Don’t Trust Chauncey Gardiner!

“I understand.” This is just one of the many classic lines of dialog in the 1979 movie called: “Being There”. There was an amazing cast in the movie starring Peter Sellers giving his most sublime performance ever. The supporting cast included Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas and Jack Warden. The movie won numerous prestigious awards including:…

Words Matter

Words matter. And if you are a sales professional, then they matter a lot. In fact, one word can make the difference between winning a new customer and losing a new customer. Great sales reps spend a lot of time thinking about the words that they will use with their customers. Mediocre sales reps don’t…

Are You a True Competitor?

“Steve, you have to compete every day of your life and never give up!” Those were frequent words of advice from my Grandfather. He was born in 1900 and emigrated from Canada to Haverhill, Massachusetts when he was a very young child. His parents didn’t speak English. They only spoke French, so he had to learn English at school.…