Yield Is A Year 'Round Activity

In which we consider that managing the yield from our sales activities is an “every month” focus. My son is preparing college applications. With anywhere from three to ten or more students applying for each seat in an entering class, the college application process is my son’s first major sales job. Read more »

You Wouldn't Want To Do That

In which we are reminded to ask a question and clarify before expressing a point of view. We have the possibility of bunking and entertaining some ‘snooty’ out of town guests. They asked us to reserve space in a snooty hotel. Oh, joy. Read more »

If They Don't Want to Go There

In which we discuss what to do if a client doesn’t want to answer questions about details. Last week, we suggested… “When we’re selling products or processes that improve our clients’ operations (from cash management to document processing to any number of industrial products)…. Read more »

Tic, Tic, Tic

In which we are reminded to clean up distracting physical habits. I frowned. Multiple times, I guess. Afterwards, a few of the people in the meeting I was leading commented, “When I asked questions, Nick frowned. I felt like I was asking dumb questions.” Read more »

It's Just a Phase You're Going Through

In which we’re encouraged to acknowledge our clients’ stories so they’re sure we’ve heard them. As last week came to Friday, many conversations ended with the suggestion, “Have a happy Easter.” Several of us announced that we were headed to dinner tables set by our mothers or mothers in law. Celtic Grammas, it turns out, … 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 »

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