Analysis of the latest CRM industry news. Discussions about CRM best practices and how to succeed with CRM.
31:01Steve and Sam discuss quote-to-cash (Q2C) solutions that enable sales teams to quickly generate quotes and receive more orders. They cover use cases for field and desk-based sales, components like CPQ and eSignature integrations, rule-based guidance, and vendor solutions from Conga to MobileForce. Also discussed are sales scenarios with frequent pricing changes, needed integrations, and evaluating vendors based on industry-specific requirements.
115 Your Perfect AI Self
32:54AI-generated summary In this episode, Sam and Steve discuss the benefits of podcasting for marketing versus blogging, based on data showing more people per podcast than per blog. It then covers a survey showing that most marketers are using at least some AI to generate blog content, with the risk of too much AI hurting search rankings. Sam and Steve agree AI is best for outlines and some after-the-fact SEO optimization, while human-written content ranks better. They discuss various uses of AI in marketing, like generating content sections, outlines, titles/descriptions, Tweets, LinkedIn posts, images, presentations, and videos. Key takeaways are that AI is extremely helpful for accelerating content creation and distribution but should be used carefully and edited by humans for the best results. The hosts emphasize keeping human-created, original text for critical content like blogs. They note AI content lacks nuance and sounds formulaic if not edited. Data shows that human-optimized content ranks better in search. Other topics include using AI for sales enablement assets, contracts, policies, CRM, training, and deflecting questions. AI is great for outlines, titles, descriptions, and images, but human creativity is essential for resonance and ranking. X thread prompt "Create an X (formerly Twitter) thread from this article https://yourcompany.com/blog/postname. Ignore the information in the page's footer. Create a 5-part thread, with 3-4 lines each. Each part should lead the reader to read the next part of the thread. Do not use hashtags."