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509: Chatbots and the Future of Interactive Experiences

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Peter Lisoskie is not a chatbot, but he does talk about them on The Nice Guys today.

Reach Us Here:

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Peter- @chatbotnation

 

Show Notes by Show Producer: Anna Nygren

Futuristic ideas like flying cars and teleportation might not be here just yet but A.I. is steadily coming into view. Peter Lisoskie breaks down the latest in online relationship experiences, chatbots. Whether you're a business looking for a new way to connect with a customer or you're that potential customer, this is a new revenue maker and new virtual best friend. Tune into this episode to get the scoop on chatbots and become a part of the ChatBot Nation. Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner are The Nice Guys on Business. Producers: Anna Nygren and Mariko England

 In this episode, Doug and Peter discuss:

  • Peter's career experience
  • The scoop on chatbots
  • Putting a chatbot into action and its results
  • Making a chatbot character, the third thing

 

Key Takeaways and Actionable Tip:

  • A lot of companies and people are using chatbots incorrectly
  • Facebook is projecting that their ad space will run out by the end of 2017
  • No longer does one size fit all, that's why you've got to segment your content
  • Active relationship experiences online are going to tap into a wave of different industries

 

"Everything's switching from GUI (Graphical User Interface) to CUI (Conversational User Interface)" - Peter Lisoskie

 

Connect with Peter Lisoskie:

Twitter: @chatbotnation

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chatbotnation/

Website: https://chatbotnation.co/

 

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Promise Statement: To provide an experience that is entertaining and adds value to your life.

 

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Ep. 394: What's in the box Ray Cao? Marketing ideas that will make you Money

Reach Us Here:

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Ray- @ray_cao

 

On Facebook: The Nice Guys Community page

Become a patron and support the podcast at www.Patreon.com/NiceGuys

 

Show Notes by Production Assistant - Anna Nygren

 

Intro

 

Marketing Science

  • Exact Media is the AirBnB for marketing
    • They use the audience of one company to promote another company
    • The big brand is getting paid for letting that company promote
  • People don’t focus enough on whether or not they’ve got the audience’s attention
  • Check out Exact Media’s Connections
    • For those who don’t have a strong financial platform, this will put you in front of big brands and let them bid on your product

 

Closing Lines

  • Punch above your weight!

 

Contact:

Email: rc@exactmedia.io

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raycao/?ppe=1

 

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Proud to be affiliated with the C-Suite Radio Network

and the Greatness Podcast Network

 

Doug and Strickland’s Stuff:

Amazon #1 Best selling book Nice Guys Finish First.

Business Building Bootcamp (10 Module Course)

 

Partner Links:

Amazon.com: Click before buying anything. Help support the podcast.

Sign up for Sanebox free and get a $10.00 credit on us: The best way to get a handle on your E-Mail.

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Survey: Take our short survey so The Nice Guys know what you like.

 

Nice Guys Links

Subscribe to the Podcast

Niceguysonbusiness.com

 

You can text Doug anytime at 410-340-6861, of if you just want to leave us a message or record an intro to the show, call 4242 DJ DOUG (1-424-253-3684)

 

Promise Statement:

To provide an experience that is entertaining and adds value to your life.

 

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Ep. 344: Getting Rid of Marketing Nausea with Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner is a digital and content market influencer. Hear invaluable tips from him on The Nice Guys today. 

 

Reach Us Here:

On Facebook: The Nice Guys Community page

 

Become a patron and support the podcast at www.Patreon.com/NiceGuys

 

Show Notes by Production Assistant - Anna Nygren

 

 

Intro

  • The natural instinct to promote products just like everyone else is, is a NO GO
  • Don’t be a marketer that does what frustrates you as a consumer

 

It’s all about Presentation

  • Think counter-intuitively
    • Reach people the way that you’d want to be reached as a consumer
  • Try owning the problem instead of forcing a solution
    • Focus on creating a community and introducing the narrative to solve the problem with transparency
  • There’s also a lack of leadership in marketing due to the need to sell, sell, sell
  • Action Step:
    • Take the time to write out what didn’t work and don’t do it again!

