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The Super Seven - Top Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Posts in May

With all the holidays in May, this month has really flown by!

We hope you enjoyed May and to help you wind down before June begins, we've collected some great content for you to read.

We have rounded up some of our favorite blog posts in sales, marketing and customer service that were published in May. This month’s Super Seven round up is courtesy of content published on Inc, Clickz, HubSpot and Entrepreneur.

Sales

10 Questions To Slow Down Your Sales Process ... And Result In More Sales

In a nutshell: In this fast-paced world, a lot of sales teams have a high-speed mentality. But it turns out that being fast isn’t always best. Mike Carroll gives you 10 questions to slow down your sales process.

Written by Mike Carroll

5 Warning Signs Your Sales Opportunity Won't Close

In a nutshell: The longer a deal stays in your sales pipeline, the less likely you are to ever close it, even if your prospect claims that he or she desperately needs your offering. Jill Konrath provides 5 signs your sales opportunities won't close.

Written by Jill Konrath @jillkonrath

The 1 Thing Smart Companies Do to Focus on Hot Leads

In a nutshell: Business is pretty simple. We make products that people want to buy and we sell them for a profit. However, to get to this point there's often many more details that we need to factor in. Ramon Ray tells us the secret of the one thing that smart companies when it comes to lead nurturing.

Written by Ramon Ray @ramonray

Marketing

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

In a nutshell: Most of today's conversations on colors and persuasion consist of hunches, anecdotal evidence and advertisers blowing smoke about "colors and the mind." Writing for Entrepreneur, Gregory Ciotti explains the psychology of color in marketing and branding.

Written by Gregory Ciotti @GregoryCiotti

5 Signs You Don’t Have an Email Strategy

In a nutshell: Having an email marketing strategy is a very important part of a successful business. However, a missing email strategy is one of the most common, and perhaps the one that causes the most widespread damage. Margaret Farmakis explains 5 tell-tale signs you don't have an email strategy.

Written by Margaret Farmakis @mfarmakis

Customer service

Guess What 3 Countries Offer the Best Customer Service

In a nutshell: A customer service benchmark report ranked Norway, Canada and Denmark as the top countries for customer service. A new benchmark report has just been released, and the three top countries for customer service may not be the ones you expect. Barry Levine covers the report in detail.

Written by Barry Levine @xBarryLevine

How to Win a Customer in Five Seconds

In a nutshell: Three to five seconds. That’s all it takes to make or break a first impression. Rene Shimada Siegel explains why wowing customers doesn't have to be expensive and provides three great tips on how to create a great first impression with your customers.

Written by Rene Shimada Siegel @renesiegel

Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed this monthly round up of sales, marketing and customer service blog posts. Use these tips to help your sales teams close more deals, your marketing team to create and implement a successful email strategy and your customer service teams to create a great and long-lasting impression with your customers.

With more than two million blog posts being published every day, we know we haven’t been able to read them all. What was your favorite post this month? Feel free to share it and comment below.

Customer Service

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