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POSTED ON Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Is your business interesting? Some people think the interest level of a company’s messaging has to do solely with their industry niche. Professional sports franchise = exciting, lumber yard = boring. Travel agent = exciting, shipping store = boring. If you are one of these people, and especially if you own or run a business that you think is essentially boring, I’m hoping to change your mind. Industry niche has almost nothing to do with Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
I have heard on numerous occasions that you are (or you become) the five people you hang around most. It's true. As Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine says, your top five people dictate your conversations, your attitudes and opinions, and Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
You know how great your company is. You want everyone else to know it too. What are you doing about it? How many people do you hope to reach this week- this month- this year? "As many as possible" isn't going to cut it as an answer here. If you have Read More...
POSTED ON Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Storytelling can be extremely effective for marketing your business or organization. It's easy if you cover these four bases- what I call the 4 Rs of Marketing Storytelling: 1) Relevant 2) Resonant 3) Relate 4) Remember Remember it this way: If your Read More...
POSTED ON Friday, September 26th, 2014
Research shows that using photos of people attract more attention, especially when you can see their eyes. I recently participated in a workshop exercise in which we teamed up in pairs, then looked into each others’ eyes for an entire minute. A Read More...
POSTED ON Thursday, August 7th, 2014
There are all kinds of things that can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night and worry so much that you can't get back to sleep. These dead-of-night issues are not typically things like "I'd like a new pair of hiking boots." Unless, of Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
I recently had coffee meetings with a few individuals I had not seen in some time. I left each meeting feeling very inspired and optimistic. It made me think about all the different kinds of people we encounter as business owners, and what kinds of Read More...
POSTED ON Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
What ONE Thing could you do this day or this week to move your marketing forward? Sorry to report that there is no magic bullet that guarantees marketing success for all equally. That said, there are solid marketing principles to guide you and steps Read More...
POSTED ON Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Have you read the most recent issue of our newsletter, Troubadour Tales,? Not only does it tell you why Dubois Information changed its name to Marketing Troubadour, there is a great article about "Aboutness." Embracing this concept, borrowed from Read More...
POSTED ON Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Happy June! I am proud and excited to announce that the transition from Dubois Information to Marketing Troubadour is now complete. The transformation has been a long time coming, with some unexpected delays, as happens sometimes in life. A few Read More...
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