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Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Source: Ted.com Humanity’s fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it’s less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision
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How to Create a Successful Coaching, Consulting, or Speaking Business (in 90-days or less)

Many of our members requested more info on how to become a more productive coach and how to build a coaching (consulting or speaking) business in the shortest time; that is, build a profitable business while utilizing the resources available to you more wisely, and having more time to promote and deliver your services, vs. wasting
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Effective Networking Strategies – 20-Point Checklist

Today I want to share with you my (rough notes on the) 20-Point Power Networking – Checklist: Identify your target market/ideal client Identify “networking” groups where you can get in front of your target market/ideal client and find out when they meet (chamber of commerce, BNI, other networking groups in your community or neighboring communities,
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The 7 Steps Sales Funnel – How to Transform Your Prospects into Repeat Paying Clients! The 7 Steps Sales Funnel – How to Transform Your Prospects into Repeat Paying Clients!

The 7 Steps Sales Funnel – How to Transform Your Prospects into Repeat Paying Clients! Do you have an effective process to transform your site visitors and your prospects into paying clients? …. and into repeat customers? Check out this short (2.22 mins.) video to learn about a simple, yet powerful way to set up
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Make 2012 Your Most Profitable Year Ever! 21 Business Building and Client Attraction Strategies that will Help You Create a Profitable Coaching, Consulting, or Speaking Business Make 2012 Your Most Profitable Year Ever! 21 Business Building and Client Attraction Strategies that will Help You Create a Profitable Coaching, Consulting, or Speaking Business

Make 2012 Your Most Profitable Year Ever! 21 Business Building and Client Attraction Strategies that will Help You Create a Profitable Coaching Business — 3 PART WEBINAR — !!! Sign up even if you can’t attend  !!! – You’ll have unlimited access to these coaching business-building recordings of each module, so you can refer back
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Marketing Tutorials – Web Strategies, Part 2: How to Design a Client-Attracting Site Marketing Tutorials – Web Strategies, Part 2: How to Design a Client-Attracting Site

Web Strategies, Part 2: How to Design a Client-Attracting Site Does your website generate leads…? … convert visitors into prospects and clients??? Here are a few web strategies to help you create a website that generates leads and attracts paying clients: First Impression counts Keep your pages simple and professional Watch out for spelling blunders and gramatical
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Marketing Tutorials – Web Strategies, Part 1: Get Your Site Instantly On Top of Search Engines Marketing Tutorials – Web Strategies, Part 1: Get Your Site Instantly On Top of Search Engines

Web Strategies, Part 1: Get Your Site Instantly On Top of Search Engines So…. you got a website, now what?  Unless you actively promote your website, chances are that extremely few people will ever get to see your site.  Without traffic, our site is just a fancy brochure “floating” out there in cyber space without
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The Four “Secrets” to Picking a Great Niche for Your Coaching or Consulting Business The Four “Secrets” to Picking a Great Niche for Your Coaching or Consulting Business

The Four “Secrets” to Picking a Great Niche for Your Coaching or Consulting Business — Picking a profitable niche is one of the most important elements of your business. “Pick a Niche, and Grow Rich!” is a phrase that you’ll often here… and it’s not far from the truth…  Once you have a niche, you
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9Steps Checklists: How to Build a Website that Converts Visitors into Clients 9Steps Checklists: How to Build a Website that Converts Visitors into Clients

9-Steps Checklist: How to Build a Website that Converts Visitors into Clients by E.G. Sebastian www.getMoreClientsAcademy.com We invest dozens of hours – or some of us 100+ hours – and build a website or blog only to find that our effort does not pay the expected dividends – we do not generate leads or get
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5 Steps to Building a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Speaking Business 5 Steps to Building a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Speaking Business

5 Steps to Building a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Speaking Business by E.G. Sebastian (while this article was written for speakers, many of the concepts apply to coaches, consultants, authors… ) Difficulty Level: Beginner t0 Intermediate  I met some really bright speakers in the past, some that started their speaking business the right way and
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How to Build a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Coaching Business How to Build a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Coaching Business

How to Build a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Coaching Business Do you have an effective marketing funnel for your coaching business?  Do you have an effective strategy to transform your website visitors into life-long clients? I met some really great coaches in the past, some that started their careers the right way and
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Coaching Success Strategies: 7 Sure-Fire Ways to Build Your Expert Status

Coaching Success Strategies: 7 Sure-Fire Ways to Build Your Expert Status Some “professionals” maintain that you do not have to be an expert in a topic in order to build a successful coaching (or speaker) practice. While this might be partially true, fact is that most people will hire coaches, consultants, speakers, and other solo-professionals who are perceived as
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Coaching Success Strategies: 9 Sure-Fire Ways to Build Your Expert Status Coaching Success Strategies: 9 Sure-Fire Ways to Build Your Expert Status

It takes a little time and some dedication to build an expert status, but the pay-off is well worth the time invested in it. Here are seven ways that will help you develop your expert status:

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Implement a Lead Generation System, Part 3 – Nurture Your Leads (and Transform Leads into Prospects) Implement a Lead Generation System, Part 3 – Nurture Your Leads (and Transform Leads into Prospects)

Putting up a great offer is often the easiest part of the Lead Generation “equation”; after all, if you understand your niche, you can easily create an offer that addresses their biggest challenges, be that an eBook, eCourse, eZine, video, video course, case study,…

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Implement a Lead Generation System, Part 2 – How to Qualify Your Leads Implement a Lead Generation System, Part 2 – How to Qualify Your Leads

we explored generating leads through multiple venues. Some of them are already “qualified” leads as they shared their contact info on your opt-in page, where they basically said “I’m interested in what you are offering – I want to hear more.”

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Implement a Lead Generation System, Part 1 – 12 Ways to Generate Qualified Coaching Client Prospects Implement a Lead Generation System, Part 1 – 12 Ways to Generate Qualified Coaching Client Prospects

In theory, attracting coaching clients is not hard. You find a ….
If it’s raining sell umbrellas; if it’s sunny, sell shades (and suntan lotion)… The same applies to coaching: find the person who badly needs a service because it’s “raining” in their life and offer them your “umbrella” – that is, your service…

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How to Create a Client-Attracting Elevator Pitch How to Create a Client-Attracting Elevator Pitch

How to Create a Client-Attracting Elevator Pitch Today we’ll explore one of the most important elements of marketing your coaching business: your elevator pitch: 1. Why you should create a powerful elevator pitch? 2. Explore a simple formula to help you create your powerful elevator pitch. 3. Explore several sample elevator pitches. How often are
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7 Secrets of Highly Successful Coaches 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Coaches

It’s no secret that most coaches struggle…, yet it is common practice to do exactly what the unsuccessful coach does and hope to get different results – isn’t that the theory of insanity Einstein was warning us about??? (“…doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results). Some even go so far and…

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How to Get a Client by Next Week? – Part 1: Bartering & Barter Clubs How to Get a Client by Next Week? – Part 1: Bartering & Barter Clubs

With the economy in its current state, many businesses find themselves with surplus products or surplus capacity for services but struggling where to find clients. One solution to this is Bartering. There are literally thousands of bartering services …

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How to Run Your Coaching Like a Real Business – Teleclass Recording – Part1 How to Run Your Coaching Like a Real Business – Teleclass Recording – Part1

Thank you for attending the the 1st part of “How to Run Your Coachin Like a Real Business” teleclass! Below you’ll find the recording of the session and the links to the bonuses promised. Here’s what we covered in the 1st part of this series: – E.G.’s journey to becoming a successful coach & speaker
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How to Run Your Coaching Practice Like a Real Business – TeleClass Series How to Run Your Coaching Practice Like a Real Business – TeleClass Series

  When: Monday, April 25,  @ 12pm – 1pm EST / 9:00 – 10:-00 am PST You’ll receive an email a few days prior to each training session   Difficulty Level: Beginner   ( Coaches and other solo-professionals who don’t have a brick and mortar business location)   * Step-by-Step Pdf. CheckLists and MindMaps (where appropriate)
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LinkedIn Client Attraction Strategies, Part 5 – LinkedIn Answers LinkedIn Client Attraction Strategies, Part 5 – LinkedIn Answers

Did you follow through with all the cool LinkedIn strategies I shared with you?  I hope you are not only reading this stuff…  :-} Do you have any stumbling block? Write to me on LinkedIn and I’ll help you get unstuck (or if you are not a member of LinkedIn yet, email me to support[at]egSebastian[dot]com).
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LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 4: CONTINUE Building Your Tribe of 1000 True Followers LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 4: CONTINUE Building Your Tribe of 1000 True Followers

So… Did you follow through with your last parts’ assignments? Did you find the LI (LinkedIn) groups where your target market hangs out? Did you start developing a relationship with them? If you still need help with any of the above, please join the Support Forum at http://www.YourSuccessChecklists.com/forum and let’s talk about it… How to
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LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 3: Start Building Your Tribe of 1000 True Followers LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 3: Start Building Your Tribe of 1000 True Followers

A gentleman named Kevin Kelly came up with the concept of building a following of 1000 true fans; the concept being that there anyone can build a following of 1, 10, 100, 1000 “true” fans – individuals who totally like what you are providing (your sevices, products, etc) and one should be able to make a comfortable living by developing a relationship with your fans (through teleclasses, webinars, newsletter, mailings, contests, etc).

