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Rick Davis is the President of Building Leaders, the leading supplier of sales training to the construction products industry. For more information, he can be reached at 773.769.4409 or rickdavis@buildingleaders.com
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Be an order instigator

Be an order instigator for all times. It’s the key to establishing credibility and long-term business relationships of unbreakable loyalty.
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Leverage the consumer walk-in

So how do you feel when a consumer walks into your branch during a busy Tuesday morning?
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‘Measure twice, cut once’ also applies to sales

Measure twice, cut once. If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when will you find time to do it again? Of course, these are old saws (pun intended) that we hear and embrace as sage advice but sometimes forget to heed.
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Prospecting is a state of mind

I shun the term “prospecting” because it inherently causes salespeople and managers to think about the process of locating new accounts, which means looking for immediate sales opportunities. Therein lies the rub.
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There’s no crying in lumber

There are no real lumber emergencies. Sure, there are lot of contractors screaming and clamoring for attention, but is that really a bad thing?
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Leverage the market opportunity

If there has ever been a better sellers’ market, then I know I haven’t lived through it.
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Chaos, Post-it Notes, and consistency

The salesperson expects the company to fulfill all the special requests, which becomes a precursor to the multitude of things about to go wrong.
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The fallacy of composition

A long-term competitive advantage begins by playing for long-term sales opportunities.
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The more things stay the same

As the light emerges at the end of the pandemic tunnel, you might want to pause and discover what comfort you can find in the chaos we left behind in 2020.
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There’s no industry better to build a sales career

Every once in a while, like to start a new year, I feel compelled to remind you that our dirty-build-our-product-outdoors-in-the-mud industry is as sexy as it gets.

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