Lyndon Brathwaite

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Marketing, Meet Sales; Sales, Meet Marketing

Times have changed. The traditional “buyer” journey from prospect to deal has vanished, in part by the emergence and adoption of Social Media and the …

Marketing

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

Are any of these in your bag of management tricks?<p>If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues, and, of course, keeping customers …

Leadership

Do Your Suppliers Like You?

A supplier who trusts you can accelerate your growth when you need help the most.<p>We were broke. We were looking for every way possible to save money even though we didn’t have any. We had no choice but to be resourceful when we started Barefoot Wines. It wasn't long before we realized that the best …

Business Strategy

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Time Management

Photography Entrepreneurship 101: How to Create Value

STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION<i>Part of Photography Entrepreneurship 101</i>Dear friend,I wanna write you an essay, or an attempt, at understanding this …

Street Photography

You May Be Holding Your Daughter Back With This Common Practice. Here's How to Raise a Confident Leader

It may not be the easiest thing to do now, but she'll thank you for it later. So will we.<p>A while ago, I saw a little girl wearing a cheeky shirt that said <i>"Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go places."</i><p>It made me smile. I liked the thought of this little girl being a rebel (or at least being …

Body Language

4 Methods B2B Marketers Can Use To Generate Deeper Customer Insight

In dozens of conversations I’ve had with experts at IBM, Gartner, Sirius Decisions, Forrester, and others, one common theme has emerged: B2B marketing has become more dynamic, challenging, and sophisticated. Many experts suggest that while in the past, B2B marketers could learn a lot from B2C …

Customer Experience

To Change Your Strategy, First Change How You Think

It seems that everyone these days is looking for a disruptive business model. But a business model is only one part of the equation. Equally important is the <i>mental</i> model behind the business model, as well as a <i>measurement</i> model for both. It’s the combination of mental, business, and measurement …

A woman who left her $500,000-a-year job to work for herself says too many entrepreneurs start off thinking about money all wrong

Now, she encourages others to pursue entrepreneurship through Side Hustle Academy.<p>Moore says one of the most common mistakes she sees among entrepreneurs who are just starting out is a skewed view of the role money will play in their success.<p>"Sometimes where there's a challenge is there's a …

Entrepreneurship

Alternatives to Cold Call Prospecting

Some salespeople rarely make cold calls. They've developed other prospecting activities that can produce the sales they need without having to spend …

The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

Workouts

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

The 6 Biggest Surprises That Came With Losing 280 Pounds

To say that losing weight is difficult is a huge understatement… especially in a country where Dollar Menu items are much easier and cheaper to …

Sales Coaching Tip: 3 Words to Change Your Sales Results

What would happen to your ability to increase sales results if you just remembered three (3) words in all your interactions with sales prospects, …

Selling

We’re in the Age of the Customer – B2B Marketers Agree

According to Forrester, we are in the age of the customer. “Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses …

Customer Experience

What is an Inside Sales Manager?

Maybe you’ve taken on the responsibility of an inside sales manager – perhaps by default, without really clarifying the professional implications of …

Learning

How to cut through the noise and create sales pipeline

The sales challenge being addressed<p>The #1 issue confronting sales people in 2017 is 'lack of quality sales pipeline'. Digital sales strategies and …

Selling

Get Reliable Sales Forecasts With Short Meetings

It's not a coincidence that most deals are forecast to close at the end of a month.<p>Sue runs sales and business development for a consulting company. She hosts a sales meeting with her team each Monday from 9AM until 11AM. On the screen behind her, everyone can see the pipeline report from her …

Management

The B2B Buying Disconnect

To better understand the changing dynamics of the B2B purchasing process and the buyer’s journey, I spoke with Vinay Bhagat, CEO and founder of TrustRadius. TrustRadius is a B2B technology research and customer voice platform that serves both buyers and vendors. Each month, about 300,000 B2B …

How To Guide Every Stage Of The Customer Journey

Did you know that visitors interact with your brand six to eight times on average before they become customers? In fact, 57% of a typical purchase …

Marketing

7 Steps to Achieving Optimal Sales & Marketing Alignment

Oil and water. Fire and ice. Cats and dogs.<p>Too often, companies’ sales and marketing teams have a complex, disconnected, and sometimes even …

Marketing

Why Agencies Need to Take a More Modern Approach to Winning New Business

The times they are a changing. Not a week goes past without someone I meet telling me they are evolving their agency structure or services in some …

Marketing

What Is Sales Coaching?

Getting your team to operate on their own and to be self-sufficient is always a critical goal. That's why, if you are a sales manager, you should …

You Need to Stop Making These 5 Customer Service Mistakes

Customer experience is the mantra of many brands, but there is often a disconnect between what the customer experiences and what the business owners or staff experience.<p>When you do a deep dive into why customer service is so bad in many brands, you discover five common mistakes, which are easy to …

Supported Employees Mean Satisfied Customers

<b>Employees are an agency's most important asset when it comes to improving citizens' satisfaction with government services.</b> Failing to create a good …

Customer Experience

13 Ways Leadership Can Lead Employees To Provide World-Class Customer Service

When you’re a leader, it’s easy to say that you value great customer service. But how do you get this message to actually stick with your employees, to the point that they actually translate it into the great customer service behaviors that make a difference to customers? Here are thirteen ways to …

Customer Experience

Learn to Love Networking

Rami Niemi<p>“I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social …

Benz dealership to repay customer

Justice Frank Seepersad made the order against Sterling Services Ltd who sold Danley Maharaj a defective vehicle.<p>In his ruling, the judge bemoaned …

How to Make Your Planks Even More Challenging For Your Core

Have fun making your planks go plyo with this brand-new move from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Planks are about as much fun as a dental visit. But this new plank variation—called the plyo pushup to plank transfer—kicks up the excitement factor by adding an explosive and dynamic component to the …

Bodyweight Exercise