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Designing the Perfect Script

by Tim Mulcahy on February 28, 2008 | Articles
Designing the Perfect Script

Part of prospecting or designing any sales presentation includes designing the Perfect Script. Although you may have concerns about sounding too “scripted”, this is not the case at all as having a script allows you to sound natural. The main reason for losing control and not sounding natural is not having a script.

The Value of Values

by Eric Garner on February 18, 2008 | Articles
The Value of Values

The values of your business are the things that matter most to it. When all else fails, these are the things that will see you through tough times. Read why in this article.

Sales Training: All Oganizations Must Shift Focus Now

by Grant Cardone on February 15, 2008 | Articles
Sales Training: All Oganizations Must Shift Focus Now

We are now in an economy where all the energies and efforts of the organization have to be focused on selling, sales and sales training. You are in serious trouble if you don’t like the ‘S’ word. Marketing, advertising, organizing, planning will not get you through this business cycle; selling products and services is the critical make break point of every organization in today’s economy!

Presentation Checklist

by Tim Mulcahy on February 12, 2008 | Articles

This Presentation Checklist is the perfect tool to use before and after your presentations. It incorporates all the Fundamentals of Selling and ensures that you use them in all of your presentations.

You Decide

by Bill Mansell on February 10, 2008 | Articles
You Decide

William Ernest Henley wrote the poem “Invictus” which means unconquered. The essence of the message is that no matter what happens to you, you get to decide how you will respond and react. You get to decide what you will do tomorrow and the next day. You get to choose your attitude; you decide what your goals will be and whether you will continue to strive or give up. You are the master of your own fate.

My Way of Life

by Bill Mansell on February 10, 2008 | Articles

This information has been distilled from the most up-to-date and trustworthy sources in diet, nutrition, and weight loss. It’s my personal, long-term way of life, not a diet. The program promotes a balanced approach in three key areas: attitude & behavior modification, proper nutrition, and physical activity.

Practice Persistence

by Bill Mansell on February 9, 2008 | Articles
Practice Persistence

The question is not whether we will be knocked down, pushed aside, or treated unfairly — that happens to all of us, it’s life. The question is whether or not we will have the courage to get up and fight on. The old saying is still true “the race is not always to the swift . . . but to those who keep on trying.”

Coaching in Business

by Gary Schuman on January 23, 2008 | Articles

Managers at all levels in organizations should act as coaches. Isn’t this the business equivalent of saying that politicians should act as statesmen? Coaching is a process where individuals (managers, team leaders or colleagues) provide employees with steady, constructive feedback and suggestions to help them improve their performance and attain their personal goals.

Santa Clause: The Ultimate Salesman and Work-Horse

by Grant Cardone on December 1, 2007 | Articles
Santa Clause: The Ultimate Salesman and Work-Horse

The world could learn a great deal from Santa about what it takes to be successful especially regarding how to work and sell your products and services. If you want to know what it will take to get the job done in 2010 then just do what Santa does every day, every week and year after year.

Selling in a Changing Economy

by Grant Cardone on November 6, 2007 | Articles
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When economies change from being very optimistic and positive (expanding) to very difficult and negative (contracting) people generally move through a number of responses. These response are somewhat similar to experiencing the loss of a loved one. The first response is denial, then anger, resentment, and for some apathy before they are able to do what is necessary to recover from the loss or change in conditions. Those that succeed during major economic contractions use these challenges to inspire solutions, creativity and new levels of production!

Conducting Effective New Hire Training to Reduce Turnover

by Sunny Qing on September 21, 2007 | Articles

New hire training is an effective way to reduce the rate of turnover and enhance the acculturation and productivity of new employees in companies. By showing an upfront commitment to new hires, new hires will be confident in their decision to join your organization, motivated and equipped to produce their best work immediately, and more likely to stay. Invest in them early and they’ll stay longer.

4 Key Words

by Dr. Lloyd Glauberman on August 20, 2007 | Articles
4 Key Words

Our world is shaped by the words we use. But a certain few – four in particular – are more important than others in any discussion of practical wisdom. These words influence how we interact with the people, events and situations that constitute our world and influence our decision making.

Making Multiple Choice Quizzes Efficiently

by Sunny Qing on August 17, 2007 | Articles

Multiple choice plays an important role in educational testing and could be the most widely used question type on examinations nowadays. Quiz making software can be an effective tool in creating multiple choice quizzes.

7 Keys to Masterful Communications

by Eric Garner on August 15, 2007 | Articles
7 Keys to Masterful Communications

Learn how to become a master of everyday communications with these 7 rules of interpersonal relationships.

Beware of Those That Criticize Management

by Grant Cardone on August 10, 2007 | Articles
Beware of Those That Criticize Management

There was once a young man who was gifted with the ability to speak, persuade and move people. Rather than using his gifts to improve conditions around him he used his gifts to criticize what others had done or not done.

Food For Thought

by Dr. Lloyd Glauberman on August 10, 2007 | Articles
Food For Thought

We are creatures of conversation, constantly communicating. Less obvious, but equally important is our internal conversation within ourselves. We just keep talking, whether someone else is there or not. We can learn to recognize and be aware of these conversations and thereby learn to pay better attention to important tasks.

Time And You

by Jesse Wade on July 29, 2007 | Articles

Most of us never even consider the fact that every second we waste is gone forever…shot, dead, never more to be lived in again. We are all guilty at one time or another, of complaining that we do not have the time to do something. However, when we really give it some true and deep thought, we soon realize that time is not the problem.

Sales is Miracle Cure to Sick Economy

by Grant Cardone on April 6, 2007 | Articles
Sales is Miracle Cure to Sick Economy

A sick economy is like flu season, take extra care not to get sick. If you see others getting sick stay away from them, avoid doing what they do or where they go to get sick. If you do get sick, first get well and get yourself in a condition so that you don’t relapse.

Discipline, the Path to Freedom

by Joel Weldon on November 7, 2006 | Articles
Discipline, the Path to Freedom

What does the word “discipline” mean? It means freedom! It’s not putting yourself in a box; it’s putting yourself on top of the box, giving yourself a structure that can support you. The box is not a trap, a confinement, or a prison cell. It’s a platform, a solid step that affords you a higher vantage point from which to view your possibilities.

Feelings

by Dr. Lloyd Glauberman on August 17, 2006 | Articles
Feelings

If there’s one part of our experience that we view as sacrosanct, it’s our feelings. While thoughts and behavior, the other two parts of the golden trilogy that composes our “selves” are as important, it’s our feelings that we’re closest to. Why else would so much of psychotherapy focus on them?

Say “I Do” to Growth and Improvement

by Joel Weldon on May 29, 2006 | Articles
Say

Any good marriage should be held together by the warm, powerful, attraction that binds a man and a woman who are growing and improving as individuals.

Olympic Effort

by Bill Mansell on September 15, 2004 | Articles
Olympic Effort

Olympic medals are simply a result of preparation and perseverance. The magic of the Olympics is that it showcases thousands of athletes who have spent untold years of consistent, dedicated effort. Too many of us quit at the first sign of resistance. The message of the Olympics is that we cannot afford to give up so easily.

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