What You Can Learn About Achievement From Stacey Dash?

Recently, Stacey Dash (unknown to me until I saw this and researched her) was on Meredith Viera. Personally, I don’t watch Viera mainly because of the tact she took in this “interview.” The video is below.  Watch it, then come back and read on.

I love this girl! Unafraid to speak on a hot, controversial issue, and speak her truth.
I hear this all the time: “My territory isn’t large enough.” “My compensation plan isn’t fair enough.” “People don’t answer the phone like they used to.” “Prospects lie.” “I can’t get referrals anymore.” My company doesn’t invest in me.” “My company has no vision.”
All of these statements (and Meredith’s unbelievably arrogant questions) are perfect examples of our buy-in to a victim mentality. And it wears us out. Actually, it renders us unable to adopt a stance of personal empowerment.

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“Episode #289: Important Sales Questions”
by Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale

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The Advanced Selling Podcast
May 4, 2015

advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootWhat are the most critical actions required for a successful sales call? Veteran Sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale break down the typical sales call and create a framework for achieving success when speaking with a prospect. While there are hundreds of questions you can ask a prospect and many statements you can make about your company, there are only a handful that actually matter. In this episode of the Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan reveal three questions and three statements that absolutely must be included in every successful sales call.

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The Average Of 5 People

On this week’s audio post, I want you to evaluate who you spend most of your time with. Are you surrounding yourself with people that you admire and look up to? The people you choose to be around are a direct reflection of who you will become. The rule is, you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

“Episode #288: Generating Client Meetings”
by Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale

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The Advanced Selling Podcast
April 27, 2015

advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootHow do you book a meeting when a client or prospect isn’t ready to buy? In this episode of the Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan share some clever ideas to generate interest today. Whether you want to book the meeting today or want a way to stay in touch, you’ll have insights into methods that can turn a “no thanks” into something better. Veteran Sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale will help you position your language and expertise to become a valuable asset to your clients.

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“Episode #287: Sales Training On Your Own”
by Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale

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The Advanced Selling Podcast
April 20, 2015

advancedsellinpodcastgraphicbootHow do you grow and develop as a sales professional when you don’t have the internal support? Veteran Sales trainers Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale guide you through a process for creating your own sales training plan. When you find yourself in a situation where you don’t report directly to a sales manager, your company doesn’t invest in sales training or you are worried you might plateau in your career, following these suggestions can make a huge difference. In this episode of the Advanced Selling Podcast, Bill and Bryan give you the power to put your sales success into your own hands.

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The Problem With Idea Generation – And a Solution

More ideas are not better. I know there is a saying, “If you want to come up with a great idea, come up with lots of ideas.”

Ideas

But I see Presidents and Salespeople generate idea after idea – and yet have little to show for them. So what happens. Here’s my take.

My sense is that the person that has the idea (the creator) is seldom the person who will implement the idea and bring it to profit. I didn’t say “never,” I said seldom.

So the idea-creator needs to have either a) someone around him/her who can flesh out the idea before investing too much time dreaming about it. Or, b) a system that walks them through the ‘fleshing out’ process.

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