When Spoken, They Can Spell Career Disaster.

The English language has an unending supply of words and phrases that are built to create conversations that convey meaning and leave impressions.  How you use and deliver these words makes a huge impression on people and leaves them thinking and feeling a certain way about you. Every conversation is a selling moment that constructs

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The Bedrock of Integrity is Respect!

Respect is the foundation on which integrity is built. Respect for ourselves. Respect for our clients and other people. Respect for the interactions we have with them. When we respect ourselves and others we believe everyone has value and deserves to be treated fairly. When we respect an interaction – say, a sales interaction –

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The “Agenda Free” Call

Why do you need a reason to go and see someone?   You don’t.  It’s no secret that relationships are the currency of long term success in any endeavor.  I am not the first and certainly won’t be the last to say those words.  That currency like any monetary currency is subject to fluctuation and

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Are YOU Valuable to Your Clients? Are You Sure?

Knowledge IS power and profits. Do you know how valuable you are to your clients? Have you asked? Do they see you as an extension of their business or as just a vendor? An fear of asking will lead us to complacency and a false sense of security. We can only be truly successful and get

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Just Say “NO” to NO!

“It’s so much easier to say “no!” even though there is a “yes” yearning to get out” We do all kinds of things to sabotage our success.  Things like closing a sale, getting a job offer, convincing a patient to adopt a course of treatment – the list is endless. Everyday brings countless opportunities to sell something

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Is The “Thank You” Extinct?

Has the art of the “thank you” become extinct?  Has it become a casualty in our insanely over-connected, rushed and reactive world we live in?  I fear so, and I hope that we can save the “thank you” from extinction!  As a keynote speaker I am often asked to do a presentation “pro-bono” and when

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Three Words to Avoid!

There are three words that are absolutely deadly to sales, our careers and our very psyche. These three words when uttered send a very negative message  to everyone around us.  These words  – just nine letters and one apostrophe can have an incredibly detrimental effect on our ability to create new relationships, establish credibility and

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Sales Culture and Accountability: It’s About the Behavior

As a sales professional who’s developing a sales culture, what do you expect from your colleagues? Are they shaped by your expectation that they are part of a sales culture and accountable to the client and to one another? Do you engage, motivate, and inspire others in the organization to be part of sales campaigns?

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