Month: July 2016

July 27, 2016

Retail National Conference 2016 Photo Contest from Cydcor

Cydcor National Conference 2016 Photo Contest Dallas, TX

Retail National Conference 2016 in Dallas, TX is right around the corner! In celebration of this upcoming event, Cydcor is holding a photo contest for attendees. All you have to do is post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #Gone2NatCon anytime from Friday 29th (6:00AM CT) until Saturday, July 30th (8:50 PM CT), and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win $200 cash awarded on site.

There will be one winner selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC), Cydcor’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cydcor/), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (https://twitter.com/cydcor) on Saturday, July 30th any time after 9:00PM CT and no later than 11:59 PM CT.

Good luck, and may the best photo win!

Terms and Conditions (Facebook)

Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #gone2natcon anytime from Friday 29th (6:00AM CT) until Saturday, July 30th (8:50 PM CT) and you will be automatically entered in the National Conference photo contest for a chance to win $200 cash awarded on site.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a member or affiliate of a Cydcor independent corporate licensee attending the event (Cydcor employees not eligible). Multiple submissions per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. There will be one winner selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Saturday, July 30th any time after 9:00PM CT and no later than 11:59 PM CT. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Facebook in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Facebook from any and all liability.

Terms and Conditions (Instagram)

Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #gone2natcon anytime from Friday 29th (6:00AM CT) until Saturday, July 30th (8:50 PM CT) and you will be automatically entered in the National Conference photo contest for a chance to win $200 cash awarded on site.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a member or affiliate of a Cydcor independent corporate licensee attending the event (Cydcor employees not eligible). Multiple submissions per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. There will be one winner selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC?ref=hl) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor on Saturday, July 30th any time after 9:00PM CT and no later than 11:59 PM CT. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Instagram, Inc. in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Instagram from any and all liability, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Terms and Conditions (Twitter)

Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #gone2natcon anytime from Friday 29th (6:00AM CT) until Saturday, July 30th (8:50 PM CT) and you will be automatically entered in the National Conference photo contest for a chance to win $200 cash awarded on site. To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a member or affiliate of a Cydcor independent corporate licensee attending the event (Cydcor employees not eligible). Participant may not create multiple accounts to enter the contest – the creation of multiple accounts will make participant liable to have all accounts suspended by Twitter.  Any participant found creating multiple accounts to enter the contest will also be disqualified.  Multiple submissions per participant are allowed; provided, however, that the participant posts a different tweet each time.  Participants may not post the same tweet repeatedly (no duplicate tweets).  Posting duplicate tweets is a violation of Twitter Rules and jeopardizes search quality. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. The winner will be selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Saturday, July 30th any time after 9:00PM CT and no later than 11:59 PM CT. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Twitter in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Twitter from any and all liability, and agree to read and abide by Twitter’s Rules.

July 26, 2016

Retail National Conference 2016 Caption Contest: Get Your Texan Spirit On! – VIP Seats

National Conference 2016 Caption Contest Motivational Quote Contest
Win VIP seats at Retail National Conference 2016!

Cydcor is headed down south to Dallas, TX for Retail National Conference 2016! Interested in winning VIP seats for up to 10 people on your team at General Session? Just post a Texan-themed photo on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the hashtag #Gone2NatCon and tag @Cydcor! Enter any time from Tuesday July 26th (2:00 PM PST) until Friday, July 29th (4:00 PM PST) and you will be automatically entered!

The winner will be announced on Cydcor’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) on Friday, July 29th after 6:00 PM PST.

Hope to see you in the VIP section!

Terms and Conditions (Facebook)

Post a Texan themed photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #gone2natcon anytime from Tuesday July 26th (2:00 PM PST) until Friday, July 29th (4:00 PM PST) and you will be automatically entered in the Retail National Conference photo contest for a chance to win VIP seats for a winner and his/her team (up to 10 people) at the General Session.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a member or affiliate of a Cydcor independent corporate licensee attending the event (Cydcor employees not eligible). Multiple submissions per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. There will be one winner selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Friday, July 29th any time after 6:00PM PST and no later than 11:59 PM PST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Facebook in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Facebook from any and all liability.