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LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 2: How to Attract Warm & Hot Prospects LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 2: How to Attract Warm & Hot Prospects

LinkedIn has
more than 100 million members and it grows by 1 million members
per week… If you market yourself poorly on LinkedIn, even then
you will find some clients; if you market wisely, it can …

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LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 1: Create a Smokin’ Hot Profile LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 1: Create a Smokin’ Hot Profile

LinkedIn Client-Attraction Strategies – Part 1: Creating a Client/Niche-Friendly Profile

If you haven’t done so, go to http://www.LinkedIn.com and create a profile. Make sure that you…

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Client Attraction Strategy: Transform Your Business Card into a Client Magnet Client Attraction Strategy: Transform Your Business Card into a Client Magnet

10 Tips to Creating a Business Card that Attracts Prospects and Clients By E.G. Sebastian Let’s explore today something simple, yet a great prospect attraction strategy. It is something that you can take action on today and start seeing results in days from now. If you use this tool right, it is up to your
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What Does Lingerie Have In Common With Great Headlines? What Does Lingerie Have In Common With Great Headlines?

By:  Lina Penalosa   Everything. Still don’t see it? Let me connect the dots for you. Imagine walking through your local mall. You’re on a mission and come Hades or high water you’re gonna accomplish it……..when through no conscious decision of your own, your head snaps to the right, your swift stride slams into a
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The Seven Secrets of Sales Success The Seven Secrets of Sales Success

by Brian Tracy There are seven secrets, or principles, of sales success. They are practiced by all the highest paid salespeople every day. The regular application of these principles is virtually guaranteed to move you to the top of your field. Secret number one: Get serious! Make a decision to go all the way to
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5 Keys to Building Relationships During Online Events 5 Keys to Building Relationships During Online Events

by Aaron Joslow Your [company’s] survival depends on having sales conversations with the right people. Webinars offer an opportunity to have them. The attendees are people whom you targeted and who told you—by registering—they want to spend an hour listening to you. And what do most firms do? They practically ignore each person. They might say
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The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group” The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group”

 by Terri Dunevant How often do you actually make telephone calls to prospects, past customers and current clients? Business coaches charge thousands to facilitate “Action Days”; days focusing on just calling prospects, following up with past customers and asking for referrals from current clients. Why not just hold an Action Day? Outside of your regular
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Welcome to Your Success Systems Checklists Site! Welcome to Your Success Systems Checklists Site!

Welcome to Your Success Systems Checklists Site! This site is for you if you are a Coach, Speaker, Consultant, or other solo professional who wants to get more clients and generate more income through creation of multiple streams of income. Here you’ll find easy to follow Quick Start Guides and CheckLists that will help you…
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Coaching/Mentoring Success Strategies

Life Would Be Easy… If It Weren’t for Communication Differences

by Connie Podesta Sometimes it seems that folks just don’t get it. No matter what you say or how you say it, they simply don’t have a clue – and don’t seem too worried about getting one either! It’s not their nature to understand; that’s just how they “are.” Maybe so, but more often than
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The Hidden Success Secret Used By Today’s Top Performers!

About the author: Darius D. Arnold is the Founder and President of FORWARD, Inc. a company committed to providing intense, results-oriented, high impact, easy to implement strategies and “how-to” information for advancing people FORWARD in each of six critical life zones: spiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally, socially, and financially. Nothing frustrates the human spirit more than
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FOCUS CREATES FUTURE

About the author: Darius D. Arnold is the Founder and President of FORWARD, Inc. a company committed to providing intense, results-oriented, high impact, easy to implement strategies and “how-to” information for advancing people FORWARD in each of six critical life zones: spiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally, socially, and financially. How many people do you know who
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Four Steps to Success! Four Steps to Success!

Four Steps to Success! by Jim Rohn Let me pass on to you these four simple steps to success: Number one is good ideas. Be a collector of good ideas. My mentor taught me to keep a journal when I was twenty five years old. I’ve been doing it now all these years. They will
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Life is Art, by Jim Rohn Life is Art, by Jim Rohn

Life is Art by Jim Rohn In my years teaching people to be successful, I have seen that basically people break their lives down in to two major parts: Wealth-building and the rest of their lives. Having done a lot of reflection on these two topics – wealth and life – I am coming to
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How to Attract Coaching Clients with Your Workshops, Keynotes, Public Speaking… How to Attract Coaching Clients with Your Workshops, Keynotes, Public Speaking…

How to Attract Coaching Clients with Workshops and Keynotes I’ll tell you in a second a few ways to attract new coaching clients, but first I just have to give “homage” to public speaking: Public speaking is the greatest way to make a living… and to attract mentoring and coaching clients… Just think about it: you get
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How to Build a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Coaching Business How to Build a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Coaching Business

How to Build a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Coaching Business Do you have an effective marketing funnel for your coaching business?  Do you have an effective strategy to transform your website visitors into life-long clients? I met some really great coaches in the past, some that started their careers the right way and
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“Fail Faster”

I might be wrong about who said it.  I think it was the CEO of 3M a while back who said, “We need to Fail Faster”.  Again, while I don’t remember who it was for sure, I do remember that it was the CEO of a company that brought bunches of new, successful, innovative products
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[Coaching Success-Secrets] HOW TO CURE A DRY MOUTH [Coaching Success-Secrets] HOW TO CURE A DRY MOUTH

By Susan Berkley If you speak a lot during the day, you may find that your mouth becomes dry, even if you drink plenty of water. Here are some things that have worked for me: 1. ADD A LITTLE LEMON JUICE TO YOUR WATER The tartness stimulates the flow of saliva. And remember to drink
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THE TWO CHOICES WE FACE THE TWO CHOICES WE FACE

by Jim Rohn Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves
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The Power of Respect: Feeling Disrespectful The Power of Respect: Feeling Disrespectful

By Karen Ryce Q:  “I’ve been reading your column, and I like a lot of what you say. Most of the time I think I am a respectful parent, but not always. Sometimes I really don’t feel like being respectful. What can I do then?” V.H., Briceland, CA A: When you are feeling frustrated, disappointed,
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HOW TO SOUND LIKE YOU MEAN BUSINESS (EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A WIMP INSIDE) HOW TO SOUND LIKE YOU MEAN BUSINESS (EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A WIMP INSIDE)

There comes a time in life when we need to throw our weight around. To be taken seriously. To command attention. Not to intimidate or manipulate others (I hope) but to take a powerful…

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How to Get a Client by Next Week? – Part 1: Bartering & Barter Clubs How to Get a Client by Next Week? – Part 1: Bartering & Barter Clubs

With the economy in its current state, many businesses find themselves with surplus products or surplus capacity for services but struggling where to find clients. One solution to this is Bartering. There are literally thousands of bartering services …

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DEALING WITH  ACCENTS:  7 WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION DEALING WITH ACCENTS: 7 WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

By Susan Berkley The United States has always been a nation of immigrants and with the global economy, many of us deal with more non-native speakers of English than ever before. These relationships are valuable and to make them work we need not only good communication skills but also mutual respect. 1. CULTIVATE RAPPORT I
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The Formula for Failure and Success The Formula for Failure and Success

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than ….

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THE FIRST STEP FOR GETTING BETTER RESULTS THE FIRST STEP FOR GETTING BETTER RESULTS

by Jim Rohn How dramatically we can change our results is largely a function of imagination. In 1960, it was a technological impossibility for man to travel into outer space. Within ten years, however, the first man stepped out onto the surface of the moon. The miraculous process of converting the dream into reality began
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Success Is Easy, But So Is Neglect Success Is Easy, But So Is Neglect

by Jim Rohn (excerpted from The Challenge to Succeed CD series) People often ask me how I became successful in that six-year period of time while many of the people I knew did not. The answer is simple: The things I found to be easy to do, they found to be easy not to do.
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Key Words to Remember: Weigh, Count and Measure Key Words to Remember: Weigh, Count and Measure

by Jim Rohn Three key words to remember: weigh, count and measure. Now why weigh, count and measure? To see what your results are from your activity, your attitude and your philosophy. If you find that the results are not to your liking there are only three places to look. Your philosophy needs to be
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Keeping a Journal – One of the Three Treasures to Leave Behind Keeping a Journal – One of the Three Treasures to Leave Behind

Keeping a Journal – One of the Three Treasures to Leave Behind by Jim Rohn (excerpts from “How to Keep a Journal” audio series by Jim Rohn) If you’re serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a journal. Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable,
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Go public with your goals for best results Go public with your goals for best results

By Rob Minton I have tried many different strategies throughout the years to help me achieve my goals. I have found that one strategy above all else has been responsible for the majority of my accomplishments. This has been a little secret of mine for the last few years. You might read this little secret
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Transform More Prospects into Clients – by Ann Convery Transform More Prospects into Clients – by Ann Convery

Stop “Disapparating” Your Clients Did you know you can “Comfort” future clients out of working with you? People do it all the time. I call it “Disapparating” them. Here are 5 Stop! Signals you don’t Want to send to people who want to hire you. And 5 Things You Can Do About it. Take Jane.
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Can I have my life back, please? Can I have my life back, please?

