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Sitting Is Way, Way Worse For You Than You Thought

A new study has some bad news: even exercise can't counteract the effects of 8 hours of sitting per day<p>For better or worse, technology has bound us to our desks, making sitting on our bums for 8 hours a day the norm. Unsurprisingly, there are consequences for a sedentary lifestyle, the worst of …

9 Psychology Backed Strategies to Dramatically Increase Online Sales and Revenue

No matter how good your product, without an effective sales strategy... who cares? Not your potential customers.<p>Sales: every company needs them. And every company needs more of them. But how can you reliably increase your sales?<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and content …

Business Strategy

6 Tips to Make You Love (or at Least Tolerate) Cold Calling

The drive to call and call again is what builds success.<p>No sales, no business! It's as simple as that, and even though we know that rule, many of us just find it too difficult to pick up the phone and dial.<p>Why? because nobody really likes rejection, and certainly not constant, repeated rejection. …

5 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Sales Prospecting

Social selling is the art of using social networks to find, connect with, understand and nurture sales prospects.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Social selling is the art of using social networks to find, connect with, understand and nurture sales prospects. According to HubSpot, “The …

The 89 Worst Business Buzzwords Ever

In the spirit of the madness that college basketball's March Madness generates, here is an off-the-wall commentary on business buzzwords written using nothing but business buzzwords.<p>One of my slightly neurotic obsessions is to eradicate business buzzwords and replace them with plain speak. Despite …

Employment

5 Ways Sitting All Day Screws With Your Health

Too much time on your butt can affect your brain, your blood, your belly, and more<p>For years, we’ve reported on the myriad dangers of sitting, from heart woes to belly fat to a permanent man-shaped indentation in your couch.<p>In fact, Australian researchers estimate that nearly 6 percent of all deaths …

Diabetes

Meet the Scottish people who've hated Trump for a decade

If you ever needed proof that Scottish people take absolutely zero shit, just watch the clip above.<p>Filmed for <i>Full Frontal with Samantha Bee</i>, "The …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Reducing the number of clients your sales reps handle can have surprising results

When most sales leaders speak of shrinking, they are referring to cost cutting, reducing staff, travel and entertainment budgets, and other expenditures as a means of improving results. Management guru Tom Peters said: "You can't shrink your way to greatness," but if you're a VP of sales or a …

Ask This Question, Make More Money

These five short and simple words create the core of every successful sales and marketing campaign.<p>This post is going to reveal a secret technique that's at the root of every successful sales, marketing, and branding campaign. It's a short but powerful question that immediately forces you to focus …

Entrepreneurship

A Simple Formula for Crafting a Compelling Sales Value Statement

Mathematics

Peanut Butter Veggie Pasta Salad

Try this simple vegetarian Peanut Butter Veggie Pasta Salad recipe for lunch<p>Mar 15, 2016 | 12:55 pm<p>The peanut butter gives this <b>pasta salad</b> just the …

Healthy Eating

Super Healthy, Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Sauteing with garlic and olive oil brings the taste of spinach up to a whole new level. It's so easy to make and really delicious. <b>Each serving has just 41 calories, 3 grams of fat and only 1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.</b><p>Prep Time: 5 minutes<p>Cook Time: 10 minutes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 teaspoons olive oil<p>1 …

Ultra-Easy Vegan Taco Salad

Ingredients<p><b>Taco “meat”</b><p>½ white onion, sliced<br>• 3 tablespoons water<br>• 1 cup cooked chickpeas<br>• 1 teaspoon taco seasoning mix<p><b>Guacamole</b><p>½ avocado flesh, mashed<br>• 1 …

6 Leadership Tools Great Leaders Keep On Their Desk

The environment in which you work greatly affects your attitude, productivity, and ability to focus. Great leaders know this. And in order to be the …

Despite Dire Predictions, Salespeople Aren’t Going Away

One hundred years ago, an article in the New York Times asked a provocative question: “Are salesmen needless?” In the article, a marketing expert explains why societal shifts would render the door-to-door salesman obsolete. “Advertising is producing better results than the old method of personal …

7 Easy Steps to Creating a Winning Sales Process

If you’re a contractor, consultant, coach or any other type of professional service provider, there is usually a significant investment involved in …

Selling

11 Sales Meeting Topics Your Sales Reps Really, Really Want

Want to improve the skill set of your sales reps and give them a great sales meeting? Here are 11 great skills your sales reps really want to develop.<p>If your sales meetings were not required, would anyone show up?<p>Too often sales meetings are seen as a waste of time--an event that lacks any purpose …

10 Tips For Asking More Effective Sales Questions

3 Sales Mistakes You Probably Don't Know You're Making

Because most people haven't been taught how to properly do sales, they're probably making one of these mistakes without even knowing it.<p>One of the biggest issues many of my coaching clients face is how to do sales. Whether they are freelance writers or yoga teachers, it seems as though the thought …

How To Identify And Treat Poison Ivy

Shares 22K<p>I spent the better part of my childhood running around in the woods.<p>Not that I was raised by a pack of wolves or anything (although in my …

Gardening

What Scares People About Sales?

<b>Rejection.</b><p>It’s the same thing that scares us about asking a love interest out on a date.<p>We put it off or find reasons to avoid it. We make excuses …

Motivation

How Content Transforms Salespeople And Influences Buyers [With Visuals]

Does your sales team understand your content strategy? Chances are the answer is a resounding “No.” And you’re not alone. Recent research from …

Why Sales Teams Should Think Beyond Traditional Sales

<i>By Jake Dunlap</i><p>These days, customers want to be educated and influenced through impartial input. At my company, Skaled, a consulting firm focused on finding ways to generate new clients, we've moved beyond the traditional sales model. The consumer is profoundly more educated when entering a business …

Meet the $35,000 Tesla Model 3

Gear

Creamy Feta and Asparagus Casserole with Orzo

Creamy feta and asparagus casserole with orzo, Swiss chard, and yogurt. About 30 of us are coming together this weekend to celebrate Easter, the …

Lake Tahoe

There’s Not Much Evidence That Standing Desks Benefit Your Health

You probably end up sitting most of the day anyway<p>If you’re like 80 percent of American workers, you’re spending most of your day sitting. That comes with a slew of health problems, such as kidney disease, obesity, and reduced life expectancy.<p>The standing desk is one solution to get us up and …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.<p>But while they may seem simple — that’s …

How to Sell Anything: An Introductory Guide

“I am a hustler, baby; I’ll sell water to a well!” — Jay-Z<p>Regardless of your business, sales matter. Sales are your organization’s oxygen. They drive …

Staples Cuts Jobs In Preparation For Life With Or Without Office Depot Merger

It appears that Staples is adhering to the adage, “hope for the best, prepare for the worst,” when it comes to their challenged billion-dollar merger …