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Affluent Magazine Nov / Dec 2010

Nov / Dec 2010

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How to Speak the Language of Influence

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

How to Speak the Language of Influence Whether we realize it or not, we’re all multilingual. We can choose to speak the language of “Me” by focusing on our qualifications, company history, and partner backgrounds. We can choose to speak the language of information by focusing on technical details, feature sets and options. Or, we can choose to speak the language of influence by focusing on the needs of the prospect. At initial meetings, prospects will only have a few moments to size you up. Read More

Good-bye to 2010: Leopard and Pink, Prince Poppycock, Pat Tillman and Other Highlights from the Final Year of the Decade

by Leslie G. Ungar

Good-bye to 2010: Leopard and Pink, Prince Poppycock, Pat Tillman and Other Highlights from the Final Year of the Decade It seems like just yesterday when the world awaited the end of the 20th century. We worried about the consequences of Y2K. Would the world stop? Would it be the end of the free world, as we know it? As we moved from the 20th to the 21st century, CEO’s of major airlines scheduled themselves on midnight flights to prove airline safety. Y2K came and went with a whimper. Read More

The Currency of Attention

by Jeffrey Gitterman

The Currency of Attention Webster’s dictionary defines attention as "a mental concentration or readiness,” but this definition does little to evoke the power of this force as it relates to its economic, political, social, and personal power. We talk about paying attention. Someone popular is the center of attention. As intangible as it may seem, our attention is the currency of countless transactions we engage in every day. Read More

Philanthropy Revisited- Part I: Giving through Charitable Remainder Trusts

by Robin S. Davis, CFP

Philanthropy Revisited- Part I: Giving through Charitable Remainder Trusts One of the most popular vehicles for giving to charities, as well as an efficient estate planning tool, is the Charitable Remainder Trust, better known as a CRT. There are four main advantages to creating a CRT.  One is the ability to put highly appreciated assets or property into the trust and subsequently sell all or part of the assets while avoiding a capital gains tax. The second is the donor (grantor) can receive income from the trust while still living. Read More

Cookbooks Uncovered: Get Inspired In the Kitchen

by Tony Conway, CMP

Cookbooks Uncovered: Get Inspired In the Kitchen For over 40 years, my love for reading cookbooks has grown. As a young child, I would sit with my Great-Grandmother, Nanie Raynes, as she would read to me countless numbers of cookbooks from cover to cover. As an extra special reward, she and I would prepare a recipe or work on a project together. I loved her so much; she inspired me to be the creative person that I am today. Read More

Steps to a Professional Online Presence

by Pam Lontos and Martha Ciske

Steps to a Professional Online Presence Creating a professional online presence is a must for businesses these days. Many business professionals are wondering how they can be online without sacrificing personal privacy or appearing less than business or Internet savvy. The following strategies can help you feel more comfortable and make sure you build your online presence in a professional manner that will help get you clients, customers and business. Read More

Bentley’s Next-Generation GT Continues the Brand’s Renaissance

by Affluent Magazine

Bentley’s Next-Generation GT Continues the Brand’s Renaissance Bentley Motors recently debuted a new vehicle to the world – the highly anticipated next-generation Continental GT on its web site.  An online debut was a marketing first for Bentley, and it was fittingly ground-breaking for the brand, as was the debut of the first GT in 2003.
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Black Magic: Range Rover Autobiography Black

by Affluent Magazine

Black Magic: Range Rover Autobiography Black There is a truly magical quality to the paintwork of the new 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Black Limited Edition. In most light, it appears a deep, reflective, elegant black. But look closely, and when the sun hits it at just the right angle, there it is; an enigmatic echo of deep red. Read More

Rare Species: Jaguar XKR175 and XJ Supersport

by Affluent Magazine

Rare Species: Jaguar XKR175 and XJ Supersport Jaguar has a rich history of offering customers highly-collectible, highly-personalized limited edition models. Perhaps the very first example of a true limited edition Jaguar was the 1938 SS100 Coupe. The brand built just one. Many of the legendary Jaguars in the company’s storied past were in fact limited editions Read More

Symphony Etiquette: Protocol of the Hall

by Joy Weaver

Symphony Etiquette: Protocol of the Hall If you are a patron member of your local symphony, or if it is your obligatory duty to attend a concert just once a year, it is of utmost importance to help enhance the experience and not be an embarrassment to yourself and everyone around you without even knowing it. Good concert etiquette helps both the audience have a wonderful musical experience and helps the musicians perform to the best of their ability. Read More
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