My Wife, Son & I were travelling back to Bangalore from Chennai in a night train once. We got in to the train about 15 minutes before departure. That’s because we don’t like to board a moving train. We got in & found our berths. But there were people already occupying them. There were bags… Continue reading Say “NO”, when you have to!
John Barrows & M. Jeffrey Hoffman conducted the webinar “John Barrows Goes Back to School: Rediscovering the “Art” of #Prospecting” yesterday or today [depending on where you live :)]. I enjoyed it thoroughly. What an energy & insight. Learnt about “Why you? Why you now?” technique to turn cold calls and cold emails to hot… Continue reading Rediscovering the “Art” of Prospecting!
For every success story that I report there are 99 other stories where I have miserably failed. A friend asked me to write about my failures so that we can all learn. So, here it is. There was a logistics start-up to whom we sold over 20 licenses of a CRM App. After an year… Continue reading I lost the deal!
I like you. Those are the 3 words each one of us like to hear often. Do you want to be successful in Life & Career? Do you want to know the science of people? Do you want to know what motivates them? Read on. During my school days, I did not play any sport.… Continue reading How to be likable in Sales?
I am passionate about Sales. I truly believe that Sales is one profession that is unlike any other. No business can survive if Sales does not perform and perform well. Come to think of it, all the sales folks across industry verticals share some common traits. They are all performers. They all think they are… Continue reading Sales professionals are positive thinkers!
I happened to watch a portion of a documentary on marathon running. What I learnt is that it calls for more preparation than what is required for a sprint. Endurance is key for a marathon. While speed and agility are important for a Sprint, one should save energy and stay in the game at a… Continue reading Sales is not a sprint but a marathon!!
American football player Knute Rockne said this: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” When floods or Tsunamis cause a havoc, we have seen people rising to the occasion and providing help. What about the people who are affected? What do we learn from them? We will get to that in a bit.… Continue reading Big Potatoes rise to the Top on a rough road!
It makes me think. Where do I really get ideas to write? It’s a beautiful rainy day. Sitting by the side of the window in our beautiful office, my thoughts are flowing and my fingers are typing them as they flow. It’s 10 past 6 in the evening. Except for the occasional interruptions I have… Continue reading Where do you get ideas, ask my friends!
All of us humans have a basic need to be understood. What we stand for, why we do what we do, where are we going & what gives us satisfaction. This is the core of all human beings. Let us think for a moment when was the last time we had a great conversation with… Continue reading Great Conversations start with empathy
There was a lead that came in few months ago. As I normally do, I sent out an introductory email with details, fact sheet and other basic information about our product. No selling whatsoever. First of all, I don’t sell. I help customers solve problems. Followed by the introductory email, I called the customer the… Continue reading Sell without any fear