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Volume 5, Issue 7  
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Cut Your Time Spent Typing with Copytalk

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This month's tip involves one of those "somebody's already solved your problem" services that can make life a lot easier... affordable call-in transcription support to help you handle email and other time-consuming tasks. Be sure to take a look too at the announcement on our new custom webinar program. And let me know if you or someone you know is planning a fall meeting and looking for high-impact content to deliver to attendees.

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Increase Your Productivity with Copytalk

Remember the heyday of Dictaphones, those mini tape recorders designed for busy executives who lacked the time (and often ability) to type their own correspondence? Their digital descendants are still around; what's changed is that fewer in-office support folks are available (and equipped) to take a tape and transcribe your words into written form.

These days it's largely up to you to handle your own word processing… email, letters, meeting notes, call reports, you name it. And unless you type faster than you talk, that's usually time that could be much better invested in front of clients or prospects. Wouldn't it be great if you could hand off that typing task to someone else without having to bring a person on board full or part time?

You can. Take a look at Copytalk ( http://www.copytalk.com), a subscription-based service that provides call-in transcription support to advisors, sales people and others who work on their own.

Here's how it works.

When you're ready to dictate something, you call in… Copytalk will recognize you by Caller ID or prompt you for your phone number and PIN.

You dictate your "job" – up to five jobs on a single call – listening to incoming emails and dictating a response or initiating your own messages, letters or file notes. (As you work, you can press various keys on your phone keypad to review, edit, or accept what you've said.)

Once you finish a job you can send your correspondence to up to five people (depending on your subscription) on your recipient list; Copytalk's team of transcriptionists handle converting your spoken words into typed text. You can also view/download what you've transcribed online.

Copytalk's monthly subscription packages range from basic call-in access to email from your cell phone to full transcription support for meeting notes, memos, and appointment follow up. The higher end service will even call you when you get an important incoming email message.

Prices start at $19.95 per month (up to $69.95) and all four service options include a two-week trial at no charge.

Copytalk is a great example of technology freeing you to do the things that only you can do. If you're spending more time than you'd like at your keyboard it's worth checking out.

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Have a site or tool you now can't live without? Chances are other Tips readers would love to hear about it. Email or call me (202.364.6913) to tell me about how you're using it. If I write your story up in a future issue of the Tips, you'll get your own signed copy of Winning Clients.

And if you don't have a site, service or strategy to share, I'd still like to hear from you! Please take a minute to tell me what topic(s) you'd like to see covered in a future issue. Use the space below and be as general or specific as you'd like. Thanks!

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Ways The Gregory Group Can Help You

Customized Webinars: A New Tool to Help You Build Stronger Relationships

Exciting news! Last week I completed a series of webinars for a speakers bureau I've been working with recently. Targeting event planners who organize the sort of meetings and conferences I often speak at, we developed a turnkey, customized presentation called "How to Get More Done in Less Time."

The package I provided included a tailored 45-minute presentation, marketing copy to promote the event, participant instructions, an online follow up survey to capture audience feedback, and a complete recap of the presentation which was provided via email on request. We also supplied the web conferencing and telephone call-in capability for conducting the webinar... a complete turnkey solution!

The response was fantastic: within two days of the invitation being emailed the initial series of sessions was completely filled and we had to add four more just to clear the waiting list!

Here's just a sampling of comments from attendees…

"Extremely informative and interesting, on a level everyone can follow, didn't look at my watch once!"

"An hour very well spent. THANK YOU!!!!"

"A lot of good, original ideas. It was nice to hear something new."

"Very helpful – lots of great tips that I can put to use right away."

"Quick, fast-paced, practical and useful info."
If you're interested in finding out how we can help you deliver innovative added value to your existing clients and a better way of qualifying and cultivating the prospects and centers of influence that fuel your growth, email or call me at 202.364.6913 and let's talk.

We've helped companies across the industry blend proprietary initiatives (products, services, programs, Web tools, and technology) with practical, actionable strategies that improve results right away and we can help you too!


Inject Energy and Enthusiasm into Your Fall Meetings

How many industry events do you attend where you actually come away feeling you learned something practical and new that you could implement right away?

My presentations offer guaranteed take-it-back-to-the-office-and-put-it-to-work value that attendees appreciate and ask for.

If you or someone in your organization are planning a fall sales conference, due diligence presentation, product road show, or employee training, email or call me at 202.364.6913 to explore how to achieve maximum ROI on your dollars spent. (By the way, combining an on-site presentation with a follow-up webinar is a great way to reinforce what's learned and to share it with those who can't attend in person!)


Get Ready for ProductivityU.com

As you may have read in past issues, we will soon be launching ProductivityU to bring the principles and strategies contained in Winning Clients to life through live, online coaching and training sessions. Think about the best conferences or sales meetings you've attended, then imagine participating in a program of that caliber in the comfort and convenience of your office... that's what ProductivityU will offer.

Current Kip's Tips subscribers are eligible for preferred pricing on an exclusive program… but only if you register. Visit ProductivityU.com and sign up to be notified as soon as the program is introduced. Watch this space for more information.


Warmly,

Kip Gregory
The Gregory Group: We're showing clients how to make more money in less time with less effort
202.364.6913

http://www.kipgregory.com

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