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The Decision Institute – Coach Manny Nowak

Sales and Leadership Development

Not suspects!

Not unqualified leads!

Not everyone!

 

Take a good hard look at your funnel and based on what you define as a “real” prospects – how many do you have in the funnel?

 

Furthermore, based on your buy cycle, where are they in the buy cycle?

 

These seem to be questions that at times are hard to get answers from our sales team. 

 

But they need to be answered and answered correctly to have an effective sales process that works, one that increases sales.  You have to know what is in the funnel.

 

When I was in the computer staffing business, my prospects were defined as local companies that used outside computer professionals on a regular base.  Period.

 

My qualified prospects were defined as those that met that criteria and that I was in contact with on a regular base.

 

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Those prospects fell into the following categories.

  • Still being cultivated.
  • Regular call.
  • Has a need, looking to fill.
  • Closed a deal – got a consultant in.
  • Expanding.

 

Now take a look at your funnel. 

Where are your prospects?

How many do you have that you define as “real” prospects?

What does “real” prospect mean in your organization?

 

Second, ask yourself honestly, where are these prospects in the buying process that you have defined for your organization?

 

In the example above I have defined the following:

1/        Still being cultivated – I am not in yet but working on finding and/or connecting with the right person.  I know they need what I have to offer, but I am still working on my connections.

 

2/        Regular call – I have connected with the right person and am now calling them on a regular base for needs.  They have acknowledged who I am and will talk with me at times.   If a need comes up, I will get an opportunity to fill it.

 

3/        Has a need, looking to fill – I am trying to fill a need for a resource they require.  I am getting an opportunity to present candidates to them for consideration.

 

4/        Closed a deal – I got a consultant in – they have accepted and hired a resource from me.  We are doing business together.

 

5/        Expanding – I have one or more people in the account and am looking to increase that number and fill additional needs as they arise.

 

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You need to define this same information for your organization and the products/services you sell.

 

Your sales team needs to report this information to you on a regular base.  This is the information that you need to track and manage.

 

How many “real” prospects in your funnel and where in the funnel are they? 

 

Always know this information in your sales process.

It is the only way to stay on top of getting more business and growing your organization.  The only way to build that top line.

 

No excuses.

 

 

 

 

How are you doing with measurement and accountability of your sales process?

How are you doing with your sales plan for this year?

How are you doing getting your sales process ready for next year?

How good is your “sales system?”

Do you have a “sales system?”

 

Does your “sales system” help you and your team create great success and build the top line?

 

How well does your sales process measure the results?beach shot 5

How accountable are the sales people for what they said they would do?

 

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The problem is that many people talk about building sales.

Many people wish about how they are going to grow sales.

But how many people really have an effective sales system in place that makes it happen?

 

What is an effective sales system?

Here is a simple definition.

One that fills the funnel and the pipeline, consistently and grows your top line.

 

What is going to make that happen in you organization?

What do you need to do to make it happen?

 

You are the sales leader of your company.

Whether you are a solo entrepreneur or the leader of a small or large sales team – the goal is still to grow your business.

 

As we get to the end of the year it is time to ask yourself, “what am I going to do different next year to achieve the goals I really want?”

 

Now is the time to start to put the pieces in place to make it happen for you.

 

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Put a sales system in place this year and watch what happens to your funnel, to your pipeline and to your closed sales.

Be more Persistent, Consistent and Self-Disciplined.

Be more Persistent, Consistent and Self-Disciplined.

They all go up, up and up.

 

Watch how you and the company grow.

 

Need help?

Call.

It is what we do.

Helping our clients to build effective sales system that generate business.

 

 

Send me an email – let schedule 15 minutes to talk.

 

Coach Manny Nowak

www.CoachManny.com

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There are literally hundreds of thousands of financial planners in the world.  You meet them every where you go.  Yet, how many time planners have you meet in the last 30 days?  How many time planners have you met period?

How valuable is your time? 

It is actually more valuable than your money when you think about. it.

