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Get 24,000 leads using this one strategy…

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 19th, 2014 1 Comment

In the past I wrote about the power of anonymous advertising. One notable example was of restaurateur, Ed Novak, who at the time owned The Broker Restaurant in Denver (he’s since sold to Jerry Fritzler who interestingly started out as a bus boy in the restaurant).

Since beginning with $900 in capital over 40 years ago, Ed repeatedly flummoxed his competitors with strategies like free shrimp cocktails for all customers…a selection of 20 different wines at just 25 cents above cost…promotion of a $7.00 prime rib dinners to get lunch customers back to the restaurant in the evening…and his biggest ploy: he ran a full page anonymous ad in the local paper featuring a questionnaire for people to fill out and send in – indicating their restaurant preferences, what they liked and disliked about the named restaurants, and offering a $20 certificate from one of the restaurants to everybody who sent in the questionnaire.

He received 24,000 responses!!!

That translates into $480,000.00 in certificates, prompting competitors to predict Novak’s impending bankruptcy (NOTE: You can still go to The Broker Restaurant today 18 years later.  Conversely most of Ed’s, then competitors, have been out of business for years)

Ed knew that the capture of names and addresses (not simply e-mail addresses) interested enough in dining out to complete and mail back such a survey is well worth the investment, and that, as always, he’ll come out ahead. (This is a strategy almost any kind of local business could steal and use.)

Novak knew the value of names: his Birthday Club list exceeded 70,000 people. (Imagine that…70,000 divided by 12 months; an average of 5,800 customers receiving free dinner coupons each month for their birthdays.)

Here is somebody with more vision, imagination, confidence and common sense than any 100 other restauranteurs added together.  Here is someone smart about buying customers for their lifetime value and referral value in mind, rather than being foolishly restricted just by the value of their first purchase or any one purchase!

While the strategy above still works today and you’d be wise to figure out how to use this in your business today you have the opportunity to get leads not for $20 apiece, but for pennies.  Customers can cost mere dollars.

And while I know you probably won’t go out and run an ad in the paper like the one described above because you may rightly, but probably wrongly have a bias against this media, you might be interested in this strategy, really a multitude of strategies, that are proven to work today using the latest online tools like blogs, e-mails, landing pages, YouTube and much more.

Maybe you’ll even couple one of these media strategies to test out the same proven campaign Ed used above. This would make me smile.  Almost.

In any case if you are looking for new strategies to capture leads and turn them into customers, look here (heck there’s even a story from a pizza shop owner if you like the restaurant theme.)

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I’ll leave you with this truth that’s probably worth you writing down and pinning above your desk (most would be better served by tattooing it on their forehead.)

“Dumb business owners get a customer in order to make a sale.
Smart business owners make a sale in order to get a customer!”

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Make Profits Appear Before Your Eyes With These 3 “Magic Tricks”

By: Dave Dee on: December 4th, 2014 2 Comments

There are a lot of similarities in magic and business.

When I do a magic trick, people often tell me they always wanted to be a magician but don’t know how to go about it.

Now that I do more business building than magic tricks, people tell me they want their business to be more successful, but are unsure of what they need to do to make it so.

Some other similarities…

People often want to know how a magic trick is performed and business owners want to know how successful businesses do it—in essence what their financial, marketing, advertising, and “sales tricks” are.

Psychology plays a central role in both marketing and even the simplest magic trick.

And while magicians make things appear and disappear, successful businesses make problems disappear and opportunities appear from seemingly nowhere.

Put these three “magic” techniques to work for you in your business to create effects that are guaranteed to work:

1.) The art of illusion: Magicians are trained in the art of illusion. The expert magician skillfully diverts the audience’s attention which results in them confounding even the most careful observers.

Successful business owners give the illusion that they produce money from thin air and that everything they touch turns to gold.

How this secret works: While it appears that everything turns to gold, successful business owners know that testing on a small scale to see what works first before rolling out on a large scale is the secret to this illusion. By putting tested and proven systems to work in your business on a massive scale will help you make revenue appear predictably and money woes disappear instantly.

2.) The psychic secret: A technique often used by magicians is cold-reading. This convinces people their minds are being read. But this is not just for show. There are practical business applications for cold-reading that you can use when you sell or need to persuade a prospect or client face-to-face.

