Merry Christmas from Knapp Consultants!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Knapp Consultants!

During this Holiday Season we send love, peace, joy and prosperity to you and yours! We hope your days are filled with happy times surrounded by loving family and good friends! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013!
Thank you for allowing us to serve you over the years. We appreciate your preference and your friendship!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Knapp Consultants!


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Year Round Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude lessons

“Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t.”
–Unknown

As another wonderful year of growth, learning, good times and great experiences with good friends, loving family and amazing clients comes to a close I like to take time to just reflect and experience a moment of gratitude and share it with you. I’ve learned over the years that life is much more enjoyable when I take time to feel grateful for all the wonderful blessings that come my way. Now sometimes those blessings might come disguised as challenges or life lessons that push us outside our comfort zone and into that sometimes difficult space of expanding our horizons and becoming greater people. It isn’t until we have passed the test, learned the lesson and grown from that experience that we are able to see it as a blessing.

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“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.”
–Ruth Ann Schabacker

Gratitude isn’t something only reserved for Thanksgiving or the month of November. It’s something we should focus on daily and experience with our heart and minds as well as our spirit. Gratitude is something that we share with others as we receive good from them and express appreciation for that positive exchange. It’s something invaluable in building relationships in the business world, in family settings and of course in friendships that last a lifetime! Gratitude is a necessary element in living a happy, fulfilled and joyful life. It’s very difficult to go through life feeling sorry for yourself or depressed because things didn’t go your way when you take the time to count your blessings every morning.

The amazing thing about gratitude is that it’s extremely contagious! The domino effect created by gratitude has the power to transform the energy in a business environment, a home or among a group of connected people in any setting. If you close your eyes and think of one thing that you are extremely grateful for in your life what happens? Do it now and see…. close your eyes – feel the gratitude and I guarantee a big smile immediately overcomes you and this rush of joy fills your inner space. There is healing in feeling gratitude and it’s powers are amazing.

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

This year I have so much to be grateful for… I published a wonderful book with five amazing women that have given me so much in life to be happy and grateful about! The Six Figures book has been an incredible, inspiring journey that I wish to share with everyone who will pick up the book and read it! I have spent beautiful moments with loving family that have warmed my heart and lifted my soul to new levels. I have stretched myself professionally am learning to go above and beyond – experiencing new avenues and learning how to do more, be more and give more while earning more, of course! I have had the opportunity to teach and share my knowledge and wisdom and touch people in ways that years ago I only dreams of. What an amazing opportunity it is to be a teacher and add enrichment to someone’s life!

Probably one of the most exiting and wonderful experiences here lately was my Stockings 4 Kids program. I had days of blessing after blessings as friends, family and fellow networking professionals reached out and gave from their heart and pocketbook to this beautiful cause of making Christmas special for so many children in need. We had an incredible turnout of young elves helping us stuff 1,000 stockings and so many helpful parents and individual that made this incredible and amazing program a wonderful success this year!

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“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

So today I want to invite you to make it a goal for this coming New Year 2013 to experience an Attitude of Gratitude on some level every single day of the year! You can put up thoughts on gratitude on post-it-notes around your home and office. Carry around a gratitude rock in your pocket or start a gratitude journal and write it in every day. Share positive gratitude quotes on facebook and twitter. Express your gratitude to those around you as often as possible. Show your gratitude to your clients, co-workers and employees and create that positive gratitude environment in your work place. Tell your friends, family and loved ones just how lucky and blessed you are to have them in your life. This time next year take a moment to reflect and see what a difference gratitude can make in your life!

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life.  And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law:  the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Lee Knapp is a successful national Motivational Speaker, Author, Sales Trainer and Business Consultant living in the Southwest Florida area. For more than 24 years, Lee Knapp has been sharing her motivational messages designed to reinforce strengths, redesign game plans and help individuals live their life to the fullest. Her secret to success is her vast experience, her incredible passion, her contagiously positive energy and her unique personal touch that reaches employees and customers alike. If you would like to have Lee speak at one of your upcoming events please feel free to contact her by calling 239-481-8557 or emailing her at Lee@LeeKnapp.com or visiting her website at www.LeeKnapp.com.

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Amazing Stockings 4 Kids Update!

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Thank you to so many of you who have contributed to Stockings 4 Kids. I am thrilled with the positive response and hope to increase our goals for 2013. Some people had difficulty with the “donate button” or don’t use a Paypal account.

