Tag Archives: Success

Conversations Start Commerce

“Have I got a deal for you!!” This fast-talking salesman reflects a comical stereotype that suggests that business deals include sales professionals talking an unsuspecting customer into buying what they really do not need. Like many stereotypes, a piece of … Continue reading

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Storytelling Produces More Than A Happy Ending

Once upon a time, I win! That is the whole story. This short story completely summarizes the emotion, tension and finality of an epic adventure. From a business perspective, a great story incorporates a foundation for intelligent planning, strategic processes … Continue reading

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Find The YES In The Room

Ultimately, finding the “Yes” in the room focuses on establishing common ground. The sooner that the seller can identify the most valued benefits for the buyer, the quicker the buyer can establish closing. Time is a crucial factor in any transaction. The quickest, best offer does not necessarily win the deal. Yet, locating the “Yes” from both sides of the transaction communicates knowledge and value so that the transaction can conclude. Continue reading

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The True You Comes Through

Realize even in connecting with organizations where models and quantitative analysis drive decisions, people who are led by their emotions and biases are building these models. The human condition is inescapable in commerce. Consequently, the individual contacts and their personalities never stray too far. Continue reading

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Did You Catch That? Sales via Ears, Eyes, Heart

Ultimately, securing the better of any deal relies on acquiring better information. Words, body language, eye contact, even perspiration all provide clues to the transaction’s true value. Continue reading

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Growth Now! Then Connect!

This is a big deal! You have completed the preparation. You have gone through the checklist. You have adrenaline rushing through your body. You realize that you are about to jump out of the plane. After every bit of planning … Continue reading

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Business Planning, Then Pivot

A good plan is a good start. However, it does not put points on th board. In the case where the enterprise start to score, there is not enough, fast enough! Continue reading

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Power Partners, Profiles And People

Super-successful business professionals continuously brag about their networks. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is an oldie but goodie among business people. However, in the trenches of commerce, it is actually less who you know, but who knows you! Regardless … Continue reading

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Profits In Panels

  Who has close, revenue-generating, business contacts that they have only seen from the waist up? A generation ago, relationships developed over the phone; not just business contacts or referral partners, but genuine relationships. The magic is the human connection! … Continue reading

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Personal Branding – Know Who You Are!

“I need to see Mr. Big! He is NOT expecting me!”, the loud visitor announced to an appalled administrative assistant. A well-polished gentleman had just exited a downtown high-rise’s elevator and glided toward the reception area. His untucked fitted shirt … Continue reading

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