

When is 10 Greater Than 1000? (Hint It’s All About Relationships)

You never realize how much STUFF you have until you have to move it. We all have closets, drawers, and other hiding places that keep our stuff organized and out of sight, Simply go to any closet or dresser and lay out all the stuff on the floor and you will see what I mean.…

The Secret 3 B’s of Finding Your Perfect Customer

Do You Want To Know A Secret? Did you know that the American bee is actually digital? Yup… It’s a U.S.B. So is that a conspiracy theory, or a bad dad joke? Perspective is reality in the mind of the bee-holder! The definition of a conspiracy theory is: a theory that explains an event or…

Three Questions With The Same Answer – Know, Like, & Trust

Lately, I have been doing some introspection about the current and future state of my business. No doubt it’s changed over the years but that change has accelerated lately. If you look at patterns, you can kind of predict the future. The one thing that almost all of my clients have in common is that…

The Power of Three… With Sales and Marketing

One of my favorite quotes is: “Never use four words when three will do.”  – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Good professional speakers and good marketers know that the most effective way to get people to remember what you said and to take action is to KEEP IT SIMPLE! Even if you have a very complex topic,…

My GREATEST Sales Success… (Selling My Wife On Moving)

Kim and I built the house we live in over 22 years ago. Over that time we have seen every house in our cul de sac sell at least once (most multiple times). We are the last original owners left. Back then we had two kids and multiple pets living here and it was more…