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BUSINESS MAGIC®
September 29, 2009
In this issue of Business Magic®
1. Featured Photo
2. Push the Accelerator
3. Innovate Now
4. The Winner
5. Parting Thoughts


Business Magic® is a monthly electronic magazine for those who want to experience the magic of creative insights, ideas and inspirations for themselves and their business - based on the popular keynote speeches, seminars and writing of best-selling author, Randall Munson, CSP. 

Experience the magic Randall shares with leading companies to increase sales, increase profits, and make their competition disappear.



1. Featured Photo

Photograph by Randall Munson
But a dog that can ride a bike, skateboard and rollerblade really belongs in the fair.
Rochester, Minnesota

Each issue of Business Magic® features a photo from my personal "Humor File" containing funny things I have collected from around the world. I recommend you create your own Humor File; put into it whatever you find that is funny to you; and, when you are stressed, open up your file and look through it. It works like magic to help reduce stress - and it's cheaper than therapy.

Try some more FUN STUFF and enjoy the laughs. 

 

2. Push the Accelerator

I remember seeing an interview with Mario Andretti who is arguably the most successful racecar driver in history. When asked how he was able to win more races than other drivers he said that a key to his success is that when there is a crash, the other drivers take their foot off the accelerator and put it on the brakes, but he pushes down on the accelerator.

Instead of slowing down when there is a crash, as the other drivers do, he accelerates because during times of crisis accelerating gives him a greater competitive advantage than at any other time. When the track is clear, all drivers push the accelerator as far as they can. When the track is clear, most drivers run about even and it is difficult to get an advantage over the competition.

But it is in times of crisis, times when there is a crash on the track, times when things are going terribly wrong, times when others are slowing down, those are the times when the driver who continues to accelerate can achieve a huge lead over the competition that is slowing down.

The economy is in one of those times when there is a crash on the track. Things are going terribly wrong with housing, stocks, credit, unemployment, and the global economy. These are times when others are slowing down. As your competition is predictably slowing down, now is the time that you can accelerate past them.

I canít tell you how many of my clients have told me that their company is actually doing well in spite of the generally poor economy. (I canít tell you because they shared this with me in confidence.) They whisper in my ear that their business is actually doing just fine. They whisper it because they donít want others to know or because they think it would be bad luck to say it out loud.

Some of these companies are slowing down Ė taking their foot off the accelerator and applying the brakes. They are cutting back on expenditures, cutting back on marketing, cutting back on sales investments, cutting back on training, cutting back on customer events. Predictably, their business is slowing down.

Other companies are taking my advice and continuing to accelerate. They arenít driving recklessly but they are continuing to keep their foot on the accelerator Ė continuing to invest in creative marketing efforts, customized sales training, effective sales presentations, and quality webinars.

These companies are taking advantage of the downturn in the economy to give them an upturn against the cautious competition. They are accelerating past the hesitant. They are winning races.

We have been accelerating in our own business. I didnít even realize how much we have been pushing on the accelerator until I was nominated for an award in the professional speaking industry. They sent me a list of possible accomplishments and asked me to document any that I have done. I was surprised that I had done a dozen of the things on the list including publishing a book, publishing articles in national magazines, speaking internationally, producing award-winning videos, and making media appearances as an expert.

I was honored to be presented the "Next Level Award" by the National Speakers Association, MN. I was delighted to be recognized by my peers but I was also delighted to reflect back on why I had been so busy this last year and discover that I had been performing like Mario Andretti. I had been pushing on the accelerator at a time when others were slowing down.

Are you slowing down unnecessarily? Are you letting up and coasting in this slow economy? If so, I urge you to get your foot off the brake and push it down on the accelerator. Now, more than perhaps any other time, you have the opportunity to accelerate past your competition.

If you arenít sure what to do, contact me. I help companies succeed by increasing their sales and making their competition disappear in the rear view mirror. Iíd be delighted to talk with you about ways you can take advantage of the economy to achieve unprecedented success. Just send me an email or call me at 507-286-1331.


If you want Randall Munson to deliver one of his powerful, award-winning presentations at your event, contact him now.


3. Innovate Now

In times of economic crisis we canít continue to operate as if nothing has changed. Innovation and creativity are required for you to operate more effectively during the current economic challenges.

