Are you looking for results from your next marketing leader? How will you know what to look for?
This article was posted before my epic fall, but I want to share it with business leaders of today. I’m not currently looking for a job.For another point of view, we highly recommend you read “The Hardest Job to Fill” We wish to thank Ken Rosen of Performance Worksfor a very comprehensive view of…
Notre Dame is normally expected to win 8 or 9 games in a 12 game season. They have more Heisman trophy winners than any other school. But this year was way down as they finished the year at 4-8.
My freshman year Joe Montana was our quarterback.
Losing to a very good USC team in the pouring rain in Los Angeles is not a big surprise, but losing to a team like Navy that runs the triple option is…
Fidel Castro, the legendary communist leader died on Friday. That is an event of epic proportions in world history. It is being recognized by all world leaders.
On a happier note, my alma mater of Notre Dame plays #12 USC at 3:30PM on ABC.
Have a great weekend. Jeff Ogden
Today is Sunday, November 20th and today is my birthday. I’m 57 by the way.
Thanks to all my friends and family for their support especially Mark, Mom and all my wonderful sons and former wife and the support of my friends here.
One goal I have to become the best at what I do. That is my clear goal.
I’ve played a 12 string guitar for years and taking lessons on playing rock anthems is a clear goal of mine. I follow Fender on Twitter now.
I also hope to get back into scuba diving, now that I am in Florida. When I lived on Long Island, New York, I became a NAUI certified diver.
Sunday is my birthday. Happy Birthday…
I write a blog to keep people’s interest in my stuff. I hope to get people interested in what I am doing. I like movies and stuff a lot too.
We saw a movie with my Notre Dame roommates called London Falling. It was about a major attack on London by a Midwest organization. The hero of the movie was a Secret Service agent with a new wife and baby.
The President was there and they flew in…
They defeated Army on Saturday 44- 16 and play ranked Virginia Tech tomorrow and USC, also ranked next Saturday. Kind of sad to beat Army and it’s great traditions.
Hopefully the wins will keep coming but I don’t know. I am a Notre Dame grad. Ironically, my mom asked me not to go there due to the cost and I said “I appreciate that but I will do my best to get a degree.” and I did do it. Worked so much there during summers and school. I got it done.
I also have a new iPhone 7 and I think Apple has revolutionized phone use using that phone. The camera is world class and it has news, stocks, and more. It is a touch screen. It conveys the marketing concept of being different.
Retek also is a good example, when they closed on Black Friday and paid all employees on the biggest shopping day of the year. They got great press.
My birthday is Sunday, November 20th, by the way.
I have many years of sales success and marketing chops but after my nasty fall over two years ago, I’m not looking for a job now. You would have to make a big offer to get me now.Notre Dame won on Saturday They defeated Army on Saturday 44- 16 and play ranked Virginia Tech tomorrow and USC, also ranked next Saturday.
I attended Notre Dame but they are struggling this year. The football team is down, but next year may be better. They play Army at 3:30pm on Saturday. All home games are on NBC.
Notre Dame is ranked number one in college basketball I learned recently. I sure hope so. My ND roommates are getting together on January to watch hoops and have a fun weekend. That will be fun.
My birthday is…
Saturday is a day mainly to celebrate college football. My Fighting Irish play today too as well as many top schools.
NBC called Notre Dame one of the top 15 schools in the country along with Stanford, but the football is not very good this year. Their record is 3-6, I believe. There’s a lot of pressure on the coaches there.
Hopefully, they will win today. They lost to Navy last week and…
Friday is Veterans Day, a time to remember the brave men and women who defended our country.
We watched a movie called Hacksaw Ridge(video included) directed by Mel Gibson that featured a highly underestimated private that saved a great many men at Io Jima after a major battle there. Badly understated he would not carry a gun for personal reasons. But he personally stayed in the battle area…
Donald Trump is a self driven ego maniac and Hillary Clinton is nice and friendly, but it is a less than ideal choice I believe.
A guy who sells his name is not presidential behavior.
What do you think?
Marketing plays a larger role than ever – in my opinion.
- How do you make your company different and unique?
- How is your company perceived?
- How do people think about your company?
Marketing and word of mouth plays a larger role than ever in shaping these conversations.
Better marketing leads to more sales opportunities for your salespeople.
Notre Dame may have invented the game of football, but they have not won a championship since 1988.
This year is no different. They lost to Texas and Duke and one more. They are 1-3 and fired their defensive coordinator.
Can a former star come back? Is ND finished forever? What do you think?
I was working for a business called Business Objects in New York City. They are now part of IBM.
The product was business intelligence and I won every deal I worked.
They were struggling with General Electric and I asked to take it over. They said I could.
Managed GE as a global account. Won a very important deal on a GE project called digital cockpit, a management dashboard. Worked closely…
One time long ago, I was working for a warehouse management company called Optum Software. It was a startup with about 35 employees. I was a salesperson.
The company was sold and I gave them my resignation. They said ” We REALLY need that big deal with the company in Tampa. The Home Shopping Network.”
I replied “I will sell it if you put it in writing. They did.
I flew to Roanoke, VA and…
I’m a big fan of Seth Godin who write some remarkable blog posts. His most recent was one about learning vs. talent. We all have some talent but the ability to keep learning is of greatest value.
“What are you going to learn next?”
By the way, two top colleges play football on Saturday afternoon. Notre Dame is visited by Duke. 3:30 PM on Saturday on NBC.
Duke, one of the finest schools in the USA, play Notre Dame in football on Saturday afternoon.
They are two of the best in the land and it is an honor to play each other. Both are great academic institutions. Yes, I do have a BBA in Marketing from Notre Dame. I respect the many business leaders who graduated from Duke.
3:30pm on NBC on Saturday afternoon. I’m there. Are you?
Over two years ago, I was working for Best Buy in the computer department. Someone wanted to buy a monitor, and we had none on the floor. So go to the warehouse in the back, bring in 6 or so to restock the floor and sell one.
One problem, the unstored inventory blocked the path to the ladder to take it down from the high shelf. So I did the alternative and walked on the shelf to carry the…
The world is changing fast. People are trying to grow their businesses and are looking for people to help them be successful. Are your salespeople prepared for that?
I’ve seen great articles by sales leaders like Jill Konrathwho share how to use LinkedIn to do research on those needs and to get insights. Another covered the need to review the sales call. I’ve got load of sales experience, but…