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Do You Experience Limiting Belief?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Motivated people typically come from humble beginnings and limiting belief. They share their experiences in the form of story-telling posts. The openness draws in their audience having the desire to learn more. Find people who are with you or step around to advance. My Story About Limiting Belief Two recent conversations were about childhood and the motivation to get past the hardships. In my case, the first limiting belief was that women were not to pursue their fondest desires because they would ultimately fail. Yesterday, I was asked about athletic ability in my family. Hidden away, I released stories about my ability to: Make baskets Strategically hi...
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Do You Feel Blue After Vacation?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Summer vacation is quickly approaching. I used to find it difficult to restart the job after having a fun time away. I was in a funk until an idea came to me that improved my getting back into the business mindset. Sales done well turns into order-taking My Story About Vacation and Summertime Blues When we pick a place to spend a vacation, it’s to enjoy the activities we like most. Our minds relax as the fun increases. Business stress fades, as does thought of the job.  But on the way home, reality rears its ugly head. On the first couple of sales jobs, I was almost depressed as I headed back to work. By the third job, I realized that it was the politics...
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Do You Use Video Marketing?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele Using Video Marketing Note: Today’s infographic and insights about video marketing are provided by Kathik Reddy. Karthik Reddy, Community Manager 16best.net Karthik is the author of India’s Number 1 travel blog. With an MBA in computer science, he once decided to get away from the office desk life and take a breathtaking journey around the world. He is eager to use the power of the global network to inspire others. A passionate traveler and photography enthusiast, he aspires to share his experiences and help people see the world through his lens. Brands Using Video Marketing – 2018 Infographic – 16best.net Video marketing is the most successful marketing ...
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Do You Listen to Music to Gain Ideas?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: I was listening to music sung by Elvis when the idea of trust came to mind. The lyrics of the one song, included a heartfelt, “Believe Me.” It progressed to ‘Believe Me; I will never let you down.’ My Story about ‘Believe Me’ The words coincide with those of a politician who uses that phrase all of the time. Unfortunately, he is one of the last men standing who will ever build trust for the majority. As for Elvis, the lyrics do not match his history. Actions either discredit or verify words. What does this have to do with business and sales? Business is doomed to fail without building credibility and trust. Our words, actions, and deeds are to be in alig...
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Do You Stay Current With The Domination of Mobile Ads?

The Domination of Mobile Ads: Statistics and Trends
Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Note:  Today’s Guest Post is provided by  Jess Andriani, ContextDigital ___ Would it come as a surprise to you that 61%  of social media activities are accessed via a mobile device? Probably not. You may even be reading this article on your phone right at this very moment. The reality is that 77%  of the United States’ population owns smartphones, and within that percentage are billions of active users on Facebook, and millions more on Instagram and Twitter. Mobile Ads Prove to Be Cost Effective  As marketers and advertisers, ignoring those facts may mean losing potential revenue as smartphone owners use their mobile phones not just for calls and messages-...
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Do You Purposefully Under-Sell Yourself?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: My Story;  How and Why I Under-Sell  A surprise offer boosts motivation and makes the previous struggles seem well-worthwhile! Everyone stopped in the moment upon seeing an ex-football player arrive at the party. The man has personality plus! As we enjoyed a community dinner, ‘John’ took center stage to entertain us all. Toward the end of the meal, I asked if he ever considered becoming a comedian. The question had John laughing as he answered, ‘no.’ After dinner, John and I enjoyed a private conversation. Upon hearing that John authors children’s’ books, the conversation advanced to business and sales. Intrigued by a couple of my stories, he asked that ...
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Do You Want to Know How a Movie Changed the History of CRM?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Taice Perrotti is Spiro’s Marketing Director NOTE:  Today’s guest blog story about a movie provoking an idea for CRM is provided by Taice Perrotti.   She is on a mission to promote the benefits of Spiro’s AI-Powered CRM and show salespeople how it can radically improve the way they work. ___ The story of Spiro began with a movie, but we’ll get to that in a minute… In 2013, one of Spiro’s co-founders, Adam Honig, sold his company that he had spent 15 years building to a very large firm. And he found himself in a job that wasn’t completely satisfying. This dissatisfaction stemmed from the product he was working with – Customer Relationship Management (CRM)...
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Do You Quickly Move Forward with Change?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Whether you are gainfully employed or striving to make it big in business, the only sure tactic is to embrace change.  There are no shortcuts to success. In spite of attempting to do our best, some days are downright frustrating. The real test is in our attitude and level of commitment. My Story About Moving Forward with Change Early in my career, I found it annoying to have to take time out of the day to read up on new technology and trends. I wanted sales to be the focus of my day. Accordingly, I switched to evenings for educating myself. Once the habit was developed, nothing and no one was going to stop me. Given my determination to succeed, it always...
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7 Things About A PRM Portal Your Management Team Will Want to Know


Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Note:  Today’s Guest Blog About A PRM Portal is provided by Magentrix We all strive to do well in our careers. Two given goals are completing the most sales within the month and providing excellent customer service. Ultimately, every business has the same goal in mind, to grow revenues and provide the best service possible. As an individual contributor, you work towards the set goals of your business while working towards your own individual goals and career aspirations. Every move you make within your role is a stepping stone to the next phase of the business and your career. To get the most out of it, you’ll want your good work to be known by the people ...
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Do You Use Communication Strategy?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Behind every type of communication, there is a need to give thought to the communication strategy. In sales terms, know in detail your goal for posting or speaking. More importantly, come to understand why your audience will care. My Story Throughout the years, I have unfortunately heard people pontificate or speak non-stop in social settings. Their ego takes over instead of having an appropriate conversation. Time did not exist for anyone else to express a thought. Likewise, many managers suffered from the same. As I was accompanied on sales calls, no one else was allowed to speak. My clients were thoroughly annoyed. Seeing them upset made me angrier th...
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If You Knew What You Could Do With Just An “IDEA”


  Abdo Riani , Founder of  StartupCircle.co  and  AspireIT. Note:  Abdo Riani is our guest blog contributor sharing what we can do with an “IDEA.”  He builds products, programs and writes step by step guides to provide bootstrapped entrepreneurs with the needed resources to take an idea to first paying customer/user and beyond. ______ The only responsibility of entrepreneurs, especially at the beginning of a business venture, is to guess right. An idea is nothing more than an educated guess. The problem is that assumptions, especially if they’re wrong, are often very costly. Imagine spending months and thousands of dollars building a product only to find no one uses it or cares. Imagine wher...
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Do You Learn From Defeat?


Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Defeat and failure do not exist as long as you are willing to improve your game. During childhood, I continually heard my Dad say, “You never know in the ballgame!” In the last seconds of a game, the people expected to lose would win. The lessons are: Motivation and determination will point the way Never give up! Every decision affects our future outcome. My Story The only time defeat or failure exists is when you allow it to be so. In our youth, a small number are known as the ‘in group.’  The rest of us can use the time to watch and learn. Watching the good and bad behaviors of others teach us what we find acceptable and how to treat others. The lessons ...
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Do You Respect Client Care?


Attract the Right Job or Clientele by Demonstrating Client Care: As buyers, we expect sellers to care about our need. But when it’s our turn to exceed expectations, we sometimes fall short. My Story  In the early days of my sales career, I went to great lengths for delivering excellent client care. The uncertainty of how to sell due to the lack of training had me paying strict attention to details. I did my best to ensure satisfaction with each meeting and each sale. The effort paid off in that I developed a returning and referring clientele. Articles distributed online today indicate that sales is on the way out of fashion. Part of the trouble is the lack of client care on the part of the r...
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With Whom Do You Compete?