You see, time is a fixed amount. 

 

We all get the same amount, no matter how rich, good looking, smart or wise we are.

How we use our time – that is one of the major keys to success and happiness.
How are you doing using your time?

What can you do to make sure you use your time the best way possible?

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Here are 8 ways you can start with today.

1/      Prioritize the things you have to do. 

Determine what is most important, then next important, then next and so forth. 

If you know what is most important you have a better chance of making time to get the right things done.

 

2/      Stop being busy and start being productive. 

If you ask the average person today they will tell you they are busy.  Yet if you ask them at the end of the day what they did, many are lost as to what it was.  If you can’t remember what you did, then you are busy not productive.

 

The dad came home and said, “I was so busy all day that I never did get to what you wanted me to do. 
I know it was important, but I was busy”.  The mom then asks, “Well, what did you do”?  The dad replies, “I was busy didn’t I tell you that.  Did this and that and the other.  I don’t know, but I can surely tell you I was busy”.

 

 

3/      Stop trying to do everything and start doing the most important things, right. 

Many people are busy throughout life getting everything done and then one day wake up and life is over.  Stop trying to do everything

If you don’t take time with your children now – you can bet they will not take time with you down the road.  Just listen to Harry Chapin – Cats in the Cradle.  Such a sad story.

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4/      Get some help. 

No matter who you are, no matter how good you think you are, I can guarantee you that you
are doing things that you suck at.  Things that someone else can do so much better.  Step one, find a way to delegate things.

 

 

 

5/      Know what you really want in life. 

Define it, write it down, focus on it.  If you know what you want, all these things will line themselves up and you will spend your time in the right places.

 

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6/      Create a realistic schedule. 

You cannot do it all.If you have 8 hours, then schedule 6 and leave the other two for whatever comes up.

 

 

 

7/      Use your time effectively in the short term.

 What are you going to get done today, this week or this month.  What are the things you have to get done.  Whatare the most important things that have to get done.

 

8/      Use your time effectively in the long term.

 You have to ask, “are you spending the right amount of time with those you love?  Are you building the relationships you need to move forward with your life and business?  Are you investing your time in the things that will generate the highest pay off in the long run.

Make today the start of a better life for you.  Start right now and make the commitment to manage your time even better than you manage your money.

 

 

 

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The first step in outstanding leadership is Learning to Listen.

 

If you do not know how to “Shut up and Listen,” you will never be that outstanding leader. This is as plain and simple as it gets!   The great leaders all know how to stop talking and listen.  They know how to maintain their silence and allow someone else to speak.

 

In addition, they always remember that he who asks the questions controls the world. Ask more questions and listen, really listen to the answers.

 

Here are some simple tips for you.

 

1.      Be Genuinely interested:

A successful listener is genuinely interested in what the other person has to say. 

He/she is in the moment and it shows all over the listeners face and in the listeners actions. 

 

If you are doing 10 other things (phone, computer, cell phone, papers on desk, etc.), then you are not listening and the other person knows it. Who wants to talk to someone who is not genuinely interested?  I sure don’t!

 

 

2.      Listen with an open mind

Nothing worse than a person who has closed you out and stopped listening.  It shows on their face no matter how hard they try to hide it. 

 

When someone doesn’t like what you are saying most times they have stopped listening.

 

 

3.      Echo back:

Echo back means when you answer, use parts of what the other person has said in your response.

 

It makes them aware that you are really listening and you have taken the time to make what they are talking about part of you.

 

 

4.      Stop trying to fill the Silence:

Become comfortable with silence. 

It is a time to reflect. 

 

Everyone is not operating at the speed you are, maybe they are using the silence to think.  We are so afraid of silence – stop, it is OK to be silent.

 

 

5.      Eye contract:

Are you looking at the person who is talking, or are you looking everywhere else?  Are you looking at the other person or at your phone, your notebook, out the window?

