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How to Create an Outstanding Business Card

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Do you ever squirm at the thought of using the traditional business card as a marketing tool?

Oh my goodness, I completely used! When I was started my business, I did what every businessperson do, carrying business cards that have my company name, my name, position, links to my website and phone number, because that’s the kind of business card we’re supposed to have, right? But this didn’t make me feel comfortable.
So, I decided to go through the whole frameworks for my business and that enabled me to turn my business card into a great marketing tool before sharing it with the potential customers. And I tell you, the idea was amazing! I shared it with some of my clients and it’s been bringing them outstanding results ever since. I want you also, to be able to open relationships easily with the potential customers. So, take advantage of this my targeted counsel to come across with savvy when sharing your business cards with the prospects. 
Here are five information you should have in fron…

Your Business Card Should Convey Solution

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The importance of the information on your business card cannot be emphasized enough.  Some thought has to be given to the value you offer, as it will appear on your business card.  If you have chosen to be in the service business, this is an even more important action for you to consider.  Service business professionals need to work just a little harder to be explicitly about their offers among other professionals. 
Your business card needs to state why you’re in business and assist you in opening new relationships, and create new business opportunities that will later turn into sales.
Therefore, I recommend that you keep simple, sophisticated and explicit business card. I have provided information for you to create one.
In one of my seminars, I gave a business card to the marketers attending. They were impressed that customer testimonial and the name of the customer were on the card because they had never seen cards where companies or business owners provided such information on their…

Don't Cheat the System

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If you want to grow your business, and become an expert in your field, then you can’t get caught up in what everyone is doing in your industry, rather focus on the bigger picture. And resist attracting prospects by “hacking” the system for short term results. Take the long view. Have a long term business strategy. Invest in actions that will be relevant 5 – 10 years down the line.


“What If”

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When dark days assailed and you have no choice than to drag yourself around in a drooping position with a sad heart and a voice crying in your head, “I’m a failure!!!” I’ve found that one of the best strategies to deal with this is to use the technique of “acting as if” to send positive messages to your brain.

“What if” is a technique used by actors to determine different ways to play a scene. It is a fun approach that can be used for stimulating creative though. First, they identify the problem that they are trying to solve. Next, they determine what would happen if they changed certain variables.

The same technique can work for you. When you start changing the perspective of a problem in your business or personal life, your brain subconsciously begins to create the right emotions for you, and you will start feeling positive and confident. In a short time, you will start noticing innovative ways to help you triumph and succeed.

While you might not be able to control obstacles or unfortu…

Daily Goals Achieving Tip

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Do you know we actually make our life the way it is by our daily choices? Think about it. Depending on the choice of foods you eat, the amount of exercise and rest you get, the way you spend your money and time, who you associate with, and how you react to situations and people, your life is either one you’re satisfied with or one you’re disappointed in. the choices you make minute by minute and day by day are determining your outcomes.
In this month of August till the end of the year, I want you to accomplish your dreams by taking responsibility for your life. No more excuses. Disengage from all those so-called people that call themselves your friends, but fill your life with drama or negativity, jealousy or hate, give up all your victim stories, all the reasons why you cannot achieve something, and all the explanations as to why you’re still in one spot with your dream up until now.
Starting from today stay organized for the remaining period of the year with your various dreams. Plann…

Have a More Empowering Work Life

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The reason why a lot of people fail in job/career/business choice is that they never take the proper time out to really think through what they are actually capable of. They are too busy thinking “How can I get money” or “I need to pay the bills”.
Hence they move ahead like a steamroller and they seem to overlook the foundation stage of choosing a job/career/business. For me, you can save a lot of time and problems downstream if you take a step back and take some time to formulate what it is that you are actually capable of.
In this post I recommend that you make a shift towards contributing your full potential, by first laying these three foundations.
Passion: Discover your passion. Your passion should be the natural talents that you enjoy and for which you have boundless energy to excel.
Personality: Identify your strengths. For example, my top strength lies in challenging critical situations with fresh, innovative and strategic ideas to bring about solutions, and that I turned into a…

How do you handle difficult situations?

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How do you handle difficult situations?
I’m talking about those situations that prevent you from fully enjoying your life by installing doubts, fears and make you believe you don’t have any choice in the matter.
No matter how challenging a situation, there is almost always a way out for you. It all depends on the choice you make. How you choose your responses to most situations, including which emotions you allow to dominate you.
Today I’d like you to unblock barriers in your life by examining your dreams, and aspirations, because it's one of the highest motivators in helping you make better choices in difficult situations. Take a good look at where you’re now, where you wish to reach, and the options you have to get to where you’re going, and you will be inspired to make positive choices.
Every day, all day long, from the time you wake up and go to work and come back, you can decide to alter the cause of a difficult situation in your life. The choice is yours. Don' stick your hea…

Use the word ‘Challenge’ in place of ‘Problem’

