Plans for March

If you haven’t noticed, I’m upping my game this month.  I’m doing some contests to try and bring in more readers, while giving back to those that are here.  I’m also trying something that I don’t think has ever been done on this site before.  I’m going to attempt to post something every day for the entire month.  31 straight posts.

To pull this all off, I’m going to try and operate on themes.  The theme that I’ve set up for this coming week is the 7 Necessary Sales Skills.  Here’s a list of the ones that I’ll be covering over the next few days:

  • Build Rapport
  • Effective Listening
  • Effective Questioning
  • Supporting Needs
  • Closing and Follow-Up
  • Overcome Objections
  • Wrap-Up

I’m hoping to have most of these written in advance (in fact, I’ve already got the first three done before I finished this post) so that I can concentrate the rest of the week on getting more posts ready for the following week.  I’m still working on the theme for the rest of the month.  Got anything that you might like to see here as a theme?  If I can cover it, I’ll try and squeeze it in.  And who knows, I might decide to extend this all into April as well!

I hope you’ll come along for the month.  Use those fancy little icons up to the right of here and subscribe to the feed.  It’ll get you some extra points into the contest if you go and comment on the contest thread telling me that you’ve subscribed.  And I’ll give you a hint; being a subscriber will probably get you points in all four weekly contests.  And probably a monthly one if I do a contest for the whole month.

Gonna Give Away Some Stuff

I haven’t ironed out the details just yet, but I’m working on getting a contest (or maybe contests) running for next month.  Spring being around the corner and all, it only seems appropriate to celebrate.  I haven’t decided entirely what I’ll be giving away.  If you’ve got some ideas of what you’d like to get, let me know in the comments.  Also, maybe some good ideas for how you’d like to win them…

And if you feel really generous and want to donate a prize, let me know.  Any donations will receive at least two links (one in the original post and one in the give-away post).  I don’t plan on shipping anything, so if you want to donate a physical item, you’ll be responsible for the shipping.

Comments are open, so let’s hear your ideas!