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Don’t Erode Your Personal Brand By Being Late

Today I overheard something very refreshing. A man sitting next to me was speaking to his son’s school and was informing them that his child was going to be late. The school must have asked for the reason and Dad simply said, he overslept. He didn’t say he was sick or cast the blame on […]

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. […]

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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 […]

Why I Start My Day at 5AM (And Why You Should Too!)

I’ve repurposed this from Smart Hustle but full disclaimer (!), I authored the article. I think it raises some good points. Do you? Are you a morning person? Are you “up-and-at-em”? You know, the kind of person that springs out of bed when it is still dark outside and are ready to take on the […]

20 Things You Can Do To Build Business NOW

1. Reach out to 5 dormant accounts 2. Make 5 prospecting calls each week 3. Become more active on social media 4. Ramp up your networking 5. Create an ebooklet and use it as a lead magnet 6. Do content marketing 7. Develop a group of networking power partners 8. Cross sell your existing clients […]

Invest in Marketing But Don’t Forget Sales!

I have many business contacts that do a pretty spectacular job at marketing their businesses. Online and off too they engage in robust marketing programs designed to build their businesses. The truth is that I’m actually a little in awe because their marketing campaigns are almost flawless and I haven’t quite gotten to be that […]

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, […]

Three Strategies for Optimizing the Performance of Your Sales Team

The days of easy sales are probably gone for good. This is certainly bad news for organizations that haven’t taken a proactive approach to sales. However, for those that have invested in optimizing the performance of their sales team, opportunities are plentiful and customers are buying. Do your salespeople have the tools they need to […]

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Top Tips for Effective Cold Calling

Sure you don’t want to cold call but sometimes it’s simply a necessity such as when your sales pipeline is empty and not enough leads are coming in or your networking isn’t generating enough activity. Most people approach cold calling with a certain degree of fear and loathing but with a small amount of preparation […]

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