Monthly Archives: July 2014

Does your sales force need more face time with buyers? 15 ways to use technology.

Recently I was interviewed by Meeting Pros Radio on how technology is reinventing event management. And I mentioned that technology-assisted processes can jump-start-and shorten-the sales cycle. Actually, the term “sales cycle” is rapidly becoming a relic of the past. “Buying cycle” and “Buyer’s journey” more accurately depict how sales really happen in modern times.

Keep asking ‘what’s the problem?’ for smarter meetings

Marketing-oriented blogs, I’ve found, often are gold mines of inspiration and general business advice transcending multiple job functions. This week I discovered Jeffery Slater’s blog, “momentslater. ” Marketing teams, he writes in his post “Skipping to Tactics,” tend to immerse themselves in working on tactical executions before they’ve fully agreed on what problem they’re trying […]