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A simple way to win people over

Pay-off: shift your focus to this and you’ll become more persuasive Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to monthly posts here As with most of the ideas on this blog, this one applies to anyone – that’s you – not just people in sales. This tip applies when you’re interacting with other people and you need …

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Want to know how to persuade in just one question?

Pay-off: equip yourself to convince others with just one question Investment: 7 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Soon you will face a conversation where you need to convince someone to do something that you believe will create a win:win for you both. In that conversation, every single thing you say or do will either …

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Solving the problem of “too busy to sell”

Pay-off: if you or your team do this, you’ll no longer be ‘too busy to sell’ Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here We’re all busy. But the busiest of all of us; those who are expected to sell who find it really uncomfortable. These people take ‘busy’ to new levels. After all, …

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One way to remove buying resistance

(And how to help people avoid acting like jerks!) Pay-off: get this right, and you’ll find selling a lot nicer Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Every day I work with people struggling to sell. Less often I work with people who sell well. Makes sense. I learn a hell of a lot from …

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The art of creating trust in conversation

Pay-off: learn the single most important way to build trust in conversation (beyond simply ‘listening’) Investment: >2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Trust is the linchpin to a successful and ongoing business relationship. It’s the conduit to connecting value, creating win:wins and mutually progressing and growing your businesses together. Caveat emptor and caveat venditor …

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To anyone who is uncomfortable selling themselves

Pay-off: become more comfortable selling Investment: 40 seconds Sign up to weekly posts here To anyone who is uncomfortable selling themselves: You’re smart You’re not pushy You’re good at your job You want to help You’re a problem solver You’re a good person You’re professional You’re reliable You’re organised You’re trustworthy You’re honest You care And you’re glad you’re …

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How to write a follow up email after getting no response from your client

Pay-off: how to master the sales follow up and turn ‘no response’ into business Investment: 10 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here So, you’re feeling ignored, and you want to know how to write a follow up email after getting no response from your client? And presumably, it’s not just any follow up email you want. No, …

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The worst advice your mum gave you

Pay-off: flip this on its head and you’ll help and earn co-operation from others from now on Investment: 2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here “Treat others how you would like to be treated”, your mother once told you. You liked that idea. It made perfect sense. So as best you could, you did it. Which …

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Two actions that will accelerate your performance

Pay-off: you’ll learn faster if you maximise these two things Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here You might find this video amuses you like it did me: It’s amusing, but what’s more important, is that it’s analogous to how we get ahead and succeed at anything. I don’t mean that the cyclist reduced …

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