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Enter to Win a ten thousand dollar shopping spree, or so the story goes.


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Just went for a little shopping this afternoon and came across this wonderful store, got randomly selected to complete a survey, … you know to let them know more about me,… help them to better serve me in the future and inform them how well they served me today… in exchange for the dream called “ENTER to WIN! … $10,000 Shopping Spree” @ … Let’s call the store “Social GTA

Here Goes:

Thank you for shopping at! This survey will ask you questions about your most recent shopping experience.

Question: Do you primarily shop at for business or personal reasons?

  • Business
  • Personal
  • As often for business as for personal reasons

Choices: 5-Extremely Satisfied 4-Somewhat Satisfied 3-Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied 2-Somewhat Dissatisfied 1-Extremely Dissatisfied

Question:  Overall, how satisfied were you with the most recent experience purchasing at?

Comment: We’re pleased you were extremely satisfied with your purchasing experience.

Question: Was there anyone or anything in particular that made you extremely satisfied?

Question: What department did you primarily shop in?

  • Books
  • Office Supplies
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Stocks
  • Technology

Question: Based on your last visit, please rate your satisfaction with each of the following:

Choices: 5-Extremely Satisfied 4-Somewhat Satisfied 3-Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied 2-Somewhat Dissatisfied 1-Extremely Dissatisfied

  1. The store associates’ knowledge of the products and services offered
    The helpfulness of the store associates
    The courtesy of the cashier
    The speed of checkout
    The prices of products and services
    The ease of finding products

Comment: You indicated you shopped primarily in the Social GTA Technology & Books Departments on this occasion. Please answer the following questions:

Question: Did an associate in the department provide you any assistance with your purchase?

  • Yes, an associate approached me and offered assistance
  • Yes, I had to seek out an associate for assistance
  • No, and I didn’t need any assistance
  • No, but I would have liked to have had assistance
  • Don’t know or does not apply

Choices: Yes |  No | Don’t know or does not apply

  • Did the associate in the department ask you questions to determine your needs relative to this purchase?
  • Did the associate in the department recommend one or more specific products or brands to meet your needs?
  • Did the associate in the department recommend additional items that would complement your primary purchase? (example: indexes for binders, ink for your printer, extended protection plan, lamp, memory card…)
  • Did the associate in the department have your best interest in mind when recommending a solution?
  • Did you purchase any of the recommended items in the department during this visit?

Choices: 5-Extremely Likely 4-Somewhat Likely 3-Neither Likely nor Unlikely 2-Somewhat Unlikely 1-Extremely Unikely 0-Don’t Know or Doesn’t Apply

Question: How likely are you to recommend the department associate you worked with to a friend or colleague making a similar purchase?

Choices: 5-Extremely Likely 4-Somewhat Likely 3-Neither Likely nor Unlikely 2-Somewhat Unlikely 1-Extremely Unikely 0-Don’t Know or Doesn’t Apply

Question: Thinking about your recent interactions with, how likely are you to recommend Social GTA in the future?

Question: What one word best describes Social GTA?

Choices: 5-Extremely Likely 4-Somewhat Likely 3-Neither Likely nor Unlikely 2-Somewhat Unlikely 1-Extremely Unikely 0-Don’t Know or Doesn’t Apply

Question:  How likely are you to return to this Social GTA store?

Choices: 5-Extremely Easy 4-Somewhat Easy 3-Neither Easy nor Difficult 2-Somewhat Difficult 1-Extremely Difficult

Question: Overall, how easy was your most recent experience purchasing at Social GTA?

Question: What is your gender?

  • Male
  • Female
  • Prefer not to state gender

Question: Which of the following categories includes your age?

  • Under 19 years of age
  • 19 to 24
  • 25 to 34
  • 35 to 44
  • 45 to 54
  • 55 to 64
  • 65 years or older
  • Prefer not to answer

Question: What is your total annual household income before taxes from all sources?

  • Less than $25,000
  • $25,000 to less than $50,000
  • $50,000 to less than $75,000
  • $75,000 to less than $100,000
  • $100,000 to less than $125,000
  • $125,000 or more
  • Prefer not to state income

Question: Would you like to participate in the sweepstakes for a chance to win a $10,000 Social GTA Shopping spree?

