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4/21 Saturday Quote!


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But don’t you see, the color of wine in a crystal glass can be spiritual. The look in a face, the music of a violin. A Paris theater can be infused with the spiritual for all its solidity.

~ Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

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Selling Your Best Self


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Selling a product or service isn’t that easy to do.  Entrepreneurs and salesman alike have their fair share of success, but that success happened after waves of failure.  There is always some strategy that needs be improved over time or some time to brainstorm other tactic as well.  Whatever the case may be, there is always some intriguing idea to sell your product or service to a particular audience.

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So how do you make your goals?  What is an important aspect of selling your product or service?  How exactly do you capture your audience’s interest in the product or service you are offering?

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Well folks – the answer DOESN’T have to do with the product or service you are offering, but rather, HOW you present it to your customer.  It is more so about working with your pitch for those potential buyers.  How you present your product or service plays a major role in how they will react.

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Think about it – human beings are known to be very social creatures.  We love being around people and we want to feel as if we belong within a certain group.  If we like who we are talking with, then we will become interested in what he or she has to say.  Once we are interested, then we complete the plan of action that they want us to do.

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When it comes to sales, audiences generally go for the person selling such product rather than the item itself.  If they enjoy being around that particular person, then they will become more interested in what they are offering.  Not only will they seem interested, but they will spread the word around to their friends and family.  Your reputation will flourish over time as you meet more customers.

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This is the kind of strategy I use to promote MakeSandcastlesNotWar.  Before I pitch my blog out to a potential reader, I delve into a bit of conversation with them.  Sometimes I will talk about a new place I have never been to before or some event that just happened recently.  I want to have some friendly discussions with the person so that they enjoy being around me.  After a few bouts of conversation and introductions, I then discuss that I write an entertainment PR blog on a daily basis.  The pitch comes after the friendly conversation so that they become interested in learning more about me as a person.

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With this situation, you can’t put the cart before the horse.  Your potential customer has to enjoy your company first before you start selling any ideas.  Start off the conversation with a discussion about your product or service and your audiences is already turned off in minutes.  Let’s face it – who would want to buy something from someone they just met a few seconds ago?  Gaining that trust is the most important thing in sales.

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In the end, the key strategy in selling your product or service is to sell yourself as a person.  People easily connect with other people, so gaining that trust from them is important in the promotional process.  Start by selling yourself as a person in order to gain that trust from the customer as well as their friends and family.

Stop focusing so much on the product or service and start focusing on yourself as the seller. Only then will you become more successful in your business.

4/13 TGIF Quote!


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Deliberate provocation of mystical experience, particularly by LSD and related hallucinogens, in contrast to spontaneous visionary experiences, entails dangers that must not be underestimated. Practitioners must take into account the peculiar effects of these substances, namely their ability to influence our consciousness, the innermost essence of our being. The history of LSD to date amply demonstrates the catastrophic consequences that can ensue when its profound effect is misjudged and the substance is mistaken for a pleasure drug. Special internal and external advance preparations are required; with them, an LSD experiment can become a meaningful experience.

~ Dr. Albert Hofmann