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Transcript: Hi! Are you struggling with low productivity employees. If you are, it’s not unusual, many business owners are. And, if that’s the case then this video today is for you. Hi, I’m Jody Johnson and this is another episode of coffee with Jody. Today I’m going to share with you the three things that you can put in place this week to transform your experience of low productivity employees. Ready to get started? Let’s go… So the first thing that I’d love you to consider is, have you given this employee everything they need in order to win in that role? Again, I see many, many business owners who haven’t done that, so let me share with you a story. I had a client
Transcript: Today what I’d like to share with you is about the world of communication and management. Management, good management, is a function of the relationships you have with your team. And the quality of the relationships that you have with your team, is a function of your ability to communicate, both the speaking, and being responsible for how it lands with that person. And also in a way that you listen. We have a saying, in ActionCOACH, that communication is the response you get. And it’s based on – well it’s not the truth, because maybe you’re talking to a psychopath, or something – but, it’s the idea of communication is the response you get is based on, what did you communicate, or fail
Transcript Highlights…: On today’s episode of business success with Doug Barra I’m going to talk to you about the how of planning. I really want to talk about how do you go about creating an effective plan that’s going to actually have you build something great. So let’s start with talking about how do we create the beginning of the plan. Well to create the beginning of the plan we really have to look at dreams … what is it that we want. What is it that we’ve always desired. Dreams are maybe 10 years out and we don’t necessarily know exactly how we’re going to do them but we’re clear that there are things that we want. So we’re going to work towards them.
Marketing and sales are two aspects of a single business task: attracting and retaining customers. A common mistake made by inexperienced entrepreneurs is viewing them as completely separate aspects of the business. Building a cohesive marketing and sales strategy is one of the most important business growth strategies for any company. Here are five key points for building your marketing and sales strategy: Know your unique selling proposition (USP). What makes your products, your services, and your company unique from the competition? What will draw customers to your business and away from your competition? The thing that makes you unique is your strongest selling point. You need a clear selling position before you can create a successful marketing and sales strategy. Know your target audience.
Happy New Year! The end of the year was the perfect time for setting goals. Now, the beginning of the new year is time for new idea, new actions and making your plans happen. That goes for you, your business, and your team. Aligning all those goals is key for everyone to have success in 2018. Alignment of goals is a growth strategy that you cannot ignore. How do you make sure that your team’s goals match the goals you have for yourself and your business? Make sure you have clearly stated company, division, and department goals. You need to know what you want to do in the New Year before you can expect your team member to contribute to the business’ success. Communicate those
Transcript: Welcome. In today’s session of business SUCCESS with Doug Barra, I want to talk to you about learning, because learning is directly related to your planning. “What!?!”, you might be saying to yourself, “what are you talking about? Learning is related to my planning!?! I’m planning. I’m planning on my growth. I’m planning on my sales. I’m planning on what I’m going to do. How is learning related to that?” Well, learning is related to that, because you want to also plan what is the learning that you need. The learning that you need to understand to be able to do the plan that you’re creating. Because – let’s look at it this way – if you’re creating a plan that’s just a list
Transcript: Welcome! In today’s session of business SUCCESS with Doug Barra, I want to talk to you about Year-End planning. It’s so often that I talk to business owners that are actually sitting at the beginning of December going “I just want to get through the month. I don’t want to think about anything else. I just want to get through the month. I’ve got holidays coming up. I’ve got vacations coming up. I’ve got sales coming up. I just want to get through the month.” However, this is the critical time for you to start the planning for next year, if you haven’t already started it. Now sometimes you might have gotten it done in November rather than wait until December. But, if you
With the national celebration of the fourth of July, having just past, I decided to write on what that means to me, and to all business owners… Fourth of July, Independence Day, the celebration of freedom. What is freedom? What does Freedom really mean? Is it the possibility to do anything I want? No, not really, not if I what I want is not inside of the law… So, does law mean no Freedom? In one sense, yes. However, without law there is no order and the possibility then occurs for no freedom if someone decides to limit another’s freedom. This can be a tricky thing to look at. How much freedom should, and needs to, be allowed inside of the law, and how does
Transcript: I want to talk to you today about one of the three pitfalls all small business owners face. Today’s pitfall is about structures; insufficient structures. There is a trend today of having a free and open work environment, flexible hours, The Four Hour Work Week, work life balance… Does this sound familiar? Have you seen this happening? Where all of this is great, it can only be effectively achieved inside of a great structure. So, what do I mean by a structure. I’m not talking about a physical structure like a building. Although, the physical structures can be important. What I’m talking about, is having the structures that support the business succeeding. These are the structures of accountability, procedures, workflows and, dare I say