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December 14, 2012
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  • Show, don't just tell, why your product is great
    Sales messages often make the mistake of telling customers how marketers want them to feel about a product or service, instead of demonstrating value and letting them decide, writes Geoffrey James. A winning sales message should center on the customer. Don't just describe the product, offer a solid and supported reason why it is special. James advises highlighting facts that would "actually spark an emotional response." Inc. online (free registration) (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why you should clear the clutter from your sales pipeline
    In addition to improving your lead-nurturing efforts, maintaining a well-organized sales pipeline and database can help you with segmentation, writes Max Stinson. "Lead segmentation and nurturing go hand in hand -- the better the segmentation is, the easier it is to find and nurture leads that fall under higher priority." Companies that provide database management and list management can help you remove clutter from your pipeline, he notes. B2C Marketing Insider (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Commentary: 4 steps to calculate the right amount of life insurance
    Clients must manage their insurability, which changes over time, in order to determine their appropriate amount of life insurance coverage, according to this article. This involves a four-step process to establish the maximum amount of coverage available to them; determine their "insurability reserve," or unused life insurance capacity; decide whether to purchase additional coverage; and annually review the client's policies and insurability reserve. National Underwriter Life & Health (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Life insurance customers report highest-ever satisfaction, report says
    Customers reported record-high satisfaction with life insurance carriers because of premium stability, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Premiums are among the few aspects of life insurance that can be measured when customers report satisfaction levels, given the kind of insurer interaction that the product involves, said David VanAmburg of the American Customer Satisfaction Index. National Underwriter Life & Health (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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