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To create an environment for effective leadership development you must have the right factors, the right conditions both internally and externally to make your organization stimulate the right thinking and the right activities. You currently possess an organizational environment.
The question that must be answered is very simple, “Are we providing the best environment for our people to grow and flourish in?” If not, the question that follows is equally as important, “What combination of environmental principles is required for effective leadership development?” The answers to these questions may surprise you. These 10 principles, when applied consistently, will help your organization outperform your competition and develop effective leaders.
1. Love – Creating an environment that genuinely values people.
2. Integrity – Creating an environment of honesty and trust.
3. Vision – Creating an environment to intentionally shape the future.
4. Service – Creating an environment that leads through serving.
5. Communication – Creating an environment that listens and responds.
6. Simplicity – Creating an environment where expectations are clear.
7. Synergy – Creating an environment where people and work are synchronized.
8. Education – Creating an environment of innovative training and development.
9. Reproduction – Creating an environment of intentional leadership development.
10. Opportunity – Creating an environment for growth and advancement.
Sometimes the best way to reignite your team is to get them out of the office and change their environment. But changing their environment alone is simply not enough. Your people need a regular infusion of proven business training to stimulate creativity, learn new skills and transform their thinking. For this reason, we've created the Business Catalyst Breakfast and Learn.
What and Why? Business Catalyst Breakfast and Learn is a 2-hour innovative learning environment designed to advance your business by helping your team grow. Studies consistently demonstrate the direct link between professional development and improved business performance. Why? It's rather simple. When you grow your people, you grow your business.
Why Now? How Will We Benefit? Now is the time to grow your business. Your competition is surely investing in their people. Your team will benefit by experiencing greater synergy. Your customers will enthusiastically notice the difference. New ideas for growth will discover the right platform to emerge. And painful obstacles will find a practical solution.
What Topics Are Available? Below is a sample list. Please contact us directly for additional topics.
Achieving Work-Life Balance
Overcoming Customer Obstacles
Keys to Effective
Creating Winning Presentations
Managing Relational Conflicts
Customer Strategy Development
Leading, Growing and
What is My Investment? Your investment is priceless! It depends on the size of your team and what environment you approve for the breakfast. Please contact us directly for a free quote, 786-554-0312, Info@BusinessCatalyst.org
Connecting is for closers. Whether you live in Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or some other South Florida county, the fact still remains, those who connect with new customers on a regular basis close more sales. If you don’t choose to connect with potential clients, you eventually choose to disconnect your sales performance. But what do we mean when we use the word “connecting” as it relates to increasing sales performance? In our context, connecting means to establish relevant communication with new customers. It means to be in direct contact with those whom you do not know on a regular basis.
Closing involves getting out of your comfort zone and being intentional about expanding your influence by growing your customer base. When you deliberately and regularly connect with new customers, your opportunity for success can only lead in one direction, upwards. If you don’t connect with new customers, you chose to disconnect from increasing your sales performance and influence within the business community.
Connecting means to establish relevant communication with new customers.
The word “relevant” is very important within this phrase. Your communication strategy to connect with new customers must be exceptionally relevant. If you’re trying to connect with new customers by sending out hundreds of faxes to a warehouse district in Hialeah, leaving flyers on windshields throughout the Coconut Grove, or standing on the corner of a busy intersection in Sunrise and waving a large banner, you’re in trouble. That may work if you’re a local restaurant with daily lunch specials, but it won’t work with the customer you need to reach to make your business plan. We need to reevaluate our approach and we need to do it quickly.
Customers are moving in a new direction and we need to make sure our pace and our methods keep up with where they’re headed and the tools they use to get there. Customers have erected new platforms for conducting business, namely global platforms.
These global platforms are where they hire staff, look for business partners and interact with colleagues and vendors. Over the next few blogs, we will analyze three platforms for effectively connecting with new customers: Contacts, Local Organizations and Technology. Although each of these does not necessarily represent a global platform, their local relevance is worth noting for the purposes of our study.
Your communication strategy to connect must be exceptionally relevant.
You need to establish a different kind of direct contact when it comes to growing your business. You need to explore a variety of environments where new customers can be found. An environment where business to business exchange is promoted and encouraged is very important for direct contact to flourish. To do this; however, you need to start by changing your present environment.
Effective networking environments produce effective sales results.
Why is this so important? Why so much emphasis on new environments? Simply put, effective networking environments produce strong sales results. Since you need to spend your time within environments that stimulate new business opportunities, does it not make good sense to find some of the most effective environments for you to invest your time in?
Whether you chose to connect with business professionals in the Doral, Miami Beach, Aventura, Miramar, Deerfield Beach or Pembroke Pines, make sure the environment and your approach is relevant to your customer. Start finding more customers in South Florida by sharpening your approach. Don't just sit back and expect business to come knocking at your door. Go out and start expanding your contacts. If you don't, your competition will be more than happy to do so.
What are the Qualities of a Good Sales Coach?
