Wednesday, April 20, 2005
What Are The 12 Dumbest Things Salespeople Do?
Maybe this list will serve as a helpful reminder. Maybe it won't. But at least you're curious to learn what these blunders are or why would you keep reading this? Okay - maybe you just wanted to subscribe to my No-Brainer Selling Tips newsletter, which you'll start getting with the very next issue.
In any case here's my list of the 12 Dumbest Things Salespeople Do:
1. Relying on one relationship to protect your account. Why in the world would you put all your eggs in one basket? Excuse me - with one person. It doesn't make any sense and the bigger the account is the more vulnerable you become. There are five reasons why you should develop more than one relationship in all your accounts, especially the major ones:
First retirement - people do retire. Second is death - yep some people actually die at their desk. Sure it's not common, but it does happen. Third is resignation - people do leave for better opportunities and that happens more than you might imagine. Fourth is termination - some people actually get fired. Finally - and sure this is a long shot - some people win the Lottery.
Action-step. Build and cultivate a network within every major account you have. The biggest Rolodex usually WINS.
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Monday, April 11, 2005
Why Tiger Wins
Here's what sports writer Jon Sacaceno had to say.
"There were no easy answers. Only more questions, more doubt. The megawatt smile often was replaced by a half-pout, half-grimace of dismay.
What won this Masters not only was Woods' skill, power game, athletic superiority, and golf IQ, it was his indomitable will. He found a way."
If you're in sales - there's a powerful lesson her for you to think about.
You may also be surprised to learn that he's been listening to motivational tapes since he was six years old. His brain has been wired to expect only positive outcomes.
Most professional golfers hope to play their best in any major tournament.
Tiger Woods expects to win every time he tees up the ball.
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