Thursday, December 8, 2011

Are Honest Elections in Illinois an Oxymoron?

Most people groan when they hear a pun, yet they laugh when they hear an oxymoron. They laugh because an oxymoron combines opposite or contradictory terms, such as thunderous applause, sweet sorrow, honest Illinois elections….

As a child growing up in Chicago we frequently heard jokes like “When I die, I want to be buried in Chicago so I can keep voting,” and “Vote early and often.”

Honest elections (or the lack of them) though are no laughing matter. Voter fraud invalidates your legitimate vote, creates apathy (“my one vote is not important”) and allows elections to be stolen from the lawful winner. And when that happens, there is no longer a level playing field, corruption becomes the norm, and the democratic process is undermined.

Fraud is not limited to one political persuasion! Election integrity is a nonpartisan issue that every citizen should be concerned about.

Think of it this way: Who is lobbying for you, the citizen?

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Harness the Power of Social Media Thru Integrated Marketing Campaign

We keep hearing that our businesses and organizations should be involved with Internet social media and networking - but do you know WHY?

Here's the WHY:
Social Media + Marketing Campaign = Growth @ Lightning Speed

Marketing is about creating awareness. Social Media is the method to create that awareness in a fraction of the time of conventional methods.

Unfortunately too many people approach social media in a helter skelter fashion, exerting a tremendous effort for little return.

Taking an organized  "campaign style" marketing approach to your social media efforts will accelerate creating that awareness.

To learn more, read my article by clicking on this link:

Or plan to attend my next seminar on Wed. Aug. 24th. Visit my website for details.

People who attended the last seminar had the following comments:
  • "Take it! You'll definitely learn something"
  • "If you know nothing about social media, this was a good introduction"
  • "Good information to get you started setting up your marketing campaign"
Seating is limited so register today at

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Opening the Door to Closing Sales

You are in sales whether or not your job classification is "salesperson" - everyday each of us must sell ourselves and our work to our boss, customers, patients, clients. Most of us are not natural "salespeople" - we need to learn the techniques to make us better.

If you need to make sales happen, then join us on Thurs. 3/31/11 for the seminar "Opening the Door to Closing Sales". You will learn:
  • closing the sale starts at the beginning
  • identify your client's pain and how YOU can fix it
  • handling objections
  • understanding your client's personality
  • 7 techniques to close in on "the Close"
to register click on the link.

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From Chaos to Empowerment

Does life feel like a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle that has been thrown into the air and all those pieces are still hanging in space? Does solving the puzzle seem insurmountable?

Anyone who has completed a such a puzzle knows that, while challenging, it is not insurmountable. All those unconnected pieces feel chaotic. What are the strategies for moving from chaos to empowerment?

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