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Act Sooner

The Sales Blog

Acting sooner is better than acting later. The post Act Sooner appeared first on The Sales Blog. Begin nurturing your dream clients sooner. The longer you wait to engage with your very best (even if they’re your coldest prospective customers) the longer it will take you to win their business. Start nurturing sooner. Bring your resources to bear on an opportunity sooner.

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Ask or Act? The Different Levels of Initiative

The Productivity Pro

Better to act and take a risk than sit there and do nothing. “ When you believe in what you’re doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference. ” —Samuel Dash, American law professor and chief council of the Senate Watergate Hearings in 1974. They tell you it’s the only real way to become 100% committed to your organization and “own” your job. The Bitter Truth.

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Acting Exercise for Sales: Your Physical Warm-Up

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting Exercises Planning Act like a sales pro Acting Exercise for Sales acting toolbox Julie Hansen Physical Warm-Up sales skills sales techniques sales tips“Tension is the occupational disease of the actor.

Sales Today Is Truly a Balancing Act

Increase Sales

This is why emails, direct mail, phone calls, face to face meetings as well as social media all become a balancing act to get the attention of the sales leads. This morning I received some sales research about customer trends in the financial industry. Credit www.gratisography.com. Source Nielsen 2015 Financial Channel Track) One out of three people still want that human touch.

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Acting Exercise for Sales: Your Warm-Up

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting Exercises Acting tip Storytelling Act like a sales pro business charm first impressions impression Julie Hansen presence presentation skills rapport sales sales skills sales techniques sales tips sales training salesperson selling selling skills selling techniques selling tipsShe would run through her client notes in the elevator, [.].

Smart Marketers Acting Stupidly

Partners in Excellence

Before I go any further, I know there are some detractors out there who will claim, “Smart Marketers,” is an oxymoron–something like military intelligence or sales professional (I tossed that in out of a sense of fair play.). They are all the same mail, directed to different people. They are thoughtful, smart people, focused on strong customer engagement and building the brand. 

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The Civil Rights Act Hasn’t Failed Us, We’re Failing the Civil Rights Act

A Sales Guy

It was the Civil Rights Act. None the less, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forced the south and all other states to eradicate all systemic laws or policies that discriminated based on race, color or creed. That’s two generations and unfortunately we (the black community) have not truly capitalized on the opportunity afforded us by the 1964 Civil Rights Act and.

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You Have to Act the Part to Become the Part

Sales and Management Blog

We had a coach who would tell us that in order to become the player we wanted to be, we had to act the part to become the part—that is, we had to act like good football players in order to become good football players. Acting the part didn’t mean trash talking, acting like the school stud, or grandstanding.  He would never put up with someone putting on airs, demanding special treatment, or getting too big for their britches. . Acting the part meant imitating the play of a quality player—doing those things that the good players do that make them good. .

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Act the Part to Become the Part

Sales and Management Blog

My answer  to them is simple:”Act the part to become the part;” that is, do the things successful salespeople do and act the way successful salespeople act and you’ll stand a very good chance of becoming successful also. As soon as I make that statement I know what I’ll hear: “How am I supposed to act like that when I’m new and just started?”. “I can’t act like that because I don’t know what I’m doing.”. That’s crazy.  I can’t act like I’m successful when I’m just barely getting along.”. “If I act like I’m successful I wouldn’t be being genuine.”.

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When Buyer and Seller Act as Partners, They are Building a Bridge to Profitability

Jonathan Farrington

As I have said on numerous occasions, sales success today demands a radical shift from the “peddler” mentality of merely demonstrating products and expanding on their features. It requires treating the customer as a participant. More often than not, a “flashy” sales presentation alone alienates rather than persuades. The best salespeople regard the sales call as a two-way conversation – not a one sided pitch. In addition, how a salesperson collects information still distinguishes exceptional achievers from the rest of the pack. The key word here is symbiotic. Since the arrival of Sales 2.0

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Acting on Customer Feedback

The 1to1 Media Blog

Customer feedback is an incredibly precious resource that organizations should be tapping into, understanding, and then leveraging insights to make changes within their systems. While many companies understand this, the challenge is turning a theoretic concept into an actionable strategy that leads to business benefits.

