2017 Super 9 training event with Intelysis!


Super9 Grads!


Each year Intelysis puts on a superior sales training called Super 9 for a selected group in the industry.  This year’s conference was held in sunny Tampa, Florida!  Training was set up with three teams of 9 geographically diverse members to create a non-competitive atmosphere amongst peers.  This included  three days of working with mock companies.  We had the opportunity to spend time with SADA, PGI, Rapid Scale, EvolveIP,  and a few other as well.   New processes such selecting carriers of choice when giving the customers options from the beginning of the opportunity was discussed.  Also we looked at  something as simple as using a white board to engage and get the clients participation in creating affective solutions to help close the sale.  They also suggested involving the carriers to work as a team for the whole process, in turn creating a fine tuned and efficient way of closing the sale. 

 At NW Map, we have used similar methods when meeting with potential clients, usually introducing them to 3 different carrier options that would best fit their company’s needs.  By doing it this way, it has won the deal many times.  However, the options out there in the industry are always changing so using a team approach with the carrier and the customer can really help create holistic solutions which could result in the win of the sale!  What direct representatives can do this?  They don’t!!

All in all, it was a fantastic time for all involved at this year’s conference.  As always, Intelysis really went above and beyond to make it a successful and informational experience!  We are already looking forward to next year!

World Password Day! How strong are your online security habits?

These days you can never be too careful with your online security.  Did you know that the first Thursday in May of each year is officially declared “World Password Day?”  That’s right!!  There is a day for everything including promoting good security hygiene and password habits!  Tech Republic has some great tips to help keep it simple:


Create Strong Passwords:

Strong passwords will have at least eight characters, with a mix of upper and lowercase letters.  You should also include numbers and symbols.  Avoid using personal information like birthdays and middle names.


Use Different passwords for every account:

Using a different password for all of your various online accounts is important because cross sharing them can compromise all of your accounts should you get hacked.  This is vital especially for your online banking and financial accounts.


Use a password manager

Too hard keeping track of multiple passwords?  Password managers such as LastPass or 1Password can help you store multiple passwords in an encrypted manner, for easy access.


Turn on multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication can add additional security on top of your standard password.  For example, if you are using an app that requires a security question, a code or a fingerprint scan this can help create an extra layer of security on your account.


Following these simple steps along with making a habit of changing your passwords a few times a year, will help protect you from the headache of undoing the chaos left in the wake of  hackers.


Happy World Password Day!