How To Get Better At Selling

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Selling starts from an intention. Entrepreneurs bring their intentions to sales conversations filled with what they hope happens. If that intention is truly built on hope, does that make it a desire, a dream, or a goal?  Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your…

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How To Put People At Ease Quickly

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Connections are what help your business thrive. If you want to make the most of your connections, it’s best to show up in service to those you plan on connecting with. How can you build relationships and develop rapport to put people at ease? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer…

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How & When To Communicate Changes To Clients

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At this very moment, you probably have a To-do at the back of your mind. You’ve chosen to avoid it for now. Funnily, you’re spending days avoiding a task that’s not so bad once you actually do it. You know this. That’s similar to communicating business changes: something that’s simple once it’s done.  Your very…

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How To Be More Confident Under Pressure

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No matter what’s happening, it’s critical that you maintain a confident and clear mind during your sales conversations. This is why it’s so important to have a strategy when you feel under pressure. The more you show up with confidence for these situations, the better.  Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to…

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Pricing To Sell

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Can you imagine trying to ask a critical question to someone you’re hiring, and instead, there’s actually no point at all to the long and drawn out conversation… like this sentence. That’s what your clients feel every time you’re not upfront about your pricing. Clients shouldn’t jump through hoops to understand something so important. Pricing…

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How To Communicate With Intent

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Having strong communication skills takes you far in every area of life. You can have all the skills and education as an entrepreneur, yet find yourself not getting results. Intentional communication could be what you need to accomplish goals through rapport, credibility, and cooperation. So how do you communicate with intent? Your very own Sales…

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How To Master Your Emotions In Sales

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“We make buying decisions based on emotions, not logic.” This may be the typical sentence you hear when discussing sales and emotions. The statement is useful, yet it doesn’t cover the full picture. Your emotions as an entrepreneur also impact the way your sales, goals, and business growth develop. Have you ever thought about the…

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Stop Selling Yourself Short

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Some entrepreneurs try to avoid coming off as “salesy” so much that they go out of their way to show how “anti-salesy” they are, and it backfires. Why would being super “anti-salesy” backfire? When you’re selling yourself short, you unintentionally plant seeds of doubt about your reputation and standards. Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki…

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How To Access Anyone In Business

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You can grow your business by having connections to helpful relationships. To maximize your opportunities, you must first get to know the person. The question then becomes: How do you start to truly know someone? How can you access anyone in business? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques,…

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The Best Time To Sell To Prospects

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When’s the last time you had an awesome call with a prospect who gave you all the buying signals, but the sale didn’t come through? Entrepreneurs wonder where all the enthusiasm for their product went after getting off a call. Most times what they don’t realize is that they need to guide the client’s enthusiasm.…

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Three Easy Ways To Earn Business

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It’s up to you to earn the business you receive, and it doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, that’s why it’s essential to make sales interactions easy for your clients. You secure more clients this way and gain connections that are yours to leverage. Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to…

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Revenue Driving Sales Hacks

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Selling skills will give you positive returns for years to come. Soon, you’ll have an archive of go-to selling strategies that consistently give your sales conversations a boost. What are your favorite revenue-driving sales hacks? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations.…

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How To Use The Benjamin Franklin Effect To Increase Sales

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Among the many ways to build rapport, there’s a technique that results in a double benefit for you. The technique is called The Benjamin Franklin Effect, which focuses the spotlight on the person you’d like to build rapport with. You can increase your sales if you apply this technique in the right conversations. Your very…

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How To Convert Followers Into Email Subscribers

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What are the most important details to know about your audience? It may be time to review your latest content and data if a few ideas haven’t already come to mind. Knowing your audience and what they experience is vital to transforming your followers into email subscribers. Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is…

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How To Easily Get Paid On Sales Calls

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Asking for payments from your clients shouldn’t be a hassle. You may try to have a process in place, like sending an invoice, only to have payments take longer than expected. Is there a way to encourage clients to pay sooner on your sales calls? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to…

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How To Lead A Sales Team: Mastering Excellence Series

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Leadership is not only about the people who report to you directly. Every level of your sales team contributes in a special way, and each level deserves support. Leaders of effective sales teams empower all team members to ignite collaboration and own their role in the big vision. This is how you lead a sales…

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Generating New Business With Confidence

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You’ll be surprised with how far a basic plan can take your business. Then again, it’s the simple things that are the hardest to do when you feel uncertain. What do you need to move forward with confidence when generating new business? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques,…

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Hosting A Summit Successfully: On-Air Coaching

