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Girl Scouts Got Game

March 31, 2014

shutterstock_181102415Los Angeles Times, one girl scout and her mother made a lucrative business through strategic targeting: Selling girl scout cookies outside of a pot dispensary. They sold 117 boxes in two hours!

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Sharp choices in target marketing (effort), will give you a greater return on your investment (outcome). Know your audience and their needs. If you can tap into their “why” for buying, and present to them value and a solution, then there’s no reason you shouldn’t get the sale every time.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

2014 Housing Leadership Summit

March 26, 2014

builder-housing-leadership-summit-logo-May 2014-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Speakers-Builders-Top professionals-TrainerJason will be speaking at the 2014 Housing Leadership Summit in May.

Follow us on social media to keep up with what’s trending at the summit.

Will you be attending from May 12-14 to hear Jason and others speak to the nations top 200 homebuilders?

To learn more about the 2014 Housing Leadership Summit, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

REALTORMag: Build Sales Muscles by Expanding Comfort Zones

March 21, 2014

Stretching Snail-Going outside of your comfort zone-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Eustress-Muscles-Performance-Ownership MindsetAre you comfortable expanding your comfort zone? In his latest article in REALTORMag, Jason Forrest discusses the importance of expanding your comfort zone for growth. Read an excerpt below:

“Everyone’s comfort zone changes over time. If you stay inside your comfort zone, it will shrink. On the other hand, if your step outside of your comfort zone, it will expand to re-encompass you. That’s just the way comfort zones work. Understanding this principle is important to continual growth.”

To read more on how growth leads to success, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Note from Jason Forrest: Lead, Don’t Push

March 14, 2014

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I talk a lot about leading the sales process (it is your job, after all). But clients often ask how to create urgency professionally (i.e. without coming across as a pushy salesperson). This is a good question and close to my heart as a sales professional and trainer.

It’s simple. If your primary concern is to help improve your customer’s lives, that genuineness will come through. But if your main interest is pushing a customer toward your solution so you can improve your own bank account and add a tick mark to your sales numbers, that will come through, too.

Influencing a person’s decision is about is not about forcing them to go your way with pushy or unethical practices, it’s about getting inside their heads to understand exactly what they need and how you can fill that need.

Urgency isn’t “interest rates are rising so you better buy” or “buy today or the incentives are gone.” Urgency is about walking through each of the customer’s problems and how you can solve them.

For example, demonstrate your product and talk about how they’ll actually use it in their lives–whether it meets their needs or not. It’s appropriate (not pushy) to ask, “What is this product missing?” or “How does this compare to the other options you’ve seen?”

At Forrest Performance Group, our mission is to bring back the pride, purpose and respect to professional sales. You can do that by seeing your role as leading (not pushing) your clients to a better life—the one they came to you looking for.

What’s more noble than that?

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Jason Forrest

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Note from Jason: You Can’t Get Full on Unicorn Meat

March 6, 2014

Unicorn Meat-Unicorn Home-Unicorn product-Buyer Decision Points-Leadership Selling-Buyer Wants-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Selling alternatives-SalesSales Pros:

Unicorn meat tastes like rainbows, sunshine, and sparkles, but don’t expect it to fuel your next marathon.

Big-ticket buyers who pursue the mythical “perfect” home or car will be left similarly lacking. Often, before they even set foot in a model home or car lot, buyers feel like they know exactly what they want, and often, it doesn’t exist.

To eliminate the unicorn product, prioritize to move the sales forward.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Jason Forrest

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

This Week’s Celebrity X Factor is…

March 5, 2014

Oscar Awards-Winning-Success-Matthew McConaughey-X Factor-Success Stories-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Leadership Selling-Earning your Worth-Results-Growth MindsetMatthew McConaughey.

In his Oscar acceptance speech, this famous X Factor attributed his success to having:

-Something to look up to

-Something to look forward to

-Something to chase

That third point especially strikes a chord with me about the X Factor’s goal of becoming the best version of himself. McConaughey stated that his hero will forever be himself in ten years because it gives him someone and something to continually chase.

This is the X-Factor mentality: the inner-voice that says there is always room for growth.

