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Re: 57 Days of Selling "Day 47"

Art Post ·
Karl Thank you! Please feel free to share via social media also! Ten more to go. I was just thinking about doing a journal for the entire 2017. Art
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Re: Top Ten Copier & MFP Quotes for November 2016

JeffR ·
What’s happened to our membership? I didn’t opt out! Sue at Copy-Fax
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Re: Top Ten Copier & MFP Quotes for November 2016

Art Post ·
You should be finem what is the issue?
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

Czech ·
Is it just me, or does West McDonald look like Wolverine? I watched the Seat-Based Billing video that was posted from the Top 100 Summit. Definitely some interesting points going back and forth. Print Audit has done a great job of persistently marketing seat-based pilling to the copier industry.
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

Art Post ·
Czech funny you should mention that "wolverine" look, it was actually one of the "challenges" at the event. Whom ever had the most completed challenges won a MS Surface tablet. I did not win.
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

txeagle24 ·
I disagree that you have to own the network in order to offer seat-based billing. Before I go into why, can we (imaging industry) please stop referring to Managed Services as MNS? No one in the IT world uses this term; it's industry jargon that makes you stand out as a copier dealer 1st and an IT Services provider 2nd. Managed IT Services, Managed Services...fine. MNS needs to die. Now, here is why I disagree that you have to own the network as a client's Managed Services provider in order...
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

Art Post ·
Tx, awesome post! The conclusion for managed IT was at our own round table and not the general audience. One of the dealers in my group is heavily involved with managed IT, and thought it would be great offer. Yes, it was stated that MNS is only used by copier dealers and should be referenced to what you described. TY for the awesome reply!!
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Re: Top 100 Summit Highlights

Larry Kirsch ·
Very nice coverage....
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

txeagle24 ·
I will also add since you mentioned wanting to do this on copiers/MFPs: our industry also needs to get the idea that MPS only has to do with printers & A4 MFPs out of their heads. Output is output, & our clients don't see any difference so why should we? Properly deploy what systems meet the client's needs (or just get rid of them if that is best) & be of service in whatever way you can. Hell, our customers want all of this stuff to go away (just wait til the Millenials are in...
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

Art Post ·
Is it just me, it seems that the general rule of thumb for the copier industry to end users is "the take or leave approach". Meaning, come hell or high water we're not going to change the way we bill, the way we support, or the financial solutions that we offer. While I was at the Top 100 conference, a rep from Wells Fargo spoke about the billing options that they now have in their leases. One of the options was for seat billing for managed IT services. My thought is that if it's available...
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

txeagle24 ·
No, Art. You're spot on. I haven't had many jobs outside the industry, but the majority of the old guard is so proud of the way they've always done it & receives so much validation from other dealers with the same mentality (via BTA, CDA, SDG, et al) that they often refuse to admit the need to change until it's practically too late. There are ideas & concepts that I brought up 3-5 years ago that were considered to be "interesting but not really necessary" that we're suddenly latching...
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

Art Post ·
Great minds think alike!
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Re: Top 100 Summit Highlights

Czech ·
So refreshing to see our industry being open, social and online like this!!
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

gwalters2009 ·
Originally Posted by txeagle24: I disagree that you have to own the network in order to offer seat-based billing. Before I go into why, can we (imaging industry) please stop referring to Managed Services as MNS? No one in the IT world uses this term; it's industry jargon that makes you stand out as a copier dealer 1st and an IT Services provider 2nd. Managed IT Services, Managed Services...fine. MNS needs to die. Now, here is why I disagree that you have to own the network as a client's...
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Re: 10 Signs You Should Absolutely Hire That Salesperson

Art Post ·
In reference to the above blog. If you want salespeople that want to make money (desire). When the interview is almost over, slap $500 bucks on the table and ask the person. How would you rather make this $500 bucks? 1) work 40 hours for it or 2) try to talk me out of it If they choose #1, tell em thank you and we're not interested. However if they choose #2 and they can get through ten minutes of trying to talk you out it, then I recommend offering them the job and not the $500 bucks. Just...
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Re: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Copier Demo/Appointment

Art Post (Guest) ·
anyone else??? would like to have at least ten. Any takers??
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Art Post (Guest) ·
SCENARIOS-Will Canon succeed in its bid for Oce? * Canon offering 730 million euros to buy Oce * Shareholder Orbis with 10 percent stake opposes offer * Oce shares remain above Canon's 8.60 euro offer By Harro ten Wolde AMSTERDAM, Nov 20 (Reuters) -Japan's Canon (7751.T) plans to buy Dutch copier and printer maker Oce (OCEN.AS) for 730 million euros ($1.09 billion), but large Oce shareholder Orbis said the offer undervalued the company. In response, Oce shares passed Canon's 70 percent...
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Re: Xerox Color Qube Samples!

