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By Steve LesnewichFeb 10, 2021

How many times has this happened to you? You’re working at your desk. Suddenly, your cell phone rings with a Facetime, Zoom, Vonage, or some other virtual call alert where you’re expected to show your face and be nice on camera. No problem...

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By Steve LesnewichDec 16, 2020

Like it or not, the Zoom-type, virtual meeting is here to stay. Honestly, it’s not a bad thing. Zoom meetings are much more personal than an email, text, or even a phone call. And they have certainly cut travel expenses big time. Many customers will now...

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By Andrea “Andy” KuchinskiDec 15, 2020

Sales and marketing activities, like so many other things, have faced new challenges since the pandemic. Many, if not all, sales and marketing activities have moved to digital platforms; digital lead generation, email marketing, and social media...

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By Andrea “Andy” KuchinskiDec 07, 2020

Email marketing is a very targeted and cost-effective way to communicate with your contacts – such as sales prospects and existing customers – and generate leads throughout the year. It is especially important now because your salespeople are likely not...

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By Steve LesnewichOct 02, 2020

Let’s be honest. It’s been a very weird year for our industry. Because of COVID-19, our carefully laid plans for 2020 did not happen. The biggest challenge for many of us is how to deal with the cancellation of IMTS 2020. You spent two years preparing...

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By AMTSep 11, 2020

MTForecast 2020 is going digital this year and will be held Oct. 27-29, 2020. As always, it will bring together leading economists and industry experts – as well as the economic forecasts, market analyses, thought leadership, and educational tracks...

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By AMTSep 08, 2020

You’ve faced undercutting competition and over-demanding customers. You’ve seen market highs and product fails. But this is bananas. So where do you go from here? Rather than dwelling on the question, let’s evaluate needs. Needs of customers...

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By External ContributorJun 16, 2020

The coronavirus shock has disrupted more than jobs, supply chains, and financial markets. Your customer has changed fundamentally, too. The number one task for many companies now is discovering where their B2C and B2B customers have...

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By Andrea “Andy” KuchinskiMay 26, 2020

There are currently more than 520,000 open manufacturing jobs in the United States according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and a recent report from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute projects that 2.4 million...

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By Steve LesnewichMay 08, 2020

During these weeks of COVID-19, we have learned to adapt quickly and use the new skills, products, and services that can make our work from home (WFH) jobs more productive. I’m always on the lookout for the next unique sales tool that will resonate with...

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