Who’s your hero? Maybe it should be the future version of you.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

AutoSuccess: Remove Ambiguity

March 4, 2014

Confused-Choices-Decisions-Buyer decision points-Asking the right questions-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group- answers-handling objectionsIn his latest post on AutoSuccess online, Jason examines the problem of customers dealing with too many buying options. Read an excerpt below:

“The problem is that sales pros often contribute to the problem and make prospects feel even further from a solution than when they started. It’s easy to get lost in the details when buying a car. Your customer’s got to think about color, make, manufacturer, options and upgrades. It can be crippling. As a sales pro, you must narrow the decision down and remove ambiguity.”

To read more on Jason’s experience with refining choices, click here.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

 

JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

 

REALTORMag: The Science (and Art) of Selling

February 25, 2014

Buyer and Seller-Convincing the buyer-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Leadership Selling-Rising Interest Rates-decision pointsAs a salesperson, do you revere the science and art of selling?

In his latest article on REALTORMag online, Jason discusses the importance of perfecting the art and science of selling. Read an excerpt below:

“From where I stand, being a good sales professional is harder than being a laborer, a craftsman, or even an artist. As a broker, do your people know that you respect what they do? Do you come across to your sales professionals as someone who truly understands that?

Whether you’re an agent or a broker, you’ll be most effective when you sincerely revere and respect sales. That’s why I use the term “sales professional.” ”

To read more on the science and art of selling, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Note from Jason: Three Ways to Identify that You and Your Buyer are Not on the Same Page

February 21, 2014

Apples and Oranges-Discrepancies-Seeing eye to eye-Convincing the buyer-ownership-leading the sales process-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Sales techniques-LeadershipSales Pros:

Rarely will the salesperson have a ready, willing, and able buyer walk through their door. As a result, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in opposition to your buyer.

Most of the time, it’s easy to tell when you and the buyer are not on the same page, but there are some instances where you may be unaware of their objections on account of what you’ve done in the process. You’re probably not on the same page as your buyer if:

-The buyer frequently changes the subject from the conversation you’re leading. Here’s why: You haven’t earned your buyer’s trust yet. By switching from topic to topic, they are giving you permission to dig deeper into their wants and needs. Your solution: Dig deep!

-Your prospect continuously compares you to your competitors. Here’s why: If your prospect talks about the great features and the experience they had with the competition, they’re basically telling you that you still haven’t sold them on your brand. Your solution: Stop delaying! From the moment they walk into your presence, create an experience for your buyer that exemplifies what’s different and unique about your brand.

-The buyer says they love everything but the price. Here’s why: When the prospect is worried about an aspect of the sale like price, it means they are being sold on the product and not the the added value of the product or the experience it offers. Your solution: Demonstrate the value and sell them emotionally.

These are only a few examples of where you and the buyer may not be on the same page. Can you think of more?

Don’t wait until the end of the sale to find out if you’re on the same page as your buyer. Start the moment they are in front of you and continue through the end of the sale.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Jason Forrest

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

 

Five Habit-Changers to Move the Sales Process Forward

February 18, 2014

Man choosing behaviors-Growth mindset-Leading sales through the trenches-buyer decision points-Leading the sale-Leadership selling-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Trusting the process-Sales FocusedHow do you change a customer’s behavior? Answer: You change their beliefs.

In a recent article, Art Markman, PhD said that to change habits, you have to optimize goals, create a plan with specific dates and times, be prepared for temptation, manage your environment, and engage with people.

Markman discusses these changes for individuals, but you can take buyers through the same process in order to get results.

By working through Markman’s five “habit-changers”, you will set yourself apart from your competitors and earn the sale.

Optimizing goals requires dealing with programming to change your prospect’s behavior. Remember: Programming affects beliefs, which affects emotions, which affects behaviors, and consequently, results. Learn what your buyer’s goals are and prioritize them based on sales process.

Second, tell your buyer when you will accomplish these prioritized goals. For example, “By the end of this day, I am confident that you will have found the product that meets each of your goals.” This way, your buyer knows you are an able guide.

Third, anticipate the wandering-eyed buyer who gets tempted easily and could get distracted from the goal at hand. Stick to the process and what you know the buyer needs.

Fourth, in order to manage your environment Markman states that you should, “make the desired habits easy and the undesired ones hard.” Even if you’re a sales newbie, you can easily tell what will and will not distract your prospect. Create a selling environment that will assist you during the process. If you’re driving your prospect to a home site you know they will love, but also know they will want to look at surrounding houses, using the power of misdirection, lead the conversation and their attention away from such obstacles.

Lastly, engage with your buyer. Ultimately, each buyer buys to improve their life. Collaborate with them to identify the best solution.

Try it for yourself.  And see if the buyer wont then follow you through the trenches of the sale (behavioral effect.)