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Placing an offer on your site is passive promotion. Potential clients won’t be able to engage with your offers if they don’t know the offers exist, including the people who never make it to your site. Proactive promotions, such as hosting a summit, allow potential clients to discover your offers directly. Your very own Sales…

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How To Establish Value In A Sales Call – On-Air Coaching

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Our brains love stories. Sharing stories allows people to relate to an experience. It’s how people feel understood or live out a scenario that helps them understand. In sales, potential clients can imagine how they’ll achieve their goals and overcome hurdles through stories about other clients in a similar situation. And it’s how you can…

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Referrals In Sales & Why You’re Losing This Business

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Referrals are magical. Your offers get built-in credibility, legitimacy, and authority based on the person advocating for your services. Next to repeat business, referrals in sales are some of the easiest business to earn, so why do most entrepreneurs drop the ball?  Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques,…

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Closing The Deal Faster – Proven Strategy For Sales Success

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Similar to every person being one decision away from changing their life, you could be one question away from closing a sale. Do you know this strategy for sales success? Sales conversations can benefit from questions that inspire curiosity and collaboration. Luckily, there’s one specific question format you can use to ignite both of these…

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Three Ways To Overcome A Sales Slump

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Let’s be honest, sales slumps happen. That’s why it’s super important to have a plan for when those sales slumps come around. If you’re in a sales slump, you can get yourself out of it.  Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations.…

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How To Make Money: Mastering Excellence Series

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Money is a tool and a resource that empowers you to support your choices. Your business is one of the ways to generate access to money. If you are on your entrepreneurial journey, it could be time to rethink your approach to monetizing, saving, and investing. Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here…

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How To Make More Money With Less Clients

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What is the best way to make more money without needing more clients? Well first, it helps to not assume that current clients know all the different ways they can work with you. If you understand a client’s journey, you can offer services and products that naturally align to where they’re headed and make more…

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How To Find Your Niche In Business

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Have you ever had a client you absolutely loved working with? Working with them simply flowed, and you were able to create a significant impact in their work. If you can pinpoint what you loved about working with them, you can develop a strategy to niche down and attract more of those clients. Your very…

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Ways To Incentivize Customers

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Sharing nice words and good intentions can have more impact than you think. Your brand and your customers benefit when shown appreciation. Is there a way to inspire public displays of appreciation? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place…

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How to Schedule A Successful Sales Call

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You want a successful sales call that doesn’t drag on or take time away from your priorities. Directing a sales call towards success starts from the moment you set the stage for the call’s purpose. How are you positioning yourself when you get on calls?  Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to…

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Selling To C-Suite

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At the core, people are people.  Each person wants to be seen and appreciated no matter their level of profession- from just starting out all the way up to the c-suite leaders. This is why making the effort to appreciate someone, helps you stand out. How can you extend acknowledgment and kindness in your connections? …

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Customer-Centric Marketing – Attracting Your Ideal Clients

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Sometimes the words other people associate with you are different from what you think. To attract your ideal clients, it’s important to know your audience’s interpretation of your reputation. Are you aware of how your audience describes you? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master…

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Dream Client Or A Nightmare – Which Is It?

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It’s your lucky day. You won the giveaway for a year-long wish. Here’s the wish: May your next year be filled with dream clients that are just like you when you’re a client. Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods…

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How To Ask The Right Question In Any Situation

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Many entrepreneurs place a lot of effort into marketing so they can get in front of their ideal audience. A few people in the audience will open themselves to learning more about an offer. As an entrepreneur, when you get to that opening, do you know what questions steer your potential clients towards a successful…

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How To Gain Customer Commitments

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Do you ever have clients who seem to never commit? Perhaps you think they committed, but later realize they don’t follow through. Most times, interpretations and misunderstandings throw off agreements. How can you improve your odds of gaining customer commitment? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies…

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How To Use Selling Skills Effectively In Your Personal Life

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You want to keep your existing clients. It’s easier to have repeat clients than always starting over with potential clients. Similarly, it’s helpful to mindfully maintain your personal relations. You want a long term network rather than short-lived connections that need replacements. How will selling skills help with this? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki…

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Reasons To Raise Prices

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From the stability of the market to your level of expertise, many things change over time. Pricing can be flexible depending on how you evaluate the state of your business. What are signs that you may need to raise your prices? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and…

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How To Write More Compelling Sales Copy For Your Offers

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Truly compelling sales copy feels like you’re right in a conversation with someone. This is how you keep readers engaged and following each word. Do you know how to keep the conversation going with your ideal clients? Do you know how to write compelling sales copy? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here…