 

6.      Don’t get the I can’t wait to answer – itchy pants syndrome

You know this person, the one who already has the answers.  The one that has stopped listening and just wants to jump up and give you answers, now.  In other words, don’t think about what you are going to say until the other person is done talking, this thinking takes you out of listening mode.  That’s why you should take notes.

 

 

7.      Never Cut them off or interrupt them.

Ever try to talk to someone and every time you breathe they start talking.  Or right in the middle of your sentence they start talking.  Shut up and listen.  Be quiet.

 

 

8.      You think to fast, so concentrate.

According to The international Listening Association (www.listen.org) we listen at 125-250 words per minute, but think at 1000-3000 words per minute. So you really have to concentrate too listen effectively.

 

 

9.      Listen to understand

Bottom line, you are listening to understand, not respond.  Unfortunately, most of us listen to respond and thus we are always thinking about our response.  We miss much of what we should be listening for.

 

 

10.     Ask more questions

Instead of commenting, analysis and fixing.  Ask for questions.  Let the person talk more. 

Many times if a person can talk a bit more they find many of the answers themselves. 

 

It also helps you understand better.  Bottom line is, he who asks the questions, controls the conversation.

 

 

The first step in outstanding leadership is Learning to Listen. These are only 10 tips.  There are many more.  Point is, make it a priority to learn how to listen better.  It will take you form excellent to outstanding.

 

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So what are you doing to get to the gold?

 

There is a story about a young man who had purchased a goldmine.

He was working hard.

He was doing all he could to find gold.

But he finally had to give up and sell his mine.

 

Now, the buyer was a very smart man and he brought in an engineer who told him to move the digging 5 inches to the left.  Within hours the gold was flowing and the man became very rich.

 

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What happened?

 

Often we quit when we are so close to the gold.

We know we can break into the account, but we become weak.

We know this is the big one, but we let others convince us otherwise and we quit.

We just need to make some money, so we move on.

 

But even more important, we often don’t get the help that can get us to the gold.

When we can’t get into the big account, when we start to become weak – we need help.

Perhaps we need someone inside the account.

Perhaps we need a connection to someone who is doing business with him or her?

Perhaps we just need some motivation.

But what we don’t need is to quit.

 

Sales is like mining and if you keep going when you are ready to quit, and you get the right help, you can excel beyond anything you could imagine.

 

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Here are three things to help you on that road to generating more business today.

 

First, if you are going after the big ones, understand what it is going to take. 

Time, money and effort.  Then double or triple your estimate.  If you still feel you want to invest that much, then go for the gold.

It really does take that much.

 

 

Second, we often know this is the big one, but we let others convince us otherwise and we quit.

As JLD says on Entrepreneur on Fire and as I keep saying in this newsletter, you are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

Further, only the unsuccessful will ever tell you that you can’t.

 

So, get away from people who don’t encourage you to keep going.

 

And third, we just need to make some money, so often we move on.

As entrepreneurs, business owners, and sales people we constantly face this.

We need to eat.

We sure do, but we also need to look at the long-term picture.

What else can we do to make it until we crack this one?

There are always other solutions besides quitting.

 

Go for the gold.

Don’t sell your mine before you bring home the gold.

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This is the group that will keep you going.

 

Talk and learn form others in business – what they deal with daily.

Find out you are not the only one dealing with those sales issues.

 

It will help you look at the options, cost, time and all those things.

It is full of people who have been there and done that.

 

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Do you stop selling before you even get started?

Do you spend a sizable percentage of time and effort finding leads?

Then, do you put in even more effort to get them to answer the phone or schedule a meeting?

 So much time and energy.

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And all that just to hear –

            I am not interested.

 

            Can you send me some information?

 

            We are already working with someone else.

 

            I don’t have a need.

 

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Good sales people use these responses as ques to keep the conversation going, not as signals it needs to end.

Remember, it is your job to sell.

You do not take orders – you sell.

 

So today, I want to further discuss the four responses leads can give and explore answers you can use to knock them out.

 

Statement:     I am not interested.

