Tag Archives: Sales

Media channels don’t convert. Messages do!

Does your message convert suspects into prospects? A “conversion” in marketing terms is any action a consumer does as a result of receiving your message. So if your message fails to generate conversions, your target audience may as well be you and your dog. And if your dog, like most, hasn’t the ability to make… Read More »

LinkedIn Does its Job. What about you?

By Chuck Sink Marketing and selling on LinkedIn is a big deal for business today. Just about everyone in business is now on LinkedIn (over 300 million users) and most are staring at their screens thinking, “What am I supposed to do with this?” Salespeople who have moved away from cold calling are turning to… Read More »

Tapping the Business Network of One

By Chuck Sink According to the SBA, over 70 percent of registered American businesses are sole proprietorships. The vast majority of these businesses have one employee, the sole proprietor himself or herself. They are the self employed. The “one man band” industry is big, and more lucrative than many sales people may realize. It may… Read More »

Pay it forward or just pay it?

       We hear it a lot and it’s generally a good thing – “Paying it forward.” It’s a common mantra in BNI networking meetings: “Givers gain.” Both of those ideas are fundamentally flawed because there is a built in quid pro quo. Paying it forward means prepayment for something your expect to receive in… Read More »

Mr. Clean and Mr. Clear agree on goals!

By Chuck Sink Goals are fine but I gave up traditional goal setting awhile ago. Then I started surpassing some of my goals. Similarly, I realized sales forecasting is no more than a snapshot of last year with a wish list on top. Maybe you’ve heard, “When setting your goals, aim for the stars, and if… Read More »

The wealthy sower – so old he’s new!

By Chuck Sink The law of sowing and reaping is old, really old, and it won’t go away. The biblical metaphor of the farmer who persistently and patiently keeps sowing good seeds always reaps rewards, eventually, no matter what. The late Jim Rohn made a fortune telling this story many times as his own way of sowing, and… Read More »

Spend a day, then don’t spend another dime.

  On March 20, you can learn to save a ton of money for your business! Learn what free marketing is all about. Learn how to build a brand… Market a company… Increase sales… All using free tools and methods! Come to the hands-on single day course: Social Media & Free Online Marketing at Manchester Community College… Read More »

Learn to master sales in 2014

We’ve got sales master Kevin Hallenbeck of Sandler Training speaking FREE – March 27th at a Lunch & Learn networking event: 3/27/14  |  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Eastpoint Executive Center, 264 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03113 Register FREE Meet Kevin personally and hear him speak on how to sell more in today’s changing markets. Email me if you… Read More »

Free Marketing Tools – Big ROI

By Chuck Sink Business development is a hybrid profession that has evolved over the last couple of decades. The very term “business development” seems to me a response to a marketplace that became weary of so many salespeople parading through front doors, entering back doors and prying open every chink in the walls of companies… Read More »

Soft Skills that Deliver Hard Assets

By Chuck Sink Sometimes this blog brings some hands-on marketing technique information to readers such as better SEO practices, how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. But it focuses mostly on building skills that help business owners, marketing directors and salespeople do their jobs better. Let’s look at just a few key skills that will help… Read More »