No Contest This Week

There really hasn’t been much of a response for the previous contests, so I’m gonna forgo the contest this week. I’m still planning on a month ending contest next week and may start it a bit early.

The ad that was won last week by Jim at The Net Fool is now up and appearing on the right hand side.

Week 2 Contest Winner

There were only two entries via comment this week. A total of five entries if you count the interviewees that were automatically given 3 points per entry.

After much ado. ( Ok, a hastily written list of the entries) I created a list with the entries in it, went on over to and created a nice random number. And the number? 5. Which corresponded with the number of Caroline Middlebrook’s first entry. So, WTG Caroline. I’ve sent an email.

UPDATE: Caroline said she doesn’t need the spot, so I redrew and Jim from the Net Fool won.  I’ve sent an email to him and we’ll see if we can’t get the spot filled.

Stay tuned for this weeks contest.

March Madness Week 1 Contest Winner and Week 2 Contest

The Week 1 contest is officially over.  In the end, I didn’t have to work real hard at selecting a winner as there was only one entry.  That winner is Liz from  I’ve sent you an email Liz.

On to the Week 2 contest.  We’ll add a few extra dimensions to it this time.  You still get one point for a comment and two for being a subscriber (make sure you say if you are or not in your comment) but we’ll add a few extra ways to enter.  You can get 5 points for writing about the contest and providing a link back to this post.  (Please come and leave a comment with the link so I can be sure I count it.)  It doesn’t have to be anything special.  Just something along the lines of “Thatedeguy is running a contest this week where you can win a 125×125 ad spot for a month on his site  Read the details and enter on the contest page” (I’ll let you pick where to put the link in those sentences)

That’s a total of 8 points you can receive.  If there was only one entry last week, your odds are pretty good that you will win this week.

Also, this weeks theme is on the lines of blogger interviews.  I’ve got two so far with a couple more out that might sneak in.  I’m very thankful to the bloggers that have responded.  As such, I’m giving each of them 3 entries into the contest.

This weeks contest will end at 11:59:59 pm on Friday March 14th.

Plans for March

If you haven’t noticed, I’m upping my game this month.  I’m doing some contests to try and bring in more readers, while giving back to those that are here.  I’m also trying something that I don’t think has ever been done on this site before.  I’m going to attempt to post something every day for the entire month.  31 straight posts.

To pull this all off, I’m going to try and operate on themes.  The theme that I’ve set up for this coming week is the 7 Necessary Sales Skills.  Here’s a list of the ones that I’ll be covering over the next few days:

  • Build Rapport
  • Effective Listening
  • Effective Questioning
  • Supporting Needs
  • Closing and Follow-Up
  • Overcome Objections
  • Wrap-Up

I’m hoping to have most of these written in advance (in fact, I’ve already got the first three done before I finished this post) so that I can concentrate the rest of the week on getting more posts ready for the following week.  I’m still working on the theme for the rest of the month.  Got anything that you might like to see here as a theme?  If I can cover it, I’ll try and squeeze it in.  And who knows, I might decide to extend this all into April as well!

I hope you’ll come along for the month.  Use those fancy little icons up to the right of here and subscribe to the feed.  It’ll get you some extra points into the contest if you go and comment on the contest thread telling me that you’ve subscribed.  And I’ll give you a hint; being a subscriber will probably get you points in all four weekly contests.  And probably a monthly one if I do a contest for the whole month.