 

Closing Lines

  • A shockingly low number of people like what they do, as in 8%
    • Be in the 8%
  • Check out:
    • BuzzSumo (tells you the most shared pieces of content around that topic)
    • Answerthepublic (it’ll tell you all of the questions the people ask their search engine around your subject)

 

Get Michael's book- The Content Formula: Calculate the ROI of Content Marketing & Never Waste Money Again 

See Michael's company- https://marketinginsidergroup.com/

Reach Michael-  michael@marketinginsidergroup.com

 

Proud to be affiliated with the C-Suite Radio Network

 

Doug's Stuff:

Amazon #1 Best selling book Nice Guys Finish First.

Business Building Bootcamp (10 Module Course)

 

Partner Links:

Amazon.com: Click before buying anything. Help support the podcast.

Sign up for Sanebox free and get a $10.00 credit on us: The best way to get a handle on your E-Mail.

Interview Valet:  Get interviewed on top podcasts and share your message.

Acuity Scheduling: Stop wasting time going back and forth scheduling appointments

 

Survey: Take our short survey so The Nice Guys know what you like.

 

Nice Guys Links

Subscribe to the Podcast

Niceguysonbusiness.com

 

You can text Doug anytime at 410-340-6861, of if you just want to leave us a message or record an intro to the show, call 4242 DJ DOUG (1-424-253-3684)

 

Promise Statement:

To provide a learning experience that is entertaining and adds value to your life.

 

Proud to be affiliated with the C-Suite Radio Network

 

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Ep. 196: Marketing 101 and building a team that cares. Find out how from Tony Delmercado

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Tony- @tdelmercado 

How to build a team of amazing pros that care about each other, work hard and do phenomenal work for clients - which translates to revenue and happiness for all, on The Nice Guys Today

Talking about:  How did you curate a bad-ass culture of professionals who have committed fully to the organizational goals while providing top-tier service to clients...all in the Marketing business

Nobody does it alone. Don't believe your own hype. Stay humble - work harder. Hire right - hire forever, and treat your compatriots like gold (because they are). Share the vision, create a culture of excellence where people's opportunity is merit-based and unlimited. Never eat alone.

Quotable: Nobody does it alone. Don't believe your own hype. Stay humble - work harder.

Quotable: Hire right - hire forever, and treat your compatriots like gold (because they are).

Quotable: Share the vision, create a culture of excellence where people's opportunity is merit-based and unlimited.

He’s been on the right bus with the right people and translated great relationships into big bucks as Chief Operating Officer of Hawke Media. 

Tony helps answer the following questions for The Nice Guys:

What is marketing all about in 2016 and why do marketing companies have a tough rep to overcome?

Why is it that everyone that has a social media account and 1000 followers is all the sudden an expert. 

Where do you see the marketing industry going and what does the frontier look like? 

What’s dead in the marketing world?

What is old school to you that still hits a homerun?

Tony’s email: tony@hawkemedia.com

Hawke Media: www.hawkemedia.com

Show notes: Production Assistant - Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/

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Go to Nice Guy Community sign-up and we'll send you the free E-Book "The 5 biggest (relationship) mistakes in business" AND be one of the first 100 people to sign up for the Nice Guys Community to get an invite to our first (to be scheduled) live podcast.

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Ep. 189: Matt White and the Funnel of Customer Awesomeness!

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Matt- @matthew_j_white

 

You could have 100,000 listeners for a show, have great content but if you don't optimize your info, no one is going to fucking find it let alone read it.

  • Whenever you create good content, people are going to want more
    • Get to a point where you help someone so much that they have to come to you to buy your services
  • You want to become a trustworthy source of knowledge in your community
  • Give the customer a taste of what you have to offer in several different presentations (blogs, articles, free eBook)
    • Then you give the customer the option to buy your services
  • If you are going to write a book, the best way to sell your book is to go out and talk about it!
    • The value of having written a book is increased credibility

Action Steps:

  • Answers peoples' questions
  • On your website, instead of trying to sell your products or info about you, why notdesign or advertise something to directly help the customer
    • For example, have your banner say, "How can we help you?" instead of "Buy x, y, and z!"

