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How Often Do You Thank Your Clients?

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of spending an hour with a group of men discussing gratitude -- its role in our lives, how we should be teaching it to our children, its role in our religion (it was a prayer group) -- and that got me to thinking … [Read more...]

4 Things You Can Do To Immediately Improve Your Sales Prospecting

Let's face it. Every second you spend sales prospecting that doesn't result in a sale or the creation of a long-term Social Agent relationship is basically wasted time. So today, let's talk about the four things you can do immediately to improve your … [Read more...]

How You Can Leverage Empathy Based Sales Techniques to Schedule More Face-to-Face Meetings With Sales Prospects

What Are The Advantages of Face-to-Face Meetings? While everyone loves the ability of technology to scale our sales efforts, save time and my personal favorite, call on sales prospects all around the globe while sleeping in my own bed each night, … [Read more...]

What Prince Can Teach You About Ad Agency Business Development

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository Prince wasn't just a great singer, he was also a great sales prospecting philosopher. Don't believe me? Let's look at two of his songs and how he contrasts the painful traditional ad agency … [Read more...]

How To Get People To Pay Attention To You

Getting and maintaining a consumers' or sales prospects' attention. It's the single hardest and most important step in any sales process. So how, in a digitally centric, content overload world do you actually do it?  Getting A Sales Prospect's … [Read more...]

How to Quickly Create Empathy-Based Connections With Sales Prospects

Can you pick my passions? Recently during the Q&A after my Turning Conversations Into Customers webinar, one of the attendees asked, "Do you have any suggestions for quickly creating empathy with sales prospects?" I didn't have a good, quick … [Read more...]

The Three Worst Pieces of Sales Advice I’ve Ever Heard

I recently found some sales training advice from a "world class sales trainer." Honestly, I don't even know where to start other than to say, please in the name of all that is holy, never teach these things during your sales training. Only Focus … [Read more...]

How Do You Turn Conversations Into Customers?

Do you hate sales prospecting? Making cold calls. Sending cold emails. Interrupting folks in their social media inboxes? All in the name of effective sales prospecting... because you know... it's a numbers game. If you're ready to be done with that … [Read more...]

Are You Ready To Make Your Sales Prospecting Painless?

Well it's only taken me about a year to finally launch our first free email based social selling sales prospecting course. But today, it's finally up and running and you're invited to sign up for the course. Here's what you'll receive after you sign … [Read more...]

The Power Of Sincerity

I had a conversation this morning with a salesperson about social selling vs traditional selling. As he lamented how his company needed to catch-up to the social selling wave, I mentioned that he might actually be ahead vs behind the curve. Here's … [Read more...]