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The 3 Acts of Sales Showmanship

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Uncategorized Act like a sales pro business charm first impressions impression Julie Hansen presence presentation skills rapport sales sales skills sales techniques sales tips sales training salesperson selling selling skills selling techniques selling tipsBefore he goes in to see a client or prospect, one of the most successful salespeople I know says to himself:  “It’s showtime!”  Don’t worry.  I am not suggesting you burst into song or pull out the tap shoes at your next appointment. 

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The 12 Be’s for a Memorable First Impression: Act 1

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

Planning Act like a sales pro first impressions Julie Hansen presence presentation skills rapport sales sales skills sales techniques sales tips sales training selling selling skills selling techniques selling tips seven secondsSheryl begins her sales pitch. As she reads from a PowerPoint slide, her voice is tentative, her delivery wooden, and her body language stiff. crucial seven seconds has passed, and Sheryl is just now becoming more animated, adding gestures, finding her voice, and finally injecting personality into her presentation. But it’s too late. She [.].

ACT 49

Random Acts of Kindness Spur Small Business Growth

Increase Sales

Today is Valentine’s Day in which good emotions are shared through the sending of cards, gifts to even random acts of kindness. What would happen if sales professionals would embrace more random acts of kindness? Random acts of kindness are the transference of feelings. Would there be more small business growth? Would there be stronger customer loyalty? Share on Facebook.

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Words Matter. Act Like It.

Dan Waldschmidt

So it’s important to act like words matter. You don’t need to act fearfully. Act like it. So act like it. In early 335 B.C., Alexander the Great began his quest for world domination.  No other ruler had the passion for conquest like Alexander. Not even his father, Philip II of Macedon, who had expanded the Greek empire further than any king before him. After ten years of fighting, Alexander arrived at the edge of India without having lost a single battle. The problem was that men were tired. will make those those who go the envy of those who stay.”.

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A CAN-SPAM Act Refresher

Inside Campaigner

The CAN-SPAM Act is subject to penalties of up to $16,000, so non-compliance can be costly. If you are new to email marketing or simply need a refresher on the CAN-SPAM Act, then Campaigner® presents these seven reminders on how to remain compliant with your email marketing campaigns: #1 Email envelop information must be accurate. But following the law isn’t complicated.

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When the Buyer and Seller Act as Partners, They are Building a Bridge to Profitability

Jonathan Farrington

As I have said on numerous occasions, sales success to-day demands a radical shift from the ‘peddler’ mentality of merely demonstrating products and expanding on their features. It requires treating the customer as a participant. More often than not, a ‘flashy’ sales presentation alone alienates rather than persuades. Successful selling is definitely not about the “hit and run” sale.

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Sales Motivation Video: You’re Not a Victim. Don’t Act Like One.

The Sales Hunter

Too many salespeople have a victim mentality and focus negatively on their circumstances. Don’t let that be you! You are not a victim.  No matter what you are facing, choose to use your challenges to motivate you toward greatness. Check out the video to see what I mean: Copyright 2015, Mark Hunter […]. Blog leadership Professional Selling Skills Sales Motivation sales leader sales leadership sales motivation

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Act Before They Are Ready

The Sales Blog

The post The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Act Before They Are Ready appeared first on The Sales Blog. Hustlers take action before they are ready. Getting Ready to Get Ready. The would-be hustler spends a lot of time getting ready to get ready. They believe that they aren’t quite ready yet. They aren’t confident that they can succeed. Would-be hustlers get stuck in this loop. Don’t look back.

