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  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #152 | Dec 21, 2017 - 7AM PST

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 7AM Pacific – 10AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here. 

  • Persuasion Secrets That Work

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    How can you add power to your persuasion?  How can you become more effective at persuading your customers to buy? Here's my top 10:
    Be positive I'm from Georgia. We kinda talk funny sometimes but never underestimate us. Here's what one successful insurance salesmen from South Georgia, had to say, "You can no more sell something you don't believe in, than you can come back from some place you ain't been." Prospect Successful salespeople have learned to direct their persuasive power toward people who have the resources to buy and have good reasons to buy what they are selling. Prepare The average salesperson will work like crazy to get an appointment, then blow the opportunity with a poor presentation after the decision-maker has agreed to the interview. (4) Perform Amateur salespeople complain furiously when they are beaten out by a competitor.  The customer was no idiot.  The complainer was just outperformed by a more competitive salesperson. (5) Be perceptive Powerful persuaders are alert to everything that happens during a sales interview.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs

  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #153 | Dec 28, 2017 - 7AM PST

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 7AM Pacific – 10AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here. 

  • The Money Is NOT in "The List"

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    I believe "The money is in the community," a community of like-minded folks you cultivate, advocate for, educate and nurture. It's a community of people whose trust you have earned and in return you value that trust.
    Three Important Reasons Email Marketing Is So Effective Email marketing is known to be effective and it's not just talk. Email marketing is still the single most effective form of marketing ever invented. And it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
    It's Personal - Email addresses are special and personal. If someone gives you theirs, use it wisely. You Can Add Value Easily - When you have a targeted community, you can add value to the lives of your subscribers easily by sending them information that is important to them. 3.    It Works - The Direct Marketing Association says the ROI on email marketing can be as large as 4,300 percent. With that kind of ROI, why wouldn't every business owner take part
     
    Understanding Your Community's Needs What is it your subscribers want? What are their biggest pains and worries? What keeps your community member up at night? Do Your Research - Before you send your first email, study your ideal audience so that you know what they want and need.
    Create Buyer / Subscriber Avatars - It helps for you to create buyer personas or avatars so that you know whom you're offering solutions for.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, Internet marketers, content marketers

  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #154 | Jan 4, 2018 - 7AM - PST

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 7AM Pacific – 10AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here. 

  • Focus on Small Successes for Big Results

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    Reaching your goals comes down to one very critical thing: staying motivated. Without motivation NOTHING will get done.
    The smallest success can be all you need to instill action. It's what gives you a belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. When you face obstacles, look at the small successes you've achieved so far. Be proud of those successes and feed off of them.
    Focus on what you can do each day.
    The big goal is your guide to where you want to go, but it's the daily small success steps you take that get you to it.
    If you want to lose weight, you move from buying a pedometer to walking 100 steps the first week. Then the next week you walk 150 steps. Each week you increase your steps each week, building on the previous week's success.   If you want to write a book, start with one paragraph a day for a week. Increase your writing the next week to two paragraphs, then a page, increasing your writing time over time until you have finished your book. If you want to eat healthier, start by eliminating one unhealthy food each week and adding a healthier version, then the next week replace another unhealthy food with a healthier version, and continue this successful system until you are eating only healthy foods.   If you want to be more organized at home or work, start by choosing one area (such as a desk drawer), then begin eliminating one unnecessary thing every few days, eventually getting rid of all clutter. By building on this small success you will have the confidence to organize other areas.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs

  • Fraud. 80% of Americans are Exposed to It. 40% Don't Know the Warning Signs.

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    In the wake of the hurricane tragedies of 2017, it's more important than ever to be aware of the amount of fraud that is out there, preying upon anyone who appears desperate, including hurricane victims. Get aware! Get smart! And get resources! 
    Learn tips for filing FEMA & insurance claims fast, and for avoiding shysters with slick promises that are designed to separate you from your wallet, without any intention of helping you at all. 
    According to the FINRA Foundation research,
    *80% of Americans have been solicited in a fraudulent manner, with at least 11% losing a significant amount of money after engaging with the solicitor. *40%+ of Americans fall for scam/lies about "fully guaranteed" returns of 110 percent. *Americans aged 65 and older are more likely to be targeted and to fall victim to fraud.
    http://www.finra.org/newsroom/2013/finra-foundation-survey-reveals-over-80-percent-respondents-are-exposed-financial
    Learn how to protect yourself, and why it's important to protect your parents as well. Now.
    Get additional information at http://www.nataliepace.com/.
    Learn the ABCs of Money that we all should have received in high school at my next Investor Educational Retreat. Call 310-430-2397 or email info @ NataliePace.com to learn more now.
    The Old West Investor Empowerment and Healing Retreat Oct. 13-15, 2017 http://old.nataliepace.com/flyers/2017/Retreat201710.htm
     

