Tag: networking

The Best Way to “Wing It” When Prospecting

It’s always impressive to watch a gifted speaker in action. If you lack this trait, don’t worry. Here’s how you can develop this skill which is so necessary in sales.

Feel Awkward At Networking Events? Try These 3 Tips

Some salespeople love networking events while others loathe them. Either way, networking is a must for those in sales. There are ways to feel a little less awkward, though.

The 30-Second Personal Commercial – How to Write It

When you go to a business meeting or are networking in general, you are on the lookout for contacts and prospects. Your commercial is the ability to provide information to create interest and response from prospects. It is the prelude and the gateway to a sale.

Nonverbal Ways to Command A Room

While speaking pretty much guarantees all eyes will be on you, there are also nonverbal ways to command a room. Just because you aren’t on a podium doesn’t mean that you have to fade into the crowd. For salespeople, every impression and connection is important, so it’s up to you to make the most of any opportunity.

Networking is Getting Known by Those Who Count

Anne Boe, a brilliant, award winning speaker, recently led an audience through the psychological barriers of networking avoidance, and seemed to empower the audience with thought provoking statements that had people leaning into her words. And humor that had them laughing to a point of applause.

Unique Alternatives to ‘How Are You?’

How often is “How are you?” part of your initial dialogue with a prospect or client? This age-old nicety certainly isn’t helping drive a valuable conversation, so it’s time to give it a rest.

Master the Art of Small Talk With This Simple Guide

For some, making small talk is not easy. If chatting up strangers doesn’t come naturally, don’t be worried: It’s a skill that you can master.

Santa Claus and Google. The Same or Just a Coincidence?

After nearly 60 years of a wavering belief in Santa Claus, I have come to a major AHA! Santa Claus is actually Google.

Percentage of sales success. How low can you go?

The cold call is THE lowest percentage sales call, it’s an interruption, it’s a fight, it’s often a lie, it’s maximum sales manipulation, it’s a rare appointment, and a rarer sale. Wanna go from low to lower? Cold calls are made by people who are new to the job and have limited capabilities.

How to Get More From Industry Events

Attending conferences and other events is valuable to sales reps, thanks to the plentiful opportunities for leads, networking, and new insights. But those opportunities don’t come cheap — or easy.

More sales are made with friendship than salesmanship

Your mom said it best. As a child, when you were fighting or arguing with a sibling or friend, your mom would say, “Billy, you know better than that! Now you make friends with Johnny.”

Use These Tips to Make Your Sales Calls Count

Have you ever tried to be a little provocative in your initial sales call? It could make a difference. The same is true for the little known trick to keep the call going. Read on to find out what it is.

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