Well, it seems there is a #hashtag signaling a new trend or buzzword everywhere we look. Since this blog is titled Perception Is Reality, I am going to take us through some questions to consider #SauersStyle in our “new world” of hashtags—as it relates to sales. #HereWeGo
Are you focused each day on maximizing your sales activities? #GoldenSalesHours Where does your time go each day/week? There are 168 hours in each week. No more, no less. Time is the great equalizer for all mankind. Are you pleased with how you are using your time? #TimeIsValuable
Do you focus on using multiple communication mediums to connect with prospects? #ProspectingMediumsMatter What goals do you set each month to help you improve your sales performance? How good are you at tracking them? #SalesGoalsMatter Do you market your brand in a manner that makes prospects and customers want to talk to you? #BrandingMatters
How original are you in your sales approach? Is your style creative or boring? #CreativityTrumpsBoring Do you realize that the average person (buyer) you are selling to hears several “sales pitches” a week that say the same thing you do? #CharlieBrownSales #WaWahWaWah
My objective in this post is to make you determine your “why” of what you are doing each day in your sales activities. Why are you doing what you are doing? What are you spending your time on? Is it the best use of your time? Are you doing things in a unique manner that helps position you as an expert in what you do? #QuestionsToConsider
If you want to set some time to talk further #LetsTalk about ways to creatively grow your own brand and increase your sales...it’s your lucky day. TEXT the key word SAUERS1 to 71441
#HaveAGreatWeek and, why you are at it, have some fun in your sales activities.
Ryan T. Sauers has spent nearly 30 years running, leading or consulting with printing, graphics, promotional and visual communications-related organizations. Sauers is CEO of two companies, Sauers Consulting Strategies LLC and End Resultz Inc. that among other things, owns magazines and is a media firm. Key areas of focus of the firms include sales training, marketing strategy, personal branding, leadership development and organizational change.
Sauers is a frequent national speaker and columnist. He has been recognized as one of the top 80 CMOs globally and achieved the top designation of Certified Marketing Executive through Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and communication courses to current and aspiring leaders. He is a Certified Myers Briggs, DiSC and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (one of few in the U.S. to achieve all three rigorous certifications related to human communications, personality and behavior).
Sauers has completed his doctoral-level coursework in Organizational Leadership and is now (ABD - All But Dissertation) working on his dissertation on why some entrepreneurs and small businesses achieve initial and long-term success, whereas countless others do not.
Sauers is the host of the Marketing Matters radio show in Atlanta that later becomes a global podcast. He also is the host of the Community Connections TV show that comes out in video and podcast form. Sauers is the author of the best-selling books, Everyone is in Sales, and Would You Buy from You? More info at RyanSauers.com or call (678) 825-2049 or email Ryan@RyanSauers.com