In response to “How to create and deliver a killer sales presentation”
An excellent rule of thumb—your client’s or prospect’s mind can only absorb what their fanny can endure. So make the presentations/meetings short or with frequent breaks for more impact and a higher closing ratio.
-J.B. Maxwell

In response to “Seven success statements from Henry Ford”
Great quotes from Ford! He probably always focused diligently on sales and kept track of them very well.
-Rita R.

In response to “Seniors urged to avoid four medical procedures”
OMG! Let’s see if I have this right.AARP, a purported benevolent organization concerned with the welfare of seniors and a large-scale marketer of senior health insurance, has taken it upon itself to give medical advice. Here, buy our health insurance but we warn you not to use it in certain high-cost situations. No conflict there, right? Not.
-HAF

In response to “Seven more things salespeople should never stop doing”
I was glad to read your seven recommendations. Short, clear and to the point. Although all of the recommendations are extremely important and relevant to the ongoing sales success of today’s financial advisor, I can say candidly that a lot of advisors (including myself) are guilty of not focusing enough on improving their persistence when it comes to numbers one, five and six. That is one of the main reasons why new advisors (starting from scratch, with no book of business) give up on a potentially very rewarding career (financial, social and philanthropic) when they quit the industry within 12 to 18 months. Keep sending these great articles.
-Ernst Gautier

In response to “Social Security update: 2012 will see a COLA wash”
I am sure that few Americans will want to read what I am writing here, but at least it might make us all think. Do you remember, once upon a time, when government was “of the people, by the people and for the people?” Well, sad to say, that ended a long time ago. Today, the American people are treated solely as a necessary evil.

Our “government” is run by a bunch of corrupt, power-mad incompetents who have no concern whatsoever for the people. Why should they, when they make their own rules and expect us to live by the old clich? of “do as I say, not as I do.” I am a senior citizen, and, trust me, like most of our seniors in this country, I am certainly not stupid when it comes to realizing what our so-called leaders are perpetrating to “handle” the senior problem.

I believe you know what I mean. I strongly suggest we take back what belongs to us, and the best way to accomplish this is at the voting booth. House-cleaning is in order, and, in my opinion, it is way overdue. We deserve an America built on integrity.
-Ron Nuce

The COLA may be greater than earlier predicted because the CPI-W is now seven points higher than in the third quarter of 2008. Learn more at www.quinnscommentary.com.
-R. D. Quinn