Being Marge: July 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Eliminate Boundaries Between Work and Play

Dr. Joe Vitale, the internationally famous Hypnotic Marketing Coach and Author, knows how to show his coaching clients a good time! He offers them an opportunity to be coached by him while riding in his Rolls Royce Phantom, where they can present any business or coaching challenge for his input. His program is called the Rolls Royce Phantom Master Mind, and you can read all about it at

Maybe you don't have a Rolls Royce, but there is a lesson to be learned here. Joe is clearly combining what he loves, luxury cars and coaching, to connect with his clients in a unique and fun way. I know if I were to ride shotgun with Joe Vitale in his Rolls Royce, I would open myself more to the idea that anything is possible in my life!

Here is how I leveraged this concept for our business, Quantum Results Coaching ( We live across the Cape Fear River bridge from Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, which is a popular tourist destination for its Southern charm and beautiful setting along the riverfront. We don't own a Rolls Royce, but we do have access to the horsedrawn carriage and trolley service in Wilmington with narrated tours through the lovely historic district. We also don't have office space downtown, but there is a new shared office complex called BuenaSpace ( right in the heart of downtown Wilmington that's perfect for short-term needs. Our new product is a full-day coaching master mind session, which will include the use of the BuenaSpace conference room, a ride in the horsedrawn carriage, and dinner at one of Wilmington's finest downtown restaurants. We're excited about combining our coaching work with our love of downtown Wilmington!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun with Marge and Bruce by the Pool

Bruce and I had a lot of fun shooting videos Sunday by the pool. We were making short clips for our upcoming Bruce and Marge Live! teleseminar series.

We're really pumped about our August teleseminar series and while we only have 96 slots open with our current conference call system, we easily can add more if needed.

While we were making the videos each of us appeared in the background of the other's shot. It wasn't planned that way, but it turned out to be pretty funny - for us anyway.

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Bruce and Marge Live!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

RBR Book Signing Was a Success!

We had fun at the book signing at RBR Books in Leland, NC on Sat., July 17th!
Clif Bridgers was very supportive. We met a lot of interesting folks and literally smelled the beautiful roses brought by Clif's mother-in-law, Linda Knerr.
It was a fun afternoon!

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Friday, July 16, 2010


Early morning (7:00 a.m.)...the Brunswick Forest Wellness Center pool all to myself...heaven!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What I Did On My Summer Vacation!

Our daughter, Liz, son-in-law, Conor, and their three children just visited "Carolina", as Annabel like to call Wilmington. Seamus is now 4 1/2, Annabel 2/1, and baby Libby is just 3 months old. We had a ball playing with them at the pool, at the beach, downtown, and at our place. It was hard to say goodbye until we see them all again soon!

Playing at the pool with Annabel!

Making cupcakes with Seamus and Annabel!

Visiting Kilwins before lunch!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Get Attention with the Unexpected

At an Internet marketing seminar a business video expert taught that the most important ingredients in a business video that gets results are unexpected elements to jar the viewers’ attention. The presenter demonstrated with some comparisons of short videos where the first clip was a predictable presentation and the second clip contained unexpected sound and visual effects. The second video was more lively, entertaining, and kept our attention.

Here are two examples of getting attention with the unexpected in business settings.

First, at an Internet conference, a group of attendees word t-shirts advertising their affiliate partners who were attending the same conference. Internet marketers thrive on affiliate partnerships and they’re always looking for strong alliances. The folks who wore the testimonial t-shirts grabbed the attention of everyone they passed, they had a lot of fun as a result of their creativity, and they gave a big boost to their affiliate partners – all for about $12! They met a lot of new people themselves because it was easy to strike up a conversation with them.

Second, as an independent distributor for a network marketing company, I traveled to their corporate office after I achieved a first-level promotion. To my surprise, when our bus of advancing distributors arrived at the office, we were greeted by a live band and every single employee was applauding for us on the front steps. They had balloons decorating a beautiful spread of food and drink, a professional photographer, and even Miss California! This company certainly got my attention with the unexpected fanfare and recognition of their distributors.

Take the challenge to build the unexpected into your work to get noticed and improve your results.

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