Your grandparents referred to it as being the cream of the crop, but you may be more familiar with colloquial terms like “best of the best” or “top of the class”. What does it mean to grow yourself into that classification? We all know that cream rises to the top in whole milk, but if […]
We are looking at a whole new thing, aren’t we? Not since the bubonic plague of the Middle Ages or the Spanish flu of the 1800’s has our country faced such an unprecedented challenge…but now as always, there is a way to respond that encourages responsibility and preserves our way of life. Honoring the two-week […]
When you work with clients, it is important to remember: You represent your company. Your behavior must reflect your company’s values. Be professional. Most of all, be consistent. Keep in touch. Think for a moment about your client’s needs. If you are a new representative, the client may be wondering, is my rep punctual? Reliable? […]
First impressions matter. They just do. My children got tired of my way of ruining movies by stopping the action to make a point. Remember the scene from Apollo 13 when Gary Sinise, playing Ken Mattingly, had worked nonstop for 18 hours to devise a way to bring the crew home? He was bone tired. […]
One last discussion on passion, and perhaps the most important post of all. I’m consolidating the basics from prior articles and synthesizing what they mean to me, what they mean about becoming that version of you acting like a magnet, drawing others into your sphere of influence. One of the easiest ways to elevate your […]
If you think you could never be a merchandising rep because you’re an introvert, think again! Expression may not come easily for you, but it’s not because you don’t have deep feelings. Let’s talk about how to communicate your passion. WORDS. Your choice of words is uber important in expressing passion. The easiest fix is […]
Your future as a merchandising rep lies in your relationship with the brands you represent. These brands aren’t sunglasses and sneakers, they are people. They are the livelihoods of everyone who produces them, and the face of the person with whom you connect on a regular basis. That face deserves a place in your circle […]
Passion. It can be a scary word for introverts, for those who live locked within the walls of their hearts, and worse, a buzzword for the extrovert. Yet passion defines us, and if it fuels us. It may be the defining force of success. Stay with me here. Don’t overthink this. Sit down, close your […]
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