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Taking Time Off For Your Business

As a business owner, wouldn’t it be great if you could take time off whenever you needed to? Unfortunately, most small business owners worry that the business will fall apart if they’re not there to mind the store. Too often, they simply lack the appropriate resources for their business to keep going in their absence.

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Using Those Business Cards

One of the first things you do when starting a business is to have business cards made up. The next thing you need to do is give them out. If you keep them in the card holders or the box in your office, they are not doing what you got them for.

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How To Get Zero Cost Publicity For Your Business Part 1

Would you like to expand the volume of your business? You can let thousands know about your service, your store, or your new product without spending a penny. Whether you want to make more sales or get an offer on television, you can broaden the scope of your clients by free

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Increase Your Income through International Trade

If you operate a small business, you may feel that your income potential is quite limited. However, you can increase and diversify your income through international trade.

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Getting Off The Advertising And Sales Rollercoaster

Seeing the results of advertising your business can be like watching a roller coaster. The day you run your ad you see a flurry of activity; your ph0ne starts ringing, your web site traffic increases and/ or potential clients visit your store. Your hopes soar. sales go up. Two or three days pass and the response goes down. You look at the bill for the advertising and your jaw drops. Your hopes descend.

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Using Repackaging to ‘Go Big’ with your Online Biz

It’s actually quite common for online business owners to find themselves stuck. So let’s start with a bang and talk about one of the best ways I know to give your online business a real-world boost.

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How To Rember Names

The ambush. We have all been there.

You are in the grocery store, pushing your cart around the corner when WHAM! You run into that woman with the big blue eyes. You met her at that local meeting or perhaps some business lunch. Either way, you remember that face. but what is her name? Before your mind can get any further than that thought, she smiles and says, “Hi Joe, how are you?” Now you are really trapped. She remembers your name!!

During my years as a professional memory trainer, I can not tell you how many variations of this story I have heard. The truth is most people have trouble remembering names. This is because our memories are not designed to learn names through verbal cues. Our memory works through image, action, and emotion.

Here are my six steps to never forgetting a name again:

1) Create Facial FilesWhen you meet a person for the first time, pick out something striking about their facial appearance. Perhaps it is their nose, large forehead, or lips. It is important that when picking out these features you stay away from hair (of any kind) or glasses because all of these can change over time.

2) Introduction: Stop and listenDo not think about what you are going to say. Too often, we meet someone and immediately transition into another conversation. Next time you meet someone try these techniques:

    Pay attention
    Repeat their name back to them three times. Don’t overdo it.

3) Turn Names into PicturesThis converts the name into an image, which is the language of your memory. For instance when you meet Barbara think of a barbed wire fence. Attaching a picture to a name is simple and because you will run into so many people with the same names, you will need fewer images than you think.

4) Take the Picture and Glue the Image of the Name to the Person’s Face or Upper BodyThis will sink it into your memory. For instance, if you pictured barbed wire for Barbara, now picture her wrapped in barbed wire. This links the image to an action, and that is the language of your mind. Make the picture vivid and the action memorable.

5) Tie the First and Second Name TogetherUse a chain of visualization when you need to remember both. Just make sure you keep them in the correct order.

6) ReviewThis step is dependent on how long you want to remember the name. You do not need to do this with every person. However, if you want to remember something long term, review it in one hour, one day, and one week.

More than anything, remember to be patient with yourself when you put these new skills to practice.

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Nine Steps to Help You Develop Your Potential

Go into any bookstore and you will find a big selection of self-help and personal improvement products.