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Are You REALLY Listening?
Being a good listener requires more than just keeping quiet while the other person is talking. Do you hear everything that is being said? Do you understand it completely?Here are some tips on how to become a more effective listener:FOCUS in on the basic message.
6 Ways To Get More From Your Promotions
1. Settle On The Right Way ForwardThe purpose of your promotions is to get more sales, not to soley enhance the image of you or your company.
How to Set Appointments
The Importance of setting appointments is crucial to running a business. They are the key to a successful business.
How To Sell Your Products or Services on Value And Stop Selling On Price Alone
Have you ever met with, or talked to a prospect that wasn't ready to buy what you had to offer? What did you do with that prospects? Most sales gurus of the 1980's and 90's wrote books that told you to move on to the next prospect who is ready to buy now, and not waste your time on those that aren't ready yet.Here's the wrong assumption to make in that situation.
Why I Hate (Most) Benefit Statements
Benefits are what motivate people to purchase from you, right? Not exactly. Just last week I was reviewing a rundown of product benefits with a client who is putting a new prospecting program together.
The Benefits of Buying Used Store Fixtures
The difference between antique or vintage store fixtures and used store fixtures is simple: antique fixtures have a classic look and style. In many cases they are brand new but manufactured in a style of the past such as deco or minimalist.
Selling Your Business - Step by Step Process
So it's finally come time to sell the business. After investing years of your time and uncounted thousands of dollars, it has become successful, providing for your needs and wants, and it's time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
A Brief History of the Sales Profession
The formula for defining a "profession" is similar throughout many disciplines, including: accounting, education, engineering, law and medicine. These professions all have codes of ethical conduct, a definition of their scope, and standards of practice for their members, which include some or all aspects of academic preparation, accreditation, certification and/or licensing.
How To Get Face To Face Over The Phone
One disadvantage of selling by telephone is the lack of face to face contact.When you are sitting with a prospect it is much easier to read there body language.
Here's a chilling thought. If you were to die tomorrow, would you have the same two regrets that many business people share?According to a study, just before people die, if they express any regrets at all, those regrets tend to fall into two categories.
How To Get Rich Giving Away Something Free
The best of all worlds is to have a product you can give away free and still make money. That world exists.
Grow Your Business By Increasing the Value of Each Sale - 29 Ideas to Spur Your Brain
There are 3 ways to grow any business:- Get more customers- Get more from each sale- Sell to each customer more frequently.That's it - everything else boils down to some variation of these 3 activities.
Caring - The Secret Sales Strategy
Sales information resource Just Sell, calls caring "sales love". Here's the meaning:Sales love ('sAlz - luv): noun: 1: unselfish and loyal care for the good of a customer, prospect, reseller, and/or team member.
Why There Will Always Be High Paying Sales Jobs
With the dot.com revolution crushing once solid business models on an almost daily basis, the question surely crosses one's mind "am I next?".
Open Your Introduction With A Firecracker Moment
The number one requirement, whether you are a business owner or an employee, is to be able to say what you do, and say it with influencing results. Through testing, I have seen, experienced, and received feedback that an elevator speech no longer works.
An Introduction to Store Fixtures
Everybody is familiar with the old retail chant, "Location, location, location!" It speaks volumes about making the right decisions from the start to make your retail establishment a success. Once you've decided what it is your store is offering to the general public, the next step you'll take is finding the right location.
Whats the Secret to Repeat Business?
When you think about ways to gain repeat business from your customers, you probably turn your thoughts to marketing efforts such as advertising, public relations and other means that will allow you to repeatedly be seen. However, without one particular element included in your plan, your efforts to entice customers to buy over and over will fail.
Long Sales Letters vs. Short Sales Letters
Everywhere I turn, I'm being asked to weigh in on the issue of whether copy should be long or short in a sales letter. I receive countless newsletters on copywriting and marketing, and they are all still debating the issue.
10 Incredible Ways To Sell Your Products Now
1. Make your reader visualize they have already bought your product in your ad.
Ten Quick Etiquette Tips for Business Lunches
Knowing what to do when meeting a prospective client forlunch, or going to lunch with the boss or colleague can beconfusing at times. Here is a quick list of items toremember: 1.
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