The Weekly Podcast for Professionals Whose Job Depends on Disruptive Sales and Marketing
“If you’ve got to sell something disruptive or just want to disrupt the competition, you’re in the right place.”
Your host, Mark S A Smith
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A brand offers benefits not only to the organization to be able to sell to customers, but also a tremendous amount of value internally. To come up with a disruptive brand strategy, Sue Kirchner of Brand Strong Marketing says, first and foremost, you need...
The Internet of Things, or IoT as kids call it these days, is so disruptive. We’ve got things now like Alexa, smart appliances, the Amazon Dash Button, and apps like Yummly that will prepare your meal for you. The IoT, as far as household appliances, is...
When your business is in growth mode, the path that you obviously have to take is outsourcing. It is part of the tenets of the executive strategy skills to create a business that scales with business cycles. Evan Green talks about how you create a...
John Boyens, sales productivity expert with 22 years of experience as a sales executive, shares his knowledge on sales management strategy to get deals done. Giving a peek of his book, Creating a Productive Selling Zone, you’ll find how it’s more than...
What is your long-term objective? Where do you see yourself going in two to three years? There are immediate goals and there are some great people that push that very heavily, but your whole life, your whole future does not revolve around a one, a two,...
Budgeting is a very important component of every business, yet it is often overlooked. Dr. Paul J. Pavlik has seen this problem as a businessman and an analyst of healthcare practices and other entrepreneurial businesses. Giving fresh insights, Dr....
The business is only as good as its people. The more your team fits the role they play in the company, the better they can perform. So it helps to know what their passions are in order to delegate them in areas where they are most effective. A believer...
Communication is very essential to business. It is what binds clients and customers. Yet, many still don’t know how to move out of their dull communication practices, which often hurts the business’ potential. Jill Schiefelbein is a business...
When business owners think of brand, they immediately associate it with their businesses. However, as most people know, businesses do business with the people within it. Brian Basilico counteracts that. Brian believes that brands should be personal. As a...
True success does not happen with just one person. It is partly because of the people behind them; for executives, it is their executive assistant. Executive assistants play a crucial role in being the gatekeeper of executives. They are the ones who keep...
Technology and the way online marketing work are always changing. Keynote speaker and digital media consultant Patrick Allmond talks about the five levels of digital marketing which has impacted the way that we go about marketing ourselves to the world...
Everyone's been talking about tech disruption for twenty-some years now since The Innovator's Dilemma came out. However, there's another order of disruption happening and that is the customer experience disruption. We're moving to this place where people...
How do you get innovation into your organization from the bottom to the top? It's easy to get it installed at a single level, but implementing innovation culture across the entire organization is near to impossible. Bo Pelech and Andreea Ciologariu’s...
People want to do business with companies they can trust, that they like, and that they feel good about. A lot of that is based on the personality of the executives that represent those companies, the executive person of interest. You look at a Richard...
Many times, people purchase training programs then lose track of them and realize later on that they hardly completed any of them. Coach, writer, and business genius Mitch Russo had the exact same story, which led him to develop the Results Breakthrough...
Your mindset has a massive impact on your success as an executive. CEO Kelly Resendez shares her insights on the mindset required to excel in today’s business environment.
What if you knew exactly how your customer would be spending money in the future? How would you be able to drive your business to new success? Betsy Westhafer helps executives do exactly this. Learn how in this enlightening and entertaining episode.
If you have a team, you’re probably are leading them remotely. If you don’t do it right, you’ll be disrupted. Leadership guru, Kevin Eikenberry shares practical and brilliant insights from his new book, “The Long-Distance Leader.”
Your mindset determines if you’ll disrupt or be disrupted. Mindset expert, Marilyn Sherman shares powerful insights from her latest book, Is There a Hole in Your Bucket List?
Today’s advertising stars are no longer actors, but real people with real followers buying real products. You can shortcut your marketing by engaging with social media influences who bring with them a tribe of raving fans, getting your products into their hands faster and more reliability than ever before. Jessy Grossman explains how this works for advertisers, social influencers, and business owners.
