Weekly Sales Thoughts

Slow Turners (Issue 768)

In which we are reminded that some people need more time to decide, and we should engage with others while they do.   Read more »

Get Out Of Our Heads (Issue 767)

In which we, those of us who are introverts,  are reminded to get out of our heads to engage with others at all possible moments. Our first winter in the city of Cambridge. After last night’s swirling Nor’easter drove snow off the ocean through the Boston Harbor, this morning broke clear, still, and cold. While … Read more »

Focused Too Tight? (Issue 766)

In which we are reminded not to limit our explorations with clients and prospects to those issues in which they express interest or which they purchase. “You know how Amazon and others watch your purchases and start to push you things they think you’d be interested in?” asked one of my friends. “Yes,” I allowed, … Read more »

Ask First… (Issue 765)

Yet one more time… In which we are reminded to clarify before we pitch Read more »

Conversation Starter (Issue 764)

In which we are reminded that conversations with strangers are easier than we make them… if we would just start. Read more »

Swimming in Sauce (Issue 763)

In which we are reminded to close the gap between “marketing hype” and what our product teams actually deliver. Read more »

(Maintaining A) Wide View (Issue 762)

In which we are reminded that, if we want our clients to embrace us as advisors, it helps to maintain a wide view of what’s happening the in the business world. Read more »

When the Baby’s Ugly (Issue 761)

In which we are reminded not to call another person’s baby ugly… even if…. Read more »

Layers of Flavor (Issue 760)

In which we are challenged to communicate the experiential aspects of our products to distinguish them and stimulate client hunger for them. Read more »

Burnt Sugar (Issue 759)

In which we are encouraged to develop a clear distinction, no matter how small, to differentiate ourselves from others and attract referrals. Read more »

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