Why The Life Ban?

Posted on February 10, 2009. Filed under: Banned Substances, Medals, Olympics, Performance enhancers, Sports, Uncategorized, Videos |

Sometimes you look around and can only admire what the fantastic sports men and women achieve in their diverse sports. It becomes one of the reasons some of us including the kids enjoy and join sports and try to keep active and fit. When you look what most competitive sports also pay you and when you become successful at what you do, the amount of sponsorship that you receive. Not only to mention the revenue that you generate from advertising products for different companies and even getting one developed in your own name.

You then start to wonder, what makes one successful sports person to end up facing a life ban and loose all such luxury. When you look at the hard work put on in training and the support required in order to maintain one’s fitness, is taking banned substances worth it? Britain has such a wonderful athlete in Dwain Chambers, and so did America in Kelli White, just to name the few. It is not always the guys in the track however this seems to be in all sports. If these performance enducing drugs are banned, why are they being distributed and made available in the first case? Secondly, who is to be blamed? Is it the trainer’s fault or the athlete’s?

I have doubts if the athletes would risk their hard work and take these banned substances knowingly and risk to be banned for life and loose all the bennefits of a successful clean athlete, but who am I?

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Can your fingers Improve your wealth?

Posted on September 1, 2008. Filed under: Business, Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Ever wandered how to get that target market you have always been looking for? How other people become successful in their business and end  up meking look so easy to improve their bank balance with little or no effort? During a new project call, today, a client asked for my advice on which was better, telemarketing or email, for finding new prospects.

My basic answer is that the telephone is overall more high-touch and more reliable. However, email, when done correctly can be effective. I didn’t say *as* reliable or *as* effective but it can be a wonderful secondary form of air cover.

So that begs the question — what makes a successful email?

At a high level, here are the six secrets to what makes a successful email. Notice, I didn’t say “good” or “well-written” or “pleasant” or “graphically appealing” email — I said *successful*. (I don’t have time to go into the other components of an email campaign, so, for now, I’ll cover the email itself.)

* Subject line with a great offer: If the email reaches the target, you have only a few seconds to get them to open the email; make sure the subject line jumps out at them by including a great offer. Another way of looking at this? “Don’t be ashamed of bribing people.”

* Headline w/great offer: Once people open your email and view your headline, you have another 3 seconds during which they decide whether to read the rest of the email or hit ‘junk’ or ‘delete’. Make sure the headline captures their attention and again tells them about your wonderful offer.

* Content: Short and sweet and to the point: That’s it. Don’t write the great American novel. This is about time – and how much they can/will give to an email message, during their busy day.

* Single objective: Don’t try to sell them anything; don’t try to get them to do *several* things. You have one objective and one only — You want them to go to a landing page or whatever the next step is. The landing page structure is a whole different animal – but my single objective advice is to focus on email effectiveness, for now.

* Contact: Make sure to give them various ways to connect with you including landing page, click to call, phone number, email, etc.

* Remind them of the offer: Again make the offer very enticing and remind them at least *three* times in the email about what they get if they respond. I also find that images of your offer works great, too (ex: If you give them a gift card for meeting with you, then use the image of a gift card, etc.).

There are other points of advice regarding email communication, of course, but my organization has found that these are the main secrets to our online success.

Just a little warning — when we do emails I run into a lot of resistance from vendors who might be paying for these (our/your) marketing activities. As we develop marketing campaigns for these vendors, we must have all emails meet with their approval. Depending, of course, on your vendor client, they may try to water down the effectiveness of your email. That’s your challenge.

Ramon provides more marketing information, especially created for the IT VAR industry but also applies to everyone who wants to improve their sales. Stay up-to-date at StreetSmartVAR.com and while you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for Ramon’s popular, no-cost online marketing course!

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Posted on August 15, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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