 

Answer:          Can you tell me why?

                       

What has been your experience with this product/service in the past?

                       

I know – that’s why I am calling.

                       

Your not – well I bet I can get you interested.

 

Come on now – you can probably think of dozens of more responses to this rejection.

Why don’t you?

Why aren’t all these rebuttals in your bag of tricks?

Is it only because you haven’t taken time to practice and prepare?

 

 

Statement:     Can you send me some information?

 

Answer:          No, but if you are really interested I can drop something off.

 

I can do even better than that.  Are you at your computer?  Let me send you a link to download and then we can walk through the process

 

                        I could but so much stuff gets lost in the email black hole – how about…?

 

Not really, but if you go to our website, I can walk you through the process over the phone, right now.  Our site is CoachManny.com

 

I know how much stuff I use to mail out – it cost me thousands.

I know you can now do it via email – but does anyone ever look at it?

It really is the same problem as before, except now the trashcan is electronic.

 

 

Statement:     We are working with someone else already.

 

Answer:          You are?  What is the best thing they are doing for you?

 

                        What do you like most about them? I am always looking for opportunities to improve.

 

                        Are they doing what they promised?

 

                        Are you excited about working with them?

 

                        Do they still treat you as a prospect?

 

That last question might be a little strange, but the problem with most of us is we treat prospects like gold and won customers like silver.  Continue to treat them like you did before you had their business, and you will be amazed by the results.  Make them that important and they will remain customers for life.

 

 

Statement:     We don’t have a need!

 

Answer:          I understand but neither did 5 of the last 10 people I sold when we started talking.

 

                        Have you seen our new stuff?

 

                        What if I could show you something that might just interest you?

Remember, as Albert E. N. Gray says, “needs are logical while wants and desires are sentimental and emotional.”

 

They might not have a need, but they might just have a want.

 

 

 

Push back against these four rejecting phrases, and watch what happens to your business.

 

I can guarantee that if you commit to questioning and responding to these 4 types of rejection instead of accepting them, you will increase business.

 

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10 Things that Successful Sales People Do That Failures Won’t

 

“The secret of success lies in forming the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.”     Albert E. N. Gray

 

Today I want to share some great words of wisdom on sales that form the base of my business and also will lead you into what our new sales group is doing.

 

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Each of these is meant to help you strengthen your sales process.

 

1/      Make the calls you are suppose to make today.

            No matter what else is going on.

            There are no excuses.

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2/      Do what you said you where going to do when you said you were going to do it.

In other words, schedule everything, and then execute your schedule.

Plan out tomorrow in detail, what you are going to do and when you are going to do it.  Then execute your plan and don’t let other people drive your day. 

 

3/      Stay focused on the sales

            As a sales person your job in to close business.

            There are so many distractions all around you.

            Ignore them.

 

Your job is to bring in business; everything else around you is secondary.  Successful sales people sell, and they sell big.  It really is that simple.

 

 

4/      Have a Positive Attitude and Take Positive Action

Successful people never let you know they are not on top of the situation.  They smile, they laugh they make your feel good.  They make you feel like everything is great.

 

            That is the attitude that closes business. 

            But don’t just have the attitude; instead turn the attitude into action.

It is one thing to have the attitude; it is another to do it in everything you do.

 

 

5/      If your company won’t buy it for you, buy it yourself.

            You are a sales person.

            You make money selling.

            If you have a problem because you lack a certain tool, go buy it.

            You get paid a commission.

            You have unlimited earning potential.

            If you really need it, it should be a no brainer.

 

 

6/      Prospect Everyday

            EVERYDAY!

            It doesn’t matter what else you have to do.

            Set aside 1 hour or more everyday and prospect.

            Period.

            If you fill the funnel, then overflow it, then make it run all over the place.

 

 

7/      Practice every day

            Know the script.

            Know the product.

            Know it inside, outside and around.

            Practice, practice, practice.

            Then do it again.

 

           

8/      Know the questions your prospect is going to ask.

