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Gary S. Hart
Works at Albemarle Ballet Theatre, Inc.
Lives in Crozet & Greenwood, VA
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I’d rather NOT be in Philadelphia; it ain't the city of brotherly or robot love. HitchBOT made it across Canada, the Nederland’s and Germany where it had a beer, but not Philly! Watch the video...
It was a robot part of a social experiment in how humans relate to machines taking a tour across the U.S, but hitchBOT met an untimely end in Philadelphia.
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Great tips for sales calls.  

#sales   #salestips  
Writing for speech is different from writing for print. Check out these tips for successful live presentations.
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Read some wonderful Father's Day Tributes to dads, grandads, husbands and father figures at +Tribute to Fathers. And please add your own. 

#fathersday   #fathersday2015  
 
Read some wanderful Father's Day Tributes to dads, grandads, husbands and father figures at +Tribute to Fathers. And please add your own. 

#fathersday   #fathersday2015  
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Happy Thanksgiving, wishing you and yours a functional day!
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An evocative perspective on the hidden cause behind Ferguson by the brilliant "Sales Guy" +Jim Keenan 
Ferguson is about the American Dream and why the black community has been unable to embrace it, to understand Ferguson requires understanding the American Dream
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Intriguing thoughts here, +Gary S. Hart . Several years ago I became aware of a pastor named Thabiti Anyabwile, a black man who converted from Islam to Christianity. He eventually moved from his native Washington D.C. home to take over as Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cayman Island. At a Pastor's conference he gave a talk on race that is one of the most brilliant insights that I have ever heard. I have it on mp3 and I'll send it to you, Gary. Meanwhile, http://www.christianpost.com/news/after-michael-brown-tragedy-dc-pastor-wonders-if-hell-be-the-next-black-dad-approaching-a-white-sheet-stained-with-his-sons-blood-125175/
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Now we have a National Day day to celebrate having national days. 
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Googles Independence Day Doodle disappointed me. Today represents the real American dream: freedom from tyranny and the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness for all people, not a mere day at the beach. 

Imagine if the idealistic authors of the Declaration of Independence had not fought and beat one the most powerful nations in history.
 
You can do better Google. You owe your freedom and respect to those people. 

#july4th   #julyfourth   #independenceday   #independenceday2015  
Fourth of July #GoogleDoodle
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Three years ago, +Kena Herod and I created a place to post Tributes to Fathers. Your Google+ friends and neighbors shared personal, heartfelt and wonderful stories about their fathers, husbands, grandfathers and mentors. Please read, share, comment and if you feel moved, share your own #TributeToFathers  or men who have had a positive influence your life.
 
#fathersday   #fathersday2015  
A perpetual tribute of gratitude for the fathers and father figures in our life.
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December 7th, 1941, A Date Which Will Live in Infamy. -FDR 

President Roosevelt new that terrible time would eventually fade from our memories and that we would lock them away way in that secret box we put things those things that hurt. When we do that, we lock something else important away with it. 

I remember the front page of the NY Times, Daily News and magazines covered with images and headlines. TV and radio played FDR's words. They reminded us to unlock the box and take out those terrible memories so that we would continue guarding against complacency that allows history to repeat itself.  

And then one day about fifteen years ago, the reminders on the front pages, TV and radio were absent. No replays of FDR's proclamation that this was an infamous date. You see, when we lock away memories like Pearl Harbor and WWII and 9/11, our gratitude for those great people who fought for us stay locked away too. 

Most of us don't want to think about bad memories. Why should we? It's painful. Most of us want to think about the things that make us feel good. We want to enjoy the peace and freedom that we have without someone like me throwing guilt on the table to remember that which we enjoy was preserved by millions who sacrificed, suffered and died defending us from a few of vicious tyrants and their minions who fought to turn our peace and freedom into fear and oppression. 

Last weekend was Thanksgiving and today is another thanksgiving. We're thankful Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini were defeated. And we're thankful for the people who fought against them for us. 

During the football game, Nutcracker here at Sally's school, in church, at your brunch or wherever you're relaxing or playing, take December 7th out of the box and be thankful for the people who paid for your peaceful day and then put it back in the box.

I found this Pearl Harbor's survivors' commemoration in a corner of Reuters this morning:

#pearlharbor   #WWII  
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+Doug S, one could say something similar about what Americans did to Native Americans. The lesson to be learned is stopping tyranny, not car manufacturers. And your stereotype remark is the bigoted racist divisive stuff that destroys society.    
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Happy Thanksgiving to our Men and Women in Service

While we share our gratitude for our abundance of family, friends, food, fun-filled lives and football, let's take a moment to thank those wonderful folks who maintain our peace, safety and freedom.

