Take the Path of Most Resistance

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Electricity follows the path of least resistance. So does water. And so do too many salespeople. Your very best prospects already have a partner who provides them with whatever it is that you sell. They trust that partner, and as far as they know, they are completely satisfied. … [Read more...]

Video: What Are Dream Clients?

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Why Your Dream Client Refuses Your Request for a Meeting

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Wasted Time: Your dream clients refuses to give you their time because they suspect that you will waste it. They have experience that suggests that this is true. Salespeople visit with no plan, no real idea as to what they want, and no plan to create value. So, they refuse … [Read more...]

How to Measure the ROI on Social Selling

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Maybe you’re having trouble proving the return on your investment of time and energy in social selling. Let's see how social stacks up. Your ROI on Activities What is your return on investment for sending a thank you card to a prospect that took your call or connected you with … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I See You?

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My client said, “Why can’t I see you.” The reason he couldn’t see me is rather simple. I called him from my cellular phone, and I was driving the through Starbucks. The phone was on the seat next to me. He expected to see me because I called him over Skype, and we almost … [Read more...]

Who Will You Be This Week?

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It’s a brand new week. Who will you be this week? Will you be the person that you promise yourself you’ll be? Or will you be the person who breaks those promises? Will you be the person who keeps the promise to block the time they need to prospect, to open relationships, and … [Read more...]

Episode 25 – On New Sales Simplified with Mike Weinberg

I wrote the foreword for my friend Mike Weinberg’s book, New Sales Simplified. If I would have known that the book was going to drive so much business to his door that I’d have to beg to bring him to show up here for a podcast, I might have locked him into a contract. Everyone … [Read more...]

Your Problem Is Opportunity Acquisition

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The biggest challenge in sales today is opportunity acquisition. Period. Your dream clients are busier than ever. They are doing more with fewer resources than ever. They don’t have time to waste with salespeople that are not prepared to create value. Even though your dream … [Read more...]

Episode 23 – RSVP Selling with Tony Hughes

My friend Gerhard Gschwandtner introduced me to Tony Hughes. We recorded a video together. Then Tony and I connected using the social channels and old-school email. I had to fly through Sydney for a speaking engagement, and Tony picked me up the airport and took me to … [Read more...]

Everything Looks Like a Meal to a Starving Man

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The hungrier you get, the more willing you are to eat something that isn’t really good for you. If you’re starving, all of your discipline around eating goes straight out the window, doesn’t it? That’s why you’re not supposed to wait until you are starving to eat (and why you … [Read more...]

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