Does your positioning do most of the sales and marketing work for you? Or do you have to slog to get leads and then try to close them? When your positioning is doing the work for you, you have easier … Read More
21 Day Independence Day Challenge
Get More Referrals
Great referrals are the best way to get consulting clients. Yet so many consultants don’t do much to actively get more referrals. How can you change this? How can you get more (and better) referrals, without feeling slimy? First, make … Read More
I know what I’m supposed to be doing, I’m just not doing it…
Ever been in that situation before? (Like how I was supposed to write this post a week ago, but somehow didn’t.) I’ve noticed 2 major issues when I’m having trouble getting started on something. A lot of folks make some … Read More
What’s your Provocative Perspective?
Jay Kingley recently came on Sales for Nerds to talk about optimizing referability, the 3 levels of marketing, and how a Provocative Perspective helps cut through the noise and the time wasters to bring the right people into your orbit. … Read More
Have you tapped into your most powerful marketing asset?
No matter what you have to say about your services, you can never compete with your most powerful marketing asset– your clients’ own stories, in the form of case studies or testimonials. Are you using this asset? Does your website … Read More
Consulting positioning math
As a consultant, nailing your niche is hard, but consulting positioning math can make it easier. I think we’re wired by evolution to fear “scarcity”, even when it’s not “rational” for us to do so. We seem to hate niching … Read More
Make Your Website More Effective in 5 minutes
Do people know if they’re in the right spot when they come to your home page? “Well, yes. It says right here I help fix business problems. If they’ve got a business, they certainly have problems, and then they know … Read More
Convert Consulting Visitors to Leads and Conversations
Your consulting website has one job: to get you leads. But once you have those leads, it’s your job to have a conversation to see if and how you can help the lead. We looked into having a Call to … Read More
Ways to define your ideal consulting client
If you don’t know who your ideal consulting clients are, how will you work with them? Not knowing your ideal client profile, and not therefore not being able to position yourself and your services to your ideal client, is the … Read More
What kind of restaurant is your consulting business?
What kind of question is that, anyway? Like a restaurant, you want to attract clients/patrons who will enjoy the experience, come back for more, and refer friends. You also may have to deal with people who peruse the menu and … Read More