Category Archives: Sales

3 Easy Ways to Stand Out on LinkedIn


Today, you need all the help you can get to stand out and separate yourself (or your business) from the competition. The internet has produced a very well-educated and informed customer, who knows more about the product or service than … Continue reading

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Must Follow: Organizations That Help You Grow Your Business


This week’s Must Follow segment highlight’s some of the most outstanding organizations in the Chicagoland area. If you are looking to expand your business development efforts or learn about entrepreneurship or get tapped into the technology community, these are the organizations you … Continue reading

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Providing Content Curation: Scoop.it


How do you provide relevant content to your audience? Curate it. The hottest topic in the marketing world is content curation. The hottest site for content curation is Scoop.it. Twitter is essentially a content curation site. Even Tumblr is a … Continue reading

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Activity. Goals. More activities and more goals.


Independence day has come and gone. The smoke has cleared. All the fireworks are mere pieces of paper being recycled. We realize that the second half of the year is beginning. We, commonly, think consciously or unconsciously, “How are we … Continue reading

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Twitter Not LinkedIn, Google + Events, & UStream It – Part II


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Feedback


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Getting insight on how people perceive you, is an important factor for building a brand and for business development. The best way to get better is to receive the honest and brutal truth. If you are acting like an ass, people should tell you, nicely. That is the only way you can improve.

Giving is as important.

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How do you get unlimited quality introductions?


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How many clients do you rank as your “A” clients? Are they throwing you so many unsolicited introductions, you don’t know what to do? It’s all about giving to give.

In the video, you’ll find out some useful tips. From creating a file, based on the MacKay 66, to sending cards on holiday’s that most people do not send cards, like Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July (get ready). The more you service your client the better. Solidify the foundation of the relationship and start to build your skyscraper. It starts with trust and communication. There is no reason you cannot call all of your clients once a month to just say, hello.

Start today and get quality introductions like never before.

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TechWeek Chicago 2012, SBAC, Intro’s, & More


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Yesterday was one heck of a day. Techweek Chicago started off terrific. The SBAC is doing some amazing things for small and mid sized companies in Illinois and hear about some people you should know.

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3 Easy Steps to Getting Results with Internet Marketing


$17.5 billion today, and $36.7 billion by 2014, those are the budget numbers for online advertising. Online marketing is an area that can serve as a tipping point for most businesses today. A strong strategy, implementation plan, and management will … Continue reading

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Prospecting on LinkedIn: Qualifying Your Prospect


In our last post, we discussed setting up a strategy for prospecting on LinkedIn and creating prospect profiles. In this post we show you how to research and qualify your prospect. Enjoy! After you have completed your strategy and have … Continue reading

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