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  • Social Media & Influencer MarketingSmall Business Social Media Branding

    Ultimate Guide to Social Media Branding for Small Businesses

    A social media presence is crucial for small businesses to prosper in the digital world. Making profiles on multiple platforms is only one aspect of social media branding; building an engaging online persona that appeals to your target market is another. This comprehensive manual will show you the ins and outs of social media branding and offer insightful advice and…

  • Content MarketingWhat is Monroe's Motivation Sequence?

    How To Apply Monroe’s Motivated Sequence In Your Sales Content

    My son was taking a speech class at IUPUI and shared with me a technique taught for persuasive speeches, Monroe’s motivated sequence. I’m sure it’s one of those lessons I took but eventually forgot since I’ve not been in class for a very, very long time. Alan H. Monroe was an American psychologist, author, and expert in communication strategies. He is…

  • Content MarketingStorytelling Versus Corporate Speak

    Storytelling versus Corporate Speak

    Many years back I was certified in a hiring process called Targeted Selection. One of the keys to the interview process with a new candidate was asking open-ended questions that required the candidate to tell a story. The reason was that it was a lot easier to get people to reveal their honest answers when you asked them to describe…

  • Analytics & TestingGoogle Primer

    Google Primer: Learn New Business and Digital Marketing Skills

    Business owners and marketers are often overwhelmed when it comes to digital marketing. There’s a mindset that I push folks to adopt as they think about sales and marketing online: It’s always going to change – every platform is going through intense transformation right now – artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, virtual reality, mixed reality, big data, blockchain,…

  • Marketing Infographicsincrease

    How to Improve Your Sales Team’s Performance

    So many of my friends are great sales people. Quite honestly, I never fully respected their craft until I started my own business and took a stab at it. I had a great audience, solid relationships with companies who respected me, and a great service that they needed. None of that mattered the second I stepped through the door to…

  • Sales Enablement
    always be selling microsoft

    Always Be Closing: 10 Statistics Driving Sales Change

    The team at Microsoft has put together a fantastic white paper on the challenges and successes of sales organizations, their productivity, and ability to adapt and adopt to technology. We often meet with companies that tout impressive sales results from word-of-mouth and cold calling. I don’t ever doubt that either of these strategies work – of course they do. Sales…

  • Content Marketingmetaphor selling

    Here’s How Adding Metaphors to Your Story Will Sell

    The most common metaphor we utilize when selling our services, explaining our process, and setting expectations with our prospects is discussing investing. Over and over, we hear from clients who state: We tried [insert marketing strategy] and it didn’t work. How long did you try it? How well did you execute? What size investment did you make? Let’s discuss your…

  • Content Marketinghiding

    Stop Hiding the Most Important Feature of Your Web Presence

    More often than not, when I visit a corporate web site, the first thing I look for is their blog. Seriously. I don’t do it because I wrote a book on corporate blogging, I’m truly seeking to understand their company and the people behind it. But I often don’t find the blog. Or the blog is on a separate domain…

  • Email Marketing & Automationsmall business marketing cycle

    Small Business Marketing Cycle Toolbox

    Our technology sponsor,Formstack (for online form building), built than incredible infographic providing guidance on the strategies and tools that a small business can leverage. Each of the tools are cost effective and easy to use. Developing a marketing strategy can be tough. Luckily, the Toolbox of the Small Business Marketing Cycle helps you streamline the process, all while providing popular…

  • Marketing & Sales Videosbusiness video setup

    Video >= Images + Stories

    People don’t read. Isn’t that a terrible thing to say? As a blogger, it’s especially disturbing but I have to admit that people simply don’t read. Emails, websites, blogs, whitepapers, press releases, functional requirements, acceptance agreements, terms of service, creative commons…. no one reads them. We’re busy – we just want to get to the answer and don’t want to…

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