Apr 15, 2021
This is episode 352.
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KRISTINA'S TIP FOR EMERGING SALES LEADERS: "Subscribe to the Washington Business Journal or the one in your market. To me, this is my business bible. I read it every week and there's just so much information in here. You can write personal letters to people. When I say letters, I mean letters and not emails because emails these days are just stuck in spam blockers. Send personal letters, reach out to these people on LinkedIn. In the back of the magazine, there's a place called People on the Move. Those are people that are very successful that just got promoted. Send them a $50 gift card and your business card. Do you know how many people get back to me and say, "Thanks for the gift card and thanks for reaching out." Don't forget the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists. Every lead you could possibly imagine is in here, and that's how we were able to diversify our markets."
VINCE'S TIP FOR EMERGING SALES LEADERS: "Do not be afraid of using the phone to reach out and call people. Whether they're customers, connections, friends, or people you haven't talked to in a long time, set time aside every day. Follow up on LinkedIn. Send handwritten notes, express your empathy and the fact that you genuinely care and all these things will repay themselves. You'll not only feel better but you'll make these people feel better too that somebody cared enough to reach out to them."