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Are You Ready For Some Football? Time To Join Our Weekly Football Pool! Yes It Is Free And There Are Prizes!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Wow – I can’t believe the summer is almost over and the football season is here. For the past few years I have thought about having a weekly football pool and this year we are glad to say we are doing it!

It will be VERY easy to participate and here are the rules:

  • Every Monday (unless it is a holiday then it will be Tuesday) we will post a link to the weekly pool.
     
  • All you need to do is click on who you think the winner is
     
  • We are just picking winners the point spread means NOTHING in this pool
     
  • Every week we will have a winner, the winner will be the person who has the most correct games.
     
  • If there is a tie, the tiebreaker will be the total points of the Monday night game
     
  • If there is still a tie there will be multiple winners
     
  • All picks need to be in by Friday at 5:00 CST UNLESS there is a Thursday night game and then the picks need to be in by Thursday night by 5:00CST.

The weekly prize will depend on how many people participate in the pool. If there is more than 100, the winner will get a $75 American Express gift certificate. If there is less, the winner will get a $50 American Express gift certificate.

There is a bonus as well!

The pool will go on like this for 16 weeks. For week 17 only the winners of the prior 16 weeks can participate for the grand prize which will be a $400 American Express gift certificate. If a person wins multiple weeks in the first 16 weeks they can have multiple entries in week 17.

I will be playing as well but CANNOT win the pool. I hope everyone will enjoy the football pool and I can’t wait to see who wins the first prize and has bragging rights until next year!

Good luck to all and click here to let the games begin!

When Do You Feel Comfortable Giving A Referral?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Referrals play a very important part of your strategy when you are increasing your revenue. Clearly referrals are like the “Glengarry” leads. For those of you who may not have seen the movie Glengarry Glen Ross the Glengarry leads are the best, the most important, most valuable leads and the gold standard of leads that you can have.

We love when our clients refer their contacts to us because we know that our chances are winning the project dramatically go up because we have already been endorsed by a trusted advisor.

Today’s question is when do you give or get referrals?

  • Is it a restaurant?
     
  • A new wine?
     
  • Vacation spot?
     
  • Car?
     
  • Movie?
     
  • Insurance broker?
     
  • Financial analyst?
     
  • Clothing stores?
     
  • Lawyer?
     
  • Job?
     
  • Doctors?
     
  • Hotels?

Also what types of things do you NOT give or take referrals on:

  • Stock tips?
     
  • Church/temple?
     
  • Toys?

To me this is a very interesting subject and one that I am very curious about. So I ask you

  • What things do you give or get referrals on?
     
  • What things do you NOT give or take referrals on?

I look forward to reading your comments.