Make It A Threesome
What if -- every time you had a networking appointment with someone -- you invited a third person. Sound like a ridiculous concept? Why on earth would you want to do this? Aren't you taking the focus off of your business and putting it on someone else's? Here are 5 reasons why multiple meetings are beneficial:YOU CAN MAKE MORE PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS IN LESS TIMENetworking can become very time-consuming and expensive -- especially if all you ever do is have lunch or dinner with one person at a time.
Boost Your Business With Testimonials
When used correctly, testimonials can boost your response dramatically. They help build the prospect's perception of believability, stability, honesty, and value in your product or service.
Get Results: Start with Your Marketing Message and Objective
Recently I was talking with a very bright traditional marketer on the value of integrating Internet marketing into an enterprise's marketing mix. Personally, I have witnessed significant and measurable increases in the online results of an enterprise when they include traditional marketing strategies like direct mail, radio, television or publicity with their internet marketing strategies.
How to Size an Emerging Market
In developing their business plans, companies of all sizes face the challenge of determining the size of their markets. To begin, companies must present the size of their "relevant market" in their plans.
Take The Test: Does Your Marketing Copy Sell?
Your marketing materials must grab your prospect's attention long enough to
convince them to investigate further. Assuming you get past this hurdle, your
piece's message must next convince the reader to call or buy.
Take the Test: Do Your Marketing Materials Really Grab Attention?
Today's constant bombardment of marketing messages means your materials must
grab your prospects attention in the first few seconds, or your efforts are wasted.How do you know if your marketing materials will prompt prospects to keep
reading? Take this simple test: hold each of your marketing pieces at arm's length
and answer the following questions:1.
Basic Marketing Dope
Sometimes the simplest data is the best. Marketing is not complex if you know the basics - that's true with anything by the way.
More Marketing Dope
Direct marketing can make you very successful, but you've got to understand the basics. Here are some more gems of the industry that can take you from being a diamond in the rough to the luminous bling-bling.
Rules of Thumb for Marketing to Your Past Customers
Keeping in touch can dramatically increase business, when done properly.It's a fact that your customers are your best leads.
Direct Mail - Dont Assume, Just Test and Track
Where to Start:Most novice marketers have definite fixed ideas about direct mail that are way off base - most often in the area of what to spend and how much to do. You should determine what you are able to spend for your marketing budget, spend it, and determine the maximum number of leads that you can create.
Set Your Business Apart With A Unique Selling Proposition
Unless your company has absolutely no competition now or in the forseeable future, you're well advised to find and develop a unique selling proposition (USP) that differentiates your business from all of your competitors.For you to succeed, you have to identify and understand what you or your business does or can start doing for your prospects and customers that provides them with a result that is superior to the competition's.
How To Use The Og In All Of Us To Make More Money
Writing Marketing Copy That Sells
When your prospects see your marketing materials, your brochure, your web site or your ads you want them to read them. You want prospects to read not just the first sentence but the majority of your copy.
Anyone who runs their own business can tell you how
challenging it is to generate business leads on a consistent
basis. Finding good leads and generating more sales is vital
to the long term growth of any business.
Whats Your NICHE Market - III ?
What effect are the baby boomers having on the economy I hear you ask. Folks, in 2005, the economy IS the boomers!Boomers represent the vast majority of the work force.
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