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7 Quick Truths of Business Coaching

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1. Most business coaching isn’t really “coaching” - it’s much more 1-on-1 consulting or training or mentoring. The traditional coaching model assumes that the client has the answers  - the coach shows up only with questions. In most business situations in which you as a speaker, author, consultant, or independent professional would be asked for “coaching” - what the prospect is really asking for is 1-on-1 access to you for both questions AND answers

2. Setting up a coaching or 1-on-1 mentoring profit center can be fast, easy and lucrative - When I started adding 1-on-1 marketing coaching services to my offerings back in 2003, I was working hourly (huge mistake). Even then, I would make between $500-$1500 per month per client. And it took me zero prep because clients were paying to tap into knowledge and expertise that I already had! Today I sell three sessions for $2,500 and 90 days for $8,500. Crazy, right?

3. Coaching is a commodity and most coaches are broke - While this is true (sadly), that doesn’t mean that you can’t break the mold. And also remember that this fact is about traditional life coaching or success coaching - NOT business coaching. According to surveys by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the median annual income for coaches is $29,100. That means that HALF of all coaches make even LESS than that! So obviously, this is NOT the private coaching model that I am recommending to you. Instead…   

4. Adding “private coaching” (really 1-on-1 consulting/mentoring) to your business model can vastly increase your earning potential as a speaker, consultant, author, and high-fee expert. Before I started my marketing coaching practice, my sole source of revenue was speaking and training. Clients and audiences would ask me, “What’s next?” and my answer was limited to “What’s the next seminar or training class you need?” Today, the answer is a scalable, high-profit series of private coaching programs. For each of the past 6 years, I’ve generated over $200,000 in private coaching income. That’s over a million dollars during that time - and that’s in addition to my other revenue streams.  

5. You do NOT need to be a certified coach and work through hundreds of hours of training to offer 1-on-1 private coaching programs - All you need is a well-packaged program, a systematic and repeatable process, and some structure for how you want to deliver value in a highly-personalized 1-on-1 relationship with your very best clients who will happily pay premium fees for direct access to you and the expertise you already have.  

6. People WANT to take you home. If you’re a successful speaker, consultant, author, or high-fee expert, buying private coaching from you can be a huge ego-boost for high-achieving executives and entrepreneurs. If your private coaching program is systematized, well-marketed, and well-documented - it will be extremely well-received by clients. Yet so many folks can't quite crack the code of how to add private 1-on-1 coaching to their professional practice…

7. It’s both easier - and harder - than it looks. Read this post for a cautionary tale about a completely unethical and incompetent way to offer private coaching programs. That is NOT the path I recommend. Rather, you need to sit back and strategically decide how to create, promote and profit from private coaching programs you can build around the expertise you ALREADY have. If you want some fast-track help to make the planning, implementation, and monetization way easier, faster, and more profitable, book a free strategy call with one of our coaches.

p.s. Want to apply for your Speaker Strategy Call to see how you can USE some of these ideas right away? Apply for your call here.

 

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These 7 Strategies Will Make Your Marketing WORK

As one of the few experts who only preaches what I practice - and what has worked for hundreds of my students - here's the real deal on the 7 key strategies that need to be firing on all cylinders for your business to grow.

Questions I get from smart cookies like you all the time:

  • David, what does it take to gain pre-eminence in my market?
  • How can I become the go-to person in my topic/niche?
  • Why am I still wrestling with the feast-or-famine revenue roller coaster?
  • How can I set and get premium fees when clients are tight with budgets?
  • How can I expand my reach, grow my list & build my platform?
  • How can I recession-proof my business so that I make money regardless of the economy and industry ups and downs?
  • I'm plenty busy - why aren't I making more money? 

All these questions have their answers hidden in one of 7 key areas of your thought-leadership business as a consultant, speaker, coach, author or independent professional...

Let's explore each one - and see how you can tune, tweak, and improve anything that's missing, not performing, or could use a major overhaul in YOUR business...

1. Speaking - obviously, this is my area of expertise. Having a solid speaker marketing strategy is vital to help you gain visibility in front of audiences who matter (aka buyers and decision-makers); generate leads for your back-end professional services; and generate significant revenue in paid professional speaking fees for your workshops, seminars, keynotes, trainings, workshops, and private events. Speaking is one of the most powerful lead-generators and revenue-generators in your expertise-driven business.