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Monetizing Speaking Opportunities

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Are you maximizing the connections from your speaking opportunities? It’s something to think about since those connections, when nurtured and authentic, usually turn into monetary opportunities. Set yourself up for success when you take on your next speaking engagement so that you’re monetizing these speaking opportunities. Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here…

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Starting Business Basics

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Anything with longevity needs a secure foundation. Businesses especially need this since the world is constantly changing. Are you aware of what foundation your business stands on? For people starting a business and entrepreneurs with years of experience, it’s time to do maintenance on business basics. Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here…

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What A Sales Team Needs To Do To Earn Business

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You probably have your own stories about poor sales service when someone really misses the mark with you. You become less of a fan for the brand or your curiosity completely fades. Now imagine hiring a sales team that has your audience feel disconnected. Instead, give your audience an awesome experience by prepping your team.…

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How To Have Difficult Conversations

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The hardest part about difficult conversations: They cannot be avoided. You can try to put them off, then eventually, you reach the final blow where they must be addressed. Prepare your communication to navigate difficult conversations instead of creating more stress for yourself later on. Learn how to have difficult conversations today on the podcast! …

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Strategies To Use Social Media More Effectively

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You go to engage with your audience on social media, then suddenly you find yourself still there several memes later. Social media is integrated into how entrepreneurs support their business, which can also lead to distractions. Can you get out of the doom scroll without messing up your marketing strategy? Your very own Sales Maven,…

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How To Maximize Your Email List

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Your email list is like running a cozy neighborhood cafe or helpful community center. Timely resources, community wins, and great deals can all be found here, and your regular customers love seeing what’s new. How can you maximize your email list for more regular business? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to…

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Crafting An SEO Strategy For Your Business

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A lot of entrepreneurs look at SEO Strategy as a task list with so much to do and many moving parts. Sure, SEO Strategy has a technical part. However, what’s more important is knowing who you’re targeting and knowing how to speak to your audience in a way that’s helpful to them. Your very own…

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Thought Leadership & Sales

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Thought leadership is like sharing another path to a solution or another way to understand a concern. Your unique storytelling and experience gives your audience a new choice. How can you organize your perspective into thought leadership? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your…

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Avoiding This Sales Question Is A Deal Killer

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Can you think of an unspoken rule or open secret you know about? These are often topics that seem taboo to bring up, so people avoid them out of fear. In sales conversations, there’s a sales question that is openly known for its reputation of being “awkward.” You might want a different experience from that.…

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Crafting An Offer That Requires Pre-Work For The Client

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In being a coach, you help people discover new perspectives and get closer to results. Your clients trust you to provide the solution that fits their situation. What if you need to present a solution a potential client is completely unfamiliar with? How would you go about crafting an offer that requires pre-work for the…

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How to Merge Multiple Passions Into One Business Concept

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We all have something to contribute to the world, and sometimes, that gift comes in multiple forms. Since there are many ways to express your gift, you may feel called to do different passions. What if you knew how to build an ecosystem (one business concept) for all your talents to thrive? Your very own…

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Selling At A Live Event: On-Air Coaching

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As an entrepreneur, you’ll come across potential clients who want to take action at that moment. For example, imagine you present to an audience at a live event and potential clients are ready to pay for your value. It’d be a wasted opportunity to not have a plan or offer available. Keep your sales conversations…

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How To Be A Super Connector

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A person who knows “a friend of a friend” never runs out of resources. Are you a super connector? Every connection you build is not only good for others, it’s good for yourself. On top of that, trust deepens in the relationships around you as you consistently make connections. Where does this journey start? Your very…

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Email Marketing: Sales Success Story

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True business serendipity happens when people meet at the right place at the right time. The magic of serendipity acts on its own, however, you can influence the odds. You can create the right place at the right time through your sales conversations, whether in email marketing or at events. Your very own Sales Maven,…

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How To Be An Effective Negotiator

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Negotiation is misunderstood. Why should you be an effective negotiator? As a negotiator, you could be completely focused on whether your prospective client says “Yes” or “No”, how long the negotiation is taking, and if you get exactly what you want from the deal. As an effective negotiator, you start to look at how much…

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How Strategy Informs Your Decision Making

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Even with the biggest goal, understand that your strategy begins the ripple of impact your ideas create. Strategy is not a rigid regimen or lifeless chore, rather, it’s a daily journey. Building a strategy takes you a step closer towards your decision making and influences the world around you. Do you know what impact you want…

