Motivate Your Sales Team!

International lecturer and winner of the World's Number One Retail Salesperson title, Joe Girard has a lifetime of experience to share with you.

Joe Girard is someone your people can relate to. He has been there in the trenches and has done exactly what he'll tell your people to do.

Know Where You’re Going

You’d be surprised at the number of people in all walks of life, in all lines of business, who have no idea where they’re going. I don’t mean where they’re going down the street, or to their jobs, or to their homes, or to the beach, or to the ball park, or local pool hallContinue Reading

Fear of Rejection

I believe the number one reason a salesperson oversells is his or her fear of rejection. It doesn’t take a genius to recognize when a prospect is sold on the product, and I give the average salesperson credit for knowing that. Sadly, the guy is just too scared to close the sale because he doesn’tContinue Reading

Stay Focused

Keep focused, keep your eye on your goals at all times. Don’t get ahead of yourself. And don’t get big headed about yourself. When you arrive at your place of work, never forget that you haven’t accomplished anything yet. At this point, you’re no different than anyone else until you prove it. There’s only oneContinue Reading

The Spending That More Than Pays its Way

Gifts, terrariums, you’re thinking, that’s for high rollers. Not true. They are for everybody. Just stop and think of what happens when you hear that a customer is sick and you send a get-well card. What salesman does that? So here comes this card to the guy in the hospital. He’s got nothing to doContinue Reading


Keep in Touch With Your Customers

Even if I never hear from the customer after the sale, I keep in touch. A lot of salespeople take their commissions and then forget about the customer, especially if there are no problems with the car. But, as you might expect, I look at things a lot differently. If I sell someone a car,Continue Reading

The Elevator is out of Order

Life is but a race. And, in selling yourself your main competition is yourself. Sticking to the job of selling yourself, your persistence, is what makes you a winner. If you meet an obstacle or a problem along the way, tackle it; solve it, and then move on to the next. That way problems don’tContinue Reading


Extending Yourself to Help Others

Selling yourself again and again becomes far easier when others see how willing you are to go out of your way for them—asked or unasked. If you want to sell yourself successfully put forth a little extra effort. Go out of your way to help someone. The more you reach out by extending yourself, theContinue Reading

Listen With All Your Senses

When you first meet someone, the natural thing is to think of something to say once you’ve exchanged greetings and introductions. Wrong! Don’t do that. Say nothing. Think about listening. The best way to sell yourself is to let the other person do most of the talking. I focus first on their favorite topic: themselves.Continue Reading


The Prospect’s Time is Valuable

Every salesperson has had it drilled into his or her head that time is money and should be valued accordingly. So I won’t give you another lecture on time management. Instead, I’ll emphasize the importance of also realizing the value of your prospect’s time. Now that’s a switch, isn’t it? Too often, salespeople are soContinue Reading

Your Name and Your Word

No matter what you do, if you want to stay ahead in the game, always tell the truth. The old saying “TELL THE TRUTH AND YOU’LL NEVER GET CAUGHT” is the simplest advice I can give anyone. If you want to sleep well at night each day of your life with no regrets, nothing willContinue Reading