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Shared Selling Resource: A New Sales Community for Women Sales Professionals — Sales Shebang


The other day while doing a little networking on Facebook I re-connected with Author, Speaker and Sales Strategist, Jill Konrath.

So we exchanged an email and after I asked her about any new projects she was working on she shared a new community site she’s started which is geared towards women in the sales profession and said if I knew anyone that it might interest to pass it along — well… me never being one to shy away from the chance to share a worthwhile resource I had a look over the site and it didn’t take long to figure out that I’d be sharing it with everyone here πŸ™‚

And before you think this is one of those you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours promotions… keep on reading…

This is actually something to consider that might lead into helping one master their sales career. That is, doing the unexpected — or otherwise known as practicing little random acts of kindness. Allow me to explain. You see, when Jill told me about the site she had no idea that I’d be doing this post where I’m sharing the resource with everyone here at SalesTrainingAdvice.com — she didn’t even ask me to do it. Actually, she was just sharing it with me and I suspect at best figured I might tell a few folks here and there.

However, after I had a quick look at the site, and of course knowing the high caliber of sales training knowledge that Jill’s known for I realized this was a resource that needed to be shared. So I naturally figured what better way to practice a little “random act of kindness” than to share her site here. The point I want to make is that similar opportunities crop up all the time in all of our lives. We need only act on them and in turn see where they lead.

One of the things that I’m big on in the speaking and training that I do on effective networking is the idea of looking for ways to create value in the eyes of the other person. One of the best ways I’ve found to do that is to look for — and more importantly, act on the opportunities that appear where I can do something unexpected for others.

The key thing to remember is that you’re doing things not because you expect anything in return directly however. Years ago I coined a quote that says, “Life’s like a boom-a-rang. The more good you throw out, the more you receive in return” — I believe that’s as true now as it was when I first wrote it.

So without further ado, it’s my pleasure to share with you… drum roll please…

Sales Shebang

By the way I’ve included some of the highlights (taken from the site) to shed a little more light on what you can expect when you visit.

Conferences
Sales Shebang conferences offer sellers an opportunity to expand their expertise, gain invaluable insights, grow their network, and be inspired by and connected to like-minded women.

Learning Events
To provide ongoing growth opportunities, Sales Shebang offers a variety of learning events such as teleclasses, webinars and workshops featuring top sales experts.

Online Community
Sales Shebang’s online community enables members to get answers to their questions, network, explore strategic relationships, and communicate on a range of topics.

And so that us guys don’t feel left out I noticed the following statement on the site as well…

* Men are welcome to be a part of the Sales Shebang conferences and community.

So now that you’ve got a sneak peak as to what you can expect, head on over to Sales Shebang — oh, and one favor. Let Jill and the folks over there know that I turned you onto them — I’d greatly appreciate it.

Yours in Successful Selling,
Josh Hinds πŸ™‚

  • Corinne Edwards

    I think that they old adage “Stop selling – start helping” applies to all people in sales – not just women.

    The old techiniques of high pressure and “do you want the red car or the white” do not fly anymore.

    I am in the process of writing a free E-book on sales which your can find on my blog.

    So far I have written seven articles starting with Sales 101- Loving The People. http://www.personal-growth-with-corinne-edwards.com/sales-101-loving-the-people/

    Each one will lead you to the next. They are a new view on sales and based on my 15 years as a sales trainer. And upteen years as a sales person!

    You are invited to take a look!

    Thanks!

    Corinne Edwards

  • Josh Hinds

    Corinne, thanks for your thoughts here. You’re so right about the idea of focusing on “helping” applying to both men and women πŸ™‚

    With trust being a key component in effective selling — it’s hard to build that trust factor when the other person feels you’re attempting to get them to do something you want them to do as opposed to helping them identify the solution that’s best for them in the long run.

    Again, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Appreciatively, Josh πŸ™‚