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Recently, I had a discussion with a sales manager about how to connect with customers.  This was no casual conversation; it was serious, because he was with a start-up company who had 18 months at best, to achieve critical mass. The sales manager kne ...
We talk a lot about making sure each phone call has a specific call to action. The most frequent call to action is an agreed to time to meet next. But there is far more you can do and should be doing. When a prospect agrees to meet with you again, it ...
There are less than 90 days left in this decade, but that’s still plenty of time to make it happen. What’s the difference you will make? What do you want others to remember you by this year? Set yourself up to have the greatest decade yet ...
Who would you say? Your family? A boss? A co-worker? Somebody famous? I hope you said “no” to each one of those questions, because the best person to motivate you is you! Why would you want to delegate an incredibly important task to someone else? Wh ...
The number one competitor every salesperson faces is the “no decision.” This is the customer who despite everything you do chooses to not do anything. They might choose to stay with their current supplier or simply say no just to postpone making a de ...
I am talking about your customer’s doors and the doors of other people you’re going to help. That is where your focus should be. When you help others see opportunities, it’s amazing what you’ll do for them and for yourself!C ...
This morning, during a call with a business owner, he shared with me about their latest product upgrade. As he talked, I could hear passion in his voice about how his product could help others. Without hesitation, he stated why his solution was bette ...
So, you think you have a great prospect; however, why do you think they’re even interested in you or what you sell? Sales is a two-way street. You can have all the feelings you want, but the customer’s feelings are really what matter. Get ...
Do you have goals and aspirations? That’s great, but if you don’t have an action plan to go along with them, they’re just dreams. Your action plan is the foundation of what you will achieve. Action creates achievement. What are the ...
In our on-line world today, it’s easy to think that relationships aren’t as important as they used to be. I feel strongly that it’s the opposite, actually. Relationships are more important than ever, because most everything else in ...
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