• Learn How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Differentiate You and Allow You To Compete in the Global Marketplace.
  • Blog Archives

    Build Influence On High

    We may learn much from today’s political scene. Newscasters and folks on Twitter are now tallying “Pinocchio” statements for those in the news. That is, counting the lies that spew forth is now in full force in addition to becoming a game. In the business world, no one lasts long when lies are detected.

    Trust …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Are You Ready to Embrace Objections?

    Objections are your friend, embrace them with all your heart!

    The opening line may seem a bit peculiar. However, there is truth to those words. Objections are the elements of the conversation that reveal the truth.

    Consider this, how often on job interviews or sales meetings do you walk away to feel as if all …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    Do You Seriously Qualify Opportunities?

    We have all seen experiences with others ‘go south.’ Sometimes an intuitive thought will tell us not to proceed, but we ignore it. After the fact, we regret having moved forward.

    On occasion, it is simply the technology that fouls up the project. But other times, we do not appreciate the way in which others …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    Objections Lead to Success

    Upon hearing, ‘that’s not what we’re looking for’ most people stop in their tracks. They don’t know how to respond in meetings. Consequently, these folks leave the room as quickly as possible. All hope for a beneficial outcome disappears, but this could be turned around with the right conversational strategy.

    Objections are another type of …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    Speak Directly to Client Interests

    The first loss of a sale or job interview is the one that hurts the most. It isn’t so much the lost time and money involved, but instead the realization there is so much to learn to succeed. Initially, one feels devastated, but when motivation to learn picks up so does the enthusiasm, and soon …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Job Search, People, Success Strategies

    Increase Your Possibility Pipeline

    Job seekers, salespeople, and entrepreneurs will occasionally face the uncertainty of an uphill battle. Most often that skirmish takes place in the form of self-talk. Those astute in observing facial expressions and body language will spot the inferior self-confidence long before a conversation ever begins. It is the negative thought that will prevent one from …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    How to Resolve Problems

    Long ago, it was advised to create a working document whenever a serious issue arises. This advice applies to career related or personal circumstance that is in need of resolution.

    Review Past Action

    The best way to proceed is to look back and examine how you handled past poor experiences to recognize where improvement should …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in People, Success Strategies

    How to Detect A Leader Versus A Follower

    A recent televised new interview with Mark Cuban was a delight to watch. In particular, Cuban’s facial expressions said it all!

    Lack of Comprehension

    There was a tremendous disconnect between him and the host regarding their varying viewpoints when it comes to doing business and accepting change. The host is old school and unwilling to …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    Three Strategies to Improve Sales Success

    Excitement always increases when we are about to meet with a prospective client. We imagine the best of all worlds coming together in one meeting. But many times reality arrives in the middle of a meeting when it seems that we are on a collision course with the other party. Knowing how to avoid similar …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    Expertly Move from Possibility to Success

    As valid sales possibilities rise in number, you experience the feeling of hope and motivation on the rise. It is the hope and motivation that inspire you to continue forging ahead in seeking out possible new clients or the best possible new job. Without hope, the motivation to persevere declines and then the thought of …

    Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
    Posted in Personal Branding, Success Strategies
    Content Partners
    As Seen In