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Choose Words Carefully

Choose Words Carefully - http://www.lawconsultingblog.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Sales
From http://www.lawconsultingblog.com 5196 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:21 am
I can't resist another reference to the Trust Equation as a way of introducing Cordell Parvin's Choose Words Carefully. Looking at the components of the Trust Equation (Credibility + Reliability + Intimacy) / Self-Orientation), trust is built largely through words. What about actions, you say? Absolutely! That's how Reliability is created — when a Read More

Trust and the $5 muffin refund

Trust and the $5 muffin refund - http://carpe-diem.typepad.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Customer Service
From http://carpe-diem.typepad.com 5196 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 1:20 am
Bruce Rasmussen's engaging personal tale combines forthrightness and whimsy, beginning with a marketer's definition of trust (which he claims to paraphrase): "A can trust B if B has the opportunity to rip A off - and chooses not to do so." Embedded in a story about muffins are some pretty provocative questions that Bruce asks about our own or Read More
Sex, religion, and politics are widely taught as the three topics to avoid in any relationship. Paul McCord, who writes the Sales and Management Blog, begs to differ — at least on the political front. Paul invites an engaging discussion on the downsides of avoiding discussions of politics with sales prospects. Referring to the upcoming U.S. presid Read More

China: A Ripe Market or Fast Track to Bankruptcy?

China: A Ripe Market or Fast Track to Bankruptcy? - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Global
From http://blogs.openforum.com 5196 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 2:51 pm
China may still have a Communist political system, but its economy is transitioning to capitalism. It has a growing middle class hungry to buy Western goods. Enterprising U.S. companies are investigating and some are capitalizing on the opportunities China presents. Just don't forget to do your homework before you expand. Read More

US Mobile Internet Reaches 'Critical Mass' for Marketing

US Mobile Internet Reaches 'Critical Mass' for Marketing - http://www.marketingcharts.com Avatar Posted by wontonu under News
From http://www.marketingcharts.com 5197 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 4:07 am
The US is the global leader in mobile internet adoption, with 40 million US mobile subscribers (15.6%) actively using the mobile internet, according to a white paper released by The Nielsen Company. In 16 countries tracked, the US leads in penetration, followed by the UK (12.9%) and Italy (11.9%). Advertising is becoming a common part of th Read More

High Price CAN be a Competitive Advantage!

High Price CAN be a Competitive Advantage! - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://blogs.bnet.com 5197 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 16, 2008 8:34 pm
How to justify steep prices and set your company apart from the competition. From the article: “Selling Value” consists of adding intangibles that convince the customer to pay a higher price than if those intangibles were absent. It does not consist of adding tangibles (i.e. things that cost your company something) to make a deal more attractiv Read More

Seth's Blog: Should small businesses whine?

Seth's Blog: Should small businesses whine? - http://sethgodin.typepad.com Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Strategy
From http://sethgodin.typepad.com 5197 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 4:06 am
Seth sums it up nicely. Small business is a weapon, not a reason to whine. Read More

Mid-year Change to Standard Mileage Rate

Mid-year Change to Standard Mileage Rate - http://zanesafrit.typepad.com Avatar Posted by BeckyMcCray under Taxes
From http://zanesafrit.typepad.com 5197 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 16, 2008 2:54 am
Mileage rates are changing in the middle of the year. Zane Safrit has the scoop, and a bit of a mileage tutorial for small businesses. Read More

Religion in the Workplace

Religion in the Workplace - http://www.americasbestcompanies.com Avatar Posted by Gowithabc under Human Resources
From http://www.americasbestcompanies.com 5197 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 16, 2008 9:04 pm
A recent survey by the Institute for Corporate Productivity has shown that religious strife in the workplace is a real problem. The problem is, what can you, the business owner, do to quell this trouble before it harms your business without running afoul of antidiscrimination laws? Here are some ideas. Read More
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