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Zero-Potential Prospects Are the Pits!

As a sales manager I used to walk to the front of our bullpen and make this announcement: "From now on, only call those people who are going to say YES!" Of course, it was a joke-sort of. Wouldn't ..
(January 15, 2009)
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Loose Lips Lose Customers!

After fighting a slow leak, it occurred to me that my car needed new tires, so naturally, I phoned the last company to install a matched set. The price, about two years ago, was $700 out the door, ..
(December 22, 2008)
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Writer's Block is a Voluntary Disablement

Recently, one of my readers asked me to elaborate on an idea I shared that maintains writer's block is a voluntary, self-induced condition. Here are the five points I made. If you're suffering from ..
(November 20, 2008)
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 | Writing-and-Speaking/Writing | Visitors: 391

Tale of the Two Joes

"Sooner or later, no matter how smart you are, baseball plays everyone for a fool, " remarked an old hand at the game. He could have been talking about the Steinbrenner clan that owns and runs the ..
(August 15, 2008)
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 | Recreation-and-Sports/Baseball | Visitors: 278

That Perfect Summer When Manny Was a Dodger

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be; so true. Yet one can't help recalling with a grin and a sigh how transforming The Might Manny's presence was when he was wearing the Blue Bandanna at Chavez ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Welcome to Your Glorious Portfolio Career!

My college Sociology teacher predicted that the average person to my right and left would engage in four or five careers in his lifetime. A radical thought, but it seems Dr. Quinn was prophetic. ..
(August 08, 2008)
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Success & The Law of Large Numbers

I just read about a Houston man who has dedicated much of his life to collecting beer cans and to drinking their contents. His larger goal was to build a house consisting of his carefully crushed ..
(March 11, 2008)
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Motivate Yourself to Greatness By Cherishing Negative Role ..

There are a zillion expressions that size-up the motivation challenge, and many of them say exactly the same thing. They range from the brutally blunt to the academic. Among them are these two: ..
(May 11, 2008)
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Five Earmarks of a True Expert & Genuine Leader

I just read a fun first-person account of the folks that navigated Venice, Italy's Grand and lesser canals in of all things, a kayak. They bought the watercraft on eBay for under $200 and folded it ..
(June 01, 2008)
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Spike Your Phone Teams Performance With a Script Change!

As you may know, I speak and write extensively about telephone scripting, whether it's in cold calling, appointment setting, prospecting, inside sales, customer service, or technical support. Every ..
(June 30, 2008)
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At the 2008 All Star Break, I Should Be Happy

Three of my four teams are in first place in their divisions on this morning of the 2008 All-Star Game. The Angels are a respectable 6 games up in the A. L. West. The Cubs lead the N. L Central by ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Don't Let Your Sales Prospects Sell You Their Cynicism!

"I'm sorry, " my prospect whispered hoarsely, “but I guess I'm in a cynical mood. " He didn't need to tell me. As he strode down the surrealistically dark corridor to greet me, I could detect ..
(April 12, 2008)
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How Many Copies of Your Book Are You Going to Buy?

A few months ago I sent a solid book proposal to an established business publisher. Within a few weeks I heard from them. They were taking the proposal to their committee for a decision, which is a ..
(March 09, 2008)
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 | Writing-and-Speaking/Book-Marketing | Visitors: 350

You Hate Me, You Really, Really Do!

I was speaking to a zesty MBA student the other day about the odds against something or other and she snapped back: “I love doing what people tell me I can't do!" I admire that attitude. We ..
(February 29, 2008)
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Tired of Rejection? Promote Acceptance!

Rejection can drill you down, nick you with a thousand paper cuts, make you cry uncle, and hide under the sheets. How come? Most of us have been programmed by family, friends, teachers, and bosses ..
(January 25, 2008)
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What Closing Ratio Can You Expect in Outbound Telemarketing?

Twice this week I've been asked what closing ratio can we expect to get when we do outbound telemarketing? So, I thought I'd share my reply with you, because it departs from conventional wisdom. ..
(January 25, 2008)
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Do Martial Arts Schools Create Followers or Leaders?

In previous articles I've asked if dojos are cults. I've questioned the reasonableness of permitting instructors to inflict injuries on students. I have also asked if we would be served better by ..
(January 25, 2008)
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Where Will Tomorrow's Above-Average Investment Returns Come ..

A number of years back, a broker bought me a bond that yielded over 14%. I sold it before its maturity date, making a tidy profit on it. Had I held on instead of selling, I would have lost a ..
(January 13, 2008)
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Never, Ever Mess with a Safeway School Graduate!

Last night I needed to pick up a few groceries and at the last minute, before leaving the house, I remembered something that I would usually forget. I needed to return two items to the store for ..
(January 10, 2008)
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The Case of The Stolen Dojo

The first question I asked the founder of the martial arts school when I interviewed as a prospective student was whether he had sufficient money on tap to stay around long enough for me to earn my ..
(December 30, 2007)
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How Much is "Enough" Martial Arts Training?

One of the first questions most prospective martial arts students ask is: “How long will it take to get a black belt?" There are some dojos that will give them the precise answer they're ..
(December 22, 2007)
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Spotlight on Scripting - Can You Write a Great Tone Guide for ..

If I had a buck for every time one of my book readers or tape purchasers asked me to write a telemarketing script for them, I'd have thousands of dollars more than I currently have. In fact, this is ..
(December 20, 2007)
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Exactly How Smart Are You? And Does it Matter?

I'm a fairly competitive guy so when one of my salespeople challenged me to literally match wits with him, I rose to the bait. "What's your I. Q. , Gary?" "I dunno. " "No, really, what is it-Have ..
(November 18, 2007)
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 | Self-Improvement/Positive-Attitude | Visitors: 348

Here's Proof - It's Never Too Late To Call Inactive Accounts!

I received a phone message from my insurance agent, yesterday. It was a bit of a surprise that he was saying hello. My policy had lapsed and been replaced by two more policies many years ago. And ..
(August 23, 2007)
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Prepare Yourselves - There Are Few Easy Sales in Tough Times!

As the economy grows tougher, and it will, we’re going to witness a resurgence of petal-to-the-metal selling techniques. We’ll reprise such standards as: (1) Cold calling (2) Answering ..
(August 27, 2007)
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