Author Archive: Rodney Brandt

Rodney Brandt has a rich background in marketing and public relations, including experience in small business, non-profits, ministry, college athletics and child welfare. He is CEO of Covenant Marketing Services, a full-service marketing firm. Additionally, he has been a network marketer since 2001. Rod and his wife, Lori, live in Maumee, Ohio. They are the parents of two children, Amanda and Cameron. Rod’s interests include personal development, missions and ministry. Rod recently began using his full first name after years of being referred to as Ron, Rob, Red, Brad and Mr. Lori Brandt. Websites: http://covenantmarketingservices.com http://relivinglife.com

Not Gonna Shut Up Until I’m Taken Up! by Rodney Brandt

My tribute to Zig Ziglar – “Well done, good and faithful servant.” I only saw Zig Ziglar once in person. The memory of that day has not faded one bit in my mind. It was November, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio and Zig was one of several presenters at a day-long seminar. There were many high profile…

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Let’s Stop the Hollering! by Rodney Brandt

Let’s all put away our megaphones and focus on building relationships. Remember that social networks are networks and you are in the networking business. Facebook is a star. It is a bona fide phenomenon that just keeps getting more and more phenomenal. With a recent growth curve that is nearly vertical, Facebook has rocketed into social…

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Don’t Be Too Good by Rodney Brandt

You can do it, too. Keep it simple, put the focus on the opportunity and get out of the way. Generally speaking, the more we do something the better we become at it. And, as our competence increases, our confidence grows as well. That’s true of most things in life and so it is with your…

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You Can’t Bring Old Rules to a New Game by Rodney Brandt

To be a true leader, we must first submit to being led. We all want to sponsor a “runner,” someone who just takes off and builds a huge business right out of the gate. That’s why we look for people who look successful, who are already business owners or in positions of leadership in their company.…

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The Future of Marketing by Rodney Brandt

Personalized marketing fits like a glove with what we do: we build relationships and we expand our networks. Are you on Facebook? Do you have a LinkedIn profile? A YouTube channel? Do you tweet on Twitter? Chances are you use at least one of these regularly. The use of social media is growing rapidly; Facebook is…

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How Badly Do You Want It? by Rodney Brandt

The happiest, most fulfilled and most successful people on earth are the ones who chase their dream. They go for it and they never stop. I met Matt on one of the coldest days we had that year. It was mid-January and he was walking down the street toward our house into a stinging wind. When…

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