The Fact Finder is one of the four universal instincts used by people to creatively solve problems and is revealed by the Kolbe A Index.
When I took the Strengths Mastery Advantage assessment, I was revealed to have a strong bias as a fact finder.
How A Kolbe Fact Finder Works
Faced with a problem, my instinctive reaction is to want to know more about it and the possible solutions so that I can make an informed decision over what to do.
To mark the re-launch of Paul Lemberg's business coaching program Formula Five (marketed with Internet marketing giants StomperNet) there will be a series of free Formula Five Cash Booster Videos.
Formula Five Cash Booster Videos - affiliate link
Neuromarketing and the work that Patrick Renvoise and Christopher Morin are doing is fascinating as it links marketing to neuroscience - the study of the brain.
I will be writing a review of their book, "NeuroMarketing: Understanding the Buy Buttons in Your Customer's Brain" on my Business Book Review blog soon but I am discovered about finding this webinar video.
It's a simple question with a wide range of answers "What do clients want from a coaching program?"
It is so easy to wear the expert hat and think "I know what potential coaching clients want", design a program and then discover that nobody wanted your version of the "better mousetrap".
I would certainly appreciate your thoughts on what clients want from a business coaching program - both in terms of process and result so please leave a comment and share your views.
Mark Joyner Is Asking The Question
Business problems stop you having the successful business you want for yourself, your family and for your employees.
In this blog I help you to diagnose the source of your business problems so that you can focus your time, energy and money on correcting the underlying issues.
The symptoms of the problem are usually very clear - one or more of:
I have experienced a number of price wars and seen the effect of others.
Each price war has been extremely damaging and the best way to survive a price war is do you best to stop it starting in the first place although sometimes, competitors are so stupid and behave so irrationally that a price war is inevitable.
Unfortunately the recession is increasing pressure on businesses to keep sales high and owners and managers can feel forced into cutting prices.
Price wars start because:
I just thought that I would check my Google ranking for "business coaching" and I saw a PR release from Brad Sugar's business coaching firm Action Coach saying:
"ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries."
I always smile when I see this claim and it sure sounds impressive doesn't it?
But is it true?
Earlier this year I held my first webinar and I thought my voice sounded slight and wimpy so I thought "I must do something". A bit of research led me to Roger Love, vocal coach to the stars including Tony Robbins and I bought his CD training set called Vocal Power from Nightingale Conant.
Vocal Power - affiliate link
Dan Kennedy has launched a new, low priced program called the 10 Million Dollar Secrets where he has distilled his many years of money making experience to an intense, no fluff, detailed guidance on how to transform businesses.
10 Million Dollar Secrets - affiliate link
Below is the promotional email
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog Four Ways To Become A Coach and I explained that it is much easier to attract clients if you create your own information product. You move from being a commodity to the only unique source of that particular advice.
So I was interested to see in my email, that Peter Thomson, one of the men I have a great deal of respect for, is running his own two day "How To Create Your Own Information Products" course.
Best selling author, Internet marketing superstar and entrepreneur Mark Joyner has quit his Internet training company Simpleology as CEO.
While Mark stays as Founder and Chairman, executive control is passed to his new CEO, Brad Semp, the founder of Cashmaps which Simpleology acquired in January 2009.
I'll say it again "Your constraints limit your success".
If it sounds presumptive that I think you, a successful entrepreneur have constraints then I am sorry.
Unless you have unlimited success in everything you do, something or some things are holding you back.
I am borrowing content again but as soon as I saw that Shama Hyder (rising social media marketing maven) had interviewed Jim Fortin about NeuroPersuasion, I knew I wanted to let you see it too.
The video is only about 5 minutes long.
I invite you to a free teleseminar with Steve Wilkinghoff and Michael Gerber (of the E Myth fame) to show you "Found Money".
I like to think that I am pretty unusual with my focus on profit from both the finance and the marketing directions.
About a year ago I received an email from Steve Wilkinghoff saying hi.
Steve is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and also a certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach.
And while I talk about finding hidden profit, Steve talks about "Found Money".
I wrote a very popular article about the marketing mix:
I then extended it to look at the different versions with widely different P's. I've now decided to have separate articles for each of the different number of marketing P's.
The original marketing mix that has become widely known is Product, Price, Promotion and Place.
Highly successful marketers online and offline share one powerful secret.
Before they attempt any marketing campaign for any product they review their "swipe file."
What exactly is a swipe file?
A swipe file is a collection of successful emails and sales letters.
The 7 Day Business Turnaround was a training product by Mark Joyner and his company Simpleology.
While the training is no longer available, the approach outlined in the articles still makes useful reading for anybody with a business which is in trouble and needs action taken quickly to turn it around.
Read the articles which were intended as a review and you will pick up ideas for what you need to do. There are also important links to other articles on the Business Coaching Blog.