Heavy-handed techniques, complex closes and feature-benefit laden pitches have dominated sales for years. These methods are exhausting to do and even more taxing on the receiving end for buyers. It’s little wonder that virtually no one likes to be on the receiving end of a sales pitch.
I wrote Sales Yoga to help solve this problem once and for all. Sales Yoga is a “collaborative approach to meeting the shared needs of a buyer and seller.”
When done right, the…Continue
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Having to tell my son, Ben, his dog had to be euthanized this past Tuesday is now on my top ten list of life’s crappy moments. Seeing him cry as he said goodbye to Max, yep, that’s on the list as well. That same day, a girl with whom he was starting a relationship suddenly ended their friendship by text. As Ben put it, “this day can’t get any worse.”
As a Dad, I want to shield Ben from these hurts in life. But I can’t, which really pisses me off at times! So I did the next best…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on October 3, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find…Continue
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Cut them hours. It is survival time
Ever since the beginning of the financial downturn we have seen organizations of all sizes determined to solve the
economic effects of the downturn by cutting headcount. In the process improvement efforts many organizations believe that the way to improve the organization is to cut headcount. The we add to this the…
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With each recruiting role I’ve taken the world has gotten bigger and bigger. My very first role was hiring delivery drivers in an around my own neighborhood. This week I’m setting up interviews for a guy in Seoul. The times have changed indeed. One of the talented presenters from Talent42 was Kevin Wheeler – hey any guy who’s profile pic appears to have been taken at a winery is ok by me. J I was lucky enough to sit next to Kevin on Day…Continue
I don't know many tech recruiters who don't at least have a grudging appreciation of Dice. Not only was Dice one of the sponsors of Talent42, their new President Shravan Goli gave a presentation on their latest offering, Open Web. I think he said he's been on the job for…Continue
That’s the case in this latest awarding of Radical Accountability Zeroes to the UFT, the New York City affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, and the New York State…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on July 3, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments
I’ve just returned from an extended business trip to the Twin Cities of Minnesota where I enjoyed a healthy dose of Minnesota Nice. If you’re unfamiliar with this, it’s a way of being in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The cordiality and devotion that Minnesotans extend to one another, and guests like myself and my wife, is so commonplace that someone just had to give it a name.
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Desolate and lonely, you find yourself in a vast space where it seems no one, absolutely no one, can be found. Parched and hungry you trudge on, getting wearier by the moment. You just want to give up, thinking, “this is it. This is where it all ends.”
No, this is not a vain attempt at channeling Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Rather, the “desert” described above is the mental space that…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on June 17, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Cans work well for beans and vegetables but fail miserably in sales. Yet, many sales organizations mandate that salespeople memorize or read specific soundbites designed for specific situations. Would you want to be on the receiving end of one of these impersonal, canned statements? This type of sales practice is just one of many reasons why people dislike hearing a sales pitch.
In Sales Yoga, we practice the art of Integrative Questioning to build rapport, develop…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on May 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Training for recruitment consultants in your team is vital. They need to have the skills and attributes of super sales people and the unique ability to bring in both candidates and clients. This is so different to many other industries. The rewards are there for the top performers, provided they know what activities to prioritise and when.
The saying goes that you can always make more money though you can't manufacture…
Added by Nicky Coffin on May 30, 2013 at 6:11am — No Comments
Management training for recruitment companies, is it really that essential? And it's a fair point - after all, the internet is vast, and the amount of information you can discover from the comfort of the home is virtually unlimited. Especially if you shop online where there are management training books by the thousand.
But that doesn't mean that seeking the help of a management coach is a waste of your time. In fact,…
Added by Nicky Coffin on May 29, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments
Recruitment training is, like any profession, a varied field. In any company there'll be someone who is naturally confident, and another who needs a bit more time to be able to tap into their full potential. If you're of the first disposition, you may think that everyone will get there in the end, it just takes some time and much needed perseverance.…Continue
Added by Nicky Coffin on May 29, 2013 at 7:22pm — No Comments
Training for recruitment consultants is vital if you want them to perform, hit billings and grow your company. One key element of this is the need to be more assertive in all aspects of the role. From dealing with colleagues in the office to pitching for business and moving candidates along. This article covers some ideas and steps that you can implement to make this happen.
Learning to be more assertive is something which…
Added by Nicky Coffin on May 29, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments
Earlier this week, a salesperson told me about a difficult conversation she was about to have with a client. In asking for my advice, she said there was a chance this customer will ask for a price reduction and that she’d have to do a “dog and pony show” to convince them to keep working with her at the current rate.
I told her she needed to “kill the dog and corral the pony.” As you may suspect, there was a long pause on the other end of the phone after such a startling…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on May 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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Added by Ryan Leary on February 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It’s been widely reported that the contingent workforce is growing at a steady rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the temporary services industry added almost half million workers and accounted for 91% of total job growth between June 2009 – June 2011. But what does this growth mean for our ageing workforce here in the U.S.?
Between 2010 and 2030, the number of Americans between 25 and 64 will climb by 16 million and two-thirds of the increase will consist of people…Continue
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