Entries by Ray Ruecker

A Blog Post About Blogs and Blogging

Happy Tuesday everyone! I came across this article yesterday. Apparently, there are more than 440 million blogs in the world! For comparison’s sake, there were 325.7 million people living in the USA as of 2017. That’s more than 1 blog per man, woman, and child in the United States! Yikes! Is blogging important? Depends on […]

Happy October!

Happy October everyone! Fall and football are here! College basketball starts later this month. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! I wish I had something profound to say on this blog post, but I don’t. One quick update from last month’s post seen here. One company moved forward. Another company who was looking for a fractional Sales VP […]

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone! Ray Ruecker here with Connect 5000! Hope you all are having a relaxing Monday! This past Thursday, I hopped on a plane at 12 pm and landed in Oakland around 2:00 pm. I checked into my hotel, changed and then took a Lyft to downtown San Jose. I met with a […]

Article I Read Recently On Content Marketing

Happy August everyone! I came across this article recently: https://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/06/content-shock/ Quick summary: Some expert somewhere said that you should blog. So everyone and their brother started blogging. Then content marketing became the next hottest trend. So everyone and their sister started developing marketing content. Key takeaway verbatim from the article: “Of course the volume of free content is […]

Long time, no blog! Happy Spring!

Hey everyone! Happy Spring and early Easter! Ray Ruecker here with Connect 5000. I realized I hadn’t posted since our Christmas staff luncheon in December 2017. It’s almost April! Where does time go? 3 months went by quickly. I’d like to say that I was busy but that sounds like a humble-brag or too pretentious […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Everyone, Just a quick note to wish you all a great Christmas and New Year. The Kansas City staff of Connect 5000 enjoyed Christmas lunch at Fogo de Chao on the Plaza. Pictured: Linda Gibson, Patti Mbachu, and Ray Ruecker Not pictured: Mike Smiley, Sue Anderson, Hanna Rodriguez, and Danita Regher Talk to you in […]

2 More Reasons Why You Should Pick Up The Phone to Prospect

Happy mid-October everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted! In the past, I could make 100 sales calls and reasonably expect to generate 4 to 5 meetings easy. 4-5% response rate. Seems lately that the sales landscape is much harder to navigate and it’s increasingly difficult to connect with decision makers, regardless of vertical, geography, […]