Nobody Needs What You’re Selling (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

I forgot how much I **love** fall until this past weekend.

Josh and I spent some unplugged time in the woods. The temperature dropped just enough to light a fire and bust out some chunky sweaters, but not enough to retire my flip-flops for the season.

It was a cozy weekend that touched my heart and sparked my imagination for other autumn activities I’d like to do with people I love. Which brings me to today’s episode of MarieTV.

Whether you’re a business owner or working within a team, you’ve got to sell. Your ideas, products, services and most often, your point of view.

The best way to close a sale is by getting your customer to open her heart. Click To Tweet

Being able to effectively communicate the value of what you’re offering (or suggesting) is a vital skill in business and life.

It can mean the difference between success and failure in your career, non-profit, fundraiser and even your most precious relationships.

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6 Reasons Customers Aren’t Buying From You

It’s been a doozy of a few days.

Over the weekend, Kuma took a really bad fall off a set of stairs. We were in an unfamiliar place to him and since it happened, I’ve been crazy stressed, nervous and scared.

We took him to the emergency vet, and I have faith that he’ll make a full recovery (thank goodness — no broken bones!) but if you’ve ever witnessed someone you love in a lot of physical pain, you know how helpless you can feel.

Send some healing prayers and good energy to the little guy if you can. He’ll take all the help he can get!

A confused mind always says no. Click To Tweet

Moving on to today’s episode . . .

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How To Get Customers: Local Business Marketing

I just got back to LA from speaking at the Glazer-Kennedy women’s business conference in San Antonio, Texas. I’m proud to say I was blessed with a standing ovation for my presentation.

As I was flying home, I realized that every person at the conference wanted the same exact thing. More customers.

So let me ask you this…

Are you daaaumn good at what you do, but frustrated because only a small number of people know who you are?

Look. You can have the best product or service on the market, but if nobody knows about it – you’re screwed! After all, no customers = no business.

I see so many talented entrepreneurs struggling because they lack the one critical skill that’s the MOST important aspect of any business: marketing.

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Selling Products Online: 4 Simple Ways To Increase Traffic and Sales

I love answering questions for Q&A Tuesday on MarieTV.

98% of the time, I answer the question that was asked.

But every once in a while a question comes along that reveals a much bigger and juicier set of topics for me to dive into!

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Why Some Business Owners Must Raise Prices

How do you grow a business when you really can’t outsource YOU?

What if you’re a fine artist, or in another creative field in which people pay for a unique product or experience that only you can deliver?

Business owners like this can find themselves with a real luxury problem: too much demand and too little time.

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