Post-Groupon - World Wearies Of Chasing Discounts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Groupon should have seen this coming: The day the world got plum tired of chasing discounts. Sometimes you just want to shop without having to play in the discount sandbox. Meanwhile, I will choose where to treat a helpful friend to dinner this weekend without regard to discounts.

PC Doctor, Austintown, OH - Fast Service, Straight-Talking, Discount Pricing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one can be without their laptop. That's even though we might also own several other e-gadgets. Matt and his staff at PC Doctor in Austintown, Ohio, know that. They jump when we have a problems.

Are you discounting when you don’t have to?

SpeakerSue Says...

Though the word “discount” cheapens the value of the your offer ( special pricing or exclusive is so much better), research shows that only 7% of organizations never discount. Do you discount as a “sales strategy” or because you don’t know how to show value proposition distinction? The more you can differentiate your service or product, the less you have to discount.

Thought Trap #4: Discounting the positive

Speak Schmeak

Thought Trap #4: Discounting the positive Continuing on in the series on Thought Traps. Do you find yourself discounting your public speaking successes? You reject positive experiences by insisting they don't count.

Radical Saving, Not Spending, Is Sexy - Restaurant, Fast Food, Discount Department Store Sales Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Restaurants, fast foods, and discount department stores are experiencing fewer sales. Selling has become pure discounting.  For a major online-only bank I had researched and ghostwritten about 10 articles on radical saving.

Discount Target/Upscale Brands - No New Coke

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That discount retailer, reports  Romy Ribitzky in PORTFOLIO, will make upscale brands available starting this Friday online.    From what it learns from that experience it can migrate further into better brands or stay with the discount brands. All marketers have come a long way from New Coke.    They have learned to try out whatever, be it email blasts or a new beverage,  in small ways. 

Yes, Use Your Barnes & Noble Discount

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Barnes & Nobles members can use their discounts to order my new book OVER-50: HOW WE KEEP WORKING.    It's now online with B&N.   And here is an overview of what information, insight and inspiration you will get from that read Download Over-50mediarelease. On April 1st, I'm lecturing on working after 50 at the New York State Bar Association.

Cash for Clunkers - Turn in those drafts for significant discounts on ghostwriting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Turn over those drafts for significant discounts on ghostwriting - in all media, print, digital, audio, video and in-person.  The economy is unfreezing enough for those needing promotional vehicles to take a look at those drafts hanging around offices.    What they're finding when they review those manuscripts for books, articles, opinion-editorials, startup blogs, and web content seems not to be ready for primetime.

Video Workshops for Professional Writers Available On Demand; discounts for PWAC, CFU and EAC Members

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Video Workshops for Professional Writers Available On Demand; discounts for PWAC, CFU and EAC Members.

HOW Design Conference 2010: Early Bird Gets the Savings

Duarte Blog

Tags: Delivery discount early bird HOW Design Conference savings

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LivingSocial Cuts 50%+ of Staff, But New "Card-Linking" Product Seems Promising

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When those Groupon-kinds of discounting died, LivingSocial took a big hit. It has developed a new approach to discounting called "card-linking." " At participating restaurants customers can get a discount just by using the credit card they registered with LivingSocial.

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New Power Brands in Brick and Mortar Retail - Goodwill and Salvation Army

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The new power brands in retailing have become discounters associated with respected causes. Meanwhile, the brands of some retail discounters such as the dollar stores have become tarnished, as The Wall Street Journal reports. For example, the big discount weekends at the Austintown Goodwill are splashed on the shopping center's signage. But the prices were about one-third the best in other discounters.

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A thought on pseudoscience…

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

The point is not to tell you how to make soap, but rather to take a critical look at ingredients before you discount them as scary because you don’t understand what the ingredients are. Would you use a soap containing drain cleaner as a key ingredient?

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Business writing & freelance writing book sale, up to 25% off until Jan. 1, 2011

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Discounts range from 15% to 25% off. All of my books are on sale until the end of 2010. My Books

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Being Fearless with Your Fees

Speaker Launcher

They are expecting a discount. […]. George called me in a panic. “Jane, there’s a local engagement two weeks from now with a Fortune 100 company, and they have asked for my fee. What should I quote them?” ” In my mind, I’m thinking, “quote your fee” but in George’s mind is: It’s only two weeks out. The post Being Fearless with Your Fees appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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20% off all coaching services in October!

