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Tag Archives: sales
I saw a post on LinkedIn today about the importance of doing combat with your competitors. That’s misguided and wrong. When you devote resources to something, you are by definition taking them away from something else. Every bit of time … Continue reading
Posted in Customer Care, Leadership, Organization, Philosophy, Product Development, Sales Tagged competition, leadership, product development, sales Comments Off on Competitors? Meh.
Waiting Two Years–Why Most B2B Marketing Isn’t Marketing
If you’re a B2B marketer and knowing the customer isn’t #1 on your agenda, fix it now. Continue reading
Price-Driven Corporate Brutality?
The quest for the bottom line leads to brutality, says Seth Godin in today’s blog post. The race to the bottom, driven by price, causes people within companies to treat others with disregard of the Golden Rule. Outsourcing, treating customers … Continue reading
Posted in Customer Care, Leadership, Organization, Sales Tagged contempt, leadership skills, Pricing, sales, Seth Godin 1 Comment
Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Lied To
Salespeople and product managers get lied to by prospects because the prospect fears their judgement will be questioned. Or so posits Seth Godin. I believe Seth is correct. How many times, when dealing with a salesperson selling a product you’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Communications Tagged communication, judgement, sales, trust 3 Comments
“The Channel” to Nowhere
Why do you sell through distributors, resellers, VARs, or in other words, “the channel?” Is it worth your time building lots of infrastructure to manage the rules around distributing your product, dealing with channel conflict, commissions, “owning the customer” and … Continue reading
Posted in Customer Care, Organization, Product Development Tagged channel, distribution, product development, sales, strategy 3 Comments
I love being sold. I can even suspend disbelief in the interest of hearing just why I need a $44K CUV instead of a $15K subcompact that will do the job, arguably, just as well. What I can’t stand is … Continue reading
Monitor Your Sales Calls? Yep, It’ll Save You Money
I just got a sales call from a very large information services company. The inside salesperson wanted me to purchase some the data they had to offer and was asking if I was the right guy. I answered “sure” and … Continue reading
Posted in Marketing, Sales Tagged branding, sales, telemarketing Comments Off on Monitor Your Sales Calls? Yep, It’ll Save You Money
Marketing Ain’t Stealing
Simon Sinek’s post today covers a couple of faux products he purchased recently by mistake. His mistake. The companies that he purchased these products from had full intent of stealing his money by selling fake products and, ironically, destroying their … Continue reading
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