As Iíve shared my program "Success Through INNOVATION and CREATIVITY" with businesses and organizations around the world, Iíve seen how effective new ideas can be in creating success. A single creative idea can have a greater impact on the success of an organization than a year of determination and hard work.

Unleashing creativity is vital for personal and business success in this age of accelerating change.

If you have never initiated a program to infuse your organization with creativity and innovation, now is the time to act. The process is fun and the celebration of the resulting success even more fun! Contact us now to bring this powerful program to your organization.



Want to have a quick laugh? Watch my preview video. Just use this link to sample the fun experienced by my audiences around the world. To enjoy a full dose of and business-boosting insights, contact me to arrange for a presentation of Success Through INNOVATION and CREATIVITY, Serious Business of HUMOR or my newest program that will help you deal with the current economic crisis and Turn ECONOMIC CHANGE Into DOLLARS for your organization.


4. The Winner

Following Randall's program, Success Through Innovation and Creativity, at the International Congress on Education for Talent, in Monterrey, Mexico, a drawing was held for an autographed copy of Creativity 101 and Creativity 102 by best selling author, Randall Munson. Venezuela's Minister for the Development of Intelligence, Dr. Luis Alberto Machado, said about Randall Munson: "Your statements are absolutely profound. Yet, you made it easy for everyone to understand and apply. Nobody else could have made such a profound presentation in such a vibrant, animated, energetic way."


Autographed copies of Randall's books
Creativity 101 and Creativity 102
were won by Laura Guadalupe Vribe Villavreal, Monterrey, Mexico


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They’ll thank you for it and so will I.



5. Parting Thoughts.

The focus of this issue of Business Magic® is creativity. In this world of accelerating change, innovation and creativity are critical for every organization. That is why I created the program "Success Through INNOVATION and CREATIVITY" to help organizations who want to significantly increase the creativity of their people. If you want more creativity and innovation in your organization or event, contact us now to see how we can help you achieve the same success others have experienced with our program. I will double your creativity in an hour!

See Randall

Most of Randall Munson's appearances are private events for companies and organizations. Occasionally, there are public venues, open to everyone. Some of them are listed below.

If you would like us to tell you when Randall is speaking in your area, please
contact Randall now and ask us to let you know.

Marion, IN, USA
July 13-17, 2009
Fellowship of Christian Magicians
International Convention


The Fellowship of Christian Magicians is an international organization of people dedicated to using a high standard of presentation of the Gospel.

Randall will be the "President's Choice keynote speaker, MC for the grand evening show, and will be presenting numerous educational programs.
http://fcm.org/usa/convention.php/



Seattle, WA, USA
March 14-18, 2010
SHARE


SHARE, the world's first organization of computing professionals, presented Randall Munson with the first Distinguished Speaker award at their previous international conference because of the consistently exceptional quality of his presentations.

Randall is presenting four sessions at SHARE.
http://www.share.org



Orlando, FL, USA
May 2-6, 2010
COMMON


COMMON, the World's Largest Computer Users Group will present Randall with 3 Gold Medals for his top-rated sessions at the previous international conference. Randall's "Success Through CREATIVITY and INNOVATION" was the highest rated session of the entire conference.

Randall has earned 80 GOLD MEDALS for his top rated presentations at previous conferences - more than all other speakers combined.

Randall will present six sessions at COMMON.
http://www.common.org



San Bernardino, CA, USA
August 1-7, 2010
California Clown Campin'


California Clown Campin' is the newest edition of the largest clown training program in the world.

Randall is presenting numerous educational programs about subjects such as magic, ventriloquism and prop construction.
http://www.californiaclowncampin.org/



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“Hard times are a great advantage; they force you to take actions you would never otherwise consider.”
Randall Munson


Quotations from Randall Munson's popular books



“Being challenged is inevitable; being defeated is optional.”
Roger Crawford





Quotations from
Randall's audience members:


"No matter the country, no matter the language, Randall Munson communicates the truth of his brilliant insights."
Ramon Ferreiro, Ph.D.,
International Congress of Talent,
Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico


"Randall taught me to make the change and now I am ready for change."
Owais Yaqub,
O & B Business Machines Ltd.,
Pakistan


"If you want a successful conference, get Randall Munson."
Jeff Neubauer,
Taylor Corporation,
White Bear Lake, MN,
USA


"Profoundly important message."
Patrick Wong,
Westphal Corporation,
Sydney,
Australia