Don’t tell me: show me

Raise your hand if you do not sell a quality service.  Hmm, it doesn’t look like anybody is participating. I suppose everybody here does offer a high-quality service.  And that’s exactly the problem.  If it is true for everybody, then it means nothing to anybody.  There is no such thing as quality Because if it…

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Best of 2020

That’s right: this is a summary post.  The best of the year from my blog posts, YouTube videos, and products.  Blog Posts The four most popular posts of the year touch on all the main topics: keeping happy and productive employees, trusting your clients, (not) offering discounts, and, of course, remote working.  The only two…

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The jargon you don’t know you are using

What jargon is jargon? When does a word go from being simply a word to being almost nonsensical? What is the tipping point from “I’m talking” to “I have stopped making much sense”? I feel so strongly about the (mis)use of jargon that I have a whole series of jargon-related posts on this website.  My…

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Quoted: 10 Business Buzzwords It’s Time to Retire

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A big thank you to Meg Hall of Creative Kitsune and NCR Silver for using me as a source for their blog post: 10 Business Buzzwords It’s Time to Retire Following on my series of blog posts on effective messaging towards problem solving, and my ongoing series on buzzwords to avoid, Meg called me up…

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How to Understand Sales Jargon

Nobody likes a conversation full of buzzwords. Do your clients and colleagues a favor and forego the sales jargon along with the industry jargon. What is Sales Jargon As we are focusing on your customers in this series, let’s look specifically at the sales jargon people use when speaking with prospects. There are so many…

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How to Understand Your Jargon

To recap: the first step to problem solving selling – and better conversations with your prospects in general – is to remove industry jargon from your talking points. What is Jargon Some of these terms are easy, but others are less obvious. There are some perfectly common and everyday words that – when used within…

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