Terms and Conditions (Instagram)

Post a Texan themed photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #gone2natcon anytime from Tuesday July 26th (2:00 PM PST) until Friday, July 29th (4:00 PM PST) and you will be automatically entered in the Retail National Conference photo contest for a chance to win VIP seats for a winner and his/her team (up to 10 people) at the General Session.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a member or affiliate of a Cydcor independent corporate licensee attending the event (Cydcor employees not eligible). Multiple submissions per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. There will be one winner selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC?ref=hl) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Friday, July 29th any time after 6:00PM PST and no later than 11:59 PM PST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Instagram, Inc. in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Instagram from any and all liability, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Terms and Conditions (Twitter)

Post a Texan themed photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #gone2natcon anytime from Tuesday July 26th (2:00 PM PST) until Friday, July 29th (4:00 PM PST) and you will be automatically entered in the Retail National Conference photo contest for a chance to win VIP seats for a winner and his/her team (up to 10 people) at the General Session. To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a member or affiliate of a Cydcor independent corporate licensee attending the event (Cydcor employees not eligible). Participant may not create multiple accounts to enter the contest – the creation of multiple accounts will make participant liable to have all accounts suspended by Twitter.  Any participant found creating multiple accounts to enter the contest will also be disqualified.  Multiple submissions per participant are allowed; provided, however, that the participant posts a different tweet each time.  Participants may not post the same tweet repeatedly (no duplicate tweets).  Posting duplicate tweets is a violation of Twitter Rules and jeopardizes search quality. Profanity or inappropriate language or images, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. The winner will be selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC?ref=hl) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Friday, July 29th any time after 6:00PM PST and no later than 11:59 PM PST. This promotional offer is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, co-ownership or other association between Cydcor and the participant.

This promotion does not have a connection with Twitter in any way and is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. By entering the contest, participants agree to fully release Twitter from any and all liability, and agree to read and abide by Twitter’s Rules.

July 22, 2016

Best Practices for Using Twitter for Networking

Cydcor Best Practices for Using Twitter for Networking
Here’s how to use Twitter at its maximum potential, build engagement with current and potential customers, and grow your company’s online community.

Twitter was created to build social networks, support conversations and increase engagement between individuals and communities. A successful Twitter strategy requires your full participation. You need to do more than share stories about your company, product or service. A successful Twitter strategy requires that you share messages that matter.

At Cydcor, we value communication skills and encourage our employees and sales associates to always tell engaging stories. Use your Twitter account to share news about your company and a bit of your own personality. Here are some strategies for optimizing Twitter for work.

Short and Tweet

Each tweet is limited to 140 characters. Write shorts tweets that start conversations or encourage conversations to continue. Ask a question. Offer a resource. Keep your comments professional but not too formal. Quality content leads to more shares, garners better engagement and grows your online community.

Tweeting on Time

You may be sharing the best messages ever shared on Twitter, but if no one sees them, then they’re not having an impact. You might want to try scheduling your tweets to be published when users are online and will notice them. Hootsuite and Buffer are two online platforms that allow you to schedule your tweets. Research suggests that most people check their tweets at lunchtime.

Learn to Use #Hashtags

#Hashtags allow users to search tweets for topics that interest them. Create a series of hashtags related to your company. Your company name, product names and terms relevant to your industry make good hashtags. For example, if you work in the travel industry, you could use #vacation to engage followers interested in planning a trip.

Create Quality Content

Use words that everyone will understand—not just others in your industry. It helps to engage potential customers by creating useful content that solves problems. Before posting a tweet, ask yourself if your followers will find your message useful and worth sharing.

Twitter is a great tool to add to your selling strategy. It provides you with a platform and a voice to attract new followers and customers. Put these skills into practice and you may soon see more opportunities for success.