Art Post (Guest) ·
geesh, I have a ton of them do a search on my blog for colorqube and see the ten commandments! www.mfpsolutions.blogspot.com
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Re: Working at IKON OFFICE SLUTIONS

CashGap ·
It would be interesting to hear from the writer in ten years. By amazing coincidence, I'll bet he has similar comments for all of his employers.
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Re: Time in business requirements

CashGap ·
I can agree that they leasing companies (and all lenders) acted foolishly in the past. Now the banks are acting like banks. That's not bad, though it may make it tougher to provide people with equipment you, I and they all know they have no business leasing. [If you were over 2 years in biz, 90% of the time no PG was required.] And now we know that two years in business is not adequate assurance of the company's ability to make the payments, so more assurance is required in the form of a PG.
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Re: 0% Copier Financing

CashGap ·
A lot of confusion around this topic. The leasing companies have a beat-down coming if they continue to falsely promote their FMV promo rates as "0% leases". Example, a recent manufacturer promo offered "0% FMV Lease!" for 36 months. But the lease rate for a 36 month deal was .027777. On a $10,000 machine, the payment was $277.77. The sum of 36 payments, $9,999.72 ($10,000). Problem? The machine still belongs to the lessor. Assuming that the residual value was 15% ($1,500), plug the...
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Re: The Top 10 Innovations in document management history

SalesServiceGuy ·
Somewhere towards the end of the list should be the introduction of devices that scan, followed the introduction of Document Mgt software. At any rate the speed of innovation in DMS is arching upwards rapidly in the last ten years.
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Re: MAC OS9 help with 240W

CashGap ·
Art, if they have Plotbase, you should be able to setup basic PPD printing. BUT. They can buy a new Mac Mini for $599 that runs literal rings around their existing machine, or keep their ten year or more old machine and maybe you'll find a retrocomputing expert who can kludge around this after several hours of $150/hour consulting. Leaving them in the same bind next month when the next problem arises. Sometimes you can't give them what they want, but rather, what they need. Why someone...
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

Art Post (Guest) ·
There were 36 vendors at this event. I'll be posting a blog titled" my top 5 solutions/products of the event in the next day or so. Kyocera: Besides Nori have a heavy japanese accent, he was at times very hard to understand what he was saying, thank goodness for the power point slides. However, it seems that all of the manufacturers are now sharing the same slides! Business Process Optimization, find the pain, be a consultant to solve workflow and business problems with the use of software,...
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Re: Ricoh acquisition ‘bolsters’ IT services strategy

Art Post (Guest) ·
Ricoh Australia acquires IMC Communications business to significantly boost IT Services capability Sydney, 2 October, 2012: Ricoh Australia has acquired the IT services business of IMC Communications effective 1 October, bolstering its strategy to be a complete technology services-based organisation. IMC Communications has been providing end-to-end IT Infrastructure services for over 18 years to some of Australia’s largest companies including Network Ten, Bankwest, SBS, Lloyds International...
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Re: Tips for Navigating The P4P Hotel Message Board

Art Post (Guest) ·
Another item if you see the logo on the left grayed out, there has not been any new posts for the message board. However if the logo is in color then new posts have been added. I also check the left side and look at the date of the last posts. Sometime we may have ten or more posts and they may not be reflected in the "recent post" area at the top of the page. Hope this helps! Art
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Re: Q & A for Minolta Di3510f

Art Post (Guest) ·
Question Are envelopes supported by the Di3510-2010 series? Answer Yes, up to ten #10 envelopes based on manufacturer recommended specifications.
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Re: OKI Growing into Color Leader

aficio400 ·
Just an opinion but while their faxes are great low end machines, from what I see their color printers will not run as reliable as I think a printer should. their warranty for replacement boards is very good but you cannot even order parts from their web site. As for parts sometimes I wait for weeks for a common gear or motor. In a low volume enviroment say 200 prints a month there okay. I like their price point and their dot printers, their faxes and low end printers. Just one persons...
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Re: Sales Tips

Art Post (Guest) ·
Make a prospect list and work it All sellers should make a list of prospective customers before they start. Review it and make sure they have at least ten good prospects.
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Re: Gas Price Check

Art Post (Guest) ·
yup! property taxes of $12,000 per year and I get to save .16 cents on every gallon of gas. The Gov wants to increase tolls by 1800% in ten years to pay down debt.
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Re: Gas Price Check

Old Glory ·
I got this today... Are you aware that the Saudis are boycotting American products? Shouldn't we return the favor? Can't we take control of our own destiny and let these giant oil importers know who REALLY generates their profits, their livings? How about leaving American Dollars in America and reduce the import/export deficit? An appealing remedy might be to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up your car you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just purchase...
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Re: Sales Tips

Art Post (Guest) ·
USE YOUR PERSONAL CONTACTS There is so much information that you can email, but the messages should be targeted to the right audience. Consequently, you will need to develop numerous email lists. You will certainly have a "personal" email list with a mixture of family, friends, former co-workers, networking pals and social acquaintances. You can send these people newsy emails about your business. For instance, if your local paper or a trade publication publishes a story about your company,...
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Re: Who delivers your equipment?

