This is a partial list of the blogs and podcasts I read regularly. You may want to review these regularly to stay on top of trends, improve your sales activity, and focus your mind on what you’re doing.
These are all RSS feeds. Copy and paste them in your feed reader. (If you do not know what one is, just let me know.)
With all of this info – there is good and bad – take what you feel is most important for your profession.
http://www.crmmastery.com/weblog/rss.xml — he focuses on CRM, but it has good clips from other places on business development
http://feeds.feedburner.com/2-speed – some management items, but good sales thoughts
Sales / Marketing
http://feeds.feedburner.com/DavidMaistersPassionPeopleAndPrinciples — he wrote the book ‘The Trusted Advisor and has a podcast in a different RSS feed.
IT / online specific, but relevant to what’s going on:
Podcasts – all can be found through iTunes or on their individual web sites.
The Advanced Selling podcast – http://www.billcaskey.com/the_advanced_selling_podcast/index.html (yes, the picture looks cheesy, but the show is good)
The Cold Calling Podcast – subscribe at http://coldcallingpodcast.com/
The Sales Roundup Podcast – http://www.salesroundup.com/
The Great Salesperson podcast – http://www.parisse.com/podcasts/index.shtml
Let me know of more you use.