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Monday, May 06, 2013
ReciProty Blog Section is pleased to welcome Guest Blogger Jon Turino, who specializes in helping businesses grow with
better marketing strategies. We had the opportunity to get to learn more about Jon and his
company, Jon Turino Marketing
We are excited about having this chance to share two (2) of his blogs with our
it again today from Steve Thornton at the 2012 Portland Success Summit. I’ve
heard it from Zig Ziglar. I’ve heard it from Anthony Robbins. I think
I’ve heard it from every motivational speaker that I’ve ever had the privilege
of listening to, starting 35 years ago with Louis Tice when I worked for the
John Fluke Manufacturing Company.(Quick aside: With a name like Fluke,
you had better deliver results that aren’t flukes, just like Smuckers needs to
deliver good tasting jams and jellies!)
not only heard it and read about it in books including The Magic of Believing, and continued to use it, but
I’ve actually taught it to others. And I am still amazed at the power of a
vision. If you can create a clear picture in your mind of how things are — will
be, but in the present tense — when you are doing what you most want to do,
your subconscious will cause you to resolve the conflict between the current
picture of your reality and the reality as you imagine it.
Your subconscious does not like conflict or disharmony as I once heard it
described. It wants you to feel content.
you create a vision of how you are when you have accomplished the goals you
need to achieve your vision, and if you can couple that with a “feeling good”
emotion, it will lead you to do the things necessary to change reality as it is
today into reality as you visualize it. Or it will modify your picture of
reality as you visualize to match where you are now and keep you stuck where
you are. But it will resolve the conflict,
one way or the other.
not new age weirdness. It is proven science that works for people in business,
in athletics, in medicine and in any other field. And there are too many people
who have used it, continue to use it, proselytize about it and, in fact succeed
with it, to ignore.
haven’t been exposed to this powerful mechanism for changing your life, you owe
it to yourself to learn as much as you can about it as soon as possible so that
you can begin to use it to achieve your vision in life. Unless, of course, you
are perfectly happy with the way things are in your life right now.
used to tell my students: Make a picture, make it real
and make it feel. Your creative subconscious will go to
work for you to help you make your vision a reality.
The second Blog Jon would like to share with our readers is titled:
Niceties and No-No’s by Jon Turino
If networking is part of your marketing strategy mix, and for
many if not most of us it should be, are you really good at it or is it
something you do because you’ve been told that you should do it – like I just
did? If you are selling a commodity product, you may not consider networking as
an important element of your marketing strategy. Things, after all, should
pretty much sell themselves if they are useful and provide clear benefits to
the buyer, right? Well, maybe… It might depend on the kind of things you
Food storage bowls come to mind. You wouldn’t normally think of
increasing your sales of these via networking. But even with the Internet my
spouse had a heck of a time finding some help selecting new bowls until I met
someone at a networking event who sold them. How about auto insurance? Sure you
can buy it over the phone or the Internet if you don’t believe in the value
that an agent you know, like and trust can add to your purchase. Having an
accident, of course, can change your point of view on this and insurance agents
who network know this to be a fact.
I’m a believer in networking because it works for me and for a
great many of my clients. The Networking Tips topic in my monthly newsletter is
one of the most popular sections. But you have to do networking right if it is
going to work for you. So here are some tips on doing it right.
The first necessity is a positive attitude. If you dread
networking activities it is going to show. You are going to be more of a
wallflower than a winner, you are less likely to meet as many people as you could
and the impressions you make may not be stellar. The next necessity is a set of
goals. How many new people do you want to meet at a networking event? What
kinds of people do you want to meet? These goals will help you to select the
right networking events. If you sell garden hoses, for example, a home and
garden networking event will be much more productive for you than a meeting of
condo owners where gardening is done by the association’s hired help.
Once you have the necessities covered, it’s time to consider
some niceties. Wear a name badge so that people know who you are when you come
up to them to ask them what business they are in. Invest in a permanent badge
with your company logo on it and wear it on your upper right side to make it
easy for people to read as you approach to shake hands. That way you won’t
spend your time wrestling with a generic paper badge that will dislodge itself
several times during an event. And be confident but considerate when shaking
hands. No one likes to have their hand crushed so don’t try to show your
dominance of others by doing that to them.
