Not What It Seems

This article is about sales and management techniques that sound good but usually don’t work. You may think they will be successful in increasing sales and profits but in the end they fail. Take a look, maybe we can help you avoid trying them before you waste a lot of time and money.

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Learn what sales tactics do not lead to the road of success

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is president of Sales & Management Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars exclusively for the water equipment industry. He has authored several books including Financial Secrets of the Water Improvement Industry and numerous articles. Send comments to davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video, newsletter and list of products, contact Carl at 800-941-0068; www.carldavidson.com;davidson@carldavidson.com.

Activation Date: 
June 5, 2005
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16163

Adopt Darwinian Marketing in a Soft Economy

The economy is soft. Capital budgets are shrinking. Projections for growth remain conservative. Instead of adapting to change and seizing opportunities to strengthen market position, many businesses are committing one critical error—slashing marketing budgets.

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Tips for growing business at the expense of your competitors

About The Author: 

Kelly Howard is senior VP at A.B. Isacson Associates, a New York-based public relations firm specializing exclusively in business-to-business marketing. He can be reached at 212.529.4500, or by e-mail at kelly@abipr.com.

Activation Date: 
June 5, 2005
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16162

Sales Solutions: Three important techniques that can help you succeed

Like many of you, in March I attended the WQA Aquatech show in Las Vegas, and as always, I learned a lot. It was great to meet dealers from around the country and see what is happening. Of the many things I learned, there are three I would like to share with you

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is president of Sales & Management Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars exclusively for the water equipment industry. He has authored several books including Financial Secrets of the Water Improvement Industry and numerous articles. Send comments to davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video, newsletter and list of products, contact Carl at 800-941-0068; www.carldavidson.com; davidson@carldavidson.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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16117

Corporate Communications: All About Delivering Value

Common sense says that for programs to be successful they must be founded on business objectives, not “PR” objectives.

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Effective public relations helps produce sales, profits and long-term benefits

About The Author: 

G.A. “Andy” Marken is president of Marken Communications, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif. He can be reached by e-mail at andy@markencom.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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16116

Closing Techniques

Remember, no close or technique works unless you try it, and practice is essential to success.

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Top closers offer two interesting sales approaches

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is president of Sales & Management Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars exclusively for the water equipment industry. He has authored several books including Financial Secrets of the Water Improvement Industry and numerous articles. Send comments to davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video, newsletter and list of products, contact Carl at 800-941-0068; www.carldavidson.com;davidson@carldavidson.com.

Activation Date: 
April 6, 2005
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16011

New Dealerships

Anything that can make employees more productive quickly, is welcomed. Over the years, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has developed some great tools that can help a water treatment dealership become productive faster.

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WQA offers a variety of materials and services to help new dealerships become productive faster

About The Author: 

Mark Rowzee is the education director for the Water Quality Association. He can be reached at 630.505.0160, ext. 513, or by e-mail at mrowzee@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
April 4, 2005
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15928

Profit From Used Equipment

Many people were selling because they wanted a new softener, and they were great leads.

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Four easy ways to increase your bottom line with used equipment

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is president of Sales & Management Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars exclusively for the water equipment industry. He has authored several books including Financial Secrets of the Water Improvement Industry and numerous articles. Send comments to davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video, newsletter and list of products, contact Carl at 800.941.0068, or by e-mail at davidson@carldavidson.com; www.carldavidson.com.

Activation Date: 
April 4, 2005
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Legacy
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15927

The Phrase That Pays

Good salespeople choose phrases and words carefully, they constantly watch the customer in order to weed out the words and phrases that don’t work and emphasize the ones that do.

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Learn why communication is an essential part of your sales technique

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is president of Sales & Management Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars exclusively for the water equipment industry. He has authored several books including Financial Secrets of the Water Improvement Industry and numerous articles. Send comments to davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video, newsletter and list of products, contact Carl at 800.941.0068, or by e-mail at davidson@carldavidson.com; www.carldavidson.com.

Activation Date: 
March 7, 2005
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15859

Opportunity in Las Vegas

Water Quality Products recently spoke with
Peter J. Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association, to find out more about the WQA Aquatech USA event to be held this spring in Las Vegas.

Activation Date: 
January 28, 2005
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15763

Opportunity is Calling, Who is Answering?

Let’s take a look at some important aspects of answering the phone.

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Training your staff how to handle calls is the first step to generating more sales for your advertising dollar

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is president of Sales & Management Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars exclusively for the water equipment industry. He has authored several books including Financial Secrets of the Water Improvement Industry and numerous articles. Send comments to davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video, newsletter and list of products, contact Carl at 800.941.0068, or by e-mail at davidson@carldavidson.com; www.carldavidson.com.

Activation Date: 
January 28, 2005
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15760