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 Ordinary People Help With Your Zone Of Genius

How Ordinary People Help With Your Zone Of Genius

How can ordinary people help you find your zone of genius? History Lessons My wife and I were watching a movie this weekend. It was The Darkest Hour. Now, I don’t know about you, but I barely remember my history classes from high school, and we certainly did not learn anything about other countries’ history…

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…

Social Media • The Marketing Trifecta • And A Pyramid Schema (It’s Really A Sales Funnel)

Eatin’ Meetin’ The other day, I was out having an evening meeting with a client/friend. We were supposed to go golfing, but it was a little cold in the morning around this time of year. So anyway, we’re eatin’ and meetin’ at this place called Egg Harbor in Geneva, Illinois, which is not very close…

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…

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…

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…

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.…