Posts tagged with: Sales

  • Persuasion in sales
Recently I was asked to speak at a luncheon for Women In Networking on the topic of sales. I had grown tired of the common, “X tips to sell more Y,” themed titles. Instead, I wanted to present something different; something...
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  • networking training benefits
If you’re a business owner or responsible for business development, you know the standard benefits of training your team to network well. Three often cited benefits are: Securing referrals and connections Industry and business intelligence Opportunities for collaboration and partnership...
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  • pile of business cards
Have you stared at that pile of business cards after a networking event and thought to yourself, “Now what?” If you have, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with follow-up after a networking event. The three reasons I address in...
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  • hands with devices sharing information
The majority of the participants in my networking training sessions have one thing in common — they hate networking. I intentionally used the strong word, “hate,” because that’s the word my trainees use. The source of their vehement reaction is...
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  • Are you listening?
I found loads of resources about what to do to engage clients, customers, and employees as I began my research for this third post in the three-part series that started with 3 Notes to Scale Up Your Sales. The one piece of...
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  • Strong boy
As we approach my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, I wanted to reprise a previous post about defining your strengths. My gratitude begins with acknowledging my strengths, building on them, and allowing them to fuel my confidence. Be as thankful for your...
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  • Discover Pain to Add Value_Lion and mouse
Do you remember the fable of the mouse who saved the lion from the hunter’s net? It wasn’t written about sales in today’s economy, but it could have been. When the mouse (you) saves the lion (your customer) from the...
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  • Clarity for sales. Crowd is more clear behind a glass of water.
Twenty years ago I started my career in sales. As I was building my list and my accounts, I followed the basic principle of sales I learned – it’s a numbers game. The explosion of tools, channels, and available information...
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