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9 easy ways to get your brand recognized
Saturday, 12 May, 2012
9 easy ways to get your brand recognized

To get clients, you either reach out to them directly, or have them find you. Here are a few ways to help clients find you.
BLOGS ‘Everyone’ has a blog. So simple to set up. So simple to maintain. Use a template or hire a designer. Get WordPress. But do it. Just do it. Start writing a few times a week. Even if it’s […]

How to use competition to win business
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011
How to use competition to win business

Your best business driver is your competition. They keep you awake, aware, honest, and creative. You want them, you need them, and they are worthy opponents. Without competition, you won’t strive to stay ahead of your field, and you won’t have a way to measure your success/failure.
Too often, we position ourselves according to what we […]

Contact sheets: are they gathering the right data?
Friday, 6 May, 2011
Contact sheets: are they gathering the right data?

Are your contact sheets giving you the sort of data that helps you discover – and close – the right leads? Are you depending on the data from your contact sheet/lead scoring to find your prospects?
I recently asked 15 colleagues to define what a good contact sheet should reveal. I got 15 different answers. So […]

Pipeline management: is your forecasting accurate?
Wednesday, 20 Apr, 2011
Pipeline management: is your forecasting accurate?

What does your pipeline consist of? How long have the ‘opportunities’ been in the pipeline? How accurate is your/your team’s forecasting? Why isn’t it better – are your sales folks putting in bad leads? Are your sales folks able to enter the buying decision path and influence the Buying Decision Team in a way that […]

The Consultant as Whistleblower
Friday, 15 Apr, 2011
The Consultant as Whistleblower

A fast-moving marketing automation company recently hired me to train Buying Faciliation®. They were both thrilling and unnerving to work with: constant change and disruption, people changing jobs and decisions, different initiatives happening all at once, etc. left everyone breathless – with many incomplete, unmanageable, and unexamined issues left behind. Not to mention an atmosphere that was ruled by the loudest people […]

Guest Post: Stop Selling and Start Helping People Buy at Eloqua
Monday, 22 Nov, 2010
Guest Post: Stop Selling and Start Helping People Buy at Eloqua

Marketing automation has amazing potential as a way to close more sales, make the selling process more efficient, and help buyers get the content they need. The field is working hard at discovering all aspects of the buying process and how to influence it.