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Entrepreneur of Influence – Business Success tip #3. – Douglas Vermeeren

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You’ve heard that you earn to the level you learn. While this is true it’s incomplete. Not only are you required to learn, but you must implement and grow. You must become better than you’ve ever been before in order to receive benefits that you’ve never experienced.

One of the most powerful things that you must become is a master delegator. This principle multiplies your ability to expand. You must learn to learn from others and also use their talents, skillsets, knowledge, networks and resources. The strongest businesses are built by those who understand that expansion comes through collaboration and implementation.

 

 

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Entrepreneur of Influence – Business Success tip #2 – Douglas Vermeeren

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How customers feel about your brand is just as important as the product they purchase. However most entrepreneurs don’t spend a lot of time thinking about, planning and creating more powerful touch points during their interactions with others.

My challenge to you today is to take some time and think more about the touch points you create with your clients. 

Finding a Mentor – Entrepreneur of Influence

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Finding a mentor – Entrepreneur of Influence,

By Douglas Vermeeren

I frequently get the question How did I get access to more than 400 of the top business leaders and achievers? How was it that they agreed to meet with me? How was it that I was able to get them to teach at the Entrepreneur Business School?

I have indeed been blessed to have these high level leaders teahc me and my students. But it wasn’t by accident.

Most people think that you simply choose your mentors and they will happily teach you what they know. While many mentors are prepared to help they also choose who they want to help. They don’t want to give their experience and power to those who will do nothing. Or even worse to those who will create a mess. They want to be proud of the additional successes they create. Mentors look for those who they can help and be proud of. You’ve also heard that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. If you aren’t happy with the mentors who are appearing in your life you might want to take a look at how you are conducting your life.

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7 Laws of Influence – Entrepreneur of Influence, Douglas Vermeeren

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The 7 laws of Influence – Entrepreneur of Influence, Douglas Vermeeren

By Douglas Vermeeren

(The following is a brief summary of the 7 laws of Influence as taught in the Entrepreneur of Influence program by Douglas Vermeeren.)

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Influence and attention are two of the most prized assets that any company can acquire in todays marketplace. Without these assets companies drift into obscurity and the sea of sameness and as a result are left to fight amongst their competitors in price and marketing battles that can’t be won. 

Influence is not just about the number of likes, shares, subscribers and thumbs up that you can acquire on a post or profile page. Influence is about the ability to become relevant to those that matter to your business.  Influence is about becoming a company that people care about.  The following are a brief overview of the 7 laws and things you can do that will make your more influential in your niche and will help you receive the benefits and opportunities that come with being more influential.

Law 1 – Serve the Specific – Most entrepreneurs make the mistake of trying to serve masses of people and to try please everyone. The best and most influential entrepreneurs know that influence begins with serving a select group at a high level. Focus is an essential element for beginning influence. Influence starts with becoming valuable to a specific group of people. Specialists in all fields are worth more to those they serve. You only become valuable as you go deeper into a specific niche. Cover less ground, but cover the ground you have in a better way. What are you doing to become valuable to a specific group?

Law 2 – Find Relevance – Influence is all about connection.  Connection comes through being of service in a way that matter most to those you serve. Your personal agenda does not matter and your audience can certainly sense when you are self-serving. Authenticity, constant learning and connection to the individual is an essential part of becoming and staying relevant. What are you doing to become more relevant to those you serve?

Law 3 – Accessibility – In todays marketplace those who are involved personally in their brand are the most influential. Are you involved in conversations with those you serve in real time? Do those you serve feel as though they know you and are acknowledged? If you consider the most influential entrepreneurs in todays marketplace their tribe feels as though they have a relationship with that person. What can you do to become more authentically connected to those in your audience?

Law 4 – Speed – We live in a world where people expect to be acknowledged and receive what they want instantly. This concept of speed has not only created a desire to have what we want now, but also an expectation that we can receive it in the way we wish. Speed therefore, is not just about timing, it is about flexibility as well. Entrepreneurs today are expected to be able to support their communities quickly and with flexibility. Influence requires trust. Trust is developed by consistent delivery. And when you deliver faster and more flexibly than others in your niche your influence grows exponentially. How can you be faster and more flexible than others in your niche?

Law 5 – Premium Exchange – We often hear entrepreneurs talking about the importance of creating a fair exchange of value. (More on this another time) I find that most do not understand what that even means. However even if they did, it is not enough. They must create scenarios where prospects and those they serve receive a premium exchange. In fact, the exchange needs to deliver higher value to the others in their niche. When they do it gives their tribe incentive to be more loyal to the brand and help it grow. How can you create more value for your audience than anyone else?

Law 6 – Build Community – A community is a group of people with similar values, beliefs, desires and opinions. When people feel as though they are part of something important they tend to care about it, promote it, support it and even make sacrifices for it. Recently a friend told me about how he woke up early and stood outside in the snow to get tickets for a concert to a favorite band.Your prospects will make the same kind of efforts when they feel this sense of ownership.  When the are truly part of a community they will almost feel a sense of betrayal when they do not support you. In a sense, it is genuinely like belonging to a family. How are you currently building and supporting your community?

