True Confessions Aren’t Over…Embracing the Tough Stuff

Well, I thought the message about my meltdown in February, regarding the panic over the deadline for submitting Conversations That Sell for Financial Advisors, was the unveiling of my personal insights and vulnerability. It seems there is more… This week, after spending several days with many people at the Shift! Conference, I realized that...

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How to Get More Clients: Stretch Your Belief

What is the impact of your beliefs on your ability and commitment to attract and convert your ideal prospects? What’s the impact of the belief of yourself, the role you have in people’s lives, and the value they receive in working with you? It’s huge! Your belief is a major factor in the energy, effort, and activity that you put forth in the lead...

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The Impact of Impact in Your Sales Conversations

Impact. It’s the missing ingredient for many sales conversations and conversions. Impact is the consequence of what is going on with your prospective client, and the consequence of what will happen if they use your service and work with you. Why is impact important? Because without discussing impact, we’re missing the key motivator and the...

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Stop the Small Talk; Make it Smart Talk

“How are you today?” “Sorry to hear about the Packer’s loss last weekend, what was your highlight of the season?” “How has your day been so far in the new location?” “How are the kids?” What do you think about those questions? Maybe you’re thinking, “Oh, the dreaded small talk!” Well, “small talk” is only small if you make it so. You see, each of...

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3 Strategies for Follow-Up With Stalled Prospects

Ahhh, the excitement of a prospective client sales conversation: Finally, someone is interested in you and your services! And it seemed to go well. They were even smiling at the end of the conversation. Then…(crickets chirping)… Now what? You don’t want to appear desperate, aggressive, or too “salesy” after all. How can you follow-up and be there...

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Preparing to Convert: The BIG Miss You Might Make – Part 2

“Measure twice, cut once.” That’s how I started the first article in this two-part series about the most boring habit. And it’s the ONE key habit you should develop to have better sales conversations and success. “Measure twice, cut once.” This adage is about preparation, and when it comes to preparation for sales conversations there are two...

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Preparing to Convert: The BIG Miss You Might Make

​Spoiler alert: In this article, I’m going to focus on a topic that many people consider boring. Because of that you may want to close it out and watch more rescue dog videos (oh, maybe that’s just me). I encourage you to keep reading and not look away because what I’m discussing today is one of the key ways to increase the probability of...

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Sales Objections? Move from Concerns to Conversions

“You get what you’re looking for.” It’s just one of dozens of “Jeanette-isms” I heard from my mom when growing up. And now as an adult, I can see how true this statement is. We do get what we’re looking for in many life circumstances, and in sales efforts. Here’s how I see it coming into play in sales situations, especially when faced...

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