The Science-Backed Way To Achieve Your Goals

For most of us, it’s not that we struggle to create worthwhile goals, the stumbling block is we have a hard time taking the action necessary to achieve those goals.  For instance, when researchers tracked 200 people who made New Year’s resolutions, they found that while 77% acted on their goals within the first week, that number plummeted to just 19% over a two year period. 

What Nobel Prize Winning Research Says Will Help You Sell More

Daniel Kahneman may be the most revered and well-known behavioral scientist on the planet, and for good reason.  In 2002 he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for identifying how the way a choice is framed shapes how it will be perceived and whether it will be acted on.  For instance, in one of Kahneman’s legendary research studies people were given the following scenario: 

Should A Manager Be Liked?

Why are some managers more effective than others?   In the last few decades there has been a substantial amount of research that has verified the specific behaviors that can increase management effectiveness. One of the most surprising research findings was that great managers are liked by those they manage.  The following are four reasons why management likeability is essential.

How To Sell With Integrity

There is no doubt that integrity matters in business and sales.  To become a successful sales person, you must be trustworthy, honest and dependable.  In today’s transparent marketplace, salespeople who will do or say anything to earn a sale are a liability that is simply bad for business. 

How To Create A Sales Compensation Plan

If you are a sales or business leader how can you create a sales compensation plan that will improve sales results?  Here are four rules that will help guide you in devising highly effective pay plans.

Laugh Your Way to More Sales

Greg was a sales person that I will never forget.  He would often barrage prospects with a seemingly endless supply of sarcastic remarks.  Though his first quip would usually inspire a grin, as the attempts at humor continued, prospects would become annoyed and then attempt to disengage from the sale.  In the end, Greg’s ineffective use of humor cost him sales. Unfortunately, Greg is not alone.  Many sales people struggle …

How to Upsell

One way that you can boost your sales is by upselling.  Yet, what is the most effective way to create these opportunities?   Here are four strategies that will increase the likelihood that prospects will respond favorably to your upselling attempts. 

How Science Can Help You Sell More

How can you increase your sales?  This is where behavioral science – the study of how the human brain makes choices and which factors influence what we say, how we act, and what we decide to buy  – can help.  Here’s three science-backed principles that will increase your sales success.