Archive for December, 2014

Holiday Hours for New Year’s Weekend

December 26th, 2014

New Years Hours

inConcert Web Solutions will be closed beginning on New Year’s Eve Day through the weekend. Our office will reopen on Monday, January 5. All website maintenance requests and website changes that are requested within this time period will be completed upon our reopening in the order that they were received.

Have a fun, safe holiday weekend and Happy New Year!

Holiday Hours for New Year’s Weekend

December 26th, 2014

New Years Hours

inConcert Web Solutions will be closed beginning on New Year’s Eve Day through the weekend. Our office will reopen on Monday, January 5. All website maintenance requests and website changes that are requested within this time period will be completed upon our reopening in the order that they were received.

Have a fun, safe holiday weekend and Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays And Holiday “Blessings”

December 25th, 2014

My wife Laura and I have been together as a couple since 1983 and married since 1988!
We always begin Christmas morning with a cup of coffee together (before all the chaos begins with kids opening presents and shuffling off to see this relative and then to see that one).
This morning, Laura told me that she […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Did You Give It Your All This Year?

December 22nd, 2014

A real simple question and yet, somehow our ego gets in the way of the truth.
They say that awareness is always the first step . . .
So’s facing reality!
So did you give it your all this year?
Everyone Needs A Coach!
What’s your plan for 2015?
I’m assuming you have one. Right?
A good coach will help you get […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Counting Failures Instead Of Blessings

December 22nd, 2014

I often reflect on John Lennon’s words “So this is Christmas and what have you done” and feel a tremendous sense of “Not a damned thing John” but the song keeps playing and the world keeps spinning and . . .
I begin an inventory of things that I haven’t done, don’t have and sprinkle in […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

A Quick Tip To Start The Week Strong!

December 21st, 2014

This week’s tip is extremely timely and sadly, many of you might forget to do it!
This one’s non negotiable folks!
Think I’m kidding?
Then I triple dog dare ya to have a listen!

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Everyone Needs A Coach!
If you haven’t taken a look at my one on one coaching program, perhaps its time!
Click […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Holiday Hours for Christmas Weekend

December 19th, 2014

inConcert Web Solutions will be closed Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th. Our office will reopen on Monday, December 29th. All website maintenance requests and website changes that are requested within this time period will be completed upon our reopening in the order that they were received.

Have a fun, safe holiday weekend and Happy New Year!

Holiday Hours for Christmas Weekend

December 19th, 2014

inConcert Web Solutions will be closed Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th. Our office will reopen on Monday, December 29th. All website maintenance requests and website changes that are requested within this time period will be completed upon our reopening in the order that they were received.

Have a fun, safe holiday weekend and Happy New Year!

The Last Christmas Gift

December 17th, 2014

Tucked away in a safe place within the walls of my heart, is a vision of my Father, Christmas Eve some 27 years ago.
I can vividly see the look upon his face because it was a look that transcended all expression. It was beyond gratitude or joy and it was as if he were recording […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Getting A Jump On Next Year’s Sales Efforts!

December 16th, 2014

It’s real easy to get “caught up” this time of year!
Caught up in all the year end stuff we need to focus on as sales professionals and;
Caught up in all our holiday preparations!
It’s funny in a way, because between all of the “getting caught up” and sadly, the “mental checking out”;
We forget about our personal […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

Browser Statistics – November 2014

December 16th, 2014
Browser Statistics
Browser Statistics – November 2014

The web browser statistics have been released for November 2014. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com. Below are the web browser stats for November 2014.

2014 IE9 IE8 IE7 IE6
January 2.3% 3.1% 0.4% 0.1%
February 2.1% 2.7% 0.0% 0.1%
March 2.1% 2.5% 0.3% 0.1%
April 2.0% 2.4% 0.3% 0.1%
May 1.9% 2.1% 0.2% 0.0%
June 1.2% 2.1% 0.3% 0.1%
July 1.8% 1.8% 0.2% 0.0%
August 1.6% 1.8% 0.2% 0.0%
September 2.4% 2.0% 0.3% 0.0%
October 1.8% 1.6% 0.2% 0.0%
November 1.8% 1.6% 0.3% 0.0%
2014 Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
January 26.9% 55.7% 3.9% 1.8%
February 26.4% 56.4% 4.0% 1.9%
March 25.6% 57.5% 3.9% 1.8%
April 25.0% 58.4% 4.0% 1.8%
May 24.9% 59.2% 3.8% 1.8%
June 25.1% 59.3% 3.7% 1.8%
July 24.9% 59.8% 3.5% 1.7%
August 24.7% 60.1% 3.7% 1.8%
September 24.0% 59.6% 3.6% 1.6%
October 23.4% 60.4% 3.9% 1.6%
November 23.4% 60.1% 3.7% 1.6%

