Warm Calls, “Gatekeepers”, And Warm Intros!

Posted January 22, 2018

One of the WARMEST calls you can ever make is to your network (online and offline). And the best part . . . There aren’t any “gatekeepers”! Seriously . . . There aren’t any “gatekeepers” on LinkedIn or in your offline network. Aside from a WARM call with them; They can facilitate a warm intro … continue reading »

THE Best Time To Build Your Network

Posted January 18, 2018

I’m going to wear my “New York” on my sleeve today and get right to the point! The absolute BEST time to build your network is BEFORE you need to! If you wait until your sales suck or you’re between jobs; You limit your results! Why? Because you’ve built zero relationship equity! Don’t get me … continue reading »

How To Go From Invisible To Highly Visible With Your Network

Posted January 16, 2018

HOW DOES ONE STAND OUT IN A SEA OF NETWORKING CONTACTS? Funny you should ask . . . 1)    Get on a committee at your local chamber with the goal of eventually chairing that committee. Doing so makes you a “go to” person which dramatically increases your visibility! 2)    Show up consistently in any of … continue reading »

30 Ways To Get A Buyer’s Attention

Posted December 4, 2017

Sometimes it feels like we’re invisible to our potential clients! We call. We leave messages that go unanswered. We send emails that that aren’t responded to and yet somehow we hope that eventually, they’ll grant us an appointment, and hear us out! Meanwhile . . . We have quotas. We have bills to pay and … continue reading »

My Best Cold Calling Tip

Posted March 24, 2016

Earlier today, I posted the following . . . Your “connections” are more valuable once you move them off your computer screen and into real time. Too many times we forget that while we keep them nestled away, on screen and if we’re being completely honest, usually without interaction. There’s a simple cure that I’ve … continue reading »

Are You A LinkedIn Dummy?

Posted March 14, 2016

Imagine, if you will, someone saying your words for you while you moved your mouth. You know, like a dummy. Now when I say “dummy” I don’t mean it in the context of being an idiot, I’m talking about a “dummy” as in a ventriloquist saying your words for you! Kind of a weird thing … continue reading »

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone?

Posted January 8, 2015

  According to IDC Research, 80% of smartphone users check their device within 15 minutes of waking up each morning. I’m sure I many of you can relate to that. I know I can. I’m also wondering if I’m alone on my habit of checking my phone throughout the night? According to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & … continue reading »

We've Connected Now Spam Me Already!

Posted May 12, 2014

Said nobody on a social network ever!  And yet . . . I think too many people think that an acceptance of an invite is an open invitation to . . . Opt them in for your newsletter. Send them salesy emails. Hit them up immediately to do business. Be helpful . . . not … continue reading »

The Sad Reality Of The Virtual World

Posted May 7, 2014

If you belong to a social network or even several social networks you might have noticed that there’s a whole lotta broadcasting of well, stuff. If you’re like me, you might enjoy consuming some of the incredible things that others share . . . for the low, low price of free but . . . … continue reading »

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