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Identifying Your Ideal Client

When I first left my corporate job, I sold Pampered Chef for several years. You see, I had told My Pampered Chef consultant, while she constantly complimented me about my corporate sales and marketing capabilities (sucking UP for sure), that it was just not the right time, and my employer wouldn’t like me having a… Continue reading

Lines I Do Not Cross or Rules of Engagement

My friend Kathleen and I love to play board games…and always have. My childhood was spent with family dinners followed by long hours of playing Monopoly, and RISK. Then came Clue, Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary. My family now plays Taboo and Scattergories, and my cousins are huge fans of Left, Right, Center…for MONEY! So when… Continue reading

10 Habits of Unprofitable Face Painters

Discount to get business and you will always be known as the “negotiator” or the low cost entertainer. You will have to work longer and harder to make a reasonable wage, and you will never feel as if you are valued by your customers. Focus on the time-one hour, two hours, minutes of travel, etc.-… Continue reading

Four ways to Reduce Friction and Book More Gigs (or… Who is this Manager Sal?)

Manager Sal helps you keep your customer experience as frictionless as possible. Why Manager Sal? Because, you want your clients to have an easy breezy system to say “Yes” to hiring you. You say you are not a salesperson. You say you don’t know how to “close,” that is, ask for the business, and get… Continue reading

A Child’s Right To Privacy in a Visual Marketplace

When I was much younger, a member of my family was a victim of a violent crime. For years, I requested that no photos be taken of her in school or at extracurricular activities, so that the perpetrator would be unfamiliar with her appearance as she grew up. The class/rec room in my basement was… Continue reading