How this secret works: Cold reading techniques are used to get a better read on people so you can build rapport faster, uncover their buying motives, and close more sales or win more negotiations. (I’ll reveal fill-in-the-blank templates, key questions, and specific language you can use to do your own cold-reading at 2015 SuperConference℠.)

3.) Make large objects appear out of nowhere: Magicians use sleight of hand to make small things instantly appear, but they employ other methods for making large objects appear and disappear such as when David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear and re-appear. In business, you can use your regular methods to make small amounts of cash appear, but if you want to generate a big bump in revenue that makes a large sum of cash instantly appear, then you’ll need to employ a different strategy.

How this secret works: While there are several ways to create an instant cash surge in your business, the root of it starts by rounding up a herd of customers who you have carefully targeted. Next you’ll want to put a fence around that herd by taking care of them and nurturing a relationship with them through carefully crafted messages. And then put a system in place to build your customer relationships and train them to respond to your offers so that they are ready to receive and respond to your message whenever you need to generate a large sum of cash fast. (Dan Kennedy refers to this as “sending the bill to the herd.”)

Many people will never become rehearsed or quick enough to become a practicing magician. But you can carry out some seemingly magical results in your business that will amaze both you and your friends (and more importantly, put money into your bank account) when you put these ideas to work in your business.

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Four Things Renegade Millionaires Do To Live Life On Their Terms

By: Dan Kennedy on: December 2nd, 2014 6 Comments

What do all Renegade Millionaires have in common?

They have some clear, strong ideas about how they want to live their lives.

Most people do not.

Most people actually give this very little thought. They let circumstances, situations and relationships dictate their life.

Black Friday. Small business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.

There are a lot of businesses that seem to put most of their energy and marketing efforts (and dollars) into the holiday season. Believing this is THE time of year that will make or break their year; they count on this time of year to make money and seem to believe they must discount to compete.

This does not make a wealthy man.

I see many people, including many in businesses, who are accessible 24-7-365, with cell phones and constant checking of email, permitting their public to invade their lives, time and space with impunity at almost any whim, and feeling compelled to not only welcome the invasion but to be instantly responsive.

This is in detriment to their health, peace of mind, relationships, overall quality of life, and it is actually detrimental to making money as well.

I have seen people surround themselves with props such as the gigantic ornate home or helicopter pad. I’ve chosen not to surround myself with things to impress others. I’d prefer to have the money and use it for the lifestyle that suits me, not a lifestyle that impresses others.

Some of the way I’ve chosen to live my life is based on what I’ve read about Frank Sinatra. I’ve long admired Sinatra. He was at the center of his universe, with everyone and everything revolving around him.

Occasionally someone has asked me, “Do you think the whole world is supposed to revolve around you and what you want?”

I confound them by answering “yes.” I want it all and why not?

A lot of entrepreneurs never attract the type of wealth they long for and never live the life they want because they feel uncomfortable with this type of thinking.

Most of their discomfort comes from childhood conditioning, societal programming, peer criticism, and fear of what others will think of them instead of from practical considerations.

From a purely practical point of view, asking for what you want, setting out to get what you want, endeavoring to arrange your life to suit yourself, and getting the world around you to cooperate makes perfect sense.

Insisting on the type of wealth that creates piece of mind makes perfect sense.

It really is a matter of personal esteem and self-respect, and of belief that all things are possible.

Here are four things you must do to attract the type of wealth that will allow you to create the life you want:

1) Take control of the relationships and circumstances that make up your world. Mold it all, like a ball of Play-Dough, to suit you. When you do, you’ll have created a statement of deserving, and statement of optimism that will help you attract wealth.

2) Understand abundance. There are no shortages. Your wealth does not mandate another’s poverty. There is plenty to go around. When you get that, you’ll not only be more comfortable about having wealth, you’ll feel differently about the way you structure your business.

3) Liberate yourself from guilt. The discomfort you feel from creating a world that suits yourself—a world that creates financial stability that gives you peace of mind, is stopping you from attracting wealth. Once you overcome the mental and emotional positions that are making you feel guilty, you’ll enable your subconscious system to readily attract wealth.

