Ideas to grow your business through everyday conversations

The Manage Your Message Podcast, hosted by Jim Karrh, is your source for practical advice and inspiration — so that you and your organization can stand out and grow.

Our guests include executives, entrepreneurs, and experts. In some episodes, Jim goes solo to offer a “deep dive” into a timely topic. Subscribe now to make sure you never miss an episode!

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93: Learn By Teaching

In this solo episode of the Manage Your Message Podcast, host Jim Karrh shares the practical reasons why effective leaders are not only lifelong learners but also teachers themselves. From his experiences as a speaker, trainer, and now also instructor at a top business school, Jim talks about how adopting the role of teacher in…

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92: Jeff Brown: Read to Lead

You have no doubt heard the term “readers are leaders.” Well, today you can hear why that is indeed the case —and even how you can read more effectively as a leader. On this episode of The Manage Your Message Podcast host Jim Karrh is joined by Jeff Brown, co-author of the new book Read…

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91: Jeb Blount: Ink the Deal

We often think of “negotiation” as the high-profile, dramatic negotiations portrayed in movies and TV shows. Although everyday sales negotiations are far less dramatic, they still carry high stakes. But according to our guest Jeb Blount, most sales professionals simply aren’t good at negotiation. In this episode host Jim Karrh welcomes Jeb Blount, fresh from…

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90: When I Strayed from the ICP

We want customers or clients, right? Silly question. Okay then—which ones? On this episode of the Manage Your Message Podcast, host Jim Karrh talks about the value of an Ideal Customer Profile—the benefits of creating one, and the problems that can arise when you ignore it. As Jim says in this episode, “It happened to…

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88: To Script, or Not to Script?

Leaders want consistency in their sales and customer conversations—and for good reason. Consistency is a hallmark of trustworthiness. But in a time of separated teams, conversations across online and offline channels, and more noise than ever, what’s the best way to build consistency in how your teams (and partners, and customers) talk about your business?…

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