Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions for Telecom Sales Agents

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Approaching the end of one year and the beginning of the next, it’s common for us to think about our New Year’s resolutions or goals. We often have a renewed sense of energy and purpose with the beginning of something new, and that energy is easily channeled into our goal setting.

According to, the top four New Year’s resolutions are:

  1. Increase exercise
  2. Be more conscientious about work or school
  3. Develop better eating habits
  4. Stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs (including caffeine)

What’s interesting about this list is it focuses almost entirely on our physical selves with no mention of our “other” selves: mental, emotional, or spiritual. The goals in this list don’t involve your heart or passion – but rather seem quite restrictive and well, boring.

Perhaps that’s why resolutions have a 97% failure rate after 30 days. So perhaps it’s time for a new approach to goal-setting.  The late Steve Jobs once said,  “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.”

With that in mind, we encourage you to consider carefully your goals for 2012. Yes, the practical goals have their place too, but why not make 2012 a year for taking risks, expanding outside of your comfort zone, and doing what makes you feel the most alive?

As for us at Intelisys, our passion is and will continue to be providing the world’s best support for the world’s best Partners – YOU! Thank you for continuing to provide us the opportunity to do so.

Whatever your goals for 2012, here’s to wishing you health, happiness and success. Happy New Year!

P.S. We’d love to hear about the goals you’re setting. Please share with us on our blog (we can insert a link here).



Telecom Sales Agents: Do you have “Unfinished Business”?

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An old proverb says, “Every end is a new beginning.”  As 2011 draws to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the last 12 months and take care of any “unfinished business” you may have so you can enter 2012 with a clean slate and renewed energy.

What is unfinished business? It’s anything, business or personal, that nags at you or gets put on your “should do” list. On the business side, it could be that meeting with your accountant or those updates to your website. On the personal side, perhaps you still need to write those thank you cards or call your old college roommate.

Whatever it is, unfinished business slows us down and makes us less productive because it clutters our minds and can often produce worry, guilt or both. By taking care of these things by the end of the year, you will begin 2012 with a clear conscience and increased confidence, since accomplishing even the smallest of tasks is a great boost for the ego.

As a matter of unfinished business for Intelisys, we want to express to you yet again how much we appreciate you and your hard work. We are honored to serve you, and look forward to an amazing 2012 in partnership with you.

We wish you and your families a very Happy Holidays! 

Windstream Completes Acquisition of PAETEC – A Telecom Powerhouse is Born

As you may have heard, PAETEC is now part of Windstream. This is an exciting time for us, as together we form an S&P 500 communications and technology company with a nationwide network, serving more than 450,000 businesses with more than 100,000 miles of fiber.

The Perfect Complement

PAETEC strengthens Windstream in three important ways. First, PAETEC brings tremendous enterprise-level expertise and product offerings to enhance Windstream’s already robust business division. Second, PAETEC’s culture of first-rate customer care aligns nicely with our own commitment to exceptional service. And third, PAETEC’s service area perfectly complements our own, allowing us to instantly transform into a multi-billion dollar nationwide communications and technology company with:

  • A nationwide fiber network of more than 100,000 miles
  • Data centers, cloud computing and managed services offered nationwide
  • Customized data, voice and network solutions

Looking to the Future


The Combined Indirect Sales Channel will be taking shape over the next few weeks.  At this time, it is business as usual. Please continue to funnel your PAETEC requests to your PAETEC Channel Managers.  Windstream requests will continue through the Windstream team.   Keep your eyes tuned to your email and our agent websites for the latest news as we define the support structure that will carry our team through 2012 and beyond.


As of December 1st, I can no longer accept PAETEC to Windstream conversion orders as these are now considered existing customers.  We will be defining the product line conversion policy with our account management teams in the next few weeks, but for the moment please refer all existing Windstream and PAETEC customers looking to make changes back to their assigned account managers.


Above all, the NEW Windstream is committed to your success.   Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.  I will be communicating the changes as they happen over the next few weeks.

Thank you again for your partnership and patience as we begin this unification of two telecom powerhouses!  2012 is going to be great year for us all.

Contact Chris Shubert, District Dealer Manager, at 405.228.2550 for assistance with your Windstream opportunities; or visit  to learn more. 


Bringing California a Brighter Holiday Season

While we may not be able to produce snow, the employees at Intelisys are coming together to brighten the holidays for those less fortunate in two different ways.

First, we are conducting an employee toy drive. When employees donate a gift and turn in their receipts, Intelisys donates the equal amount in cash, enabling us to purchase even more toys.

Also, the Intelisys Green Team will set-up a gift-wrapping station at the office and will organize a bake sale. All proceeds from the gift-wrapping and bake sale will be used to buy more toys, which will then be donated to “Toys for Tots.”

Second, the Green Team will volunteer throughout December at a local kitchen to can fresh fruit. The canned fruit will be donated to the Petaluma Kitchen, which feeds thousands of homeless in the Petaluma area.

Would you like to get involved? Anyone wanting to donate toys or money should Christina Dumlao at or send the gifts to the Intelisys office, attention “Green Team.” Address is 1318 Redwood Way, Suite 120, Petaluma, CA 94954.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!