My experience is that 50% of the time when you bring in “the experts” it just doesn’t click. About 25% of the time it is just ok, and you wish you had passed. You would be in the last 25 percentile where we enjoyed the experience, see long term benefit to the company, and to our customers, and look forward to another mission in the future together.
“ I’ve been doing this for a long time, and have had experience with lots of outside vendors, or so-called experts, over the years, and your group is one of the best I’ve ever seen. It is the real-deal”.
“One of the best parts of your program, even aside form the revenues that you produce, is your in-the-field, “experiential” sales process. Your salespeople are very polished, professional, and they demonstrate proper sales presentation techniques while aggressively asking for the order. I don’t think that our salespeople do that well enough. Working with your staff for a week, has made them more effective selling all of our advertising products”.
I did not want the occasion to completely pass without expressing my appreciation for your leadership, and your team’s efforts last week. Our staff and leadership team enjoyed the fun week we experienced. In addition, they were very pleased with the team that accompanied you. Their knowledge, skill and professionalism was second to none. Thanks for the fantastic job you did presenting at our SMB advertiser event Friday during lunchtime. Great job!
Thank you for joining me on my calls to BP and McDonalds today. I felt you represented us well and I was very comfortable with you in front of these important clients. I also enjoyed visiting with you and look forward to connecting with you further in the future.
Incredible energy and passion for what you do!
To say I was skeptical of another “interloper” coming into the paper to help on a blitz week would be an understatement.
In 32 years of working in advertising I have seen enough so-called marketplace experts disappoint. Jack Stoner visited us for a week full of “post it notes” visits to our clientele. Not only was Jack a paragon of exactitude, but his enthusiasm and fortitude carried me through the week and his efforts were instrumental in our company procuring seven contracts in nine appointments.
I cannot say enough about Jack’s intelligence, sense of humor and contributions. They were above and beyond any other outside person brought in to this paper to work with us in all my years.
Thanks so much for a successful week. We enjoyed your visit.