Connect with Brad …
Look at past blog articles
- Ezekiel on 28 Reasons Business is Booming #28- Take Massive Action
- Business Coach Brisbane on Selling Your Business for Top Dollar
- Reuben Dare on Don’t Waste On Marketing: Test and Measure
- children and obesity on What’s More Important, Cost Reduction or Income Growth?
- Elyse Glathar on Franchising Your Business …
Tag Archives: Business Coaching
If you are a successful executive, you may have been approached by your team or an outside consultancy about the possibility of being coached by an Executive Coach.
But why would you consider hiring a coach if you were already successful and delivering high performance results? Why would you hire a coach if you were already making lots of money and are moving towards an upward climb or if you had a track record of success, or if you had an important and prestigious title, or if hundreds (or thousands) of people reported to you? Why would you hire one if people have told you for most of your career that you are doing a great job or if your employees counted on you to set direction for them?
Business coaching is just like sports coaching – like a sports coach coaching an athlete and trains them to get better, business coaching not only helps businesses establish organized plans for every challenge they come across, it helps set those plans in motion. Companies that have business coaching tackle challenges with a plan and business strategy from the business owner’s view and an outside view: the business coach. This way, the company achieves its desired outcome.
In balloting that lasted throughout the summer, ActionCOACH was voted the favorite Business Services organization in the first People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies.
As the lazy days of summer end and normalcy returns to your business and life, it’s a great time to take inventory of where you and your business are right now, and where you want to be in the future.
We are in Miami at Global Conference celebrating another great year, which just happens to coincide with our 18th birthday!
The time has gone by very quickly, but that’s what happens when you enjoy what you do.
When I first started ActionCOACH, I was very young and loads of people said I’d never make it and be looking for a job within months, if not weeks. It turns out the naysayers were wrong and the vision for my company was correct.
One of the most common mistakes businesses make when they first start writing advertising copy is trying to impress people with their ability to write humorous or “clever” copy, rather than simply getting the sales message across.
Recently ActionCOACH was honored by the Hermes Creative Awards in three categories. Among those honors was the company’s winning of a Platinum Award for the company’s E-Newsletter, ActionSTEPS.
We’ve all heard time is our greatest asset, and how you invest your time is one of the keys to growing a successful business. So have you assessed how you spend your time and how you could use your time more effectively? Have you developed strategies to use your time more effectively?
They try to impress people with their ability to write funny or inventive advertising copy, rather than simply getting the message across.
Say a local butcher wants to place an ad. Not being the smartest businessman, he simply writes his name at the top and his phone number at the bottom. He sits back, looking over his ad – this will bring in heaps of customers’ he mistakenly thinks. Of course, nobody bothers to look at his ad because it’s completely uninteresting.
The truth is, the very best ads work because of the strategy behind them.
Think about it this way, if you’ve prepared a delicious meal and your dinner guests are hungry, they probably won’t care what kind of plates you serve the meal on. Put another way, if your message and offer appeals to the people you’re writing to, it barely matters how you present it.
Open-ended questions are an excellent way to ensure customer involvement in the buying process and are key to identifying not only what they need but a lot about themselves and their motivations as a customer.
When you think of a good salesperson, what’s the one thing that comes to mind? Often the thing they have in common is personality. Salespeople are often gregarious and fun to be around, but when asked how to quantify and teach personality to others these super salespeople are often stumped.
Dozens of industries are taking advantage of the oldest marketing strategy in the world, improved selling skills, while many other businesses struggle, oblivious to the benefits of proper selling techniques to their detriment.
Putting together the “Dream Team” for your business can be as easy as taking an “action” rather than “information approach”. With a plethora of training options open to employers it can often be puzzling when trying to find the strategies that will achieve the desired results.
For any business, there comes a time when you simply have to ask your customers to buy from you. It’s not being pushy, it’s simply good business.
Ask the average business owner and they’ll tell you that advertising is an expense, just another bill which needs to be paid at the end of the month. But when you stop and think about it, advertising is really an investment that can give you unequalled returns if you go about it the right way.