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October 11, 2016

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer.. 10/11/2016

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The Monday Motivator!

44th edition of The Monday Management. Topic is about Time Management. Click here to open pdf document.


IRTA Announces Award Recipients, Top 15 UC Traders, New Board Members and New Officers!

 

IRTA recognized the outstanding contributions made by numerous industry professionals in 2016 at last month's Hard Rock Riviera Maya convention.

IRTA congratulates all of the following award recipients for their meritorious efforts to improve, preserve and protect the barter industry:





Barter Hall Of Fame Award
Jack Schacht
David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award:
Scott Whitmer
IRTA Outstanding Achievement Award:
John & Kim Strabley
Kent Johnson
Verny Ulery
Carl Steinbrenner, Esq.
Legend of Barter Award:
Barb Martin
James Shannon
Chris Haddawy, (accepted by Jenny Kamppila)
Patti Falus
Executive Director Award: (for outstanding achievements)
Ron Whitney with recipients:
Annette Riggs
John Strabley
Patty Weston
Outstanding Contribution Award:
Michelle Carlson
Anthony Wells
Keely (Whitmer) Merritt
Paul Bolte
Trevor Dietz
Kevin Brown
Chong Kee Tan
Trever Whitmer
UC Broker of The Year:
Michelle Carlson (with Patty Weston & Ron Whitney)
Certified Trade Broker (CTB) designations were awarded to:
Ben Jacomb, BBV/UK
Cathy Santiago, Equitrade
Riley Whitmer, Florida Barter
Kim Strabley, CTB/RTB Instructor
Geoff Kolton, Greenapple
Rebecca Biskupski, IMS
Grizelda Sonneberg, IMS
Kevin Lynch, New Barter Network
Vanessa Reyes, TradeFirst, (accepted by Kerri Khalasawi)
Registered Trade Broker (RTB) designations were award to:
Mike Lomuto, Bay Bucks Trading Network
Aaron Fernando, Bay Bucks Trading Network
Kim Strabley, CTB/RTB Instructor
Richard Stuart, Greenapple
Taha Arvas, Turk Barter

Universal Currency (UC) also recognized these top 15 UC traders for the year:
 
1)   International Monetary Systems (IMS)
2)   BizX
3)   Worldtradex
4)   Greenapple Barter Services
5)   Northwest Barter Brokers
6)   Florida Barter
7)   Barter Advertising Solutions
8)   Skyauction
9)   Barter Systems
10) Hudson Barter
11) Saturn Barter
12) Community Connect Trade
13) We Trade Network
14) Business Network Inc.
15) Barter Business Unlimited (BBU)
 
Additionally, the IRTA membership re-elected Scott Whitmer to the IRTA Global Board of Directors and elected Patti Falus to the board as well.

In keeping with the IRTA Global Board's goal of improving IRTA's bylaws to include more modern trends in non-profit corporate governance, the IRTA Global Board created a Chairman of the Board, Vice-Chairman of the Board positions, and re-structured the former Executive Director position into a President/CEO role.
 
The new officers of IRTA are:

Chairman of the Board: John Strabley
Co-Vice-Chairpersons of the Board:
Annette Riggs & Scott Whitmer
President & CEO: Ron Whitney
Treasurer: Mary Ellen Rosinski
Secretary: Chong Kee Tan

The mission of IRTA is to provide all industry members with an ethically based global organization, dedicated to the advancement of Modern Trade/Barter and other Alternative Capital Systems, through the use of education, self-regulation, high standards and government relations.

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining IRTA and UC, please contact IRTA's President & CEO, Ron Whitney at ron@irta.com or 757-393-2292.



The Law Of Incubation

There are no shortcuts to building lucrative, long-lasting relationships … especially when it comes to clients who are entrusting their financial futures to you. Adding value to a new business relationship is a first step. Establishing trust over time is the second step; one that ultimately moves the relationship to the all-important higher level.
 
As the business relationship grows so will its earning potential, because you'll have a great advantage over any competition — that of truly knowing your clients' needs. And when you are well equipped to meet your clients' needs, they're compelled to do business with you. That is the culmination of following the law of incubation.


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To Reduce December Stress, Use This Handy Calendar


In October:

  • If you haven't already done so, set up a Christmas gift idea file.
  • Begin shopping and ordering gifts from among trade exchange members.
  •  Update your holiday-card mailing list.
  •  Decide the type and quantity of cards you'll want this year. (Check with your trade broker for possible availability.)
  •  Order your cards.
  •  Consider starting your holiday diet.
  •  Plan where you'll be spending the holidays and make arrangements.
  •  Be sure any medical, dental, or pet appointments are scheduled either before or after the holidays. Double-check school and children's schedules that may conflict.
  •  If your family does an annual letter to include with the card, do your first draft now.
  •  Purchase holiday stamps for the cards, labels for the computer, pocket cards for cash gifts, and gift wrapping supplies.
  •  Complete any catalog or online holiday ordering this month, before the November rush.

In November:

  • Attend your trade exchange's Christmas Expo for last minute gifts and decorations.
  •  Finish ordering gifts.
  •  Send your overseas gifts by the middle of the month.
  •  Start sending your other gifts before December.
  • Edit your holiday letter.
  •  Either make your holiday labels, or start addressing the cards.
  •  Complete and mail your holiday letter and cards.
  •  Call your trade broker and order special gift certificates.
  •  Set up your menu and decoration ideas for upcoming parties.

In December:

  • Decorate the house and yard.
  •  Purchase food staples or needed party supplies.
  • Schedule a before-Christmas massage, or something special to de-stress and pamper yourself … through your exchange, of course!

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