The cardinal sin of selling is not knowing when to walk away. Learn how to avoid unhappy deals so you can sell more efficiently and perfect your trade-craft.
All companies need to stay fresh. Every organization wants its brand wants to be viable. Being viable requires a strong value proposition, good quality products and services, and clever marketing. Staying viable also requires a crystal ball. It’s impossible to predict the future regarding the competition, technology, internal surprises, and just plain bad luck. Don’t […]
This email made our day here in the office: Hi, Rene! I hope you’re doing well! We wanted to let you know of some success a client had as a result of Michael speaking at our Leadership Day event! There was a segment where Michael sat down with one of our clients […]
Sales are the lifeblood of every profitable business and you need at least one Rainmaker to keep that blood pumping. In legal parlance, a Rainmaker is an attorney at a law firm–usually a partner–who specializes at bringing in new clients. Of course, any company with a sales team can have a Rainmaker. Even a one-person […]
Have you ever noticed that when a photographer says, “Smile!” that people in the photograph look a little fake?
Smiling, although natural, can be complicated. That’s probably why we don’t do it more often, even when we’re being photographed.
But there are other reasons people don’t smile. The list is extensive and includes, insecurity, lack of self-awareness, discomfort, low self-esteem, fatigue, and unhappiness.
Once in a while, I’ll accidentally catch a glimpse of my resting face when I use the reverse lens on my cell phone to do a selfie. Us self-promoters do a lot of selfies.
Peter Falk, who played one of television’s greatest characters, passed away last week, but not before giving salespeople one of the greatest closing techniques of all time.
Falk played Lt. Columbo, a bumbling police detective so unusual, he didn’t need a first name. Columbo was a true original, a slow-moving, hunched over man wearing a rumpled raincoat and carrying a stogie.
Columbo never seemed to know which way was up—until he solved the crime, usually by tricking the perpetrator into talking too much.