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If you are to stand out in your marketplace, you have to be original in nearly every aspect of your business. To do this, study your competition, understand what they are doing and make an effort to NOT be like them.

Home Electronic Systems,Inc.
(310) 837-5437
3344 Caroline Avenue
Culver City, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems
Brands
Samsung,Pioneer,Panasonic,Sony,JVCPro,Harman/Kardon,Marantz,Denon,Velodyne,Infinity,MordauntShort,DefinitiveTech,Niles,Triad,Sonance,Jamo,RTI,Panasonic Telephone, Avaya, , Xantech, Pro Connect,Panamax,APC, FUrman,Linksys,Netgear.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Richard Adams, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

Cinemaffect
(877) 426-9511
51 North Willard Ave.
San Jose, CA
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Furnishings, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems, Energy Management / LEED, Home Health, Service Repair, Preventative Maintenance, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Cinemaffect offers a wide variety of top-performing products at competitive prices.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- John White, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

The Custom Connection
(805) 938-1477
4590 Coachman Way
Santa Maria, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Control 4-Elan-Niles-Triad-Velodyne-Panamax-Panasonic-OnQ-Kef-Marantz-Adcom-BG-Panamax
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Brian Duncan, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

San Diego Sound and Video
(858) 536-8838
7909 Silverton Ave.Ste. #211
San Diego, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Pioneer Elite, Sunfire, Kaleidescape, Elan Home Systems, Home Logic Control Systems, Leon Custom Speakers, Atlantic Technology Speaker Systems, RTI Remote Controls, Cisco networks,
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- David Wood, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

Pavletich Electric & Communications, Inc.
(661) 589-9473
6308 Seven Seas Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems
Brands
Harmon Kardon JBL Audioplex Leviton
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dean Manning, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I- Ron Messick, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Hidden Connections, Inc. ~Founding Member~
(510) 865-3940
PMB 300/909 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Mellow Honek, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer

High Definition Designs
(707) 542-8450
PO Box 6166
Santa Rosa, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video, Telephone Systems
Brands
Gallo, Artison, Canton, Celestion, Energy, Jamo, KEF, MBQuart, NHT, Niles, Pinnacle, Polk, Rockustics, Sonance, Technomad, Velodyne, Adcom, Delphi, Denon, JVC, Nuvo, Panasonic, Pioneer, Yamaha, Xantech, Chief, Fujitsu, Optoma, Samsung Vutec
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Eliseo Pabon, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Signals Audio Video, Inc.
(310) 645-9855
126 Penn St.
El Segundo, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Satellite, Telephone Systems
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Tyler Blood, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Bobby Chavez, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Chris Harris, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jesse Howe, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Travis Kuhl, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Armando Vasquez, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Custom Media Connections
(310) 536-8500
P. O. Box 881395
Los Angeles, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Controls, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems
Brands
Atlantic Technologies, Da-Lite, Denon, Draper, Harman/Kardan, Hitachi, Infinity, Infocus, Jamo, JBL, Mordaunt-Short, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pinnacle, Pioneer, Proficient Audio, Russound, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, SpeakerCraft, Xantech, etc.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ed Lopez, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Connex A.D. Inc.
(818) 994-5252
7261 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Satellite, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Energy Management / LEED, Service Repair, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Crestron, Lutron, SpeakerCraft, Panasonic,GE security, Nevo, Anthem, Denon, Tantra, Genelec, Velodyne, RBH, Middle Atlantic, Triad, Kef, AirVac, Doorking, Douglas, D-box, Pronto
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dagoberto Bardales, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Caffeine for Your Voice — and E-Mail

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Jolt Your Sales With Better Voice and Email Communications By Brian Sullivan

So, what is the first thing you do (OK, second thing you do) when you get up in the morning? If you said, "Check voicemail and e-mail," then you are like the more than 34 million other salespeople and sales managers in the U.S. who have made e-mail and voicemail the principle way to communicate with colleagues and customers. Now just because we are all using the same form of communication, doesn't mean that our communication has to look, act, sound, and smell exactly the same. In fact, you need to try harder than ever to differentiate yourself from the competition. For example, does your voicemail greeting sound something like this? "Hi, you've reached the voicemail of _______, I can't take your call right now but if you would like to leave your name, number and a brief message, I will be sure to return your call as soon as I can. Have a great day."

Perhaps your greeting sounds EXACTLY like that. Guess what? You can guarantee that your competition's greeting sounds almost the same. An unoriginal voicemail greeting is only one example of how alike we have all become. So why is it that we expect different or even better results than our competition while we look, act and sound exactly like them? If you are to stand out in your marketplace, you have to be original in nearly every aspect of your business. To do this, study your competition, understand what they are doing and make an effort to NOT be like them.

Start with Voicemail

To create a voicemail greeting that gets a reaction from the person that is calling you, there are two ways to do this:

1. Create curiosity. For example, if you sell a product that is fast and saves your customers a ton of time, you might say: "Hi, sorry I can't take your call right now. I am probably with a client right now showing how our latest product can save him 60 minutes each day. When I call you back shortly, let me know if you would like to see if we could do the same for you." I assure you, if you get ten voicemails from potential customers that day, at least two will ask you about your voicemail and that time-saving product. And by doing so, they have invited you to give them more information about your solution. That means opportunity.

2. Create happiness, a chuckle or even laughter. Let's face it, we can all use a little jolt during the day. So give your callers a little emotional caffeine in your greeting. One way to do this is by sharing a ridiculous trivia fact like: "Did you know that every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie? Check back next week for more fun trivia." Now might that be a little goofy? Sure, but so what! It's original and you will get noticed. And those that get noticed most in business are the ones who get more business!

Next Electronic Tool to Originality is E-Mail

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