This list could get pretty long but here are the top first few.
Mostly talking coupled with little listening is a no-no. How will you find out
how you might be able to help someone if you don’t find out what they need? Any
why waste your own time talking to someone who might never need what you offer.
Don’t interrupt an ongoing conversation between others. It’s rude. Wait for
your opening while listening to the conversation. You never know – you might
learn something! Don’t monopolize. A networking event is not the place to
present your entire company and product or services story. It is a time to
establish enough rapport so that you can arrange a meeting at a later date
given that it makes sense for both parties.
Do you do any networking? How effective do you find it? Do you
have tips and tricks you’re willing to share? We’d love to have your comments
and suggestions. Thanks for reading and please do share this post with others
who might appreciate it.
About the Author
Jon Turino is a seasoned
marketing professional who can help you identify your real target markets. He
can assist with and developing messages that will resonate with the members of
those markets and help you select the best media for delivering those messages.
His specialties include marketing strategy development, high impact
relationship building, public relations, Internet marketing, networking,
presentation development and coaching, team building and leadership.
out his site, please visit: http://jonturino.com
contact Jon email @: email@example.com
His site’s progress
can also be followed on:
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
ReciProty Blog Section is pleased to welcome Guest Blogger Angel True, who
specializes in helping others to improve their personal and professional
growth. We had the opportunity to get to learn more about Angel and his
company, True Results Unleashed. We are excited about having this
chance to share one of his blogs with our readers.
THE 3 SECRETS TO REAL CONFIDENCE
people have it, but everyone wants it. Like it or not, confidence can be a
valuable commodity and even a currency in both the personal and professional
confidence and the confidence of others is a crucial factor in client
relationships, negotiations, decision making, management and executive success
and so much more. While there is certainly a balance level that’s appropriate
there is plenty of room for growth in most professional’s confidence levels.
So how do you get more confidence?
helps if you understand where it comes from. The confidence we project or
perceive from others is a combination of three components. These components are
not only overlapping but also can be mutually supportive. When you understand
them you’ll be able to address the areas you need for improvements.
Here are the three components:
that each of these components is really about your own perception even though
they translate to the perceptions of others. In other words, the confidence you
feel in yourself will determine how others perceive you.
refers to your perception of your own capability. This means that you feel
competent and able to achieve any particular action or result. You may be confident
about a skill set, your ability to solve problems, having the knowledge you
need to answer questions, and more.
self-confidence may be lacking due to personal or emotional experiences
completely unrelated to your business abilities. Shifting this will require you
to not only have the skills you want, but to believe that you are capable of
improving your skills. When you lack self-confidence others may attempt to get
a better deal than might be fair or appropriate.
refers to your feelings about what you deserve. This concept feels very
personal because it is about your emotions rather than an empirical assessment
of your ability. Your sense of self-worth is typically forged from and related
to your childhood experiences, family dynamics and other personal experiences.
This component strongly relates to how you perceive challenges and how strongly
you will approach winning a negotiation.
self-worth plays a crucial role in your belief that winning the negotiation is
something that is good for you, or that it’s even possible. While this might
seem unusual, many business professionals actually sabotage themselves due to a
lack of self-worth. This translates to a lack of assertiveness in taking action
or getting a particular result. In other words, if you have low self-worth, you
might think you’re “getting what you deserve” or that “bad things keep
happening to me.”
is your ability to speak up and share your needs, wants and words with others.
This ability relates directly to your communication skills and how accurately
others are able to understand you.
self-expression will make a difference in whether your negotiations get
everything you want or miss crucial pieces that weren’t clearly understood.
Having your needs clearly understood can be a determining factor of success
regardless of self-confidence or self-worth. If you aren’t understood or don’t
clearly communicate, you can still lose the negotiation. Others will perceive
you as lacking confidence if they aren’t able to understand you.
Growing Your Confidence
bad news is that most of the challenges that you have with self-confidence,
self-worth and self-expression come from your early childhood and family
background. Many professionals have no idea they are lacking in these areas or
understand how this impacts their success. The good news is that with a little
training and practice you can make huge changes to all three of these areas.
make a rapid assessment of the impact of your confidence, ask yourself these
do I feel about my own confidence in each of these areas?
am I perceived by others on these subjects?
would I like to be different in how I’m perceived?
you can identify where your confidence is lacking, you can begin to make
changes and improvements. As you’re able to make these shifts, you will
discover your success will come a little bit easier.