            Research.

            Understand.

            Know what they are going to ask.

            Give them the answer in easy terms they understand.

            They should never ask a question you don’t have the answer to.

            They should never get an answer they don’t understand.

 

 

9/      Get to “Yes” or get to “No”

            It is easier to hang out in the middle.

            If the customer doesn’t say no, then they are still a prospect.

            Wrong.

            Go through you list.

            Ask yourself, and then ask them.

            Get to yes or get to no.

            Then get on with it.

 

           

10/    Your Day is not finished until the work is done.

            Sales people have unlimited income potential.

            That also means they have to work until the work is done.

            This is not 9-5.

            Successful sales people are always working.

They might be working in the islands in the South Caribbean but they are working.

            Don’t stop till you are done.

            The reward for great sales is unlimited.

            Stay and finish.

 

 

 

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“Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.”

From the book:  “The One Thing” by Gary Keller

 

Are you a multi-tasker and proud of it?

Are you the guy/girl chasing two rabbits at the same time and wondering why you are not catching either one?

Are you looking at your market as 1 inch thick and 100 miles wide – instead of focused on 1 inch wide and 100 miles deep?

 

In other words are you trying to do so much that all you end up doing is  “average?”  You know that nasty word that makes you like everyone else in your business?

 

Is your company “average?”

Doing OK!

Just strolling along?

 

Is that really where you want to be?  Or do you want to be a superstar?

If you want to play with the big boys and girls, then -

Stop.

 

Get focused.

Focus what you are doing.

And be amazed at what can happen to you and your organization.

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Today I want to share with you three keys to help you narrow your marketing focus.  Three things which will help you grow your business.

No, these are not all there is, but if you do these three, you will be amazed at the results – so give it a try.

 

1/       Select one industry/vertical market.

           

Pick a single vertical to start with.

Preferably a market that you know.

            One that you are already good at and working in.

 

            Or one you have great passion for and are ready to put all into.

 

            Then go out and put all of your time, energy and resources into that market. Become the expert in one thing!

Yes, you can still do work for everyone.

            But unless you are Pepsi or Microsoft, you cannot afford to marketing to all of them.

 

 

2/        Geography

            Pick a physical targeted area to sell into.

            Yes, I am a national speaker/coach.

            But I market in the Northeast.

            Because I am not “Apple” and I cannot afford to market everywhere.

 

            I can still do work for people from anywhere who call me but I do not market to them.

 

            Remember, you are not some major organization with unlimited funds.

 

            Your target might be just a 5-mile radius from where you are located.

            Or a city, a county, a state or even multiple states.

            Whatever area, get to know it and work it as your area.

 

 

3/        Size of the prospect – either dollars or number of employees

 

            Again, everyone cannot be your market.

            If you are a B to B company.

                        Then define your market by company size or number of employees.

            In almost all business, marketing to different size organizations takes different practices.

 

            If you are in B to C market:

                        Then income level might be your method to find and define your audience.  Again, it makes a difference.

 

When you single focus, you will be astonished by what will happen to your sales and marketing process and at how much more effective it will become.

 

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Be more Persistent, Consistent and Self-Disciplined.

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We always hear people talking about, “the problem” instead of spending their time, energy and focus trying to find the solution. 

 

Today, I want to help you to move from a problem focused environment to a solution focused environment.

 

This simple little process, which I call the key to the solution, will help you get to that environment.  The process simply moves you from the problem to figuring out the solution.  I know it sounds so simple, yet so often people get stuck in the problem and never move forward.  Hesitation is the arch nemesis of success.

 

Step 1:

Define the problem – Use 30 words or less. No need to be too detailed. State what the problem is and then leave it for now. 

 

Step 2:

Define Solutions – Based on the problem, move your focus to the solution.  Brainstorm, or if you are alone, mindstorm the problem.  Don’t judge, simple come up with solutions.  For the simple problems, 3-5 potential solutions will usually cover it.

