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What can be more fun than a room full of 80-somethings?

I am not sure.

But I just delivered a talk to a room full of people ALL of them old enough to be my parents. And I am old.

My buddy, Rick, delivers talks on various topics to retirement homes. He gets paid to do them.

He is gone and asked me to fill in for him today to talk about going to a place I have never been before.

Ooooohhhhkaaay?!

Rick will offer to pay and I will refuse. He's my friend.

This room of 30-40 80- and 90-somethings teased me, laughed at me, interrupted me and laughed with me. I had to finish before a specific time so they could go to their Champagne Celebration. Nobody wanted to miss it ... until I had to stop.

"Are you stopping?! But ... what about...? When will you be back?" and other such encouraging questions.

Great fun speaking to this crowd...and for nothing.

So, what will you do for nothing? Just because you are asked.
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Your question implies something that is normally considered 'work' vs. something like traveling, eating, watching movies, or considered more recreational.

That goes back to the classic success question - if money was no object, what would you do?

I would still love speaking and writing, working with creative entrepreneurs, developing entertainment projects.

There are people I wouldn't work with for almost any money, but I've had clients that I enjoyed chatting with and spending time with.
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@jycmba

Right... what will you do that you normally would get paid for?

But that sentence wouldn't fit in the title box. 8-(
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@Steve will do Meetups for free.

I will do a lot of those for free ...
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Preach, play trumpet for benefits, fix a close friend's computer...
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developing entertainment projects
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cm_hazelwood private msg quote post Address this user
Help a friend move, fix some of the content on a friend's website, help with a newsletter ...
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I would gladly share some marketing tips. Make some suggestions about how a restaurant may increase sales. Items to add to the menu to try. What a company may put on their business cards, oppose to their picture, etc.
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Will Rogers said, "It's not what you can ask, it's what you can get?"

Maybe a better or at least different way to ask this question is, "What will people pay you do for them?"

These days most people expect something for nothing from the get go.
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Unless they are close friends or really driven to learn, most people (or maybe I should say a lot of people)tend not to appreciate free stuff. If they have to work hard for something (or pay a lot) they tend to appreciate it more.

Offer some tastes for free, but then charge for in-depth work.

Just some thoughts...
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@fredhoot

Not only do you get what you pay for ... you also value what you pay for.
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jycmba private msg quote post Address this user
There's definitely something to price affecting perception - things like the wine industry and diamonds are based on this principle.
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We once had a very nice futon that we didn't want to throw away. We put it on Craigslist for a couple of weeks. No response.

I told my wife to put a price tag of $100 on it. It was gone in one day.
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That's what I get for starting my futon search at $100!
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@fredhoot

And I have a lamp for $2000. Are you interested @fredhoot ? 8=)
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I started my lamp search at $1. i learn fast ;-)
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@fredhoot Thanks
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