Month: October 2016

October 17, 2016

What the Most Successful People Believe

Cydcor Sales What the Most Successful People Believe
There isn’t an easy path to success, but many of those who have reached success did so holding these beliefs.

Everybody wants to be successful, but not everybody is. What’s the difference between those who achieve success in their field and those who don’t? It all begins with success-oriented beliefs.

Here are some beliefs from Cydcor that the most successful people hold. If you incorporate them into your life, you will go far toward achieving success in your career.

“I create my own future.”

You are the agent of your success. If you feel you’re at the mercy of others’ actions or you rely on others to create the path to success, it will show in your behavior. If you believe in your heart that you are responsible for your own future and take actions that speak to that, you’ll achieve success.

“I’m grateful for what I have.”

It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that what you already have in life is not enough, especially if you’re struggling to meet your personal and professional goals. Successful people take time to appreciate the good things in their lives, no matter how small or simple. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, and that will help you achieve your goals.

“It’s okay to fail.”

All successful people have had failures. The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that successful people don’t give up. They learn from their failures, pick themselves up, and move on with greater wisdom and determination.

“I’m willing to take big risks.”

Success is difficult to achieve if you’re afraid to go beyond your comfort zone. Great risk brings great reward. Set a really lofty goal for yourself. Try a new method of interacting with potential customers. Learn about and practice some of the keys to professional success.

“I live in the present.”

When you’re caught up in rehashing past mistakes or obsessing over what you hope to achieve in the future, you’re not being in the moment with your customers or team. If you’re mentally present, you’ll listen better and go farther toward achieving your goals.

“I focus on what matters.”

It’s tempting to spend time checking your phone or getting distracted by office chatter, but that’s not going to get you to success. Set a few goals and a timeline for achieving them, then make a commitment to spend your time working toward that. Use the phone or water cooler time as a reward for working diligently toward your goals.

“I love my job!”

Every job has elements that are less than fun. But if you embrace the good things about your job, you’ll cultivate an attitude of success. Even when your work is hard and you’re feeling disheartened, remember there was something about this job that appealed to you when you first started; focus on that.

In short, “your attitude determines your altitude,” as the old saying goes. If you focus on the positive, set challenging goals, and understand that you are the one responsible for your success, you will be able to achieve more than you ever imagined.

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We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services located in Agoura Hills, CA. 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.

October 14, 2016

Becoming a Customer Service Expert

Becoming A Customer Service Expert - Cydcor
These skills are worth developing to leave every customer feeling satisfied and taken care of.

At the heart of everything we do at Cydcor is a commitment to first-class customer service. There are lots of tips out there on how to provide a great experience to your clients, but ultimately, your ability to give excellent customer service comes down to the following seven pieces of advice.

Be real

When you bring your own personality to a conversation, it shows. Your customer will trust you more if he or she can sense that you are doing more than providing robotic, scripted answers.

Listen actively and patiently

Most people don’t get to the true nature of their issue until they’ve been talking for a while. Don’t start formulating your answer when the customer is halfway through her sentence. Instead, wait until they’re finished speaking—and then repeat what they said back to them. This will allow them to clarify anything you may have misunderstood. Active Listening is key to improving communication skills.

Have a deep knowledge of your product

Nothing makes a customer happier than a representative who is able to explain everything about the product being offered. This will allow you to speak confidently about your product even if she or he goes “off the script” of standard questions. It will also amplify your persuasion skills.

Say what you mean and mean what you say

Simple conversation and small talk can get you places with customer service. When you are speaking with a customer, make sure he understands what you’re saying. Avoid jargon. Remember what you’ve promised—take notes right after your conversation—and be sure to follow through.

Work on your acting skills

Even after dozens of “nos,” you need to be able to greet each customer with a smile and an enthusiastic attitude. If you’re feeling a bit deflated, give yourself a personal pep talk and put on your game face for each customer you greet. You’ll be much more likely to get that “yes” you’re hoping for.

Use positive language

Instead of saying “I can’t” and giving reasons why you can’t—which a customer may view as making excuses—explain what you can do for them and when you’re going to do it. Customers react much more positively when they get specific answers and a concrete time frame for when their request will be fulfilled.

Be willing to learn

Watch a more experienced representative in action and see what he or she does to make customers happy. Enroll in professional development classes. Read books on the product you’re representing or on the art of excellent customer service. Willingness to learn will not only help you make your customers happy, it will get you noticed by your mentors and give you more opportunities to grow in your career.

For additional blogs from Cydcor, be sure to check out https://cydcor-offices.com/.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services located in Agoura Hills, CA. 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.

October 13, 2016

Cydcor Reviews Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead

Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead Cydcor Reviews
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About Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead by Karen and Henry Kimsey-House

Karen and Henry Kimsey-House, authors of Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives, bring their co-active model to leadership development. Their five-dimensional approach recognizes that leadership needs to be fluid and flexible, and that current top-down, one-dimensional models are outdated.

