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POSTED ON Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Research shows that using photos of people attract more attention, especially when you can see their eyes. Several years ago I participated in a workshop exercise that I often use in my workshops, related to eyes.  In the exercise, people team up in pairs, then look silently into each others’ eyes for an entire minute. Sixty seconds, people, doesn’t seem like a long time until you find yourself staring into the soul of another person, often Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 1st, 2019
There seems to be two camps when it comes to investigating our competitors: 1) I need to know every single thing they are doing, and it's my right to find out, or 2) That's spying and it's wrong and/or unethical and, besides, what if I got caught? Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, July 18th, 2019
I made this statement in a branding presentation last year: “brand congruency is the single biggest indicator of business success.” First, what the heck does that even mean? Second, that’s quite a big claim. There are many indicators and Read More...
Email List Growth
POSTED ON Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Using email as a marketing tool is a smart decision. Starting a newsletter, tip-of-the-month, or any type of recurring email keeps your name in front of your customers and helps strengthen relationships with them. In addition to the content you send, Read More...
Ideal Client
POSTED ON Thursday, June 20th, 2019
I'm sure you have all heard how important it is to identify your ideal clients. You may have heard this group referred to by many different monikers: ICA (ideal client avatar), ideal client profile, target market, target demographic, primary Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Do you consider yourself a creative person? How do you define creativity? I used to think creative was synonymous with artistic. And take my word for it, I am no artist. Stick figures are my specialty, and even they leave something to be desired. Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Do you ever feel like you’re just one of a million coaches, trainers, health providers, whatever it is you do? We’ve all been there. And sometimes we beat our head against the wall trying to figure out what really makes us different than Read More...
Branding and Marketing
POSTED ON Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Our last post talked about having a "complete brand," like that is really a thing. In case you are wondering, it may be Troubadour vernacular, but a "complete brand" is ABSOLUTELY a "thing." When you are building a brand, there are multiple (5 to be Read More...
branding, marketing
POSTED ON Monday, January 28th, 2019
ARE you marketing with an incomplete brand? If your first answer to this question is “I don’t know,” that is completely normal. After all, what is the definition of a COMPLETE brand? And what does it have to do with marketing? People don’t Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Have you ever thought, “If I could just make my story more exciting, I’d have more sales”? If you believe the most exciting companies make the most money, think again. Here’s the thing – and you may even want to write it down where you can Read More...
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