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.
Category: Outside Sales/In-person sales only
How you deliver a sales pitch is just as important as the words you intend to say. The wrong body language, such as failing to make eye contact or acting shifting when you speak, can accidentally inspire mistrust or skepticism in your potential client.
You can’t count on getting in front of every prospect. But when you are granted the huge favor of face time, don’t waste it.
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.
I had every reason to be mad. There I was, standing in the middle of Manhattan, struggling to hold my laptop, projector, handbag, and books. I was about to give a huge presentation, and I’d arrived 45 minutes early.
The prospect won't buy if he/she lacks confidence in you or your product. Obviously the faster you establish confidence in the selling process, the easier it will be to get to the next phase of the sale.
People are always looking for advice on how to give the perfect presentation. They worry about whether or not to use visual aids, how many slides (if any!) to include, or if storytelling is more effective than instructional style.
No Soliciting is actually more of a game than a rule. If you have a legitimate, established business, making a cold call will not be offensive to most businesses IF YOU DO IT RIGHT.
Your email dings and it’s a message from your boss saying you’ll need to give a sales presentation at next week’s shareholder meeting. A feeling of dread quickly sets in. Sound familiar? Whether it’s a pitch or presentation, we’ve all likely been there before. But rather than stressing about it, there are ways to ensure success while maintain your sanity.
Did you set a goal to do more public speaking in 2018? Is your job forcing you into more presentations than you're comfortable doing? Is your lack of speaking to groups standing in the way of a promotion or your prospects for moving up the ladder? The thing about a fear of public speaking is that everyone has it! Yes, it's true. Just hear me out!