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What’s the Difference Between Sales and Marketing? Posted by Art Saxby

What’s the Difference Between Sales and Marketing?

Posted by Art Saxby

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Working with mid-size companies, we often hear the terms Sales and Marketing used together. In some ways, this is logical because the two need to work together. But in fact, they are two very different functions and require very different skills.

Business leaders know what Operations is; they make stuff. They know what Accounting is; they record and control the money. And they know what Sales does; they sell stuff. So if you are not making stuff, selling stuff, or recording the money, what is marketing and why do you need it?

Sales = Sell What’s in Stock

The job of Sales is to “sell what’s in stock”. The company has specific products or services and the job of Sales is to sell those things. Sales develops relationships with customers and/or channel partners. They knock down the doors, overcome objections, negotiate prices and terms and often work internally to be sure their customer’s orders are filled.

The perspective of Sales is from inside the company out toward the customers and their horizon is focused on this week, this month and this quarter. If sales is not focused on the now, then there may not be any revenue this week, month or quarter.

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Marketing = Align with Customers, Now and for the Future

A key job of Marketing is to understand the marketplace from the perspective of the customer looking back towards the company and helping lead the company where it should be in the future. Marketing’s job is to direct the organization toward the segments, or groups of customers and channels where the company can profitably compete. It should help the organization see how it needs to modify its product offerings, pricing and communication so that it meets the needs of the distribution channel or end customers. (This is a function of your market positioning strategy.)

Marketing also needs to convert the market understanding into tools and tactics to attract the market, build (often digital) relationships, and develop leads. They may also direct Sales as to where they should be hunting and what ammo to use. Note, however, that if Marketing becomes a sales support function focused only on the now, the future can become lost.

Without Marketing, Sales Suffers

Not even the best hunter can bring home dinner if they are shooting blanks at decoys.  Markets are constantly changing.  The job of marketing is to stay ahead of the changes, and help the hunters see where they should be hunting and provide them with the right ammunition. If Marketing is only focused on delivering the ammunition for today, nobody will see where the industry is moving or where the company needs to hunt next. This limits growth.

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In all my years, working for companies that ranged from Fortune 100 to mid-size companies I have never met anyone who was really good at both sales and marketing. I have held the title of VP of Sales and Marketing, managing a 500 person sales and merchandising force. I was really a marketing person with sales authority. The skills required to focus on the now and the push of sales are different. In many ways, they are contrary to the skills of looking to the future and the customer perspective of marketing.

Every Sales organization feels they have a good understanding of their customers. But every Sales conversation with a customer has a sales transaction lurking in the background. Therefore, customers can never be completely open about their needs and wants when talking to a sales person.

For a company to really grow, someone must have the job of looking out the window towards where the company needs to go in the future. For many companies, this is the job of the CEO and Sales hires someone to do some sales support and gives them a marketing title. But as companies grow, the job of CEO starts to become a full time job in itself and the strategic role of Marketing gets short changed. A 2011 study of mid-size companies by the University of Texas showed that companies who separated the roles of Sales and Marketing were much more likely to grow faster than the industry average. (Let us know if we can help you develop a powerful new business growth strategy.)

Conclusion

Sales needs to be focused on the now. You can’t run a company unless your sales team is focused on bringing in today’s business. But you can’t really ask your Sales leaders where the company should go next and to develop the 18 month plan to get there without losing focus on today’s revenue. Besides, if your sales executive was really good at developing future-focused business strategies and tying that strategy to the plans and tools of marketing to make it happen, they would be a marketing person and not a now-focused sales person.

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Some of the items we buy include:

Gold and silver jewelry

Gold and silver bullion

Gold and silver coins

Old scrap gold and silver

Silverware and flatware

Platinum jewelry

Earrings

Chains

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Dental gold

Gold watches

Rolex watches

Rings

Dental Gold

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Step by Step to Greatness

Step by Step to Greatness

1. Pick the field you wish to specialize in; learn all you can about it, study the lives of the persons who have had outstanding success in that field, then strive to emulate their pattern of thinking.

If you wish to be a doctor, study the lives of great scientists and specialists in medicine; if it is law you are interested in, become acquainted with the lives of the great lawyers of the past, and see how they succeeded. If you want to become a great scientist, an architect, inventor, or industrialist, make it a point to study their lives, see how they accomplished their great things, then emulate them.

