Former ACT! co-inventor Mike Muhney who is now with with VIPorbit Software International explained the importance of cultivating a quality business relationship rather than lots of superficial acquaintances. He also explained the difference between a social network and a personal network. Mike shared some simple ways how his software and iPhone app help you develop more effective relationships with your clients as well as your sales prospects. He wasn’t to fond of LinkedIn as a way to grow your business. And remember this guy knows what he is talking about – Mike not only was involved with the creation of ACT! the CRM product that has been attributed as the catalyst for the entire Contact Management industry, he’s devoted his entire career to help the business professional cultivate high quality relationships. And be on the look out for his new book which details how successful business depends on successful relationships.
Next up we had on Robert Owens and Gregory Viviers with Grand Champion BBQ. These guy are taking East Cobb by storm – the AJC recently named their Mac and Cheese the best in Atlanta. They are extremely active in the community and frequently give back to non-profits and schools around them. They cook/smoke their meat fresh daily which Stone can attest to – he is a raving fan of their food.
We closed the show with Shelley Gaynes with Gee Wiz Wow. Shelley is a leading provider of sales, management and leadership coaching, training and consulting.
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