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#FIRESTARTERS – How Successful People Start Their Day
I have the privilege to get to know and interact with tens of thousands of people every year through my speaking, training and even writing my blog here at Fill the Funnel. Every one has a story, a success, and even a failure that I can learn from. I ask a lot of questions because that is how I learn and how I grow. It works for me. I ask those I get to know what their #Fi [...]
Sales Management Is Hurting Sales Performance
As the year begins winding down, sales teams are beginning to realize that expectations are not going to be met. In too many cases, missed by a lot. This is the season of finger-pointing, placing blame, creative excuses and hopefully for some honest self-reflection. It is also a time to learn, and that is what this post is about. Respected sales consultant and #1 best-sellin [...]
Do You Really Want To Buy From A Hustler?
I am seeing the term "hustler" being used with increasing frequency over the last year. That brings a question to my mind every time I see it - I do not have the same hesitation when I read someone has "hustle". I would like to think that over my career I have displayed hustle in my efforts. It just gets me wondering about the words we use in our sales and marketing e [...]
Customer Acquisition Symposium
The Intitute for Excellence in Sales invites you to the Customer Acquisition Symposium being held on November 13th, 2015. B2B and Enterprise Sales professionals from all over America will converge in Northern VA on November 13 to participate in the only event of its kind. Six top sales thought leaders, authors, and speakers will lead highly-interactive sessions that will h [...]
LinkedIn, Tear Down This Wall!
Mr. Weiner, tear down this wall! Who is Jeff Weiner? The CEO of LinkedIn. What wall? The wall that is being built around your data within LinkedIn. Replace it with an inclusive partner community that encourages innovation and partnering. Deploy the approach that Apple, Google and Salesforce.com have used by creating a marketplace that third-party vendors can connec [...]
Beware The Rise Of The Instant Expert
Beware the rise of the instant expert, typically self-proclaimed. It used to be that when we listened to someone with a microphone and a video camera, we trusted what they were saying. We believed in their research, their integrity and their reputation. We were disappointed some times, but it was a rare exception. When we read something that was published in a book we attri [...]
Tools Don't Make The Carpenter
It's intuitive. Tools don't make the carpenter. Neither the doctor nor the musician. Nor do they make the sales person. I have had the privilege of watching my brother Paul grow into one of the premier custom interior carpenters in Colorado. He creates multi-million dollar home interiors that are the talk of Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen and more. He has spent almost 30 years le [...]
Email Is Still The Powerhouse!
Ever wonder why your inbox is always jam-packed? Simple answer is: Email works! Don’t believe me? Every credible source is telling you the same thing. The respected McKinsey & Company recently shared (italics mine) this: “E-mail remains a significantly more effective way to acquire customers than social media—nearly 40 times that of Facebook and Twitter com [...]