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Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

Another show I'm watching and recommend is fictitious but somewhat based on Rupert Murdoch, his family and media empire, HBO's "Succession." It's a dark comedy. It's great. Love the lines and tactics...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By misterme
Re: Ideas to Get Buyers Lists

Sometimes the haircut comes after the engagement ring.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

As of 9/10/19's episode, Stearn said this one thing... about the upcoming rib fest, that their showing in that festival is important when it comes to evaluate the business. So I guess that means the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By misterme
Re: Cold Calling Tips

Maybe I missed a nuance about when cold calling the first time, before asking the first first question, maybe the first question being, "can I ask you some questions?" as that sounds a little...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By misterme
Re: Cold Calling Tips

I came across this a few days ago. It's staged but it's an example of Belfort using the Straight Line technique at a sales meeting. You'll see him setting himself as the expert, asking investigative...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

To evaluate the business (in terms of the show's bet) how much more can they calculate right away other than to project sales? Leaving aside online sales and product line sold in grocery stores, if...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By misterme
Re: Looking for Advice for New Client

I know an owner of a video company, had done weddings and went after corporate work. The consumer market as you know is low pay, intense competition, and the lower they pay the more grief and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

So, basically, it's about a guy from another, better, place where he's enjoyed an exalted life, who's plopped down into a sort of a downtrodden spot, living in poverty. He appears the same as the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By misterme
Re: My Last Project Because Of The Undercover Billionaire

I started working a semi retired lifestyle a couple of years ago, so I'm already fidgety and antsy with all the freed up time that created. Now the transition to going full time retired is so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By misterme
Re: Dan Kennedy about to exit if not already has

I just heard he passed away a few days ago.

Oops but then, read the news was premature. As of 8/23/19 he's still alive, not expected to recover. Source: http://kenmccarthy.com/blog/dan-kennedy
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

I also used to ask, "what made you get into that business?" People love answering that question. Then you never have to say another word for the rest of the night but you do have to avoid being...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By misterme
Re: You work for the customer

Fear of selling I think comes from fear of rejection, discomfort from trying to get someone to give you money, wanting to be liked by everyone, imposter syndrome, beliefs about money, the person's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By misterme
Re: Dan Kennedy about to exit if not already has

Oh wow, what sad news. He was pivotal in my career. A "force multiplier" to it you might say. The first time I read one of his books I felt my brain was on fire.

That final letter of his was...
Forum: Email Marketing 24th August 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By misterme
Re: Do Solo Ad Sellers Use Your Ad Copy Or Ignore It?

If I may comment on this point... have you determined if they were more profitable leads?

On the main point of others changing copy, headlines, etc. Unless you're on top of it, anytime it goes to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st August 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

Yes, the advantage or "edge" AKA "Positive Expectation." Which is also has casinos make money, even though they have high operating expenses and lots of payouts, sometimes massive. The Bellagio...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th August 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

Oh, watch "Marrying Millions," that's close enough.



A person knowingly being recorded tends to behave in the way they think is expected. But will they spend money because of it? I doubt it....
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th August 2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

Did my eyes deceive me or didn't he sell the tires to that buyer while they were both on the same lot he got the tires from?

If I left a car on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it, I'd...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th August 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,456
Posted By misterme
Re: Undercover Billionaire

When I was in my very early twenties, out of work and with no idea of a career, I found the concept of "agency" fruitful.

Some of the things I did... got a block party type of free permit by a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th June 2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By misterme
Re: What is the best marketing strategy for getting clients for tour business?

Food tour business... You have to fill in some gaps here. I'm assuming you mean tourists in a specific city are escorted to various spots where they can eat or purchase food specialties? In your city...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st May 2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By misterme
Re: Compelling offer besides a discount?

"Compelling" can be when the value of the offer outweighs its cost, right? So, give bonuses. When you order now... you also get...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st May 2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 697
Posted By misterme
Re: Using highly targeted snail mail

A Special Offer of Perfume for People Who Read Letters They Got In the Mail

Dear Friend,

Claim your free sample (reg. $60) by going to https:// l'amour.com Just pay shipping&handling!
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th May 2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By misterme
"You're a great salesperson!"

