So here we go again with the article that will conclude the business meal tips series. Business dinner is a little bit different from both lunch and breakfast since it’s often not as formal as the previous two. You don’t seal deals during the dinner, the main objective of this event is getting to know each other better in an informal setting. Receiving a dinner invitation from a business associate is considered as a sign of respect. Alcohol is involved, and it is usually OK to bring your wives.
Dreamforce is here! Beautiful and sunny San Francisco opened its gates once again for an annual biggest conference for the Salesforce users. Lots of things happen during that event with of course hours of useful lectures and presentations. However, besides attending those, with no doubt, important parts of the conference, people also go to Dreamforce to make new business connections, acquire new customers and find new partners. During Dreamforce, you can have tens if not hundreds of meetings and taking into consideration how intense the event is, you will not have much time. Therefore, we are here to assist you with three tips on how to get the most out of your meetings when the schedule is really tight.
In the previous blog entry, we broke down business breakfasts. While they are not very popular, this can not be said about lunches. Discussing work-related things and closing deals during lunch is as normal nowadays as listening to music when you work out. These two things can be done separately and it wouldn’t hurt either one, but when they go together, they complement themselves hence add value to each other. And who doesn’t like a good meal and a signed contract with some zeros in it? Since closing deals is not the only thing to do during a business lunch, here are our 3 tips on how to make most out of this meal. However, we will start with a general tip that applies to all business meetings where the food’s involved. One of the most common questions about meals is:
Who pays for a meal?
The answer is simple – the one who organizes the meeting. However, if you are the guest, you should offer to pay your part of the bill. Do not forget to check that you have more than enough balance on your card or cash before you go to the lunch!
There are a lot of CRM software available in the market, and if you’re looking into reaping the benefits of one for your organization, it won’t be a simple purchase.
We suggest doing substantial research based on our 4-point criteria and narrowing down your choices. After deciding on 2-4 choices, get off-the-shelf copies and run them through scenarios with our criteria in mind.
Let’s dig deeper into each point, shall we? Let’s go.
Recently, we moved to a new office in Kouvola with a team of 5 people, in addition to our headquarter in Helsinki. Our new office is located right in the city center of Kouvola, surrounded by the VR train station and bus stops. Therefore, it is very easy for us to get to the office and get back home with different kinds of transportation.
A successful marketing strategy is, by default, useless unless potential clients bite the bait you’ve used to lure them in. Those who have bitten the bait, but have not yet been reeled in are what you would call “leads.” Leads are the building blocks of what could possibly be an actual sales opportunity. But countless times, certain leads fall short of being converted into “contacts,” those clients who you’ve successfully reeled in. Leads also have a huge meaning when using Meeting Assistant because you can customize your app so that it can also use Leads.
In the modern world, it’s impossible to underestimate the importance of business meetings. As business people complete more things every day, one eternal truth remains – they only have as much time as 24 hours, thus the importance of multitasking raises immensely. One of the best ways to combine two different objectives is to break bread with your partner/ supplier/anyone else during a business meal, such as business breakfast.
Meeting Assistant has taken a new, big step in its life and we are eager to tell the world about it. Besides having our old team working in our headquarters in Helsinki, we now have a new squad, new location, and new office working solely on Meeting Assistant with only one goal – to bring you an amazing new experience of using our product.
Salespeople hate paperwork, and we get it.
Having talked to many salespeople across various industries, we know what they like and dislike about their job. Me, myself and I am actually a sales person and I understand their pain: the paperwork.
In this post, we will tell you the reason why salespeople hate paperwork and how we can help them.