The Truth About Social Selling: Why Old-School Selling Is Still Critical

There is a cottage industry of social selling authorities, experts, and gurus proclaiming that the old ways of selling are dead. This social media mafia insists that cold calling is dead and that only social media works to create new opportunities. They tell salespeople, business owners, and entrepreneurs that the deals they need can only […]

Has Your Blog Flow Slowed?

I don’t know about you, but even when I was in school, July became a lazy month for me. I think it is because, in Georgia, July starts the count to the beginning of school again. Yes, we start August 1st, and yes it is hard to go that early! I still, to this day, […]

Social Media Is Dead! Focus On Marketing Instead

Sometimes you just have to wonder if this industry was ever taken seriously. Case in point, a job board in Canada. While browsing Facebook the other day, I came across a post by fellow SteamFeed author Sean Smith and his disdain over the depressed salaries of social media positions out in the province of Ontario. […]

Top 5 Blog Editing Essentials That Build Credibility and Loyalty

Business blog editing is about much more than apostrophes or typos. By using these five blog editing elements, you will earn readers’ trust and respect, and keep them coming back.

Failure To Thrive: Should You Leave Facebook?

Facebook should be renamed Ficklebook. Because that’s what it is in a word: FICKLE. I tried to Google how many algorithm changes FB has put forth in the past year, but that data seems to be elusive. Just know that there have been many. In fact, once Facebook admitted it was a “pay-to-play” site, I […]

13 Great Tools for Social Selling, Productivity, and More

If you are looking: to reduce email for social insights to be more productive for new social selling tools for ways to connect and stay connected to manage your sales process and funnel better then one or more of the following may be just what you need. A few months ago I wrote a post […]

Gen Z: It’s Too Damned Early to Start Stereotyping

One thing that I’ve learned as I work with our Millennial Think Tank is that, more often than not, sweeping generalizations about 80 million people fall flat. The reality is that Boomers, Gen Xers and even Millennials have a lot in common that is never spoken about. What is most true is that NO generation is a […]

5 Effective Ways to Market Your Social Media Management Services

Marketing your social media management services to decision makers is one of the toughest challenges you may face. Why? Because there are hundreds of amateurs competing in the same space as you and undercutting your costs at every opportunity. You’ll be competing with work from home mums, virtual assistants and the local business man who jumps […]

7 Effective Tips to Consistently Come Up With Engaging Content

One of the tragedies of content marketing is that people think it’s easy. The truth is that it isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. There are plenty of  harsh and unpopular truths going around about content marketing, this is one of the more unpalatable ones. I call it a tragedy because in thinking […]

How You Can Work Smarter on These 6 Social Media Platforms

With all of the talk of doing more, more, more for your business, what if you actually did… less? Does the thought of it make you want to pick up the nearest post-it and start scribbling nonsensical to dos? We’re taught that more is better. And doing less is… less than stellar.  But what if […]

The Simplest Trick to Generate Amazing Blog Ideas Overnight

Yes, I’m serious. Overnight! Ready to find out what the trick is? Read before bed. Especially when you’re becoming sleepy. Even better when you have a pressing blog to write.  Before you write it off as half-baked advice, let me: Tell you a story. Share supporting evidence from Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas & Profitable Innovation […]