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Questions To Ask Before Communicating A Price Increase

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We made it to that time of year again where entrepreneurs are thinking about increasing their pricing. It’s easy for us to get in our heads about increasing prices and how to communicate new prices to clients. Are you feeling nervous about telling your clients? If you have the answer to these six questions, it…

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How To Have Energetic Sovereignty & Not Take Sales Personally

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Entrepreneurs experience enmeshment with their business when too much of their energy is tied to results. You might worry that everything will crumble without you, or that you need a specific deal to guarantee your success. Anytime you engage with sales in this way your power is outside of you. How can you bring your…

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How To Deconstruct A Challenge & Create An Action Plan

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What if you could always find a solution to your problems? There will always be unexpected happenings at one point or another, and knowing how to deal with them makes situations less stressful. This skill to create an action plan comes from taking a step back from the problem. You get past challenges by creating…

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Top Down Selling

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You set the frame for your sales conversations and offers. When you find it difficult to get your higher offers sold, try to adjust your offer frame. How you position your offers matter to your audience. Start presenting your offers with top down selling where clients can focus on the best fit, instead of being…

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Networking Tools: How To Talk To Anyone

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Building relationships is more fun than it might seem at first. Especially when you have the right networking tools.  In society, there’s a burden to force connections and balance social performance. What’s interesting is how that’s far from the reality of effective networking. When you use networking tools to develop your networking skills, you can…

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How To Pre-Qualify Prospect Calls

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You keep receiving new inquiries through prospect calls. People reach out to connect, and you’re at the point where you must save your time for the best connections. It is absolutely okay for you to ask questions upfront to better decide who gets that time. Give yourself permission to pre-qualify prospect calls. Your very own…

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How To Simplify Concepts To Sell More

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When you’re relaying information to your team or clients, you need to give yourself time to understand how you want to approach the delivery. People can’t make decisions when overloaded with information. Likewise, information that feels too distant from their own experience doesn’t stick. How you present information can be more important than the information…

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Interview Process Tips To Set Yourself Apart From Competitors

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As a knowledgeable professional, you know what makes your brand and capabilities different from your competitors. It’s the interviewer who doesn’t quite see what’s unique. You wonder how you can communicate that you’re different and why that actually makes you the best match. What if you had an exact process for the interviewer to discover…

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How To Create Structure To Ensure Success Factors

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You want to take the right action at the right time, and be consistent. This is the easiest way to think of structure, and also the tip of the iceberg. The real question is “How can you do that?” You’ll find that structure to ensure success factors relies on how well you know yourself. Your…

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How To Face Rejection Without It Derailing You

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Failure and rejection is information, like feedback. When you get feedback, the smartest action is to reflect and choose a new path. In fact, rejection is like a GPS. With a GPS, you don’t drive back to your starting point the moment you take a wrong turn. You create a new route from where you…

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How To Boost Creativity & Productivity While Working Less

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Are you making the best use of your time? Are you able to enhance your creativity and productivity while working LESS? You are accomplished at doing “all the things.” Yet, you look around to realize you’re not doing all the things you actually want. Stop distractions from guiding your life. Instead, intentionally create the best…

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Learning Lessons In Sales From Costco

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Is your free content getting you the results you want? As an entrepreneur, you’re always learning lessons and you do your best to serve potential clients a taste of what it’s like working with you. The free content you put out in the marketplace is meant to attract your ideal clients. What you don’t know…

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How To Be An Exceptional Listener To Grow Your Consulting Firm

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High achievers are not only skillful at what they do, they have an ability to recognize opportunity. The same idea applies in listening. In conversations, deep listening inspires you to ask engaging questions and prepares you to offer relevant value. If clients feel you are actually listening, they start to build a sense of trust…

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The Law of Receptivity: Mastering Excellence Series


Do you know your underlying beliefs about abundance? Unconscious beliefs are often the reason why there’s resistance to receiving abundance or managing sales conversations. Here’s an empowering thought: Sales isn’t something that you do to somebody. It’s something you do with people. It’s a tipping point of giving and receiving. In other words, it’s all…

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Tracking Lifetime Value Of Customer Offers

Lifetime Value of customer offers

Entrepreneurs pay the most attention to customer offers during launches and campaigns. After the launch or campaign finishes, the offer is deemed a success or failure based on the closing metrics. That’s a straightforward yet limited measurement. Offers are more than just a moment in time for your business. Any offer you make could start…

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How To Use Your Business To Be A Source Of Change

