How Can A Great Marketing System Overcome Disruption In Business?

Disrupting Disruption Today I want to talk about a great marketing system can overcome disruption in business. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a lot of disruption over the last handful of years. I was in a networking meeting this morning with a handful of people. And one person said, “I really…

What Is The Secret B2b Marketing Formula? (Math is Hard – Success Is Not)

There’s a secret in the banking industry. Savings accounts with restrictions make people save more. A CD, or certificate of a deposit, is also a commitment device. Let me explain. A president of a bank in the Philippines offered a few hundred of his customers a locked savings account, which means you could not make…

Leveraging LinkedIn To Grow Your B2B Business Through Social Networking

I love teaching. I love teaching people about leveraging LinkedIn. One of my favorite, and humbly, one of the best courses I’ve ever created and teach on a regular basis is my latest LinkedIn class. I call it TRIBE. The reason I call it TRIBE is because it’s built around a concept of only focusing on…

What is Relationship Marketing? Amplify Your Marketing Messages!

I was out walking my dog this morning and I met up with another dog owner. We started chatting about relationship marketing. I was trying to explain to him about social media and email and how people can relate to using those tools in relationship marketing. He came back to me and said, “I’m not…

Testing 1-2-3… How To Get Your Audience To Embrace Your Content

It’s been a few years since I’ve been up on stage as a musician. I’ve been in a lot of bands over my years and the last two were called the Pretzel Boys and Dough. The Pretzel Boys was a full band with drums and PA systems. Dough was a two-man acoustic band. The reason…

Want To Improve Your Business? Here Is My Know-Like-Trust System!

Let me start off by asking you a question. Do you want to improve your business? Well if you do, I’m going to ask you to start thinking differently about know, like, and trust. Now, know, like and trust has been around for years. It’s been attributed to people like Mark Twain, Stephen Covey, and…

Exercise Your Business – Get A Running Start To Deliver On Your Goals

I started out yesterday morning, looking for some inspiration. It was the day I was running my second 5K in three years. This race was canceled last year. A few years ago I finished my first race in almost 40 years. I ran it in about 42 minutes, which was kind of disappointing. This year,…

Dunbar’s Number… And Why It’s Better To Be Part Of A Tribe Than An Influencer

I was scrolling through Facebook, and one ad caught my eye. It said, “I didn’t think much of LinkedIn until I got 150 prospects.” And at the top, it says, “I completely stopped cold calling and got 150 prospects.” Well, common logic tells me that prospects are another way to say you are cold calling,…

Vanity Fair, Unfair Vanity, and Vanity Metrics

A while back, I was talking about Cancel Culture on The Bacon Podcast episode 654. What I was talking about was canceling subscriptions. I was going through some of my accounting this weekend and noticed I was paying $10 a month for a newspaper I wasn’t reading. Checked with my wife, she wasn’t reading it…

Yes And vs Yes But – When to Let Go Of Your Buts

Today I want to talk about the word “YES”. Now the word yes alone is a very positive word but, a lot of times the word yes has an addendum to it such as yes and, or yes but. Today I want to help you know when you should be letting go of your buts…