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How To Answer, “I Don’t Have Any Budget Left”

As a sports ticket sales rep, you’re used to hearing ridiculous and off-the-wall excuses from your customers as to why they’re not interested. One of the most airtight and hard-to-fight objections, however, is the budget issue. This objection takes several forms. A prospect may say anything like, “It’s not in the budget,” “My budget’s been…

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13 Underrated Sports Professionals on Twitter

Lewis asked me to highlight some of the most influential sports business people on Twitter, and I’m all about making Lewis, and more importantly the Sports Networker audience happy. But when I sat down to make that list, all I could think about was BORING! Those people aren’t hard to locate, in fact if they’ve…

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Break Into The Sports Industry In Six Simple Weeks

  Eric Mangini, Ron Shapiro, and Mark Shapiro all found their own unique way into the Sports Industry, but no one direction is the correct route for breaking into the sports world. How badly do you want to work in the Sports Industry?  What if I told you taking a six week long class may…

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Top 10 Sports Industry Sites of the Year!

Everyone loves a top 10 list so I decided to take a poll and generate a list with the top sites to help you in your quest of being the best sports executive possible. There are many great sports industry websites out there in a variety of niches.  Some are fan related, team related, blogs,…

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Break Into the Sports Industry With Princeton University

Are you looking to find a job into the sports industry but not sure how to get a break? In my mind, there is no better way to get connected with the decision makers then by attending a sports industry conference.  Luckily for us, Princeton University has created a premier event with some of the…

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Why Some Make it and Others Don’t: The Journey to the Top

Image by Harpo42   Let me just go out there and say it: Matt D’Orazio is a stud. Yes, that’s right, Matt is a football superstar!  Not only is he an eight year Arena Football League veteran, but he also has won two Arena Bowl Championship games and was the MVP both times.  In fact,…

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A New Way to Engage Fans: Add Thunder to Your Brand

Image by Amir Rijavec Building an online community for individuals and companies is tough.  Luckily for us there are experts like Chris Brogan, Seth Godin, and Dan Schawbel who show us the way.  But with the power of the Internet, social networking, and other Web 2.0 applications, isn’t it time sports teams start engaging and…

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The Perfect Pitch: A World Series Champion on Winning and Business Success

Every athlete growing up has dreams of winning the “big game”; hitting a home run in the World Series, making that one-handed touchdown catch in the Super Bowl, or hitting the game winning shot in the NBA Finals.  As most of us will only dream of these moments we are lucky enough to have a…

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