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Dont Walk Away From This Question

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales ATEL Communications Inc. Having a great prospect list and the lowest prices don’t help much if all your best prospects are in the middle of a long-term contract for their voice and data services. So what do you do to get your foot in the door and stay visible […]

TEM: Agency Friend or Foe?

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales ATEL Communications Inc. When did managing telecom expenses for our clients become a new thing? From 1990 through 2002 I worked both as a telecom account executive and as an independent telecom agent. For 12 years I pretty much did the same thing promised small business owners that I’d […]

Agents Selling Cellular Broadband Cards as Backup DIA

By Dan Baldwin, director of sales, ATEL Communications Inc. Our in-house telemarketer brought me what seemed to be a decent lead a construction company supervisor needed help getting dedicated Internet access (DIA) to a construction trailer where the local RBOC claimed DSL was unavailable. I looked up the construction company on the Internet and they […]

Training Camp

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Since BellSouth was taken over by AT&T, BellSouth Authorized Agents have had to put in more than 50 hours on training and testing to be able to sell across the AT&T portfolio and across the country. That’s a lot of time and effort, but you get to expand from nine states […]

Sales Veteran Shares Door Openers

The recession is waning but companies still are cutting costs. Prospective clients are wary of salespeople. Everybodys multitasking and no one wants to take the time to talk with yet another cold caller. So whats the key to getting decision-makers to actually talk to you? Dont sell like everyone else, says consultant Jack Lindsley of […]

Sales Seminars – No Means Maybe and Other Secrets to Success

You didnt make the ball team. You didnt get accepted to your favorite college. You didnt qualify for the home loan. These things do happen. Rejection is a fact of life. Successful people, however, know they need to embrace rejection instead of shy away from it. The wealthiest and most successful people in society realize […]

Negotiating: Discover Exactly What Your Sales Prospect Wants

Negotiation in sales can be a tricky process when salespeople dont know the true needs of their prospects. But the most successful sales and business professionals know how to ask questions that determine what their prospective clients really want. They use questions to open up communication and encourage prospects to share information. However, using questions […]

Why Play the Price Game?

In today’s marketplace, developing and maintaining an objective advantage over the competition can seem next to impossible. Why? Because from a customer’s perspective, similar product and service offerings are basically the same. Unless you have a distinct advantage, you must create a competitive advantage by creating a value perception that goes beyond your product or […]

Little Sales Cycle of Horrors

“Feed me, Seymour!” No, it’s not the roar of a giant, man-eating Venus Flytrap. It’s your funnel calling. Keeping the sales funnel full (that is, making sure you have new prospects and likely buyers in your pipeline at all times) is a hallmark of successful salespeople. But the funnel’s hungry - constantly. Generating and tracking multiple […]

Ask The Expert – Gain Interest From Colos

Dear Expert Eye, I recently established an LLC to represent a colocation facilites group. I have contacted many CIOs in the Midwest market and have found it difficult to gain their interest even though they have or need colocation. Should I be contacting a different title/position? Also, in an effort to establish sales agents for […]

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