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Hello Monday!
Dear Professionals, 
What could be better than having a job to do? Working hard, and having some income to take care of your money needs. Even though it might not be a better-paid job, the kind you would have really wanted, I definitely believe the self-esteem you get from holding down a job and being financially independent is worth something. So, be grateful. And just before you embark on the new week’s job, there is a skill you should learn to help your customers see you as a solution provider.
Eliminate the word problem from your vocabulary. When customers hear ‘problem’ the automatic thinking is that something will be difficult, or can’t be done, or that solution will be unsuccessful. Instead, rephrase any issue your customers might encounter doing business with you as a ‘challenge.’ For example, “I think there is a problem with getting your goods delivered. The couriers are always late,” could be rephrased as “I think there is a challenge in getting your goods deliver…
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While you can't go back and start a new beginning. If you ardently wish, you can rewrite tomorrow. It's all you could do. Have aims. Be objective about tomorrow. ⁣

Be a visionary. Start right now to dream constructively for your life.⁣

#YouHaveAChoice! Resist dwelling on the past. Move toward worthy goals.⁣

#BeAVisionary#bedifferent#befullyalive#hopes#abetterfuture#beinchargeofyourlife

How to Create Proper Outgoing Business Message

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If your, business has a phone line which it should unless you’ve just arrived in a time machine from the 18th century, then you certainly have existing customers and potential customers whom you may miss their calls sometimes. If the message your machine or service play when you’re unavailable is done right, it will go a long way toward refining your brand.
Simply keep it brief and to the point, no customer wants to hear a long song or a message that may be inappropriate for business. The following gives you guidelines and sample script you can work with.
Your nameCompany nameRequest for the caller’s name, message, and phone numberCommit to return the call.

Here is a sample outgoing business message:
“Hello, you’ve reached Darmie Orem, with DRS Etiquette. I’m away from my phone, but please leave your name; number and a message and I will return your call. Thank you for calling.

Be Niche Business

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Dear Professional,
It’s a fact: If you position yourself incorrectly in the business environment you will get nowhere. There will be no business clients and no income from your business.
As a business owner, an entrepreneur, an agent of solutions, you’re in a select group of individuals who refuse to let obstacles stop you from succeeding at your career. You don’t just let anything supersede the reason why you began your business; not the fear of setback, worries over losing a business opportunity, or sheer force of habit.
So wouldn’t it be nice if prospects can tell what kind of business you do without being told? Because it can be difficult to have growth in the most effective way if you offer too many things to too many people, can’t it? Especially during these competitive times.
And that’s why I would like you to select a niche. Have a specific focus in your chosen field of endeavor and that will make it much easier for your potential customers to identify with your brand.
Don’t be a j…

Making a Sparkling Connection in Business

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Do you know that your potential clients are evaluating your ability to connect with others? In the business world, you meet new people all the time, for many reasons and in many situations. Being able to interact with others, talk, smile or greet makes everyone feel comfortable and is one of the most useful skills you can acquire in business to enhance your professional image to be more successful. But many of us get tripped up on getting along with others. So, I give you tips on making a sparkling connection in business in this article.
Whether you’re meeting with owners of a business, the gateman, the office cleaners, guests in the waiting area, or the receptionist, work on making people feel genuinely important.
Meet: Whatever your status is in business, don’t wait for others to make the first move. Take the responsibility for meeting people. Be the first to say “hello.”
Smile: Taking the time to smile at people will show your potential clients that you’re happy to be in the presence…

For Small Business Owners: What’s in Your Employee’s Dressing? A Lot!

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If you’re an entrepreneur, a school owner, an employer of labor then, you should read this.
Dress, makeup and grooming are important. How you dress like a boss and how your employees dress really do matter. How your employee dress can bestow dignity or take it away from you and your business.
Ensuring that your employees are properly, smartly, and professionally dressed is important to your business success, because it presents a visual image and sends a message that you’re professional. In fact, it represents your marketing image, influence how you’re perceived as a leader and whether people should take you seriously, and respect your brand.
A lady working for me is usually seen as my colleague and not an employee, because I help her with her wardrobe. I don’t just give wardrobe advice, I make provision for wardrobe. Can you also do that for your business, just for the sake of being recognized for successful branding?
Back to my lady employee, one day she dressed very tackily to work,…

What Problem Can Your Talents Solve?

