Most business owners and entrepreneurs who speak from stages fail to generate new leads or acquire new customers. In this episode of Start With Why I’m interviewing Kat Halushka and Kimberly Carson-Richards, co-founders of Profitable Impact Academy and the team behind the Profitable Speaker Bootcamp on why speaking is an important strategy and why most […]
There’s this pervasive idea in our culture that sales is the art of manipulation, and that it doesn’t really matter if a person needs your product or service or not so long as they give you their money. Let me make it clear: a selfish salesperson is a bad salesperson. The most important thing you […]
I’m going to re-brand “content marketing” as “worldbuilding.” Each of the people who experience your content experience a completely different world in their minds’ eye. That storytelling is something that we can become a part of, if we choose to be, as marketers. We have the opportunity to build a sense of culture and a […]
When you ask someone who isn’t ready to make a decision to make a decision … they freeze. Decisions carry weight. Don’t put people into fight or flight by inappropriately making offers to them when they aren’t ready to decide. People need bite-sized steps. Help them get to know you first. Any transaction represents a […]
IT’S YOUR DUTY! You HAVE to evangelize the gospel of what you believe in. Maybe you don’t like the phrase “content marketing.” OK. Fine. Use this word instead: world-building. Build a world in the mind of your customer.
Hey. What should you be doing this very second (to best serve your master plan)? Okay, well, right now you’re reading this. But if you were at work and asked yourself the same question, how would you reply? If you asked me, I could tell you very easily. Because I made a list. I know […]
There’s a distinct difference between the marketing and sales functions in your business. The marketing function is all about telling stories which provoke your audience into taking an action to express interest. The sales function is about capturing that interest, qualifying the opportunity, and selling your product or service to the customer.
How much money are you leaving on the table because you don’t sell as efficiently as you could be? Here’s a quick tip: you can learn all the little techniques and body-language quirks and buy everyone’s program, but there’s one crucial thing that if you don’t master, you’ll never be the best salesperson you could […]
AlwaysBeQualifying Money is great to have. And closing sales is important, no doubt. “New money solves all problems,” right? But what many entrepreneurs don’t understand is that the point of the sales system is not to generate money. The point of the sales system is to have a customer make great buying decisions… and for […]