Guest blog: 8 Questions with New York Times Bestseller Joe Sweeney

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Check out this week's guest post from my good friend, Brandon Steiner. In this post, Brandon shares details from his interview with bestselling author, Joe Sweeney, including the inspiration behind his new book Moving the Needle. - Jeffrey Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Brandon Steiner I … [Read more...]

Are you the “Toast” of your meetings?

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I’m gave a 10-minute talk at Toastmasters in NYC last month. Subject? Humor – what it is, how to create it, and how to use it. I was challenged to help the club members (who all have humor as the basis of their speaking) find new ways and new ideas to make their audience laugh and … [Read more...]

What do you do when workplace “change” happens?

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For most people, “change” is a mixture of what was, what used to be, what is present, what I’m being faced with now, what I believe the future holds, and what I have to change to face that future. In short, how does this change affect me, my family, my lifestyle, and my position? That’s a hell of … [Read more...]

A personal “thank you” letter

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Today I'd like to share a personal "thank you" letter that I received from my friends at Carthage College following a Skype call with with their Personal Selling and Sales Management Class. It was a blast! During our call I shared my concept of what they should do in the real world, outside of … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Gitomer Certified Advisor Program!

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One year ago, I could not have imagined the wonderful people I would meet as a result of the Gitomer Certified Advisor Program.  At our first workshop, representatives from 10 different countries showed up with enthusiasm and motivation. We welcomed a mix of seasoned entrepreneurs, corporate sales … [Read more...]

How to REALLY make sales

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Everyone in sales wants to learn how to sell their product or service better. And everyone is wrong. Oh sure, selling skills are an integral part of the selling process, and occasionally have to be employed. But understanding and mastering the other elements of a "sale" will get you further, … [Read more...]

What makes referrals happen? Your actions, NOT your ask!

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I’m angry about the (mis)information offered by “experts” about referrals. I’m not angry that the majority of their information is totally off base and bogus, I’m angry you might believe it, take it to heart, try it, fail miserably, and lose both relationships and customers. My anger centers … [Read more...]

The POWER of Sales Success is 100% in Your Control

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Every salesperson wants to think of him or herself as powerful but, if asked, would have no idea where their power actually comes from. Most salespeople fail to understand their own power. The reason they don’t is that there is a heavy concentration on what cannot be controlled or what is not … [Read more...]