Relationship Selling

November 28, 2023

A recent discussion on social media centered around relationship selling, what it was and the value of it for all the parties involved. It was a great topic, but on a social media platform, there is very limited time and space to discuss something so important, so I am expanding on my thinking here. Relationship […]

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Don’t Say ‘No.’ Say ‘No, But …’

May 26, 2022

I’ve been told that there are two kinds of people: The people who say “there are two kinds of people” and the ones who don’t. That reminds me of the favorite joke of one of my old sociology professors, who told us “there are two kinds of people: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.” […]

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Why You Need to Build a Funnel 

June 16, 2021

Common ground for all salespeople, regardless of the channel they’re in, is that they need to let their boss know what’s going on. I had one boss who asked, “What are you working on?” so often it was like the catchphrase from a TV sitcom. Those check-ins cover an entire spectrum. There’s the less formal […]

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Where Are All the Sales Professionals?

April 13, 2021

Rant time — I’ve been leading sales teams, directly and indirectly, for close to 15 years now, and I’ve been fortunate to hire a lot of salespeople. I have made many mistakes, learned a ton and I continue to learn more every day. However, here’s my problem: There are way too many salespeople and way […]

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Who’s Going to Catch the Fish?

March 17, 2021

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts a few weeks ago (for my fellow amateur real estate investors out there check out “Bigger Pockets”), and I heard something so profound it stuck with me. “There are those who catch fish and those who rely on those who catch fish.” The simplicity is beautiful, […]

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