The Business of Public Opinion

By: Gerald J. Sherman Positive public opinion is one of the primary goals of public relations. It is also a vital key to success in business. The way that customers, vendors, suppliers, retailers, the media, and the community at large perceive the company and its products/services has tremendous effect on the success of these companies. When public More...

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By Bocatribune On Monday, January 16th, 2012

Training is the Road to People Development

At a training seminar I conducted several years ago in Dallas, Texas, I was criticized by Stanley Marcus, former president and Chief Executive officer of Neiman Marcus Department Stores. He was adamant that the More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, January 6th, 2012

It’s Always the Season to Do the Right Thing

Our schools today are teaching social responsibility by requiring students to do some community service. They are learning early on that it’s the right thing to do! This time of the year is a good time to remind More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Getting Along With Difficult People

By: Gerald Sherman I remember the first job that I had after being honorably discharged from the service. It was working as an inside salesperson for a lamp company. I was hired by the owner, who was also a veteran. More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Personal Selling Reborn

By: Gerald J. Sherman Have you noticed the rebirth of personal selling? Just read the newspapers, view TV and listen to the talk shows. Watch the presidential debates and you will see personal selling in action. More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Response to the Pitch. Are You Striking Out?

By: Gerald J. Sherman What is “The Pitch?” It’s a word with many meanings. In baseball the pitcher throws the ball at the batter to get a response – strike, ball or a hit. In music it describes the different More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The Business of Doing Business

By: Gerald J. Sherman Because of the many requests for a rerun of this article, I am submitting the following. We would like to hear from you about “What business are you in?”– and help you define your More...

By Online Staff On Monday, August 15th, 2011

B2B or not 2B

By Gerald Sherman Business-to-Business selling, is just what the name says; it is business that occurs between two businesses.  In the real world Business-to-Business selling (or B2B for short) is far different More...

By Online Staff On Monday, August 8th, 2011

Do You Really Know What Your Customer Wants?

By Gerald Sherman I asked a prospective client what business she was in. She complained that some days she doesn’t know herself. She said her clients are so fickle that she is not sure what they want anymore. More...

By Online Staff On Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Going Backwards To Go Forward

By Gerald Sherman  This past Sunday my wife and I were invited to a farewell BBQ for Captain Christopher, (last name withheld), a career officer in the United States Marine Corps, who is leaving on another overseas More...