Friday, April 11, 2014

Quote of the Week: Destiny and Decisions

Quote of the Week

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your destiny is in your hands. All of it! Your business life and your personal life are all determined by the decisions you make and the actions you take.

Who do you want to become? And what steps will you take to get there? Got any tips for how all us Sales Dog can determine our success? Tell us in the comments below! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Coffee with the Dog: Is Cold Calling Really Dead?

Let's Talk About Cold Calling

In this week's Coffee With the Dog newsletter, SalesDog founder and CEO, Michael Dalton Johnson, is giving you the lowdown on cold calling.

If the idea of making the first move and calling your prospective clients sends shivers down your spine, you're not alone. But Johnson is offering up some encouragement: 

"Despite what you are being told, Cold Calling is alive and kicking – and still an important part of many sucessful sales and marketing efforts.

In a lot of instances the need for a human voice is absolutely required. In a world of overhyped and outright devious Internet marketing, impersonal broadcast emailing and a transparently self-serving social media presence with thousands of 'friends,' a person's voice is reassuring and says 'I am a human,.. a real flesh and blood being... just like you. Let's talk.'"

To read the rest of Johnson's cold calling article, click here.

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Give us your thoughts on cold calling in the comments below! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We're Back! And We Missed All You Sales Dogs!

Our SalesDog Blog is Back!

Hello all you Sales Dogs! Our apologies for the blogging silence. Did you miss us? We most certainly missed you!

We're back now and have some great new content lined up for you! Plus, a brand new editor (that's me, Taylor Eaton). So keep your eyes glued to this blog for inspirational quotes, insights into the business world, and free tips and tricks (who says old dogs can't learn new tricks?) for your sales and marketing practices.

Can't wait for the new content to start showing up? Browse our archives or subscribe to our Coffee with the Dog newsletter for free weekly advice (AND 300 free business leads).

Got any questions for us? Feel free to leave us a comment below! We'd love to hear from you!