Taking your business mobile
The cell phone began as a high-tech gadget but soon became an indispensable business tool. It allows seamless access to the Internet twenty-four hours a day. I've outlined below a wireless-web application to improve bottom lines (see reverse side for printed example).
Information delivery, anywhere, anytime...
I set out to uncover a way to deliver information while on the road. In business, if you're not quick to respond, you lose customers. Hence, I developed a wireless application allowing me to send a professionally crafted e-mail message, including selected links to my online material—all within a few seconds.
Whenever I'm away from my office and someone asks me for information, I just send it using my cell phone.
I've stopped giving ineffective thirty-second sales pitches when meeting new prospects at restaurants or trade shows. Now, I simply ask for business cards and explain information will be waiting for them by the time they arrive back at their offices. After giving prospects time to digest my information, I follow up later that day.
David A. Berger, sales and marketing consultant, lives in Ann Arbor, Mich. He's a best-selling author and has worked with companies such as Cisco, NEC, Boyne USA Resorts and others.
David devoted over a decade to being a forerunner in applying technology to solve sales and marketing problems; few people surpass his knowhow and experience.
As a Hybrid DM Strategist for IBM, he developed marketing campaigns for its most prestigious customer base of F100 companies.
Applying his proven techniques at Buhler of Switzerland, he generated record sales of more than $5 million. He was top salesperson, selling to companies including General Motors and tier-one suppliers. Many of the sales he generated were firsts for the company.