This week on the Scale Academy podcast, Ned Arick and Hilmon Sorey of ClozeLoop tell us what it takes to stay on track, to stand out from the rest, and how ClozeLoop helps their clients grow and scale repeatedly.
They start the show by debating what to do with the repository of stuff they have created within the company- tools, scripts templates, etc. Should they just throw everything out to the public? They are in the business of helping as many people as possible, after all. But if giving it all away for free actually worked, then why isn’t everyone rich? Where does everything fall apart? Continue listening to find out.
Staying On Track
At 01:43, Ned relives a conversation that he had just hours earlier. He tells of a client who, at the end of their meeting, thanked Ned for keeping him on track. This client has everything in the repository. He has the scripts, the frameworks, the templates. But that’s not the only thing it’s about. Rather, it is about being held accountable through cohorts, workshops, and courses, so that they can ask questions and be understood and be kept on track.
Hilmon adds that, from more than just a process standpoint, innovation is constantly happening. Therefore, “...the template doesn’t work to the extent that it’s already been proven over and over and over.” When you are building a business, it is more beneficial if you know just a little bit about the psychology and a whole lot about your business and who it is you are targeting. Developing intimacy with a small group, over using or relying on a template in a general group, will help your business grow exponentially. Continue listening to learn more.
The Right Message
Being able to focus deeply on the one thing that can help you is paramount. There is so much information out there, and most of it projects roughly the same message. However, according to Ned, you must put the right systems, strategies, and skillsets in place in order to take you much further on your journey. Listen at 07:08 to learn more, as well as hear a relevant metaphor, courtesy of Hilmon.
It’s Not the Attention, It’s the Interest
To the point of relying on scripts, templates, etc. and just plugging in your information without commanding the attention of the micro-segment you are trying to reach, you will gain nothing in return. It is all about the interest; you must capture their interest. Continue listening at 13:24 to learn more.
You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression
Does ClozeLoop have templates and scripts that are scalable and repeatable? Of course, they do. But the difference is that they take the time to mold it to the specific company and their market. In Ned’s words, “The minute you see something twice, it’s too old.” You need to stand out from the rest and make the best first impression. Don’t do what everyone else is doing; you have to find what you are going to do to be successful. Continue listening at 17:45 to learn more.
We Do the Work for You
In order to help you stand out from the rest and make the best first impression so that you can ultimately close deals, ClozeLoop does the work for you. They go two layers deeper and understand the psychology so that they can build frameworks for you to easily apply them to the thing you are wanting to do. Once you understand the WHY, this is how you grow and scale repeatedly. Continue listening at 23:40 to learn more.
01:43 Staying On Track
07:08 The Right Message
13:24 It’s Not the Attention, It’s the Interest
17:45 You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression
23:40 We Do the Work for You