Does the time you get up in the morning set you up for the day? I was up at 6.30 this morning and have written my ‘to do’ list for the day and mapped out what I would like to do, in between planned phone meetings.
There have been days during lockdown when I’ve woken up at this time and just turned over and gone back to sleep. I rarely achieve much on those days.
The weather has warmed up over the last few days and the world is coming back to life with lockdown hopefully coming to an end. I had two enquiries yesterday about sales training, get this, face to face!!!!!! Much as I appreciate what zoom & co have helped us to do this last year, I can’t wait to have actual interaction with people that are not on a screen.
I do quite a bit of business networking, currently online of course, but looking forward to getting back to the face to face stuff.
There is something that puzzles me though. Why is it that virtually no-one follows up on the networking? I always make the effort to connect on LinkedIn, or if it’s someone I know already I’ll send a quick message.
It’s the same in sales. The most successful sales people follow up and are persistent. It doesn’t have to be pushy, but if you don’t keep yourself in the picture you will be forgotten. The quality of your product or service is irrelevant if you are not remembered.
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A point was raised on LinkedIn this morning that we are doing business with people that we have never physically met. (Thank you Neil Lloyd of http://www.zokit.co.uk ) Is this likely to continue into the future? Twenty years ago it wouldn’t have happened, or at least not so quickly or efficiently.
I’m not keen on the expression new normal, but it does sum up how things have changed since this time last year.
At that point I had a fairly successful business offering consultancy and training in my speciality, which is sales.
How things change. Working on the assumption of adapt and thrive, or vanish, I set up a joint venture offering online training courses in a range of business subjects. Take a moment to watch the video and try out a course for free on http://www.anewcolour.co.uk/online-training/
I’m very interested in language, both spoken and body language. I read a few weeks ago that the under 30s haven’t got a clue what ‘bonk’ means. Not too much of a tragedy that one.
The word of the year as defined by Collins Dictionary is, wait for it, drumroll……………………….lockdown. Well there’s a surprise.
The picture shows four different words that all mean a similar thing, but most of us will have a preference for one or another. Listening to the words that people use and using similar language is a way of rapidly creating rapport.
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In the UK lockdown began in March, just as the days started to get longer and we had a lot more daylight. We were lucky enough to have a fairly good summer, even if the weather in August was tropical one day then winter the next.
Lockdown in winter may mean the chance to completely hibernate for some of us, but not me. Seriously considering buying one of those lamps that gives the effect of daylight. It doesn’t bear contemplating.