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Here we are tackling chapter six of Paul Furiga's book, Finding Your Capital S Story." You need to know the answers to these questions before you can create your story.  What is your organization's purpose? What is the market demand for what your company does? What competitive position distinguishes you from your competitors? What really sets you apart? Who is your client? It's not everyone. AND where are they?  What communication channels do you use to sell your purpose or unique position?  What is your call to action? Don't leave us flat.  ----more---- Listen to this episode and catch the previous ones in this series: Storytelling isn’t crap, it’s biology. Carl, Joe, the Monomyth, and Déjà vu Learn How to Tell Stories From Wanamaker and The Three Tenors Regularly Adjust Your Company’s Story to Stay Relevant and Interesting When you stray from your archetype your story falls apart
In this fifth chapter, Paul explores experiences that led him to focus on storytelling for companies as a career and a passion. We're going to dig into the story of his own company, explore the application of the principles that drive your Capital S Story, and meet some common heroes that we're going to refer to as archetypes. Paul Furiga is our guest as we continue the series with him. He says, "In most organizations, you're a Capital S Story and your brand are lonely souls living separate lives inside your organization, and they've probably never been introduced to each other. And your story should drive your brand. They should be connected." Tune in for the episode of Sales Lead Management Radio, "When you stray from your archetype your story falls apart." ----more---- About Susan's Guest: Paul Furiga is the president and chief storyteller at WordWrite, having founded the Pittsburgh-based PR and digital marketing agency nearly 20 years ago in a candy-striped bedroom before growing it into a perennially top-ranked firm. Paul, who was formerly a vice president at Ketchum Public Relations, was honored in 2013 with the Public Relations Society of America Pittsburgh chapter's Hall of Fame Award for his impact in the region. Before that, Paul spent two decades as a journalist, covering it all, from Cincinnati City Hall to Congress and the White House, as well as serving as editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times. As you can imagine, he has some stories to tell.
Susan's guest, Paul Furiga, author of Finding Your Capital S Story, opens this episode telling us, "In the old days before smartphones and Twitter, I would say that a small S story is something you read in the newspaper, and it's in the bottom of the birdcage tomorrow. Now we don't read newspapers that much anymore. What we do is we look at our Twitter feed and then we swipe that story away. So it's the same thing. The point is that the stories that we consume most of the time, don't rise to the level of answering the most important questions about your organization. That's why we created this term called the capital S Story. And the capital S Story is a story above all other stories that answer these questions. Why somebody would buy from you, work for you, invest in you, or partner with you.  These questions get to the very nature and character of your organization. And that's why your capital S Story is a story above all others. Join them for a continuing discussion of why your story drives your brand.
This is our third episode in the series of Paul Furiga going through his book, Finding Your Capital S Story. We get to go down the history of advertising and where it lost its way and how the founders of advertising from over a hundred years ago as a whole have almost been forgotten (Have you heard of John Wanamaker?) at least their original methods and thinking behind the use of stories to relate to their target audience. What we are facing today is not how it started, and we have lost our way as we go in for the easier, messier quick kill and the splatter shot effect. ----more---- About Susan's Guest: Paul Furiga is the president and chief storyteller at WordWrite, having founded the Pittsburgh-based PR and digital marketing agency nearly 20 years ago in a candy-striped bedroom before growing it into a perennially top-ranked firm. Paul, who was formerly a vice president at Ketchum Public Relations, was honored in 2013 with the Public Relations Society of America Pittsburgh chapter's Hall of Fame Award for his impact in the region. Before that, Paul spent two decades as a journalist, covering it all, from Cincinnati City Hall to Congress and the White House, as well as serving as editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times. As you can imagine, he has some stories to tell.
The brain has been proven to be hardwired for storytelling - both telling and listening. Learn how across cultures, countries, languages the stories we tell are the same at their core. Paul Furiga is back to help guide us to identifying our Monomyth, or Heroe's Journey. We talk about Bridgette Jones, Yoda, and how our brains align when we hear those core stories told by others. Join us as we learn about Carl, Joe, the Monomyth, and Déjà vu from his new book, "Finding Your Capital S Story."  ----more---- About Susan's Guest: Paul Furiga is the president and chief storyteller at WordWrite, having founded the Pittsburgh-based PR and digital marketing agency nearly 20 years ago in a candy-striped bedroom before growing it into a perennially top-ranked firm. Paul, who was formerly a vice president at Ketchum Public Relations, was honored in 2013 with the Public Relations Society of America Pittsburgh chapter's Hall of Fame Award for his impact in the region. Before that, Paul spent two decades as a journalist, covering it all, from Cincinnati City Hall to Congress and the White House, as well as serving as editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times. As you can imagine, he has some stories to tell.