2. Each day strive to put into action one or more of the qualities or traits that you have learned from the lives of great people. Imitate these thoughts, if you need be, at first, then you will gradually begin to originate great thoughts and actions of your own.

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3. Take specialized training to perfect your gifts and talents. Assemble facts about the work you choose; see the good and bad sides, then, if you are still interested, let no one divert you from your goal.

4. Let what I call Discontent motivate you in your desire to achieve perfection. Never be satisfied with your present accomplishments or progress. When you are satisfied you cease to grow. Everything in nature is in a constant state of flux, from an imperfect to a more perfect state. Constantly desire change and evolvement, for this is the Law of Action that will help you constantly evolve higher and higher in the future.

5. Aim for the stars, even though you may not achieve them. At least such an ambitious mind will assure you of reaching some kind of high goal. The incentive for aiming high must come from within, your desire to achieve greatness. Browning said, “Ah, but a man‘s reach should exceed his grasp, / Or what‘s a heaven for?” By Anthony Norvell.

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7 PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME EMOTIONAL PAIN

Life is filled with emotional bumps, bruises, illnesses, and strains. In Psychology Today blogger Guy Winch’s new book, Emotional First Aid, you can gain insight into why such experiences as rejection, loss, and failure hurt so much and how you can overcome the psychological injuries these can create.

We can all benefit from self-help books with a solid empirical basis that translate technical jargon into practical advice, and Winch’s book definitely falls in that category. He analyzes the 7 most difficult situations we face in our lives and provides remedies for each. Carrying the injury and illness metaphor throughout, he shows how we can repair our emotionally broken bones to recover from the poison of guilt, and overcome other common deficiencies of our emotion repair system.

Let’s take a look at these 7 sources of emotional injury and briefly examine their cures or antidotes:

1. Cuts and scrapes caused by rejection. Whether a friend stops returning your calls, a lover breaks up with you, someone unfriends you on Facebook, or your work buddiessnub you, even if unintentionally, it hurts. You may become angry at them, yourself, or the world in general.  Even if the rejection is a slight one, it can be enough to cause you question your self-worth. Winch’s remedy for rejection involves a four-pronged strategy: Don’t accept self-criticism, rebuild your self-worth by focusing on your strengths, find other people to fill the void, and desensitize yourself to the pain of future rejection through practice bouts in which you set yourself up for mild rejections that you can readily overcome.

2. The relationship muscle weakness of loneliness. People can become or remain lonely through sheer atrophy, according to Winch. The longer you go without relating closely to others, the more difficult it becomes to reestablish contact with new people, or even get back in touch with the old friends you’ve drifted away from. The good doctor recommends a set of strategies targeted to the specific cause of your loneliness. If you’re convinced that no one could ever love or care about you, try to fight that pessimism with some logical counter-arguments. That pessimism might include believing that others are always thinking negatively about you. Here again, try some logic to counter your skepticism by questioning your own negative assumptions. A variant of this skepticism is the tendency to engage in self-defeating behaviors that serve, ironically, to confirm your worst suspicions. Exercising your empathy can also strengthen your relationship muscles, making it more likely that those you care about will want to be close to you. One relatively easy strategy, though it requires some commitment, is to adopt a pet on whom you can practice getting and giving emotional rewards.

3. Broken bones of loss and trauma. Distress is a natural emotion thatImage result for person sadresults when someone close to you dies or you suffer a traumatic experience involving your own safety. Some people seem to have a natural resilience, however, or at least an ability to recover that they develop over the course of their lives. As Winch states, “Loss and trauma can shatter the pieces of our lives, ravage our relationships, and subvert our very identities” (p. 85). The experience of loss also shatters your assumptions about the world, making you realize that it’s not as safe a place as you once thought. Winch wisely recommends that particularly in the immediate aftermath, you find a way to ease the pain that is consistent with your ordinary coping style. It may be too early for you to examine the meaning of the loss for your life and your future; instead, you may be better able to recover by giving yourself more time to heal.  