But how do you scale this above and beyond the audiences that you can reach through live speaking? The next pie slice has your answer...

2. Online Courses - The most successful experts, speakers, consultants, and coaches are embracing the power of online courses, e-learning, and digital distribution methods for their expertise. The first benefit here is pure scalability - your business can reach thousands (or tens of thousands) of ideal customers, prospects, and buyers through the power of online courses. As a source of revenue, online courses are hard to beat because you create it once - and get paid over and over and over. This allows you to create a freedom-based business where your value is no longer tied to your personal time, attention, and presence. Jackpot!!

But now how do you reach those thousands of eager prospects, buyers, and decision-makers? Let's look at the next piece of the pie...

3. Webinars - The day I fully embraced webinar marketing back in 2012, my entire business - heck, my entire life - changed dramatically. We are living in an "Attention Economy" - meaning, when it comes to getting clients, you first need to earn their attention and only then do you get the chance to earn their money :o) The #1 best way to deliver massive value to your subscribers, fans, followers, prospects, and buyers is with content-rich webinars that teach actionable strategies, tactics, and tools. You need to be radically helpful and radically generous. This is what converts strangers to friends and friends to prospects and prospects to paying customers who love you, buy, repeat, recommend, and refer like crazy.

But webinars presented here and there sporadically and without a clear strategy are not going to do the trick. So you need...

4. Funnels - A marketing funnel is simply a fancy word for a programmatic sequence of touchpoints - emails, videos, blog posts, webinars, PDFs, and other helpful communications - delivered in a specific sequence to a specific subset of people specifically interested in a certain one of your products, services, or programs. A marketing funnel is your lifeline that keeps you connected to prospects who are at various phases of the buying cycle - from merely interested in the topic (browsers) all the way to committed to investing in your solutions/services (buyers). A well-designed marketing funnel will take a cold lead from initial contact to signed contract in a pre-determined sequence designed to both add value, and extend offers and invitations to your relevant investable opportunities. Without a marketing funnel in place, you will never get off the "feast or famine" revenue roller coaster. And worse, you risk alienating people who are NOT interested in buying today while completely missing out on sales to the hot prospects who are ready to buy right now.

But what about long-term stability and predictable revenue? The best way to share your expertise and gain this benefit is...

5. Consulting/Coaching - Having longer-term engagements on your service menu - such as 90-day coaching packages or year-long consulting programs or monthly facilitated mastermind roundtables - is a great way to increase your impact on client results. Remember, people don't really value transactions - but they VERY much value programs and services that deliver transformation. And delivering results over a sustained period of time is the best way to guarantee your clients' success. Because of the greater depth, breadth, and duration of these engagements, it is much easier to get premium fees from premium clients who are deeply committed to the transformation you offer that will get them the results they truly want. These longer-term engagements also provide the foundation of your financial stability because the income is significant and ongoing.

But then how do you capture "lightning in a bottle" to let all the folks who can't afford your consulting or coaching know you are the real-deal resource who can help them when they're ready to transform?

6. Publishing - One of the best ways to do this is with publishing a nonfiction business book based on the expertise you already have. Writing, publishing, and promoting a business book that captures your methodology, training, and tools is an outstanding way to build your platform, expand your reach, and establish your authority as the "go-to" expert in your specific topic, niche, or industry. After all, you "wrote the book" on it so you must be a highly credible expert. And - some tough love coming up here - your book needs to be excellent. Not just good or very good, but truly great. It does NOT need to be long - in fact, the bestselling business books of all time are less than 120 pages in a small 5x7 trade publishing format. But just writing a book for the sake of having a book (and a crappy one at that) is definitely not going to help promote your expertise. That's why the book needs to be marketed, launched, and sold for the long-term impact it can have on your professional success.

And what makes all of these components really take off? It's about how you articulate and distinguish them with your messaging and packaging, which means you need to master...

