How to Carry Out a Feasibility Study and Get Better at Business Decision Making

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It’s a well-known fact that projects fail more often than they succeed. The best tool for determining whether your project will be a win or a loss is a feasibility study. As well, it you can see how the project results may change depending on when you decide to execute it.

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Ecommerce - Will It Be Derailed by Porch Package Theft?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When thieves snatch the purchase one's planning could be blown up.   After a few porch thefts, it could be logical to decide: Hey, I will just go to brick and mortar to purchase X or Y. That ensures I have the toner for my printer needed for this major project

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dissent Necklace - Commercially Available (half of the $15 price goes to 3 good causes)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For only 15 bucks, Rubino tells us, we can purchase a necklace or a pin. The wonderful news connected with all this is that 50% of the purchase price goes to three legal non-profits. The International Refugee Assistance Project.

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Overcoming Sunk Cost Fallacy: Get Better at Decision-Making

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Some examples of sunk cost may include equipment purchases, website development or office lease payments. Or you already purchased a $10 ticket, but as you head to enter the theater, you realize that you’ve just lost it somewhere.

2019 52

The Rental Economy: That changes the rhetoric of sales, pitching

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in New Haven, Connecticut I had purchased a Netgear one for my AT&T DSL line. In the past few years, as I opted to lease an apartment, not purchase a condo or house, friends pestered less and less about "wasting my money" on rentals.   Think project basis.

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Don't Get Sick - That's How 67% of Bankruptcies Happened (and how the universe humbled me)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A recent study by the Consumer Bankruptcy Project , published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that 67% of those who filed for bankruptcy did so because of either or both reasons: They had a medical problem, which drained their assets even though they carried medical insurance.

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E-Bikes - Eco + Wellness + Minimalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You will notice recruiting for jobs and projects related to promoting e-bikes, that is, the electric bicycle. In addition to the purchase price, though, there are other expenses. Check the help-wanted on Craigslist.

2019 56

Airbnb & Experience of Being Insider - Old-Line Marketing Tactic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You can only be part of that if you purchase that house. However, the marketplace has shifted to transactional or a project economy from long-term relational. Internally Airbnb's platform allows you visitors to feel like insiders.

2017 52

Accurately Pricing Writing Services

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Before you quote on a project, you need to define the scope of the project. When does the project start? When is the project due? Will I need to attend meetings to discuss this project? The client may also want to send you a contract or purchase order that outlines the details of the project. Review it and make sure it conforms to what you understand to be the scope of the project.

Get your Book in Print Without Going Broke

Speaker Launcher

And if you’re lucky like me, you’ll stumble across someone who can manage the entire project for you. The test of a supplier/author relationship really comes when your project hits a snafu. Writing the book can often be the easy part!

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A Case Story: Teradata | The Edge of Next

Duarte Blog

3 Buy anyway: Empowers companies to purchase software in more accommodating ways based on specific use cases through simplified pricing bundles, subscription-based licenses, and as-a-service options. #4 Does the future live only in the greatest minds?

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So many great learning opportunities -- Join me!

Speak Schmeak

I''ve got several super cool projects going on this month and next, and I want to make sure you don''t miss out!

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Just-in-time workers become standard, even in staid legal field

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Because of extensive layoffs in the legal field, lots of legal talent is available for project work. Lawyer groups would be smart to organize themselves to purchase benefits as an organization.  Even with the job situation picking up some, the just-in-time worker is still in demand.    In fact, in the staid legal profession, contract employees are becoming standard. 

Barnes & Noble - Hold the Nostalgia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A businessperson such as myself could race over to Best Buy and purchase the Kindle for about $80 or have the books delivered to my PC.  Our clients expect us to start on a project immediately and know where to find the tools to do that.

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The History of Your Company - 98% Irrelevant in Marketing/Sales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If we are making a purchasing decision about whether to buy from your company, we likely find the journey back to the past of no value. What is of value are your present client list, how you approach projects, case studies, white papers, and offers of complimentary consultations. 