By Michael Brewster If you are like most people today then, you find that you have very little time available to do all of the things that you need to accomplish.  It might be time for you to consider taking your life back. Most individuals work the majority of their ‘awake’ hours each day.  Then,
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How to Turn Nothing into Something How to Turn Nothing into Something

How to Turn Nothing into Something by Jim Rohn Have you ever wondered how to turn nothing into something? First, in order to turn nothing into something, you’ve got to start with some ideas and imagination. Now, it might be hard to call ideas and imagination nothing; but how tangible are those ideas? That is
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Where Did My New Years’ Resolution Go? 9 Strategies To Rescue Those Resolutions! Where Did My New Years’ Resolution Go? 9 Strategies To Rescue Those Resolutions!

By Dan S. Kennedy Resolve comes easily on December 31st. By March of the new year, the resolutions made are in disarray, compromised, abandoned. And the resolute determination to make this year, finally, the year you stick to ‘em, forgotten altogether. This is not about guilt over this abandonment. Instead, it is about the real
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Learning Introspection:Tuning into [Your] Inner Wisdom Learning Introspection:Tuning into [Your] Inner Wisdom

By: Marc Lerner Developing a connection to the Wisdom of your Body is the key to problem solving and creativity. This is an essential quality for the business world, for effective problem solving requires an openness to this depth. The word introspection, from a Latin word meaning “to look inward,” is like the key to
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CHANGE BEGINS WITH CHOICE CHANGE BEGINS WITH CHOICE

We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.

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Release the Shackles of Mediocrity! Release the Shackles of Mediocrity!

by Lisa Jimenez Imagine a BIG production company came to you with a huge budget and a line-up of the biggest names in Hollywood to make a movie of your life. Tell me. Would anyone want to go see it? And, if they did, would it be pegged as a great adventure; filled with outrageous
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ALL LIFE WISHES TO REWARD ITS BENEFACTORS ALL LIFE WISHES TO REWARD ITS BENEFACTORS

by Jim Rohn (Excerpted from the New Weekend Seminar audio/CD series) Parents, leaders, employers, teachers and volunteers have you discovered one of the great positive mysteries of life?  Here it is – All life seems to wish to reward its benefactor. If you become the benefactor, you will receive these incredible rewards. If you are
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Focusing and Acting on Your Dream, by Les Brown Focusing and Acting on Your Dream, by Les Brown

by Les Brown Whatever dream you decide to go after, whether it is a family, or a career goal, you must consciously decide that it is your life’s mission. Benjamin Disraeli said, “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” You must go at it obsessively and set high standards for yourself along the way.
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Technology, Common Myths and Quick Fixes Technology, Common Myths and Quick Fixes

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways but narrower viewpoints. We spend more but have less; we buy more but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgment; more experts yet more problems; more medicine but less wellness.”

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Why Top Performers Use Coaches –And You Need One Now! Why Top Performers Use Coaches –And You Need One Now!

By Dan S. Kennedy   Why Top Performers Use Coaches –And You Need One Now! Why Should You ‘Plug-In’ to One or More coaches and Coaching Programs? Having personally had hundreds of high-flying entrepreneurs, business and practice owners and sales professionals as well as people from my own fields of speaking, authorship, publishing and consulting
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Flying Doesn’t Scare Me But Crashing Sure Does! Flying Doesn’t Scare Me But Crashing Sure Does!

by Captain Ron Nielsen After the first commercial airline crash in five years recently took place in Lexington, Kentucky, fearful flyers are much more likely to dwell on that crash.  They’re likely to be focused on the fact that the pilot took the wrong runway and crashed the plane.  Recent statistics about flying safety will
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YOUR CHILDREN – TAKING AWAY THE CHILD PREDATORS ADVANTAGE-

By Derek Mathews and Yusuf Muhammad It was during World War II that the term “latch key children” was used in this country. Fathers had gone off to war, and mothers had to work to support the WAR and their families. The children would go home with keys on chains, ribbons, a piece of string
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Troubled Teen? Help NOW!

By Karen Ryce What is the single most important goal to set to guarantee successful helping? Mutual Respect. If you want to help your troubled teen, it’s got to start with you. You must be respectful first. Make respect your bottom line. Make respect your foundation. Decide that, starting now, you are determined to be
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The Power of Respect: Willful Disobedience

  By Karen Ryce Q:  “How do you keep respectful when your children are being willfully disobedient?” C.Z., Briceland, CA           If you let yourself get ruled by your emotions in these situations it can be very, very difficult to stay respectful. It’s hard enough to stay respectful when your children disobey you, it is
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Taking Smart Risks

By: Brian Tracy All of life is a risk of some kind. Whenever you engage in any action where the outcome is uncertain, for any reason, you are taking a risk. You take a small risk when you drive to work or walk across the street. You take a larger risk when you start a
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The Power of Respect: Whining and Tantrums

By Karen Ryce Q:  “What do you do when your child is whining and throwing a tantrum?” D.M., Briceland, CA A:  When people whine or throw tantrums, they are only doing their best to get their needs met. Like many unpleasant situations, it is better to prevent this type of behavior than to try to
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The 13 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Money The 13 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Money

by Brian Tracy 1. The Law of Abundance: We live in an abundant universe in which there is sufficient money for all who really want it and are willing obey the laws governing its acquisition. 2. The Law of Exchange: Money is the medium through which people exchange their labor in the production of goods
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The Power of Respect: Road Trips Can Be Fun

By Karen Ryce Q:  “We’re going to be doing a lot of driving during our vacation this summer. Do you have any suggestions for making this easy and enjoyable?” T.S.,  McKinleyville, CA A:  First, it is important for ease and pleasure that your family be used to negotiating mutually agreeable solutions to any disagreements. This
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Making the Most of Change Making the Most of Change

By: Brian Tracy To deal with change, perhaps the most valuable quality you can develop is flexibility. Form the habit of remaining open-minded and adaptable to new information and circumstances. When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, instead of becoming upset or frustrated, practice looking into the change or reversal for the opportunity or
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The Power of Respect: Post Office Behavior

By Karen Ryce Q: “I was in the post office last week and there was a mother with two young children, one about two and a help, and the other maybe three and a half. The children were running wild, knocking over the waste paper baskets, screaming. The mother stayed in line, but was trying
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Getting Your Ideas Across Getting Your Ideas Across

By: Brian Tracy Over the years, I’ve learned that fully 85 percent of what you accomplish in your career and in your personal life will be determined by how well you get your message across and by how capable you are of inspiring people to take action on your ideas and recommendations. You can be
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The Power of Respect: Parental Guilt

By Karen Ryce Q:  “What do you do about your guilt and remorse over past parental mistakes?” J.D., Briceland, CA A:  Forgiveness. It can help to remember that at the time, given who you were, given the information you had, given your circumstances, you did the best you knew how.           Now with different information,
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The Power of Respect: Money and Children

By Karen Ryce Q:  “I want my son to have money. What do you think is a good way to go about this?” D.M., Briceland, CA A:  There are many good workable possibilities. As an example of options, the late, great family therapist, Virginia Satir, once figured out more than 250 ways to wash dishes
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What to Do When… You are the Bully?

Listen to internet radio with BusinessXSuccess on Blog Talk Radio Leaders never display bullying behavior… Assertiveness, yes! … but never bullying. However,some of us managers – and I say “us” as I used to be one of those managers – at times get so focused on accomplishing our business’ goals that at times we forget
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The #1 Thing You Must Do Before You Write A Word Of Sales Copy…Identify Your Ideal Client

By:  Lina Penalosa “If we don’t change the direction we’re going, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.” Ancient Chinese Proverb When you read the title of this article, how many nanoseconds did it take for you to start thinking… There’s no such thing as ideal clients. And even if there were such a
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The Power of Respect: Getting Started The Power of Respect: Getting Started

By Karen Ryce Q.  “We’ve read some of your columns. We’ve never treated our children any different than our parents treated us, but we’re considering trying out some of what you’ve said. Our oldest daughter is nine, our son is six and our youngest daughter is three. We have no idea how to get started.
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How To Identify and Attract Your Ideal Clients Like Moths To A Flame

By: Lina Penalosa   “You can’t climb uphill thinking downhill thoughts.” Unknown Last month I explained that before you can begin writing copy that compels and sells, the stuff that attracts your ideal clients, you must first get your personal values in alignment with your actual business practices. This month we’re going to discuss the
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Gaining Visibility Gaining Visibility

By: Brian Tracy Have you noticed that some workers receive more promotions and greater pay than do their colleagues?  This, despite the fact that they are apparently not even as competent. This doesn’t seem fair. Why should some people get ahead when others who seem to be working far harder, and even longer hours, get
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Five Tips For Creating Successful Habits

By Brian Tracy Fully 95% of everything you accomplish, or fail to accomplish, will be determined by your habits, either good or bad. Successful people have good habits that guide and direct them to ever greater success. Unsuccessful people have bad habits that trip them up throughout their lives. Here are five things that you
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Capitalizing on Your Strengths Capitalizing on Your Strengths

by Brian Tracy Highly successful people are extremely self-reliant. They accept complete responsibility for themselves and everything that happens to them. They look to themselves as the source of their successes and as the main cause of their problems and difficulties. When things aren’t moving along as fast as they want, they ask themselves, “What
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How to Improve Your Relationships & More – Walethia Aquil interviews E.G. Sebastian

