Deploy your passion to prospecting online

Deploy your passion to prospecting successfully online. Will it be easy? It’s your lifeline. Just start. Deploy your passion to prospect successfully online. To begin with, prospecting is the lifeline of successful selling so I’ve said, repeated, reiterated and will continue to evangelize. Prospecting is identifying the right person to sell to. Therefore, successful sellers…

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Spread your prospecting efforts, like a COVID-19

Spread your prospecting efforts. The internet allows sellers, selling sandals or owning a shoe shop, to affordably cast their nets wide, and spread like a pandemic. To begin with, there’s business bloom to be found in this pandemic gloom. Yup! This is what those that have migrated online are finding and mining. And that those…

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Manage transparency in the digital space

Acute awareness of how to, at once, exploit the benefits and mitigate the risks of transparency in digital space, becomes paramount. If you are of a certain age, the Russian word glasnost and name, Mikhail Gorbachev, should trigger memories of the opening and breaking up of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).  If…

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Why regulatory intervention doesn’t boost sales

Regulatory intervention is not the problem. As the ‘Red Book’ given by Facebook to all its employees ends by saying: “If we don’t create the thing that kills Facebook, someone else will.“ Leaning on regulatory intervention to boost sales exacerbates intellectual laziness and dampens the entrepreneurial spirit.  Four Thursdays ago, we posited that Telkom taking…

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Will Telkom’s T-kash survive let alone thrive?

How really is Telkom’s T-Kash different from ubiquitous, evolving M-PESA? And how is it different from struggling Airtel Money? And is M-PESA really the problem? I don’t think so. So Telkom Kenya wants a piece of the ‘mobile money’ pie with T-kash. That pie is so near, yet so far. And, if approached in the…

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Make what you can sell, don’t sell what you can make.

Imagine how frustrating it must be selling the process of getting a sacco loan complete with guarantors to tech-savvy Generation Y. Make what you can sell, don’t sell what you can make. This is the mantra start-ups are forever reminded of. It is also relevant to existing businesses overtaken by time.  The curse of many…

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Embrace Social Media Platforms And Accelerate The Sale

WhatsApp is a salesperson’s tool of trade; it clears any grey areas, and removes time wastage in, communication. How things change! Slightly less than two decades ago, email was considered ‘unofficial’. The hard copy (preferably posted letter-‘snail mail’) took precedence. Today, the plethora ways of instant messaging make email the new snail mail. Yet, for…

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Should ‘starving’ Posta venture into PSV or E-commerce?

Coming a decade too late, PSV is an analog move on a digital chessboard. Posta e-commerce, however, is another story From moving mail to moving mailers. Postal Corporation of Kenya (Posta/PCK) is diversifying into public transportation. The then Postmaster General/CEO Dr. Enock Kinara explains: “We are starting a Postliner Bus Service that will help improve on…

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