I was fortunate to be invited by Pitney Bowes to attend their annual Innovation Summit, at which over 100 of their clients attend to share experiences, discuss best practices, and get to see and experience new technologies and products and services all in one day. I always jump at the chance to participate in events like this for several reasons.
So as it turns out it looks like the gym might be the ONLY place I am getting any thinking done, and since I am TRYING to get back into the habit of writing each week, here I am, writing about my brain on the gym (AGAIN). So here are a few more thoughts for you.
Committing to getting in shape and committing to your success in sales are a lot alike.
Consider using the following phrases from the 1970s the next time you are having a chat with a prospect or a client. And remember that you are a human being, you have a viewpoint and a side, and dammit, what you have to say is important.
I know It has been a really long time since y'all have heard from me, and I am quite sure that your lives have seemed just a tiny bit emptier because of it. I will apologize for my absence—because every week that went by that I didn't write something felt like a little bit of a betrayal to you. But here I am, back and ready to regale you with my musings.
For some reason, given the fact that I have four small children, people feel compelled to offer me advice. A lot. And some of that advice is actually valuable. And I have even taken it into consideration and used some small portion of it. HOWEVER, it is the way that people preface their advice, sometimes, that I find rather off-putting.