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November 10,  2009

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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Chicago Radio 

Do you work with businesses who would like to barter/trade for advertising in the Chicago Market? Our station would like to offer an opportunity to reach potential visitors from the greater Chicagoland area, at a minimal cost to them.

We are a Fox Sports Radio affiliate in Chicago�s western suburbs. When we are not hosting national and regional sports programs, we feature call-in shows about travel, attractions, dining and shopping. Our travel show introduces new and exciting travel destinations to affluent frequent travelers on a weekly basis.

Advertising does not need to cost businesses a huge amount of cash. With our travel shopping show, your clients can simply convert unsold inventory into an asset by using them to pay for advertising.

We are looking for hotels, resorts, area attractions, dining, and shopping from all over, to participate in our Barter Program. For every $40 offered in trade, they will receive a 30-second commercial. In addition, they�ll get placement on our web site as well as an invitation to participate in a 15-minute, call-in on the air interview.

Attention Barter Media Experts

A representative of a national provider of an innovative minimally invasive spinal surgery with a facility in Texas and Ohio both of which receive patients from physician referrals nationwide is looking for barter media specialists. The company is presently marketing through the internet and direct representation serving physicians and chiropractors

The client has expanded its capacity to provide surgical procedures in a barter or revenue-share program with media owners who can provide advertising. They are seeking from $100,000 to $5 million commitments, and are interested in the following media in priority order as listed below. 

         Mainstream Airline Magazines � full page, prefer back cover 

         Nationally Recognized Publications � male audience of 45 - 65 years

         Nationally Recognized News Publications & Papers � male audience of 45 - 65 years old 

         National Cable Networks

         Health Care Publications � Chiropractic, etc. 

Attention Trade Exchange Owners. . .It�s GROW OR GO!

The magic bullet for growth is sales, always has been and always will be...yet the industry�s overall growth is anemic. Why? Maybe it�s because we�re not providing on-going education about our unique way of doing business. Knowledge is always a pre-requisite to taking sustained action.

And for those newcomers, the lifeblood of an exchange, awareness of and understanding about the value of trading is even more important.

If you expect prospects to come aboard and your members to be more active traders, but you are perplexed when the results are less than you desire...there�s a good reason. You must continually educate and motivate every month--month after month after month!

Such action is necessary because, let�s face it, more cash business, not trade, is of paramount importance to your members. You must break through this �cash only� focus and redirect their thinking toward barter. Although most exchanges don�t see the importance of doing so, many industry leaders are taking action and so can you.

As the owner of your own operation, there is an easy and inexpensive solution for moving forward...look into using The Competitive Edge newsletter. It�s a camera-ready, 4-page, professionally written, informational marketing tool...available in PDF format as well as print. So regardless of how you reach your prospects and clients, you will have the necessary vehicle.

Written especially for you, the busy trade exchange owner, I am certain it will be the best investment you ever make.

For more information about The Competitive Edge, and how it can benefit you click here.

Thought Of The Week 

�When a customer complains, consider getting down on your knees to offer profuse gratitude because that person has just provided you with priceless advice � free of charge.� 

 �Oren Harari, in March issue of �Management Review�.

How To Build Your Networking Know-How 

When you get a business card, don't just file it. Write on it everything you know about the person � hobbies, interests, children � anything that might be helpful in later conversations with that person. It�s better than relying on your memory.

�X � Marks The Spot 

Do you have a few Generation X employees in your company? Are you wondering what types of trips they would prefer for an earned award? 

According to the Radnor (PA)-based The Collegiate Marketing Co., X-ers are most interested in fantasy places like Costa Rica and Fiji. They are also interested in active vacations � they would prefer to climb a mountain, go whitewater rafting or exploring, rather than just sitting on the beach. 

Check with your trade exchange for trips that fit these criteria.

3 Factors Determining Your Peak Performance State! 

If you read best-selling author Tony Robbins (Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within), you'll learn that three things determine your energy or �peak performance� state. 

      The clearer the positive focus you have on what you�re doing, the better chance for high performance. So the first factor that determines when you�re in this state is what you focus on. For a company it�s the visionary part of leadership...including your organization's mission, values, and visions of perfection. 

      The second factor is your physiology (how you walk, breathe and act.) It�s important to recognize that actions � not words � are what matters. For energy to be maximized in your organization, what you�re focusing on must be translated into behavior. 

      The third factor determining your �peak performance� state is your routine. How you go about doing something. What is done first, second and then third? A routine that matches with aligned physiology and focus is powerful in terms of individual performance. (Professional athletes are good examples of such physiology alignment.) 

In your organization it�s your company�s systems � policies, procedures and guidelines � that are important. In short, you must align your systems with your company�s visions and behavior.

Time Is Money, So It's Not Too Early To Think About. . . 

If your establishment is especially busy prior to Christmas, you'll want to notify and encourage your regular barter customers to schedule early appointments. 

Such a service not only shows respect for them and their business, but you�ll free-up time for any new customers during the hectic holidays. This, in turn, will enable you to enlarge your customer base and �grow sales.�


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