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Mar 3, 2013
People need to exercise due diligence. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

Great thread. I'll be using the 8 steps you listed to improve my pitches :).

Exactly. Assuming you have a legitimate product you can use those steps to increase your sales and still sleep at night.
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Feb 13, 2012
Great info MJ and Zen!

Considering you guys hear pitches daily, other then the obvious (great team with decent execution, cashflow and a compelling story), have you had any impressive experiences with regards to people approaching you?

For example:

I know a guy who was doing direct mail. He put dice into the envelop(to make it heavy) and stamped "important" all over it. This gave it a perceived high value.

Inside the envelope he had 1 page of bad reviews that the business received and told them to call him if they wanted to fix that.

I know my example is not a pitch in the way you guys were talking about, but it got him in the door where he just had to show his results.

P.S. I love how I had to be one of the chumps who was "already on board" ... sigh

(And guess what? Vigilante, TheTruth, and Zendophin have already stepped-up to the plate and invested with me!)

Delilah Fawkes

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May 6, 2013
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I was still thinking "Wow, buying up unpaid accounts sounds way too risky for a sure payout like that. Does MJ have a brain tumor or something?" when I got to the bottom. You got me, you sly devil, you!

I'm just glad you're not a supervillain. Things would be very bad for planet earth...
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Apr 22, 2013
Denver, CO
Sucks being new... how did I miss this thread? Too much. Speed ++ to zen*******.


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Apr 28, 2013
Valley Grande, AL
WAIT!!!! WHAT???!!!

Are you trying to tell me that the money ($9 Million BIG ONES :D)
that I am supposed to get from the Nigerian Ambassador is just a scam???

Say it ain't so ...:nonod:
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MJ DeMarco

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Jul 23, 2007
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Too bad this wasn't GOLD when the Income Store scam was circulating.


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Dec 22, 2011
Austin, TX
It helps to check your moral compass when investing too. Like I'm seriously going to try to collect on unpaid hospital debts, during a pandemic? While some people can detach themselves from the check-writing and the actual work, I like to make sure both sides of the equation clear.
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Nov 25, 2020
I probably wouldn't have bought it, but it's because I've learned most of these cues already lmao

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