Adapt your selling style to sell more to anyone

Have you ever had someone come up to you in the street and try to sell you something or get you to answer a survey?  Did it get on your tit, the way they approached you?  It’s because we all have our different personalities and like to be treated and spoken to in a certain way.  My behavioural style is a go getter, so to sell to me you need to tell me as quickly as possible what the benefits are, what I get and how much it costs.  Don’t bother telling me a story, Im not interested.  However, this can be completely different for other people.  Some people love to read the fine print (examiners), others would like to know their purchase is benefiting someone else (people person).  But what happens if you are trying to sell to people from different countries ?

One amazing young Indian boy who sell’s peacock fans to tourists learned at a very young age, to sell to someone from another country you have to “speak the lingo”

Lingo Boy:

Stupid Fish

Stupid Fish - Einstein Quote

Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid. {Albert Einstein}

(Credit for image: Unknown)

When Presenting Keep Your Emotions in Check – Funny Video

I saw this video a little while ago on RudeTube (TV show) and stumbled across it again today.  There is a great lesson here – when doing presentations try to keep your emotions in check.  Or you will end up looking like this guy.

My favourite bit in this clip is when he quotes Einstein “His most favourite quote in the history of spoken word” – Then he gets it wrong –  What is so funny is as he goes back to his script he notices his error an whinces !!

Divert All Calls To VoiceMail

Divert All Calls To VoicemailA really handy feature I discovered today that works on my iPhone4 on O2 is a way to divert all my incoming calls to my voicemail.  This is handy for many reasons.  As I frequently use my iPhone during social media coaching sessions and seminars with my clients, there is nothing more annoying than having someone call me mid flow or whilst I am showing someone how to use Apps like Hootsuite on the phone; Or when I am using the phone to record a video.  I know the iPhone comes with Airplane Mode but it then affects my 3G access to the internet.

The solution is to divert all calls to Voicemail.

To activate the divert :

**21*901# Then hit the Call button

To deactivate the divert:

##21# Then hit the Call button


A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below.

He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am”.
The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the
ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
“You must be in IT”, said the balloonist.
“I am”, replied the woman, “How did you know”?
“Well”, answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technical but I’ve no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”
The woman below responded, “You must be in Management”.
“I am”, replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”
“Well”, said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my f****** fault.”

Thought for the Day

“You need not feel guilty about not being able to keep your life perfectly balanced.

Juggling everything is too difficult. All you really need to do is catch it before it hits the floor!”

~Carol Bartz

Why Network Marketing is an Amazing Tool

Ever since I read the Book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and applied the principles I learned from the book, I have completely transformed my business and money mindset. 

Here is a video of Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad talking about one of the principles in the book.