4. The poisonous effect of guilt. Rejection, loneliness, and loss are painful experiences caused, in part, by our need for strong connections with others. In guilt, you essentially are the source of your own unhappiness. Guilt can be adaptive when it shows you where you’ve strayed from your own moral compass. However, just as often as not, it’s unhealthy. Winch describes the three types of unhealthy guilt as unresolved, survivor, and separation (or disloyalty). Unresolved guilt refers to the feelings left behind when you believe you may not have completely apologized for a wrong you committed against another person even though, in reality, you did. Survivor guilt occurs when you literally outlive someone in a case where you easily could have died yourself. In separation guilt, you feel that you don’t have the right to pursue your own independent life and success because to do so makes others seem flawed in comparison. To overcome guilt, you need either to apologize (for the unresolved variety) or apologize to and then forgive yourself (for survivor or separation guilt). After you’ve forgiven yourself, you need to feel that it’s okay for you to re-engage with your life and go on to enjoy that success you feel so guilty about. The people you think you’re being disloyal to may, to your surprise, be the first in line to cheer you on.

5. Emotional scabs of rumination. Going over and over the unpleasant or disappointing experiences in your life, whether real or imagined, takes its toll on your well-being. Like a scar that you pick at over and over again, it will leave a permanent mark unless you learn how to stop. Winch points out that rumination not only causes you to relive the pain of the initial experience, but also saps your cognitive resources by draining away your mental energy and causing you to lose focus. The first step to overcoming rumination is to realize that other people don’t see the world the same way that you do. Make a mistake? Fail at an important goal? Trip and fall while walking down the street? The chances are, according to Winch, that you’re the one most aware of your small slip-ups. Once you realize this, you’ll be less likely to replay the event in your mind’s eye. If that doesn’t work, you can to distract yourself by focusing on something else. Like getting toddlers to play with their actual toys and not the dangerous objects near the ground that more often attract them, you need to by your own mom and make the harmless playthings look like fun. If it’s anger at someone else that you’re mulling over, try to put a positive spin on it. When people tease you or try to make you feel inadequate, reframe things so that you see their jabs as motivational fuel for your own self-improvement. By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D

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Some of the items we buy include:

Gold and silver jewelry

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Gold and silver coins

Old scrap gold and silver

Silverware and flatware

Platinum jewelry

Earrings

Chains

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Dental gold

Gold watches

Rolex watches

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GoldWiser wants to help you  save money. Visit us today and find out how. 

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5 Ways To Deal With Difficult People

5 Ways To Deal With Difficult People

Nobody likes difficult people. We call them many things, including, “Rude customers”, “Annoying friends”, “Family who don’t understand you”, “Spoiled girlfriend,  “Arrogant boss”, to name a few.

It can be pretty aggravating and upsetting even when you encounter such people, especially when you didn’t do anything at all to deserve this rudeness. It’s then easy to dwell in negative thinking, like, “What did I do to deserve this? Life is so unfair! “Or “I hate him (or her)!”

But that’s too easy. If you want a better way to deal with difficult people, put in the effort to rather use following 5 tips. Remember, reacting in an average way is easy. Being difficult and also taking your problems out on others is also easy. Go the hard route for a better life.

  1. Realize that they may be suffering and put yourself in their shoes

When you encounter a difficult person, try to put yourself in their shoes. Difficult people are only being difficult because they’re suffering. Instead of judging them, Listen to them. If you’re patient enough, listen to the difficult person’s problems after he’s done being difficult. If you’re not, then listen to your gut, instincts and what others have to say.

For example, your girlfriend or boyfriend may be acting difficult to you, but after listening, you may discover that they’re trying to get your attention because they really need you. They aren’t taking you for granted or intentionally being a brat. The whole idea is to make sure that you don’t react impulsively on a negative level. Once you have a better understanding of where they’re coming from, you probably won’t feel so upset about them.

  1. Realize they are not bad people, they are just difficult

I used to work in the service line in the nightlife industry before. And it was filled with difficult customers. It really made me miserable almost every working night as I had to deal with rude people all the time. One night, my supervisor told me this, “These people are not bad people, rich and arrogant monsters, or your enemies. They’re just difficult customers.”

That helped me a lot. It’s easy to ride the negative thought train and start getting paranoid. But don’t board that train. It’s just going to end up in a wreck. Difficult people are simply difficult people. With that in mind, find that one solution to deal with them.

