Your House/Condo/Mobile Home In Tucson, AZ Will Likely Sell This Spring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, the temperature on Thanksgiving Day will be about 80 degrees.   animal companions Current Affairs Personal Musings Selling Not that we haven't had a few nippy days now and then since late October. Two days in a row I had to turn on the heat for several hours. But, in general, the snowbirds who are arriving back here have no complaints. And, of course, there has been no snow. Nor, is any expected.

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Macy's Versus J.C. Penney - The Story At Tucson, Arizona Mall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You can't sell, at least not to Everywoman, unless you are providing an extreme bargain. Here at the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and J.C.   Current Affairs Games Selling ValuesPenney are based in the same section. As I drive in, Macy's is on the left, J.C. on the right. I always head right. Once in J.C. I gleefully endure long lines to get into the dressing room and to then check out. On those lines other shoppers and I gush about the deals.

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Selling Enlightenment - Growing Number of Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Take time to travel to that spa outside Tucson, Arizona.   Games Intuitive Personal Musings Selling ValuesThe enlightenment game is not new. Way back in the 1950s, we children of immigrants, stuffed into overcrowded Catholic schools, were mandated to pray that the world found peace of mind. Of course, we didn't know what that meant.   In the 1970s, the more sophisticated went to psychoanalysts to find enlightenment.

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Landlord Nation - Shocker at Weidner's Vista Montana, Tucson, AZ (bring along something to wash the walls)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As for us over-60, after we sell the family home, the odds are that we will choose to rent. There, at least in Tucson, where I lived in   Vista Montana , owned by   Weidner , for 27 months, property managers don't have to renew your lease.   Better yet, since property in the Tucson area tends to be affordable, you might consider buying. So much for the American Dream. We have evolved into a nation of renters.

"Go Set a Watchman" By Harper Lee - I'm 500th On Waiting List At Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Woods Memorial Library, Tucson, Arizona, I am 500th on the waiting list. A best-selling book remains the price of entry to the big time. "     Books Branding careers Current Affairs Games Media SellingThe frenzy to gain access to "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee documents that the book business is not dead. According to Bloomberg , there have been 2 million copies pre-ordered on Amazon.com.

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"Prayer Changes Something," The Rev. Vicki Hesse, St. Philip's in the Hills, Tucson, AZ

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Philip's in the Hill Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona. Current Affairs Intuitive Media Religion Selling Values Voodoo What is the seeming strange power of prayer?   That's what we secular humanists, agnostics and atheists have been researching, perhaps all our lives. This morning, there were some answers. But, of course, not  the  answer.  Mystical subjects such as prayer can't have a definitive answer. The Rev. Vicki K.

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PetSmart, Thank You For Not Cross-Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When we bring Fido or Muffy in for routine maintenance we can expect cross-selling.  Instead of asking around Tucson, Arizona about a "good" vet (i.e. one who doesn't cross-sell), I will take my dog to PetSmart's in-house vet practice.  Unlike in New Haven, Connecticut, in Tucson it's full service.    animal companions Branding Selling

4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama's Speech

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April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About 4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama’s Speech January 20, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments On January 11 th , president Obama addressed a congregation in Tucson Arizona in the wake of the tragic shootings.

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The Economy May Be Global And Digital - But Time Zones Still Count In Selling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

my Tucson, Arizona time.   careers Selling "My business partner wanted a vendor on the West Coast." " That's what the new client told me last night, 8 P.M., his LA time, and 9 P.M., And that was about the seventh time I had heard that since I had relocated my communications boutique from New York Metro area last April. I had a hunch that time zones mattered.

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Macy's, Your Pricing Is Too High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Tucson, Arizona Mall, Macy's and JCPenney stand almost side-by-side. I have never been in that store, at least not since I moved to Tucson in 2014. His selling platform was fair pricing.     Branding Current Affairs SellingIn the fitting rooms and checkout lines in Penney, shoppers wait patiently for service. For the steep discounts, a few minutes inconvenience is a small tradeoff. On one of those lines, I asked other shoppers about Macy's.

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Snail Mail - Still Should Be Part Of Marketing Mix, Especially When Targeting Over-55

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The mailer tends to get opened here in Tucson, Arizona. It was the flyer from a local furniture store arriving snail mail which triggered my buying a sofa bed from it when I moved to Tucson. Branding Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Intuitive Personal Musings Selling"According to a new report from marketing research firm MarketingSherpa, 54% of consumers surveyed said they want to receive [snail] mail from brands they're interested in.

