Entries by Ray Ruecker

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 […]

The life of Zoey Anne Ruecker

Happy New Year everyone! Ray Ruecker with Connect 5000 here. I survived the holidays and no in-laws or relatives got harmed in the process. (I’m kidding.) Personal story: My wife and I got married Memorial Day weekend in 2005. We agreed the first year of marriage we wouldn’t start a family or get any pets […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Clients, Prospects, Friends, Readers, and Everyone Else, Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Wishing you success, joy, and prosperity in this December holiday season! Cheers from the Connect 5000 team, Ray, Danita, Patti, Anne, Hanna, Eric John, and Linda

So Long November, Hello December!

Hello everyone! Ray Ruecker here with Connect 5000. Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope your holiday was wonderful! Busy holiday week last week. I was in Boston, MA to see a potential client on Monday and Tuesday. Then back to Kansas City to finish working and spend the holiday with my family. A while back, I […]

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 […]