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You hold your own reason to support and empower communities you feel connected with.  To help be the change. Is it your hometown? Is it the school or that teacher who believed in you? Maybe it’s a cause that impacted someone you love? Whichever it may be for you, the commitment is similar. You plan…

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Improvements In Customer Service

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You may relate to this: Attending events feels exciting, new, and somewhat clumsy. From conferences to festivals, many events are making a comeback after a long marathon of virtual meet ups. People hosting events are thrilled to see their audience, but you can tell that some event details are missing or not fully thought out.…

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How To Sell High-Ticket Offers Through Speaking: Mastering Excellence

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Emotional attachments and mindset limits distract most entrepreneurs from the actions that will actually move them and their clients forward. They unintentionally micromanage the process. Instead, you can create an offer that brings in massive revenue and remains low-maintenance. Give your clients the chance to take up your high-value, high-ticket offers. Your very own Sales…

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Unique Ways To Use Testimonials To Drive Sales

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While self-promotion is often needed, there are other entrepreneurial ways to increase your brand awareness and brand trust. Think testimonials. Give clients another perspective to reference through testimonials. Even if you may be hesitant to use them,  you should know that testimonials don’t need to feel transactional or scripted. You can merge testimonials into your…

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The Key To Believing In Yourself: Mastering Excellence

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At any time, you can pause to ask yourself: “Where does my focus need to be in this moment?” Asking yourself this question makes you step into the present and consciously decide who you need to be. When you take ownership over your attention, you more confidently believe in your ability to make choices that…

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Ways To Increase Value Then Increase Pricing For Your Group Program

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Release yourself from the stress of creating a program that covers everything, including the topics you’re not thrilled about covering. You want to give your clients access to effective expertise, and sometimes that means you rely on content recommendations or referrals that you can trust. Have you ever thought that the recommendation could be a…

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Question Based Selling: Mastering Excellence Series

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Let’s say a group of people tell you a story of their problem. It’s not the same story each time, but the story’s theme starts to become familiar. What you find is that most people will mention different forms of very similar issues and barriers. In sales, you must uncover the repeated answers of your…

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Common Phrases I Avoid When Selling & Why

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People often talk without realizing what they’re really saying. What you communicate is more than what you say, it becomes what you’re phrasing tells other people. You need a good grip on your phrasing to connect with your clients. Can you think of words or common phrases you can let go of in your communications?…

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Creating Financial Freedom As An Entrepreneur: Mastering Excellence

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Financial freedom can be accessible to all, and how can you take actionable steps towards ownership over your own wealth? An entrepreneurial mindset builds possibility out of what seems unconventional. You dare to have the life you want, realizing that we live in a world built from people betting on their ideas being possible. You…

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Selling Pain Points Isn’t The Only Way To Expand Your Ideal Client Base

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Understanding pain points and exploiting pain points are two different perspectives. Your expertise allows you to notice the interference and limiting patterns that disrupt people from being authentic, and then helps them to uncover and access the solution within themselves. Marketing to your ideal clients can happen without giving them “little paper cuts” as Nikki…

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome In The Selling Process

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Take a moment to really think about the definition of an imposter. An imposter is someone who purposely deceives others for fraudulent gain. You are an entrepreneur that cares about the service you provide to your clients. So, let’s start here: You are not an imposter. Do you need techniques to help you in overcoming…

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Overcoming The Price Objection

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Part of the beauty in being an entrepreneur is making decisions that align with the business you envision. You decide the criteria, the projects, the clients, and the price. Inevitably, price objections will be presented to you, and you will need to decide on how to respond. Are you ready to hear advice on handling…

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Prospecting For Speaking Opportunities: On-Air Coaching Call

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Speaking opportunities allow you and your ideal clients to connect in an inspiring environment. When you’re speaking, you are able to share your insights that resonate strongly with your ideal audience. The question becomes: How can I secure speaking opportunities to connect with the clients that I can be of service to? Your very own…

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What Is The Strategy I Get The Most Pushback On

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In the Sales Maven Society, members help each other out and share ideas. This even means Sales Maven Society members presenting their thoughts and experiences of when strategies taught by Nikki don’t seem to work for their business. What is the strategy that members commonly bring up? Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is…

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Mastering Your Productivity: Mastering Excellence Series

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Your business should support your life instead of consuming it. Are you mastering productivity? Most of us want to use our time and energy wisely. Honestly, the concept of being “productive” is what gives us a false sense of purpose. Let’s rethink “productivity” to live our lives with purposeful energy management. Let’s talk about mastering…

