Posts by Beth Standlee

A Sneak Peek

I’m excited to share that I am releasing a new book at the end of this year. I’m so committed to helping those who want to improve their personal and financial future through a career in sales. My vision is that this book becomes a “must read” for every salesperson who wants to improve their…

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Leading With The Heart

We have a saying we use often in our company. We remind ourselves of this belief when we work with people. It goes like this… “Get out of your head and into the hearts of the people you are training or coaching.” I believe when you work with people in the arena of training, coaching,…

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Are You a “Reservationist” or a “Salesperson?”

Someone must sell group events and birthday parties. What’s going on at your center? Are you content with picking up the phone when it rings and giving information with the hope that someone will give you a deposit and hold their party at your facility? Or are you proactively selling? It may be time to…

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Why On The Job Training Is Not A Solid Training Plan

I was walking tonight and noticed a group of 10-year-old boys practicing baseball. The level of focus that the coach managed with these boys struck me. He would run through the play, and then run through it again, and then again. There were runners on 1st and 2nd. The batter hit the ball, and the…

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Business Lessons from a Scooter

Weird title, I know, but I’m compelled to share the interesting business “in my face” practical lessons I’m learning. I’ve injured my left foot, and the doctor insists that the only way for healing to take place is to not bare weight at all on the injured foot for the four-six weeks. Yikes! To keep…

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Do You Need a Sales Coach?

Maybe I should have titled this article “Why Use a Sales Coach.” Then I could have given you all the reasons why you should. However, I thought it better to ask you if you needed the help simply. My experience is that people are lousy at asking for help. For me, asking for help is…

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How Sick Do You Have To Be?

Recently I spent seven days in the ICU with my brother-in-law who is having a terrible bout with pneumonia. As of this writing, he’s still in the hospital and although I’ve been a hospital TV show junkie all my life, it is incredible to see what it takes to keep the body in a state…

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You Gotta Go Up to Grow Up

That’s a tall order. Do you ever feel like you just want to gather up your toys and go home? I do. Sometimes, when people don’t see it my way, I just don’t want to play anymore. Oops, I just laughed out loud. I could hear Dr. Phil in my head saying, “How’s that working…

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What causes sales?

When I pay attention to the kind of activity that really gets results, I am certain the key metric to focus on is “meaningful conversations”. The TrainerTainment sales definition of a meaningful conversation is: An encounter with a guest or potential buyer that results in a solid “next step”. Next steps are: A booking A…

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Commitment, Priority, and Accountability: The BIG 3

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about these three big concepts. It’s logical to understand that nothing much gets done if there is no commitment to doing it. So, in my mind commitment comes first. However, I bet you’ve committed to do something you didn’t do. I know I have. That’s where prioritizing the commitment comes…

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