Inspiration

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What can we learn from Uber?

  After seeing Uber's first pitch deck that they made in Aug 2008 [ https://medium.com/@gc/the-beginning-of-uber-7fb17e544851 ], I think we can safely make the following inferences: We are grossly underestimating ourselves. You don't need to know everything to the last detail when you start off. You don't need to have big dreams. If you dream of [...]

A Day in Life in the year 2020 – an imagination

A Day in Life in the year 2020 - an imagination. Got up early today at 5 am. Then, the usual morning routine continued. Quickly, started my digital assistant ‘Google Now’ to tell me where I should focus my time today. First off, what’s the news today? How is the weather? Traffic in the route [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Inspiration, Prospecting, Sales, Sales Call, Sales Motivation|0 Comments

How high achievers overcome their fear of failure?

Fear of failure: Most of us are afraid of Failures. It is because of this fear, we seldom start. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain We don't like failures. But what we fail [no pun, no intention here] to understand is that without failing we will not be able to [...]

By |January 31st, 2017|Inspiration, Risk taking, Sales|0 Comments

Psyche of a High Performing Sales Person

If we study the Psyche of all High Performing Sales Persons, we will be able to understand that there exists many common characteristics. Not all Sales people are born. Some are trained as well. Everything can be learned, practiced, fine-tuned and excelled. Let's take a look and find what are the characteristics that sets the [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Inspiration, Sales, Sales Motivation|0 Comments

What are Metaphors and how to use them in Sales ?

Let us now "examine" what are metaphors, why should we "employ" them in Sales and how can we make them "pay" us. Is it easy to use metaphors in Sales ? If it was easy, why everyone is not using them ? What makes them so "attractive" and "image-provoking" ? Will the use of metaphors [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Inspiration, Sales Motivation, Sales Process|0 Comments

It’s Transformation, which your prospects seek

Your Prospects are not seeking a Commodity but are seeking Transformation. The route to the transformation does not matter much as long as the Transformation is guaranteed in a specific time frame. Transformation means "a marked change in form, nature, or appearance." A metamorphosis, in essence, is what your prospects are seeking. For ex, from [...]

You can close more sales, if

We all want to close more sales. Right ? Let us understand what it takes to close more deals. First and foremost, I am sure you have heard this: Don't rush the sales process. And don't delay it as well. The right speed is what will determine the outcome. The speed that matches your prospect [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|Closing techniques, Inspiration, Sales, Sales Process|0 Comments

How to develop a sense of urgency and achieve more in less time

Your prospects are not in a great hurry. At least not most of them. They seem to be quite happy with the Status Quo. But don't you know that enthusiasm is contagious. And if you pack energy and sense of urgency into your action, they are bound to match your speed and energy. So, let [...]

By |June 6th, 2016|Inspiration, Sales, Sales Motivation|2 Comments

What can Sales people learn from “The Walk” and Philippe Petit

From Wikipedia: "The Walk is a 2015 American 3D biographical drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis. It is based on the story of 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974."   What were the steps [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|Inspiration, Risk taking, Sales|0 Comments