“Let’s trade ideas” — Ben Feldman

“I’m always trying to find new fundamental ideas — ideas that result in big sales . . . I may take a little something from you. And from you. I’ll beg it. I’ll borrow it. I’ll steal it, and I’lll try to make it my own. I have gleaned my ideas from the minds of many men — but in return, I’ll share any ideas I have with you. If you have an idea and I have an idea, and we trade ideas, no one has lost! Now we each have two ideas.” — Ben Feldman, (Considered by some to be the most successful life insurance salesman of all time)

Distinguish yourself from the competition

“If you cannot distinguish yourself from the competition, you will sell based on price . . .All things being equal, people want to do business with their friends.  All things being not quite so equal, people STILL want to do business with their friends.” – Jeffrey Gitomer, (Salesmanship author, speaker)

The best advice ever

The “Soulful Salesman” invites guests to provide the best “salesman-related” advice they’ve seen, heard or created and add to this message board. Your site’s host will begin the dialogue with a personal favorite by Martin Luther King: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well’.”

Best Advice Ever

What is your favorite advice?  Something you’ve heard, read, or personally created that is related directly or indirectly to salesmanship.

The “Soulful Salesman” introduces this “best advice ever” blog category with a personal favorite  by Martin Luther King: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well’.”