October 11, 2016
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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The Monday Motivator!
edition of The Monday Management. Topic is about Time Management.
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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
IRTA congratulates all of the following award
recipients for their meritorious efforts to improve, preserve and protect the
Barter Hall Of Fame
|David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award:
|IRTA Outstanding Achievement Award:
John & Kim Strabley
Carl Steinbrenner, Esq.
|Legend of Barter Award:
Chris Haddawy, (accepted by
|Executive Director Award: (for outstanding
Ron Whitney with recipients:
|Outstanding Contribution Award:
Chong Kee Tan
|UC Broker of The Year:
Carlson (with Patty Weston & Ron Whitney)
|Certified Trade Broker (CTB) designations
were awarded to:
Ben Jacomb, BBV/UK
Riley Whitmer, Florida Barter
Kim Strabley, CTB/RTB Instructor
Rebecca Biskupski, IMS
Kevin Lynch, New Barter Network
Vanessa Reyes, TradeFirst, (accepted by Kerri Khalasawi)
|Registered Trade Broker
(RTB) designations were award to:
Lomuto, Bay Bucks Trading Network
Aaron Fernando, Bay
Bucks Trading Network
Kim Strabley, CTB/RTB
Richard Stuart, Greenapple
Universal Currency (UC) also recognized these top 15
UC traders for the year:
International Monetary Systems (IMS)
Greenapple Barter Services
6) Florida Barter
Barter Advertising Solutions
9) Barter Systems
11) Saturn Barter
13) We Trade Network
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.
new officers of IRTA are:
Chairman of the Board: John Strabley
Co-Vice-Chairpersons of the Board:
Riggs & Scott Whitmer
President & CEO:
Treasurer: Mary Ellen
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
If you have any questions, or are interested in
joining IRTA and UC, please contact IRTA's President &
CEO, Ron Whitney at email@example.com or
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
- If you haven't already done so, set up a Christmas gift idea
- Begin shopping and ordering gifts from among trade exchange
- 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
- 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
- Complete any catalog or online holiday ordering this
month, before the November rush.
- 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
- Complete and mail your holiday letter and cards.
- Call your trade broker and order special gift
- Set up your menu and decoration ideas for upcoming
- 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
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The Growth and Use of Secondary
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