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If you have been ignoring offering your talents in order to make a difference in your life, the community and the world, I invite you to reconsider.
Do you know what we call entrepreneurship today began several decades ago? Hundred years back you wouldn’t have heard people saying they were “going to work.”  Rather, each person had a skill they perfected or a craft they polished that could improve a situation, a product or a life and then, they would go into the community, the marketplace, or someone’s home to offer their abilities or talents in exchange for money, food, or goods.
Today, many people have the mentality that they are owned white-collar job. However, this is not where the true joy of life sometimes lie, but in using your talents.
What are you doing with all your God-given talents, gifts, opportunities and resources? Don’t tell me you’re not talented. Everyone has a talent; no one is created empty.  
Try these for yourself to determine your talents. I’m sure you’ll find the ex…

Bizarre & Valuable Success Tip

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Many years ago an older entrepreneur friend of mine gave me some unusual advice.
He told me to commit totally to become better than the best: put extra effort and, energy into pursuing EXCELLENCE in my business and career, rather than chasing down MONEY.
And while this sounded bizarre and somewhat depressing for me at the time, it did help.
Pursuing excellence gives you a glimpse into how your business can offer your potential customers more value than you readily provide . . . and can provide exceptional psychological foresight and insights into building a wildly great brand, plotting and developing better products and life-changing services.
You will probably want to try this if you’re operating a business, or leading a team in an organization and want to become phenomenally successful.
Over the past years the mindset of excellence has produced some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, and anyone who is willing to commit totally to becoming better than the best enjoys the same great…

How Spending Your Time Well Will Change Your Life

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Sit down. Think back over the last few years, or months. When can you remember being productive about something you’re doing? Try to think. Is your life going to move forward as a result of what you’re presently doing?
My last and probably more important question is: “what are you doing?” The answer to this question is usually an unequivocal “I’m busy.”
It’s easy for many people today to say they have a busy life, but they never achieve anything, because they are involved in pointless distractions, meaningless pastimes, worthless social media tasks, and purposeless pursuits. For example in my case when I tell people I’m busy, I mean I spend hours at my desk researching, and developing material for new training programs and future books, returning business phone calls, or emails, following up on clients or sending out a sales letter. Other times I am teaching in schools, and studying to improve the positive outlook I display in my role as a person, leader, coach, consultant, and trainer.
W…

You Can’t Serve Every Customer

Recently, a company I won’t mention sold a modem to a friend of mine knowing well that the product will not serve her area. Thankfully, there is a refund policy in place. But, the customer retention person handling her purchase refused to give her back her money all in a bid to retain her as a customer.
This customer retention person in this story illustrates the topic for today.
There is this important skill that will help you through every day to serve your customers better. This very skill helps people to act right and honestly in all situations. It is what makes you stand out in your customer service. It is what makes meaning in your job. It is called integrity.
Let’s be bold and be honest in our daily business transactions. When your product will not serve a customer, let them know. Customers have more power than ever before. Word-of-Mouth is their biggest source of referrals, and they will tell people about your business, because of excellent customer service. Don’t give room to any…

Are You Overdosing Your Children?

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In celebrating your child or children today, and every other day, because they are special you have to be cautious in overindulging them. Children have receptive minds, and at this stage of their lives, they need to be molded and given the right foundation to become that great man or woman you will be proud of someday.
Unfortunately, nowadays, overindulgence has become parenting norm. Let me illustrate my point with a story that’s typical.
I know of a certain middle-class family. They were just able to get what they need to live a fairly comfortable life. But, they tried all their best and spent all the good to give their five children anything they wanted, so they lived in a world where they could not say “NO” to the demands of their children. Because of this excess, the children grew up to believe life is a bed of roses. Until the first child had to work during her industrial training program in school, only then, did she realize the strenuous efforts the parents put in, to give them …

How High Do You Aim?

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One of the reasons some people never come close to reaching their full potentials despite the fact they have the natural abilities – is the problem with the altitude of where they set their aims.
While aiming high can be very frightening, or seem unattainable, it only requires courage, determination, responsibility, answerability, and action to fly in spite of the fears.
Let me ask you something. Do you aim high? I imagine it’s rare in these hard times. I encourage you not to waste time aiming low, limiting yourself to only what seems easy, doable or simply possible. Don’t cage your potentials, because it doesn’t take more energy to aim high than it takes to aim low.
Instead of striving to simply pass your exams, determine to finish top of your class. More than pushing to increase your customer base, aim high to be the top marketing person. Instead of just helping others to supply goods, try having your own shop in the future. Rather than just doing your job in the workplace, aim high to…

Dating Etiquette by Damilola Ogunremi

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If you're about going into a relationship, or you're in one already, the following tips will help you along your way.
Know What You’re Looking For Meeting a guy or gal of your dreams is a fabulous thing! However, if you don’t know what you’re looking for first, you’re going to make the dating process much more complex than it needs to be. Decide what sort of dating relationship you are looking for before you get started with your hunt, and you will set yourself up for dating success.
Establish a Mutual Friendship Do you want a serious relationship? Are you looking to play the field and have a little fun? Is sex with no strings all you want? Or maybe you’re looking to find that special someone and you’ve got till death do you part on your mind? Whatever, it is that you’re looking for; when you meet someone the first thing is to establish a relationship. It’s awkward to defining relationship before establishing one. For example; a man is seen as a weirdo. If he meets a lady for the …