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Phil December 20, 2012 10:03 PM

Re: Jimmy Krug wrote a very nice memorial to Jim Straw...
 
Dien,

Thanks for posting this update and memorial from Jimmy Krug and company...

A little surprised on a few things, especially regarding their children, with their chosen careers and professions.

Even though they've chosen a different path in life regarding different interests on the entrepreneurial side of things, I'm sure Jim Straw in the past outlined various business related connections with his son's overall within Jim Straw's business network in general...

Posted a few thoughts, comments and questions in those regards in our Jim Straw thread but I guess those reading that had communications with Jim Straw over the years feel best not to comment on those issues. I can understand during this time it's difficult to comment further, maybe in time Jimmy Krug, particular SowPubbers and a few others will comment further... :)

Including further discussions on the Jim Straw [Brand] and into the Future related type of Entrepreneurial happenings! ... ;)

All the best,
Phil

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dien Rice (Post 32258)
Jimmy Krug wrote a very nice memorial to Jim Straw, which some here would be interested in...
'I first met Jim Straw back in the mid-1990s. As luck would have it, however, I ran my first mail order campaign fresh out of college in 1987. I said to him, “Jim, I wish I would have met you back in 1987!” It just so happened that my mail order campaign flopped. Like the old saying goes – I was a day late and a dollar short. Even so, it was a tremendous learning experience for me. It was the beginning of my direct marketing journey.'
You can read the rest at the link below...

JF (Jim) Straw – 1945-2012
http://onlinementormagazine.com/jf-jim-straw-1945-2012/

Best wishes,

Dien


Phil December 20, 2012 10:40 PM

J.F. (Jim) Straw... The Most Powerful Wealth Building Secret Ever Told!
 
Another [Quick] find buried in Google and company full of {Golden nuggets} for Select individuals that just Might get the message...

Might have Already been shared Somewhere throughout SowPubs, other places, but Multiple copies Everywhere still very Helpful in Endless ways...

Of course one size Doesn't always Fit or Work for Everyone, past, present and Future...

Especially! For those Following instructions and Taking Action, Listening and just Making things Happening all the time... ;)

The Most Powerful Wealth Building Secret Ever Told!
http://www.businesslyceum.com/PowerfulSecret.pdf

All the best,
Phil

Glenn December 21, 2012 01:33 AM

What Jim Straw Said About Paying-It-Forward Confirmed by MY BIG MISTAKE
 
Thanks Dien,

I just read a Jim Straw Article he posted years ago.

In it Jim Said he helped Strangers and Gave Away Ideas
everywhere he went.

Those that Reciprocated - He Put into his Mastermind Notebook. This
Network of People helped him make 1/2 billion dollars.

Jim said This small list of people was THE KEY to Wealth.

Creating Your Own Book of Contacts
Is NOT EASY, However.

=========
My Sports Bar MISTAKE -

I went into the Sports Bar across from my bank. Ordered a Salad.
My Waitress didn't seem very chatty.

I shrugged it off. (Maybe she's having a bad day.)

She started putting chairs on tables in the back room.
Trying to be a Gentleman - While I waited for my food - I started at the Far
end of the room. Stacked chairs on tables until we met in the middle.

Then went back to my table.

My Salad was full of Green and Black Olives. When I told my waitress,
"I can't eat all these Salty Olives."

She said, "Tough Sh_t. That's what you ordered."

WOW.

You could FEEL the Icicles in the room!

I Walked back to the Kitchen and coaxed the cook to Replace
the DREADED OLIVES with something Else.

==========
==========
ACTION SUMMARY -

Point #1 - I FORGOT to Create Rapport with my waitress. So when I helped
her set up chairs. She Had BAD Thoughts.

YOU Can Test this Yourself. Walk towards ANY Woman of any age
with a Hand Full of RED ROSES.

I guarantee She will RUN.

AWAY FROM YOU. (Because 100 men Before You WANTED SOMETHING. So
The Roses TRIGGERED Bad Memories.)

Point #2 - YOU LITERALLY CANNOT Take Jim Straws Advice About Creating
Your Own Mastermind Network IF You Cannot Create ELECTRICAL RAPPORT
FIRST.

What do I mean by that?

In one of my Napoleon Hill Inspired Info Products I Have Two KIRLIAN
PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOS.

Kirlian Photo #1 - Shows the Electric Auras of two people in love. Their
Fingers side by side. Two Long blue Auras - Overlapping to create Deeper
Blue and dark Red Colors.

Warm - Fuzzy - Beautiful.

Kirlian Photo #2 - Shows 2 Total Strangers. Fingers side by side. The same
Blue Energy shoots out of the ends of their fingers. More than TWO INCHES
out from the ends of their fingers.

BUT
Those
2 Inch
FLARES
OF
BLUE
ENERGY - BEND AWAY AWAY FROM EACH OTHER and Never Touch or Overlap.

