Aug 31 2013
As I bid a fond farewell to my good friend Blogit, with whom I have shared many a late night and more than the occasional armagnac – even the odd very early morning (sounds incredibly illicit doesn’t it?) – it is time to look forward.
Nothing lasts for ever; we must always be realistic and recognize when a project has reached the end of its shelf-life, because all projects – even you and me – have a sell-by date.
Much has changed since I made my first foray into the blogosphere: Twittering, for example, was reserved for feathered friends in those days or dialogue between elderly female neighbors; Sales 2.0 was still a figment of Nigel Edelshain’s imagination – it took another two years before he finally worked it out, and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude.
Social selling meant taking your prospect or customer down the pub to close the deal and self-styled social media experts were simply called vultures, eagerly awaiting the next kill so that they could strip the carcass bare – come to think of it …
But I must say, on the whole, the changes we have witnessed have all been positive in some way or another, and this is certainly a very exciting time to be part of this wonderful industry of ours.
So, what about this new blog then JF, I hear you ask, almost breathless with anticipation ….
Over the past couple of years, my good chum Linda Richardson and I have discussed our desire to create a new venue where we could share our thoughts and visions about the sales space, and this is it.
We are delighted to be joined by some more good chums – all highly successful thought leaders – who like us, wish to continually elevate the sales profession.
There is a new conversation taking place right now: It centers around the future of professional selling, and focuses on those incredible changes that have taken place during the past three years – more changes than we have witnessed in the previous fifty years in fact. We want to extend that dialogue, and explore what is going to come next.
We do hope that you will come and join us regularly, adding any views and comments you may have.
Thank you for your incredible support over the past seven years.
Now let’s move on together shall we?
Come and join us HERE
PS: I’ll leave you with this thought …