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. Because it didn't and rebrand its concept it is now laying off 1,100 and closing facilities in 7 countries. Here is the coverage from BusinessInsider.

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. Then they deliver the straight talk about the options, the cost for repair, and if it would be smart to just trade in the clunker for an upgrade. Earlier this week I was in the midst of a meltdown.    I swung by their shop on 3710 Mahoning Avenue.

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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. In this way you can maintain a negative belief that is contradicted by your everyday experiences (for example, making excuses when someone gives you a compliment). You often react by putting yourself down.

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.

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. 

An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

SlideModel

Price skimming stands for the practice of charging the highest price for a newly released product and then gradually discounting it as it becomes less popular and in-demand. However, their approach has a bit of a twist: not only do they sell new products for a high price and then slightly discount older models, but they also continuously raise prices for the newer interactions. Bundles = discounts, meaning you are getting a dip in revenues eventually.

For Wed.: Newsletter, & workshop discount for subscribers

The Eloquent Woman

It's a great day to sign up for Step Up Your Speaking, the free monthly newsletter from The Eloquent Woman. This month's issue will be out tomorrow, and it focuses on dynamic speaking skills --also the topic of my early November two-day workshop, Good On Your Feet! to be held in Washington, DC. An even better reason to sign up: Subscribers can take 25 percent off the registration fee for the workshop. Details on how to subscribe or how to register for the workshop are below.

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. The edge for restaurants in this deal is they are the ones in control of when discounts are offered and for how much. 

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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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? If you won’t, then you probably won’t use any soap. One of the best drain cleaners is sodium hydroxide. The reason it is so good at cleaning drains is that it dissolves fat. But what happens when the fat dissolves?

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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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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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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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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.”

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. Mention Talktoberfest when you contact me about coaching throughout the month of October to get the discount! Is T alktoberfest too corny of a name for a promotion to celebrate my fifth year in business ? I thought so.

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! The 20%-off special to celebrate my fifth anniversary in business ends on October 31.

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! The 20%-off special to celebrate my fifth anniversary in business ends on October 31.

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. I am not sure exactly how many there are, but at about 40 pages of 7 templates I estimate at least 280 or so templates (and they are all free). Everything is indexed and categorised, and it’s easy to find the right slide for your presentation.

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Higher Education: Folly of (heroically) Planning to "Bring Students Back to Campus"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, of course, that brings with it lawsuits if there is no discounting on the traditional tuition. And if there are discounts there could still be lawsuits which allege those aren't adequate, given the lack of the traditional education in-person experience. 

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How To Deliver a Profitable Webinar with Rhonda Scharf

Speaker Launcher

StreamYard discount link: [link]. Continuing with our efforts to bring you compelling and relevant information while we are still under quarantine, I’ve thought a lot about how we can offer our content virtually. Many of you have asked about doing webinars and when I think of webinars, the first person I think of is my very good friend Rhonda Scharf! Rhonda is an author, speaker, trainer, and grandmother! She has earned her Certified Speaking Professional, is a member of […].

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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.

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.

Florida: If School Reopens Totally In-Person, Teachers Get It They Need "to get their affairs in order'

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Other lawyers in Florida are offering discounts on wills for teachers.  In Florida, lawyer Charles Gallagher of Gallagher & Associates announced he is providing free wills to teachers. BusinessInsider reports that already Gallagher has received 600 requests for information.

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The CEO’s Guide to RPA: Robotic Process Automation Explained

SlideModel

Suggest personalized discounts, promotions, and upsells to the supported customer. Robotic process automation (RPA) is a top-of-mind agenda for companies across industries.

JC Penney - Finished?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As for the hair salon, discounters such as GreatClips charge about half the price, provide senior discounts, and require no appointment. Goodwill retail has much better prices. So does the Salvation Army retail.  Target provides a superior shopping experience. Its location, at least in Toledo, Ohio, is in proximity to the Kroger supermarket. That practically guarantees foot traffic. 

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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. Contact Churchill Club at info@churchillclub.org for group discounts.

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.

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!

JC Penney's Long Slide into Irrelevance Ends in Filing Chapter 11

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, he eliminated discounts. Eventually ecommerce, skilled discounters, and players in the fast fashion box took over retail. COVID-19 and government-mandated store closures were just the tipping point. For most of the 21st century J.C. Penney, which filed for Chapter 11 today , just couldn't engage with consumers. Here is a copy of the bankruptcy petition.    But the most dramatic setback came with the hiring of Ron Johnson from Apple in 2011.

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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. No surprise, Bloomberg reports that supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Tops likely will file for bankruptcy. The concept of the supermarket was made operational in 1916. Charles Saunders launched Piggly Wiggly.

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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. Mention Talktoberfest when you contact me about coaching throughout the month of October to get the discount! Is T alktoberfest too corny of a name for a promotion to celebrate my fifth year in business ? I thought so.

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. There you might be standing in a human-kind of check-out line or looking like you might be ready to check out. A clerk with a mobile apparatus and bagging in the Walmart uniform pocket closes in.

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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.   My only concern about GoodWill is that the deep discounting by traditional retailers will eat into its sales.

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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. And I don't know if this was staged: When I requested the discounting, the clerk apologized and asked for ID.

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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. And we plan on adding benefits as we go—making discount deals for our members with conveners of speechwriting seminars around the world, and making affinity deals with regional speechwriting groups so that the whole speechwriting world.

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Raising Your Uncertainty Tolerance with Sara Ross

Speaker Launcher

Steamyard discount link: [link]. In an effort to keep supplying relevant and practical content, I keep thinking about what we all need in this time of constant news intake and the uncertainty of what’s coming next. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I invited Sara Ross to join us and discuss how to keep our emotions from running wild when we are bombarded with unceasing negative news and how to find the benefits in changing how we […].

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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. Get a good discount if you register by September 6 for my next public speaking workshop, The Keys to Confident Public Speaking on October 17.

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. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” - Nelson Mandela, 1994.

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