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    Be Fearless to Find Collaborative Partners

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    There is a steep learning curve to be overcome when you are accustomed to competition and competing for prizes. Most people in business fall to the fear of others vying for the same clientele. The problem is conclusions are not always correct, and opportunities lost.

    One example is of sales professionals who perform varying types …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    4 Career Failings You Should Forgive Yourself For

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    “To err is human; to forgive, divine.”

    Alexander Pope’s famous quote touches upon an unfortunate quirk of human nature. We all make mistakes, but we also all struggle to forgive them. Moreover, our harshest condemnation is often reserved for the person most needful of our forgiveness: ourselves.

    Time for a rethink.

    Within the workplace, there …

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    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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    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 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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    How Many LinkedIn Connections One Needs?

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    I’m a huge proponent of increasing the number of connections on LinkedIn. I voice that strong opinion every time I make a public presentation on a relevant subject or speak with anyone looking for advice on finding a job. At times, I find opponents to the concept, but mostly only up until I give them …

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    Perseverance IS the Key to Success

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    Perseverance is the key to success in any endeavor. Particularly when things do not play out as anticipated, we need to be vigilant and try again. There are a number of ways to lighten the burden and increase the odds for being successful.

    Perseverance ~ Try, Learn from Poor Outcomes, Try Again

    Today, there are …

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    How You Engage Will Influence Your Results

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    The way in which we communicate affects all areas of our life. It is the basis for others to determine your sincerity and if they believe you may be trusted. It becomes the test for whether one should proceed in developing solid relationships with you on either a personal or business matter.

    Observed Communication:

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