 

Contact Info and Links

http://www.joltcms.com/

Get Matt's book- "Stop Selling, Start Helping!"

Or his other book: "Married to Jesus"

Jolt CMS on LinkedIn

Show notes: Production Assistant - Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/

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Jordan on Twitter - @TheArtofCharm

Doug on Twitter - @djdoug

Strick on Twitter - @NiceGuyonBiz

Jordan Harbinger hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the world, The Art Of Charm (WAY more listeners than we have!) Hear how he got where he is on The Nice Guys podcast today.

Jordan Harbinger started out as a lawyer. Then he worked on Wall Street. Now, he makes more money than he did at either of those jobs, recording a podcast.

Starting out, you need to do most of your own work, so you can hear your mistakes and learn from them.

Jordan's podcast talks about confidence, networking, relationships, business topics and emotional intelligence. but he also show people the HOW tos and the WHYs as well.

Jordan talks about topics like relationships, social perceptions, men and women. But as I listen to your guests, I start to get sucked in. Like KimSeltzer and Dr. Welch who was just on. People need this stuff.

Check out his podcast- http://theartofcharm.com/category/podcast-episodes/

And his company:

http://theartofcharm.com/

I'm kind of a big deal

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Ep. 161: Today we talk Marketing with Billee Howard, the CEO (Chief Engagement Officer) at BRANDthropologie

Billee Howard believes that culture and commerce are colliding in ways we've never seen before, and we agree. Here more on The Nice Guys today.

Billee on Twitter- @mashuptweet

Doug on Twitter- @djdoug

Strick on Twitter - @NiceGuyonBiz

Here are some of the things you'll hear from Billee on the podcast today:

- It's a new era of engagement. It's not enough to just sell anymore, you have to engage your consumer.

- Use storytelling to connect with your potential customers.

- Create a level of immersion with your brand.

- Her company Brandthropology does everything from brand positioning, content creation and production, to SEO and Web design.

- How can a company stand up and be noticed when there are literally a thousand others just like them?

-The world is so small today, how is it possible that to take the little guy and put him or her on the main stage?

- What mistakes do you see being made by organizations today in trying to get there message out to the world.

E-Mail- billee@brandthropologie.com

Get a copy of Billee's book here:

We-Commerce: How to create, collaborate and succeed in a sharing economy.

And check out BRANDthropologie here:

http://brandthropologie.com/

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Ep. 159 Jeff Herrmann is all about Content Marketing and Social Selling

Twitter

Jeff - @JeffLHerrmann

Doug - @djdoug

Strick - @niceguyonbiz

 

Jeff Hermann wants to elevate the sales profession. He can help turn sales leaders to thought leaders. Hear all about it on The Nice Guys today.

Jeff Hermann has some amazing ideas and stories on the sales process and how to personalize it. Here are some more things you will learn on the podcast today: 

-Get out of a "Transactional model" and into a "Partnership model."

-Content is more than just words.

Be yourself. Share your knowledge. Don't try to fake it.

- Stick to your theme.

-Remember the Content Marketing Mission statement-

1. Who's the target?

2. What's delivered?

3. What's in it for the Audience?

Check out Jeff's company- Fathom Digital Marketing and Analytics

Get in touch with Jeff- Jeff@PublishorPerish.FM

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Ep. 155: Jessica Rhodes wants to help you build your podcast business

Jessica Rhodes built a six-figure income from nothing, with 2 small kids at home. Find out how and how she can help your business or podcast grow on The Nice Guys today.

Twitter- @JessRhodesBiz

Jessica's company Interview Connections helps speakers connect with podcasts. Five years ago, this type of business probably didn’t even exist or at least it wasn’t booming the way it is today but Jessica Rhodes saw a need and filled it. Here's more that we learned about Jessica:

  • Her podcast Rhodes to Success that was selected by iTunes as a "Hot to Podcast" show in iTunes

  • She was selected as a speaker for Podcast Movement 2016

  • She built a 6-figure income with a 200-person list. It's not about size, it's about the level of engagement of your customers.