Discover what buyers need to say “yes”, how to approach your market for maximum profit. You’ll learn why your MVM (Minimum Viable Market) is more critical than your MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and review a thirty item hierarchy for delivering value. From a session delivered at DevPro18 (Devpro.io) in Tomsk, Russian Federation.
You’ve just retired from your career. You decided to start a company. You’re now self-employed. Now WTF? Mike Kawula discusses the three things you must do to succeed and a simple four step system that will make you a success as quickly as possible, disrupting your competition, and winning.
Why is cyber security important? The bad guys want your assets, for many nefarious reasons, and the odds are good that if you’re approaching security the way that most companies are, they’re going to get them. You might be thinking, “Not me!”
Conduct risk creates massive, unnecessary disruption in businesses large and small. WIthout the right due diligence on employees, vendors, and executives, company leaders put themselves at risk of legal and business problems. Justin Recla discusses how to approach managing conduct risk, how to approach due diligence, and reveals a number of powerful business insights along the way.
Without constant communication with your community, you’ll lose contact and connection. Writer, Ted Bauer discusses business, employment, writing for a living, Dunbar’s number, and how to engage with your community in this wide ranging conversation.
With unemployment declining, all the good people have a job. Hiring the wrong person leaves you with a big mess to clean up and lost profits. How can you avoid making hiring mistakes? James Stark, managing partner at AssessMax shares his insights on how to cut your employee turnover by at least 50 percent.
Martec’s Law explains why good companies get disrupted. When there’s too big of a gap between available technology and the technology being used, it forces a business reset and a lot of wreckage along the way. Scott Brinker discusses this and provides specific ideas how to keep from being disrupted by technology.
Getting your sales presentation right becomes a challenge when you offer a complex product line to many different buyer personas. Tony Goodchild discusses the approach he’s developed to make sure that you and your team deliver the perfect sales presentation every time to every person, and get metrics on what’s working and what needs to be adjusted.
Artificial Intelligence radically affects every industry, nearly every job, most likely including yours. In this forward-looking conversation with author Lasse Rouhiainen, you’ll gain insights about what AI will do and how you can stay ahead of the disruption curve.
Do you REALLY know what your customers want? It’s a moving target and if you don’t meet their wants and needs, they’ll move on to another vendor. Stephen Hewett, inventor of the Net Customer Needs Score shares how to identify what customers need, how to stay ahead of your competition, and how to disrupt and avoid disruption.
If you don’t have a plan for cybersecurity, you’ll be disrupted. It’s not a matter of if, but when. Jonathan Goetsch, CEO of cybersecurity company US Protech shares the four things an executive must do to defend against the bad guys that want to take you out.
Discover the five elements that point to big disruptive billion dollar ideas from engineer and systems thinker, Perry Marshall. You’ll learn how to use the 80/20 rule to predict what customers to target for guaranteed success. You’ll want to listen to this show over and over again to dig out the gold nuggets.
What’s working in sales is changing and disrupting how companies interact with customers. Gaetano DiNardi shares his insights about the disruptive changes in sales and how to pivot to profit. We discuss why sales can’t be an entry-level position, why it’s about your story, and working on your personal brand.
Telling a story creates a powerful connection with your customer and your team. Sarah Victory, story and performance coach, shares how to structure powerful leadership — leader’s legacy story — and sales — the drop in story that connects and transforms. You’ll discover the exact formula to build and deliver winning stories, every time.
Humor is power. Done right, it is the fastest way to build trust, create a common bond, and turn around a difficult situation. Neuro-humorist, nurse, and Forbes Books author Karyn Buxman shares her research in how humor impacts the brain and affects leaders, employees, and customers. Discover how seeing funny beats being funny and the five humor landmines to avoid to make humor work safely.
Communities and causes drive new commerce, disrupting the way we do business. David J Lowe shares his insights and ideas based on how he grew an international brand from nothing to running an A-list event at Dodger Stadium with Jimmy Kimmel and Clayton Kershaw, and how he now applies his ideas to bringing co-living spaces to the US. You’ll get lot’s of great ideas from this show.
