Boost Your Win/Loss Program with Answers to 5 Questions

Last week, I gave a webinar for the Minnesota SCIP chapter entitled, Win/Loss Analysis: How to Capture and Keep the Business You Want. It was moderated by Michelle Winter of SCIP and Julie Johnson, Minnesota SCIP chapter leader. Check out my Win/Loss presentations to help boost your Win/loss program from my Slideshare presentations. There were …

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Improve Your CI Skill: Read Competitive Intelligence Rescue

Learn how to diagnose what needs to be fixed in your competitive intelligence program by reading Competitive Intelligence Rescue. Carolyn Vella and John McGonagle walk us through their experiences rescuing 7 companies in the case study format. Case Studies Vary by Industry and Complexity DIY (Do it yourself) competitive intelligence Adding primary research capabilities Defending …

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Blogging about Competitive Intelligence from #SCIP09 in Chicago

I will be blogging about competitive intelligence from SCIP’s annual conference in Chicago this week April 21 – 24. Read more about this on Twitter under #SCIP09. If you would like to connect at SCIP09, please connect with me at renaylor@wispertel.net or 720-480-9499. I will attend all networking receptions, and will be give two talks:

Build a Sustainable Early Warning Process through Cooperative Intelligence (1:40 p.m. Thu) AND Capture CI from Sales & Customers to Drive Lucrative Product Development (9:40 p.m. Fri)
I’ll be in the exhibit hall from 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. on Thu, and some time after my talk around 3 p.m. or so.

Read up on Social Networks: Integrating Competitive Intelligence into Marketing: Part 3

In the cooperative spirit, today’s post provides books and blogs to help you spruce up your social networking skills, the key on-line communication and connection media. A targeted social networking strategy is a strong and essential ingredient to any research project!
In addition to this book list I suggest you follow blogs to stay up on the latest. All these authors have blogs. In addition I recommend Chris Brogan’s, Hubspot and Duct Tape Marketing. You have one last chance to attend this AMA workshop in Chicago on March 12. http://www.marketingpower.com/Calendar/Pages/2009IntegratedCompetitiveIntelligence-Chicago,IL.aspx

Trick or Tweet: 14 Ways to Alienate Twitter Followers

In the spirit of cooperative intelligence, I will illustrate how to be cooperative by sharing examples of bad Twitter communication practices. Remember it takes time to build a successful social networking presence just like it does the old fashioned way through meetings and phone calls. Relationships take time to develop, and the best way to nourish them is through continual, consistent communication, asking questions and listening.

What Are the Strengths of Conducting Win/Loss Analysis?

This blog will outline the strengths of Win Loss analysis. This is the first step of the widely used SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis to assess the value of Win/Loss. We will share weaknesses, opportunities and threats in future blogs. Strengths are HERE and Weaknesses are HERE. Win Loss Analysis: Strengths The major …

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Listening Provided the Pivotal Clue for Competitive Intelligence

All too often we rely only on written digital data. In this case study, it was the competitor’s CEO’s tone of voice in the quarterly earnings conference call that provided the pivotal clue. If I had only read the earnings report—my original intention—I would have missed it. My lesson learned: in competitive intelligence projects, when you can listen to the human voice, especially the company’s CEO, do so.

Win/Loss Analysis: How to Capture and Keep the Business You Want: Q and A

Check out this blog to listen to and see the slides from my book, “Win/Loss Analysis: How to Capture and Keep the Business You Want.” Also included is the Amazon page to order your copy of the book. Captured here are 5 Q and A from the webinar: What internal group supports Win/Loss analysis? What are some best practices to break through internal company resistance to Win/Loss analysis? When is the best time to conduct Win/Loss interviews? Due to the sensitivity of Win/Loss analysis, is it better to hire a third party?