Why “FREE” Is A Four Letter Word That’s Bad For B2b Businesses

Most of us have fallen victim to the allure of FREE stuff. I had a freezer full of big bags and boxes of frozen food from going to Sam’s Club and being a victim of the FREE sample person standing in the aisle. I have gotten a FREE phone and Airpods that raised my monthly…

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The Secret 3 B’s of Finding Your Perfect Customer

Do You Want To Know A Secret? Did you know that the American bee is actually digital? Yup… It’s a U.S.B. So is that a conspiracy theory, or a bad dad joke? Perspective is reality in the mind of the bee-holder! The definition of a conspiracy theory is: a theory that explains an event or…

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Three Questions With The Same Answer – Know, Like, & Trust

Lately, I have been doing some introspection about the current and future state of my business. No doubt it’s changed over the years but that change has accelerated lately. If you look at patterns, you can kind of predict the future. The one thing that almost all of my clients have in common is that…

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The Power of Three… With Sales and Marketing

One of my favorite quotes is: “Never use four words when three will do.”  – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Good professional speakers and good marketers know that the most effective way to get people to remember what you said and to take action is to KEEP IT SIMPLE! Even if you have a very complex topic,…

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My GREATEST Sales Success… (Selling My Wife On Moving)

Kim and I built the house we live in over 22 years ago. Over that time we have seen every house in our cul de sac sell at least once (most multiple times). We are the last original owners left. Back then we had two kids and multiple pets living here and it was more…

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3 Signs From God That It’s Time To Move On…

I don’t want to get all religious on you. I have often studied the science of religions, tribes, politics, and many facets of how and why we adopt belief systems that shape our lives. When I was giving a speech in Minnesota, I told the audience that during the pandemic, I was researching the question,…

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No One Can Serve Two Masters… But You Can Serve Two Clients At The Same Time!

Check… One Two… Last week I had the pleasure and honor of being a paid speaker at a live conference. It was the first one I was able to do in the past 3 years. Actually, this conference was started and booked in 2019. It was canceled until this year with all the restrictions being…

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Networking Is All About Give And Take But Success Takes Giving

It’s been a long journey to get ready to sell our house and buy another. I have been in the Chicagoland area for almost 50 years. Over that period I have moved at least a dozen times. But, you never really move far from your network. You know what grocery stores have what. You know…

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Good Things Come In Threes – The Marketing Trifecta Meets The Management Triad

They say, “Good things come in threes!” But who are ‘They’ and what’s good about them? Here are just a few… Primary Colors Branches of Government Stooges I could go on for days, but good things in business also come in threes… The Marketing Trifecta The C-Level Superteam Your Brain In order for your business…

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