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Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,453
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Just maybee..you are losing money by building out funnels

Hi Savidge, and Ron,

Appreciate your insights to my post.There's a lot of wisdom there.

I wanted to directly respond to a point that Savidge was making here about my strategy of building...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,453
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Just maybee..you are losing money by building out funnels

Hi everybody,

Turns out I'm the guy that Dr. E is referring to in his original post. Everything he's said is factually correct, but he left out a lot of contexual information that would help...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th August 2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Talltom1
Re: eCommerce KPIs

Zany gave a great list of specific KPI's to track for an ecommerce business. What he didn't tell you, is that Google Analytics can be configured to collect all of this data automatically for you. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By Talltom1
Re: For those who hate inferior service providers making more money than you do...

Doctor E...

This is fabulous stuff. As you're aware, I come from a sales and marketing background of large scale technical solutions to Fortune 500 organizations. In these situations the buying...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Ryan Deiss Sales Funnel Webinar

Hey mods...

Don't believe Claude; he does swear a lot, he definitely isn't holy, and he's right- its not an affiliate link.

Pretty cool presentation though Claudius!!

T/
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By Talltom1
Re: How To Make Money and Build Authority With Local Seminars -- Step-by-Step

That was a good read Joe. Thanks for posting the link to that resource.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,661
Posted By Talltom1
Re: HOLY SH*# -- IM GOING TO BE ON SHARK TANK (DRAGONS DEN)

I totally agree with Oziboomer and his perspective. You have a tentative lease on the perfect venue. Now...what are your projected monthly operating costs for utilities, payroll, just keeping the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Issue - Malicious Harvesting Of Usernames from WP

I just finished updating the htaccess file on all of the wp and magento sites on my server. The code that I entered blocks access to the login pages on any of the sites except from 1 or 2 specific...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th January 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,705
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Best place to purchase lists

Pull that library card out of your wallet, and go to their online website. You'll see somewhere a link to their online databases, and typically there will be quite a few.

The one you're looking...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Adwords Help: "It's just not working...why?"

I'm just curious, Dr. Evil....do you have any data to back that up? I tend to agree with you but for different reasons.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Adwords Help: "It's just not working...why?"

Great, thought provoking message Dr. E.

Couple of points that resonated with me...

1. Is this whole Internet marketing just one big hoax and you've fallen victim?
2. "Why should I buy from you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Hiring part time sales person. Any add'l costs?

There's two quick thoughts I wanted to contribute here that I didn't see anybody bring up.

First, the financial costs of hiring an employee is very tangible, you have the insurance, taxes, etc. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st December 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Are your Google Analytics results all screwed up?

Claudius,

You're still up? It's past your bedtime. And turn off that flashlight under the...nevermind.

Have a great week.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st December 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By Talltom1
Are your Google Analytics results all screwed up?

Hey everybody, haven't posted here in quite awhile. I've been up to my eyeballs in busy work, and just haven't had the time to post on the WF.

So with that being said, let me be among the first...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th November 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,707
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Pretty Warrior

Cllllaaaaaauuuuuuudddddddeeeeeee.....

Come on upstairs now. It's 8:30... time for bed!
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th August 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Beware how Email blasts to customer lists are costing business a fortune in hidden costs.

Too many businesses have focused the past several years, solely on cutting costs, instead of focusing on delivering more value. The moment that focus on delivering more value disappears, your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th July 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,222
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Sales Case Study: TV Show Sponsorship

Excellent write up Jason.

I appreciated the expertise you had and used, to keep somebody from pulling the plug too soon.

Perhaps you might share how you would evaluate a situation and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th May 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Talltom1
Re: I Met Your Biggest Competitor Today and They Are Laughing at You

Joe, I think your observation about challenging the status quo is 'spot on'.

Awhile back I did a presentation to a large group of attorneys at a national convention about marketing strategy and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th May 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,601
Posted By Talltom1
Re: How Growing Your Offline Business Really Works [Feedback After 2-1/2 Years]

Wow, Jason. Decided not to spend the day at the mall today huh?

Talltom
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Who else targets manufacturers and engineering companies?

