Pay careful attention to all of the images on this page, but particularly the one to the right of this paragraph. How to Win Friends & Influence People is a timeless work that should be required reading for every third grader. Dale Carnegie, a man of humble beginnings, is widely known as an expert on interpersonal relationships and sales success. If you have not already, please buy, read, and apply the principles in this book. Do this and I will have created greater value for you than anyone else you may ever meet.
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As you watch the video or read this page, I hope you will join me in the conclusion that you and I have the best jobs in the world! We educate. You and I help people solve big and small problems and provide basic needs for families. We facilitate economic growth for entire communities and the world, and help others pursue passions with confidence. There is no more honorable profession!
So, . . . what is it you ask, that makes us such heroes? simple . . . we sell. Like it or not . . .
. . . .whether its ideas, nuts, bolts, cars, planes, trains, insurance, axle grease, widgets, ideas, expertise, or just your opinion. No matter what you do in business or life, you will never succeed without mastering the art of influence.
It's the single most important skill and process required for success in any field of endeavor. But, it can be a difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating task.
Want that next big promotion? You have to convince people you deserve it.
The big sale? - Find the people who need what you have and convince them why yours is better or that you can personally make it a better deal.
How about that big grant or next round of financing that will help you take your research project or startup business to the next level? You must reach out to enough of the right people with the right message for your big idea to find a home!
We partner with people who have great ideas, create real value, and work hard to make a positive impact on on our world. We work with coaches, financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, realtors, private equity firms, dentists, chiropractors, venture capital firms, consultants, small business owners, high net worth investors, and YOU.
The world has always belonged to those who are are successful at leveraging relationships to influence the decisions of others.
This concept has been known since the late 1800s as social capital. Until recently, social capital was a tool wielded by the elite to maintain a system of economic inequality that persists even today.
Social media is the great equalizer of the digital age. You don't need a lot of money, fame, or power to develop a significant amount of wealth in social capital. But, you can't fake social capital. It has to be earned. It requires an understanding of and an investment in the needs of others.
Those who have the greatest influence and impact today are those who learn to leverage social media.
Conversation is the seed of opportunity and the core component of the art and science of influence!
Imagine being at a networking event attended by all of the people you would most like to have on your side. Next, imagine everyone in the room is waiting in line to talk to you!
In a nutshell, we help you make that happen! But we do it digitally. No wasted time driving across town for lunch or networking events, (unless you just want to). No door-knocking, cold-calling, or phone tag. We help you set the stage and people raise their hand and effectively shout "I want to hear what you have to say!" You are in the driver's seat.
We lay all the groundwork to position you as an expert in your field and communicate your value proposition to your target audience. You engage those who qualify, and they book appointments directly on your calendar.
Our proprietary process was created to position you as an expert at what you do, start conversations, communicate your value, and get people to schedule appointments, . . . all on autopilot.
We help you dominate your local market or expand your foot-print to find a world of new opportunities in national and global markets.
Leverage our experience, expertise, and ground-breaking technologies to find and engage your target audience, expand your sphere of influence, grow sales exponentially, and run your business in overdrive!
I am a serial entrepreneur with over thirty-five years experience helping others get what they want from their life and business. I look forward to helping you grow and live your dreams!
Michael K. Harris
CEO, Smart Money Network, LLC