Posts Tagged ‘Sales’

It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say it That Counts

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The most important and most effective sales and business development tool at your immediate disposal is underutilized and unperfected. That amazing tool is your voice. Whole-body communications is exercising the mind, voice and body muscles in sync. In order to be understood you need to be able to deliver informative, effective, and emotionally engaging presentations. […]

MASTER THE ART OF THE PITCH

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

What do you do when you have a product or service to promote? What do you do when you want others to participate in the benefits of your product or service? What do you do to emotionally connect with your audience? How do you master the art of the pitch? We all want to be […]

It is not what you say, it is how you say it that counts – Lesson Two

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Continuing our series on ‘It is not what you say, it is how you say it that counts’.  If you missed the first lesson, here it is. The most important and most effective sales and business development tool at your immediate disposal is underutilized and unperfected. That amazing tool is your voice. Whole-body communications is […]

Can you make a silk purse from a sow’s ear? Can you make “rainmakers” out of lawyers, CPAs, bankers and financial advisors?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

You can you make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. Can you make “rainmakers” out of lawyers, CPAs, bankers and financial advisors? I believe you can, however, not overnight. I appall attorneys when I tell them I plan to take a one day course in law and then begin to practice as a lawyer. […]

StorySELLING is the path to a win/win

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

If you are trained as a homogenized biz dev or sales person it is time to move out of your comfort zone and stand out. On the other hand, if you are not trained it is time to stand out. In fact, to survive in this brutal, highly-commoditized, global economy you have to stand out […]

How to be understood.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

In order to be understood you need to be able to deliver informative, effective, and emotionally engaging presentations. One’s ability to turn potential into a tangible success has little to do with facts and information. One’s ability to move others comes from knowing how to build trust and respect through making an emotional connection when […]

Cold Market Face-to-Face Business Development Tips.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

How well prepared will your company, your firm, your practice be to gain the competitive edge in your commoditized marketplace when the economy takes off? Face the fact that competition for business will be fiercer than ever once the economy begins to turn around and starts to grow. What are you going to do to […]

How do you translate efficiency into effectiveness?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

How do you get left brain people to use more of their right brain? How do you translate efficiency into effectiveness? Left-brain linear thinking drilled home throughout our formal educational process in the U.S. focuses on the most efficient way to problem solve. Decades of learning by “no you can’t and here’s the answer” sadly […]

Face to Face Skills for the Competitive Edge

Monday, May 9th, 2011

I am always fascinated by how reserved  sales and business development professionals can act when they are in a workshop. Last Friday, I conducted a workshop at the MIT Sloan School 2011 Sales Conference in Cambridge. The attendees fully participated in the group exercises. When it came to an improvisation exercise that required a few […]

XPX Summit 2011 Workshop Responses at Babson College

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Recently, I presented a workshop on “Making a Connection for a Win/Win.” The event was the annual XPX Summit 2011 at Babson College in Massachusetts. I would like to share with you the several video responses to the workshop by attendees. Contact me if you would like to improve your Win/Win communications skills in leadership, […]