What George Carlin Can Teach You About Pitch Books May16

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(c) IFC.com   In 1972, George Carlin first performed his now infamous Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television. In case you’ve never watched it, this hilariously foul yet informative bit of comic genius provided clarity around the words that could be used on TV and in polite society, as well as some noteworthy

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Call Me Maybe May2

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  Dialing for dollars. It was all so much easier before Caller ID.  Now money managers have to wonder “Have I called too much?” and “Is now a good time to talk?” and “Is this investor ever going to pick up the damn phone?” While investors fret “Will this fund manager ever stop calling me?” and “Sacramento…who

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Whip It Good Apr18

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(c) 2009 Mandate International “Whip It”   I recently started training to become a roller derby referee. You read that right. In my spare time, I plan to sport a really loud whistle and to wear a black and white striped shirt with my chosen roller derby moniker emblazoned on the back. Bonus points for

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Word Up! Apr4

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Do you give good monthly letter? Do investors and prospects read your periodic missives or do they end up screened into the junk mail folder? Read on for how to make your monthly commentary more effective (and more widely read)!          And please follow me on Twitter (@MJ_Meredith_J) for daily doses of

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The Seven Deadly Conference Sins Mar7

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We’ve all been there.  Moving, shaking, getting stuff done at an industry event.  Hitting up investors for contact details and meetings. Meeting fund managers who can potentially add value to an investment portfolio. Looking for new business prospects among investors and managers.  And then it happens. Knowingly or not, we commit one of the Seven

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