Think of the last time you attended a networking event. What happened? Did you go home with your appointment book overflowing with appointments, or with a pile of new cards in your pocket? Most people leave a networking event with a pile of cards rather than appointments set for the upcoming weeks. There are some simple steps you can take to turn warm contacts into closed sales.
Last week I was at Starbucks, working away, when I stopped for a moment to check my voice-mail.
I was intrigued by one of the voice-mails and I had to listen to it twice to be sure what I was hearing.
It was a cold call!
If I asked you the following question, what would your answer be? “How many sales do you need to reach your stretch goal?”
Unfortunately, most people cannot answer that question in one word. Usually, it’s a few sentences about how much they think it would be.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do that thing you think you cannot do.” I share that quote in my speeches, training and in my books because I happen to agree with Ms. Roosevelt! Whenever you are afraid of doing something, or resisting doing something, that is often then thing you need to do next to move your business or sales forward.
Do you ever feel like you are doing everything possible to increase your sales, but they just aren’t going up? I hear this frequently from clients and I want you to consider that it might not be what you are doing, but rather what you are not doing, that is stopping you.
The internet is a great sales tool. Believe me, it is an essential key in my own business and you wouldn’t be reading this article without the power of an ezine company. However, in the age of technology, it seems like many people have forgotten about the power of traditional selling. The power of the telephone. The power of a face to face meeting.
When I first started my journey in my own business over five years ago, I sincerely believed that everyone was my Target Client. I had no idea that there was a world where we could love ALL of the clients we work with. In fact, when someone asked me who I helped in business, I …
As a Sales Expert, I am inevitably asked by business owners, sales managers and sales professionals the following question: “What makes a salesperson successful?” I always have to take a deep breath and a pause before I answer because there isn’t just one answer. And there certainly isn’t a simple answer. But over the years …
Most Entrepreneurs and Sales Professionals choose their career or business path because they want to have unlimited financial freedom in their lives. And yet, as they “get into it”, they bump up against what I like to refer to as their, “Financial Set Point” – or that revenue number that they just can’t seem to get through.