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15 Reasons Why Every CMO Must Attend #dreamforce #DF13 #in

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Demand Gen - Find new business. If you are a Chief Marketing Officer, or report to one, or aspire to be one, you MUST attend dreamforce. Period. I would not normally make such a blanket statement, but I don''t want anyone to miss the point of this article.

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The Sales Development Playbook #PeopleMatter #MustRead

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When I called her to tell her I finished the book and that I was loving the attention on the people, she shared " In most of the books I have read about business, they focused on process and methodology. Trish Bertuzzi and I have known each other for quite some time now.

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Five Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

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They are business processes that should be approached with a strategic plan and metrics to measure success. ( Everyone is jumping into content marketing. The challenge is not only how to do it, but how to do it well. One of the best things a marketer can do is learn from the mistakes of others. For this post, we asked some of the participants in the upcoming Keys to Content Marketing Virtual Summit on August 14 th to share the mistakes they see on the market today.

In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry Lead Gen Tips (tap your feet)

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Lighten the mood - It''s always a challenge to find the common thread in a call to make the prospect feel comfortable listening to the business end of a conversation, what better common thread than "Oh, vacation, I just got back from the Cape, what are you planning?".

SiriusDecisions Summit London Notable Quotes #sdsummit

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izjay: Most #SDSummit delegates say their next technology purchase will be in the category of business intelligence/analytics. Having just kicked off, the SiriusDecisions Summit in London will be spanning two days with tons of marketing and sales goodness.

5 Things My Father Taught Me About Selling

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That said, it reminded me that one of the most influential people in my business life was my dad. Family keeps you together, motivated, and provides a safe harbor when a business deal goes south.

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Lead Gen Tips from Yogi Berra

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Yesterday I was using ConnectAndSell as a training tool and had one of our BDRs (Business Development Reps) live and working a list and three others listening in and critiquing.

C-Level Prospects - Make the First Appointment By Phone

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Being that b2b introductory meetings is Green Leads ' business, we have noticed a trend over the past several years. It has become pervasive, and respected, to do business this way. When I was recently at the Sales 2.0

Outbound Calling Tips from Johnny Bench

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Well, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of Business Development Reps over the years, and I wanted to share with you some of their “All-Star” outbound calling tips. People are busy. When I was in college, one of my roomates used to watch The Baseball Bunch. It was designed for kids, but I loved it.

We Are All Our Own CEOs - Chris Brogan On #Owner Magazine

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As a business owner, I manage my tasks, take care of clients, look at my numbers, work hard, attend to quality, work with my team.you name it. You all own your own businesses! So now that you own your own business, where can you go for some advice and inspiration?

Business Lessons From Mars

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The courage part came from several life changing business events. These were the five guiding concepts that Mars ran their business by and expected all of their associates to follow. Many of you have seen my tagline "Market with Courage!"

Business Lessons From Mars

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The courage part came from several life changing business events. These were the five guiding concepts that Mars ran their business by and expected all of their associates to follow. Many of you have seen my tagline "Market with Courage!"

Lead Generation Tips: Business Card Data Entry For Free | Dreamforce Special

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How many business cards do you have laying around in one of the current states? Green Leads has just introduced a new complementary service where the sales reps we support from our appointment setting clients can have up to 100 business cards a month entered into a spreadsheet for free.

10 Opinions - Business or Personal in Social Media?

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There is the business me, and there is the personal me and always the two have mixed. I post both topics here on my blog and I believe that the coexistence of business and personal identities given today's social media is the way to go. Personal branding does impact business branding.

10 Opinions - Business or Personal in Social Media?

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There is the business me, and there is the personal me and always the two have mixed. I post both topics here on my blog and I believe that the coexistence of business and personal identities given today's social media is the way to go. Personal branding does impact business branding.

Content Marketing: Accuracy, First Impressions and Demand Gen

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If I am thinking of hiring someone to take care of my business, I want someone who is brilliant in their field AND cares about the details.". "If Guest post by Paul Simon , Sharper Content, @paulcontentman. We all form instant impressions when meeting someone new. Guess what?

Jive Talkin for B2B Marketing & Sales Demand Gen Experts

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in Boston, Jive Software is rolling out a new agenda for social business that is worth a close look. Today at Enterprise 2.0 We all wake up on Mondays to a mountain of data, feeds, and emails.

B2B Marketing and Sales Books: What's On Your Summer Reading List?

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David's book is worth reading time and again to be reminded of how the Internet and social media can radically improve your business. The Catcher in the Rye. Moby Dick. Pride and Prejudice. The Grapes of Wrath. A Tale of Two Cities.

Appointment Setting Vendors Can Reduce Carbon Footprint

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We're in the business of B2B appointment setting , and meetings can often mean travel -- travel impacts carbon footprint, be it by car or plane. Someone asked me recently where the Green in Green Leads came from?

5 Tips For @chrisbrogan's New Marketing Experience, aka: Inbound Marketing Summit

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Collect business cards. Next week I'll be speaking at Chris Brogan's New Marketing Experience in San Francisco.

