Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday Tips’

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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How To Land A New Customer In 5 Minutes

If you shop online there’s a good chance that you check out customer reviews before you make a purchase. And you’re not alone. A recent study shows that 85% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. If your business provides a service, you should know that the power of online reviews is…

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4 Reasons It Takes So Long To Build A New Website

When I began working in internet marketing about ten years ago, I could help my clients get a new website whipped up in a week or two – easy peasy. Technology has advanced greatly since then, right? So it would be natural for you to assume that building a website today would be easier and faster. But…

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Elevator Speech Tips For Entrepreneurs

  Have you ever become tongue-tied 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 the elevator speech. According to the University of California, “An elevator speech is…

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What’s the Difference Between a Tagline and a Brand Promise?

The best way to differentiate your business from the pack is to be crystal clear about your marketing message. But what does that mean? Do you need a tagline? Do you need a brand promise? And what is the difference between a tagline and a brand promise? Let’s get this cleared up… The Difference Between a Tagline…

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5 Tips For Brilliant Email Subject Lines

Do you ever take an honest step back and think to yourself, “But, really, why did I open that email?” I pose the question because, like any New York Times bestseller, the title matters—and there is a clear distinction between content that’s first class and content that never makes it past TSA. It’s in your…

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Are You Giving Away Too Much On Your Blog (For Free)?

One of my business friends recently came up to me and said, “I think you are giving away too much on your blog.” My colleague was concerned that my blogs are so helpful and informative that no one needs to actually hire me! I beg to differ. As a blogger for business, I believe it’s necessary…

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How To Uncover Powerful Words For Marketing Copy

This may come off a bit harsh, but hear me out: Today’s Internet user has the attention-span of an untrained beagle. Better yet, an untrained beagle walking in a Fourth of July parade surrounded by loud music, confetti cannons and other untrained beagles. Listen, I wasn’t the one who put together the stats. But it’s…

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