Will you accept the challenge to change your customer’s behaviors?

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Auto Success: Know Where you Stand

February 12, 2014

Making a Deal-Auto Sales-Big Ticket Sales-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Closing the Sale-Selling TechniquesIn his latest blog post on Auto Success, Jason Forrest explains how mutual accomplishment occurs and offers examples of mutual accomplishment in action. Read an excerpt below:

“Mutual accomplishment cannot be achieved with just a nod of the head. The best way to secure such an agreement is to ask a solid closing question that allows the customer to eliminate all other choices in their mind and make a final decision.”

To find out how mutual accomplishment occurs and to read examples of scripts, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Dealer Marketing Magazine: When Closing Sales–Keep it Short and Simple

February 11, 2014

Three Stacked Rocks-Simplicity-Foundations-Closing the Sale-Follow-up-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Leadership Selling-Hot BeliefsIn his latest article for Dealer Marketing Magazine online, Jason expounds on the importance of keeping the follow-up short and simple. Read an excerpt below:

“When you follow up with prospects who have visited your lot, make sure to keep it simple. After you’ve engaged them, cut right to the chase and use the following three-step script:

  • Summarize what you and the customer have accomplished so far.
  • Tell them what comes next.
  • Set up an appointment to make the next step.

To read more on keeping the follow-up simple, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

 

 

 

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TED Weekly: The art of Misdirection

February 10, 2014

TED talks logo-31 day challenge-October-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Inspiration-Mentality“Do you think it’s possible to control someone’s attention?”

In this week’s featured TED talk, The art of Misdirection, Apollo Robbins says yes! Rather than only talking about misdirection, Robbins uses his TED talk as an experience in the power of misdirection.

To understand the science behind it, Robbins asks his audience to imagine a small man inside of their brains. When fronted with a question, he explains that the small man moves from his desk to a storage cabinet to find the answer. BUT, while he looks for the answer, the real answer takes place at the desk.

To watch the full experience of Robbin’s talk on misdirection, click here.

As a seasoned salesperson, you’re capable of commanding your prospect’s attention. From the moment they stand before you, until the moment they leave, you hold the time and opportunity to lead the conversation, experience, and overall sale. Captivate their attention by coaching the sales process, finding their needs, and diving into the art of selling. If you do that, then the chances of being misdirected by objections, the market’s standing, and your competitor’s incentives will be slim.

What will you do with the time you’re given?

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

 

the art of misdirection takes place because your attention has shifted.

Power of Misdirection

February 8, 2014

Last week, we posted asking people to find the mistake in the picture:

Scotomas-The power of misdirection-Asking the right questions-Answers-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Mistakes-Failing forward fast

Many people don’t catch the mistake right away. This is because the image implies that the focus should be on the numbers–the pattern and the colors, when in reality, the mistake is in the directions. Its should have an apostrophe.

Misdirection has you look into the distance for the answer under your nose. Consequently , you’re at the mercy of a self-inflicted scotoma. Someone tells you to look over at a tree and soon your piece of chocolate cake is gone. Or, your buyer exudes an indifferent facial expression leading you to believe they don’t want to buy. Dig deeper!

Attention will steer your perception. Attend to the wrong detail, and you might be digging for answers. Remember: Misdirection doesn’t remove the answer from in front of you: It just redirects your attention.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

REALTORMag: Change What you Look at; Change What you See

February 5, 2014

Bitten and full apple-Perception-Mirror-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Light bearers-Transform-Image-Teammates-Teamwork-Sight“Perception is key to success. If you’re having trouble, it might be time to shift your point of view.”

In his latest article on REALTORMag online, Jason discusses the principle of “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Read an excerpt below:

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a broker who wants to lead a team (or team member) to grow or an agent looking to have a breakthrough in the coming year. The most effective, longest-lasting way to change behavior is to change the way you see the world. If we can change what people believe, we can change how they behave. Beliefs drive emotions, emotions drive behaviors, and behaviors drive results.”

To read more about how to change the way you look at things, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Five Sales Lessons From the (Girl Scout) Cookie Trade

February 4, 2014

Girl scout cookies-Sales-Sales Process-Sales Techniques-X Factor Sales Pros-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth mindset-Three whys deep-X Factor Advantage-Communication-Want to vs. have toThey’re lessons from the Girl Scouts’ cookie boxes and we can’t help but snag a box or two of our own.