What you can’t see coming will disrupt you. What your competitors don’t see coming will disrupt them. All organizations have cultures that promote blind spots which ultimate leads to failure. Innovation comes from eliminating those blind spots. In this idea packed episode, Internal Consulting Group practice leader, Gerry Purcell discusses the five major executive blinds spots to innovation, how to plan for the future, and five ways to deal with rapid change.
Relationships and community building allow you to survive the disruptive onslaught from Amazon and other massive retailers. Ted Rubin shares his insights on effective marketing and creating community to thrive and grow your business even in the face of market disruption.
When you put your data in the cloud, hoping for the best isn’t a good strategy. You add a new level of risk to your business. Technology attorney, Mark D Grossman discusses cloud contracts and what businesses large and small must consider to prevent disruption. You’ll also learn about contract negotiations and important business legal concepts.
What happens when you build a company to $10 million and then crash and burn $1 million? You learn how to disrupt and survive disruption. Jim Brown shares his journey and wise insights, and a few powerful sales ideas. Every entrepreneur and want-to-be entrepreneur must listen and learn.
When you have five star reviews and your competition doesn’t, you win. Tony Bodoh, a master at helping companies engineer five star reviews, discusses why they are so important to your business success, and what you and your team must do to earn them. In this powerful discussion, you’ll get a whole new appreciation for reviews, what they mean, how to interpret them, and how to get them.
If you’re going to disrupt, you can’t use antiquated methods to motivate and manage your team. The biggest offender: the annual review process. More people leave a company after their annual review than at any other time. Noah L Pusey of the Ripple Crew discusses a better method that brings massive benefits to you and your team. If you manage a team, this is a must-listen episode. And learn why a free software trial is a counterproductive marketing idea.
How you sell to a disrupting executive is very different from selling to the average executive. In this thought-provoking and inspiring conversation with Mark DiMassimo, chief of DiMassimo Goldstein, a leading New York agency representing clients like WeightWatchers, eBay, and Reader’s Digest, you’ll learn about what creates a mindset that keeps on disrupting.
Stop hustling gigs and start building a disruptive business. You can’t disrupt if you’re just chasing down the next customer. Money maven and author, Joel Block shares insights from his three decades of business on how to build a revenue octopus to take all the money possible off the table and still have a happy customer.
The Millennial generation resists the values and norms of the Baby Boomer generation. They are the most disruptive force in the business world, changing markets through transforming values and redefining what constitutes success. Natalie Elisha, author of The Millennials Guide to the Universe discusses how to embrace the disruption to thrive and profit.
All disruption starts with creativity. In this conversation will million-book selling author, Gregory Godek, we talk about how he disrupted the publishing market and how to use his creative techniques to disrupt your market.
Without true and sufficient data, you can’t make good decisions and you can’t disrupt. Robert “Bud” James discusses determining if information is true and the impact of false data. In this fast moving and insightful conversation, you’ll get new ideas about avoiding false data.
How to Advertise Disruptive Products: The Difference Between Selling Innovative and Traditional Products
When introducing a disruptive product to the market, what’s the fastest way to get it moving? In this wide-ranging conversation about selling B2B and B2C products, Doug Garnett, founder of Atomic Advertising, discusses his experiences selling disruptive products ranging from supercomputers, screwdrivers, and cooling cloths.
The biggest business risk is execution failure, having the wrong people in the wrong place, preventing success. With the most downloaded episode, Chris Stark is back with more precise insights on deploying disruption. This time we talk about how to select the right people and put them in the right roles to guarantee execution excellence.
When selling to your local market, you must use new, disruptive ways to grab customers. Erik Stafford, Stafford Marketing shares his insights in creating remarkable, disruptive marketing for clients selling to their local market. Discover how you can take out your competition by being ethical, powerful, and clear in your messaging.
Want to make your business the best it can be? Think about selling it. Bo Burlingham, 25-year editor at large for Inc. Magazine and contributing writer for Forbes, shares his insights from a lifetime of studying companies and the disruptive success lessons learned from owners selling their company. An extra length show packed with stories and insights to make you money and keep you happy.