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…

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 To Avoid Packing Peanut Messages That Hurt Your Brand?

On-Demand We live in amazing times. Think about it; anything you need can be delivered to your door. If you need any furniture, you can call Wayfair; Wayfair has just what you need. Great brand, right? Think about Amazon. Amazon sells you a membership where you can get two-day Prime delivery at no charge, and…

Why Social Media Is A Bet You Can’t Win… What You Can Do About It?

Today I wanna talk about why social media is a bet you can’t win and what you can do about it.  A lot of people are betting their businesses on social media. I was in a client meeting where they were asking, how do we increase more sales from Instagram?  Well, you have to drive…

What Can You Do With Your LinkedIn Connections?

80% Failure Rate If you’re like a lot people, you’ve made New Year’s resolution. Well, it’s the first week of February, and I’m sorry to report but chances are about 80% of you have failed already. 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. So the odds are against you, but…

5 Main Reasons Why Marketing May Be Failing You?

I was watching TV and 60 Minutes came on, and there was this really interesting story about a couple in Michigan that made 24 million dollars on the lottery. Of course, you’re going, “Well, somebody won the big ticket.” No, they did it over years in small increments, and it was fascinating the way they…

The Lost Art Of Integrity… Is Character More Important Today?

Every once in a while I get together and have a coffee with my mentor. His name is Al. We sit down and I usually get to ask him a lot of questions and I try to learn from his experiences and knowledge and try to get my mindset right. One of the thoughts that…