These girls are gaining knowledge about keeping the sale sold. Here are top five lessons they’re learning:

1. Lesson One: Handle objections graciously.

At seven years old, cookie sales pros are learning how to graciously respond when they hear a “no.” They’re using smiles to acknowledge the objection and reasoning to understand why a potential buyer objected at all.

2. Lesson Two: Communication Comes From More Than Words.

Actions like “make eye contact, be approachable, and smile” are all a part of understanding the importance of communication;  only 7% of the words you use allot to communicating with another individual.

3. Lesson Three: Spice Up Your Presentation.

Even an eye-catching sales booth and cookie arrangement can enhance the sales process–something familiar to the X-Factor Advantage (what gives each salesperson the edge on their competition.)

4. Lesson Four: Put Life on the “Want To” Mindset

As these girls develop their personalities through different skill sets, they begin to operate out of a “want to” mindset verses a “have to” one. Remember: The desire to improve one’s life has more influence over a person’s buying decision that any other factor.

5. Lesson Five: Going Deep…deeper…the deepest.

As each scout interacts with potential buyers, they gain an understanding of buyer’s personalities. This is similar to a lesson we call going Three Whys Deep. If a girl scout can understand the reasons why certain types of buyers would want the yummy goodness of specific types of cookies, then they can learn to sell to anyone.

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“Cookies don’t just sell themselves” and neither does your sale! Girl Scouts Louisiana East are doing what it takes to earn what they’re worth, will you?

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

 

Builder and Developer: Lead the Sales Pros to Earn Respect

February 3, 2014

Respect-Direction-Earning your worth-Earning respect-Success-Builder and Developer-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth mindset-Leadership SellingIn his latest column in Builder and Developer, Jason explains the importance of earning respect with your prospects rather than seeking to build a friendship. Read an excerpt below:

“New home-buying prospects are not looking for a new friend; they’re looking for a new home. Some sales trainers get it out of order by saying that a salesperson’s first focus should be to get clients to like them. While it is important that you build rapport and that your customers ultimately like and feel comfortable with you, the very first step should be to build respect.”

To read the rest of Jason’s column, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

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December X-Factor Winners

January 29, 2014

X-Factor-Trophy-Forrest-PG-Jason-Forrest-new-home-sales-trainer-Jason-Forrest.jpgHere’s to the X Factors:

Apple refers to the “crazy ones.” In our business, they’re the X-Factors.

X-Factors are the ones who believe in themselves and their Leadership Selling process. They’re not afraid of the word no.  Instead, they’re strengthened by it. And X-Factors have no respect for being just average.

You can mock them, you can disagree with them, but you can’t ignore them. Because they make it rain. They give us permission to be better versions of ourselves. They are liberated from their own alibis and in turn, that liberates us. Some may see them as over the top, but we see them as the hidden variables in a company’s success. Because the people who believe they are the primary source of confidence, motivation, hope, and certainty in their customer’s buying decision really are.

Inspired by the “Crazy Ones.”

Please join us in congratulating our clients’ most recent X Factors:

Mountainview Homes:

Monica Nedilsky

The Olson Company:

Karen Bennett

Brian Taylor

Rausch Coleman:

Nathan Jefferson

Richmond American:

Gabrielle Logan

Jennifer Sloat

Starward Homes:

Julie Carter

StyleCraft Homes:

Mike McLane

Woodside Homes:

Devi Day

Builder: Dig Deep With Buyers

January 28, 2014

Buyer and Seller-Convincing the buyer-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Leadership Selling-Rising Interest Rates-decision pointsHave you ever wondered if something you’re asking your buyers is too personal?

In his latest article in Builder, Jason discusses how no question is too personal as well as the importance of digging deep into the prospect’s “why”. Read an excerpt below:

“In order to understand the whys, you have to dig with customers. That means nothing is off limits–family situations, W2s, and even, as we’ll cover, marital disputes. Sure, that may seem intense, but I am convinced that it’s the only way to do the best thing for your clients. Let me share why.”

To find out why, and to read the rest of the article, click here.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

2014 Stevie Awards: Going for Gold two Years in a Row!

January 27, 2014

Ladies and Gentleman:

Forrest Performance Group is a finalist for the 2013 Stevie awards under the category Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year.

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“The Stevie Awards are organizers of the prestigious Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, American Business Awards,International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the new Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.  In short order the Stevie Award has become one of the world’s most coveted awards.  The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards.”

To learn more about the Stevie Awards, click here.

