What is Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to a person’s ability to recognize emotions within themselves and others, and understand these emotions. It is the ability to use emotional cues as guide to one’s thoughts, behaviors and actions. An emotionally intelligent person is able to adapt to changing environments, and continue to work towards a goal.
If this sounds like the description of a successful salesperson, you’re correct. Emotional intelligence has an immense impact on sales performance. In fact, Colleen Stanley, author of Emotional Intelligence For Sales Success (in an interview with sales speaker and strategist Jill Konrath), describes EI as: “It’s your ability to identify, assess and control your own emotions and other’s emotions. It has a direct impact on sales results.”

Emotional Intelligence in Sales

Emotional intelligence was coined for a paper by Michael Beldoch, Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell University. It was made into a buzzword by Daniel Goleman and his 1995 book Emotional Intelligence.
In the book, Goleman claims that EI matters more than technical expertise when it comes to job performance and leadership, and that 67% of the abilities required for success derive from emotional intelligence.
This rings true in sales, where the ability to develop and sustain relationships is essential to success. There’s only so much that theory can do. The true test of a great salesperson is when you put them in stressful situations. Many make the mistake of letting their emotions overpower their purpose/ goal. This leads to unproductive behaviors, such as product dumping, pursuing non-qualified leads and more. It can also turn prospects off, instead of bringing them into the fold.
A study by Gallup consultants Tony Rutigliano and Benson Smith claims that customer satisfaction and loyalty depend on their emotional connection with the salesperson. They say that a customer is 12 times more likely to remain loyal if they like the salesperson.

Top Emotional Intelligence Competencies in Sales

There are key emotional intelligence competencies that are shared by successful salespersons.
Empathy is the ability to put yourself in the shoes of your prospect. It is when you go outside of yourself in order to be aware and understand another person’s feelings and needs.
In sales, it bears on your general outlook towards another person. Are you able to look at them objectively? Do you try to understand their motivations? Is your customer service attentive and able to anticipate customer needs?
Shift your focus from your prospects for a moment and look at yourself. Remember that you also have your own set of motivations and needs. You have your own strengths and limitations, as well.
Wherever you are in ‘knowing yourself’ affects how you reach out to others. Do you come off as confident? Are you able to stand your ground and persuade your audience to consider your side? Can you influence and gain the commitment of your prospect?
Colleen Stanley puts it succinctly: “Know thyself. What are your hot buttons? What situations cause you to react or not act in a manner that serves you well personally and professionally?”
Once you have a good level of self-awareness, you can be strategic in how you approach business relationships. Play on your strengths instead of highlighting your weaknesses. Put your best foot forward as you work towards self-improvement and becoming a more emotionally intelligent salesperson.
A salesperson eats rejection for breakfast. Thus, if you want to succeed in this field, you need to have a healthy level of self-esteem. Rejection is a part of sales. A salesperson achieves success by facing this reality, and waking up each day ready for breakfast!
What do you want for yourself and how do you hope to achieve this? Are you driven enough to try to attain your goals? Do you have what it takes to sustain the work necessary to achieving these goals?
There is a process in sales, which usually takes months. It is not a field suited for someone who is incapable of delayed gratification. The hours are long; and the work can sometimes be frustrating. You need to be driven, consistent, and optimistic if you want to succeed in sales.

Emotional Intelligence for Your Sales Team

Several high-profile companies, such as Motorola, 3M, American Express, Honeywell and MetLife have begun to offer emotional intelligence improvement programs as part of their management training. While EI in sales is still new, several sales leaders are already integrating emotional intelligence training into their sales training programs.
According to Collen Stanley: “Elevating your Sales EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) helps you sell bigger deals, in less time at full margin…. You have a sales team that knows how to manage themselves, read prospects better and overall are more enjoyable to work with.”

Written by Dan Sincavage

Dan is a Co-Founder of Tenfold and currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer. Dan oversees the Tenfold sales organization, manages strategic partner relationships and works with key enterprise accounts to ensure their success with the Tenfold platform.