Love, a Good Conversation and Hope. These three qualities remind me of my late friend, Selvin Dallas, who passed away on October 12, 2008. Selvin loved people. He enjoyed being in a crowd. It was obvious to everyone around him how much he truly cared about their well being, especially when it came to helping people grow their business, sell more effectively and maximize time spent with customers. Selvin genuinely and generously invested his time in others. He was never in a hurry when it came to sharing an encouraging word with someone in need. Selvin understood the importance of investing in others when it came to delivering effective and comprehensive sales training.
Selvin loved to talk. He valued a good conversation. Selvin understood the importance of connecting with new customers and finding customers through participating in a variety of social events. Selvin often filled the air with his hearty laughter. He was a master encourager. Selvin loved to develop new sales professionals and encourage them to push harder and stay the course. He demanded they close more sales and reached deep within the heart of their customer’s business to better understand their unique needs. He was relentless in his pursuit of strengthening and motivating others. I truly miss my dear friend. Selvin’s legacy reminds us to be relentless in our pursuit of strengthening and motivating others, even when it’s neither convenient nor popular to do so.
Selvin was not only a good friend, but highly skilled in finding customers and securing new business. He looked for customers in places where most of us would not even bother to spend our time or effort. Selvin was great at maximizing his contacts. When we worked side-by-side for a season, I remember watching my good friend in action. Often times we visited accounts together to leverage one another’s strengths. When it comes to improving your sales, there’s nothing like watching a more experienced professional in action.
Never underestimate the power of a good mentor. Moreover, never underestimate the power of personally getting involved in developing those around you. What good is it to be the best at what you do and never invest what you’ve learned into the life of a younger, less experienced professional? You were created to invest in others. Intentionally infuse in others what they need to succeed. When you don’t, others notice and it hurts your business. When you do, others notice and it strengthens your business.
Selvin was not afraid to ask his customers for new referrals nor was he timid in his demands for their business. He explored multiple opportunities to engage with new customers and genuinely cared about the success of their business. He was constantly involved in networking events, trade shows, community projects and sporting events to help increase his database of new contacts and potential business opportunities. He reminds us of a very important exhortation, “You have to want to sell, plan to sell and integrate your sales approach within the heart and mind of your customer’s business.”
Selvin spent considerable time with his customers and learned great insights as to where they were headed and why they were headed in a particular direction? He was able to give his customers an opportunity to dream about their potential as an organization while integrating his business solution within the core of their strategy. Remember the qualities of my good friend Selvin Dallas. You will need to practice these very same qualities to connect with new customers, stand out from your competitors and close more sales. As a sales leader, your ability to capture and integrate these same qualities into your existing sales methodology will help build your team and take them to the next level in their professional development.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Business Catalyst Networking is Helping Professionals Grow their Business in SW Broward!
South West Broward, Florida, - February 27, 2010 - Get ready to connect with local professionals, discover innovative business tools and find opportunities to expand and grow your business. On Friday, March 5, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Motivational Speaking and Training Solutions will host the Business Catalyst Networking Breakfast at Romeu’s Cuban Restaurant in the heart of SW Ranches (6800 Dykes Road, SW Ranches, FL. 33331). The restaurant is located one block west of I-75 on Sheridan and Dykes Road.
Successful business owners and sales executives understand the value of effective networking opportunities. Now more than ever, business professionals need to sharpen their skills and “think outside the box” to win new business. The Business Catalyst Networking Breakfast was created to help stimulate new business relationships and growth opportunities. Global Business Calendar, Latin Business Club of America, University of Phoenix, Broward Chamber of Commerce, Doral Airport and West Chamber of Commerce and others will serve as event sponsors and supporting organizations. The theme for these events, “Connect, Discover and Grow” will provide business professionals with a balanced approach to expanding their business.
Connect: Business Catalyst Networking is designed to significantly expand professional connections. This involves helping business professionals align themselves with the right people. By meeting experienced and influential business professionals, new doors of opportunity will be opened.
Discover: In addition to establishing strong connections, participants will learn new ways to grow and manage their business. They will have an opportunity to hear from top experts in their field, understand innovative business trends and apply proven business principles for success.
Grow: Business Catalyst Networking Events will help advance business relationships by increasing customer contacts. These strategic contacts will help build profitable relationships and provide a platform for business professionals to grow their business by serving others and leveraging their influence.
The investment is $20.00 prepaid online or $25.00 at the door. Participants are encouraged to register early since space is limited for this event: www.MotivationalSpeakingandTrainingSolutions.com. Motivational Speaking and Training Solutions is an international training organization dedicated to creating environments for effective professional development.
CONTACT: Marcel Sanchez
Motivational Speaking and Training Solutions, Inc.
