Category Archives: Have Fun with Your Business

How £6.99 won me a formidable international contact

As an opener, I’ll usually recommend to my followers, ‘Stop people dead in their tracks’.

How to Build Trust | Idea #3

NB If you’re reading this on a mobile phone and can’t see the video to click on, here’s the link

But today’s article is about building trust and getting the other person to like you with a kind gesture – which, incidentally, might also stop them in their tracks!

Whilst I promote being provocative and ingenious, this doesn’t usually mean Read the rest of this entry

Insider Secrets that win Corporate Pitches!

Here’s my Lesson #2 in Building Trust and Winning Business as a Result. #3 follows next week.

A recent but valuable lesson to be learned from what’s been happening behind the scenes when a Corporate evaluates you or your company as a potential supplier is this:

Perfect Pitches don’t win bids!

But what does that mean exactly? It means that if you only show your ‘brilliance’ and none of your ‘resilience’ they won’t be impressed and probably won’t hire you! Read the rest of this entry

Getting someone to Trust You: Starting the process

Sixth in the series of ‘How to Win More Business face-to-face’.

NB If you’re reading this on a mobile phone and can’t see the video to click on, here’s the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptbuwTnx9UA

Building trust with another human being is a complicated process – both psychologically and in terms of our social intelligence. But it’s NOT a LONG process. And the research shows that Read the rest of this entry

Check your worms to win more business!

Fifth in the series of ‘How to Win More Business face-to-face’.

NB If you’re reading this on a mobile phone and can’t see the video to click on, here’s the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px295gHPAU8

This week the video says it all, so, if you’d like to benefit from this tried and tested power technique to make each and every one of your business relationships (and personal, actually) more profitable, then feel free to watch the video – you’ll be amazed just how easy these things are to learn and put into practice!

It’s really about how to increase the value of your Read the rest of this entry

He died before he would release an inferior product!

When we commit ourselves to a purpose, something very special happens.

I’m listening to Rory Gallagher’s Notes from San Francisco and reading the liner notes. (If you don’t know Read the rest of this entry

Quick Blurt!

Just been listening to John Maxwell CD series on thinking. I listened to Big Picture thinking and Creative thinking and thought, ‘why would you have to teach anyone how to do this?’. But when I listened to Realistic thinking I thought, ‘why would anyone want to do this?’ Thank god I still want to learn is all I can say!

Listen like this and they will love you

After food, shelter, protection from predators, and procreation, getting people to like you is one of the primary motivations for humans. Everyone is born with primary needs and the motivation to meet those needs is so strong that we would rather die than experience life with none of our needs met.

The need for Connection is one of the four needs that we must fulfil to survive Read the rest of this entry

Speak to Sell: like Tony Robbins does

Tony Robbins’ success is down to one overiding factor: his ability to speak and sell – at the same time!

Whenever you open your mouth, stuff comes out – it’s a fact!

But is it the stuff of a master communicator or is it – as Alan Sugar so eloquently put it – ‘a danger to global warning: a lot of hot air’?

The truth is, that more than at any other time in human history, your opportunity to reach people through what you say and how you say it has never been greater. Read the rest of this entry

How to qualify your sales target

This article is about how to identify potential Customers, Clients or Consumers – QUICKLY. Whichever ‘C’ word you are using, you might consider using the ‘F’ word instead, because in this world where everything – even in business – has become ‘social’, what we are really trying to identify is Read the rest of this entry

Invisible or invincible?

Most of us, when we step outside our front door, are going off to meet with people and create some sort of impression.

Whoever we meet in the course of our day, we want things to go well, (in the way that we want), which means that we will need to communicate in a way that Read the rest of this entry