Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sales Statistics - InHouston

Sales Statistics - InHouston

Saw this on a card I got:

48% of sales people never follow up with a prospect
25% of sales people make a second contact and stop
12% of sales people only make three contacts and stop
Only 10% of sales people make more than three contacts
2% of sales are made on the first contact
3% of sales are made on the second contact
5% of sales are made on the third contact
10% of sales are made on the fourth contact
80% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact

It Pays to be consistent and persistent!

Eric Standlee

7kovernover sent you a video: "Next Air Bud? Lilly Playing Volleyball"

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7kovernover has shared a video with you on YouTube:

Our son wanted to video him playing volleyball with the family dog Lilly.
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Fwd: How Obama shelved babies' lives

I had to forward this message.

It makes me sick to consider that we would treat human life like this in America.  I thought China was the only place that treated babies this way.  Granted they eat aborted fetuses and that is worse, but letting surviving babies die in utility closets?  I am sick.

I cannot have that in my white house.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Texas Right to Life <>
Date: Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 8:20 PM
Subject: How Obama shelved babies' lives

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Obama says National Right to Life is lying about his record.
Celebration of Life: Have you registered yet?
Dear Friend of Life,

On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama publicly accused the National Right to Life Committee of lying and distorting his record on legislation to protect infants who survive abortions.  National Right to Life, of which Texas Right to Life is the state affiliate, posted proof on its website that Senator Obama is lying about his voting record. 

The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act was crafted to ensure that all babies who are born-alive after surviving an abortion are given life-sustaining medical treatment.  The measure was pursued after Jill Stanek, a registered nurse at an Illinois hospital, exposed the routine practice of abandoning babies who survived abortions to die in utility closets. 

The measure passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate, overwhelmingly by voice vote in the U.S. House, and was signed into law in August 2002.  This was the only Pro-Life legislation to see the light of day while pro-abortion Tom Daschle was presiding over the Senate. 

The controversy centers on Obama's opposition to this measure.  While the U.S. Congress was working to protect babies who miraculously survive abortions, back in Illinois, Obama was busy guaranteeing the opposite fate for these babies.  In 2001 and 2002, Obama could only speak and vote against the state version of the Born Alive Infants Protection.  In 2001, he was the sole senator to speak against the bill on the Illinois Senate floor.

In 2003, Obama acquired the power to kill the bill when he was appointed chairman of the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, to which the bill was sent.  As committee chair, he had ample opportunities to consider the bill for a vote, but Obama actively shelved and re-shelved the bill to die—ironically, the same fate he sealed for live babies who survive abortions. 

Finally, on March 12, 2003, Obama voted in favor of an amendment to add the "neutrality clause" to the bill.  The committee then voted on the entire bill, which, because of the amendment, was now identical to the federal version.  Obama voted with five other members against the bill, ensuring that infants who survive an abortion are not given the same basic rights as all other human beings outside of the womb. 

This bill that Obama voted against was identical to measures he said he would support if given the opportunity.

Obama was then elected to the U.S. Senate, and only because of his departure, the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act passed the State Legislature and was signed into law in August of 2005.

Barack Obama is not personally opposed to abortion or even simply pro-choice; Obama is unapologetically pro-abortion, zealously favoring unrestricted abortion for all pregnant women and girls and demanding that tax-payers fund the abortion industry.  Barack Obama's actions prove he holds a viewpoint more extreme than any other pro-abortion legislator and the vast majority of Americans who believe children who are born-alive after an abortion are entitled to the same rights as all others.  Additionally, Obama's recent outbursts in the media prove a willingness to lie to cover up his easily-verifiable record as well as his readiness to viciously attack those who disagree with the actions he has taken.

Parts of this story were taken from, Jill's column posted on WorldNetDaily, and National Right to Life on which the documents proving his voting record and his position on abortion can be found.
Compare Obama's and McCain's record on Life.

© 2008 Texas Right to Life

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Friday, August 29, 2008

20+ Tools to Make Any Email Inbox More Social

I just found out about these. Mashable rocks for publishing these.
20+ Tools to Make Any Email Inbox More Social:

GMail logo

Xoopit: Is one of the most innovative things to happen to email. It enables you to aggregate all of the images and videos from your Gmail account in a useful manner. You can view Flickr pictures and YouTube videos all in one place inside your email client. You can also easily share any of it with friends from your social networks like Facebook or with your own blog.

Better Gmail: Is a FireFox extension that integrates a bunch of cool features, i.e. attachment icons, attachment reminder, mail preview, filter assistant, label colors, macros, and saved searches. It’s in this roundup because you can make GMail look like one of those Ajaxy Web 2.0 sites you love so much.

GetSpace: Allows you to use some of that glorious space in your gmail account as storage just like

gDisk: Is similar to getSpace but for Mac users.

Gmail + Google reader: Is a FireFox monkey script that integrates GMail with Google Reader

Remember the Milk: Is an excellent site to keep track of your to do lists. This Firefox extension will allow you to snap it into your Gmail system! It’s a perfect one-two punch.

Eric Standlee

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Food for thought: Glenn Beck -- The Argument Against Idiots: Democrat National Convention

Glenn Beck  
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This article is food for thought.

How does a politician of any color or party live with themselves saying raise minimum wage out of one side of her mouth and then giving breaks to her constituent companies?

Who's side are you on Speaker?

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The Argument Against Idiots: Democrat National Convention*
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Bath & Body Works - Shop By Fragrance: White Tea & Ginger

I know this is kinda "girly" but I wanted to share my favorite fragrance:

Bath & Body Works - Shop By Fragrance: White Tea & Ginger

Guys, forgive me, but I just found out that this smell is no longer in the shops and only on the site, so I wanted those who like it to be able to find it like I did.

Thanks Bath and Body Works,

Eric Standlee

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.. - InHouston

Did you see this?

Another cute top X list. This one is based on Noah.

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.. - InHouston

Eric Standlee

What is the difference between CAT 6 and CAT 5e cable?

I liked the explanation of this site for the difference between Cat5 and Cat6 cable.

I looked because we had a client who need to buy a crossover cable.

What is the difference between CAT 6 and CAT 5e cable?: "The average consumer often times is not aware that there is no real benefit to them to use Cat6, so they let someone talk them in to buying it."

Eric Standlee

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The skies are re-routing - will there be avilability

Will the airlines' consolidation of routes leave you with no air service.

read more | digg story

The Most Common Social Networking Mistakes (WSJ)

This article is a perfect example of social journalism.The Wall Street Journal lists the 4 most common mistakes individuals and businesses make when trying to use sites like Twitter and Facebook.

read more | digg story

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Is microsoft loosing it? Is windows dead?

This awesome article about who should represent the company's bid to get XP users to upgrade to Vista is a must read:

It and the comments after made me ROFL.

Eric Standlee

Friday, August 22, 2008

“He that watereth shall be watered also himself.” - Proverbs 11:25

Great article on giving before your receive.
Give then, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and running over.

Servant Leadership is back in style.

Eric Standlee

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Come join me at InHouston Networking Event - Day Change August Confirmed on InHouston...

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InHouston Networking Event - Day Change August Confirmed

Time: August 21, 2008 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: The Tasting Room, Uptown Park, Houston, Texas
Organized By: Eric Standlee

Event Description:
July's event had huge attendance.

For August, we need to have it on the 21st which is a Thursday instead of the second Tuesday.

This is a come when you want and leave when you have to event. So, join us if you can.

RSVP please.


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