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Until the obstacle of an unfriendly website is removed, then learning more about social media will probably not secure the results you want. If the ultimate goal is to drive traffic to your website, and your cyberspace storefront is not keyword rich, easy to navigate, and ladled with fresh content, you will have visitors who stay less than 10 seconds. How exactly does that increase sales? by Leanne Hoagland-Smith Each day I receive...

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In setting an intention – a plan, something to achieve – it makes the purpose more realistic and it helps us accomplish it. Baby steps, good intentions and making a plan – how does that sound? by Monika D’Agostino For the last couple of years I have set intentions rather than New Year’s resolutions. For one, intentions are “the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or purpose” as...

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By Colleen Francis Smart, successful companies today recognize the power that results from bringing people together. They don’t settle for sales teams who operate in isolation. You will stand out, get noticed, and speed up sales if you organize client conferences and power lunches. Why? Because hosting events that encourage clients and prospects to network with each other allows you to leverage current relationships to build new ones....

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A Confused Customer ALWAYS Says NO

A Confused Customer ALWAYS Says NO


Posted By on Apr 4, 2014

Are you sending your customer mixed messages about what you are selling to them?  What is your specialty and do your customers know it? by Kim Dukes, The Sales Diva As any of my family and friends will tell you – I LOVE to cook. I also love to read. A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an ancient book that within a second had me laughing in the aisle. (I tried not to laugh too hard as I didn’t want to interrupt the opera...

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When I inquire about the investment to hire new employees, many executives either look at me with the deer in the headlight gaze or mumble off a few cursory costs such as recruitment or even training. by Leanne Hoagland-Smith The business landscape has changed especially when it comes to the workforce. Beyond having three to four generations in the workplace, the ongoing Silver Tsunami along with a shrinking qualified talent pool has...

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When I mention  this word on stage at conferences you can see a wave of shivers go through the room. I kid you not. by Kim Duke Want to know a word that makes women crumble like a little gingersnap cookie? Negotiate. I just heard your bum clench all the way from Canada. You’re not alone. When I mention it on stage at conferences you can see a wave of shivers go through the room. I kid you not. You love what you do, your product or...

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