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Here is the mailing information if you wish to mail your donation: Please make your check to Stockings 4 Kids and mail c/o Lee Knapp, 5260 Harborage Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Again, thank you for your consideration and support.

Click on the red button below or click here to make a donation to Stockings 4 Kids!

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Download the poster honoring our generous sponsors click here.

Lee and Elves2I am happy to share that we gained two new sponsors:

  • Dr. Debra Fett Desmond of Dermatology Solutions in Fort Myers
  • Scott Fischer of Fischer Enterprises in Fort Myers

Their generosity put us over the $10,000 mark, which is fantastic. We are moving right along and only need $2,000 to hit our goal.

On Saturday, Erin and Craig Nelson (Rapid Print) along with their sons, Connor and Austin plus Kelly Evers and her three darling little elves, Justin, Lauren, and Paige, decorated our Santa’s Workshop at the United Mechanical & Synergy Air headquarters. It is looking fantastic and ready for all our enthusiastic elves to arrive this Saturday and Sunday … December 8,9th, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Just think, Kids helping Kids will be stuffing 1,000 Christmas stockings for less fortunate children.

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Here’s who will be receiving a total of 1,000 beautiful 19″ Christmas stockings:

Dr. Piper Center – (250 stockings), Children’s Home Society – (150 stockings), Big Brothers/Big Sisters – (110 stockings), Salvation Army – (100 stockings), CCMI Soup Kitchen - (70 stockings), Child Care Center – (70 stockings), Café of Life – (60 stockings), Children’s Advocacy Center -( 60 stockings), Act Shelter – (45 stockings), Healthy Choice Ministries – (45 stockings), Community Pregnancy Clinics – (40 stockings)

To everyone who has contributed the cash, time and effort, I hope you feel the love in your heart that the 1,000 children will be sending out to you on Christmas day.

Lee Knapp, Founder
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Lee Knapp is a successful national Motivational Speaker, Author, Sales Trainer and Business Consultant living in the Southwest Florida area. For more than 24 years, Lee Knapp has been sharing her motivational messages designed to reinforce strengths, redesign game plans and help individuals live their life to the fullest. Her secret to success is her vast experience, her incredible passion, her contagiously positive energy and her unique personal touch that reaches employees and customers alike. If you would like to have Lee speak at one of your upcoming events please feel free to contact her by calling 239-481-8557 emailing her at Lee@LeeKnapp.com or visiting her website at www.LeeKnapp.com.

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Knapp Consultants
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Happy Thanksgiving!

The things that matter most in our lives are not the things we’ve acquired along the way but rather the treasure chest of moments, memories, and experiences shared with the people we love. It’s so important to take the time to really focus on the many blessings that have come our way – friendships, experiences, laughter, happy moments, good feelings, joyous opportunities, etc…

I wish all my special friends a very Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.  Lee Knapp  

10 THINGS TO DO ON THANKSGIVING BESIDES EAT …

  1. Give Thanks and a special blessing around the dinner table
  2. Hug everybody who comes to your home
  3. Share a special Thanksgiving memory around the dinner table
  4. Let your family & guests know how much you care about them … have a wine first
  5. After dinner go for a family walk or take the dog
  6. Share family fun by playing a  game or watching a family movie
  7. Laugh a lot and hug everyone again … why not?
  8. Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade … it’s a tradition
  9. Do something physical after dinner … work off the turkey
  10. Watch football … as a last resort

10 THINGS NOT TO DO ON THANKSGIVING DAY …

  1. Drink too much … people are watching
  2. Overdo the hugging thing
  3. The Splits
  4. Be negative about anything or anyone
  5. Fall asleep at the dinner table
  6. Get stuck cleaning up in the kitchen
  7. Give all your leftovers to your guests to take home
  8. The Limbo or dance on the table
  9. Forget to thank the cook … many times
  10. Drop the turkey

Lee Knapp is a successful national Motivational Speaker, Author, Sales Trainer and Business Consultant living in the Southwest Florida area. For more than 24 years, Lee Knapp has been sharing her motivational messages designed to reinforce strengths, redesign game plans and help individuals live their life to the fullest. Her secret to success is her vast experience, her incredible passion, her contagiously positive energy and her unique personal touch that reaches employees and customers alike. If you would like to have Lee speak at one of your upcoming events please feel free to contact her by calling             239-481-8557 emailing her at Lee@LeeKnapp.com or visiting her website at www.LeeKnapp.com.

