Category Archives: Podcast

Why the Halftime theme, Mike?

I’m an Indiana Hoosier native where basketball is the top sport. Every team heads to the locker room at halftime to evaluate the first half and create a updated plan for the second half. That plan includes adjustments based on reviewing what worked and what didn’t. The “halftime” is a key review point where the game stops, the team pulls away to huddle in the locker room away from the fans, and they come out prepared and ready to succeed in the second half.

That’s what this podcast is all about, taking the time to pull away for a bit to evaluate, learn, and set some strategies for your business to succeed in the second half. Join me by subscribing and let me be your “business halftime” to help you find great success going forward!

I dive into Web, Marketing, Business, and sometimes the meaning of life!

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Website SEO Grader and Keyword Tools

Website SEO Grader and keyword tools help you get a picture of how your site is performing, and better yet, how to help improve your site!  We cover 4 key tools you can use today… In this episode, I dive into what a SEO Grader tool is, what a Keyword tool is, and then the […]

Using Facebook Marketing to Grow your Email List

Facebook Marketing offers great opportunities for reaching your ideal audience. One reason to use it is to grow your email list.  In this podcast I cover key ways you can use Facebook Marketing to grow your email list. In this episode, I dive into 10 ways to use Facebook Marketing to grow your email list. Ready […]

Why I published a leadership devotional

Why I published a Leadership Devotional

A leadership devotional what? My leadership devotional is a 30 day guide that you read daily.  Basically, there is a short topic each day about leadership and it has some key points for reflection and a biblical Scripture reference you can look up for further study.  The goal is to help the reader to reflect […]

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Facebook, Instagram, Live Video, and Customer Care Highlight Social Media Marketing World 2017

Facebook, Instagram, Live Video, and Customer Care were highlighted topics at the recent Social Media Marketing World annual conference that brought over 3,000 marketers together in San Diego, California. Each year the key focus is on what is happening in social media and what is working best today.  These four items stood out as keys […]

8 Lead Capture Free Offer Ideas for Growing Website Leads

It’s all about growing website leads in the online world! Traffic on a site needs to have a conversion percentage…a certain percent that move on to become leads and customers.  This isn’t just for e-commerce sites, but for any site that ultimately offers a product or service.  You need to have a strategy for lead […]

5 Keys to Improve Email Open Rates

Getting your email marketing content setup is not the end of your work.  Ensuring that the greatest potential possible OPEN the email is critical and you MUST spend time to improve email open rates. Are you using email marketing or automated email nurture campaigns?  HINT: You should be! A key for email marketing is the open […]

What is a Website Call to Action?

The question, “What is a website call to action?“, is a frequent question I get. Beyond the need to know what it is, online marketers need to be using a call to action regularly and effectively on their websites!  It’s often one of THE most overlooked lead capture and digital marketing components out there. A call to […]

How to Succeed Online – 4 Keys for Online Marketing Success

How can your business have online marketing success? What does it take? What are the key online marketing foundations? These are questions I was recently asked, and I decided to answer in this podcast with a look at the 4 key foundations I believe are absolutely essential to online marketing success. Is your business doing well […]

Mobile Tips: Facebook Instant Articles and Google AMP

It’s a mobile world and Facebook Instant Articles and Google AMP help you up your game! If you aren’t making use of Facebook’s Instant Articles and Google’s AMP service, you could be missing out on speed and traffic!  Both are tools designed specifically for sites to give ease of use to mobile viewers. In this episode […]

Using Video in Social Media to Drive Web Traffic and Leads

Video matters in social media today big time! If you aren’t making use of video in your efforts to get more traffic to your website and to grow leads, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful tools available today. Video is perfect for capturing the attention of your target audience and funneling people […]