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Last Impressions Generate Repeat Business

I can still hear my high school office practice teacher, Mr. Kimball, saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.”  If you knew how far back that was, you’d be impressed with my memory.  There isn’t a sales person breathing that would disagree with Mr.Kimball.  You pick up the phone; dial and you have about thirty seconds …

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Saving Money is Earning Money

When you’re a kid the thing you want most in the world is to be a grown up, so birthdays are a big deal.  Presents are fun, but the thing that I looked forward to the most was the birthday card from my grandmother.  She always tucked a crisp, clean, brand new one dollar bill in it.  Over the years …

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Power Hours, Ultra Efficient

Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) was our country’s first “Efficiency Expert.” He was born to a wealthy Quaker family in Germantown, Pennsylvania.  His passion was “time study,” which is literally using a stopwatch and doing continuous observation of tasks, in an effort to find the shortest, most efficient method of accomplishing those tasks.  For Winslow, it was a cold-hearted, dehumanizing, cut …

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ABC’s of Sales Improvement

Speaking strictly from a scientific point of view, when the creation of life as we know it happened, many believe that it did so with a very precise, exacting set of circumstances.  There is great debate in the scientific community about whether any variation of events would have obliterated all possibility of life or if there was a little fine-tuning wiggle …

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The Four R’s for Effective Sales Conversations

All of us had all-knowing mothers who spouted tidbits of wisdom that we all swore we’d never say to our own kids.  My mom would say, “Who did it?”  I would say, “I don’t know.”  She’d say, “No one named ‘I Don’t Know’ lives here.”  I would roll my eyes, when I said, “I wish…” and she’d reply, “If wishes …

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The Changing Face of Email Marketing

In the United States of America we are guided by a Constitution that protects our right to be individuals in thought, deed, and beliefs as long as we don’t step on our fellowman.  We thrive because we’re all different, and our differences are the threads from which our flag is woven.  Lumping people and companies into groups; giving them a number, and …

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Why Sales People Aren’t Calling Their Leads

Great products. Great pricing. A full quiver of phone savvy sales professionals armed with plenty of leads, but no one is calling their leads…. Why? The Rub Many companies pay significant amounts of money to generate leads for their sales teams, and yet, many of those leads never get called. Salespeople have a tendency, like most of us do to …

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Increasing your Odds of Call Success

  “Your beliefs become your thoughts; Your thoughts become your words; Your words become your actions; Your actions become your habits; Your habits become your values; Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi The truth is that in an effort to keep things simple we often do them the most complex way.  It’s just human nature, or is it?  Think …

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Mastering Your Revenue Objectives – It’s Hard to Hit a Moving Target

What about Bob? We all know someone who goes through life with a rainbow overhead. He just does what feels right and makes his quota every month. Somehow, we all wish we could be like him. It would be such bliss, wouldn’t it? Just go out there and sell your socks off and live the life; carefree and bonus-bound. Park …

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The Power of Call Lists

Human nature is complex and at times counterproductive.  Take our general resistance to change; our innate fear of stepping out of our comfort zone, even when common sense dictates there are easier ways to do things.  We embrace our habits like they are a lifeline.  All too often we will go down with the ship, rather than jump in and …

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