Lane Bryant Sales Rep - No Longer Qualified

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One has turned up there in Tucson. It's a three-minute drive from my residential complex, in the Tucson mall. Branding careers Current Affairs Games SellingIn plus-sizes, Lane Bryant is a respected brand. From the get-go, when I needed quality fashions for work and casual wear I would zip by my local Lane Bryant store. The prices were affordable. The sales people friendly and helpful. I filed in my career to-do list to someday apply for a part-time job there.

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Settling In - Not when making a good living requires non-stop pivots

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There was one such neighbor in Tucson, Arizona. I had left the East Coast for Tucson in early 2014. At the time, Tucson was a good choice. The cost of living is the same as Tucson's. careers Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Intuitive Personal Musings Rebranding Selling Travel Web/Tech WritingOur generations of Baby Boomers and X were reared to find a way to make a living, marry, have a family, and buy a house.

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With Regret - The Top 3

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, I got my first two-wheeler by selling a record number of subscriptions to the Newark Star Ledger.  In contrast, in Tucson, Arizona, which is assumed to be Retiree Paradise, the small one-bedroom at Vista Montana runs between $675 and $750, plus utilities.    Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Hope Personal Musings Selling ValuesThe fallout from COVID-19 threw too many for a loop.

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Homelessness Is Business Issue, Including Branding In Tourism, Real Estate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No family wants to buy a coop in Manhattan or a house in Tucson, Arizona after observing that some homeless have staked out that territory. Branding Current Affairs Food and Drink Games Media Personal Musings Selling Travel Values VoodooThe homeless cast a spell. And the dynamics of that voodoo can taint the tourist business. Cape Cod is no exception. In Hawaii, the powers that be had to get tough.

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The New Aging & Relocation: The Heart Becomes a Lonely Hunter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, they begin researching if it would be tough to sell the house (maybe yes if GM shutters nearby Lordstown plant) and what city provides more activities.   Then there are those who embraced the mythology of Tucson, Arizona Metro area as Retiree Paradise. The cost of living in Tucson shot up. I help, not sell. Current Affairs Dreams Games Generational Divide Media Personal Musings Selling Values

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HEAT WAVE! - Wal-Mart Turns Up AC

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was last week, I realized, that the amazing heat wave grabbed us by the throat here in Tucson, Arizona. Current Affairs Games Personal Musings SellingGot it. Finally I have been able to connect the dots on why I have been spending so much time shopping in Wal-Mart since last week. On some days it was 114 degrees. So, I made it my business to shop in stores where the temperature was downright cold. Wal-Mart tops the list. Walk in to its location off First Avenue in Tuscon.

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Retailers - New Frugality No Longer New

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile many other stores in the Tucson, Arizona mall were empty. Current Affairs SellingThis weekend JC Penney had long lines at the checkout. They weren't playing the New Frugality game as smart as Penny was. At least not since Ron Johnson left. Along with the steep markdowns on brandnames at JC, there was a 10-day $10 off coupon. For every $25 we spent, we got $10 off. I brought home four brandname tops and one brandname pair of slacks for about $42.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, the Kroger subsidiary goes by the Fry's brand. As  As I was relocating from Connecticut to Tucson, the complex I am still living in was recommended to me because "You can walk to Fry's." " Branding careers Current Affairs Food and Drink Games Selling"Kroger is much more than a grocery chain - it's a company with the ability to steal business from Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, and even McDonald's."

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SuperBowl 2015 - Lots Of Money To Be Made In Phoenix Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

While the North and East are receiving their first blast of Arctic air, here in Tucson we are a long way from needing to put on our heat for a few months.    Games Selling Sports Travel Some in the Phoenix, Arizona Metro area have likely already leased space in their houses, apartments, and mobile homes through Airbnb for Super Bowl 2015.    Owners of properties with driveways will be posting signs "Park Here for dollars." 

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Dan Gibson, Editor of Tuscon Weekly - Took a Full Page Explaining The Game

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"For some reason, there's been a rush of people calling and emailing to ask if they can write for the [Tucson] Weekly lately, something I appreciate because I guess that means we're something worth being a part of."  "  - Dan Gibson, Editor, "How Weekly Writing Works," Tucson Weekly, August 28, 2014. That is exactly what Dan Gibson has done here in Tucson, Arizona, a hotbed of driven writers. Textbooks sell for a bundle.

