Newsjacking – the art and science of injecting your ideas into a breaking news story to generate tons of media coverage, get sales leads, and grow business – is all about providing value. The content you create via a blog post, video, or tweet with a hashtag must have a direct tie to the news story, it must be timely, and it should provide a take on the story that helps journalists and others to put the story in context. Newsjacking is powerful when done right.Read More
Twelve years ago Matt Risinger started a custom home building firm specializing in architect driven and fine craftsmanship work. Soon after, he also started a YouTube channel about building science, craftsmanship, and best practices for building and remodeling. Matt now has more than 130,000 subscribers to his channel and his construction firm has grown from zero to $20 million in annual revenue in just over a decade. At a recent Tony Robbins Business Mastery event we sat down to discuss how Matt uses YouTube to grow his business.Read More
At the Public Affairs Council Executive Meeting where I delivered a keynote speech titled “Why the Best Marketers Win Elections” I had a chance to interview Nuala O’Connor, @privacymama, President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, a global nonprofit committed to advancing our digital rights. We spoke about safeguarding your own and your kids’ online privacy.Read More
I’m working with the amazing team at Geoversity to launch a new executive program to be held in Panama on February 7 – 12, 2017. We’ve designed The Nature of Business program to focus on what leaders can learn from our biosphere and how we can apply that learning to better run our businesses.Read More
In the VC world, there are people who are forward thinking, providing valuable advice to the management teams of portfolio companies. These are the VCs that you want to be associated with your start up.
And then there are VCs who are living the past who who therefore deliver terrible advice. If you’re looking for funding, beware of this latter group.Read More
Buyers have more information at their fingertips than ever before, yet the same sales techniques which were appropriate for the 1980s are still being used today.
The world has changed, and organizations must avoid making the sales mistakes if they are to thrive.Read More
We all face fear in our professional and personal lives. Fear of the strange, of the new, of the untested. We fear bucking the trend and going against the accepted. It's a natural human response.
To truly achieve greatness in the form of personal fulfillment, you must act. That might mean you are a pioneer, a rebel, an instigator. You may need to challenge the status quo and make a difference in the world.Read More
I’m a fan of the SlideShare social network for sharing presentations.
Because SlideShare combines both images and text in a unique way, it is an ideal platform to encourage sharing. It is simple to embed the content into other social networks too, particularly LinkedIn (SlideShare’s parent company).
Less than a month ago, I released a presentation on SlideShare titled The New Rules of Selling. Because many of you viewed the presentation and shared it on social networks, the presentation has been viewed more than 107,000 views as I write this. Thank you.
In this article, I’ll provide some thoughts on why I think the SlideShare has been viewed so often in such a short time, and provide lessons learned so you can achieve similar results for your business.Read More