The joy of Facebook and Classmates. Welcome to the Internet super highway helping us to stay up to date and connected.
My inspired self has landed. I have had a chance to catch up with many friends from my past; high school classmates and even a few from grade school! When you move, as I have, “to a new state” my friends and clients from Utah understood it just might take me some time to get settled. Viola, I have had creative time.
I have brewed up a few new projects including baking non grain breads and building an Autism information blog… Heavenly! I’ve built new personal skills with MapQuest and I can now find all of my shoes… I am officially unpacked!
Where is the marketing direction that a Guru, such as myself, is heading? Here you go: Coming into all situations without an agenda and listening to the wisdom of others can provide a much needed wake up call or shot in the arm for your business ideas.
This morning I had breakfast with my high school classmate, Jeff Sparks. He is truly a genius in life and about life. We chatted back and forth on Facebook before sitting down and sharing stories of how each of our lives have unfolded since graduating high school.
Jeff sent me his 2 minute closing statement which helps people remember him as the person who unlocked whatever it was that they had locked themselves out of! Jeff owns a locksmith company. I was so impressed with Jeff’s statement that I want to share it with you. You might consider using this tool for your company. Here is his simple yet very effective statement:
Our game plan was not to discuss marketing but to simply catch up. Here is what Jeff sent me when I asked for his cell number:
I will now give you the main thrust of my marketing campaign. It has seen me through dry times as far as generating new work goes.
After I service some one, whether it has been opening their house, their car or a home re-key, as I give them the receipt I say, “Take this number and put me in your cell phone under “Locksmith,” that way it’s always handy, you never have to look me up and you don’t even have to remember my name. $60.00 will open whatever you are locked out of, house, car or business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I don’t raise my rates at night or on the weeken, it’s always the same price. If you run out of gas, I’ll bring it… get a flat tire, don’t want to get dirty or don’t have all of the tools, I’ll change it or jump your battery if you need that. I’m not a mechanic and I don’t have a tow truck but if I can’t get you started, I won’t leave you stranded… I’ll take you where ever you need to go.
It’s a good number to share with friends and family, that way they will never be without someone that they can call in case of an emergency. Also, if your cell phone gets locked inside the car next to the keys… well, you still don’t have my number, but if you know someone that has it, you can always get hold of me. Thank you very much and God bless.”
I am in a lot of peoples cell phones. 🙂
Impressed? I am. You’ll like this guy, I know I do.
Tips of the day
Have good listening skills for ideas that insipire you.
- Stay out of agendas, in other words, have an open mind.
- See in others skills and talents you may or may not have. Use the information for improving your life.
- Stay connected because there are smart people everywhere. Having fun is the name of the game. I had fun and got smarter myself…. I now have a locksmith I will call when I get myself in a jam! Wow, a new Marketing Guru support member that provides me with insight and wisdom.
You can find Jeff on Face book,
*Jeff, I am looking forward to your new book about your life story! It is timely for our countries economic situation and the insights we learn by overcoming great odds and landing in wisdom. You have a Rock Star rating in my book. Thank you, Cam