Get the Hands Involved and Improve Your Marketing

Years ago when I was relatively new in direct mail I had a chance to tour Metromail’s old lettershop in Seward, Nebraska.  It had some of the most amazing inserting and affixing equipment on the planet.  The mechanics at this cavernous mail center had built machines that could affix nearly any small object to paper.  Pennies, stamps, cards; you name it and these folks could stick it on a piece of paper and get it in the mail to you.

But why go to the hassle?  Why increase production costs by making a direct mail piece interactive at all?  The answer was simple — the longer you could keep the mail respondent involved with the direct mail piece, the greater your response rate.

Get the hands involved in your next promotional piece.  How often do you walk into your grocery store on a Saturday and are offered a free sample of cake or sausage or juice?  Does your favorite local coffee shop offer to give you a free taste of the flavor of the day to help you decide what to drink?  Car dealers almost wet their pants in anticipation of getting you in the car so you can take a test drive.

There is no substitute for putting a person’s hands in touch with an object; not only does touching get them involved it opens their minds to the possibilities of how they will use your product.  There is a feedback from the brain to the touch mechanisms in our fingers. We are tool users, and the hands are the manipulators of the tools…the hands are the brain’s number one tool, actually.  It is just so incredibly vital to get the person’s hands involved.

But what about engaging the intellect…overcoming objections with logical sales presentations and expressions of the facts?

Sure, that’s great and necessary.  People don’t buy on either emotions or reason alone.  Go ahead and answer the objection in your promotional marketing …but at the same time get their hands involved and engage their brains on another level.  While their hands explore their imaginations kick in.  They imagine how good that coffee will taste; they imagine how good they will look driving that car around….they imagine what they can do with your product.

Now, how do you do that on the web?  You have to get their hands involved with the keyboard… give them a chance to interact with your product as much as possible.  Allow them to comment on your blog or rate your product or customer service.  The more you can entice people to become involved with your site and hold their interest, the more you will sell them.

Seacret Direct Product Review – Dead Sea Secrets?

When you begin to think about any multilevel marketing organization, it is important to take into account several different things, with products as a possible essential consideration. The first question you should think about is: do they work? This might appear to be an easy one, however making certain your product or service is in fact doing what it is proposed to do is a good starting point. The second consideration is: do they fit for me personally? If you don’t believe in what you’re doing, your prospective customers will be able to identify this when you are talking to them about your opportunity. Of final consideration are the tools and presentation supplies that your business has available for you to get the relevant information in front of your potential customers. You don’t just want to bombard them with information, so having these tools will be helpful, not just to enable them to better fully grasp what you are offering, but additionally so that you project to them an image of ease as it relates to building the business.

Seacret Direct Product Overview

Seacret Direct offers a wide range of products that are mostly related to skin and personal care with the overall theme being their ingredients taken from the Dead Sea. I can’t really speak to the efficacy of using the Dead Sea ingredients, but it does at least sound like an interesting idea. I will come back to this later in the article, but even with considering the uncertainty about the Dead Sea claim, this company started off as a general retail company that has done over $500 million in sales, indicating that the product is popular and people are interested in buying. This is a good foundation for a network marketing product and with that foundation in mind, let’s look a little but more in-depth.

What About the Dead Sea?

The Dead Sea is an inland salt water lake (at least it looks that way on the map) that is located on the border of Israel and Jordan in the Middle East that contains roughly 45,000 million tons of salt that are rich in minerals a process that occurs from a mix of evaporation and solar radiation, yielding 26 essential minerals that are reported to not exist anywhere else in the world. With this in mind, these minerals are thought to provide unique qualities that can nourish the skin by correcting the function of the skin layers. As minerals make up only a small amount of your body weight, they don’t get too much attention for their health benefits, but they are critical for essential body processes; however this fact doesn’t mean they have to be “Dead Sea” minerals in order to accomplish this. Having said that, there may be some additional benefit due to the wide variety of minerals and natural composition in the Seacret Direct products.

The main products offered in this company are facial and skin care products, with a wide range from night-time cream, to body, foot and face lotion, along with many others. There is also a Re-Cover Masque product that is reported to give a little extra boost for your facial skin care. As you might guess, you have to consider how interested people would be to switch their skin care products, as people tend to get very attached to personal care products. The other thing to consider, with a product like this in a network marketing company, is the fact that most of these products seem to be more geared towards women, which may alter your recruiting strategies. It doesn’t mean you can’t build a business (as evidenced by the success of Mary Kay), but it is something to consider and this company seems to have recognized that by coming out with a line of skin care products specifically for men. Although you still need to consider that despite the existence of products for men, it is unlikely that men would be as interested as women. Just a couple of things to keep in mind, but outside of these criticisms, the product does seem to be quite popular which is always a good foundation for network marketing success.

Again, carry out your own personal due diligence after which return to those three quick questions near the top of this article, all the while keeping in mind your network as well as your business partners (ie, your up-line) are most likely going to be the most significant facets of your network marketing business to consider, so try not to get too caught up in the products. This doesn’t mean that specific aspects of the company aren’t important and doing a thorough Seacret Direct Review can assist this process.

How to remove grease stains out of your uniform

If you work as a chef, then you know that one of the worst things that can happen to your uniform, especially your chef coat or cook shirt, is getting grease stains on it. Although it can be a hassle, don’t worry!

One of the easiest ways to prevent grease stains from getting on your chef coat or shirt, is to wear a full-length chef apron over your uniform. This will not only protect your uniform, but also protect you from flames and heat as well as sharp objects while running around a busy kitchen.

If you do get any stains on your clothing however, the first thing to do is grab a piece of paper towel and some water. Make sure it’s lukewarm if possible. Start blotting your uniform with the wet paper towel in order to get rid of any excess oil or grease that may be on it. You can also use laundry detergent for this step, but make sure you don’t rub too hard when using soap because that will just ruin your clothes even more. After doing this step, take another dry part of the same piece of cloth and dry out what was left from the dampened one so no moisture remains behind.

If there are still greasy spots remaining after these steps have been taken, try mixing up baking soda with vinegar until you form a paste which you can apply to the stained area. You can either do this with a brush or your bare hands, but make sure you don’t use an old rag because it might get hard and greasy after drying out which will ruin whatever cloth you used for blotting before. After applying the paste, leave it on until air dries up completely (which could take around ten minutes). If there’s still grease stains left on your chef coat or shirt at that point in time, try using hydrogen peroxide instead of vinegar since it has more degreasing abilities than vinegar does.

It is important to wash any stains off immediately because they can become permanent if left alone for a long time. You need to use an enzyme cleaner before washing your uniform in order to get rid of any dirt that might have been transferred onto it during the cooking process, especially when dealing with meat stains.