pg 91: CRMs: Follow Up Boss, wilio, BetterVoice, SendHub
pg 91: SMS: “I just got your contact info from XXX, can you talk now?”
pg 92: Bursting: Call, Email, & Txt at same time
pg 96: Old lead email
Subject: Quick Question
Body: Are you still looking for a better deal on your auto insurance?
pg 98: Buzzsumo.com – to research by keyword, source, or topic to show most socially shared articles online
pg 110: Charlie app w/schedule. Can Blitz integrate w/o outlook or google?
pg 113: Acknowledge: you just want to know ____. No problem.
Respond: We have 8 different companies that we use to find the best possible rate for you. Let me get a bit more information from you to see what we can do.
Pivot: <Ask your next probing question>
I understand you were recently shopping for insurance, have you already purchased a new policy or are you still looking for a good deal?
Add txt template: <name>, Sorry I missed you. Let me know when is a good time to call.
Need to revie email collection contest again
Do you want to talk to more insurance sales people or just get this started?
Intranet: WA County accessors and linked to Hawksoft
30 Day Money Back Guarantee? or Customer Satisfaction?
Last month: $$ range for liab only & C&C
NatGen: 2 months down & 4 pay but can spread it out over 5
Lined paper w/quoting area & questions to ask
Replace company logos on website with reviews & names
Zillow FB page idea: Taste Test Tuesday. What can we do?
I realized the other day that I always have a number of ideas/projects that I am working on at any one time both for my business and for my personal life (if there is a difference anymore). While I am working on an idea, it would be great to document the iterations and failures so that next time something similar comes up or if I have to leave the project for a couple months (or years) I can pick up where I left off and remind myself of lessons learned. Also, once the idea is worked out, hopefully it will help someone else.
My office computer started showing signs of early dementia last week and by Wednesday I knew it was time to retire the computer. Thursday I had no choice.
The first signs were minor. My computer was requiring re-login each time I came back to the office and other things I just attributed to windows quirks.
Then on Wednesday I noticed that none of my scheduled tasks were being run. Pulling up the scheduled task program popped up one warning after another from Windows for each task that the scheduled task was missing. Going into the system directory, I could see them all sitting there, nice & pretty.
Thursday I logged on and started up the Chrome browser and up popped a message that the program could not be run because some companion file was missing. I didn’t even know Chrome had a companion. Ok, I tried Internet Explorer. Same thing. I tried another program and got the same message.
I went into the system and told it to go to a restore point from early in the week when windows updated. No help.
I told it to go back even further. Ah, sorry. Wouldn’t let me.
I knew at this point it was time to give up. Time to make a trip to Costco. All they have are Windows 8 machines but I will upgrade it to Windows 10 as soon as I am sure it will work with our various vendor sites. I thought I would make it through life without every touching a Windows 8 machine. Oh well.
On our way home last week we stopped at the Maryhill Winery. We enjoyed our visit so much that Von and I have decided that we need to get out more often.
To that end, we are going to atempt to visit many more wineries in the weeks, months, and years to come.
More details on how we plan on reaching this goal will follow.