Koen de Jonge

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An updated LinkedIn profile summary, not such an easy task.

Today I thought I would take fifteen minuts to make my LinkedIn Profile Summary a bit more compelling to viewers that might actually be interested in buying something from Inprove IT Infrastructure or ProcoliX. That turned out to be very optimistic. Before today, my summary was this: As Open IT Entrepreneur I run two highly technical IT business: Inprove IT Infrastructure Solutions and ProcoliX Managed Hosting. By employing very seasoned technical people we are able […]

Pictures of Dordrecht, The Netherlands

It was a wonderful sunny day today, so we made a bike trip with the family. Here are some pictures of our trip from my hometown Dordrecht to Papendrecht by using the water bus to get there and the bikes to get back. This is the waterbus bus stop in Dordrecht at the Merwekade. This is the skyline of Dordrecht as seen from Papendrecht. And here is another view on Dordrecht, where you can also […]

Selling social, being honest, it just feels good.

It is liberating to do sales conversations while being honest and true to your customer and to yourself. Yesterday and today I had four (4!) face to face conversations that could previously have qualified as a sales talk. Besides that I did about eight phone calls with people that are either already a paying customer or are actively seeking to become one. But this time it all felt different. Before I go on to tell […]

Social Selling

Social Selling book arrived

Today my paperback copy of the social selling book arrived by snailmail, and it took me a whole day to make a 7 second video to post on Twitter. After following Tim Hughes and Matt Reynolds on Twitter and LinkedIn for a while. I got convinced that what I need for my business is a way of finding potential clients without having taking the sales route that almost all IT Infrastructure companies in The Netherlands […]

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Blog version 2 – Rinse and repeat

Today I have started over with my personal blogging attempt. On the 9th of June 2013 I started a blog on Tumbler inspired by JT Smith also known as plainblackguy. It was a good start, but I was too ambitious, I wanted to change the world by blogging and be witty and fun to read all at the same time. I am going to have fun with this! This time I have changed a few […]

You can start any time, you just have to do it.

I recently got a tweet from JT stating that he started a personal blog. After I followed the link, which I e-mailed to myself, today I decided to go ahead and do just the same. I’m doing more then enough interesting stuff to blog about, and it should be easy nowadays. I first contemplated using WebGUI for this purpose. After all I do have a personal WebGUI site for quite some years now. Then I […]

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