Just a quick not to anyone still reading this blog. I am in love with Teambox. It is the best software for online collaboration ever. Why?
1. The activity stream makes is super easy to stay on top of teams and projects.
2. The task management is easier than anything I have ever used.
3. @Notifications make it fast and easy to include people in conversations.
4. CONVERT TO TASK! I can take any conversation and make it actionable.
5. Pages are the easiest way to share content EVER!
6. Google docs integration.
The list keeps going, but hey you get the picture. If not here is a cool one:
And this is me telling Scoble about it!
This last week was one of those times in my blogging history I will never forget. The renowned sales trainer to the management world, Paul McCord , left a great comment on my blog. Below that you will see my response, then what happens is what my social networking master of a friend, Alejandro Reyes (click his name to check out his blog), would call a necessary and long overdue exchange.
This discussion leads from a post I wrote last weekend called A late night rant on sales training – read it here
Now for what ensued:
I decided to read it again for the sake of my readers. I will not use my usual format, only because I will be giving Jill’s book a thorough review at the end of the month. However, I do feel her 15 page e-book is a good read and here is why.
Does Jill go on? Oh, yeah and she does it well. I recommend downloading this free e-book as a teaser for the review on her tome later this month.
BTW, ?I do not consider this my promised blogging for the day. I intend to post another article with some coaching advice later this evening.
You bring up a lot of interesting points. Moving our conversation from Linkedin to your new blog (congrats by the way!) here is my question from the beginning…What is your take on sales forces and their use of PowerPoint?Chriswww.visualcontentsolutions.com
My opinion on Power Point is that it is an effective tool when used properly. Presentations for presenting sake is a waste of time. That said, it is useful to deliver powerful messages to clients via PowerPoint when reviewing product and strategy.
Example 1: Field reps need to present timelines for long sales processes, complex product builds, and detailed multi-faceted sales strategies. PowerPoint can be a fantastic tool.
Example 2: A marketing team can build strong presentations that outline a product and using a tool like WebEx, inside sales teams can use them to pitch simple to medium complexity offerings. This is an excellent trade off for online demos.
I am sure you will have more comments, so I will await that and any other response before offering more details.