4) Focus attention on the results you create. My mentor, James Tolleson, said that it was easy to impress people, but more difficult and more worthy to inspire them. I’ve let my messages, my know-how, my work stand on its own, and avoided doing things to impress.

This is not to say I don’t shamelessly promote and use self-aggrandizement for profit; I have, and I do. But I focus attention on the successful results I create, not trappings.

If you find it troubling to ask for what you want or to set out and get it…if you find it troubling to create peace of mind…if you find it troubling to arrange your life to suit you…then you ought to ask yourself why.

NOTE: Time after time after time, I’ve beaten direct-mail controls, replacing full-color, glitzy brochures with plain-jane, black and white sales letters. I often observe very weak ad and sales messages presented with enormously expensive fanfare and wonder why instead they don’t work harder at creating something that doesn’t need glitz and instead gets results. If you want to know how to create more wealth with marketing that gets results, then I invite you to take a 2 month FREE Trial and receive $633.91 worth of money-making, wealth-building information here.  Click here now.

Want Customers For Life? 3 Things You MUST Do

By: Dan Kennedy on: November 28th, 2014 4 Comments

Fortunately, early on I realized that a business’s most important asset is its customers. When you get them, by God don’t let them slip away.

I also learned early on that you will not keep them for life based on the value of what you are selling. Sure you’ll keep them for maybe a couple of years, but value alone won’t keep them hanging around.

If you look around the room at any one of my events, you’ll find people who have been with me for five, ten, even twenty years or more. GKIC’s own Dave Dee is a perfect example of someone who has been following me for nearly twenty years.

As a result throughout the years, I’ve been fortunate to have had customers spend $100,000 or more with me.

We don’t do it anymore, but there was a time where I had clients’ credit cards on file with permission to swipe their card and automatically send them product whenever I came out with something new.

And I can reliably predict sales when I send an email out that sells something.

You don’t get to this position by blind folly. But having said that, you can get to this position using somewhat less-than-obvious techniques.

Which brings me to series fiction. If you want to build customers for life, series fiction is a good model to study. To demonstrate, here are three things series fiction author Rex Stout did that created a desire for his new books so bad that even in death people didn’t want to let go. These are things which you too should apply to your business to keep people coming back for more…

  • Make readers eager for the next installment. Author Rex Stout (1886-1975) published Fer-de-Lance in 1934. It was his first book in which his Nero detective character Wolfe appeared.

People loved this character so much they couldn’t wait to get the next book about him. This love for the Nero Wolfe character continued for the rest of Stout’s life. He wrote more than seventy Nero Wolfe books and stories.

The Nero Wolfe character and his adventures was so enduring that Stout’s family found another writer to continue to write the novels after Stout’s death. People continued to love Wolfe so much there was even a TV show created around the Nero Wolfe character and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin—25 years after Stout died.

Create that same eagerness in your customers—that desire to hear what you are going to do next. Build that excitement and anticipation to open and read whatever you send them. Every time. Week after week. Year after year.

  • Get “famous” with your target audience. Stout began his writing career in 1910 and didn’t become a full-time writer until seventeen years later. Although he published three novels which received favorable reviews before his first Nero Wolfe book, none of them were best sellers.

It took him 24 years to figure out how to create a character that would get and more importantly—keep—people interested. It was the “keeping them interested” part that ultimately made him famous with his audience.

Look at any of the big celebrities in sports and entertainment and in the information marketing world such as Jimmy Fallon and Frank Kern. They’ve found ways to hold people’s interest which in turn has built their celebrity.

Stout discovered that you have to deliberately and strategically create, develop, and use personality to build your celebrity—and your following.

  • Keep your customers involved, active, and responsive. Next week in New York City, the 37th annual Black Orchid Banquet will be held. The event includes speakers discussing Nero Wolfe and Rex Stout topics, song parodies, toasts, themed quizzes, etc. to celebrate Rex Stout’s legacy.

This is just one of many offerings that keep Wolfe fans engaged. For instance, for a fee—you can also subscribe to a Newsletter that explores Wolfe’s life and/or become a Wolfe Pack Member.

Keeping a relationship going like this is not a common thing. How long do your customers stick around? One year? Two years? Five years? Twenty?

