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Friday, September 21 2012

How to Be A Salesperson When You Hate to Sell

Sales skills are not optional when you work for yourself--they are absolutely necessary to your success! 
Hi, I'm Ronnie Noize, and I promise that if you're truly passionate about your business, but struggle with sales and marketing, here's how you can learn to sell in a way that's not only comfortable (because you want that), but also extremely effective (which you need because you want to bring your gifts to the world).
Introducing a special teleclass: Secrets of Soft Selling Finally Revealed: A Preview for Jim Lorentzen's Soft Selling Sales Training.
=>> Get the MP3 audio of this class FREE 
In this info-packed one-hour call, you will learn the basics of Jim Lorentzen's Soft Selling Sales Training, the perfect solution for introverts and people who just plain hate to sell, but have to in order to stay in business.
Here's what you will take away from this call:
- Why we "hate" selling--and how to turn that around
- Why prospects don't buy--and what to do about that
- How to double your sales immediately with one simple technique
- The greatest mistake in selling that is costing you clients and hurting your reputation
- The 3 secret questions that prospects won't ask, but you must answer to make the sale
- The complete 8-step Soft Selling process revealed
That's a LOT of information packed into a one-hour class, but you will get it all--and it will be worth it, I promise!
Is this one-hour teleclass for you?  
==>> YES, if you feel shy, tentative or nervous about selling, and have trouble screwing up the courage to call, talk to, or pursue prospective clients.
==>> NO, if you excel at sales, you feel comfortable cold calling by phone, knocking on strangers' doors, and are willing to talk the hind leg off a donkey if given the chance.
What: Secrets of Soft Selling teleclass
Who: small business owners & reluctant sales professionals
When: right now: audio available at 
Where: from the comfort and convenience of your phone
Cost: F-R-E-E-!
If you're truly passionate about your product and/or service, and are ready to make doing what you love actually pay, but you're struggling with how to make that happen, you owe it to yourself to take the time to attend this revealing teleclass.
What to do now: Listen to the audio at 
This class is presented as a public service by DIY Marketing Center and hosted by Ronnie Noize, the Marketing Coach.
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Thursday, September 20 2012

What is net working, business networking, or personal networking?

Find out all the networking secrets you need to build your business, career, and social circle on Saturday, September 22 at 3 p.m. at the Oregon Small Business Fair (it's FREE!).

19th Annual 
Oregon Small Business Fair

Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Learn from Small Business experts how to start and operate your business for success!

at the
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
(2 blocks north of the Convention Center)


For more information:


The 2012 Small Business Fair is sponsored by your government and local business organizations.

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Wednesday, September 19 2012


September 18, 2012
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is commited to supporting local business, says GVCC Vice President Darcy Altizer, and part of that commitment means offering high quality marketing education to both members and non-members. On Wednesday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the GVCC will present "The Five Winning Marketing Strategies for Clark County Businesses" at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in downtown Vancouver. This seminar is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required.
Altizer sees the seminar as the latest addition to the Chamber's community building leadership. "Today's small businesses are hungry for information that will prevent their organization from becoming simply another business failure statistic. They want to know not only what they need to be doing to survive, but what they need to do to thrive in Clark County" says Altizer. "We want to share these strategies with all local businesses in the community as part of our continued effort to build long-term business prosperity in Clark County."
"The Five Winning Marketing Strategies for Clark County Businesses" will outline proven marketing strategies for local business profitability. Developed in collaboration between the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the DIY Marketing Center Managing Director Veronika Noize, this seminar is based on research published in a joint report on small business survival by Washington State's Departments of Community, Trade and Economic Development, Employment Security, Labor and Industries, and Revenue, among other agencies. 
"The Five Winning Marketing Strategies for Clark County Businesses" takes place on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1101 Broadway, Suite 100 in Vancouver. The event is free and open to the community. Pre-registration is required. Register online at or by calling GVCC at 360-694-2588.
About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce:
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit
About the DIY Marketing Center:
The DIY Marketing Center is a business-building community that provides skills-focused sales and marketing success coaching, consulting, and training for smal business owners. Free and low-cost programs are offered to the public on a monthly basis, including workshops, trainings, and teleclasses. For more information:
Contact Info: Darcy Altizer, Vice President
daltizer @
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Saturday, September 15 2012

FREE TELECLASS: 5 Steps to Leaping Your Business Forward with guest expert Kaya Singer

Ever wonder what holds you back from the business success you dream about?