The Kimsey-House duo coined the term “co-active” to describe three elements interacting together: According to the book, “co” represents the relational and receptive aspects of leadership; “active” represents the action-oriented aspects; and the hyphen shows the connection between those aspects.

Why Cydcor Recommends This Book

In just 128 pages, Co-Active Leadership packs a lot of great content into an easy-to-read format. The authors list five leadership dimensions, describing each one and how it relates to the co-active model. They also give tips on how aspiring leaders can best use the various leadership styles to accomplish their goals.

This book not only guides readers into becoming transformational leaders from the inside out, it helps them to understand how the co-active model of leadership is a perfect fit for today’s collaboration-oriented and egalitarian work environment.

Our Favorite Part

Co-Active Leadership’s primary premise is that anyone can be a leader. Cydcor also believes that everyone has the capacity to lead. This book encourages readers to think about their actions throughout the day and recognize that almost all of them are manifestations of one of the five dimensions of leadership—the Leader Within, the Leader Behind, the Leader in Front, the Leader Beside, and the Leader in the Field.

Each of the dimensions is defined and illustrated in its own chapter so readers can gain a full understanding of their preferred leadership style and what they can do to grow in their own capacity for multi-dimensional leadership.

Check out this book and let us know what you think. Share with us on Twitter and follow us @Cydcor.

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.

October 12, 2016

5 Reasons Confident People Succeed

5 Reasons Confident People Succeed Cydcor Sales
Be the best you can be by building confidence in everything you do.

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Confidence breeds success. A healthy self-esteem and positive outlook on your accomplishments and talents does wonders for your career. Confidence is a cornerstone in what makes a leader. If you’ve ever suffered from low self-esteem, you know exactly how hard it is to function as your own worst enemy, and all too often those self-fulfilling prophecies become a reality with dire consequences.

Here are five reasons why confident people succeed:

They surround themselves with positive people.

The people you bring into your inner circle will impact both your personal and professional lives. Successful people have peers, mentors and teammates that boost their confidence, not take away from it. If you know a “Hoover person” — someone who sucks all the positivity out of life—reevaluate your relationship and end it if need be. You don’t have time for people who want to see you fail.

They invest in themselves.

Learning never ends, and neither does fine tuning your skills. Confident people invest in their own growth, both personally and professionally. If there is a skill you want to improve to strengthen your business (marketing, developing, sales), invest in books, seminars, classes, anything that will keep your mind sharp and your skills ahead of the game.

They are their own biggest competitor.

Competition is healthy, but not when you take it personally. Successful, confident people know that someo­­­­­ne else’s achievements do not negate their own. Be happy for those who do well and strive for the same professional outcomes. When you meet your goals, set new ones. Continued success comes from beating your own records—not anyone else’s.

They know their weaknessesand accept them.

Believe it or not, understanding and embracing your weaknesses boosts your confidence. Accept that you will never be perfect and you will be able to focus on your strengths and your accomplishments. Successful people don’t dwell on the “what-ifs” or the obstacles because it’s pointless. Your weaknesses do not dictate your prosperity; your strengths do.

It’s all in their heads.

The term “fake it until you make it” actually holds some weight. Confident people never let others see them sweat, especially when they aren’t at their best. Positive thinking and self-talk are highly effective in changing your mood and your confidence. “I’ve got this.” “I can do this.” “People want to hear what I have to say.” Keep telling yourself these things and you will eventually believe them. Remember: perception is reality.

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We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services located in Agoura Hills, CA. 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.

October 4, 2016

R&R 2016 Caption Contest from Cydcor

 

Cydcor R&R 2016 Las Vegas Caption Contest

R&R 2016 kicks off in Las Vegas, NV this weekend! In accordance with this amazing event, Cydcor is holding a caption contest. To enter, leave a comment on the contest photo posted by Cydcor on Facebook or Instagram, answering the question “What made you bet on yourself and go all in?” from October 4th (3:00PM PST) until Saturday, October 8th (12:00 PM PST). Participants will automatically be entered for a chance to win $250 cash awarded on site.

There will be one winner selected by Cydcor, 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, October 8th any time after 12:00PM PST and no later than 11:59 PM PST.

Here’s to hoping luck is with you during R&R 2016 in Las Vegas, NV!

Terms and Conditions (Facebook)

Caption the Facebook post “What made you bet on yourself and go all in?” Valid entries are comments that caption the related post on Cydcor’s Facebook or Instagram page. Entries are valid anytime from Tuesday, October 4th (3:00PM PST) until Saturday, October 8th (12:00 PM PST) and you will be automatically entered in the R&R Caption contest for a chance to win $250 cash.  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 (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, October 8th any time after 12:00PM 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 caption on Instagram or Facebook answering “What made you bet on yourself and go all in?” for a chance to win $250 cash. Entries are valid anytime from Tuesday, October 4th (3:00PM PST) until Saturday, October 8th (12:00 PM PST) and you will be automatically entered in the R&R Caption contest for a chance to win $250 cash.  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 (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, October 8th any time after 12:00PM 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.