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Judge Judy and Business Decisions

Posted on July 30th, 2019 | Blog | No comment

I will confess, I am a big fan of Judge Judy. I love how she cuts to the chase and doesn’t let folks ramble on with their “feelings,” just goes for the facts. What a concept! But most of all, she tells plaintiffs and defendants alike: “I don’t want to hear that, I don’t care read more


Mirror Mirror

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 | Blog | No comment

Peter Drucker said “90% of information used in an organization is internally focused and only ten percent is about the outside environment. This is exactly backwards.” This may be one of the most telling business quotes of all time.   We often see companies that are wrapped up in themselves. Their self-image – who they read more


Relevant Selling Workshop – Brand New Offer

Posted on May 15th, 2019 | Blog | No comment

Have a sales retreat coming up? Sales meeting? Perfect Opportunity. Summer Sales Training July and August – a few dates still available Relevant Selling Workshop Get your team ready to top their sales quotas—Learn Relevant Selling:   Very few salespeople fully understand the value of a selling message that is truly relevant to the buyer. read more


Net Promoter Score — Valuable or Not So Much?

Posted on April 29th, 2019 | Blog | No comment

This is sure to be a controversial message to some folks, so I will make every effort to present both sides. I know I am sticking my neck out, but here goes. As we help companies uncover their competitive advantages, often some will immediately tout their strong Net Promoter Score. I always cringe when I read more


Websites are not Hemlines

Posted on February 6th, 2019 | Blog | No comment

We review our client’s websites, as well as their competitors, to see how – and more importantly, if – they convey competitive advantages. After viewing hundreds of sites, we rarely find anything meaningful.   What is most prevalent is the latest trend in how to set up a website. Style for websites is beginning to read more


Quiz Show Marketing: Do you make your customers guess what you are about?

Posted on December 6th, 2018 | Blog | No comment

In our experience, it is always surprising when conducting a review of a company’s sales and marketing message to learn that there is little or no consistency.  Often the website message doesn’t align with the brochure, and neither match the sales PowerPoint.  Then, let’s add that each member of a sales team will often a read more


The Lost Discipline: Less than 5% of businesses invest in what offers biggest ROI

Posted on November 5th, 2018 | Blog | No comment

All businesses know they need to deliver what the customer wants and needs most.  Nearly all sales people love to tout how “customer focused” and “customer centric” they are in meeting the needs of their market place.  But do they have a solid value proposition based on relevant competitive advantages?   I have asked nearly read more


If you don’t value it, your customers won’t either.

Posted on October 10th, 2018 | Blog | No comment

In today’s environment, we would be hard pressed to find anyone to argue against the idea that “time” is the most valuable commodity to most business people. (and for that matter, for most people, period).  We are slammed with an endless “to do list” at work and at home. The demand on our time accelerates read more


Do we do to our customers what we hate done to us?

Posted on August 1st, 2018 | Blog | No comment

Every one of us have these hideous experiences weekly, if not daily: Trying to get a person on the phone is impossible. We get so frustrated when we are put on hold, told to call back later, or our messages are just ignored. I booked a repair service for my home. They said they would read more


Don’t count on social networks without skepticism.

Posted on June 7th, 2018 | Blog | No comment

Social networks and on-line communities have become major sources of feedback because their members tend to accept what fellow network members endorse. And the impact of social media continues to grow at staggering rates. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram and other social networks are now a central part of millions of people’s lives, especially the read more