Tag Archives: Networking

Profits In Panels

  Who has close, revenue-generating, business contacts that they have only seen from the waist up? A generation ago, relationships developed over the phone; not just business contacts or referral partners, but genuine relationships. The magic is the human connection! … Continue reading

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My Brand New Old Friend

Old friends are simultaneously common and unique. A buddy from the playground, relationships based on college mischief, young mothers crying together at the kindergarten bus on the first day of school all become old friends! Longevity ultimately strengthens these personal … Continue reading

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Branding: Many Relationships, One Character

Like big corporations, solopreneurs and small businesses can generate disproportionate value by leveraging their brand. Brands represent businesses in busy, noisy, crowded marketplaces.Successful brands introduce a company’s personality and reputation even in the entity’s absence. Aggressive and clever entrepreneurs benefit … Continue reading

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Story-Listening To Sell More

A win-at-all-costs Operations Director summons her business manager into her office. She pointedly explains, “I have just negotiated a budget exception from the vice-president to upgrade our key production equipment. I need you to negotiate the most effective technology solution … Continue reading

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Second Mover Advantage

The first rat gets the trap. The second rat gets the cheese. While entrepreneurs love touting their success when deploying first mover advantages, they typically overlook the established foundation that permitted early success. Before establishing a business relationship, responsible parties … Continue reading

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Plant A Strong Brand

One planted acorn grows into an enormous oak tree, in the same way a clever campaign can grow into a business empire! Just think, Netflix started out as a lazy alternative to standing in line at Blockbuster. No late fees … Continue reading

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Sales Make The Mundane Magical

The magic behind business success is hard work and excitement. Listen to great business professionals long enough and you will hear grand visions, boundless enthusiasm, and mesmerizing storytelling. Storytelling is the hallmark of business success whether the information is presented … Continue reading

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Self-Promotion or Referral Promotion

Businesses want attention. They want to be easy to find. Elaborate branding strategies generate marketplace awareness. Logos on skyscrapers, searchlights reflecting off clouds, key words to increase SEO, promotions featuring A-List celebrities are recognizable tactics that attract customers. When promotional … Continue reading

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Targeting High Performance Biz Results

Sitting in a swanky hotel lobby, a marketing consultant waits for a sales professional to arrive for their meeting. The two professionals are actually old friends who have been looking forward to reconnecting. They typically start by arguing whether the … Continue reading

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Storytelling to Sales

“Stop! Don’t Skip this Ad!” is the stereotypical pitch promoting online sales. The personality then flexes their storytelling muscles explaining how they skyrocketed from humble beginnings. Often, sales trainers teach, “People buy with emotion and justify with logic.” In both … Continue reading

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