Your Ideal Customer

How To Turn Buying Signals into Website Copy

Anyone who’s taken a sales course of any kind has heard the phrase “buying signals.” According to Tom Reilly Sales Training, the 4 signals the customer is ready to buy are:   Nods their head Repeats a benefit Asks for the price Says yes(!) What I want to bring your attention to is this: what you say that…

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Elevator Speech Tips For Entrepreneurs

Have you ever become tongue-tied when you’re asked, “So, what do you do?” and walked away with the feeling that you’ve lost a great business opportunity? Well, it used to happen to me, too. That’s when I set out to master the art of being the most persuasive person in the room when I go…

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Who Is Missing On Your Website?

When I started in digital marketing, only 20% of businesses had a website. It’s hard to believe that was just a few years ago. Today, a website is one of the first things we think about when we get ready to launch a business, add services, change a business model, etc. But, when did you…

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When Your Logo Is Awesome But Your Message Is Meh

(2-minute read) The other day I was having a chat with a cool lady who’s the marketing director of a business opening a location in my town. In the course of our conversation, she said, “You know, our visual branding is great. I love our logo and our colors. But I think our message could…

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How To Write Better Marketing Messages

I have strong feelings about taglines. Most of them bug me. In fact, I don’t know how some get approved. In this list, there are some winners, and there are some losers: “A Body For Every Body” – Victoria’s Secret “Save Money. Live Better” – Walmart “Impossible Is Nothing” – Adidas “Eat Fresh” – Subway…

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How To Find The Ideal Customer For Your New Business

The task can be a challenge at any stage of a business, but it’s particularly challenging to find the ideal customer for a new business. New entrepreneurs struggle it this all the time. After all, how can you identify your most perfect customer when you don’t have any customers yet? In this article, I’m going…

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12 Tips That Will Supercharge Your Elevator Speech

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. In today’s networking environment we business people have a lot of opportunities to make good first impressions.  It’s all about the elevator speech. What’s an elevator speech?  I love this definition from Blayzer: “An elevator pitch is the most minimalist interpretation of the products…

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Are Your Ideal Customers In This Room?

I belong to a dynamic business organization that has hundreds of paying members. Every Wednesday, many of us attend a one-hour meeting where we share our successes, promote our businesses, and network with each other. The meeting attracts between 35 and 40 members, and always a handful of guests. At one point during the meeting,…

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