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April
2nd

The 3 P’s of Business Persuasion

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THE 3 P’S OF PERSUASION

In business sales and persuasion there were 3 P’s that are critical.

The power of your words, passion, and persistence. Let’s explore with these might mean…

The Power of Your Words–The power of your words is everything. When you speak something from an authentic and real place-it contains real power. People will think about what you said long after the words of actually been spoken. My friend Ron Pileggi taught me this early on my sales career– that people really resonate with words spoken in power from and genuine place a passion.

Passion—Do you have passion in your communication? When you really believe what you’re saying and feel strongly about it– people will pick up on it. People will understand and resonate and believe what you say. When you’re passionate it comes through. Enthusiasm plus passion with the power of your words equals a very strong force in life and business relationships.

Persistence– When you are persistent in a relationship with somebody it is often compelling. You become an unstoppable force of their life and they become engendered to you because you have built a relationship. When your persistence, passion, and power of your words include something for them and not just something for you –it builds trust and relationship all at once. They will begin to know you, trust you, like you and maybe even buy (from) you!

Therefore, when these 3 P’s are combined– the power of your words, passion, and persistence given from a place of genuine authenticity–people will resonate with you and it will make it easy for them like and trust you and then buy you or your products. People resonate with those that they can trust who are passionate and use powerful persistence and understand the power of their words.

Good luck and go passionately sell something today!

February
7th

30 Day Marriage Challenge

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Ask, “What can I help you with today?”
Go the whole day without correcting your wife.
Hug your wife three times today.
Kiss your wife the first time you see her in the morning.
Buy her a card and mail it to your house for her to get in the mail.
Bake, make, or buy her chocolate.
Put at least one date night on your calendar this month.
Leave her a sweet note.
Say, “I’m so glad I married you.”
Compliment her in front of your children.
Pray God would give your wife wisdom.
Thank her for all she does for your family.
Buy her a gift card to her favorite place and leave it on her dashboard.
Do not interrupt your wife when she’s talking.
Ask your wife’s opinion on something.
Dance in the living room to your wedding song.
Look at her admiringly. Make sure she sees you looking at her.
Watch her favorite, romantic movie with her. No mocking.
Turn off your cell phone, computer, or the TV when your wife is in the room.
Look through your wedding album tonight.
Do an activity outdoors together.
Plan a romantic getaway together this year.
Bring her home her favorite dessert.
Give her the night off from all her chores.
Foot and neck massage for her.
Extended prayer time as a couple tonight.
Ask, “Where do you see us in 15 years?”
Say, “I love you because __________________________________________________________.”

30 Day Marriage Challenge

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December
15th

7 SECRETS OF NETWORKERS

7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE NET WORKERS
Much is been said about networking in the last two years and for good reason. It is the core of one’s business promotion, marketing, and acumen. If you do it right, you will succeed in business. Here are seven areas that you can improve your networking and take it to the next level–
#1. Be There – show up, be present, get in the car drive there and be at your event and early if possible. 95% of life is showing up!
#2. Watch Your Appearance. Appearances can be deceiving and consumers draw a lot of conclusions about the quality of your service and personality based and what they see in your dress, body language, written materials and verbal skills. Appearances ultimately account for how you’re ultimately judged.
#3. Be Empathetic. To the extent that you treat someone as special and solve his or her unique problems, they will continue to be your customer. Treat people like VIPs. Zig Ziglar said if you help enough people get what they want they will help you get what you want.
#4. Be Reliable. Reliability means many things but especially being a person of your word. Do what you say and say what you will do and guarantee it. Establish credibility as being a faithful person.
#5. Ask Good Questions. Then shut up. The mark of a good conversationalist is not to talk a lot, but that you get others to talk to you. Ask good questions and you’ll be remembered as an interesting person.
#6. Follow-up. Give away lots of business cards but also follow up on all those that you receive. Make sure you call or email people and get back with them and are on their radar. Be known as the person who is the quintessential follow-up person.
#7. Make it Easy to Contact You. Make sure that people have your business card and can find you easily in the phone book or via social media or networking. Be the one who is easy to find.
Bonus Habit– Develop Trust and Likability – if they know you, like you, and trust you they will do business with you. How can they ever do these if they never have met your network?

Be present and be out there and you’ll develop an awesome network and succeed in business and life. See you out there!
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November
25th

COURAGEOUS RESOLUTION

THE RESOLUTION

I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children.

I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.

I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me.

I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.

I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.

I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.

I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.

I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.

I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.

I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.

I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will.

I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.

Most every Hammond we could find......

Most every Hammond we could find……

November
25th

New Family Shot—Hammond’s 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Most every Hammond we could find......

Most every Hammond we could find……

–Scott Hammond

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