This is a series about Finding Your Capital S Story - the new book by Paul Furiga. In this episode, we tackle the first chapter that I found fascinating - the science behind storytelling and how our brains are hardwired for storytelling. Paul will explain how well-known brands effectively employ storytelling for their success and what we can learn from them, without copying them. ----more----   About Susan's Guest: Paul Furiga is the president and chief storyteller at WordWrite, having founded the Pittsburgh-based PR and digital marketing agency nearly 20 years ago in a candy-striped bedroom before growing it into a perennially top-ranked firm. Paul, who was formerly a vice president at Ketchum Public Relations, was honored in 2013 with the Public Relations Society of America Pittsburgh chapter's Hall of Fame Award for his impact in the region. Before that, Paul spent two decades as a journalist, covering it all, from Cincinnati City Hall to Congress and the White House, as well as serving as editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times. As you can imagine, he has some stories to tell.
Kevin McCann of the Executive Strategy Group, gives actionable logical, simple, but wildly important tips in this episodes. Here's one to start, if we take something just as fundamental your website. Take the first, top five pages of your website. Look at your navigation. Print out those pages. Go grab a yellow and green highlighter. You'll have to listen to this episode for the insights and assessment you can do right now. Then, he praises one of his partners, HubSpot, but admits there is something missing. On the buyer persona, typically, it's, "Who is your ideal customer?" What vertical industry are they in? The standard demographic, size of company, title, revenue, growth, trajectory, vertical industry, et cetera. You'll have to listen to get the rest of what's missing and how he solves it with Revenue Growth Mastery  He also goes through what is the REAL pain you are solving. It's not what you think 90% of the time. "The value of your offer needs to be relevant to the impact that the customer is experiencing with their challenge. Most sales reps totally miss that." ----more---- About Susan's guest: Kevin McCann, President and CEO, Executive Strategy Group Kevin has 27 years of sales and management experience in the high-tech industry specializing in: * Sales negotiation and objection management training * Business development and partner program assessments * Business model growth assessment The Executive Strategy Group is a management consulting firm that works with growth-directed companies seeking to increase top-line revenue. They align your company’s strategy with marketing and sales efforts to increase reach, maximize marketing ROI, shorten sales cycles and generate consistently growing revenue. In addition to one-on-one and team advisory, planning and coaching/mentoring services, the Executive Strategy Group offers on-site seminars and workshops proven to effectively teach participants the skills, understanding and methodology required to succeed in an increasingly complex business environment.
In this episode with Ledge, we talk about taking our secret sauce for granted. To many of us, what we do is a no-brainer, but to most others, it is not. It's awesome, inspiring, valuable. He explains the four values that everything Add1Zero.co does checks back to these four focus items Revenue, Integrity, Calm Confidence, Shared Abundance. When our success fades, or explodes, we can usually attribute it to how far we have or haven't strayed from the core values and concepts. Listen to this conversation. You'll have homework. That's good. It means you have valuable takeaways. If you missed the first episode with Ledge, you can listen here. ----more---- It’s Not a Hobby, It’s a Revenue Source - Stop Playing House. A bit about Add1Zero.co Lead-to-close sales execution for B2B tech companies ready to leap from 6 to 7 digits of revenue. Their team joins your team - under your brand - to pick up your leads as soon as they hit your CRM, engage and close them, and hand a signed client over to your onboarding and CS teams. Using a proven process for 6- to 7-digit annual growth, they provide sales strategy, execution, and ops -- the real work that needs to get done to close deals.
