It has been said that networking with strangers can be seen as wasting your time. Effective networking is all about building relationships so start slowly and work up. Why? A friend of mine was complaining, “I’m doing 2-3 networking events a week – and I’m worn out.” I then asked why they felt doing so much networking was important and they replied, “One of my marketing goals is to do at least 1 networking event a week.” I then told them that their goal was just 1 each week, so why do more than that? The point is to build business relationships and gain trust. This means less is better, rather than
One of the most vital skills for any effective communicator is the have the power of listening. The skill of listening isn’t taught in school, and it’s something that should be developed more. Listening is a powerful skill that can be learned effectively and practiced. It’s amazing how much more respect and esteem you will get by listening rather than talking constantly.
Isn’t it funny how sometimes you can link a specific phrase to someone? I once knew a guy called Ray kept saying “I hear you” when he was listening to me talking. Even though I liked this characteristic, I often wondered whether he was saying that because he actually heard, or that he maybe disagreed with what
Many of us have been in a situation where you have a good idea what must be done, but can’t do it. You know it’s the right thing to do, but you can’t move. We all know that Action speaks louder than words, so why do we let ourselves get stuck?
Horrible feeling and position to be in – STUCK!!
You keep going over and over things in your head, but even then don’t do anything about it. You have the belief that everything will work out. Somehow life will just magically work it out for you. Then, whatever the
Don’t let your past dictate your future. What is gone is gone – forever. Because you have had a few ups and downs doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish great things. Now is the time to move on, to become what you want: to be the best in anything you choose to do and design your own destiny.
I have some simple tips to share with you that can help you to move in the direction of manifesting your destiny to accomplish many great things.
To be able to connect with other successful people in your
Your attitude to work and to life will have a really big impact. We’ve all heard the glass half full or glass half empty way of looking at things. Both are the same thing in practice, but can also have a completely different meaning and depend on the right attitude to your action in getting what you want from life. You have the ability in you to achieve anything you want to, but you may not yet realize it. If your attitude is positive, negative or somewhere in the middle, you really can take control of your life and set yourself free! Everyone has potential and it’s time
They say “It takes two to tango”. Well, it also takes at least two to argue. It’s not possible to have an argument with someone if there is no reaction. My advice is don’t argue. If you need to find solutions to create a win/win outcome, then arguing isn’t going to serve you. The best way to reach a reasonable and acceptable outcome is to ask questions.
In coaching it’s normal to encourage people to ask questions so the other person can hear the potential solution in their own words. It’s said that coaches don’t ask questions to hear the answer themselves, but
One thing that I’ve always looked at in my business is consistency. Being consistent also requires discipline and it’s always a goal of mine to be the most disciplined person I can be in my business. That doesn’t mean I don’t have fun and take things too seriously – far from it! It means that I have the right attitude to stay the course and move forward.
Even though this is a goal of mine, I must admit that it’s not always been easy sticking to it. We humans
Welcome to part 3 of Discovering Your Road To Success. If you have already read part 1, you will know we discussed your goals and your purpose. In part 2 we talked about “self-analysis” and your commitment to your life and business. If you have already read those parts, then it’s obvious are serious about succeeding, getting the most out of life, and attaining your goals.
When you get started, you will be excited. You may have
Hello and welcome to step 5 of the 6 steps to successful selling. We have covered everything from creating rapport (Step 1), asking relevant questions (Step 2), discovering your prospect’s values (Step 3) and matching your product or service to the prospect’s needs (Step 4).
In step 5. We will go over the “conditional close”.
You may have got this far and believe you know nearly everything you need to know to make a sale. Despite this,
When we think of successful selling, many think of making a sale of an item or service “at all costs”, but the word “sell” originates from a Norwegian word that actually means to “SERVE”. With this being the case, it’s more about service than selling. There are six main steps to selling successfully and each has its place and the sequence should really be adhered to so as to complete the process.
In this post I will talk about step 1, which is based on rapport. Rapport is