Archive for the ‘Sales Tips’ Category

Shake Up Your Response

You’re out there meeting new people or networking, and you get asked the same questions. Those oh-so-normal conversational questions that everyone seems to ask. The “how are you doing?” or “who do you work for?” kinds of conversation starters. Most likely, you are like everyone else and reply with basic answers and lose your opportunity to stand out. It’s time to show […]

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Build Up Their Skill Set

I constantly hear of people giving in to their made-up battle while prospecting. These principles I’m about to share will ensure a win! It’s great if you are trying to make connections with people. You’ve used those name connectors, but you are still not getting the respect you know you deserve. You almost feel like a lower person with the […]

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How to Accelerate Your Prospects with Meaningful Words

When was the last time someone told you just how great you are? Maybe you heard they had a true and honest appreciation for the type of person you were. I bet you can remember that they spoke power into your character and life! It’s something we can almost always enjoy to hear. This is how you can Excel-Orate your prospect. “Excel,” which means move […]

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How to Leave Out Negative Words in Prospecting

Think of a time you were on the phone with your prospect, and you could tell that a negative response was coming in hot. You’ve done those calls enough that you can feel it, and the pain of waiting just takes over. The time has come for you to step in. Take charge, and interrupt that negative response! When you hear it coming, […]

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How to Influence Using Your Own Story: An Interview with Mark Brown

“We don’t need another hero.” -Tina Turner I sat down for an hour with one of America’s story masters, Mark Brown, and here are some of my thoughts. Do you want more influence? Our influence comes from our ability to connect. Our ability to connect comes from what we share in common with others. We all have some things in […]

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Live by the Prospecting CODE

Whenever you’ve gotten to a place in your career where you may not have as much mental structure, where the rejections and every day uphill battles can get to you, you have to look at how you can improve. What you can add, remove, or change about your everyday life will make a positive difference for you professionally and personally. If you […]

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Three Words to Eliminate in Prospecting

This is a whole new way of thinking about prospecting. Take a minute to think about how many times you use the words “I,” “me,” or “my.” How many times a day? You tell a story. You talk about something you did. They are probably some of the most commonly used words in the English language. Guess what? They sure […]

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Stop Chasing…Be a Magnet: An Interview with Chelsea Fournier

Many have been there before. Working a job that is absolutely soul-sucking. Chelsea Fournier was a young, jet-setting, up-and-coming attorney of business law. She excelled. She crushed it. And…she absolutely hated what she was doing. Her life was characterized by success, money, insomnia, and stress. “I realized that a physical change was needed,” she said. That’s just what she did. […]

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How this Southwestern Consulting Client Has Had Massive Success in Both Sales and Lead

Today, I get to bring you Chad Blanton with Simplicity Financial Marketing. I believe he is a top leader in the world of sales. I have enjoyed watching him succeed at a high level no matter what role he is in, whether sales or leadership. I asked Chad what he can attribute his success to and to give me his […]

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How to Maximize Your Sales Recruiting Results (Part 3 of 4)

To elevate your energy level during your prospecting phone calls, STAND UP! I have done both a standard sitting desk and then also one that stands, and the difference in energy levels is astronomical. Today is my third out of four tips for maximizing your golden hours. If you’re a sales manager and you are making recruiting calls, and you […]

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How to Maximize Your Sales Recruiting Results (Part 2 of 4)

Spend a quick 15 minutes in the evening or first thing in the morning to build your top 20 prospects list. This will make your “Golden Hour” of recruiting more productive. I’m bringing to you my second of four tips for getting the most out of your recruiting golden hours. This is for my sales managers and sales leaders out […]

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How to Maximize Your Sales Recruiting Results (Part 1 of 4)

I want to dig into this concept of having scheduled, blocked-off, focused time on your calendar for making your recruiting calls to new potential team members. At Southwestern Consulting we call these our “Golden Hours.” I am talking about the most important hours of your day. I’m excited to launch a little mini-series for my sales leaders who were actively […]

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Sales Managers Can Use this Top Tip to Improve Recruiting

How many golden hours for recruiting do you have on your calendar every month? Block out that time. It may need to be every week. It may need to be every day; it may need to be every month. A golden hour is merely a block of time that you have blocked off for your income-producing activity. That’s time going […]

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What is this New York Real Estate Pro’s #1 Key to Success?

“The good news I have for everybody today is that creating more time is possible and I have been able to do that over the past few months by doing specific things.” -Susan Reische, Douglas Elliman Real Estate I am thrilled to bring to my video series a coaching client, Susan Reische a real estate salesperson with Douglas Elliman Real […]

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What is Mortgage Top Producer’s #1 Key to Success?

“If I had to pick one (relationship building activity) that I think I like to do mostly because I think a lot of other people won’t do it and it’s so easy to execute, it would be video texting.” –Mary Van Dorn, Kinecta Federal Credit Union I’m bringing on one of my coaching clients, Mary Van Dorn, Senior Loan Officer […]

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The Eleventh Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 11 of 12)

Do you implement and enforce your performance recovery plan (PRP)? The 11th income producing activity of sales managers is to have a solid PRP in your arsenal when you have a team member get off track. Many times, we find that managers either do not have one or it is filed away and is not used. With regards to a […]

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The Tenth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 10 of 12)

Shadow your team members on a REGULAR basis. A day in the field is worth a hundred personal conferences or meetings. Today, the 10th income-producing activity is to shadow each of your team members in the field on a regular basis. At Southwestern Consulting we believe that spending some shoulder to shoulder quality time in the area with your team […]

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Discover This Top Financial Advisor’s Surprising Sales Tip

“My attitude is, if you try to help people, good things will happen to you. Taking the focus out of how much money do I make per hour, which I do well, but that’s not the focus. By helping a client determine what they want and what they need, we can help them make intelligent and informed decisions.” -Bill Manby, […]

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