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Knapp Consultants
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Are you Elf Material?

Would You Like To Brighten Christmas Day For A Child?

Stockings 4 Kids will be providing Christmas stockings to 1,000 children in SW Florida on Christmas Day. Your $10 donation will fill a stocking for a child. The stockings will be provided to United Way charities such as the CCMI Soup Kitchen, Children’s Advocacy Center, Café of Life, Mobile Soup Kitchen in Bonita, East United Way House, Act Shelter Home and more.

I have solicited the help of about 20 Elves who will be helping me collect dollars to fill 1,000 Christmas Stockings for less fortunate children this Christmas.

This is a program I started a number of years ago and has grown each year through the generosity of our community.

We will be delivering the stockings to various United Way Charities throughout SW Florida. Each stocking will cost us $10. Many people have really enjoyed the spirit of giving by purchasing stockings for children.

In addition, this year we are focused on the message of “Children Helping Children” and we will have “little elves” join us at Santa’s Workshop to help prepare and stuff the stockings. We also have “Teen Elves” to assist the “little elves” while stuffing the stockings. I believe we are never too young to share in the spirit of helping others. Just the thought of 1,000 children receiving a lovely Christmas Stocking fills my heart with joy.

GREAT NEWSStockings 4 Kids received an incredible donation of almost $3,000 from the very generous Quality Service Pros group! We need to raise about $11,000 to really reach our giving goal so YOUR help is needed now! Please like our fanpage for the latest updates and click below to make your donation now.

Your generosity can help bring the spirit of Christmas into a child’s heart. For more information please contact: Lee Knapp (239-481-8557)

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Lee Knapp is a successful national Motivational Speaker, Author, Sales Trainer and Business Consultant living in the Southwest Florida area. For more than 24 years, Lee Knapp has been sharing her motivational messages designed to reinforce strengths, redesign game plans and help individuals live their life to the fullest. Her secret to success is her vast experience, her incredible passion, her contagiously positive energy and her unique personal touch that reaches employees and customers alike. If you would like to have Lee speak at one of your upcoming events please feel free to contact her by calling 239-481-8557 emailing her at Lee@LeeKnapp.com or visiting her website at www.LeeKnapp.com.

Lee Knapp
Knapp Consultants
Phone: 239-481-8557
www.LeeKnapp.com
www.SixFiguresBook.com
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Starting your Day with P.M.A.

Over the years we have come to understand that having a positive attitude helps us enjoy each day more and allows us to better cope with the daily grind of life. Optimism helps us avoid worry and of course negative thinking, which brings us down. Having a positive mental attitude will bring positive changes into our life, and will make us happier and more successful. Who doesn’t want happiness and success right?

We’ve also learned that developing a positive mental attitude can be a challenge in and of it’s self. Certainly, this positive state of mind that is well worth developing and strengthening. Well our business team is what makes or breaks the success of our business so it’s very important to make sure that your work environment is positive and everyone in your team is focused on this as well. That’s why we have developed a program for exactly this!

“STARTING YOUR DAY WITH A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE”

  • Is It Time For A Checkup From The Neck Up?
  • You Make The Difference ~ It’s About Choices!
  • Look out! Attitudes are contagious.

“Experience the Power of Compliments”

Lee Knapp, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant, has the ability to motivate people and turn them into “achieving believers”! Her hands-on front line executive experience in sales and management development with major companies has provided her with the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to develop highly successful people.

Call Lee NOW to see who needs a CHECK UP FROM THE NECK UP in your company! In the meantime here’s something to get you started on the path to a Positive and Successful Attitude.

In Dale Carnegie’s “How To Win Friends and Influence People” he shares some great insight on how you can cultivate a positive mental attitude  Make sure you practice these habit daily because as Zig Ziglar says. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” and the same thing is true with cultivating a positive mental attitude.

