Regardless of what happens nothing will ensure your success more than the ability to effectively sell your products, take massive action and generate new levels of revenue. It is more critical than ever to learn and sharpen your sales skills and techniques. Don’t wait until you lose a customer or until things get tough again.
The middle class concept is failing millions of people because it is based on myths and formulas that worked for our parents but will no longer prove successful today. President Obama suggested, “the middle class is at a make or break point.” What he should be telling you is: the middle class has been failing its members for decades and this is not a new thing.
You think training doesn’t pay off, well when you have two 140 pound Great Danes around a six month old, you had better train them. The same goes for your organization in the upcoming years. The economy will continue to be difficult and will require that you train your management and sales staff more than ever before.
The so-called Great Recession, the longest and deepest since the Great Depression, may be over but you won’t feel relief unless you and your company are able to sell your products and services. Businesses and individuals may find relief in the idea that the Recession is finally ending, but trust me, you won’t feel any relief in how the market responds to your products and services unless you master selling, building the value-add propositions and closing the deal.
The purpose of a sales meeting is to motivate your people and get them prepared to focus on selling.
According to Forbes Magazine, sales jobs are among the top most recession-proof jobs. While you may dislike the idea of selling, learn to sell and you will never be without work and never without money–no matter how bad the economy gets
The past couple of years have been very challenging on all businesses and especially sales organizations. The convergence of a shrinking economy, a more cautious customer combined with an ever expanding internet and increased competition causes the most successful of sales organizations to be challenged.
Blame is the energy that makes us slaves and guarantees to worsen your conditions. Now is the time to use all your energy and resources to sell yourself and/or your products and services and quit blaming, accusing, and criticizing. Blame ultimately makes slaves, not masters and cannot change the condition of your business, your finances or make your more desirable in the marketplace.
The lack of confidence in the marketplace today is not because of a failing economy but because individuals lack confidence in their own abilities to produce without artificial stimulus. Confidence and security come only as a result of a person’s confidence in their own abilities and skills.
While the economy is problematic it is not ‘the’ problem. If you identify the economy as the problem you will never find the solution. The problem today is businesses have become unable to sell their products without the aid of incentives, easy credit and free money. Sales is the name of the game again and must be relearned from the CEO to the sales teams.
During periods of major loss, including severe economic changes, individuals (and businesses) must go through a number of stages in response to the loss or change. Each of the stages must be fully experienced in order to recover, and the speed at which you move through each of them will determine how soon and to what degree you recover.
Speaking is one of your most critical assets to getting yourself, your company and your ideas into the marketplace. The more persuasive and effective your speaking skills the more effective you will be. Here are seven tips I have learned over 30 years of speaking to audiences all over the world that I guarantee will make a difference for you.
Michael Jackson has a lot more to teach the world than how to moon-walk and I learned a great deal from watching this guy create his career over my lifetime. His commitment to greatness at his trade, his willingness to persist despite adversity and the genius level at which he performed are things that would benefit all of us.
You can no longer afford the “business as usual” attitude as this is not busness as usual and extreme times require extreme actions! The current economic condition is a serious ‘game changer’ and this article is designed to show you how to take advantage of the changed game.
This past week I was reminded of one of the most important lessons in all of life; in order to live life you have to say yes to life!
Businesses and individuals are becoming overly dependent upon emails and text messaging, incorrectly replacing phone calls and personal visits with emails, texting and communications sent over the internet. Your reliance on electronic communication is killing your chance of creating success.
Sales training and sales effectiveness are now critical to businesses, especially during recessions and even more so now that it can no longer rely on the gimmicks it had become dependent upon. The major components that businesses have relied on for their success over the last decade —
You are no longer in the business that you thought you were in. The entire playing field and all its rules have changed. Quit thinking you are in whatever you call your business, because now for the first time in the past 10 years the business you are in is not responding to the actions that worked just last year. You and your team have to go back to the basics of creating your business, not just doing business.
With almost 16 million people out of work, more and more people are finding themselves having to figure out how to land a job in a market where more jobs are being lost each day. Finding a job in this environment is the toughest it has been in 50-years, so you better have your best game on to do so. While many will tell you that “no one is hiring”, apply the tips in this article exactly as they are written and I assure you that you will not just get a job, but get the job you want!
You will probably not win the lottery, create the next Google or be entitled to a significant inheritance. Most of us can not just go out into the marketplace and double our income overnight or find a million dollars. Whether a person builds substantial wealth in their lifetime is left up to the decisions they make and the actions they take. Anyone can achieve their financial goals if they have a plan, use discipline in executing that plan and take actions in accordance with a financial destination.
Cutting price is never a long time survival for any company, it’s just a lazy way to do business. First, it doesn’t make up for loss volumes, and secondly, it can actually unnecessarily depreciate the value of your product. Even cost cutting can’t keep up with cutting price and volumes, the math just doesn’t work!
There are great advantages to periods of economic contraction and once you know the secrets of exploiting those, you will expand and conquer while others shrink and submit. Many of the economists, pundits, and media talking-heads are predicting doom and gloom, end of the world scenarios, with their 24 hours a day-round-the-clock ranting and raving only focused on the problem and who is to blame, without offering much in the way of any solution as to what you can to survive and prosper.
Americans are being made to believe that their financial survival is based solely on what they can save by the so-called financial experts. This is ridiculously incorrect and limited advice and will only cause you more damage. Your financial condition cannot improve by retreating and can only be improved by advancing your production lines.
His teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” and was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.” Thomas Edison’s 1000 inventions came during the Panic of 1873 — 6 years — and the Long Depression — 23 years.
Learn to Sell Value by Differentiating! The reality is your prospect sees your product to be very similar, if not identical, to others offered and then places much of his/her decision on the price rather than the value. The salesperson, unable to differentiate between price and value, will not successfully handle the difference between the two.
Love is not a feeling, love is a decision you make and continue to make in order to create an experience that is described as love. Love is an action that if you don’t use it you lose it. Love is like any communication, if you never send it out, you won’t get a return. Love is something you give to others not something you feel because something happens to you.
So many people spend time regretting yesterday, stewing over it, planning their life around it when it’s over, gone, finished! Yesterday in no way can impact tomorrow. “Yesterdays” only ruin your ability to create a tomorrow.
Warren Buffett knows that without selling products and services his companies become without value. Whether its American Express, Coca Cola, Wells Fargo, See’s Candy, Wal-Mart or GE, he takes the time to shamelessly tout each one of them. Why does a Billionaire continue to promote, market and sell the value of the companies he has major stakes in? Because even the richest man in the world knows that the financial solvency of a company or household is dependent upon selling the products, services and value of that company.
Nothing will get you through these economic unusual times more than getting back to effectively selling your products, your services and your company. It is more critical during this time more than ever before that you learn everything there is about selling, negotiating and closing. Those that are able to effectively sell will survive and
Social networking tools like Face Book, Linked In and Twitter are not just social networking tools but should be used as ways to create relationships and create real sales. This is a whole new world that is exploding with sales opportunities and not just a way to find old college buddies. Social networking is for more than just making connections but for making sales!