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Old February 28, 2019, 10:56 AM
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Default The franchise for the homeless guy...signs.

https://youtu.be/3TSsDwEHxog

The sign guy.
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Old February 28, 2019, 02:24 PM
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Default Did You Hear *Homeless Guy's* GENIUS Sales Close, Gordon?

Thanks Gordon,

I gotta THINK about how I can use
the SIGN GUYS Trial close.

THE Set up is the key.

I - Homeless Guy uses Positive Energy - SELF DEPRECATING -
Humorous Signs to Boost His Tips.

"The Wife Got The Mansion and The Mercedes"

(ALLITERATION TOO!)

II - Video Guy comes over and thinks to P*AY The Sign Guy
to show off his signs - for ONLY the Cost of a Bottle of Beer.

III - Homeless Guy RENAMES the Video Guy, "Dave Letterman"

REBRANDS himself.

Using Dave's "TOP TEN LIST."

Except says, "TOP TEN SIGNS"

IV - Goes thru his Cardboard Signs. Many of which MAKE FUN of Famous People.
VERY CLEAR he has read - At Least - The Title of Their Books.

Sign Guy says, "I read Tony Robbins Book about THE GIANT."

He LAMPOONS:

"The Secret.
"Oprah
"Tony Robbins

WHICH I LOVED. Cuz he has a Point. You cannot READ a Book and Have
it Change your Life. You GOTTA TAKE ACTION.

Flips over a sign that says, "LIVING THE DREAM!"

V - You Know The Quote, "ALWAYS BE CLOSING?"

The SIGN GUY - Realizing he has the Videographer BACKED INTO a Corner
because it would Look BAD - On Video - if he refused to TIP.

HELD OUT HIS TIP JAR to the Camera.

And said, "I Accept Tips."

AND YOU See the Camera Wobble as the Guy behind the Video Camera
frantically digs thru his pockets.

GREAT EXAMPLE of How to Set Up a S*ales
Situation where the B*uying Prospect CANNOT SAY "No."

Without looking REALLY BAD.

Thanks,
Glenn
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Old February 28, 2019, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: The franchise for the homeless guy...signs.

I dunno but there's something about the "sign guy" that reminds me of someone from OH who has been known to be associated with golf, singing telegrams, submarines, and hotsheets ... among other things. :-)

Roger P
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Old February 28, 2019, 08:19 PM
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Default Typical day at the carwash.

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I dunno but there's something about the "sign guy" that reminds me of someone from OH who has been known to be associated with golf, singing telegrams, submarines, and hotsheets ... among other things. :-)

Roger P

Working on a script too. Sign Guy Sings (Off-Key).

Maybe Bradley Cooper could do him justice, eh?

GJA
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Old March 4, 2019, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: Typical day at the carwash.

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Working on a script too. Sign Guy Sings (Off-Key).

Maybe Bradley Cooper could do him justice, eh?

GJA
Gordon... you could do an awesome report or course on how to use humor in sales and business!

Coz you're a master at it...

Where many "try-hards" fail... (Sheepish look...)

Best wishes,

Dien
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Old March 4, 2019, 03:46 PM
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Default I'm not sure you can teach humor?

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Gordon... you could do an awesome report or course on how to use humor in sales and business!

Coz you're a master at it...

Where many "try-hards" fail... (Sheepish look...)

Best wishes,

Dien

I considered my time in the desert to be "On Location", pretending the guest house at Casa Redondo to be my trailer where I could go after a shoot. Be it killing rattlesnakes, rabid dogs, or just eating tacos after a hard two hours of headlight cleaning.

One day I shaved my head. Freaked the Boz out. He took a lot of pics, and Uncle Guido was born, my Mussolini "little me" character.

The ranch had an airstrip, hangar, guest house, out buildings for horses, other critters. I am NOT much at desert living after that. Maybe Palm Springs in CA, ha!

