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Sales Tweet #147

by Rick Baker
On Feb 8, 2011
Sales Tweet #147 Ancient sales advice: salesperson better to wear out soles of shoes than seat of pants.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
This has been paraphrased. The original version, I believe translated from Greek around the time of Plato, was: “When a man desires to succeed at the noble profession of sales that man must wear out the soles of his sandals before he wears out the backside of his toga”.

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Humour | Sales | Thought Tweets

Sales Tweet #133

by Rick Baker
On Jan 19, 2011
Sales Tweet #133 A sales person should be proud of his/her calling…and ashamed of his/her not calling.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
The thing to try when all else fails is again. Give it a try - not an alibi.

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Humour | Sales | Thought Tweets

Sales Tweet #129

by Rick Baker
On Jan 13, 2011
Sales Tweet #129 Go out on a limb. That’s a good way to find some fruit.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
The worst that can happen is you may be out there hanging once in a while. If that happens…do some chin-ups. No point wasting a good opportunity!

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Humour | Sales | Thought Tweets

Sales Tweet #125

by Rick Baker
On Jan 7, 2011
Sales Tweet #125 People are talking and obviously it's nonsense so you begin to speak.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
Eckhart Tolle said that in one of his 'retreats'. People laughed. They laughed because they recognized that’s exactly what they do, at least from time to time. This Sales Tweet is another reminder - Listen Well!

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Sales Tweet #95

by Rick Baker
On Nov 26, 2010
Sales Tweet #95 Personality friction: too much is abrasive, too little is no connection, & the right amount brings warmth.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
OK. We admit it is a metaphor on the verge of being out of control.

But, we believe it is much better to accept the reality of people's personality differences than to do things like ‘mirror the Client’ to build rapport.

If we work at keeping our self-esteem high then we will tend to do the right things.

Our natural personality + high self-esteem + doing the right things = More Than Enough

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Humour | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

Sales Tweet #93

by Rick Baker
On Nov 24, 2010
Sales Tweet #93 Apes and monkeys solve problems for the fun of it. If they enjoy solving problems then so can we.
 
The Thinking Behind the Sales Tweet
Of course, I can not prove this from first-hand experience…although; I have always been very fond of monkeys.

The point: problem solving is a key to small things and things as big as civilization. We might as well approach it as enthusiastically as the other primates.

Let’s not forget the tough time Charlton Heston had to go through in those Planet of the Apes movies.

And relax - we human beings have a leg up on the lower primates.

We have P=2S+O!

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Humour | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

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