Hello {!firstname},                                 August 17, 2004

 

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CONTENTS

Bizarre Thoughts
Events Planning Calendar
Case Studies
Item Of The Week
Bizarre Sales Sense
What's New
Bizarre Fun Facts
$500 Promo Winner

Sponsors
Copy Rights & Subscription Info

 
BIZARRE THOUGHTS

Summer here in Michigan has been a pretty mild one – down right cold overall. I have to say that sales have been cold for us at Bizarre Promotions as well.  The more networking I do, the more I hear the same stories over and over on how bad the past year and a half has been – for most.  I have spoke to a few that are having the best years ever.  It’s hard to figure out, why some companies are down and others are hitting record numbers.

That being said I want to heat things up a little by offering up 20% off all retail priced promotional products listed on our web site – over 6,000 items in all.

This offer will end in two weeks – August 31, 2004.

Exclusions: all embroidered items on BusinessDuds.com, any special prices listed on our site.  This special is for our retail customers only (sorry distributors).  Shipping and sales tax are also excluded from the discount.

So pile on the sun block and slip on your shades and take advantage of our super hot deal 20% off over 6,000 promotional products.

Start shopping http://www.promostuff4u.com/products.htm

Tim Somers
Bizarre Promotions, Inc.
 

 
EVENTS PLANNING CALENDAR

Thousands of organizations set aside specific days, weeks and months for recognition of social, political, cultural and historical events and causes.

These occasions offer a great opportunity to promote your business, organization or product.

Listed below you will find events featured over the next few weeks.

September

September: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Month
September: Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
September: Fall Hat Month
September: International Strategic Thinking Month
September: Library Card Sign Up Month
September: National Biscuit Month
September: National Chicken Month
September: National Coupon Month
September: National Honey Month
September: National Mushroom Month
September: National Piano Month
September: National Potato Month
September: National Rice Month
September: National Sewing Month
September: National School Success Month
September: National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September: Self-improvement Month
September: Shameless Promotion Month
September: Subliminal Marketing Month
September 1st - 7th: National Childhood Injury Prevention Week
September 4th: Newspaper Carrier Day
September 5th/6th: Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
September 5th: Be Late For Something Day
September 6th - 11th: Protecting Your Home Furnishings Week
September 6th: Labor Day
September 7th: Grandma Moses Day
September 8th: UN International Literacy Day
September 11th: Patriot Day / Anniversary of Attack on America
September 12th - 18th: National Assisted Living Week
September 12th - 18th: Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
September 13th - 17th: Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week
September 15th - October 15th: National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 16th - 17th: Rosh Hashanah
September 17th - 23rd: Constitution Week
September 17th: Citizenship Day
September 17th: National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 18th: International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 18th - 26th: Religious Freedom Week
September 19th - 25th: Deaf Awareness Week
September 19th - 25th: National Dog Week
September 19th - 25th: National Farm, Ranch Safety, Health Week
September 19th - 25th: National Single’s Week
September 20th: Family Day
September 22nd - December 21st: Autumn
September 22nd: Dear Diary Day
September 22nd: National Centenarian’s Day
September 22nd: American Business Women's Day
September 23rd: Start of Libra astrological sign
September 24th: Yom Kippur Begins At Sundown
September 25th: Family Health And Fitness Day
September 26th - October 2nd: Minority Enterprise Development
September 27th: World Tourism Day
September 28th: Harvest Moon
September 29th: National Women's Health & Fitness Day


October

October: Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
October: Computer Learning Month
October: Health Literacy Month
October: National Animal Safety and Protection Month
October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October: National Chili Month
October: National Communicate With Your Kid Month
October: National Cookie Month
October: National Crime Prevention Month
October: National Dental Hygene Month
October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October: National Down Syndrome Month
October: National Liver Awareness Month
October: National Orthodontic Health Month
October: National Physical Therapy Month
October: National Popcorn Poppin' Month
October: National Pork Month
October: National Roller Skating Month
October: National Seafood Month
October: National Spinal Health Month
October: National Stamp Collecting Month
October: Polish-American Heritage Month
October: Vegetarian Month
October: World Blindness Awareness Month
October 1st: UN International Day of Older Persons
October 1st: World Vegetarian Day
October 2nd: National Custodial Worker’s Day
October 3rd - 9th: Fire Prevention Week
October 3rd - 9th: Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 3rd - 9th: Get Organized Week
October 3rd: Intergeneration Day
October 4th - 10th: Spinning and Weaving Week
October 4th - 10th: UN World Space Week
October 4th: Child Health Day
October 4th: Ten-Four Day
October 4th: United Nations: World Habitat Day
October 5th: UN World Teachers' Day
October 6th: American Library Association Founded -1876
October 6th: National German-American Day
October 6th: Physician Assistant Day
October 7th: National Depression Screening Day
October 9th: Leif Erickson Day
October 10th - 16th: National Metric Week
October 10th - 16th: National School Lunch Week
October 10th: World Egg Day
October 10th: UN World Mental Health Day
October 11th - 17th: National Networking Week
October 11th - 15th: National Pet Peeve Week
October 11th: Thanksgiving - Canada
October 11th: Columbus Day -Observed
October 11th: General Pulaski Memorial Day
October 12th: Columbus Day - Traditional
October 13th: Navy Birthday
October 15th: White Cane Safety Day

