Career Advice

Rejected During a Sales Call? How to Recover and Create Value

by / ⠀Career Advice Finding Customers / June 9, 2022
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If you are a salesperson, chances are hearing the phrase, “I’m not interested,” has happened to you. Those three words can be crushing, especially in the midst of competition among co-workers, going for a personal best, or even just trying to get one more sale for some extra money. It may make you want to cry, scream, or quit the job altogether. But, before you do that, take…

3 Ways to Build a Better Work Community

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / June 7, 2022
Build a Better Work Community

For many people, work is the place where they spend most of their time. It’s where they meet new friends, exchange ideas, and develop skills. So the work community we build must be positive and supportive, helping us to learn and grow professionally. This article will outline three things to think about when building a work community. By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to creating…

What is the Law of Reciprocity, and How to Use It for Your Sales Strategy

by / ⠀Career Advice / June 7, 2022
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Multiple ways exist to make a sale. In fact, various strategies and methods from past decades continue to be used today because they work so well. One of these is called the law of reciprocity. The law of reciprocity is the principle of when someone has helped you out before, you return the favor. Using it in the sales process adds authenticity to establishing connections and relationships with…

Getting Distracted by Something Shiny? Stop Today

by / ⠀Career Advice / June 5, 2022
distracted by something shiny

Being distracted by something shiny is an analogy about a rock collector on the importance of staying focused. Instead of focusing on their given environment and nearby rockets, the rock collector continues traveling back and forth seeing a bright glam in the distance. The rocket collector ends up wasting all of their time traveling, instead of looking at the interesting rocks already around them. It demonstrates the importance…

Data All Founders Should Collect for Their Startup

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / June 3, 2022
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Owning your own startup company seems like a dream come true. After a lot of hard work, networking, and gaining support, you finally manage to start one. With the dream of being the next Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos, it feels like the whole world is at your fingertips. But, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. You just started and you have a hundred and one things…

How to Use Storytelling to Pitch Your Startup

by / ⠀Career Advice / June 2, 2022

Storytelling has been a form of art since the beginning of man. Ever since we told stories through cave paintings, we have expanded our views on storytelling, learning how to perfect it. Storytelling can also be used in sales. In fact, it is a great asset to getting your pitch heard and even approved. The integration of storytelling to pitch your startup makes it not only more memorable…

Funny Faces: Don’t Get Them When Meeting New People

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / June 1, 2022

This article will discuss how to not get funny faces when meeting someone new. Become instantly memorable with new connections and stand out as yourself. Here is the story. The Story Last Summer I surveyed my Idea Lemon audience the following question, When you ask to meet someone for the first time (this could be a professional connection, a friendly encounter, or even a date) what do you…

Post-Pandemic Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews / June 1, 2022
People are pretty surprised to be asked many pandemic-related questions in their interviews. Here's how you can prepare for them.

The pandemic impacted the entire world, and we continue coming to terms with all the changes. Most of us are still processing everything that happened over the past few years. Naturally, COVID-19 will remain a topic of conversation for a long time. This includes post-pandemic interview questions too. Many people weren’t ready for these questions initially and therefore struggled to come up with the right answers. If you…

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