Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Got It, Thank you."

Did you ever send an email to someone and then anxiously pondered if they received it?

…of course you did, I have many times.

Today with all the spam, junk and security filters, the reality is our emails (sometimes very important) can be shuffled into the never-to-be-read email abyss!

I know, some of you are saying: well I usually get a “your email was read” return.Reality check please, those scripts are not very reliable for many reasons (which I will not get into).

Here are 4 simple words to help secure the communication and put the sender at ease:
“Got it, thank you.”….that’s right …simply email them back “Got it, thank you.”

Consider this example:

Imagine sending a potential client a proposal and instead of wondering anxiously if they received it, you get an email back from them that said “Got it, thank you.”… WOW!, you can now exhale.

“Got it, thank you.” is not meant to be an end-all solution and of course you will have to adapt it to your style.

So if you do “get it” ...then simply say, “Got it, thank you.”

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 “Copyright (9-25-2010) by Robert V. Gambone Sr.”

Friday, September 17, 2010

Motivational Pledge

I found this in my archives; it was written as a 'motivational pledge' for my store team, as an inspiration to maintain our #1 status in a corporate wide-year long competition...over the next 8 months, we stayed on top, and ended the year Number One!!!
"A true champion celebrates his success,
while at the same time acknowledges his vulnerabilities.
When you are the best,
you will be tested by the best.

You are number one and being chased by those who cannot accept defeat.
Know this…second place is the first loser,
don’t settle for anything less than number one.

Remember you can’t do it alone...
it's great to be a champion,
but it takes a TEAM to win a superbowl.
The challenge is now upon us:
WE must champion our Points Of Difference,
with a
Passionate and Enthusiastic Pursuit of Excellence!"
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 “Copyright (9-17-2010) by Robert V. Gambone Sr.”

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Paralysis by Analysis


Calling all Entrepreneurs!....why do we do this?!

Yes, it is good that we examine things.
Yes , we need to be patient and cultivate business relationships.
Yes, we need to do our due diligence with respect to weighing our options.

But what I am talking about is;
when the ball is in our hand,
not a defensive player is in sight,
our Team is surrounding us,
and yet, we are afraid to run!? … because we might trip, fumble, or not make it to the end zone? ***

Here are 7 great quotes about procrastination.
Read them, and then read them again…and oh by the way…read them one more time.“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”Abraham Lincoln

“How soon not now, becomes never.”Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."Wayne Gretzky

"Even if you’re on the right track-you’ll get run over if you just sit there."
Will Rogers
“One of these days, is none of these days.”Proverb

“I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.”
Unknown Source

“By not making a decision, you have made one.”
The Pecan Pie Guy.
*** So come on entrepeneuers! Get the lead out of your butt and make a run for it!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Go Bananas!!! When Building Strong Business Relationships.

Did you know that the number one selling item at SuperWalmart (according to Bloomberg/ Business Week) is... BANANAS?
Wow!? …who would have thought!

According to Progressive Grocer Magazine, 75% of supermarket shoppers purchase bananas on a regular basis due to their nutritional value, low cost, and the fact that bananas are a very perishable product.

What is the number one strategy in building your business through networking?
Building strong relationships. And, just like bananas, strong trusting relationships are nutritious (in a business sense), can be very cost effective, and very perishable if you do not keep your “credibility” in stock.

Here are three quick tips to maintain a good "credible" inventory of your networking relationships.

1). Send a “reconnecting” email if you have not seen or heard from them in the last 30 days.

2). A personal inspirational greeting card is a great way to remind them of your relationship.

3). It may be old fashion in today’s techy world, but a simple “Hi Joe, how are things going this week?” phone call, really sends a message that you care.

So when it comes to building strong realtionships...Go Bananas!!!

 “Copyright (9-6-2010) by Robert V. Gambone Sr.”