Cigar And Businessman, Mixing Meetings With Pleasure.

If you are new in sales you probably won’t know much of what I am talking about but if you have been in this line a long time then you know exactly what I am talking about. Cigars have been the choice of smoke of some pretty big influences for a long time.

Everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Morgan freeman to even Obama. They all love there stogie and so when I say that influences in the business world do to you know I am not lying.

This is a quick guide on how you can interact with other businessman over a smoke and how you can not end up making an idiot of yourself.

First of all if you are not sure about how to smoke a cigar then you can read up this complete guide here.

Below I have mentioned everything you need to know about basics of when dealing with such a situation, better to be prepared.

Cigar Smoking And Etiquette

There are a lot of things when it comes to enjoying cigar but somebody who has been enjoying them for a long time probably has a personal taste and it will be viable if you start by suggesting them something they prefer you can jump in and out of meetings so fast your head will spin, In a good way.

To really connect with a cigar smoker you don’t even have to smoke them sometimes but instead you can fake it by discussing best humidor or which is the best cigar lighter according to them. Just knowing is enough to spark up a conversation and what needs to be done. There is not a lot to it.

If you do find yourself in a smoke room there are certain things that you shouldn’t do such as ask to try somebody else’s lit cigar because you want to taste it. A cigar is of a man to enjoy and cannot be shared like that and is considered if asked. So keep that in mind.

Also cigars are not cigarettes and it is a bad idea to compare the two infront of a cigar smoker, nothing pisses them off more then somebody trying to compare there precious stogie with a dirty stinky cigarette.

And Unlike cigarette cigars don’t have to be ashed the same way, if its a quality cigar the ash will stick to it for sometime before dropping off and it is important that you don’t force it off.

A good cigar lounge is a place of class and has to be treated as such which means you can’t show up there in your sneakers or dirty shoes and expect to be taken seriously. Show up with clean shining formal shoes and well tailored clothes and everyone has a reason to take you seriously.

Keep these basic things in mind and you are going to survive well enough till you end up learning more from your cigar smoking peers.

Also if you don’t want to smoke, you can just be good company to them following the rules above and you will be fine.

Disc Golf: A sport to get fit and to meet new clients!

disc golf sport

Yes we know you have probably never heard of this sport or what it is but it is one of the most rising and trending sport in the world. Then why are we here talking about this sport, Technically this is a business blog and there is much more to sales then fitness you will say but here is the thing.

Making sales is just one part of the puzzle and it is also the byproduct of your relationship with the person you are selling to. You might say big deal I can just cold call my clients all day long and will do just fine. And you might, but what if I told you there was a better way to get clients and work your way to them for a bigger sale.

Here comes disc golf, a sport that is the more simpler version and yet quite same of golf. Rules of disc golf are quite similar to actual golf only thing you plays with discs.

Disc Golf: What You Need To Know

The rules are quite simple and similar to actual golf but if you don’t know the rules for both or what you are suppose to do then here it is.

  • Objective is to put your disc in the basket at the end of the track in the least attempts.
  • Discs are PGDA standard and they are not Frisbee.
  • The sport is quite big and gaining popularity on a daily basis.

Other then that all you need are a good set of beginner discs and you are ready to go out to any track and start playing. Disc golf is also extremely cheap compared to regular golf which can become quite expensive as membership, clubs etc can rack the bill in thousands.

It is also a good sport to invite potential clients to come join you and you can even sponsor them as it is not that expensive. This can lead to more sales and more profits for you.

 

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Selling!

I hear this all the time, the fear of selling , the fear of cold calling, the fear of just picking up the phone and calling the person. All these fears are justified because thats who we are as humans but what matters is how is it affecting you and your work.

Progress and Fear

entrepreneur_fear_of_failure-resized-600Here is the thing, all businesses run on Sales. No matter what the product everyone is selling and so you have to decide whether it is you want for your business. It is a different thing to want to progress and work for it but if you are not picking up the phone and selling like crazy then you are not progressing.

Talking about the point on businesses above there is a reason why top salesman get a lot of benefits while the bad ones get nothing. You bring in money for the company and they reward and you don’t you are not worth anything. This is why you can also see why so many companies chase after top salesman and you can be that too.

And I know it might feel difficult at times but that is when you really have to shine. You can do that by drinking lots of  gummy bear cocktail, if that helps.

Moving Past The Fear

You have to understand that it is normal and this how the world works. Everybody is aware of that and so when you call nobody is going to yell you at the most they will say they are not interested but out of every 10 calls you will get one yes and you have to convert that yes into a sale.

It might seem tough as hell to get started and to annoy or call strangers but that is what you have to do, so just take a deep breath and dial. After every call you will feel the fear melt away and it will get better and you will get better and soon you will start making sales left right and center.

I hope this helps you in your en devour and make sure to watch the video for more clarifications.