Passion is not enough. As a revenue generator - deal closer service provider, Ledge tells us he doesn't need to be passionate about what you do. He needs to be passionate about closing deals for you and generating revenue for you. Then you will be able to channel more of the passion you have for your business. (20:31) "...sometimes folks will try to negotiate and say, well, if you're really passionate about it and you want to be involved in this, maybe you can cut your rates. And no, I'm not at all ... I'm passionate at the price I just quoted you because I'm going to make you millions of dollars. And that's what I'm passionate about. We build revenue machines. The end." Join us for part 1 of a 3 part series. Take notes! ----more---- Read Ledge's recent article about packages > A bit about Add1Zero.co Lead-to-close sales execution for B2B tech companies ready to leap from 6 to 7 digits of revenue. Their team joins your team - under your brand - to pick up your leads as soon as they hit your CRM, engage and close them, and hand a signed client over to your onboarding and CS teams. Using a proven process for 6- to 7-digit annual growth, they provide sales strategy, execution, and ops -- the real work that needs to get done to close deals.  
This is part of a series of interviews with industry leaders about artificial intelligence’s impact on the marketing and sales departments' current and future headcount. We interview Paul Teshima, a former Eloqua executive and CEO of Nudge.ai (acquired by Affinity in March 2020). The executives interviewed so far seem to believe that AI will create jobs while also changing the job description of those in both sales and marketing. Paul may have a different opinion. The host is Jim Obermayer. ----more---- About Paul Teshima Paul is the CEO and Co-founder of Nudge.ai, a modern sales platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide sales teams with actionable insights on their target customers. He is a successful technology executive who has run Services, Customer Success, Account Management, Support and Product Management teams. As part of Eloqua’s executive team, Paul helped lead the company from $0 to over $100 million in revenue, then through IPO and a successful acquisition for $957 million by Oracle. He’s a firm believer that company culture trumps strategy every time, and that storytelling is an essential part of creating a business. He has a successful track record as a leader with a strong focus on sales and customer engagement. About Nudge (acquired by Affinity in March 2020) Nudge was co-founded in 2014 by former Eloqua executives, Paul Teshima and Steve Woods. After having successfully guided Eloqua to a market leading position in marketing automation from $0 to over $100 million in revenue, then through IPO and acquisition by Oracle for $957 million, Teshima and Woods recognized another massive challenge to solve – this time, however, it was on the sales side. The best sales professionals understand that people buy from people they know, like and trust. In a world that’s becoming overloaded with information, it’s becoming harder to build trusted, authentic relationships with buyers and existing customers. This is where Teshima and Woods saw the biggest challenge, and the biggest opportunity yet to be solved.   Paul recently appeared on our sister program Sales Pipeline Radio with Matt Heinz: The Power of Relationship Marketing in a Distracted World. SLMA Radio Sponsorship  Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com  
Lack of sales lead follow-up is a plague on B2B Companies.   Maybe, just maybe, a Sales Engagement Platform will solve the sales lead follow-up nightmare.  Marketing managers should listen to this podcast. ----more---- About the Josh Baez The Engagement Manager at Heinz Marketing Having worked with dozens of companies across multiple industries, Josh brings his creativity, expertise, and fresh perspectives to every situation. From go-to-market plans to ABM programs, Josh thrives on rolling up his sleeves to help each of his unique clients uncover their buyers’ needs, develop competitive content and messaging, and orchestrate campaigns across channels and audiences to generate revenue with precision. Josh believes marketing isn’t solely about generating leads, but more so about crafting meaningful engagement experiences that – in turn – create long-term, loyal customers. Heinz Marketing's Online Sales Pipeline Velocity Calculator Our Sales Pipeline Velocity Calculator helps you identify how fast qualified opportunities are moving through the sales funnel. Our calculator will calculate the pipeline velocity for you using the data points you provide. Heinz Marketing Demand Generation Heinz’ proven, buyer-centric demand generation programs take into account the unique nature of your business, customers, and industry – applying proven best practices to create a repeatable, scalable engine of qualified opportunities and long-term pipeline. Our approach covers strategy, design, and execution – including online and offline efforts that align buyer intent with your sales process to increase both immediate and long-term conversion yield. SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of the Sales Lead Management Association which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.      
