Behind On Your Goals or Need Inspiration? Sell Like Louis Armstrong

My friend The Irreverent Sales Girl (ISG), whose identity remains stealthily behind her mask, inspired me last night with the first line from her post, “You today have 31 days to meet your first quarter goal.” My keyboard must have been possessed, because the next think I saw was my comment “31 days to surpass...” ISG generously replied, “RIGHT! You said it better.” Then I remembered an … [Read more...]

“Selling Fearlessly: A Master Salesman’s Secrets for the One-Call-Close Salesperson” by Bob Terson – Book Review

If you’ve ever had any fears during a sale or about your sales ability, you’re not alone. There were times in my early days of selling when I wondered if I chose the wrong career. Mentors and writers like Bob Terson taught me how to overcome my fears and become a top performer. How do you become a top performing salesperson or develop top performing salespeople? … [Read more...]

Sushi Chefs & Salespeople

I love watching a great sushi chef at work, so I sit at the sushi bar. They are masterful, food artisans that create with exquisite detail, care, and enthusiasm. The sushi chef knows that's why you're sitting at their bar, and usually, the patrons at the bar get better cuts, and a more decorative presentation, and ornately cut oranges for dessert. The chef's tip jar gets filled and they get a big … [Read more...]

Enthusiasm is the lever that moves a sale

Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." Enthusiasm is the lever that moves a sale. … [Read more...]