This does not happen by accident. And in the business world you’ll find very few people that have customers who stay with them for life. You have to think about how you keep people interested enough to stay for life (and beyond even.)

If you’d like to know about the principles I use that has allowed me to keep customers for decades while boosting lifetime customer value, customer retention, and overall profits…and how you can too, then click here now.

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Three Tools I Use To Protect The Only Asset That Can’t Ever Be Replaced

By: Dan Kennedy on: November 22nd, 2014 6 Comments

Customers: replaceable. Money: replaceable. The ONLY thing you can’t replace is the minute you just used.

It’s gone. Gone forever. You cannot ever get it back. It can’t be replenished or replaced.

Time should be a top priority. How are you spending yours? Are you spending it the way you want? Are you getting everything done and able to enjoy doing the things you love to do?

It is not uncommon for a client or GKIC member to express awe at all that I get done in a day. They envy that I can finish so much work and still be at the racetrack by four in the afternoon. They marvel that I am not interrupted during the day. Not even once.

They often say things such as, “I wish I could do that.”

The truth is they can and you can too. You can extinguish interruptions and have absolute control over your time so you can accomplish and do everything you want.

I don’t mess around when it comes to time. And my practices have helped me and my clients how to get a lot more done in a lot less time. Which has meant making more money in less time and, most importantly, having more time to enjoy it.

You need good tools to be productive and spend your time wisely. While this isn’t my entire list, here are a few productivity tips and tools I find useful:

Time Saving Tools: Some people think I’m anti-technology, a Luddite. Actually I’m not. But I’m only interested in tools and technology that genuinely save time with nominal side effects.

For example, the PC qualifies, but each application and use of it has to be judged separately.

The FAX qualifies. It’s my preferred form of communication because while it’s fast, it’s not so easy and instant that it encourages thoughtless communication.

In comparison, the side effects of unrestricted access through cell phones and email creates a lot of pressure and expectation for an instant response. You may be reached at inappropriate times and/or places with no advance notice. This means no time to think which causes hurried responses. It can cause you to agree to things you shouldn’t and wouldn’t if you gave the matter appropriate thought.

Instant, anytime access is not the same as productive and is certainly not the most effective.

The biggest “fly in the ointment” of all the communications technology is the terrible levels of stress it has caused by dramatically accelerating the speed at which everybody can make demands and expect responses from everybody else. When considering time-saving technology, it’s very important to refuse to be stampeded or pressured by this.

Psychological Triggers. Mindset, behaviors, and attitudes are critical when it comes to time management and goals.

You need visual and environmental devices to remind your subconscious of what it’s supposed to be doing to motivate and keep it interested and engaged. Or it can easily be distracted away from what you are supposed to be doing.

For instance, the subconscious mind works in pictures, so if you can create your target in visual terms, you get much better, faster results.

A plan. The orderly organization of work conserves both mental and physical energy, so “working a plan” is important.

I notice that many people in corporate environments go into their offices every day and “react” to each person and thing brought to them—this is no way to be productive.

There’s an old rule: a minute of planning is worth an hour of work. That has validity. On the other hand, planning can be carried too far; excess planning is paralyzing. I tend to plan my day the evening before.

For long range planning, at the risk of stating the obvious, I believe it’s smart to have a truthful and accurate view. I develop a complete list of known and potential obstacles between day one and the goal achievement and then develop strategies to counter them. Always plan for the best, but think through and try to safeguard against the worst so you don’t end up in a mess, stalled because you didn’t plan for it.

You must be diligent about your time. Over the past 40 years in business, I’ve created my own system for getting things done. Things that work in the entrepreneurial world. If you’d like to discover more about how I get more done in an hour than most people get done in a day…and how you can too, then click here now for a more detailed explanation.

And if you’d like to know about the mindset, behaviors, and attitudes I deem important to time management and life in general, then click here.

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How To Take Total Control Of Your Business

By: Mike Stodola on: November 18th, 2014 1 Comment

“It’s just easier if I do it myself.”

That’s a phrase I hear small business owners and entrepreneurs say—and while I understand, sometimes it can hold you back from growing your business.