Law 7 – Leverage possibilities- There is a reason why this law arrives as the final step in the laws of influence. Leverage is utilizing the support, networks, knowledge, money, time and other resources from other influencers or high level partners. However, if there is one thing that is clear about leverage is that those worth partnering with will not partner with you until you can demonstrate value to them also. To use leverage at high levels you must demonstrate competence at the previous laws of influence. Who can you work with to create power and influence through leverage?

Influence is not something you either have or you don’t. It grows by degrees. As your level of influence rises you will see more opportunities unfold for you. Your profits will rise. Your name and brand recognition will improve. You will be considered an authority or expert in your niche. Your sales will arrive more from inbound inquiries rather than outbound campaigns. 

Get started now to look for ways you can improve your influence today.

 

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Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill.  He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the CEO of Entrepreneur of Influence . He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

3 Morning Rituals from an Entrepreneur of Influence that you’ve never heard… Douglas Vermeeren

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Entrepreneur of Influence and Effective meetings

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Entrepreneur of Influence and effective meetings

By Douglas Vermeeren

Meeting are required for operating an effective meeting. Some of these meeting swill be with potential clients, hiring people to help and support your business, potential partnerships and joint ventures and to train your staff to implement new strategies and take over jobs you need to delegate. Whatever the purpose of the meetings they need to be effective if your business is going to thrive.

For those of you familiar with our Entrepreneur Influence program you will know that I had the chance to observe and learn first hand from more than 400 of the worlds top achievers. Some of the companies whose leaders I was privileged to learn from included FedEx, nike, Fruit of the Loom, Uber, UGG boots, Disney, JW Marriott and others. In this relationship of learning I was able to observe how they prepared for and participated in meetings.

The following suggestions will help you to make your meeting more effective and valuable for you:

1) All meetings should have a clear outlined purpose. One of the top achievers that learned from stated it this way, “We don’t attend meetings without a purpose and we don’t attend unprepared.” Speaking to the point of purpose first, all meetings must have an objective. I see many entrepreneurs who will accept and participate in nearly any meeting that any one wants to have. This included meetings with a client. Many small business owners and entrepreneurs take meetings too easily and too quickly. They meet with anyone who could be a potential client or relationship without qualifying that individual and without determining a purpose for the meeting.

Everyone in the meeting should be aware of and in harmony with the purpose. The more all involved are moving in the same direction and with the same conviction the more powerful and effective your meetings will be.

If you come to the meeting in a careless and casual way your results will be the same way.

You can’t create results without creating a purpose.

2) All meetings should be timely — What I mean by this is that all meetings should be at the right time and have a time limit. Firstly, what I mean by the right time is that meetings should be in their proper sequence and when those in the meeting are in a position to act on things. Part of this can be described as qualifying. For example, you wouldn’t meeting with a customer who is not ready to make a decision. But I also see many entrepreneurs who meet with potential services even though they are not yet in a position to hire those services. They claim they are just doing research. Why would you research services in an ever changing marketplace if you are not ready to act. Research when you are ready. Have meetings when you are ready to take action.

Another important consideration is to take the appropriate time to have your meeting. As I interviewed the worlds top business achievers I had one of these leaders teach me this lesson in a unique way. When I first approached him I asked if I could have fifteen minutes of his time. I believed that asking for less time would make it more likely that he would say yes to meet with me.

I was surprised that when I showed up for our meeting he placed a stop watch on the table and indicated he would measure our fifteen minutes. Thankfully I was prepared and the timing worked. After the conclusion of our fifteen minutes this individual thanked me for being on time and commented that I had earned his respect to be able to qualify for future meetings.

In a future meeting we talked about time. He pointed out something very interesting to me. He observed that most people when they meet with a client or group meeting they feel a need to have it be at least an hour. He further pointed out that this was a pattern we grew accustomed to through our time in school,. The teacher told us it took one hour to learn math or social studies and so therefore that’s what we think it takes. And now when we meet with people we automatically assume it takes the same. When people plan on meeting for an hour they fill up an hour.

He then asked me to think back over our fifteen minute meetings and point out how much more we had been able to get accomplished because we were focused.

In all our business activities we are training people how to treat us and respond to our business and brand. How you use your time in meetings is a powerful teacher.

3)All effective meetings require preparation — Determine ahead of time what you would like your outcomes to be, your objectives, your questions and what you would like to have taught. Make sure you consider all possible questions and difficulties. As I observed and worked with the top business leaders mentioned about I found it interesting that their meetings were rarely brainstorming sessions to consider questions that they were paying other people to come up with solutions for. Most of the time these meetings were session where people presented their findings and answers they had already prepared and thought about.

As we work with top entrepreneurs and train them for success we encourage the same patterns. When you meet with a client you should have already considered their questions, challenges and objections. You should have answers to these that make sense. This is what will position you as the expert. No one wants to hire a brainstorming partner. They all want resources they can trust and benefit from. The more you can demonstrate competence in your relationship the more trust and confidence you will earn.

