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Re: Best Copiers of the Eighties

Old Glory ·
I cut my teeth on the 3M 545 which of course was made by Toshiba. I also had the 3M VQC III with roll fed treated paper. The toughest competition that I can remember were the Canon NP 120 which was a cold pressure fusing machine and the NP 200 which I believe was 11x17 capable. Later came the NP 270F which was real tough to beat with its low cost and intercahngeable color toners. There was also the IBM III model 50 or 60 and the Kodak Ektaprint 85. Xerox had the 4000 which was the first...
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Re: Best Copiers of the Eighties

Art Post ·
awesome Jim!! Can anyone else add to these please!!
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Re: Best Copiers of the Eighties

Art Post ·
anyone else on this?
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Re: Best Copiers of the Eighties

VinceMcHugh ·
I don't know if this qualifies as the "BEST" copier of the 80s, but it was the first one I was ever trained on. And it came with a pair of wooden tongs so IF (or should I say when) the paper would jam under the toaster we called a fixing unit and it would catch fire, you could "safely" remove it and put it in the solid empty metal waste basket that you had to keep next to it, so that the paper could "safely" burn out. OSHA must not have existed, for they surely would not allow such a device...
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Re: State of the "Art" Sales Technology

copyme ·
Great read, you are right on the money as usual!
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Re: State of the "Art" Sales Technology

Art Post ·
TY!!
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Re: State of the "Art" Sales Technology

JeffR ·
So, what’s the box approach? JeffR
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Re: State of the "Art" Sales Technology

Czech ·
Hey Jeff, Art's Box Approach (I believe) is using 4 different methods of communication: Phone Call LinkedIn Email In-Person Cold Call You "box" the prospect in until they finally give you the time of day. Using all 4 methods of communication ensures that you are optimizing your ability to reach the DM via his preferred method.
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Re: State of the "Art" Sales Technology

JeffR ·
Okay, thanks! I have the phone call, Email, In-person aspects covered. I use LinkedIn to find the right person—I don’t use it for communicating with them yet. I’ve tried to get referrals from people who are linked to them, but no success with that. My sales rep uses LinkedIn to continue my efforts. JeffR
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Re: 10 Ways to Close Net New Business

HARVEG ·
Looking forward to the new series Art. Your efforts are appreciated and rewarding.
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Re: 10 Ways to Close Net New Business

John Saramak ·
I am looking forward to it too. Interested in the strategy of getting to the point where the prospect is ready to decide outside of their current vendor.
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DocPath Launches Newsroom and Document Technology Blog

Art Post ·
March 11, 2014 Electronic Invoicing in 2013 In the history of the European Union, 2013 will go down as the year in which the barriers of electronic invoicing were removed. New European Directives intend to use technology to improve business processes, with the objective of reducing costs and increasing business efficiency. As such, the European Commission wants to promote electronic invoicing and ensure widespread usage of electronic invoices by the year 2020. A Journey Through Electronic...
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How Could One Word Cost $6,000?

Art Post ·
How Could One Word Cost $6,000? by Print Audit This is a simple blog about monochrome vs. color printing. There are no pictures. Nothing fancy. Just one color word that could cost $6,000. Read more of this post
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THE CANNATAREPORT.COM AND LIVE WIRE BLOG
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Art Post ·
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE CANNATAREPORT.COM AND LIVE WIRE BLOG
 TO BE INTRODUCED AT ANNUAL AWARDS AND CHARITIES DINNER PUBLICATIONS NEW POSITION IN DIGITAL SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS TO HEIGHTEN MESSAGING WITHIN THE INDUSTRY Press Contact: Business Contact: Russell Marchetta Frank G. Cannata (732) 539-6389 Phone: (973) 823-6314 RussellMarchetta@gmail.com FGCannata@CannataReport.com HARDYSTON, NJ (October 15, 2013) Frank Cannata, president of Marketing Research Consultants LLC (MRC), and...
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The Top 10 Sales Blog Posts of 2015

Art Post ·
Note from Art: Some awesome info below: As 2015 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect back on the past 365 days. Maybe you crushed quota by the biggest margin yet ... or maybe you didn't even come close. Either way, 2016 represents a clean slate to replicate your success or correct your shortcomings. Want to double down on your winning streak or flip your fortune in the new year? Make reading a part of your reflection process. A helpful sales email tip, prospecting hack, or...
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Office Printing By The Numbers: Winners and Losers By Vertical

Art Post ·
Office Printing By The Numbers: Winners and Losers By Vertical By West McDonald, Nov 15, 2017 10:15:36 AM In our first “By The Numbers” blog we learned some surprising things about how office printing habits are changing. Average pages per user were down from 2015 to 2016. Color printing for email and web print are on the rise. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can read the original By The Numbers blog HERE to see all the surprising findings. If you make your living as an office...
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P4P Hotel News/Update

Art Post ·
Just wanted to give everyone an update about a new initiative I'm concentrating on for the remainder of this year and into 2014.  I will have an official launch of "Copier Nexus" sometime in the first quarter of 2014.  The goal of...
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Print Audit Reveals Latest User Printing Trends On New Blog