This article is originally posted at Tenfold.com

Music: No Other Name – Jobs [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Bayowa Joseph aka Jobs is a gospel singer, with a dynamic sound and spirit that ushers people into God’s very presence. His unique sound has earned him many platforms.

He is from Ekiti state, and was born and bred in Port Harcourt, into a family of five.

He began singing at the very tender age of ten. And honed his musical skills through joining of the children choir and other musical groups. He is a member of the redeemed Christian church of God. He is also a student of Ekiti state university, where he is pursuing a degree in SLT biochemistry.

Bayowa Joseph is an ardent lover of gospel rock, and is inspired by the likes of tye tribett, Travis Greene, Ibk_theoffspring etc.
Beyond his passion for music is his deep love for God, who is the object of his music. Bayowa Joseph is also the convener of THE PSALMIST CONCERT, a musical concert aimed at evangelising Christ through music.

Pictures: See What a Nigerian is doing with Home Design plus great offer

Here are some of our lovely designs again at Double Design. This time we are here with a great offer.

The home is where we relax and find comfort, especially from all the normal days stress.                                         
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Excitements Everywhere as ONE Took Over Ekiti State to Celebrate #IDG

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

Across the world, empowered girls are raising their voices to fight for their rights and protection in all contexts. They are working to end violence against women and girls, to recognize indigenous rights, and to build peaceful and cohesive communities.

As One Campaign celebrates the international Day of the Girls in grand style all over the world, it was celebrated with lots of excitements in Ekiti State Nigeria with Journalists, Bloggers and social media influencers where the importance of social media towards enhancing girl child education was harmonized.

The ONE organisation member in ekiti, Led by the state ONE champion, Temitope Awelewa took the campaign glamorous, first was a visit to St.Lawrence school in ekiti to meet with the girls and educate them more on the girls count campaign, then to the Ekiti state pavilion where corpers CDS in Ekiti holds to meet the youth corps to make them to ne aware of the giant strides of ONE in Nigeria and what they can do to also support the girls count campaign.

Next was an advocacy visit to a media mogule, the managing director Voice FM, Ekiti which was a grand meeting, we were taken on a live programme on behalf of the Girl counts campaign and a brief enhancing encouragement from the managing director was life lifting.

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How To Be Be a Millionaire with Questra Holdings

Are you a student, trader or business man/woman, civil servant or Entrepreneur? You can become a Millionaire with Questra Holdings. This is the type of investment that would wow you on trial. It’s the fastest growing company in the world.

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Before you read on, see what Lovekoku has to say about Questra:

Questra Holdings was founded in 2009 and has its head office in Spain which means that is subject to European law. Currently 158 employees have the privilege of working for Questra Holdings. Of these 25 are traders who have, to date, completed 88% profitable transactions.

Within this body, there are 2 main companies:
Atlantic Global Asset management (AGAM) – Deals with the management of financial assets of Questra holdings, and Questra world – Questra world deals majorly with promotion of the parent company Questra holdings

Questra is active in 28 European countries. Questra is into: Buying and selling debentures; Buying and selling of shares of the companies conducting initial public offering of their securities on the stock exchange (IPO); Evaluate and buy shares of promising companies; Auctions; They are into real estate.

As an investor it is possible to choose from several different investment packages which range from 90€ to 21870€ (90, 270, 810, 2430, 7290, 21870).

The duration of these investments is 365 days and any profits are paid every week on Friday evenings, with the exception of the standard package where all profits aren’t paid until the end of the year.

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For Investors who want to minimise their risk, and have the option of insuring their money via the DAS-Insurance.

Payments and withdrawals are possible via Bitcoin, OK Pay, Perfect Money, AdvCash and Bank Transfers (BACS). As stated previously all profits are paid out every Friday evening. However it is possible to make withdrawals at any time. In addition investors are notified of their profits on a weekly basis via text message.

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A Guide To Gift Giving

Whether it’s a birthday gift, a wedding gift, a gift to celebrate a newborn baby, or a “just thinking of you” kind of gift, buying for someone who already has it all can be challenging. Making sure that you purchase a well thought out, personal, and unique gift is no easy task especially in today’s society. 

