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Dealing With Think it Over

Most of the time, “Let me think it over” is a stall tactic, and not the real reason, the person is not moving ahead. Usually, it is a sign, of: Doubt, Lack of Value or Fear. There are several ways you for you to deal with this statement, or objections. Lets look a few language patterns, that can make a major difference in your closing: Question the statement. “you need to think about it?” Don’t say anything. Let them respond. Often they will tell you more information, which will allow to close.I understand, but let me ask you [Read More Now...]

A or B Close

Closing skills are the canvas we must paint on. They are the foundation for master works of art. Like art, there are many different interpretations. Some you like, some you don’t, but the true art appreciator looks at all the various styles and selects the ones that are comfortable. In this material you will find a number of closing techniques and approaches. They all work, so see which ones feel comfortable to you. Examine them all and try them out. Strategy: Use the Alternative Choice Close One of the oldest and most effective closes is [Read More Now...]

The Power of Faith

No I am not going down the God route, although that can be a GREAT one. 🙂 I am taking about Faith in your Dreams. Faith in yourself. Faith the universe is set up for you to WIN. That your conscious and subconscious FAITH (belief), will help you get to your destiny. Now some folks believe in Destiny, and others we can make our destiny. I kind of think it is a combination of both, we “influence” our destiny. A few decisions one way or the other, and we live or dreams or our nightmares. There is a great statement in the bible, [Read More Now...]

10% Solution for Wealth

A10% plan can build your wealth. Do you think a person earning $20,000 per year can become a millionaire? Absolutely! Anyone can do anything they set their mind to it and if they develop a realistic plan and stick to it. Let’s take a look how. John is a hard working man earning $20,000 per year in his job. Through the lessons he has learned in this course, he has learned to reduce the money he is spending on taxes, life and health insurance, health care, food, and cars. He has also learned the importance of planning for retirement and [Read More Now...]

Create Deadlines for Urgency

Strategy: Make deadlines to create a sense of urgency. Sometimes prospects have a tendency to drag their feet when making a decision. The Friday close is simply a technique to create pressure on the client and get business completed by Friday. Make Friday a deadline for you and your prospect. Every Friday, you do your call back to wrap up business. 􀂾 After Friday, I can’t guarantee the same price. 􀂾 The incentive is only available until Friday. 􀂾 I only have permission to offer you this great deal until Friday. The statement creates [Read More Now...]

Dealing With Money Objections

Here are some language, phrases and questions that can help with the money objections: A good question to start is always, a FINAL objection qualifier. “Let me ask you a question, if we can find the money for you, would you move ahead today?” Now they are tied down.That is the exact reason you should do this program. To ensure you have more money in future than your past. You are working the 40/40/40 plan which does not get you to wealth. You must move to 7.7.7 plan.Find the money. Well. Let us sit down, and let me see if I can help you [Read More Now...]

The 80/20 Rule

Most people, not all, but most, do busy work, not productive work. The focus on the 80 percent that is easy, not the 20 percent that is hard. Or the 20 percent that is going to make a difference in your life. Let me give you a typical to do list for some folks: Shower/Shave, and get ready. Drive to work. Listen to radio. Work 8/10 hours. Do what is urgent, not important. Boss calls, meeting, reports, answering the phone. Grab food. Cook, and clean. Maybe run kids to after school actives. Perhaps, some laundry, yard work, or house cleaning [Read More Now...]

45-45-10 Plan to Wealth

Strategy: 45/45/10 Plan—A balanced approach to investing. 45% Cash Flow. Focus on cash flow strategies first. This builds multiple sources of cash flow. If we have more than just job income it keeps us safer. And or allows extra money to build wealth, or leverage. Strategies to consider are: Get a job. A good start, but not the only solution.Credit Spreads. Monthly income from the stock market.Covered Calls. Rent your stocks out and get paid.Rental Real Estate. Single residence, duplex or triplex.Commercial Real Estate. Mobile Home [Read More Now...]

Dealing With Time Objection

Here are some language and phrases that can help with the time objections: That is the exact reason you should do this program. To get back your time. Work only 8-16 hours a week and make full time income.Well let me ask you a question. How important is your retirement? Or walking away from working 40 hours a week. Wouldn’t make senses to spend a little bit of time now, to save hundreds of hours later, and have financial freedom?Can you afford 15 minutes, once a month, to change your finances dramatically? Credit Spreads can help you.I [Read More Now...]

The Doji and the Hammer

The first “candlestick” patterns, I teach are always, the hammer and doji. Find below, my cheat Flash Card for the hammer and the doji. It gives u a little more detail about the pattern. But basically the hammer and doji are a sign of reversal. Lets take a look at three possible scenarios. Down, Up and Sideways. Downtrend. If the market is moving down, and we see a hammer or a doji, that is usually a sign of reversal. See below a couple examples. Downtrend Reversals Uptrend. The opposite is true for uptrends. Generally speaking the [Read More Now...]

