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The Power Of Listening And Building Rapport

build rapport with the power of listeningOne 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 Continue reading

Developing Alliances And Value With Cooperation In Business

forming alliances and business cooperationHaving worked in the construction industry in the past, I understand the value of alliances and business cooperation. Even though I worked as a sub-contractor to the main developing contractor as an electrician, it’s vital to coordinate and program the work together as a team. Of course, the main contractor sets out the schedule, but communication is paramount to keep everything running smoothly with a successful outcome.

If one thing goes “out of kilter” it can create real problems for the project and is generally unnecessary in my experience. It may be as crazy as one “ego” against another, which is against all the principles which I was encouraged to work in. Business cooperation and building alliances between trade company representatives who work on any project, from the smallest to the largest, is key. “Getting on” with your work mates, no matter what trade they are in, is the obvious way forward for anyone. The value to the customer also improves because of the way the job has come together and completed efficiently.

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Discovering Your Road to Success – Part 3 of 4.

Finding the right success pathWelcome 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 Continue reading

8 Dynamic Marketing Tips To Help You Increase Sales.

Handy sales marketing tips to increase profitSales is not the easiest of things to cope with when you have your own business. You need a plan to get sales and then to increase them moving forward, so these sales marketing tips should help you set up a good plan. It’s important to get to grips with this or there will be no revenue and therefore no business to even think about.

There are many courses out there that can help you get started, but you will learn more by taking action and Continue reading

Six Steps To Successful Selling – Step 6 – Objections

successful selling - dealing with objectionsIn the final step of the 6 steps to successful selling we will go over dealing with objections. But first, a brief summary of what we have already discussed.

If you have been following the series, you will know that step 1 is all about building trust and rapport with your prospect. Step 2 is about asking relevant questions. Step 3 finding out everything you can about your prospect’s values and buying preferences. Step 4 about matching the product to the customer and step 5 about going into a “conditional close”.

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Six Steps To Successful Selling – Step 5

Successful selling and closingHello 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, Continue reading

Six Steps To Successful Selling – Step 4

selling successfully, Step 4 of 6Welcome to step 4 of the 6 steps to successful selling. This step uses the information gathered from steps 2 and 3 and the need for rapport (Step 1) is still evident. This step also clarifies so much in the process because it’s all about “matching”. This is the point where you match the product or service to your prospect.

Because you have created rapport, asked questions to find out more about your prospect, their model of the world and their value systems, it’s time to tie everything together. Using the information you have, you should now be sure that your product will actually SERVE the Continue reading

Six Steps To Successful Selling – Step 3

Step 3 of 6 in selling successfullyHaving been through step 1, talking about building rapport, step 2, asking relevant questions, we venture into step 3 of the 6 steps to successful selling. In this step, it’s all about working with the prospect’s values. Having created the rapport and asked those questions, you should now know a lot about your prospect and their view of the world and some of their buying strategy. Now you need to move on to knowing what those values are.

To find out more about their “value system”, it’s a good idea to Continue reading

Is It Possible To Care TOO Much?

Why is you care so muchI don’t know how long this post will be. I usually plan and look at everything first and then let the words flow after. This subject came to me after reading a letter and if it’s short, the message will be, I hope, a strong one. If it flows, then it will be hopefully even better!

I have always tried to listen to people and help with whatever I can. I have had people tell me I care TOO much. Moreso when it comes to business. I know the value of what I know and yet I still want to give more than I take.

Thing is, I look at the “professional” career people like lawyers, doctors and the like and ask Continue reading

5 Ways To Build An Active Blog Community

build an active community on blogBeing a blogger, one thing you should always strive for is building an active community of readers and subscribers on your blog. When you have great interaction, this does two things that improve your SEO without having to work to do it. You have more interaction in the form of comments and also visitors stay longer and this improves the dreaded “bounce rate”.

Here are 5 great ways to build that active community and take Continue reading

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