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Sell Like a Lion and Lead the Pride with Marcus Sheridan

For many of us, there are certain sales techniques that seem like incredibly bad choices. For example, isn’t it giving too much information away if you list your prices online instead of sharing them with potential customers during a sales conversation? And wouldn’t it be a bad idea to explicitly list people who you aren’t a good fit for online, because that will drive away potential customers before you even have a chance to talk to them? Today’s guest, Marcus Sheridan, AKA the Sales Lion, has been called a web marketing guru by the New York Times, perhaps thanks to his sometimes unconventional advice on what sales techniques really work. We discuss deeply valuable information that gives insight into how customers think and behave, and how this relates to what you should do in your sales process. In today’s conversation, Marcus will talk about how to influence the buying criteria of your prospects to preempt their objections, and how to differentiate yourself in a sea of competitors.

Episode 88 | Posted on

Close Six and Seven Figure Deals with These Powerful Distinctions with Ephraim Olschewski

There are two main kinds of learning: informative learning and transformative learning. Informative learning, as its name suggests, is when you learn information; this is the kind of learning you might get from books on sales tactics and techniques, for example. Transformative learning, on the other hand, occurs when an experience transforms the way you experience your life from that time on. I hope that all of my Marketing Speak episodes offer valuable informative learning, but I truly believe that this one can offer transformative learning as well. My guest, Ephraim Olschewski, is someone who has had a profound impact on my life -- and I hope he will on yours as well. Ephraim is a high-performance coach for executives and business owners, with his rates starting at $100k a year for individuals and $1 million a year for organizations. Despite these high-value deals, he doesn’t use contracts at all. In this conversation, he explains the compelling reason why, and offers insight into how to show up powerfully in your business and the world. I hope that all of my Marketing Speak episodes offer valuable informative learning, but I truly believe that this one can offer transformative learning as well.

Episode 87 | Posted on

An Ingenious Cold Calling Approach that’s a Cash Machine for Your Business with Nick Cownie

There’s one simple trick that builds rapport over the phone faster than any other: using the name of the person you’re talking to frequently through the conversation. It can feel odd to do this, but don’t worry, the other person won’t (consciously) notice. Subconsciously, though, they will absolutely notice -- and they’ll feel a level of connection and trust that will lead to being more receptive of everything you can offer. We're joined today by Nick Cownie. Nick is an award-winning entrepreneur who specializes in rapid mindset change. He says that there’s one simple trick that builds rapport over the phone faster than any other: using the name of the person you’re talking to frequently through the conversation. Nick shares mindset techniques for overcoming the fear of rejection and turning cold calls into cash. Nick and I met in the Secret Society mastermind group, and I was so impressed with him that I invited him to share his advice for marketing success.

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Be a Disruptasauraus – Be Heard and Stand out Online with Mike Koenigs

Today’s remarkable guest is immediately recognizable by his creative title alone: he’s the “Chief Disruptasaurus.” In case you’re not familiar with the title, the man in question is Mike Koenigs. As you’ll hear in our conversation today, Mike is an expert marketer. He offers an incredible amount of insight into topics such as using text messages and videos to capture attention and convert leads. In addition, Mike is a stage 3A colorectal survivor. This experience has deeply reshaped his perspectives on value and time, and he offers an inspirational message that I hope will help you, as a listener, to value your own time more highly.

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Meetup, the Secret Weapon for Businesses with Mel Cutler

Today's conversation is with Mel Ethan Cutler, a Meetup expert and serial entrepreneur. Mel has created seven companies across four different markets since he discovered his entrepreneurial streak at 19 years old. He’s mastered the strategy of using Meetup to build a list and create a dedicated local following of people who want a specific product or service. Now, he shares his wisdom and insight with businesses—and, in this great conversation, with you.