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Mimiran Robot and MeetEdgar Octopus

How to Exponentially Increase the Value of Your Content (With a Robot and an Octopus)

“Content Marketing” is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Rather than the traditional approach of filling web pages with meaningless corporate jargon about how awesome you are, why not provide some actual value to the visitor, right? … Read More

5 Steps to a Simpler Digital Marketing System

5 Steps to a Simpler Digital Marketing System for Consultants (Guest post by Tsavo Neal.) Are you overcomplicating your marketing? Have you thought of leveraging your digital presence to win more clients? Many consultants don’t bother with digital marketing because … Read More

Mimiran Referring Contact Sales Referral

Referrals in the Internet Age… Let Me Introduce You

Referrals are the best leads. That’s why some of our favorite words to hear as business owners are, “let me introduce you to someone who might need your help.” Depending on who you ask, they are 2x, 5x, or infinitely … Read More

ROI Calculators

Now you can embed ROI calculators in your lead magnets (or proposals). ROI Calculators are popular online because they promise to help your prospects discover just how valuable your offerings are. However, this promise is often unrealized because: Online calculators … Read More

Will the end of the movie business end your business?

In my last post, I made the seemingly preposterous claim that every business is a media business. Some people agreed, some people disagreed, but the hypothesis definitely caught people’s attention. So, it might be worth asking, what’s happening with the … Read More

Every Company Is a Media Company

Congratulations! In addition to your regular job, you also run a media company because every company is a media company. “That’s ridiculous!” We’re a consulting company, or a software company, or a law firm. Or we manufacture widgets. “We’re the … Read More

The Hardest Advice to Follow

Is usually your own. Last week I wrote about how to multiply the value of your content, because this is a problem I face along with many of you. I knew I needed to do a better job with this. … Read More

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How to Multiply the Value of Your Content

Great content is great. It’s also really hard to produce and who has time for that, anyway? You can take a page from Oprah’s book and multiply the value of your content creation efforts by spreading their impact, or repurposing. … Read More

making it hard to talk to prospects-- how to avoid sales conversations

Off to See the Wizard: Do you hate talking to prospects?

When prospects visit your site and ask you to engage with them, do you make it hard? Do you act like you hate talking to prospects? (If you haven’t seen it, yet, you may want to check the last post … Read More

Modern Services Website Makes it Hard to Buy

Does Your Website Keep Buyers Away?

Although we all want to sell more easily, sometimes our website keeps buyers away, acting more like a fortress than a marketplace. Are you making it hard for your customers to buy by keeping prospects away? No, you might insist, … Read More