Solve the New Tech Adoption Problem

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If you own a small business, you’ve likely experienced reluctance in your staff to adopt new tech. Here are some thoughts about solving that problem.

New technology has the potential to transform businesses for the better, For example, it lets them automate certain functions to save time and analyze complex data to discover new strategies and save money. Moreover, it allows them to introduce new quality-of-life improvements for staff members to reduce stress and improve morale.

However, if you own a small business, you’ve likely experienced reluctance in your staff to adopt new tech. In particularly egregious industries, your business might actually be several generations of technology behind.

There are many excuses for not adopting new technologies, some of which hold water. For example, in supply chain management, 40 percent of decision makers not implementing more advanced analytics tools are avoiding i… Read More

I traveled 5,000 miles to take photos of the solar eclipse

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In late June, I flew from New York to Buenos Aires on my first trip to South America. I was looking forward to visiting a new continent, seeing parts of Argentina and Chile, and having a chance to use my long-neglected Spanish in conversation. But the primary reason for my visit was to view the July 2 total solar eclipse from northwestern Argentina. Fortunately, the weather at our location was perfect for the … Read More

Overcoming Objections in Sales

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Marketing Podcast with Jeb Blount
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On today’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Jeb Blount, author of 10 books on sales, leadership, and customer experience.

He is also a sought-after speaker, who delivers hundreds of keynote speeches, trainings, and workshops each year around the globe. Blount also advises leaders through his training programs, Sales Gravy and Innovate Knowledge.

Blount and I sit down to talk about his latest book, Objections: The Ultimate Guide for Mastering the Art and Science of Getting Past No. He shares what he’s learned over the years about the art of sales and getting from a no to a yes in sales … Read More

The latest MacBook Pro is $99 off at Amazon

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TL;DR: Get the high-performance Apple MacBook Pro for $1,199.99 at Amazon. Typically $1,299 you save nearly $100.

Whether it’s your first day on campus or your first day in the office, a reliable laptop is essential to tackling any and every task. 

The Apple MacBook Pro is perfect for both professional and personal time. Equipped with an eighth generation quad-core Intel core i5 proce… Read More

Transcript of Overcoming Objections in Sales

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John Jantsch:  Today’s episode is brought to you by Break Through The Noise, the new book by Tim Staples, Co-Founder and CEO of Shareability. In his book Tim reveals his secret sauce for how to capture the attention of millions of people online, without spending millions of dollars.

John Jantsch: Hello and welcome to another episode of the duct tape marketing podcast. This is John Jantsch and my guest today is Jeb Blount. He is a sales acceleration specialist, founder of Sales Gravy and the author of a couple books, Fanatical Prospecting, I think we had him on here for, and then… Read More

Thoughts and Strategies for Handling Ethical Shopping Dilemmas

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A few weeks ago, while Amazon was running its Prime Day event, a few readers contacted me and asked me not to talk about the event in any detail because of ethical concerns they had about Amazon and their business practices. I wasn’t planning on covering the sale with much depth anyway, so it wasn’t an issue, but it did leave me thinking about the issue of balancing ethical shopping with good personal finance practices, an issue that’s been dangling in my mind for years.

I attempted to make a list of ideas, principles, and strategies regarding this difficult topic and, after a while, I realized that the core ideas I have to share actually just make up a fairly small list, so let’s just dig right in, shall we?

Everyone has different ethics and values, so it’s very difficult to make broad recommendations about ethical shopping. The reality is that different people care about different things and value different things more highly than othe… Read More

Apple MacBooks, Huawei tablets, Braun electric shavers, Philips TVs, Instant Pots, and more on sale for July 31 in the UK

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We’re not saying this deals round up is the best, but it’s definitely in the top one. What other list offers great deals on 4K TVs, laptops, tablets, electric toothbrushes, shavers, speakers, and more, all in one place? OK, there might be other lists like this, but we back these deals to beat the competition.

You can save on a wide range of great devices in this round up, including Philips TVs, Apple Ma… Read More

The 'Creeper Challenge' has group chats fighting to finish song lyrics in the right order

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There’s nothing quite like trying to coordinate your group chat to complete any one, singular task. Even within my own friend group, on occasion it’s felt like herding several semi-sentient cats with opposable thumbs just to plan a date to meet up. 

Groups chats, especially with five people or more, can be almost comically chaotic. Someone’s pontificating on their crushing anxiety about the fut… Read More