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Cross-Industry Idea-Sharing: Download “Selling Through a Slump” E-Book

29 April 2009
Sales 2.0 philosophy includes sharing good ideas and best practices, both internally and with prospects and customers.   I’ve had some great conversations in the last few months with sales and marketing leaders as well as CEO’s about what is working in sales right now. Rather than making “sales calls”, I am making “information exchange” calls.  Sharing valuable content – whether written or oral – is one way of building or strengthening trusted relationships with prospects and customers, especially at a time when budgets are tight.   It is often the case that I learn a great deal during these phone conversations about what companies are experiencing – and what creative new approaches they are taking to sales.
Good ideas and innovative sales approaches can also come from outside your own industry.  This is why I was thrilled to contribute to a collaborative  e-book, written along with ten well-regarded sales experts, to help salespeople “sell their way to recovery” in various verticals.  Imagine the competitive advantage you could attain by learning proven ideas not only inside your company and with others in your industry, but also from those in completely different businesses.   This e-book gives you this opportunity.  Each author shares ten quick, actionable ideas for selling to a particular industry, but many of the practices can be successfully applied in any industry.  I have learned how effective this cross-industry approach  is in my consulting business, Phone Works, where we have proven that innovative practices such as technology-enabled phone and Web selling work outside of the technology industry.  We have had great success in client companies applying Sales 2.0  in many other industries, including health care, the vertical I wrote about in this e-book.  Currently, we are working with two environmental organizations that want to learn how to reap the same kind of effectiveness and efficiency  benefits that Sales 2.0 businesses are enjoying.  Cross-industry idea-sharing works!
What new sales ideas are you testing this quarter? What idea-sharing practices or processes have worked for you?
Here’s more information about the e-book:
Selling Through A Slump: An Industry-by-Industry Playbook
A Guide by Salespeople for Salespeople on How to Sell Your Way to Recovery
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Selling in a recession is tough. And simply doing more of the same is not the way to survive, much less thrive, in a recession. There are important dos and don’ts in times like these. This eBook is your industry-specific roadmap out of the economic slump.

Selling through a Slump: An Industry-by-Industry Playbook
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Charles Green, Founder and CEO, Trusted Advisor Associates

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Skip Anderson, Founder, Selling to Consumers Sales Training
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Matt Homann, Founder, LexThink LLC
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Anneke Seley, Founder and CEO, PhoneWorks LLC
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Dave Stein, Founder and CEO of ES Research Group, Inc

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