How to Get Your Letters Opened

Today we receive a lot of mail. Most of the time, a majority of the mail that I receive is a solicitation and/or junk mail. People are very busy; as a result they will skim their mail very quickly. They have to think that your message is compelling and relevant to them within the firstContinue reading “How to Get Your Letters Opened”

Selling and Marketing Brand X

When you are selling and marketing a brand x product, there are many challenges that you face. These challenges range from questions on product reliability to a lack of brand recognition. One of the first things that I would handle is product reliability. This comes from the product development and engineering side of your business.Continue reading “Selling and Marketing Brand X”

Getting to Yes when the Answer has been No:Dealing with Rejection in Sales and Business

Dealing with rejection in sales and business is tough.  I remember my time in outside sales in New York City. I would make a lot of cold calls or try to up-sell or cross-sell products to existing customers. I remember days in the field when the answer I received was some form of no. Sometimes no matterContinue reading “Getting to Yes when the Answer has been No:Dealing with Rejection in Sales and Business”

The Best Day & Time to Execute an Email Campaign

Many people ask, what is the best day and time to execute an email campaign? Instead of trying to figure out the best day and time to execute an email marketing campaign, I would instead focus on the content. I would ask the following questions: 1)      What message do I want to send? 2)      What action doContinue reading “The Best Day & Time to Execute an Email Campaign”

10 Things a Sales Leader Needs to Do or Have to Be Successful

Deciding to go into sales management is a very big step for a sales person. Recently, I received an offer to serve as a sales trainer or de-facto sales manager; based on my time in field sales and my blog. What are a VP of Sales, Sales Director and Sales Manager? Well they are leaders. The firstContinue reading “10 Things a Sales Leader Needs to Do or Have to Be Successful”

What the New York Auto Show Can Teach Us About Trade Show Marketing

Trade show marketing is important for companies to build brand awareness. The purpose for trade shows is to drive sales.  As a Dental Sales Rep, I worked the Greater New York Dental meeting. This is a show where Dental Manufacturers and distributors show off current and new products they have to offer. Today, I am goingContinue reading “What the New York Auto Show Can Teach Us About Trade Show Marketing”

How to Qualify and Close Leads

In my last post, I wrote about the various ways businesses can get leads. Now that you have collected all these leads, what do you do with them? In this post, I will discuss how to qualify and close the leads you get. Prior to calling on the leads you need to do the following:Continue reading “How to Qualify and Close Leads”

How to Generate Leads for Your Business

Lead Generation is an essential building block for businesses to find potential buyers who are interested in their products and services. In previous posts, I discussed how to prospect and identify your target market. In this post, I will discuss how businesses can find leads and what mediums can be used to obtain leads. Many mediums can be used toContinue reading “How to Generate Leads for Your Business”

How to Build Your Business & Brand Using Facebook Pages

In my last post, I discussed about how to build your personal brand on Facebook. Today I am going to discuss how to brand your business using Facebook pages. Remember Facebook is the largest Social networking site which means that your customers and prospects are on the site. Your job as a business and a brandContinue reading “How to Build Your Business & Brand Using Facebook Pages”

Personal Branding on Facebook:The Basics

Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. Facebook has about 650 million users worldwide. Almost everyone is on Facebook. From teenagers to baby boomers, people from all walks of life are using Facebook. In this post, I am going to discuss the basics of personal branding on Facebook. To sign up forContinue reading “Personal Branding on Facebook:The Basics”