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About Angel True
is a Success Coach and the founder of True Results Unleashed. He can help
executives, business owners and professionals achieve the success that matters
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check out his site, please visit: http://trueresultsunleashed.com
About ReciProty ReciProty is a new and unique
community networking website that re-establishes the community support system
of yesteryear with a 21st century twist. ReciProty is an online platform that offers its members the ability to meet locally to get the help, support and resources they need on a Local, National and even Global Level. By doing so, ReciProty is taking our Community Service, Business Networking,
Business Resource and Online Marketing opportunities to the Next Level!
To check out the site, please
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Monday, April 15, 2013
The ReciProty Blog
Section is pleased to welcome Guest Blogger Jacob Gudger, who specializes in helping
entrepreneurs create more business by generating leads using online video and
direct response campaigns using text, email, and direct mail combined. We had the opportunity to get to
learn more about Jacob and his company, Embark Marketing through our wonderful
ReciProty is an online platform that allows members to meet locally to get the
help, support, and business opportunities they need. ReciProty is new, unique
and free to join. We are excited about having this chance to share more about
Jacob with our readers.
else wants to know the two biggest mistakes in personal brands?
story of success is hands down, the most important part of every presentation
you deliver. Whether it’s a keynote speech, a teleseminar, a product launch, or
your book – your story is the most humanizing, inspiring, and revealing part.
It's where you'll connect with your audience/market in a deep and profound way.
Plus, when done properly it’s all the positioning and authority establishment
There are three
main objectives when sharing your story:
1. Connect and
relate to your audience
2. Establish your
3. Humanize you
But there are two
major errors I see time and time again that can, when corrected, make a
Error #1: Not
wanting to talk about “The Struggle” and focusing on your incredible results
instead. There may be something locked up in here about insecurity and not
wanting to sound show-offy. Everyone is afraid of sounding like a boastful
bragging chauvinistic jerk when delivering their bio or story. And if all you
talk about is how cool you are, that’s exactly how you’ll look to your
audience. You want about 70% of your success story to be about the struggle,
the pain, and how much it sucked before you learned all the great things you
Why would you do
this? Why would you dedicate a majority of your time talking about how bad
things were? Because that’s where 95% of your audience is. They’re stuck.
They’re struggling. And they’re looking to you for guidance. They know where
they want to go. But they want to make sure that they’re learning how to get
there from someone who cares, from someone who has learned from experience, and
someone who has been where they are.
Error #2: Not
capturing the moments of the story. There are three key moments to any
successful positioning story:
The Reflection is
the moment you hit the proverbial “rock bottom.” It’s the moment you took a
look in the mirror, stepped back in reflection and decided that something had
to change. When things seemed like they couldn’t get any worse, but you decided
that you would do whatever it takes to win. The key here is you must paint the
picture of what that was like and capture it in a moment. One of my first
clients for a product launch captures this moment when he was living in a sail
boat in the Santa Monica Marina reading Angela’s Ashes on New Years Eve 1999.
He lived in a boat because it was the only rent he could afford. While everyone
else was celebrating the dawn of a new millennium – he was underneath his
sleeping bag for warmth, watching his breath condense in the glow of the only
light he could pay for: a flashlight. In my positioning story I talk about how
I had been running my coaching/seminar business for about a year and I found
myself finally training sales teams in Portland, OR. My moment of reflection
was standing in-front of this team of people selling payroll benefits and
insurance packages (ZZZzzz…). At this particular moment in the presentation I
was telling them how important their work is for the good of society – and it
felt like a bit of a lie. I was totally out of alignment and every sale I made
was like pulling teeth. The bigger problem was I hadn’t found my audience yet.
And in that moment on stage, everything shifted and I had had to find my real
audience through online marketing.
The Realization is
the moment you discover the big secret that changed everything. For me it was
realizing that I could create a series of videos walking people through a
program I’d been coaching called The Goal Achiever. Here I’d been learning
about online product launches and struggling to come up with a product to sell
when it was right in-front of my nose the whole time.
This was your big
“Aha!” “Eureka!” or “Duh!” moment where everything shifted.
