I’ve posted lots of actual call examples over the years, and those of you who have been in my live training have experienced many others as well. They always are instructive, and quite often entertaining. As I say, you just can’t make up this stuff.

Today’s example fits that description. Take a listen. [click to continue…]

The Real World Commencement Address Graduates Need to Hear, But Won’t

Random Rants

It’s that time of year when kids all over are graduating from college, and for most, entering the world of reality. Not like reality TV shows, but the real world of life. I haven’t been invited to be anyone’s commencement speaker, but over the past 33 years of being in business for myself I have […]

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How to Close More Sales (without using closing techniques)


How to close more sales is the goal for most salespeople. However, they often focus on closing “techniques” which is NOT the key to actually closing more sales. In this video Art Sobczak shows what you should do to actually close more sales. Also, in his free ebook of 501 sales tips he has a […]

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Trump: “Make Sales Great Again”

Humor and Silly Stuff
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Voice Mail and Opening Statement Interest-Creating Template – FREE

Resources I Recommend

You can get my plug and play, paint-by-numbers, fill-in-the-blanks voice mail/opening statement template that creates interest, gets calls returned, and gets you in to SELL! And it’s free! I presented it during my brief session at the Sales Acceleration Summit. I’ve never done this presentation before, and when I do again we’ll charge for it. […]

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How to Overcome Objections (without sounding like a jerk)

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How to overcome and answer objections is a constant quest for salespeople. The problem is that most sales training and cold calling training gives objections rebuttals. These are ridiculous since they tell the prospect they are wrong, which is NOT the way to win someone over. Here is a conversational, non-adversarial way for you to […]

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Script It, But Not Like Marco Rubio


I enjoy election season. Both for the entertainment value, and the sales lessons. An interesting topic has bubbled to the top of media coverage over the past few days before the New Hampshire primaries. In last Saturday’ s Republican debate, Marco Rubio, normally known for his eloquent way with words, repeated the same message FIVE […]

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Create Interest With “Cheap Crap They Don’t Need”

Opening Statements

I’ve often written about observing and learning from the beach vendors in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While there a couple of months ago I saw a novel approach that we can learn from and emulate—in a sense. One of the 50 or so guys carrying an open case full of jewelry walked by. He was […]

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The ONE Thing You Must Do for Sales Success


There is a lot that goes into being a successful sales person, but this ONE thing is absolutely required.

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