Here are some of the questions you will hear answers to today:

  • How can getting on podcasts help them and help them now?

  • How important is audience size for your clients when you are vetting shows for your clients to go on?

  • How do see the culture at your company?.

  • What challenges do you experience with your clients?

Contact Jessica- jessica@interviewconnections.com

Twitter- @JessRhodesBiz

Her company- http://www.interviewconnections.com/

Check out her podcast- http://rhodestosuccesspodcast.com/

Her Blog and other stuff- http://www.jessicarhodes.biz/

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Does Size Matter? Doug Shares His Little Thing Theory with Strickland

Why does Starbucks charge $5.00 for a cup of coffee? Because they can. Also, they pay attention to the small things. Hear how important that is on The Nice Guys today.

The Nice Guys are giving you a bonus this week- A new episode every day! Regular Tuesday and Friday interviews, and Dough and Strickland together Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Fill up your week with The Nice Guys.

Lenscrafters or VisionWorks? Hear how one company did the small things right and got Doug to happily spend $1000.00; and the other didn't and lost all of Strickland's business forever.  

- Hear Doug say "It looks like it came out of a chicken's ass."

- Dr. Russel Clayton, and Mohammad- We haven't heard from you yet! Still waiting on our show intros…

- Shout out to Julia Miller with Seattle NACE!

-If you're ever in Kirkland, WA check out the Woodmark Hotel- http://www.thewoodmark.com/

 

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Ep. 148: James Carbary knows B2B sales and it's not just business as usual.

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@jamescarbary - Twitter James

@djdoug - Twitter Doug

@NiceGuyonBiz - Twitter Strickland

Selling to a business takes a whole different strategy. Learn all about it from James Carbary on The Nice Guys today.

His company Sweet Fish Media creates B2B relationships and has been featured in Time, Business Insider and Huffington Post. Here are some of the things you will hear today:

- Shotgunning a generic E-Mail to thousands of businesses will not help you create a relationship.

- Having a podcast can help you make B2B sales.

- There are 4 key tips on how to turn B2B prospects into customers:

 1. Find Prospects

2. Start the Conversation

3. Develop Relationships

4. Close the deal

 

Reach out to James:

Twitter- @jamescarbary

James@sweetfishmedia.com

Check out his website- http://sweetfishmedia.com/

And his Podcast- http://sweetfishmedia.com/b2b-growth/

 

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Ep. 147: Tim Fargo talks about hustle

You might know him as the guy that created Tweetjukebox.com now SocialJukebox.com and author of a few books including the wildly successful Alphabet Success. Hear more from him on the Nice Guys today.

- Hustle is good, but be careful not to let it run your business.

You can be busy but still doing nothing. Stay focused on things that will forward your business.

-Sometimes what you leave out is more important that what you put in.

Check out Tim's book "Alphabet Success - Keeping it Simple. My Secrets to Success" 

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Ep. 145: Stella & Dot Founder and CEO Jessica Herrin talks about her mega business

@Jessica Herrin  Jessica on Twitter

@djdoug Doug on Twitter

@niceguyonbiz Strick on Twitter

 

When you are working hard at your business, "Nice" can go out the door fast, but Jessica Herrin never let that happen while growing Stella & Dot. Hear her story on The Nice Guys today.

Here's a few things we learned about Jessica today: 

She is authentically passionate.

Not being nice is not effective.

You grow a company by growing the people in your company.

Love what you do. Put passion into what you are.

Helping the people around you succeed, will help you succeed.

Start with a bedrock of self-confidence.

Your best statement piece should be your empowerment.

It's freeing to realize that you care about people more, but care less about what they think of you.

Check out her book-“Find Your Extraordinary -- Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms"

 www.stelladotfamily.com

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Ep. 144: Mentalist, Magician, and Entrepreneur Max Major

Max on Twitter- @itsMaxMajor

Doug on Twitter - @djdoug

Strick on Twitter - @NiceGuyonBiz

Max Major is not just a mentalist and magician, he is an entrepreneur selling himself and always honing his product. Hear all about him on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

Here are just a few of the things you'll hear from Max on the podcast today:

- How to earn a living doing what you love.

