The Search For The World’s Greatest Salesperson… Are You The One?

Hi everyone, I don’t know if I am the greatest salesperson in the world but I’m thinking it would be fun to enter this contest. The Search for the World’s Greatest Salesperson. Is anyone interested in sharing their thoughts with me?

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Continue Reading April 6, 2010 at 4:42 PM 3 comments

Not Just for the Money but Also What we Become in its Making

I was asked a few weeks ago to give a talk to some bright students who were graduating from the MBA program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). I thought I’d also include my thoughts here on my blog.

I started with saying that I believe I’ve learned six key principles for achieving entrepreneurial success. I also said I’m confident that when you choose to follow and implement these fundamental tenets you will not only achieve success in business but also in life. To quote my friend and business mentor, Tom Matzen, you will “Earn Twice As Much With Half the Stress!

Continue Reading April 1, 2010 at 11:43 AM 11 comments

Surprised by some energy consumption trivia

Over the holidays I started to think about how I was going to make a difference in 2010. What would my new year’s resolutions be? Considering I have a larger than normal “Carbon” footprint than most (with my Christmas lights – even though they are LEDs) I thought it might be good to find ways to cut down my energy consumption or at least look for renewable energy alternatives. I got a couple of surprises while I was reading.

Continue Reading January 4, 2010 at 2:49 PM 1 comment

Like it or not your business is involved in Social Media

If you have a company of your own (or you work for one) then whether you like it or not you’re involved in Social Media. People are talking about your business on the Internet regardless of whether you’re part of the conversation. So, wouldn’t it be better to be involved?

Continue Reading January 4, 2010 at 11:07 AM 4 comments

Internet Marketing – E is for Engage (M.A.R.K.E.T.)

Here is my second post in a series of articles on Internet Marketing. Each post focuses on a letter in the acronym M.A.R.K.E.T. which I “coined” to help people better understand some of the factors for success when considering an Internet marketing strategy for their business. In my last post M was for Merchandise and now E is for Engage. I know that I am not doing them in order BUT the A is for Advertise is taking longer than I had hoped in an effort to make it easy to understand but still effective… hopefully A will be my next post.

Continue Reading December 30, 2009 at 1:07 PM 3 comments

The Google Monopoly – How to Monopolize Google and Market Your Business.

I’ve been trying to think of ways to simplify and better explain marketing a business through Google. How do I cover all of the marketing techniques and considerations? What does it all mean? What should I focus on? Search engine optimization (SEO)? Pay-per-click (PPC) or sponsored listings or search engine marketing (SEM)? Social Media!? Google OneBox? Google local results? YouTube? Twitter? Blogs? Ahhhgh!!%$#@!!

Continue Reading December 29, 2009 at 11:01 AM 7 comments

On my way to Toronto

I’m on my way to Toronto. Hoping to finish my posts on “A is for Advertise (targeted)” before I return Wednesday evening. Cheers.

December 7, 2009 at 6:38 AM Leave a comment

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