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How To Stop Negatively Impacting Your Sales Goals

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At the base of every sales conversation is your mindset. Is your mindset focused on your sales goals? Mindset determines how you craft your offers, how you deliver your sales conversations, and how you handle objections. Naturally, mindset can influence your sales conversations positively or negatively. How can you tell if you are subconsciously sabotaging…

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Establishing & Maintaining A Positive Reputation: Mastering Excellence

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Are you maintaining a positive reputation? One of the most impactful lead generators is referrals. This happens both directly and indirectly. Someone could refer your business to their friend, or they could share a review on social media indirectly referring you to their timeline. Either way, that referral communicates your reputation. We all want a…

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One Way To Significantly Increase Your Success Rate

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Like most things, sales conversations require a balance to increase your success rate. You want to show your expertise, but not drown clients in information. You want to listen to your client’s questions, but not get too far off topic. Take control of your sales conversations in a kind way. Knowing how to guide the…

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Multiple Streams Of Income – Mastering Excellence Series

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Multiple streams of income doesn’t necessarily mean consistently doing more work. If you think multiple streams of income is about having several jobs, take time to reconsider. In essence, streams of income are meant to be optimized for revenue to flow to you. You want to leverage what already exists to then expand your opportunities.…

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How To Stop Overcommitting & Leaving Clients Disappointed


Over-promising and under-delivering is the last thing you want to do. Doing so is the fastest way to damage your integrity and your relationship with your clients. In reality, your aim should be to under-promise and over-deliver. As imperfect humans, we can’t always hit our aims. An easier aim is to manage a clearly communicated,…

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How Specializing & Niching Your Business Makes You Referable

Niching Your Business

Being everyone to everybody can cause confusion. Your business won’t pop into someone’s mind as the “expert” or “go-to person” if you don’t communicate your specialty. The world needs to understand very concisely what you do and who you do it for. Otherwise, your value may get lost in the surplus of businesses that fail…

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How To Sell More Of Your Profitable Business Offers

profitable business

What is the business offer you want to sell more of? In your head, you may have an idea or two of which offers are most profitable money-wise, but there are more ways to be profitable. Any offer that increases your revenue, enjoyment, or time is profitable. Imagine all you could do if you discovered…

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Luminary Leadership – Mastering Excellence

Luminary leadership, Elizabeth Hartke

Are you sure of your True North? A True North represents the values that keep you in alignment to how you consciously choose to show up in the world. Leaders with a steady True North tend to be grounded in a holistic approach of guiding and decision making, also thought of as Luminary Leadership. Nurture…

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Underutilized Sales Tools To Grow Your Business

sales tools

Sales tools… always use your basics. Mastery is often connected to skillfully applying core principles. That’s if you can remember the core principles. Sometimes we learn so many new methods, and frequently try new strategies, that our foundational skills get ignored. Do you remember the core principles to keep your sales growing? Do you remember…

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Turn Off Auto Pilot: Refocusing Your Sales Strategies


Once you get into a rhythm with your work, falling into auto pilot is easy. Refocusing your sales strategies is key to turning off auto pilot.  You are already so good at what you do that you start allowing the bare minimum to keep the business going. This autopilot can be a real hindrance to…

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Finding Brand Clarity – Mastering Excellence Series

brand clarity

Brand clarity is about taking a holistic view of what your brand represents, and finding where it fits in your life. Too many times, entrepreneurs scramble to get clear on the vision driving their brand. Brand clarity is lacking. Stop the tired loop of not knowing where you’re headed, and get your brand foundation in…

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100 Episodes – Sales Maven Team & Questions For Nikki

100 episodes

You made it! Today marks 100 episodes of going on this tremendous sales journey with Nikki Rausch and the Sales Maven Community. For the 100th episode special, you get to meet three important people who played a huge role in this journey. Join this celebration of 100 episodes with the Sales Maven Team who works…

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Strategies To Boost Sales In The Coming Year

strategies to boost sales

Every year you aim to get better and improve. You improve your workflow, your strategies to boost sales, and your self care management. You’re looking at all the different categories to improve, and you decide you want to upgrade your sales from last year’s performance. Get yourself caught up with insight from today’s conversation on…

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Generate Leads With A Podcast: On-Air Coaching Call

generate leads

Podcasts, blogs, and social media are part of the education stage for introducing your expertise to new leads. When your ideal leads connect with your work, they’ll naturally look for ways to get access to the more insightful, deeper value you give in your more robust offers. You can generate leads with a podcast that…

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