The importance of real world relationships in an age of social.

BE UNREASONABLE! - Demand more of yourself than others deem reasonable.

There is no failure, it's just lessons to be learned, good and bad.

Embrace learning as a lifestyle.

Get in touch with Max Major:

Email- max@maxmajor.net

Check out his website and show dates locations: http://maxmajor.net/live/

Check out TONS of cool videos here- https://www.youtube.com/user/itsmaxmajor

 

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Ep. 141 Working on a startup? Alex Gorstan can help

Twitter - @alexgorstan

Doug's Twitter Handle - @djdoug

There are 10 critical things to know when considering a startup. You can learn them all on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

Alex's lessons learned in the world of startups:

1. Before taking action, make sure you understand exactly what problem you’re trying to solve and who you are trying to solve it for.

2. You’re tricking yourself and your investors if you think that your business is worth a dime until you prove you can earn one!

3. Wherever you have a strong network is where you should build your business. New York or California is not the only places startups can be successful.

4. The first five people you hire will define the culture of your company forever. This might be the most important decision you will make.

5. It’s not just about making a product, it’s also about telling the world about it - you must do both excellently.

6. Make a plan, then throw it away. Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. (Eisenhower’s advice)

7. Throw your first design away. You learn a lot during the design process and the first one is still plagued by assumptions you had when you first started. The 2nd design will be much better.

8. Thinking about starting something and have your eyes on San Francisco? Take a detour for a year, find a job that will move you there and get you grounded in a new city while you moonlight and make some network connections. Then jump if you’re ready to do so.

9. Engineering is important, but design is even more important and usually more difficult. Find yourself a rockstar designer, don’t try to do it yourself, even if you can.

10. Start today! As you get older, your network will get stronger, you will become wiser and more skilled but it will become more difficult to take risks. You may have children on the way, maybe they’ll be starting school. Your parent’s might be aging and need your help. Murphy is just around the corner waiting to enact his law and you’ll be stuck wishing you’d given it a shot.

Check out some great articles from Alex:

https://medium.com/@AlexGorstan - articles by Alex

Twitter - @alexgorstan

Email- alex.gorstan@me.com

 

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Ep. 138: SEO- More traffic from Google. Liz Lockard tells you how.

 

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Liz Lockard knows SEO. We mean, she REALLY knows SEO. If you are looking for more traffic for your website, you have to listen to today's Nice Guys podcast.

-Why is SEO such a mystery, or is it?

-Who controls SEO and how often do the rules change?

-Do file names count in SEO?

-Here are the questions you will hear answers to today:

- Is SEO the best match for everybody?

- What are some simple ways to get started?

- What ONE thing would you choose to keep to help you with your SEO efforts?

- What are some things you definitely would recommend AGAINST doing?

- How can we use social media to help our SEO efforts?

- What one action item could I use TODAY without professional help to start seeing improvements to my traffic?

- If I don’t know anything about SEO, why do I still need to look at my Google Analytics?

Get great free stuff from Liz including:

  • The Ultimate Survey Guide
  • Google Analytics Guide
  • Google Analytics E-Mail course

Just click here- http://www.lizlockard.com/Niceguys

Contact Liz- liz@lizlockard.com

Phone (267) 702-0873

More cool stuff from Liz- Her once-a-year SEO for real people course, Your SEO Roadmap -www.yourseoroadmap.com

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Ep. 135 Dark Justice is a dark comedy, but man is it funny. We talk to star Che Holloway today.

 This guy is FUNNY! Che Holloway

This guy is FUNNY! Che Holloway

In Dark Justice, Che Holloway plays Amir Johnson, the first black cop in a small town. We talk entertainment, racism, selling yourself and so much more today on The Nice Guys.

Don't be afraid of taking risks, things will always remain a "what if", if you don't try. Life is too short to play it safe, I'm learning this personally in my own journey throughout life.

