The Opportunity of Business Social Media

Social media has become a phenomenon beyond words. Hundreds of millions of people all over the world have joined the party. In a millisecond, millions of people can know everything about everything and everyone. You knew it couldn’t be long before business got involved. Small business, big … [Read more...]

I’m satisfied with my present source… Why?

Knowing the reasons why an existing relationship is satisfactory will help you understand how to proceed. Here are the top 12.5 reasons your prospect likes the vendor he’s currently using... 1. Price or great deal (perceived value). 2. Quality of product/service. 3. Has a special business … [Read more...]

Measuring the ROI of Social Media?

There’s a Laugh, and a Joke. I got an (unsolicited) email offering a webinar to teach me about how to measure, and the importance of measuring, the ROI of social media. TOTAL JOKE. And a bad one at that. Social media, business social media, is running wild – with or without you. Your … [Read more...]

Follow Up or Follow Through?

The Real Test of a Successful Sales Professional. The average sale takes a matter of hours. And that's where 95% of sales training is focused. Not good. After a customer purchases, that's when USE of product or service begins, and that's where 95% of their time is spent. • What are you doing … [Read more...]

New SELL or DIE Podcast Channel

You’re either selling or dying. The Sell or Die podcast stars bestselling author Jeffrey Gitomer and LinkedIn expert and Sales in a New York Minute founder Jennifer Gluckow. They explore a wide range of topics on selling and personal development with thought provoking leaders, creators and … [Read more...]

7.5 Things to Think About At the New Year

1. Why are people sending me emails with "the most sincere wishes... from the bottom of our hearts..." and then asking me to buy their crap IN THE SAME EMAIL? Couldn't they send me sincere wishes in one email, and buy my crap requests in the other? When I get these email cards, I make a mental note … [Read more...]

The Very Little but Very Powerful Book on Closing

  What Would Ben Franklin Think of the Ben Franklin Close? (excerpt from Jeffrey Gitomer's The Very Little but Very Powerful Book on Closing) The Benjamin Franklin Close (also known as “The Balance Sheet Close”) is one of the classic old-time sales tactics used to close a sale. … [Read more...]

Your Publishing Success Awaits at AuthorConf

AuthorConf is a FREE Online Event from Dec. 6 - Dec. 14 Designed to Empower Your Success in Publishing. Join us as we bring together content marketers, sales, media and publishing professionals, promoters, publicists, aspiring authors and coaches to join more than 50,000 attendees from around the … [Read more...]