Firewords: A Dangerous necessity in your life?

Written by graham and julie

There are many stories of people injuring themselves, and others, with Firewords inrepparttar old wild days of entrepreneurship and it is usually passed off asrepparttar 147030 price that had to be paid in order to win. However, as time passes, there is a tendency to confuse reality with myth about how people rose to be so successful. The myth tends to appear as reality and that can be dangerous especially as we are all becoming more aware of our rights andrepparttar 147031 speed ofrepparttar 147032 internet and bloggers to highlight indiscretions. Could it be thatrepparttar 147033 days ofrepparttar 147034 hard talking, difficult to please, arrogant, self possessed workaholic isrepparttar 147035 stuff of daydreams, films and bar room fantasies? Could it be that those who followrepparttar 147036 Firewords behaviour of: ridiculing others, being angry in traffic jams, being impatient because things are not movingrepparttar 147037 way they would like them to move, or their desires are not being met, bawling outrepparttar 147038 secretary when things are not as they would like, constantly accusing people of being of a lower mental disposition i.e. they are thick…. , insulting another person needlessly, etc etc etc are unaware that their use of Firewords to stun, subdue or destroy another person are on a slippery slope of losing their power and effectiveness? Every time you lose control of yourself you become less effective as a boss, colleague, parent, friend or child. Every time you set offrepparttar 147039 weapon of mass destruction you reduce your chance of being successful. You increase your chance of destruction. The problem is, like firing a firearm,repparttar 147040 more you use Firewordsrepparttar 147041 more residue is deposited onrepparttar 147042 surrounding area i.e. on you andrepparttar 147043 people close to you.

The proper care and feeding of revenue partners

Written by Alex Lekas

You’ve had a couple dinners and a few phone conversations; there is chemistry and a further relationship looks promising. But, how do you really know if that next step is worth taking? Advanced Internet Technologies has talked to, literally, hundreds of companies about partnership possibilities. By partnerships, I meanrepparttar type that produce revenue, not vendor agreements. Asrepparttar 146100 IT industry matures and customer demands evolve,repparttar 146101 growth of a services company like AIT depends on our ability to bring greater value to our customers and to develop new sources of revenue; partnerships are an integral component of that strategy. But, how do you really know ifrepparttar 146102 company onrepparttar 146103 other end ofrepparttar 146104 line will be a good fit?

During AIT’s 8 years, we have refined a methodology for distinguishing between genuine opportunities and inquiries targeted at gaining access to our customer base. To be sure, painful lessons have been learned but one hallmark of a successful company is to not repeat mistakes. The AIT partnership doctrine servesrepparttar 146105 purpose of 1) minimizingrepparttar 146106 chances of a bad choice being made and 2) minimizingrepparttar 146107 damage, just in case. An approach of very healthy skepticism based on experience; not everyone who wants to be your partner is your friend, and not everyone who is your friend makes for a good partner.

Our partnerships are governed by a philosophy called DIRE. Putting DIRE into practice, D is for Dominate, which is less intimidating than it sounds and primarily speaks to value proposition. Doesrepparttar 146108 other company offer name or brand recognition? What sales channels can they help you gain access to? AIT hosts more than 190,000 business domains, has thousands of Value Added Resellers, and is a two-time Inc 500 company. That means our value propositions include a healthy customer base and robust reseller channel, both of which are constantly searching for additional products and services to offer their customers. Combined, they can act as both customers and sales force for a viable partner. Add to that AIT’s financial and institutional credibility as a serious company, and our firm foothold in a growing industry sector, and you have several powerful selling and negotiating points. “I” stands for Interest,repparttar 146109 ‘so what’ that formsrepparttar 146110 basis for continued talks. Doesrepparttar 146111 other company know anything about what your business does? Is whatrepparttar 146112 company does complimentary to what you offer? Ideally, you offer related products or services torepparttar 146113 same target market. For example, one recently-formed partnership is with a provider of pay-per-click advertising on search engines. There is mutual benefit in working with them:repparttar 146114 SE company gains a new customer channel plus AIT co-marketsrepparttar 146115 offering; our customers gain by having access to affordable marketing help for their web sites; and, AIT gains by giving its customers one more reason to remain loyal and by creating a revenue stream that would not have been otherwise realized.

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