I have no pity for this person

Over the weekend, I posted the following in the Dave Dee Inner Sanctum VIP Facebook Group: “Your thoughts on this: Small business owners who are foolish enough not to study and apply solid direct response marketing and sales strategies deserve to go out of business. Methinks, absolutely.” The responses were fascinating. Some folks agreed with me while others thought I was …

The dumbest marketing on the planet

I might have a problem, but idiotic marketing pisses me off. There is a small gym that opened up around the corner from our house. It’s a mom and pop place, and they feature hardcore workouts. There’s nothing wrong with that, other than their location is most likely to attract stay-at-home Milton, GA moms who I’m not sure are looking for …

Why I’m the WORST salesman ever

I suck at selling. Heck, when I do a telephone strategy session with a client, I don’t even close over the phone. I send a follow-up email. I also tell my prospect that I want them to “think about it” before they decide to work with me. On top of all of that, if my prospect doesn’t respond to the …

Shhh! Do you hear that?

I bet you don’t hear it. Listen carefully. It’s… . . . SILENCE! Ahh, the sweet sounds of silence. ALL of the kids are gone for the week, so it’s just Karen and me. That rarely happens, but when it does, it’s a glorious thing. “Silence” is not easy to come by these days. Look around, and you’ll see that …

My newest obsession

Damn you, Netflix. Karen and I are addicted to a television series that came out years ago. We watch it almost every night, and I won’t even tell you how many episodes we binge-watched on Sunday. I’m talking about “Mad Men.” When it first came out, I watched the season one, and that was it. I wasn’t really into it, …

The King Of Meatballs Strikes Out

It was a tough weekend for your fearless leader. First, I blew chunks on the tennis court.  Granted, I don’t play regularly, but I was ridiculously bad. So frustrating. Then, last night, I made a big Italian dinner for my family and some guests. Usually, I rock it, especially with my meatballs. It is a documented fact that I make the …

A super quick, hot tip

Happy Friday, kemosabe. I’m taking today off so I can practice a new version of my mentalism show. We’re having guests over later tonight, and I’ll be performing for them as a type of dress rehearsal for a speaking gig I have coming up. (I typically do my show the night before I speak and sell.) Anyway, this is going …

My politically incorrect answer that you might hate

I get a lot of questions from my merry-band of followers but almost only take the time to answer ones from my Dave Dee Inner Sanctum VIPs. ‘Tis one of the many benefits. Here is a question that VIP Brian S. asked in our private VIP Facebook group. It was so good that I wanted to answer it here so …