Entries by Ray Ruecker

17.3% Turnover of Targeted CEO’s, President’s, VP’s of Marketing and Sales

Happy mid-September everyone! I recently decided to scrub my database to make sure I didn’t have bad contact information. I have a few thousand executives who I regularly market to. My target executives are CEO’s, President’s, Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing and Head’s of Demand Generation. Not exactly entry-level workers. So we did a […]

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Early Labor Day everyone! I received a well-written email from a potential provider this week asking for some of my time. I ignored it. The CEO sent another email and I responded. We went back and forth and I agreed to a demo. After I agreed to a demo, he emailed me 4 questions, […]

Aloha from Hawaii!

Just kidding! I’m actually sitting in my office back in Kansas City! Happy August everyone! My, how time flies! 7 months down, 5 more to go! From July 20 – 28, I was in Hawaii for my father in law’s retirement party/family reunion. It was nice to get away and hit the ocean and beach […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day everyone! As I mentioned in my last post, I flew out of Kansas City last Friday around 1:00 pm and flew directly to Atlanta. I had dinner Friday night with one of my reps, Anne, at the Chop House Restaurant in Buckhead and it was delicious! I spent the night in a […]

Happy Almost End of June!

Happy summer everyone! Not much to report here! I’ll be flying to Atlanta next week to see two of my sales reps who work for Connect 5000 remote. I’ve known Anne Brown since 2012 but we’ve never met in person. I’ve known Hanna Rodriguez since 2013 when I was the interim Director Sales for her […]

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! If you are bored and have too much free time on your hands, feel free to check out my new sales vlog at www.connect5000.com/videos . (A VLOG is short for video blog) 16 short videos to give you a better feel of who I am and what we’re passionate about. Join […]

5 Timeless Sales Lesson Learned From Jury Duty

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great Easter holiday. Last week, I was selected to be on a jury trial for the first time ever in my 45 years of living. It was a civil trial centered around the Plaintiff suing a City and their Police Department for a car pursuit that ended in a […]

2 Good Questions To Ask Inbound Prospects

Happy early Easter everyone! I met Ed Gandia back in 2006 when we worked together for a software company. I was in sales and he wrote copyright for the firm. He’s been a wonderful friend and mentor from afar the past several years. His LinkedIn profile is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edgandia/ and is a master at what he […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Ray Ruecker with Connect 5000 here. Does anyone remember the movie “Bed of Roses” back in 1996 starring Christian Slater and Mary Stuart Masterson? It’s about this guy who delivers flowers to random people, falls in love with a gal, etc. Romance movie. I connected with a local florist here in […]