Category Archives: Client Relationships

This Network Is Hard Work

Everyone notices the great schmoozers in the middle of a crowd roaring with laughter. Bystanders are quick to praise their networking skills. Their storytelling holds audiences hostage. They always have the right punch line at the right time. They are … Continue reading

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Success Abhors a Vacuum

“Success leaves clues.” is a popular statement attributed to Tony Robbins, a legendary motivator, trainer and success guru. The point encourages his audience to be intentional in identifying goals and to pursue them relentlessly. From a business growth perspective, the … Continue reading

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Three Storytelling Tips to Get Others to Sell You

Great sales professionals know referrals are a powerful way to generate enormous sales results. Other successful sales professionals quickly point to the importance of storytelling. Recognizing that both approaches feature interpersonal relationships, exchanged value, and direct communication, their proven results … Continue reading

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Marketing is Strategic, Selling is Tactical

When business leaders’ conversations turn to marketing, hands begin to wave, voices start to rise, glances reflect skyward as speakers desperately seek to communicate clarity and grasp understanding. Quantitative professionals will introduce algorithms and statistics trying to calculate causal relations … Continue reading

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Everybody Wants To Close But No One Wants to Prospect

Sales professionals love winning new clients, accolades, and rewards! Unfortunately, the adoration only appears after lots of faith, toil, and sacrifice. Legendary blues singer, Albert King, captured the sentiment when he sang, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody … Continue reading

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Selective Selling Is Storytelling

Imagine a sales professional is granted one customer for the entire year. Who does she select? Is it the market leader? The prospect with the biggest budget? The deal where she has invested the most time and energy? No. No. … Continue reading

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Progressive Selling is Storytelling

Sales professionals love commissions! Moreso, they love long-term deals that continue to deliver commissions. If business-to-business sales reflected the movie business, sales professionals would only want to produce sequels. Consequently, success requires storytelling talent that have prospects anticipating the next … Continue reading

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