Training and HR

How Much Did Bad List Data Cost You in 2018? by Jae-ann Rock

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in Blog, Meeting/Event Planning, Training and HR

Here’s a question for you: What’s the real cost of using poor data sources in your business? Everyone marketing and selling to corporate training and HR is looking for a silver bullet to reach qualified decision makers.  While there is no one right way to market to this sector, one thing is clear – you must avoid the “bad data trap” if you are to achieve success selling to these markets. Exhausting your time trying to manage poor data while marketing your products and services can cause immense setbacks to your business. Using “inexpensive” lists with inaccurate information will negatively...

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6 Rules to Maximize Sales & Marketing Productivity by Pat Ryan

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Blog, Meeting/Event Planning, Principles of Success, Training and HR

Years ago, I attended GE’s Management Training Program, where I first learned about Jack Welch’s highly impactful  business principles. As former Chairman of GE, Jack Welch was a legendary leader, largely known for: Demonstrating effective leadership tactics Achieving record corporate growth and profits (Under his leadership, GE’s value rose by more than 4,000% as a result of Mr. Welch’s strong personal philosophies!) It is those same guiding principles that have had a lasting impact upon my life and my career. (Unfortunately, the impact on GE was not so lasting after Welch’s departure...

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No Lead Left Behind by Jae-ann Rock

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Blog, Meeting/Event Planning, Training and HR

Having a marketing plan that includes ways to nurture your “not now” leads is critical to making sure no lead is left behind. In our last blog post, we outlined ways to remain engaged with leads over time – in a way that continues to bring value to those contacts without becoming a pest. It is a balancing act, for sure. But, in our experience, a lead that has gone quiet is not necessarily a dead lead. Until you are able to fully ascertain the situation, do not assume any lead is dead. They are still “in play” until you are informed otherwise. I have personally had situations where a...

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5 Ways to Nurture Your “Not Now” Prospects by Jae-ann Rock

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Blog, Meeting/Event Planning, Training and HR

You’ve worked hard to turn a number of leads into a pipeline of qualified prospects…BUT, not every prospect is ready to buy when you contact them. So – how do you stay in front of prospects when they’ve said, “not now”? Prospects need time to develop trust in you, your company, and your services before they will consider buying from you. As a matter of fact, data has shown it takes an average of seven impressions before a prospect will remember your company. But, it’s not just the number of touches that matters…it is also the quality of those touches. What does this mean for those in...

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How to Build a Comprehensive Prospect Profile (Part 2 of 2) by Pat Ryan

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Blog, Meeting/Event Planning, Training and HR

What is the best way to build a comprehensive profile of your prospect? In our last blog post, we covered SPIN selling techniques, a framework used to gather valuable information from your prospects to assist in the sales process. This week, in part two of this topic, we’ll dig deeper by sharing Question Guidelines designed to help you build a more comprehensive prospect profile to improve sales results. Ask your prospects the following questions to help them open up, allowing you to more quickly understand their situation and identify areas of potential need: Question Guidelines When...

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How to Build a Comprehensive Prospect Profile (Part 1 of 2) by Pat Ryan

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 in Blog, Training and HR

We know you’re working hard marketing to the world of corporate training & HR – but, how can you improve the sales results of those efforts? First, it’s important to note that some lead generation organizations simply don’t understand the vital role DETAILS play in helping a sales person determine when, how and IF to follow up with a potential prospect: Is there a project? Who is in charge of that project? What are the business drivers? What are the timelines? Is there a budget? What is it? What other companies are you talking to? Who is the decision maker?...

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