How Using Mixed Emotions Can Emotionally Charge Your Marketing Messages

I recently had an interesting call with a potential client where we went back and forth getting to know each other. In the process, she said to me, “I want to be upfront with you and let you know that I’ve had some bad experiences with people doing lead generation for my business.” And I…

Don’t Be An Inbox Clogger – Email With A Purpose

A while back, I was talking about getting your email organized. There are people out there (maybe even you) who have over 8,000 emails in their inbox. But I don’t want to talk about your inbox. Today, I want to talk about your outbox, or more specifically about broadcast email in business and how to…

Thought Leadership? You Need To Have Purpose, Passion, And A Plan

I had an interesting call with a potential client today. He was interested in extending his reach using social media. Part of the problem was that he has two different lives. He had a life as a financial advisor and a life as a musician/composer. One of the things that we had to immediately come…

Why Hiring A Good Content Writer Is Great For Business

Spring is here. Spring has sprung. The trees are blooming, noses are running, and so am I! I’m finally back to jogging. It’s a nice, warm, 60 degrees here in Chicago. When I do my run, I have one path that I follow most of the time. I call it the Flashdance Girl, because when…

The Details Are In The Data – How To Better Collect And Use Info From Your Website

Nothing warms my cockles like a good set of data. Do you feel that way? Chances are you don’t, but I am a geek and I do love data. I love my QuickBooks. I love looking at every single week’s volume of what sold, what didn’t, and where the expenses went. And, I love looking…

How Building Trust Is Important To Sales

Happy New Year! We’re at the door of 2020 and this is the last of my posts in the Foresight is 2020 series. Today I want to talk about how building trust is important to sales – especially in this upcoming year. Recently, I had a new customer contact me. They wanted to figure out…

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

Relationship Capital Investment Can Create Greater Interest?

A few days ago, I got a message on LinkedIn from a guy named Daniel. He said, “Hey, I just flew back into Chicago and I read your book and I loved it and I want to take you out to lunch to thank you for all the great insights.” I said to him, “I…

What's old is new again: Don't Mummify your content. A couple views mummys.

What’s Old Is New… Don’t Mummify Your Content!

So while watching some TV this weekend I came across a couple of very interesting stories. One of them was that they found new mummies. Yeah, they found them in Egypt buried somewhere, and I guess they were priests or something. They weren’t famous like Cleopatra or anything like that, but it was still pretty…

If Content Is King… Then Consistency Is Queen!

In November of 2014, I started a podcast.  I never imagined or even THOUGHT about that I would get to 500 episodes. I was just taking them one at a time. I had visions of grandeur (more bluntly put – fame and fortune) that never were realized (well, sort of). I am not disappointed that…