Sunday, 27 November 2016 / Published in 2016
Increase sales without cold calls
5. Pick Up the Phone Everyone relies on email so much that it’s RARE to have someone pick up the phone and call you. Call clients you’ve done business with. Follow up with prospects who haven’t said yes yet. Offer them a valuable tip that can help them grow their business. BONUS: Leave a voicemail
Saturday, 26 November 2016 / Published in 2016
Meet Laura Allen on Monday
My new initiative is called “Meet me on Monday” and as the name suggests, the goal is to meet with at least one new person every Monday. Today, I sat down with a financial advisor. We originally met at a networking event and agreed to sit down for coffee. Main reason I said I’d meet
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 / Published in 2016
The freaks shall inherit the earth, (and the biz) “What’s the most memorable pitch you’ve ever heard?” That’s the question I asked the audience at a recent event I was speaking at. They were a bit shy and braved a torrential downpour to attend, so I let them off the hook somewhat. “Okay, what’s ANY
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 / Published in 2016
“Ladies and Gentlemen: I’m sorry for the delay on this uptown #1 train. One of your fellow passengers had a stroke and he’s not doing well. EMS had to come and take him off the train.  I know that’s it’s rush hour and this is a big inconvenience, but your patience is really appreciated. Thank
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 / Published in 2016
4 different pitches that can get you whatever you wish for (and one that won’t.) 1. Write a PROFIT Pitch Figure out the Number 1 thing you want or need RIGHT NOW. If you need to generate sales or income, you will need to focus on your “profit pitch” to get the cash flowing quickly.
Friday, 05 August 2016 / Published in 2016
Hand chained to a smart phone
One of the highlights of attending the recent #Shankminds mastermind event in NYC, was getting to see Dr. Ned Hallowell talk about being a “brain mechanic” who works with entrepreneurs who have ADHD. That and to connect with other entrepreneurs in the real world. Dr. Hallowell is as funny as he is informative and got
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 / Published in 2016
Getting press for your product or service lends credibility and gets you in front of a larger audience. Use these 5 quick tips to pitch reporters and get more hits. Google: Find reporters that write about topics that relate to what you do, (or what your product or service does.) Don’t waste time sending your
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 / Published in 2016
“I am afraid.” I look my trainer straight in the eye and tell him this. There is no REAL reason to be afraid. I’ve watched many people come out of the flight chamber and they are all smiling and giving each other high fives. They look like they had a blast. I am working with
Monday, 04 July 2016 / Published in 2016
You should take today off. No, really. Life is short. Take today off. My husband and I took a picnic to Central Park yesterday and I marveled at all of the people who hustle in the park to sell: water, Gatorade, Heineken, Corona, or Corona Light. Each vendor has his or her own pitch and
Monday, 27 June 2016 / Published in 2016
I met my friend and long-time mentor at Stella last week. Stella is an interesting place, because it is a restaurant that is located inside of Macy’s; on the 6th floor, with a magic elevator that stops only there. I had never heard of this place before and it will be a good, convenient place