AHA!

This is what happened with my Sports Bar Waitress.

Remember this the Next time You Get "The Cold Shoulder" or "The Bum's Rush" from someone.

Your Energy Aura and theirs Is ACTING Like Opposite Poles on a Magnet.
Literally Pushing you AWAY from each other.

Invisible.

But Happening on an Electrical Level.

We can learn a Lot from Kirlian Photography.

Thanks,
Glenn Osborn

P.S. - Although I've never seen anyone TALK About How Kirlian Photos
Show When You HAVE or Don't Have Rapport.

Jim based his Entire Success and Fortune on his Ability
to LINK UP Electrically with Strangers. THEN Swap Information
ONLY with Those Who Practice The Give-to-Get Golden Rule.

Electric Rapport skills are Incredibly IMPORTANT.

How Important?

So Important That I've Created An Entire Website Devoted to a TEST
for new Ezine Subscribers.

IF You Can't Create Rapport with Strangers Using the Systems at www.NLPBrainBuzz.com - You Aren't QUALIFIED to Buy my Key CD Programs and Products.

Said differently - You Literally CANNOT Use My NLP Systems. They all Require Rapport.

Glenn December 21, 2012 01:38 PM

CELEBRATING JIM STRAW-Quote: "Sell to Desire. Don't Try to Create It.
 
Happy Holidays,

The Other Day I Made a Mistake on the phone with a Client.

I asked, "What do You Want More of -- Business-wise?"

Jason SAID, "I want more Clients."

So I asked a series of NLP Hot Button Questions about Getting Clients.

Jason Replied:

A - "I like seeing my clients go to the next level.

B - "For Example - They were selling 400.00 a week and jumped to 1000.00 a week

C - "I get a Psychological Boost

D - "I know they're successful so they want to stay (as clients)

THEN I ASKED Jason
Invisible TRIAL CLOSE Question
To Find Out if he was Ready to Buy.

NOTHING.

Odd.

So I Asked the Same Question.
NON-Biz.

Outside of Biz.

"So What Do You Want MORE OF Outside of Business?"

Jason Said, "Tennis! More Time to play tennis."

Aha!

I could Hear DESIRE, Excitement.

After One NLP Question Jason Said, "I sort of FEEL as though I'm in Another World When I Play Tennis."

So I asked Jason if he'd Like to Be Able to AFFORD More Time
To FEEL Like he's in Another World - Playing Tennis.

And he said, "YES."

=============
=============
ACTION SUMMARY -

My Goal above is to illustrate Jim's Point - "Sell to Desire."

Most people you ASK either don't Know What they are PASSIONATE About.
OR don't want to tell you -- a stranger.

AND...

Since Sales Statistics Show that 72% of sales don't happen until After
9 or 10 "Contacts".

Don't Quit after the 1st try.

AND...

Use Proven - INVISIBLE TRIAL CLOSE Strategies to ASK FOR Munny -
without Getting an OutRight "NO".

Because once the prospect "Catches you selling" and says "No" -
then the sale opportunity is over.

Thanks,
Glenn Osborn

P.S. - Gary Halbert used to say the same thing. But differently.

Gary's advice was to sell only to CRAZY People.

Crazy about Golf.
Crazy aboutDating.
Crazy about Model airplanes.

Jim said it more elegantly.

Glenn December 22, 2012 03:04 PM

PizzaBox Sells to 18 of 20 CEO's But They Buy The WRONG PRODUCT
 
Happy Holidays,

I just shared this idea with a salesman who (WAS) having trouble Making
Appointments with CIO's of big Corporations to sell software.

My friend Susan was hired by 2 brothers.

The brothers owned an Advertising Specialties Co. Their big idea was to put
small stores inside BIG Stores and sell like crazy - off the foot traffic.

BUT THEY COULDN'T Get A Single CEO to listen.

So They Paid Susan 5K down and 2000.00 for each appointment she made
for them with a list of Billion dollar Corporate CEO's.

They FREAKED when Susan got them Appointments with 18 out of 20.

HOW Did Susan DO it?

She got 20 Large - Blank Pizza Boxes.

Put the CEO's Picture on the Front.

Filled the inside with T-shirts, Pens, foam mugs, baseball caps, rulers,
candy bars, Dozens and dozens of items ALL WITH THE CEO's FACE on them!

On top.

One Sheet of Paper that said.

Please Call This # Because We Have An Idea That Will Make Your Company
A Ton of munny at high Margins. And make you even more famous than
you are now. Susan

=============
THE REST of THE STORY -

a - The 2 Brothers Showed Up in front of 18 CEO's.

b - The Brothers were Puzzled Because ALL 18 CEO's asked that Susan be there at each Appt. too.

c - Susan laughed as she told me, "The 2 Brothers were MAD cuz they got
told "NO" eighteen times. But I Got HIRED 18 times!"

