PowerPoint Tip: Saving money on technology purchases

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The back-to-school purchases for those heading to high school or college/university often include technology such as computers, software, tablets, and smartphones. Since we are all looking for ways to save money when making these large purchases, this article is about legitimate ways to reduce how much you spend when making technology purchases. For any of these technology purchases, look for non-cash ways to pay.

6 Customer Journey Maps You Can Swipe


It means everything that happens from the time a customer become aware that you exist through any and all post-purchase experiences. There are key stages of a buyer’s journey – awareness, interest, consideration, purchase, post-purchase, and re-purchase. What happens once a customer decides to make a purchase – is the experience a good one? What percentage of your sales have come from inbound processes? Are post-purchase services satisfactory?

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$5 Off

The Communication Blog

11.29.2010 $5 Off $5 Off The $5 off coupon and the large percentage reductions provide good examples of media literacy and its relevance to everyday living. The coupon says “$5 off any purchase of $15 or more.&# Well, it seems to me (and I could be wrong) that at last part of the idea is to have you read the big print, select the items to be purchased, present the coupon, and then be told that this item is excluded from the $5 offer, the 40% discount, or the 15% off.

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Wersell's Bike Shop, Toledo, OH - Building a Biking Infrastructure(one fix-it course, at a time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If a newbie such as myself does purchase a bike, Jill or a customer service rep such as Brett Gibson will map out a safe route to get started. What percentage of residents commute by bike?   And, is there financial outreach so that low-income families can purchase bikes?

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Pew Research Center, Thank You for Not Calling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And in 2018, it went down another percentage point to 6.   In this stressed-out era, a phone call about purchasing life insurance or a different type of medical insurance can be a tipping point. The Pew Research Center, the gold standard in polling, has gotten the message: Don't call us for your research. As Pew itself reports, it is switching to taking surveys via email. In 1997, 36% of those contacted by phone agreed to participate in the survey.

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Strange Economic Times - Smart Risk Assessment (beyond media's hustle for page views)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baker Botts just walked back the percentage of its salary cuts.  The only results they can afford to purchase likely will be medicore.  "The U.S. economy is set to officially record its steepest quarterly contraction since World War II, and recent signs point to a slowing recovery as the country faces a surge in coronavirus cases."  "  - Harriet Torry, The Wall Street Journal , July 30, 2020.

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Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

You can r ead more about the book and purchase it here. Full disclosure: The above link is an affiliate link, so I get a percentage of each sale. I recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. Ramgopal. The author owns a company, Metamorph Training, and has a website at www.Presentation-Process.com.

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PresentationEssentials-New E-book by Oliver Adria

PowerPoint Tips

As a result, he’s offering me a percentage of each sale. You can purchase it here. Oliver Adria, who blogs about presenting at ReThink Presentations , has just come out with an e-book called PresentationEssentials: 39 Ideas on Content, Design and Delivery. (I I like his categories — I use the same ones to describe the components of a presentation.). Oliver has a great sense of design; the book is beautifully designed.

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Your Professional Options: Housebound

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those extra percentage points can tip the whole package beyond what's affordable. Add on the mortgage, given the uptick in mortgage rates, and only the executive class and those making it big in professional services can go for purchase.  Owning a house is shifting from the American Dream to an extreme limit on professional options.

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How to Design Better Sales Funnels


Buyers “purchase journeys” are rarely linear. In the current omnichannel landscape they connect with a brand through multiple touch points on their way to conversion – a purchase, an inquiry, a booking or another meaningful action. What’s more important though is that 79% of marketing leads never convert to purchases. And 96% of website visitors are not ready to make a purchase right here and right now.

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A Bear Market - One More Reason to Put Off Retirement or to Need to "Reverse Retire"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That could turn out to be a low percentage. There was collective action to share services and goods so that we didn't need to purchase so much. The bull market, Howard Gold reminds us in MarketWatch , is 10 years old.

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The New Aging - Taking Social Security Early, Reverse Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They will trade off some percentage of the monthly payment but they perceive they need that money immediately. And there are those who start businesses or purchase franchises. This may be an era of high job creation and low unemployment.

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Time for Retired/Semi-Retired to Stop Cowering about "Large Unexpected Expenses"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, it is possible to relocate in one of those nations and purchase health care services a la carte.   In this digital age, many standard legal procedures can be handled Do It Yourself (DYI) or by purchasing affordable forms and a bit of lawyer's time from the online consumer services. That is, they represent the plaintiff free for a percentage of the verdict or settlement.  There seems to be a conspiracy going on.

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GenRenter - Squeezed on Price, Many Other Terms and Conditions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In many municipalities there is no cap on how much they can charge for rent or by what percentage they can up it at lease-renewal time.   More recently, a 600-unit complex in the Youngstown, Ohio Metro Area had been purchased by new owners. It's palpable. Owners and managers of residential complexes across the U.S. have acquired tremendous power.

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Public Speaking Marketing - Using Bonuses To Sell More Products

Great Public Speaking

Bonuses are items offered as free extras if someone purchases your main product. A certain percentage of your prospective customers will do this. In many cases the customer can keep the bonus items even if he/she returns the main product, but that’s not a rule unless you advertise it that way to prospective customers. One obvious value of bonus items is that they increase the perceived value of your offer.

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Talking the economy down

Max Atkinson

The question is: did the reporter have any evidence about how many shoppers were there and what percentage of them were carrying new purchases around with them in carrier bags at the same time on the same day in the same shopping centre a year ago, when there weren’t any worries about the economy?

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Are You Friends With Your Audience?

Speak and Deliver

4) Links to news stories, blogs, or videos 5) Actual information All distilled to 140 or so characters apiece, and the percentage of one of the five vs. the others can either serve or betray the Twitterers purposes, just as how you speak to an audience will betray or serve your purposes.

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The best-laid public speaking plans can actually work very well!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

The answer is no; only a very small percentage of bookings provide anecdotes for my talks - but I was very happy to repeat here the story of a most enjoyable afternoon with a super audience). Salisbury U3A. On 4 January I spoke about Patrick 'Call My Bluff' Campbell for the Salisbury and District U3A at the city's Salavation Army Hall. Around 150 members attended and their very good response got my speaking year off to a flying start. Haslemere U3A.

Top 20 Seminar Scams and How to Avoid Them

Great Public Speaking

The purchaser’s inability to assess what they are “actually” buying until it’s too late and whether it’s worth it or not. The person or group that hires the shill is using crowd psychology , to encourage other onlookers or audience members (who are unaware of the set-up) to purchase the said goods or services. The slimy promoter says the purchase was made the day of the seminar. Many of the scams occur when you make one or more of the purchases of further training/coaching.

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