What you are essentially saying is you don’t trust anyone but you to do the job right. Great for your ego perhaps, but not so great when it comes to the efficiency of your team.

In this the two minute video below, Dan Kennedy talks about his recommendation for how to create highly productive teams in your business.

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And I’d like to tell you a story about why this is so important—and a bit about how we do it here at GKIC.

To demonstrate, let me tell you about something that happened earlier in the fall.

We were running a promotion that wasn’t doing as well as we’d projected.

I had a few choices…

  • Let the promotion run its course and hope for the best;
  • Scramble to redo everything myself while mumbling under my breath about my team; or
  • Brainstorm with the team and execute adjustments together to improve the outcome.

Because I have a highly productive team I can count on—I was able to do number three. When we came together we realized we had missed some key elements and were able to correct our course.

There was no finger pointing. No one was afraid to ask a difficult question or share an idea. And everyone was willing to put in the extra effort to pull some things together last minute to get the job done and done right.

But let’s face it. Business isn’t always that way. Staff doesn’t always cooperate like that which means you end up putting out fires and doing more than you should because someone dropped the ball somewhere.

More often than not, you wouldn’t be able to make an adjustment midway because there’s just too much happening—too many fires to extinguish—too many frustrations you are dealing with.

Am I right?

There can be a ton of waste when it comes to managing staff and team members.

If you are like most businesses, there is always a lot in motion. You need to be able to count on your team members to be dependable and do the right thing, the right way. When your customers interact with someone from your team, you want them to feel good about that interaction. Happy even. And you want your staff to represent you as an ambassador of your company.

There are a couple of things we’ve done at GKIC which have helped tremendously

  • Use systems to manage employees. Here at GKIC, we often talk about using systems for attracting customers, money-making, marketing, sales, and so on. So it probably isn’t a huge surprise that we have systems in place to manage our team too.

Systems allow us to get our team members to function at a high level while getting things done consistently right. This means the leaders of GKIC are able to focus on innovation and improvements rather than fighting fires.

  • Open communication. Like every business, things don’t always go right. Mistakes are made, a campaign doesn’t go right, or a problem arises.

In general, there are typically a couple of ways these are handled in business. One way is to reprimand and hold people accountable. The second way is to be transparent about the mistake and encourage your employees to brainstorm ways to improve things the next time (or ideally, correct a situation immediately.)

We want our team to communicate openly –even when it’s difficult, because it is through this open communication of asking questions and raising issues that we get better at what we do. Which ultimately means we deliver something better to our customers and get better results.

Putting systems in place for managing, training, and supervising your team will make your business run more smoothly—giving you more freedom to work on your business or do things you enjoy. It makes life easier.

And when you find ways to work with your staff and team instead of having them live in fear of making a mistake, you’ll get far more wins. Plus they will come to you with ideas instead of just doing their job to collect a paycheck. This results in better promotions, new product ideas, and more profits.

If you’d like to discover a better way to train, coach, manage and supervise people so your staff and team do their jobs right and make your customers enthusiastically happy, then I have some good news for you.

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During this Livecast, you’ll discover: How to take TOTAL Control of your business and your life with Step-By-Step, Easy to Implement Systems.

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There’s explosive need for this right now

By: Dan Kennedy on: November 14th, 2014 6 Comments

When I started in the information marketing business 40+ years ago, there was double digit inflation, double digit unemployment, and double digit interest rates. Not great conditions.

There weren’t as many tools and media available, and I had to stumble around to figure things out. Still my first time out I made about $15,000.

I’ve made some expensive mistakes too.

In fact, just one strategy, had I implemented it from the beginning instead of doubting it would work, would have meant I’d have an additional $30 million dollars in the bank right now.

I’m not too happy about that, but I share it as a demonstration about what doubt rather than testing can do to your bottom line.

There is an explosive need for information right now. People are trying to find the guy who can teach them how to do things and often someone to also do it for them. You can be “that guy” and have your info-marketing business up, running, done, and making money for you in a very short amount of time.

Here’s a simple strategy I used, that still works well today.

I identified a very small niche market of about 3,000 people all in the same business who happened to have a profound interest and limited knowledge about a subject I happen to be very knowledgeable about. I created a catalog offering information on different subjects to determine what their interests were. Note, I didn’t create the products at first, only the catalog describing them.

