The 10 Most Valuable Entrepreneurship Lessons Learned Over The Last 10 Years – B2B Marketing Article

Hard to believe it, but 10 years ago tomorrow (May 1, 2010), I opened the doors to Converse Digital with no money in savings, no lines of credit, no investors and not a single paying client. I know, brilliantly smart of me don’t you agree? 😉  But yet, here we are, 10 years later and the doors are still open and knock on wood, that’s not going to change anytime soon.  So as I’ve done in past years, here are…

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If You Can’t Do Good… Better Do Bad Well – B2B Marketing Article

Today’s post is inspired by the KSHMR, Nevve song Do Bad Well. It got me to thinking about how salespeople approach sales training today. So often, instead of trying to learn how to do good, the training just reinforces how to do bad well. Stick with me here… it will all come together. Doing Bad Sales Prospecting Well Everywhere you look people are complaining about traditional sales prospecting tactics. Even salespeople recognize that traditional tactics like cold calling are not…

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The Role of Gratitude In The Client-Agency Relationship – B2B Marketing Article

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of spending an hour with a group of men discussing gratitude — its role in our lives, how we should be teaching it to our children, its role in our religion (it was a prayer group) — and that got me to thinking about the role of gratitude in the Client-Agency relationship. Specifically, it got me to thinking — “How often (or maybe even have you ever) thanked your (speaking to myself) clients for…

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How You Can Leverage Empathy Based Sales Techniques to Schedule More Face-to-Face Meetings With Sales Prospects – B2B Marketing Article

What Are The Advantages of Face-to-Face Meetings? While everyone loves the ability of technology to scale our sales efforts, save time and my personal favorite, call on sales prospects all around the globe while sleeping in my own bed each night, the simple truth is, nothing closes a deal like a great face-to-face meeting with a prospect. In fact, I don’t think you can Sell Greatly without face-to-face interactions. Here’s why: Body Language: Even on a video call, you can’t…

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Making Sales Prospecting Fun & Easy For Introverts – B2B Marketing Article

Recently I was invited to join John Jantsch on his Duct Tape Marketing podcast to talk about Sales Prospecting in a digitally centric world. We covered a ton of ground and I wanted to share the podcast and transcript (for you folks that prefer to read) here on the Converse Digital Blog. Questions we covered: What you’ll learn if you give a listen: How being fully present can help you win business. Why content should feel like it was written…

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Imagine A World Without Any Sales Prospects – B2B Marketing Article

Imagine waking up one morning, the owner of a small, but growing ad agency, and finding out your entire client base just fired you within the last hour. And just to make it more fun, every sales prospect in your database… all look just like the clients who just fired you. What would you do next? How would you begin the challenge of sales prospecting in a world in which you had no sales prospects? For me that day was…

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