Good Selling / Bad Selling?

Great Books, Goal Setting, Continuous Learning, Public Speaking

Some years ago, I had possibly the best Receptionist/Gatekeeper in business, she understood and could stop none essential sales people from getting through.  One day our Receptionist/Gatekeeper brought me a package.  It had been hand delivered.

In the package was a T Shirt from my alma mater — Indiana Institute of Technology, and a note from the salesman requesting an appointment, and comment that he hoped I appreciated his effort to get my school T shirt.  He said he would call in a few days.

I graduated from IIT in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, the idea that this salesman had gone to the trouble to get me the shirt was unique and I liked his style. 

At that time I instructed our receptionist/gatekeeper that I was impressed by this salesperson and that when he calls I will take the call.  After a little research on his company, I was pretty sure I would not need his services.  However, I would listen to him and then if possible direct him to a referral.

He never called!

How many times have you had seemingly good salespeople just not follow through?

Good selling or bad selling?

Make 2019 your best year yet!

Are you doing business with the government?

Great Books

Does your company do business with the government?  I did with my last company and have just started with my current company. 

There is a very large “river” of bids coming out daily.  Once you figure out what you can sell to the government learn the process and get going.

Many people talk with me about how hard or how easy it is to begin selling to the government.

I have helped several companies get started.  The process is not complicated.  However, it does take consistent effort, daily oversight and certainly work.

If you are interested — Contact me.

Make 2019 your best year yet!

A really great book! – The Richest man in Babylon! Get and Read it!

I have met, listened to and read business and life philosopher Jim Rohn’s advice for many years.  Jim Rohn spoke about and recommended a book: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. 

“The secret to personal financial success is believing and practicing the axiom:  Part of all you earn is yours to keep.  Learn to live on less than you make and save the balance for yourself.” (George Clason, 1952). 

Jim Rohn mentioned: “I’ve recommended this book to over 4 million people over the past 40 years with the promise that can help you create financial independence, and probably less than 10 percent have gone out to buy it.  Don’t let that be you!  Go out and find, buy and read this book!”

At one point in my career I committed to giving the book out.  However, after a while I would ask people if they read it – Generally the answer was no.  So, I keep talking about it and like Jim Rohn I urge people to get it.

The book is an easy fast read, packed with ideas for financial success.

Make 2019 your best year yet!  Get the book The Richest Man in Babylon

Daily sales behaviors?

Daily behaviors completed and measured get results. 

I utilize and require sales people working with me to use a tracking system consisting of 7,500 points per year. I know that if a sales person does the behaviors consistent with Prospecting, Telephone, Email, and Face-to-Face customer contact at a rate of about 33 points on average for 230 working days per year, can bring in $3,000,000+ in sales bookings for the company. It is a proven process. It works.

Many sales people won't do daily behaviors. Doing and tracking is hard. 

A lot of sales people get little or no training in selling behaviors. I’ve met, hired and fired sales people who are afraid of the accountability a system creates. 

Couple a good behavioral system with consistent on-going training and sales happen. 

The system can actually be set up for the entire year. Think about that. Set up your sales schedule for the next twelve months, do the daily behaviors and watch your income go to where you want it to go and no excuses.


Contact me for more point system information. I'll also direct you to some good sales training to go with it.

Make 2019 your best year yet!