7. Copywriting - Copywriting has nothing to do with patents, trademarks and copyright notices ;o) "Copy" is written content conveyed through online media and print materials. Copywriting is one of the most essential elements of effective marketing and successful selling. It is the art and science of strategically delivering words (whether written or spoken) that get people to take some form of action. Good copy resonates with the reader and is relevant, valuable, attractive, and effective in communicating the value, impact, results, outcomes, and emotional payoffs tied to investing in and benefitting from your products, services, or programs. The better you are at copywriting, the more prospects, leads, and sales you will generate because you'll be able to quickly get your prospects to "get it, need it, and want it" when considering buying from you.

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50 Shades of Pay

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Strap in and hang on - you are getting the mother lode of product development ideas right here in this post. Yes, that's right - below are 50+ ideas to help you productize, monetize and distribute your expertise.

Why is this important to you? (Yes, MORE important than reading about 50 shades of whips, handcuffs and lingerie...)

Well, here are some questions to help you answer that for yourself...

As a speaker, author, or thought-leading professional, do you...

  • Feel exhausted by long days filled with time-consuming one-on-one client work, running from one meeting to the next, and an endless stream of emails and phone calls... 
  • Find yourself frustrated by chasing the broken business model of trading hours for dollars... 
  • Fear that your business is taking over your life with less and less free time for creative play, family and friends, and proactive planning and business development... 
  • Wish you could LEVERAGE yourself and your knowledge to generate more PASSIVE income... 
  • Want to figure out how to work with better clients while making even MORE money and working LESS? (Yes, really!!) 

Shhh... Here's the SECRET you don't want your friends, clients, spouse, neighbors, or colleagues to know: Although you are very successful, you still want MORE... and you're really not sure how to get to that next level...

Somehow, some way, you want to grow your thought leadership platform so you get:

  • MORE Leads 
  • MORE Clients 
  • MORE Consulting Work 
  • MORE Speaking Engagements 
  • MORE Profits 
  • MORE Passive Income 
  • and 100-300% MORE Revenue... 

Which will in turn, help you generate:

  • MORE Clarity 
  • MORE Confidence 
  • MORE Control 
  • MORE Cashflow 
  • MORE Time Off 
  • MORE Leverage 
  • and dramatically MORE Freedom...

The secret to adding LEVERAGE to your business is to DIVERSIFY the methods and media with which you share your expertise with the world.

You can use the online course methodology to create ANY of the following:

  1. Paid online courses (to generate revenue) 
  2. Free online courses (to generate leads)
  3. Books
  4. Booklets
  5. E-books
  6. Minibuks
  7. Workbooks
  8. Field guides
  9. Study guides
  10. Manager's guides
  11. Survey and research tools
  12. Template packs
  13. Audio programs on CD
  14. Audio programs as mp3 downloads
  15. Audio podcasts
  16. Audio interview series
  17. Audio quick-takes
  18. Video programs on DVD
  19. Video programs on streaming media
  20. Video subscription series
  21. On-demand video mini-lessons
  22. E-learning modules 
  23. 12-36 month consulting packages
  24. 3-12 month coaching programs
  25. Teleseminars
  26. Special reports
  27. >>> Quick station break - article continues below and you'll want to get your hot little hands on this free online course training on 10/25 >>> 
  28. White papers
  29. Webinars
  30. Action Packs
  31. Implementation Kits
  32. Meeting Starters
  33. Email courses
  34. Online forums
  35. Assessments
  36. Toolkits
  37. Card decks
  38. Manuals
  39. Handbooks
  40. Laminated quick reference guides
  41. Personality profiles
  42. Games
  43. Online quizzes
  44. iPhone apps
  45. Android apps
  46. Mentor programs
  47. Self-coaching materials
  48. Membership websites
  49. Audio Powerpoints
  50. Roadmaps
  51. Checklists
  52. Worksheets
  53. Reminder cards
  54. Posters
  55. Flipbooks
  56. Master classes
  57. Bootcamps
  58. Executive mastermind groups
  59. Certification programs
  60. Licensing programs

...the list is limited only by your imagination, your personal preferences, and your revenue-generating goals for your product(s) and your business.

Ready to get started?

Join me and special guest David Siteman Garland on October 25 for this free training: "5 Secrets to a Successful Online Course"

Check it out. Maybe creating an online course (and everything else that comes with it) is right for you. If so, register now and let's build YOUR empire together!

