How to Gain Market Share with a Tech Product or Service

During my time in field sales, I wanted to obtain the business of Dental Schools and Hospitals. After obtaining meetings and making presentations to prominent Dentists, I was informed that they could not buy from me. After handling objections, showing how my offerings were better than the competition, I found out why. The decision-makers explainedContinue reading “How to Gain Market Share with a Tech Product or Service”

How & Why People Buy Tech Products

1. What motivates people to buy a tech product or service? 2. How do people find a tech product or service to buy? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience for answers. 1. What motivates people to buy a tech product or service? People buy a technology product or service for many reasons.  2. How do people findContinue reading “How & Why People Buy Tech Products”

Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges

People do Marketing for different reasons and they have different sets of challenges concerning the Marketing they do. I conducted two surveys of my LinkedIn audience. I asked the following:  1.What do you hope to gain from your marketing efforts? 2. What is your biggest marketing challenge? Why? Based on survey findings, 56 percent ofContinue reading “Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges”

Why Free Trials increase Sales & Customer Loyalty

Free or Low-Cost Trials When creating a new offering, I would offer a free or low-cost trial of your product to the end-users and industry experts. Consumers look for social proof before they buy a product. Now if the product is new, none exists. To lower buyer resistance, you need to make it low riskContinue reading “Why Free Trials increase Sales & Customer Loyalty”

4 Ways to Leverage Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth is a top tool. What customers and prospects say about you determines your success. Word of Mouth Marketing is what your customers and prospects say about you when you are not around. In other words, it’s your reputation in the industry. The best part of this is that you can control WordContinue reading “4 Ways to Leverage Word of Mouth”

What I Learned from Selling in NYC

Sales has taught me to: 1.To go after what I want in life. Ask for the order if you will. 2. To stand tall in the face of rejection and negativity. 3. To look at rejection as a learning experience instead of a defeat. 4. To understand Customer needs. (Objections vs Stalls). (Buyer Motives) 5.Continue reading “What I Learned from Selling in NYC”

EdSurge ImmersionNYC: My Take

@EdSurge ImmersionNYC: My Take

Start Ups, Shark Tank, Tech & Innovation Intersect at TechDay NY

I covered TechDay in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center this past Friday. TechDay gives attendees the opportunity to discover the latest technologies and innovate startups. Organizers of the event offered the opportunity to: network with Venture Capitalists, Accelerators listen to Tech Talks, Fireside chats and pitch your Start up. Attendees also canContinue reading “Start Ups, Shark Tank, Tech & Innovation Intersect at TechDay NY”

New Jersey Innovation in Action at Venture Conference

I had the privilege of covering the Venture Conference in Newark, NJ this past Thursday. James Barrood, President of the NJ Tech Council opened the conference. The conference was held at NJIT; a school that prides itself on preparing its student for STEM careers. NJIT is helping to innovate New Jersey. NJIT President Joel Bloom discussedContinue reading “New Jersey Innovation in Action at Venture Conference”

Standing Tall in the Face of Rejection

Dealing with rejection in Sales, Marketing, Business, Job Search and Life is rough. I have experienced rejection in various aspects of life. It is important to not take rejection personally. When you are rejected in job search and career; remember that it applies to the specific situation, position, promotion, transfer but not you as aContinue reading “Standing Tall in the Face of Rejection”