Selling Radio

How to achieve a milestone in radio sales

Selling Radio Direct with Pat Bryson

We've all been in the situation of wanting to reward our staff for a great job, but being hampered by budget constraints.

We can't go out and buy plaques or trophies to designate the special occasions. One of my managers, Michelle Stubenbeck of Shine FM in Calgary, came up with a great idea. She chose attractive rocks and painted them with dollar amounts representing the first time each rep reached that...

12 July 2016

Great Radio sales people just LOVE to come to work

Selling Radio Direct with Pat Bryson

What makes a GREAT salesperson? They have the highest billing on the station, right?  They are constantly bringing in new accounts and upselling the old ones. But, what makes them special?

 

    •    They have a love for selling. Period. Exclamation point!

    •    They approach sales from the standpoint of their customer's...

08 July 2015

Why Advertise? Have we forgotten?

Selling Radio Direct with Pat Bryson

What's the latest number you've heard for how many advertising impressions bombard us each day?  5,000? 6,000?  A lot, and more each year.  So many, in fact, that it makes us wonder why businesses should continue to spend money on advertising. Why should they join the fray?  Won't their messages get lost?

Maybe we need to take a moment to remember why businesses SHOULD advertise. What does advertising do for them?...

08 April 2015

Get Ready for 2015

I know it seems impossible that 2015 is less than four weeks away, but it is!  Are you ready?  Will 2015 be the year you meet and exceed your goals?  Will it be your highest income year ever?  TODAY is the time to make the changes in your daily activities that will lead to higher revenue and higher income for you. How we spend our "...

30 March 2015

Sometimes you need to fall on your sword

Sometimes our clients become "former clients". Sometimes prospects appear to be moving forward towards becoming new clients when they become "stuck".  They just seem to wither away. Sometimes one of our clients becomes angry with us.  Perhaps we made an error, perhaps they just think we did.
 
Whatever the case, there are times...

15 June 2014

Word Whiskers could dull our presentations

A few weeks ago, I was role playing a presentation with one of my sales people when I noticed some "word whiskers".  At least, that's what my old speech teacher would have called them. These are the words we use to fill silence while we try to think about what we want to say next.  I also heard some words and phrases that...

18 April 2014

We need to redefine "service"

I recently had dinner with a friend of mine who owns ROI, a buying service that places millions of dollars in radio and TV advertising every year.  He is a regular reader of the BBI newsletters, and he asked that I send a message from him to all my readers.  This discussion centered around SERVICE, or, more specifically, the lack thereof. ...

17 March 2014

​Time to get on target to reach goals

Every month, we begin the climb towards achieving our monthly sales budgets. We all know that it's impossible to achieve those goals when we enter the month with no business on the books. We must have a base of business from which we can build each month.  To make certain that we achieve our goals, how much...

04 February 2014

17 Secrets to Success
These seventeen secrets are meant as life-lessons.  I thought they were particularly appropriate as secrets for success in sales also.
  1. Keep your temper to yourself
  2. Give your enthusiasm to everybody
  3. Be yourself, forget yourself, become genuinely interested in the other guy.
  4. Be fair, honest, friendly-and you'll be admired and liked....
04 December 2013

Productive Employees: Healthy Companies

While working my way through the stack of business books accumulating on my bedside table, I came across some valuable insights. "Getting Results" talked about doing more with less. That's the name of the game today for managers, but it is also the same for our employees. Motivating employees to do their best is hard in...

28 October 2013

Pages

radioinfo ABN: 87 004 005 109 P O Box 6430 North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia. T: 0413 790 666 02 9888 5705 | All content © 1996-2014. All Rights Reserved.