The Purple Tie Radio Show Episode 83

For the first time in The Purple Tie Radio Show history, we continue a topic that we left off at the end of the previous show! Printed materials are BACK!

We discuss our yellow letters we’re mailing out. It’s eerie how much like ink it looks like once the letter is printed.

 There's A New Designer In Town Great Design Comes From Alabama 

I left the crop marks for you guys!

We also briefly discussed neglecting your network. We’d made a lot of contacts at the gym in the previous 3 years, but since we have shifted our workout times to mainly the weekends, those people have sort of fallen by the wayside. Be sure to keep your network in mind and stay in contact with them!

Scale Back Alabama is a weight loss challenge where you could win $1000!! That’s right. All you’ve got to do is get another person to join your team, both of you lose 10 pounds between now and 8 weeks from now, and you’re entered to win the grand prize!

Robert and Bekah of BeksBites.com weighing in at Scale Back Alabama

I’m not going to go into detail about the plumber situation, but you really need to listen to the moral of the story. BE PROFESSIONAL WHILE YOU’RE AT WORK!

And lastly, the iPhone turns 10 this year. Can you even believe it? It’s only been 10 years since the very first iPhone. That’s crazy!

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The Purple Tie Radio Show Episode 82

SEO Expectations vs Reality

If you’ve ever lived in the South, you know what Snowmageddon is. It’s when the weather person announces that there’s going to be X amount of snow in the next X days. That’s when southerners go insane and start buying gas, bread, milk and eggs like they won’t be able to get them for weeks and weeks ahead. It’s even better when they announce snow coming and you get nothing. Literally nothing. Well, that’s not fair. We got cold temperatures. But that’s it. Let us explain how this affects your business.

We often talk about getting what you pay for. On the flip side of that, there’s expectations versus reality, where in a person buys something expecting one thing and getting another. Case in point, buying a new website. If you pay someone to build a website for you, but you don’t pay them for SEO services, you’ll get a website without any SEO services. Just the design and creation of the website. Some clients expect more than that. They expect more. But they only pay the bare minimum.

When you’re a Dell Business customer, you’re assigned a Dell representative. Our rep is fantastic. He’s always fast and friendly. He knows what I need, and he gets things done. Over the Christmas/New Years holiday, our Dell rep went on vacation and left us in the hands of a backup rep. Chris. He was terrible. And we explain why in great detail. BOO CHRIS! YAY DEREK!

For the briefest of moments, Robert expounds on why he loves printed media. That’s all I have to say about that.

CES was this past week. They always have all sorts of new, neat things. Three highlights for me were: The Fisher-Price Smart Cycle, the LG Airport Robot Assistant, and the Amber Sensor for Smart Farms. I explain what each of them are and what they do. Spoilers: They’re pretty nifty. Also, I was wrong. The robots aren’t black. They have black displays. My bad.

Also, we mentions Bond. They’re a company that charges you money to have a robot hand-write a letter or note and send them to another person. It’s as asinine as it sounds. You type, on a computer, what you want hand-written, and then a robot hand-writes the letter for you. Utterly ridiculous. Here’s the link!

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The Purple Tie Radio Show Episode 81

Congratulations! It’s officially 2017. You made it. I made it. It’ll be a better year than the last. And we’ll make it that way!

We start things off with a bit of philosophizing. Goals without a plan are just dreams. Robert is giving up sugar, doing meal planning and portion control, and going to the gym more. I’m going to play tagalong and see how things go. What are your plans for the New Year?

Next, we venture into the terrible, horrible world of Cold Calling and the books that glorify it. Robert despises cold calling. The rejections are the hardest part, naturally.  And all of the books about cold calling are just cheerleading for it. RAH RAH RAH! MAKE A COLD CALL! Moving on.

I’ll put the links to the Year End Review at the bottom of the show notes, but just remember that the media really truly holds the publics’ attention to specific problems. And each problem is sectioned off from the rest of the problems. The Zika Virus is still very dangerous, but since the media has moved on no one talks about it anymore. Remember that.

And last but certainly not least, odd jobs that could earn you extra money. This quickly degraded into side tangent after side tangent. We talked about LOTS of things, and I can’t rightly remember each of them. So, just listen and hold on because we ramble quite a bit towards the end of the episode.

Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

https://getpocket.com/explore/2016-in-review

http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/50-make-extra-money/

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