Category Archives: Productivity

On Selling Soap (Meet My New Friend, Duke Cannon)

I made a new friend this past Christmas, thanks to my wife. His name is Duke Cannon. Duke sells soap, about which we’ll talk more in just a bit. Did you know that Soap-selling has a storied history? Andrew Pears (b. … Continue reading

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“If I don’t go, I don’t get”

After an extensive Internet search, I’ve concluded that I may be in possession of the only extant copy of the Warner & Swasey Company’s remarkable collection of American Business Ads, published 40 years ago under the title: “1776-1976 What has … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Get, but What you Become

He said: “The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” He also, more famously, said: “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a … Continue reading

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Professional Voice-over and Narration for…Five Bucks?

The post at Radio Sales Cafe, from a Chicago-area radio guy, read: “5 DOLLARS! Check me out on FIVERR” Intrigued and a bit skeptical, I clicked on the link. Sure enough, there he was. Chicago-area radio announcer will cut your … Continue reading

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“How to Write Good” – Help for Ad Writers from Federal Employees

Many resources are available to assist aspiring ad writers, but who’d have thunk that Employees of the Federal Government of the United States would be among them? Meet PLAIN, the Plain Language and Information Network, a group founded in the … Continue reading

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Finding and Keeping a Great Salesman

In a March 2012 blog post, Seth Godin noted the difference between the perception and the reality among professionals regarding their allocation of time in operating their business.  He used professional photographers to illustrate his point that managing time and … Continue reading

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Chris Lytle on “Inbox Detox”

When Chris Lytle has something to say, it’s worth paying attention.  Especially if you’re in sales. This morning I received two emails from Chris.  The first was in response to a question I asked him last week.  The second, a … Continue reading

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