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
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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It is natural and reasonable for smart business people to be benevolent skeptics. To doubt nicely and in good faith. Doubt is not an insult or an accusation. Doubt is due diligence. Doubt is healthy and responsible and we should respect it because when we are the client, we doubt in good faith too! What
I hate sales clichés! I have always really had an aversion to them – and for good reason. They lack any real value and in the end say nothing. They are just words that have been so overused that no one listens. They get lost, and I believe that they can inhibit sales and our own
Sales Culture Expert Todd Cohen Earns “Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP) Designation from National Speakers Association Author of “Everyone’s In Sales: Stop Apologizing” Is One of a Small Number of Speakers to Earn this Award PHILADELPHIA, June 30, 2015 – Sales keynote speaker Todd Cohen has earned the highly coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) award from
Every year about this time, I start hearing the same refrain from people: “Where can I go?” or “I have called on everyone I know,” or ” I am not sure where to network” and one of my favorites ” or “Everyone who needs to know me.. does”. These statements are reflective of a state
Feeling stale? Like its groundhog day and everything is the same? If you are feeling like this, then its probably true and you better make some changes and fast. It’s a hard and judgemental world and people have less time time and tolerance. This means that we need to stay fresh and reinvent what we
I am really about to rant here! I think I may have actually discovered the new secret to sales. OK, maybe not. BUT, there is a behavior that I have been noticing for awhile now and it’s killing personal and professional sales campaigns almost immediately. I mean way past calling 911 and hoping for resuscitation.
The old school in me still is gripped by the training I received many years ago at Xerox – my first job in trained sales. Xerox was the best place to learn HOW to professionally sell and all of that goodness is still with me to this day. One of the things we learned how to do