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September 3, 2020

Compelling Messaging = Confidence

Sales is hard, and as someone who’s sold many different products and services in a variety of industries, I can tell you first-hand that it is even harder when you lack confidence because your messaging is weak. Confidence is a very significant component of sales success, and when you are not confident in your messaging (YOUR […]

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August 24, 2020

Your Sales Story Is Always Critical but Even More So Right Now

Your messaging, what I often refer to as the “Sales Story,” is your single most important sales weapon because pieces of your story end up in all your other weapons – prospecting call outlines, voicemails, emails, social media profiles and messages, discovery meetings, presentations, and proposals.  YOUR SALES STORY is always critical to your sales success and […]

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July 30, 2020

Opting Out is Not an Option; We Need to Do Our Jobs

The resumption of professional sports has put some extra wind in my sails and also brings a few lessons for salespeople and sales leaders.Not sure if you feel this way, but for me it’s a relief tuning into ESPN and NOT seeing yet one more week of Regional Cornhole Championships! I’m still perplexed that network […]

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June 23, 2020

The Phone is Very Much Alive and Well

I either chuckle (or say bad words) when I read from today’s nouveau (faux) sales experts that the phone is dead and you’re a moron, or a luddite, for even attempting to use the phone to secure a meeting or to sell. Ha!The telephone has made an amazing comeback over the past few years. So […]

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June 8, 2020

Receiving Reports of Record Sales Success

Three months ago, when we began “locking down,” I challenged sellers and sales leaders to choose positivity and perseverance over pity parties and panic heading into these scary, unprecedented times. In online posts and during public webinars and private client sessions, I boldly predicted that we would see some truly amazing sales performances as certain […]

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