27 Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate 27 Years in Business

Now's the time to let your light shine

January 1st, 1989 I opened my doors for business as The Write Direction offering my services as a direct response copywriter. Back then I had no idea that now, 27 years later, I would be an author and speaker sharing all that I've learned with others to help them be successful in their businesses. To celebrate, here are 27 quotes from my book Millionaire Marketing on a Shoestring Budget. Some are my words and others come from those who have inspired me. I hope you too are inspired. 1. … [Read more...]

Do Go-Givers Just Give Everything Away? Blabbing with Bob Burg

Blabbing with Bob Burg about being a Go-Giver

I had the good fortune and honor to host Bob Burg as my guest on the Marketing Blab. During the show, we talked about the Go-Giver philosophy and Bob provided responses to several questions that helped clarify the Go-Giver philosophy. Here are four of them: 1. How does a Go-Giver make money when he/she is giving things away? "Being a Go-Giver isn't about giving things away. That's one of the things that's kind of confusing when people hear 'The Go-Giver,' explained Bob. "A Go-Giver is … [Read more...]

Handwritten Notes: The Gratitude Tool That Always Works

Handwritten Notes the Gratitude tool

Thanks to guest blogger, Bob Burg On December 11th, Bob was my featured guest on the Marketing Blab. Please feel free to watch the replay on YouTube. In the meantime, enjoy Bob’s post about the importance and value of writing handwritten notes. Long before the rise of email and social media I was extolling the virtues and value of saying “thank you” with handwritten notes. While certainly not an original idea (whose Mom didn’t make them write thank you notes for gifts?) they remain - in … [Read more...]

Facebook Ads – Advantages and Mistakes: Blabbing with Brian Carter

Facebook Ads Blabbing with Brian Carter

On November 13th, social media keynote speaker, and owner of the digital marketing agency Brian Carter Group, Brian Carter was gracious enough to spend time on the Marketing Blab with Debra. Known for blending marketing, comedy and innovation, Brian explained, “Comedy and laughter helps people learn, keeps them awake, gets their attention and keeps them engaged.” With a delightful sense of humor, Brian engaged the Blab viewers as we dove into the subject of Facebook advertising. While … [Read more...]

Leverage the Power of Webinars to Increase Engagement and Boost Your Sales

Leverage the power of webinars

Thanks to guest blogger Ellen Finkelstein. On November 20th, Ellen was my featured guest on the Marketing Blab. You can watch the replay, but in the meantime, enjoy her insights on leveraging the power of webinars as a tool to increase engagement and boost your sales. Many online marketers make most of their money by doing webinars with affiliate partners. You can do a webinar about your product for a partner’s subscribers and a partner can do a webinar about his/her product for your … [Read more...]