Matthew McConaughey Got It Right | How to Get More Testimonials and Happy Clients

Matthew McConaughey Got It Right | How to Get More Testimonials and Happy Clients

If you are a long time follower of this blog, you know that my husband and I own a custom furniture business called ShaKa Studios. We launched our website in 1998 and sell high-end niche furniture. We do NOT have a SHOWROOM. NOR can our clients EVEN SEE the fu...

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Sales Trainer Tom Hopkins Explains Why He Sends Thanksgiving Cards

Sales Trainer Tom Hopkins Explains Why He Sends Thanksgiving Cards

Tom Hopkins is a world-renowned sales trainer. He built his real estate business by sending 6 hand written greeting cards per year to his clients, and potential clients.  By doing so, he became the top producing real estate agent in the state of California. T...

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Marketing with Color | Brand Colors Infographic Plus a Nostalgic Video

Marketing with Color | Brand Colors Infographic Plus a Nostalgic Video

Did you know the color of your logo is just as significant as the design? Personally, until I found this brand colors infographic about marketing with color, I never really thought about the significance of the color of my own logos.  I just picked colors I ...

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I Am Statements Examples

I Am Statements Examples

When I logged into Facebook this morning I saw three, count them three, posts lined-up vertically, on my wall about the power of “I Am” statements. Over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Master Relationship Marketing Seminar in Hous...

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Following Up with Leads | podcast episode 34

Following Up with Leads | podcast episode 34

  Show 34 Quick Guide   Kody Bateman’s tips for mastering relationships in business: Make a list of everyone you know and put them in a contact manager. Categorize your list into 3 categories: 1) contacts 2) prospects 3) customers Always add p...

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Relationship Marketing on Facebook | podcast episode 33

Relationship Marketing on Facebook | podcast episode 33

Show 33 Quick Guide What is relationship marketing and why do you need it? My 3 rules for relationship marketing (see this post for the list). Squeaky chair! Mexican food is different in Texas than in California. Doing business good ole boy style. Waking up a...

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7 Deadly Social Media Sins

7 Deadly Social Media Sins

At Gratitude Geek, we focus on helping the little guy make a big impact. This means I usually reject what the “big dogs” have to say about marketing because in my experience, pioneering online custom furniture sales, branding and advertising can ne...

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Be Kind

Be Kind

As an independent relationship marketing strategist with SendOutCards, I am part of the SendOutCards kindness revolution. I understand that kindness isn’t always easy. Kindness rests in the unique ability of each person to choose the perspective with whi...

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