Sales and Sales Management Blog

February 5, 2010

A Couple of Blog Milestones and Some Other Stuff


A Positive Milestone: 1,000 comments
As every blogger knows, it’s tough to get people to interact with you on your blog.  I took me a couple of years to finally get to the point where comments became somewhat frequent.  I’m pleased to say that this morning the blog registered its 1,000th comment.  Not a giant milestone, but still, progress.

A Negative Milestone: 20,000 spam comments
Coincidentally, this morning the blog also blocked its 20,000th spam comment.  Spam, I’ve found, is the real cost of blogging.  Spam comes at you in all forms, whether bots with sex, casino, or watch spam or individuals trying to get mention of their blog posts about their get rich quick scheme or their lead generation ebook for only $79.99.

Anyway, as we continue in our fourth year of the Sales and Sales Management Blog, I’m honored that some have found it worthy of their time to read and even to comment on the content or link to the posts.

I’ll continue to try to bring quality posts that will help increase your sales, help you improve your sales team, and prompt you to think.  As always, I’ll be featuring many great authors besides myself. 

HELP!

My article “Sales Call Reports–Are They Worth the Hassle?” has made it to the finals for Sales Article of the Month for February at Top 10 Sales Articles.  I’ve got tough competition from Dr. Tony Alessandra, Keith Rosen, Lee Salz, Kevin Eikenberry, Danita Bye and others.  To win, I need your vote.  Half of the selection of the winner is based on reader votes; the other half based on votes by a panel of professional sales trainers and consultants.  I’d appreciate it if you’d hope over to Top 10 Sales Articles, read the 10 finalists and vote for the one you believe best (mine, of course).

Networking That Really Works: A FREE Prospecting Webinar on Feb 18

Are you spending time at the chamber networking event or the morning leads exchange group and finding you’re just wasting precious time and energy for no return at all?

Unless you’re an auto mechanic, a personal banker, sell cars, or are a dentist, the chamber event and the leads exchange group probably aren’t going to help you at all.  If you sell sophisticated products and services or high dollar items, more than likely you’re not going to be meeting great prospects or getting many quality leads at these venues.  The majority of people at the chamber event are other sellers looking for prospects and those at the networking breakfast typically can only refer to micro and small businesses or less than ideal consumer prospects.

So is networking out of the question?

Not at all.

You just have to network where you’re going to find a large number of quality prospects and create long-term relationships with them.

Join me on February 18 at 1PM Central for a FREE 1 hour webinar to learn how to make networking work.

You’ll Learn:

  • Where to spend your time networking
  • How networking demonstrates your integrity and trustworthiness
  • How networking builds your image and reputation as being an expert
  • How to work a room and guarantee after event meetings with prospects

This isn’t a come-on to sell products or coaching.  You’ll learn real strategies that produce results.

Limited Seating

Register HERE

Dave Brock reviews Creating a Million Dollar a Year Sales Income: Sales Success through Client Referrals

Over on his blog Dave Brock reviews my book on referral generation, Creating a Million Dollar a Year Sales Income: Sales Success through Client Referrals.  Dave makes some excellent observations and I encourage you to stop over and read the post—and while you’re there, read lots more posts as Dave is a very insightful writer and thinker.

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4 Comments »

  1. Paul,

    Many congratulations on 1000 comments – I am very pleased to be 1001!!

    Jonathan

    Comment by Jonathan Farrington — February 8, 2010 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  2. Paul,

    1000+ and counting. That’s no small task in this business. Keep up the good work and we’ll watch for you to hit 1.000,000!

    Steve

    Comment by Steve Waterhouse — February 8, 2010 @ 9:08 am | Reply

  3. Jonathan and Steve,

    Thanks for the encouragement; it means a lot coming from the two of you. Just a small step by a small blog, but one that I’m a bit proud of. Now, if I could just figure out how to get rid of the 20,000 spammers.

    Comment by Paul McCord — February 8, 2010 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

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