Last minute notes and thoughts
March madness ...smile
March 3rd, Successfully launched our Secret Selling Tips biweekly, web-based sales
success program. It is currently being read by over 2500
selling professionals across Canada. We hope to see that number
multiplied substantially over the next year.
(If you know anyone in sales or
sales management, invite them to visit the
March 15th: Edmonton's Business Link hosted me
for a session on Speaking for Success which was webcast to 23
locations across Alberta, Sask. and the North West Territories.
March 16th: Shared a few words of encouragement
with 70 plus Alfalfa growers in Legal before heading to Calgary.
March has been a very creative month with new articles, websites,
new promo's, video clips, audio clips and more. My mind and fingers
got some exercise...smile. Expect April will continue along this
long-term, strategic, creative path.
Was able to attend both Alberta CAPS Chapter meetings this month.
CAPS National President Sid Ridgley (one of our Quantum Success authors) spoke in Calgary. He
challenged everyone to look for and create power
partnerships. Awesome idea... nice to be reminded... as that is
part of what drives both the Quantum Success and Alberta
Speaking of power partners: I invite you to
check out Vitrak Creative Services newly
redesigned site... Irene has been invaluable in helping me
revamp and launch my various web sites and adventures. She has just
revamped her site... I think it is pretty cool. But please, don't
all approach her about creating or redoing yours immediately. She
takes on clients selectively as her time is limited at the present.
She invests her time wisely and ensures she is able to fully serve
those on her client list.
We also launched a French version, Trucs de Ventes
Secrets (March 31st) to support one of our clients
who has 11 retail stores in Quebec. Still working out some of the
kinks and figuring out how to price SST subscriptions for
individual sales people... but it is up and working and responses
have been positive.
April arrives with success (and a light dusting
Publication for CAPS' Speaking for Impact, Spring
issue was delayed so our first cooperative
advertisement will be out this month. Visit www.AlbertaSpeakers.com to see who the players are
on this amazing ad-venture. One of the Secret of Success is
the willingness to work together for 'leveraged' impact.
Looking at creating other power teams
along this line... one on Leaders might be
in the works. Am also exploring creating another one with fellow
Toastmasters' Accredited Speakers, of which there are less than 60
Schedule permitting, I am planning on attending
both Alberta CAPS Chapter meetings again this month. Great speakers
monthly at both of them. Visit: (Edmonton April 14)http://www.capsedmonton.com/ or (Calgary
April 21st) Victoria Labalme does an amazing session. Enjoyed
her in Vancouver. http://www.capscalgary.ca/events.html for more
We are working on concept, design, and pre-launch organization of
Secret Leadership Tips. Our objective is to have it
available for subscription sign ups by the end of the month. As
well, am working on our first pocket sized
mini-motivational book to support our www.SecretSellingTips.com initiative.
April 17th and 18th: will be leading a two day,
council/staff visioning/goal setting retreat for Thorhild
County. Nice to be engaged to help close to home, as I live in
Thorhild County... smile.
The 18th is 'MY PERSONAL NEW YEAR'. Interesting, this idea is
catching some interest. Heard from one of our subscribers
about a friend who was celebrating a birthday, who mentioned
she was celebrating her personal new year. It is also a time to
reflect on the blessings and the special people in my life.
Looking back, I have been blessed in
deed, for which I am very grateful; thank you all. Too many to name
here, but I hope you know who you are...smile.
Working on the concept and construction of our Secret
Selling Tips' Million Dollar - Retail Sales - Hall of Fame
for launch later this month. Want to recognize those top
performers as well as encourage others to strive for this goalin the
Working on pre-promotion and teasers for a special program in
Chicago May 26th. I will have the
privilege of introducing 13 top North American furniture,
appliance and electronics retailers to the
Secret (Selling and Leadership)
Tips at the invitation of a client whose sales team
across Canada get Selling Tips every two weeks. Will be in Saskatoon
late morning of April 27th and Regina
April 27-29. Hope to connect with some fellow
Toastmasters and CAPS members on my travels. I have the
privilege of being an honorary founding member of CAPS
Saskatewan, so it would be great to say hello.
Grand & Toy has developed a great idea. They
are doing a series of in-store promotions, with individual
speakers in 11 cities across Canada, to reach out to potential
customers. I am fortunate to be presenting the
two early morning (7:30AM) Alberta sessions in Edmonton (Secret Selling Tips on May 2nd) and Calgary (Creating Time to Sell, Lead or Manage: on May
30th). They will be marketing in advance as well as in store signage
and emails to current and potential customers. Great idea!
Launch of year three of this e-zine coming
next month. Wow!
PS: Another road trip coming up... smile