200 50 Day Moving Average

The major technical indicator in the Market is the 200 and 50 day moving average. If the stock or index is going up (prices), and it crosses, generally that is considered negative (the death cross). The death of the stock or index. If the after a down trend, which we had in Feb and Mar, it cross toward the bottom, and or on the way up, it is considered the holly cross. The stock or index is positive. Well recently, last couple days, the average crossed, indicating the market is on an uptrend. And hopefully, continues up. But a word of caution. [Read More Now...]

Dealing With Think it Over

Most of the time, “Let me think it over” is a stall tactic, and not the real reason, the person is not moving ahead. Usually, it is a sign, of: Doubt, Lack of Value or Fear. There are several ways you for you to deal with this statement, or objections. Lets look a few language patterns, that can make a major difference in your closing: Question the statement. “you need to think about it?” Don’t say anything. Let them respond. Often they will tell you more information, which will allow to close.I understand, but let me ask you [Read More Now...]

Content vs. Context Selling

Strategy: Content vs Context Selling Ok. I have run into this a few times, where there is a major message in training about moving to CONTEXT presenting, vs CONTENT messages. Folks rationalize you have to have the context, before the content. That is simply not true. In fact if you focus purely on context messages, you are making the Drivers and Analytic folks crazy. Worst if that is all you do in the first few hours of presenting (context). I pretty much can guarantee the driver is on his way out the door at lunch, and the analytical would be [Read More Now...]

2 Minute Warning

We all believe we have lots of time left in the game. That we have the time, to work, make money, look after our family, and live a full life. But what if, that was not the case. I at 64 have less years in my future, than my past. Hoping for some great ones still. BUT. What if, you got the bad news, life was going to be over SOON?! What would you do? I have had these thoughts before, when my friend Adrian passed in my 30’s. That there may not be as much time, as you think. So. live in the moment, plan for tomorrow, but realize the joy is [Read More Now...]

The Comfortable Person

One of the biggest challenges, is motivating the person whom is successful and satisfied with their life and or plan. If I have a half million, a successful job, a property or two, and know a little about successful investing (IBD, Dogs, or some system), I am not that motived. Now getting to their “Why” is important, but it more about motivation then why. In many cases they have most of their “Why” looked after. So, some tactics and ideas: Reaching their full potential. Many of the most successful people are “coasting”. They are [Read More Now...]

Use the BELL Technique

Each slide should be a selling slide. Each encounter, a selling encounter. Whether you lay down a hook for future action, or reinforce a speaker concept. Keep in mind, moving clients closer to the sale. Along the path, I started using, what I call the BELL technique. BELL stand for. Big Claim. A logical, result of the strategy, tactic or content you are sharing.Emotional Benefit. One of the 10 that motivated folks to action (safety, success, friendship)Loop. Loop to your product or service.Link. Link to your product or service. Let me give you [Read More Now...]

Reminder From Jim Rohn

Re reading,5 major pieces of the life puzzle (jim john). Some notable concepts and ideas: Personal Philosophy. Develop your own personal philosophy. I wonder if this is why I developed the 11 commandments of a Jedi. 🙂 And now the Francis Foundational 17.  Learn. Learn from your experiences. Coaches (out side voices). Other peoples success. Observe. Listen. Take notes. Books. Journal.  Success. Simple disciplines practiced every day.  Attitude is key. Attitude about past, present and future. Design a better future. [Read More Now...]

Attack Their Current Plan

They are considering all options. One of their options, is to continue with the 40/40/40 plan. Their existing plan. Therefore, you have to create doubt that is a good plan. Attack their existing plan for life. Attack: Fear for retirement. Point with vivid detail they do not have enough money for retirement. The average retirement requires 1.3 million (AVERAGE). Most folks, even if they are doing well, have less than 500k. I believe the national average for a 50 year old is 50k or less. What does the really mean: o Working at walmart or being a [Read More Now...]

Formatting Your Presentation

Strategy: Format your presentation for maximum sales We use education to teach and sell. Does not matter what the end pitch is about: Stock, Real Estate or Small business. You have to get the message in the allotted time. Either 2 hours, or 2 days (yes, I know we do 3 days). But you have to get your sales message in before they go home on Day 2. They make the decision on that evening, and justify it, positive or negative on day 3. I identify them as 8 Sections. Either 8 15 minutes sessions (2 hour preview) or 8-75/90 minutes sessions [Read More Now...]

Changing a Belief

Here is what you do to change your belief system. Yours or Thiers: Identify the negative belief.Create doubt that the belief is true, necessary or serves you.Create the opposite belief.Justify the opposite belief.Create a positive reward associated with the new belief. Another key element is to check and see if there are any conflicting beliefs that may need to be changed. For example, if you are developing the belief that good closers create pressure on prospects, but you have a personal belief that people don’t make other people feel [Read More Now...]

