Positioning Value

It’s Good To Have A System

….In which we discuss the importance of systematic follow up. Two months ago, on May 29, I shared a story about Kevin-the-carpet-guy who called my office phone with the following message. “Hi, this is Kevin, and I’m in the carpet and upholstery cleaning and duct and vent cleaning business.” Read more »

Earthquake Impact

In which we offer three ways to present your value proposition to clients and prospects. A couple of weeks ago, sleeping peacefully on day five of my vacation, I was jarred awake by an earthquake. BAM! The building in which I was sleeping rocked hard for a second. Read more »

The Job Interview

….In which we discuss preparing to “get hired” by your prospects. Your first few (one, two, ten) sales calls on a prospect are a job interview. You’re wanting to be “hired” by your prospect. How do you view and prepare for these calls? Read more »

Leopard Spots

In which we discuss the importance of understanding how people buy…. really. Will the leopard change its spots? No. Will a transactional buyer (who want low price, low hassle buying) change his or her preferences? Don’t hold your breath. Read more »

A Matter of Trust

In which we’re reminded: It isn’t so much about ‘what you say.’  It’s about ‘who you’re being.’ In clinics and sales training sessions, I am often asked, “What can we say to our clients so they’ll trust us?” the askers thinking that I might give them verbal pixie dust – quick turns of phrase or … Read more »