@chrisbrogan's New Marketing Experience, aka Inbound Marketing Summit: 5 Tips

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Collect business cards. Next week I'll be speaking at Chris Brogan's New Marketing Experience in San Francisco.

Lead Gen Experts Need Disaster Recovery Plans - A Flood of Leads!

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In our business, time is money. Consider outsourcing as part of your business continuity plan. What about a business disaster?

Lead Gen Tip for Q2: Face Time

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No hard stats to back it up, however: In Q1 of 2010 we closed the same amount of business as Q3 and Q4 of 2009, and in 2009 we grew by a factor of 3X. Measuring the effectiveness of lead gen programs is always at the top of a demand gen expert's list of priorities.

B2B Demand Generation Boot Camp: Next Gen Inside Sales Training

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With unlimited data licenses at four vendors, search tools that didn't exist just four years ago, autodialers, power dialers, Google alerts, social media and other techniques -- this business is a specialized trade now and the new skills need teaching.

Appointment Setting: Was I Duped?

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He was selling a "SaaS telecom/VoIP solution for small to medium sized businesses." In the collection of appointment setting techniques I've seen before, I've never seen the one that I fell victim to this week.

Marketing Strategy of Going Negative -- Does Mudslinging Pay Off?

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Would you do business or hang out with a mud-slinger Witnessing the recent Scott Brown senatorial campaign in Massachussetts caused me to question the value of mudslinging -- I'm sure Coakley's staff is analyzing the same.

Demand Gen's State of The Union Address - If Obama Were a Marketing/Sales Exec

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I hear "woe is me" time and time again, but if it's any indicator that things are changing, our business tripled in 2009. Since our business is all about growing the top line, the future of companies' bottom lines looks promising.

The Elves Are Making Appointments and Leads

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Prospects' calendars are not as busy as normal and can accommodate an introductory meeting. We hear this all the time, even from our own reps when they are having a slow week: "December is terrible for lead gen. End of year and the holidays.". True, people have other things on their minds.

Appointment Setting: Did I Succumb to a Scam?

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He was selling a " SaaS telecom / VoIP solution for small to medium sized businesses." In the collection of appointment setting techniques I've seen before, I've never seen the one that I fell victim to this week.

Introductory Appointments: Your Goal is Meeting Number Two

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2nd Meeting : The prospect discussed her business issues with you, you asked good questions, you shared some anecdotal stories about how some of your clients have similar issues, and she asked for a second meeting. Which of the following is a good sales outcome for introductory appointments?

Voicemail Debate - To Leave One or Not - POLL

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The opinions are varied, but for those of us in the business, I thought we should put some stats behind the argument. This past week on Focus.com , there was an active discussion regarding if we Should or Should Not leave a voicemail when tele prospecting.

B2B Sales Leads from Data Services - Smashmouth Review

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is the fuel that keeps our business going. Jigsaw - is a leading provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages user-generated content contributed by its global business-to-business community of 900,000 members.

Voicemail Debate - To Leave One or Not - POLL

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The opinions are varied, but for those of us in the business, I thought we should put some stats behind the argument. This past week on Focus.com , there was an active discussion regarding if we Should or Should Not leave a voicemail when tele prospecting.

B2B Sales Leads from Data Services - Smashmouth Review

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is the fuel that keeps our business going. Jigsaw - is a leading provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages user-generated content contributed by its global business-to-business community of 900,000 members.

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Richard Fouts of Gartner talks Social Media and Communications

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Amazon still sells plenty of books, and BW, Harvard Business Review, and the Economist still sell lots of magazines and journals (especially when they do special editions on things like social computing).

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Richard Fouts of Gartner talks Social Media and Communications

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And Amazon still sells plenty of books and BW, Harvard Business Review, and the Economist still sell lots of magazines and journals (especially when they do special editions on things like social computing).

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit: Emily Salus of CollabNet on Lead Scoring

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Mike: As you know, Green Leads is in the business of outbound marketing. This week is MarketingSherpa's 6th Annual B2B Marketing Summit 2009 in San Francisco, to be repeated two weeks later in Boston.

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Emily Salus of CollabNet on Lead Scoring

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Mike: As you know, Green Leads is in the business of outbound marketing. This week is MarketingSherpa's 6th Annual B2B Marketing Summit 2009 in San Francisco, to be repeated two weeks later in Boston.

Sales 2.0 Conference - Nigel Edelshain, the Man who first said, "Sales 2.0"

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Since, Nigel and I have had long conversations about our businesses and the industry in general. Mike: You and I are in the high level lead generation and appointment setting business. When I first met Nigel Edelshain at the Sales 2.0

Sales 2.0 Conference - Nigel Edelshain, the Man Who First Said "Sales 2.0"

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Since, Nigel and I have had long conversations about our businesses and the industry in general. Mike: You and I are in the high level lead generation and appointment setting business. When I first met Nigel Edelshain at the Sales 2.0

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