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The Life of Pi, was for me a fine movie. In it a young man survives a shipwreck and relates his story to a reporter who would like to write about it. He tell the reporter a fantastic story of his survival in a life boat shared for much of the time with a ferocious tiger. Investigators, seeking to understand why the ship went down do not believe the original story so Pi tells them an alternate story more believable than the first. We are never told which story might actually be factual but Pi asks the reporter which one he like better. The reporter answers the more fantsastical one! Herein lies the core of tonight's discussion. Does science, facts and perhaps truth have any role in the stories we live by or do we simply live by the stories we like best? Does the conflict between facts and wishful thinking have any role in today's political struggles?
Best-selling author Yann Martel, who penned the internationally acclaimed novel Life of Pi will be our guest. Last month the film version of the book won 4 Academy Awards, including Best Director for award-winning director Ang Lee. Yann will be chatting about his next book project, along with what it's been like to have a book receive so much Oscar praise and support.
A hollywood legend, an 80's action staple remade, and a movie many claim to be the next Avatar, that's this week in a nutshell (thanks Austin Powers for not letting me use that phrase without quoting you). We take a look at the Anthony Hopkin's starring biopic Hitchcock then we join a pack of Wolverines in Red Dawn and last but certainly not least, we find out if Life of Pi is a new classic or just a treat for the eyes.
On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review five new films. They include: Hitchcock, Rise of the Guardians, Life of Pi, Red Dawn, and Rust and Bone.
Do You Know What Your Clients are Saying About You?
Do You Know What Your Clients Are Saying
Because I do. Well, probably not you specifically but I get calls every week from prospective clients that begin with a complaint of the first PI they called or hired. In the interest of personal development, a closer look at a few common complaints I hear may be insightful.
“The last place wouldn’t even quote me a solid price.”
If you deal with new calls that are not from attorneys or other service firms, the client’s number one concern at the start of the call is likely how much your service is going to cost. Your client wants to know that your fee is reasonable for the service you provide and that they are not going to be ripped off or scammed in any way.
This may not be the most common complaint I hear about other PI’S but it is one you can easily avoid by being transparent. Gather the information you need to quote a price to get the job done and quote a firm price. If there will likely be additional fees, especially if the amount is unknown, make sure your client understands this up front and save frustration down the road. Under-Promise and Over-Deliver.
The tightrope walk is often about securing a fair price for your time and energy without scaring away your prospect. I have found that the secret to overcoming a client’s possible “sticker shock” when you talk money is to show your client as much value as you can before you quote your fee. If your client trusts that you are the right person for the job, the exact dollar amount becomes much less important to them.
Speak Life Radio ~ Interview With Dr. Brent Binder
Blessings family and welcome back to another great show! We are so SUPER EXCITED to have the amazing Dr. Brent Binder on the show. Brent Binder is a doctor of chiropractic and lecturer at Penn State University’s capitol campus. He is an avid public speaker and presents topics ranging from business marketing and communication to herbal medicine and alchemy. He has been leading Penn State students in various forms of meditation since 2010. He has instructed the subjects of general biology, human biology, anatomy and physiology and nutrition. His expertise is in human posture, body language and the optimal expression of innate intelligence through present time awareness. THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD, PLEASE JOIN US!!!
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