What Makes A Rock Star A Rock Star?

Posted October 28, 2010

Your boss approaches with that “I got an idea” look, only this time you don’t fake an “I gotta thing” response and you hear them out. They tell you that they are looking to expand the sales team and are writing an ad for the job boards. So far, they’ve been able to write the … continue reading »

Twitter . . . Its More Than "What's For Dinner"

Posted October 27, 2010

There comes a time with every tried and true cliché that even the mere mention of it becomes like nails on a chalkboard or even an annoying relative that keeps inviting himself over for dinner. I’d say we are rapidly approaching that point with a Twitter Fallacy that’s fit for a rumor mill on steroids. … continue reading »

A Painfully Simple "Value" Question

Posted October 27, 2010

Buried deep inside the “Who’d a Thunk It” file is a rather simple question that can make the difference between pass and fail. Do you talk about this elusive thing called “value” or do you demonstrate it? In what ways do you demonstrate your value? Do you personally demonstrate your value or do you rely … continue reading »

You're Too High Dude!

Posted October 26, 2010

With a title like that, I’m itching for a random drug test at work tomorrow but what the heck. Here are some situations where you might just be Too High! 1)    Too High With Regard To Decision Makers: From Day 1 in sales, we were taught that we should start with the highest level of … continue reading »

Your Lesson Needs To Be Discovered!

Posted October 26, 2010

So it’s the end of the day and you head back to your life. What did you learn today? What did you do well? What could use a little love? Most of all . . . What “lessons” have been deposited in your developmental bank account? Note: The balance doesn’t show until you acknowledge them! … continue reading »

An Opportunity For "Wow"!

Posted October 25, 2010

Sometimes we go over the top with our efforts during the courtship and then quickly fall into assumption that all is well during the marriage. I think its about time we had a chat about Client/Jedi Performance Reviews where you get together regularly with your clients and review the following: 1)    Needs Analysis: That’s not … continue reading »

A Simple Personal Branding Tip!

Posted October 25, 2010

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that we all should have some kind of personal website, blog etc where people can get to know us. But what if you don’t have one? There’s a simple fix. Take your Linkedin profile and make that your portal to “learning more about me”. Here’s what you can do … continue reading »

Rethinking The Lemons To Lemonade Thing

Posted October 24, 2010

There’s nothing worse than getting a groin kick from life and then having someone regurgitate some positive thinking cliché ad nauseam. You know: “You gotta make the most of it” “Somebody has a case of the ‘Mondays’” Note: I hope nobody actually says that but wasn’t that a cool scene in Office Space? “You have … continue reading »

Presenting Your Solutions With Impact!

Posted October 23, 2010

In this week’s podcast, we talk about 6 ways you can present solutions with a higher degree of impact! Here’s a sneak peak! 1)  Get your prospect back into “state”. When I say “state” I mean back to the point where they expressed emotions about either fixing something that’s broken or embracing an opportunity. The … continue reading »

Rushing Passed "Human"!

Posted October 22, 2010

A few weeks ago I found myself rushing to catch a train to New York City. The funny part was that I was not only early, I now found myself rushing to catch the earlier train. All so I could get to the city even earlier . . . to wait to meet a friend … continue reading »

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