I think I am more quick witted than funny, and that doesn't always play well in some areas. Sometimes it comes across as "smart ass" and you know the old saying...Everyone likes..........but no one etc., etc.

I'll stick to performing my art on this and other forums. Now don't tell me writing isn't an art. I consider forum posts as PERFORMANCE ART.

(takes a bow). And exits stage left <<<<<<<<<<<

Gordon
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Old March 9, 2019, 08:17 AM
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Default My theory of humor... :)

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I think I am more quick witted than funny, and that doesn't always play well in some areas. Sometimes it comes across as "smart ass" and you know the old saying...Everyone likes..........but no one etc., etc.

I'll stick to performing my art on this and other forums. Now don't tell me writing isn't an art. I consider forum posts as PERFORMANCE ART.
Hi Gordon,

My wife (who you've met) is quite quick-witted. But not everyone appreciates it...

That's because her razor-sharp wit can sometimes be quite "cutting"!

People who are a little bit pompous tend not to like having their balloon pricked...

But, the humble types usually love it... and enjoy contesting with her in a battle of wits!

So, she is a bit cautious about who she shares her humor with - until she knows them a little better. Not everyone reacts positively!

So, of course, not all humor works with everyone...

I've been studying humor...

There's usually surprise, with any kind of humor! Something unexpected!

One thought I've come to recently is I think there's usually some empathy...

It could be empathy for the "victim" of the joke, or empathy for the person doing the complaining (sometimes both are the same)... It can even be empathy for yourself, if you're the butt of the joke yourself!

But I do feel humor works best when there is some empathy happening somewhere at some level...

For example, the homeless sign guy's (hilarious) sign, "My EX got the Mansion & Mercedes" - we empathize with the poor guy whose wife got his super-wealth! (Which is also a crazy surprise!)

Best wishes,

Dien
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Old February 28, 2019, 08:25 PM
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Default Amazing Glenn. Beats the Copy Writing secrets of the other homeless guy ...

recently posted about at the Cult of Copy Facebook Group.

Let's see.

Signs got ATTENTION.
Stimulated INTEREST.
DESIRE for more of the story behind the signs.
CONCLUSION. Tips.

A hat, hoodie, sunglasses and denim collegiate jacket comes with the Franchise kit. Only one per city though, don't want to dilute the brand.

Good stuff Glenn. Made ME believe the guy was a genius, albeit, I know better.

Gordon

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Thanks Gordon,

I gotta THINK about how I can use
the SIGN GUYS Trial close.

THE Set up is the key.

I - Homeless Guy uses Positive Energy - SELF DEPRECATING -
Humorous Signs to Boost His Tips.

"The Wife Got The Mansion and The Mercedes"

(ALLITERATION TOO!)

II - Video Guy comes over and thinks to P*AY The Sign Guy
to show off his signs - for ONLY the Cost of a Bottle of Beer.

III - Homeless Guy RENAMES the Video Guy, "Dave Letterman"

REBRANDS himself.

Using Dave's "TOP TEN LIST."

Except says, "TOP TEN SIGNS"

IV - Goes thru his Cardboard Signs. Many of which MAKE FUN of Famous People.
VERY CLEAR he has read - At Least - The Title of Their Books.

Sign Guy says, "I read Tony Robbins Book about THE GIANT."

He LAMPOONS:

"The Secret.
"Oprah
"Tony Robbins

WHICH I LOVED. Cuz he has a Point. You cannot READ a Book and Have
it Change your Life. You GOTTA TAKE ACTION.

Flips over a sign that says, "LIVING THE DREAM!"

V - You Know The Quote, "ALWAYS BE CLOSING?"

The SIGN GUY - Realizing he has the Videographer BACKED INTO a Corner
because it would Look BAD - On Video - if he refused to TIP.

HELD OUT HIS TIP JAR to the Camera.

And said, "I Accept Tips."

AND YOU See the Camera Wobble as the Guy behind the Video Camera
frantically digs thru his pockets.