This year, 129 professionals have determined the Stevie Award finalist.

As a finalist, Forrest PG is in the running for Gold, Silver, or Bronze (we’re going for gold!) Winners will be announced at the final judging Friday February 21, 2014 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

We’re honored and excited!

Stay tuned to see the results.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

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Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

 

Sales and Marketing Ideas: Creating a Sales-Focused Organization

January 24, 2014

Man in front of virtual graphs-Market-Economy-Health-Sales Techniques-Growth Mindset-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Mastery-X Factor Sales ProfessionalsIn his latest article, featured in Sales and Marketing Ideas, Jason discusses how to engender a sales-focused mindset in CEOs, leaders, and sales pros. Read an excerpt below:

“To build this type of organization, CEOs and owners must take a proactive approach to creating their brand and culture, sales leaders must focus on the things that influence sales results most, and sales professionals must treat their corner of the business as a franchise.”

Click here to read the full article (pg. 24)

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

The Preschooler’s Favorite Question= Your Greatest Sales Tool

January 23, 2014

Why-Three Whys Deep-Asking the right questions-Digging Deeper-Confidence-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Solving the customer's objectionsUnderstanding  your customers’ mission to improve their lives is one of the most powerful sales tools you have. But it requires you to find the answer to two questions:

1.) Why do they need this product to improve their lives?

2.) What are the consequences of not doing something about this need?

It’s simple at first glance, but finding your prospects’ whys requires asking extensive questions and digging deep to familiarize yourself with their back story. Trust and confidence can be built when you solve your customer’s mission.

How deep are you willing to go?

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

The Skinny on Generation Y Homebuyers

January 16, 2014

Generation Y-Young Adult on a Couch-Buyers-Selling-Buyer Decision Points-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Hot Beliefs-Leadership SellingHow well do you accommodate your generation y buyers?

According to HILB’s (Home Industry Leadership Board) research, the topics you are used to discussing may be of waning interest, especially to millennials. Click here to see the infographic.

Selling is a game of chess: You must think several moves ahead. The basic philosophies of selling (lead, or find a new job, for example) don’t change, but it’s important to know what’s important to your buyers (like going green). As always, ask lots of questions so you know how to address each person’s particular needs.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

TED Weekly: The Power of Introverts

January 15, 2014

TED talks logo-31 day challenge-October-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Inspiration-Mentality“Extroverts are more fun!”

“Extroverts make more money!” (Not entirely true, btw.)

The labels on introverts and extroverts are never ending, but in this week’s featured TED talk “The Power of Introverts,” Susan Cain makes the case for introverts. She explains that the Western World has created an atmosphere in schools and business arenas that cater to the extroverts, yet research shows that “Solitude is a crucial ingredient for creativity.”

Click here to watch Susan’s whole talk.

One stereotype salespeople often believe is that in order to increase sales  they must be extroverts (not entirely true, btw).

Your ability to sell like a pro depends on you:

Give yourself permission to sell to all customers like you choose to sell to a few.

Solving prospects’ stated and hidden objections.

Taking ownership of the sales process.

Leading the process.

And guess what? None of the above are contingent on being introverted or extroverted. It does, however, depend on your ability to think, understand and solve your prospect’s vision and mission, and your determination to succeed.

Do you have what it takes to increase your sales?

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Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Builder and Developer: How to Reach Goals Through Accountability

January 15, 2014

Hand holding a tree-Nature vs Nurture-Growth Mindset-Ability-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Frustration-Handling Objections-OwnershipWhat keeps you accountable to reaching your goals?

In his latest column post in Builder and Developer, Jason outlines important steps to take in order to achieve your 2014 goals. Read an excerpt below:

“As an individual, you can hold yourself accountable to reaching your own goals by surrounding yourself with people who will support your goals and mindsets and help hold you accountable. Ask yourself what you need from your spouse, family, and friends as well as from peers and supervisors. Share your goal with those close to you and with your leadership.”

Find out here what the four steps of accountability are to begin earning your goals.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

TED Weekly: A life of purpose

January 6, 2014

Your net worth is not the same thing as your self-worth. Your value is not based on your valuables.

— Rick Warren

TED talks logo-31 day challenge-October-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Inspiration-MentalityIn this week’s featured TED talk, Rick Warren expands on the idea behind his highly successful concept of living a purposed life. His big question is: “What are you doing with what you’ve been given?”

He makes the point that: “The purpose of influence is to speak up for those who don’t have any influence.”

Click here to watch this week’s featured TED talk and learn more.

As an X Factor Sales Pro, one of your responsibilities is to make a difference in your prospect’s life.

You are the entrusted light-bearer, and you’ve have survived the trenches of the sales process. Your buyer doesn’t hold the influence of sales knowledge–you do! Part of your value to the customer lies with your influence to lead your buyer to improve their life.

What value have you earned and how will you use it to influence others?

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Note from Jason Forrest: The gift that keeps on giving

January 3, 2014

Newsletter and mouse-2014-New Year-What to expect from us-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Sales Training-Sales Techniques-Tips and Tricks-Sales Process-Improvement-AchievementSales Pros:

It’s our first X-Factor newsletter of the year and there’s nothing but fresh and tantalizing content coming to you!  In addition to all the sales training tips you’ve come to expect, here’s a little of what you can anticipate from us and our newsletters this year:

-Up-to-date information and leadership assessment tools about and for the current selling market

-Tips and techniques to challenge, lead, engage, refine, and improve your sales process/style

-Social Media updates that show you pictures, quotes, videos and more about where we go, what we do, and words that inspire us.

-Videos that feature specific X Factor Sales Pros on their take-aways and application

-A whole new program on sales coaching training called Leadership Sales Coaching

Don’t miss out on our newsletters! They can be the voice you need to keep you accountable to weekly challenges and vital skill-sets.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Jason Forrest

 

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

TED Weekly: The danger of the single story

January 2, 2014

TED talks logo-31 day challenge-October-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Inspiration-Mentality“The single story: Show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.”                          –Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Traditionally, New Years signifies a fresh start. It’s a time to reevaluate, gain momentum, and commit to building a growth mindset. Ted Talks are a great way to do all of the above.

In this week’s featured TED talk, Chimamanda unravels the dangers of the single story. Her underlying point: The problem of the single story is that it robs people of dignity.

As an X-Factor Sales Pro, you are set apart. Your swagger comes from challenging yourself daily. You know you choose your life’s course (“I am not a goose“). ”

How would your sales career improve this year after adopting a growth mindset and taking on a TED Talk challenge?

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

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Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

Note from Jason Forrest: One-year check up

December 27, 2013

Ready Set Grow-Attitude-Can do-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Actions-Beliefs-Programming-Coaching X Factor ProfessionalsSales Pros:

At the beginning of this year, we talked about focusing, prioritizing, and planning to achieve your goals for the coming year.

How bad did you want it? Did you take your sales leadership training and leadership assessment tools seriously this past year? Did you improve on existing skills and gain new ones?

Whatever happened this past year, take the time to reflect on both your successes and failures (knowing that your failures are just as important because they lead to the biggest successes) and to plan to grow even more in the coming year. Will you need stronger accountability? More organization? Better time management?

Make a plan and stick to it because past success does not guarantee future success.

To encourage those around you, comment and share with the greatest contributor to your sales success in the 2013 sales year.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Jason Forrest
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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

TED Weekly: Education can kill or stimulate creativity

December 26, 2013

TED talks logo-31 day challenge-October-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Growth Mindset-Inspiration-MentalityHow important is creativity, really?

In this week’s featured TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson advocates for educating children in a way that doesn’t stifle their creativity. He says we’ve conditioned ourselves to fear mistakes and avoid them at all costs. But what if we embraced our failures as a part of the journey toward success and also as a means to stir our creativity?

You are a leader! Whether you’re leading a team of sales pros, or leading your prospect through the trenches of the sales process, your style of sales coaching/training is crucial to developing sales pros with self-assurance.

Do you inspire creativity in the people around you? Will your buyer leave you with an understanding of exactly what they are looking for and a tangible experience to show for it? Do your sales pros walk away from one-on-ones or group meetings with the energy  they need to transform into a stronger leader?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you are well on your way to leading new and creative leaders to earning what they are worth. If not, there’s no time like the present to begin this journey with them.

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JASON FORREST (named one of 2012’s Top Young Trainers for Training magazine–a national, industry-wide publication) is an expert at creating high-performance sales cultures through complete training programs. In 2013, he won a Gold Stevie Award for Sales Training Leader of the Year. He incorporates experiential learning (rather than theory) to increase sales, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest is the author of two previous books. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on culture change.

ABOUT FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP

Forrest Performance Group specializes in culture change and creating urgency within sales teams and management. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its behavior modification approach as applied to a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training offerings all aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.