Tag: communication

Not Closing? Check Your Attitude

Whoever came up with the adage “attitude is everything” might have worked in sales. Your attitude has a major impact on whether a deal closes – and thankfully, attitude is something in the process that you have total control over.

Use These Updated Ice Breakers With Your Network

The more you network, the more you will hear the same tired ice breakers about the weather. It’s time to boost your memorability and gain valuable intel about others by using new conversation drivers.

Ask Your Prospects These Important Questions

How you ask questions can greatly alter how they’re answered – and how others view you and your business. The more you elevate question-asking to an art form, the more likely you will get the results you want.

Avoid Asking These Questions In Sales Emails

Questions are a powerful tool to gain more knowledge about prospects, clients, their businesses, and their industries. But, one of the keys to successful questions is knowing how to ask them.

How Saying Someone’s Name Can Help You Sell

The inclusion of one little word in your sales conversations has the power to catch anyone’s attention. And, it can completely transform your relationships with prospects and clients.

Manage Smarter 06 – Merrick Rosenberg: Adapting to and Working with Complex Personalities

Merrick Rosenberg is the CEO of Take Flight Learning and author of the book “The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does.” In episode 06, we discuss why the most successful managers are the most flexible and most adaptable – especially when it comes to communication, how managers tend to create an environment in which they thrive, rather than their team members, and a new way to train employees on DISC assessments that everyone will understand.

What’s Your Plan for Communicating Change?

The problem with change is the way it can disrupt the established culture and working systems in an organization. If you fail to properly plan for and communicate upcoming changes to your employees, you can expect turmoil, lost productivity, and in some cases, subversion.

Manage Smarter 02 – Lou Diamond: How Communication Brings Your Business to the Top

Lou Diamond is the CEO of Thrive. Lou is an energetic, humorous, and inspirational business development strategist and performance coach. He has consulted with and mentored leading performers from companies all over the world.

As many managers struggle with either not communicating enough and/or not communicating effectively, you’ll learn about the S.A.F.E. method and why establishing a strong connecting core is critical to internal communication in Episode 02 of Manage Smarter.

Direct Mail Is Making A Comeback In B2B Sales

Do you send direct mail to prospects? Or, do you consider it too dated for today’s sales world? You may be surprised to know that it’s actually making a comeback as a sales tactic.

How to Talk to the People You Work with and Other Basic Tips

In so many office situations it seems like people at all levels are either oversharing or under communicating. We have so many options for talking to each other and relaying information that commonsense practices have been forgotten or neglected. And I’m sure some of you have experienced a sort of de-humanizing trend of communication. Let’s not forget that we’re all people and details really do matter.

Praise the Buyer to Break the Sales Rep Mold

In a recent blog post for People First Productivity Solutions, Deb Calvert encourages reps to “obliterate” industry stereotypes. “You aren’t bound by sales stereotypes,” she points out. “You can choose different behaviors.”

Small Details – the BIG Key to Sales

Don’t you hate when a server looks like they’re paying attention, but then they deliver the completely wrong order? It’s the same in sales. What are you delivering?

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