HEADLINES: "'tis the Season"
Unemployed Young Men -- at the risk of being over-simplistic, a primary challenge on the planet is unemployed young men -- they populate our jails, commit a majority of the crimes, and fuel terrorism. One organization doing something about this is the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurs (NFTE). For some young men and women, the only way out of poverty is to create their own job. If you've had a great year financially, NFTE is looking for 100 entrepreneurial firms willing to sponsor an entrepreneurship course at an inner city high school -- cost is $10,000 -- a great gift for this holiday season. I personally sponsor a course myself -- I see it as entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs -- it's not so much about charity as helping to keep our economies healthy and our streets safe. Let me know if you're interested.
Complimentary New Years Gift -- I'll personally autograph a complimentary copy of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and send on your behalf to a decision maker of a mid-market company ($5 million to $100 million) you think would benefit from our tools and techniques. Consider a firm on your accounts payable list -- a firm you spend a lot of money with since they are the most willing to take the gift seriously -- it's important to strengthen your suppliers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (or simply respond to this email) with a name, title, and mailing address.
Save Some Money and Taxes -- for those of you interested in pre-paying some expenses before the end of the year and saving a chunk of change on our Summits (and getting the best seats) and products, consider joining our $10k membership program. You'll save $249 to $449/seat at our two Summits; and receive a 25% discount on our educational interactive DVD courses. Details below under DETAILS.
50 hrs/year -- Educational/Training Library -- www.gazelles.tv -- one of the benefits your best employees and executives find crucial is access to world-class education -- and nothing is more painful than outgrowing your team! We now have a full online and DVD-based offering. Consider setting a goal for your employees in 2008 to complete X number of hours of online education. Each topic is broken down into 1 to 5 minute segments -- perfect for showing at a brown bag lunch, monthly meeting, or viewing on their own. Topics include:
High Stakes Negotiations -- Dr. Victoria Medvec -- four hours of Northwestern University's top-rated professor whose clients include Goldman Sachs.
Customer Service -- John DiJulius is author of Secret Service and his upcoming book What's the Secret. 10 specific strategies for gathering customer information that lets you customize the service experience so price is irrelevant.
Strategy -- Kaihan Krippendorf, ex-McKinsey consultant and author of The Art of the Advantage, studied the top 100 performing firms and found 36 specific strategies these firms used to crush their competitors.
Interviewing and Hiring -- Brad and Geoff Smart's famous eight hour Topgrading workshop and interactive DVD -- knowing how to properly interview is one of those top five management skills.
Execution -- Rockefeller Habits -- my complete two-day workshop on DVD and online -- a chance to systematically review and reinforce the fundamental tools and techniques designed to drive alignment, improve focus, and dramatically reduce the time it takes to manage the business.
Negotiation, Customer Service, Strategy, Hiring/Interviewing, and Execution -- foundational skills for all supervisors/managers/executives.
Each course is $1250 or $995 with a $10k membership -- www.gazelles.tv
- $10k Membership
-- BTW, when I asked the question a couple weeks ago "if Gazelles has
areas where we're producing bad profits" I had several people respond
saying the time restrictions around our $10k membership represented bad
profits. So I'm changing that.
- Membership is not for everyone
-- it's geared for those that plan to bring some executives to our
Sales and Marketing Summits or Growth Summits and want the big group
discount i.e. the seats are normally $1695/executive; $1495 if you
bring three or more; and $1250 if you bring eight or more. With the
$10k membership, you receive any seat for $1250, so you can send four
to the Sales and Marketing Summit and four to the Growth Summit and
still get the $1250 price -- it's that simple. And if you end up just
sending a couple to each, you can carry over the benefit to future
- Basically, you're pre-purchasing 8 seats at future Summits
-- a chance to take the deduction now, save some significant money, and
get preferential seating and discounts on all our learning products. Here's a link to sign-up for 2008. Let me know if you have any questions.