Reduce the frustration of your team

Tammy was at her wit’s end. Not only was she trying to keep up with two jobs, but she also had to take care of two Labrador Retrievers. In 2006, shortly after starting the Information Marketing Association, Bill Glazer and I had an idea: Let’s provide training for info-marketers’ staff. Because info-marketers are preoccupied with marketing, maybe if we trained … Read More

Are you in the ‘popular’ crowd?

I get frustrated when I hear about the social structure in high school. But then I realize it is the same everywhere else, if you let it. When my daughter, Samantha, was in high school, she had several classmates she had known for many years. They went to elementary and middle school together. But she doesn’t talk to them. Confused, … Read More

Secret to getting unstuck

My office is across the street from one of the best and biggest elementary schools in Tallahassee. It’s particularly convenient for the young moms working here to have their children in school across the street. For the rest of us, it’s a total pain. Each day for about 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon, there … Read More

The only real shortcut

Your teachings have made a huge difference for me these past two years and I’m expecting some big gains this next year due to modeling my business after your pyramid. I’ll look forward to sharing the details with you sometime in near future. You don’t shortcut the shortcut. Hear people telling me they want to launch continuity programs or have … Read More

Dealing with “overwhelm”

While my alarm is set for 5 a.m. each morning, I often wake by 4 a.m. Those are the trickiest mornings. As I lie there, trying to get back to sleep, I can make all kinds of side deals with myself. I’ll think, “I’ve been lying here 15 minutes, and now I’ve only got 45 minutes until it’s time to … Read More

“Great content” isn’t enough

This has the power to transform everything you do in 2014. Imagine a magic wand that can make all the work you currently do more effective at generating customers and profit. This wasn’t as important years ago when the economy was good. Today, there are far more distractions, and consumers are a lot more discerning about where to spend their … Read More

What Your Customers Really Want

Here are the two possible ways your marketing message will be greeted by your customer: Disengagement; examples are cynicism, not for me, overload, annoying, sameness Engagement; examples are connection, inspiration, reinforces what I believe, trust and credibility, makes me smarter The examples above are a few of the thousands articulated by consumers in a recent Northwestern University Media Management Center … Read More