Increasing sales this much is a bold statement and we asked Mike Hollison, CMO of InsideSales.com how it can be done.  Of course, following up all leads increases sales, but InsideSales.com claims its self-learning engine drives predictive sales communications and engagement which combined with rep motivation results in dramatic sales increases. ----more---- Prime questions: How does the Neuralytics® program work?  How soon can results REALLY be seen? What is the basis for the claim in increased sales?  What does it cost?  The host is Jim Obermayer About Mick Hollison Mick Hollison has over 26 years of experience in technology marketing, product management and sales. Currently, Mick oversees all marketing efforts including public relations, content marketing, paid advertising and website conversion at Cloudera.   Mick spent 7 years at Citrix, a $2.6B company, recently serving as global vice president of marketing and strategy, leading integrated product marketing and strategy. He was responsible for integrated product messaging, solutions marketing, and marketing strategy and led the development of pricing, licensing and packaging across all Citrix product lines.   Prior to Citrix, Mick spent two years at Microsoft where he was responsible for the development and delivery of marketing messages targeting C-level executives. During his tenure, he led a worldwide network of nine executive briefing centers delivering over $4 billion in influence revenue per year, and produced customer events such as the Microsoft CEO Summit. Before joining Microsoft, he spent 13 years with IBM in a variety of executive product line roles. 
The importance of content marketing in the high-stakes world of wealth management is non-negotiable. How can you expect customers to let you handle their hard-earned cash when you haven’t proven your industry know-how? ----more---- Marketing automation can help you empower every client to feel like a smart, financially savvy investor. In this interview, David and Eric will dig into the different automation strategies you can employ to get the right content in front of the right person at the right time. About Our Guest Host: David Greenberg is the senior vice president of marketing at Act-On. Greenberg is a self-proclaimed brand loyalty enthusiast and brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience in high-growth technology organizations to the table. An early adopter of MarTech, he uniquely understands the challenges modern marketers face and strives to be an advocate and resource for growth marketers everywhere. With a firm belief that customers are more than just sales leads, Greenberg ensures all aspects of Act-On’s marketing and growth strategies are rooted in a memorable brand experience. About David's Guest: In his role at American Endowment Foundation (AEF), Eric provides thought leadership guidance on best practices in the field of donor-advised funds. As the Editor of AEF Insights, a weekly e-newsletter, Eric educates an audience of over 15,000 financial advisors with guidance and tips on how donor-advised funds can serve the interests of their clients. He also produces a semi-monthly e-newsletter called Guidance for Good, a publication geared toward donors and potential donors on how to make a stronger charitable impact with their favorite causes. Prior to his role at AEF, Eric worked in various marketing capacities in the cable TV, logistics, franchising, and e-commerce fields. He has depth in traditional and digital marketing efforts in the B2B & B2C realm. He has served as an advisor with SCORE, a business advisory group, and is a past board member Torchbearers, a group of young professionals geared toward civic growth. 
CRM systems are seldom simple to use, and never created based on a salesperson’s preferences.  During our interview with Ani Chiuzan head of customer marketing at Pipedrive we found a salesperson oriented tool that is both.  Ani discusses the basics of a CRM system that salespeople like and what separates CRM from Sales Lead Management Software. ----more----  We discussed: What makes a great CRM system? Why CRM abandoned its original purpose to serve the sales representatives' needs. What is the difference between CRM and SLMS, or is there a difference? What salespeople dislike most about CRM systems. Is Sales Lead Management Software really separated from CRM? About Pipedrive Founded in 2010, Pipedrive is the first CRM platform developed from the salesperson's point of view. Today, Pipedrive is used by sales teams at more than 90,000 companies worldwide. Pipedrive is the top-rated CRM and has offices in Dublin; Lisbon; London; New York; Prague; Tampa/St. Pete; Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia; and, with the acquisition of Mailigen, Riga, Latvia. Learn more at Pipedrive.com.  About our Guest Ani Chiuzan Ani Chiuzan is Head of Customer Marketing at Pipedrive, a global sales CRM with more than 90,000 customers worldwide. Ani is a strategic leader and marketer with deep expertise in designing and executing insight-driven marketing strategies supported by rigorous financial expertise.  Her 18-years’ experience includes working with B2C, B2B and SaaS organizations across the globe in sectors such as Telecommunications, IT, Retail, Finance across Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, US and the Caribbean. Prior company experience includes EE Telecommunications, Velti and Barclaycards. SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of Funnel Media Group which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Funnel Media Group is the sponsor of SLMA Radio      
