Don Winchell

Don has been a business owner since 1976. He has created and managed 6 successful companies in 4 different industries in the USA and then in Canada. Since 2005 he has been consulting and coaching business owners who want to take their company to the next level ethically and sustainably. Now over 70 years old, Don spends time on his boat, working on esp32, Arduino and electronics projects, but still offers consulting if there is a good fit.

sales process

Ethical sales training part 4

Next up is “Presentation / Demonstration”  So here’s where you want to build conviction. Conviction  in them that they should go ahead with YOU. You show why your offering meets their needs. You use the effective targeted communication that we’ve talked about that provides the information they need to make the decision that’s going to be good for them. So that’s what …

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good times make soft men

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big sale

Ethical sales training part 3.

FIVE STEPS PARTIAL,    CONTACT THROUGH QUALIFYING Five steps: ONE – CONTACT: So the first step is contact. This contact, first impression can mean a lot in the person-to-person face-to-face selling realm.  It can also mean a lot if the first impression is a website, a newsletter or a Facebook ad.   A lot of this is so ingrained …

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success

All beings want to be happy

No one wants to suffer. But we do suffer from not getting what we want, losing what we have, getting old, getting sick and so on. Can someone cure our suffering? Can someone fix the world for us? Or do we have to “cure” our suffering ourselves? Even if someone gives us what we don’t …

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selling

Ethical sales training part 2.

The nuts and bolts, or how a sales presentation is put together.  You have to create a sales presentation BEFORE you meet with the prospective customer. Maybe this is obvious, and you already know this, but even if you do know this, you will probably learn some things about exactly how to create the presentation …

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selling

Ethical sales training: part 1

So I’m going to start at the beginning, as they say, start with some definitions of what the sales process is, I’m starting at the beginning because if you can get the idea, get the view, actually really understand what’s taking place, I think it helps a lot  What you’re really trying to do, what it’s really about are just these …

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sales process

Zapier alternative Make dot com

Make . Com a better tool for integration of apps and systems integration. Okay, big claim; better than Zapier. So here are MY reasons. Let’s just start with “plans change” as in you may decide to do something differently and the pricing and feature plans of various companies are constantly changing. But at the time, …

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checklist

Small Business Checklist

Here are a few things that may seem simple but can easily get overlooked or pushed off, then pushed off AGAIN. And then again, and again. But missing any one of these simple and somewhat obvious steps can stop your business in the early stages, or maybe worse, slam you hard just when you thought …

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Dzongsar Rinpoche

Nagarjuna’s Sixty Stanzas on Reasoning Part 5 Dzongsar Rinpoche

Talk 5 Nagajuna DKR How to solve the problem of sentient beings. The underlying problem that sentient beings have is, that suffering comes from thinking that things truly exist. Believing that things truly exist. WARNING – these are just notes on the talk, written by a confused being; best to watch the talk itself. Again, …

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Dzongsar Rinpoche

60 stanzas on reason, Nagajuna DKR #3

Talk 3 ,  60 stanzas on reasoning of Nagajuna by Dzongsar Rinpoche Just recognizing impermanence, simple stuff like we are going to die, can help see the truth of no truly existing reality. More babbling of someone living in the slime and muck of the dark age. Simply notes or paraphrasing and contemplatoincontemplation of teachings …

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Dzongsar Rinpoche

60 stanzas on reason, Nagajuna DKR #4

Talk 4 Nagajuna DKR The 5 Skandhas or Aggregates or heaps seem to be the basis of the confused notion that an actual “self” exist.  But according to Nagajuna, who apparently argued with a lot of Indians, even the aggregates themselves are also non-existent, like a dream, like a mirage, like the reflection of the …

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now hear this

Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party

Tulsi Gabbard says, I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that’s under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers. Who are driven by cowardly wokeness. Who divide us by racializing every issue and stoking anti white racism. Who actively work to undermine our gods given freedoms that are enshrined in our …

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Dzongsar Rinpoche

NagaJuna 60 stanzas DKR talk 1

The whole teachings or essence of Buddhism is that we have Buddha nature, i.e. we are already Buddha, if we can recognize that, then that’s it. But, if we can’t recognize that, and as an aid to recognizing that we can discover, recognize or realize shunyata. Form is emptiness,  emptiness is form etc. So if …

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depressed

Why are we depressed?

Just and interesting TED talk that seems to make sense. At least worth considering.

our Gemini

Hauling-out Gemini 105Mc 2022

Hauling a Gemini Catamaran 105Mc to winterize and store for winter in 2022, In Nova Scotia