Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Source: Web Strategy.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
1. Spamming people doesn't work like it used to
2. People like doing what other people are doing
3. Ideas that spread win, and free ideas spread best
4. Remarks make something remarkable
5. What we make and how we make it has changed
6. You have the opportunity to lead a tribe
7. Lots of alternatives exist
8. Don't be afraid to be indispensible
You can read the full article at the Hubspot Blog.
Friday, June 18, 2010
11. Post valuable content regularly
Thursday, June 17, 2010
1. Keep your message simple
2. Customize it
3. Make it about them
4. Promote in right places
5. Reach out at the appropriate time
You can read the full story at Social Media Today.
7 Tips to Get You Started:
1. Focus on the Problem
Quickly show how your brand is relevant to your blog reader.
2. Don’t Ignore Your Competition
Understand that your blog readers KNOW that your not the only game in town.
3. Make it Easy to Ask and Answer Questions
Work hard to encourage comments and questions.
4. Use Social Proof
Simply: people feel better doing something if they see others doing it also.
5. Let Your Brand Relax
Use your blog to show the “personable” side of your Brand.
6. Deliver Content in Yummy Formats
Repackaging your whitepapers into illustrated, free-to-download eBooks will pump up their viral power.
7. Look Outside Your Box
Talk about your employees, your community, and current events. Better yet, do a weekly wrap-up of news around your industry.
You can read the full article at Social Media Today.
Friday, June 11, 2010
According to a study by Behavioral Sciences Research Press, the frightening fact is that “call reluctance” in sales can contribute to a significant proportion of lost sales revenues.
The study found that 40% of established salespeople experienced periods of call reluctance severe enough to threaten their livelihood in sales.
The same study showed that the average call-reluctant salesperson loses more than 15 potential accounts each month to competitors.
Stemming the ever-increasing costs of call-reluctance cannot be addressed by training alone. It requires working with each salesperson’s particular set of beliefs so that they feel truly empowered to breakthrough their self-created mental barriers.
One particular statistic in the following survey should give any salesperson suffering from “call reluctance” renewed confidence
How Customers Regard Salespeople Survey:
- Salespeople who do not bother to make appointments. 45%
- Salespeople who know nothing about the customer’s business 60%
- Salespeople who know little about their products and services 60%
- Salespeople who call too often. 39%
- Salespeople who don’t call often enough. 49%
- Salespeople who do not have the authority to negotiate prices. 45%
- Salespeople who do not ask for the order. 40%
- Salespeople who are not properly or sufficiently organized. 55%
Most desirable quality customers want to see in salespeople?
Jonathan Farrington is a globally recognized business coach, mentor, author, consultant, and sales strategist, who has guided hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals around the world towards optimum performance levels
He also posts his highly popular daily blog for dedicated business professionals HERE
Source: All Business.