2014 56

Jing Pro is a Winner!

More than PowerPoint...

Like many, I used the free Jing project to quickly create visual voicemails and disposable learning objects. Impulse Purchase! Even though I had a 3:00 meeting yesterday, I whipped out my credit card at 2:50pm to impulse purchase Jing Pro online.

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February is National Self-Esteem Month

Speak Schmeak

Design a Compelling Future that Honors Your Most Important Values and Champions You in Manifesting Your Gifts and Living Your Life Purpose" I'm helping to promote this project because positive self-esteem is such a huge part of becoming a successful and effective speaker.

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Presenting Business Diagrams: How to Deliver a Strong, Positive Impact

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Create a slide that presents the projected overall value that will be generated by the process improvement. These tools illustrate the process that lead to a desired outcome, such as customer conversion, service subscription, or product purchase. The most popular funnel diagram is the sales funnel template , traditionally used to define the steps of the sales process and record how prospects move from the entrance of the funnel until they purchase.

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Give the World a Trike

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, part of me believed it at the time I purchased the trike (adult tricycle) at  Wersell Bike Shop , Toledo, Ohio.  " It reinforced for me the importance of angle in creative projects. It was bravado.

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Printers - Still Critical Business Tool In Digital Age

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When a major new project came in early this morning I packed the dog, Lily, in the car and headed out to Office Max to purchase an H-P replacement cartridge 05A for the laser printer. The digital economy still depends on printers.

2015 65

"Call Me Caitlyn" - Can A Human Being Really Start Over?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As a DIY project. You bet, reinventing ourselves perceived as doable as going to Home Depot, purchasing this and that and putting together a whole new space. The cover of Vanity Fair shows a glamorous female in a corset, a la the theatrical style Madonna leveraged.

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Who's the boss? Part 2

Speak Schmeak

And each time we checked in, the process took days, holding up the completion of the project. I was working on a deadline as I was approaching a ten-day vacation and this project needed to be finished by then.

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Ghostbusters: Hiring them now mainstream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Nowinski works both solo and puts together teams for large ghostbusting projects. For my ghostbusting assignment, it took this woman, who also freelances as a witch, 36 days to catch up with her other spirit projects

Voice Returning To Business Communications - Are We Ready?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the bits and pieces of the conversation it's obvious that the person on the other end is confirming or ruling out intended purchases. We might be in the middle of a frustrating project on our PC.

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150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations

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The visual funnel representation can include several steps from the customer acquisition to the conversion or final purchase. PowerPoint dashboards can be used to show key performance indicators within your organization, project or startup.

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10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

With the advent of digital books, I certainly purchase many more books today then I can actually read. Taking Charge of Your Non-Verbal Communication (Projecting Your Desired Persona – Through Your Emotions) 3.

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How to Develop an Effective Lead Generation Strategy

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Let’s quickly recap how most purchase journeys happen these days. But there’s a wrinkle: 63% of prospects requesting information on your business today will not purchase for at least 3 months. Give custom price quotes per project.

The New Aging - An Awful Thing Is Happening on the Way to Retirement/Semi-Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She purchased a house in an Oro Valley, Arizona upper middle class retirement complex. No wonder smart young people have no goal to leave the housing projects in the inner city. The world of the aging has divided into two.

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Chapter 1: How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The fact that you have purchased this book demonstrates desire: you want to write a book. In short, if you want to turn your desire into reality, dedicate time in a disciplined manner to your book-writing project. Chapter 1: Can You Write A Book In 60 Days? Is it possible to write a book in 60 days? I am living proof. I have written 11 books and short reports —each in less than 60 days. Many other writers I know have written books in under 60 days too. It can be done.

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PowerPoint Tip: What to look for in a travelling projector

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I have been asked twice recently about what specifications or features I would consider when purchasing a projector to take with you to present to small to mid sized groups (2-100 people). Since this is likely of interest to more than the two people who asked, I thought I would share my response in case you are considering a similar purchase. Don't be convinced that a lower priced SVGA projector will properly project an XGA signal because it won't.

