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Get Creative In Selling

Print ads in the magazine you picked up in the checkout line at the grocery store. Digital ads on your Facebook feed. Commercials intermittently peppering episodes of American Crime Story. And let’s not even start on the emails flooding your inbox. The amount of information we are inundated with on a daily basis is down...
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Strategies for “Selling Like A Child” in 10 Minutes

If you missed this 10-minute presentation on the “It’s About Time” Summit, here’s a little taste of my “Sell Like A Child” training/speaking topic. Get my strategies in 10 minutes on how to be more childlike and human again to improve relationship-selling skills. Want more? See below. WATCH HERE Additional Resources: The Pivotal Leader Podcast...
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“Swipe Right” For The Right Clients

Meeting sales goals can be emotional and stressful, especially when the company is counting on you to drive revenue (and make payroll). Often times salespeople will chase prospects because those potential clients gave the slightest indication of interest. That slight interest, or glimmer of hope, can seem like a sure thing to even the most...
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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’...
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“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...
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Episode 085: The Power Of Podcasting with Donnie Boivin

“I tell everybody, you want to figure out what you are made of? Launch your own business. I don’t know any other tool, in the world, that will make you grow up, level up, figure yourself out faster than launching your own business.”  – Donnie Boivin On this episode of The Pivotal Leader, Gina Trimarco...
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Keeping Sales Momentum Going After A Disaster

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer Many of our clients have been on my mind through Hurricane Florence. The struggle is real for all of us in the Southeast. As a company we have not been disrupted too much. Our theater (Carolina Improv Company) had to close for a weekend. Not a big deal, but we...
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The End Of Summer Is The Beginning of Crushing Q4

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer All summer long it’s so normal to get those reply emails that start with “I’m on vacation until xyz date.” It’s a CRM juggling game of proving to your bosses that you really, truly are following up on new business but “they’re on vacation, I left a message” becomes...
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Finding Good Employees – Ask Yourself “Why”

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer “We can’t find good employees” is a phrase I continue to hear from nearly every client. No matter what the industry or geography this sentiment is shared often. And while we are a smaller company that doesn’t depend on many employees to manage our businesses, I do have many...
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Common Sense Customer Service – That’s The (Meal) Ticket!

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer How is it that the employees of the same company can differ so much when it comes to customer service? This is a question of training versus common sense but really it comes down to hiring culture. I recently attended a client’s annual meeting and awards dinner at a...
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