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Lead Generation: Phone calls turn first-time webinar into million-dollar leads

What’s a marketer to do when leadership dismisses marketing and insists that a superior product will sell itself? Follow the lead of Jeremy Scully and take a high-stakes gamble: Put your reputation on the line to prove marketing’s value. Scully, the Business Development Manager for Planisware, a leading provider of project and portfolio management solutions, […]

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BNET Interviews Brian Carroll: ‘Focus on Helping, Not Closing’

Brian Carroll was interviewed by Phil Dobbie, BNET and CBS News. Brian reveals how to execute the kind of engaging lead-nurturing conversations that result in more and better-selling opportunities. Listen here, or review key points by following these timestamps: -21:20 How can salespeople strike the perfect balance between nurturing existing leads and getting more sales […]

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Email vs. Phone vs. In-Person Meeting? Four Viewpoints

To what extent can emails be used in place of phone calls and face-to-face meetings when maintaining and developing relationships with clients and other important network contacts? Four bloggers have all agreed to post their answers to the email question simultaneously, each offering a different perspective, with all responses linked.  They are: Ford Harding, the […]

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Rainmakers and Lead Generation

In professional services organizations, the people who bring in the big revenue clients are often called rainmakers. They’re the ones that make it all happen and become almost mythical in the process. In today’s challenging business climate, we could all use more rainmakers. I like what Ford Harding, author of Rain Making, Attract New Clients […]

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Lead nurturing with a human touch

Marketers must stop viewing lead generation and lead nurturing as a series of campaigns.  It’s a conversation.  We must remember that companies don’t buy.  People inside companies do. Lead generation starts the dialog with the right people within the right companies to find more immediate opportunities. Lead nurturing keeps the conversation going with relevant and […]

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A lead generation fable for sales

Imagine you are sales rep stranded in a desert.  There is no civilization visible and worse still, you have no food or water. After three days of walking, you are cramping up – overcome with exhaustion and dehydration.  The wind beats fine sand against your exposed face and neck. “One more sand dune,” you say, […]

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