My popular Advanced Marketing Strategies teleclass series at the DIY Marketing Center continues in October when I interview guest expert Kaya Singer, who will share her thoughts on what holds us back as small business owners, and how to make small shifts that result in giant leaps forward.

Why Kaya? 
Kaya Singer is the author of "Clear Your Focus Grow Your Business". She's a specialist in niche marketing and helping solo-service based businesses to move from start-up to business prosperity.  

And she's a coach I've known for years! ^_^

Find out more about this free teleclass and register now:  
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Wednesday, September 05 2012

Are you ready to learn how to tell your story to sell your services?

Join me on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific when I interview Susan Rich:

Susan has promised to share her secrets of speaking, including:
> why you need a "signature speech" if you're already speaking as a marketing strategy
> how to design and deliver a "signature speech" that attracts clients like crazy
> the key to creating a presentation that connects with the audience

FREE TELECLASS: How to Tell Your Story to Sell Your Services with guest expert Susan Rich
WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 10-11 a.m. Pacific
WHERE: Teleconference
COST: Zero
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"You treat everyone as if they are the only person in the room.  I have recommended you to my good friends and will continue to spread your name. I was impressed by your generosity of information, and your grace throughout your greetings, meetings and farewells." ~ Tammy Sanderson

"The MasterMind weekend was truly inspirational. I felt as if I had been wearing blinders, and they were suddenly gone.  It opened my eyes to the possibilities of where my business can go, and how to get there." ~ Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer, NLP Coach,

"You're such a great coach and I've learned so much. Thanks for everything!"  ~ Darlene MacAuley,

"I really enjoyed the marketing workshop on Saturday. I learned SO much. You are a fabulous presenter: knowledgeable, friendly, caring and more! I am excited about implementing new strategies for my business." ~Paula Rudberg Lowe, Expressions

"I learned so much in the marketing mastermind class as well as in our one-on-one sessions. I got exactly what you promised: a great plan and a clear vision of my business and marketing. It was truly worth the time and money!" ~Valerie Warren, Streamline Solutions

"I just finished my marketing plan. I can't believe how easy it was after your class...I can't believe I actually have a marketing plan put together. Good gracious, I'd read quite a few marketing books and took notes, but then all I had was a computer file with a lot of notes. Now, after your one-hour class--and the Friday deadline--I actually wrote it down and even went through some of those notes while I did it. Wow. I can't believe I did it! Thanks so much, Ronnie. You're terrific!" ~Julie McDonald Zander, Chapters of Life Memory Books,

"You are an amazingly generous soul who is helping small businesses like mine by your emails and the very approach that you take to business. Thanks for being such a help!" ~Sharon Silver, Center for Conscious Parenting

"I can't tell you how much I've gotten from working with you.  Our private session just now was very helpful and I WILL make those calls this week and next. "~Michele M. Downey, MBA, RD, Food Marketing Consultant,
Business Definitions

The art and science of attracting, acquiring, and retaining clients profitably. 
  • The purpose of marketing is revenue.
  • The process of marketing is relationships.
  • The practice of marketing focuses on market, message, and media.
  • The path of marketing is know, like, trust, try, buy, refer.
SoHo Business:
 A small office or home office-based business.

Micro Business: Usually a sole proprietor, freelancer, consultant or independent professional. Can be full- or part-time, working from home office, outside office, creative, loft, mobile, retail or manufacturing space.

Small Business: Less that 100 employees and/or $2 million in revenue per year.

Medium Business: More employees, and more revenue.

Big Business: I think we all know the answer to this one.


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