Posts about Sales

Cut out for sales

Just a year ago, I would have shivered at the word “sales”. The idea of “ selling” seemed so scary to me & I was comfortable working my shift work in a restaurant just taking orders. Even when I was growing up, I was always the shy child in school who never raised her hand in class & was afraid ...

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I’m Grateful for the lessons Vector Marketing has taught me!

While I attempt to practice gratitude on a daily basis, it’s always great to celebrate Thanksgiving, because gratitude is brought right to the forefront. Just a couple short years ago, Gallup issued a survey that showed that 71% of workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” from their ...

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I Didn’t Think I’d Like Sales....I Guess I Was Wrong

I think for most people starting this new position as a sales representative is quite intimidating because sometimes sales can be thought of in a negative way. Before Vector Marketing Canada the things that would come to mind when someone said the word sales were things like telemarketers, ...

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A Summer Job that Accidentally Turned into a Career!

Shy, quiet, reserved…not usually 3 adjectives you’d use to describe someone in sales right? However, that’s exactly what I was like when I applied for the sales representative position with Vector Marketing Canada back in 1996. I was a University of Guelph student, desperately in need of a ...

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Sales and Sushi: Are They Really That Different?

Why is “sales” such a scary word for so many? When we think of sales, it often conjures up a stereotype of a pushy, aggressive used car salesman. The salesperson is slick, and the customer is always on the losing end of the relationship, right? I think selling is like sushi for many people. ...

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Yes, It’s The Knife Thing!

So, you’re home for the summer. You see family and friends and they ask what you’re doing. You tell them. And they say – with a nose wrinkle or eyebrow crunch – “Is that the knife thing?” Or even better, 20 years later in my case, “Are you STILL doing the knife thing?” Yes I AM!! If you are too, ...

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False Expectations Appearing Real

Can you remember a time when you felt afraid even though nothing bad or fearful was happening in that moment? How often do you imagine, “Well, if I do X, then I know Y (a bad thing) will happen…” Have you ever looked back on these moments and realized there was nothing to be afraid of? The fact ...

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