Dave Dee

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8 words

Here are eight words from the late great Jim Rohn about effective communication. First, “Have something worth saying and say it well.” I know you have something important and worth saying, and you want to learn how to say it well, or you wouldn’t be a DEEmail subscriber. The truth is persuasive communication is the […]

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I hate my voice

Do you remember the first time you heard a recording of yourself? Did you think, “That doesn’t sound like me?” Or, worse, think, “Ugh, I hate my voice!”? Here is what voice-over pro, Susan Berkley has to say about it: “There is something called vocal disparity. We’ve listened to ourselves our whole lives from inside […]

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Personal and persuasive

This week we’ve been talking about using your voice to persuade. It’s so vital that I enlisted the help of Inner Sanctum VIP Susan Berkley to teach August’s masterclass on the topic. Susan is one of the top voice-over artists in the world. She’s the signature voice of Citibank and has sold tens of millions […]

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Lobsta

Karen and I spent a couple of fun-filled days in Nantucket with friends. Much wine was consumed, and yes, lobster, properly pronounced in New England as “lobsta,” was eaten. As an aside, if you visit Nantucket, expect to leave with your wallet significantly lighter. A lobster roll came in at $49. And sadly, I can […]

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It was the best of times…

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” That opening to the book,  A Tale Of Two Cities is a classic. It grabs your attention and immediately draws you into the narrative. It doesn’t matter if your presentation is for 1 or 1,000 people, nor does it matter if it’s in print […]

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Free Mini-Course: Using Email To Get More Clients

Part 1: Not sexy, but it works better than anything else Everyone wants more leads. Yep, leads are good, and a steady flow of them is even better. However, so many good leads are wasted through lack of consistent follow-up; it’s a sin. I would make a virtual bet that there are unconverted leads who […]

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Guest Article From Karen: Confessions of a want-to-be vegetable gardener

Each spring, I excitedly run off to Home Depot to pick out plants for my summer crop. I have visions of an abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs. So much so that I bring baskets to my friends and neighbors. They are in awe of my gardening talents and praise me for their gifts. I […]

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How are you celebrating today’s momentus holiday?

Today is the perfect day for us to all come together and be one. Yes, my friend, it’s National Waffle Iron Day. It’s a day of pure joy and feelings of gratitude. Over the weekend, Karen and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. I’m sure you’re aware that the customary gift is something made out […]

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Six years ago, I upped my game in a big bad kind of way

Six years ago today I married-up in a big bad kind of way. Today, Karen and are celebrating, so this is going to be short and sweet. Are you ready to take your game to the next level? A year ago, Inner Sanctum VIP, Mike Ski, decided to do just that. He joined the program, […]

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Why does a _______ have to do THAT?

Ah, the innocence of youth. Last night during dinner, (Yes, I am back on cooking dinner duty.), my stepson Jake who’s in medical school, asked, “Why would a doctor or lawyer need to learn how to sell? He was under the assumption that if someone had an advanced degree, selling wouldn’t be necessary. That’s okay […]

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Could one email change everything for you?

What is the first email you send to a new lead? Does it accomplish the following: Sets you apart from every other service provider in your market? Shows how deeply you care about the prospect? Lets them know that you understand their pain? It makes them feel like you know them on a deep level? […]

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Harcore lessons gleaned from door to door selling

You think you have a tough job? My stepson Zac is knocking doors this summer selling alarm systems in the hot Florida sun. During his first week, he had some beginner’s luck and closed three sales in a week. Then reality hit hard, and he was shut out for two weeks. Did he quit? Helz […]

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