After cleaning the list, I mailed the catalog to a list of about 2,000. I created the products as people ordered them. Not only was I able to identify what their primary interests were but I was also able to create a “hot list” of about 250 buyers.

I then sent a sales letter marketing a newsletter focused on the topics these people had demonstrated the greatest interest in. Again, I created the marketing first.

I mailed my sales letter to the 250 buyers, several times in a sequence with additional cover letters. Within a month, I had nearly 80 subscribers at $149 a year. Gradually I mailed to the entire universe of 2,000. I kept at it. Within the year I had nearly 1,000 subscribers.

With all the possibilities to expand your business, even with as few as 1,000 subscribers, you can easily provide an income of $250,000 to $1 million a year.

Here are three important tips for starting your info-marketing business:

1) Limit experimentation: It’s expensive to experiment with media and strategy. A good strategy is to follow what the leader is doing so you can be successful as soon as possible. If someone is doing something more than once, then it is probably working for them—which means it will probably work for you too.

2) Determine what the market will buy first. As noted above, finding out what my customers wanted BEFORE I spent time creating a product paid off. It’s expensive and time-consuming, not to mention frustrating to create a product that no one wants to buy. First get your customers to line up, wallets in hand wanting to buy what you have to offer and then create the product.

3) Do it quickly. Money loves speed. So the faster you can implement something, the more money you’ll attract and the faster you’ll get money into your bank account.

Whether I’m creating a sales letter, a campaign, or an information product such as a book, I use a proven formula, templates, and a copy bank. GKIC does the same. And you should use templates and tools to get your marketing and product creation done fast too.

Nothing stops the information marketing industry…not the economy, not war, not inflation.

Nothing.

Just look around and you can see that it is alive and well—and that people are doing very, very well in the info-marketing business.

Every day people wake up to a business where money is always in motion. It’s a way to make money that is adaptive to most any situation or circumstance. It offers maximum lifestyle flexibility. It’s fun. It has global reach. And if you know what you’re doing, you can quickly take your income to dizzying heights.

So what are you waiting for?

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Nothing Can Help You Sell More, Sell More Efficiently And Sell Faster Than This

By: Dan Kennedy on: November 7th, 2014 5 Comments

When it all comes together, there’s no more efficient way to make money than with One-To-Many selling.

For one of my clients, I took a one-to-one selling model that is almost a religion in their industry, replaced it with a one-to-many group meeting strategy.

This new one-to-many strategy produced $12-million in front-end revenue plus over $20-million of annualized back-end revenue in one fourth the time ordinarily required.

Adding or converting to one-to-many selling can be at the core of a great deal of success for you too.

However, it’s important to understand that there are a lot of things you can do in one-to-one selling that you cannot get away with when you are selling to a group.

That’s because in one-to-one selling, you have a captive audience. People generally don’t want to come off as being rude so they will rarely get up and leave in the middle of your one-to-one presentation.

But in group selling, a person can get up and walk out of the room. They can mentally tune out.

If online, they can click away from your presentation and go elsewhere.

Or if you mail them a DVD, they can turn it off.

You have to be really sensitive that you can lose your audience in group selling.

Which is why it’s a bit surprising to me that there’s a lot of SLOPPINESS, HASTE & WASTE in the way most people approach their one-to-many opportunities and efforts.

Some even forego script-writing entirely and arrogantly and foolishly leap on stage or in front of a camera or microphone and “wing it.”

Monumentally S-T-U-P-I-D.

No other theatrical performance occurs this way. No other professional performer works this way. A Broadway play or a movie is planned, scripted, re-written, focus group tested, storyboarded, and rehearsed.

Professional comedians from Steven Wright to Seinfeld to Louie C.K. go to small clubs to try out and fine-tune new material before building it into a monologue or HBO Special. The late Joan Rivers who had been doing comedy for years also did it this way.

There is a science to crafting ANY and EVERY kind of presentation for intended effect. SALES presentations delivered One-To-Many in person or through media are sensitive. You need not risk guesswork. There are well-tested, well-proven structures and methods that yield top results.