Most "interim sales managers" are hired in times of stress.   These sales consultants are expected to swiftly “right-the-ship.”  During this podcast, James Obermayer, who successfully increased sales, reshaped marketing departments, created SWOTs and Sales and Marketing Plans, for more than 50 high tech clients shares the 13 lessons he learned while at Sales Leakage Consulting. This session is for sales consultants and interim sales and marketing managers (Interim CMO's are also welcome). ----more---- About James W. Obermayer Four-time author, interim sales and marketing manager at high-tech companies, Obermayer founded Sales Leakage Consulting, the Sales Lead Management Association and the Funnel Media Group. SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of Funnel Media Group which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Funnel Media Group is the sponsor of SLMA Radio    
Measuring and managing virtual events is every marketer’s challenge.  Sales are suffering as live event leads have dried up and pipelines are falling.  In this program, Victor Kippes of Validar discusses how to track and measure virtual event attendees, content consumed, demos attended, attendee behavior and consequent pipeline contributions and sales made.  Every marketer for virtual events should listen to this program.  ----more---- About Victor Kippes Victor Kippes is CEO of Validar Inc., a B2B lead management company that specializes in events. Victor has been in a sales role for over 20 years both as a direct contributor and as the leader of a large enterprise sales team. He is a recovering sales leader who understands the challenges marketing and sales leaders face specific to demand generation and lead management. If you are a marketing leader interested in understanding and articulating your true value, or a sales leader interested in improved conversions and pipeline growth, Validar and Victor are there for you. You can follow Victor on Twitter at @vkippes. About Validar Since 2005, Validar Inc. has helped B2B event marketers better understand and articulate their value. It is vitally important to us that our customers get the credit they deserve for their event marketing efforts and our technology not only does this, we also help deliver a best-in-class attendee experience and service as well. SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of Funnel Media Group which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Funnel Media Group is the sponsor of SLMA Radio    
In many ways, CX and Marketing are the key parts of the business tasked with thinking about the future of the business, and in particular, customer needs. Businesses that closely align these two functional areas can have a greater impact on the customer experience, and essentially a better business outcome. ----more---- This month on Revenue Rebels, join us as Rhoan Morgan sits down with Stuart Gilchriest, Director of Customer Experience and CCXP at Hertz to explore: Who owns CX and where it should live within an organization The role data plays in a successful CX strategy Tips B2B can take from B2C CX Revenue Rebels is hosted by Rhoan Morgan of DemandLab which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  DemandLab is the sponsor of Revenue Rebels    
Virtual Events are in, and everyone knows it, but getting people’s butts in seats, and staying engaged is a different matter.  Some say virtual events have engagement promise, but growth in this economy is elusive. Sruthi Kumar from Sendoso is here to tell us how to achieve growth in a downturn economy. ----more---- About our Guest Sruthi Kumar is the Senior Marketing Manager at Sendoso, the leading Sending Platform. As the first marketing hire, she built the company’s marketing program from the ground up and often shares her insights as a speaker on webinars and at events. She is passionate about creating great in-person and virtual experiences, good content, best practices, and enabling her team to be successful. Sruthi also truly believes in the power of community, she is the co-founder of the Field Marketers FTW Slack community, a member of Revenue Collective, and Women in Revenue. Prior to Sendoso, Sruthi worked at Numerify, [24]7.ai, and Certain. About Sendoso Sendoso, the leading Sending Platform, is the most effective way for revenue-generating teams to stand out with new ways to engage at strategic points throughout the customer journey. By connecting digital and physical strategies, companies can engage, acquire, and retain customers easier than ever before. Founded in 2016, Sendoso is trusted by over 500 companies and has a vast global footprint, with a presence in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Most sales managers believe that a CRM system is all they need to manage prospect leads.  Sales engagement software, however, solves the salesperson’s human failings that hamper sales success.  