Category: Managing Yourself

Using Time as a Sign of Caring

Someone who is frequently late sends the message that he or she does not care. That may not be true, but that is the message, and it may injure his or her chances for rapport.

Failure Is the Line of Least Persistence

There likely will be setbacks and occasional self-doubts on the road to maximizing your charisma. You’re going to need patience and persistence. But it’s important to keep moving toward your goal.

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

It is easy to become discouraged when you constantly hear the word “no” in your profession. If rejection is an ongoing part of your job, you have to come up with solutions, rather than excuses.

Avoid the Summer Sales Slump With These Tips

Summer is officially here, and along with the heat comes the dreaded sales slump. The warmer months are typically slower for reps, but there are still things you can do to keep your pipeline full.

Is Your Ego Running Your Meetings with Clients and Prospects?

A new study by DiscoverOrg finds that buyers are onto salespeople with big egos. If your buyers perceive you’re arrogant and self-interested, your sales could be at risk. Here’s how to shift the focus away from yourself.

Are you the Best?

It’s your first week, and your manager says to the ten new-hires, “Look around the room, only one out of every ten people will be here in the next 36 months.” Will you be the one?

Sales Reps: How to Hone Your Sense of Humor

My suggestions for improving your sense of humor: First, find out what your strong suit is, humor-wise. Ask a friend who’ll be honest with you.

Is This The One Tool You Need to Make Quota This Month?

If airline pilots miss any single step of their pre-flight process, they’ve put themselves and their passengers at risk. Your typical sales process isn’t usually a life or death matter, but you’ll have a greater chance of success if you use a checklist.

What to Do Immediately After a Failure

Even the most successful salespeople fail sometimes. And, it’s those same successful salespeople who know how to handle each failure. While never welcome, failures can help your career—and are actually a good sign.

If You Would Do It Later – Why Wouldn’t You Do It Now?

Are you in the field or do you lead the field? Your innovative proactive actions will determine your fate. And your field position. Be first.

Are You Using This Common-Sense Approach to Sales Growth?

The selling process is constantly evolving, and it doesn’t necessarily end when a sale is made. Making a one-time sale is an accomplishment, but real success can be found in sales growth and repeat business. So what drives these factors? Experience has shown that it’s all about cultivating relationships and honoring the “Golden Rule.”

Are You the Best Salesperson of the Month Every Month?

When your need to compete, and be superior to someone else, gets in the way of the best possible outcome for both of you – competition becomes a liability. I’m talking about the kind of person who always needs to be “one up” on other people.

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