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6 Moments of Truth

Control the moment in every stage of the buying and selling process

Posted by Leslie Dunn on March 12, 2020
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Have you ever been in a situation when it starts to go in a different direction (the wrong direction), and you suddenly see the scene playing out in slow motion? And the worst part; you see mistakes or errors that you could have prevented? Yes, it’s feeling like you’re watching a terrible movie scene play out before your eyes and all the while you’re screaming, “Nooooooooooooo!” in slow motion too?

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Topics: Sales, Clients, Networking, hospitality, optimization, Sales Training, Sales Tips, SalesBoost, Prospecting, Moments of Truth

Performance Driven Prospecting Tips

Innovative tips to achieve the greatest possible results

Posted by Andrea Christopherson on February 27, 2020
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Topics: Productivity, Sales, Clients, Practice, meetings, follow-up, scheduled calls, business, optimization, workplace, Progress, job retention, Sales Tips, SalesBoost, Innovative, Prospecting

New Job Anxiety?

Learn how to kick those new job jitters!

Posted by Casey Edwards on May 28, 2019
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Congratulations! You’re hired!  Your new job provides an opportunity for you to start something new and it can be exhilarating, especially when you are doing something that excites you. However, transitioning to a new job takes some adjustment, can be stressful and can take away from some of the excitement. You’re not only starting with a new company, but you are meeting new people, taking on a new role with new responsibilities, and possibly working in a different environment than what you are accustomed to.  Any new job comes with a lot of uncertainty so feeling a bit anxious is normal! 

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Topics: optimization, Positive Environment, workplace, human resources

6 Ways to Wow your Client with Proposals & Site Inspections

Some things you know. Some more you should.

Posted by Carley Crose on August 08, 2018
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Everyone wants to wow their clients. Well, everyone should anyway. However, whether your a novice or an expert, we can all fall victim to taking the easy path or even worse, complacency.  Our industry is just too competitive to allow for complacency and staying relevant and ahead of the competition is key. Here are six strategies that are easy to consume, and even easier to deploy to ensure your next proposal or site inspection exceeds expectations!
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Topics: optimization, Progress

Soldier, Firefighter, Pilot, and Event Planner?

Event planner is the fifth most stressful job on the planet

Posted by Gretta Brooks on June 19, 2018
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According to Forbes, the role of a meetings or event planner is number five on the list of most stressful jobs. It is also the highest ranking job that does not include (much) risk of bodily harm. So, if you exclude catching on fire, landing a 747 or being shot at, it's the most stressful job most of us could ever experience! 
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Topics: Focus, Teamwork, hospitality, optimization, time

Achieve Zen-like Concentration in the Office

It's okay to be unavailable for chit-chat.

Posted by Gretta Brooks on April 23, 2018
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As sales managers, it is financially beneficial to maximize our daytime productivity to achieve our greatest bonus potential, and that means avoiding interruptions.

As important as it is to build rapport with your coworkers, we must also protect our peak sales time. Ask those who stop by if the conversation can resume after peak selling times. Very often, we can deflect the interruption with a cordial,

“You know, I’m really busy right now. I have so many high-priority items on my plate that will affect my numbers today. Can we get together at 5:30?”

When one of your sales peers or someone from another department says, “Hey, can you help me with this,” our inclination is to say yes. Although being a team player is an important value, we want to ensure we are not missing out on potential revenue.  So ask your coworker if you can assist them after you close your business for the day. It may take a few times, but your coworkers will start to understand that you are focused on bringing in revenue which will ultimately benefit the entire company.

Remaining focused on maximizing your peak sales time will result in higher sales and revenue for you and your coworkers.  If you need to find a quiet spot, see if you can utilize an out of order guest room to make your sales calls.  This will allow you to remain on task without getting distracted by competing demands.

Managing your peak sales time is a skill that will result in peak revenue. 

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Topics: Focus, Productivity, optimization, time