How The Death Of A Pet Can Make Social Media And The World A Better Place

I have some sad news to report. Our beloved dog, Buddy Guy, crossed over the rainbow bridge last Monday. I wanted to use this opportunity to discuss how the death of a pet can make social media and the world a better place. It’s hard to lose anyone. As a matter of fact, over the…

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…

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…

How Does Making Yourself Obsolete Makes you More Valuable Now?

So, I don’t know if you’ve ever read the book “How To Win Friends And Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. It’s a great book, and one of the things that it says in the book that I think really stands out is the sweetest sound in peoples’ ears is their own name. People love that.…

Content Marketing And Making The Customer The Hero Of You Story

I’d like to talk to you about content marketing, but more specifically, I want to talk about making the customer the hero of your story. Now, I am sure you have gone to websites and you start reading the copy and you see somebody saying, “We have won such-and-such awards, and we have done so…

Why Do Content Marketing? It’s all In The Numbers!

I don’t know if you’re on LinkedIn, but you probably get this all the time: somebody connects with you and then immediately messages you. Some of the people are just straightforward and say, “Hey, nice to meet you, looking forward to get to know you.” And that’s the right way to do it. But the…

How To Use A Magic Mirror To Talk To And With Your Perfect Customers?

Do Bee, Do Bee Do! The last time I was playing guitar at church, one of my friends asked, “Hey, do you remember the show Romper Room?” I said, “Yeah, absolutely.” Somebody else in the room goes, “Huh?” Romper Room was on TV from the 1960s to the 1980s, and it was a kid’s show.…

How Can A Pile Of Needles Attract Your New Customers?

Today is kind of a sad day at my house because I have to get a new garage door opener. Now, it’s only sad because after 18 years I have to get a new garage door opener. Things break, right? But the cool thing is the new one has Wi-Fi. Now, my wife gets freaked…

The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues of Marketing

I don’t know about you, but if you’re on Facebook and some other social media platforms, you probably have noticed that things are getting a little ugly and divisive, meaning that people are picking sides, picking fights, and things just are not happy. I have been spending time trying to figure out how to post…