Guide to gifts, personalising gift, gifts

Nowadays anyone can buy themselves anything they’d like at almost any given moment. Online shopping should be great for gift giving but somehow it’s only made it that much more difficult. By the time someone’s birthday comes around they’ve already bought themselves everything they’ve ever wanted! That’s why it’s key to getting a unique and meaningful gift. A great way to do that is by purchasing personalized gifts.

One of the best places to buy personalized gifts has got to be Personalization Mall! They make it easy to get a unique and memorable gift at affordable prices. They even make it easy to shop, you can look at items based on occasion, who it’s for, and type of product. Personalize everything from jewelry and home decor to keepsakes, wall art, mugs, desks accessories, and more! Got a new baby coming in the family? Give the sweet bundle of a joy a soft, cozy embroidered blanket with their name on it–a gift that will bring them comfort now and for years to come. 

Personalization Mall also offer gifts for high school and college graduates, moms and dads on their respective holidays, and of course for your partner on Valentine’s Day. Shop for gifts for anniversaries, weddings, housewarming parties, funerals and sympathy, and so much more! Shipping is quick, and they even offer gift wrapping and direct shipping to loved ones who are too far to give their gift to them in person. Perfect for long distance relationships and families across the globe!

Another great way to make sure you’re getting the best gift possible for the person you’re buying for is by shopping at Overstock.com. There you can get just about anything and everything! You can get something more useful and practical for someone in your family or close circle of friends. Or you can buy them beautiful decor and jewelry, whatever you think they’d enjoy most. Before we move on let’s talk about one more place that’s just amazing for gift giving —  Uncommon Goods. They offer incredibly unique gift options that you won’t find anywhere else. Perfect for shopping for that person on your list who already seems to have everything!

Well all know that with online shopping and quick shipping that most online shops offer these days–sometimes every day feels like Christmas. But if you really take your time, do your research, and figure out what gift would make the recipient’s face light up, then all the effort you put into the gift will be worth it. Part of the joy of gift-giving is the warm feeling of satisfaction when you see the person open it up, watch their smile spread across their face, and see the gratitude in their eyes. That feeling is almost better than getting a gift yourself!

Start Your Own Business: Acquire all the skills you need at Innovators Skill Acquisition Programme

Starting your own Business will change your life literally. Running a business can be a fabulous way to earn your living and live your life. It can be enormously satisfying and let you take greater control over your own destiny, it might even make you lots of money.

BUT most prospective Startups always come face to face with the challenge of not knowing what kind of business to start?

Starting a business is in phases, you may consider trading and you may also consider production (manufacturing) which is the best.

Every big company was once an Idea.
Come and be equipped on how to bring your ideas to light.

At The innovators Skill acquisition event, not only will you be thought new skills but you will be shown how to be established in the midst of the challenging economy.

The innovators mega skill acquisition program in Ado-Ekiti aimed at breeding, nurturing and generating youth entrepreneurs and innovators and impacting youths with different skills to make them financially independent.

The skills to be acquired include:
Make over and gele, Shampoo, hair conditioner, laundry bleach, liquid soap, air freshener, insecticides, germicides, antiseptic, after shave, bag making, bead making, wedding/event planning, cakes and pastries, web/graphics designs, 3d wall painting etc.

Registration for all the skills above attracts 1000naira only. You can decide to learn more than one, two, three or four if you can cope for just 1000naira.

Text your full name, skills interested in and phone number to 08101849688.

You can make payment to this account number :
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Or pay in cash at RCF EKSU entrance from 10am to 4pm.

Just spare that 5 days for the things you’ll acquire for life and no one can take the knowledge away from you after acquiring it.

You don’t need to think twice about this, it’s a lifetime opportunity, so grab it now!

The training is starting on 14th of August, 2017.

A successful entrepreneur never procrastinate. Registeration Closes soon, so register today with just 1000naira!

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Learn How to Build a Website like #Konga in Just 3 Days Without Knowing a Single Line of Code

Building a website has never been easy. Do you know you can actually build an ecommerce  website like Konga, Jumia, etc or any kind of website without knowing a line of code? Yes, you heard it right. You can be a Web Pro in 3 Days. 

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