What Can You Do in 10 Minutes?
GIVE A COMPLIMENT.—Ppush away from your desk, walk to the front of the office and tell the receptionist how much you appreciate her. Or, tell the desktop guy what a great job he’s doing. Or, tell the pressman how much you appreciate how he’s always willing to work overtime to get your clients’ work out on time.
READ (or write) A BLOG.—There are so many good ones out there. You’re already reading the best one, so congrats, but check out “Gutenblog,” Paul Castain’s “Sales Playbook,” or Bill Farquharson’s “Sales Challenge.” All are worth 10 minutes of your time.
PARTICIPATE IN LINKEDIN.—Jump on to your LinkedIn page, see who else you might connect with, read what’s going on in some of your favorite groups, or post a question somewhere. There are a lot of valuable connections to be made here. I now have over 500 connections, so if nothing else, connect with me! I have found many clients, old friends and past colleagues there. DO IT!
I know we all like to gripe that we don’t have enough time. It’s why we’re out of shape, out of touch, and our sales are not where we want them to be. I’m calling BULL%^&*.
Make the time. All it takes is 10 minutes.
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.