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Sunday, April 29 2012
Do you hate to sell? 
Are you shy, introverted, or sensitive?

Are you reluctant to ask for the sale--even when you know your prospect would benefit by working with you?

Does selling always drop to the bottom of your to-do list--even when you desperately need the money?
Yes? Well, I have some GOOD NEWS for you:
As an introvert myself, I used to be a total wimp about sales. The very thought of selling used to make my stomach hurt, my hands sweat, and my brain right freeze somewhere between ditsy blonde and drooling idiot.
I would do almost anything to put off those sales conversations, including spending valuable time worrying when I should have been talking to prospects.
And when I did talk to hot prospects--people who had responded to my lead generation efforts and were ready to talk about working together, too often I failed to give prospects an invitation to work with me--just because I didn't want to appear "pushy". 
As you can imagine, all of this did nothing good for my self esteem, my business, and my bank account, not to mention the prospects I let walk away with problems unsolved because I failed to offer the solution.
Has anything like this ever happened to you?
Luckily, I met a man who became my mentor, and who taught me how to sell in a whole new way that was doable, even with my wimpy attitude and introverted style.
So doable, that I closed a huge sale worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in my third week working with him.
What is this secret sales process that made wimpy introverted me comfortable with sales?
It's called Jim Lorentzen's Soft Selling Sales Training, and I believe it is the perfect solution for introverts and people who just plain hate to sell, but have to in order to stay in business.
Jim's retired now, but YOU can have the very same tools and techniques that I learned, because I am the sole licensee of this powerful sales training program.
And I'm ready to share key excerpts and highlights from Jim Lorentzen's Soft Selling Sales Training with you AT NO CHARGE on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
This could be the information you need to finally feel comfortable selling!
But don't take my word for it--see what a recent graduate has to say about this program:
"I have taken many selling courses and I have taught  many. Soft Selling is one of the best selling curriculums on the market today, especially if you want to influence others with integrity and positive impact." ~ Rick Wickizer
And if you're NOT an introvert?

Even extroverts will benefit from this training because it is all about the relationship, and you extroverts love that stuff, don't you? So you can keep reading, but the rest of my comments will be directed to people like me, the introverts of the world.

Here's what you'll learn in this info-packed call:
  • Why we "hate" selling--and how to turn that around
  • Why prospects don't buy--and what to do about that
  • How to double your sales immediately with one simple technique
  • The greatest mistake in selling that is costing you clients and hurting your reputation
  • The 3 secret questions that prospects won't ask, but you must answer to make the sale
  • The complete 8-step Soft Selling process revealed
That's a LOT of information packed into a one-hour class, but you will get it all--and it will be worth it, I promise!
Is this one-hour teleclass for you?  
==>> YES, if you feel shy, tentative or nervous about selling, and have trouble screwing up the courage to call, talk to, or pursue prospective clients.
==>> NO, if you excel at sales, you feel comfortable cold calling by phone, knocking on strangerss doors, and are willing to talk the hind leg off a donkey if given the chance.
What to do now:
*************Enroll in this class here.************
All I need is your name and an email address so I can send you the phone number of the teleclass.
You'll get a confirmation email email, plus a reminder so you don't miss the class.
If you miss the class, bummer, because it will not be recorded. :-(
But if you're serious about overcoming any aversion to sales and want to learn these powerful secrets, you'll make the time to invest an hour in this complimentary teleclass.
What: Secrets of Soft Selling Finally Revealed teleclass
Who: this call is business owners who feel reluctant or resistant to selling their services
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. Pacific
Where: from the comfort and convenience of your phone
Looking forward to seeing you on the call!
Posted by: Veronika (Ronnie) Noize, the Marketing Coach AT 01:22 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Monday, April 02 2012
My Top 5 Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses


What strategies are right for your business?

Obviously, the answer to that depends on your market and the media that connects you to them, but to short-cut that process, here's my hot list of the five must-have foundational marketing strategies for attracting, acquiring and retaining all the clients you'll ever want.  

And all five allow plenty of flexibility so you can play to your strengths while covering all the bases for the ultimate client relationship.

Read my top five marketing strategies for small businesses here, plus get a bonus 6th strategy: 
Posted by: Veronika (Ronnie) Noize AT 03:28 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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Business Definitions

The art and science of attracting, acquiring, and retaining clients profitably. 
  • The purpose of marketing is revenue.
  • The process of marketing is relationships.
  • The practice of marketing focuses on market, message, and media.
  • The path of marketing is know, like, trust, try, buy, refer.
SoHo Business:
 A small office or home office-based business.

Micro Business: Usually a sole proprietor, freelancer, consultant or independent professional. Can be full- or part-time, working from home office, outside office, creative, loft, mobile, retail or manufacturing space.

Small Business: Less that 100 employees and/or $2 million in revenue per year.

Medium Business: More employees, and more revenue.

Big Business: I think we all know the answer to this one.


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