Category Archives: Leadership

Serving versus Selling: Golden Tips for Sales Growth Today

Serving versus Selling makes great business sense today. Gone are the days of one way marketing and sales strategies that were more “bullhorn” (and bulldog) in approach. Social Media and Online tools have given the customer a voice like never before and with that voice they want more from you.  They want a dialogue and […]

How to delight from the inside out

BLAB: How to Add Delight to Your Customer Experience from the Inside Out

Customer experience is more valuable than operations often realizes. Depending on the industry and the business challenge at hand, the focus can often get shifted away from the end-user to something happening within the organization. The time spent “putting out fires” in your organization might seem like time well spent, but that inward-focused attention is […]

The Why That Drives The What in Business and Life

Why do you do what you do in business? For the profits? To provide for your family/lifestyle desires? It’s important to know the “why“ that drives you in business. I call it “the WHY that drives the WHAT“. The why must be of such substance that it drives you forward when the going gets tough. Guess what, […]

Disruptive Thinking: You Need it. How to get it…

There’s power in disruptive thinking! Too often we get “stuck” in small-minded, inside the box thinking in business and life. We do the same things, follow the same routines….and yet expect better results! It’s “stinkin’ thinkin’!”  What we often need is a way to get “out of the box”. In this episode I dive into […]

How to Effectively Set and Accomplish Goals for Business and Personal Life

It’s that time of year….. goal setting. You hear about you.  You likely believe in it. Yet….it’s so hard to follow through! Are you regularly reaching your yearly business and personal goals? What if there was a way….a path…a process? In this episode of Halftime Mike I dive into a clear outline of a path […]

Hiring Digital Workers for your Team: The Interview Process

Are you responsible for interviewing and hiring your team members? Are you using VA’s (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors? How do you interview when you can’t physically “meet” someone? It’s all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age! This is Part II of Hiring Digital Workers…..the Interview Process. In the last episode of the Halftime […]

Why I’m Heading to Iraq to Serve Refugees

Yes, I’m going to Iraq in January. On the day after the Paris terrorist attacks, I sent a Facebook Message back to our trip coordinator, Count me in and keep me posted on details. We’d been in discussion about a week about me joining a team to go and serve refugees that have been displaced by ISIS […]

Hiring Digital Workers for your Team: A How To Guide

Is part of your team virtual and not resident in the same physical office? Are you using VA’s (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors? How do you hire when you can’t physically “meet” and interview someone? It’s all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age! In this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast, […]

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Growing a Social Media Agency: The Digital Matchbox Story of Liz Azyan

Are you a solo entrepreneur with dreams of growing into a larger social media agency? Are you a small social media agency looking to scale and build out your team and gain larger clients? Listen in as we cover the Digital Matchbox success story with Liz Azyan who has done all of the above! Liz […]

Business Building in the Digital Age: Amazing Story of Casual Fridays Growth

Does your business have a strong online presence? Is your team dispersed and not all in the same office? Are you having communication gaps as you grow? We tackle questions like these as we hear from Tyler J. Anderson and his story of the growth of Casual Fridays. Tyler J. Anderson is founder and CEO of Casual […]

Web Tools for Remote Team Collaboration

The web is changing how we work! According to a infographic from Highfive, there was a 79.7% increase in the number of remote workers between 2005 and 2012, and that number just keeps jumping higher today (Infographic below) The key is how you collaborate and communicate…and with the web, that often means tools.  What web tools for collaboration, project […]

Business has Changed! Relationship Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service is Here

Is your sales, marketing and customer support model evolving? It had better be! People and businesses want more care and connection with their chosen business.  The days of sales blasts and obnoxious salesmen are dwindling. Business today that lasts is built on RELATIONSHIPS! In this episode of Halftime Mike I have three guests and we […]

Crowdfunding Campaigns: How One Startup Ran a Wildly Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Have you thought about running Crowdfunding campaigns? Are you familiar with how they operate? Would you like to learn the Secret Sauce from a successful Kickstarter campaign? Join me as I dive into this and more in this “Part 2” Podcast episode with the founders of KOOSHOO. Jesse and Rachel, husband and wife yoga teachers […]

KOOSHOO: Ecommerce Store Grows with Feeling and Doing Good

They left their jobs in corporate America. Purchasing one-way tickets, they headed to Asia. She’s from a tiny island called Norfolk, that’s roughly 3 miles by 5 miles in size between New Zealand and Australia. Their backgrounds and experiences ultimately led them to start a ecommerce store called KOOSHOO, centered around the Norfolk meaning of […]

Drastic Life Results with Toni Harris

How many of us would like to see some drastic life results?? Have you had some bumps and setbacks, or are you struggling to get that online business to the next level? You’ll want to listen into this interview about drastic life results with Toni Harris! Toni Harris is my guest on this episode of […]

The Enchanting Way Business Process Outlined

Everyone wants to grow their business. In many industries today, what worked the previous two decades is no longer working today.  Are you in that boat?  Has your business climate shifted? The Digital World, basically the web and social media, has changed that.  Processes are different, customer acquisition and support are different, and new models […]

Building a Brand, Creating a Raving Community

Ready to build your personal brand? Need a roadmap for creating a raving community and taking your business to the next level? My guests today help businesses do this for a living! Andy Zitzmann and AJ Amyx are Co-Founders of the GAMETIME Movement where they help leaders and high achievers launch and monetize their message both […]

Small Business Productivity Guide: Push it With Excellence

I like to get things done, how about you? Is your productivity up-to-snuff?  Do you ever have projects that take way longer than they should? Join me in this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast as I dive into the details you need to know to market successfully on Facebook today! It’s all about keeping […]

Leadership in Business and Life: Going Deeper with Marcus Sheridan

It’s been said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” A critical key to business success but often overlooked in the pursuit of quick gains and flowing with the latest trends, is leadership.  Leadership matters.  It’s the under-girding and visionary force that sustains and unifies. In this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast I’m privileged to […]

Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry Stay Foolish – and other sayings worth reflecting on!

A key legacy of Steve Jobs is innovation. When you think of Steve, you think of the iPhone, iPad, and resurgence of  Apple. It’s often helpful, however, to go back and look at the bigger picture.  The trials at Apple that forced him out, the years away with Disney and Pixar, the stumble of Apple […]