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Is Cold Calling Dead?

"When was the last time someone cold called you at work and actually got you interested in doing business with them?" Here's the big problem with that question: people don't buy the way you buy!" "B2B marketers reported cold calling...

VoIP in 2013

It's January and people are still making predictions about 2013. Dave Michels wrote a nice piece about the history of Level3's 3Tone service, which I was pretty familiar with due to four of my clients rushing into the void to...

Cloudy Math

There is a lot of talk about the big money that Agents and VAR's can make if they just switch over to sell Managed Services and Cloud Services. Here are some facts about cloud.M5 had the highest ARPU (average invoice...

What You Can Learn From Romney's Campaign

This isn't a political rant. I have been reading many of the summaries of why Romney lost his presidential bid. Channelnomics and ARS examined the IT spending of both campaigns and found that Romney bought from Best Buy's mindShift (an...

All This Black Friday Talk

All this Black Friday talk is not going to help the retailers. The early Black Friday buzz and "leaks" are only signaling that retailers are hurting. These current actions by retailers are not going to help the bottom line. Pricing...

An Agent's take on Level3

"Telecom is no stranger to change." Moreso today than ever, huh? Yesterday, Chris Palermo of GCN, a telecom brokerage firm, was on a panel with Level3 discussing the Global Crossing-Level3 integration at Microcorp's One-on-One event.Palermo gave some advice to agents...

Casting a Wide Net

When I read that VZ and Sprint signed of to offer Office 365, I thought, "More me-too for this industry." Then I read further down where 42,000 Microsoft partners are also going to be reselling Office 365 and I about...

Flex Some New Muscles

I woke up this morning and my hamstrings were sore from walking all over New York City and the MOMA yesterday. I thought I was in good shape. It turns out that I wasn't used to walking that much on...

Can You Beat the iPad?

As tablet after tablet fail to make it - I am talking to you HP, Blackberry Playbook, Dell Streak, MOTO Xoom, Asus and even Creative - does it make it even harder for another one to launch?We have three new...

8.5 Things the Olympics Taught Me About Sales

Do you want to be a world class sales professional? I do.Do you want to win gold? I like ink and checks.Here's how to be like an Olympian.First, Set Goals. They don't get to the Olympics without Desiring it with...

You Can't Win on Price

Another call today about a cable company stealing the deal because they are giving away the network. You can not compete on price!The RBOC's have ceded the sub-$500 wireline market to the cablecos. VZ wants to clip the copper, which...

Get Off the Agents' Back

These were my thoughts on the 2011 CPZ that I was a panelist on. These are my thoughts as a reaction to the latest CPZ. Surprisingly, not everyone read my post about how the whole telecom eco-system is shifting. Agents,...

What About Selling Cloud?

At The CPZ, the rest of the panel were cloud guys (VAR's and Hosted UC). This is a snippet of the conversation where the panel is talking about how transactional telecom sales are dead, long live the Cloud! People deemed...

The Trouble with UC Sales

In a recent study, titled IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Unified Communications Voice Infrastructure 2011-2012 Vendor Analysis, IDC analyst Rich Costell wrote that “Customers still struggle to justify the deployment of UC and calculate its overall ROI.” The conclusion: “educating potential customers...

Sales is Not Marketing

I saw this topic at a startup conference: “Sales for Start-ups How to Market Like a Rock Star!” If you ever see that topic, RUN!Sales is NOT Marketing. They are different.Laura Lake explains, “Marketing is everything that you do to...

Conferencing is on the Rise?

Analysts often talk about predictions and trends in the marketplace. It seems except for voice, everything is on the rise: Cloud, VoIP, SAAS, mobile, social media and, yes, even conferencing. What is driving conferencing?The economy has something to do with...

CLEC Frustration Part II

One reason that the ILEC’s have been frustrated with CLEC’s and spend so much effort frustrating their orders is due to the Lack of Value that the CLEC’s — in general — bring to the market place.Resellers, Rebillers, switchless, UNE-P,...

Sales Stalking

With the loss of any privacy today online, cyber stalking for prospecting is easier. I know it sounds sinister, but the best way to sell is to know your prospect. Know if they NEED your service. Know if they can...

Is Selling on Price Really Selling?

nQueryTelecom tweeted the following: "Virtual PBX VoIP Phone – Reduced Telecom Expenses: Virtual PBX VoIP phone systems ensure reduced telecom expense."  You can see my reply on the left. Basically, I'm tired of our industry selling on price. It is...

4 Notes About CRM

I get asked often about CRM systems for sales teams. (I should I train salespeople and help hire salespeople.) Here are a few thoughts about CRM. One, it's only effective if the sales team actually uses it. Most sales stars...

Why Use an Independent Telecom Broker?

What is an Independent Telecom Broker? It's not the preferred title that I like for an independent telecommunications agent but some companies like it. It has variations as Agent, Consultant and Specialist, but at the end of the day the...

Quota Part Deux

Quota is a big deal. It’s what salespeople and management sweat and stress over every month. There are a few pieces that can make this easier to handle, especially for the management.One is Support. Quota was handed out to the...

Sales Quota Part 1

According to an article in INC magazine, “The report found that on average, only about 50 percent of sales reps made their quota, and more than 42 percent of companies reported that less than 50 percent of reps were meeting...

Big Q: How Do I ...

So a big question I get from service providers is How Do I Sell Online? This question comes in many forms, such as (1) How Can I Sell This on my Website?; (2) How Can I be like RingCentral?; (3)...

Big Challenge Selling Hosted PBX

On LinkedIn (in the Hosted PBX group), the question was asked, “What’s the biggest challenge you face selling your solution to end users and/or channel partners?” Here are some of the answers.Can the end user trust the service delivery of...
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