A prospective buyer pays you that compliment: "You're a great salesperson!"

You might be flattered. You might thank them for the compliment. You might tell them if it helps them get what they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th April 2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 465
Posted By misterme
Re: The Ultimate Ballsy Sales Line

It wasn't meant to impress anyone. Like Neil Armstrong once said after telling a story about the moon and it went flat, "maybe you had to be there."

Imagine if you will a heavy set, craggy, older...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th April 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,086
Posted By misterme
Re: Marketing For Mattress Store

To accurately assess results one wouldn't we need to know the total gross profit which can be attributed to the ads less the total ad spend, plus factor in the amount of time (face to face time with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By misterme
Re: Why Not Use Off Line Adds?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mubCkCAEiDQ
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 465
Posted By misterme
Re: The Ultimate Ballsy Sales Line

The way he said sounded inferred that one way or the other the money I'm asking for my widget is going to get spent so you might was well spend it on yourself now rather than after you're dead.

In...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 465
Posted By misterme
The Ultimate Ballsy Sales Line

I met an older salesman the other night, he told me about a sales line he's used to give the prospective buyer justification to spend the money, if he has to.

He tells the prospect, "Look, you're...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By misterme
Re: "Highly Likely Prospects" VS "Qualified Prospects"

You realize what else you're doing there... compared to others who look to weed out those they think may be non-buyers eliminating them by asking "qualifying" questions such as "are you interested in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd April 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By misterme
Re: "Highly Likely Prospects" VS "Qualified Prospects"

Lately I've been doing the same thing. I've been looking over past sales and deducing the factors which generally produce the better buyers. Nothing's 100% I'll still get non-buyers despite my best...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,178
Posted By misterme
Re: Selling. Why Some People Become Great At Selling, And Most People Never Do.

Here's what a rotten salesperson does. The sale fails and they blame it on the prospect. So then they try to retro fix those outcomes by imposing pre-qualification rules on the prospect. They handles...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th March 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 411
Posted By misterme
Re: Need thoughts on expanding my offline business

The idea of bringing in smaller promoters under your umbrella sounds somewhat like what Century21 did with real estate brokers back when. Perhaps look at their model for ideas. I believe it was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st February 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 2,133
Posted By misterme
Re: A Time Travel Thought Experiment

You're describing someone travelling back in time, observing but not influencing the events of the past. Just a pure observer, standing outside, as it were, looking in. Free will choices have already...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st February 2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,213
Posted By misterme
Re: I call BS on "people don't like to be sold to" -- a mini Rant

Isn't the line, "I'm not selling anything" meant to lower the recipient's sales guard rather than an expression of loathing against selling? I thought it was. Anyhow, it's usually a lie and that's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd January 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By misterme
Re: Local Marketing Targeting Plumbers

Oh! A Drip Campaign, eh?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 400
Posted By misterme
Re: Cold calling with skype - going to voicemail ?

I'm just a lil' business so if you're calling people like me, if I'm answering calls, just a wild guess but, if I see an int'l number I'm letting it go to VM because chances are it's gonna be spam or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd January 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,086
Posted By misterme
Re: Marketing For Mattress Store

Sleepys/Mattress Firm closed up stores due to losing business to pure online companies like Casper. So perhaps a change of business model is what's in order here.

Even traditional retailers not...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd August 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By misterme
Re: Help a piano teacher target high-paying students?

For what reasons would parents with the means to pay more, pay more for piano lessons?

Barring the serious parent seeking their child prodigy be prepped for Julliard by a teacher with a proven...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd August 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By misterme
Re: How To Sell Anything To Anyone Anytime - SELL ME THIS PEN

If I were asked to sell someone a pen, the first thing I'd ask is, "what's making you want to buy a pen?" And considering most people don't know good sales technique from poor sales technique, and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,810
Posted By misterme
Re: What do you think about: many small business owners are stupid?

