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3rd Aug 2004    #     Issue 169
No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. 
~ Elbert Hubbard

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Moderator's Comment
                                               ~ Gunjan


Speaking Tip
                                      ~ from Tom Antion

                 ~ Selling Fridges to Eskimos is Boring

                 ~ How long does it take to get into vacation mode ?




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Dear LaughMates,

This week we've got 3 new topics. Hope at least some of them catch your fancy and we can have a real discussion on them.

With high hopes of some ado from your end, here's I-Laugh #169 ...


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===> Speaking Tip

Sales Presentations

One of the best sales tools I know of to create excitement is humor. Let me again qualify that. I mean appropriate humor. I say this because I also believe that if you won't take the time to gain the skills needed to determine appropriate levels and types of humor, you will do yourself more harm than good. It's just like we determined when we talked about touchy subjects. The rule is, "If in doubt, leave it out." 

According to Ed McMahon in his book Superselling, there are three facts when it comes to sales:
Fact 1: We tend to buy from someone we trust.

Fact 2: We tend to trust someone we like.

Fact 3: We tend to like someone who makes us laugh.

His conclusion: You can become a more effective and successful salesperson
by using humor in your sales presentation.

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============ NEW DISCUSSIONS ===========

====> Selling Fridges to Eskimos is Boring

Dear Laughmates,

Did you think selling fridges to Eskimos or combs to bald men was the sign of one hell of a hot salesman? Well think again. Could you, instead of spending money on invitations, then on accommodation and feeding your guests sell tickets to your wedding instead ?

That's what Internet Marketing Guru Corey Rudl is doing. Or is he? His sales letter says he isn't !

Why don't you look for yourself and then let's have your comments


~ Gunjan

Comments -

====> How long does it take you to get into vacation mode

Dear Laughmates,

In the last issue of the Business Book Club (www.dearreader.com) Suzanne says -

"The last time I took a vacation--ten years ago--it took me four days to get into the swing of it. So when I booked my recent vacation, I marked 11 days off the calendar, figuring it would take me at least three or four days to get into a
vacation frame of mind."

I thought that was quite a smart thing to do. Do you do it too, or does your vacation go like this ...

A tropical beach,
at last. I trace in the sand
a lazy spreadsheet.
~ William Warriner (101 Corporate Haiku)

~ Gunjan

Comments -

====> SMS / Internet Murdering the English Language?

Dear Laughmates,

If you love LOL and LMAO; if you write before as b4 and if you've been told often enough that this lingo 'invented' by internet/SMS users is murdering the English Language, show the people who keep harassing you this passage of
19th century writing.

"Sit down, my fren," sed the man in black close, "yu
miskomprehend me. I meen that the perlittercal ellermunts
are orecast with black klouds, 4boden a friteful storm."

Now ask them why they blame the internet/SMS !

~ Gunjan

P.S - Wouldn't you need to tell them from where that extract is ?
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Comments -
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himself. This collection features over 750 biting comments...


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   [ A L e s s o n  l e a r n t   d u r i n g   t h i s   w e e k ]

Nothing can beat simple solutions.

My Teacher


(This cartoon is put up temporarily just to share with
you what I learned this week and will be removed
by next week)

"Good travel writing is inspirational. It can inspire you to set
off for unpronounceable capitals of wee, distant kingdoms,
or, in the case of There's No Toilet Paper, inspire you to
burn your passport and settle more securely into your comfy
chair, feet up, and eyes riveted to the next
story." Says reviewer Stephanie Gold about the book
There's no toilet paper on the road less travelled.


===========  This week's Humor ==============

More Simple Solutions

Is it just me or does anyone else find it absolutely amazing that the
U.S. government can track a cow born in Canada almost three
years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of
Washington, and determine exactly what that cow ate. They can
also track her calves right to their stalls, and tell you what kind of
feed they ate.

But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around
in their country, including people that are trying to blow up important
structures in the U.S.

My solution is to give every illegal alien a cow as soon as they enter
the country.

(Thanks Jo-Lene's Daily Humor...
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Daily-Humor/ )

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Comments :


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