Barrie Buckner

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How to train yourself to become a speed reader

Read all your emails, project reports, and briefs in half the time using these speed-reading tricks.<p>Reading is one of the most fundamental skills, and reading for pleasure can transform your health, memory, and productivity. In our age of information overload, however, it can feel like there isn’t …

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

Why Boosting Your Facebook Posts Is Just Throwing Money Down the Drain

If you're going to pay for Facebook ads, make sure you do so in a smart way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel explains why you shouldn't boost Facebook posts that drive traffic to your blog.<p>Why? Well, because by its …

Thought Leadership

Increase your Sales with our expert Tools & Advice | How to build a successful sales team for your business

When you start a business, you might be sales manager, marketing director and lone salesperson all in one. But, as your business grows you’ll need to …

For the Best Sales and Marketing Tactics, Leverage The Wisdom of 500+ Successful CEOs

This month, I surveyed over 500 successful CEOs and asked them to share their best sales and marketing advice. Here's what they had to say.<p>We are fortunate to live in a day and age where today's successful founders and CEOs are willing to share their secrets that have propelled their growth so that …

Marketing

You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)

Companies cannot exist without sales and it's everyone's job to attract customers.<p>I bravely walked in through the front door right past their "No Soliciting" sign and up to the front desk. It was a cold call. I felt so cool standing there with my BlackBerry 8700 in hand (later versions even had a …

Marketing

If You Rent, Your Troubles Are Coming to an End

Renters can finally breathe a sigh of relief: The nation's decade-long shift away from homeownership -- which had made renting exorbitantly expensive -- appears to be over. This will be great for builders and real-estate agents, but not so much for prospective home buyers.<p>Why do I think we've …

Real Estate

The 7 Positive Habits That Pay Off the Most

Start the day off strong and positive by reaffirming what you want.<p><i>What are the highest compounding life habits? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, self-made life coach,</b> …

5 Steps to Building a Strong Brand Identity When the Game Is Constantly Changing

It's a content war out there--only the strongest brands win. Here's how to join the mighty.<p>In case you were blissfully unaware of the impact social media has had on the marketing front, here are some mind-blowing statistics for you to chew on.<p>According to Brandwatch, the internet has approximately …

20 Ways to Invest $100 (and grow it to $1,000 in a hurry!)

You have a crivingp, new one hundred-dollar bill in your wallet.<p>While it’s not $1,000,000, $100,000 or $10,000, hey, at least it’s something!<p>Listen …

11 daily habits of self-made billionaires anyone can adopt

If you want to get rich, start by studying the people who have already done so.<p>"The only person who can teach you how to think like a millionaire is a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The same could be said about billionaires.<p>Below, we've rounded up 11 habits …

Success

4 Financial Survival Mindsets That Scare Away Financial Success

Money is freedom or at least it should be. It enables you to live abundantly and affords you a lifestyle that is much higher than ¾'s of the world's population.<p>So why are so many people merely surviving? In the land of freedom and opportunity too many of us are barely getting by. Most believe the …

These Are the 3 Most Important Decisions You Will Make in Your Life

I recently attended the Tony Robbins Business Mastery seminar, and what I’m about to share with you will change your life—but only if you take action …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Giving Goosebumps: 4 Ways To Wow An Online Audience

How to rise above the noise and be memorable to the people who matter most to you online.<p>Every week, I get contacted by followers of our company's online channels telling me how an article, video, social media post, etc. changed their lives. Here are just few of the things we've been told:<p><i>"As I</i> …

Why the Future of Marketing is Social and Personal

It's time for marketers to take advantage of the digital channels available to them.<p>With omnipresent WiFi and 3G, increased use of mobile devices and the rootedness of social media in everyday life, today's businesses have a golden opportunity to use these new channels to unlock growth.<p>But the …

Want to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth? Cultivate These 5 Habits

If you want to get rich, the first thing to do is get out of debt--so your personal math works for you, not against you.<p>If you weren't born into wealth, and yet you want to know how to get rich, there's only one answer: Learn to become an entrepreneur.<p>Step number 1 on that journey is to make the …

Rental Trends: Why Now Is a Great Time to Buy an Investment Property

<i>This biweekly sponsored column is written by the experts at Gordon James Realty, a local property management firm that specializes in residential</i> …

How to Gain Experience For Multifamily Investing Without Buying Single Family Homes

By the time I got started with multifamily investing, I had flipped about three dozen houses and started several businesses. I thought my flipping …

Here's a Good Way to Start with Multifamily If You Are Too Nervous to "Go Big"

Most real estate investors who are considering getting in to multifamily investing think they need to cut their teeth on single family houses (SFH’s) …

Real Estate

Five Reasons The Wealthy Buy Index Funds

Family offices can buy investments – including exotic investments available only to very rich “qualified purchasers” – that ordinary investors can only dream about. Yet, highly sophisticated family offices will often choose to invest a portion of their wealth in index funds. Sometimes the simplest, …

13 Awesome SlideShare Decks That Will Help You Sell Smarter

Do you know what’s the one thing you need to do to skyrocket your sales?<p><b>You need to be willing to invest time & energy into constantly developing</b> …

Selling

How To Run a Weekly Sales Forecast Meeting

This post will outline how to run a weekly sales review meeting. These guidelines are intended for B2B SaaS startups with < $10M ARR.<p><b>Why run a weekly</b> …

5 Skills That Every Successful Salesperson Needs

Sales is evolving fast. Make sure your salespeople have these traits, or you'll fall behind.<p>What are the traits of a great salesperson today?<p>The top salespeople who close the most deals are nothing like the old stereotype of the sleazy car salesman who aggressively pushes and cons his prospective …

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10 Rules to Being a VP of Sales in a Startup

<b>If you come from a large software company, don’t implement their methodology. It isn’t going to work in a startup</b>. Literally 100% failure rate. Let …

How to Sell More Using 5 Primal Human Emotions

If you’ve been to downtown Seattle or Manhattan, you may notice something: nearly a Starbucks is on every corner. The joke is they’re opening …