Wisdom from the young and brilliant.

Sal Khan giving a Commencement at MIT

Sal Talks


Once you make it past the MIT love fest, there are some real gems in there.

My favorite? “Don’t waste inspiration.”

Good stuff.

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10 Point Checklist Before Sending Your Email Newsletter

The List - Not my list, this one is Roseanne Cash's

We all need a list

A long time ago someone told me “what separates us from the monkeys is our ability to Pause“.  (It may have been more like, “Dude. . .think about monkeys for a second. . .” but whatever. . .)

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Sales Training Ideas from Dennis Minton

Dennis Minton Sales Training

Dennis Minton

Minton Dickes
(Dennis Minton is an Organizational Consultant. I like how he thinks. Enjoy.)

“When you develop skill in handling objections, you’ll find they are a welcome part of the sales process.”  Garry Kinder


Following a proven process in the selling cycle is a must for sales professionals.

Two factors will determine your success in meeting resistance and overcoming objections: attitude and strategy. As with any part of the selling process, strategy can be learned and mastered through practice. But, first, it’s important to develop an attitude that puts objections in their proper perspective.

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Organic vs. Paid Traffic – Which is Better?

Organic vs PAid website traffic

This one came up twice yesterday.
(which may or may not mean something. . .Netflix vs. Amazon Prime came up twice too)

Some quick thoughts.

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Married to the Sea.com

It’s Direct Mail Friday

Direct Mail Analysis

It’s a joy to get a visit from the mailman and occasionally he brings me goodies that are worth discussing.

Yesterday was no exception.

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Tell a Story, Increase New Customer Acquisition

Tell a Story, Increase New Customer Acquisition

via Science Daily

Those who have worked with me in the past probably knew this post was coming. The power of the story. Using analogy to communicate.

It’s how we as humans have communicated from the beginning. With stories. It’s how we’re wired.

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Some quick thoughts on how to leave a voice mail message. 

How to leave a voice mail message

Voice Mail like Alec Baldwin

Yes. We’re going here.

Since we’re in the midst of Election Season, the ads are coming in fast and furious. And the robo calls. And occasionally live person calls.

Listening to these calls I am thrown back into my days working a call center. The constant topic?

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Who will crack the mobile marketing nut?

mobile marketing

Head down!

Who will crack the code on how to market on mobile? Facebook? Twitter? Google +? Pinterest? Tumblr?

Not sure.

I know who is winning the battle right now.

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Are you ready to be inspired? 


Two horrible birds.

Love it.