  1. Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health and hope
  2. Never try to get even with your enemies
  3. Expect ingratitude
  4. Count your blessings – not your troubles
  5. Do not imitate others
  6. Try to profit from your losses
  7. Create happiness for others

Lee Knapp is a successful national Motivational Speaker, Author, Sales Trainer and Business Consultant living in the Southwest Florida area. For more than 24 years, Lee Knapp has been sharing her motivational messages designed to reinforce strengths, redesign game plans and help individuals live their life to the fullest. Her secret to success is her vast experience, her incredible passion, her contagiously positive energy and her unique personal touch that reaches employees and customers alike. If you would like to have Lee speak at one of your upcoming events please feel free to contact her by calling   239-481-8557 emailing her at Lee@LeeKnapp.com or visiting her website at www.LeeKnapp.com.

Lee Knapp
Knapp Consultants
Phone: 239-481-8557
www.LeeKnapp.com
www.SixFiguresBook.com
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“CREATING A COMPANY SALES CULTURE”

A Motivational Sales Development Program

Building team awareness around the value of having a company sales culture will bring greater sales results, happier employees, and generate solid customer relationships.

What can you do to help every employee feel like an important part of your company growth and your sales success? Every team member makes the difference. Every employee is in sales and every employee is in business for the customer. Let’s get the entire team “on the bus” driving sales and growing the business. We all know that nothing happens until we sell something.

Lee Knapp is passionate about helping people achieve sales success. She shares proven techniques and ideas in her “Creating a Company Sales Culture” sales development message that helps people see the light at the end of the tunnel and move forward with renewed energy, enthusiasm, and increased sales results. Call Lee today to have a complimentary meeting to learn how you can create exactly this for your company! No charge, just pick up the phone and call 239-481-8557!

“CREATING A COMPANY SALES CULTURE”

  • Creating a sales culture that generates new business and reinforces customer relationships
  • Your sales success begins and ends between your ears. Everyone is aware of your attitude. It’s always showing
  • Positioning you and your business to go above and beyond your competition?
  • Effectively qualifying your customers; what are their real needs and how are your solutions matching up?
  • Selling value versus price. Price only becomes an issue in the absence of value.
  • Closing the sale begins with “hello.” Starting and ending with pizzaz

Everyone is part of the sales team …

  • Prepare to focus on the customer and their needs.
  • Remember, without customers, you don’t have a business.
  • Reinforce the importance of each job description in the company.
  • Listen like you care to both the internal and external customers.
  • Tune up your positive attitude. Customers will like it.
  • Believe and be prepared to sell your company beliefs.
  • Update your product/service knowledge regularly.
  • Be prepared to share creative solutions for your customers needs.
  • Take notes when speaking with customers. Don’t rely on memory.
  • Script responses to your most common questions and objections.
  • Visualize success and turn up your energy and enthusiasm.

Your company will be remembered …

  • Focus on the customer and their needs.
  • Sell the value of the benefits and how they meet customers needs.
  • Begin with the most important benefits first and continue in descending order of importance to the customer.
  • Cut the fluff and stay with the meat of your message. Don’t ramble.
  • Company background should be meaningful, specific, and credible.
  • Present appropriate marketing materials for the customer.
  • Ask questions that create two-way communication.
  • Show the customers that you value and respect them and their needs.

You’re memorable when you …

  • Focus on the customer and their needs.
  • Make it easy for the customer to buy. Keep it simple.
  • Make sure you are talking with the decision makers.
  • Let your enthusiasm and energy shine. It’s contagious.
  • Maintain your confidence, professionalism, and share your knowledge.
  • Don’t use industry jargon – keep it simple.
  • Share your attention, eye contact, and smiles with everyone.
  • Confirm your follow-up action steps to move the sale forward.
  • Don’t lose control of the follow-up action. YOU call them back.
  • Send a thank you note, regardless of the meeting results.

Lee Knapp is a successful national Motivational Speaker, Author, Sales Trainer and Business Consultant living in the Southwest Florida area. For more than 24 years, Lee Knapp has been sharing her motivational messages designed to reinforce strengths, redesign game plans and help individuals live their life to the fullest. Her secret to success is her vast experience, her incredible passion, her contagiously positive energy and her unique personal touch that reaches employees and customers alike. If you would like to have Lee speak at one of your upcoming events please feel free to contact her by calling  239-481-8557 emailing her at Lee@LeeKnapp.com or visiting her website at www.LeeKnapp.com.

Lee Knapp
Knapp Consultants
Phone: 239-481-8557
www.LeeKnapp.com
www.SixFiguresBook.com
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