Sales and Marketing managers should listen to this program. ----more---- About Darryl Praill Darryl Praill is the Chief Revenue Officer at VanillaSoft, the industry’s most established Sales Engagement Platform. As an accomplished award-winning marketer, a Sales World Top 50 Keynote speaker, a 2020 top 10 SaaS Branding Expert, a Top 19 B2B Marketer to Watch in 2019, a social media influencer, a category-leading podcaster, and a serial entrepreneur. Darryl has raised almost $100 million in venture capital, acquired, merged and taken companies public, been hired and fired, and worked for companies of all sizes.  Praill is the host of the very popular podcast, INSIDE Inside Sales, About VanillaSoft VanillaSoft’s signature queue-based technology has helped sales teams achieve three times more contact attempts, a 100% increase in calls and 30% less lead decay than with other systems.   Perfecting Lead Routing with Queue-based Technology drives the salesperson’s successful use of VanilaSoft Technology. VanillaSoft was born and remains to this day the most powerful sales engagement platform on the market.  VanillaSoft’s core philosophy and development process is centered around a single concept: The Power of Simplicity. By focusing on simplicity, we allow our customers to achieve increased productivity, higher contact rates, and better sales accountability. Intuitive and easy-to-use, the VanillaSoft sales engagement platform keeps your sales team busy and focused on engaging your leads and growing revenue.  FEATURES Lead & Sales Tracking Auto Dialing Call Recording VoIP Scripting Appointment Setting Lead Routing & Integration E-mail & SMS Marketing SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of Funnel Media Group which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Funnel Media Group is the sponsor of SLMA Radio    
Being adaptable and relevant in today's market requires a powerful marketing strategy and incorporating video is a great place to begin. In this episode of Revenue Rebels, host Rhoan Morgan is joined by CEO of 522 Productions, Alisa Vossen to discuss how to effectively leverage video marketing. Alisa shares her team's latest "rebel act," how video improves the customer experience, and how to measure success and ROI. Revenue Rebels is hosted by Rhoan Morgan of DemandLab which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  DemandLab is the sponsor of Revenue Rebels    
CMO slots cannot be vacant, even for a few weeks.  Learn how to keep up your momentum with a fractional/interim CMO which will gain momentum for you, not lose it.  This program is for the C-Suite executive that has an open spot for a CMO.  ----more---- To answer this need we interviewed Art Saxby, CEO of the largest Executive-as-a-Service firm providing outsourced Chief Marketing Officer services (fractional, interim, special project, and coaching). With over 100 hundred clients in any given month employing fractional and interim CMOs with Chief Outsiders national talent ranks, we asked Art about his company and the role of his CMO growth strategists. Who uses fractional CMOs? How does a company choose the CMO of their business? Do you place full-time or just fractional CMOs? I have heard that a fractional CMO costs no more than the employee cost (all in). Is this true? How long does it take to get a CMO on the job? What is the typical length of the engagement? Does the fractional CMO typically have experience in the industry for the company that hires them or is this even necessary? Are these fractional CMOs employees of Chief Outsiders? If a company likes the fractional CMO, can they hire them away from Chief Outsiders? What does a typical CMO cost for the hiring company? About Art Saxby Art Saxby is the founder and CEO of the country’s largest strategic growth implementation company focused on mid-size businesses. His firm, Chief Outsiders is an Executive-as-a-Service firm providing outsourced Chief Marketing Officer services (fractional, interim, special project, and coaching).  About Chief Outsiders Chief Outsiders supports growing or struggling companies by adding a market-focused senior executive to their leadership teams when the cost or complexity of full-time executive hires does not make sense. All 75+ CMOs at the firm have held positions of VP of Marketing at one or more major operating companies.    SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of Funnel Media Group which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Funnel Media Group is the sponsor of SLMA Radio    
Ever the optimist, Award-winning Magician, Scott Tokar, is looking forward to the irreplaceable trade shows he is a part of regularly. His corral of other performers know they can adjust and do online appearances, but nothing replaces the barker at a trade show driving people you never reached before to hear your message through entertainment. ----more---- This episode of SLMA Radio, Susan Finch interviews Scott to talk about adjusting, the value of performers to help carry the "hosting" load at virtual and in-person events, as well as how you can plan for when in-person events return or how to stand out with your hybrid or virtual event.   About Susan's guest: Scott Tokar, CEO Corporate-Fx Trade Show Magic Group Scott Tokar is unique among magicians, having focused solely on corporate entertainment (Infotainment) and visual communication, he is known today as a “specialist” in tradeshow magic and sales meeting motivation. Unlike his magical colleagues, Scott does not perform in nightclubs, at kids' birthday parties, or picnics.   