Art Post ·
Print Audit Reveals Latest User Printing Trends On New Blog June 23, 2014 Calgary, Alberta - June 23, 2014 - Print Audit®, the company that helps office equipment dealers grow their businesses, has launched a new blog called the Print Management Insider . One of the first articles posted on the blog is a comparison of user printing trends between the years 2011 and 2013. The trends are based on in-depth assessments performed on 75 organizations across a wide variety of vertical markets using...
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10 Ways to Close Net New Business

Art Post ·
In the next three months, we'll be posting a series of blogs dedicated to garner closing net new business.    Since, I'm not in the business of sharing all of my secrets for FREE, the series of 31 Ways to Close Net New Business will be...
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31 Ways to Close More Sales (#16 of 31)

Art Post ·
There was an interesting blog that I picked up today, in that blog it spoke about how the CIA & Xerox collaborated on spying on the Soviets. This was done with spies becoming copier techs and then while they were working on the Xerox copiers that would out a camera in the copier to capture a picture of every copy that was produced! On to number 16! 16. Either Or Close: Been doing this for years! With this technique you always need to present...
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31 Ways to Garner Net New Copier & Managed IT Business

Art Post ·
Finally!!! I've put the master piece togther.  31 Ways to Garner Net New Business, and I'll be posting one of these per week as Premium Content once the New Year of 2014 kicks in.   But in the mean time I've started a topic on the P4P...
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Ring In The New Year with Premium/VIP Membership Forever!

Art Post ·
We're releasing only 20 (twenty) Lifetime Premium Memberships for only $99.00. Premium/VIP Membership gets you access to the entire site for viewing, posting and commenting for: Competitive Copier Proposals & Quotes Copier Comparison Spreadsheets Sharing Information & Ideas Helpful Sales & Productivity Documents RFP's, RFQ's & Leads Create and View Surveys Access to Premium Blogs Ability for Advanced Searching Dealer Black List Coaching with Art (one session) If interested...
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Series of New Blogs @ The Print4Pay Hotel

Art Post ·
Since this Sunday will mark the 73th anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor.  I thought it would be neat to re-post some blogs I did a few years ago on the old google blog site.   Years ago I found a book that my parents had put...
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State of the "Art" Sales Technology

Art Post ·
Today, I had the chance to site with our newbies for about an hour or so.  There was no agenda, just an off the cuff talk track.  My first intention was to see how much they know about closing, whether for an appointment or a sale.  ...
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The Beautiful Compensations of Corporate Philanthropy

Art Post ·
The Beautiful Compensations of Corporate PhilanthropyBy Paul Joe Watson, ESP/SurgeX Corporate philanthropy isn’t a new idea, but it is often understated. It can be easy to forget that practicing generosity as a company can be good for...
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An Interview with the KING of MPS aka Greg Walters

Art Post ·
Six months in the making and I finally had the chance to offer up some questions to the King of MPS aka Greg Walters.  I'm thinking it was six years or so ago that Greg launched his "Death of the Copier" blog.  Greg was in the MPS business...
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Color Label Press University "Glossary of Terms" Part Four, Course One

Art Post ·
Another three days and we're bringing you Part Four in our blog series for our Color Label Press University. Just and FYI for everyone. At the top of each blog you'll see . Clicking that link which is at the top of each blog will then bring you the collection of blogs for Color Label Press University. It's pretty neat, you'll see all of the blogs that we've posted for an easier read and simple way to toggle from blog to blog. Color Label Presses can be used as seeding devices in larger...
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Color Label Press University "Glossary of Terms" Part Six, Course One

Art Post ·
In a previous blog from this week titled How Many Labels Did We Count on the Ricoh MP3601SP? I wrote about all of the black & color labels that I found on one of our wide format devices in our showroom. In addition I just noticed that none of the pictures uploaded to the blog! Arrgghh! Thus, I will try to get those pictures uploaded this week. My point is that there are labels everywhere and we're just not paying attention them because we never thought that we could play in that market.
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Dealer vs Direct for Employment?

Art Post ·
  First, how cool is that delivery truck!  Now that's marketing!!!   How do you compare the flexibility of dealerships vs the stability of a major corporation?     This was an email that I received from a Print4Pay Hotel...
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My Awesome Take Aways from West McDonald's Blog about Document Security

Art Post ·
It's thirteen minutes after 10PM, and I'm still not done with updating the P4P Hotel forums with various industry news that came across my alerts today. Earlier in the day, I took a few minutes to read the latest blog from West McDonald titled "A Lesson for Office Equipment Channel from the Alleged Realty Winner Leaks". My first thought was who the heck would name their child Reality with the last name of Winner? Well, I can't fault them, because at one time I thought what if I named my son...
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5 Reasons Why Leaders Of Copier Dealerships Should Write Blog Posts

Larry Levine ·
Dealer principals and executives must keep up with the evolving business world to stay relevant and competitive. Employees, vendors, clients and potential prospects look to the top to communicate with you to foster trust and help them feel invested with the brand; your company. Show them you’re ready to have conversations by putting a voice behind your organization’s leadership. As a sales and marketing tool, blogging is all about reaching out and talking to the right people in a meaningful...
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How to Generate Excellent Content without Really Trying!