That said, here are 5 ways you can use well-crafted one-to-many sales presentations to increase your profits:

#1: If you now have unconverted leads: this can convert more of them, thus lowering your waste, making each lead more valuable and allowing you to out-spend competitors or expand your reach in lead generation, to grow faster with the same capital and lead flow.

#2: If you have one on one sales appointments and close fewer than 60% face to face or have a salesforce of 1, 10 or 100 doing so: this can extract value from the “appointment, no sale” prospects thought to be valueless.

#3: If you have opportunities to acquire customers through affiliates, joint venture partners, hosts, or speaking at others events or your own road shows: this can leverage these activities, secure more affiliate and partner cooperation (as you put more money in their pockets) and maybe even make powerful strategies possible that are currently thought to be impractical.

#4: If you want to automate part or all of your selling: You can automate with on-demand or scheduled pre-recorded webinars to which you drive traffic. This can give you the highest performing webinar possible-so you can bid more for traffic and get more from serious sources.

#5: If you have a local professional practice such as healthcare or financial services: this can be the basis for in office group-selling events that leverage your existent patient/client base and create referrals as never before. In fact, I guarantee you can add $20,000 to $100,000 to monthly income in just hours.

I routinely see this make 6-figure differences to small businesses, and 7-figure contributions to larger businesses. NOTHING CAN HELP YOU SELL MORE, SELL MORE EFFICIENTLY AND SELL FASTER than the right application of a well-crafted One-To-Many presentation.

My observation of almost every speaker’s presentations, every sales DVD, every webinar, every group pitch is that serious mistakes are being made, serious flaws occurring, important drivers of response omitted. Which is why for the first time ever, GKIC is releasing a NEW resource created by me dedicated solely to One To Many Selling. Find out more here.

The #1 Thing Holding You Back From 7-Figures

By: Dan Kennedy on: October 31st, 2014 7 Comments

Personally, I’ve never liked it.

But I realized early on, it was irrelevant whether I liked it or not.

The question wasn’t, “Did I like it?”

The real question was “How much money did I want to make and how much freedom did I want?”

Kind of like dieting and exercise, the question isn’t “do you like to exercise and eat right?” No the real question is do you like the alternative if you don’t exercise and make the right food choices?

So it’s important, although again, not something I particularly like.

What I’m about to tell you is a transcendental factor in income.

And if you listen to what I say, you could find yourself making a lot more money across every communication channel.

You see, for at least the past 30 years or so, I’ve been teaching that the one thing that usually gets people who are earning below six-figures or a low six-figures in any business up into a high six-figures is the quantum leap of shifting from being the “doer” of your thing to the “marketer” of your thing.

That is still true.

Shifting from being a fitness instructor to a marketer of fitness training. Changing from being a veterinarian to marketing veterinarian care.

Switching from a photographer to marketing photography services, and so on, will carry you a pretty good way.

I mean, most people locked into relatively low incomes, regardless of their level of expertise or excellence that they deliver, are stuck there because their primary view of their business is the doing of the thing.

The cooking of the food, the cracking of the bat, the fixing of the tooth, the waxing of the car, the styling of the hair, the – whatever. And when you shift out of that so that you’re actually now in the marketing of that thing, that’s a pretty good income leap.

But truth be told, it has its limits.

It’s NOT the thing that gets you to a 7-figure income.

And it is questionable whether it will give you the exact freedom you are seeking. Because although you are making more money, you are also most likely still working a lot of hours for it.

Let me show you what making the next shift can do.

I make 7-figures from copywriting alone. That is only partially the way I make money though. I only spend 20% of my time writing.

Imagine making that leap in your business and only working at your “thing” 20% of the time. How would THAT change your life?

So here’s the thing you must do to make the next quantum leap.

As I mentioned, personally it is a thing I never really liked, but I do it because the alternative is worse. So this really is pretty important.

You must shift from focusing on being the “marketer of your thing” to focusing on “the status of the individual providing the thing.”

Because even when you are the marketer of your thing, the focus is still on the thing, not on the greatest possible point of differentiation, which is the status of the individual providing the thing.

Increasingly all other options for differentiation are becoming harder and harder to use and sustain. But one thing that will always make you different is who you are.

The easiest place to look for examples of this is with celebrities and professional athletes.