 

 
CASE STUDIES

Objective:
To increase the number of cardholders by 200 for the year, while emphasizing library services to Hispanic residents new to the community.

Strategy and Execution:
June 6 was designated "Discovery Day," a day targeted to the entire community to encourage use of the Lamont Branch Library. Special emphasis on the entire community to encourage use of the Lamont Branch Library. Special emphasis on the migrant Hispanic youth and adult population was promoted with a bi-langual theme, "Leer! Saber! Vivir!" ("To Read! To Know! To Live!") Banners were hung in the library and in schools, and the program staff spoke in classrooms and passed out imprinted balloons, bookmarks and pencils to promote the Discovery Day open house. Public service announcements were made on English and Spanish language stations, and a direct mail flyer served as an invitation as well as a map to the library. Imprinted book bags containing frisbees, drink bottles, yo-yos and pencils were distributed at the circulation desk to those applying for new cards. Logo-imprinted t-shirts and candid photographs were awarded in prize drawings which also served as incentives to return to the library to claim the items.

Results:
A reported 169 new library cards were issued on "Discovery Day," with 147 to the Hispanic target audience, meaning more than 85 percent of the annual cardholder goal was met. A waiting line had formed for the library's 10a.m. opening the day of the promotion.

 

 
ITEM OF THE WEEK

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$6.00 (Mens S-XL)        $9.00 (Ladies S-XL)

Cotton T-shirt         Ladies Scoop Neck T-shirt

Men's - (2XL's and 3XL's - $7.00)

Prices includes your embroidered chest size logo

We have most corporate logos on file - no set-up for logos on file.
A one time digitizing charge may apply for logos not on file - email us your logo for a quote info@businessduds.com
Price based on logos up to 6,000 stitches, additional charge may apply for logos over 6,000 stitches.

Mens BD04204 - 5.6 oz., 100% cotton (ash is 98% cotton/2% polyester, athletic heather is 90% cotton/10% polyester) T-shirt. Seamless ribbed collar. Youth has one piece seamed ribbed collar. Taped shoulder-to-shoulder. Double-needle stitched hemmed sleeves and bottom.

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Ladies BD20704 - 5.6 oz., heavyweight 100% preshrunk cotton (heather grey is 90% cotton/10% polyester) short sleeve scoop neck T-shirt. Quarter-turned. Bound matching trim on neck. Double-needle stitched hemmed sleeves and bottom.

Colors: White, Azalea, Black, Blue Spruce, Heather Grey, Iris, Mountain Rose, Navy, Violet, Yellow haze.

Ladies sizes: S, M, L, XL.


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BIZARRE SALES SENSE

You don't need fancy sales tools or expensive seminars to generate sales.
Below is a common sense outline of the sales process that is often overlooked.

Knowing your product or service’s features & benefits must be identified. Your target market should also be established.

First and foremost


prospect
interview
analyze needs
present
negotiate
close
service and follow-up

A salesperson should always be:

asking questions
listening
qualifying (the opportunity for both parties)
discovering hot buttons (wiifm-what’s in it for me)
building rapport
establishing trust
developing credibility
developing a valuable relationship
addressing objections
planning next action steps
confirming understanding
asking for referrals
seeking additional opportunities to serve & sell
evaluating responses & results (positive/ negative)
affirming decisions (minimizing buyer’s remorse)
positively expectant

Go sell something Today!!
 

 
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Regular Price:

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288 - $2.59 ea.
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Shipping / Sales Tax additional and to be determined.


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BIZARRE FUN FACTS

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

The world's oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!

In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!

 

 
$500 PROMO WINNER

Congratulations to

Colleen Stark of ERA Hensley Realty Co.,
in
Ashland, Kentucky

Winner of our latest $500 Promotional Products give-a-way.
 

 

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