Tag: social skills

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.

How to Read A Room to Improve Your Communications

Salespeople can learn so much simply by “reading” a room. This skill can be especially helpful when presenting or part of a meeting. Picking up on subtle cues can help you determine how to proceed with your communications (and how others may receive your message).

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.

Is Bluntness A Problem For You?

Being assertive about our opinions and beliefs is fine, but at some point, assertiveness crosses over into bluntness. And that means you haven’t taken the other person’s feelings into account.

It’s ruff out there. How are you being “treated” and how are you treating others?

Here are the things Charlie does that gives me happiness, reflection, love – and ideas to pass on to salespeople. Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat lover, or neither, here are Charlie’s life lessons and sales lessons:

3 Ways You Sound Stupid at Work

Could a silly, often-used turn of phrase make you look stupid at work? Travis Bradberry says it can. Even worse: saying more than one of these one-liners. In a post for Ladders.com, he rattles off 10 terrible quotes that smart people never espouse. I’m sharing a few here that we all probably say without even thinking. And that’s the trouble.

Ace the First 30 Seconds of Your Prospect Meeting With These Tips

You never have a second chance to make a first impression. Truer words were never spoken – especially in the world of sales. If you want a prospect to trust you, says Mike Renahan, you’ve got 30 seconds to do all the right things.

Every great salesperson was once a beginner

Yes, I’m somewhat successful now, BUT I didn’t start with thirteen best-selling books. I started by writing one 750-word column. Actually, I started studying sales in 1972. And made sales for 35 years.

How Do You Handle the No-Show?

Dealing with a no-show is a delicate task; how you react can determine the future of the relationship.

How to Start A Conversation with a Complete Stranger

When’s the last time your spoke with a stranger, face to face? That’s right. You had to look up from your phone, acknowledge the physical presence of another human being, and engage in small talk.

How Empathy Can Boost Your Position with Prospects

Empathy shines brightest when things go wrong. Your client is feeling frustrated, mad, and a whole slew of other negative emotions, but most of all, she’s worried that you won’t care enough to fix the problem quickly.

Do Your Prospects See You As Likeable?

Emotionally intelligent people easily connect with others by focusing on a commonality. You can uncover a shared belief or interest by observing what topics light up prospects and get them talking.

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