Is Cola Really Bad for Your Health?

Hi everyone!

Hope you’re all having a great “health” month! I hear that many of you are implementing the Health “buddy week” this week! Can’t wait to hear about it!

Jason’s been doing all the posting lately since I’ve been so busy writing—but I came across some information that I thought you’d be interested in considering the Powerful Word of the Month is Health! Remember- the more we educate children about health and healthy choices, the better choices they will make when no adults are available to supervise!

We have known from previous studies that Cola is connected to an increase in diabetes, cavities, and weight. But there’s more! Did you know that it is also correlated with an increase in kidney problems?

New information just came out about the negative side of Cola in the Journal of Epidemiology. It’s was detailed in the New York Times yesterday.

Here’s a quote:

“In a study published in the journal Epidemiology, the team compared the dietary habits of 465 people with chronic kidney disease and 467 healthy people. After controlling for various factors, the team found that drinking two or more colas a day — whether artificially sweetened or regular — was linked to a twofold risk of chronic kidney disease.”

Want to read the whole article? Here it is:

Warm regards,

Dr. Robyn

Building Your School Automatically – Growth for Schools, Studios and Gyms

During one of my marketing tele-coaching calls yesterday, one of my clients asked me the question, “Jason, if you could do JUST ONE THING to help grow your school without investing a lot of time, effort or money, what would it be?”

That’s an easy one – you’ve gotta put your lead generation onto autopilot. The least expensive and least painful way of doing this is by adding an autoresponder to your website. An auto-responder is a tool that will automatically build your e-mail list and then send consistent and timely e-mails to your clients and prospects for you. You do have to do some work…however, it’s minimal and it’s all in the setup!

Imagine this, an interested person goes to your site, enters their name and e-mail so they can get more info about your facility. Immediately they get an e-mail from you with some helpful information about your school and an irresistible offer for them to take advantage of. Now here’s the cool part…depending upon how you set it up initially, that person will then continue to receive e-mails from you at timed intervals – say once per week. This is all done while you are focusing on other areas of your business…and your life!

If you haven’t already done so, implement this system TODAY! Also, please check out the links on the side of this blog that say “business resources” and “business tools” as I have found them all extremely helpful in growing our business(es).

Have a POWerful Day!

Jason M. Silverman

Congrats to Dr. Robyn Silverman of POWerful Words Character Development

Dr. Robyn has just recently found out that she will be performing as Rosie in the upcoming Musical Theater production of Bye, Bye Birdie in Randolph, Massachusetts at the end of March / beginning of April of this year.

Not sure how many of you actually know that our very own Dr. Robyn is a classically trained singer and boy does she have some amazing pipes! Recently she’s been gracing the stage as Sister Bertha in “The Sound of Music” and a few months ago she appeared as Joy (one of the wicked step sisters) in Cinderella. This is her first lead role at this theater company and it’s very exciting!

Consider this an open invitation to all of our local (and even not so local) clients that want to enjoy a fun night out! Let me know if you’d like the details and I’ll be sure to get them to you.

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

warm regards,

Jason M. Silverman

Powerful Words Performance Poem from Canadian Martial Arts School

Greetings Folks,

Here is a youTube Video from Mr. Perry Bateson of Yuens Family Martial Arts and Character Development Centre in beautiful Maple Ridge, British Columbia. The students are reciting the January Performance Poem for Young Students as found in your January 2008 Powerful Words Gold or Platinum Level Packages.

best regards,

Jason M. Silverman

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Want your site listed?

Hello Folks!

Last night I got a bunch of e-mail from people wondering if I’d be willing to add their site to our blog…so…I’ve started to add a listing of POWerful Words Schools to this page – they’ll be broken down by what type of program you offer. This listing is ONLY for current POWerful Words clients – SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

In order for your site to be listed here, you must have a POWerful Words reference on your site and you must be in compliance to our user terms and agreement. Please make sure that you DO NOT leave any Powerful Words files in unprotected folders on the web – we’re happy for you to share the files with you clients electronically, however, ALL POWerful Words files MUST be in password protected folders.

So, if you want your site to be listed, please e-mail it to me ASAP.

Have a Great Monday!

Jason M. Silverman

New Door Stickers have ARRIVED :-)

Happy Sunday Folks,

Well, as many of you know, we’ve been waiting “patiently” for our 2008 POWerful Words door stickers…you know, the ones that help you let the world know that you teach MUCH MORE than just the physical aspects! They were supposed to be here long before the holidays, however, they only just got here yesterday – AND THEY LOOK GREAT!

So…we’re going to send you 2 stickers in our next Newsletter that is set to be mailed in the beginning of this coming week. So keep your eyes peeled – as always, the “Powerful Word” newsletter will be chock full of goodies for you to sink your teeth into.

Gotta go celebrate…looks like the Patriots will be playing in the SuperBowl…again! This is our special reward for living in New England and dealing with these winters 🙂

warm regards on a cold night,

Jason M. Silverman

Our roles here…

Today I received a very thought provoking e-mail. It was from one of our newer POWerful Words clients who was a little bit confused about who I was and who does what with our program. So…I figured that if he had the question, maybe others do as well.

Here’s the break down folks…

Dr. Robyn is truly the expert and driving force behind POWerful Words. Her expertise in creating an easy to use, fun to implement, and instantly successful program comes from years and years of both academic and real deal learning. As many of you know, she holds her PhD from the Elliot Pearson School of Child Development at Tufts University – probably one of, if not, THE BEST learning centers for Child Development on the planet. That’s the academic side and is very important. But here’s where the rubber meets the road – she was the Child Development Specialist for 7 years at our facility in Massachusetts where she ran the Mat Chats, dealt with the parents, dealt with the students (and the staff), and generally kept our school running smoothly and quite profitably.

Dr. Robyn creates all of the curriculum…EVERYTHING…by herself. She invests countless hours to ensure that the program you are sharing with your students and your community is perfectly thought out, expertly designed, and consistent with the values and goals of a Personal Development Center owner. Now, it would be impossible for her to research and create the program AND market and sell the program as well…that’s where I come in.

All of the business aspects of POWerful Words like, Marketing, Selling, Accounting, Client Retention, etc are handled by me. I’m the guy who lets ya know about our program, helps you get started, and keeps you growing with POWerful Words – that’s why most of the communications you get are from yours truly 🙂

Now…for those of you who don’t know…Dr. Robyn and I have been very happily married since 1999. You’ll notice that we generally show the world our business relationship more than our lovey-dovey side – but please know that we most certainly adore each other and are blessed to work together to bring you the world’s finest Character Development System…POWerful Words.

Keep your eyes peeled for a post coming soon about some little known facts about Dr. Robyn!

warm regards,

Jason M. Silverman