Tags: marketing for speakers, thought leadership marketing, professional services marketing, trusted advisor marketing, product development, professional speaker marketing, marketing for authors, marketing for consultants, thought leadership, doit marketing, doitmarketing, product development for experts, 50 shades of pay

77 ideas to boost sales (30 gifts, 300 leads, plus an award!)

YOUR Birthday Gifts + Leads

My book's birthday is today and YOU get the gifts... 

  

If you order the book today, you will get over $747 in business-building bonuses and you'll also get a terrific book jam-packed with savvy marketing, sales and business development strategies, tactics and tools.

 

To check out the 30 bonuses you'll get immediately when you buy today, visit:

http://doitmarketing.com/book-bonus (The 2nd bonus is 300 free sales leads!)

 

The book has sold over 10,000 copies and earned overwhelmingly positive reviews. On June 4, 2014 (yesterday!!) the book won "best marketing book" in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards.

 

Here's what SmallBizTrends had to say about it:

 

The Practical Marketing Smack-Around That's Been Missing in Your Business: This is an ideal book for anyone remotely responsible for sales and marketing. Do It! Marketing will give your marketing a real workout - but the only thing you'll be moaning about is what to do with all the new customers you have.

 

Here are just a few other people's opinions...

 

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-- Brian Tracy, Author of "High Performance Selling"

 

 

 

"Packed with a gazillion smart ideas you can use immediately to supercharge your marketing. But beyond all those great ideas, Do It! Marketing shares key concepts and simple systems that will bring you more business with much less struggle."

-- C.J. Hayden, Author of "Get Clients Now!"

 

 

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When you order today, you'll get more than $747 in instant-access bonus material from some of America's TOP business experts. Everything is waiting for you here:

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The Coaching Relationship is a “Two Way Street”

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Guest post by Ford R. Myers
President, Career Potential, LLC

People who are seriously considering engaging the services of a professional coach or consultant usually ask many questions about what the advisor “will do or should do” in order to make the coaching relationship work for the client. This is certainly reasonable and understandable.

However, there are also several “prerequisites” or standards that the client must meet for the engagement to produce optimum results.

Unfortunately, these criteria are rarely discussed during the “contracting process” between consultant and client.

There are at least six behaviors and attitudes which clients need to embrace to help make any coaching engagement successful:

  1. Treat the consulting relationship as a real priority in your life (fully-invested; not an “afterthought” or a distraction)
  2. Be coachable (open-minded, trusting, non-defensive, willing to go a bit outside of your comfort zone, flexible, committed to the process)
  3. Show-up for appointments (in-person, via phone, on Skype)
  4. Do your “homework” promptly (written exercises, reading, research)
  5. Be 100% honest with your coach (candid, vulnerable, “real,” sincere, direct, unguarded)
  6. Hold to your commitments and be “self-accountable” (with the support and structure of your coach)

In my work as an Executive Career Coach, I make it clear (either explicitly or implicitly) to prospective clients that “this is a two-way street.” Of course, I commit 100% to doing my part to the best of my ability.

But the client also has a vital role to play in the consulting relationship, with important commitments and responsibilities (listed above).

Discussing these items candidly before getting started in a new coaching engagement has proven to be a productive exercise, and it has been mutually beneficial.

Such a conversation “screens out” prospective clients who are not a good fit for my programs; it empowers clients to take full responsibility for their part of the work; it sets clear expectations and eliminates incorrect assumptions; and it allows me to hold my clients accountable when they inevitably experience resistance or avoidance during the coaching process. In other words, this dialogue clears the way for clients to achieve their goals more efficiently and productively – which makes everybody happy!

What do you think? Leave a comment below and...

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Thought Leadership Marketing Toolkit

Thought Leadership Marketing Toolkit

Welcome to our carefully chosen list of thought leadership marketing tools. We use these tools here at Do It! Marketing World HQ and highly recommend them to our clients and partners.

Good news: Many of these tools are free. A few are not. Almost all come with a risk-free "try before you buy" option to make sure you love them as much as we do. Please note that if you decide to make a purchase, I may (and probably will) receive a small commission. This commission is at no extra cost to you, and in fact, MOST of these links contain special discounts, free trials, or bonuses only available through these links.

With that said, please dig in and take full advantage of these hand-selected resources. They will help your business thrive, scale and grow -- just as they have helped ours!