17701 NW 57th Ave Miami, Florida 33055
Website URL: www.MotivationalSpeakingandTrainingSolutions.com
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I can't wait to start helping business professionals and emerging entrepreneurs in Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall, Weston, Doral and other key cities throughout South Florida increase their sales. Afterwards, we will promote this book through Amazon.com several Christian bookstores and a variety of business events both nationally and internationally. This is exciting! Here is a small excerpt from the Sales Catalyst book:
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business professional? Recently, have you been asking yourself, “How can I grow my business and reach more customers?” Are you trying to increase sales and expand your influence within the business community? Is your team frustrated with finding and closing new business opportunities? Do you manage a group sales professionals who have lost their motivation to go out and do something “out of the box” to convert more sales? Do you have a desire to organize your sales methodology in a way that reflects the strategic direction of your customer’s business? If you answered, “Yes” to at least one of these questions, hope is not lost, you’ve just found it. Sales Catalyst was written specifically to help you connect with new customers in a highly relevant way by developing an integrated approach to sales methodology.
Sales Catalyst was written to help you stand out from your competitors, connect with new customers and close more sales. This book was written for men and women who need to sharpen their professional skills to close more sales. Sales Catalyst is ideal for entrepreneurs, sales executives, business owners and professionals who are ready to take their sales performance to the next level. Sales Catalyst was written for those who are relentless in their pursuit of developing their skills with the goal of elevating their performance to a higher level. This book will help you:
• Find New Customers Today
• Maximizing Contacts, Technology and Local Organizations to Increase Sales
• Build a Foundation for Synchronized Growth with Your Customer
• Establish a Customer Focused Approach by Aligning With Vision and Strategy
• Position Yourself to Win
• Strategically Place Your Business Solution for Long-Term Success
• Leverage Obstacles and Cultivate Customer Needs
• Explore and Quantify Customer Obstacles and Needs
• Capture the Heart of Your Customer
• Demonstrate How Your Solution Can Strategically Advance Their Business
• Leverage Key Negotiation Principles to Maximize Profits
• Develop a Template to Consistently Deliver Strong Sales Performance
• Develop a Solid Implementation Plan to Maximize Opportunities
• Overcome Closing Obstacles
• Conquer Closing Obstacles and Sell at a Higher Price
• Seal the Deal
• Effectively Lead Your Customer to Make a Commitment
We are planning an official Press Release once the book becomes available in the second quarter of this year.
The ABC’s of an Effective Sales Call
Most of us have made this mistake at one time or another. A customer with significant opportunity unexpectedly comes to mind. The customer is a national account with offices in Miami, Miramar, Austin, Atlanta, Fort lauderdale, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando. We impulsively pick up the phone without hesitation, and to our surprise, we get the customer on the phone. That sounds like great news, right? Wrong! It’s terrible news, because we’re simply not prepared for the call. We need to plan every phone call and make each one count.
If you want to convert more business, you have to differentiate yourself by developing a solid plan for each contact, whether in person, through e-mail or by telephone. So how do we accomplish this? How do we sharpen our approach without leaving room for a thunderous silence? How do we deliberately increase sales performance without adding an extra thirty hours to our schedule? How do we make a memorable difference with each and every customer once we decide to contact them directly? I would like to suggest implementing the ABC’s of an Effective Sales Call to help you with this endeavor.
The first thing you want to help your customer clearly understand is, “Why are you calling them?” In other words, what is your intention? What are you shooting at? What are you trying to accomplish? Some would call this first phase the purpose or the point of the call. I can’t overstate this enough. If you want a clear return, you have to make a clear delivery. Make your aim explicitly clear and make it very early in your call. You want your message to stick, so you need to state your intention early and use it as a foundation to move towards the next phase of your call.
The second phase of your sales call needs to help your customer answer the question, “How is this going to help my business grow?” During the delivery of your initial message, most customers quickly begin asking themselves, “What’s in it for me, my employees, my staff? What will this event, activity or proposed action do for me right now? How will this help us reach more customers? Will this make a significant difference for my business and is it really worth my time?” At a minimum, your benefit statement should be clear, concise and memorable. If your customer can describe how your solution will help their business grow, you’re definitely on the right path. This leads us to the final phase for an effective sales call.
Once your customer understands the aim and the benefit to their business, you’re ready to begin paving the road for them to follow. Course has to do with clarifying the steps involved or the process required to realize the benefits promised. Course answers the question, “How do we get there?” It involves outlining a clear path and serving as a guide to help the customer safely arrive. When you smoothly transition from one phase to another, the chances of increasing your sales performance dramatically increases. As a best practice, write out what you plan to say beforehand and rehearse the script a few times prior to your call. Have a plan for every sales call and work every plan.
Marcel Sanchez is the Founder and President of Motivational Speaking and Training Solutions, MSTS. MSTS helps event planners and organizational leaders connect their events and training needs with the right professional speakers and trainers. Marcel is the founder of Sales Catalyst Workshops, innovative sales training environments designed to transform sales performance. He is the author of the book, Life in the Vineyard, Sales Catalyst and Vida en la Viña. For more information regarding Marcel’s company, please visit his website, www.MotivationalSpeakingandTrainingsolutions.com. © 2009 Motivational Speaking and Training Solutions.
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- The Qualities of a Good Sales Coach
- Business Catalyst Networking is Helping Professionals Grow their Business in SW Broward!
- Business Catalyst Networking March 5, 2010
- Our Sales Catalyst Book Will Be Published Very Soon!
- The ABC's to an Effective Sales Call
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