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Resistance to change is an old problem

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 1:02 PM
The warning signs were everywhere.  But like a bull facing a red flag I charged forward because I can’t resist a challenge, or revenue for that matter!  The small nonprofit organization, funded by city tax dollars, indicted that they were looking for a marketing change.  But I suspected the odds of success were a long shot.
 
Resistance to change, by executives and workers alike, is considered a central problem of most organizations.  And LinkedIn provided plenty of evidence on why a social change initiative would be difficult.  The CEO did not have a profile and neither did the head of HR.  A lead HR person without a social profile; I asked myself, how was that even possible in today’s networking economy?  In fact, he required me to provide references that weren’t on my LinkedIn profile.  I almost considered faxing them to him because his fax number was still displayed on his business card.  Finally, there were no social employee advocates I could look to for support.  It was as if their culture took pride in staying off the social grid.
 
Their LinkedIn company page, as well as their Facebook page, Twitter profile, YouTube channel and all other social platforms was actually still under control of individuals outside of their organization.  By that I mean the profile admin (owner) was either a former employee or former agency employee that had initially set up the profile for them.  It was obvious they did not think of their social capital as a strategic asset and that a social media policy and procedures process was the farthest thing from their mind.
 
In highly micromanaged organizations, were change agents are often considered a threat, the probability of new ideas or change initiatives thriving is not great.  In fact, I felt like a gym owner who had just sold a membership to someone who would never come in and would eventually churn.  You receive short-term revenue, but it crushes your spirit when you realize the client is in total disregard their own well-being.  And at this point I was only into the second day of my engagement.
 
There have not been any recent postings or activity.  Dead silence since my exit.  Here are my own observations from the experience:
 
1. Executives must lead by example. The surest way to kill a change initiative is for management to continue old behaviors.















2. Don’t waste your time and budget.  If you really don’t want to change, don’t.  No, ignoring the problem won’t make it go away.  But the inconsistent behavior your employee’s are observing is destroying your credibility whether you want to admit it or not.



















3. Learn to let go.  Chances are your resistance to change is grounded in fear and so you micromanage every detail.  You fear losing control of situations you were never really in control of.  Letting go is easier said than done.  But let go anyways.

























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Reply Eric Jones
12:08 AM on January 1, 2021 
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Reply Eric Jones
5:42 PM on February 9, 2021 
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There is, however, a catch… more accurately, a question…

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More importantly, how do you make a connection with that person?

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Reply Eric Jones
3:54 PM on February 12, 2021 
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Reply Eric Jones
4:52 AM on February 16, 2021 
Hey, my name’s Eric and for just a second, imagine this…

- Someone does a search and winds up at cmotemps.biz.

- They hang out for a minute to check it out. “I’m interested… but… maybe…”

- And then they hit the back button and check out the other search results instead.

- Bottom line – you got an eyeball, but nothing else to show for it.

- There they go.

This isn’t really your fault – it happens a LOT – studies show 7 out of 10 visitors to any site disappear without leaving a trace.

But you CAN fix that.

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Strong stuff.

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CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

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Reply Eric Jones
6:39 AM on March 5, 2021 
Hey, my name’s Eric and for just a second, imagine this…

- Someone does a search and winds up at cmotemps.biz.

- They hang out for a minute to check it out. “I’m interested… but… maybe…”

- And then they hit the back button and check out the other search results instead.

- Bottom line – you got an eyeball, but nothing else to show for it.

- There they go.

This isn’t really your fault – it happens a LOT – studies show 7 out of 10 visitors to any site disappear without leaving a trace.

But you CAN fix that.

Talk With Web Visitor is a software widget that’s works on your site, ready to capture any visitor’s Name, Email address and Phone Number. It lets you know right then and there – enabling you to call that lead while they’re literally looking over your site.

CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to try out a Live Demo with Talk With Web Visitor now to see exactly how it works.

Time is money when it comes to connecting with leads – the difference between contacting someone within 5 minutes versus 30 minutes later can be huge – like 100 times better!

Plus, now that you have their phone number, with our new SMS Text With Lead feature you can automatically start a text (SMS) conversation… so even if you don’t close a deal then, you can follow up with text messages for new offers, content links, even just “how you doing?” notes to build a relationship.

