Friday, 21 April 2017 / Published in 2017
The 48HourPowerJaunt is a streamlined vacation where everything has been mapped out and booked for you in advance, based on your personal preferences. My recent jaunt to Madrid included: luxury hotel accommodations, full body massage treatment, private “Tuk Tuk” ride around the city, ticket to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, a Tapas Dinner Tour of the best
Friday, 17 March 2017 / Published in 2017
Kong: Skull Island is Platoon meets Starship Troopers with a couple of hits of that brown acid that they told you not to eat at Woodstock. There’s also a serious nod to Apocalypse Now and the pre-historic yet, somehow futurist creatures from the latter-day Star Wars movies. Did I mention that this is a weird? If
Friday, 17 March 2017 / Published in 2017
Some of my most faithful clients were invited for a VIP Dinner in Manhattan on Saturday to show appreciation for their confidence and support. A good time was had by all. Menu Radicchio salad with hazelnut brown butter Black bean soup Chicken breast with smoky paprika Mushroom asparagus paella Pecan pie
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 / Published in 2017
Of all the press I’ve gotten over the years, this interview is my absolute favorite!! First, I think Cody McBurnett is a phenomenal woman who also happens to be a design goddess. Just take a look at her work Loki Loki Brand Identity Design. Second, I got to mention two of my clients who are
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