In addition, when it is time to meet with someone for the purposes of hiring, partnering or joint venturing the more clarity you have around what you need and can offer and how you will support and train that individual the more likely success is in the end.

While there is more more that could be said about meetings these are three of the most important things to get you started. Remember never take a meeting unless it has the potential to reward you for your time and effort and move your business forward.

Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill. He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the CEO of Entrepreneur Influence . He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others. Come listen to the Podcast Entrepreneur of Influence for more business ideas and support!

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The new dynamic of selling that everyone is missing – Douglas Vermeeren, Learn to Sell or Die.

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LEARN_TO_SELLFinalLet’s keep this simple. You’re busy I’m bust. So everyone talks about B2C (Business to consumer) selling, and they also talk about B2B (Business to business selling) These are the way average sales people sell. They prospect by hunting those they want to sell to whether business or consumers. they then try to convince them to become transactional with them by trying to present them a multiple of reasons why in some kind of sales presentation.

Top sellers in todays marketplace understand that dynamic has really changed. Engagement is the key and considering the platforms available in today marketplace there is no excuse to not become connected to your prospect in more powerful ways. In fact, if you listen closely and become engaged in the conversations taking place amongst your prospects you’ll find the true dynamic today whether you were traditionally B2B or B2C is now C2B. In other words consumer to your business.

Because of the internet and how the world has shrunken relationship and connection has surpassed information, products and even pricing.

So the question becomes a better of understanding and engagement. What are you doing right now to build stronger relationships with your prospect in the way they want to be contacted and approached. What are you doing to approach them in ways that are not intrusive? What are you doing to give them reasons to connect with you rather than you trying to prove your worth? How are you giving value and positioning yourself as a valuable resource to them, without consideration of sales?

This is the new economy folks and if you can’t play by the new rules today you are going to die and your business will go with you.

Now get back to work.

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Are you ready to take your organization higher?
Are you ready to give them the tools to sell more?
Are you ready to help them become more productive?

Then look no further.

Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of North Americas top speakers and trainers on the subjects of productivity and sales. ABC calls him the modern day Napoleon Hill for his first hand research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. These insider success secrets are the basis for everything he teaches and shares with his audiences.

He is the regular go to expert on sales and business for FOX, FOX business, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV and others. He is a regular business and sales contributor for the NY daily News, Forbes, INC, CNN online and others. He is a regular sought after expert in the both radio and TV.

Vermeeren is the also the producer and director of 3 of the top 10 personal development movies of all time. (The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment and The Treasure Map.)

He has authored 3 books in the world famous Guerrilla Marketing series. (Guerrilla Achiever, Guerrilla Millionaire and Guerrilla Masterminds) Several of his book have reached best seller status and have been translated in more than 20 languages worldwide.

He has spoken on nearly every continent on the globe and is a sought after speaker at business and sales conferences worldwide. He has also spoken and served as MC at multiple TED and TEDX events around the world.

He has been rated as one of the top business speakers worldwide consistently by organizations like the Professional association of speakers and trainers, The Public Speakers Association and The Professional Speakers Academy.

If you are looking to lead your team higher then look no further than Douglas Vermeeren.

 

 

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Learn to Sell or Die – Douglas Vermeeren Sales tip 117

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Every objection has a solution. If you haven’t discovered that solution most likely you haven’t understood the objection. #douglasvermeeren #topseller #topsalestraining #1salestrainer #1salescoach #learntosellordie

It is important to note that there is a difference between an objection which is surmountable and a condition which is not surmountable. Conditions should be resolved at the stage where you qualify the prospect. (A condition for example is someone who reveals that they don’t have the authority to make a decision, someone who does have the money to buy your product, some who reveals they don’t have a need, etc.)

More on this in upcoming project I am working on regarding overcoming objections. Who is interested to learn more?

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Douglas Vermeeren – Sales quotes 15

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Provide so much value that your haters change their mind. #douglasvermeeren #learntosellordie #salesskills #getmovitated #Levelup

Douglas Vermeeren shares sales tips from his upcoming book Learn to Sell or Die. These tips are taken from the best practices of top sales people who are serious about growing their sales career and getting to higher results!

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Engagement is the key to connecting with customers.
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Recently I was witness to a sales presentation that seemed to go on and on without any kind of participation from the prospect. Instead the “rockstar” presenter took the stage and although he had the prospect smiling and laughing not once did he slow down for participation. At the conclusion of the offer the prospect thanked the rockstar for the good time but decided to pass. Looking back on the situation it wasn’t because the prospect didn’t need or couldn’t afford the product. It really came down to the fact that the prospect was not engaged. There was no connection between the prospect and the product.

So here’s the question for you today?

Connection comes from engagement. How are you getting your customers engaged when you share your offers?

douglas-vermeeren-600Douglas Vermeeren shares sales tips from his upcoming book Learn to Sell or Die. These tips are taken from the best practices of top sales people who are serious about growing their sales career and getting to higher results!

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