There's two different types of org's in this manufacturing space; manufacturer's that operate as a 'job shop' and manufacturers who are actually making their own bonafide products being sold to the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Talltom1
Re: For those of you who thrive on things to worry about...

Hey Aaron, if anything happens, and you're honestly fearing for your life, give me and Claude a quick call and let us know if we need to run for it, or if we'll be ok. Thanks. :D
Talltom
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Inside sales training

btyiw,

The very best advice anybody can give you, is to go over to Amazon, and do a search for all of the books written by Claude Whitacre. The guy's an absolute master at selling and closing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Talltom1
Re: How To Create A Kick-Butt Marketing Message In 3 Simple Steps

I like the step one, step two, step three approach. It truly covers all of the bases; it identifies your specific market segment, and the benefit your product/service will have- almost like a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd March 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,622
Posted By Talltom1
Re: I Cant Get Paid to Save My Life

OK a big piece of advice here for future reference.

Contact a lawyer for a short conversation.

Noooo - you're not gonna sue anybody. But what you will want to do is to have the lawyer explain...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th February 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Billing and invoices processor

Hey Wally,

I also used to use Quickbooks...simply had more functionality than I need. So several months ago I switched over to Zoho Invoice. I think its a sweet system, it does everything...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Talltom1
And on a lighter note...Check this out its absolutely hilarious

I Wish I Worked With This Man...He's Hilarious (http://www.tickld.com/x/i-wish-i-worked-with-this-manhes-hilarious)

After I finished reading this I was in tears I was laughing so hard.

Talltom
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Talltom1
I bought this book last night....

Its from a known internet marketer ( I won't say who, I'm not even sure how popular he is on the WF) who was using the brand new 'buy my FREE book and pay me for just the inflated shipping and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th February 2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Whale Hunting

The people on this forum that know me, are aware that I'm tightly focused on a specific industry niche.

So I'll respond by saying that I do not 'presume' - I know exactly what their problems are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
Posted By Talltom1
Re: SHARK TANK BARBARA CORCORAN EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN...

Great video; some solid advice being shared.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th November 2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,510
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Advice On Claude's Book Cover Needed

The second shot with both hands extended reminds me a lot of Claudius Sanctus the Beneficent.

So you liked my recommendation of the Scrivener stuff huh? Good stuff isn't it?
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th November 2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,923
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Would you like to see a walk through of a sales funnel by Frank Kern?

No matter how successful I am currently, no matter how much knowledge I have, there is ALWAYS something to learn by watching and listening to someone with experience explain their latest strategy and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd November 2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By Talltom1
Re: OMG Claude Whitacre!!

Hey Claude-meister....

I know what you do, I know how you do it, and I know how much of it you do.

Do you sleep nites? 1-2 hours perhaps?

The legend grows. And soon all of us little IM'rs...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd October 2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,133
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Looking for suggestions on marketing my wife's counseling practice to churches

Hi Jeremy,
I got pretty interested in this thread and many of the comments and recommendations being made, so I wanted to respond with some of my own feedback. First of all, congratulations to you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,757
Posted By Talltom1
Re: WORST Cold Walking Experience EVER - Offline is not for me.

Oh, and Aaron, I meant to ask you, how do you really feel about this situation? I read the first 3 chapters, and it was a bit ambiguous.... :-)
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,757
Posted By Talltom1
Re: WORST Cold Walking Experience EVER - Offline is not for me.

This thread reminds me of a something I told my wife every day, early in my sales career, that I'd get at least 3 orders each and every day, without fail. "Get out", "Stay out", "Don't come back."
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Want A Great Job Tomorrow? Here's How. Really.

Hey Claude, about this adopting business.....so would Thanksgiving dinner be at your house this year??


My contribution to this thread, (seriously - I'm contributing something here), is to say...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,180
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Commission only sales reps

Jason,

You're right - that is really interesting. If we were discussing this over a beer, I'd ask how you got from BC to NC...

