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Are the holidays a good time to change ?

According to a recent article in the Arizona Republican, a change might be in order during the holiday season.

A recruiter quoted in the article suggests, ".. this is a time of real opportunity because of lot of your competitors are taking time off from their efforts."

I like that. Take advantage of timing for your . The article also mentions that often, positions which have not been filled during the year, but have been budgeted, require an immediate hire.

Read the whole article here.

Who knows? You may find something you had not expected in your stocking this year!



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I have a quota to meet each quarter and annually. I have to constantly build and maintain my pipeline. No pipeline means no sales this quarter or the next.

I hate . Many sales managers like cold calling however. It makes sales people "look busy". So when I had a bad quarter earlier this year, my manager recommended that I start cold calling prospects.

Did I mention I hate cold calling?

My friend Frank has a new book on the subject of cold calling and has a few chapters available. Check it out at Never Cold Call. Guess what? He hates cold calling too, thus the name.

What's neat about Frank's book is the first 10 chapters are free. Which is too bad because I bought the book from Amazon when it first came out. Good for you.

Never Cold Call has the same philosophy as Marketing Me. Where portable people like us use Web 2.0 technology to market ourselves, Frank advocates using the same technology to increase sales leads and sales.

Remember, we are all in sales. If you are not part of the process you WILL be part of the exit process. Everyone is a sales person sometime.
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