  Compete As You Attract the Right Job or Clientele: If you are like most top sales producers, you ignore others and only compete with yourself. The many representatives in the field are not seen as competitors because we are each one of a kind. My Story of How I Compete Everyone experiences good days and bad days.  It is how we handle the worst days that builds strength and leads toward success. On the worst days, I tell myself that tomorrow will be better. Until then, I examine what went wrong and how I may improve. Each day is a test of resilience and preparation for an improved tomorrow. On better days, I heed the advice from a coach of long ago. I examine each success in detail to figur...
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Do You Have Everything You Need to Make Content Marketing Work?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele with Content Marketing: NOTE:    Today’s guest blog is provided by Marco Mijatovic, a blogger and one of the guys behind FirstSiteGuide . Make sure to check out his other work, including in-depth guides and posts that can help you run, start, and grow your online presence.  Marco Mijatovic, Blogger _____ Content marketing will never die. All marketing methods require some form of content. It would otherwise be difficult to achieve good results without it. The usage of blog posts, ebooks and the like is one of the most reliable ways to advertise. The reliability is the reason why a lot of businesses use some form of content marketing. But knowing what you ...
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Do You Listen to Sales Professionals?


  NOTE:  Today’s guest blog is provided by  Stefan Johansson, Creator of the  Sales Scenario Podcast   for Sales Professionals Stefan is a serial entrepreneur, founder of several businesses.  He mostly specializes in Sales and IT. He has been delivering sales and marketing advice for over 20 years. Today Stefan is focusing on Sales Scenario, a management consulting company in Sales & Marketing.  One important part of the company is his Blog Radio program.  It stands out by containing hundreds of sales tips podcasts provided by the best sales experts on the planet. ___ Sales Professionals Beware: ‘The Sales Rep’ becomes the new unemployment profession if we don’t care. More than 50% of all sa...
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Do You Accept Big Business Regardless?


Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Some strive to achieve big business, but at what cost? And how do we protect ourselves from a business that appears to put aside the public or client’s best interest? Integrity is the Soul of Sales My Story Admittedly, I’m balancing a fine line today. It all began with a diagnosis alerting me that it might be time to get my will in order. Over a nine-month period, I provided enough blood to bring a vampire to life.  Additional tests, sleepless nights and weighing down one’s family is the unspoken type of ‘cost.’ Thankfully, the drama finally ended with an ‘all clear.’ The question of big business reared its ugly head when I told only a handful of people ab...
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Do You Replay the Pros and Cons?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Uncertain offers call for replaying the pros and cons before acceptance. Listing the benefits of either a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer will direct you to the better option. The practice also helps improve negotiation skills for business matters. The answer of ‘no’ is better than not knowing ~ be fearless and ask! My Story As a salesperson, I learned that either a ‘no’ or ‘yes’ answer is acceptable. While ‘yes’ is the preferred response, a ‘no’ can be either permanent or temporary. It is our attitude of how we accept ‘no’ that will ultimately make the difference. When it comes to accepting a job or a partnership, our livelihood and brand are at stake. Strict atte...
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Do You Leave the Door Of Opportunity Open?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Most people do poorly in sales because they close the door of opportunity. They operate with a sales cycle not in the correct order. It helps to know that ‘Goodbye’ isn’t always forever. Clients sometimes part, but by keeping in touch and with good timing, some will return. My Story Another factor weighs heavily on missing opportunity. Many salespeople are not willing to acknowledge that business development begins with building the relationship. Credibility and trust are built over time. We have to prove ourselves over and over again. Some of the factors that play into proving ourselves are: Punctuality Taking responsibility when something is amiss Invi...
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Do You Do You Assume All Collaborative Efforts Are Good?


You may be wondering how a bad collaborative effort can exist. Comparing the better approaches with the poor will give pause for thought. My Story Many people believe that blasting email to the public produces an easy way to make sales. For insight read, Do You Push Seemingly Easy Sales? The robust email push fails to address several critical check marks for earning the sale: The use of ‘Hi There’ instead of a personalized greeting by name The verbiage assumes everyone is in need of the service Generalities are used instead of specifics regarding solutions Knowledge about the person and their position are obviously missing When the first message is ignored, a second arrives with an irritated...
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