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Old 08-16-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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I don't think you can read.


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If you offered me some 'talk time' for money. I would not be interested. But if you show me what you'll produce for my business then it becomes an asset that is of value. For example if you do profit impact from marketing strategy analysis. Then you say you'll provide a best approach strategy for my business. I would pay. Because I can easily know what you'll produce and I can then compare the results to expectations.

If you just talk to me leaving me to implement your explanation I'm not gonna' pay because you're suppose to be the expert and I want an expert doing the work. If I'm not the expert why would I have *me* do the work? That would be a poor approach to applying resources.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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A friend of mine is a physician. On a fairly frequent basis he is asked for medical advice at, say, a party or get together. Sometimes it is a simple as "do you know any good orthopedic surgeons?" wherewas sometimes it is about personal medical issues such as "I've had blood in my urine for the past week; what should I do?" One time a woman was so pushy as to bring him into a guest bedroom, close the door, partially disrobe & ask the physician to look at the remnants of a bee sting that was clearly infected to see if she should be concerned.

While moderately annoying, he provides general information and if necessary offers to give someone a referral to an appropriate type of doctor.

This past Christmas, at a party at my house, I introduced the physician to a close family friend who is a tax attorney. The physician asked the tax attorney, "At social gatherings, do people ask you for professional advice when they really should be coming in to your office?"

"All the time," replied my friend the attorney.

"How do you handle it?" asked the physician.

"I send them a bill afterwards," he responded, "and that usually solves the problem."

So, Try sending these people a bill.

Oh - my physician friend told me the tax attorney sent him a bill for the advice.

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