Email Marketing: ConstantContact | Aweber | PopupDomination

Shopping Cart: KickstartCart Infusionsoft

Social Media: Tweetadder

Online Audio/E-learning: AudioAcrobat | JigsawBox | Ruzuku

Graphics: Pixabay | ReciteThis | PicMonkey | MyECoverMaker

Webinar/Screen Sharing: Screenr | StealthSeminar | AnyMeeting

Ecommerce: PayPal | Clickbank Infusionsoft

Landing Pages: LeadPages | Unbounce | LaunchRock

Website Builder: Strikingly

 

What would YOU add to this list? Use the comments section below and fire away!!

 

77 lessons for success in marketing, business, life

 

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77 Rules of the Road (for Marketing, Business and Life)

 

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  1. Whatever it is you're working on - it's NOT what you think it is
  2. And it's BIGGER than you think it is
  3. Your job is not to work alone - lone wolves starve to death
  4. Your job is to build containers for collaboration
  5. You need three groups of people... 
  6. You need your posse (partners, colleagues, team)
  7. You need your tribe (followers, fans, customers, clients)
  8. You need your dream team (advisors, coaches, mentors)
  9. And you must avoid one group at all costs... 
  10. Keep away from the herd (sheep, lemmings, tire kickers, goofballs)
  11. "Yes" is almost never a good first answer
  12. Focus like a maniac on what matters most
  13. Turn off email - Yes, really
  14. Live out of your calendar, not your inbox
  15. Be kinder than you need to be
  16. Let go to move faster
  17. Stop letting fear make your decisions for you
  18. Learn to love the verb DECIDE... 
  19. Make more decisions
  20. Make faster decisions
  21. 90% of your decisions can always be changed later
  22. The magic word to get most anything you want: ASK!
  23. Charge premium fees...
  24. Good clients will follow
  25. Bad clients will fall away
  26. Stop asking for permission...
  27. Why? Because you already have it
  28. You don't need to see the whole staircase - just the first step
  29. Action eliminates fear
  30. Overdeliver like crazy
  31. It's better to have a capacity problem than a sales problem
  32. Customer loyalty goes both ways
  33. The saddest referral is one that was earned but never given (See #22)
  34. If it doesn't matter to your customer, it doesn't matter
  35. Forget features and benefits
  36. Focus exclusively on outcomes, results, and payoffs
  37. Learn to speak prospect language about prospect problems
  38. If you want to sell fire extinguishers, first show the fire
  39. If you don't risk turning some people off, you'll never turn anybody on
  40. Diversify while still specializing
  41. If you can prove what you do works, you win
  42. People never argue against their own opinions, data, and feelings
  43. When selling an idea, show up with a bucket, not a microphone
  44. There is no "sales gene"...
  45. Everyone can sell once they find their own voice 
  46. Marketing comes down to four words: Offer value, Invite engagement
  47. Imagine that it's easy
  48. Good things come to those who bust their ass and never give up
  49. Your success day in and day out, year in and year out depends on two things... 
  50. How fast you're willing to learn (relearn, unlearn)
  51. How much you're willing to grow (personally, professionally, emotionally)
  52. Every prospect qualifies - they just might not qualify for YOU
  53. If the first version of your product/service isn't embarrassing, you waited too long to launch it
  54. Happy people are that way because they want to be
  55. Miserable people are that way because they want to be
  56. Please secure your own mask before assisting others
  57. If you're a great starter, learn to finish
  58. Are you willing to do what you have to do so you get to do what you want to do?
  59. If you ain't got people skills, I don't care how smart you are - you're dead
  60. Stop acting like a numbnutz and your life will improve
  61. Different isn't better
  62. Better is better
  63. Until you have loved a dog, part of your soul remains unawakened
  64. Get out of the office - yes you - yes right now. That's where life happens
  65. Happiness is to have family that you treat like friends and friends that you treat like family
  66. Everyone needs allies, advocates, brothers, sisters, and co-conspirators in mischief and merry-making
  67. Getting what you want is easy - Deciding what you want is the hard part
  68. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, writers gotta write, dancers gotta dance... 
  69. So what are you waiting for? 
  70. Don't carry home-made business cards...
  71. Don't build a free template website...
  72. Professionals use professional tools
  73. Get serious, get help, or get out
  74. If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy - remember that
  75. Once a day, do something brave
  76. Once a day, do something kind
  77. Once a day, do something smart

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Marketing Coach: 5 Skills to Accelerate Your Success

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2013 is almost over... 