Speak Schmeak

Regardless of how you feel about the name, you are invited to book any of my coaching services in October ( see this page ) at a 20% discount! In order to secure the discounted rate, you must book and pay for the service in October.

Only 2 days left to get 20% off all coaching services

Speak Schmeak

Take this opportunity now to contact me and lock in your special discount by midnight (PT) Sunday. In order to secure the discounted rate, you must book and pay for the service in October. Go to my Services page to see what you can apply your discount to!

Only 2 days left to get 20% off all coaching services

Speak Schmeak

Take this opportunity now to contact me and lock in your special discount by midnight (PT) Sunday. In order to secure the discounted rate, you must book and pay for the service in October. Go to my Services page to see what you can apply your discount to!

Free PowerPoint templates

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This pack costs $49, but if you use this code 25PERCENT , you get a (suprisingly) 25% discount. Here is a pretty cool website that I have been looking at: Slide Hunter , an online collection of free PowerPoint templates.

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Why offering promotions when you’re prospecting is stupid

SpeakerSue Says...

When you prospect based on a discount, you devalue everything you offer. Your buyer is likely to think your prices were too high to begin, so you’re rightsizing with the “discount”. Worse, they’ll think you’re a crazy poor salesperson because they didn’t need/and didn’t ask for a 25% discount and you’ve just given away the store. Top performers don’t prospect by discounting. Marketing, your Director of Revenue, or maybe even your DOS came up with a “great idea.”

Two products updated for PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

If you would like to buy one of these, I’m offering a 20% discount through the end of the year. But to get the discount code, you’ll need to get on my e-mail list right away! I’ve just updated two of my products for PowerPoint 2010: 7 Steps to Great Images , my short e-book on quick image edits you can do to make a big difference right away. Create an Outstanding Presentation Self-Study Course , my full-length presentation skills course.

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Last day to get $100 off 3-day, intensive workshop: Create an Outstanding Presentation

PowerPoint Tips

There's a 15% discount for non-profit organizations. Wednesday, May 20th (today for most of you) is the last day to get $100 off the fee for my presentation skills workshop. Today, it's $295. After that, it'll be $395. Read more about the course at [link] I think you'll agree that it's very comprehensive. Only a few places left

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Walmart Steps Up Customer Service with Human Touch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No other discount grocery outlet on the main drag here in Austintown, Ohio can compete with that human and fast service. Sure, Walmart has installed lots of self-service check-out robots. But, alongside that automation there has emerged a very personal service.

2019 52

The Supermarket, 1916 - 2018 - Rest in Peace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then came smaller but even lower-priced discounters like Aldi, Marc's, and the dollar stores. But they can't match the low pricing of the no-ambiance discounters.  "  Eventually, even those brick and mortar discounters could also vanish.

2018 52

Save 40% in July on the BBP 101 Online Course!

Beyond Bullet Points

To get the discount, put the Course in your shopping cart, and then at the bottom of the page enter the enter this coupon code: BBP101742012 and then click Update Cart (Coupon expires 7/31/12). From now until July 31, 2012 take advantage of our July savings with 40% off the BBP 101 Online Course. With the BBP 101 Online Course you receive 1-year access to step-by-step learning to transform your presentations Beyond Bullet Points.

GoodWill - Black Friday, Austintown, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, the discounts associated with its rewards program kicked in. Since I now am enrolled in that program I can't double-dip with the over-60 discount one too. At the check-out, with all the discounts totaled, the two sweaters set me back only about four dollars.

2017 52

Stop Selling and Start Connecting with Simon T. Bailey

Speaker Launcher

Don’t make the mistake of discounting your value. Being authentic is a very important part of speaking today and helps you to connect with your audience, and in turn gets your message through loud and clear. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome Simon T.

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20% off all coaching services in October!

