Don’t be a “Right Fighter”

A few weeks back I was delivering a keynote and one person  in the audience went to great lengths to refute a key point I was making. That’s fine – one doesn’t have to agree with my viewpoint that “we are all in sales.” The challenge was that no matter how calmly and rationally I responded

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The New Sales: Numbers AND Culture

Numbers don’t lie. Unfortunately, they don’t always tell the whole story. New market research on the printing industry reveals why your sales strategy should be focused on the “Big Fish,” but that’s only the starting point. The next step you take is just as important as the data itself. We are big fans of market

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Are You Easy?

Are you easy?  Are you easy to do business with?  I don’t mean your company.  I mean you. Individually and alone.  Are you someone that people find it easy to get something done and feel good about the business arrangement? It’s very easy and too convenient in todays over connected and hyper world we live

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Everyone’s in Sales – Building a Sales Culture

If you’re reading this, then you are in sales. Everyone is part of a sales culture, whether you are in the “C” suite, or a member of the legal or administrative department; whether you own your business or are the receptionist in a Fortune 500 company.  A sales culture means that everyone’s in sales.  Does

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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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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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2016 is The Year of the Ask!

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it. – Maya Angelou Let’s consider where you are as we begin 2016.  Hopefully you had a great 2015 and you some newfound passion and our confidence. You polished your value propositions until they shone like fine silver. You built relationships, built trust, built understanding,

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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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