There are professional football players who make a good six-figure income. They are elite athletes who reach an income level that many never will. But, unless you are a diehard fan, you likely wouldn’t recognize their name even if they offer big contributions to the team.

As an example, NFL player Ryan Taylor is probably a name you aren’t familiar with. You probably don’t even know what team he plays for, but he makes a solid 6-figure income and is in his 4th year playing professional football.

In comparison, Johnny Manziel better known as Johnny Football is in his rookie season. He has less experience than Ryan Taylor, yet Manziel makes $2 million a year not including endorsement deals. You probably also recognize the name Johnny Manziel or at least have heard the name Johnny Football even if you aren’t a fan. .

The big difference is that Manziel knows how to market his personal brand. That, more than his ability or experience, has put money in his pocket.

For instance earlier this year, prior to knowing whether or not Manziel would be a boom or a bust in the NFL, Nike signed him to the largest endorsement deal from this year’s NFL rookie class. It had nothing to do with experience or even how well he plays.

So if you want to join the 7-Figure club, then you’ll have to get out of the business of marketing your thing and get into the business of marketing you, even if you dislike doing it as much as I do.

Click here now if you want the 7 key, yet radically different strategies for making this shift. I cover these in the 7 Figure Academy which GKIC is making a special offer on for the next three days only.

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Five Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Be a High-Paid Coach or Consultant

By: Dan Kennedy on: October 25th, 2014 1 Comment

One of the top ways I know to leverage your time and replace a lot of manual labor so you can often double (or more) your business income is by adding consulting or coaching.

Personally, I’ve made extraordinary profits by consulting. And I’ve taught hundreds of others to do the same.

As an example, consider Dr. Tom Orent.

In 1997, Tom found his dental practice, career and even his home in jeopardy. He put himself into rigorous study of GKIC-style direct response marketing methods. In three years’ time he was able to pay off ALL of his debt—which was quite substantial.

But his schedule was still rigorous. It was when he switched to a coaching model that he was able to create his ideal business.

He no longer works as a dentist and he’s converted most of his manual labor to an info-marketing business that is focused on coaching. Now he works from his dream home outside of Boston working MUCH less time while making MUCH more selling programs that range from $97 a month up to $60,000 for a ten-month term.

Most don’t realize that the reason this model works so well is because you only need a very small fraction of people to make coaching a major income source. Tom was able to more than double his income while working only 40 days per year.

Here are 5 other mistakes commonly made about coaching and consulting.

Mistake #1: Underestimating how much you can help others with what you already know. You don’t have to know everything to be a great coach or consultant. In fact, some coaching programs are more about providing accountability, motivational support, and encouragement. You just need to know some things your clients don’t and be able to assist them with implementing a system.

Mistake #2: Chasing clients. One of the worst things you can do is chase clients. This puts you in a subservient position and severely handicaps you when it comes to closing deals. Use a system to get your idea clients to chase YOU instead.

Mistake #3: Not having an operations methodology in place. Without a process and system, you can quickly run into problems that not only cost time and money, but in a worst case scenario, can lead to a lawsuit. Systems allow you to expand your business and income opportunities even further. Here are a few questions to get you started:

•How will you attract clients, market and sell your coaching or consulting services?
• How will you deliver your services?
• What will your offer be?
• How will you get repeat business?
• How will you turn small projects into big projects?
• What are the common problems that might come up and how will you solve them?

Mistake #4: A target market that is too broad. Picking a niche market makes it much easier to succeed as a coach or consultant. Niche markets offer smaller opportunities than mainstream, public marketplace, but they also provide a long list of appealing, offsetting benefits, including lower testing costs and investments, more predictable results, ease of message-to-market matching, affordable use of many media, more referrals faster, high dollars of sale, high margins, and so on. There is also opportunity to quickly and relatively inexpensively establish a visible, recognized leadership position.

Mistake #5: Not charging enough. Most coaches and consultants could charge between 3-10 times more than what they do. There are A LOT of compensation options and ways to structure your business so that you can leverage your time to make more per hour. Explore your options for the best way to leverage your time and knowledge.

If you want to replace manual labor so you can work less while making significantly more, then consulting/coaching is one of the smartest strategies I know.

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