The 4 People You Should Positively Be Marketing To

In this current business environment, things have changed. A lot of networking has gone virtual, meaning we are attending lots of Zoom meetings. I’ve kept up with most of my regular groups and I’ve added a few new ones where I’ve met some great people. In the new ones, I’ve started to build credibility and…

Pull The Common Thread That Holds Us All Together

Our new dog, Layla, loves toys. As a matter of fact, we had about 25 toys left over from our last dog that we never donated or threw out. Now, we’ve recycled them. When I say recycled, I mean recycled. Our last dog (Buddy Guy) would never chew or destroy anything. Our new dog (Layla),…

How New Customers Can Be Like Getting A New Puppy

If you checked in with this blog over the last few weeks, you know I’ve been  considering adopting a dog. We went through a whole debacle with all of these rescue agencies, trying to fill out paperwork and going back and forth with them. But we did it. There was one dog that we actually…

How And Why To Build A Golden Rolodex

Some of you may be too young to remember this, but I, certainly am not. We used to have this thing sitting on our desk that flipped open. It would either pop open or maybe even roll back into the machine, and it had a little wheel on it. As you turned the wheel, it…

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…

How To Overcome The Story In Your Mind

I don’t know about you, but I subscribe to a lot of emails, I also get a lot of emails that I don’t subscribe to. Of course, they’re usually just pitches saying, “Hey, buy my thing.” And then there’s a followup email that says, “Hey, did you get the last email that I was trying…

How to Overcome FEAR with Content Marketing HOPE

Our Noisy World We’re living in a noisy world. We’re living at gigabit speeds, a world of rapid change. Back in the ’70s, we used to see between 500 to 1,500 ads per day. In 2020, we see between 5,000 and 10,000. That means messages are coming at us at a rapid speed. Our TVs…

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…

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…

LinkedIn Is The Best Way To Follow The Bouncing Customers

Where I live, if you visit the Treasurer’s Office website in the state of Illinois, they have a section for unclaimed property. You can put in your name and your business and search and see if maybe there is something of yours that’s unclaimed. I can almost guarantee you, you probably have some unclaimed property…