E.g. I went from thinking, “This customer is so annoying! I wish I could punch him” to “This is just another difficult person. I’ll do my job the best way I can anyway.” See the difference?

 

  1. Don’t react too fast. Be the bigger person.

You will most likely react negatively to a difficult person because you will talk back or even fight. You’ve got to learn when to be quiet. It may sound like you’re giving in, but the whole idea here is to be the bigger person. The difficult one is long gone and far from being the bigger person.

This idea may sound counter-intuitive and hard, but nobody said being the bigger person is easy. You take the reins in your hands. People will respect you more that way. You’ll also grow as person a lot faster as you will know that you now will able to go through difficult times without causing any real trouble.

  1. Focus intensely on being yourself so you don’t become like them

The last thing you want to happen is to become like them. The best revenge is always leading your own life and showing others how awesome and capable you are. Again, to react negatively and ultimately becoming difficult yourself is very easy. I doubt you want that.

So keep reflecting inwards instead. Think about how the situation can improve your life rather than how you can get back at them or make them suffer. Difficult people may be difficult and annoying, but your life shouldn’t be made difficult because of them. Your life is your own.

  1. Know when to end the relationship entirely

There’re two schools of thought here. Sometimes, you should end the relationship with a difficult person because you owe it to yourself to live in a positive environment. A negative environment doesn’t do you any good and a positive one can transform your life for the better almost instantaneously. There’s honestly no excuse to be in a negative environment filled with difficult people. You don’t need any of that nonsense!

Secondly, sometimes ending the relationship is better for both you and the difficult person in question. I’ve personally fallen out with a few friends because I know they need it. I believe that they need to make their own mistakes in order to grow. To stick around and allow them to be difficult is simply allowing them to fuel their own negative energy and take those around them for granted. They’ll never learn that way. So if you care enough, dump them. Walk away and let them grow. It’s for the best.

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How I Destroyed My Credit (And What I Did to Turn Things Around)

How I Destroyed My Credit (And What I Did to Turn Things Around)

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares his own personal story of early credit missteps – and how the hard truth found him. Learn how he saw the light and started making progress toward responsible financial goals.

They say that experience is the best teacher. When it comes to credit, that’s been true for me.

Today, I’m an established banking professional and personal finance expert who understands credit and how it works. And while my business experience has developed this knowledge, my early personal struggles with credit help remind me how painful it feels to be facing credit problems firsthand.

An Unwise Decision

At 18 years of age and still living with my mother in a small two-bedroom apartment, I used credit irresponsibly. Since I didn’t learn about credit or personal finances in school, I treated credit cards as if they were free money. My credit score, and ability to obtain credit, plummeted when I purchased things that I really didn’t need – and couldn’t afford.

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My first blunder was buying a 40-inch TV and a DVD player with surround sound (back when DVD players were new and expensive) all on credit and with no plan for paying it back. Let’s just say that I used this setup to entertain my friends in my way-too-small bedroom in my mother’s way-too-small apartment. The irresponsibility cost me dearly. By 21, my credit was shot – so much so that I couldn’t even get approved for a department store credit card. My first car had to be leased in the name of my girlfriend (who, by the way, is now my wife). When it was time to get an apartment, we had to leave my name off the application so we wouldn’t get declined.

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Turning It Around

After the embarrassment that came along with not having good credit (and with pressure from my wife) I knew I had to make big changes. By changing how I dealt with my debt I became a homeowner by 25 and was finally able to obtain financing for a car on my own, get a major credit card with a high limit, and begin receiving daily credit offers.

By using secure credit cards, keeping my credit card balances low, and focusing on paying my bills on time, I was able to rebound from my earlier mistakes. I also made sure to not close any credit card accounts that had a good history, and I applied for additional credit only as I needed it. I saw a big jump in my score and found myself on a path to financial freedom.

Now, I’m proud to be reminded of my bad credit experiences because without them, I wouldn’t know what to do to get back on the right track. And I can truly understand those who find themselves in that position today.

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About Gold Wiser

GoldWiser is the largest precious metals dealer in the State of Texas.   Our friendly service, best price guarantee and extensive experience guarantee that you will always leave from any of our locations with a smile on your face!