Strong stuff.

CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to discover what Talk With Web Visitor can do for your business.

You could be converting up to 100X more leads today!

Eric
PS: Talk With Web Visitor offers a FREE 14 days trial – and it even includes International Long Distance Calling.
You have customers waiting to talk with you right now… don’t keep them waiting.
CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

If you'd like to unsubscribe click here http://talkwithwebvisitors.com/unsubscribe.aspx?d=cmotemps.biz
Reply Eric Jones
7:38 PM on March 10, 2021 
Good day,

My name is Eric and unlike a lot of emails you might get, I wanted to instead provide you with a word of encouragement – Congratulations

What for?

Part of my job is to check out websites and the work you’ve done with cmotemps.biz definitely stands out.

It’s clear you took building a website seriously and made a real investment of time and resources into making it top quality.

There is, however, a catch… more accurately, a question…

So when someone like me happens to find your site – maybe at the top of the search results (nice job BTW) or just through a random link, how do you know?

More importantly, how do you make a connection with that person?

Studies show that 7 out of 10 visitors don’t stick around – they’re there one second and then gone with the wind.

Here’s a way to create INSTANT engagement that you may not have known about…

Talk With Web Visitor is a software widget that’s works on your site, ready to capture any visitor’s Name, Email address and Phone Number. It lets you know INSTANTLY that they’re interested – so that you can talk to that lead while they’re literally checking out cmotemps.biz.

CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to try out a Live Demo with Talk With Web Visitor now to see exactly how it works.

It could be a game-changer for your business – and it gets even better… once you’ve captured their phone number, with our new SMS Text With Lead feature, you can automatically start a text (SMS) conversation – immediately (and there’s literally a 100X difference between contacting someone within 5 minutes versus 30 minutes.)

Plus then, even if you don’t close a deal right away, you can connect later on with text messages for new offers, content links, even just follow up notes to build a relationship.

Everything I’ve just described is simple, easy, and effective.

CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to discover what Talk With Web Visitor can do for your business.

You could be converting up to 100X more leads today!

Eric
PS: Talk With Web Visitor offers a FREE 14 days trial – and it even includes International Long Distance Calling.
You have customers waiting to talk with you right now… don’t keep them waiting.
CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

If you'd like to unsubscribe click here http://talkwithwebvisitors.com/unsubscribe.aspx?d=cmotemps.biz
Reply Eric Jones
9:18 AM on March 16, 2021 
Cool website!

My name’s Eric, and I just found your site - cmotemps.biz - while surfing the net. You showed up at the top of the search results, so I checked you out. Looks like what you’re doing is pretty cool.

But if you don’t mind me asking – after someone like me stumbles across cmotemps.biz, what usually happens?

Is your site generating leads for your business?

I’m guessing some, but I also bet you’d like more… studies show that 7 out 10 who land on a site wind up leaving without a trace.

Not good.

Here’s a thought – what if there was an easy way for every visitor to “raise their hand” to get a phone call from you INSTANTLY… the second they hit your site and said, “call me now.”

You can –

Talk With Web Visitor is a software widget that’s works on your site, ready to capture any visitor’s Name, Email address and Phone Number. It lets you know IMMEDIATELY – so that you can talk to that lead while they’re literally looking over your site.

CLICK HERE http://talkwithcustomer.com to try out a Live Demo with Talk With Web Visitor now to see exactly how it works.

Time is money when it comes to connecting with leads – the difference between contacting someone within 5 minutes versus 30 minutes later can be huge – like 100 times better!

That’s why we built out our new SMS Text With Lead feature… because once you’ve captured the visitor’s phone number, you can automatically start a text message (SMS) conversation.

Think about the possibilities – even if you don’t close a deal then and there, you can follow up with text messages for new offers, content links, even just “how you doing?” notes to build a relationship.

Wouldn’t that be cool?

CLICK HERE http://talkwithcustomer.com to discover what Talk With Web Visitor can do for your business.