Listen to internet radio with Grace & Charm on Blog Talk Radio Would you like to improve your relationship with your coworkers…?…subordinates?… customers? Would you like to learn HOW TO reduce conflict in your workplace AND at home? Would you like to explore HOW YOUR PERSONALITY style affects your productivity?…and HOW to improve your productivity
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Building Your Network Building Your Network

By: Brian Tracy We live in a society, and as a member of that society, it is likely that every change in your life is strongly influenced by other people in some way. The occupation you select, the job you take, and the key steps in your career are largely determined by the people you
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The Million Dollars Rolodex…Everyone Has One

By Phil Wilkins Right now, you have every resource you will ever need at your disposal. That’s right. Whether you’re seeking advice, venture capital, or a business lead, you have the means to get what you want. And the best part is, it’s all sitting right on your desk. How is this possible, you may
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Eliminate Worry

by Bob Proctor Everyone gets the same amount of time every day. We get all there is… 24 hours… fourteen hundred and forty minutes. So, with time being such a precious commodity, why is it that so many of us spend our days worrying? Worry has almost become a national pastime for most! I suppose
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Accessing Your Intuition Accessing Your Intuition

By: Brian Tracy It has been said that men and women start to become great when they begin to listen to their inner voices.  Your intuition is your direct connection with infinite intelligence.  Intuition is so powerful that it has been studied and written about by the greatest men and women of history for thousands
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Are You Charging Enough?

By:  Kim Duke What Happens When You Are Under Pressure? We have all been there. Cash flow is a little lean and you are really starting to hate eating Blue Box Kraft Dinner. Murphy’s Law also means a potential customer will NOW call you and want you to drop your rates…right down to the bottom
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“I Don’t Have The Time!”

What does time have to do with my web site? A great deal, apparently. It’s unfortunate, but the number one reason I hear from clients about why they cannot get their web site in shape is they don’t have the time. In my opinion, this is flawed thinking. We all value our time. Time is
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This is Not Another Time Management Article This is Not Another Time Management Article

First of all, this is not just another time management article.  As we all know, the moment you try to manage anything, it seems to slip away easier than if you had left it alone.  Therefore, when it comes to looking at fitting more into your day, you need to take a different approach. I
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How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need

By Nina Cherry, Your Business Coach on Maui Many professionals are offering what they THINK their prospects want. Or they deliver what they themselves are interested in, without any clue as to whether their target market is interested in it—and whether their prospects would PAY for the product or service. Some professionals think, “If I
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What Do I Post on Social Networks? – – Discover the LIFE Model of Social Marketing

by Jeff Herring Get more such info in your eMail inbox – simply fill in your contact info below: !!! We do not SPAM !!!

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The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group” The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group”

 by Terri Dunevant How often do you actually make telephone calls to prospects, past customers and current clients? Business coaches charge thousands to facilitate “Action Days”; days focusing on just calling prospects, following up with past customers and asking for referrals from current clients. Why not just hold an Action Day? Outside of your regular
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My kids never finish anything

Author- Fred Nicklaus A comment on the need for commitment and follow through by parents and children… We hear it more and more every day. Parents say, “My kids never stick to anything.” “My son started playing soccer and he didn’t like it, so he quit.” “My daughter began gymnastics lessons but she didn’t like
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7 Never Fail Secrets That Get Your Teen Talking To You

 by Ali Bierman Allow me to paint you a picture. You and your teen talk about issues and rules as they come up. While you have disagreements that you resolve, you never have fights where one person wins and the other loses. Sound impossible? I raised two kids that way and now I am going
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5 Must Ask Questions About Sex For You And Your Teen

by Ali Bierman What I am about to tell you may save the life of your child. In today’s world the safety and wellbeing of your teenager depends on his awareness and knowledge of sex. It is critical that you, as a responsible and loving parent address that issue in detail. Here are some key
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5 Must Ask Questions About Drugs For You And Your Teen

by Ali Bierman The following questions may save the life of your teenager. These five critical questions will get him talking about his experience and knowledge of drugs. I suggest you have the resources in place to provide the solutions and answers you may need. To start, simply ask your child, “Do you know that
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When Less Is More When Less Is More

By Dan S. Kennedy Entrepreneurs, by nature, instinct, conditioning, competitive spirit are very into “more”. So are sales professionals. More gross revenues. More sales. More customers or clients. More web site traffic. More leads.  Even more square footage, more employees.  But more is not necessarily better, not necessarily more profitable or even proportionately profitable. The
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What Coffee And Wine Can Teach You About Business

Brief Description of Article: If you want to figure out how to provide superior customer service, look to your own experiences as a consumer—what makes you want to become someone’s repeat customer? Author Bio:  Bob Regnerus, “The Leads King”, is an expert at generating online traffic and converting web visitors into prospects and clients.  To
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Your Mental Attitude Dictates Your Number of Clients AND Income

by Fabienne  Fredrickson QUOTE: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson You may be working your tail off to market your business and yet you’re still wondering why it hasn’t “happened” yet. I’ve seen
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BS Excuses That Kill Greatness

One of the things that kinda gets under my skin is… “BS Excuses” people use to explain why they can’t do things. Now I’m not saying we don’t sometimes just have a tough go of it. We all do from time to time. I’m talking about “loser’s limp”… where you start limping early in the
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3 Lies That Hold You Back

by Ray Edwards http://rayedwards.com There’s not much holding you back other than your own thinking. Our culture is replete with stories of people who had every disadvantage yet succeeded wildly – and that not through luck but through focused effort. Submitted as proof: Ray Charles, Stephen Hawking, and Helen Keller. So what is it about
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Make Yourself the Obvious Choice Make Yourself the Obvious Choice

Earl Nightingale, considered one of the world’s foremost experts on what makes people successful, had some good advice for entrepreneurs who want to market their businesses. He said that if you want to learn a new skill in business, and you have no mentor or guide you can trust, the best approach is to figure out what everyone else is doing and then do the opposite. The majority is, at best, average. So it is with marketing in…

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Up Your Cashflow by Next Week: 13 Ways to Have a SALE!

by Alexandria K. Brown, “The E-zine Queen” Article Summary: Nothing gets people buying products or programs like a special promotion or sale, whether it’s online or offline. The trick is to do it in a way that feels good to both your clients and customers – and YOU! Here are 13 ideas — some basic
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Got Returns? How to Get Fewer of Them (and Many More Happy Customers)

By Alexandria K. Brown, “The E-zine Queen” Article Summary:  Returns and refunds happen in ALL types of businesses, but more often in the information marketing world. It can happen if you’re selling seminars, workshops, audio programs, ebooks, home study courses… anything that requires people to give you money. Here are a few ideas to help
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To Manage Performance, or Not To Manage…That is the Question!

by Becky Regan The high-maintenance employee. You know him…. If he’s currently working for you, you’re regretting the day you hired him. And you probably don’t know where to begin in terms of managing him to perform, or managing him out of the organization. So you haven’t done anything, except hope that he transfers out
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The Most Essential Skill You’ll Need to Succeed in Your Consulting Practice

by Becky Regan After reading the first article in this series in my last newsletter, you may have completed the self-assessment questions to determine whether self-employment as an independent consultant is the right career path choice for you. Now that you’ve decided to select self-employment as your next career choice, what other essential skills do
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So You Want to Become an Independent Consultant

by Becky Regan Frequently I’m asked by other HR professionals how they can become an independent HR Consultant, as opposed to working for a company. It certainly sounds wonderful to be your own boss, setting your own schedule and managing your own workload. And understandably, you yearn to have a better balance between your work
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Notes on Self-Development (Including How to Meet Prince Charming)

By Becky Regan Once I decided to expand my business lines into producing and selling online HR products (in addition to continuing my consulting practice), I sought outside sources of knowledge because online product development and marketing were totally new fields to me. You also recognize how important it is to continue to learn and
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Did You Catch P. Diddy’s Creative Recruiting on OPRAH’s Show?

  by Becky Regan Now, I must confess that I am an “Oprah” fan….and I certainly enjoy some of her shows. That’s how I know who P. Diddy, a.k.a Sean Combs is (no, I don’t typically listen to rap music)…..but what’s the connection with HR, you rightly ask??? About a month or so ago, while
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Designing Your Business to Fit Your Life!

By Becky Regan Last week, I had an opportunity to play “career counselor” with my CPA on the phone. Like me, she too is self-employed with her own consulting practice. She was venting that just as soon as she got through tax season, cleaned up her client files and regrouped, summer arrived and her kids
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Building Your Team

By Becky Regan You & I both have witnessed firsthand “the good, the bad & the ugly” in the workplace. As a front-line HR professional, I learned that I did not ever want to hire my own employees due to what I saw in the workplace. A couple of valid reasons quickly come to mind
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Building Trust to Become a Better Manager

by Becky Regan To be effective as a manager, your employees must trust and respect you. They need to believe that you’ll handle their work issues fairly and consistently, yet maintain their confidential information when they seek your help. Repeatedly, studies have shown that employee retention is directly correlated to the quality of the relationship
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Boost Your Staff’s Productivity With a Simple Management Program

By Becky Regan Everyone knows how frustrating it feels to have your planned day spiral out of control from reacting to the day’s demands. Want to know how to motivate and manage your hourly workers to focus and produce more results? Here’s an easy solution that works particularly well for customer service and sales reps:
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Back to Basics – How to Hire – The Very Best Employees!