At GoldWiser, we specialize in the purchase and sale of all four precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium.  We also have on staff gemologists to assist with the sale of your diamond or an upgrade to a new one.  Our jeweler can also perform most jewelry repairs, ring sizings and service on most major watch brands, including Rolex.

When you’re ready to sell, we can always guarantee the most money because of our direct relationship with the refiner.  In fact, we guarantee to beat any competitor’s written offer. 

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If you’re looking to invest in precious metals or coins, we can also provide you with the best prices and the lowest premiums in the state.  We also offer the ability to “lock in” spot prices with just a small deposit guaranteeing that you won’t miss the next major market move while you complete your payment for coins or bullion.

Some of the many items we buy include:

  • Earrings
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  • Bracelets
  • Gold Jewelry
  • Silver Jewelry
  • Platinum Jewelry
  • Silverware and Flatware
  • Old Scrap Gold and Silver
  • Gold and Silver Coins
  • Gold and Silver Bullion and Rounds
  • Gold Watches
  • Rolex Watches
  • Diamonds

Don’t see your item listed above?  If it’s made of Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium or contains diamonds, we’ll buy it!  Feel free to call us with questions at (713)568-2468  or just drop by any of our Locations for free testing and an instant quote!

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Remember, “Whether you buy OR sell, make the wiser choice!”

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6 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

6 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

You might be under the impression that intelligence is a fixed quantity set when you are young and unchanging thereafter. But research shows that you’re wrong. How we approach situations and the things we do to feed our brains can significantly improve our mental horsepower.

That could mean going back to school or filling your bookshelves (or e-reader) with thick tomes on deep subjects, but getting smarter doesn’t necessarily mean a huge commitment of time and energy, according to a recent thread on question-and-answer site Quora.

When a questioner keen on self-improvement asked the community, “What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?” lots of readers–including dedicated meditators, techies, and entrepreneurs–weighed in with useful suggestions. Which of these 10 ideas can you fit into your daily routine?

1. Be smarter about your online time. 

Every online break doesn’t have to be about checking social networks and fulfilling your daily ration of cute animal pics. The Web is also full of great learning resources, such as online courses, intriguing TED talks, and vocabulary-building tools. Replace a few minutes of skateboarding dogs with something more mentally nourishing, suggest several responders.

2. Write down what you learn.

It doesn’t have to be pretty or long, but taking a few minutes each day to reflect in writing about what you learned is sure to boost your brainpower. “Write 400 words a day on things that you learned,” suggests yoga teacher Claudia Azula Altucher. Mike Xie, a research associate at Bayside Biosciences, agrees: “Write about what you’ve learned.”

3. Make a ‘did’ list.

A big part of intelligence is confidence and happiness, so boost both by pausing to list not the things you have yet to do, but rather all the things you’ve already accomplished. The idea of a “done list” is recommended by famed VC Marc Andreessen as well as Azula Altucher. “Make an I DID list to show all the things you, in fact, accomplished,” she suggests.

4. Get out the Scrabble board.

Board games and puzzles aren’t just fun but also a great way to work out your brain. “Play games (Scrabble, bridge, chess, Go, Battleship, Connect 4, doesn’t matter),” suggests Xie (for a ninja-level brain boost, exercise your working memory by trying to play without looking at the board). “Play Scrabble with no help from hints or books,” concurs Azula Altucher.

5. Have smart friends.

It can be rough on your self-esteem, but hanging out with folks who are more clever than you is one of the fastest ways to learn. “Keep a smart company. Remember your IQ is the average of five closest people you hang out with,” Saurabh Shah, an account manager at Symphony Teleca, writes.

“Surround yourself with smarter people,” agrees developer Manas J. Saloi. “I try to spend as much time as I can with my tech leads. I have never had a problem accepting that I am an average coder at best and there are many things I am yet to learn… Always be humble and be willing to learn.”

6. Read a lot.

OK, this is not a shocker, but it was the most common response: Reading definitely seems essential. Opinions vary on what’s the best brain-boosting reading material, with suggestions ranging from developing a daily newspaper habit to picking up a variety of fiction and nonfiction, but everyone seems to agree that quantity is important. Read a lot.

BY JESSICA STILLMAN

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