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Pending Business: A New Year’s Lesson

| January 3, 2022

By Steve Lapa
Lapcom Communications Corp
President

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — I particularly enjoy this time of year because it’s when I usually reconnect with former associates all around the country. Sellers, managers, and on-air talent from South Florida to San Francisco who share the bond of having worked through one of the most challenging years in broadcast history checked-in with me. Those calls, texts and emails always include one “wow” moment that serves as a life lesson for all of us. Here’s one in particular that can serve as a motivator for all heading into the New Year.

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Pending Business: Sales Lessons from the Election Cycle

| November 9, 2020

By Steve Lapa
Lapcom Communications Corp
President

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Lots of sales lessons from this past election cycle… You may think this is a stretch, but here are just some you can apply today:

Forget the “funnel” and work the process of the decision. Most sellers work a sales funnel, i.e., pour as many accounts into the top, and expect the better ones will work their way through to a close at the end. This election showed the value of following a universally appealing theme throughout the process: the simple message “Vote.” Result? A record number of votes cast. Do you focus on activity — the number of accounts in your funnel or closed sales-results? Do you advance a simple, easy-to-understand benefit(s) to your prospects, or is it just the number of accounts you drive into the funnel?

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