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Brand New York City - Only for Those with "Real Money"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Where I had re-located - Tucson, Arizona - is also less and less affordable. But Tucson is not longer Paradise in the Desert. For instance, at Vista Montana apartment complex in Tucson, a 440 square foot efficiency had billed at $400 a month in 2014. However, that truism also is extending to myriad metro areas such as Tucson. Complimentary Consultation janegenova374@gmail.com – I help, not sell.

Dog Leash - Multi-Purpose Networking Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On the other hand, here on the North Side of Tucson, Arizona, rescue dog Lee and I keep getting stopped. No, we can't meander the roads (no sidewalks in this part of Tucson) preoccupied with a work assignment. animal companions Branding careers Current Affairs Selling Travel The secret to leveraging walking your dog as a multi-purpose networking tool is the same as in real estate: Location, location, location. 

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Texas' Open Carry Law - I Don't Want To Dine Near Someone Packing Heat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in my little world in Tucson, Arizona, guns are plentiful. Current Affairs Food and Drink Games legal Politics Selling"Come Jan. 1, licensed firearms owners in Texas will be able to openly carry a handgun in most places. A law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year will make Texas the most populous state in the U.S. to allow the practice, known as 'open carry.'" '" - Dan Frosch, The Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2015.

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New York City - No, your professional life doesn't gear down when you exit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You could be practicing law in Tucson, Arizona, where a one-bedroom goes for $500, and have access to the same resources, data and human, as do lawyers in Midtown Manhattan. Since April 2014, I have been running my communications boutique out of a $500 a month apartment in Tucson. Since the wolf isn't scratching at the door, I sell from a position of strength. careers Content-provider Current Affairs Games legal Media Personal Musings Selling Values Web/Tech Writing

New American Dream - Replicating The Old Neighborhood, As Renters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After ruling out Dallas, Texas and Barcelona, Spain, I surfed the apartment listing in Tucson, Arizona. Theft, although high in Tucson, is low at Vista Montana. animal companions Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Personal Musings Selling ValuesWe have become a nation of renters. And depending on which personal-finance expert is doing the math, that's smart.

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Wal-Mart Needs Loyalty Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here in Tucson, Arizona, Kroger's subsidiary is Fry's. Branding Current Affairs Food and Drink Games Personal Musings SellingThere is trouble in the grocery aisle at Wal-Mart, reports BusinessInsider. Competitor Kroger, although more expensive, is siphoning off customers. One reason is that Kroger has a smoothly running loyalty or rewards program. And Wal-Mart has none.

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Kroger's Fry's - No The New York Times On Sunday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does Fry's sell it on Sundays?" " That's what I asked the clerk in Customer Service, at the Fry's store on Roger & First, Tucson, Arizona. Since print advertising still sells products, services, advocacy positions, brands and personalities, that means that movers and shakers don't put a lot of value on the edge this particular old-line newspaper can offer. Branding careers Food and Drink Games Personal Musings Selling Values Web/Tech

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Brand Bundling - Sleepy Hollow Outlet, Boardman, OH Does Low Prices/Extreme Customer Service

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My four-footer son, LOV, and I had been traveling for five days from Tucson, Arizona, to Austintown, OH.   Branding Games Selling Web/TechSleepy Hollow Outlet.    That brandname, on the left side of Market Street in Boardman, Ohio, caught my eye. I pulled into the front of the mattress discount store. We blew into town the previous afternoon. This was going to be our special gift to ourselves: the perfect sleep experience. 

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Senior Housing - Broken Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In addition, telemedicine makes it increasingly possible for the elderly to age at home, be that their family house or an apartment in a multi-generation residential complex in Tucson, Arizona. Another negative of buying property in 55+ developments is that it may be difficult to sell. What I also discovered when I visited former classmate Kathleen Huebner in her supposed piece of Paradise outside Tucson was the lack of a sense of, yes, a neighborhood.

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Barbie - At Size-12, Brand Might Have Shot At Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ninety percent of the pre-teen females in my residential complex in Tucson, Arizona are overweight. Branding Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Media Selling Values  "Sales of Mattel Inc.'s 's doll brand [Barbie], its biggest product, tumbled 19 percent last quarter, dragging down overall results for the toymaker. Total revenues fell to $988.2 million, missing analysts' $991.9 million estimate."

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Paradise Found - Entrepreneurs Looking to Lower Cost of Doing Business, Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The first summer in Tucson, AZ was hot. Tucson, AZ was too hot. animal companions Branding careers Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Personal Musings Selling Travel Web/Tech"It's a dry heat." " That's what residents of southwestern Arizona informed me. I was saddled with way too much for rent, car insurance and uninsured dental expenses in the New York Metro area. No fool, I was researching the internet about where I could relocate.