  • Make Your Own Success with Daily Affirmations

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    Motivation takes many forms. For some, it is the end game—the promise of a goal yet to be achieved. For others, it is a collection of well-crafted rules and guidelines that narrow the path forward. No straying, no flailing. Eyes on the prize.
    While some high-performers eschew the idea of affirmation as a motivation—claiming it creates a false, fluffy reality—it has clear purpose as an impetus for growth.
    1. Bookend your day with self-affirmations—one in the morning and one at night.
    This is an ideal way to bracket the work you’ve done in a spirit of positivity and forward momentum.
    2. Whenever you accomplish something positive in your day, write it down. 
    At the end of the day or week, review the list to remind yourself of how often you do good deeds—for yourself and others.
    3. Don’t forget that YOU are as important as your peers and family.
    These affirmations aren’t just about what you accomplish to help and support other people.
    4. Remember: Little things are the big things. 
    We may think that a pat on the back or a smile during a co-worker’s stressful morning is of no consequence.
    5. Profess; don’t confess.
    For many, the temptation to sidestep into confessional thinking is strong. But the object of self-affirmation is not to counterbalance good deeds and heartfelt intention with guilt.
    6. For every good deed you affirm, think of another you can perform the following day. 
    Ask yourself what skills you’re not using and what passions you’re not sharing
    People who should listen to ythis show are entrepreneurs therapists.

  • Stay Motivated When You Focus on the Benefits & Not On the Problems

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    Staying motivated when trying to reach a goal is one of the most difficult things to do. The long-term goal can seem too far off and difficult to reach.
    We've all had them. Goals we set that we never achieve. Over the years, setting and sticking to them has been difficult. You might have tried to write a book. Or lose weight. Or start a business. Or any number of other personal or business goals.
    Focusing on the benefits helps you see the reason you are working so hard. For example, after working out, when you're exhausted, you feel grateful.
    Focusing on the benefits of your goal gives you a sense of accomplishment. For example, a healthy lifestyle is a benefit of eating healthful foods and exercising.
    When things become difficult, you are tempted to quit. By focusing on the benefits of your goal, you can see the reasons you want to continue. Your difficulties will seem less.
    Very difficult goals (like losing weight) need extra motivation. Focusing on the benefits of losing weight can help you stay motivated to exercise.
    Focusing on the benefits of your goal instead of the difficulties allows you to focus solely on one specific step of the goal. For example, suppose your overall goal is to run a marathon. One of the steps is to run 3 miles a day.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, therapists

  • Find Self Motivation to Make Positive Changes

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    How Self Motivation Results in Positive Action I believe we are spiritual beings living physical lives. To make the most of this life, we have to take care of, nurture, and most importantly listen to the clues that our spirit gives us. This happens mostly through gut intuition and feelings we have.
    Taking the First Step Toward Positive Change The first step is exactly where a lot of people get stuck. Even those with greater awareness and knowledge can struggle.
    Use Momentum as Self Motivation to Change Momentum is a force that makes it easier for someone who's successful to do what's right rather than what's wrong.
    A body in motion will remain in motion, and a body at rest will remain at rest. So, what should we want to do? Get into motion!
    People who should listento this show are entrepreneurs

  • How to Succeed In Business By Paying It Forward to Customers

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    business leaders need to be able to meet the speed and access expectations of modern consumers. Traditional business models must evolve to a position beyond modern standards to be significant in the marketplace.
     
    So how can businesses differentiate themselves?
     
    By embracing a “pay it forward” business model and putting the needs of customers first.
     
    Putting Others Before Self
     
    Service leadership is the pillar of my business philosophy, and it was a foundational pillar in the life of Zig Ziglar. Ziglar famously said, “You can have everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
     
    3 Ways to Create a Pay-It-Forward Mindset
     
    As Ziglar reassured me many years ago when I first listened to his cassettes, success should break in your favor if you help others get what they want. That is easy to say, but how can business leaders put this wisdom into practice? I recommend three steps to get you started:
    1. Disrupt the Status Quo
    2. Flip the Script
     
    If a customer has a problem, address the issue ASAP with as few questions as possible. The most powerful form of advertising is word of mouth, and businesses that maintain a great reputation and reliable product are rewarded with customer loyalty.
    3. Find the Pain Points
     
    When a business offers a product or service that addresses your most pressing need, it is a win-win. Your problem has been solved, and the business has created a lifelong customer. Customers want to do business with companies that address their needs and solve their problems as opposed to a business solely focused on making a profit.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches

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