Being Marge: May 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Networking Event Tips

I'd like to share the testimonials my husband and business partner, Bruce Brown, received for his business coaching book, 31 Days to Networking Event Mastery.

From Jordan Adler, author of Beach Money and #1 Team Builder and Money Earner in SendOutCards:
" Bruce Brown nails it in this book. Your network is your most valuable asset and this simple book wastes none of your time. Although the principles are foundational, most business people miss their greatest opportunities to meet people and make quality connections. I will recommend Bruce's book to all of my 48,000 networkers.''

From John Milton Fogg, author of The Greatest Networker:
"Bruce Brown knows networking inside and out, and this book will soon become your secret edge in marketing your business. Implement just a handful of the 31 tips in this quick guide and I guarantee you will see better results from your next networking event!"

One more...
From Curtis Lewsey, co-author of Appreciation Marketing:
"31 Days to Networking Event Mastery is a must read, especially in this day and age with so many business professionals in desperate need to reinvent themselves. There are 31 excellent tips that cost little to no money to implement."

Don't attend another business networking event without reading 31 Days to Networking Event Mastery first!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Fun Can Change Human Behavior for the Better

Fun can change human behavior for the better!

As I was editing my latest book this week, 31 Days to Transform Your Work into Play, I enjoyed rereading examples from Volkswagon's The Fun Theory Project (see the book excerpt below).

Another example of how fun can change human behavior is something I'm enjoying each day - Team Beachbody's online WOWY Gym. Just for working out each day, as a Club Member, I automatically get entered into a sweepstakes for daily and weekly prizes of cash ranging from $300 to $1000 and technology awards, such as DVD Players and iPads. When was the last time your gym entered your name in a sweepstakes just for working out each day? It's definitely a strong incentive to change human behavior for the better.

There are two ways you can enter Team Beachbody's daily sweepstakes. The first is to enter your name each day at this link.

The second way is to join the Beachbody Club and you're automatically entered each day as a club member. All you have to do is to log in your workout.

On the topic of fun changing human behavior for the better - enjoy this tip from my upcoming book!

31 Days to Transform Your Work into Play (excerpt)
# 18 - Learn from the Big Players
I saw an interesting Facebook post about a group of engineers who tackled the challenge of enticing pedestrians to use a set of wide stairs instead of a narrow escalator in the Odenplan subway station in Stockholm, Sweden. During an overnight project, the engineers transformed the traditional staircase into a set of musical stairs that function like a piano keyboard and play a different note as people put pressure on each step. Because they made exiting the subway station more fun, the engineers prompted 66% of the subway riders to get more exercise! They proved their theory that fun can change human behavior for the better.

This project is the brainchild of Volkswagen, which launched a Web site called The Fun Theory ( The purpose of The Fun Theory project is to elicit more ideas to change life for the better. A standout submission is the Speed Camera Lottery, an idea from an American named Kevin Richardson. Every car passing the speed camera in Stockholm has its speed and registration recorded. Drivers of cars exceeding the speed limit are fined and those abiding by the speed limit are entered into a lottery to receive cash prizes from the collected fines. During the first three days of the Speed Camera Lottery there was a 22% reduction in speed. This successful project changed human behavior for the better.

Look at your business for opportunities to both amuse your customers and change their behavior for the better.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Here is the front and the inside of the thank you video card I created for our kids and grandkids for the gifts they sent to me for Mother's Day.

I can't believe how easy it is to make a video card! All you have to do is make your video, upload it to YouTube, upload the YouTube URL to SOC, and then insert the QR code in your card.

I've got to keep our kids and grandkids on their toes by staying ahead of the curve with technology!

If you'd like help creating a SendOutCards video card, just give me a call at 910-431-1508.

You can try it yourself at

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

My 2011 Team Beachbody Story to Date

In January, 2011, when my husband, Bruce, and I enrolled as Team Beachbody Coaches, I was 15 pounds overweight. I started to lose weight immediately by taking Shakeology each day for lunch and completing the Shakeology workouts. In May, I switched to the Slim in 6® workouts. I'm looking better and feeling better. I'm impressed with the amazing quality of Shakeology and the Beachbody fitness programs. I'm logging my workouts each day in the online Team Beachbody Club, which keeps me on track (I'm 58% towards my weight goal), and makes me eligible to win daily prizes of cash and personal technology.

As a result of getting connected to the Beachbody Coach network, I'm internalizing more the need to help turn the tide of obesity worldwide because it just creates so many health problems and increasing health care costs as more people become diabetic and experience other health problems.

It's so easy to share Beachbody's mission and products. Their products have 86% brand recognition in the U.S. due to the word-of-mouth advertising from many satisfied customers and their infomercials that run 260 hours per day. This level of brand recognition is unheard of in the network marketing industry. Almost everyone has heard of P90X, Beachbody's premier home fitness program. Coaches have an entire library of professionally made videos about the coaching program and its products to share with anyone who is interested in joining our team. Click here to watch the Introduction to Team Beachbody video.

We're on the fastest growing team in Beachbody, the Ultimate Fitness Team. Think of it like a Super Bowl team of the NFL. Our team was started by Team Beachbody's top money earner, Pete Pena, a former high school principal. Talk about aligning ourselves with success!

Whew! Can you feel the excitement. And we're only starting. When we became Beachbody Coaches I didn't know if I could do this, but just by starting to use the products and feeling better about the way I look and feel it became a natural thing to do to share it with others I care about. Anyone can build a Team Beachbody business with the tools and support we have.

Become a coach today and join our team - just click here!

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