What strategies do you use to make Twitter work well for you? Share your thoughts on Twitter and be sure to follow @Cydcor on Instagram to learn more about our company and our culture.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.

July 13, 2016

Being Resilient Is a Key Factor in Sales Success

Cydcor WordPress Being Resilient Is a Key Factor in Sales Success
Facing challenges with a positive approach is easier when you become resilient.

Resilience is a skill that teaches you to transform obstacles into opportunities. It helps you to see one rejection as a small part of a bigger picture: your career. Here are four methods you can try to help you build resilience. Developing this trait is an ongoing process, but at Cydcor, we recognize its importance for both new and experienced salespeople.

Celebrate Your Gifts

Resilience takes practice. To develop a resilient personality, you need to celebrate your gifts. What are you good at doing? What activities or tasks do you do that earn praise? Write these moments down and refer to them when you’re facing a struggle.

Strengthen Your Networks

Reaching out to your network provides a fresh perspective when you’re trying to understand how to solve a problem. Your contacts can provide positive professional and personal feedback needed to strengthen your resilience. They can also encourage and inspire you to try again, which is what resilient people always do.

Do Something About It

A resilient person takes action when they encounter a problem. Don’t get lost in negativity. Examine your situation and find ways to improve your performance. For example, if your customers need more time to make a purchasing decision, come up with a few options that identify customers with similar purchasing cycles. This strategy allows you to focus on when people are ready to buy.

Take Care of Yourself

Resilience is easier to access when your body and mind are in top condition. Eat healthy food, exercise, get enough sleep, and stay hydrated. Take regular mental breaks during the day to reduce stress and strengthen your focus. Think of resilience as a muscle. You’ve got to train it and give it rest in order to build and maintain strength that will last you for the long haul.

Resilient people control their situations and depend on their skills, not luck, to move forward in their profession. They’re able to maintain steady progress on their career path even when they face obstacles along the way and develop strategies that help them to maintain a positive outlook.

What strategies do you use that show your resilience? Share your thoughts on Twitter and be sure to follow @Cydcor on Instagram to learn more about our company and our culture.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.

July 7, 2016

10 Sales Quotes That Deliver Motivation

Cydcor WordPress 10 Sales Quotes That Deliver Motivation
When you’re in a slump at work, don’t just grab a cup of coffee. Instead, consume one of these inspiring quotes to re-energize your focus and improve your productivity.

Reaching your sales goals requires a positive attitude and the ability to motivate yourself and your co-workers. At Cydcor, we believe that motivation matters. We encourage our employees and sales representatives to find strategies that improve their ability to achieve any goal. Here are some quotes to can add to your motivational toolbox. Use them when your day needs a lift.

  1. Have a Positive Outlook

Begin by always expecting good things to happen. – Tom Hopkins

  1. Turn Rejections into Positives

One of the best predictors of ultimate success isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections. – Daniel H. Pink

  1. It Pays to Listen

Most people think “selling” is the same as “talking.” But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job. – Roy Bartell

  1. Be Upbeat and Energetic

For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough. – Zig Ziglar

  1. Focus on Your Customer

If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. – Bob Hooey

  1. Develop Strong Networks

All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust. – Bob Burg

  1. Believe in Your Product

Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. – Shiv Khera

  1. Never Give Up

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. – Og Mandino

  1. Relationships Lead to Sales

To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship. – Patricia Fripp

  1. Sales is About Educating Customers

Treat objections as requests for further information. – Brian Tracy

An inspirational quote is a dependable tool to use when you need to overcome an obstacle at work. Write down your favorite quotes. Display them where you will see them every day. You will get more motivation out of a quote if you make it part of your day.

What quotes do you return to for motivation when you face an obstacle that prevents you from reaching your goals? Tweet your favorite quotes and be sure to follow @Cydcor on Instagram to learn more about our company and our culture.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.