A sales trainer calls me up for help. Her husband was laid off in the recession and finally found a job at ½ his former salary. They sell their house to downsize and cut expenses. The sales trainer is now trying to re-establish her business and finds it tough getting new clients. With emotions running … Continue reading Emotions That Sabotage Your Success
1. Not every sale is a good sale. Make sure it is profitable and that you have cross-sold as many products and services as possible. It costs less to sell more to an existing client than to get a new client. 2. Stop creating unqualified proposals. Too much time is spent on creating proposals when … Continue reading Ron Karr’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Sales in 2012
In April of 2008, Steve Keating, Manager of Selling Skills at the Toro Company, heard me speak about using social media to build one’s sales. Already involved with Twitter, Steve had at the time a few hundred followers. After hearing the presentation, he decided to make it a key strategy in building both his personal … Continue reading Tweeting for Sales
Today I had breakfast with a CEO in between positions. He recently resigned from a company he helped turned around and take to the next level. Looking for a different opportunity, he decided it was time to move on. What struck me during our conversation were the beliefs that drive his actions professionally. As a … Continue reading Beliefs of a Successful Sales Professional
This morning (Monday, September 24, 2007) I started my day as I always do; going straight to the sports section of the NY Times. Attached to the front page was a flap the length of the paper and about 1/3 wide. It had the NBC logo with the words “Tonight 9pm”. Pulling the flap to … Continue reading Flapping for Sales Success
Recently, I had the privilege of being invited by the Weizmann Institute of Science to visit with their scientists in Rehovot, Israel and got a feel for the projects they are involved in. It was exhilarating listening to all the presentations of advances being worked on that will positively impact humanity. Pioneering cancer researcher, Professor … Continue reading A Scientist’s Blueprint for Success in Sales and Life
Who is Karyn? She is an individual who spent money way beyond her means and wound up with credit card debt of $20,000. Unable to pay it, she did the next best thing. She asked us to pay it for her. Karyn started the web site www.savekaryn.com. She asked visitors to help her pay down … Continue reading Thank You From Karyn!!!
Recently my 7 year old daughter Amanda blurted out to a client staying at our house that “my daddy is the ‘big talker’”. She went on to say that I always get what I want because I ‘big talk’ my way into it. Amanda now introduces me to everyone as the “big talker”. Come to … Continue reading Be the Big Talker