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More engagement. That’s what we’re all after on Facebook right?

Beyond sharing good article links and lists, how can you build engagement that cements a bond between you and your audience? I’m talking about moving beyond providing “useful” info and more towards them liking you and believing in who you are and what you stand for.

At the end of the day, business is always a transaction between PEOPLE. So in theory, if we can increase that connection with people (on a much more personal level), they are more likely going to want to do business with us.

Sounds basic right?

I thought so… until I analyzed my Facebook posts and realized, I could certainly do more in this area.

That’s when I started looking at what I could do to increase that level of personal communication, connection and openness.

Over a weekend I began experimenting with a few different types of posts on Facebook to see what would truly connect with people. Some worked. Some didn’t.

Given my current audience size I was measuring success in terms of engagement that was beyond normal for what I would typically get when posting something on Facebo

Here are seven post templates that you can model:

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During their annual convention, the NSA (National Speakers Association) announced a big change regarding the direction they were taking with their brand.  Instead of being known as the National Speakers Association, they would be moving forward as “Platform”.

Almost immediately, people had issues with the change – largely because it conflicted with another well established brand that Michael Hyatt had started many years ago with his New York Times best-selling book (called Platform), annual conference (called the Platform Conference) and online membership (called Platform University).  There were some great posts from Mike Kim, Kathleen Thompson, Andy Traub and others who voiced their opinions.

Michael Hyatt was just as shocked as everyone else and asked a couple pointed questions in this Facebook post.

With all this outward reaction, the NSA posted a message encouraging others to share their feedback.  I decided to do the same but I’m also posting my concerns below.

Here is my open letter to the leadership team of the NSA…

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It’s 4:22am as I begin writing this and I’m wide awake because my wife sent me a text from India and I haven’t been able to sleep since.

She’s had a breakthrough and I’d like to share how you can do the same if you are unclear about a new idea, project or business concept.

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Picture this…

I’m on stage in front of about 160 people just after delivering my “More Money, More Impact” presentation.  It was well received and afterwards I was invited back to the stage by Michael Hyatt (who was co-hosting the event with his business partner Ken Davis).

That’s when something magical happened.

Twenty minutes later, my body began reacting to that moment.

I was literally speechless and tears began streaming down my face.

It was easily one of the most incredible moments of my life.

Thanks to Michael’s AMAZING wife Gail, that moment was captured on video (which you can see below along with my follow up thoughts).

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Why do we buy the stuff we buy?

Understanding the reasons behind a purchase can really help you position what you have to offer.  If you know the “real” reason someone is purchasing from you, marketing your products is much easier and more effective.

As the old saying goes, people aren’t buying the drill, they’re really buying the hole in the wall.

So with that, here are the 7 most common reasons people buy…

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What project of yours has been “in the works” for way too long?

Why haven’t you launched it yet?

For over two years my team and I have been working on one of our biggest projects to date and although it was “technically” ready about 8 months after we started, something held us (cough, cough, me) back from getting it out to the world.

Not anymore. It’s now ready for the world to see (and it’s about time!).

This took way longer than it should have so to save you from the same struggle, here are 5 steps I discovered to finally get over the “hump” and make forward progress.

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Think about one company you love doing business with.

Now think about one you don’t.

What’s the difference?

Chances are, one made your life easier or better and the other somehow complicated things or frustrated you.

One major key to building a company that people love, is to make things easy for your customers. From the way you communicate to the way you sell, if you simplify things for the customer today, you will win customers over for years to come.

Below is a simple example of what I mean.  I’ve also included five areas every business owner can improve to get more business.

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If you’ve ever had an idea (and weren’t at your computer), then you’ll love this new 3-step process I’ve created for capturing my ideas while on the go.

I decided to create this process after my drive to the airport.  While in my car I began listening to some podcasts and inevitably, I had some ideas.  The problem was, I didn’t have an easy way to capture them.

Sound familiar?

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In a flash, three months were gone.

I look back and it’s easy to understand “where” the time went.

But the flip side is I feel like I lost myself a little bit.

You ever get that way?

For me, several BIG opportunities began flowing my way (which was exciting) and one project after another began to stack up.

I was energized about all of them and just put my nose to the grindstone in order to get these projects completed – hence the craziness of the last three months.

Financially, it was worth it.

However, there was a downside…

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