Win Without Pitching®: Thinking

Lead Generation

7 Tips for Selling into a Recession

I’ll leave the bottom line guidance to the finance, human resource and other experts and stick to my knitting: business development. How do you protect the top line at a time like this? Here are seven suggestions.

My Prospecting Email

Recently, I wrote about my Closing the Loop email that’s a bit of a secret weapon when it comes to raising deals from the dead. I received some comments and many more emails about the fantastic responses people were getting from it. One of the emails asked me if I had a similarly effective email template for

Managing Bad Referrals From Good Clients

It takes a lot of work in fact to generate a steady stream of good referrals and it’s no surprise that very few firms ever get to this place where the business is sustained and growing entirely by doing great work for good clients and systematically asking for and following up on referrals. It is however the highest form of “marketing” that we should all aspire to.

Four Reasons to Write

Agency business development is a cocktail of sales, marketing and public relations activities. To be successful, your firm has to possess assets in each area.

The Art of Outbound Lead Generation

If you need leads now, nothing beats picking up the phone or sending an email. Yes, response rates are abysmally low today but with selectivity and proper technique, you’re far more likely to deliver results sooner through outbound than inbound.

How Often Should You Publish?

Last year I upped my writing and online publishing commitment significantly as a year-long experiment. In this post I want to share what I did, what I learned and what you might take away and use yourself. Falling Into and Out of the Writing Rhythm I built the consulting practice that was Win Without Pitching

The One Word You Need to Hear

There’s a word you need to hear that I’ve been struggling to say to you. I’ve been keeping it from you because I have incontrovertible proof that you don’t like this word. Now, you, the individual, might be an exception but you and your peers as a group don’t like it. I know because every

The Four Keys to Qualifying

If you’ve ever wondered why your agency spends so much time and money to land so few accounts, this has been written just for you. We have all heard the term, qualified prospects in reference to potential customers, but what does ‘qualified’ really mean? A qualified prospect (my term of choice for ‘prospect’. He’s buying from

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