Category: Selling

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How to increase sales with Peer Proof

If you want to increase sales you need to gather and display something I’m calling “Peer Proof” in all of your communications to your prospective buyers. Doing so will mean you can finally compete effectively against all of the companies in your industry that have already figured this out. In other words, if you aren’t

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How to sell

I’m writing this for anyone who owns or runs a company. If that’s you, you weren’t “born” a company owner; you probably came into it after working in some other specialty. Finance, engineering, programming, plumbing, baking . . . whatever. Now you have to make sales. As the owner, you need to know how to sell and how to direct and manage others who sell for you.

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The most successful branding strategy: Mindset Immersion

Branding strategy is usually an “inside” affair, created in windowless (or now virtual) conference rooms. “What do we want to be known for? What is our mission? What do we do better than competitors?”  What’s missing from this conversation? Customers. Who buys your product or service? Customers. No wonder so much marketing doesn’t work.  My

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Kettle & Fire: Website Engagement on Steroids

Most websites are brochures on a screen. Which is kind of silly, given that the visitor is more than happy to click around, take advantage of offers, and even answer a few questions, if you ask at the right time and in the right way. Website engagement is the new frontier.

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Marketing and sales: You will only win if you go all out

It’s easy to get lost in all the details of digital marketing. It’s complex; there are a lot of channels, choices, rules, costs, and varying opinions on what you should do for your business. It gets even more complicated when you endeavor to combine the efforts of your marketing and sales departments.

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