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Five ways your label can boost sales

If you’re looking for a way to improve the effectiveness of your product marketing strategy, research suggests that you could do a whole lot worse than to start with the humble product label. It’s almost the first thing that the customer sees on the supermarket or DIY store display and a well-designed and attractive product […]

From Employee to Entrepreneur

Creating Success for Herself, One Cup at a Time Charisma DeZonie Driven. Passionate. Caffeinated. Charisma DeZonie is on a mission to caffeinate the world, and with her home-based business, Organo Gold, she just might do it. DeZonie’s journey to entrepreneurship started with a pink slip. Let go from a steady, stable non-profit job where she […]

The Secret To Unlikely Success

There is a lot not to like about trying to be successful. You are never going to like the fact that no one else believes in your dream as much as you do. You are never going to like unfair criticism and sarcasm from your critics. You are never going to like that you never […]

Three Key Strategies to Thrive As An Organization Professional

As an organization professional, there are numerous avenues which one can take to advance one’s career.  And there are three key strategies which can help any organization professional achieve extraordinary results.  Curious, then read on… Strategy #1:  Avoid Comparing yourself to others As soon as you reach the top of the mountain, you’ll see that […]

Does Sales Certification Matter in Sales?

Take a look at most any IT professional’s business card or email signature and you are quite likely to see a string of letters following their name or title. Those letters represent industry specific certifications that were earned. In the IT world, some employers demand specific certification for certain positions and several positions are only […]

When Enough is Enough

Finding a job can be tough no matter how the general economy may be doing. Finding a good job when the economy is struggling is often times a full-time job, that demands all your resources, talents, patience and networking skills. Despite the actual or anticipated challenges to finding a job, there may come a time […]

Fall in Love with the Word NO!

Falling in love with the word “NO” is one of the hardest parts of being in sales–especially if you are a solo entrepreneur and working on your own. To be successful you must make “NO” a friend not a foe. Desensitize yourself to the impact that little word has on you. Every minute you are […]

On Entertaining Your Customers

How much time should I spend entertaining my customers? Good question. The world of the field salesperson is changing rapidly these days, and everything is in question. The practice of entertaining customers is one of those issues that needs to be rethought. First, let’s consider whether or not you should entertain your customers. In these […]

Are Great Salespeople Born Or Made?

One of my clients asked me last week whether I thought great salespeople were born or made. It’s a great question… Psychologists have been arguing for years about the interaction between nature and nurture and the importance of these twin factors on your ability to achieve (or not) in your life. They will probably be […]

How To Make a Great First Impression In a Job Interview

The first few minutes of a job interview are critically important for creating a good first impression. In fact, the first 30 seconds can make you or break you. Interviewers gather clues about you based on the way you look, how you shake hands, the eye contact you make and the first words that come […]