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Ineffective Voice Mails

Let me share with you the type of voice mail messages that irritate me: Today is Thursday, March 27. In the morning I will be out of the office visiting with a client and in the afternoon I am traveling to another client … Please stop and listen carefully as these menu options may have changed … This call may be monitored for quality control …

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Chad’s Blog Made It Into Alltop.com

Back on February 20, 2008, I reported the new and interesting www.alltop.com site released by author and innovator Guy Kawasaki. This site focuses on collecting stories from “all the top” sites on the web. I am proud to announce that my blog made it into the social media category of this site. See screen capture below and click on image to enlarge:

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How To Market In Tough Times

Charge or retreat, it’s a matter of choice.   I hear people complaining about the strength of the dollar weakening in comparison to other world currencies especially when the media is reaching for our attention with the stories and news of recession. So how do you leverage these economic challenges to benefit your company? Expand your market – We get more inquiries and new business …

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Advanced Internet Presence Presentation

I was the guest speaker at Alan Weiss and Patricia Fripp marketing for speakers, consultants & coaches seminar- The Odd Couple, held in San Francisco on March 8, 2008. I spoke about “Leveraging your web site and the Internet to dramatically grow your business” to a terrific group of entrepreneurs. View some of the testimonials I recorded with my Flip Video and you are also …

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Under Construction / Coming Soon – Who Are You Kidding?

I don’t get the thinking with web sites that incorporate the concept of “Under Construction” or “Coming Soon” pages. Some sites I visit incorporate these pages to attempt and let us know that these pages are going to be released soon. Some do that on their home page thus suggesting that the entire site will be launched soon. When I see such pages here is …

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How Easy Is It To Contact You?

Do you still use the phone book to find a company’s phone number? I personally forgot what one looks like and prefer to save the drawer space for other use. Instead, I rely on the Internet to get phone numbers when I need to contact a given organization. I find it irritating and surprising when companies make it a real challenge to be able to …

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