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Title: Columnist - Marco Eagle
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Jeff Blackman is a speaker, author, success coach, broadcaster and lawyer. His clients call him a "business-growth specialist." Send an e-mail to, or visit and subscribe to his free e-letter.

Position History

  • Columnist - Marco Eagle
    12/14/2007 - current

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  • Peak Your Profits: Visibility/Invincibility II Published 02/11/2010 at 10:32 a.m.

    Here are more tips, techniques and tactics from the “Visibility Coach,” David Avrin, a speaker and author of the new, bestselling book, “It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You!”

  • Peak Your Profits: Visibility/Invincibility Published 02/10/2010 at 12:49 p.m.

    If you’re ever lucky enough to have a fun and focused dialogue with David Avrin, there’s a pretty good likelihood he might ask you, “What are you doing to be noticed and remembered?”

  • Peak Your Profits: Goals – guts – glory! A plan for success Published 01/14/2010 at 2:09 p.m.

    To help you successfully kickoff a new year, let’s revisit a topic first covered here five years ago.

  • Peak Your Profits: A holiday feast of good tidings Published 01/08/2010 at 11:30 a.m.

    Because it’s time for holiday cheer and celebration, I thought it only appropriate, to offer you a savory smorgasbord of success... A bountiful buffet of brilliance... A plentiful plethora of possibilities...

  • Peak Your Profits: Tap into your cre8ive cranium Published 12/17/2009 at 2:34 p.m.

    A workshop participant once said to me, “Jeff, we’re living in the days of the Jetsons, but we’re serving our customers like the days of the Flintstones.” There’s always a better way. Your challenge, is to find it.

  • Peak Your Profits; Now, a word from our sponsor Published 12/03/2009 at 12:09 p.m.

    There are lots of ways to find new customers: referrals, advertising, public relations, writing, speaking, etc.

  • Peak Your Profits: Will you please pass the lagniappe? Published 11/25/2009 at 11:14 a.m.

    If a 25th wedding anniversary is silver, then the 20th must be the year of the Ford Windstar. Huh?

  • Peak Your Profits: Sometimes, you gotta go crazy Published 11/18/2009 at 5:09 p.m.

    Yeah, it worked! Your marketing message, whether it’s an ad, a direct mail piece, a well-timed phone call or any other creative marketing tool, creates enough interest to convert a suspect into a prospect.

  • Creating memories is the bottom line Published 11/04/2009 at 3:56 p.m.

    I’m never quite sure, daily, where I’ll discover that valuable nugget or significant keeper. That’s why I always keep my eyes and ears open for “moments of significance.”

  • Creating memories is the bottom line Published 11/04/2009 at 9:37 a.m.

    I’m never quite sure, daily, where I’ll discover that valuable nugget or significant keeper. That’s why I always keep my eyes and ears open for “moments of significance.”

  • Peak your profits: Know 'no' in order to get yes Published 02/25/2010 at 9:23 p.m.

    The basis for the “Go for no” concept, is to intentionally increase the number of times you hear “no.” To achieve significant success, top performers don’t see yes and no as opposites; rather they’re opposite sides of the same coin ...

  • Peak your profits: Visible/invincible, part 2 Published 02/18/2010 at 2:26 p.m.

    How does one inspire and attract the media to cover and feature their business?

  • Peak Your Profits: Goals, guts and glory (part four) Published 01/27/2010 at 3:58 p.m.

    Perhaps the most striking example of the power of visualization is Olympic decathlon gold medalist, Bruce Jenner.

  • Peak Your Profits: Goals, guts and glory (part three) Published 01/27/2010 at 3:31 p.m.

    Most people don’t plan to fail, but they do fail to plan. Therefore, you need to plan for success. You need to set goals. And, you need to apply the seven strategies of the GRASP IT goal achievement system:

  • Peak Your Profits: Be persistent to get what you want Published 12/10/2009 at 4:37 p.m.

    Jeff Blackman extrapolates a frustrating airport experience to business practices

  • Peak Your Profits: Why will you be great? Just beCAUSe! Published 10/27/2009 at 4:20 p.m.

    This week, Jeff talks about his toughest customers (his kids) and draws a business parallel

  • Peak Your Profits: Notable quotes to rev you up Published 10/20/2009 at 6:20 p.m.

    In early January of this year, I let you know my e-mail inbox and fax machine were overflowing with inspirational quotes from friends, family and clients; the kinda stuff designed to help you jumpstart your new year. Your response was ...

  • Peak Your Profits: Business advice both trendy and timeless Published 09/29/2009 at 6:30 p.m.

    A friend, working on a book about the “speaking industry,” recently asked me five intriguing questions, and I quickly realized that whatever your focus or profession, my answers might be helpful and valuable to you, too.

  • Peak Your Profits: More massage magic missals Published 09/22/2009 at 7:07 p.m.

    When I exited the shower in running shorts, to my surprise, Sandra was on the phone. I heard her say, “Hi, this is Sandra, I’ll be giving Mr. Blackman a massage. Could you please hold his calls for the next ...

  • Peak Your Profits: The message in the massage Published 09/15/2009 at 6:58 p.m. 2 Comments

    Lately, my inbox is filled with requests from folks who want to maximize their customers’ experiences. They want to go beyond mere satisfaction and instead, nurture and develop the “ecstatic, yell from the rooftops, sing your praises,” customer. To do ...

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