At the International Brotherhood of Magicians convention, Scott was invited to compete amongst fourteen other magicians from around the world. He was immediately recognized for his originality, technical expertise, and showmanship, and was granted the First Place Trophy for his Close-Up / Sleight of Hand Magic. In 2011, at the 83rd I.B.M. International convention, Scott participated alongside 20+ “Street Magic” performers in the Annual I.B.M. “Strolling Olympics”. And this time, by a popular vote by his peers, Scott was named as “Best Comedy Magician” of the competition! In addition to his busy corporate and tradeshow performing schedule, Scott has devoted his special "magical" abilities to reducing children's anxiety during doctor's visits through the "Side-Fx" magic project. Today, Scott can be found performing and speaking at medical conferences and meetings around the globe under the direct sponsorship of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
  Marketing in B2B companies is divided into those companies that have a sophisticated marketing platform (aka marketing automation system) and those that don’t.  Those without a marketing automation system or marketing platform don’t know what’s happening to their marketplace until their pipeline is evaporating before their eyes. While marketing automation software users revel in the revenue growth, the biggest benefit, says David Greenberg, is enhanced customer experience.  Our program this week has industry expert David Greenberg, SVP at ACT-On. He explains the benefits of the benefit of marketing automation and marketing platforms.   ----more---- About David Greenberg David Greenberg is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Act-On. With a firm belief that customers are more than just sales leads, Greenberg ensures all aspects of Act-On’s marketing and growth strategies are rooted in a memorable brand experience. He is a self-proclaimed brand loyalty enthusiast and brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience in high-growth technology organizations to the table. David Greenberg on LinkedIn   About ACT-ON “Act-On Software is the world’s growth marketing leader, offering solutions that empower marketers to move beyond the lead and engage targets at every step of the customer lifecycle. Act-On makes customer data actionable so marketers can strategize smart, effective solutions to grow their businesses and generate higher customer lifetime value – all with the fastest time-to-value. For more information, visit Act-On Software.” SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of Funnel Media Group which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Funnel Media Group is the sponsor of SLMA Radio    
There are two pillars of marketing: success and engagement. Success is typically measured by revenue growth and business goal attainment. Engagement is focused on building relationships with your audience, proving value, and establishing lasting connections. This month’s guest, Joe Folan, shares how marketers can pivot from being selling-centered to relationship-centered to drive success. About Rhoan's guest: Today’s guest on the Revenue Rebels podcast is Joe Folan, the Vice President of Marketing for The Center for Leadership Studies. He has over 19 years of marketing experience having helped companies in various industries including technology, healthcare, nonprofit, and B2B companies through brand and offering evolutions in order to stay competitive and innovative in their space.  Revenue Rebels is hosted by Rhoan Morgan of DemandLab which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  DemandLab is the sponsor of Revenue Rebels    
There have been only three recessions in the last 30 years, 1990 2001 and 2007, prior to the current COVID Crisis.* This makes it difficult for more than half of all sales managers to know what to do because they’ve had limited experience managing during a recession. Steve Benson of Badger Maps tells sales managers what actions to take during this current recession. This program is for sales and marketing managers. ----more---- Some Tough Choices for Sales Management Fire non-performers? Hire and expand? Discount? Spend more on marketing? Bury your head in the recession sand and hope for the best? Retrain the salespeople? Change compensation plans? Pay on profit or pay on gross revenue? Fire the salespeople and wait for better times? Slash the marketing department? Hoard cash? About Steve Benson “Steve Benson is the Founder and CEO of Badger Maps, the #1 route planner for field salespeople. After receiving his MBA from Stanford, Steve joined Google, where he became Google Enterprise's Top Sales Executive in 2009.  In 2012 Steve founded Badger Maps to help field salespeople be more successful with multi-stop route planning. He also hosts the Outside Sales Talk podcast where he interviews industry experts on their top sales tips.”  * History of Recessions in the United States SLMA Radio is hosted by James Obermayer of Funnel Media Group which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Funnel Media Group is the sponsor of SLMA Radio    
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SLMA - James Obermayer
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Apr 25th, 2016
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Apr 28th, 2021
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