You Can’t Impact! Others Without Trust

By ronkarr.Admin | July 13, 2017 |

A while back I had the honor of being the emcee of a two-day team-building program featuring two NFL legends, one of which was Joe Gibbs, former head coach of the Washington Redskins. In interviewing Coach Gibbs, I asked him if past behavior was a predictor of future behavior. His answer was a resounding yes! When I…

Five Tips for ImpactING Your Market with a Big Idea

By ronkarr.Admin | June 20, 2017 |

Some people think the big idea will always remain unattainable—and for those people, it will. But as a Sales and Leadership expert, I promise you that big ideas are meant for implementation. Here are five tips for creating your own big idea to Impact! your markets and achieve exponential results: Create a Vision—Before calling on…

Using the Big Idea to Impact! Your Markets

By ronkarr.Admin | June 12, 2017 |

It’s easy to spot a big idea because it’s usually followed by the thought that it will never happen. In The Science of Getting Rich, published in 1910 (find the free e-book online), Wallace Wattles examines what separates those who make it big from those who always seem to fall short of their goals.  According…

How to Increase Velocity and Sales with Less Effort

By ronkarr.Admin | May 25, 2017 |

Have you ever heard successful salespeople say they do very little marketing yet business just comes to them? Everyone wants to increase sales and impact their markets, but not everyone has uncovered the key to making that happen: calling on the right customers. The old axiom “You can’t be everything to everyone” is as true…

Impact the World Like #2

By ronkarr.Admin | May 17, 2017 |

This past Sunday the New York Yankees retired their remaining single digit number, which belonged to their former captain Derek Jeter who played with them for twenty seasons. For most of his career Jeter was consistently among the leaders in the American League in hits and runs scored, and he served as the Yankees’ team captain from…

The #1 Obstacle Preventing You from ImpactING Your Market

By ronkarr.Admin | April 11, 2017 |

If I were to ask about the biggest issue preventing you from ImpactING your markets and closing more sales, most of you would say low-cost competitive pressures—and you would be wrong. The biggest issue that prevents us from ImpactING our markets is actually…us! By us I do not just mean sales execs, but all of…

The Success Differentiator

By ronkarr.Admin | April 4, 2017 |

Last week I had the privilege to have Todd Davis, the founder and CEO of the publicly traded company LifeLock, speak at the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) Mastermind dinner in Scottsdale. This is a group of CEOs from high-growth companies who get together with me three times a year for peer-to-peer mentoring and coaching on…

Supercharge Your Sales through Alliances

By ronkarr.Admin | March 28, 2017 |

If you want to make money, you can only do so much through your own efforts. As a sales and leadership expert, I often remind people that we are stronger together. You can make a lot more money when you build alliances, and this is something that all top producing sales executives do. There are two…

From Trusted Advisor to Exponential Sales Growth

By ronkarr.Admin | March 14, 2017 |

In 1988 before I launched my speaking and consulting business and become known as a sales and leadership expert, I was a regional manager for a computer company. In that capacity, I learned a critical lesson about sales that has served me—and my clients—ever since. In my region I was responsible for several distributors, and…

Golden Opportunities in Hidden Messages

By ronkarr.Admin | March 7, 2017 |

Recently I was attending a board meeting, and there was a sign in front of one of the serving dishes that said, “Scrambled Eggs: Contains Eggs.” As a sales and leadership expert, It served as a reminder to me that often when we’re seeking new opportunities in life and in business, we need to look…



By John Lusher / November 11, 2020 /

Thinking big positively impacts your Velocity, but it also involves taking some well-thought-out risks. Are you taking calculated risks to gain Velocity and achieve success? #VelocityMindset #ThinkBig #TakeRisks #AchieveSuccess

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By John Lusher / October 23, 2020 /

Fear is a really powerful force that can stall your progress and impeded your Velocity. If you allow others to trigger your fears while trying to negotiate, you simply will not get what it is that you are after. So what should you do to close the deal whenever the negotiations don’t go as planned? Find…

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How to Grow Your Business in Less Time in 2019

By / February 11, 2019 /

Sales and leadership have taught me a great deal about relationships, and so have those of you who have been on this journey with me over the years. We have worked together and grown together, and you have allowed me to develop as a consultant, speaker, and writer. That is why I am so excited…

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Getting Past the Dreaded Answer: NO

By ronkarr.Admin / June 20, 2018 /

What happens when a customer says no to you? What do you do? Ninety percent of salespeople accept no as an outright rejection and just move on. But that is the worst thing you can do! In doing so, you disqualify yourself from numerous sales. Why? Because a good sales executive will encounter between three…

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Using Numbers to Build Sales

By ronkarr.Admin / April 25, 2018 /

Michael Lewis’s 2003 bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which inspired the 2011 film Moneyball, examined the Oakland A’s baseball team and their general manager’s approach to assembling a team that could compete, despite its comparatively low payroll. A’s manager Billy Beane introduced baseball to sabermetrics—“the application of statistical analysis to…

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How to Save Time and Get Your Prospects from No to Yes

By ronkarr.Admin / February 27, 2018 /

None of us in sales escapes the occasional “no.” The power lies in understanding what each customer or prospect means when they say it. Once you know that, you’ll know what to do about it. Here are five typical reasons a customer/prospect says no and the appropriate solution for each: Reason 1—Bad Timing No matter…

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How to Use Voicemail to Get Your Prospects’ Attention

By ronkarr.Admin / February 15, 2018 /

Do you get frustrated when your prospects or customers do not return your calls? I know I do. I may be a Sales and Leadership expert, but when I don’t get a return call, I still review what I said to figure out what I need to change in order to get better results. Remember: Your customers and prospects are…

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Dear Manager: A Letter from a Sales Hunter

By ronkarr.Admin / January 30, 2018 /

Does your organization know how to support a sales hunter?  As a Sales and Leadership expert, I have noticed that this relationship can be a complicated one—on both sides. Below is a letter written by a hunter to management that addresses typical issues hunters face. The letter is meant to raise issues hunters should address to gain the support they…

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Sometimes Change Powers Success

By ronkarr.Admin / January 10, 2018 /

When is change the ingredient necessary to success? Do you have the guts to call for a change the way Nick Saban did in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship? His quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who has been working for him for two years and amassed a record of 25 and 2 wasn’t producing in…

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The Key to More Success

By ronkarr.Admin / December 18, 2017 /

When my 23-year-old daughter Amanda started her job in New York City on October 1, she decided to join the company gym and be there at 6:45 every morning. That means leaving for work every morning before 5:45 a.m. to drive the 30 minutes to catch the 6:15 ferry to the city. I figured this wouldn’t last long. Boy did she prove…

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