What is value? It means creating a special experience. It means above and beyond the norm. In short, you WOW someone. You are too valuable NOT to do business with. So, you ask, does price play a role in sales? You bet. However, it is just part of the value equation.
Ryan T. Sauers
Do you want to sell more? Do you desire to be more successful? Do you want to communicate more effectively? Then you have to become a great listener. Yes, that is right. We must learn to quit talking and start listening. If you have lost sight of the importance of listening, let’s review.
You have likely heard the expression (as noted in the title of this post) at some point in your life.
This week’s challenge is going to make you squirm. It always does. I do this with printing and related companies around the country.
In consulting with companies and speaking to many groups across the country, I ask them the following question. What level of competence is your communication in? Let's take a look at the four common stages of communication development.
If you want to sell more, market better, and lead more effectively, you should consider your audience. Do you make other people feel part of the story? Adults are all "kids at heart" and at some level enjoy having fun and laughing. So...make business fun.
In life, or in business, if you want something bad enough you will find a way. Right? In contrast, if you do not want something bad enough, you will find an excuse as to why it can't or won't work. It is amazing to me how many printing and related organizations are still "stuck."
I spend a lot of time consulting on organizational growth and leadership related topics. In this post, I provide you three examples of FAQ…and my responses (noted as Ryan's Remarks) to each of them. I hope this proves helpful to you today and in the coming weeks.
Individuals and organizations desire to communicate their brand and story. Oh yeah, everyone has a brand. Thus, the question is NOT if you have a brand but what you do with your brand? You see, your brand is not defined by what you say it is, but is indeed characterized by what others say it is. To that end, successful individuals/organizations work hard to develop their brands through effective communication.
Is there anyone who is truly spending time "leading" their organization? Not running it. Not putting out fires. Not managing it day to day. Not running in circles. Are you truly leading it? Do you have a vision for the future and a plan of how to get there? An idea without a plan is just that—an idea.
In this post, the focus will be on the three "I words" that will help us become better in our sales efforts: Incredible, Intentional and Informative. The most successful sales professionals have these characteristics in common
If you want to think at the deepest level, you must examine what others say. You have to engage in active listening to get to another person’s "why" and not their surface level "what and how" communications.
Have you ever thought about where a person’s email address comes from? Does it have something to do with their brand? Yes it does. First, you have to think of their email name. It is likely unique to their brand in some way.
Does our email address tell others something about us? YES. Do you feel like you are slammed, buried and drowning? YES. These are just two of the subjects (among many others) we will cover in upcoming weeks in this blog. So, no more stay tuned...instead...stay connected.
Once upon a time there was an owner of a printing company, John, who was very difficult to work for. John demanded a great deal from his employees and continually barked orders at them. He rarely had anything positive to say (even to his long-term employees) and almost never said thank you.