Wow. Over 300 students enrolled within 48 hours of opening. These tips are practical and profitable and low-cost or no-cost.
In 2008 when the recession started and I was running different marketing and networking events and websites I made a series of videos called Recession Busters. These were quick tips for marketing and selling around different themes. For example how to Increase your profits dramatically. "10 Top tips to to promote your business with Business Cards using business cards." I found these recently and after looking through I saw the potential use for them today. These ideas never die, but sometimes change. For example at the time, although I was using e-mail and online newsletters, I was producing printed copy which my team were distributing manually and by post. Today its unusual to see a printed newsletter except in churches or community groups, and these are usually duplicates of the online issue.
I've included an old video from 2008 in the end bonus section so you can see how quality of picture and sound has dramatically improved.
This course is really a series of fast tips that you can use day to day. Working alone? Watch one video on each Monday and try to use the 10 tips each day. Working with others or have your own sales team? Then show them one a week and see how it's gone the following Monday. Follow this pattern and soon everyone will know you mean business. And you will see positive results.
When you enrol and start using these tips I'd really like to hear from you. Enrol now and start using these ideas tomorrow.
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With over 40 years experience at the University of Life, Mike has a wide range of people skills and has been cinema manager, Salesman, Manager and National Sales Manager for small and Blue Chip Companies. He has had several businesses over the last 25 years and has been a sales trainer, run motivational and self-esteem, marketing, health & safety and disability access courses across the UK.
He is currently managing director of Swan TV, a new internet tv station, runs a meals-on-wheels business, and carries out health and safety and disability training and consultation. Recently he was successfully running courses for unemployed people and English as a second language for students wishing to raise their language level to gain admission at UK universities. He believes that the majority of people want to improve their lives and lifetime learning is the opportunity to either learn a new skill or teach something that you are passionate about.
He is a film-maker and has presented his own on-line weekly radio show. He is interested in gardening, painting and writing and said "The internet has brought such huge opportunities to anyone who wants to start their own business, promote a cause or engage with others across the world with the same passions, interests and questions. It is becoming easier by the day to create your own space and success here."
He claims to be the original Gemini Man with a wide range of interests. See his full bio on LinkedIn.