Embracing the 5-A Framework

Embracing the 5-A Framework

  Let’s check back in with our agency owner, “Heather Carlysle.” When we last left off, Heather found her voice and felt more confident owning her market. Now, it’s time to discuss the last two A’s in the 5-A Framework—Authority and Acquire. Assuming Authority...
Putting the Pedal to the Medal

Putting the Pedal to the Medal

Being prepared in business means nothing unless you dare to act and give it all you’ve got. Last time, I introduced you to the 5th A in the 5 A Framework—Acquire. I designed the 5-A Framework to help you become a specialized, customer-focused agency. Last time we...
Revving up your Marketing Engine

Revving up your Marketing Engine

If you have been following my recent posts, you are familiar with the first four A’s and how they are designed to help you drive more people to your business. So, what is the point of all this? The point is to acquire them as leads and customers. Everything we have...
Building on Your Authority

Building on Your Authority

  How do you know if you are seen as an authority in your niche? It’s crucial to position your experience in a way that builds credibility with leads and other businesses. In my last blog, we began to explore the fourth A in the 5-A Framework—Authority. We...
Two Key Steps to Being Seen as an Authority

Two Key Steps to Being Seen as an Authority

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve probably had a warm referral to an ideal client. You know how that happens. Someone vouches for you and introduces a prospective client. When you reach out, the lead already has respect for you. But have you...
Oh, What a Difference Your Real Voice Makes

Oh, What a Difference Your Real Voice Makes

Welcome back to our continuing journey with “Heather Carlysle.” When we last checked in on her, she was learning that rejection can be a great thing and how to turn the rejections into positive results. Today, let’s continue our journey with Heather as she learns more...
Is It What You Say or How You Say It?

Is It What You Say or How You Say It?

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” And I know it seems true, because the how is essential to attracting new customers. But I will also propose that the “what” is just as critical. Today, I’d like to share a few tips and...
Creating Awareness—It’s Like Word-of-Mouth on Steroids

Rejection Is Truly a Great Thing!

A few weeks ago, I began sharing a bit of “Heather Carlyle’s” story, a successful agency owner whose business was surviving on the goodwill of referrals and word of mouth…and who had just hit quite a snag. A couple of weeks after our initial meeting, Heather and I met...
Your Audience Is Waiting for You

Your Audience Is Waiting for You

You’re likely familiar with being part of an audience. Maybe (before the pandemic) you’ve been in the crowd at a concert, gone to a conference, or sat in church and heard a sermon. But for now, I want you to forget what it feels like when you’re “out there.” Instead,...
Own Your Market with this Simple Framework

Own Your Market with this Simple Framework

Join me for a moment as I entice you to think about this: a vacation vs. a day off. It’s great to take a day off, step away from the regular, day-to-day routine, and do something fun. But does it have the same impact on your health and well-being as taking seven...