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Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Steve Mcbride

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About a month ago I had the opportunity to attend the BTA National event in New York City. While at the event I ran into Steve Mcbride, Steve is currently VP of Sales with Innovolt. We had an interesting discussions about the cool Bluetooth technology with the Innovolt Smart Protectors (you can get these from Polek & Polek ) and how techs can identify the voltage in the MFP through a smart phone. I also found out that Steve had started selling copiers in the late seventies. Thus, I asked...
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Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Mike Stramaglio

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I think the first time I met Mike Stramaglio (CEO/President MWA Intelligence) was at some National Ricoh event when he was President of Hitachi Koki Imaging Systems. At the time, I was with Jack Carroll (former principal of Century Office Products), I did not have to chance to speak with Mike at that event but listened carefully as Mike and Jack traded off a few stories about the Minolta days. After Mike had left, I asked Jack, "who was that?". Jack then proceeded to give me the low down on...
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Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Rich Sissen

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If you're reading this blog series for the first time you'll notice one of these icons . Clicking that icon will take you the collection of blogs that we've posted with our amazing industry veterans who were selling copiers in the seventies. I believe its important that we not only post these blogs but to also have them archived for our industry. Rich Sissen is President and Owner of Sissen and Associates. We met via email and had a couple of phone conversations about our early copiers days.
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Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Ed Mclaughlin

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If you're reading this blog series for the first time you'll notice one of these icons . Clicking that icon will take you the collection of blogs that we've posted with our amazing industry veterans who were selling copiers in the seventies. I believe its important that we not only post these blogs but to also have them archived for our industry. Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Ed Mclaughlin Ed Mclaughlin is Executive Advisor with NEXERA, A BEI Services Company. In addition Ed was also...
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Selling Copiers in the Seventies

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Last week I was uploading some older CD's to ITunes, when I came across one of my favorite CD aka Albums by one of my favorite bands. The Rolling Stones with "Sucking in the Seventies" was a compilation album that was released in 1981. All of the songs on the album were performed or written in the Seventies. I had my epiphany that there really isn't that much on the web about what it was like to sell copiers in the seventies. Actually, I don't think I've ever read anything about selling...
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Check out this commercial for the 3M 209
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GAR ·
I remember it well. I started in the industry with a 3M dealer as well.
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jack carroll ·
I remember Ed very well. We both worked for SCM. I was in NJ and he was my counter point in Philadelphia. I got to interface with Ed at SCM national/ ,regional meetings. Because I lived in Pa. I attended benefits meetings at the Philly branch. After the meetings sales would go out to a bar and many conversations were exchanged. It was a different time
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Jason H ·
I am looking forward to this. I love listening to the stories my dad tells from the 70's and 80's!
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Ace ·
I have been in the industry since 1976 and have seen many changes. It was a great and friendlier time back then. They call it progress. I also will be looking forward to to reading the post.
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Art Post ·
Ace, ty for the thread. Were you selling in the Seventies? If so, would you be available to be one of our Seventies gang?
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Ace ·
1976 worked for Pitney Bowes manufacturing equipment in their Danbury CT location. From their went to a private dealership as a tech until 1993. Service was my primary job but I was able to sell also. 1993 I bought into American Copy, now I am a paper pusher. Feel free to contact me if needed --- ACE. Asencio “ACE” Timoteo American Copy Service Center 2095 South Main Street Waterbury, CT 06706 1-800-762-4972 Fax 203-575-1173 Cell 203-592-5419 www.americancopyservice.com <...
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Re: Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Mike Stramaglio

Larry Kirsch ·
Great interview. Nice sale to Northwestern. Enjoy your day.
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COVID19 "Remote Working" Day Seventy One of Sales

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It was rise and shine at 5AM today! I'm getting to like this early gig and getting more time to spend outside. Since I was up so early I made it the office a little before 7AM today. That early time was used to develop and send both a proposal and order docs to the net new client that gave the verbal the other day. Since the order is for three MPF's and two locations I spent about two hours developing those docs. Normally I would just send the order docs, however the decision maker also...
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COVID19 "Remote Working" Day Seventy Two of Sales

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It's after 5PM and all I can post is what's below!
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Ray Stasiezcko ·
Art have a great Vacation my friend
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COVID19 "Remote Working" Day Seventy Four of Sales

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Well another blog I did't think I was going to write this evening. Late in day I was able to catch a news interview with our Governor. This is the same Governor that shut down indoor dining the day before it was scheduled to open yesterday. He puts the blame on other states that are seeing infections increasing because those states have opened indoor dining. Thus he elected to shut it down. He also based the decision on activities from the last weekend where many bars were packed and peeps...
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Martin Hofman ·
enjoy your rest!
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COVID19 "Remote Working" Day Seventy Five of Sales

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It seems every morning I'm putting in a couple of hours doing just enough trying to move some these net new deals forward. I heard from one today with a question and the net new there was no response. I'll send out another email in the AM wishing a happy 4th of July and see if I get a response. Most deals will happen on the clients timeline and not ours. Seems with COVID19 that clients timelines are dragging out more than normal. I lost a deal today, thinking back it was the first deal I...
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Re: Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Ed Doyle

livestrong ·
Great read and I’d love to have thrown a machine out of most lawyers offices. Remember selling against the Pink Transfer Belt of the VQC. I wish I could recall the exact weakness we exploited but it had something to do with the way the belt advanced and how that impacted the life of the belt. Something to do with # of copies made per original ....again it a vague memory. I might even be confusing the model with another one Ed ? Was I dreaming or ???... great story by you. Art - this is a...
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@livestrong Thanx Chuck! I'm trying...I've got two I'm waiting on and hoping to find more people via Linkedin. If you know of some peeps please direct me. I'd love to have one of these a month. I believe it's important to document what happened in our industry before the intenet
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Selling (Copiers) in the Seventies with Fred Habbal

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One of the main reasons for this compilation of Blogs for Selling in the Seventies was to lend some insight as to what it was like to sell copiers in the seventies. As far as I know there is little to nothing on the web about our industry in the seventies. I wanted to make sure that we'll have this compilation of blogs to look back on in the future. We'll be posting one of these up for the next two months, so stay tuned for excellent content from these pro's! Here we go! I'd like to...
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Re: Selling (Copiers) in the Seventies with Fred Habbal

Jason H ·
That's great! As many stories as I hear from him all the time, I've never heard that one. I'm still laughing at it.
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Pops, is one funny guy!
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Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Ed Doyle

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Selling Copiers in the Seventies with Ed Doyle Last week I had a chance to connect with Ed Doyle via a Linkedin thread I posted about "The Week in Copiers Five Years Ago" . Ed accepted my offer to be interviewed for "Selling Copiers in the Seventies" and gave some excellent content of the copier world back in the seventies. Ed is now retired and I like to think of retirement as every day is a Saturday. Please feel free to post a reply or even give Ed some kudos! Selling Copiers in the...
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