Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Marketing for Dummies

    We all know that with todays high tech gadgets and Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn and so on- That marketing your name and your product have become more challenging. In this age of impersonal, never have to speak to your customers, digital society...The personal touch can make all the difference.
   I happen to be 'Old School'. I was brought up in a family of salesmen that all swore by the "Rules Of Three".~ Three seconds. Three feet. Three days. Three people.~
  I have personally used all these methods to my own advantage. I have also seen them draw a considerable amount of repeat business.
   Three Seconds- is all it takes to introduce yourself and get a plug in for you or your business. " Hi. I'm Katy and I run  Buffalo Gals Bakery & Country Store"
   Three Feet- Any who gets within three feet of you..introduce yourself. Take the opportunity to hand out a business card if you have one.
   Three Days- The absolute longest amount of time that should lapse after you tell someone you will call, and actually doing it. You should always make it a point to do call backs within three days. It conveys that you really are interested.
   Three People- the amount of people you should go out of your way to either introduce yourself to, or mention your product/business to each day.

   Using the Rules of Three makes great sense economically for marketing. It didn't cost you anything to implement! It keeps your name/products in peoples minds. It also builds trust and rapport in a way that an impersonal ad can never do.
   It's a great networking tool. Even if the initial contact does not want/use your product or service, that's an opportunity for you to ask them to pass your card  to, or refer you to someone they know who might
   In every situation there is an opportunity to apply at least one of the Rules of Three. The rules are simple, but effective.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fried Prairie Oysters

   Better know as Rocky Mountain Oysters...

Here is my very own recipe... It's pretty simple, really.....

     Find a bull. Talk to it nice and gentle. Gain it's trust. Do what you gotta do to the bull. Apologize and run like hell! Don't drop anything. Catch your breath.

    Remove the outer membrane covering the oysters. Cut each stone in two or three pieces, depending on the size.
    Do not laugh. You have already caused enough injury. Roll in flour. (Not you! The oysters)

    Heat olive oil or lard in skillet.
    Place oysters in skillet.

    Fry until meat is golden brown. Remove from skillet.
Drain off excess oil.
Feelin' Fancy? Garnish with bacon bits, chopped egg and parsley before serving.

   Eat fast. Keep a sharp eye out. Be ready to move at a moments notice.

Avoid using a red tablecloth.


Hands down the BEST place ever to get your RMO's is Bruces Bar in Severence CO!


Just an update on the Pioneer Woman

        A little while back The Center for Technology & Business sent Ree Drumond~ The Pioneer Woman~ a goodie box of North Dakota originals. It was partly to showcase what we can do and partly to invite her to come be a guest speaker here at the annual Womens Business Luncheon.
     One of my princess cut  Vintage Inspired Aprons was included!  Wouldn't she look fabulous in this one?
Unfortunately Ree was unable to make it. But...there's always 'next time'!
    I was looking forward to meeting her. It would seem we live parallel lives. Mine is on a much smaller scale though. HaHa!
       Aprons are available on my Etsy page  www.etsy.com/shop/madeintheprairieair  or by contacting me by email: sales@buffalogalsbakery.com