For this week, we thought we would show you a clip from the last boot camp in Black Hawk, Colorado. In this video, Steve discusses “The Multiplier Effect,” why it works, and how it is so effective when leveraged with your Power Partners.
This is my favorite part. This is the subconscious, I call this the multiplier effect. The multiplier effect is, it talks about NLP. Is anybody familiar with NLP? A couple of us. It’s neuro-linguistic programming that’s what NLP stands for. Neuro-linguistic programming. It’s how people communicate on the subconscious. So it’s verbal cues, there’s visual cues. Like you see me going like this and when I do that, you’re also shaking your head yes, that is a non-verbal cue to be able to do something.
So when I was doing this back in the day, I had no idea that this was actually a thing. NLP is something I learned after I had left CareChoice and the home care business. But if co-marketing with my Power Partner on Tuesday, and I go into an account, and then I follow up, and then on Friday the following week, I go back there with my Power Partner, say it’s Theresa and I, alright. And then on Wednesday, I come back, and then on… There we go. On Thursday the following week, we come back. So, now for four weeks in a row, we’ve gone co-marketing to the same accounts. When I go back in there, the fifth week by myself, I can get past the gatekeeper. I’m welcomed. I know the people in the community probably have already started referring me by this point, and you know what the coolest part is? When I show up on that Tuesday, what is the first question they’re gonna ask me when I come by myself?
“Where’s your friend? Where’s Theresa?” And so, on the subconscious level, every time that individual sees me, they see Theresa. Every time they see Theresa, they see me. So, we can show up at two different times in that same week, and it’s like we showed up twice in the same week. That’s the multiplier effect, and it makes a lot of sense because in this business when it comes to getting referrals and referral lead generation. It’s all about getting remembered when the time of the referral is made. Often, when we drop in may not be the right time. Now, you wanna stagger. That’s why you stagger out your marketing visits like this because you wanna try to be there at the right time for the referral, but more often than not, we’re gonna be there at the wrong time, but in order for them to remember us, that’s this multiplier effect.
So, once we get that going, boom, we’re good to go, and now we can start. Once we get two or three of those, that’s our gateway into creating a team of Power Partners. That’s our gateway into creating a regional preferred provider group. So, it all starts from having a Power Partner, and then replicating that process over, and I fell into this by accident. I always tell the story of The Natural Disasters, right? That was my Power Partner Group.
Do you wanna know how I got the nickname “Steve the Hurricane,” right? So, I got the nickname, “Steve the Hurricane” in February of 2006. What ended up happening, I came on in 2005. I was the director of business development, and I took Brian’s small company, and I basically doubled it in six months time with my marketing effort. And by the way folks, I didn’t tell you my joke, but back at this time, you know the acronym ADLs? Right? I thought that was a disease. Alright, I thought that was Lou Gehrig’s disease, and it wasn’t until later on in that same month, February 2006, when I’m talking to a therapist about someone’s ADLs, and then I said,
“That poor person, their ADLs.”
And she’s like, “what are you talking about? “What do you think ADLs is?”
And I’m like, “Lou Gehrig’s disease?”
And she’s like, “ALS is Lou Gehrig’s disease. “ADLs, activities of daily living.”
“Oh yes, tell me about those activities of daily living.”
And she’s like, “I’ve been referring you for months, “and you don’t know what ADLs stands for?”
And I’m like, “I can assure you, “somebody in the company knows “what ADLs stands for, alright.”
So, I didn’t know what the heck I was doing. I just knew sales and marketing. That’s all that I knew. I did not know healthcare. So, I sit down with Brian. He’s the owner of CareChoice. He gives me a ridiculous review and a ridiculous raise, and he basically does a profit share model with me because he’s like, “I don’t ever wanna lose you “because of what you’re doing for my company. “So, I’m gonna share the profit. “For every hour you bring in, “I’m giving you x amount of money for it.” And I was like, “wow, you’re gonna pay me what I’m worth. “I’m gonna be a force of nature out there.” And then Brian goes, “I want you to be a hurricane.” And that’s when “Steve the Hurricane” was born, right?