The Results are
the results you have gotten since discovering that big secret. Again you must
capture it in a moment. For me it was seeing the success stories come back from
other products I helped my friends sell online. After I’d done a couple
successful launches for The Goal Achiever, I started helping my colleagues and
associates who were also trying to market their how-to products online with no
success. I was helping out my good friend, Jennifer Lauck sell her audio
program on how to write memoirs. When the feedback and success stories from
people who bought the product came back – I knew in that moment that there was
really something to this. Seeing those names and thanks you's about how much
clarity her product brought them and how they’d gotten more writing done in a
few months than they’d done for several years before was powerful. (And the
checks were pretty awesome too). And that’s when I committed myself to helping
others spread their message, build their platform, and help others transform
their lives and business.
Most folks do tell
their story in their personal brand – but they don’t share enough. Try
capturing these major turning points in your next presentation, blog post, or
video. Have fun with the imagery give this framework a whirl.
In an era
overwhelmed by technology and digital tools that were meant to make life easier
for entrepreneurs, Jake Gudger provides clarity, guidance, and
simple-strategies that grow your impact, influence, and income. He's the author
of both best-sellers "Automated Marketing for Entrepreneurs" and
"SMART Goals." Lives in Portland, OR and works as CEO of Embark
Internet Marketing specializing in Cross Channel Marketing, Online Video, and
Copywriting for professional speakers, authors, consultants, coaches, and local
online video, copywriting
presentations, keynote speech, teleseminar, product launch, books, marketing
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The ReciProty Blog Section is pleased to welcome Guest Blogger Jacob Gudger, who specializes in helping entrepreneurs create more business by generating leads using online video and direct response campaigns using text, email, and direct mail combined. We had the opportunity to get to learn more about Jacob and his company, Embark Marketing through our wonderful network www.reciproty.com.
ReciProty is an online platform that allows members to meet locally to get the help, support, and business opportunities they need. ReciProty is new, unique and free to join. We are excited about having this chance to share more about Jacob with our readers.
More about Jacob and his Company:
I first started working in direct response marketing with professional speakers and authors. They'd have a training program, book, or seminar and I'd help them launch it. That revolved around using online video and email to communicate. I noticed though, that marketing emails to a large list of people who've said "yes, I want to hear from this business" - that those emails only get opened about 20% of the time. So we started adding texting to the campaigns (which get read around 95% of the time). This opened the horizons to capturing leads everywhere (tv, radio, signs, public speaking, networking, online, etc...). Add in direct mail and offline advertising and suddenly you have a serious marketing funnel. So now we're using these with consumption based businesses: restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques, salons, and the like.
How Jacob and Embark Marketing Can Help ReciProty Members:
1. Generate fresh leads online through video marketing.
2. Capture leads and follow-up using "cross-channel marketing." We have a unique way of running direct response campaigns by combining email, texting, and direct mail (online and offline marketing) to create campaigns that reach your market no matter what.
3. We help consumption based businesses (restaurants, bars, clubs, salons, boutiques, etc) create more business by creating membership programs that generates consistent monthly cash flow and gets your favorite customers in more often.
4. We still work with professional speakers and authors in list building, product launches online video, and product development.
Name one value added benefit your company can offer our ReciProty business members.
The single biggest thing I can whole-heartedly promise is honesty about what works and what doesn't when it comes to direct response marketing. I believe in serving every single person I come in contact with. If someone's in a position where they can't afford our "done-for-you" consulting services, we have training programs where they can learn to do this on their own. And if that's too much, I'll happily point the business owner in the right direction. I hate hearing stories of people getting burned by web developers or social media consultants who promise the moon, charge a small fortune, and don't get results.
What is the value of becoming a member of www.reciproty.com?
The biggest value of joining ReciProty is that you're instantly tapped into a community of people who are actively sharing their services and expertise. Whatever you need, it's there. What I really like about it is it's a way I can connect with new people, not just stay connected with folks I've already met offline.
This may be the MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLE you read all month
Now ask yourself why? Because there's a simple truth about marketing you might be avoiding:
Your prospects don't believe you...
Ouch! No matter how polished, well executed, or informative your sales presentation is - they will never believe you as much as they'll believe someone else - an unbiased opinion...
