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    Are Clients Excited to Meet or Quickly Depart?

    Employee Colleagues

    Do your prospective clients sound excited to learn more in meetings, or is pain felt on both sides of the table?

    We are all aware of salespeople who brag about their prowess. While they may be well-informed about what they sell, their ego plays too big a part for them to be successful. No one …

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    11 Methods to Build Brand at In-Person Events

    Team Work How are you building your personal brand at in-person events?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.…

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    The Pipeline Model Experience

    Sales Pipeline

    The sales pipeline model dictates that not everything works out as we hope. Some people can manage where they are, while others seek out a new direction. Remaining in place or moving to the next opportunity does not necessarily indicate that one path is better than the other. However, it is the attitude toward the …

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    How to Make Friends at Work

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    I previously emphasized the importance of having friends at work in my blog post “Why You Need to Have Friends at Work”. However, for introverts or for people who are not sure how to befriend a coworker, below are some tips.

    Be Positive: People like positive energy. Say “Hello” or “Good Morning” when you walk…
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    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 …

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    Three Strategies to Improve Sales Success

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    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 …

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    Expertly Move from Possibility to Success

    Successful Networking

    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 …

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    Be Fearless to Find Collaborative Partners

    Teamwork Tips

    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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    4 Career Failings You Should Forgive Yourself For

    The Rule of 555

    “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

    Continuous Improvement

    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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