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Win an iPod nano in the Straight North Writing Contest

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How would you like to win an 8GB iPod nano? That’s a $200 value, my friend!

All you have to do for a chance to win is write a post based on this original Word Sell cartoon —


Your post can be about anything, as long as it’s inspired by the cartoon. You may see a sales idea in it, or something to do with marketing or writing. Or perhaps you see something that reminds you of your family or friends …

I got the idea for this contest from my blogging buddy Jeanne Dininni, who took one of my cartoons and expanded it into this incredibly helpful post on writing.

1. Post your entry by Friday, March 7, 5PM CST.
2. Please link to this post and shoot me an email (bshorr[at] so I don’t miss it.
3. Please feel free to use the cartoon in your post!
4. Please keep your post “G-rated”.
5. First prize — I’ll select one contest at random as the winner of the iPod and announce it with my summary post on March 10.
6. Second prize — A second random winner will receive his/her choice of two books from the Straight North Favorite Business Books List. LOTS of good stuff here.

The Catch
I need TEN (10) contestants to offer the nano prize. So please get out there and spread the word, because I’ve got money burning a hole in my pocket and I want to spend it on you. If we have fewer than 10 participants, the winner will receive the business books — still a darn good deal.

Hope this is all clear — if not, please let me know. Let’s try to have some FUN and pull some big ideas from a little cartoon.

(The cartoon was originally produced for Bill Welter, president of Adaptive Strategies and co-author of The Prepared Mind of a Leader.)