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Forum: Mind Warriors 5th March 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 805
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Have you ever gone to a trade show..or a conference?

The speakers are nearly always highly respected...highly successful people in the business, and they share everything willingly.

Why aren't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By Claude Whitacre
My Direct Mail Vacuum Cleaner Ad.

This is a full page (8 1/2 X 11") Town Money Saver Ad that went to 25,000 people last Thursday. So far, 6 vacuums were sold at $489. Everything in the ad is true.

I don't know how to post the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th January 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Life Insurance Legend Ben Feldman On Tape For Free.

You know a lot more than you think you do.

One of the biggest mistakes I made when I first started training salespeople was showing them a presentation when I was in full selling mode.The first...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd January 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,373
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: What's Your Advice on Becoming a Star Salesman?

That's an amazing book that had insights I hadn't seen from a sales author before.


To the OP;

The good news about sales is that the methods are pretty evergreen. Human nature changes little,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By eccj
Re: No more referrals left?

That industry has some problems:

1. All the firms are exactly the same - Being a fiduciary used to be somewhat different; now everyone is a fiduciary.

Also the industry is so heavily regulated...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: No more referrals left?

For me, referrals always tended to clump into social, business niche, or employer groups.

So, for every "Nest" of referrals, I would start to eventually get the same names.

But there is an easy...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th November 2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By DWolfe
Re: Warrior who is an attorney?

I sent you a private message. Let us know how it turns out with finding Brian
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th November 2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Warrior who is an attorney?

I assumed it was something like that, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to throw the DMCA idea out there.

Good luck.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th November 2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Warrior who is an attorney?

Brian has moved on to greener pastures, but I've been threatened by MGMT, so I can't actually tell you at what forum to find him. However, you can find his stuff at Brian Kindsvater Internet...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th November 2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Kurt
Re: Warrior who is an attorney?

Brian Kindsvater is an attorney and used to post here more often.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th November 2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Don Mann
Re: Warrior who is an attorney?

I would check out legal zoom. To see, who they recommend. Also, make sure. To ask for an international attorney, who specialize. In dealing with internet and copy right infringments.if you own the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th November 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 648
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Are you tired of entertainers-motivational-speakers?

I saw that. Although I'm a huge fan of John Oliver, I thought the piece was unfair. There is a difference between an MLM as a means of distribution, and a pyramid scheme. A pyramid scheme pays you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By GordonJ
And this is why most warriors fail.

A sixth sense is developed by relentless PURSUIT
experience from DOING
awareness from results...

Hitting it hard is NOT the Warrior Way. I always appreciate your finds JoeG., always real life...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Re: The postcard that doesn't sell

You can picture the joy on the householders face as they ponder in amazement…

"Wow, someone is actually helping me rather than screaming "gimme your cash."

And who are they most likely to...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd July 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By copyassassin
Best craigslist ad ever -- for guys who like fast cars

Had to share this. Enjoy!

Most Honest Viper Craigslist Ad Ever (http://oppositelock.kinja.com/most-honest-viper-craigslist-ad-ever-1782809075)
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st July 2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By Kay King
Re: How News Can Affect Sales

Pythons are becoming a huge problem - illegally sold as "pets" and turned loose in the Everglades when they grew or owners got tired of them - - the huge snakes are flourishing in Florida.

Gators...
Forum: Copywriting 26th June 2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By angiecolee
Re: "Everyone knows that" and "Everyone writes this way"

I have that fight constantly at the day job, where some partners within the building think listing features and a hot price automatically sells the thing.

A big lesson was learned with LED bulbs...
Forum: Copywriting 26th June 2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By RickDuris
Re: "Everyone knows that" and "Everyone writes this way"

Not to sound cocky at all, but my clients know what good copy is. That's why they hired me.

If you have to educate your prospect or client about what good copy is, I can't tell you what's wrong,...
Forum: Copywriting 24th June 2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By shawnlebrun
Re: Nobody wants to read your stuff

Like Andrew said, Steven's "War of Art" has EVERYTHING to do with copywriting.

Because if you're a REAL copywriter... you know there are times you DON'T want to write, you can't even bring...
Forum: Copywriting 6th June 2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: RIP Fred Catona

Ewen shared this a year or two ago and I favorited it ... if you're creating a radio spot or promo that leads to an online trial, this is excellent

Fred Catona Speaking Live at Russell's - YouTube
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By shawnlebrun
Sun Tzu, Muhammad Ali, and Copywriting

Like most of the world, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Muhammad Ali.

This morning, I pulled out some of my old boxing magazines I collected as a kid, and read through the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Art or science?

I hate modesty. Even genuine modesty. Because it blurs the truth.

Of the thousands of salespeople I've met, you are certainly in the top ten. And Misterme is in there as well. And, by the way...so...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By kenmichaels
Re: Art or science?

The "art" part is what you as a person add to the picture.

Anyone can draw a stick figure ... and anyone can sell.
The masters of both understand and apply the science behind the art.

I can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By socialentry
Re: Art or science?

I think it is more art then science.

There are rules, sure. But (good) art also has its own set of rules.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th May 2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By BigFrank
Re: This is weird

I had that happen to me a long time ago with a outfit in S. Vietnam. It stayed up for years and eventually just disappeared. Since it was a reference site on raising fancy guppies, I wasn't...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th May 2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Zodiax
Re: This is weird

I would leave it.

