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The best time to close a sale may be when your prospect has the most energy, but when is the best time to buy? I searched high and low on the internet (as if it actually has these locations!) and came up with a few answers. Oddly, I found June and July the best times to buy butter. There’s tons of information on when to buy and sell on eBay. Of course new model cars come out in the Fall. And December is the best time for computer sales.

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Responses to a LinkedIn query brought about many interesting and wise comments on the best time to close a sale.
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All things considered, if you haven’t really listened to your prospect’s needs (or your spouse’s!), perhaps you need to Shut Up and Listen, a few suggestions from Success Magazine.
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How long should a blog post be? This is a commonly heard question (and goes with how long should a newsletter be?) Everything depends upon the value of the content. Daniel Burstein takes a look at this topic in a well-written post at MarketingSherpa.
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Do you loathe the limited font choices online? (You can imagine as a graphic designer how much I dislike the limited options!) Things are changing… Good typography (or lack thereof) has a much bigger influence on how your reader feels about your website or blog post than you may realize. Seth Godin takes a look at new options in online typography.
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Ever been seriously stuck creatively? It’s one thing to have occasional writer’s block, it’s quite another to have your life upended. Lateral Action takes a look at one case study and proffers solutions.
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I liked this video from John Assaraf and Loral Langemeier about Act, Think and Make Money the Way the Wealthy Do. Loral can irritate me (like Suze Orman) on TV, but here she is more subdued and focused on the topic.
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Are you a social media user? or loather? Either way you might find this infographic from SocialMouths fascinating. It depicts the development of users on the major platforms for the past five years. Numbers are swelling with astounding speed!
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Fan of obscure vocabulary? Nancy Friedman put me onto this nifty word site.
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Finally, have you heard yet of CinematoGIFs? A GIF is a common image file that often depicts some small, animated movement, looped indefinitely. Now Gustaf Mantel elevates the simple GIF to a new art form. Here are more than a dozen CinematoGIFs from him on Mashable, depicting some of the most famous moments in screen history, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to a scary Jack Nicholson moment in The Shining.
2011-10-13T03:02:08+00:00 September 7, 2011|Good Reads|

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Marcia Macomber
Bringing a cornucopia of services to her clients, Marcia provides graphic design, market strategy, social media, copywriting, website, video and many other services. Too impatient to wait for others to deliver the goods, Marcia prefers to usher projects from the twinkle in a client's eye to the finishing touches on a big stage. What are you dreaming you need to market your business?