The T.E.A. Principle

One of my mentors said, “Jim. Do you cut your grass?”. I answered “yes.” He then said, “That is the reason you are not rich.” What on earth was he talking about? The answer was simple. Either you invest time, or you spend time. I was spending time. Spending time on the wrong activities and efforts. Therefore getting the wrong result. If I had spent that time working on revenue generation, rather than saving 5 bucks an hour (you can always find some one to cut your grass for 5 bucks an hour), I could get a greater result in my [Read More Now...]

Establish Presentation Anchors

Strategy: Establish presentation anchors. You can actually establish presentation anchors in your sales pitch or on stage. When I am facing an audience, I point to the left (the audience’s right) when I talk about positive things. When I talk about negative things, I point to the right (the audience’s left). When I talk about the future or change, I point to the left. When I talk about the past or being static, I point to the right. Good decisions point to the left, bad decisions point to the right. Are you getting it? All the good stuff [Read More Now...]

17 Foundational Principles

Every generation should be better than the previous; passing on tips, tools, strategies and philosophy. My grandfather was a dock worker, my dad a professor, my mum an accounts payable supervisor, and I am an entrepreneur. Here are some for consideration for Success: Enjoy the ride it is over before you know. Make time for: health, family, self, bucket list activities as well as success.Faith leads the way. Faith in god. Faith in self. Faith tomorrow is a brighter day.Dreaming belongs to everyone. Not just the young. In fact it keeps you [Read More Now...]

Tap Random Emotions

Strategy: Tap random emotions. Establishing anchors is hard work. You have to plan them, establish them, get people into specific emotions and then establish the anchor or link (the trigger). An easier way is to use what people give you. When someone laughs, touch your ear, or touch them on the forearm, or smile in a certain way, or stroke your tie, or make a funny noise. Just so you remember what it is and can duplicate it. Every time they laugh, you do the same action. After a short while, you can touch your ear and they will laugh. You took [Read More Now...]

Branding. Naming. Domains.

How to Brand a company Recently, I have been considering doing another Seminar Company. Therefore, thinking about: o Mission of the company. o Domain names. o Company name. o Direct and indirect messages. o USP. Unique Selling Principle. o Distinction. o Legal protection.o Potential logo (images). o Position in the market. That’s a lot for a company name, logo and domain name to convey. JSo. Going over my notes, cheat sheets, and name game, to come up with the perfect name. OK. Maybe version one names. Things do change over time.Naming a [Read More Now...]

I Wonder if You Can, Enjoy These Ones

Watch…red/read …Night/Knight . . . X. Ambiguity of language causes a light and sometimes a deep trancelike state. We essentially have an internal dialogue search for the correct meaning of a word or statement. The end result is that we hear only the last part of an ambiguous statement. For example, “As you can see, I wear a gold watch the changes happen in your life.” I use the ambiguous word watch to lead into my directional statement (I might add to this by pointing at my watch). “The feather was so light [Read More Now...]

Three More Powerful Patterns

X or Y. The word “or” causes us to pick one or the other option. Combine this language construct with two identical options and you create a confusing pattern which forces the client to select an option. “Would you like your appointment at 2:30pm, or mid-afternoon?” “Most of our clients select level two or the middle level.” The technical term for this pattern is called a double blind. The two options are essentially the same; this confuses the mind, and the mind is always trying to make sense of things. [Read More Now...]

Four Powerful Language Patterns

What happens when you X? Again I am directing your focus, forcing you to see the pictures, places, scenes or feelings I want you to see. I haven’t asked you if you want to, just indirectly, to go ahead and do it. For example, “What happens when you buy the right product? Do you feel good about the decision?” I might even touch my product as I say “right product.” You don’t have to X, but… The pattern presents your statement in a non-threatening format: “You don’t have to believe this, but it [Read More Now...]

Powerful Language Patterns

If X, then Y. This is purely an X/Y relationship. If you do X, then Y will happen. It works because it is a construct of our language that causes an automatic response. It also is taught to us in mathematics. “If you picture yourself using this product, then you need to go ahead and purchase it today.” The statement does not have to make logical sense. The “if” is a construct that forces the mind to accept the statement. If you believe that, then you’ll be well on your way to success. It is very similar to the word [Read More Now...]

Use Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

Quotes Any quote can be used for an indirect message. Find quotes that are relevant to the process of selling. “Indecision will steal you blind.” — Charles J. Givens You have just told them to make quick decisions. If you use a number of quotes from famous people or books and include them in your sales presentation, it will have an immediate impact. Because someone else said it or it is in a book, it is accepted as fact. So think about selling: what are common experiences that people have about making a decision? Are they afraid? Do they [Read More Now...]
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