Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas

Gratitude Increases Your Social Standing This year my husband gave me the gift of heaven in a mug.  And for that, I am most grateful.  It may seem like a gag gift to most, but a pound of Peet’s Coffee makes me very happy.  I am a discerning coffee drinker and the earthy, rich flavor of Peet’s is my favorite.   It doesn’t taste quite as good at home as it did from the shop in Berkeley where I learned […]

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V024 Tanya Lavoie Grows Real Estate Business with Greeting Cards

In this Coffee and Cards Conversation with Tanya Lavoie of Gary Green Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate we share tips on how you can grow your real estate business with greeting cards.   Transcript Kandas:  Kandas Rodarte of GratitudeGeek.info sitting here with Tanya Lavoie of Gary Green Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. And we’re going to talk a little bit today about how greeting cards can help you grow real estate business. But before I do that, I […]

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V023 Joy Brasington Builds Rapport with Greeting Cards and Gifts

“I’m kind of a connector type person. I love to help people connect with others… and this is a perfect tool for that.” – Joy Brasington, JoytoSend.com We’ve all heard  the “know, like and trust” factor (a.k.a rapport)  is the key to growing your business.   Joy Brasington shares some great tips for building rapport with clients using greeting cards and gifts.   Transcript (verbatim) Kandas:   Let’s talk about how a greeting card system can help business owners. Joy: […]

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The “Thank You” Experiment

After finishing a satisfying meal at a local restaurant, my husband paid the check with cash. When the waiter returned, Shane just left the change on the table and prepared to leave. Noticing that the tip wasn’t quite 15%, I pulled out my wallet and added another dollar. As I turned to leave, the waiter approached and gave me a heartfelt thank you. As I am sure you know first-hand, it is extraordinarily uncommon for a waiter to express appreciation […]

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A Visit from St. Nick

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; Before you start groaning and moaning and rolling your eyes, I must warn you, I am about to introduce some avant-garde notions that will make you question everything you ever knew about Santa Claus, and the beloved poem that shaped the Christmas mythology […]

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V022 Outside the Box Fundraising Ideas for Non-Profits

“What we should be doing in the second half of our life is to be serving the Lord and serving and helping people, taking the talents that we learned in the first half of our lives with our jobs, and using those same talents by serving others. ” – Judy Paine-Marshall Judy Paine-Marshall is the Director of the Hollis D. Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Judy shares her outside-the-box fundraising ideas in her Coffee and Cards Conversation.     Transcript (verbatim): Kandas: Kandas […]

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Seven Ways to Use Third-Party Validation in your Network Marketing Business

“My family just doesn’t get it!” “My daughter used that OTHER company to print her holiday greeting cards this year!” “My best friend hasn’t talked to me since I showed her my business 3 months ago.  She called it a pyramid scheme!” It’s a common story.  You discover a great new business that you can work part-time to build a full-time income.  You love the products.  You love the compensation plan.  You truly believe that this business is the answer […]

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Interview with Cynthia Powell, Chicks and Cubs Baby Shoe Bronzing

Cynthia Powell, is the mother of three boys ages 8 to 16, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Her business, Chicks and Cubs, offers HEIRLOOM quality Baby Shoe Bronzing and Pewtering. “I just keep juggling keep going and it all gets done one way or another…” – Cynthia Powell, Chicks and Cubs MG: Sum up your business in three sentences or less. YOU: We offer HEIRLOOM quality Baby Shoe Bronzing and Pewtering. We focus on the best value (best quality for the best […]

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V021 Guerrilla Marketing Tips from an Independent Coffee Shop Owner

“If you can’t promote yourself, who can you promote?” – Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte Leo Harris, owner of Conroe Coffee in historic downtown Conroe, Texas offers two important marketing tips that apply to any business:     Transcript (verbatim): Kandas:  Hey, Kandas Rodarte here at Conroe Coffee in beautiful, historic downtown Conroe. 206 North Main, down the street a little bit and to the right, no, to the left of the Creighton Theatre just in case you need to find it. And […]

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V020 Cash for Gold with Cessna Foster

Interview with Cessna Foster, Certified Precious Metals Buyer with Legaci     In her Coffee and Cards Conversation with Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte, Cessna Foster answers the following questions and more: How she got started as a gold buyer. How a gold buying party works. What other services she offers. How she uses greeting cards with her clients. Connect with Cessna Foster: Website:  http://legaci.com Facebook:  http://facebook.com/GoodAsGoldLLC Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/my2loves9812/ LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cessna-foster/64/8/331      

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