Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Complete sales overview

I uploaded a new YouTube video: This is Selling!

Did you ever want to know what the entire subject of sales and selling is all about? Well, I've spent a couple of years working on a grand schematic and structure about to be released in my book; "The 3 Energies Behind Sales Success".

Yepp, I'm excited about that. You bet!

It may surprise you, but the best sales people stay focused on the simple questions. They pose them both to themselves, partners and to clients.

Click the picture and you'll be able to read this screenshot of the most brilliant slide ever made (yes, I'm modest, too ;-) If you watch the online presentation you'll also grasp the details behind it.

And of course, you'll find everything at www.energation.org.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Local student projects

When the Young Ambassadors are coming to Skien, here in Norway, local students will be participating in workshops helping out during show preparations. Already now they're releasing Young Ambassadors media clips online and in the local newspaper about this historic event. My goodness! What a great project.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Google search "one-on-one"

Google search "one-on-one"... You'll find appx 640 million hits.

Regardless of how you enter the search phrase our company comes out on top, even above Wikipedia. It should be clear; NOBODY else out there is more focused on how important it is to apply the principle of one-on-one.

...and here's a list of articles about how important "one-on-one" is to success.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Young Ambassadors posters

The Young Ambassadors posters are all over the place now. Since I was involved in the design, it's especially cool to witness the widespread marketing of this RARE event.

Tickets are sold at a rapid pace. You'll find them online at www.skienfritidspark.no. You can also go directly to the online store.

Me standing next to one of the boards here in Skien. Most people in Grenland don't know how unique this event really is. I feel privileged to be part of the project!

Hjalmar Johansen vid skole

In Varden, the local newspaper, today it was announced that the Young Ambassadors will be doing workshops together with students from Hjalmar Johansen videregående skole and Skien videregående skole. It's going to be an exciting project. Click on the picture to read the article (Mind you... it's written in Norwegian ;-)

Skiing at Svanstul

Isn't it nice when while going on a trip the weather brightens up?! Today we went skiing at Svanstul. The two youngest stayed home with a good friend of ours from Dublin. As you can see, we had a wonderful experience!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

You gotta answer WHY!

These days I'm sharing "the WHY message" - an important part of the 3E concept.

It makes a HUGE difference when people know WHY! Let me quickly explain:

When I'm doing training, paritipants can always easily be grouped in "those with positive and negative energy". It's dead simple!

How can you tell the difference? Positive energy is manifest in so many ways, e.g. proactive participation, asking questions, interaction with others and sharing insight... It is often reinforced by being on time, being prepared and being awake and alert.

How come? These people have answered WHY! They know why they're there.

As a result, most often they're also very clear on WHAT; what do I want, what needs to be done... Because we naturally reflect on WHAT once we know WHY.

The first step to energy is WHY. Ask yourself today: "Why am I doing what I do?" It will give you a boost, regardless of how well you've answered this question in the past. We can always do better and it starts with WHY!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Travel at low cost

A friend of mine told me about a site I didn't see before: flybilligst.com. It simply shows you flights to different destinations by the use of a price graph. Nothing new, but this one's targeted eXactly where my family flies, when we do. AND, it's simple!

Yesterday we booked a trip to Pisa, Italy - 2 adults and 2 children - for NOK 456,-. Nice! It was a lot of fun surprising the two oldest last night ;-)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Marit Breivik to Grenland

On April 29th we're celebrating the 5th anniversary of Grenland EXPO, constantly growing and this year of course bigger than ever. We have a lot of good people coming:

Marit Breivik, the successful Norwegian handball coach will be sharing her positive energy. I'm especially excited about her visit, as we'll be engaging her in a 30 minute Q & A session. First, however, Marit Breivik will be speaking on the subject of "Managing for world class performance".

There are many others, e.g. Egil Myklebust, Harald Norvik, Tor Nørretranders and most importantly people you should know, but probably don't. They are frequently the best speakers, believe me!

During the evening we'll be watching and listening to Sven Nordin's famous show, "Hulemannen".

Better make it to Grenland EXPO this year ;-)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tickets out tomorrow

Here's a sneak peak of the poster coming up EVERYWHERE in Grenland next week. The Young Ambassadors are coming to Grenland. Last time was May 1981, and it was a phenomenal success. The Young Ambassadors' returning to little Skien is simply historic. Make sure to get your tickets once they're released for sale tomorrow at Skien Fritidspark. 1/3 of the show is already sold out. Better be quick if you want it!

p.s. I have a few tickets, should you be reading this and know who I am ;-)