Make the first phone call or key stroke

The toughest phone call or e-mail is the first one. Stop procrastinating. There is only one way to begin a new relationship with a customer and that is by talking to them. Confucius said that a thousand-mile journey begins with a single step. Pick up the phone, type that e-mail and make contact!

This week’s tip comes from Rick Davis, president of Building Leaders, Inc. and author of the book, Strategic Sales in the Building Industry. Based in Chicago since 1998, Building Leaders Inc. specializes in sales and sales management education in the building materials industry. For more information, visit www.buildingleaders.com or call 773-769-4409.