Channel News

The 7 Principles of Public Speaking

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Those of you who have read some of our past articles would know that we believe that a key attribute of great Account Managers is their Presentation and Communication Skills. Whether you are a Channel Account Manager selling to partners, or a Reseller selling to end-users, your ability to deliver a compelling and articulate message often determines how you are perceived, and ultimately whether people will buy from you.

So when we come across an article that provides some practical and simple steps to delivering great presentations, we feel it's our duty to share it with you. The attached piece from Richard Zeoli covers 7 principles that are at the heart of great public speakers. We hope you find it as valuable as we did.

http://www.connectitnews.com/usa/story.cfm?item=4361

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Choosing The Right Distributor (if you're a Vendor)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Author: Cam Wayland
Vendors often measure, profile and segment their partners and distributors based on revenue performance, but rarely do they dig deeper to look beyond the numbers to the driving forces behind the strategy.

This article looks at tips to ensure your business is aligned to the right match of distribution partners, and therefore the right reseller partners, and ultimately their customer base.  ...Read More


ARN and Microsoft's Channel Breakfast

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ARN & Microsoft hosted the "Selling for Success" channel breakfast in the main ballroom of The Establishment in Sydney. Fifty partners were treated to a delicious breakfast and presentations from three industry speakers on  technologies and sales strategies for 2010 and beyond.  ...Read More


The Cost of Not Asking the Right Questions

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Author: Cam Wayland
Here is my own real example of not asking the right customer questions, or worse, thinking I had asked the right questions, but still ending up with a project situation that took longer and cost more than anticipated. This is a reminder that if we want to be profitable and have great customer satisfaction, projects need to be done right the first time, and that means asking the right questions upfront and not assuming anything.

A while back I was asked by a colleague to help setup their new computers and network. Now while I have reasonable technical knowledge, I am not an engineer, but would consider myself to be quite competent around SMB PC networking, security and associated applications a sales/solution level. ...Read More


What Else Is On The Menu

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

You probably never thought that eating a salad could help you grow your business! In this article that appeared in CRN, Moheb Moses talks about the dangers of assuming how much your customers actually know about your business, and gives some valuable advice on how you can build stronger relationships with customers.

http://www.crn.com.au/News/168877,opinion-what-else-is-on-the-menu.aspx

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