  • Yes
  • No

Question: Would you like to receive occasional notifications of exclusive promotions, specials and service offerings from Social GTA or participating in other research studies for us?

  • Yes, please send me promotional information only
  • Yes, please send me promotional information and invitations to other research studies
  • No, please do not send me promotional information or invitations to other research studies

CONTACT FORM

So we may reach you if you are selected as a potential sweepstakes winner and/or if you have requested to be contacted in regards to your most recent experience, please provide your contact information below. The information you provide will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other company.

  • * First Name:
  • * Last Name:
  • * Phone:
  • E-mail:
  • * Postal Code:
  • (*) Required fields for respondents wishing to participate in the contest or be contacted by a representative of Social GTA Canada / Social GTA Paris.

To complete the survey, press the SUBMIT button.
To review your answers, press the BACK button.

Thank You! Your responses have been submitted. If you have participated in the contest, only the winner will be contacted.

ie. www.SocialGTA.INFO

Copyright © 2012 <other Company, let’s call it Local GTA> Inc. All rights reserved. Need help?

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Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012 [HBR]


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Inspired by HBR blogger Peter Bregman’s idea of creating a “to ignore” list , here are the activities I’m going to stop cold turkey in 2012 — and perhaps you should, too.

Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012

Responding Like a Trained Monkey. Every productivity expert in the world will tell you to check email at periodic intervals — say, every 90 minutes — rather than clicking “refresh” like a Pavlovian mutt. Of course, almost no one listens, because studies have shown email’s “variable interval reinforcement schedule” is basically a slot machine for your brain. But spending a month away — and only checking email weekly — showed me how little really requires immediate response. In fact, nothing. A 90 minute wait won’t kill anyone, and will allow you to accomplish something substantive during your workday.

Mindless Traditions. I recently invited a friend to a prime networking event. “Can I play it by ear?” she asked. “This is my last weekend to get holiday cards out and I haven’t mailed a single one. It is causing stress!” In the moment, not fulfilling an “obligation” (like sending holiday cards) can make you feel guilty. But if you’re in search of professional advancement, is a holiday card (buried among the deluge) going to make a difference? If you want to connect, do something unusual — get in touch at a different time of year, or give your contacts a personal call, or even better, meet up face-to-face. You have to ask if your business traditions are generating the results you want.

Reading Annoying Things. I have nearly a dozen newspaper and magazine subscriptions, the result of alluring specials ($10 for an entire year!) and the compulsion not to miss out on crucial information. But after detoxing for a month, I was able to reflect on which publications actually refreshed me — and which felt like a duty. The New Yorker , even though it’s not a business publication, broadens my perspective and is a genuine pleasure to read. The pretentious tech publication with crazy layouts and too-small print? Not so much. I’m weeding out and paring down to literary essentials. What subscriptions can you get rid of?

Work That’s Not Worth It. Early in my career, I was thrilled to win a five-year, quarter-million dollar contract. That is, until the reality set in that it was a government contract, filled with ridiculous reporting mechanisms, low reimbursement rates and administrative complexities that sucked the joy and profit out of the work. When budget cuts rolled around and my contract got whacked, it turned out to be a blessing. These days, I’m eschewing any engagement, public or private, that looks like more trouble than it’s worth.

Making Things More Complicated Than They Should Be. A while back, a colleague approached me with an idea. She wanted me to be a part of a professional development event she was organizing in her city, featuring several speakers and consultants. She recommended biweekly check-in calls for the next eight months, leading up to the event. “Have you organized an event like this before?” I asked. “Can you actually get the participants? Why don’t you test the demand first?” When none materialized, I realized I’d saved myself nearly half a week’s work — in futile conference calls — by insisting the event had to be “real” before we invested in it. As Eric Ries points out in his new book The Lean Startup , developing the best code or building the best product in the world is meaningless if your customers don’t end up wanting it. Instead, test early and often to ensure you’re not wasting your time. What ideas should you test before you’ve gone too far?

Eliminating these five activities is likely to save me hundreds of hours next year — time I can spend expanding my business and doing things that matter. What are you going to stop doing? And how are you going to leverage all that extra time?

[2012]

[HBR]

Source: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/12/five_things_you_should_stop_do.html

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