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Protect a PowerPoint file from changes

PowerPoint Tips

SWF is an excellent choice for many marketing projects. You need to purchase a digital signature service. Many people need to protect PowerPoint files from changes. There are many reasons for this: To send presentations for review only (but not editing). To maintain ownership of the creative content. For legal reasons (for example, if the content has been approved by legal and financial counsel and may not be changed). To provide presentations for others to deliver but not modify.

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Hurrah, You Have $1 Million Invested, Now Can Retire - Well, Maybe Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his 90s, Normal Lear is digging in on a new filming project. Recently, during the Black Friday sales at Goodwill, as a member of its Rewards program, I purchased two never-worn brandname sweaters for four bucks.

2017 52

Dubai - Will it deep-six Black Friday momentum?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Dow Jones closed after many of Black Friday optimists had checked out their purchases.  " For months, the business media have been covering the canceled construction projects in Dubai.    That closing was down 155 points.    And it isn't just the numbers which can halt today's shopping momentum.    It's the reason for the plunge: Debt problems, to the tune of $60 billion, in the city of Dubai. 

Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Everything from my mileage and smartphone to my home office and equipment purchases are tax-deductible. After those two-week 18-hour a day projects, we can take time-off.  Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S. workforce, calculates Intuit.

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Financial Literacy: So few of us get a high score (and what the International Center for Journalists is doing about that)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Among them is the lack of essential self worth which we attempt to mask with purchasing real estate, cars, clothes, and meals out, including picking up the check for others way too often. 

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15 Words Proven To Make People Listen and Act

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

And equally importantly, the words that translate interest into a purchase. A good point, but people are still subconsciously attracted to those words, despite the ‘hard sell’ vibe they project. Want your audience to actually act on your message?

2009 52

Public Speaking : VIDEO

Great Public Speaking

You can purchase or rent training videos on just about any business subject. For fast and reliable service, I recommend The Humor Project [link] If you're the CEO of a company, (or you could suggest this to the CEO) you could produce a funny day-in-the-life tape which could be very self-effacing. An interesting phenomenon occurs when you are speaking in a large venue and also being projected on massive video screens.

2008 40

AOL: How Laid-Off Can Turn Lemon into Lemonade

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  These have been expected ever since the company announced it had purchased HuffingtonPost.com.    The new economy is project-oriented.  At 10:00 A.M., New York time,  layoffs at AOL could begin. 

2011 52

Speaking Season - 21 of 107

Speak and Deliver

For me, yes, lots of programs are out there sending kids to other countries, but dont offer self-esteem training, home-stays, meetings with government officials, and service projects designed to give students interaction with the communities theyre in.

2010 65

13 Lessons (& Tips) Learned Launching an eBook

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

It is Possible to Launch a Product that You’ve published the majority of for free This was the only real doubt about this project for me. Even so, I did not hesitate to purchase your e-book. The first one I have ever purchased btw) 1.

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Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Many community groups appeal to corporations for funds to support the arts or local projects. The purchasing or accounting department is a good place to start, although individual departments may be responsible for generating their own material, particularly the sales and marketing department. Writing services you can offer corporate clients.

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Book Review: Using Resonate by Nancy Duarte to improve everyday presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Those who have to present regularly in small group settings such as sales presentations, team meetings, project updates, and budget reviews, don’t have the time or desire to use some of the techniques that main stage conference presenters have the luxury to use. When I agreed to review Nancy Duarte’s latest book, Resonate , I did so with the desire to find nuggets that everyday presenters could use.

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Speak & Deliver - A Public Speaking Blog For the Speaking Public.

Speak and Deliver

Believe it or not, you DONT have to switch your speech from project to project in the basic manual. Followers Subscribe To Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments Rich Hopkins Speaker, Author, Communications Coach CLICK image to purchase!

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