 

2013 IE9 IE8 IE7 IE6
July 2.8% 4.8% 0.7% 0.1%
August 2.8% 4.7% 0.6% 0.1%
September 2.8% 4.6% 0.6% 0.1%
October 3.0% 4.1% 0.5% 0.1%
November 2.5% 3.6% 0.5% 0.1%
December 2.4% 3.2% 0.4% 0.1%
2013 Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
July 28.9% 52.8% 3.6% 1.6%
August 28.2% 52.9% 3.9% 1.8%
September 27.8% 53.2% 3.9% 1.7%
October 27.2% 54.1% 3.8% 1.7%
November 26.8% 54.8% 4.0% 1.8%
December 26.8% 55.8% 3.8% 1.9%

 

Browser Statistics – November 2014

December 16th, 2014
Browser Statistics
Browser Statistics – November 2014

The web browser statistics have been released for November 2014. The stats are published monthly at W3CSchools.com. Below are the web browser stats for November 2014.

2014 IE9 IE8 IE7 IE6
January 2.3% 3.1% 0.4% 0.1%
February 2.1% 2.7% 0.0% 0.1%
March 2.1% 2.5% 0.3% 0.1%
April 2.0% 2.4% 0.3% 0.1%
May 1.9% 2.1% 0.2% 0.0%
June 1.2% 2.1% 0.3% 0.1%
July 1.8% 1.8% 0.2% 0.0%
August 1.6% 1.8% 0.2% 0.0%
September 2.4% 2.0% 0.3% 0.0%
October 1.8% 1.6% 0.2% 0.0%
November 1.8% 1.6% 0.3% 0.0%
2014 Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
January 26.9% 55.7% 3.9% 1.8%
February 26.4% 56.4% 4.0% 1.9%
March 25.6% 57.5% 3.9% 1.8%
April 25.0% 58.4% 4.0% 1.8%
May 24.9% 59.2% 3.8% 1.8%
June 25.1% 59.3% 3.7% 1.8%
July 24.9% 59.8% 3.5% 1.7%
August 24.7% 60.1% 3.7% 1.8%
September 24.0% 59.6% 3.6% 1.6%
October 23.4% 60.4% 3.9% 1.6%
November 23.4% 60.1% 3.7% 1.6%

 

2013 IE9 IE8 IE7 IE6
July 2.8% 4.8% 0.7% 0.1%
August 2.8% 4.7% 0.6% 0.1%
September 2.8% 4.6% 0.6% 0.1%
October 3.0% 4.1% 0.5% 0.1%
November 2.5% 3.6% 0.5% 0.1%
December 2.4% 3.2% 0.4% 0.1%
2013 Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
July 28.9% 52.8% 3.6% 1.6%
August 28.2% 52.9% 3.9% 1.8%
September 27.8% 53.2% 3.9% 1.7%
October 27.2% 54.1% 3.8% 1.7%
November 26.8% 54.8% 4.0% 1.8%
December 26.8% 55.8% 3.8% 1.9%

 

What browser do you prefer? Tell us why, we’d love to know!

3 Better Ways To Keep In Touch With A Potential Client

December 16th, 2014

Unfortunately, you might be conditioning your potential client to blow off your “touch”!
Why?
1) You’re saying the exact, same thing every time you reach out to them.Worse yet, your message equates to “I’d like to set an appointment with you.” or “I’d like to sell you something.” Would that make you want to communicate with someone?
Remedy: […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

50 Ways To ROCK The Holiday Season!

December 15th, 2014

A while back, I created this list of things to embrace during the holiday season with the goal of bringing you a smile and a dose of perspective. Sometimes we forget some some really important things . . . Today, our goal is to recapture them!
Please pass this along and let’s spread a little holiday cheer!
Any […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).

A Quick Sales Tip From Paul Castain

December 14th, 2014

This week, we’re going to talk about a little something/something called the “twofer” and how you can embrace it during the holiday season!
I have 6 super easy ways for you to do this and the great news is that it will only take you a few minutes to listen to this free audio tip!
Before you […]


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Paul Castain is the Vice President of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics where he oversees the training and development of 700 sales Jedis.

Prior to working for Consolidated Graphics. Paul was the Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates and the owner of two successful businesses.

Over the last 27 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 3,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain’s Sales Playbook (which just won a Sales Pop award for best sales website).