Category Archives: Client Relationships

Progressive Selling is Storytelling

Sales professionals love commissions! Moreso, they love long-term deals that continue to deliver commissions. If business-to-business sales reflected the movie business, sales professionals would only want to produce sequels. Consequently, success requires storytelling talent that have prospects anticipating the next … Continue reading

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Effective Selling is Storytelling

Once upon a time a great ad in the Sunday newspaper and a superior location on Main Street was the secret to a successful business. Welcome to the future! Now, successful sales growth requires connecting with your audience, identifying key … Continue reading

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You Got Any Partners?

A popular undergraduate introduced his latest girlfriend to his best friend. After the girlfriend exchanged pleasantries and passed the best friend’s eye test, he smiled broadly at the young lady and enthusiastically asked, “You got any partners!!?” The eager buddy … Continue reading

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3 Reasons My Business Needs a Super-Villain

Business heroes have become larger than life. Entrepreneurs are either bragging about their latest victory, or someone else is doing it for them. Storytelling has become increasingly important for business success. Branding over-sized personalities is equally impactful as marketing their … Continue reading

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Connective Marketing – We All Get More

Marketing data and analytics are amazing! They provide better decision making. They quantify processes and results leading to business success. Except it ignores the human element. Emotional connection drives business development. People buy from people. Clearly, branding helps. However, recognize … Continue reading

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Engaging Your Audience

Once upon a time… is the classic opening to a story. Anticipation builds for a conflict between good and evil. That process is how storytelling works. Unfortunately, in business separating heroes from villains can be very tricky. Resolutions have unforeseen … Continue reading

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Delivering Your Brand Daily

“Creating enduring value happens one interaction at a time. One person, one referral, one organization, one community, one interaction at a time!” ~Glenn W Hunter. This quote concludes Day One of my branding seminar. Despite the multitude of branding definitions, … Continue reading

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