Debbie Mayo Smith, International Motivational Speaker
Motivational Speakers, Sales, Marketing, Time Management, Productivity, Technology, Tips

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Cold call tip

February 9th, 2016

Do you ever have to make cold calls? here is a fabulous tip told to me by Sarah Reilly of ITL, New Plymouth Most telemarketers (at least initially) work off a script. This script is invariably written by someone who has never actually made a cold phone call to a prospective client. This is obvious [...]



How many of these four actions do you do daily?

February 2nd, 2016

1. Plan Your Big Three - Take 5 minutes every day to plan your top 3 most important tasks to finish for the day. See your day in a big picture way.  2. Schedule A Break - Pick a time when you pick yourself up and walk away. Use this time to go for a walk outside [...]



Handling Childrens Sports if You’re Self Employed

January 3rd, 2016

How are you handling the mix of responsibilities of running your own business and managing the family? For example the time required for children’s afternoon sporting practices.  If you have more than one a week, it can mean large blocks of time taken from being productive. Why not multitask? Is it 100% necessary for you [...]



What Happens When They Walk Through Your Door?

December 28th, 2015

How much money does your business spend trying to get customers? Trying to get people to cross your threshold? When that happens – why ignore them?  I went to visit a showroom from one of the companies that had come to quote on our flooring. I wanted to see a larger piece of carpet than [...]



Creative Email + Smartphone Time Saver

November 18th, 2015

You can retype and type and retype. Or you can use these ideas.



Creating PROFIT

November 11th, 2015

Creating Profit I think one of the reasons that I am often brought into small sales conference meetings is the fact that I am like each member of their sales team. We each have 1001 things to do each day. We have to bring in more new clients, and keep existing ones happy. We often [...]



Losing Your Sale On Price

November 11th, 2015

I’d like to talk about staff selling face to face with your customers. Do they need training? I, who knows nothing about paint, went to the hardware store to buy white paint for the kitchen. My only guidance was my partner instructing me to purchase one that was water based. My first port of call [...]



Be more effective In three easy steps

October 28th, 2015

The concept of balance is bologna, and there are only two things you can do to free up time to enjoy your life. The first is to do less. The second is to do what you do more effectively. Here is your three step plan. To focus your efforts, first look at (and list) all [...]



Speed up your emailing and texting!

October 21st, 2015

What are doing now for the: 101 times you yet again retype the same information in emails or text messages? Meet someone new but don’t have the time to write a card or greeting? Want to thank someone, pose a question, respond nicely to a LinkedIn request  - but don’t have the time? Email the [...]



Small changes. Big rewards

October 14th, 2015

Technology changes. People don’t (often). Look up The internet with the new software (both free and paid for). This area is superb for sharing and communication flow. My way of thinking about   cloud computing is taking the collection and storage of your information (documents, email) from your desk where only you have access thus must [...]



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Marketing in Today's Wired World

Marketing in Today's Wired World alerts you to the many profitable and clever ways you can use email, txt, video and audio messages to boost revenues, recruit new business, cut costs, improve customer service and leapfrog in front of your competition.
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101 Quick Tips for Google and Email
101 Outlook and Google Tips Debbie's years of experience working with email and Google are packed into this easy to read #1 bestselling book.
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101 Quick Tips: Create a Great Customer Experience
101 Customer Experience Tips do you want more sales, referrals and repeat business? Then you need this book! You won't want to miss these 101 tips to place your head and shoulders above the crowd to build customer loyalty, word of mouth, and profits.
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101 Quick Tips: Surviving the Kids
101 Balancing Tips with nine children between them and busy careers, let Debbie and Mary Lambie use their experience to make this practical little book a goldmine of solutions for you.
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Conquer Your Email Overload Superb Tips and Tricks For Busy People
Save hours a week using clever, timesaving 'how-to' solutions to the top problems you have using email, your calendar, address books/contacts.
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