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NMOA Network Newsletter for
July 13, 2010

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D i r e c t   M a r k e t i n g   A d v i c e

Should Social Media Replace Cold-Calling?
By Mark Hunter

People continue to say how cold-calling is dead and how in today's environment, it no longer can be cost justified. The answer in my book is both "yes" and "no." Let me deal with the "no" first.

In the past few months, I've watched numerous salespeople shift all of their prospecting efforts to developing social media with such vehicles as Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. The problem with this is it becomes a giant time sucker. The payout of social media in terms of developing sales short-term is very poor.

To develop a social media strategy requires time, and I'm a firm believer it must be incremental time. You can't allow it to take away from your current sales development strategy. Now, I'm astute enough to know that this may change, but we're not there yet. Salespeople who spend their time dealing in the social media world at the expense of time spent on normal sales development do so at great expense.
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Managing Up the Age Ladder
Adapted from their new book, "Generations, Inc."
By Larry and Meagan Johnson

Nearly all managers must oversee people older than they are. If you are a Gen Xer or Gen Yer with Baby Boomers to manage, your success, to a large degree, is tied to how well they perform. How does a manager in her 20s, 30s, or 40s deal effectively with someone old enough to be her father or grandfather?

Here are seven strategies:

Respect their experience. Acknowledge older employees' experience by asking for advice. All of us like to think we have value. To a Boomer, much of that value comes from having decades of experience. Be careful, however, not to come across as pandering. Most people can tell when a manager is saying something she doesn't really mean. Focus on the work, and ask legitimate questions that acknowledge the older person's experience.
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