Art Post ·
I've been writing original content for the past 6 years or so, maybe even longer.  One of my courses in High School was creative writing,  though I never did well in English, I've always enjoyed the chance to put thoughts on paper and...
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My Top Three Sales Quotes.pdf

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Why I'm So Past Reading Sales Blogs on Linkedin

Art Post ·
K, so I'm a fan of selling, whenever I come across a blog or an article about sales, I'm all in for learning something new. On Friday, I ran across this The Danger of Using Legacy Sales Techniques in 2017 . Personally, I'm sick and tired of reading sales/selling articles from people that don't have end user sales experience. Go ahead check out this persons LinkedIn bio here . I'll admit the bio is impressive and he seems to be a successful and great person, however where is the damn sales...
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Re: Why I'm So Past Reading Sales Blogs on Linkedin

Art Post ·
TY for Liking Larry!
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Re: Why I'm So Past Reading Sales Blogs on Linkedin

Dave Smith ·
Nicely said Art!
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Re: Why I'm So Past Reading Sales Blogs on Linkedin

Art Post ·
TY Dave! Thanx for "liking"!
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Re: Why I'm So Past Reading Sales Blogs on Linkedin

Kyocera Guy ·
I guess I will be the one who steps outside the box here and rock the boat a little. I'm not saying that this Blog is 100% correct but he has some good points. I am looking at my numbers from the year before...up 19% and thinking to myself what was the biggest change I made last year to get that kind of a bump. I made quite a few changes, I worked hard of course but I worked hard in 2015 too. One of the biggest changes I made that when interacting with my prospects I worked like I didn't...
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Re: Why I'm So Past Reading Sales Blogs on Linkedin

Art Post ·
Kyocera Guy I appreciate the comment! Glad you rocked it with a 19% increase in revenue. I would rather read content from you and others that are actively selling rather from those that are either too far removed from sales or those that have never sold anything. Ty again for the comment!
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Re: Why I'm So Past Reading Sales Blogs on Linkedin

TML ·
While that blog has some valid points, much like Art, I'm more inclined to think "when's the last time that writer took off their headset and actually pushed some pavement or had a face to face meeting?". While there is something to be said about not hard closing all the time, it's got to be done but with some skill. In my nine years doing this, each sale is different in that there are some customer that want to be hard closed and others that have their own way of making a decision. One...
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Re: Color Label Press University "Glossary of Terms" Part Six, Course One

GAR ·
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Re: 31 Ways to Close More Sales (#16 of 31)

Art Post ·
Here's a link to the original story http://www.editinternational.c...php?id=47ddf19823b89
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Re: Dealer vs Direct for Employment?

Tomorrows Office ·
Stay with the Dealer Channel. Only order takers work for direct branches. The money is still in the dealer community. If your unhappy with a dealer, find another one. If you think your ready to RUN a Joint. Find a dealer to partner with. Good luck
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3 Sales Email Templates to Use When Prospects Aren’t Ready to Buy

Art Post ·
Regular readers of the HubSpot Sales Blog know they should " Always Be Helping ." When a prospect has a challenge or goal you can help with, you know what to do -- you take them through your sales process. That’s the best way to help them. But what if they are busy with another priority, yours is not the most obvious service to help them, or they just won’t admit they are a good fit yet? How do you help them in a way that makes them likely to come back to you if and when they do need or want...
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3 Sales Email Templates to Use When Prospects Aren’t Ready to Buy

Art Post ·
Regular readers of the HubSpot Sales Blog know they should "Always Be Helping." When a prospect has a challenge or goal you can help with, you know what to do -- you take them through your sales process. That’s the best way to help them. But what if they are busy with another priority, yours is not the most obvious service to help them, or they just won’t admit they are a good fit yet? How do you help them in a way that makes them likely to come back to you if and when they do need or want...
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BDR Glossary

Art Post ·
fell free to add additional terms. I'll start with two from a recent blog that I read.   RTO (Recovery Time Objective) RPO (Recovery Point Objective)   This blog also mention a neat financial calculator from DATTO.   brings customers to...
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Best Copiers of the Eighties

Art Post ·
I need to lean on some of the old timers here, would like to generate a list of the best copiers of the Eighties and maybe a little snippet about each. Would love to have at least ten of these to post up in a blog. HELP!
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5 Tips to Help You Increase Your Sales in 2019

Art Post ·
I started to title this blog and then stopped because I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this. I wanted to write about the start of the new year and what reps can do to increase their skills and sales from last year. The first thing we need to do is to forget about last year. Whether you were a winner or a loser last year is over! An old saying in sales "is that you're only as good as your last month". Now is the time to forget about last year, now is the time to set your sales goals...
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