All 18 CEO's wanted to PAY Susan to Get THEIR TOP Salespeople in the door
to Meet CEO's too.

Susan said After she got paid 36,000.00 she got FIRED.

But Susan now gets paid 1000's by many of these 18 CEO's
Because their Marketing Departments Can't Figure out how to
Make CEO appointments with her Pizza Box idea - WITHOUT SUSAN.

Great Example of a Successful Biz Created
Out of a Comical Mistake...

Thanks,
Glenn Osborn

P.S. - For the Holidays - I'm offering collections of Munny Making Case
Studies for 14 bucks or so...

64 Munny Making ideas -

http://archive.enchantednlp.com/products.php?id=99

Glenn December 22, 2012 04:38 PM

A 13.87 BRIBE For YOUR OPINION on Behalf of Lisa
 
Happy Holidays,

As you know, Jim Straw was Big on Testing.

One Change at a time. Over and over again. 1000's of Tests
over Jim's lifetime.

Since we're CELEBRATING Jim Straw - what can be better than do some A/B Split Testing Here and now.

***In my Ezine - We Find Out What VIP members want.
***Help them get it.
***And Write about the process and the End Result.
***So We've Already Started Testing on Behalf of Lisa.

Lisa wants to Write and Sell Detective Novels.

We suggested she test some Titles. Lisa didn't know how. Or what to Test Either. So we got things rolling.

1st - We Tested 8 different Book Titles to Our Ezine List
2nd - We visited a bookstore - Bribed People with Jelly Beans - as they Left
the store - at the front door - to VOTE on their Favorite Title.

WE GOT TWO DIFFERENT Winning Detective Titles!

So THE Plan is:

To BRIBE YOU For Your Opinion and Thus Break the Tie.

---------------------------
YOUR ETHICAL BRIBE IS:

A F-r-e-e Copy of Part I of a Recent Mp3 Interview I did - Full of Munny
Making Case Studies And How I Got Started Making Munny - Part Time - Outside my Job...

THE LINK to the 13.87 Holiday Sales Letter is Here:

http://archive.enchantednlp.com/products.php?id=97

---------------------------
DIRECTIONS on How to EARN
Your 2 Hour Mp3 BRIBE...

E-mail Your #1 Favorite Detective TITLE to me at - [email protected]

AFTER I Get Your OPINION - You Get A F-r-e-e LINK to The BRIBE.

PICK ONE, Please -

___A - Teddy Bear Detective

___B - Deadly Detective

___C - Fluffy Detective

___D - Clown Detective

___E - Super Hero Detective

___F - Brass Ovary Detective

___G - Goldilocks Detective

___H - The Limping Detective

Thanks,
Glenn Osborn

Dien Rice December 22, 2012 07:24 PM

Re: A 13.87 BRIBE For YOUR OPINION on Behalf of Lisa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Glenn (Post 32273)
E-mail Your #1 Favorite Detective TITLE to me at - [email protected]

AFTER I Get Your OPINION - You Get A F-r-e-e LINK to The BRIBE.

PICK ONE, Please -

___A - Teddy Bear Detective

___B - Deadly Detective

___C - Fluffy Detective

___D - Clown Detective

___E - Super Hero Detective

___F - Brass Ovary Detective

___G - Goldilocks Detective

___H - The Limping Detective

Thanks,
Glenn Osborn

Hi Glenn,

I emailed you my selection...

I hope you'll let us know the winner(s)!

Best wishes,

Dien

Skip Rosell December 23, 2012 12:50 PM

Re: A 13.87 BRIBE For YOUR OPINION on Behalf of Lisa
 
Hi Glenn,

I like [b] Deadly Detective

I like two word titles that both start with the same letter.

I like how Detective Means mystery and Deadly grabs my interest.

Best of success,
Skip Rosell

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glenn (Post 32273)
Happy Holidays,

As you know, Jim Straw was Big on Testing.

One Change at a time. Over and over again. 1000's of Tests
over Jim's lifetime.

Since we're CELEBRATING Jim Straw - what can be better than do some A/B Split Testing Here and now.

***In my Ezine - We Find Out What VIP members want.
***Help them get it.
***And Write about the process and the End Result.
***So We've Already Started Testing on Behalf of Lisa.

Lisa wants to Write and Sell Detective Novels.

We suggested she test some Titles. Lisa didn't know how. Or what to Test Either. So we got things rolling.

1st - We Tested 8 different Book Titles to Our Ezine List
2nd - We visited a bookstore - Bribed People with Jelly Beans - as they Left
the store - at the front door - to VOTE on their Favorite Title.

WE GOT TWO DIFFERENT Winning Detective Titles!

So THE Plan is:

To BRIBE YOU For Your Opinion and Thus Break the Tie.

