Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
I decided recently to combine blog efforts, and I will be placing the remaining sketch notes on this Personal Change blog.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
- Not aware
- Not focusing/concentrating
- Not memorable
- No filing/retrieval system
- Linked to something
- Add one or more principles to make a more memorable presentation.
- Use link method to retrieve items.
- Add unusual elements.
- Turn information into a list, and then link with unusual characteristics or a story.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Below are the colors of the rainbow with the RGB - red/green/blue - color values. Some of these are included on the RGB color wheel, but indigo and violet are included here.
The colors are:
- Red - 200, 0, 0
- Orange - 255, 127, 0
- Yellow - 255, 255, 0
- Green - 0, 255, 0
- Blue - 0, 0, 255
- Indigo - 75, 0, 130
- Violet - 148, 0, 211
Sunday, January 21, 2018
- Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord's, with its fullness; the world, and those who dwell therein.
- Colossians 1:16-17 For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.
- Leviticus 25:23 The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me.
- Genesis 2:15 The Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.
- Genesis 1:26 God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
- Jeremiah 2:7 I brought you into a plentiful land, to eat its fruit and its goodness; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.
- Job 12:7-10 But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you; the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you. Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you. The fish of the sea shall declare to you. Who doesn't know that in all these, the Lord's hand has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?
- 1 Chronicles 16:33 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.
- Matthew 6:26, 28 See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they? Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin.
- Numbers 35:33-34 So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land. No atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, but by the blood of him who shed it. You shall not defile the land which you inhabit, in the middle of which I dwell; for I, the Lord, dwell in the middle of the children of Israel.
- Ezekiel 34:18 Does it seem a small thing to you to have fed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the clear waters, but you must foul the residue with your feet?
- Deuteronomy 20:19 When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them; for you may eat of them. You shall not cut them down; for is the tree of the field man, that it should be besieged by you?
Thursday, January 18, 2018
In today's post you will find several tips for writing a sales email. Even if you are not selling products, often when you write an e-mail, you are trying to persuade recipients to take some action. These tips apply to any email where you want a result.
Tips for Writing an Email
- Craft a compelling subject line, but do not include the word "free."
- Identify the sender, for example, "Personal Change."
- Lead with a big benefit.
- Summarize the message in the first paragraph.
- Follow the first paragraph with detailed information.
- Repeat the offer and call to action.
- Make the first two response links the strongest.
- Use wide margins.
- Minimize use of ALL CAPS and extreme highlighting.
- Watch the length - short and concise is preferred.
- Get to the point quickly.
- Use a friendly, conversational tone.
- Include opt-out options.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The colors are ordered Red, Green, Blue.
From the top (clockwise)
- Red - 255, 0, 0
- Orange - 255, 127, 0
- Yellow - 255, 255, 0
- Green Yellow - 127, 255, 0
- Green - 0, 255, 0
- Green Cyan - 0, 255, 127
- Cyan - 0, 255, 255
- Blue Cyan - 0, 127, 255
- Blue - 0, 0, 255
- Blue Magenta - 127, 0, 255
- Magenta - 255, 0, 255
- Red Magenta - 255, 0, 127
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Every day I receive coaching tips from Hilton Johnson Productions. At the time of this writing, the company’s website appears to be down. However, I still receive tips daily.
I have a folder in my email where I save any tips that I like. From my saved tips, the ones below are my favorites for 2016.
Giving a presentation without having a new sales recruit watch or hear you do it is a waste of energy, talent and valuable training time.
I love the idea of always being in training mode. What can you learn from a given situation, and what can you teach others?
What's 80 times more effective than cold calls?
A study by Selling Power Magazine states that...
- 1% of all cold calls turn into sales
- 15% of all leads turn into sales
- 55% of all referrals turn into sales
- 80% of all introductions turn into sales
I’ve heard a similar statistic for bringing to members in a church. Mailing out invitations to an evangelistic meeting is not nearly as effective as “friendship evangelism.” Personal connections make a difference in the effectiveness of your presentation.
People who spend their time multi-tasking are not as creative, productive, or happy as someone who is totally focused on just one task at a time.
Studies have shown that multi-tasking consists of rapid switching back and forth between activities. It seems simultaneous, but it is not.
One of the best ways to learn a good presentation is to write the language down on 3x5 cards, take a few of them with you wherever you go, and memorize them one at a time.
A 3x5 card is the ultimate paper app. You can write and draw on cards, easily rearrange them, and access them without technology. Using 3x5 cards is effective when learning a new presentation as well as for any type of information that needs to be learned.
The most powerful thing you can do to get people to take action is to create emotion within them. You do that by asking questions that get them thinking and talking.
Create multiple income streams by speaking, training, making online programs, coaching, publishing and providing tools for others to succeed.
This is an inspirational goal for me. This is similar to the idea of transmedia, but with more structure in a way that can be monetized.
You can ask all the questions you want (even personal ones) in your presentation by simply asking permission to do so before you begin. Here's what you say: "It would be helpful for me to understand more about your situation. May I ask you a few questions?"
Teachers have used questions for thousands of years. Socrates introduced this concept into the Greek philosophy. In the book of Genesis in the Bible, older than Socrates, God used questions when speaking with Adam and Eve, and again when addressing Cain after he murdered his brother. Jesus frequently used questions to engage his listeners.
Learn to be a good speaker. You'll get to make multiple sales with a single presentation.
Before offering the benefits of your products or services find out if your potential prospect has problems that your products or service will solve. That way you'll only give presentations to people who are interested and qualified.
Create a "Keepers File". When you read articles, find quotes and discover ideas you like, put them in the file for reference. They are a great resource for writing articles, training classes and stimulating your imagination.
I have read this same suggestion in the writings of Jim Rohn, John Maxwell, and others. For a few years I pasted articles or rewrote article summaries into a spiral bound notebook. Now I save many articles electronically or make a note in my planner.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
- Matthew 5:46, 47 - If you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
- Matthew 6:25 - Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
- Matthew 6:26 - Are you not of more value than they?
- Matthew 6:27 - Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
- Matthew 6:28 - Why do you worry about clothing?
- Matthew 6:30 - Will He not much more clothe you?
Thursday, January 11, 2018
I am happy to report, however, that not all of my writing efforts were a fail. At the end of 2015 I set a goal for 2016 to write 1,000 words per day every day for the entire year, 365 days.
I tracked my process, and provided updates on a monthly basis. My July update was the last official entry on the status of the project. By July I had already written over 320,000 words.
By the end of the year I wrote 483,790 words in primarily four categories: daily journal, blog posts, Christian essays (I wanted to write a devotional), and ebooks.