Continuing education is a requirement for staying on top of your game. This is true whether you are an employee seeking to advance your career or an entrepreneur wanting to develop business further.
Take a moment to consider where you wish to be at the end of your business or career, in ten years, 5 years and in 12 months. How are you planning on getting there? The problem I see is that most people do what’s convenient but do not want to go the extra mile for investment of time and money self-educating.
From personal experience, I can tell you a 3 month long public speaking class made all the difference in my confidence and ability to speak with executives at large corporations. Sales began to pour in; this in turn increased my ability to secure better jobs. Years later, as an entrepreneur, I knew absolutely nothing about marketing but today I write about your personal brand and branding efforts.
The more you are willing to put yourself out to improve your current status, the more accomplished you will become. Sure the learning curve is tough and sometimes frustrating. But, when you continue to motivate yourself, you do find the Smooth Sale!
For Additional Sales Strategies, Read: Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results and HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.
Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC, (800) 704-1499, www.smoothsale.net. Open View Labs selected Stutz to be in their “Top 25 Sales Influencers for 2012.” Elinor authored the International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results”, Sourcebooks and the best selling career book, “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews”, Career Press. She provides team sales training, private coaching and highly acclaimed inspirational keynotes for conferences. Elinor is available for consultation.