By Becky Regan I know you must think that this is very basic information for a HR professional. But wait a minute, isn’t hiring smart quite simply, the primary reason that any Human Resource department exists? It’s the foundation of all other HR functions. Daily, we are assigned the task of recruiting talented people for
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8 Keys to Designing a Sales Comp Plan That Delivers

By Becky Regan As competition for top sales people intensifies, companies have expressed the following concerns that are motivating them to review and/or update their commission plans: * Able to attract & retain top tier sales people * Know what the competition is paying for different levels of sales people & sales management * Drive
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10 Ways NOT To Hire the Best Person for the Job

by Becky Regan 1. Ask the applicant questions based on what the person would do in a hypothetical scenario without exploring past behavior in similar situations. 2. Don’t base the interview questions on an updated job description. 3. Accept every answer to your question at face value without asking probing questions. 4. Ask questions about
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10 Ways NOT to Conduct a Market Salary Study

by Becky Regan 1. Match jobs based on job titles, not job content. 2. Use bad job descriptions. 3. Don’t write job descriptions in the first place! 4. Use data sources that aren’t matches for your industry & jobs. 5. Don’t educate yourself on the basics of job analysis. 6. Use salary data information gathered
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The Role of a Leader

By Brian Tracy Your ability to negotiate, communicate, influence, and persuade others to do things is absolutely indispensable to everything you accomplish in life.  The most effective men and women in every area are those who can quite competently organize the cooperation and assistance of other people toward the accomplishment of important goals and objectives.
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Practical Project Management

  By: Brian Tracy Some skills are peripheral to success. It’s nice to have them, but they don’t make much of a difference one way or another. There are other skills, however, that are absolutely essential to your fulfilling your potential, and you must develop them to a fairly high degree if you are to
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Your Home Is Your Gym – Working Out at Home a Time-Effective, Cost-Effective Route to Better Results

By STEFAN ASCHAN Who doesn’t hate going to the gym? I personally know that even some of the most gung-ho fitness fans — old and young alike — drag when it comes to their daily trip to the gym. Face it: It takes time to go to the gym, to work out and to take
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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FROM 7-FOODS IN 7-DAYS

By Stefan Aschan Change your body appearance and increase energy and mental clarity in 7 days? No chance some of you think. Served left and right at gatherings are foods that are not always the best for us. Trying to be friendly we often feel compelled to over eat and drink the meals, deserts and
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6 Facts That You Must Know About – Myths and Solutions for Common Diet and Exercise Issues and Obstacles!

By Stefan Aschan “Does losing weight mean as well, just pulling the stomach in to make it disappear?” Many of us can’t even look in the mirror without thinking how much weight we’ve gained over the last months. Some fat over here and same fat over there. Voila, and our expensive wardrobe does not fit
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You Feelin’ Down? Get Inspired and Get Back Up!!!

Get Back Up, Nick Vujicic Sometimes we feel down and desperate… overwhelmed….  Watch this video – from start to beginning; even if you already saw it once – and get inspired.  If Nick can stand up, we can stand up…!  No excuses!

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Allow Others to Be Authentic

Allowing Has Nothing To Do With Permission And Everything To Do With Respect As children, we grow up waiting for permission from others in authority to do things like leave the table, spend the night as a friend’s home, or go on a filed trip.  This is a system that has a power dynamic, born
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INDEPENDENT OF NEEDING OTHER’S SUPPORT

If you are looking for others to give you the emotional support you need, at the time you need it, then you may be disappointed.   It’s not that people don’t care, they simply are trying to balance their own lives.  We think people are thinking of us all the time.  However, the main focus
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Interview – What’s the Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

A “five star” interview that I highly recommend… Mark Davies interviews Peter Thomson, one of the UK’s leading strategists on Business and Personal Growth. Peter has a very diverse history and, along with his other ventures, has been a very successful entrepreneur. Having started in business in 1972, he built and sold 3 successful companies,
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Life is Art

Life is Art by Jim Rohn In my years teaching people to be successful, I have seen that basically people break their lives down in to two major parts: Wealth-building and the rest of their lives. Having done a lot of reflection on these two topics – wealth and life – I am coming to
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Audio & Video Training

How to Create a Successful Coaching, Consulting, or Speaking Business (in 90-days or less)

Many of our members requested more info on how to become a more productive coach and how to build a coaching (consulting or speaking) business in the shortest time; that is, build a profitable business while utilizing the resources available to you more wisely, and having more time to promote and deliver your services, vs. wasting
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Teleclass: Improve Your Sales Skills through Better Understanding your Sales Style Teleclass: Improve Your Sales Skills through Better Understanding your Sales Style

Improve Your Sales Skills through Better understanding your Sales style and your prospects’ and clients’ buying styles! Join Relationship Development Coach and Certified DiSC Behavioral Consultant E.G.Sebastian for a FREE Teleclass and Learn to connect more effectively with your prospects and clients!     From: E.G. Sebastian   Re: Teleclass – How to Understand your Sales Style, the
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How to Run Your Coaching Like a Real Business – Teleclass Recording – Part1 How to Run Your Coaching Like a Real Business – Teleclass Recording – Part1

Thank you for attending the the 1st part of “How to Run Your Coachin Like a Real Business” teleclass! Below you’ll find the recording of the session and the links to the bonuses promised. Here’s what we covered in the 1st part of this series: – E.G.’s journey to becoming a successful coach & speaker
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What to Do When… You are the Bully?

Listen to internet radio with BusinessXSuccess on Blog Talk Radio Leaders never display bullying behavior… Assertiveness, yes! … but never bullying. However,some of us managers – and I say “us” as I used to be one of those managers – at times get so focused on accomplishing our business’ goals that at times we forget
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Leadership Matters #6 – Keys to Being an Effective Leader

Listen to internet radio with BusinessXSuccess on Blog Talk Radio Manager or Leader? Which one are you? Listen in as I grind Leadership Expert Beverly Flaxington on the critical skills effective leader possess. Beverly Flaxington is a highly sought after national public speaker. As a corporate consultant, college professor, hypnotherapist, certified behavioral expert, published author
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Help Me Deal with “Those People” and Hurry! – Interview with Conflict Management Expert Pamela Cournoyer Help Me Deal with “Those People” and Hurry! – Interview with Conflict Management Expert Pamela Cournoyer

Listen to internet radio with Business-Success on Blog Talk Radio   It only takes one unsuccessful business relationship to cause incredible stress. Working with tough clients, customers, and coworkers is tough; losing money due to lack of know-how of how to deal with these “tough individuals” is even more frustrating… Join me as I interview
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The Silence of the Introverts-Coaching Introverts to Unleash their Strengts

Listen to internet radio with Business-Success on Blog Talk Radio The Silence of the Introverts: Using Coaching to Capitalize on Introvert Strengths in the Workplace — Many view introverts in the workplace as shy and/or withdrawn… However, according to diversity coach Victoria Raphael, there is more to introverts than what meets our eyes… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We
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What’s Your Leadership Style – Interview with Leadership Expert, Elen Kratka

Listen to internet radio with Business-Success on Blog Talk Radio Join us as I discuss servant leadership and leadership styles with leadership expert Ellen Kratka. Ellen is a personal and organizational coach, teacher and speaker who specializes in leadership, communications and cultural transformation through her business, Integrity Matters Business Services. She shows her clients how
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Conflict Dynamics – with Conflict Management Expert, Noel Posus Conflict Dynamics – with Conflict Management Expert, Noel Posus

Listen to internet radio with Business-Success on Blog Talk Radio Join us as E.G. Sebastian interviews Award-Winning Corporate Coach, Noel Posus on the topic of Conflict Management. Learn more about Noel at www.IncredibleAwareness.com and download his free offers on Conflict Dynamics. He can be contacted at noel@IncredibleAwareness.com . Noel Posus is a highly-recognised leader of
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Business-Success Strategies

10 Signs Your Niche is the Root Cause of Your Problems 10 Signs Your Niche is the Root Cause of Your Problems

Guest blog post by Cindy Schulson,  Attract Your Niche Expert — You’ve probably heard about the importance of having a clear niche. In fact, you might be tired of thinking about your niche. I get it. Finding your niche can be one of the biggest challenges for many solopreneurs. But having a clear niche is
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How to Get Celebrity Endorsem end Testimonials for Your Books

byJordan M cAuley Getting a celebrity, notable VIP , or leader in your field to give your book a short testimonial or endorsement(sometimes called a“blurb”) is a great way to boost sales and garner extra publicity. Remember that this is a trade-off. You get a testimonial for your book, and the endorser gets additional exposure
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The 7 Reasons a “Heavy Hitter” Will Sell More Than You Do…And What You Can Do To Become One

Heavy hitters, Superstars or Top Guns – call them what you want – here’s what separates your top salespeople from the rest… They’re just different. They’re like those ultra marathon runners or the people you see on Fear Factor that will eat worms for a chance to earn $50,000.Give them a challenge with some competition
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Are you playing to win or not to lose…?

