“I’m not a scrub pimp… so, I’m out,” is what Mark Cuban said on the reality TV series Shark Tank where entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to investors (the sharks).
Cuban was the second shark to utter the “I’m out” words behind Robert Herjavec who said he didn’t see “the retail vision” of a smiley-faced sponge called Scrub Daddy. Read More
The theme for today’s post is conquering your marketplace through sales. To help you better understand the key elements of the sales process, I started going through the catalog of the biggest sales I have ever made.
To write this for you, I took a mental jog back in time to try and figure out what was the biggest sale I ever made. Read More
In last week’s post, I promised to share the top sales strategies of one of the greatest salesmen who ever lived, at least in our lifetime no doubt: Mr. Steve Jobs.
While Steve is known for his genius marketing and pulling Apple from the precipice of disaster and captaining it into the most valuable and beloved brand in the world, he was able to do all this because he was the ultimate salesman. Read More
We often hear the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.”
I know the loving intent people have when saying it, but it has dangerous consequences.
It’s a common catchphrase that suggests you imitate confidence so that the confidence produces success, which will seemingly generate real confidence.
But I have found that when people fake anything, they only produce more fakeness, and that leads to disconnect, trouble, misery and ultimately failure. Read More
Today and more and more in the future, all selling is social and the connection points to all your relationships will involve a component of online.
To thrive in the future you will need to learn to connect, network and foster relationships online.
Here are a few statistical wake-up calls:
Nearly half of all people report socializing online more than they do face-to-face. Read More