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I can't help it. I read some bad sales advice today and I gotta say something. I'll try to keep it positive, but my tongue is already bleeding from biting it. The title read: When sales calls stall. Every salesperson has … more
One of President Barack Obama's cherished conceits is that disagreement with him can have no rational basis. It was the theme of his most recent speech in defense of his health care law. Obamacare has substantially increased the number of … more
Your business is fascinating. So fascinating that thousands of people are trying to learn everything about your organization on a daily basis. The problem is, you don't want these people knowing your business' information. Even worse, they are using … more
While I was perusing the business section in a bookstore recently, I was immediately attracted to one with "shark" in the title. I am referring to Robert Herjavec's new book, "You Don't Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success." Herjavec is one … more
Beginning a relationship is easy. Exploration is predominantly on the surface. Nothing too deep. Nothing too wide. Nothing too revealing. In the beginning, all is well. Friendships blossom. Feelings emerge. And life is good. It's like fast … more
All it takes is one bad slogan to bring hundreds of aspiring marketing gurus out of their shells. Yes, I'm referring to the perplexing "cooler & warmer" campaign for Rhode Island tourism. This episode would be humorous if it were not for … more
I am convinced that "trust" is the most important five-letter word in business – not "sales" or "money." Trust can be fragile, especially in the workplace. Once it's broken, few companies, managers or employees ever win it back. At every … more
Is there a one-word answer to making more sales happen? Yes! Probing? Listening? Presenting? Talking? Assessing? Pain? Objections? Closing? Manipulating? The key to selling is not probing, listening, presenting, talking, assessing, … more
A small village by the sea depended on fishing to survive. Each year, the village boats had to go farther and farther from shore to catch enough fish to feed the population. But as the anglers ventured farther away, they encountered a … more
So many salespeople with great potential either drop out or have limited success. Most have good skills, possess the right attitude and want to get ahead. But something holds them back. What are they missing? Simply put, they don't … more
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