By:  Jay Wallus It was one of those moments when you realize that some business people just get it. There I was with my 5-year-old daughter Jayna standing outside of the new Jordan’s Furniture in Reading Mass. We had just gotten something to eat and we wanted to go in and see what Barry and
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One simple thing you can do to help you become the GURU in any industry…and stay in touch with prospects at the same time

By: Jay Wallus Every morning, as I stand in line (with way too many other people by the way) for a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts – I hear it over and over again: “Anything else?” asks the woman behind the counter in her somewhat broken English. Another customer, another “Anything else?” as she’s
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EXTREME MAKEOVER – Street Smart Edition

by Jay Wallus Street Smart  – The Business Development Solutions Company – works with a New York City Street hawker making them even more sales savvy…!! This month’s Feet On The Street brings us to the concrete pavement of 34th Street in New York City.  It does not get much more in the trenches than
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FOCUS CREATES FUTURE

About the author: Darius D. Arnold is the Founder and President of FORWARD, Inc. a company committed to providing intense, results-oriented, high impact, easy to implement strategies and “how-to” information for advancing people FORWARD in each of six critical life zones: spiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally, socially, and financially. How many people do you know who
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Diva Dares You To Raise Your Rates!

By:  Kim Duke It never ceases to amaze me. Powerful, fantastic, intelligent, well-respected, hard-working, independent, fiesty, determined and talented women…. will Hum and Haw when I ask them to review what they charge and see if it makes sense to raise them! They get a little shaky, start consuming lots of coffee or herbal tea,
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12 Action-Steps to Fail-Proof Your Business Success 12 Action-Steps to Fail-Proof Your Business Success

 12 Action-Steps to Fail-Proof Your Business Success by E.G. Sebastian Did you know that… 12 out of 13 speakers fail within the first year of their business 80%+ of coaches make less than $10,000 per year Only 2% coaches make a 6-figure OR above income 80%+ of all start-ups go out of business within the
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“Are You Working “On” Your Business or Only “In” Your Business”

I can’t think of idea that has been more important to me, my job and TMS than this idea.  It has transformed TMS and my job. The idea is to work on your business rather than in your business.  Start by putting aside 1 hour 1 day each week and spend it on marketing your
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“Fail Faster”

I might be wrong about who said it.  I think it was the CEO of 3M a while back who said, “We need to Fail Faster”.  Again, while I don’t remember who it was for sure, I do remember that it was the CEO of a company that brought bunches of new, successful, innovative products
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How to Be Viewed as a Credible Authority on Your Topic – The Criticality of Credibility How to Be Viewed as a Credible Authority on Your Topic – The Criticality of Credibility

How to Be Viewed as a Credible Authority on Your Topic by Tony Jeary Dictionary.com defines Credibility as the quality of being believable or trustworthy, or the quality, capability, or power to elicit belief. In the presentation world, credibility walks hand in hand with rapport but is a distinct quality. People will assign you their
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What is your most valuable business asset?

By Ted Lanzaro, CPA If you were to ask this question of several business owners, you could bet that you would get a number of different answers.  Some would say their employees; others would mention their computers or machinery, or perhaps their inventory.  They would all be wrong!  The most valuable asset in your business
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How tax planning prior to year end can save you big dollars on your taxes

Never A Bad Time To Do Some Tax Planning! By Theodore D. Lanzaro, CPA One of the biggest mistakes made by business owners and real estate investors is waiting until it is too late to assess the tax impact of your business income and real estate transactions.  There are several reasons for this: The tax
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HOW TO ACE YOUR NEXT MEDIA INTERVIEW

By Karen Friedman There is a sign that hangs in my office. It says; “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” As a reporter for more than twenty years, I interviewed countless intelligent, articulate people
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Breaking Bad News to Customers: Five Tips to Soften the Blow

By Susan Berkley Breaking bad news to customers is not an easy task. However, when the time comes, it must be done with empathy and professionalism. Here are five strategies for delivering the message with compassion: Tell the truth. People tend to fear what they do not understand. Put the situation into perspective for your
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Unique Selling Proposition Review

Your USP answers the question “Why should I, your prospect, do business with you verses any and every other option available to me in your category.” Your USP usually is about one of more of the following 5 things: 1. Price 2. Product – A product that is different than anyone else. 3. Process –
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How to Get the Story Learner’s Edge

By Steve Farber I’ve never met anyone who said they left a company because they were recognized too much, and, I would guess, neither have you. We crave for others to notice our work, appreciate our accomplishments and recognize our contributions.  Leaders make a practice of doing just that. The most impressive leaders-the Extreme Leaders-go
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NINE THINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN CAPITAL

by Jim Rohn When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money). But I bet we both know or at least have heard of people who started with no capital who went on to make fortunes. How? You may ask. Well,
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Enterprise Is Better Than Ease

by Jim Rohn If we are involved in a project, how hard should we work at it? How much time should we put in? Our philosophy about activity and our attitude about hard work will affect the quality of our lives. What we decide about the rightful ratio of labor to rest will establish a
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Succeeding in Tough Times

by Kyle Wilson (Excerpted from Week Twenty-One of the Jim Rohn One-Year Success Plan) I’ve been noticing (and I’m sure you have to), while many companies and individuals might be struggling right now, that there is also a group of companies and individuals flourishing. I’ve also noticed there are some common characteristics found in these
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How to Write a Press Release that Gets Noticed

Watch Dave how he learns to write an effective press release… And hang in there, don’t let Dave’s “enthusiasm” distract you – focus on the expert’s advice:    How to make a press release that gets noticed from marc gordon on Vimeo.

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Getting Your Ideas Across Getting Your Ideas Across

By: Brian Tracy Over the years, I’ve learned that fully 85 percent of what you accomplish in your career and in your personal life will be determined by how well you get your message across and by how capable you are of inspiring people to take action on your ideas and recommendations. You can be
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What Does Lingerie Have In Common With Great Headlines? What Does Lingerie Have In Common With Great Headlines?

By:  Lina Penalosa   Everything. Still don’t see it? Let me connect the dots for you. Imagine walking through your local mall. You’re on a mission and come Hades or high water you’re gonna accomplish it……..when through no conscious decision of your own, your head snaps to the right, your swift stride slams into a
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The #1 Thing You Must Do Before You Write A Word Of Sales Copy…Identify Your Ideal Client

By:  Lina Penalosa “If we don’t change the direction we’re going, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.” Ancient Chinese Proverb When you read the title of this article, how many nanoseconds did it take for you to start thinking… There’s no such thing as ideal clients. And even if there were such a
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Gaining Visibility Gaining Visibility

By: Brian Tracy Have you noticed that some workers receive more promotions and greater pay than do their colleagues?  This, despite the fact that they are apparently not even as competent. This doesn’t seem fair. Why should some people get ahead when others who seem to be working far harder, and even longer hours, get
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Stop. Listen. Write. Explore. – – THE HUGE MISTAKE

Based on a discussion @ Gold/VIP-Millionaires Group 2006 The specifics of the discussion are not important, but here’s what happened: one Member was on the “hot seat”, talking about his business, past, present and future, and at one point, another Member piped up and suggested an idea, quickly, briefly. The Member on the hot seat
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The Seven Secrets of Sales Success The Seven Secrets of Sales Success

by Brian Tracy There are seven secrets, or principles, of sales success. They are practiced by all the highest paid salespeople every day. The regular application of these principles is virtually guaranteed to move you to the top of your field. Secret number one: Get serious! Make a decision to go all the way to
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Capitalizing on Your Strengths Capitalizing on Your Strengths

by Brian Tracy Highly successful people are extremely self-reliant. They accept complete responsibility for themselves and everything that happens to them. They look to themselves as the source of their successes and as the main cause of their problems and difficulties. When things aren’t moving along as fast as they want, they ask themselves, “What
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How to Improve Your Relationships & More – Walethia Aquil interviews E.G. Sebastian

Listen to internet radio with Grace & Charm on Blog Talk Radio Would you like to improve your relationship with your coworkers…?…subordinates?… customers? Would you like to learn HOW TO reduce conflict in your workplace AND at home? Would you like to explore HOW YOUR PERSONALITY style affects your productivity?…and HOW to improve your productivity
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Building Your Network Building Your Network

By: Brian Tracy We live in a society, and as a member of that society, it is likely that every change in your life is strongly influenced by other people in some way. The occupation you select, the job you take, and the key steps in your career are largely determined by the people you
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The Million Dollars Rolodex…Everyone Has One

By Phil Wilkins Right now, you have every resource you will ever need at your disposal. That’s right. Whether you’re seeking advice, venture capital, or a business lead, you have the means to get what you want. And the best part is, it’s all sitting right on your desk. How is this possible, you may
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How to Position Yourself as an Expert in Your Niche in 30-Days
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“What’s In a Name?”

Please remember this is a marketing tip of the week for you, so while I’m going to be talking about a process we’re going through here at TMS, you certainly may pick up a few ideas to use in your business at some point. We at Thompson Merchandising & Supply are in the process of
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Are You Charging Enough?

