51 Melissa Smith Gives You Permission to Break the Rules

Our guest this week is Melissa Smith, Virtual Assistant Matchmaker for The PVA. She helps people around the world…do business around the world by helping them to find virtual assistants. We discuss how the idea of when and how we work is constantly shifting and why being flexible with the “rules” can help you achieve goals that have otherwise eluded you.

On today’s show…

6:15 – Why Melissa believes there’s no such thing as “work/life balance.”

14:26 – What to think about when thinking about a virtual assistant

19:00 – How a virtual assistant could change your life

23:20 – When it comes to differentiation…sweat the small stuff!

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44 Amahl Williams Talks Data and “Smarketing”

Our guest this week is Amahl Williams, VP of Smarketing at Pluris Marketing and, no, that isn’t a typo. Amahl is frustrated by the conflict between sales and marketing and how it’s rooted in old stereotypes. He thinks most sales and marketing departments are stuck in a pre-2008 mindset and the only way to ‘get out’ is to ‘get smart.’

1:18 – What is “smarketing”?

6:00 – “A lot of the ideas that used to be viewed as best practice for sales and marketing aren’t just irrelevant, they’re erroneous”

18:30 – Why Amahl thinks that it’s still all about revenue and how that affects the way businesses approach marketing

28:00 – “If you don’t have content on your site…I don’t understand you.”

37:50 – Amahl gives you MUST-READ recommendations for “smarketing”

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