Are You Losing Your Tribe With Words; or Winning Their Loyalty With Blood & Broken Bones?

We all know proof sells by building trust. You can provide proof in the form of words, pics & testimonials. But when it comes to proof, nothing has more of an impact than your ACTIONS!

And there’s a certain type of action that wins you a Tribe of Loyals who stick by you through thick-and-thin… even in the tough New Economy we’re all facing. It’s a level of committed action that bonds you and your Tribe together.

Let’s have a quick meeting on the beach & you’ll see what I mean:

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Now this doesn’t necessarily mean going out and getting in actual physical duels or fights for your Tribe, industry or niche. That probably wouldn’t be good for business unless your Tribe is fans of UFC (Ultimate Fighting) or WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)… or the Jerry Springer show. LOL!

Seriously though! How many of us really go out into the marketplace and get bloody for our Tribe. Standing up for the rights of Loyals of our Tribe or our Tribe as a whole. Taking the arrows leading the charge on a topic, cause or opportunity affecting our Tribe.

A practical example of getting bloody for your Tribe…

Listen… to survive and succeed in business in the New Economy it takes more exceeding of expectations & delivering an outstanding quality of product or service. That’s a basic expectation that must be met. More importantly, there’s no “blood on your face” and hence no emotional bonding. One simple way to get both is to advocate for the rights and needs of your Tribe.

For example, I’m vigilant in advocating for the rights of small business owners with state and Federal government. I take action not just because I’ve been an entrepreneur since starting my  first business at age 12; but because I know we as a group are in the cross-hairs of the looters in office.

I’m passionate about revealing the path to prosperity, which is now contrary to common consensus. I don’t care if I turn off some who “don’t get it.” Their opinion doesn’t matter to me. I only care for the Small Business owners and solopreneurs who battle to overcome barriers carelessly thrown in their way on a daily basis… and any entrepreneur who knows me knows I’m willing to “get bloody” doing that.

How do you get bloody for YOUR Tribe?

Realize this truth — people may buy from a good marketer or salesperson. But they will only stand loyaly behind a leader in good times and bad. And a leader has to be willing to get bloody and risk broken bones.

  • How have you gotten bloody for your Tribe in the past? Could you do it again? Or maybe even on an ongoing basis?
  • What are you doing to go beyond boring words to prove yourself to your Tribe?
  • What could you do to win the trust of more members of your Tribe turning them into Loyals?

Share your experiences, thoughts & ideas in some graffiti in the comment area below. Let the tribe know what you’re willing to do to win their loyalty. ;-)

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Entrepreneur / Speaker / RaceCar Driver

Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


Do You Practice What It Takes to be Successful Marketing with Social Media? (Coach Deb/Kevin Hogan: Bootleg Audio)

n this bootleg New Media marketing audio podcast, multiple best-selling author Keving Hogan interviews Coach Deb on what it takes to be a success using Social Media.

This 62-minute audio podcast is JAM-packed with tips, strategies & tactics on the fastest way to grow your business using New Media channels like Facebook, Twitter, blogs & mobile media. You’ll get the answers to questions like:

  • What are you doing that could be making you UN-successful in today’s New Media marketplace?
  • Are you making personal branding Faux Pas on a daily basis?
  • What do you need to do different to be successful selling and marketing with using New & Social Media channels?
  • What’s the fastest, easiest, funnest way to create, attract & grow a Tribe of raving fans?
  • …And much, much more in this fast-paced Tribe-building hour of insightful interview

The conference Deb and Kevin mention is Kevin’s world-renowned ‘Influence: Boot Camp‘. She’ll be giving a rockin’ presentation & playshop in Las Vegas at this event this March. The bonus $297 DVD set (”Social Media Simplified” with herself, Mari Smith, Simon Leung, Denise Wakeman & Nancy Marmolejo) offers in the audio as a FREE bonus is only vaild when using this link for the March Influence: Boot Camp.

Listen in or download to your iPod/mp3 player to listen in on the road. *Note: the echo in the beginning goes away after 1st 45-seconds. It is a bootleg after all. :)

Enjoy! ;-)

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Entrepreneur / Speaker / RaceCar Driver

Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.


You’re Invited! Listen in & Learn How To How Attract Your OWN Tribe of Faithful Followers

Coach Deb & Kevin Hogan on influence & persuasion online & off-lineThis Tuesday February 10th — best-selling author & the undisputed king of influence & persuasion; Kevin Hogan — will be interviewing Coach Deb.

Kevin will be grilling her in his usual explicit fashion on how to use Tribal Seduction to attract your OWN Tribe.

Attend for FREE and learn the answers to these questions:

  • Why is your Tribe (your followers & raving fans) the secret to your success in today’s economy?
  • Where do you find those you will attract, lead & convert into raving fans?
  • How do you influence them to follow you instead of someone else?
  • And more (as Kevin is known to come with PLENTY of hard-hitting questions)

Coach Deb will also share with you:

  • How to connect with your tribe so you don’t alienate them
  • Where you should meet with your tribe (online and offline) to maximize bonding, rapport & trust

Deb of course authored of ‘Secrets of Online Persuasion‘ with me, and she also authored the original and definitive hands-on guide to leveraging Twitter for your business — ‘The Twitter Revolution‘. She’ll be giving a rockin’ presentation & playshop at Kevin’s world-renowned ‘Influence: Boot Camp‘ in Las Vegas this March.

Learn directly from someone who started at zero and built a loyal, active and powerful Tribe… AND how you can do the same!

REGISTER NOW

The interview is Tuesday February 10th at 6 PM Pacific, 8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern.

Register for the number to call and access code simply by sending a blank email to: registerdeb@kevinhogan.com

Kevin’s team will hook you up and send you a reminder before we go live on Tuesday too. Coach Deb & Kevin will share a little about the ‘Influence: Boot Camp’ and how — if it’s right for you — you can get the opportunity to attend with a substantial discount and gifts.

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Coach Deb - Deborah Cole


Entrepreneur / Speaker / RaceCar Driver

Deborah Cole is founder of RPM Success Group ® Inc, the leader in Social Media software, training and consulting for maximizing small business profits. Coach Deb authored the best-selling books "Secrets Of Online Persuasion" and the 1st book published on Twitter, in 2008: "Twitter Revolution" Visit her NEW Blog CoachDeb.TV to see the latest videos on Social Media Marketing.

Want to attract more customers for your business? Find out how to do it now with your FREE "FLIGHT PLAN" at QuanSite.com, the world's leading New Media online marketing software.