Humans base a majority of their decisions on what they see others doing. If we don't see other people flocking to businesses or stores we're not as inclined to check them out. The vacant restaurant next to the bustling one with a line out the door stays empty. The discounted seats for the losing sports team remain unclaimed.
Social proof is a critical piece of every sales process – you have to prove to the prospect that your products work (help them get the results they want and minimize pain) AND that other people are already demanding your business. This has to happen before the thought of giving you money crosses their mind. There are four main ways to do this (of course it's best to do them all):
1. Social Media Fan-base (Blog comments, facebook fans, twitter followers, and youtube subscribers all serve as social proof)
2. Visible Demand (waiting list to work with you, backordered products, wait list at a restaurant - demand exceeding supply)
3. Live Demonstration (Actions and images say much more than words)
4. Testimonials (Success stories from people who’ve gotten phenomenal results from your program/services)
In this article I'm tackling the fourth one, testimonials. A vast majority of business owners view testimonials as an uninspired necessity - they see them as another check mark on the to-do list of things to put on their website. And more often than not, the only reason they share testimonials because they see everyone else doing it.
When done properly, testimonials are one of the most powerful parts of your sales process because SOMEONE ELSE who stands nothing to gain financially from someone buying has taken the time to share their story with the prospect.
So how you can you create testimonials that do two things:
1. Don't suck
2. Advance and support the sales process
Common practice for creating testimonials is to get a beaming quote of a customer gushing over how amazing your product is – and how everything in their life is perfect because of you. You see quotes like, “I never thought things could be so amazing.” Or, “this is the best decision I ever made!” Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's just that testimonials can do so much more it's a shame to waste them on fluff. These elementary testimonials are adequate at best. And today, adequate doesn't cut it.
One of the biggest barriers to overcome in all marketing is distrust. And people are largely skeptical of random, perfect quotes, even quotes that have the persons full name, hometown, and picture. Let’s face it, you could hop on Google images and rip-off any old photo, slap a name and city up there, and write the testimonial yourself. (For the four uncool people reading this who have thought about doing that: just don't).
So here’s a fool-proof formula for the perfect testimonial - a testimonial that's from a real person, advances the sales process, and overcomes objections to buying. The person you’re featuring needs to share five points:
1. What they were skeptical about before buying.
2. What made them decide to buy.
3. What it was like using the program, service, or product.
4. The results they’ve gotten since then.
5. Who they’d recommend it too.
So now, instead of just beaming about how awesome you are, they’re voicing some of the same concerns they prospect is having and then demonstrating why they pushed those concerns aside, what it was like to work with you, how it changed their life, and qualify the prospect hearing the testimonial by sharing who they’d recommend it to.
Notice how this is a linear story building the sale and responding to the train of thought in the prospects mind instead of just fluff.
How to present the testimonial:
1. Do NOT call it a testimonial. “Testimonial” sounds salesy. People know what they are. Instead call them “Success Stories” or “Case Studies.”
2. Get video of them. Video is best. Audio with a photo works well too. And you don’t want the photo to make the person look like a model. In fact, the grainier and poorer lighting the better. Unless you’re marketing to models, or some kind of beauty product – no one will relate to a supermodel. Here's a great example of this; go to casinos in Las Vegas and you’ll see this done really well. Remember those huge million dollar jackpots on slot machines they advertise? The one's with a car as the prize? Next time you see one of these look at the photos of the winners. They’re usually pretty bad photographs of people who are sweaty, overweight, and poorly dressed. Why would they do this? Wouldn't they want it to be a sexy young model? Not at all. When you look at those photos you subconsciously think “oh, if that person won I could totally win.”
3. The stumblier, and bumblier – the better! The “success story” must be believable and relatable. And people who speak perfectly are more difficult to relate to. So if the subject you’re filming or recording says “ummmm” a lot, that’s actually good. (Obviously they need to sound competent – but it needs to sound real, not scripted).
Follow that five step formula, make sure you get video or audio of them saying those things in that order, and you’ll be set. Oh, and make sure you get their permission to use their story in your promotional materials.
That pretty much does it. Do that, and you're creating better testimonials than most businesses ever will.
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Us Your Stuff and Please Spread the Word!
hope that you had a wonderful holiday and that the New Year has gotten off to a
good start for you. ReciProty has some exciting news that could possibly make
this your best year yet, read on...
