Sell Like It’s Black Friday

Posted by Dion Harding on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Sales

Black Friday sure has grown. It has gone from an unofficial day to shop on the day after Thanksgiving, to an event where people camp out in the cold the night before.  Recently, customers were happy to hear about deals days early via so called internet “leaks.” Customers feel privileged to have the inside scoop on where and when the best deals are coming. One company that specializes in online marketing revealed that 60% of

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Education on a Conveyor Belt

Posted by Dr. Robert Bliss on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Education

The link between education and business has never been more pronounced — unfortunately it’s not in a good way!  Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing with the conveyor belt, having employees remain in one station while the vehicles moved – and production time per automobile was dramatically reduced.  For the past 20+ years our schools have placed our students on an educational conveyor belt – basically putting them on in the ninth grade and graduating them at

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Join Career Coach Deborah Huyer for Targeted Transitions, a teleclass  program specifically designed for professionals who have decided to make a transition, or for those currently seeking new opportunities. MODULE 1:  Taking Aim – “Without knowing where you want to go, you’ll end up nowhere or somewhere you don’t want to be!” Creating your definition of success Understanding the role of culture in company fit Creating a job search strategy, pipeline and spreadsheet to identify roadblocks

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From Lilly P.    Seattle, WA Dear Dr. Rosie I’m conflicted with my career. I really enjoy my work as a project manager – so much so that I think of it as a hobby rather than my job. I’m thinking that I should be like other people though and try to get a promotion to a senior director or vice-president position, but I really don’t want to work that hard. I like going home and

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Or My entry into the “How To Fix The Economy” contest By: Greg Gilbert This has impacted so many people in the U.S. I have put this in my keynote and management training. Oh, and believe me, I did think of this on the lower bunk last weekend. Layoffs, downsizing, force massaging, force reductions, going a different direction and you’re not going with us. These are all negative terms that those in the motivational speaking

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There are numerous theories, models and systems, all developed to empower leaders to be more effective, more motivational and inspirational. The question arises – how often do we as leaders actually use these theories, or better yet, take our own advice? How do we hold ourselves accountable as a corporate leader, a religious leader or a leader in a family. Specific codes, principles and rules are talked about yet are too often overlooked by the

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Stress Management Seminars

Posted by Andrea Mathews on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Stress

As they say in the South, “What is that thang you do?”  What is your pattern?  How do you typically deal with stress?  Do you even know what your own chosen coping mechanisms are?  If you do, are they working?  Learning of our own particular patterns and coping mechanisms, whether effective or ineffective, is the first step in learning how to manage stress.  After that, there is the concerted and focused effort we use to

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SALES PREVENTION

Posted by Ronnie Kovach on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Sales

“Sales Prevention” Say what??  Yes, this is a rather cute play on words, since I am not talking about preventing theft, but rather sales themselves.  Frequently, when I am invited to speak to retail or wholesale or marketing companies about how to elevate sales and profits, I immediately become aware of the pervasive “limiting mindsets” that may be operating within the organization.  These mindsets, you see, are literally preventing the manifestation of sales. For example,

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Cooperate VS. Collaborate

Posted by Alicia Marie Fruin on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Collaboration

Does your staff cooperate or collaborate with you? As small business owners, we move fast, change course, and shift gears daily. Operating a small business demands that we have the ability to be flexible and change as needed. What about our employees?  How flexible do they need to be? How informed? How engaged in the success of the business? How do we know they are aligned with us and the business vision? Sometimes we overlook

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When you think of your board of directors, you should immediately think of leadership.  After all, what is leadership for a nonprofit organization?  The answer is – leadership is the board of directors.  MVP Seminars understands this, and that is why they have a nonprofit specialist on board. There are three aspects of board leadership that are important to fulfilling their fundraising responsibilities: 1.  Composition 2.  Organization 3.  Motivation Board composition consists of the recruitment of

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