Month: January 2017

January 25, 2017

Keys to Success 2017 Photo Contest

Keys to Success photo contest- You can win $200
Share your best Keys to Success photos for a chance to win Cydcor’s photo contest

 

Attending Keys to Success? Enter Cydcor’s photo contest for a chance to win $200 cash! Share your best photos using the hashtag #KTS2017 for a chance to win! Read more about the contest’s rules and regulations below.

Terms and Conditions (Facebook)

Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #KTS2017 anytime from Wednesday January 25th (4:00PM PST) until Saturday, January 28th (8:50 PM EST) and you will be automatically entered in the Keys to Success 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) Saturday, January 28th any time after 9:00PM EST and no later than 11:59 PM EST. 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 #KTS2017 anytime from Wednesday January 25th (4:00PM PST) until Saturday, January 28th (8:50 PM EST) and you will be automatically entered in the Keys to Success 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, January 28th any time after 9:00PM EST and no later than 11:59 PM EST. 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 #KTS2017 anytime from Wednesday January 25th (4:00PM PST) until Saturday, January 28th (8:50 PM EST) and you will be automatically entered in the Keys to Success 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?ref=hl) as well as on Cydcor’s Instagram (@Cydcor), and on Cydcor’s Twitter (@Cydcor) on Saturday, January 28th any time after 9:00PM EST and no later than 11:59 PM EST. 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.

 

 

January 20, 2017

Share Your “Keys to Success” 2017 Contest

Share Your “Keys to Success” 2017 Contest
Knowing “OUR WHY” gives us a purpose and that is one of our keys to success.

Cydcor’s annual ‘Keys to Success’ event is almost here for 2017! Every year, Cydcor and its network of sales offices and leaders come together to build on their excellent business skills, jump-start the year with new relationships and ideas, and recognize top performers.

To spark up our excitement, Cydcor is pleased to announce a special contest for the Keys to Success attendees on the Cydcor Facebook page. You can win a Front of the Line Pass. Yes! You can go right to the front and skip the line at registration, and the best part is that we have 5 passes for five winners!

To enter, all you have to do is head over to Cydcor’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CydcorLLC) and share your best and original “Keys to Success” tip.

To win, you must be a Keys to Success 2017 registered attendee (Cydcor employees are not eligible). Multiple comments per entrant will be allowed. The contest begins at 4:00 PM PST on Friday, January 20, 2017 and runs through Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The winners will be picked by Cydcor, and announced on Cydcor’s Facebook page on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Terms and Conditions (Facebook)

Valid entries are comments that caption the related post on Cydcor’s Facebook page.  To be eligible, entrants must be (i) at least 18 years of age and (ii) a registered attendee of Cydcor’s Keys to Success event (Cydcor employees are not eligible). Multiple comments per participant are allowed. Profanity or inappropriate language, as determined by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Five front of the line passes will be awarded. Contest begins at 4:00 PM, PST on Friday, January 20, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM, PST on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The five winners will be selected by Cydcor, in its sole discretion, and announced via Cydcor’s Facebook page on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 no later than 6:00pm 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.

January 13, 2017

Cydcor Reviews The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Cydcor Reviews The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
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About The Coaching Habit: say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

Coaching is an important skill for leaders, but often, managers are too busy or overworked to coach their direct reports well. However, author Michael Bungay Stanier argues that coaching can be done in increments of 10 minutes or fewer.

Drawing on years of experience on training managers through his consulting company, Box of Crayons, Bungay Stanier argues that coaching can be a regular, informal part of every day by asking seven essential questions:

  • The Kickstart Question: get straight to the point in any conversation by discovering what’s on a mentee’s mind.
  • The AWE Question: stay on track by allowing people to generate more options to deal with the issue at hand.
  • The Lazy Question: save hours of time by asking a simple question: “How can I help?”
  • The Strategic Question: reach the balance between saying yes and saying no.
  • The Focus Question: focus on the core problem, not the first problem.
  • The Foundation Question: get to the root of what a mentee really wants.
  • The Learning Question: ask what was most useful to the mentee during the coaching exchange in order to become a better coach.

Why Cydcor Recommends This Book

In 242 easy-to-read pages packed with anecdotes and explanations of the seven essential questions, Bungay Steiner offers a fresh and innovative take on the classic how-to manual. He combines insider information with research based in behavior and neuroscience to provide a new way to coach mentees. The book contains question-and-answer sections that will help readers identify old habits and start new behaviors.

The seven essential questions are also a great tool for sales professionals. They’ll help them get past the five basic objections to a product: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. By using the seven questions to uncover what is actually important to a customer, it’s much easier to get to a “yes.”

Our Favorite Part

Each of the seven essential questions has its own chapter. The graphic design, including bulleted lists, pullout quotations, and other visual aids, helps readers to understand the highlights of each question. The book even has spaces and lines for readers to write about their thoughts and the actions they can take to develop the habits Bungay Stanier recommends. At the end of each of the seven chapters is a “Masterclass” section that helps to solidify the points the author made, allowing readers to strengthen their new habits.

Check out this book and tell us 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.

January 13, 2017

7 Things the Best Sales Professionals Do Every Single Day

7 Things the Best Sales Professionals Do Every Single Day
Create goals, study your craft, and do the difficult tasks first.

Sales can be an extremely rewarding and lucrative profession. In order to reach that stage in your career, think about the things the best sales professionals do and emulate them in your daily work. Here are some things they do every day to be masters of their careers.

They create goals and persist until they reach them

When the best sales professionals set a goal, they commit 100 percent to achieving that goal. Then, they don’t stop until they do what they set out to do. Obstacles are normal, so they expect them and work hard to push through until they achieve success.

They do the hard stuff first

It’s easy to do the least effort-intensive tasks first, thinking that will leave you plenty of time to focus on the harder tasks later. But instead, you might find yourself without enough hours in the day to accomplish a difficult task that really needs to be done. Instead, the best sales professionals do the hardest, highest-priority task first and reward themselves for accomplishing that by doing smaller and less intense tasks afterwards.

They only check their email a few times a day

It’s easy to get used to responding to every beep or vibration from your phone, but the most successful sales professionals keep their phones in their pocket and focus on making sales. They set aside some time during lunch, or at the beginning and end of the day, to go through their emails and respond to those that need their attention.

They study their craft

You might think of sales as a profession that doesn’t require a lot of education to do well. The truth is that the best sales professionals continually learn. They do this by talking with teammates to learn about successful sales techniques, or by reading books to learn the art of persuasive speaking and making effective sales pitches.

They learn from their mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, but the best sales professionals learn from them. It’s natural to want to hide your errors to prevent being judged by others or even to drown in negative self-talk after making a mistake. Instead, take some time to think about the mistake and see what you can do better in the future.

They take care of themselves

The best sales professionals establish a healthy morning routine. They get enough exercise and sleep, make time to spend with their family and friends, and don’t skip meals. They also “unplug” at night so they can wake up refreshed and ready to hit the streets.

They don’t use to-do lists

This may be surprising and even counterintuitive. However, according to Entrepreneur magazine, only 41 percent of items on to-do lists ever get done. Why? Again, it comes down to the fact that people tend to do the easy tasks before the difficult ones. The best sales professionals schedule their “to-dos” on their calendar because it holds them accountable to complete tasks at a specific time.

What do you do every day to be an excellent sales professional? Share your tips in the comments or tweet @Cydcor with your stories.

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.