You could be converting up to 100X more leads today!
Eric

PS: Talk With Web Visitor offers a FREE 14 days trial – and it even includes International Long Distance Calling.
You have customers waiting to talk with you right now… don’t keep them waiting.
CLICK HERE http://talkwithcustomer.com to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

If you'd like to unsubscribe click here http://talkwithcustomer.com/unsubscribe.aspx?d=cmotemps.biz
Reply Eric Jones
6:27 AM on March 22, 2021 
Hey there, I just found your site, quick question…

My name’s Eric, I found cmotemps.biz after doing a quick search – you showed up near the top of the rankings, so whatever you’re doing for SEO, looks like it’s working well.

So here’s my question – what happens AFTER someone lands on your site? Anything?

Research tells us at least 70% of the people who find your site, after a quick once-over, they disappear… forever.

That means that all the work and effort you put into getting them to show up, goes down the tubes.

Why would you want all that good work – and the great site you’ve built – go to waste?

Because the odds are they’ll just skip over calling or even grabbing their phone, leaving you high and dry.

But here’s a thought… what if you could make it super-simple for someone to raise their hand, say, “okay, let’s talk” without requiring them to even pull their cell phone from their pocket?

You can – thanks to revolutionary new software that can literally make that first call happen NOW.

Talk With Web Visitor is a software widget that sits on your site, ready and waiting to capture any visitor’s Name, Email address and Phone Number. It lets you know IMMEDIATELY – so that you can talk to that lead while they’re still there at your site.

You know, strike when the iron’s hot!

CLICK HERE http://talkwithcustomer.com to try out a Live Demo with Talk With Web Visitor now to see exactly how it works.

When targeting leads, you HAVE to act fast – the difference between contacting someone within 5 minutes versus 30 minutes later is huge – like 100 times better!

That’s why you should check out our new SMS Text With Lead feature as well… once you’ve captured the phone number of the website visitor, you can automatically kick off a text message (SMS) conversation with them.

Imagine how powerful this could be – even if they don’t take you up on your offer immediately, you can stay in touch with them using text messages to make new offers, provide links to great content, and build your credibility.

Just this alone could be a game changer to make your website even more effective.

Strike when the iron’s hot!

CLICK HERE http://talkwithcustomer.com to learn more about everything Talk With Web Visitor can do for your business – you’ll be amazed.

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Eric
PS: Talk With Web Visitor offers a FREE 14 days trial – you could be converting up to 100x more leads immediately!
It even includes International Long Distance Calling.
Stop wasting money chasing eyeballs that don’t turn into paying customers.
CLICK HERE http://talkwithcustomer.com to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

If you'd like to unsubscribe click here http://talkwithcustomer.com/unsubscribe.aspx?d=cmotemps.biz
Reply Eric Jones
3:40 AM on March 24, 2021 
Hi, my name is Eric and I’m betting you’d like your website cmotemps.biz to generate more leads.

Here’s how:
Talk With Web Visitor is a software widget that’s works on your site, ready to capture any visitor’s Name, Email address and Phone Number. It signals you as soon as they say they’re interested – so that you can talk to that lead while they’re still there at cmotemps.biz.

Talk With Web Visitor – CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com for a live demo now.

And now that you’ve got their phone number, our new SMS Text With Lead feature enables you to start a text (SMS) conversation – answer questions, provide more info, and close a deal that way.

If they don’t take you up on your offer then, just follow up with text messages for new offers, content links, even just “how you doing?” notes to build a relationship.

CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to discover what Talk With Web Visitor can do for your business.

The difference between contacting someone within 5 minutes versus a half-hour means you could be converting up to 100X more leads today!

Try Talk With Web Visitor and get more leads now.

Eric
PS: The studies show 7 out of 10 visitors don’t hang around – you can’t afford to lose them!
Talk With Web Visitor offers a FREE 14 days trial – and it even includes International Long Distance Calling.
You have customers waiting to talk with you right now… don’t keep them waiting.
CLICK HERE https://talkwithwebvisitors.com to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

If you'd like to unsubscribe click here http://talkwithwebvisitors.com/unsubscribe.aspx?d=cmotemps.biz
Reply Darlene Garces
5:55 PM on April 9, 2021 
Hello,

My name is Darlene Garces and I work for QGP.com,

We’re interested in advertising on your site. Is that something you’d be willing to discuss?


Darlene Garces
Outreach Specialist
https://www.qgp.com