The WORLD is your oyster!

May 12, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Debbie Mrazek – Living and Leading interview with Forrest Ward

How do you get your message to the WORLD???  Needless to say meeting everyone on the planet one on one is probably not an effective use of your time or even possible!:)

What if you have someone help you tell the world…or at least 60 countries on the face of the globe?

Enter a wonderful Johnny Appleseed who is helping me sow the message for sales that I want to get out to the world.  His name is Forrest Ward and I want you to know him too!!  Forrest has a program called Living & Leading on an internet radio site called Apostle Radio and he invited me to be his guest speaker to tell about my background, my business and the community things that are important to me that might help others in how they make a difference in their world.

Hear the interview here:Debbie Mrazek – Living and Leading interview with Forrest Ward

Forrest and I met at a luncheon hosted by Jeff Crilley who has written THE book on Free Publicity – Free Publicity: A TV Reporter Shares the Secrets for Getting Covered on the News.  Jeff had allowed us to stand up during the luncheon and tell about our new book, The Field Guide To Sales, and afterwards Forrest came up to me to ask if he could buy a copy and told me he had a radio show that he would like to interview me for…WOW! was all I could think!!  (NOTE: You know how I am always telling you that you need to show up for something to happen…this is a great case in point!!:))

Forrest uses the radio program to showcase others and get the message out about what he does for companies in his business.  His firm is committed to working with entrepreneurs to expand their businesses through developing business plans and marketing strategies, facilitating those plans and strategies, pre-screening and testing potential employees, training new employees, and providing a network of services to obtain clients.  Feel free to Call 817-880-5651 or email to have Forrest work with you and your business or speak to your group.

How do you get your message out to the world???  Engage with others who use a different medium to get the word out or who have a different market.  I use newsletters, blogs, speeches, articles,etc to get the word out.  Forrest uses his great LIVING AND LEADING radio program.  So today I tell my world via my blog about him and he tells his world via his radio show about me….this is how the world becomes our oyster!!

Who has an audience that you would like to reach today….call them and see if they will share your story with their audience and you in turn can share their story with yours…and the world gets bigger!:)

Happy Selling!

Membership in GREAT organizations

April 30, 2008 | Leave a Comment


What groups do you belong to?  Professional, community, school, etc??

Why do you belong to them?  How long have you belonged to them?

What do they do for you?  Do you participate or merely show up from time to time?


Obviously, you have thousands of organizations out there today that you can belong to.  How do you choose?

I generally choose because of the leadership, the mission, the members that are involved. Ten years ago I joined an organization called   eWomenNetwork because of it’s two founders, Sandra and Kym Yancey, who were just beginning this new organization that was only going to be on the web – I loved them as the leadership, believed in their mission to connect women all over the world by having a website where they could find one another sorted by their areas of interest or geography and I knew the membership would be great because it would be other terrific women.

After 10 years not only have I met an unbelievable group of women but the organization changed after a couple of years of being on the web when they continued to have women ask them if they could get together in person.

Fast forward – we have met in person hundreds of wonderful women at monthly meetings, spoken at different chapter meetings, attended the International Conference and Business EXPO (which if you are in Dallas July 10-13th you don’t want to miss this—remember your girls dorm in college and how fun that was?? Well, this is the downtown Hyatt Regency as a 4 day dormitory with fabulous women and it is legal to drink alcoholic beverages without getting expelled!:)),had the opportunity to speak for all of eWomens Managing Directors from Canada and the United States as well as do a conference breakout session – also, eWomen is the one who recommended me to speak in various cities for the Office Depot Success Strategies for Businesswomen Conferences,  we joined another eWomen initiative the eWomenPublishing Network – learned how to create a book, have created a book, have published our book The Field Guide To Sales —and  yes that is our book on the first page of the networking site!:)100_1603 ***at our monthly meetings we also have sponsorship tables….this was us yesterday at our monthly meeting at Glen Eagles Country Club – contact Kym Glass – Managing Director, Plano if you would like to join us next month:


Has it been worth the time, the money, the effort?????????? YES a thousand times over!!!  Can you say this about organizations that you belong to?  If not, find a great new organization where you can volunteer, participate, learn, network, connect with other awesome people like yourself who share your drive and ambition….it is money in the bank when you do!!!!!$$$$$


Thought you might enjoy some of the points that I did from our monthly meeting last month when Sandra spoke on WORKING TOGETHER WORKS :

We love a down economy; everything is on sale!!

When you think no one cares about you – skip a payment.

Universe never shows up early or late….it is always right on time.

Believe what you see; see what you believe.

Don’t need to adopt others way but adapt in a way that honors yourself.

Your fortune is in the future because of follow-up.

People like people who smile.:)

-Sandra Yancey

Founder, eWomenNetwork

Author, Relationship Networking: The Art of Turning Contacts into Connections

Sandra Yancey

How To Really Get Around On the Web

November 13, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Imagine my delight and surprise when I got this email a few days ago:

Hi Debbie,

Just a quick note to let you know your article “How To Create A Win-Win-Win Sales Strategy” was nominated as a top ten sales article this week on Top 10 Sales Articles website.


Clayton –

Imagine that! I submit articles to and then Salesopedia nominates me for a “Top 10″ article and then we both get recognized over on another site! That’s network marketing on the web.

Want to take a peek? Go there now!

Happy Selling!

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