For everything else, I suggest defining 20 solutions that could help you solve the problem.  Don’t stop short. 

 

Step 3:

Select a solution – Go through the 20, cross out all those that do not really work.  Combine all you can.  Keep eliminating and combining until only one solution remains.

 

Step 4:

Develop the solution – Write out, in as much detail as you need, the plan and how you will make it happen.  Including a time table, help needed, costs and all other important details.

 

Step 5:

Implement the solution – Do it.  Don’t think about it, don’t keep going around in circles about why you can’t.  You should have done all that while thinking in the selection process.  Now, simply implement and go for the gold.

 

So, your first question is likely, “Manny, is it really that easy?”

Yes, in fact, if you can make a decision, it is even easier.

 

Can anyone do it?

Yes.

 

What is the key?

Now you’ve hit the most critical piece.  You see, in each step and in the process as a whole, you must know how to make a decision.  I know that sounds simple, but so many of us struggle to pull the trigger.

 

If you cannot make a decision, you will continue thinking about what to do, while your competition has already done it.

 

As one of my great mentors taught me many years ago, “make a decision will you please, if you make a wrong decision, then you can simply make another one to correct it.  At least you are moving.  If you don’t make a decision, you will continue to stand still.”

 

Every day, problems come and go for all of us.  Those that are successful understand this and take action.  The rest get passed by.

 

Sometimes this can be done is a few moments.

Sometimes it takes much longer.

But the process is the process.

 

So, this week I want you to try these steps and see how they work for you.  Remember through, if you cannot make a decision, they will not work.  So commit to that first.

 

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To error is human—to forgive, canine.—Moksha McClure

Patience, persistence, and consistency – all traits of dogs.

 

They love you even when you are not feeling it; they wait for you when everyone else has gone. They know you will share with them if they hang around long enough and if not, they will go on and wait for next time.

Amazing: What can we learn from dogs when it comes to taking our sales game to the next level?  A full big punch. Today I want to share three simple things but know there are many more;

1.   They know you will do business with them eventually.

They believe you will take them out for a walk, that is why they sit there with a smile on their face or bring you the leash. 

Their tongue was hanging out, tail wagging and waiting on you and they wait.  They know they can out wait for you, and what happens is that eventually, you do give in to them.

Wow!

Do you do that when it comes to your prospects?  Customers?

Do you know they will do business with you eventually?

Do you believe it?

Are you patient enough?

Do you keep doing the little things to let them know you are there?

What if you did?

 

 

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When you come home, they greet you wagging their tail.  Even if you left mad at them.

When you are not feeling happy, they comfort you.

When you are mad, they try and cheer you up.

When you are mean to them, they still love you.

When you don’t have the time for them, they come back again later.

Now, what if?

What if you were more consistent with your prospects/customers?

Kept pushing forward believing they will be doing business with you and never giving up or getting angry.

Would you be closing a bunch more sales?

You may ignore your dog, but they bring a toy to you anyway.  You may have forgotten about them, then they rollover – can you rub my belly.  You are not interested, but they say, “come on just a minute with their eyes.”

What if you were always there for your customers?

Letting them know you want to do business with them, not that you would like to but that you want their business?

 

3.  They get excited when they get you to move.

Do you get excited when you close new business?

It doesn’t matter to your dog if it is just a pet on the head.

A small treat, A quick rub behind the ears they get so excited, wagging their tail. They have made progress, they have gotten you to move.4-up on 7-21-17 at 10.52 AM (compiled)

How excited did you get the last time you closed a deal?

When you got a little piece of the business, a crack in the door, an appointment that you have been trying for a long time to get.

Wow!  What if you got excited?

Would the customer/prospect see that?

Would it make a difference in getting business?

Dogs are great friends who can teach us a great deal about selling if we listen. Take a few minutes and see what you can learn about selling this week from your dog.

You might just take your sales to a whole new level. Want to learn more about taking your business to the next level of success. Please connect with me and schedule a 15-minute call you might just be amazed.

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