Your Ideal Customer

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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Which Ad Campaign Nailed-It? And Which Failed-It?

I just returned from a crazy week in New York City. One of the most exciting aspects of the city is experiencing advertising all over the place. (Well, it’s exciting for me – I’m weird) I love to decide which ads and billboards nailed-it and which ones failed-it. I’ll bet you have your opinions, too! Here are…

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Our Marketing Is A Mess

The week after Thanksgiving is traditionally very hectic. Everyone has woke to the fact that the year is almost over and there’s much to be done – like planning for the next year. If you’re taking a look at your 2019 marketing, you have some decisions to make. Should you drop Facebook? Or keep Facebook…

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Finding Your Ideal Customer: 32 Questions You Should Ask

Whether you call it an avatar or a buyer persona, actually identifying and finding your ideal customer is not always an easy task. In a perfect world you want every aspect of your business, from your website to your elevator speech, to connect with the people who need you most and can pay you. But…

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Who Is Your Ideal Customer? Follow These 5 Steps To Find Out

Do you own a mature business? Or, are you just getting started? If you want to grow it’s crucial that you’re totally clear about who is your ideal customer.  Who’s your ideal customer? An individual who immediately sees value in what you offer and is willing and able to pay you for it. It’s that simple.…

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Put Your Networking On Steroids

What do I mean when I say, “Put your networking on steroids”? Well, think about this: when you attend a networking event, do you expect to come home with a ton of new orders or contracts in your suitcase? Probably not. I just returned from a conference in Chicago where my colleague, Michelle Hummel from…

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How To Create A Value Proposition For Your Business

  Today’s blog is about your VALUE PROPOSITION. Wikipedia defines a value proposition this way: “It is a promise of value to be delivered, communicated, and acknowledged. It is also a belief from the customer about how value (benefit) will be delivered, experienced and acquired.” But there’s a lot of confusion around what the a value proposition really is. Is it…

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