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And the survey says …

When was the last time you asked your subscribers or clients what they wanted help with? It’s easy to feel you know what your audience wants, especially if you’ve been in your business for a few years or more. But we live a fast paced life today and fashions, trends, technology and buying habits change […]

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How in sync are you with your clients’ buying cycles?

If I was to ask you think about marketing and what you did to bring in new clients, I bet you could start reeling off a list of tools and tactics. Facebook, networking events, ebooks, exhibitions, LinkedIn, advertising in your local parish mag … a big long list of all the ways that you think […]

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3 simple lessons from my 90 day planning morning

Yesterday I just spent the morning with my GID Academy members planning out their next 90 days. Big, hairy, audacious goals help us play as large as we like to go, but big goals can also be incredible overwhelming. You either spend your days getting busy – but that often leads you to being busy […]

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Sowing the seeds: knowing when to harvest your business leads

There appears to have been a theme for me this week in several conversations with my clients. “I’ve been putting in the hard work, but when will I get the results?” It’s what I struggle with myself from time to time. I go hard at something – a new plan or trying out a different […]

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10 Ways to Turn Your Blog into a Book

If you’re a coach, a speaker or an expert in your field, it can feel like having a book is becoming a ‘must have’ if you want to build your expert authority. But writing a book feels like a huge challenge, right? Where do you start? How do you source your material? What on earth […]

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Treat your clients like children

Imagine a 5 year old boy. Let’s call him Tom. Tom needs looking after as his mum has to work and you have agreed to help out for a couple of hours after school. Now, Tom is a typical 5 year old boy. He wants to play football.  He wants to go to the park […]

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Blog or Email Newsletter: Which one should you be doing?

Having been sending out my email newsletter since 2004 and blogging since 2005, it’s not surprising that these two marketing topics get asked of me time and time again. But one question that really stands out in popularity is the “Should I be blogging or sending out email newsletters?” So, if you are a little confused about […]

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The secret game of knowing what to charge

Do you angst over your charge rates most weeks? Are you charging enough? Are you charging too much? Are you charging a fair fee for what it is you do? The mental games you play with yourself over what and how to charge for your time, your products, your services and your programmes can go on […]