By:  Kim Duke What Happens When You Are Under Pressure? We have all been there. Cash flow is a little lean and you are really starting to hate eating Blue Box Kraft Dinner. Murphy’s Law also means a potential customer will NOW call you and want you to drop your rates…right down to the bottom
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Want New Business? Get a Strategy That Goes All the Way

By Marsha Lindquist    When most professionals think about getting new business, they think about brand new markets to penetrate and focus on, or launching new initiatives to appeal to a new crowd. They attempt to identify potential customers they have ignored or those who have not been apparent to them in the past. They
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Using Personality in Your Copy Using Personality in Your Copy

by Jim Palmer – the Newsletter Guru One of the most effective ways to make your marketing sizzle, and to make real connections with your customers and clients, is to add your personality. The fact is, customers prefer to do business with people whom they know and like – not nameless and faceless corporations. Personality
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5 Keys to Building Relationships During Online Events 5 Keys to Building Relationships During Online Events

by Aaron Joslow Your [company’s] survival depends on having sales conversations with the right people. Webinars offer an opportunity to have them. The attendees are people whom you targeted and who told you—by registering—they want to spend an hour listening to you. And what do most firms do? They practically ignore each person. They might say
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How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need

By Nina Cherry, Your Business Coach on Maui Many professionals are offering what they THINK their prospects want. Or they deliver what they themselves are interested in, without any clue as to whether their target market is interested in it—and whether their prospects would PAY for the product or service. Some professionals think, “If I
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Clients for Life: How to Create Win-Win Partnerships with Customers

By Dr. Andy Edelman   Unfortunately, in today’s “win at any cost” competitive work world, many organizations have trained their people to go for the quick kill, the fast buck, and the “closed deal.” However, if you’ve ever been given the short end of the stick, you know that empty feeling inside that you’ve just
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Is It Possible to Brand Yourself On Social Media Networks Without Spamming? Is It Possible to Brand Yourself On Social Media Networks Without Spamming?

by Chris Tompkins, CEO, Go! Media International, LLC and Co-Founder of Served Fresh Media, LLC and Co-Host of “Fresh Out the Oven” Since the day they cut the ribbon on the worldwide web, there have been people working hard on ways to spam you. Spam is marketing gone wrong and spammers are the much-hated scourge
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What Do I Post on Social Networks? – – Discover the LIFE Model of Social Marketing

by Jeff Herring Get more such info in your eMail inbox – simply fill in your contact info below: !!! We do not SPAM !!!

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The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group” The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group”

 by Terri Dunevant How often do you actually make telephone calls to prospects, past customers and current clients? Business coaches charge thousands to facilitate “Action Days”; days focusing on just calling prospects, following up with past customers and asking for referrals from current clients. Why not just hold an Action Day? Outside of your regular
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Media Relations Tips for Landing a Television Placement Media Relations Tips for Landing a Television Placement

By L. Drew Gerber Landing a television interview is an exciting achievement for anyone doing his or her own PR. Many times people believe landing a segment is out of their grasp or they don’t know how to go about getting this type of coverage. But just like scoring any other media coverage, whether radio,
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Put Your Business on Steroids by Creating Joint Ventures Put Your Business on Steroids by Creating Joint Ventures

We all have our strengths and weaknesses; and definitely have a limted time of hours within any given day.  One of the most effective ways to speed up your success rate, reach into markets that otherwise would not have accesss to, and a ton of other benefits, is through creating joing ventures with other solo-professionals.
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When Less Is More When Less Is More

By Dan S. Kennedy Entrepreneurs, by nature, instinct, conditioning, competitive spirit are very into “more”. So are sales professionals. More gross revenues. More sales. More customers or clients. More web site traffic. More leads.  Even more square footage, more employees.  But more is not necessarily better, not necessarily more profitable or even proportionately profitable. The
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Big Lessons From 30 Years’ Freelance Copywriting: HOW TO WIND UP WITH COPY THAT REALLY SELLS

by Dan S. Kennedy I got my first paid, freelance copywriting job 31 years ago. I have since written copy consuming a forest of paper, for product from the mundane to the weird and bizarre, for every media, including print ads, direct-mail, TV infomercials, and the internet. Here are a few of the most important
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What Coffee And Wine Can Teach You About Business

Brief Description of Article: If you want to figure out how to provide superior customer service, look to your own experiences as a consumer—what makes you want to become someone’s repeat customer? Author Bio:  Bob Regnerus, “The Leads King”, is an expert at generating online traffic and converting web visitors into prospects and clients.  To
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3 Simple Steps To Taking a Quantum Leap in Your Biz

3 Simple Steps To Taking a Quantum Leap in Your Biz If you want to grow your business, there are 2 ways you can go about it. Slow and fast. Most people end up growing their business slowly. Now there’s nothing wrong with slow. It’s not easy to grow your business period, so even growing
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Creative and Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses Creative and Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

By L. Drew Gerber Marketing your small or home-based business should be a fun endeavor, but most importantly it needs to be cost-effective. When you use the Internet as your platform, the possibilities are endless. Increasing your customer base is all about getting the word out. Awareness is key and all you have to do
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Make Yourself the Obvious Choice Make Yourself the Obvious Choice

Earl Nightingale, considered one of the world’s foremost experts on what makes people successful, had some good advice for entrepreneurs who want to market their businesses. He said that if you want to learn a new skill in business, and you have no mentor or guide you can trust, the best approach is to figure out what everyone else is doing and then do the opposite. The majority is, at best, average. So it is with marketing in…

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Media Training Tips to Deliver a Knockout Interview Media Training Tips to Deliver a Knockout Interview

By L. Drew Gerber Giving a media interview is like going on a first date: It will lay the groundwork for your relationship with the journalist interviewing you and make you attractive for future interviews with other media. You’ve caught their attention. Now you need to show them you can deliver a professional interview that
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Up Your Cashflow by Next Week: 13 Ways to Have a SALE!

by Alexandria K. Brown, “The E-zine Queen” Article Summary: Nothing gets people buying products or programs like a special promotion or sale, whether it’s online or offline. The trick is to do it in a way that feels good to both your clients and customers – and YOU! Here are 13 ideas — some basic
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Got Returns? How to Get Fewer of Them (and Many More Happy Customers)

By Alexandria K. Brown, “The E-zine Queen” Article Summary:  Returns and refunds happen in ALL types of businesses, but more often in the information marketing world. It can happen if you’re selling seminars, workshops, audio programs, ebooks, home study courses… anything that requires people to give you money. Here are a few ideas to help
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The Most Essential Skill You’ll Need to Succeed in Your Consulting Practice

by Becky Regan After reading the first article in this series in my last newsletter, you may have completed the self-assessment questions to determine whether self-employment as an independent consultant is the right career path choice for you. Now that you’ve decided to select self-employment as your next career choice, what other essential skills do
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So You Want to Become an Independent Consultant

by Becky Regan Frequently I’m asked by other HR professionals how they can become an independent HR Consultant, as opposed to working for a company. It certainly sounds wonderful to be your own boss, setting your own schedule and managing your own workload. And understandably, you yearn to have a better balance between your work
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Designing Your Business to Fit Your Life!

By Becky Regan Last week, I had an opportunity to play “career counselor” with my CPA on the phone. Like me, she too is self-employed with her own consulting practice. She was venting that just as soon as she got through tax season, cleaned up her client files and regrouped, summer arrived and her kids
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Stop Answering the Same Questions!

Brief Description of Article:  Implementing a web-based customer service system can be challenging at first, but it will save you time and money, and it will give you new insight into your business. Author Bio:  Bob Regnerus, “The Leads King”, is an expert at generating online traffic and converting web visitors into prospects and clients. 
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Solve your customer service issues

All right, I can’t actually tell you how to solve your customer service issues forever.  If I could, reading this article would cost you more than Warren Buffet makes in a year.  I can, however, tell you how to make those issues manageable by approaching them in an intelligent, systematic way, and this advice won’t
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Big PR For Your Small Business Big PR For Your Small Business

By L. Drew Gerber When it comes to small businesses, PR is in everything you do. If you’re interacting with the public then you’re doing PR. How you answer the phone, how you respond to emails, the design and message of your website, your advertising — everything you do that the public can see is
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How to Pitch the (Seemingly Unresponsive) Media How to Pitch the (Seemingly Unresponsive) Media

By L. Drew Gerber       The biggest difference between pitching the media and pitching to a Major League slugger is that the Major League slugger will hit your bad pitches out of the park. When pitching the media, you have to throw perfect pitches to the media every time. No curve, breaking or knuckle
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What Business Owners Don’t Know About Price….. What Business Owners Don’t Know About Price…..