November, ReciProty.com president, Renee Wilbur, was chosen by Evolution
Magazine as Business Trendsetter and was recognized nationally on the Home Page
Magazine. Now, we are excited to announce that the same thing can happen
have grown so much that it is now ReciProty's desire to see each of our members
grow and succeed in their personal and professional pursuits. In cooperation
with Evolution Magazine, ReciProty.com is pleased to offer our members the same
nationwide opportunity for publicity and exposure!
December, ReciProty was named a managing editor for Evolution Magazine. What
does this mean to you? This means that just by being a ReciProty member you now
have two additional ways for your business to BE KNOWN NATIONALLY, if you are
selected as a ReciProty Business Trendsetter!
Ways to Gain Additional Business Exposure!
- The first opportunity is getting
recognized as a Business Trendsetter. A Business Trendsetter is someone
who specializes in a certain field and adds value to small and moderate
- The second opportunity is to share
a content marketing article written by you. According to
contentmarketinginstitute.com, “Content marketing is a marketing
technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to
attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target
audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action.
Basically, content marketing is the art of communicating with your
customers and prospects without selling. It is non-interruption
marketing. Instead of pitching your products or services, you are
delivering information that makes your buyer more intelligent”.
Basically, it is an article about something that you have learned and
others can learn from.
will then submit all of your information to Evolution Magazine. If selected,
your article will be posted NATIONWIDE on Evolution
Magazine and on ReciProty
for all national and international viewers to see!
goal is to feature one member's company per week and to PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS
TO THE MASSES. ReciProty’s website and Evolution Magazine’s readership are
growing daily and we are both delighted to offer this valuable and effective
advertising tool to businesses that are on the move.
All we ask is that you:
- Be an active member of
Reciproty.com and promote ReciProty and Evolution Magazine with your
colleagues, friends and family members.
- Invite one other person to create
a professional profile on ReciProty.com. This way, they can have the same
opportunity as you.
we do a great job of putting the link in front of many eyes it is twice as
effective when your visitors see it coming from you. Not only will it create
and build a “buzz” about you and your network, it will likewise trigger a buzz
about both ReciProty and EvolutionMagazine. As a result, we hope to grow in the amount of visitors to our
site, as well as, to your site.
truly excited about having the opportunity to feature you as a Business
Trendsetter and post your content marketing article on Evolution Magazine and ReciProty.
and Evolution Magazine desire to show support to small business owners who are
making a difference in the business community. If interested, please send your contact information to email@example.com.
Luck and Best regards,
The ReciProty Team
small business resources
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Could you use over 800 new customers right about now? That's the number of members on ReciProty.com wanting your product and services who have products and services of their own waiting for you! It's New - it's FREE - it's reciprocating business and it's working! The more we grow - the more YOU grow!
By Joining ReciProty you are joining one of the largest local personal and business support networks on the web! Network like never before to get the support, resources, business networking and marketing opportunities that most people only dream of!
ReciProty is growing every day because our members recognize its value and are spreading the word. You can join them by offering this cost free opportunity to family members, friends and colleagues. All they need to do is create a profile.
Spread the word that with ReciProty they can:
- Advertise their business for free
- Increase their sales
- Support non-profits and their causes
- Get support for a loved one even in another state
- Create or join local networking groups
- Increase leads and referrals from each other
- Track leads and referrals in one place
- Be found instantly when searched for
- Learn within minutes what it takes others years to learn
- Post discounts, promotion and specials to connect to new & existing customers
- Share and gain access to local events, networking functions and community info
A Little About Us:
ReciProty® was complete in March of 2012, yet has already received the Stevie® International Women in Business Bronze trophy for the Website of the Year category. We have also been recognized as a Business Trendsetter by Evolution Magazine and have been featured on the home page of Evomag.com.
Free Marketing Exposure for YOU!
The president of Evolution magazine, Darnell Davis, has just appointed ReciProty as a Managing Editor! What does this mean to you? It means as an active and contributing member of your community and ReciProty.com YOU can submit YOUR story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, each month a new ReciProty member will be selected to be featured as a Business Trendsetter NATIONALLY by EvoMag.com. Now that is Priceless Marketing Exposure!
In Case You Were Wondering