Blogs for the 'Insurance Sales Training' Category

5 Ways To Become A Better Listener… And Increase Sales

August 19th, 2013


How good of a listener are you?

I’m talking about really listening – listening with your complete attention, listening with your eyes, listening with your body language.

Listening is not waiting for your turn to talk. And of course, listening is not interrupting a prospect in mid sentence.

Here’s a visualization that’ll help illustrate good listening in practice.

Read the rest of this entry »


The Line Between Being “Salesy” and Being Real

July 18th, 2013


For some business owners, the art of selling is exactly that: pure and authentic art.

It comes natural to them and they do it without effort – much like Jimmy Page (lead guitarist for Led Zepplin) deciding on whim to play a spellbinding guitar solo.

For some, it’s a forced effort that comes across as robotic or canned. You know it. Prospects know it.

Read the rest of this entry »


How To Get Out Of A Sales Slump

May 31st, 2013


I don’t care how good you are at selling. You will have cold streaks from time to time. We all do.

That’s why it pays to have a strategy for dealing with it.

Here are a few things you can do to get out of a sales slump…

Read the rest of this entry »


This Financial Instrument Makes You Live Longer

May 13th, 2013


At some point in their lives, everybody has at least once worried about outliving their money.

It’s the ultimate Catch 22. Everybody wants to live longer. Nobody wants to live in poverty. But the longer you live, the more you’ll spend. The more you spend, the less you have.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Read the rest of this entry »


You Have Two Ears and One Mouth For A Reason

May 3rd, 2013


“It takes a great man to be a good listener”
~ Calvin Coolidge former President

I was out on a business trip in Cleveland last week and I saw this quote hanging up in the office of a sales rep.

It read, “You have two ears and one mouth for a reason.”

Read the rest of this entry »


The ONE Thing More Important Than Asking The Right Questions…

April 22nd, 2013

A good friend and associate sent me this advice the other day and I thought you’d be interested.

It’s from Grant Cardone, sales expert and author (emphasis within quote is mine):

Read the rest of this entry »


How To Get Prospects to Say “Yes”… A Lot More Often

April 12th, 2013


Dr. Robert Cialdini is considered one of the top persuasion experts on the planet.

And in a recent audio clip, Dr. Cialdini reveals how you can get your clients and prospects to say “yes – I want to get started” to whatever product you’re selling a lot more frequently.

Read the rest of this entry »


Five Ways Life Insurance Can Aid You and Your Client’s Retirement Funding

March 15th, 2013


Too often, insurance agents fall back into the comfortable clichés of life insurance.

They put too much of a focus on the “just in case” selling points of life insurance. Even if you and your prospects live in a natural disaster area, by now most people know what looms ahead of them.

Read the rest of this entry »


3 Reasons Prospects Say No to You

October 17th, 2012


I want to start by clarifying that often people say no for the simple reason that they don’t like the product or service.

As I often suggest, picture yourself in a prospect’s shoes. Think about how you make decisions with your money.

Read the rest of this entry »


Price Will Never Get In The Way Of A Sale Again If You Do This

October 9th, 2012


How many times in this past week have you – as a consumer – fixated on the price of an item?

It could have the price of a box of cereal or a new car. Whatever it was, the price tag was the critical factor that determined whether you would buy something.

Everybody does it nearly every day.  If anything, blame it on the way items are advertised to us. 

Read the rest of this entry »