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Not My Customer

The classic sales professional dilemma: is that prospect really a customer? Customers and prospects look a lot alike. In some cases, they are indistinguishable. Perhaps, they both requested additional information from the sales professional. They may come from the same … Continue reading

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Watch Your Metrics

The commercial with the fast-talking sales guy and lots of shiny objects screams, “We lose money on every sale! We make it up in volume!” Some folks justify the craziness by suggesting that they are aggressively selling loss leaders. The … Continue reading

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The Answer Is Yes, And…

Stop me if you heard this before: “Three blind mice walk into a bar and the first one orders…” The sales professional with a bunch of jokes is a tired cliché. But that does not mean comedy does not have … Continue reading

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Connective Marketing Grows Business Together

Connective marketing describes two or more organizations partnering specifically to coordinate and reinforce each other brands. Together is better! The expected result is to expand their market reach and growth capabilities. The aligned organizations benefit by leveraging reputations, awareness, and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship: How Deep is Your Love

While attending an amazing entrepreneurship forum in Nashville, the evening entertainment took the stage during my learning and networking. They performed a cover of a classic tune, “How Deep Is Your Love”. In the spirit of creating value through connections … Continue reading

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The Re-Purpose of Marketing

A prominent business speaker launched a conference with a gut-bursting “true story” in his opening remarks. After the speech a colleague approached him and quietly told him, “That was an incredible opening story, but I have heard it elsewhere, before. … Continue reading

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Personal Branding – Who’s With Me?

“I can’t hear your words, because your actions are too loud!” A very pretty classmate in business school said this to me while complaining about her boyfriend. Considering that I was not involved with her, I was confused why she … Continue reading

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