My overwhelmingly depressing and totally exasperating experience as a prospect happened yesterday when I had the opportunity to be on the other side of the table from where I usually sit as the “sales trainer.” This particular sale attempt was being conducted over the phone and since I often train these skills it was an […]
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Time Is On Your Side
I’m sure you’re aware that we are counting down to the end of 2017. Sure there is still time to pull through some new business and perhaps up-sell some of your existing clients but for the most part things will start winding down soon enough. By now you should be able to assess whether or […]
Why Sales Training Is More Important Than Ever
If you’re a business owner I don’t have to tell you that business is tough. Faced with increased competition from companies across the street and just as easily from those that are abroad, it’s ever more difficult to get your “piece of the pie.” The Internet has made everyone a shopper and winning and retaining […]
A Lawyer & CPA Cannot Make a Business Successful. Clients Can!
As a sales consultant and trainer for the last 30 years I’ve watched many people launch new businesses. Some have succeeded, others have failed. It’s been a terrific journey and I’ve taken away many valuable ideas that I’ve been able to put to work in my own company; such is the good fortune of consultants. […]
WOW Your Client or Else
Isn’t this the truth? We spend inordinate amounts of time prospecting and trying to win new clients yet significantly less time nurturing and WOWING these same clients in order to retain and grow their business. It’s an endless cycle for many businesses. You prospect like crazy and win some new business and then before too […]
Make Your Own Luck
Some people have an inexplicable amount of good luck. Even during tough times, they’re successful in their careers, finances, and their personal lives without seemingly having to overcome the adversities that plague most of us. They don’t appear to be smarter or more talented, but they do seem to be blessed with some force of […]
3 Simple Ways to Win More Sales
W I N W: Want. Fact. You must want the business enough to take every action that you can in order to close the sale. Going half way these days will never work. Be smart and strategic so that you may stand apart from the competition and win the business. Halfway doesn’t work, persistence is […]
What’s in Your Sales Playbook?
I’m not one for rules and regulations and I don’t much follow any sports except hockey but one thing I do know for certain is that most sales reps do better and sell more if they have a sales playbook. The playbook doesn’t have to be an elaborate document although that’s perfectly fine too but […]
3 Coins in the Fountain: How Small Business Regards Branding and Misses a Golden Opportunity
A guest blog by Scott Hornstein, a truly awesome marketing and branding expert. Enjoy! Three Coins in the Fountain is the title song (sung by Frank Sinatra) from a classic film about 3 American women working and looking for love in Rome. It refers to the Trevi Fountain, where visitors make a wish and toss […]
Will You Love Me in the Morning?
We’ve all had those sales presentations where everything went right. You captivated the audience with your words, and they nodded in agreement. You left the room feeling like a rock star, confident that you’d soon have a sale. Then, the romance quickly ended when you tried to close the deal. They fell off your grid, […]