Hope for the Holidays


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The year is almost over and I am sitting around thinking about the numerous issues (personal, professional and current events) we have dealt with. Clearly the recession is the item on most individuals minds since it has weaved its way into almost everything America.

Since this is a season of hope and pondering for better times in the year ahead, here is a small list of intentions for next year.

1. Hope for Media – With every conversation I have had all seem to indicate the negativism of the media outlets. There is hope that the media will hear the public and provide some good cheer to balance the issues around the globe.

2. Hope for Politics – The banter and division needs to end. There is hope politicians realize who they work for us… or them!

3. Hope for Customer Service – With the droves of individuals still seeking employment there is little reason why organizations continue to hire sloths. People should be passionate about their job and more so about working with others. There is hope that organizations realize the money they waste in poor hiring.

4. Hope for Selling Professionals – Too many listen to the senseless banter of Internet charlatans. The hope is that professionals realize that selling is not transactional but rather based on the numerous relationships formed. It is also hoped they stop paying attention to “get rich quick schemes.

5. Hope for Morale – Too much is written lately about morale and productivity in the workplace. Admittedly there is an aura at work that helps morale, however individuals should be blessed they have work. That fact alone should help increase morale.

6. Hope for Kindness – Along the same path of customer service; do you remember the attitude and graciousness of individuals in 2001? People smiled and greeted each other warmly. It is hoped we all reach out in 2011 to win friends and influence others.

7. Hope for Better Days – As I end this column for the year. I hope each and everyone of you reading this has a blessed holiday and a very happy and healthy New Year.

What things do you hope for in the New Year? Please share what you learned in the comments below.

© 2010 Drew J. Stevens Ph.D. All rights reserved.

Drew Stevens Ph.D is one of those rare individuals with not only 28 years of true sales and business development experience but advanced degrees in sales productivity. Not many can make such a claim! Dr. Drew teaches sales managers and their direct reports to create more customer centric relationships that dramatically drive new revenues and new clients. His 8-step process develops better relationships and a path to quicker sales is based on his widely acclaimed book Split Second Selling where he presents over 25 years of tested data that provides individuals with the use of the PRACTICE ™. Drew Stevens is a passionate, professional, and personable keynote speaker and workshop facilitator; and conducts over 50 presentations per year in over 20 countries. Contact him today to get your sales team on the track to success at 877-391-6821.

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Drew Stevens
Drew J. Stevens Ph.D. (Dr. Drew) is the author of Split Second Selling and the soon to be released Ultimate Business Bible and six other business books on sales, customer loyalty, self mastery and business development solutions. Drew helps organizations to dramatically accelerate revenue and outstrip the competition. He conducts over 4 international keynotes, seminars and workshops per year.


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