As a small-business owner, manager or informed employee, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest technology. But with all the buzzwords out there, it can be a hassle to figure out what’s what and which trends are here to stay. Here, we offer our explanations of . . . Read Five Trends.
Sales and Selling
Selling as if people matter
Never Ask a Prospect These Questions
You finally got the meeting you sought with a top executive at a prospective client. You prepare well for the session, researching the company and the individual you’re meeting with. After the small talk dies down, you ask your “killer” question . . . Prospect Questions
From the On the verge blog
Email Marketing and Social Media: A Perfect Couple
As stand-alone tools, email and social media can each play a valuable role in achieving your marketing goals. Marketing tactics are changing to include on-line communities. And email marketing remains a viable marketing tool. But, in fact, email and social media campaigns can be used together to enhance each other and . . . Read at Email Marketing Trends
This issue of the On the verge newsletter is brought to you by Sage E-marketing, powered by Swiftpage. Learn more about email marketing, drip marketing, and email marketing analytics . . . Swiftpage.
Apps and services, gadgets and gizmos
7 must-have Apps for sales people
Mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices include: Go to meeting mobile App, Free Credit card reader, scanners, and more at . . . Mobile Apps
15 Android widgets that will make iPhone users jealous
One of the biggest advantages of Android over iPhone is widgets. Android has them, iPhone does not. Widgets are valuable because they . . . Read it at Occam’s Razor
iPhone Case Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One
I have a love-hate relationship when it comes to all these newfangled mobile payment methods. Fan as I am of Google Wallet, I can’t help but want something more immediate, something more widely-usable. Read it at iCache Geode
Tweeps and Peeps
Social media, demystified
10 Minute Video: Build Your Fan Base
Starting from scratch? Watch this to create your instant fan base (and the three things that no one is telling you about how to do right). Social media expert Laura Roeder tells you how (and don’t forget to download the worksheet!)Watch it at Create an instant fanbase.
Publications for business and personal growth
Book Review: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change It. Human habits seem intractable and inexplicable, as ingrained in our beings as the color of our hair. “They are so strong, in fact, that they cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense,” Duhigg writes . . . The Power of Habit
Announcements and Whatnot
Watch for Upgrade Pricing Obsolescence Policy
Effective June 1, 2012, Sage’s Upgrade Pricing Policy for Sage ACT! will be revised. The policy honors upgrade pricing for customers who own licenses of the current release and two prior releases of a product. Customers using older versions of Sage ACT! will not be eligible for upgrade pricing after June 1st. If you’re contemplating an upgrade be sure to buy before by May 31st for significant savings. As always, On the verge offers lower preferred customer pricing – even during Sage promotions – for all new and upgrade licenses.