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12 Steps to Build a Confident, Productive Sales Team. As a business owner, the people you work with are your most valuable asset.

12 Steps to Build a Confident, Productive Sales Team

They contribute to the company culture and help you to grow your business and increase revenue. But sometimes team members – and sales team members in particular – don’t perform as well as they could. Why? It’s all about their attitude. The Power of Positivity The science proves that a more positive attitude helps you achieve more and make better decisions. So the key to better sales performance is to turn your sales team into more positive, more confident people. 12 Ways to Boost Productivity Through Positivity Here are 12 tips to foster that positive, confident atmosphere within your company so you can boost sales team productivity. 1.

Whether you’re running the company or are a member of a team, surround yourself with positivity. The Best Ways of Making Money. Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel. Business leaders have many tasks to accomplish and prioritizing stuff can be hard.

Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel

Yesterday I wrote about the need to “do fewer things, more often” in which I described that frenzied world we live in and why the shiny objects and distractions stop us from living up to our true potential. Today I’d like to give that advice in more tangible terms and with a framework to think about your tasks – the funnel. Sales people (and website customer acquisition folks) all think in terms of funnels and yet non-sales professionals seldom do. I’d like to encourage you to think about every new opportunity and every door opened as being at the “top end of your funnel” meaning something you’re working on that may or may not come to fruition. An example might be a business development conversation, a first customer meeting, the first candidate in a recruiting process, the first time you talk with a journalist at TechCrunch or the first meeting to consider your business strategy. Sale$

Former Finance Minister of Cyprus on the Greek crisis. While on vacations in Greece, I had a chance today (Sunday 28 June) to have a long discussion with Michael Sarris who was Cypriot Minister of Finance between 2005 and 2008 when the Euro was introduced in Cyprus and then again Minister of Finance during the March 2013 crisis when Cyprus faced negotiations with “the institutions” very similar to those faced today by Greece.

Former Finance Minister of Cyprus on the Greek crisis

Very few people in the world have as informed and first-hand knowledge of the situation as Michael Sarris does. Here are my questions and his answers. Michael, you were Minister of Finance when Cyprus, like Greece today, had to negotiate the terms on which the EU would continue supporting Cypriot banks, so I am sure you have important insights both on how such negotiations proceed and what Greece should do. But before we move to that, let us deal with the present situation.

GTD (Get Things Done) Learning. Modalités financement. Uber + Airbnb. Web-based visualisation tools. Creative Tools. Hotels. Make Money Online. Economic Collapse. Buy the Geopolitical Dip? 158 Years Signal U.S. Expansion to Last Until Yellen Stops It.

The next U.S. recession will be stamped “Made in America” and it’s not looking imminent.

158 Years Signal U.S. Expansion to Last Until Yellen Stops It

There have been 33 recessions in the U.S. since the late 1850s and all but five followed increases in short-term interest rates. After the Federal Reserve was created in 1913 only the slump of 1945 amid the post-World War II demobilization occurred without a tightening of monetary policy beforehand. The lesson Michael Darda of MKM Partners LLC draws from his review of history is that this U.S. upswing has legs until Fed Chair Janet Yellen and colleagues tighten monetary policy too much. No slump in China, deflation in Europe or geopolitical crisis in Russia is going to derail the world’s largest economy in Darda’s opinion. With the Fed still to raise its benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2006, Darda is betting the expansion which began in 2009 won’t end before 2017.

Still, other recessionary canaries aren’t tweeting either, according to Darda. Press spacebar to pause and continue. Noam Chomsky. Christopher Whalen: Are US home prices falling? The most recent results from the Case-Shiller Index published last week suggests that through March of 2014, home prices were starting to visibly slow from the torrid, double digit rates of home price appreciation (HPA) seen over the past two years and more.

Christopher Whalen: Are US home prices falling?

Whereas in the last year HPA was more than 12% or 1% per month, in the first quarter of 2014, the National Index gained just 0.2%. Nineteen of the 20 cities in the index showed positive returns in March, but New York declined. Not surprisingly, fast growing regions like Dallas and Denver reached new index peaks. The Case-Shiller press release stated: “In March, the National and Composite Indices saw their annual rates of gain slow significantly. Chicago showed its highest year-over-year return of 11.5% since December 1988. But the fact that the Case-Shiller Indices are still showing positive HPA does not mean that home prices are still rising generally around the US. What Happens If You Don't Get Enough Sleep.