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Free Resource: Live Video Checklist

I’m releasing a free resource today called the “Live Video Checklist” based on my many months of watching, observing, and participating in a variety of live meetings, conferences, and video-based chats.

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Unsolicited Advice Is Not Meant for You

“When we put ourselves out there, we can become targets of another person’s thoughtless ego-trip moments.” We’re six months into Covid-19-restricted life and I’m seeing an interesting uptick in rotten behavior. (No, I won’t be covering politics today). Actually, I’ve noticed A LOT of unsolicited advice being offered. Perhaps it’s a new habit resulting from […]

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Celebrating 100 Years of the #19thAmendment

100 years ago today, women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. In this presidential election year, we’ve seen (and heard) a lot of commercials, billboards, ads, and emails telling us to vote. Today I’d like to focus on celebrating three things: celebrating those who paved the way for voting […]

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Top 5 Zoom Failures of Paid Speakers

If you could make a slideshow of the funniest video call moments you’ve experienced in the last 7 months, we might be able to bring back “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” now replaced with “America’s Funniest Work-from-Home Video Calls.” In 2020, we don’t have the luxury of our flubs and fails to be curated to a […]

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Register for FJ Field Days & Watch My Panel

Click Play above to listen to my interview on AgriTalk yesterday where we chat about the upcoming Farm Journal Field Days and my panel during the event. On the panel, I’m going to be covering about a topic that’s kind of important right now, especially as we go into harvest: motivation for employees. Here’s a […]

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When Being Good Isn’t Good Enough

Many organizations in ag are busy in July and August preparing for and kicking off the 2021 selling and marketing season. With that in mind, this week’s blog will focus on taking your organization from being good to being great for a changing marketplace. Think about a brand you love, a brand you buy over and over because of […]

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Be an influencer to your customers

  ACT Like A Pro, Issue 135 Your customers and prospects are actually your followers once you are able to positively influence them. You need that now in today’s market more than ever. It’s downright essential to transform customers into followers, and develop influence with them. The consolidation of ag brands confuses customers & prospects. […]

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Is your talent pipeline secure?

ACT Like A Pro, Issue 133 Today I’d like to talk about your talent pipeline. This covers your current employees, potential in current employees for development, future employees, and succession plans. Sounds heady? It is, and it isn’t. 1. Take Inventory of Current Employees What does the bench look like right now? A good place […]

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Build your network – even online

ACT Like A Pro, Issue 132 How do we create high-value networks in an age of Zoom calls, cancelled fairs, and discontinued international travel? The platforms may be different in 2020, but the networking and connecting-building principles are the same. Connections matter for a variety of reasons, including strategic partnerships, lifelong learning, and maintaining awareness […]

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What generation do you belong to?

ACT Like A Pro Issue 131 What generation do you belong to? Did a word, a feeling, or a stereotype come to mind? What if I told you it doesn’t matter? Whether you think you’re a Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, or somewhere in between these arbitrary classifications, you can effectively communicate with anyone of any age. When we box what […]

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