So, I leave that meaning, and I go to see one of my power partners, Joe. And when I go to see Joe, I start talking to Joe, I’m like,
“Hey Joe, guess what. “I’m ‘Steve the Hurricane.’ “I just got this nickname, it’s fantastic. “Woo-hoo!”
And he’s like, “well, if you’re ‘Steve the Hurricane,’ “then I’m ‘Joe the Flood.'”
And I’m like, ooh, raining devastation on the healthcare industry, right?
Couple of days later we go to a networking event. We’ve run into Michelle Curry, who’s another friend of ours from another assisted living, another Power Partner, and I’m like, “Hey Michelle, guess what. “I’m ‘Steve the Hurricane.'” And then Joe goes, “I’m ‘Joe the Flood.'”
And she goes, “well, honey, “if you’re ‘Steve the Hurricane,’ “and you’re ‘Joe the Flood,’ “then I’m ‘Michelle the Tornado’ up in here.”
And I was like, “ooh, we are The Natural Disasters.”
And so, eventually, we ended up getting a Blizzard and a Storm and an Avalanche and a Landslide. It gets harder after a while. There are only so many natural disasters. Acid Rain, right? I think that was you, right? So, we had some amazing partnerships, but what I stumbled into, well it sounds funny, and it was funny. My favorite part of Power Partners is it makes marketing fun because marketing by yourself can be real lonely. Marketing by yourself, you might cry in your car because of how hard it can be, right?
You know what I’m talking about and those of you who haven’t shaken your head yes. You’re just not working hard enough. I’m telling you. It’s gonna happen, you’re gonna cry in your car. You’ll be like, “Steve was right, this is hard. “I thought I could do this.” Right? It’s just gonna happen, but when you’re in your Power Partner’s, you’re having fun.
So, once you get a couple of Power Partners, now you want to take it to that next level, and you’ve gotta take the leadership because people don’t know this concept. You’re learning this concept. So, we have to be able to get our people meeting regularly, and create this group. And I always say, give your group a name. Have fun with it. We were The Natural Disasters. One of my clients way back in the day, they were The Four Brunettes in Houston, Texas. The Four Brunettes was their Power Partner group because they said that everybody in the air industry is blonde hair, but the four of us, we’re The Four Brunettes, and they were Power Partners, and they went everywhere, and they had their team, and they organized it. It was amazing. So, you create your name, have fun with it.
We hope you enjoyed today’s video! If you want to learn how you can create Power Partners and really dominate your marketing place – you need to be at the next Hurricane Boot Camp!
Here is what Tony, Home Care Marketer, has to say about it…
“The bootcamp was fabulous of course. Information was excellent. Tons of information, but I wanna stress a couple of things that really impressed me. I’m a minister by calling. I’m a marketer by career, and I found Steve to be a guy with such integrity, and that’s important to me because skill can take you to the top, but integrity keeps you there, and this is a guy that is going to be training people for years to come. So, I encourage you. If you want to grow your business, but do it with people who have the highest level of integrity, you need to be at the very next bootcamp. Hope to see you there. Thanks so much, bye-bye.”
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President and Owner of Hurricane Marketing Enterprises
Steve Weiss has been in Marketing and Sales his entire life. At age 14, he owned “Neighborhood Kids Landscaping Services” where he cared for lawns around his school schedule. While in College, he sold Cutco Knives, and his honors received then were “Top Sales Rep” in 2000, he helped the Middlesex office have its first Million Dollar year in 2001, and ran the number 1 branch in productivity in the company (out of 400 locations) in 2002.
In 2005 Steve joined Care Choice (A Private Pay Home Care Company) and grew it from 16 active clients to maintaining a census of over 100, growing annual revenues from $750,000 to nearly $5 Million in just 4 short years. Eventually, he became Vice President and partner before selling the company to Senior Bridge. During his time there, Steve was recognized 14 for 14 months straight as a Top Sales Person in Inquiries, Starts, and New Revenue.
In June of 2012, Steve founded and became the President of Hurricane Marketing Enterprises where he currently is a Motivational Speaker, Business Seminar Leader, and Consultant/Coach to clients across the country.
Steve is happily married to his beloved wife Susan, and is the proud father of Steven, Sydney and Sienna who are the light of his life. Lastly, Steve went to school to be a Minister and aspires to accomplish that mission as a second career by age 45.