ACT 18

Get the Appointment using the Actor’s “Moment Before”

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting Exercises Acting tip Planning Act like a sales pro Business Baggage first impressions Julie Hansen motivation presence sales sales motivation sales skills sales techniques sales tips selling skills selling techniques selling tips success “Moment Before

A Shared Trait of Customer Champions: Gathering and Acting on Customer Insights

The 1to1 Media Blog

They also listen to and act on customer feedback. This week, as we recognize and celebrate the 2015 1to1Media Customer Champions, it's a reminder of the communal characteristics that are shared by customer advocates. They place customers at the center of their strategic efforts. In addition, Customer Champions also gather customer insights from a variety of sources in order to better understand what customers want and to continually improve upon the customer experience. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog.

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How to Get People to Open and Act on Your Emails

No More Cold Calling

Shift the focus of your emails to your prospect (it’s not about you) and watch your sales take off! In keeping with my theme of “Get Personal,” I’m sharing with you a blog by email marketing and copywriting guru, Ivan Levison. Ivan is king when it comes to content. Change your message from one that’s all about you, what you want, and what you offer. It was an all-text lead-generation email.

ACT 52

5 Quick Acting Lessons for Sales Pros

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

Uncategorized Act like a sales pro acting cold calling improv Julie Hansen objections sales sales techniques selling selling powerUnless they’re Brad Pitt or Meryl Streep, most actors must audition for every role they get.  When competing against hundreds of other actors, they have to find ways to quickly stand out and convince the casting director that they are right for the part.  As salespeople, you are also on an audition of sorts and [.].

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Sales & Marketing Trends to Act On in 2014

Buyer Zone's Lead Generation Blog

“This year will be owned by the quickest to act,” says Roger Donoghue, National Sales Manager at BuyerZone. The post Sales & Marketing Trends to Act On in 2014 appeared first on About Leads. So, I asked BuyerZone’s sales team what trends and/or predictions they think are the most important to pay attention to. That’s right, they can’t. at their homes. 

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6 Tips for Preventing Sales “Stage” Fright

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

“If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.” ~ Katharine Hepburn Whether you are making a presentation to a crowd of three-hundred or an intimate group of three, the symptoms of stage fright, or performance anxiety, may strike. They vary from person to person, but may include: shortness [.].

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Act With a Sense of Urgency

The Sales Blog

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Act With a Sense of Urgency is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Hustlers act with a sense of urgency. The pressure to act never has to be applied by outside forces of any kind, not a parent, not a boss, not a client. A non-hustler will get to things in due time. Anthony Iannarino. You can tell a hustler from a non-hustler by the way that they walk. A non-hustler is moving forward, but not very quickly, and with no apparent purpose. And this is one of the defining differences between hustlers and non-hustlers: a sense of urgency.

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ACT Sales 25

The Pipeline ? Talking Long-Term ? Acting Short-Term ? Sales.

The Pipeline

Talking Long-Term – Acting Short-Term – Sales eXchange – 109. Specifically, the tendency to talk long-term, but act short-term; the effect of which is usually negative on results. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. Subscribers. Subscribe by Email. We take privacy seriously. Your email address will not be shared. Sign up for our Email Newsletter. July 2011.

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Emotion + Risk in Getting Buyers to React and Act! (#video)

The Pipeline

Today we look at the roles played risk and emotion in getting buyers to not only react, but act. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Today I feature the third excerpt from my discussion with Ago Cluytens , for one his Coaching Masters Series interviews.  Two things that get reactions every time are risk and emotion. Always open to comments and views. What’s in Your Pipeline?

Reach, Now Available to Everyone, ACT NOW!

A Sales Guy

ACT NOW! The newsprint industy is dying because they aren’t making any money. The lack of advertising is a symptom of the bigger problem. The bigger problem is newspapers don’t have the reach they once had. Over hundred years ago, newspapers made millions and then eventually billions because of their reach. Papers were the only way to connect with the population. Then came radio, and then TV. Those mediums eventually reached the world and advertisers paid for that reach. Reach is the greatest asset rarely discussed. Reach is worth billions. Today, reach is just as valuable.

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5 Acting Fixes for Your Boring Web Presentation

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

Salespeople and prospective buyers don’t always see eye to eye, but there is one thing they typically agree on:  On-line presentations have all the sizzle of a week-old soda. The problem is that most sellers are used to adjusting their content for each prospect, but rarely adjust the way that they deliver that content. And [.].