Tom
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Webinar Services

Claude,

A year or two ago, I was doing my own research on this exact issue. What I found out is that there are one, perhaps two actual vendors of these webinar broadcast services. Everybody else...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th August 2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,322
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Thought of A Great Idea | Took Action | Nothing Happened

That comment right there speaks volumes about your 'success' or the lack thereof. I've been around this forum enough to know who Aaron Doud is, and as far as I'm concerned, he's got success oozing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,439
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Frank Kern Consulting Webinar

Yes, its a replay of the same webinar he's doing regularly every 1-2 months. If you want to see it again, you can go to youtube, search on Frank Kern Consulting, and its the first result that comes...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Talltom1
All about my brand new deck...

A short time ago, I had the deck on my condo replaced by a friend that is a professional carpenter. It was a pretty sizable deck and it was a bit complicated, so he had estimated that it would...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,068
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Another $6,000 off line marketing sale with almost no effort

Hey Claude,

Here's the link you asked for to one of my book.

U.S. Manufacturing Statistics by Industry Sector...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th July 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,068
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Another $6,000 off line marketing sale with almost no effort

Claude,

You just keep raising the bar higher and higher, sigh.

All those in favor of suspending Claude's membership on WF for a month so we can catch up with this dude, say 'aye'!

Awesome...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th July 2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Is there a simple Direct Mail software?

Hi BigV316

I'm not familiar with Salesforce, but I'm a bit surprised that they don't have something called 'automated processes' where you can define these direct mail items to be printed, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Talltom1
Re: GMAIL update...what do you want?

That list is a pretty good start. I haven't thought about this issue at all, but now that you mention these items, they'd be pretty cool features to have.

Tom
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Quick Question about Adwords geographic targeting

Bingo Marty. For some reason, in addition to the 10-12 specific metro areas in the US that I had enabled, the entire USA was also 'selected' and enabled. Sigh. Got it fixed

Thanks

Tom
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th June 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Talltom1
Quick Question about Adwords geographic targeting

I suppose I could have asked this over in the PPC forum, but thought I'd ask my offline friends first....

I've done more extensive testing recently with Adwords and specifically limiting the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,477
Posted By Talltom1
Re: 'Mad Men', Huffington Post, PRweb & Vocus (My Conference Notes)

Sorry Matt - could you clarify the "m.'s" in this part of your post....

Responsive design makes it easy because it get's rid of m.'s and helps with SEO.

====================

when you hit on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Talltom1
Just stumbled across some cool information....

Hey everybody,

I just downloaded the Hubspot 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report - over 100 pages of chart and very on topic information about stuff like:

How can I drive more traffic to my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Talltom1
Re: In-Person Seminars for Business Professionals

OK everybody,
People are asking a lot of questions which I’ve sorta deliberately skated around. So let me start with a bit of background.

A few weeks ago there was a couple of very excellent...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Talltom1
Re: In-Person Seminars for Business Professionals

Hey Claude I like the suggestion about the hotseat approach. I'm going to give that one some thought.

I've actually been busy traveling today, but a little bit later I'm going to do a full post...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th June 2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Talltom1
Re: In-Person Seminars for Business Professionals

OK, lots of very good questions, so let me explain in more detail. I used to do seminars like this before, some years ago, and did very well with it. Then I kinda got away from it, because for the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,902
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Does a Real "Responsive" S3 Video Player for Wordpress Exist?

Got it. I figured there was more to it than I was aware of. Thanks for the explanation.

Tom
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,969
Posted By Talltom1
Re: Failing at Site Rentals? Maybe this will help...

Actually, that's a terrific question. And the answer isn't something that you'd expect.

Some of the target clients that I'm looking for are literally like a man dying of thirst in the desert. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st June 2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By Talltom1
Re: The opposite of a 'one-call-close' sales prospect....

Hey Rus, thanks for the observation, but the client was furnished all of this in writing, and it has been discussed over the phone more than once, so he knows exactly what the next step is. So no,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st May 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By Talltom1
Re: The opposite of a 'one-call-close' sales prospect....

Hey Claude,
I understand the point you're trying to make about grabbing the order right then and there. While I suspect thats very true in a B2C or a B to Commercial setting, it is a bit different...
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