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Your Sales & Marketing Questions Answered Podcast

So, as many of you know, I have a podcast; just look right up there in the nav menu, go ahead, I’ll wait. Back? Good. Up until now, the podcast has been an audio version of my daily posts here at Darren’s.

But it’s time to mix that up too!

I have a new idea for the podcast but I need your help. I want to do a Q&A type podcast a few times a month. Since I already get a fair amount of emails asking specific questions, so I thought everyone could benefit from the answers.

So the podcast will be original content answering all of the questions I get between podcasts. I will record it once or twice a month and each episode should run about 15 minutes in length. I am still debating on whether to do them in video or audio, trying not to make it too much of a time suck.

So, let’s get started shall we? If you have been skimming, now’s the time to stop and read!

I want to start compiling a list of questions to answer, so this is where you get involved. Give me just one question you absolutely want to answer to, and I will answer it on the next podcast. If you haven’t listened to podcast, what the hell is the matter with…just kidding. If you haven’t listened, now would be a good time to get started.

How to submit questions

1. You can submit questions directly in the comments below
2. You can go to the contact tab above and submit your question there
3. I have set up a Google Voice number (267-482-0205) to take your call in questions. If you call in, your question will be aired on the show.
4. Email me at darren(at)darrenslaughter.com – just replace the (at) with the @ symbol.

How to listen

You can listen to any current or future podcasts by clicking on the podcast tab in the menu above and listening directly from the player. Or you can download the podcast onto iTunes and listen on your favorite iPod or iPad or iWhatever-the-hell-you-use (I am not an Apple fan boy) to listen to stuff. The link to do that is on the podcast page too. See how easy I made that?

So that’s it, a new podcast format for the New Year. I am looking forward to making the podcast another tool in your marketing shed to help you grow your business!


6 responses to “Your Sales & Marketing Questions Answered Podcast”

  1. Chris Spoerl Avatar
    Chris Spoerl

    Hi Daren, here would be my questions for your podcast.

    ” What forms of advertising work best for contractors on a limited budget ? ”

    ” Where do you see the future of social media, and it’s evolution for business ”

    ” What steps can a business do when an angry customer writes a negative review “

    1. Darren Avatar

      Got it, thanks Chris! What else?

  2. Jeff Snyder Avatar
    Jeff Snyder

    “How do I get my info. out to the high-end homeowners and wineries efficiently, without the obnoxious cost of advertising in the high-end regional magazines.” (Yellow pages, local business guide rags, and home shows only draw in the bottom feeders for my type of work- I’ve never gotten a “real” lead from any of those, only a waste of my time.)

  3. Chris Spoerl Avatar
    Chris Spoerl

    ” What topics would you tackle if you recently started a blog ”

    ” Common marketing mistakes small businesses make ”

    ” How to effectively use testimonials for your marketing campaign. “

  4. Phil Vanderloo Avatar
    Phil Vanderloo

    I see Chris already covered my main question. What is the best form of advertising on a limited budget?
    Next would be- What are some of the best things to consider when trying to make your website a good marketing tool, i.e., generate leads.
    I’ve been scraping my knuckles to the bone trying to improve my SEO but, the reality is, I’m getting 120+ hits a month on my new site and in the 6 or 8 months it’s been up I’ve gotten zero leads. Not an SEO issue there!

    1. Darren Avatar

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for stopping by! One thing I can recommend these days is having a solid Google Places page with lots of content and pictures and/or video. Make sure to have a localized phone number and physical street address. Also make sure to get listed on as many local sites as possible (your YP site, Merchant Circle, BBB, Chamber) as the search engines want localized citations about your business. Hope that helps!