  

And here's a tough question for you: 
 
If your 2014 ends up just like your 2013, would that be acceptable to you? 
 
OR... 
 
  1. Do you want to reach larger numbers of people who need your services and who are happy to pay you premium fees? 
  2. Do you want to connect with more prospects and create more sales? 
  3. Do you want to become known as the "go-to" person in your field and top choice in your industry? 
  4. Would you like ongoing support and access to instant-action marketing strategies, tactics, and tools to grow your business?
     
If you want to accelerate your business beyond where you've been - perhaps significantly so - then you'll need to master these 5 key skills and behaviors:
 
  1. Attract More New Clients WITHOUT breaking the bank with expensive paid advertising/marketing
  2. Increase Your Client Retention so that each client stays with you longer, giving you more revenue AND creating better client outcomes, more repeat business, and more referrals
  3. Streamline and Perfect your "Introductory" and "Enrollment" process so that more sales happen
  4. Start Building Systems that will support your business as it grows so that you have more clarity, confidence, and control
  5. Implement a Perpetual Marketing Plan that fits your particular strengths, personality and preferences AND puts cash in the bank, month after month
     
Last month, I launched the new Do It! Marketing Accelerator program and we have 9 fabulous people enrolled as of right now. These 5 skills and behaviors are a big part of what we're going to focus on during the coming months... 
 
Our first Accelerator conference call is scheduled for this Thursday, December 5thAnd before the doors close on this kickoff program, I wanted to invite you to consider if this program is right for you... 
 
There are 6 more spaces available and then the program is CLOSED... 
 
You are warmly invited to take a peek at everything you get - all designed to give you MORE momentum, MORE focus, MORE clients, and MORE revenue.  
 
There are TWO ways to join - a monthly option with zero obligation (cancel any time) and an annual option that gives you additional savings and benefits.  
 
Looking forward to the possibility of YOU joining us... just in time to accelerate your progress and your revenues in 2014 and beyond.
 
p.s. FAST-ACTION BONUS: If you register at the bottom of this page by Thursday December 5, you'll get TWO 60-minute private mentor sessions with me personally to work on your marketing, sales, and business growth game plan for 2014 and make sure you're positioned for success ($720 value). We'll schedule one in December and one in January. Don't miss out! 

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Love It or Hate It: KLOUT Matters

KLOUT MattersKlout. 

"Excuse me?" or "Yech..."

I can hear you already...  

If you know what KLOUT is (www.klout.com), then you might think it's the web's version of a superficial popularity contest. 

If you don't, you may chalk it up to more internet marketing mumbo-jumbo, the latest buzzword or a piece of jargon not worth knowing about... 

And in both cases, you'd be wrong. 

If you want to increase your online and offline influence, impact - and income - then you need to know about KLOUT.

The best KLOUT resource I've found is the great new book KLOUT Matters by Terry Brock and Gina Carr.

Recently, I was lucky enough to interview my friend, Hall of Fame speaker and technology expert Terry Brock.

Here's the video for you. Listen in to Terry's lively advice - with many high-value nuggets and takeaways for YOU as you build your marketing game plan for 2014 and beyond:

Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts about KLOUT, Twitter, Facebook, and social media engagement as a measure of genuine influence. Are you a believer? A skeptic? Somewhere in the middle? Let's discuss...

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Your Help Needed: Top Sales and Marketing Awards

Big News!

Need your help with exciting news - Do It! Marketing has been nominated as "Top Sales and Marketing Book" in the Top Sales and Marketing Awards.
 
I'm hugely honored to have also been nominated for "Top Sales and Marketing Webinar" for the program I presented for the great folks at Marketing Cloud. (Email me if you want the replay link - I was on fire!!)
 
Would you be wonderful enough to help by voting (early and often) using each link above? The public vote will account for 50% of the overall scores and the other 50% will come from an expert-judging panel. 
 
You may revisit and vote every 24 hours between now and December 13th. There's no registration. Two clicks and you're done. 
 
So grateful for your help. It truly DOES take a village...  
 
Thank you in advance. YOU are awesome!!

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