It happens almost every summer. Families go on vacations. The client’s workforce decreases by 20%. Budgets are adjusted. Making your number for July and August is next to impossible. Though you have adjusted your personal workload during this time, the reality is that YOUR family wants to go on vacation and have that Honey-Do-List knocked out. Your kids are in sports and they expect you to make it to the games. All of these demands
I got hip to Meerkat about two weeks ago. Like most people, I saw the all the noise coming out of SXSW and so became curious. This week while at Insidesales.com Accelerate conference I decided to take Meerkat for a spin and see what it’s like. I Meerkatted Hall of Fame QB Steve Young’s talk. Steve is a pretty funny guy. I tried to upload it here, but it’s too big a file. It rocked
I’ve talked frequently on this blog about how product has surpassed sales in driving revenue. As much as sales people don’t want to admit it and as much as many companies don’t want to admit it, the change has occurred and ignoring it won’t change things. There is too much information available to consumers about products and services that deficiencies, lack of features, poor service etc., can not be overcome by even the best sales
You’ve spent 2 hours on that prospecting email. You desperately want this client. You’ve been chasing this company for a year now. You finally know they have a need. You know they have a big problem you can fix. You’ve gotten the CTO’s email address. She’s the person that can make the decision. Everything is teed up and ready to go. You hit send and wait — your email is now in email hell. A
You want to know if you’re a connected, next generation sales person? It’s easy. You use all of these tools below. Now, before those of you defensive, old school nerds get your panties in a wad, I’m not saying that your not a good sales person, or that you’re not making quota or that you the world has passed you buy. I’m simply, yet profoundly, saying that if you aren’t using all these tools, you
Lindsey Vonn is the most decorated skier in American history. She has won four overall World Cupchampionships – one of only two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll – with three consecutive titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010, plus another in 2012. Vonn won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. She has also won five consecutive World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline, four consecutive titles in Super G, and three consecutive titles in
Our view drives so much more than we realize. Many times we don’t realize the impact our view has on what we do, how we do it, what we create, or where we go. Apple views themselves as designers. IBM, like most companies that make things, views themselves as a manufacturer. Do you think the difference shows in the products? View matters, knowing exactly how you sees things makes a difference.