In a Facebook group some guy gives unsolicited advice to an old timer who claimed to be doing well. The advice was a crtisism of the guy's website such as copy was too long.

Watching The Profit...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By misterme
Re: "I'm booked solid for the next year"

"I have enough customers" or "I'm not taking on any new clients" or "I'm booked solid for the next year"

Have you tried this?

What if you respond by sincerely asking, "ummm, could you help me...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 971
Posted By misterme
Re: Please recommend a membership site PLUGIN for Wordpress

Simple WordPress Membership. Has all those features and it's simple to set up and understand.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By misterme
Re: Is bigger = better?

Is it always true? Hmmm. Depends on where the Buyer's at mentally. If I can move you from a potential $5,000 sale you're considering to a $10,000 sale, that may be a $5,000 move in your mind. Getting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th July 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By misterme
Re: What is Your offer? Are you easy to say "Yes" to?

Payment plans aren't part of the offer, they're introduced to facilitate the close when the Buyer indicates they sincerely want to buy but full payment at the moment may be an issue. The offer being...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th July 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 709
Posted By misterme
Re: Getting in the "zone" before telemarketing.

As with anything else, change the thoughts and the feelings change. Though I don't cold call but do conduct real-life sales, I go to "we're just gonna have a fun time" because we are, as it's just a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th July 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By misterme
Re: I'd rather die than settle for average

I read something recently that suggested we're wired that way. So yeah, it'll be like that for you forever because that's who you are. Except it won't be a never-ending hustle because at some point...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th July 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,422
Posted By misterme
Re: Video and Image Services

A few years ago I was talking with a video guy telling me he wanted to get into commercial jobs doing videos for business because he found bigger companies were paying up to $65,000 USD to the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th July 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By misterme
Re: Oren Klaff On Keeping Your Position When Selling

^^^ True that. I was taught that concept by a nationally known sales trainer brought in to consult a small group of us. The idea is to make the bossy type buyer feel they have the control over all...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th July 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By misterme
Re: Two Sales Book Titles

I haven't read it but I've just read "The Five Day Weekend" which may or may not rip on a similar theme. Namely, that the idea of working 40+ hours a week, Monday through Friday, for fifty years,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th July 2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By misterme
Re: Oren Klaff On Keeping Your Position When Selling

Because the truth is they don't have the power, they only imagine they do, which is exactly why they look to use intimidation. They either want to get their way, or vent their anger arising from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By misterme
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th May 2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By misterme
Re: Do you think a business card can have an impact on the customer number an on the sales?

A business card is cold and passive. A thank-you note is warmer. A hand-written thank-you note warmer still. A hand-written thank-you note with a time-sensitive offer is proactive and no longer...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th April 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By misterme
Re: The Buying Process; Directing Choice & Cementing The Sale. Most Sales Are Lost Right Here.

That's very good. That is how you block "Buyer's Remorse." Most sales people upon getting the okay for the order will launch right into writing it up. Maybe they'll say something like, "Great! Let me...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By misterme
Re: The Single Greatest Answer To Every Sales Objection

I feel like the stumbling block for salespeople finding it awkward or difficult to ask for the sale stems from the belief that the close is about "asking" for a commitment, asking for a financial...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th February 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By misterme
RE: Tips for success when closing an interested prospect?

What might be better is to solve the problem that's causing them to hedge off (evidenced by them distancing themselves by asking you to email them more information after they seem to have agreed to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By misterme
RE: The Single Greatest Answer To Every Sales Objection

No, I really didn't understand that nuance, that's why I asked, so thanks for the clarification, I see what you're saying now. You're getting the ones who would buy but who defer to stalling, to step...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By misterme
RE: The Absolute Last Close You'll Ever Need.

Very good. I'll chime in here because I've done something like this for some time, where I excuse myself for a few minutes at the right juncture. So this may expand a bit on the technique.

And the...
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