GREAT EXAMPLE of How to Set Up a S*ales
Situation where the B*uying Prospect CANNOT SAY "No."

Without looking REALLY BAD.

Thanks,
Glenn
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Old March 7, 2019, 01:46 PM
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Default An Example of What The Homeless Guy Did to Force PAYMENT

Thanks Gordon,

We gotta Figure out how to set up a Harvey Brodie
Toll Gate Situation.

Ethically set up systematic situation
where People buy simply because Their Ego is involved.

EXAMPLE I - The video Guy would LOOK bad on his own video
if he didn't Fork over some Cash to the Homeless guy.

Example II - below.

MULTI-M*Illionaire TIGHTWAD - Gary got himself into a situation where his NEW RADIO Salespeople were
looking to Him to Supply a Genius S*Ales Script at a Trade Show in
24 hrs.

I had such a B*illion D*ollar S*ales Script - which Is So Simple
Gary could LEARN it in an hr.

Then TEACH IT and Take all the Credit to a few dozen of his untrained
Radio Station team members.

So rather that BE EMBARRASSED - Gary Forked over the Cash.

Thanks,
Glenn

From my Big Brass Ones Post...

MY ANSWER - "Ha ha! I remember you. You TIGHTWAD M*illionaire You. Email me back at [email protected] - WHEN YOU ARE DESPERATE. And instead of 30,000.00 That Clients Pay. For Only 5 Grand I'll walk you thru 2 Scripts that Grossed more than 2 B*illion and Built and s*old 4 Companies for my mentor Walter Hailey - that He never wrote down Anywhere - but I Paid 44,000 SMACKERS for. 4 Question NLP Hot Button Script. And 3-Step Invisible Trial Close Script. (And 6 Months later Gary Did P*A*Y. He Was Btwn a Rock and a Hard Place - had to train his team to get leads at a Radio Trade Show.)
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Old March 7, 2019, 01:58 PM
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Default Priceless. The super powerful MAGNET beneath the table.

You used a Harvey Brody technique. The superpowerful method:

Call me when you are between a rock and a hard place, but,
make sure you have money available when you call.

The ability to say NO, is as powerful a method as there is.

NO, I don't want your business. NO, I don't like the terms. NO, this deal isn't for me.

YES, I have the solution to YOUR problem, but NO, you don't get it today.

Great story, Thanks Glenn.

GordonJ




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Thanks Gordon,

We gotta Figure out how to set up a Harvey Brodie
Toll Gate Situation.

Ethically set up systematic situation
where People buy simply because Their Ego is involved.

EXAMPLE I - The video Guy would LOOK bad on his own video
if he didn't Fork over some Cash to the Homeless guy.

Example II - below.

MULTI-M*Illionaire TIGHTWAD - Gary got himself into a situation where his NEW RADIO Salespeople were
looking to Him to Supply a Genius S*Ales Script at a Trade Show in
24 hrs.

I had such a B*illion D*ollar S*ales Script - which Is So Simple
Gary could LEARN it in an hr.

Then TEACH IT and Take all the Credit to a few dozen of his untrained
Radio Station team members.

So rather that BE EMBARRASSED - Gary Forked over the Cash.

Thanks,
Glenn

From my Big Brass Ones Post...

MY ANSWER - "Ha ha! I remember you. You TIGHTWAD M*illionaire You. Email me back at [email protected] - WHEN YOU ARE DESPERATE. And instead of 30,000.00 That Clients Pay. For Only 5 Grand I'll walk you thru 2 Scripts that Grossed more than 2 B*illion and Built and s*old 4 Companies for my mentor Walter Hailey - that He never wrote down Anywhere - but I Paid 44,000 SMACKERS for. 4 Question NLP Hot Button Script. And 3-Step Invisible Trial Close Script. (And 6 Months later Gary Did P*A*Y. He Was Btwn a Rock and a Hard Place - had to train his team to get leads at a Radio Trade Show.)
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