Can anyone suggest an app to create attractive Quotations in a jiffy?
We are a small Supply Chain Management company and use OnePageCRM in sales. We have looked into QuoteRoller, but are not impressed. Has anybody some experience to share?
I don't have a fully-built program, but if you want to go into the business of auto-generated quotations, my book called How to Write Aphorisms may be helpful, along with my recent discovery of how to create souls of literature and the corresponding book titles: http://www.nathancoppedge.com/ancientbookdesignprogram.html
You can try Bidsketch as well: https://www.bidsketch.com/
Hi ... assuming you're looking for inspirational type quotes, your colleagues have suggested lots of sources. I do strongly recommend that you always indicate the context of the author. Here's the text from a recent eLetter article I wrote on the topic:
I Don’t Get It why people use quotes so poorly! Clients tell me that my use of quotes is effective in my training and speaking engagements and in the articles I write, probably because I don’t overuse them and they relate to and support my content.
And, I’m adamant about putting the sources in proper context. Few people are so well known that they don’t need any reference, like Jefferson, Mark Twain, Churchill, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., etc. For the rest, we need to answer the question the readers or listeners often have – ‘So, who is that guy?’ Every item in the ‘Quote-ables’ section of my site has a brief context - http://communicate-confidently.com/topics/bits-and-pieces-blog/quote-ables.
It doesn’t take much time or effort to go beyond just listing ‘Tom Peters’ to ‘Tom Peters, contemporary American management expert & author of ‘In Search of Excellence‘. Same goes for ‘Oscar Wilde, 19th century Irish poet, playwright & novelist’, ‘Voltaire, 18th century French writer, historian & philosopher’ and ‘Jerry Clower, 20th century American humorist & writer’.
Not adding that information can weaken the value of the quote, because ‘who said it’ may be more important than ‘what he or she said’. When listeners or readers encounter quotes without context, they might assume the writer or speaker was too lazy or indifferent to find out that information or assumed everyone knew who that person was … possibly making them feel stupid when they don’t.
So, if you get the use of quotes, take the extra effort to put them in context. And you can quote me!
'Phil Stella, contemporary American entrepreneur, professional speaker & executive presentation coach'.
Your favorite quotes are stinkers for the next guy, and vice versa. I suggest you (or your team) should look up 20 of your favorite quotes, and you rotate through them.
Bonsai.com. Free. Easy. Doesn't link directly into your CRM, but this is 2016. Use Zapier or IFTT to create your own integrations with whatever systems you're using. I've got tons of tips like this for a business like yours if you're interested and have the flexibility for quick and simplified solutions. No charge. Cheers.
It might be helpful if you could say what you didn't like about QuoteRoller (which I think is pretty nice), so we can help you find a better solution.
This is very self-serving, but we created an app (mimiran.com) to do this which can make some pretty nice looking quotes (along with letting prospect select options, or adjust quantities if you let them), plus tell you when people are looking at them (my favorite part).
https://sliptree.com/ is great for neat invoices but guess it is possible to make quotations also.
Quozio.com has some simple stock backgrounds and an easy interface, making it a quick and simple process.
Canva.com is also good. More choices, so it may take a bit longer.
Both are terrific free options
Where I come from [the third world / developing world] people who show quotes like to use paper. They fish out a pamphlet [laser printed usually] and proceed to roller ball over it with an expensive pocket pen. even resorting to a desktop calculator. It's actually quite comforting to see someone reading the long document for you and summarizing it. I think with an iPad you can do the same thing. Mix of computer and organic.