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126,000 New Jobs - Perils Of Macro Mindset

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At that point of contact, it comes down to selling. Selling yourself that you can get an offer for the kind of work you want and selling those doing the hiring that you are an amazing fit for what's needed. Yet, from the get-go in our long long process of formal education, there usually isn't one course in selling. For example, I learned: It was my responsibility to re-position and re-package what I was selling so that it provided a unique service to prospects. Yes,

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Thought Leaders: REPEAT!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Shambhala Meditation Center , Tucson, Arizona, the practice is to read a passage from its teachings. Books Branding careers Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Intuitive Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Selling Values Web/Tech Weblogs WritingThen there is a period of meditating. After that the passage is read again. It's only during the second time around that I get it.

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"Red Hot Planet" Is How WaPo Describes Summer of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Before I migrated to Tucson, Arizona, from the New York Metro area, in April 2014, of course, I did my due diligence about the climate conditions. " At the end of August in 2016, as the temperature was rising to what would be a scorcher, the dog and I pulled out of Tucson, heading toward a more moderate climate, with all four seasons.   animal companions Branding Current Affairs Dreams Games Intuitive Personal Musings Selling

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Tracy Morgan - Can He Be Funny, Again?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Philip's in the Hills , Tucson, Arizona. Branding careers Current Affairs Film Games Media Personal Musings Public Speaking Selling Television ValuesThe man Tracy Morgan had been is over. And, as you can read in this coverage by Nate Jones in New York Magazine , Morgan wonders if he can even be funny again. The reality is that catastrophe changes us. That was the takeaway from a multi-week series on the subject last summer at St.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Tucson, Arizona, where I recently relocated my ghostwriting/scriptwriting shop, I am renting a modem from Cox. Instead of embedding in the selling process or pitch language about The Relationship, the words and tone are focused on one product or service in concrete ways.  There is also less room to upsell or cross sell.    Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Selling IBM struggles as the economy shifts from buying to renting.

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Getting "Yelped" - VA Supreme Court Looking At This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, a useful placement would be Tucson Weekly.   Branding Current Affairs legal Media Selling Web/Tech Both Big Business and Small Business are getting "yelped." " Without providing their identity consumers can post negative reviews on that online site. Those consumers could be competitors attempting to get an unfair advantage by badmouthing the business. 

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Staples, Tech & Small Business - Mahria Barango To The Rescue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yesterday was my first tech crisis in my new location - Tucson, Arizona.     careers Content-provider Current Affairs Generational Divide Personal Musings Selling Values Web/Tech Writing  The client wanted documents scanned.  My old user-friendly scanner had given up its last on the journey from New Haven, Connecticut to the Southwest.    Well, technology, no surprise, had changed since I had purchased that one.

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Affordable Kroger: It's Eating Upscale Grocery Stores' Lunch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, zipping into Fry's here in Tucson, Arizona is fun.   Branding careers Food and Drink Games Personal Musings Selling Values The genius of Kroger's strategy is this: It provides upscale specialty foods at affordable prices. Mostly that happens through offering those via its private labels. Since its stores, which carry local brandnames like Fry's, are laid out like elite shopping centers, they also participate in the experience economy.

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Financial Limbo - The 85,000 Gone Missing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently, even the major of the city of Tucson was carjacked in broad daylight by a miscreant with a gun. At stake are financial issues such as pensions and the ability to sell a house.   Current Affairs Games legal Personal Musings Selling TravelArizona is fertile territory for Thomas Asimou's legal niche. That Phoenix, AZ lawyer, reports Bloomberg , helps the families of the missing have that person declared dead.

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Tender Mercies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 In Tucson, the range is $3.22   Current Affairs Selling Travel " The temperature is 107 degrees, where you are." " Gleefully, that's what several acquaintances from the Northeast Corridor have been emailing me about my two-month-old life here in Arizona.    "And in New Canaan, Connecticut, gasoline has been ranging between $4.05 and $4.15 a gallon. to $3.32.  My car insurance is a 100 bucks less and bundled in is road service."

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Cord-cutters, how to live-stream SuperBowl this Sunday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, the supermarkets and package stores here in my Tucson, Arizona, neighborhood are making out like bandits. Current Affairs Food and Drink Games Personal Musings Selling Sports Values Web/TechRemember how we cord-cutters used to have to pony up a platter of eats and a 12-packs of beer in order to catch the SuperBowl with those who still had cable? No more. It's irrelevant if we want to catch the game on mobile or our trusty laptop.

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