“Silence, please. My king is coming.”

There’s a difference between respect and reverence. Showing respect involves being considerate and tolerant of other people. In short, treating other people the way you would want to be treated. But reverence is another thing entirely. Reverence is “a feeling of profound awe and respect and often love.” So while most well-mannered people display respect [read more]

A dog at the Met? A Creative Way to Live Your Company Values

Sometimes living up to your company’s values requires more than just knowing what the right thing is and wanting to do it. In those cases, a little creativity sometimes helps. Here’s an example that will hopefully give you some ideas for how to respond when you’re in your own pickle of a situation. Martin Nuechtern [read more]

Dealstorming with Former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer, Tim Sanders

My guest this week is Tim Sanders. He’s the former chief solutions officer at Yahoo! and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s also a cofounder of the research consultancy Deeper Media, Inc. and a top-rated speaker. He joined me on my podcast this week to talk about his new book, Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon that [read more]

The Phone Call My Parents Never Return

The Phone Message I call my parents on my birthday.  I have done this for the past 30 years.  I am their only child. Not surprisingly, they do not answer.  I leave a lengthy message sharing all that has happened with me and my family.  I ask them to return my call.   They never have. [read more]

BusinessWeek on Bounty: A Case Study in Turning Bad Headlines into an Agent of Change

In early 2001, the stock market was still reeling from the dot-com bubble and burst a few months earlier. The economy was uncertain, and even many traditional companies were in turbulent times. Procter & Gamble was one of them. It had been less than a year since the company’s stock had lost nearly 40 percent [read more]

The 25 Most Useful Sales Stories

Storytelling is all the rage in business today – and in sales in particular – because it works. But having trained thousands of executives and salespeople in storytelling, I can tell you the first and most important thing you need to understand about storytelling is not the structure of a great story, or how to [read more]

Top 10 Reasons Why Sales Stories Work Better Than Just a Sales Pitch

Stories have always had a unique power to lead, influence, persuade, and sell. Here are my top 10 reasons you’ll want to add more of them to your repertoire instead of relying solely on a dry sales pitch. 1. STORIES HELP THE BUYER RELAX AND JUST LISTEN It’s similar to the response college students have [read more]

High Profit Prospecting, with Mark Hunter

My guest this week is Mark Hunter, author of the highly successful book, High-Profit Selling, which came out in 2012. His newest book that just came out recently is called High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results which I got to talk to him about on this week’s podcast. [read more]

6 Differences Between a Sales STORY and a Sales PITCH

Imagine it’s 9 o’clock on Monday morning, three days before a big sales call with a new prospect. The entire team is sitting in a conference room ready to start planning the sales pitch. At 9:02, the sales VP walks in the room and calls the meeting to order with a clap of her hands. [read more]

Sales guru and bestselling author Anthony Iannarino on his first lessons on selling

This week, I’m joined by sales guru and bestselling author, Anthony Iannarino to talk about his new book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need. You can listen to the podcast by clicking the play button above. Below is an excerpt from his book that reflects one of the stories he shared. But it’s a lot [read more]