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July 31, 2010 12:14 AM
Event management company Freeman has acquired AVT Event Technologies, an Arlington Heights, Ill.-based provider of in-house audio/visual for U.S. hotels, it announced early this month.
July 31, 2010 12:16 AM
In celebration of Earth Day tomorrow, Dallas-based event management company Freeman has introduced two new initiatives that it says will lessen the environmental impact of face-to-face events.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Research reveals what's sabotaging your managerial effectiveness.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Our fathers worked for the boss, and when they left the office at five, they left their job worries behind. But today’s managers and employees work and worry nearly 24/7—and probably for someone other than their bosses on the organizational chart. What has caused this shift, and who is this new boss? The answers to these questions are the Internet and the recently empowered customer, respectively
July 31, 2010 12:16 AM
FrontRange Solutions has announced the launch of its GoldMine Premium Edition 8.5 CRM solution.
July 31, 2010 12:14 AM
Parents and families are shifting to a new value system where keeping up with the Joneses is out and teaching the kids about responsible spending is in.
July 31, 2010 12:10 AM
The Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines designed to set clearer rules for disclosure in social media influencer campaigns.
July 31, 2010 12:18 AM
Callpod has announced the availability of its Fueltank emergency mobile device charger for Palm.
July 31, 2010 12:18 AM
FunnelSource has announced the introduction of its eponymous business intelligence solution.
July 31, 2010 12:11 AM
If your CFO is poised to chop your marketing budget, grab his hand. Sharan Jagpal, author of Fusion for Profit, says that's the worst move your company could make right now. Here, he explains a few steps you should take instead.
July 31, 2010 12:10 AM
The Enterprise Engagement Alliance (EEA) has announced that Gallup is joining its coalition and will be presenting research at its upcoming Expo.
July 31, 2010 12:15 AM
How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics (Jossey-Bass, $24.95)
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Brands must plug into the expanding base of players and their high levels of engagement.
July 31, 2010 12:10 AM
Behavior models for media consumption are often as sloppy as an overdressed hamburger. The more online and mobile video content you load on top of the beefy fundamental base of linear TV, the harder it is to get a good grip on your burger.
July 31, 2010 12:15 AM
Cloud storage service now avaialble for SMBs.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
A powerful selling tool could be staring you right in the face. It's the word-of-mouth marketing done by your satisfied customers. Here's the baffling part: Many companies aren't listening to their buyers; nor are they taking full advantage of their customers' recommendations.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
In this new economy, buyers are looking for the seller who's a jack-of-all-trades, or a jill-of-all-trades.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
No doubt about it: A woman's selling style is very different from a man’s. We have a unique set of values, communication traits, and behaviors—characteristics a woman must express when selling if she wants to feel comfortable and confident. Unfortunately, far too many women sell in a style that works better for men. To avoid watching your sales dreams evaporate into thin air, take heed of these techniques.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
It's a different world today. Buyers want evidence—and lots of it—to justify why a purchase will be a wise investment. The knee-jerk reaction from sales representatives is to oversell. Too many of them are slipping into some nasty habits, which creates discomfort for everyone. Make-the-sale anxiety is quickly turning into an epidemic.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Everything was going exceptionally well, and your potential buyer could hardly wait to move forward. Then your worst fear surfaced: "Could you drop the price a bit?"
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Even notorious risk-takers are hesitant to buy in this economy. It's time to change your sales approach.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Wow, this economy's taken more twists and turns than a roller coaster, hasn't it? But when it comes to selling to women, be reassured that once you know about their new buying habits, you'll be able to keep going—no matter what.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Women are amazing at assimilating and managing endless details. But what works for us can also work against us. For example, women have a keen ability to make mountains of complex information appear crystal clear. All well and good…until a catalog's worth of features and benefits have been unloaded onto an unsuspecting prospect.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
You may be wondering what—if anything—is selling today. The "news at 6" gang would have us believe the financial sky continues to fall. But the NPD Group, a provider of consumer and retail market research information, tells a different story: Their Retail Response Indicator increased four points from March to to April.
July 31, 2010 12:12 AM
Listen up, men: Selling to a woman is a lot like dating. You'll either make a great first impression or you'll strike out. The ball is in your court, so you'd best familiarize yourself with some of the fatal mistakes men make both on a date and when selling.