Gossip is good …

As a relatively ‘green’ salesperson back in the 1980’s I found out, pretty early on in my chosen career that it’s not particularly what you have that’s important, it’s more like how you relate. ‘What’s new?’ I hear you say. OK, here’s how I woke up … It was while spending time on the road,Continue reading “Gossip is good …”

Just passing through …

  It’s ‘that’ time again David … What’s that you mean Charlie? I’m seeing a lot of interest in our business forum lately, much activity from those looking for the quick fix, you know, those out distributing the business cards, looking specifically for the next order, something to fill the hole. Hunters? We see lotsContinue reading “Just passing through …”

I remember you!

Networking works, yet for some, it simply does not. Reputations, integrity through your business community greatly influences your opportunity for success, so there is a little work to do once we decide we’re going to give this networking thing a go … most of us wish to be seen in the best light. I wonder ifContinue reading “I remember you!”

The Christmas Presence

So, it’s not long ’til Christmas! What are you planning between now and then Charlie? My friend and I were meeting to discuss the opening chapter for his new book – something I was looking forward to getting started prior to the annual holiday. Coffee and the pastries were ordered as we sat down… Well,Continue reading “The Christmas Presence”

Reputable, reliable, referable

Is he reliable Charlie? Ben asks. Do you know him well enough to refer him?? Fair questions. I thought for a single moment and realised that this time, I just wasn’t sure of my answer… All in business have had times of dilemma, finding the reliable trading partners, co-workers and suppliers are part of that conundrum.Continue reading “Reputable, reliable, referable”

Refer you?

So here’s the scenario… ‘Looking forward to seeing you at conference Tim.’  Says I. To which Tim’s reply was … ‘Hey, yeah but sorry I cannot make that date now, I need to be elsewhere and I don’t want to let them down.’ Let THEM down … Most of us understand that the best kind ofContinue reading “Refer you?”

Choose reliable

‘I cannot be with you this week – can we rearrange something?’ It’s little wonder some never achieve, they’re ok when it’s a sit down for coffee or cake, but when it comes to following up in business? Trouble is, this kind of postponement has exactly the same effect on our own business. Postponement …Continue reading “Choose reliable”