Two Years After 60 Minutes Launched The Hoodia Industry – Is Authentic Hoodia Really Available?

In November 2004 Leslie Stahl of CBS News 60 Minutes went to South Africa, ate some Hoodia and
proclaimed “no desire to eat or drink the entire day. I’d have to say it did work” and unintentionally
launched a red hot Hoodia supplement industry.In case you have a terrific spam filter – here is the 411 on Hoodia. Hoodia Gordonii is
a succulent plant that grows in South Africa. The SAN Bushmen have chewed on Hoodia for close
to 1,000 years to reduce their appetite while on long hunting trips. Hoodia is now a highly
sought after plant for it ability to suppress appetite. In fact, Hoodia Gordonii is in such
high demand it is considered a protected plant and can only be exported with a special permit
from the government of South Africa (a CITES permit).It has now been almost two years since Hoodia as an appetite suppressant burst onto the diet
scene so let’s recap what has happened in the past 2 years.
A cure for lonely email boxes – Hoodia Spam!

A plant from South Africa that could suppress appetite and had the endorsement of Leslie Stahl – this
was just too much for the spammers to resist. The spammers of the world somehow found time
in their busy schedule of spamming about Viagra and casinos to send a few million spams about
Hoodia supplements. If you had been concerned that you just didn’t get enough emails – you
can thank the Hoodia spammers for solving your problems.
Turns out everyone in world really wants to help the SAN Bushmen

The SAN Bushmen discovered Hoodia and are supposed to get a percentage of any
legitimate Hoodia sales. If you believe all the websites – everyone is a friend of
the Bushmen and paying them handsome royalties. Strange how with all this love and promise
of money the SAN Bushmen have seen almost no royalties at all.
In a breakthrough of science – more Hoodia has been sold than grown.

Amazingly, more Hoodia has been sold in supplement form than has ever been grown and
exported from South Africa. Every company claims to have authentic pure Hoodia from
South Africa, so the only possible answer is a scientific breakthrough that allows you
to have more Hoodia than actually exist in the world. If they just apply this to
food, I guess we could end world hunger.
Hoodia is free* (*as long as you are willing to pay $99 a month for the rest of your life).

New Hoodia sites appear everyday offering a free supply of Hoodia. Of course “free”
is a relative term. It turns out it is only free for 5 days, then you are billed $99 every
month until you cancel. Don’t worry – canceling is easy – you just need to call their
non-existent phone number and speak to a friendly non-existent customer service rep.
Over 200 Hoodia Products have been featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes and The Today Show.

If you believe all the Hoodia web sites that say “As Seen on Oprah, 60 Minutes and
The Today Show” there would be over 200 Hoodia products featured on those shows. It must make
for a long segment when you need to endorse all of those products. Of course, none of those
shows have ever recommended any Hoodia supplement by name, but that is
just a minor point.
Authentic Lab Tested Hoodia is available

Given the terrible state of the Hoodia supplement industry it may be most surprising
to learn that authentic lab tested Hoodia Gordonii from South Africa is available and
effective. Companies such as Alkemists Labs have developed independent lab tests that
can determine if a Hoodia supplement is authentic or not. Unfortunately, the majority of companies
selling Hoodia do not perform Alkemists lab tests.So, was Leslie Stahl crazy? Is the whole Hoodia business a scam? No, not at all you just
need to do your research to make sure the Hoodia you buy is actually lab tested Hoodia
Gordonii from South Africa. Try searching Google for “Alkemists Hoodia Lab Test” and
you will find the few reputable companies that are selling authentic, lab tested, Hoodia from
South Africa.

High Ticket Products – 4 Foundational Principles of High Ticket Marketing

High ticket products can earn you a lot of money if you are able to set up systems in place. But just having systems is not enough if you do not understand the foundational principles of high ticket marketing. There are 4 principles – attraction, permission, relationship, and marketing funnel. Here is a brief overview of each.

1. Attraction marketing: This is the principle of branding yourself as an expert so that you attract your prospects to you instead of searching for them. If you go after prospects trying to sell your products, you are only perceived as a salesman and there is no respect for a salesman. However, if you are giving away information and solutions to your prospects, then they consider you as an expert and go by your recommendations. It becomes easier to sell your products as an expert.

2. Permission marketing: The second principle that goes with the principle or attraction is that of permission. You never sell to your prospect; you only take their permission to offer them useful information. People might refuse your product but they will not refuse free information or solution to their problems. So once you get their permission, you can develop a relationship with them.

3. Relationship building: Why do you need to build a relationship when your intention is only to sell? Those who think like this are very narrow minded. They do not realize that it is far more costly to get a new prospect than it is to maintain them. When you have relationship with hundreds of prospects, then you have a captive set of people to whom you can market your products. You do not need to search for new prospects for every new product you launch. Therefore relationship is important. You build relationship by building trust and you develop trust by giving quality advice.

4. Marketing funnel: People do not buy high ticket products instantly. They need to be sure that you are offering good quality products. Therefore, you need to set up a marketing funnel in order to move prospects to higher levels of trust. Start by offering them information in the form of emails and articles or blog posts. Next tell them about some of the affiliate products you like and get them to buy them. Finally offer them the opportunity to work with you in your business or sell them the high ticket products. The marketing funnel is a proven system of selling high ticket products.

If you learn and apply these 4 principles in your business, you will definitely see an increase in your high ticket sales.

The Importance of Workplace Safety Posters

Workplace safety posters play an important role in effective safety communications, safety precautions and safety warnings to workers. It is one kind of safety communication. Their applications in chemical industries are very common where various potential hazards present.

Safety regulations and legal require the use of workplace safety posters. Generally, these posters have to be placed in workplaces where hazards exist. They warn workers about specific hazards that accompany their jobs and naturally appear in such workplaces.

Government or Department of Labor in each country has may already established the required workplace safety posters. And in some cases, the government has prepared these printed posters that can be used directly.

When the safety regulation requires such posters application, there will be certain penalties or fines for violations. In general, the employers will be fined when workers get injured due to lack of safety posters as required by the regulations.

Some employers may think that these posters for workplace are only devoted for the workers or employees. But, actually they are wrong. These posters are purposed to protect both workers and employers.

Employers would not responsible for any incident happen in the workplace if they have applied the required posters. As an example is the usage of eye goggle. When the employers have displayed the poster of eye goggle according to the regulation, then when worker or employee gets injured by chemical splash without using eye goggle, the employer does not responsible. The reverse condition is also applied.

However, before displaying any safety posters in the workplaces, always bear in mind that these posters should be relevant, clear and to the point. Use only common words and communicative images or pictures to get workers’ attention.