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Questions Are the Answer!

August 1, 2020

People Don’t Need to Be Closed, and They Love to Buy. Downloadable Training Topic From the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, we learned, if we were lucky, his 5th Habit:  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood.  Why is it then that many “Old School” salespeople and the image of…

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PENs

Personal Emotional Needs (PENs)

July 26, 2020

Why People Actually Buy. Downloadable Training Topic People make the initial decision to buy or not emotionally from their Child Ego State, nearly 100% of the time.  Then their Adult and Parent Ego states fight out the details.   You can take a much deeper dive into Transactional Analysis at ChangingMinds.org. If you’ll pretend I’m even…

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MAAO

Mutually Agreed Agendas and Outcomes (M.A.A.O.)

July 18, 2020

Mutually Agreed Agendas with possible Outcomes (MAAOs) turbo charge the sales process, get rid of ambiguity, shorten sales cycles, enhance bonding and rapport, and take the pressure off both the prospect and sales person.

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C.o.I. Ponds

Centers of Influence (COI)

July 11, 2020

Growing Your Networking Team Noel Malan with Five Rings Financial shared a great analogy comparing Koi Fish Ponds to Center of Influence (C.O.I.) Ponds.  Though nothing like traditional Japanese Koi ponds, they are similar in that you can link your C.O.I. ponds with other ponds to exponentially grow your pond.   In essence, when you…

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Empowered Mornings

Empowered Mornings

June 20, 2020

TRAINING TOPIC WORKSHEET How do you show up for your own life when you get out of bed? One of the most critical aspects of a life fully lived, highly productive, and highly enjoyable is getting each day out of the starting blocks in a way that sets us up for success. I’ve heard a…

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Focus sprint

Focus Sprints

June 13, 2020

TRAINING TOPIC WORKSHEET We’ve talked about income-producing time and non-income producing time, which deals largely with knowing the difference and protecting your income-producing time to grow your business.  Whether you’re producing income or attempting to get a fun project wrapped up on the weekend, increasing focus is often helpful; however, when it comes to income-producing…

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sleeping and high performance

Sleeping for High Performance | +15-25%

June 7, 2020

How’s Your Sleep and How Does Sleep Affect Performance?Training Topic Worksheet [Note: I am NOT giving medical advice nor suggesting you do any of the following without the advice of a physician. I am sharing a few things I’ve figured out about my own sleep challenges, habits, apnea, and how they have dramatically affected my…

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LinkedIn Success

Linked-In or Linked-Out?

January 19, 2020

Effectively Setting Up and Growing Your LinkedIn Network Training Worksheet Download A lot of people I talk to tell me that they are confused about what LinkedIn does or doesn’t do, may be overwhelmed with setting up a new social media channel, may be lost and unsure of where to start, and most are disappointed with…

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Bowling

Accountability-Keeping it between the gutters

December 29, 2019

Willpower is Overrated Download & Print the PDF Let’s face it, we’re in information overload every day with thousands of decisions each day.  When I ask goal setters what they think the #1 challenge is, I hear “Willpower” almost every time. What helps with goal success?     Willpower is certainly helpful; however, willpower, a…

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Safety

Keep Your Prospect “Safe”

August 4, 2019

Keep your Prospects Feeling “Safe” Downloadable & Printable Worksheet Ego States The psychologist, Eric Berne, theorized that we all have three recordings of videos running when we are first brought into the world through about age 5.  The videotapes or “tapes” create our three ego states:  Parent, Adult, and Child.  Your Adult video recorder is…

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Rabbit Listening

Active Listening

August 4, 2019

Active Listening to Grow Rapport DOWNLOADABLE PDF Listening is the most fundamental component of interpersonal communication skills.  Listening is not something that just happens (that is hearing), listening is an active process in which a conscious decision is made to listen to and understand the messages of the speaker. Listeners should remain neutral and non-judgmental,…

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Happy or Sad

Facial Microexpressions

July 28, 2019

Microexpressions Training Topic Worksheet Let’s be real, we all know what microexpressions are…you remember that look your mom gave you from across the room that told you she was either happy, fearful, surprised or maybe even angry with something you were about to do.  She likely didn’t have to say a single word and we…

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