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Not sure if anyone has watched the Seth Godin video Broken. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OoCRglvn5g) Well today, reminded me of this video. I am a small business owner and needed to finalize some paperwork for a past employee for employment insurance. Thought I had completed everything last week, found out I did not.
The gal is really nice, and I could tell this was not her first time, she says that she, and others at the office, have requested that the list she has is put on the website b/c this has happened before. So home I trudge to get my Passport, so I can file some paper work, so I can get on with my day.
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Say you’re playing in a foursome with three of your buddies, when one of them lines up a putt, takes his stroke … and doesn’t even get the ball to the hole. What do you say?
Well, one possibility is, "hit it, Alice !" Another is, "nice putt, Alice !" The derogatory " Alice " statement has been part of golf for decades. But who is Alice ? And what did she do to get immortalized in a golf insult that frequently follows a putt left short?
Contrary to one frequently offered explanation, this " Alice " has nothing to do with the Jackie Gleason sitcom The Honeymooners. Gleason was a golf fanatic, and his character on the show, Ralph Kramden, played golf, too. >> Ralph’s wife was named Alice . It’s a good guess, but the phrase does not refer to Alice Kramden.
It turns out that " Alice " isn’t a she at all. " Alice " is a he, and it’s not " Alice ," it’s "Alliss." As in Peter Alliss.
Peter Alliss is the famous English golf broadcaster, the voice of golf on the BBC for decades. But before he became internationally famous as a broadcaster, Alliss was famous in Britain and Europe as a touring pro. And a pretty good one, too: Alliss won 21 times on the precursor to the European Tour and played on eight Ryder Cup teams.
At the 1963 Ryder Cup in Atlanta , Alliss played Arnold Palmer and Tony Lema in back-to-back singles matches and won 1.5 points, halving with Lema and beating Palmer. At some point during his match against Palmer, Alliss – for whom putting was not a strength – badly missed a 3-foot putt. Someone in the gallery yelled out, "Nice putt, Alliss!" Alliss described that moment in a brief article in a 1997 issue of Sports Illustrated, and explained how the phrase became part of the golf lexicon:
The BBC, for whom I now do golf commentary, played a large part in burning the phrase into the public consciousness. I was never renowned for my putting and therefore was an easy – and frequent – target for the many comedy programs on the "Beeb," where great humor was found in such knee-slappers as "That girl Alliss sure hits it a long way."
So BBC programs of the early to mid-1960s liked to get punny with Alliss’ name and its homonym, the female monicker Alice . Ah, that good ol’ golf humor: questioning a man’s, well, manliness for leaving a putt short by calling him a woman’s name. They did it in the 1960s and they – ahem, we – still do it today.
Except that today, most golfers – most of those outside of Britain , anyway – have no idea that " Alice " is actually Peter Alliss. But now you do.
NOTE: Reprinted without permission and will be taken down if asked. Mainly because I love golf, and have no idea of the original author.
In a recent discussion with a very successful entrepreneur about growth we landed on the topic of bottlenecks for business growth and I casually mentioned that they were the bottleneck. It struck a nerve.
A deeper discussion about whether it was true, whether feelings were hurt, and confusion about it was the order of the day.
In a follow up conversation I heard myself say (and it was as much to myself as it was to them) that:
- Confusion is the work one has to go through to get clarity
- Hurt comes from improper attribution of feelings to a moment in time
- Hurt usually comes from the habit of feeling hurt when you perceive one is trying to hurt, even if that is not the case
- Every small business owner is the bottleneck if the business is still small – else you would be on the path to 100% growth annually
The discussion continued back to a story Michael Gerber told me about two store owners back in the 70s who opened up shop in the same small town at about the same time. The one owner ran it like a small business and in 20 years managed to eek out a decent living but put 80h weeks in to get by. ”Jim’s Retail”
The other company Gerber goes on to tell me about grew to be one of the largest companies in the world. Sam Walton was not the bottleneck. He was the incendiary. Of course we are talking about WalMart.
Something to think about. If your business is not 4x it’s size in the last 4-8 years then you need some help.
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Myself and Melanie Taljaard of More In Store have been working on one heck of a social media course. Well it stared out as a social media course and now it is a social marketing course.
What’s the difference? Well the tried and true social media courses out there teach you how to participate in and use the various social media platforms. That ‘s great for someone wanting to learn about the tools of the trade.
We have put together is a course that will have you using a lot of social media platforms, teach you how to measure effort versus results and allow you to know for sure what to participate in.
The 80/20 rule applies to social marketing as much as it does everywhere else. 80% of your effort will be wasted in social media efforts if your end goal is to get more business.
As a busy business person you cannot afford to spend an hour a day on social media and have 4 of those work-day-efforts fail.
All marketing should be done with one goal in mind: acquire a new customer. Fans and friends are great, but customers make the cash register ding!
Social Media vs. Social Marketing
We take the process even further. The last two days of our 5 day course will have you designing and testing ways to get more fans and friends, but with a purpose. Converting visitors to opt-in with offers of real value. Moving these people who now like you and trust you to buy from you is the holy grail on online marketing.
Allowing low or no risk ways to buy from you is the key. Then building a deeper relationship of mutual benefit and trust is the best way to turn a prospect into a customer and a customer into a life long client, and maybe a raving fan.
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Someone recently posted on ‘Linked In’ about looking for a better job, making more money, have a better career. Great questions and who doesn’t?
I believe a person can bring more value to the job they are at, earn more money by being an invaluable contributor with their ideas, energy and time.
Every business owner wants engaged employees, and most do not know how to achieve this.
Most employees do not understand the success that is on the other side of hard work. It really is there. Try it.
PS: Zig Ziglar said it best: Some people sit in front of the stove of life and say, first give me some heat, and then I’ll put in some wood.