---------------------------
YOUR ETHICAL BRIBE IS:

A F-r-e-e Copy of Part I of a Recent Mp3 Interview I did - Full of Munny
Making Case Studies And How I Got Started Making Munny - Part Time - Outside my Job...

THE LINK to the 13.87 Holiday Sales Letter is Here:

http://archive.enchantednlp.com/products.php?id=97

---------------------------
DIRECTIONS on How to EARN
Your 2 Hour Mp3 BRIBE...

E-mail Your #1 Favorite Detective TITLE to me at - [email protected]

AFTER I Get Your OPINION - You Get A F-r-e-e LINK to The BRIBE.

PICK ONE, Please -

___A - Teddy Bear Detective

___B - Deadly Detective

___C - Fluffy Detective

___D - Clown Detective

___E - Super Hero Detective

___F - Brass Ovary Detective

___G - Goldilocks Detective

___H - The Limping Detective

Thanks,
Glenn Osborn


Glenn December 23, 2012 04:54 PM

8 Yr Old GirlScout Sells $80K of Cookies By Changing Her STORY
 
Happy Holidays,

8 year old Markita Andrews in NYC wanted to travel the world.

The Grand Prize - offered by the GirlScouts - was a F-r-e-e Trip Around
the world for Marketa and her Mom.

So in the ONE MONTH that girl scout cookies are sold - Markita went dr to dr
after school and sold 3,526 Boxes of cookies with this story...

Knock Knock. "Hi, I have a Dream. I'm earning a Trip Around the world for
me and my Mom by selling GirlScout Cookies. Would you Like to invest in 1
dozen or 2 dozen cookies?"

============
============
ACTION SUMMARY -

#1 - Good Story. But this is not the WHOLE STORY.
I Read Markita's book and Got her Audiotape Program.

A - Markita only had a couple hrs after school to sell in

B - After she won her world trip she s old cookies for 4 more years

C - AND only 30 days is allowed within which to sell cookies (Probably cuz Parents and neighbors Complain if they did it 365 days a yr)

Here's what I Remember
Markita saying she did to sell the REST of the 80.000.00 of cookies over 5 yrs.

(The 2 More Recent girls who sold More - worked 40 hrs a week at Subway Escalators and Bus Stops. Markita Worked Very Little but Sold a Lot. And I KNOW Markita's Sales System Works. I use it constantly.)

FIRST - She had her Mom drive her to Huge Hi-Rise Buildings After School.

2nd - Markita piled Cookie Boxes around her in the Lobby. (With an OK from the building manager.)

3rd - She had to Change what she said...(She DID put her 30 day sales Goal
into her pitch.)

"Hi, I'm raising $17,000.00 for the GirlScouts. Can You Write me a Check? (LONG PAUSE - Prospect looks STUNNED) "Well, if you can't afford 17,000.00
How Many Cases of Cookies do you want?"

***Then while they're counting munny. Or writing a check. She talks about
winning the cookie contest and flying around the world.

AND...

Markita was invited to speak at sales meetings. HOW DID SHE SELL COOKIES During a Speech?

Markita told the members of the "Million Dollar Real Estate Round Table" -

"And to Sum Up - Since all of you have to be millionaires to be here at this meeting, I put 2 dozen Boxes of cookies under each chair. You can't say you
can't afford it. And it's for a good cause. I take cash, check or money
orders. Thank you Very Much."

All the salespeople in the room laughed. Standing Ovation.

Thanks,
Glenn Osborn

P.S. - You Might want to Create Your Own 30 SEcond Story.

For Example to Explain what is Unique and DIFFERENT about my Free Ezine
we say:

"After Interviewing 100's of self made millionaires over 23 years what
we do is write Case Study filled EZINES about How to Adapt & combine
Proven Hi-Profit ideas and Coach Readers to Extra Munny.

39 Las Vegas Ideas Adapted
for Clients are Recorded Here:

http://archive.enchantednlp.com/products.php?id=100

Dien Rice December 24, 2012 06:04 PM

Re: A 13.87 BRIBE For YOUR OPINION on Behalf of Lisa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Skip Rosell (Post 32275)
Hi Glenn,

I like [b] Deadly Detective

I like two word titles that both start with the same letter.

I like how Detective Means mystery and Deadly grabs my interest.

Best of success,
Skip Rosell

Thanks Skip...

For the record, I liked option H...

"The Limping Detective"

(I think I still had the "one legged golfer" on my mind!)

By the way, I'm a huge fan of Philip Marlowe/Raymond Chandler stories... Chandler's similes and metaphors are amazing (and sometimes quite funny)...!

Here are some pages of them, for those interested in this kind of thing...

http://home.comcast.net/~mossrobert/...andlerisms.htm
http://home.comcast.net/~mossrobert/...erisms/old.htm
https://twitter.com/chandlerisms

Best wishes,

Dien


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