I had the great pleasure of interviewing someone that is known as being one of the premier marketing experts today, Diane Conklin. Diane is the founder of Complete Marketing Systems, and for 14 years she has been showing small business owners how to take the knowledge they already have and grow a business that will provide ongoing, passive income.
Diane is an internationally known author, entrepreneur, speaker, copywriter, consultant, coach and event planner. She is also an expert in direct response marketing. Everyone that has known me for any length of time knows that I love direct mail. It has proven to be one of the best sources of leads for me over the years, so I was very interested to talk with her about direct mail marketing.
Two of the biggest challenges today for real estate investors and most likely for entrepreneurs in general, are how do they stop “flying by the seal of their pants” and create a plan for their business, and how do they integrate social media and all of its components into their businesses so they can get the maximum amount of exposure for the least amount of time spent. Everyone knows that social media is important, but just how do we get it all done without wasting a ton of time online? Diane teaches folks how to do that.
She also helps busy entrepreneurs integrate their online and offline marketing strategies, and teaches them how to be the” go to person” in their industry. If you have a product that you have created, Diane can help you get your product in the fast lane to success. She offers one on one coaching, and home study programs too.
Marketing Success Intensive
For those of you that are interested in taking your marketing to the next level, Diane is hosting a 3 day event in Atlanta, GA at the end of this month on October 25th, 26th and the 27th called the “Marketing Success Intensive”. Diane has given me a great discount to pass on to my readers. You can register for this event for $297 (which is $200) off the regular price. Not only am I going to be there in Atlanta, but just about my entire mastermind group also plans to attend. And in case you were wondering, this seminar isn’t real estate specific. No matter what your business, this is for YOU! I will put the links below the video. Enjoy!
If you want to take your business to the next level, grab a partner and plan to head on down to Atlanta at the end of the month. I can promise you that you won’t regret it. You will get some great information during the day, and you will get the opportunity to network with other folks each day after the seminar that are passionate about growing their business. Our REIA group calls this the “meeting after the meeting”, and this is where you are sure to pick up great tips and bits of advice from fellow business owners.
If you would like to learn how to drive a steady stream of leads to your business using direct mail, Diane has 2 comprehensive resources for you:
Direct Mail Building Blocks
Direct Mail Made Easy
Be sure to stop by Diane's site where she has cutting edge information on growing your business and a FREE CD on “The 9 Key Building Blocks For Starting & Building Your Information Marketing Business”. You can find her site here.
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Diane Conklin MP4
This interview was very down to earth and practical.
I really liked Diane’s comment that ” a plan or a goal isn’t a plan or a goal unless it’s written down.”
Don’t you just love that! It was a great interview Terry.
Great post Terry. Thanks for sharing.