Why Your Marketing Needs a Feedback Loop

Ever since I was 10 years old, I have been a musician. You may be a musician, too, or you may just be a music lover. I am sure you’ve been to a concert performance of some sort where you heard microphone feedback. Feedback is the high-pitched squeal that happens when a microphone gets too…

Top 5 Big Mistakes Big Businesses Make On LinkedIn

Today, I want to talk about the five biggest mistakes big businesses make on LinkedIn. This also applies to small businesses, and even solopreneurs. The first thing I will assume is that you have a business page on LinkedIn. The second thing I will assume is that some (if not all) of your employees have…

How To Increase Your Return On Relationship Investment By Interacting Human to Human

I had someone contact me after reading my first book. It’s called, “It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon“, but the main concept is “Relationship Marketing in a Social Media World!“. He commented back and said, “You want me to do more networking?” The answer I gave him was “Yes.” He was thinking I meant…

Why Building An Audience Is A Moving Target And What You Can Do

Realin In The Years It’s been about eight years since I started my first book. Back then, I created a website called notaboutu.com. That’s where I started building an audience and promoted my first book. Then I used it to promote my second, third, and fourth books. Currently, I’m working on my fifth book. Since…

Want More Business? Give 100% And Expect Nothing In Return

Today I want to talk about business. I know you’re saying to yourself, “Self, doesn’t he always talk about business?” And the answer is, YES. Earlier this year, some businesses came to an abrupt stop. For those of us who are lucky enough to keep busy with work, chances are we’re not doing the exact…

Romeo, Oh Romeo? How Can I Pitch Thee? Let Me Count The Ways!

Face-To-Face Networking I don’t know about you, but I still find a lot of value in face-to-face networking. I like to get out at least once a week and go to a networking meeting. Meeting new people, learning about new businesses, and learning new things is exciting for me. There’s a lot of interesting people,…

Questions? Why Good Answers Lead To Better Questions

The question I have for you today is this: Do you like the Moody Blues? I do. They’re one of my favorite bands. They’re from the 60’s, if you’re not that old. I live in Chicago and we have an outdoor amphitheater called Ravinia. I know there’s lots of them all over the country. I’ve…

Foresight is 2020 – Why You Need To Recommit To Email Marketing

This is part two of my Foresight 2020 series (looking back to forge ahead and make next year the best year ever). I want to explore how and why I think email marketing is going to be bigger and better than ever, next year. Turning Controversy Into Social Capital I don’t know if you watch…

5 Ways To Give Thanks To Your Clients This Thanksgiving

When Black Friday Comes… I’m writing this just before Thanksgiving. I’d like to talk about five ways to give thanks to your clients this Thanksgiving and maybe even next Thanksgiving. There’s a tradition in the United States called Black Friday. Black Friday is one of my favorite Steely Dan songs. When Black Friday comes, I’m…