By Dan S. Kennedy ….would fill a shelf full of books. For starters, they do not understand how elastic price is. Only a small percentage of buyers of anything make a small percentage of their decisions sole or predominately based on cheapest price. If more did, the Yugo’d be the car you see on the
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PR To The People – Tips for Marketing and Branding Yourself

By L. Drew Gerber Whether you are looking for a job, thinking of starting your own business or even steadily working for someone else, this is a good time to start marketing and branding yourself. Companies have long known the importance of making a name for their products and services to set themselves apart from
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Big Lessons From 30 Years’ Freelance Copywriting:HOW TO WIND UP WITH COPY THAT REALLY SELLS

  by Dan S. Kennedy   I got my first paid, freelance copywriting job 31 years ago. I have since written copy consuming a forest of paper, for product from the mundane to the weird and bizarre, for every media, including print ads, direct-mail, TV infomercials, and the internet. Here are a few of the
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A to Z Basics & Glossary – Business Terms Definitions

Business Terms Definitions Are there any marketing, business terms, coaching or related terms that you are not clear about? See if you find them in out list below.  Post your term in the comments section, IF you don’t see the term/s below.  Feel free to ask any questions related to your business and we’ll do
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Become an Expert in Your Field

How to Get Celebrity Endorsem end Testimonials for Your Books

byJordan M cAuley Getting a celebrity, notable VIP , or leader in your field to give your book a short testimonial or endorsement(sometimes called a“blurb”) is a great way to boost sales and garner extra publicity. Remember that this is a trade-off. You get a testimonial for your book, and the endorser gets additional exposure
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One simple thing you can do to help you become the GURU in any industry…and stay in touch with prospects at the same time

By: Jay Wallus Every morning, as I stand in line (with way too many other people by the way) for a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts – I hear it over and over again: “Anything else?” asks the woman behind the counter in her somewhat broken English. Another customer, another “Anything else?” as she’s
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How to Be Viewed as a Credible Authority on Your Topic – The Criticality of Credibility How to Be Viewed as a Credible Authority on Your Topic – The Criticality of Credibility

How to Be Viewed as a Credible Authority on Your Topic by Tony Jeary Dictionary.com defines Credibility as the quality of being believable or trustworthy, or the quality, capability, or power to elicit belief. In the presentation world, credibility walks hand in hand with rapport but is a distinct quality. People will assign you their
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How to Position Yourself as an Expert in Your Niche in 30-Days
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Make Yourself the Obvious Choice Make Yourself the Obvious Choice

Earl Nightingale, considered one of the world’s foremost experts on what makes people successful, had some good advice for entrepreneurs who want to market their businesses. He said that if you want to learn a new skill in business, and you have no mentor or guide you can trust, the best approach is to figure out what everyone else is doing and then do the opposite. The majority is, at best, average. So it is with marketing in…

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Marketing & Sales Training

The Seven Secrets of Sales Success The Seven Secrets of Sales Success

by Brian Tracy There are seven secrets, or principles, of sales success. They are practiced by all the highest paid salespeople every day. The regular application of these principles is virtually guaranteed to move you to the top of your field. Secret number one: Get serious! Make a decision to go all the way to
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Create Additional Streams of Income

How to Attract Coaching Clients with Your Workshops, Keynotes, Public Speaking… How to Attract Coaching Clients with Your Workshops, Keynotes, Public Speaking…

How to Attract Coaching Clients with Workshops and Keynotes I’ll tell you in a second a few ways to attract new coaching clients, but first I just have to give “homage” to public speaking: Public speaking is the greatest way to make a living… and to attract mentoring and coaching clients… Just think about it: you get
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Up Your Cashflow by Next Week: 13 Ways to Have a SALE!

by Alexandria K. Brown, “The E-zine Queen” Article Summary: Nothing gets people buying products or programs like a special promotion or sale, whether it’s online or offline. The trick is to do it in a way that feels good to both your clients and customers – and YOU! Here are 13 ideas — some basic
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The Most Essential Skill You’ll Need to Succeed in Your Consulting Practice

by Becky Regan After reading the first article in this series in my last newsletter, you may have completed the self-assessment questions to determine whether self-employment as an independent consultant is the right career path choice for you. Now that you’ve decided to select self-employment as your next career choice, what other essential skills do
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Get New Clients

How to Get a Client by Next Week? – Part 1: Bartering & Barter Clubs How to Get a Client by Next Week? – Part 1: Bartering & Barter Clubs

With the economy in its current state, many businesses find themselves with surplus products or surplus capacity for services but struggling where to find clients. One solution to this is Bartering. There are literally thousands of bartering services …

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The #1 Thing You Must Do Before You Write A Word Of Sales Copy…Identify Your Ideal Client

By:  Lina Penalosa “If we don’t change the direction we’re going, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.” Ancient Chinese Proverb When you read the title of this article, how many nanoseconds did it take for you to start thinking… There’s no such thing as ideal clients. And even if there were such a
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The Million Dollars Rolodex…Everyone Has One

By Phil Wilkins Right now, you have every resource you will ever need at your disposal. That’s right. Whether you’re seeking advice, venture capital, or a business lead, you have the means to get what you want. And the best part is, it’s all sitting right on your desk. How is this possible, you may
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How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need

By Nina Cherry, Your Business Coach on Maui Many professionals are offering what they THINK their prospects want. Or they deliver what they themselves are interested in, without any clue as to whether their target market is interested in it—and whether their prospects would PAY for the product or service. Some professionals think, “If I
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What Do I Post on Social Networks? – – Discover the LIFE Model of Social Marketing

by Jeff Herring Get more such info in your eMail inbox – simply fill in your contact info below: !!! We do not SPAM !!!

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Your Mental Attitude Dictates Your Number of Clients AND Income

by Fabienne  Fredrickson QUOTE: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson You may be working your tail off to market your business and yet you’re still wondering why it hasn’t “happened” yet. I’ve seen
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How to Get Free Publicity

Media Relations Tips for Landing a Television Placement Media Relations Tips for Landing a Television Placement

By L. Drew Gerber Landing a television interview is an exciting achievement for anyone doing his or her own PR. Many times people believe landing a segment is out of their grasp or they don’t know how to go about getting this type of coverage. But just like scoring any other media coverage, whether radio,
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Internet Marketing Strategies

What Does Lingerie Have In Common With Great Headlines? What Does Lingerie Have In Common With Great Headlines?

By:  Lina Penalosa   Everything. Still don’t see it? Let me connect the dots for you. Imagine walking through your local mall. You’re on a mission and come Hades or high water you’re gonna accomplish it……..when through no conscious decision of your own, your head snaps to the right, your swift stride slams into a
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5 Keys to Building Relationships During Online Events 5 Keys to Building Relationships During Online Events

by Aaron Joslow Your [company’s] survival depends on having sales conversations with the right people. Webinars offer an opportunity to have them. The attendees are people whom you targeted and who told you—by registering—they want to spend an hour listening to you. And what do most firms do? They practically ignore each person. They might say
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Creative and Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses Creative and Cost-Effective Internet Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

By L. Drew Gerber Marketing your small or home-based business should be a fun endeavor, but most importantly it needs to be cost-effective. When you use the Internet as your platform, the possibilities are endless. Increasing your customer base is all about getting the word out. Awareness is key and all you have to do
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Marketing & Promotion Strategies

The 7 Reasons a “Heavy Hitter” Will Sell More Than You Do…And What You Can Do To Become One

Heavy hitters, Superstars or Top Guns – call them what you want – here’s what separates your top salespeople from the rest… They’re just different. They’re like those ultra marathon runners or the people you see on Fear Factor that will eat worms for a chance to earn $50,000.Give them a challenge with some competition
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How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need How To Discover What Your Clients Really Need

By Nina Cherry, Your Business Coach on Maui Many professionals are offering what they THINK their prospects want. Or they deliver what they themselves are interested in, without any clue as to whether their target market is interested in it—and whether their prospects would PAY for the product or service. Some professionals think, “If I
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Is It Possible to Brand Yourself On Social Media Networks Without Spamming? Is It Possible to Brand Yourself On Social Media Networks Without Spamming?

by Chris Tompkins, CEO, Go! Media International, LLC and Co-Founder of Served Fresh Media, LLC and Co-Host of “Fresh Out the Oven” Since the day they cut the ribbon on the worldwide web, there have been people working hard on ways to spam you. Spam is marketing gone wrong and spammers are the much-hated scourge
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The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group” The Devil is in the Follow UP – an excerpt from “GO! How to Start and Run Your Own Business Advisory Group”

 by Terri Dunevant How often do you actually make telephone calls to prospects, past customers and current clients? Business coaches charge thousands to facilitate “Action Days”; days focusing on just calling prospects, following up with past customers and asking for referrals from current clients. Why not just hold an Action Day? Outside of your regular
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Media Relations Tips for Landing a Television Placement Media Relations Tips for Landing a Television Placement

By L. Drew Gerber Landing a television interview is an exciting achievement for anyone doing his or her own PR. Many times people believe landing a segment is out of their grasp or they don’t know how to go about getting this type of coverage. But just like scoring any other media coverage, whether radio,
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When Less Is More When Less Is More

By Dan S. Kennedy Entrepreneurs, by nature, instinct, conditioning, competitive spirit are very into “more”. So are sales professionals. More gross revenues. More sales. More customers or clients. More web site traffic. More leads.  Even more square footage, more employees.  But more is not necessarily better, not necessarily more profitable or even proportionately profitable. The
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Media Training Tips to Deliver a Knockout Interview Media Training Tips to Deliver a Knockout Interview

By L. Drew Gerber Giving a media interview is like going on a first date: It will lay the groundwork for your relationship with the journalist interviewing you and make you attractive for future interviews with other media. You’ve caught their attention. Now you need to show them you can deliver a professional interview that
[continue reading…]

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