Art Post (Guest) ·
tell me about it, plus $350 for return lease one, ten, fifty doesn't matter. The kicker here is most machines (90%) are being returned in NJ.
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Re: Around The World with Ricoh II

Art Post (Guest) ·
Ricoh Charity Bowls Day 2004 Story Link A crackerjack day for Ricoh On Thursday, 1 April, Ricoh’s inaugural Charity Bowls Day at the Paddington Bowling Club raised an impressive $95,000 for the Sunnyfield Association – an organisation committed to helping those with intellectual disabilities. Celebrity guests and sporting greats joined Sydney business identities for a fun-filled afternoon on the sun-drenched Paddington green. Ten-times Australian decathlon champion, Peter Hatfield delighted...
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Re: Duplicator and sorting ideas

Art Post (Guest) ·
Amanda: Here's how the press will produce documents. A press will make a plate just like the duplicator. On a press and a duplicator we can make multiple pages of one image or sheet of information. Therefor we can set the press or the duplicator to run 1,000 pages of sheet #1. If we have a 10 page document we must run the job 10 times on the press or the duplicator. When we are done, we have ten stacks of one thousand pages each. One thousand of page one, one thousand of page two, etc, etc.
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Re: regarding SAP printing

Art Post ·
SSG: this from a ten year old thread, the documents that were attached did not make the transition from the old site to the new site. I will see if I can check my archives for this.
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Re: The new forums

Art Post ·
I'm not sure, however there is a widget on the right side of the forums page that shows the last ten threads... https://www.p4photel.com/forums . I will check for you. Art
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Czech ·
Art, this is your best post yet. Just goes to show that even the best of the best have to work hard for their sales!!
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Wallingford ·
Hey what do you guys think of the Frank Rumbauskas and Never Cold Call theories.
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Art Post ·
I've never read it, do you have a link to it or something you can email me?
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Don Sweet ·
Hi Art, after 33 years in the business you have caputered what many of us we would like say. But I have 5 years to go so I iwll hold onto your list. Thanks for the great read.
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Wallingford ·
Originally Posted by Art Post: I've never read it, do you have a link to it or something you can email me? Along with I am sure thousands of others, I receive a daily email asking me to sign up for his Never Cold Calling System. I am surprised you don't know of him. He reckons that cold calling is an abject waste of good selling time. In fact he reckons we are all nutters, if we go out cold calling. Here's a link to his site. And please keep me posted on what you think of his "theories" ?
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Art Post ·
thanx, I've seen the ads on linkedin however never checked it out. I will and get back to you
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Art Post ·
the reviews of this book are horrible!!! I won't even bother with it. http://www.amazon.com/Never-Co...t-reviews/0471786799
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Wallingford ·
I have obviously been looking at the Authors own written reviews then Art, but I will take your word for it, that the reviews are horrible. In fact I would like to read some of them, if you can kindly tell me where to look. Like you, I still do a lot of cold calling, and every time I make a sale, I try to visit as many businesses near to the company I have just sold to, as there should be no better referral than a neighbouring business who has just bought from me. It is a habit I have had,...
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Art Post ·
I posted the link in the previous comment: Here a few of the comments with the link to the amazon page at he bottom of this thread: Unimpressive Book From An Impressive Salesperson ,September 24, 2006 By AliGhaemi (Toronto, Canada) - See all my reviews This review is from: Never Cold Call Again: Achieve Sales Greatness Without Cold Calling (Paperback) Achieving sales greatness without cold calling might be a looked-for goal in sales circles - although greatness is hell of a subjective term -...
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Re: Best Black & White MFP for 10k/month yeild. Suggestions?

TimB ·
FYI: Toshiba, overall, is in the top ten for R&D Spend-to-Sales ratios. "Bottom dweller" really is not a fair use of words. With any device manufacturer, product is only as good as its dealer support. Get references if need be. RE: maintenance; The asker is talking B&W devices not color. Regardless, get the maintenance. Fewer spikes in copy quality or hardware issues because you'll make that phone call to fix rather than putting up with poor copy quality, etc. for fear of how much it...
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Re: Best Black & White MFP for 10k/month yeild. Suggestions?

Art Post ·
TimB: Thanx for the comment! I believe you with the top ten in R & D for Spend to Sales ratios, but I don't R & D being conducted for copiers not like Canon, Xerox, KonicaMInolta & Xerox. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck then it must be a duck. Toshiba's market share over the last ten years in the US has always been at or near the bottom of the pack, thus they are cellar dwellers, bottom feeders, in the US market. You are correct with the MA, they were not asking for...
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Re: Best Black & White MFP for 10k/month yeild. Suggestions?

EByers ·
Art, I like your general guidance to the initial poster, and I won't grade your writing since this isn't an English class. In regard to this brief post conversation, I think honesty is the best policy with customers and with ourselves. Yes Tim, they probably are in the top ten. However, the customer was asking which is the best. By rankings in the market place, the top seven do not include Toshiba. They fall within the bottom 7% of market share for shipments and the bottom 8.6% for market...
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Re: In Search of the Office Imaging Industry’s Top Sales People

Wallingford ·
I just do not understand why this is necessary. Unless of course you and Art are on some sort of a reward, working for or with the US Inland Revenue people ? We all know who we are, that are any good at selling !!! I do not see any real benefit other than those with Narcissistic tendencies.
 
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