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Doug Wagner
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Many times we get ourselves into a mental trap where not moving forward seems safe. It isn’t. — “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.” ~... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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Chances are you are making one or more of these mistakes in your marketing. Knowing what they are can make all the difference. — Over the last few 15 years in business, I’ve seen a lot of good and bad. I’ve attended a lot of learning events, lead workshops, consulted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Manifast Now
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With Purpose We don’t build great teams in business for the sake of building great teams. It would be like hiring all the best hockey players and then not playing hockey. Great teams need a purpose or goal. We build a great hockey team to win the Stanley Cup. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Manifast Now
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Create More Value and Convert Leads To Clients Now is the time to be working on improving your sales. So you can maximize sales in the down times and really hit it in the upswing. You can’t grow your business significantly until you master sales in a way that works... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Getting Results From Your Marketing Strategy What do the master marketers do that most don't? One of the hidden secrets to marketing is that most businesses have access to some pretty powerful tools and strategies but that few can put them together into an effective plan that generates consistent results.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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A dysfunctional culture can doom your organization to mediocrity or outright failure. How can you tell if you should be worried? — “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” ~Peter Drucker We often see a sports team that seems to have a great pool of individual talent, yet it can’t seem to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Manifast Now
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Startling but true, these success-driven behaviors can be your worst dysfunctional nightmare. — “You have that enormously positive expectation that you’ll be free, and then you realize that you are in a worse prison than before because it’s one of your own making.” ~ Michael Gerber Entrepreneurship puts intense pressures... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Manifast Now
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If the world seems to demand that you become something you’re not, don’t worry. You can be authentic and follow your own path to success. — I remember coming out of high school straight into the military as a shy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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This is a combination in person (Calgary) and online (GoToWebinar) event. Building Teams That Win In Any Economy As a business owner or entrepreneur, you have to deal with a lot of concurrent challenges. When you have a solid team working with you, it alleviates a lot of the pressure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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This is a combination in person (Calgary) and online (GoToWebinar) event. Getting Clients Even In Lean Times For most entrepreneurs, the most challenging part of business is getting enough clients. Whether you are trying to start a new venture, worried about surviving during a tough market or seeking to grow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Not all distractions are external. In business we have enough challenges without letting our own minds get in the way of success. — We tend to wrap a lot of who we are up in what we do. For many... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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Work is a big part of our lives. What if we can create our business in a way that creates good? — What can happen when people feel disconnected from others and lack a sense of purpose or significance? If... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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Do you want more clients or customers? Over the past 15 years, I've run into few business owners or entrepreneurs who said they didn't want more. In fact, for most small business owners, getting more clients is a major struggle. So to help you with that we're putting together a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Getting Results From Your Marketing Strategy What do the master marketers do that most don't? One of the hidden secrets to marketing is that most businesses have access to some pretty powerful tools and strategies but that few can put them together into an effective plan that generates consistent results.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Tired of preaching to the choir or confronting your most vocal opponents and seeing no real change or impact from your efforts? Maybe you are talking to the wrong people. — The longer you hang out online, the more you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Doug Wagner @ Manifast
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It is autumn and change is in the air. Not just the seasons but all around us. So, I’ve been thinking a lot about change lately. Not just the stuff that directly impacts me, but the stuff that is impacting our business and even more importantly, our client’s businesses. I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Manifast Now
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Marketing that doesn’t lead to better sales performance is killing your business potential. We have been talking to numerous business owners who have a number of the basic marketing pieces in place, yet aren’t seeing the results that they expect. This reminds me of the old saying: "Half the money... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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As we head into the fall business cycle, most businesses are going to be working hard to maintain or increase sales revenue. Sales are the lifeblood of any business. If you don’t have enough revenue you can’t sustain your business let alone grow. This sets the frame to being it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Marketing that doesn’t lead to better sales performance is killing your business potential. We have been talking to numerous business owners who have a number of the basic marketing pieces in place, yet aren’t seeing the results that they expect. This reminds me of the old saying: "Half the money... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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1 Day Workshop - Sales Pipeline Mastery and Optimization If your sales tend to drop over the summer or the price of oil has impacted you, it is tempting to just coast through the summer and regroup in the fall. This course is perfectly timed to get you ready for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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1 Day Workshop - A Strategic Marketing Plan for Results What if you could market so well that your competitors thought you had access to secret information and techniques that they didn't? Would they hire someone to figure out the secret sauce? The hidden secret to marketing is that most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
The workshop was moved to September. Click here for details. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
The workshop was moved to September. Click here for details. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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This is a combination in person (Calgary) and online (GoToWebinar) event. Culture, Leadership and Talent Essentials To Thrive In Any Economy Has the current economic situation forced you to shrink your organization to a handful of your former people? Are you an emerging business getting ready for growth? Rapid shrinking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Manifast News & Events
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Not a lot of snow cover and a dry spring has led to fear of drought and poor crop yields in southern Alberta. Some areas have been hit with flooding during recent thunderstorms, yet on average the rain hasn't been enough. Today it is raining. For some that is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Manifast Now