In the Loop with Andy Andrews

In this episode, I give advice to a listener who has a business meeting with a big-time buyer. Most people approach this situation by preparing to talk about themselves or their product. • Whoever you are meeting with already knows a lot about you or your product—otherwise you wouldn’t be meeting with them in the first place. • The person you are meeting with likely has 10 other meetings with people like you every week. People say yes to their friends. • You need to prepare for big meetings by looking for places you can connect with the person you are meeting. • Prepare by spending some time looking them up on Facebook or LinkedIn. • You want to show how you can provide them with value. Tune in to hear how Andy found 3 pages of information on someone his friend was meeting with in 24 minutes. 

 

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
  • Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com
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  • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
  • Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor
Direct download: ITL259_How_to_Prepare_for_the_Biggest_Meeting_of_Your_Life_.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss when to challenge conventional wisdom and why it’s not always correct.

 

Be careful believing something just because it’s said a lot.

  • There is never really a time where you don’t want to challenge conventional wisdom, especially if it has been around a long time.

 

There are several examples of conventional wisdom being incorrect.

  • A popular belief is that someone will forget what you said and did, but will never forget how you made them feel. This isn’t true—people WILL remember because it was your actions that caused them to feel that way.
  • An influential figure in academia said the #1 thing a teacher needs to do is have passion for their subject and convey that passion to their students. This also isn’t true—is it not more important for them to be teaching correct information?
  • A Miss America winner once spoke on a presidential election by saying the candidates should be focused on compromise. The problem is, you can only compromise on opinions—you can’t compromise on principles or facts.

 

Tune in to hear breaking news about Andy’s latest project. 

 

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
  • Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com
  • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews
  • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
  • Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

 

Direct download: ITL258_How_to_Know_When_to_Challenge_Conventional_Wisdom.mp3
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On this week's episode, we discuss how to ask for a raise the right way and whether you should use another job opportunity as leverage. Most people ask for a raise because they’ve been at the company for a long time. • This isn’t why you want to ask—it can make everyone uncomfortable. If you plan on using another job opportunity as leverage, you need to decide if it’s a real or potential opportunity—there is a huge difference. • Using a potential job offer as leverage has a lot of “pot holes” that come with it, because it’s not yet an actual opportunity. • You need to be careful not to make your employer feel backed into a corner. The best way to ask for a raise is to ask how you can increase your value as an employee. • Let your employer know why you want a raise (like because you want to increase opportunities for your family), but keep that part short. • You can never go wrong by showing gratitude to your employer during this process. • If your employer tells you there is no way to increase your value in the company, you should probably look closer at the other opportunity. Tune in to hear exactly how Andy would go about starting the often-intimidating conversation of asking for a raise. Would you like to run something by Andy? Contact us and your question might be featured on the show! • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY • E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

Direct download: ITL257_How_to_Ask_for_a_Raise_the_Right_Way.mp3
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On this week’s episode, we discuss how to overcome obstacles, make your own history, and leave behind a legacy of your own choosing. George Washington Carver accomplished an unbelievable amount during his lifetime—while living in one of the hardest times in history for African-Americans. • He discovered 266 uses for the peanut that we still use today, even though he was born into slavery. • Congress asked him to appear before them to discuss his work with peanuts—which was unheard of for an African-American during that time. • He did everything in his life on purpose and with intention (which is one reason he accomplished so much). Tune in to hear how a shirt Andy was wearing started this conversation on making the history you want to be remembered for. Would you like to run something by Andy? Contact us and your question might be featured on the show! • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY • E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:47pm CST

On this week’s episode, we discuss how to vote even when you don’t like either of the candidates.

 

This election is not about who you will see on TV—it’s about the Supreme Court.

  • The next president, without a doubt, will choose at least 2 (if not 5) Supreme Court Justices because of the ages of these people.
  • How do you feel about abortion or guns? Your stance should decide how you vote.
  • It doesn’t really matter what the candidates say about immigration or taxes because they can’t do that much without the consent of the governed

 

Voting for the “lesser of two evils” or not voting at all are both bad options.

  • If you use either of these two as excuses, all you’re telling me is you haven’t really thought this through.
  • Everyone has lied and done things they regret, but it doesn’t mean they are evil.
  • Each candidate could lie, but you have to look at who they are surrounding themselves with and make a choice.

 

Regardless what side you are on, we all really want the same things.

  • We all want the best, but without the truth, we will never have it. Our search should be more for the truth than the best.
  • Sometimes the truth hurts, but it’s still the truth.

 

Tune in to hear the reasons why Andy believes everyone MUST vote.

 

Would you like to run something by Andy? Contact us and your question might be featured on the show!

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
  • E-Mail: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com
  • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews
  • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
Direct download: ITL255.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:10pm CST