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A Sales Lesson from The Wolf of Wall Street

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

While millions of honest people make their living in sales, … Continue reading → ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Objections Planning Julie Hansen leonardo dicaprio sales sales presentation sales techniques selling techniques selling tips wolf of wall street

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Get the Appointment by Expanding Your Expectations

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting Exercises Acting tip Objections Planning Storytelling“I want to top expectations. want to blow you away.” ”   – Quentin Tarantino A Tale of Two Expectations: Lets look at an everyday scenario, like starting your car: In the first scenario, your car’s been running just fine.

ACT 53

Navigating the Affordable Care Act: Focusing on the Customer Experience

The 1to1 Media Blog

1to1 Media''s Tom Hoffman speaks with David May, Director, Contact Center for Lafayette, LA at the Schumacher Group regarding approaches that healthcare companies will need to take to become more customer centric as the Affordable Care Act leads to greater competition for the business of individual consumers. customercarestrategies customercentricityinhealthcare healthcare

The 12 Be’s for a Memorable First Impression: Act 2

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

Planning Act like a sales pro business charm first impressions impression Julie Hansen presence presentation skills rapport sales sales skills sales techniques sales tips sales training salesperson selling selling skills selling techniques selling tips seven secondsExperts say that we form a first impression in as little as seven seconds. Most salespeople fail to make a memorable first impression.

Empathy: Step into your Customer’s Shoes with “The Magic IF”

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

That’s the essence of my acting. I’m interested in what it would be like to be you.” ~ Meryl Streep How did Daniel Day Lewis portray Abraham Lincoln and Meryl Streep play Margaret Thatcher with such depth and authenticity? ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting tip Sales Exercise Storytelling acting Julie Hansen role play sales skills sales techniques sales tips storytelling

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Want More Appointments? Cue the Suspense, Mystery and Intrigue!

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting Exercises Acting tip Storytelling acting for sales Julie Hansen sales tips“There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?” ” ~ Woody Allen Many salespeople make one common mistake when trying to get an appointment: They provide too much information.   Of course we should announce ourselves and explain why we’re calling, but don’t turn this into a two-minute [.].

Building Rapport… When All Else Fails!

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting tip Storytelling Act like a sales pro Julie Hansen sales techniques sales tips selling tips success“The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’”   Bette Davis Oh, if we could only work with customers we like, what a wonderful world it would be. Just like actors who [.].

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Sales Motivation: What Are You Fighting For?

Julie Hansen's Sales Blog

ACT Like a Sales Pro Tip Acting tip Sales Exercise Storytelling Julie Hansen Michael Shurtleff motivation sales Yoda“Do or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda Anna really wanted to sell more, but her actions proved otherwise. Most of her free time was spent on other interests like yoga, book club and catching up on favorite television shows.

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Rapport Building – Step 8: Act Relaxed

Tom Hopkins

It's important to appear relaxed in selling situations even when you are new and a little bit (or a lot) nervous. Practice strategies for putting yourself at ease so you can pass that along to your buyers. Related posts: Rapport Building – Step 6: Finding Common Ground. Rapport Building – Step 7: Giving Sincere Compliments. Rapport Building – Step 2: Remembering Names. Initial Contact Selling Skills building rapport client contact client fears initial contact making people comfortable sales skills selling skills selling yourself talking with clients

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Rapport Building – Step 8: Act Relaxed

Tom Hopkins

It's important to appear relaxed in selling situations even when you are new and a little bit (or a lot) nervous. Practice strategies for putting yourself at ease so you can pass that along to your buyers. Related posts: Rapport Building – Step 6: Finding Common Ground. Rapport Building – Step 7: Giving Sincere Compliments. Rapport Building – Step 2: Remembering Names. Initial Contact Selling Skills building rapport client contact client fears initial contact making people comfortable sales skills selling skills selling yourself talking with clients

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