August 2008 Blog Posts (18)


InHouston
Sales Statistics

Saw this on a card I got:



48% of sales people never follow up with a prospect

25% of sales people make a second contact and stop

12% of sales people only make three contacts and stop

Only 10% of sales people make more than three contacts

2% of sales are made on the first contact

3% of sales are made on the second contact

5% of sales are made on the third contact

10% of sales are made on the fourth contact

80% of sales are made on the fifth to… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 30, 2008 at 3:48pm — No Comments


InHouston
20+ Tools to Make Any Email Inbox More Social

20+ Tools to Make Any Email Inbox More Social

I just found out about these. Mashable rocks for publishing these.

20+ Tools to Make Any Email Inbox More Social:…

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Added by Eric Standlee on August 29, 2008 at 11:21am — No Comments


InHouston
Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark..

ONE: Don't miss the boat.



TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.



THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.



FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.



FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.



SIX: Build your future on high ground.



SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.



EIGHT: Speed isn't always an… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 28, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments


InHouston
Open to Public Once More -- Today Only

Life-changing training this afternoon on our Mindset

Tele-Mentoring Call to day, and Larry Burner agreed to Host.



The training is based on Stephen Covey's, "Seven Habits of

Highly Effective People", and I know - I KNOW you will be

blessed!



This call is open to the public. Larry charged $1,000.00

per person for this for years, and today it is yours at NO

cost!



616-712-8000 ext 688446#



2:30 PM… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 28, 2008 at 11:29am — 1 Comment


InHouston
Infinite Banking Concept

Infinite Banking – How it Works

By Gary Vande Linde



Why I am Interested in the Concept



Three years ago, I left a large company where I had served as the division

engineer for the past twelve years, to become part owner in a small business.

The owners hoped that the experiences I had would prove useful in creating a

long range plan for their business and in developing a disciplined approach to the

use of their financial… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 26, 2008 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment


InHouston
Perseverance the great equalizer

I wanted to pass this along.



Persistence Grows Your Root System.



It is the great equalizer for all of those reaching for success. It overcomes lack of education, money, talent, intelligence, looks and all other seeming advantages.



One of the best examples about persistence is the story of an Asian bamboo species that even after five years of watering, weeding, and fertilizing is barely visible. Then, in a span of about six weeks, it grows two and a half… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 26, 2008 at 8:23pm — No Comments


InHouston
Social Networking - How to

In this series of articles I plan to talk about the necessities of networking online and recommend a couple of new steps to take or sites to visit.



When can you network in person? 9 to 5 or 7 if there are happy hours, right? When it is 5pm in New York, what time is it in Houston or Dallas or Chicago? Still 4pm right? Denver, or Santa Fe? 3pm Right? Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Fransisco, Silicon Valley, L.A.? It is still 2pm right? What about Hawaii?



So, if you… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 26, 2008 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Don't miss "Servant Leadership - The High Performance Link" on November 4, 2008

In the knowledge economy, Drucker predicted, the most valuable resource would prove to be YOU, the knowledge worker. The most critical management task, Drucker proposed, would eventually become the motivation and commitment of knowledge workers. That economy is here, now. There is a major gulf emerging, a gulf of haves and have-nots, divided between those who are stuck in the passing mechanistic paradigm and those who are already operating in the new optimization paradigm.



The… Continue

Added by Dave Guerra on August 22, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Superperforming CEO = Servant CEO

It's a consistent, astonishing pattern.



Google’s Eric Schmidt, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, Harley Davidson's Richard Teerlink, SYSCO's John Baugh, SW Airlines' Herb Kelleher, IBM's Tom Watson, Medtronics’ Bill George, AIM's Ted Bauer, Sterling Bancshares' George Martinez and others - all of these can be described as men of uncommon humility and personal values. Most, if not all, could also be described as people of great faith. This begs a crucial question:



Is… Continue

Added by Dave Guerra on August 22, 2008 at 12:07pm — 4 Comments


InHouston
How to get the most out of InHouston and Social Networking

How to get even more benefit out of InHouston:

  1. Join a Group
  2. Have you added a picture? This is the difference between being noticed and being ignored.
  3. Have you answered the InHouston questions on your profile and displayed…
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Added by Eric Standlee on August 22, 2008 at 3:30am — 13 Comments


InHouston
8/21 meeting was great!

Hundreds of people showed up. I enjoyed meeting each and everyone who introduced themselves. I am sorry if I missed being able to talk with you.



If you missed this meeting, you should make the next one. I am tentatively planning for 9/10 (Wednesday).



If you have a testimony of a good connection or even business that has resulted from this meeting, please comment on this post and tell us all the story. You will be bragging on the person who introduced you and helping others… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 21, 2008 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments


InHouston
Open to the Public

Today's Mindset Tele-Mentoring Call is open to the public. You are invited to sit in on today's session. If you are entrepreneurial and a self-starter, then you will be in good company on today's call. There is nothing sold on this call and you will not be pitched anything other than powerful, Christ-centered training for those in the marketplace.



2:00 PM Central



616-712-8000 ext 688446#



Join us during the "Open to the Public" complimentary summer calls. August… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 21, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments


InHouston
Huge group expected for tomorrow's 8/21 InHouston Networking Event

Tomorrow, August 21, any time between 3pm and 8pm over 100 professionals from the Houston area are meeting at The Tasting Room at Uptown Park. RSVP.



If you have been before and are planning on coming, encourage new InHouston members and visitors to the site by adding your RSVP to the event at http://inhouston.ning.com/events . Several people have shown up after skipping several prior events due to low numbers of RSVPs on the site only to find the events they skipped had 100+ at them.… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 20, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

2008 ASTD Workplace Learning Conference and Exposition

Local professional development opportunities can be tough to come by at times but on September 23 at the Hilton Americas in Houston the ASTD Houston organization will host a great conference for Training, Development, OD, and HR professionals. See below for details...



2008 ASTD Workplace Learning Conference and Exposition



The Houston Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is hosting our 2008 Annual Conference and Exposition on September… Continue

Added by Mark Prasatik on August 14, 2008 at 2:22pm — No Comments


InHouston
Paul Doing what God Purposed

Looking at the life of Paul, we see at least two distinct parts of his life. We see the more obvious spiritual side, but we are also introduced to the work side of his life.



Which do you think was Paul's purpose:



Boldly sharing the Good News with every people group to whom God directs my path.



-= OR =-



Designing, Sourcing, Prototyping and Manufacturing small, medium, large and specialty tents.



Paul's purpose in life that God whispered into his soul… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on August 11, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

JMS

Please pass the word about Jobs Ministry Southwest. I am so excited to share this with everyone. www.JobsMinistrySouthwest.com will be modeled after the highly successful Between Jobs Minsitry in Spring,TX. Our first meeting is Aug 19 from (:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Williams Trace Baptist Church, 16755 Hwy 59 South, near Sweetwater. Check the website for details!!!!

Added by Doug Thorpe on August 4, 2008 at 5:21pm — No Comments


InHouston
Going to Japan

I will be in Japan for 2 weeks.

Please RSVP for the event on 8/21.

Eric Standlee

Turn Savings into Cash Cow
Have Savings and Use it too
200 year old wealth secret
http://marketplace-ministry.info/personalwealth

Added by Eric Standlee on August 2, 2008 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Foreign A/R Financing

Know a company that needs working capital.. & has International Accounts Receivables?

Added by Elizabeth Hastings on August 1, 2008 at 5:14pm — No Comments

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