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Emotional Intelligence: The Meta-skill of 21st Century Sales Professionals

Great little article from Art Sobczak in his Smart Calling Tip of the Week from http://businessbyphone.com/free-sales-tips/ Emotional Intelligence:  The Meta-skill of 21st Century Sales Professionals By Jeb Blount, Author of Sales EQ:  How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to … Continue reading

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Why Visual Storytelling is Taking Over The World

Great read from bryankramer.com about using visual storytelling in online marketing.  To read the entire article go to http://www.bryankramer.com/why-visual-storytelling-is-taking-over-the-world/ “Human beings process visual elements 60,000 times faster than reading words via @bryankramer” “Website visitors are 64% more likely to make a purchase … Continue reading

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Remote Connection Security Challenges

I ran into an issue the other day with a remote connection to one of our customers and thought I would share the solution we came up with. We started out with the following setup: 1. VMware 5.5 ESXi host … Continue reading

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9 Lead Magnet Ideas and Examples

Interesting article from Digital Marketer (http://www.digitalmarketer.com/)  on creating what they call “Lead Magnets” to get potential customers to share information in exchange for something of value (to them). http://www.digitalmarketer.com/lead-magnet-ideas-funnel/ This article was a link from one on Customer Value Optimization … Continue reading

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Five Rude Emails You Send Every Day

An interesting read from Travis Bardberry – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-rude-emails-you-send-every-day-dr-travis-bradberry I would add a couple the his list below: 1.  Spelling and Grammer – Don’t hit send without checking! 2. Check your facts – There is nothing worse than receiving an email from … Continue reading

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10 Mini-Habits That Will Make You More Successful at Work

Great read from Bernard Marr at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-mini-habits-make-you-more-successful-work-bernard-marr   10 Mini-Habits That Will Make You More Successful at Work May 10, 2015 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-mini-habits-make-you-more-successful-work-bernard-marr Aristotle famously said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” And … Continue reading

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18 Reasons Your Startup Failed, Visualized

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3040515/infographic-of-the-day/18-reasons-your-startup-failed-visualized What determines whether your startup sinks or swims? To help you avoid startup doom, designer Mark Vital has visualized 18 mistakes that kill startups. The infographic is adapted from an essay by programmer and investor Paul Graham, co-founder of … Continue reading

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