#thanksgiving   #military   #militaryfamilies  
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Provocation is my vocation | Multuplies Sales | Stalled Sales Prevention Expert | Increased sales 800% over 5 years
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Gary Hart led an 800% sales increase over a five-year span for a manufacturing technology company. As VP of Sales & Marketing, Gary accomplished this with continuous sales process and strategy improvements, coaching and exploitation of their CRM. The company maintained a competitive edge while leveraging the constantly changing market and economy. His team was recognized as the top sales team in the industry.

As an advertising account executive, Gary landed major marketing campaigns such as Toyota’s Import Car of the Year Award. His diversity of accounts included Avis, Cartier, Del Webb and Ideal Toy.

Gary built his own manufacturing technology sales company into an industry leader. In 1998, Gary founded TFORI Inc., a sales enhancement company that developed an industry specific sales and marketing CRM for small business.

Gary is a lifelong student of sales. His obsession for multiplying sales with sales process, strategy and messaging improvement borders a rather healthy addiction. He was a guest instructor for the Dale Carnegie Institute and was a key note speaker to numerous associations.

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Sales Improvement Specialist
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  • Albemarle Ballet Theatre, Inc.
    CXO, 2004 - present
  • SalesDuJour
    President, 2006 - present
  • Studio For The Performing Arts (SFTPA)
    CXO, 2006 - present
    SFTPA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that provides need-based dance scholarships and produces family oriented dance productions. Over $60K in scholarships have been provided to over fifty children since the programs inception. SFTPA is based in Crozet, VA.
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Great people making good food with many local products. I've never been disappointed.
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reviewed a year ago
Small rooms, mediocre service. The desk was understaffed at check in. There were no outlets near the beds. The complimentary breakfast was a poor version of low end hotels and indicative of what you can expect from your stay. Green bananas. The waffle irons overcooked and burned the waffles. There were no cups for the batter and no spray. Lousy bagels, white bread and mini muffins. Machine made coffee.
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reviewed a year ago
Our last visit was our very last visit. We've been going to Devil's Backbone since they opened. A few years ago, during the economic downturn, the quality of the food declined from very to good and leveled. The service is okay and the views are the best part of the experience. My wife and I were running errands in the area and ordered some food to go. Our "Pulled Pork Samich" was missing the pork, they forgot to pack a root beer and there were 4 or 5 French fries. They insisted the pork was packed separately, but we did not have it. The chef barehanded a fistful of fries and tossed them in the container. When I asked why he did not use a glove or scoop, he laughed at me. They packed the pork and I had to ask for our root beer again. No apology was given. I called the manager, left a message and never heard back. It's really a shame because they were much better once and it could be an excellent pub. If you want a beer or drink and views, and don't mind mediocre service you won’t be disappointed.
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reviewed 2 years ago
I'm a 60 year old career sales executive and entrepreneur. This ranks with the worst buying experiences of my life, right up there with phony watch hawks in Times Square. We purchased a new 10-piece All-Clad set for our daughter's birthday. Upon inspecting the set the day it arrived, we found 2 pots scuffed on the bottom. I contacted Lauren Whiteside, a member of this family owned company. Lauren was very helpful and said she would send an exchange. I was leaving for a one-month vacation and concerned about holding the pieces until I returned. Lauren assured me this would not be a problem and she confirmed our agreement by email. After returning from vacation, I inspected the replacement pieces, and shipped the two damage pots back. Two days later, Shaun, their customer service manager emailed me that the returned items had been used and they do not accept returns of used items. We never used any of the items in the set. Everything is in the original packing. We have documentation and photos. After a heated conversation, in which I was basically called a liar, I tried to remedy by email with no change. Lauren never responded to any of the emails. He refused to put Lauren on the phone or she refused to get on the call, I'm not sure although I assume the former. They charged over $500 for the two replacement items to my credit card. MetroKitchen stated they are returning the two damaged items to me and expect me to keep the replacement pots as well. We only paid $549 for the whole set – nearly double the price. Hopefully our credit card company will work this out. We are filing complaints with the BBB, FTC and a claim for mail fraud.
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The nicest, most helpful people I've had the pleasure to deal with at a FedEx Office. I was travelling and having difficulties with some documents. They took excellent care of me.
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reviewed 2 years ago
They create beautiful flower arrangements and their wonderful staff provides consistently provides excellent service.
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Ordered 2 bottles of Courvoisier XO online 12/3/12. Excellent price and free FedEx ground shipping. Received my order on 12/5/13. Excellent packing, no problems, perfect.
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