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A Sales Conference Call is harder than any other meeting. Only your Knowledge and Listening skills counts! Here is a reminder of what to do to show your best and rock your goal! Conducting a Sales Conference Call is a major skill for a salesperson to master. You can’t rely on face-to-face meeting techniques like…

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We can see you! Yes, you. The one with the negative body language. Arms crossed, face in a scowl. We can all see you. You are overachieving on the non-verbal body language signals. We “hear” you loud and clear –the discussion on the video conference call is making you want to explode or run away?…

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“Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.” Bennett Cerf Etiquette is the grown up friend of good manners. You know your mama taught you not to interrupt, don’t put your elbows on the table, keep your mouth closed when you’re chewing, always say “please” and “thank you” and try to use…

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“Because of Bluetooth headsets, it’s getting more and more difficult to tell who’s schizophrenic and who’s on a conference call.” Dana Gould Meetings are the lifeblood of our corporate arteries. These days we don’t even have to be there in person. Conference call services have evolved so that remote teams don’t have to physically be…

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Effective meetings respect and value the participants’ time by following a clear format. Part of running efficient meetings is understanding the core purpose of bringing the group of people together, and sticking to the structure of the chosen meeting. This is the most productive way for you and your employees to communicate. The meeting space…

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Many of us can relate to this quote from Dave Barry: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’” It’s quite the catch, we’ve all lost hours to wasteful and ineffective meetings, and yet…

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What is a crisis? A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, requiring important decisions. Of course, it is the role of every manager to predict and prevent a crisis. But sometimes, you just can’t. Not everybody is Nostradamus. You can still prepare for the unpredictable. Make the most of the uneventful times to plan…

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The execution of a perfect conference call is an art. You are attempting to communicate with a group of people across the globe, in different time zones and with different relationships to technology, decorum and self-awareness. They have the potential to take years off your life, raise your blood pressure to abnormally high levels or…

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We often think that we are unable to do what we need to do when we’re away from our office. Sending email is tedious. Reviewing slides is like climbing Mount Everest. Having a big conference call on the go? No way! A smartphone is never as convenient as a good old spider phone! Wrong! Basically, what…

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