A lot of people have been asking me a common question recently: "What's the point of a blog?" The answer to that question can vary from business to business. I found one article with some interesting sales-related stats about blogging that might shed some light on the subject.
The article claims that businesses…Read More
Added by Dave Baldwin on August 27, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments
One day in November of 2005 life changed inside a prisoner's cell. The change took place in his heart and travelled to his head.
When I met Darin, one of the things he shared was how on that change took place.
His life before prison was filled with bad influences, bad decisions, and a big ego. More than anything he said that his big head got him into trouble. Once he was in prison facing a thirteen year sentence, he came face to face with himself and realized that he had to…
Meet Darin - I promised to post a picture, so here it is. William Burton is on the left, Darin is on the right and I'm the middle. I asked and received his permission to post pictures and info. I thought it might help if you could see the person, rather than me just talking about him. This was the picture taken at our meeting earlier this week, when I met him for the first time.…
Added by Diogenes Ruiz on August 26, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Guest blogger and author Mary L. Tabor shares her book marketing techniques
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In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by
the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name
of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of
leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.
Added by Diogenes Ruiz on August 24, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments
Here’s a question for your strategic consideration: Do you need to entertain prospects and customers in order to gain — or keep — their business?
Ultimately, I think it all depends on your prospects and customers. The simple answer is that if they expect it and require it, you probably have to provide it if you want their business. However, many of the people who make the buying decisions in the modern business world don’t need to be entertained in this way. In fact, many of them…
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His name is Darin. I got the chance to meet him today. When I walked into the restaurant he was already there, accompanied by another gentleman (Gary) who serves as a volunteer counselor. William was also there. There was no armed guard or orange jumpsuits.
I quickly learned that Darin had taught himself MS Publisher as he handed me a mock up of a Helping Hands newsletter he put together. His thought is that publishing a newsletter with interviews and pictures of homeless people,…
Added by Diogenes Ruiz on August 23, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Feeling unmotivated? Uninspired? Emotionally or even physically tired at the very thought of rolling up your sleeves and taking action?
Here's a classic situation. You want something or you know you need to do something --whether it’s to get in shape or redouble your efforts to network…
Have you ever noticed your dog or cat's particularly bad breath? Many times, this can be the result of existing dental issues that are getting progressively worse without the proper attention. Dogs and cats usually start forming dental issues at around three years old, and continually get worse with age. Dental
health is extremely important to your pet's…
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First-time and even repeat homebuyers do not understand why a survey is an important part of the homebuying process.
Here is the "cliff notes" version (aka Land Survey 101) which will give you some information about surveys.
What is a survey?
Tommorrow will be an interesting day. It's when I get to meet this gentleman and get a chance to talk with him. Did you know that Tim Allen (star of TV show, Tool Time) served several years in prison and when he got out, he turned his life around and became a very successful comedian?
Here is an interesting story about another ex convict who turned his life around. There are many such stories. I hope we can help one more success story come true.…
Added by Diogenes Ruiz on August 22, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I censored my own blog and I want to share a few valuable lessons with you. If you are a media professional then this might be of particular interest.
Earlier I posted a blog under the same title "35 Days". It was supposed to help draw attention and invite participation in helping someone who will be released from prison in just 35 days. You can see the original post "48 Days" if you would like to find out more. My focus for the post "35 Days" was about the negativity in the media…
What do you think? Let's look at this logically.
Say you go to a restaurant for lunch and you love it and want to support this business so it will stay in business. Lets call it Annie's Lunch Place. What do you say?
Had a great lunch over at Annies!
Organic salads with mango and avocado on gluten-free bread at Annies in Cary (web link)
Do you offer a service that's best-in-class? Or create a product that the discerning buyer would want to rave about? We're looking for YOU, to add your information to the Concierge section of our Luxury Homes website (at no charge; we'd appreciate having a link on your site too of course!). You may have seen my invitation before and wondered "why?"
There are several reasons we're extending this…
Added by Ken Smith, Goldens Realty on August 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments