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Note from Jason Forrest: Are You A Better Salesperson Than a Three-Year-Old?

July 31, 2014

Sales Professionals,

Boy climbing bunk bed-Fearless-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance GroupWhen they’re little, kids are fearless. I know because I have two and whether they’re jumping off the couch or dancing like no one is watching—they just don’t hesitate.

My two are not some super freakish kids. They’re like most kids their age who believe they’re good artists and dancers and that they can be presidents one day. Little kids engage in life with no hesitation about anything they do.

But little by little, fear takes them over and they become adults who would rather swim with sharks than dance or sing in public, and who settle for mediocre lives and careers. Unless it’s addressed, fear only grows until it cripples people.

I’ve seen it in myself. Things like haunted houses, roller coasters, and snowboarding down advanced level mountain runs used to not even faze me. I was fearless until the day I started thinking! Thinking can be a good thing, but over-thinking can create hesitation.

For some salespeople, winning behaviors and sales techniques come naturally. They lead prospects through auto or model home demonstrations without an ounce of hesitation. They ask the tough financing questions as casually as they ask for a client’s name. And they feel like asking for the sale is doing the client a favor, not being intrusive. They don’t define these behaviors as fearless—they just say they’re following the sales training process that gives the prospect the best experience. If you asked them what they have to lose, they’d say, “Nothing.”

This week, take the attitude of a three-year-old who believes that nothing is impossible. How would you treat every prospect if you passionately believed that it’s possible to sell to 100% of the prospects who walk through your door?

How would you approach them if you knew that 100% of your prospects were unconsciously begging you to convince them to buy a product that will improve their lives? No fear.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Jason Forrest

 


 

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JASON FORREST (two time Stevie Award winner – 2014 Silver Stevie Award for sales training program of the year, and 2013 Gold Stevie Award for sales training or education leader of the year) is an expert at creating high-performance sales organizations through sales training programs, management training programs, and cultural awareness training. He addresses beliefs (not just behaviors) to increase sales, develop leaders, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest believes in both the art and science of the sales process. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on beliefs, not just behaviors.

 


 

FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP specializes in corporate training programs, leadership training programs, and sales training programs. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its belief that true change starts at the top, occurs from the inside out, and requires long-term coaching, rather than short term training. Too many organizations are short-sighted regarding training and they only provide one-day events to entertain sales pros and give them a short-term boost in energy or motivation. One-day events are valuable as a jump start, but complete training programs provide increased sales, measurable ROI, tangible sales tools, and accountability.

Note from Jason: Do you show and sell or show and tell?

July 4, 2014

Empty Theater Seats-Selling-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance GroupSales Pros:

I find commentary on sales sites maddening. Not all commentary, but the salespeople who are a bit confused about their job description.

When sales pros believe their job is to show and tell will go along endlessly with customers who want to see product after product, home after home, or car after car. Ultimately, the prospects ends up with something they can live with. Even more frustrating is that, because the customer hasn’t found the solutionwhenever a concern comes up, the sales pro - home sales consultant has only one recourse–try to lower the price until the customer is willing to accept. I could not disagree with this approach more.

Let’s think about it from a realtor’s perspective (though it applies to other industries, too).

A realtor with this approach is FAR from earning their 1-3% keep and really makes him/herself unnecessary. Sellers may as well use a for sale by owner (FSBY) approach and buyers may as well contract on the home with the lowest cost per square foot.

If you’re representing the seller (either the builder or homeowner), your job is to find a way to sell the home at the price the homeowner wants to sell it. The whole point of your contract (and your fee!) is for you to sell the value of the home, not to spend your time convincing the homeowner that they need to lower the price.

Let’s say you get a $3,000 commission. If you spend time trying to convince the homeowner/builder that they should lower their price by $5,000 so that they can have the lowest price per square foot for what they’re giving, the total cost to the builder/homeowner is 3K to you (in commission) and 5K to the buyer (in lower price). So you just cost the builder/homeowner $8,000 out of their pockets. And for what?

They might just say, “If we’re 5K overpriced, we’ll lower it 5K and get you out of the picture. That’ll save us 3k and we can put $1,000 of that towards a for sale by owner marketing kit.” So, y taking yourself out of the deal, you save the homeowner/homebuilder 2K. Be careful what you ask for.

Now I understand that realtors and builders can be confused about the value of their homes, but this is a conversation that needs to happen before you sign the agreement. Don’t sign and then come back with your comps a month later saying it’s overpriced. Let the seller know what they’re getting into up front. And once you agree to market and sell a property, sell it at that. Don’t come back later and change the rules.

Earn your commission. Show and sell.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Jason Forrest

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JASON FORREST (two time Stevie Award winner – 2014 Silver Stevie Award for sales training program of the year, and 2013 Gold Stevie Award for sales training or education leader of the year) is an expert at creating high-performance sales organizations through sales training programs, management training programs, and cultural awareness training. He addresses beliefs (not just behaviors) to increase sales, develop leaders, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest believes in both the art and science of the sales process. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on beliefs, not just behaviors.

 


 

FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP specializes in corporate training programs, leadership training programs, and sales training programs. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its belief that true change starts at the top, occurs from the inside out, and requires long-term coaching, rather than short term training. Too many organizations are short-sighted regarding training and they only provide one-day events to entertain sales pros and give them a short-term boost in energy or motivation. One-day events are valuable as a jump start, but complete training programs provide increased sales, measurable ROI, tangible sales tools, and accountability.

Note from Jason Forrest: How bad do you want it?

June 27, 2014

Sales Pros:

What separates the very best sales professionals from everyone else? I’ll give you one hint: it’s NOT their circumstances. It’s not that they have a better product or a better situation than everyone they’re selling against. So what is it? Well let’s talk about a song by Tim McGraw that gets to the heart of it. It’s about what drives and motivates us as humans. It’s a little thing called desire and the song is called “How Bad Do You Want It?”

Yes, I AM from Texas, but no, that’s not why I like this song. I’m not even a big fan of country music. But with lyrics like, “Are you hungry, are you thirsty? Is it a fire that burns you up inside?” this song is in a category all its own. It speaks to me.

It relates to what’s going on in the marketplace right now. I am not one to listen to sales professionals or sales managers talk about all the things that get in their way of what they want. I’m much more interested in hearing what they’re going to do about it. Do they want it? Do they want it enough that they’re “eating, drinking, sleeping with that one thing on their mind?”

So what do I think separates the top one percent of sales professionals?  That basic, common drive that comes with desire.

“Because if you want it all, you gotta lay it all out on the line.”

How will you (or did you) lay it all out on the line today to get what you want?

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. 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: What are you pointing at?

May 2, 2014

Man with Outreached Hand-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance GroupSales pros:

If at first you don’t succeed, blame someone.

Of course I say that with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but I get it. There’s pressure on salespeople to get it done or to explain why it’s not done. And it can be tempting to point fingers and place blame. There will always be something to point at. In tough times, it’s the market. In high-flyin’ times, it’s the competition across the street.

It’s easy to point anywhere but at your own chest–the market sucks, your signage isn’t visible enough, your partner has B.O. Finger pointers will always find something. And in so going, they damage themselves most of all.

X-Factor sales professionals and the most effective managers focus on the things they can control. They know their product (AND their competition’s) inside and out. They scour the news for trends and information that may be important to their clients.

And they point at themselves when they’re not getting the results they want. If at first you don’t succeed, don’t blame someone else, try something else.

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. 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: Escape the Recession of Your Mind

April 24, 2014

Sales Pros: Hand-Turnaround-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group

We are in a recession of the mind.

One of the things I find funniest about the Leadership Selling program is that it’s easier for new salespeople to pick up than for veterans. The program is based on the simple premise that salespeople are the difference makers in the sales process and that they have the ability to influence a buyer’s decision.

Often, established salespeople stubbornly insist on doing exactly what they’ve done for years and then complain about the market or the fact that they’re not getting results.

Even when I show them evidence that companies and individuals who have embraced the principles of Leadership Selling are selling more, they refuse to accept it. Without even trying, they say, “That doesn’t work in this market” or “Our buyers are different and those techniques won’t work.” They quit without giving themselves a chance to succeed.

Meanwhile, as their more-experienced colleagues are fighting me and resisting change, the amateurs often embrace the ideas, put forth maximum effort, and become X-Factor sales professionals.

Usually, when they see new people outperforming them, the other half of veterans have enough humility to accept that there might be a better way. They change their ways and improve.

The only kind of recession that limits us from reaching our potential is a recession of the mind! Remember, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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. 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.

Realtor Magazine: How To Build an X-Factor Team

April 11, 2014

shutterstock_77004988A team is only as strong as its players, so have you been focused on selecting the right ones – even if it means letting poorly performing agents go? In his newest article on REALTORMag online, Jason explains how to top-grade your sales team to ensure maximum success over the long term. Read an excerpt below:

“Think of it like picking stocks—don’t get emotionally attached. Look at your overall goal and see if your ‘purchase’ fits the plan. Having a culture where no one is safe unless they sell keeps people on their toes. It’s not about scaring people but about building a culture where agents have to produce, perform, and add value.”

To find out more about the tools and techniques integral to building an X-Factor team, click here.

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. 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: How to Lose a Buyer in 40 Seconds

April 10, 2014

Sales Pros:sales training seminars

People don’t have a problem with sales professionals. They have a problem with anyone who wastes their time and with unethical, boring, or unhelpful salespeople.

That’s not the kind of salesperson you have to be. There are many ways to lose clients (and taint the profession’s reputation while you’re at it). Today, we’ll focus on one faux pas that’s common in our industry–sending generic emails with information that doesn’t apply to the recipient.

I told a Realtor exactly what kind of home I wanted, but at least once a week he sends me a generic e-mail with all of his listings, most of which are completely irrelevant to me. I have lost respect for him and delete his emails with nary a click. He does not own the process, he is not helpful, and worst yet, he is wasting my time. It may not technically count as spam, but it has the same effect on me. With this kind of “service,” I might as well do it on my own.

Tip: Don’t send customers generic marketing pieces with your homes or available inventory. Send customized pieces only. sales training seminars

To help hold yourself accountable, always start the email with something like, “Based on your desire to have (stated needs) I thought you would enjoy this,” or “Based on your concern about (stated concern), I thought you’d want to see this listing.”

If your clients feel like you are looking out for their interests and that you’re saving them time instead of wasting their precious time, you’ll gain their respect and appreciation. On the other hand, if your clients feel like just another email address in your contact list, you’ll lose their respect and likely, their business, too.

Here’s to keeping your prospects happy and 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. 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.

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!

Click here to read the full story.

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.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

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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.

Victims are Fearful: Victors Are Fearless (Note from Jason Forrest)

March 28, 2014

Erasing Fear-Handling Objections-Jason Forrest Forrest Performance Group-Sales Techniques-Training X Factor Sales professionals-Hot beliefsSales Pros:

Fearless salespeople never play the victim.

While sales managers often try to encourage their teams by saying things like, “We’ll weather this storm,” or “We’ve just gotta sit tight and wait for the upswing;” they don’t see that such phrases actually take the power and hope away from salespeople. It’s because they strip their people of accepting any challenge that will encourage growth.

Remember: Fearless X Factors thrive on objections. I’ve said it before. Regardless of the season, your ownership of the overall sales process will determine the outcome of the sale.

Own more. Fear less.

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. 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 Language of Leadership: Do you have Meraki?

March 27, 2014

It's the size of the fight in the man-Success-Tips for leading-Leadership-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Winning-Meraki-Greek-Creativity-passionMeraki is a Greek word that means “doing something with soul, creativity, or love.” Anytime we do something from that place, we leave a little bit of ourselves in our work.

X Factors have meraki when they dedicate themselves to mastering the science and the art of selling. Do you have this kind of passion? If not, what would it look like to wake up every morning with a fire in your belly? And…how bad do you want it?

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

Note: To learn more about meraki and other words from different languages on leadership by Tanveer Naseer, click here.

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.

Here’s to earning what you’re worth!

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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: Train to Gain

March 20, 2014

Training-tips for success-mentality-growth mindset-learning-education-sales process-sales techniques-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Improvement-Why we trainSales Pros:

Why do you train?

Great athletes train to reach their potential in their athletic performance. Salespeople train for two reasons: To perform well and to improve their company’s brand.

Performing Well: In order to earn worth-it money, you must perform extremely well and the outcome is congruent to the effort you put in. When you train, you develop a skill set. The harder you train, the better the skill, and ultimately, performance. Do you have your performance juice?

Improving Your Company’s Brand:  For the X Factors that eat, breath, sleep, and sweat selling, brand integrity is huge! The brand doesn’t function off of one X Factor’s effort, but it is either supported or damaged with each customer interaction.

How well do you train? Are you putting in the required effort to see desired results? The decision is up to you!

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.

 

Builder and Developer: Defining and Demonstrating the Benefits of Green Building to Buyers

March 20, 2014

Green Grass House-Benefits of Green-Going green-Sustainability-growth mindset-success-ideas-homes-sales-builder market-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-strategy-buyer decision pointsWhat do you think of when you hear the phrase “going green”? In his latest article in Builder and Developer, Jamie explains how “going green” means more than you may think. Read an excerpt below:

“When I first heard the term “going green,” I thought it meant huddling around a campfire, knitting my own clothes, and eating my fill of twigs and berries. The truth is, the green thing is a lot more practical than all of that. Going green is not just friendly to the planet; it’s also friendly to our pocketbooks and time. It comes down to three categories that are easy to understand and demonstrate to our customers: sustainability, durability, and efficiency.”

To read in-depth on these three categories, 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.

What do a Suit, Toothbrush, and a Message Have in Common?

March 11, 2014

Speaker at a podium-Great Speakers-Trainer-Success-Results-selling message-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Beliefs-ComponentsThey’re all a great speaker needs for for a successful speaking event and they’re all a great salesperson needs to sell.

Many salespeople believe they need incentives, props, and fancy tricks, but you can skip the gimmicks as long as you’ve got these three things:

A suit. According to Ben C. Fletcher, a professor of psychology, “…our clothes say a great deal about who we are and can signal a great deal of socially important things to others…” Your sales presentation isn’t just the model you show, it is also how you present yourself. When you take the time to put effort into your appearance, you demonstrate professionalism.

A toothbrush. Ever stand within breathing distance of someone and wish you hadn’t? Salespeople are constantly in close proximity to customers. Consideration of your personal hygiene demonstrates self-respect and respect for others. If you can take care of the little things in your own life, you are more likely to take care of the little things before and during the sales process.

The message is arguably the most important. Steve Jobs wore mom jeans and a black turtleneck, but people listened because of his message. A strong message emerges from strong beliefs of who you are and what you are worth. It’s the reason you get up every morning. A salesperson’s message conveys value and the company’s brand to the customer. Ultimately, it is because of your message that a prospect will buy from you over all other alternatives.

Do you agree with these three components? Sound off!

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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.

 

 

Big Builder: Winning’s Multiplier Effect

March 11, 2014

Fish in a Fishbowl-Against the Odds-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Removing Doubt-Earning what you're worth-Limited Beliefs-Melissa KrivachekIn his latest article in Big Builder, Jason discusses the value of effort over outcome. Read an excerpt below:

“When we celebrate effort in new home sales, we are doing more than giving a high five for a final result. Instead, we are recognizing sales professionals who create the sale, make it happen faster, or simply execute a beautiful presentation (whether it leads to a sale or not).”

To read more on the value of effort, click here.

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JASON FORREST (two time Stevie Award winner – 2014 Silver Stevie Award for sales training program of the year, and 2013 Gold Stevie Award for sales training or education leader of the year) is an expert at creating high-performance sales organizations through sales training programs, management training programs, and cultural awareness training. He addresses beliefs (not just behaviors) to increase sales, develop leaders, implement cultural accountability, and transform companies into sales organizations. A sales professional at heart, Forrest believes in both the art and science of the sales process. Forrest’s competitive distinction is his behavior-modification approach (which focuses on people, process, and presentation) and his focus on beliefs, not just behaviors.

 


 

FORREST PERFORMANCE GROUP specializes in corporate training programs, leadership training programs, and sales training programs. Forrest PG’s competitive distinction is its belief that true change starts at the top, occurs from the inside out, and requires long-term coaching, rather than short term training. Too many organizations are short-sighted regarding training and they only provide one-day events to entertain sales pros and give them a short-term boost in energy or motivation. One-day events are valuable as a jump start, but complete training programs provide increased sales, measurable ROI, tangible sales tools, and accountability.

Your Sneak Peek at Leadership Sales Coaching, the Seminar

March 10, 2014

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Order your copy, or download your eBook copy here.

 

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

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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.

 

Note From Jason: Five Characteristics of a Confident Salesperson

February 27, 2014

Super Salesman-Confidence-Ownership-Sales process-Sales Techniques-Hot Beliefs-Jason Forrest-Forrest Performance Group-Buyer decision points-Growth mindset-ImprovementSales Pros:

As your buyers’ primary source of confidence, motivation, and hope, you are the “go-to” expert. When a prospect has a question, gets cold feet, or needs advice, YOU are the one they seek to ease their minds.

Below are five ways to build trust as your buyer’s primary source of confidence:

-Be knowledgeable. Know what sets your brand apart from the competitor’s. Know features, possible alternatives, market trends, and how to dig deep into each buyer’s needs.

-Be fearless! X Factors run towards the roar. Confident people are so because they learn to handle their emotions well. Not only do confident people understand the implications of failure, but use the lessons learned to propel them forward (failing forward). As a result, they’re not afraid to take risks.

-Be willing to listen. Other than the overall product, you don’t know the buyer’s taste and wants until they tell you. In order for a buyer to be confident in following you, they must be confident in your ability to understand their wants, which begins with listening.

-Don’t put others down. (Including the competition.) This isn’t high school. Putting others down gives you a false sense of confidence and makes you seem insecure. Have integrity for your brand and your ability to compete well!

-Focus on earning respect rather than pleasing people.

Let your confidence be contagious!

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.

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.

And the 2014 Stevie Goes to…

February 24, 2014

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“You will get all you want in life if you help other people get what they want.” –Zig Ziglar

Dedicated to teaching salespeople to earn what they’re worth and changing sales’ cultures through long-term coaching, Forrest PG took silver at the 8th annual Stevie® Awards. On Saturday February 22, 2014, Forrest PG won silver under the category Sales Training or Coaching Program of the year.

Here’s to Forrest PG leading salespeople and cultures to earning what they’re worth and to winning two years in a row! Check out the results from last year’s Stevie Awards.

A little about the Sales & Customer Service category:

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards.  The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM  and International Business AwardsSM.

The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, February 21 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  More than 400 nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries attended.

The press release is out! To learn about the Sales & Customer Service category and to see all the category’s winners, click here. If you would like to know more about the Stevie Awards, click here.

 

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

February 21, 2014

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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.

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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: Focus, then fire.

February 14, 2014

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Whatever you focus on gets bigger. When you focus on a technique or ability, you build a habit. The effort you put into the habit and what you choose to focus on during its formation, will directly reflect the sale’s outcome.

During the sale, where does your focus go? If your mind concentrates consistently on the idea that nobody likes a feature on/in your product, then you allow your prospect the opportunity to notice it. Instead, if your mind centers on what sets your brand apart from the competition’s, then your buyer will regard nothing but that.

Sometimes, staying focused can be challenging. Here are some tips for keeping your head in the game:

-Know the sales process. Practice going through sample scripts before each sales day begins. Think of it like a warm-up: Your ability to focus and succeed correlates to how well you train for your event.

-Get creative with your opening. How you begin your time with your prospect will set the tone for the remaining time.

-Be time-conscientious. Your prospect offers you only so much of their time. Even though they are interested, your prospect will leave if you don’t quickly and effectively demonstrate valuable points. The time is now!

These are just a few to get you started. What else would you add to keep the focus juices flowing?

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.

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.

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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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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:

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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.