Archive for the ‘Sales Tips’ Category

The Ninth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 9 of 12)

Are you running specific contests for your team with incentives attached to them on a regular basis? As a sales manager, we always get what we promote. When you’re creating a contest, you want to think about what sort of activity or behavior do you want to promote? At Southwestern Consulting we teach our clients to structure contests around things […]

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How this Financial Advisor Ranked in the Top 10% of His Company

Today, I am talking with one of our very own coaching clients, Ross Meitin. Ross is a certified financial planner affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors in Chicago. He succeeds at a high-level Ross is actually in the top 10 percent of Lincoln, so this is a great opportunity to hear secret to success. Overview My question to Ross Meitin, Lincoln […]

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The Seventh Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 7 of 12)

When you are running your weekly meetings do you used a WEEKLY LEADERBOARD to highlight your team’s successes as you recognize team members? In the weekly leaderboard include these tracking categories: Phone calls Conversations Referrals Presentations Additional CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS Today, I want to share with you what a huge difference a weekly leaderboard email with the entire cumulative results […]

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The Sixth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 6 of 12)

I want to share with you one of the fastest ways that you can motivate your team. In my sixth income-producing activity of sales managers, I want you to explore the use of a DAILY LEADERBOARD. It is NOT to shame or publicly humiliate the team members that did not have a great day the day before but to recognize […]

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The Fifth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 5 of 12)

Do you run weekly sales meetings? Do you give recognition and share the good news? And in these meetings, are you taking the time to do additional training? Today’s fifth income-producing activity is to do training in your weekly meetings that go beyond product education and production numbers. I want to ask you to do something in your sales meetings.  […]

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The Fourth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 4 of 12)

Do you run a weekly team meeting where you recognize people? If you do this type of TEAM meeting consistently, you will get: More Effort Better Results I’m doing a series on the 12 different things that you as a sales leader, the sales manager should be focusing your time on that make you money. Today in the fourth, it’s […]

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The Third Income Producing Activity for Sales Leaders (Part 3 of 12)

If you are a sales manager carrying a quota, you MUST continue to sell yourself as much as possible. Today is my third installment of income producing activity for sales leaders. Last week I talked about time management based on compensation, and this is similar. This is a gut check for sales leaders to remember not to lose contact with […]

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How To Double Your Repeat Business

Repeat customers are some of the best customers. We’ve all read different studies that posit how much cheaper and more profitable it is to do business with existing customers. Here’s something I’d like you to think about. If you’re doing a great job at delivering your product or service, then your existing customers should be a huge potential source of […]

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How Should You be Focusing Your Time as a Sales Leader? Part 2 of 12

As sales leaders, are you doing actual sales training EVERY week to help your team grow? Ask yourself these questions: Am I training my people how to manage their time? Am I training them how to close? Am I training them how to leverage online media to build their brand to generate more leads? It is one of the most […]

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Income Producing Activities for Sales Leaders (Part 1 of 12)

As a sales leader, are you proactively recruiting and doing recruiting interviews? In my first installment of 12 activities that sales leaders need to do to make money, I am going to talk about the importance for you to be constantly recruiting. Even if there is NOT a need currently, you NEED to have a file of source resumes. Otherwise, […]

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How Should you be Focusing your Time as a Sales Leader

As a SALES LEADER, what should you be focusing time on and tracking to create revenue? I’m going to be sharing with you the 12 things you can do that make you money. Many of the things you’re doing right now are not things that make you money. Over the next 12 videos, I will be focusing on sales leaders […]

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The Average Person Spends This Many Years of Their Life Watching Commercials

Can you guess how many years of commercials you will watch in your lifetime? Benjamin Hardy states in his book; Willpower Doesn’t Work, that we spend 4 YEARS of our lives watching commercials! This is VERY disheartening, but also eye-opening. Are you willing to give up the same amount of time it takes to graduate with a degree from college […]

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The Average Person Checks Their Phone This Many Times Per Day

How many times a day do you check your phone? You might be shocked to learn that Benjamin Hardy sites in his book, Willpower Doesn’t Work, that the average person checks their phone 85 times DAILY. This may be why you feel that you do not have enough time in the day. I’ve been reading Benjamin’s book, and it has […]

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How to Set Up your Schedule for Success as a Sales Leader

Is your calendar structured in a way so that your time spent matches how you are getting paid? Sales leaders have all sorts of different commission structures. You may have some base salary and then possibly paid a percentage of your production if you are a producing sales manager. Also, you are probably paid a percentage of your team’s production. […]

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How Sales Leaders Can Cut Interruptions In Half (Part 2)

Let’s talk about my second tip in cutting interruptions in half. It is about adding a SPEED BUMP in front of team member interruptions in your day. REQUIRING them to send a TEXT with what the challenge or issue is can teach CRITICAL THINKING and develop PROBLEM-SOLVING in your team. This can help prevent interruptions and prevent a drop in […]

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How Sales Leaders Can Cut Interruptions in Half (Part 1)

Charge a price for ADMISSION into your office! Every time a team member walks through your door require that they have at least two viable ideas to solve the challenge in front of them. It will help to train your team members to be future leaders. In my first installment of this series targeted toward sales leaders, I talked about […]

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My Number One Time Management Tip For Sales Leaders

I want to share with you probably the most impactful thing you can do to get more time back in your day and to empower your people. If you’re a leader with an open-door policy, start scheduling regular one on ones with each of your team members. At Southwestern Consulting, we call these “personal conferences”. They are scheduled regular one […]

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How to Get Control of the Fires in Your Day

Do you ever feel like you spend your whole day putting out fires? It’s exhausting, frustrating, and leaves you feeling like you are back to square one when it comes to your day. You should never sacrifice your time for things that can wait. In today’s video, I am going to give you two ways to determine if it is […]

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How to Build on Your Victories

Maybe you have heard the age-old saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” I see this time and time again in the workplace especially when it comes to goal setting. Goal setting can either make you feel: 1. Fired up- eagerly anticipating tackling the goal and exceeding expectations 2. Discouraged- why haven’t I achieved this yet? I am so far […]

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How to Identify Your High Payoff Activities

It is difficult to identify worthwhile time investments. You find yourself second-guessing your choices and then kicking yourself for investing your time in something that didn’t pay off. Sales requires a lot of time, and time is money. You can waste it, invest it poorly, or knock it out of the park. That’s a lot of options- with only one that […]

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How to Conquer FTI

I want to talk with you about something that can get in the way of you accomplishing big goals and target deadlines that you set in your sales business. It’s an acronym that we call FTI- Failure to Implement. Failure to implement doesn’t stunt your sales growth. It leaves you feeling discouraged. The “Failure” part of the acronym becomes bigger […]

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