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    Maintain Balance for Positive Results

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    Work life balance is the typical thought heard, but this just refers to the hours put in. Examining business further brings about many areas in which balance may take place.

    Some of the differing areas to consider:

    Cultural differences and experiences Technical versus creative ideas Senior versus junior generations

    Teamwork within companies is vital to …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    Critique Your Work to Make Improvements

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    Increase success by putting the customer first. Keep the end goal in mind as you dive into the beginning steps to move through the sales cycle. Doing so becomes the guided path to a negotiated agreement that most will embrace.

    Connect with hearts and minds by a desire to serve.

    The Online Experience

    Take time …

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    What the News Can Teach Us All

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    Free business mentorship is available in traditional print and online. From an unbiased perspective, take this challenge:

    Read the articles of attention grabbing headlines as a police detective might do. Scour for motive, values and principles behind each piece revealed, and all the people potentially involved. Once you have thoroughly been informed by the article, …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Delete and Replace Annoying Habits to Increase Clientele

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    A mishap will predict whether you are likely to get the sale or not. Why? It’s the way in which you handle the circumstances plus your demeanor that reveal your true personal brand. Your prospective clients will either be completely turned off or duly impressed.

    Stand out from the crowd as errors occur by proceeding …

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    Who Likes You and Where Do They Congregate?

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    Articles are always suggesting to review analytics of every type. This includes the number of likes and shares of our postings. Unfortunately, unless popularity is consistent, it becomes disheartening to see low figures when it comes to “likes”.

    One source rarely provides the complete picture; analyze many.

    A cautionary note is to not let poor …

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    Connecting Personally Drives Client Loyalty

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    Thanking a tele-marketer for calling is a rarity at best. Instead, the question that comes to mind is whether to hang up immediately or give the person an opportunity to proceed. Hectic schedules are usually the deciding factor.

    Example #1

    Surprisingly, the phone was answered to hear thoughtful words from a telemarketer. Timing couldn’t have …

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    How to Increase Audience Attention

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    Corporate sales training teaches representatives to speak to the simple client question, “Why should I care?” But the conversation is never that simple.

    The real challenge is to first discover where the prospective client’s interests reside. Once that is known, the next step is to have the person confide the challenges they face every day. …

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    How to Spot a Top Sales Producer

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    The question arose whether a Hiring Manager should select extroverted or introverted salespeople who interview. There isn’t a definitive answer to the question, because it’s the wrong question to be asked. There are far better indicators that will reveal the potential each candidate may bring to the company.

    Perspective

    Before any interview takes place, it …

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    Policies to Remain in Good Standing

    The Wells Fargo Bank fraudulent activities was a jaw dropping news event. We are all aware of protecting passwords online, but the bank magnified potential problems ahead. Upon walking into a bank, one normally trusts the tellers employed to handle bank accounts. The question becomes, is this a unique occurrence or might it happen again? …

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    Transform Dark Days into Opportunity

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    Your reaction to particularly awful days can make or break future success. The better action to take is to remain as calm as possible. Take quiet time to analyze how far you have come. Think about the twists and turns, and what currently has you stopped in your tracks.

    Numerous conversations revealed that many almost …

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