Tag

sales
STFU & Wash The Dishes

STFU & Wash The Dishes

The line between improv comic and salesperson is very thin. I can see the furrowed brows and confused looks now – ‘what on Earth does spontaneous comedy have to do with making deals?’ There a number of tenets that are directly applicable to sales, so let’s start there: Know Your Audience Skilled improv comics have...
Read More
sales and storytelling

Selling With Stories

According to Professor Steven Pinker of MIT and Harvard: “Our brains are about three times too big for a generic monkey or ape of our size. The major lobes and patches of the brain are different as well. The olfactory bulbs, which underlie the sense of smell, have shriveled to one third the size of...
Read More

Sales Improv: How to Get Past the Sales Script – Outside Sales Talk with Gina Trimarco (PODCAST)

As written in the show notes of Outside Sales Talk Podcast, Episode 44 with BadgerMaps CEO Steven Benson … Gina Trimarco is the Founder of Pivot10 Results, a strategy and training company dedicated to help businesses shift from people problems to performance results. She is also the founder of the Carolina Improv Company, an improv...
Read More

Make Others Look Good, Make Money

One of the rules of improv comedy is “make others look good.” When we make others look good, we automatically look good. If you want to build strong relationships in business or life, this improv rule will serve you well. From a comedy show performance perspective, what this drills down to is “don’t negate others’...
Read More

“In My Feels” Selling: Managing Emotions In The Buyer’s Journey

Want a competitive advantage in sales? Understand when your buyers are “in my feels”. Buying is emotional. We all know this. Your buyers often come from a place of fear of making a bad buying decision. It’s also a good reminder that selling also is emotional. More importantly, recognize when you yourself are “in my...
Read More

Asking For Help Builds Relationships

“Excuse me sir, can I have some more?” is what goes through my mind lately while traveling and needing to ask for help constantly! Several months ago I broke my right wrist, which required two surgeries and a lot of challenges since I’m right handed. Not to mention I had an emergency appendectomy in the...
Read More

How Do You Build A Successful Sales Program? NOT How You Think . . .

The following guest post was written by Shawn Karol Sandy of The Selling Agency, a partner of Pivot10 Results and co-presenter of “From Pain To Profit: Strategically Pivot Your Talent and Culture” on June 23, 2016 in Myrtle Beach. We run across this situation quite often. You started a business. You hustled. You busted your...
Read More

How To Have A Business Made For Talking

One of my best investments was a pair of cowboy boots. I bought them in Austin, Texas on a business trip. Now to know me is to know I’m not really a cowboy boot kind of girl. So, why buy them? Because I love new experiences  and I wanted to understand why people love their...
Read More