Speak Schmeak

Regardless of how you feel about the name, you are invited to book any of my coaching services in October ( see this page ) at a 20% discount! In order to secure the discounted rate, you must book and pay for the service in October.

Kroger - It's Like Facebook In That It Wants You Never To Leave

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There you can get organic/natural food, a huge assortment of discount private-label merchandise, prescriptions filled, and highly competitively-priced gasoline. If we forget to ask for them, the check-out clerk tactfully asks if we want to take advantage of the discounting.

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This is what customer service is!

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

They had no obligation whatsoever to offer me a $125 discount on a replacement unit. I have had my Amazon Kindle for about 18 months (6 months out of warranty), and a few weeks ago it started behaving strangely, in that whenever it went onto standby, it would crash. So, I started a live chat with Amazon support on their website to see if we could resolve it.

Questions about questions in your presentation

Executive Speech Coach

NEXT Public Seminar June 24 in Burlington Sign up now to take advantage of the early booking discount. Read the program outline for more imformation [link] Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com. presentation skills seminar public speaking questions

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The Professional Speechwriters Association: Welcome to a Brand New World

OnSpeechwriting

They also get big discounts to industry events, discounted entry into the Cicero Speechwriting Awards and lots of other benefits. Basically, a membership is a bulk discount on all or most of the things speechwriters normally by.

2014 83

Why your role model doesn't have all the answers

Speak Schmeak

But I believe that in looking up to role models, we discount our own ability to influence others. "You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once.

2019 141

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Early registration discount ending: You''ve got a scant week to grab the early discount for my October 17 workshop, The Keys to Confident Public Speaking. Registration will be open longer, but the discount ends Sept.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

In a world where public figures often discount the power of word selection, Mandela clearly knew that many, many people were closely listening to every word he spoke. * First appeared in The Atlantic Post.

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PowerPoint Tip: Saving money on technology purchases

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Apple has an educational part of their website that offers discounted prices on many computers and tablets. The discounts are also available in their stores. Check with your preferred supplier to see if they offer discounts for students, and ask retailers what offers may be available at the store. Software vendors also offer discounts in different ways. You also may be able to get discounts because you belong to a club or association.

Amazoning of Brick & Mortar - Now It's Whole Foods

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because their items cost more than the discounts stores such as WalMart, traditional supermarkets could be headed for extinction. A smart shopper can get that kind of merchandise for less in a discount store. Human beings are still out there on the street. Yes, they leave their screens.

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October is half over, and so is my coaching special!

Speak Schmeak

In order to secure the discounted rate, you must book and pay for the service in October. Just 13 days left to get 20% off all my coaching services this month!

2010 141

Wal-Mart Has To Blow Itself Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the first Wednesday of the month they remind me to use my senior discount. With my Kroger card I am entitled to major discounts on food items. And, each purchase earns points for discounts on gasoline. Wal-Mart could eventually go the way of Staples.

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Family Dollar - Way It's Trying to Turn Customers into Loss-Prevention Posse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One out of 11 people will take the five-finger discount, documents the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. Interestingly, no reward is offered for preventing anyone's taking the five-finger discount.

2017 52

Learn BBP in Person at Our First Public 1-Day Courses!

Beyond Bullet Points

When your company or organization enrolls 5 or more people in the BBP 1-Day Courses, you’ll automatically get a 15% group discount – you can add group members once the first member of your group registers. Announcing – Our First Public BBP 1-Day Courses! Only 14 Days Left for Early Bird Pricing. We hope you can join us Nov. 11 and 12th in Los Angeles for our first BBP 1-Day Courses!

A Conversation with Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox…and You’re Invited

DeFinis Communications

And here’s the best part of all: You’re invited to attend (and for a discounted rate—see the end of this blog for a special offer for DeFinis Communications readers). Use discount code “gDeFinis15” and get $15 off the non-member price of $107.

Macy's, Your Pricing Is Too High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the steep discounts, a few minutes inconvenience is a small tradeoff. Discounting is everything in retail. In the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and JCPenney stand almost side-by-side. In the fitting rooms and checkout lines in Penney, shoppers wait patiently for service.