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The Baker’s Dozen (Pt. 1 of 3)

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The Baker’s Dozen to Making More Dough

13 Tools That Will Help You Increase Sales and Make More Money and How Sweet That Is!

By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

This is part 1 of 3

Let’s get right into it. I’m going to give you some ideas of some tools you can use to grow your business in any economic climate.

#1
Send a Handwritten Note/Greeting Card

In today’s world, everyone is busy and time is a most cherished commodity. Because we’re all so busy these days, it is sometimes a little difficult to reach out to people and let them know that we appreciate them.

One thing that works very well is sending people a handwritten greeting card in the mail (i.e., US Postal Service). We are in the electronic age and a handwritten greeting card can really get you noticed. World-renowned experts in sales, marketing, and networking like Ivan
Misner, Bob Burg, Harvey Mackay, Tom Hopkins, Danielle Kennedy, and the world record holder for being The Guinness Book of World Records Top Salesman in the world, Joe Girard, all agree the handwritten note is a powerful tool to have in your arsenal.

Let’s talk about Joe Girard for a minute.

This man sold more cars by himself than most dealerships with all of their sales people combined sold. He did this for twelve years in a row (yes, 12).

His secret weapon was that he sent all of his customers and other contacts handwritten greeting cards every month.

They weren’t sales pitches. He just wanted to say “Hi”.

Now sending out handwritten greeting cards to all of your contacts every month may be a little daunting, as it would normally take a lot of time, energy, and money to make it happen.

However, there is now a way that it can be done while saving you a ton of time, energy, and money.

Here is how it works…

You create your card online…This system prints out the physical card that you can create in your own handwriting without even touching the card…They then stuff the card in an envelope, put a stamp on it, then mail it to the intended recipients for about $1 per card.

Hey, if sending cards to contacts helped Joe Girard become The Guinness Book of World Records Top Salesman in the World for twelve consecutive years, perhaps such a strategy can help us grow our businesses as well.

To learn more about this service and to get a free trial, CLICK HERE.

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#2
Add quick, personal video blurbs to your website

Using the Bubble Comment platform is a great, cost effective way, for you to easily communicate with all of your online visitors.

Why use Bubble Comment?

• Increase conversions and sales — Research shows that adding a virtual sales assistant, like a Bubble Comment assistant, can significantly increase your conversions and sales.

• Ensure your message is both seen and heard.

• Using Bubble Comment enables you to deliver your messaging in a personal manner, which reinforces your key messaging and helps establish trust.

• Engage visitors and direct them to take action.

• Bubble Comment’s ability to easily get a personalized spokesperson on your site can turn passive site visitors into active participants.

• Increase the time that visitors spend on your site – Bubble Comment’s ability to capture attention and generate interest can increase the time that visitors spend on your website.

• Increase your website traffic — Bubble Comment enables you to create a lasting impression that will drive traffic and help increase the likelihood of return visits.

To see a sample of how this works, go to this site:

www.BubbleComment.com

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#3
Take the online conversations offline

We human beings need to interact with other human beings.

No person is an island, right?

I like Meetup.com’s (“Meetup”) slogan: “Isn’t it time to take the conversation offline?”

Meetup is one of the barrels of my double-barrel approach to networking. I’ll discuss the other one in the next section of this special report.

Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world,
by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

Find a Meetup group that will help you grow your network – for business and personal interests – by going to their website. Below is the address:

www.Meetup.com

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#4
Ever did speed networking over the phone?

Whoa! This is hot!

You can have real conversations, make more connections, and grow your business without having to leave your home or office!

As you know, your business success has a lot to do with how effectively you network. New referrals, ideas, and opportunities all come from the people you know. But to increase the power of your network it needs to constantly be growing.

Unfortunately, traditional approaches to networking can waste time and money without delivering results to your business or new contacts to your network.

Has this ever happened to you at an In-person Networking Event?

Have you ever gone to a networking event where you made no new connections, or you couldn’t break into a conversation with someone you really wanted to meet, or you couldn’t
break away from a conversation that went on and on and on?

Even worse, have you ever paid an annual membership fee so you could then pay for gas and parking, or driving to an event where you then paid to enter and met nobody new?

But what about Online “Social Networking” sites?

With the explosion of social networking sites over the last few years, we found it a bit ironic that none of these sites are really “Social” (i.e., instead of interacting – you type something, hours later I type a response, you respond, etc., etc., etc…)…nor were these sites really helping us meet new people in any meaningful way to build our network.

Sure we were making hundreds of new contacts on these sites – but how many of these “connections” did we ever actually talk to?

After having more than 100+ conversations myself, I’ve already gotten a feel for how powerful speed networking over the phone can be, and can recommend it to other business
owners and sales people without hesitation.

Imagine what it would be like to meet 1,240, 12,400, or more new contacts. What new opportunities would that lead to? How would that impact your business?

Make sure to click on the link below and take the interactive demo NOW.

www.BlitzTime.com

I’ll give you ides 5 to 9 in the next edition.

Talk to you soon.

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Written by Tyrone Turner

March 28, 2011 at 12:27 am

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