Guess what folks...we are halfway through Q1 of 2021! Unbelievable. New year, new politics, but the same old problems we had last year in sales. People are not in the office (they are at home) and if they are, they don’t necessarily want visitors. So what is a sales person to do? From experience, there are several tactics that you can use to keep your sales game strong in 2021. Here are six of them.
It’s February already and you know what that means…Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re already in a relationship, you will need to start looking for that perfect gift for your special someone. Depending on the person, that could be a box of chocolates, a nice necklace, or a trip to the Bahamas.
We all breathed at least a small sigh of relief when the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve! Now it’s 2021 and we can look over our shoulders and check for lessons learned from 2020.
Is Christmas really next week? I guess I should get busy shopping for the people on my list! It sounds like a joke, but in reality I usually end up running late shopping for someone...or everyone some years. What can I say? Life intrudes!
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” At least it is my favorite season. In 2020, that may be easier said than believed, Still—from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, I find myself a little happier and a little more energized than the rest of the year. More than the general holiday festivities, work-life seems to relax just a bit, giving me time to reflect and plan. After 2020, I think we all need some downtime to just breathe and think. Despite all of the memes, I am optimistic about 2021.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey
As a sales rep, you get handed a lot of hats: Customer service (the client calls you for everything long after the sale is made), Unloading the truck (because you aren’t doing anything else, right?), Collections, PR, Receptionist, and the list goes on. But here is the insider secret - You only have one job! Just one.
Topics: Sales Force Development
Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s October...we’re not talking about Christmas here…even BETTER...oh yes, I’m referring to Halloween.
Life is good...no, really...in this year when so many have suffered, I’ve been busy rediscovering joy and goodness in life. Personally, spiritually, and professionally. And it happens to be the year I turn 50. Half a century...50 laps around the sun. And as I sat at my desk and looked out the window at the Market Street traffic, it occurred to me that I’ve learned plenty of lessons during my lifetime...and that maybe I should jot some of them down. All of these lessons are personal...some are definitely spiritual...but every one of them can be profitable if applied to business, too.