Definitely visit DARK JUSTICE, we have lots of cool information and announcements up there, our web site is www.darkjusticeshow.com were also available on Youtube, Funny or Die, Stream Now TV (a streaming service hosting Indi films and shows), Vimeo and Daily Motion!

Two films up on streamnowtv for your consideration, PRESSURE, written and directed by Reginald Altidor, tells the story of an ex con who comes back home and is forced to make a heavy decision to support his family. Another film, MODIEVAL written and directed by Bryan Ribiero, is a kids/family/fantasy short about a wizard and a knight on a quest for treasure. This film has a fun spin because of its RPG sequences similar to Scott Pilgrim, directed by Edgar Wright.

As for upcoming projects, there's one I'm really excited about, its called Elysian Field, its a cross between being a period piece/fantasy/action and drama, Elysian Field, written by Carlos Alvarez ( 8 is infinity) and Directed by Jon Leyton (GrandMasterElephant) is in post production and a teaser of this film can be found in both my personal reels (www.cheholloway.com) and ongrandmasterelephant.com I will keep people updated about this project through my social media, when you think of Elysian Field, think of a cross of Othello and Django Unchained...yeah..

Check out the first season of Dark Justice here: http://www.darkjusticeshow.com/

See more about Che here: www.cheholloway.com

Get in touch with Che: cheholloway90@gmail.com

Phone- (585) 576-6677

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Ep. 130: Matt Keller isn't just a business coach, he's a People Builder. The Key to Everything

Today our interview is with Matt Keller. Matt is an author of 3 books, he's a speaker, leadership coach, podcaster, and a pastor. He has a great story and a great message for any entrepreneur, hear all about it on The Nice Guys today.

-Here's more that you'll hear about Matt today:

-In 2002 you started a church with $9200 and 4 people.

-He thinks of himself as a People Builder.

-All leaders face unique challenges.

-Being a leader is all about Teachability.

-Teachability is being willing to relearn that which you think you already know.

-There are 5 roadblocks to teachability: Pride, Fear, Insecurity, Pain and Pace

Check out Matt's book- The Key to Everything: Unlocking the Secret to Why Some People Succeed and Others Don'thttp://mattkelleronline.com/books/

Find out more about Matt at www.mattkelleronline.com

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Ep. 128: Tim Templeton, How to get referrals for a lifetime

Tim Templeton is truly one of The Nice Guys. He has been writing, and practicing this for years. Hear all this and more on the podcast today.

Here are some of the things you will hear on the podcast today:

-How to get endless referrals. The secret behind lifetime business.

-How do relationships and referrals work when you are trying to close business?

-How do I do I acquire more clients that are like the top 10% of my current clients?

-How can you start getting more referrals from other professionals and business owners?

-What is social proof and what will it do for me and our listeners?

Get your free download chapter on social proof before it is published to the public! Just text "RL7" to 58885 for your free link.

And check out his company at http://consultinggold.com/

Get his best-selling book-  The Referral of a Lifetime (revised coming out July 2016)-http://www.amazon.com/The-Referral-Lifetime-Networking-Bottom-Line/dp/1576753212

For a free chapter called "Social Proof" from Tim's book, text "RL7" to 58885

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Jeffrey Hayzlett Interview - C-Suite Influencer

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Jeffrey shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. He has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. Hear all about it on The Nice Guys today.

Here are some things we learned from Jeffrey Hayzlett today: 

It's not the lucky who win, it's the relentless.

To succeed in business today you must adapt, change or die.

Empower your employees to make their own decisions. Explain “The Katelyn Rule.”

Spend a few moments talking about Clock Changers and other guys...I love that story Jeffrey.

It's imperative for leaders to focus and cut out the noise.

 

Create a company cadence that completely reflects what’s important to you.

Adopting a "servant mentality" can help you become a better leader.

Check out his book Think Big, Act Biggerhttp://www.thinkbigtour.com/

Hear his podcast All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett:http://www1.play.it/audio/all-business-with-jeffrey-hayzlett/

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