Google gives heavy penalty to cloned sites now.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By helisell
Re: Art or science?

Yup....agreed Claude.....

Which is why, for years, I've been calling it a 'craft'

Looks like art, but it's based in science.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Art or science?

Selling is an art. But the reasons some things work, and others don't...is science.
What I do looks like art. But for every inch of art, there is a mile of science underneath.

When people sell...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th May 2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 903
Posted By Kay King
Re: Negotiating with MB dealer

True story:

A friend in Atlanta ordered a Rolls Royce Corniche. The car would be delivered to my friend by closed truck.

The price of the car was well over $100k and Billy didn't flinch at it....
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th April 2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Sales or Management

When I went from salesman to distributor (meaning having reps work for me) I found that it was a completely different set of skills.

Years ago, I learned that if you are an outstanding...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th April 2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By gjabiz
They can

but often choose not to.

I've known many salesman who would have to take a pay cut, work longer hours and deal with other employees...to become a manager.

Of course, any manager, who has...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

What's happened is the aca put more people on medicaid with the promise to doctors that medicaid payments would match medicare payments. Then the government lower medicare payments creating a net...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By TLTheLiberator
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

The situation is not anywhere as bad as it was and the law is still not the disaster you'd like it to be for the country and the vast majority of Americans. I'm spending a lot of time on twitter...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By seasoned
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

I guess you didn't watch the video, huh? And did you hear the deductible, percentages, and exclusions? Some of the "ACAs" are WORSE!

Steve

ANOTHER THING! The ACA FORBIDS some increases in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By seasoned
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Good points! HMOs have ALSO allowed insurance plans to obfuscate some things. And the low number of machines, like CT and MRI increase problems like longlines and higher costs.

OH, And I ASSUME...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By TLTheLiberator
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Yea, there are lots of moving parts to the U.S. healthcare problem.

I'm glad lots more people are covered, the federal gov's costs for HC are lower, Americans have a new set of HC benefits we've...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By Kay King
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

When we talk about health care - the topic is so complex we end up focusing on one part of it. If anyone remembers when HMO's began to appear - when the term "managed care" became to seem...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Another problem is Certificate of Need laws that many states have.
Basically it prevents new hospitals and doctor run hospitals from being built if the state determines there isn't a need for one....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By seasoned
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Actually, it IS illegal! Traditional business rules, and a lot of LAWS, say that you MUST state the cost UP FRONT! Since this is impossible for many services, such as hospitals, they state that you...
Forum: Copywriting 24th March 2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 37,734
Posted By Princess Balestra
Re: Write Those Words So A Blind Man Can See 'Em: Storytelling Resources For Copywriters and Markete

If I am honest, I believe my own suffix to the main event to be the worst kinda florid regurgitation, but I figure the remains of a decent meal bounce across the tablecloth along with the gastric...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th March 2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: How to Lose a $30,000 Sale

Actually, that's not losing a sale, it's just losing the chance for an appointment...to make a sale.

You know what's really painful? Having someone filling out a contract...that took you hours to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: [Ask] If I bring a sale for a service, how much will I get paid?

Most of the time, it IS trust.

If you can't trust the person, why would you get into business with them?

The other way you can do it is an affiliate marketing method.

(Here come the flood of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th March 2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Take Heed Boys :)

My wife and I divide duties as well. If she sees I'm doing some work, she offers to help. If I see she's doing some work, I offer to help.

In 28 years of marriage, I think she raised her voice to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By iAmNameLess
Awesome FREE Tool To Help Your Clients with Local Search and Organic

Found this on a Google+ community, originally shared by Linda Buquet. At least, that's where I first saw it being shared.

AnswerThePublic.com: that free visual keyword research & content ideas...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By tagiscom
Re: Hey, man, I've had my new hair on order for weeks, bub!

Great, last time l go to a Star Trek, Vulcan get together!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36469501/PHOTOS/MISCELLANIOUS/WF%20SMILEYS/SUNGLASSES.png
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th February 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Oziboomer
lead...lift...and lever - 1000th post advice

Hi everyone,

Heads up...

Posted my 1000th post in the main forum if you would like to have a read and want to add a comment it would be appreciated.

It is about three real ways to grow any...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

It all started with the original article that mentioned two guys names that were killed by "punching" and they gave it all sorts of weird names like King Punching, etc. So I googled the two guys...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By hardraysnight
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

is wikipedia australian?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By sbucciarel
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By hardraysnight
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

so many foreign experts on australia
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

There were two murders, punching two guys at different times that resulted in death. As a result, they made all those rules. As a result, they don't need to worry about chasing the tourists away....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By Kay King
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

Tirades aside.

Wasn't the crackdown in Sydney due to motorcycle gangs and huge crime problems of just a few years ago? I seem to remember a thread here started by someone from that area...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By gjabiz
Always appreciated Joe.

Joe, your finds are always appreciated, so thank you.

I find all "surveys" which are conducted by a business with something to sell... and then end their "research" with a recommendation for using...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th February 2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By animal44
Re: Small business marketing

I don't have much faith in LinkedIn data and surveys, however I'd say there's a lot in there that fits with my own research...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th February 2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By sbucciarel
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

Very interesting read. Had no idea ....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd February 2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By lanfear63
Re: The Death of Fun in Sydney

An interesting read. In the UK, a number of years ago, bars were allowed to open all day. Outrage from some, people thought that there would be drunkenness and lawlessness galore. After a short while...
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